Poll: Who’s better – Oasis or Blur?

first_img Britpop rivals Blur and Oasis 1 It’s 20 years since the ‘Battle of Britpop’, so – without wanting to start a fight – the Drivetime lads wants to know where your allegiances lie…last_img

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WATCH! Denmark ace downs fan’s pint after scoring last-gasp equaliser

first_imgDenmark international Nicki Bille scored a 94th minute equaliser for Esbjerg in their league clash with Hobro and celebrated in style by downing a supporter’s pint!last_img

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How to stream Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby today

first_img Arsenal v Tottenham Stream Arsenal v Tottenham is live in the Premier League on Sunday 8 November 2015 on talkSPORT if you are outside of the UK.CLICK HERE FOR A LIVE STREAM OF ARSENAL V TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR IF YOU’RE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.We have live commentary of the North London derby from the Emirates Stadium, with kick off at 16:00 GMT.Don’t miss it! 1last_img

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PSG star Marquinhos reveals he could leave at end of the season – Chelsea and Man United on alert

first_imgParis Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has put Chelsea and Manchester United on red alert by revealing he could be on the move this summer.The Brazilian is struggling to hold down a regular spot under Laurent Blanc at the Parc des Princes and has made just nine appearances this season.Both Chelsea and Manchester United are long-term admirers of the centre-back, who moved to PSG for £27m from Roma in July 2013.The 21-year-old is currently happy fighting for his place at the French champions – but he admits that may not be the case for much longer.“Like everybody, I am always thinking about getting into the starting XI,” Marquinhos said in an interview with Journal du Dimanche.“But you have to respect the coach’s decision and that of the board. I will continue to work in order to get my place.“But it is true that there will be a moment where I want more. We can not always be used to the bench.“Six months remain to win trophies and to try to become a starter. After that, we will see what happens.” 1 Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos last_img read more

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Caretaker boss Luke Williams handed full-time manager job at Swindon

first_img Luke Williams handed full-time manager job at Swindon 1 Swindon have appointed Luke Williams as head coach on a full-time basis, signing a five-year deal with the League One club.The 35-year-old took over at the County Ground on a temporary basis after Martin Ling resigned in December due to health reasons.Williams, who had previously coached Brighton’s reserves and under-21s, impressed the Robins enough to initially earn the job until the end of the season.And with Swindon having won four straight games in their division, chairman Lee Power announced on Wednesday that the arrangement with Williams would become a longer-term one.“Luke is an integral part of our project at Swindon Town,” Power said in a statement on the club’s official website.“He is a fantastic coach – the best I’ve come across in 25 years of football. He has had to do it the hard way and has certainly served his apprenticeship.“He finished as a player very early on due to injury and has put his whole life into coaching and improving players. He’s been an under-14s coach, a youth-team manager, an under-21s manager and an assistant manager and is now ready to be a head coach. He buys fully into the club’s model and is the ideal man to lead the club forward.“The reason we have taken a bit of time over the appointment is that we both wanted to make sure that he was ready and comfortable to take on the other parts of the job that he hasn’t had to do up to this point – mainly picking the side and dealing with the press.“If either of these jobs had detracted from the quality of his coaching, we would have looked at going down a different route but he has taken to the role in his usual calm, controlled manner and been totally unfazed.”last_img read more

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TRUCK BOSS CALLS OFF PROTEST FOR QUEEN’S VISIT BUT US PRESIDENT’S PROTEST IS STILL ON

first_imgA haulage company boss has called off his planned protest during tomorrow’s visit of Queen Elizabeth.Convoy truck-driver John McLaughlin, who owns JML Transport, had planned to bring dozens of trucks into Dublin city centre to protest at rising fuel prices.But having met with Gardai, the businessman has decided not to go ahead with the protest. “I think the Gardai already have enough headaches with the Queen’s visit without us adding to them. I think it would have done our cause more harm than good,” he said.However Mr McLaughlin said he WILL press ahead with plans to protest during next week’s visit of US President Barack Obama.The Donegal haulier, who has already led protests to Leinster House, was due to meet with dozens of truckers tonight to discuss plans for their protest.“We are deadly serious about this. We have been left with no alternative. The Government keeps putting us on the long finger. “We want the world to know that drivers are being taxed off the road and we will not sit by and watch that happen,” he said.EndsTRUCK BOSS CALLS OFF PROTEST FOR QUEEN’S VISIT BUT US PRESIDENT’S PROTEST IS STILL ON was last modified: May 16th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Blanc: PSG are better than City… and the Premier League’s not that good

first_imgParis Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc has taken a swipe at Manchester City and the Premier League, questioning the quality of English football. PSG host City in the first of their two-legged quarter-finals on Wednesday evening, and Blanc believes his side have progressed the further of the two. And the former Manchester United defender baulked at the suggestion that a difference in quality between the Premier League and Ligue 1 was a hindrance to his Champions League preparations.  Blanc said: “Manchester City had the same project a bit before Paris Saint-Germain. “They managed to win their domestic league, which is not an easy task, and some other titles, but maybe in Europe they’re a bit behind us.“Maybe this shows what Paris Saint-Germain have achieved is not as easy as it looks, but I’m a bit bored of these questions. Even the French media are asking is Ligue 1 as strong in terms of intensity.”He added: “It’s not all about intensity. The Premier League is maybe so intense that maybe by March or April they have already reached their levels of fatigue.“You need to find the right balance. We have to play in our league and we are happy about that.“Yes, we need a stronger league and we need to find a solution. We know that. We need other clubs to make the French league more competitive.“The English league is more competitive but that does not give their teams a right to be in the last four.“Maybe I am wrong but I don’t see any English clubs in the last four in the last five or six years. There are problems in all leagues, that’s for sure.”talkSPORT has live commentary of Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester City on Wednesday night. Kick off is 19:45 – don’t miss it! PSG boss Blanc has taken a swipe at Manchester City and the Premier League 1last_img read more

