rss

Author Archive for Nick Ames

0

‘It’s phenomenal’: how six Londoners are on verge of glory with Montserrat

Players with roots on Caribbean island have helped transform its football fortunes and put a Gold Cup in reach“You’d literally be playing out here and getting scraped up off the floor.” Bradley Woods-Garness is standing a few yards from one of the nort…

0

‘It’s phenomenal’: how six Londoners are on verge of glory with Montserrat

Players with roots on Caribbean island have helped transform its football fortunes and put a Gold Cup in reach“You’d literally be playing out here and getting scraped up off the floor.” Bradley Woods-Garness is standing a few yards from one of the nort…

0

Europa League quarter-final draw: Arsenal handed Napoli test – as it happened

Arsenal will face a tough assignment against Napoli in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, while Chelsea play Slavia Prague 12.43pm GMT Thanks for your company – that’s it for this one. These ties will be played on 11 April and 18 April. While the…

0

Champions League: Spurs v Man City and Barça v Man Utd in last eight – live!

Ajax v Juventus and Liverpool v Porto in quarter-finalsBarcelona or United will face winner of Liverpool tieEmail Nick with your thoughts. Or tweet @NickAmes82 11.24am GMT “Ajax triumphing over Real Madrid only to come face to face with Ronaldo is a b…

0

FA Cup quarter-final buildup, European draws and more – live!

Champions League and Europa League last-eight drawsPremier League, Championship and FA Cup: 10 things to watchAnd feel free to email Nick or tweet him @NickAmes82 9.47am GMT On the topic of that Watford v Palace tie – I really enjoyed this interview by…

0

Chelsea v Wolves: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 2.05pm GMT kick-offEmail Nick here or tweet him here, if you fancyJorginho: ‘I don’t consider myself Sarri’s golden boy’Live scoreboard: the latest from Sunday’s games across Europe 1.03pm GMT Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rud…

0

Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino says touchline ban is ‘completely unfair’

• Spurs manager in ‘shock’ after receiving two-match suspension• Dele Alli in contention to play at Southampton on SaturdayMauricio Pochettino has described his “shock” at receiving a two-game touchline ban and £10,000 fine from the Football Associatio…

0

De Jong to Tadic: six players behind Ajax’s Champions League revival

Ajax’s win against Real Madrid showcased several impressive talents that have emerged during the run to the quarter-finalsIndirectly, a former Barcelona legend contributed to Ajax’s demolition job at the Bernabéu on Tuesday night. Onana is a star produ…

0

Manuel Pellegrini hails West Ham star Declan Rice as England’s best choice

• Pellegrini: ‘For me, he is the best English holding midfielder’• Rice, 20, scored the opening goal in 2-0 defeat of NewcastleManuel Pellegrini believes Declan Rice is the best English player in his position and that the 20-year-old still has plenty o…

0

Brendan Rodgers intent on staying positive at Leicester despite the haters | Nick Ames

City’s new manager says some dismiss his leadership style as ‘deluded’ but he is a better coach than he was at LiverpoolBrendan Rodgers was reflecting on the circularity of a managerial career that, but for a change of heart by Leicester City’s former …

0

Football rumours: Pochettino to leave Spurs for Real Madrid?

Today’s rumours don’t know what they’re doingWhat a difference five days make. Tottenham, slipping from title contenders to top-four hangers-on, look set to repeat history rather than make it and the implications may stretch beyond May. That’s because,…

0

Football transfer rumours: Rodgers wants Callum Wilson at Leicester?

Today’s fluff is out of whackBrendan Rodgers believes his Leicester players have “special things on the horizon”. The thing is that it might not be these particular Leicester players, because Brendan has money burning a hole in his pocket and, my word,…

0

Football transfer rumours: Rodgers wants Callum Wilson at Leicester?

Today’s fluff is out of whackBrendan Rodgers believes his Leicester players have “special things on the horizon”. The thing is that it might not be these particular Leicester players, because Brendan has money burning a hole in his pocket and, my word,…

0

Chelsea v Manchester City: Carabao Cup final – live!

Live updates from Wembley, kick-off 4.30pm (GMT)Bernardo Silva: City’s rising star beloved by GuardiolaFeel free to email Nick or tweet @NickAmes82 3.59pm GMT It finished goalless at Old Trafford, and was rather a slog. Half an hour til this one now …..

0

Chelsea v Malmö: Europa League last 32, second leg – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the second leg at Stamford BridgeSarri says Chelsea struggles are not down to his tacticsEmail your thoughts to Nick here, or tweet him @NickAmes82 7.27pm GMT Oh and Valencia v Celtic is pretty much wrapped up too but, aga…

0

Leroy Sané emerges from chaos to rewrite City’s knockout nightmare | Nick Ames

Manchester City’s comeback was sealed exuberantly enough to postpone some awkward Champions League questionsPerhaps, if Pep Guardiola learned anything from a chaotic night in Germany’s industrial heartland, it was that you cannot keep a good narrative …

0

Arjen Robben: ‘If you ask what is the worst stadium for me, it’s Liverpool’

In his tenth and final season at Bayern Munich the Dutchman talks about his extraordinary decade in Bavaria and burning desire to avenge Champions League traumas at Anfield“‘Enjoy it, enjoy it,’ that’s what you say to young players.” Arjen Robben is wr…

0

FA Cup fifth round news and more: weekend football countdown – live!

Get all the latest news ahead of the weekend actionFA Cup fifth round: 10 things to look out for this weekendAnd you can email Nick here or tweet him here 9.36am GMT Here’s a nice interview to kick things off with. It’s Harry Wilson, the Derby youngste…

0

FA Cup fifth round news and more: weekend football countdown – live!

Get all the latest news ahead of the weekend actionFA Cup fifth round: 10 things to look out for this weekendAnd you can email Nick here or tweet him here 9.36am GMT Here’s a nice interview to kick things off with. It’s Harry Wilson, the Derby youngste…

0

Ipswich’s Paul Lambert: ‘If you can galvanise this place, it will be unbelievable’

Ipswich Town’s manager is under no illusions as he returns to Carrow Road to face his former chargesThis seems an appropriate time for Paul Lambert to be talking about self?confidence. He is sitting in his office at Ipswich’s training ground and rememb…