Premier League, EFL and PFA warn ‘difficult decisions’ will be taken as coronavirus halts football in England

27 Mar

Some ‘difficult decisions’ will need to be taken in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Premier League, EFL and Professonal Footballers’ Association have warned. The three organisations met on Friday to discuss the final impact the suspension of the season, brought on by COVID-19, was having. “The Premier League, EFL and PFA met today […]

James McClean fined by Stoke and deletes his Instagram account after sharing picture of balaclava ‘history lesson’ to his kids

27 Mar

James McClean has been fined two weeks’ wages by Stoke after he posted an image of himself on social media wearing a balaclava while home schooling his children. The Republic of Ireland international shared the picture on his Instagram page accompanied by the caption ‘Today’s School lesson – History’ and laughing emojis. It was interpreted […]

Kemar Roofe on Leeds’ push for promotion, life under Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht, and the coronavirus response in Belgium

27 Mar

Kemar Roofe says Leeds United will always have a special place in his heart and hopes to see them win promotion when football eventually returns after the coronavirus pandemic. Roofe left the Championship club last summer to join Anderlecht in Belgium after they lost in the play-offs to Derby County. The 27-year-old, who scored 32 […]

EFL clubs told chances of football starting on April 30 ‘impossible’ with new date set to be announced next week

27 Mar

EFL clubs have reportedly been informed that the prospect of football resuming in April is ‘impossible’. All professional football in England, from the Premier League through to League Two, has been suspended until at least April 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic. But in a document seen by the Daily Mail, the EFL board have […]

Charlton players past and present lead tributes to super fan Seb Lewis who has died from coronavirus aged just 38

26 Mar

Charlton have paid tribute to one of their most loyal supporters who has died from coronavirus at the age of just 38. The club announced that popular fan Seb Lewis had died from COVID-19 with fellow supporters, as well as players past and present, paying tribute. Seb attended an astonishing 1,076 consecutive Charlton matches in […]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic held transfer talks with Leeds before making AC Milan return, reveals owner Andrea Radrizzani

25 Mar

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was in talks to join Championship promotion chasers Leeds in the January transfer window before making a shock return to AC Milan, the club’s owner has revealed. There was no shortage of interest in the veteran striker’s services when he decided to leave LA Galaxy at the turn of year, surprising many when […]

Ultimate QuaranTeam LIVE updates: Middlesbrough, Brentford and Wolves among teams through to the last 16 of FIFA tournament

22 Mar

Leyton Orient have created ‘Ultimate QuaranTeam’ which will see 128 clubs competing on FIFA for bragging rights. With football in recess due to the coronavirus, Orient’s idea has really captured the imagination and teams from around the world – including Manchester City, Ajax, Crystal Palace, Sydney FC, Roma and Sparta Rotterdam – have entered the […]

Peter Whittingham: Tommy Smith pays tribute to Cardiff legend and supports calls for Bluebirds to retire No.7 shirt

22 Mar

Tommy Smith has described former teammate Peter Whittingham as a Cardiff City legend and joined calls for the Championship club to retire the no.7 shirt following the 35-year-old’s tragic death. Whittingham, who made over 450 appearances in ten years for the Bluebirds, passed away earlier this week after spending time in hospital following an accidental […]

Gary O’Neil thought Robert Prosinecki was rubbish but quickly realised chain-smoking Portsmouth star was a ‘genius’

21 Mar

“It was like playing football with your dad, he couldn’t run, but he was breathtaking on the ball.” Many people may have forgotten about Roberto Prosinecki’s brief stint on the south coast, but Portsmouth fans and players certainly won’t anytime soon. The former Croatia midfielder who played for Red Star Belgrade, Barcelona, Real Madrid and […]

Trevor Sinclair pays tribute to ex-Cardiff teammate Peter Whittingham – ‘A left-boot like Fowler and scoring ability of Le Tissier’

20 Mar

A ‘heartbroken’ Trevor Sinclair has paid tribute to former Cardiff City teammate Peter Whittingham following his tragic death at the age of just 35. Former midfielder Whittingham was injured in an accidental fall in a pub in Barry earlier this month and had been in hospital for over a week. And Cardiff confirmed his passing […]

West Brom striker Charlie Austin urges people to take coronavirus pandemic seriously after becoming latest footballers to test positive

20 Mar

Charlie Austin has urged people to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously after he became the latest footballer to test positive for the disease. The virus has infected more than 250,000 people and caused over 10,000 deaths worldwide. And it has hugely affected football in the UK, with all matches postponed until at least April 30. […]

Charlton Athletic in crisis: How the extraordinary public row between majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer and chairman Matt Southall unfolded

20 Mar

It’s not been easy for Charlton fans in recent years as their ownership saga continues to get more bizarre. Addicks fans had long been protesting against Roland Duchatelet over the way he ran the club with particular concern over player and manager recruitment policies. Supporters thought their prayers had been answered when a new, seemingly […]

When will the EFL resume? Coronavirus Q&A – Will Leeds be denied promotion? Can clubs survive crisis? What is the National League situation?

