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Charlie's European predictions

Sky Sports - man, 08/04/2019 - 16:40
Charlie Nicholas previews the four Champions League quarter-final ties and Chelsea and Arsenal's Europa League matches.

Son: We must fight racism together

Sky Sports - man, 08/04/2019 - 16:00
Danny Rose has yet to speak to his Tottenham team-mates about suffering racist abuse, according to Heung-Min Son.

Poch: Biggest game of my life

Sky Sports - man, 08/04/2019 - 15:06
Mauricio Pochettino has promised his Tottenham side will take an aggressive approach to their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City, which the Spurs boss thinks is one of the most important matches in his career.

Ref Watch: Keita goal OK under VAR rules

Sky Sports - man, 08/04/2019 - 15:00
Should Liverpool's equaliser have stood at St Mary's? Did Lucas Digne commit a foul throw just prior to Everton's winner against Arsenal? Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher gives us his verdict from the weekend's games.

Tottenham 1-0 Man City recap

Sky Sports - man, 08/04/2019 - 13:03

Spurs’ errors may damage hopes of breaking down Manchester City | Jonathan Wilson

Guardian - man, 08/04/2019 - 11:00

Inherent sloppiness at crucial moments threatens to damage whatever tactics Mauricio Pochettino uses in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg

There are two ways to play against Manchester City. You can press high up the pitch, as Liverpool and Lyon have with some success over the past two seasons, and try to force their defenders actually to defend, or you can sit deep, look to absorb pressure and hit them on the break. Jürgen Klopp may have dismissed the bunker mentality as being akin to looking to win the lottery, attempting to restrict the number and quality of the chances City have but essentially accepting they will have some and hoping they will miss – but it worked for Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Wolves. Pressing probably is the best way of disrupting City’s flow, but it is an approach fraught with risk: when it went wrong for Liverpool last season, they lost 5-0. Huddersfield pressed hard at the Etihad last May and were rewarded with a 0-0 draw; when they tried the same again in August they lost 6-1.

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Townsend hails 'incredible' Rose

Sky Sports - man, 08/04/2019 - 09:04
Andros Townsend has hailed Danny Rose's bravery for speaking out against racism, describing him as "incredible".

WATCH: Premier League goals

Sky Sports - man, 08/04/2019 - 01:00
Watch the goals from the weekend's Premier League action so far, with wins for Liverpool, Leicester, Crystal Palace, Burnley and Everton.

'Spurs stadium same as Wembley'

Sky Sports - man, 08/04/2019 - 00:03
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne believes the atmosphere at Tottenham's new stadium will be similar to Wembley and expects it to have little impact on their Champions League clash.

Andros Townsend urges players to follow 'brave’ Rose and speak out on racism

Guardian - søn, 07/04/2019 - 23:30

• Crystal Palace midfielder makes call on weekend of shame
• Tottenham defender had expressed frustration at lack of action

Andros Townsend has applauded Danny Rose’s “bravery” in revealing his true feelings about racism and, following a shameful weekend for English football, is urging other players to exhibit similar honesty.

Four separate reported instances of alleged racial abuse before, during and after Premier League and Football League matches on Saturday appeared to emphasise a problem highlighted only last week by Rose. The England and Tottenham left-back said he could not wait “to see the back of” football because of frustration at the lack of action taken against spectators guilty of racial abuse.

Related: Danny Rose ‘can’t wait to see the back’ of football because of racism

1 A number of Northampton Town players are racially abused on a pre-match walk in Nottingham, the club say 

Related: Bonucci backtracks on Kean remarks after mounting criticism led by Sterling

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‘I don’t care about the stadium’: Kevin De Bruyne says Spurs have no advantage

Guardian - søn, 07/04/2019 - 23:30

• Spurs host Champions League quarter-final first leg
• ‘Everybody has a stadium. Everybody has supporters’

Kevin De Bruyne has rubbished suggestions that Tottenham’s new stadium could influence the outcome of the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.

Spurs face City there on Tuesday in their second match at the 62,000-capacity ground, having beaten Crystal Palace 2-0 last week. Would it be an extra incentive for Mauricio Pochettino’s team? Might it affect the atmosphere?

Related: Gabriel Jesus fires Manchester City past Brighton and into FA Cup final

Related: Liverpool’s stunning first-half salvo leaves Manchester City’s hopes on rocks

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New stadium can take Spurs to next level

Sky Sports - søn, 07/04/2019 - 14:00
Spurs' new stadium can take them to the 'next level,' football journalist Ian Ladyman told Sunday Supplement, but it must start making money quickly.

Tottenham and Manchester City prepare to join the All England Club | Paul Wilson

Guardian - søn, 07/04/2019 - 00:25
The Champions League quarter-final is latest in a line of often spine-tingling English derbies in Europe’s top competition

A new chapter in the colourful history of English teams meeting each other in the Champions League is set to open on Tuesday, when the first European game at Tottenham’s shiny new stadium is bound to generate an atmosphere all of its own.

In such circumstances anything can happen, and all-England European nights already have a reputation for taking on a life of their own, sharing a similarity to derbies in which form and league placing are temporarily set aside.

Related: Quadruple is on for Manchester City as the impossible becomes a reality | Paul Wilson

Related: Football’s final furlong: our writers predict how the season will finish

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Merson's PL and FA Cup predictions

Sky Sports - lør, 06/04/2019 - 08:00
Who is Paul Merson predicting to win when Chelsea host West Ham on Monday Night Football?

