Soccer

Newcastle appear just as oblivious to the danger of relegation as 2015

Newcastle appear just as oblivious to the danger of relegation as 2015… the club reeks of having not learnt any lessons from their previous failures Sportsmail wrote that Newcastle were sleepwalking towards relegation in 2015  No-one inside the club was awake to the threat, including boss Steve McClaren  Four years have passed but Newcastle appear just as oblivious to demotion  The club are in real trouble because teams who don’t

Gareth Southgate claims Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford’s ‘dedication’ can see them make Euro 2020

Gareth Southgate believes Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford’s dedication will allow them to win their Euro 2020 fitness race for England. Three Lions boss Southgate suffered a double injury blow at the start of the year, as first Tottenham striker Kane ruptured his hamstring tendon on New Year’s Day before Manchester United forward Rashford suffered a stress fracture later in January. Both will be cutting it fine in terms of

PETE JENSON: Gareth Bale is nearing a year without a goal at Bernabeu

PETE JENSON: This is supposed to be the season Gareth Bale becomes important to Real Madrid again… but he missed the Clasico celebrations, has no Bernabeu goals in a year and his time in Spain is fizzling out Gareth Bale is nearing one year without a goal for Real Madrid at the Bernabeu Zinedine Zidane didn’t play him in El Clasico and Bale continues to be cast aside Bale came

Chelsea vs Liverpool result: Ross Barkley's sensational solo goal knocks Reds out of FA Cup

Chelsea into the quarters, Liverpool with their form – and maybe ambitions – quartered. That is undeniably the main impact of this entertaining 2-0 home win, beyond the FA Cup draw. A previously relentless and almost invincible Liverpool have now lost three of their last four games, and had the four major trophies cut down to two. It could be one next week, if this form continues into the Champions

Chelsea vs Liverpool result: Frank Lampard’s side end visitors’ FA Cup hopes – five things we learned

Chelsea eliminated Liverpool from the FA Cup on Tuesday night, getting the better of the visitors in a chaotic clash at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Willian – assisted by an ugly Adrian error – and Ross Barkley, who finished after a superb solo run. The result marked a third defeat in four games for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of a Champions League last-16

Indy Football Podcast: Is the beautiful game broken – and what can we do about it?

This week on The Indy Football Podcast the team ask whether the growing financial disparity between Europe’s superclubs and the rest has irreparably broken football. Host Luke Brown is joined by Chief Football Writer Miguel Delaney, Feature Writer Vithushan Ehantharajah and Sports Editor Ben Burrows to discuss the future of the club game and ask what comes next. Miguel’s recent special report – ‘How modern football became broken beyond repair’

West Brom 2-3 Newcastle: Almiron brace and Lazaro seal FA Cup win

West Brom 2-3 Newcastle: Magpies eye first Wembley trip for 20 years after Miguel Almiron bags brace before Valentino Lazaro seals place in FA Cup quarter-finals despite late double from hosts Newcastle have reached the last eight of FA Cup for the first time since 2006 Almiron opened the scoring shortly after the half-hour mark at The Hawthorns A speculative back-heel by Joelinton set up Almiron to slam home his

Real Madrid monitoring Mauricio Pochettino with view to replacing Zinedine Zidane as manager

Real Madrid have asked to be kept aware of Mauricio Pochettino‘s movements regarding a next job, with the view to possibly replacing Zinedine Zidane in the summer. The French legend’s side returned to the top of the Spanish league with a 2-0 win over Barcelona in El Clasico, but that was seen by sources within the club as a crucially timed victory amid “growing pressure”. There was said to be

Fourth-tier FC Saarbrucken stun Fortuna Dusseldorf in German Cup

Fourth-tier FC Saarbrucken continue their miracle German Cup run by stunning Bundesliga side Fortuna Dusseldorf to reach the semi-finals after dramatic shootout that saw TWENTY penalties taken Tobias Janicke opened the scoring to the delight of the packed-out stadium Saarbrucken’s goalkeeper Daniel Batz was on fine form and saved a late penalty  Dusseldorf equalised through an injury time corner to send the tie to extra time  A penalty shootout was required

Mourinho accuses Spurs players of being 'too nice' after Wolves defeat

‘We don’t have that aggression or ruthlessness’: Jose Mourinho accuses his Tottenham players of being ‘too nice’ after their Champions League hopes take a major blow in defeat by Wolves Jose Mourinho accused his players of being ‘too nice’ after Wolves defeat Spurs took the lead twice but ended up losing 3-2 to Wolves on home soil Tottenham are now five points from Chelsea, who occupy fourth in the league