A man for all (football) seasons: What it’s like to be a man of a certain age by David Kynaston

MEMOIR  SHOTS IN THE DARK: A DIARY OF SATURDAY DREAMS AND STRANGE TIMES  by David Kynaston (Bloomsbury, £16.99, 272pp) About halfway through this delightful book David Kynaston glumly observes, after yet another scathing tirade about the failings of Donald Trump, that, ‘ “Bleatings of a liberal wimp” is shaping up to be the subtitle of … Read more A man for all (football) seasons: What it’s like to be a man of a certain age by David Kynaston

Footballers will be shown a red card if they cough deliberately at another person amid coronavirus

Sent off for COUGHING? Footballers will be shown a red card if they cough deliberately at an opponent or referee, as the FA gets tough with new Covid-related rules Players who deliberately cough at another player or referee will be shown red  New FA guidance has ranked deliberate coughing as seriously as punching  Referees will … Read more Footballers will be shown a red card if they cough deliberately at another person amid coronavirus

Ryan Thomas posts hilarious snap of newborn son Roman wearing a football kit and holding a beer

‘How’s this happened?’ Ryan Thomas posts a hilarious snap of four-month old son Roman wearing a Chelsea football kit and holding a BEER By Natasha Hooper For Mailonline Published: 20:02 BST, 2 August 2020 | Updated: 20:02 BST, 2 August 2020 He welcomed his new son, Roman, into the world just four months ago.  And … Read more Ryan Thomas posts hilarious snap of newborn son Roman wearing a football kit and holding a beer

Fans went wild for football memorabilia during the coronavirus lockdown

It’s FA Cup final weekend – which means the Covid-ravaged football season is almost at a close. But any sense fans have tired of a season that’s now lasted almost a year is way off the mark. In fact, there has been a boom in football-related collectables. Interest in old programmes, shirts and other memorabilia … Read more Fans went wild for football memorabilia during the coronavirus lockdown

From shirts to programmes, fans go wild for football memorabilia

It’s FA Cup final weekend – which means the Covid-ravaged football season is almost at a close. But any sense fans have tired of a season that’s now lasted almost a year is way off the mark. In fact, there has been a boom in football-related collectables. Interest in old programmes, shirts and other memorabilia … Read more From shirts to programmes, fans go wild for football memorabilia

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea – FA Cup final win for Mikel Arteta as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fires double

In the blasted landscape of a near-deserted Wembley, in front of the blank gaze of battalions of empty seats at the first FA Cup Final to be played without fans, an Arsenal team that has been withering and dying bloomed again like a red rose in a desert. This is a cold climate for football … Read more Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea – FA Cup final win for Mikel Arteta as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fires double

Football hooligan and ex-Ukip candidate who punched a police HORSE is jailed

Football hooligan and ex-Ukip candidate who punched a police HORSE is jailed for 20 months and banned from matches for six years Derek Jennings , 53, punched a police horse called Luna at Fratton Park last year Portsmouth Crown Court heard he had 14 previous convictions for 21 offences  He had previously received a five-year … Read more Football hooligan and ex-Ukip candidate who punched a police HORSE is jailed

Kit headache as Arsenal and Chelsea shift NHS and BLM logos to make way for Heads Up patch

FA Cup final kit headache as Arsenal and Chelsea shift NHS and Black Lives Matter logos to make space for Heads Up patch after request for Prince William-led campaign to be represented on match jerseys Arsenal and Chelsea have been handed an FA Cup final kit headache over logos  Both clubs have been asked to … Read more Kit headache as Arsenal and Chelsea shift NHS and BLM logos to make way for Heads Up patch

Newcastle United takeover collapses as Saudi investors PULL OUT

Newcastle’s proposed huge £300million takeover from a Saudi Arabian-led consortium is off, it has been officially announced. The news comes amid four months of scrutiny from the Premier League following concerns over piracy and human rights complaints in Saudi Arabia, leaving much-maligned owner Mike Ashley now without a buyer for the club.  And on Thursday, Saudi … Read more Newcastle United takeover collapses as Saudi investors PULL OUT

Real Madrid player ‘tests positive for coronavirus’ ahead of Man City tie

Real Madrid’s Champions League preparations are thrown into chaos as they confirm a positive coronavirus test for striker Mariano after his holiday – just 10 days before trip to face Manchester City By Max Winters For Mailonline Published: 12:40 BST, 28 July 2020 | Updated: 13:03 BST, 28 July 2020 Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz has … Read more Real Madrid player ‘tests positive for coronavirus’ ahead of Man City tie