Premier League state of play: The issues surrounding football when it resumes

Football

In ordinary times, the finishing line would be approaching in the Premier League. The title race would almost certainly have been over at this point, but there would likely still be plenty to play for in the battle against relegation and the tussle for the top four. These are not ordinary times. Almost seven weeks have now passed since the most recent Premier League match - Leicester ...

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Next Northern Ireland manager: Baraclough and Robinson lead market on O’Neill successor

Football

The search for the next Northern Ireland manager begins after Michael O’Neill left the role for good. He had combined coaching his country with a club job at Championship side Stoke City since November. However, the cancellation of Northern Ireland’s Euro play-offs means a permanent departure for O’Neill. An IFA statement confirmed his exit and added a successor would be in place f...

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UEFA plans Champions League final for August but Eredivisie looks done

Football

European football’s governing body, UEFA, is still planning for the 2020 Champions League final on 29 August. This follows a video conference involving all 55 member states where ways to finish the 2019-20 season were outlined. The plans all involve club football in Europe resuming in June. It has since emerged, however, that the Dutch Eredivisie “intends not to continue” the campaign...

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Solskjaer seems and feels more secure in Manchester United hotseat

Football

It was one of the low points of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and post-Alex Ferguson era at Manchester United. One year ago today, the Red Devils were thrashed 4-0 by Everton. The performance was even worse than the result. Having enjoyed a fantastic start to his career as United manager, the honeymoon period was well and truly over for Solskjaer following this demolition. “We have got to ...

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Who would be for and against Premier League cancellation?

Football

# It is still not clear when football will return or if circumstances force a Premier League cancellation. A number of clubs have voiced concerns about the season finishing nay later than June 30. Nevertheless, there is still consensus among the division’s 20 outfits that the campaign should be completed before the next one begins. It would be a brave move for a club to put forward ...

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Full list of cancelled, delayed and postponed sports events in 2020

Cancelled sports events - or at least delays or postponements - have become commonplace in the year 2020. Public health is of paramount importance and takes precedence over tournaments and games of global significance. Chief among cancelled sports events are the Tokyo Olympics that were due to take place in many venues in and around the Japanese capital this July and August. The Su...

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Grade 1 hurdler If The Cap Fits heads Paul and Clare Rooney sales

Horse Racing

If The Cap Fits, a Grade 1 winning hurdler, is among the Paul and Clare Rooney sales of jumps racehorses after the owners quit National Hunt to focus on the Flat. The Rooneys had three horses placed at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, winning the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle (now known again as the Ballymore) with Willoughby Court. They also had two seconds in Barney Dwan behind Presenting Pe...

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Premier League state of play: Furlough, charity and advanced payments

Football

Before this week, Tottenham Hotspur, Bournemouth, Newcastle United and Norwich City had already announced that they would be making use of the British government’s furlough scheme. The new program allows business to place staff on leave and have the state pay 80 per cent of their wages. Liverpool followed suit last Saturday, announcing that around 200 non-football staff members would ...

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Expiring football players’ contracts extended beyond 30 June by FIFA

Football

Football contracts that were due to expire on 30 June have been extended after a meeting of world governing body FIFA. Many players' deals were ending this summer, but now do not run out until the season is completed. Despite football contracts using the designated date of 30 June, any out of contract player must remain with their current club. This even applies to players on loan ...

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Should Spurs have kept Mauricio Pochettino as manager?

Football

It had been clear for weeks that Daniel Levy had a big decision to make regarding Mauricio Pochettino. Tottenham Hotspur’s poor start to the season had led to questions over the manager's future. From the outside, at least, certain members of the squad appeared to have lost faith in the Argentinian’s ability to lead Spurs out of their slump. In a choice between replacing the manager a...

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Virtual Grand National preview: What could’ve happened in Aintree showpiece?

Horse Racing

The 2020 Virtual Grand National is being broadcast on a special ITV Racing programme at 5pm this Saturday. Forty of the most likely runners from the real-life entries in Aintree’s world-famous steeplechase have computer generated versions of themselves taking part. The Merseyside venue has been lovingly recreated by Inspired Entertainment who have staged a virtual Grand National in ea...

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What is the state of play in the Premier League?

Football

When the Premier League season was initially put on hold last month, 4 April was the date that was pencilled in for its resumption. Needless to say, there will be no football taking place this weekend. Officially the 2019-20 season is now on hold until April 30, although the authorities – in this case the Premier League, Football League and Football Association (FA) – tacitly acknowle...

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Season Cancelled: English Leagues pull the plug on the 2019/20 campaign

Football

  A week is a long time in football even in ordinary times, so it stands to reason that much has changed in the last seven days. An emergency meeting between the Premier League, Football Association (FA) and Football League last Thursday produced a joint statement that announced the suspension of the 2019/20 campaign until April 30 at the earliest. Before that decision, play had been...

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Thurles preview: Capuccimix the Pierce Molony pick

Horse Racing

The feature race in Ireland on Saturday is the 2m 2f Grade 3 Pierce Molony Memorial Novice Chase (15:10) and Capuccimix looks worth siding with. Trained by Henry De Bromhead, this lightly-raced seven-year-old has been progressing well over fences this season. Capuccimix won his racecourse debut in a Clonmel maiden hurdle before finding a sounder surface too tough to handle when well-b...

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When Will The 2019/20 Premier League Season Be Concluded?

Football

[caption id="attachment_4526681" align="aligncenter" width="1150"] Richard Masters (centre) managing director of the Premier league in the stands[/caption] When the Premier League announced last Friday that the 2019/20 season would be suspended until April 4, few expected the action to actually restart on that date. And so it has proved, with England’s top flight – together with the Champion...

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