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Author Archive for Jacob Steinberg

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The Fiver | Feeling brave enough to even give Phil Foden a minute or two

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Given that Manchester City clobbered seven goals past Rotherham United of the Championship in the third round of the FA Cup, smashed League One’s Burton Albion 9-0 in their Milk Cup semi-final and hit …

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Football transfer rumours: Suso to Spurs or Arsenal? De Ligt to Man City?

Today’s fluff is warming up nicelyNow that Tottenham no longer plan to spend half of their cash on an executive cheese room at the new White Hart Lane, they can make more room in their budget for football stuff. That means they can buy some new trainin…

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Roma v Porto: Champions League last 16, first leg – live!

Champions League last-16, first-leg updates, 8pm GMT kick-offMan Utd v PSG: Champions League last 16, first legAnd feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 7.11pm GMT Roma: Mirante; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Pellegrini, De Rossi, Cris…

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Burnley fan charged with racially abusing Brighton’s Gaëtan Bong

• Alleged abuse happened at match in Brighton last Saturday• Man due in court in Brighton on 14 MarchA Burnley supporter has been charged with a racially aggravated offence after allegedly aiming abuse at Brighton & Hove Albion’s Gaëtan Bong last S…

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Wolves v Newcastle United: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 8pm GMT game at MolineuxPremier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionAnd feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 7.24pm GMT Related: Rafael Benítez backs Miguel Almirón to make instant impact at …

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The Fiver | David Seaman’s psychedelic England kit from the Euro 96 semi-final

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!When it comes to getting Manchester United, nobody gets Manchester United more than Not José. The Fiver is inclined to trust that, having put a smile back on the face of every United supporter, Not Jos…

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Football transfer rumours: Philippe Coutinho to Manchester United?

Today’s waffle is powered by the sunHaving seen how well it worked out for Chelsea when they brought José Mourinho back for a second stint at Stamford Bridge, Internazionale are thinking about rekindling their love affair with the Portuguese ice hockey…

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Claudio Ranieri struggling to reinvent Fulham as he urges forward momentum | Jacob Steinberg

The Italian coach arrived in November but has yet to make his ideas count, with his team now seven points from safetyClaudio Ranieri is a man in a hurry. Fulham’s manager will be unhappy if he sees his team playing like a bad Manchester City tribute ac…

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West Ham and Met police investigating alleged Islamophobic abuse of Salah

• Egyptian targeted in video taken during Liverpool draw• Police say they are reviewing footage of incidentThe Metropolitan Police and West Ham United are investigating a video in which a supporter can apparently be heard aiming Islamophobic abuse at L…

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Football transfer rumours: Real Madrid move for Marcus Rashford?

Today’s fluff is hereNow that Marcus Rashford gets to play for a manager who doesn’t regard him as undesirable, it turns out he is capable of doing lots of goals. Who could have imagined? Oh yeah – almost everybody. Everybody apart from ice hockey’s Jo…

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Manchester City v Arsenal: Premier League – live!

All the latest from the 4.30pm GMT kick-off at the Etihad StadiumGuardiola urges City to focus on themselves in title raceFeel free to email Jacob | or tweet @JacobSteinberg 3.48pm GMT Pep Guardiola picks a team that suggests he hasn’t slept since Tues…

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West Ham supporters’ board member resigns over controversial posts

• Nik Tucker accused of antisemitism, homophobia and racism• Further blow to reputation of club’s official supporters’ boardWest Ham United’s controversial official supporters’ board has lost one of its members after the representative for away season …

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Football transfer rumours: £90m Jadon Sancho to Manchester United?

Today’s piffle is bored witlessWell that was a waste of time. Peter Crouch joined Stoke from Burnley. Or was it the other way round? The Mill can’t be bothered to find out; it spent deadline day in a state of torpor, bored witless by the absence of any…

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Liverpool v Leicester City: Premier League – live!

All the latest action from the 8pm GMT kickoff at AnfieldClockwatch: follow Wednesday’s other games as they happenAnd feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 7.34pm GMT Jurgen Klopp is asked about Manchester City’s defeat last night. “I had a…

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The Fiver | Rafa Benítez may yet have a hand in a Liverpool league title

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!For evidence that the Premier League truly is the best league in the world, look no further than the state of play in mid-table. Make no mistake, the battle to finish seventh is well and truly alive. W…

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Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal: Australian Open final – live!

Live updates from the Rod Laver ArenaOsaka seals back-to-back grand slamsEmail Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 8.40am GMT Tok! Tok! Tok! They’re knocking up. There were a few boos from Novak Djokovic when he walked on court. Absurd. 8.38am GMT A huge r…

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West Ham ready to pay Maxi Gómez’s £43.5m release clause

• Hammers closing in on deal for Cela Vigo’s Uruguayan striker • Marko Arnautovic will be given £45m China move in summerWest Ham are closing in on the signing of Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gómez after signalling their intent to pay the striker’s £43.5m release…

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West Ham ready to sell Marko Arnautovic for £45m and want Maxi Gómez

• Celta Vigo striker Gómez is club’s preferred replacement• Arnautovic keen on China move and left out of squad againWest Ham are prepared to sell Marko Arnautovic if they receive a bid of £45m before the transfer window shuts and are targeting Celta V…

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Novak Djokovic v Lucas Pouille: Australian Open semi-final – live!

Australian Open updates on the second semi in MelbourneRafael Nadal dismantles Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach finalAnd feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 8.23am GMT These two have never met before. So there you go. If Lucas Pouille wins he …

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Novak Djokovic v Kei Nishikori: Australian Open quarter-final – live!

Australian Open updates from the last-eight showdownStefanos Tsitsipas sets up semi-final with Rafael NadalAnd feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 8.58am GMT First set: Djokovic 3-0 Nishikori* (*denotes server): Djokovic holds to 15, con…