‘We all want to protect the people, we are just waiting for the green light’

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy cannot wait for the text message telling him that football has got the green light to return. The Premier League began stepping up ‘Project Restart’ this week as players started a phased return to training in small, social-distant groups. A resumption of play is scheduled next month and City left-back […]

I feared opiate addiction after my anterior cruciate ligament injury

She hasn’t worked out, either, why she felt ill. Five days earlier, she had played in Chicago, after returning from eight months on loan at Lyon. Elements, time zones, altitudes. “But I’ve also played here for seven years and done that and been fine,” she says. “At the very beginning, it was definitely a process […]

Manchester United trigger Eric Bailly’s two-year contract extension 

Manchester United have triggered a two-year option in Eric Bailly’s contract that ties the Ivory Coast defender to Old Trafford until June 2022. Bailly has not played this season after undergoing knee surgery in July following an injury sustained in a summer tour friendly against Tottenham Hotspur. The defender’s contract was due to expire at […]

Jim Smith, former Derby, Oxford and Portsmouth manager, dies aged 79

Jim Smith, one of the most popular and experienced managers in the recent history of English football, has died at the age of 79 after a long illness. A manager for almost 1,500 games across nine clubs and 39 years, Smith won promotions at Birmingham City, Oxford United, Colchester United and Derby County but also famously […]

What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

What are they saying? Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson admits it is not realistic for him to get the job full-time at this stage: “I’m a coach at the moment so I don’t think that is something I am considering at this time. “It is dream to be Everton manager but I am also realistic. […]

Quique Sanchez Flores on brink as Watford consider third manager of the season in battle to beat relegation

  The club remain committed to their model of approaching coaches they believe can work with their relatively unique system. A total of 10 managers have left Watford in the past seven years, but the policy of making changes has largely been justified by a four-year stay in the Premier League. Owner Gino Pozzo could […]