Pep Guardiola gives support to ‘extraordinary’ Danny Rose over racism

Guardian - fre, 05/04/2019 - 17:57
• City manager says he will talk to Spurs defender next week
• Kick It Out’s Troy Townsend: more players set to speak out

Pep Guardiola does not want Danny Rose to quit football because of the racism he has suffered and Manchester City’s manager believes it is better to fight the issue from within the sport.

This week the Tottenham Hotspur left-back said he could not “wait to see the back” of the game because of the racism afflicting it yet Guardiola said: “Danny Rose has not to do that [retire]. Next Tuesday [when City meet Spurs in the Champions League], if I see him, I will tell him the best way to fight, to combat this kind of terrible situation, is fighting, being there every day. He’s an extraordinary player.”

Related: Danny Rose has had enough: this time football needs to agree with him | Barney Ronay

Related: Danny Rose ‘can’t wait to see the back’ of football because of racism

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Pep urges Rose: Fight racism from within

Sky Sports - fre, 05/04/2019 - 16:44
Pep Guardiola will tell Danny Rose to stay in football and fight racism from within the game.

UK is yet to leave but Brexit has separated me from myself | John Crace

Guardian - fre, 05/04/2019 - 13:11

Ongoing nightmare has reduced me to a series of bodily functions with the occasional bit of typing

My life is now basically a series of cancellations. Last week I had to miss the launch of Elizabeth Day’s life-affirming new book, How to Fail, which is unmissable for anyone who is haunted by the idea they invariably get life wrong. Today I had to miss the party for Damian Barr’s compelling, compassionate new novel, You Will Be Safe, a multi-layered book that brings together the Boer war and present-day South Africa. Next week, I will be missing Spurs’ quarter-final Champions League game against Manchester City. Though that could well turn out to be a blessing. Call it the Brexit effect. Twice, the Commons held late votes during which it could find nothing on which to agree. On Wednesday, I will be in Brussels as the prime minister tries to convince the EU to give her another homework extension. Brexit has long since messed with my psyche. I wake up every morning with a tension headache and by the time that has passed I’m on to the full-blown anxiety that comes with the realisation that absolutely no one in parliament has a clue how any of this is going to pan out and somehow I’ve got to try to be funny about it. Nor is sleep much relief as my dreams are mostly nightmares. Now I also feel like I have been reduced to a series of bodily functions that does the occasional bit of typing. The UK may be struggling to leave the EU but Brexit has been entirely successful in separating me from myself.

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Euro papers: Milan want Pochettino

Sky Sports - fre, 05/04/2019 - 12:55
With the end of the 2018/19 season rapidly approaching, clubs across Europe will be drawing up shortlists and analysing players ahead of the summer transfer window.

Sports quiz of the week: stadiums, islands and divine intervention

Guardian - fre, 05/04/2019 - 12:42

Who sang of glory? Who dug in? And who is merely mortal?

The longest bar in Europe served its first drink this week. Where is it?

Madrid

London

Edinburgh

Gibraltar

Wynne Evans sang Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur before the club’s first game in the new stadium (just like he did before the last game in the old White Hart Lane). What is Evans best known for?

He wrote the lyrics to Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur

He sang backing vocals on Pavarotti's version of Nessun Dorma

He was the club’s assistant manager when they last won the FA Cup

He sings the jingle in the Go Compare adverts

Which of these is not running in the Grand National this Saturday?

Tiger Roll

Pleasant Company

Pink Rabbits

Rock the Kasbah

Huddersfield are not the only club to have been relegated from the Premier League in March. Which of these teams also went down before the clocks went forward?

Derby County

Sunderland

Norwich City

Portsmouth

What percentage of the clubs competing in the Champions League quarter-finals this week are from the Premier League?

37.5%

50%

62.5%

75%

County cricket is back. Which of these islands will host games in the County Championship this season?

Jersey

Isle of Wight

Isle of Man

Rathlin Island

What will golfers be allowed to do at the Open this year (but only during practice rounds)?

Smoke cannabis on the course

Wear shorts

Tweet during their round

Let their children putt for them on “easy shots”

Who has picked up 12 braces and two hat-tricks in his long and illustrious career in the Premier League?

Raheem Sterling

Diogo Jota

Gerard Deulofeu

Mike Dean

Why did British heavyweight boxer Kash Ali apologise after his fight against David Price, saying he was “hugely embarrassed” after “the occasion got the better of me”?

Ali was knocked out while he danced with his hands behind his back

Ali won the fight and pulled down his shorts in celebration

Ali was knocked down three times before he threw a single punch

Ali was disqualified for biting his opponent

Who had this to say about Lionel Messi: “He is great to watch on the pitch but he is not God”?

The Archbishop of Canterbury

The Pope

Desmond Tutu

Tom Cruise

1 and above.

A total shambles

2 and above.

Shambles

3 and above.

You tried. Have a great weekend

4 and above.

You tried. Have a great weekend

5 and above.

You 've done (quite) well there. Have a great weekend

6 and above.

You 've done well there. Have a great weekend

7 and above.

You 've done well there. Have a great weekend

8 and above.

You genius. Have a great weekend

9 and above.

You genius. Have a great weekend

0 and above.

Shambles

10 and above.

Perfection. You genius

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PL & FA Cup build-up recap

Sky Sports - fre, 05/04/2019 - 11:47
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