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TRANSFER FIGHT! AC Milan battling with Tottenham to land Serie A ace

first_img1 AC Milan are ready to fight Tottenham for Franco Vazquez.The 27-year-old Palermo playmaker, who scored eight goals and provided seven assists in 36 Serie A appearances last season, is ready leave the club this summer.Tottenham are keen on the attacking midfielder and manager Mauricio Pochettino believes he would be a perfect fit for his Spurs team.But, according to Tuttosport, Milan are trying to hijack any deal by offering Vazquez the chance to stay in Italy.The Serie A side know they cannot compete with the money on offer in England, but they are hoping that they player will prefer to stay in his homeland rather than move abroad. Franco Vazquez in action for Palermo last_img read more

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European Football Show podcast, June 23 2016

first_imgNat Coombs and Paolo Bandini bring you the biggest news and interviews covering Europe’s major leagues.last_img

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Little miracles for our soldiers literally can be lifesavers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAnother thank-you note from a lonely soldier far from family and home who just received one of your Christmas presents. He needed a lift, and you gave it to him. You read all these little miracles and you’re not tired anymore, Blashek says. You’re reinvigorated and ready to do whatever it takes to make sure every soldier away from home for the holidays gets a personally addressed package with gifts and letters from school kids wishing they come home safe and soon. Blashek started Operation Gratitude more than four years ago from the living room of her Encino home. She began writing company commanders overseas on her own, asking them for the names of soldiers who were not getting any mail from home. “I had heard that there were soldiers getting nothing from home, and that just wasn’t right,” she said. No, it wasn’t. As the number of soldiers grew, so did the number of local elves – more than 1,000 now – who volunteered to help Blashek with her Operation Gratitude holiday drive at the National Guard Armory in Van Nuys. In the past four years, incredibly, they’ve packaged and sent holiday presents to more than 300,000 servicemen and -women. Inside the 300,000th soldier’s package, which should arrive a few days after Christmas, there is also the set of keys to a 2008 Jeep. I wrote about one of those little miracles Blashek is talking about for the USA Weekend Magazine edition Sunday, but because of space limitations I couldn’t tell the whole story. Now I can. “All the e-mails I get from soldiers are special, but this one was the most powerful,” Blashek said. “This one broke my heart.” It was from a staff sergeant who asked that his name and unit and the soldier’s name not be used because he didn’t want the soldier “labeled” by his superiors. “Although the Army preaches that nothing will be held against a soldier who threatens or thinks about killing himself, even if he gets help, I’ve been in long enough to know they do have a negative label put on them,” he wrote. The soldier in his platoon never got mail, care packages or anything from home, the sergeant wrote. He was estranged from his family and the only packages he got were labeled “to any service person.” He began to feel exactly like that. Not an individual, but a nameless soldier – an “occupant,” the sergeant said. “He was planning suicide on Christmas. We found that out after he finally opened up and talked to the chain of command about what was going through his mind and finally got help for his depression.” What changed his mind, his superiors wanted to know? The soldier told them he came back to his barracks alone on Christmas Eve (last year) and saw a package on his bunk. He picked it up expecting to see the label “to any service person” on it. Instead, he saw his name staring back at him. He opened the package and read the letters from kids addressed to him, and he began to cry. Over the next month, the soldier sought counseling and reached out to his family back home to reconcile their differences. “Over my deployments I have lost a few soldiers in the platoons I have taken into combat,” the sergeant wrote Blashek. “I have lost a few friends that I have known my entire Army career. “It’s always heart tearingly hard to write the `letters’ to the families and loved ones. What words can ease the pain? “I don’t know if I would have the strength, or even what to say to the family of a soldier who had taken his own life. “But one package, one present from you containing some little things and a few letters from kids made a huge impact in a human’s life. “It made the difference between a soldier walking down an airplane ramp to the waiting arms of loved ones, or being carried down in a flag draped metal box to their tears. “You’ve let an old sergeant bring one more of his soldiers back home safely, and for that I am forever in your debt.” Little miracles on Christmas Day. For information on Operation Gratitude, go to www.operationgratitude.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When all the Christmas presents to thousands of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan were wrapped, labeled and mailed, the San Fernando Valley’s No. 1 Santa Claus did what she always does when another monthlong Operation Gratitude holiday drive ends. She hit the wall. “You’re so worn out, so physically and emotionally spent that you don’t think you can do it anymore,” Carolyn Blashek says. “Then you open your mailbox or receive an e-mail, and there it is again – another little miracle.” last_img

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