Soccer

Norwich sack Farke after first Prem win of year

Norwich City have sacked manager Daniel Farke despite the team securing their first win of the season at Brentford earlier on Saturday, the Premier League club said in a statement. “In continuing to demand the very best for our football club, this decision was not an easy one,” said Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber. – […]

Rugby Union

English rugby faces some tricky times ahead

English rugby escaped from a financial cliff-edge during the pandemic but there are going to be some tricky times ahead English rugby has been saved by club owners and help from the government  They are still expected to have suffered collective losses in the region of £100m One-and-a-half seasons of coronavirus restrictions have savaged club […]

Soccer

English clubs spent £1.15BILLION on transfer fees this summer

English clubs spent a huge £1.15BILLION on transfer fees this summer – more than Spain, Germany and France sides combined – but FIFA reveal spending across the summer transfer window is down on last year English clubs spent £1.15billion on transfer fees during the summer window The total spent was more than Spain, Germany and […]

Soccer

Can all four English sides qualify from the Champions League groups?

Liverpool have the toughest Champions League group, Man City’s clashes with PSG are the stand-out games, United’s group is HARDER than it looks while champions Chelsea should qualify The Champions League group stage draw was made on Thursday in Istanbul Manchester City will face Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and Club Brugge  Holders Chelsea were paired […]

Сricket

MARTIN SAMUEL: English cricket has questions to answer over Archer

MARTIN SAMUEL: English cricket has questions to answer over ailing Jofra Archer… he has been bowled to the ground with a lack of support for his constant elbow injuries Jofra Archer’s career may amount to substantially less than was envisaged   The fast bowler’s predicament is getting worse after being ruled out of Ashes  After picking […]

Soccer

English football gets back on its feet as Foxes light up Wembley

English football gets back on its feet as 21,000 returning fans witness Leicester City light up Wembley with tears, cheers and a memorable strike in magical FA Cup Final triumph against Chelsea Leicester City’s magical FA Cup triumph saw English football back on its feet The Foxes secured their first FA Cup title since 1969 […]

Soccer

Super League collapses: How fan revolt ended English clubs’ breakaway

• Joined ESPN in 2011 • Covered two Olympics, a pair of Rugby World Cups and two British & Irish Lions tours • Previously rugby editor, and became senior writer in 2018 The roar from outside Stamford Bridge reverberated around a corner of southwest London, but it was felt throughout the footballing world. Chelsea’s team bus was marooned […]