rss

Author Archive for Ben Fisher

0

Hull’s Angus MacDonald on surviving cancer: ‘I felt there was no way back’

The defender, ready to return when football stopped, on his journey and learning his girlfriend Alexandra Burke’s dance moves“In my head that was me hanging my boots up – maybe not right there and then, but I felt like there was no way back for me,” sa…

0

Current football season could be lost, warns Uefa’s Aleksander Ceferin

Failure to resume seasons by June could end 2019-20 campaignGames could go behind closed doors but not European finalsCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageAleksander Ceferin, the president of Uefa, has warned that the current …

0

Home Park: NHS finds new ground with Plymouth to ease strain on services

The League Two club have handed over the use of their new grandstand with the boardroom temporarily moonlighting as a phlebotomy clinicOn Monday morning, the Plymouth dressing room will not be home to players or coaching staff gearing up for a promotio…

0

James McClean fined by Stoke over balaclava ‘history lesson’ post

McClean fined two weeks’ wages and deletes Instagram accountPlayer apologises for posting ‘ill-advised and offensive’ pictureJames McClean has been fined two weeks’ wages by Stoke City after his club took a dim view of an “inappropriate social media po…

0

Watford offer NHS use of their stadium in fight against coronavirus

‘We’re keen to do whatever we possibly can,’ Watford saySpace to be used for training, meetings and as warehouseCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageWatford have offered the use of their Vicarage Road stadium to help the Natio…

0

Premier League clubs urged by Gillingham to give £50m to struggling teams

Chairman Paul Scally wants help for League One and Two clubsScally says coronavirus crisis is ‘time of reckoning for football’Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coveragePremier League clubs have been urged by the Gillingham chairman…

0

‘Dad never gives up’: the bond between one blind Southampton fan and his son

Steve Jarvis lost his sight but not his love of football in a 1984 accident. With his son’s help his journey has been remarkable“It knocked me out for 71 days in total,” says Steve Jarvis, retracing the chain of events that left him blind and in a coma…

0

‘Dad never gives up’: the bond between one blind Southampton fan and his son

Steve Jarvis lost his sight but not his love of football in a 1984 accident. With his son’s help his journey has been remarkable“It knocked me out for 71 days in total,” says Steve Jarvis, retracing the chain of events that left him blind and in a coma…

0

‘Running the show’: Aaron Ramsey leads tributes to Peter Whittingham

The Cardiff City legend died at the age of 35 after suffering head injuries after ‘an accidental fall’ in Wales earlier this monthA recurring theme amid the tributes to Peter Whittingham was the nod to his magical left foot, described by Aaron Ramsey a…

0

Wycombe’s David Wheeler: ‘A lot more can be done to look after players’

Wycombe winger on a promotion bid halted, the challenges of inactivity and how coronavirus threatens small clubsIt is a peculiar time for professional footballers without the carrot of a match at the end of a week. Last Saturday Wycombe Wanderers were …

0

Former Cardiff star Peter Whittingham suffers head injuries in fall

35-year-old in Cardiff hospital after accident in Barry pubFormer midfielder also played for Aston Villa and BlackburnThe former Cardiff and Aston Villa midfielder Peter Whittingham is in hospital with head injuries. The 35-year-old suffered the injuri…

0

Premier League and British football set for shutdown due to coronavirus – live

Live updates as coronavirus takes its toll on football around the worldPremier League prepares for suspension after Arteta tests positive Feel free to email Ben or tweet @BenFisherj 8.42am GMT A reminder that Euro 2020 could become Euro 2021:European f…

0

Football transfer rumours: Arsenal to sign Atlético’s Thomas Partey?

Today’s fluff has other things on its mindAtlético Madrid’s victory over Liverpool did not sit quite right with some, notably Jürgen Klopp who bemoaned the absence of Proper Football at Anfield, and yet clinical finishing and a dogged defensive display…

0

Mendes, Wilder and the SAS: how Lee Johnson has Bristol City on the rise

The innovative manager of the Championship promotion hopefuls will stop at nothing to take the club forward Lee Johnson is discussing confidence and courage, traits that will likely go some way to determining his team’s play-off credentials across the …

0

Chelsea v Everton: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 2pm GMT kick-offLive scoreboard: the latest from around EuropeAnd you can get in touch with Ben by email or on Twitter 1.15pm GMT Lampard reckons former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is in for a warm welcome, and, fran…

0

Wayne Rooney: ‘As a kid every half-time I argued with Ferguson’

Before the FA Cup tie Derby’s player-coach discusses the way back for Manchester United and why his second Everton exit ranklesFour months on, the sight of Wayne Rooney in a Derby County tracksuit is still somewhat unusual. Even more so given he is dis…

0

Wayne Rooney: ‘As a kid every half-time I argued with Ferguson’

Before the FA Cup tie Derby’s player-coach discusses the way back for Manchester United and why his second Everton exit ranklesFour months on, the sight of Wayne Rooney in a Derby County tracksuit is still somewhat unusual. Even more so given he is dis…

0

Ronan Curtis: Portsmouth’s Arsenal fan who banned his mum from Twitter

Forward is relishing FA Cup clash with the club he supports and will be watched by some of his 10 siblings and his proud parentsIt is 4.30pm and the kettle has just boiled at the Curtis household in old Portsmouth where Ronan, not long back from a play…

0

Crewe’s David Artell: ‘I did a helluva lot on crime-scene analysis’

The manager discusses his forensic biology studies, how Thomas Müller made him laugh, and his ‘Dad’s Army lads’Daytime television can be deemed dreary but, in David Artell’s case, tuning into a couple of timeless crime dramas after training, while a yo…

0

Manchester United v Watford, Wolves v Norwich: clockwatch – live!

Premier League updates from the 2pm GMT kick-offsAnd feel free to email Ben or tweet him @benfisherj 1.36pm GMT More from Solskjær, who has been talking through his decision to omit Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard from the United squad. “We picked a …