20 Mar

The English Football League is at a standstill as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has unprecedented impacts on the sporting world. The EFL is on hold with games around the country postponed for a number of weeks. Teams all around the UK are competing for promotion or battling relegation and there’s plenty to play for. Further […]

Charlton Athletic owner Tahnoon Nimer ‘removes’ Matt Southall, but chairman insists he has NOT left the club

20 Mar

Charlton Athletic have announced majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer has won his war against Matt Southall by having the chairman removed. However, Southall insists that is not the case as the astonishing row between the pair rumbles on. The Championship club confirmed on Friday the former agent had left The Valley and new board members have […]

Former Cardiff and Aston Villa ace Peter Whittingham fighting for his life in hospital after accidental fall at pub

18 Mar

Former Cardiff City star Peter Whittingham is in a serious condition in hospital after suffering head injuries. The 35-year-old was injured in an accidental fall in a pub in Barry on Tuesday night, South Wales Police have confirmed. There were reports on social media on Tuesday night that Whittingham had passed away, with some of his […]

Football clubs losing income due to coronavirus pandemic will be supported by government, says chancellor Rishi Sunak

18 Mar

The government WILL support those football clubs who lose income from the postponement of matches due to coronavirus, chancellor Rishi Sunak has insisted. All professional football in England has been suspended until April 3 at the earliest, while in Scotland matches have been stopped indefinitely amid a worldwide suspension of a number of sporting events […]

Football clubs losing income due to coronavirus pandemic will be supported by government, says chancellor Rishi Sunak

18 Mar

The government WILL support those football clubs who lose income from the postponement of matches due to coronavirus, chancellor Rishi Sunak has insisted. All professional football in England has been suspended until April 3 at the earliest, while in Scotland matches have been stopped indefinitely amid a worldwide suspension of a number of sporting events […]

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer responds to public row between owner Tahnoon Nimer and chairman Matt Southall – ‘It’s bad press for the club’

17 Mar

Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer regrets the club’s boardroom power struggle has broken through to the public domain, and has revealed Matt Southall still holds his role as executive chairman. The Championship club has been stuck in the middle of a remarkable civil war between their majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer and former agent Southall. Southall was […]

Ultimate QuaranTeam draw confirmed: Leyton Orient staging 128-team FIFA tournament to raise funds for EFL clubs amid coronavirus pandemic

17 Mar

Leyton Orient are staging a 128-team FIFA tournament this weekend in a bid to raise money for EFL clubs and the draw for the special event has been confirmed. The coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 180,000 people worldwide including over 7,000 deaths, has forced the Premier League and EFL to suspend all matches. […]

Birmingham wonderkid Jude Bellingham can’t decide between Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund

16 Mar

Birmingham wonderkid Jude Bellingham reportedly has the choice to move to four European powerhouses. It is believed Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have met the Blues’ £30million valuation of the 16-year-old. Bellingham has enjoyed a breakthrough season with Birmingham in the Championship, scoring four goals and registering two assists in 32 games. […]

Roy Keane’s hilarious story about trying to sign Matt Taylor for Sunderland and being rejected by text message

16 Mar

Times are troubling and darker days may still be ahead, but it’s always vital to have a laugh. So, here at talkSPORT.com, we’ve gone searching through the archives to provide our loyal readers with some of the all-time funniest sports stories – starting with a Roy Keane tale that’s so hilarious even he was in fits […]

Coronavirus: National League chiefs slammed for ‘caring about money’ over health as Eastleigh boss Ben Strevens insists games should have been cancelled

16 Mar

Eastleigh boss Ben Strevens has taken aim at National League bosses after his side were told to play on amid the coronavirus pandemic, accusing them of greed. Six of 12 games in the non-league’s top tier were postponed on Saturday, with some clubs having players and staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Eastleigh […]

Southampton play noughts and crosses vs Man City while Hull take on Bayer Leverkusen at Connect Four as coronavirus postpones football

15 Mar

Premier League and Football League clubs kept themselves busy despite the postponement of matches in England until April 3 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The deadly disease has infected 162,000 people, with more than 6,000 deaths worldwide. In the UK, over 1,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 9am on […]

Coronavirus: Wayne Rooney vents at government and authorities for treating footballers as ‘guinea pigs’ during COVID-19 pandemic

15 Mar

Wayne Rooney has expressed his disappointment at the government and the football authorities for treating footballers as ‘guinea pigs’ during the coronavirus pandemic. All games in England’s Premier League, English Football League, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship have been postponed until April 3 because of COVID-19. Only last Thursday the government gave the all-clear […]

‘Coronavirus has caused carnage; it’s inevitable clubs will go out of business’ – Tony Cascarino’s huge COVID-19 warning

15 Mar

Tony Cascarino has issued a dire warning amid the coronavirus pandemic, insisting: ‘It’s inevitable football clubs will go out of business.’ COVID-19 has caused chaos worldwide, with sporting events hit hard by cancellations and postponements. All professional football in England has been suspended until April 3 at the earliest, while Scotland has called off all […]

‘It’s so Leeds!’ – Long-suffering fan bemoans the club’s luck as coronavirus could stop them from promotion to the Premier League

14 Mar

A ‘long-suffering’ Leeds United fan has complained it would be ‘so Leeds’ if coronavirus stops the club from sealing their long-awaited Premier League return. All Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two fixtures have been suspended until April 4 at the earliest over the outbreak of COVID-19. But it is feared the campaign may not resume […]