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Author Archive for Scott Murray

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England v Czech Republic: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!

Minute-by-minute updates on the Group A game, 7.45pm kick-off Southgate lauds England’s promise and creative optionsAny thoughts? You can email Scott Murray 7.32pm GMT The ever-likeable Gareth Southgate speaks to Independent Television. “There’s a lot …

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The Fiver | Humiliation calculated as Kazakhstan = 1978 x (Costa Rica + Uruguay)²

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Shortbread McFiver woke up at 2.59pm on Thursday afternoon. “Oof och ooyah ma heed!” the Fiver’s increasingly unacceptable stereotypical cousin from north of Brexitland yelped. Po’ Shortbread was recov…

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The Players’ Championship 2019 final round: live!

All the latest from the final round at SawgrassMcIlroy and Fleetwood put in shade by ‘great day’ for RahmEmail Scott your thoughts 5.43pm GMT Two putts for McIlroy on 1, and that’s a solid enough start. Rory has some demons to conquer today: his Sunday…

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Swansea City v Manchester City: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

FA Cup quarter-final updates from the 5.20pm GMT kick-offGraham Potter: ‘Pep’s influenced by Cruyff. I had Brian Horton’ And feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 4.28pm GMT Swansea make just the one change to the team that went down 3-0 at t…

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Watford v Crystal Palace: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

FA Cup quarter-final updates from the 12.15pm GMT kick-offRob Smyth: when Manchester United were nation’s darlingsAnd you can email Scott with your thoughts 11.25am GMT After the free-jazz selection stylings of the Etihad, Watford make eight changes, r…

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Juventus v Atlético Madrid: Champions League last 16, second leg – live!

Live updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offYou can get in touch with Scott hereLive scoreboard: the latest from Tuesday’s matches 7.10pm GMT Massimiliano Allegri makes four changes to the Juve team named in the first leg in Madrid. João Cancelo, Leonardo Sp…

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The Fiver | A thundering mid-life crisis

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!In years gone by, Real Madrid would occasionally mine English football for the hottest managerial talent. The former Wellington Town striker Robert Firth, for example, who bossed Los Merengues for a co…

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Manchester City v Watford: Premier League – live!

Premier League pdates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-offLive scores: the goals as they go in around the UK and EuropeSend your thoughts to Scott by email here 4.45pm GMT Manchester City make two changes to the starting XI named for the 1-0 victory at Bournem…

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Crystal Palace v Brighton: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 12.30pm (GMT) kick-off How Brighton v Crystal Palace grew into an unlikely rivalryAnd feel free to email your thoughts to Scott 12.39pm GMT 8 min: So having said that, Brighton launch a slinky attack, Knockaert and Bisso…

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Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester United: Champions League last 16, second leg – live!

Live updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offDaniel Taylor: United seek to replicate 1999 Houdini actYou can email Scott here with your thoughts 3.22pm GMT It’s fair to say Manchester United are up against it here. They’re two down from the home leg, and that…

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The Fiver | Oh Sergio! What have you done?!

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Say what you will about Sergio Ramos, and we hear that some folk are beginning to form opinions, but the man is quite good at defending. Sadly he wasn’t able to show off any of that ability on Tuesday …

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Chelsea v Tottenham: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offLiverpool v Watford, Man City v West Ham and more!Live scoreboard: all the latest from Wednesday’s matchesAnd feel free to email Scott here with your thoughts 7.20pm GMT Maurizio Sarri, straight to the po…

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The Fiver | A dressing room lined with blue shirts and Ibroxian wood panelling

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!In an episode sociologists will one day surely reference as a textbook study in collective cognitive dissonance, a large number of Parkhead regulars rushed to various online forums and social media dis…

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Newcastle United v Burnley, Leicester City v Brighton and more – live!

Follow live updates from Tuesday night’s matchesBrendan Rodgers appointed as Leicester managerLive scoreboard: the latest from around the groundsAnd feel free to email Scott here with your musings 7.21pm GMT Newcastle-Burnley team news. Rafael Benitez …

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Newcastle United v Burnley, Leicester City v Brighton and more – live!

Follow live updates from Tuesday night’s matchesBrendan Rodgers appointed as Leicester managerLive scoreboard: the latest from around the groundsAnd feel free to email Scott here with your musings 7.21pm GMT Newcastle-Burnley team news. Rafael Benitez …

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The Fiver | Maybe there’s method in the apparent madness

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The way some folk go on, you’d think managing the Queen’s Celtic was as simple as turning up, clocking in, tootling a verse or two of The Fields of Athenry on a tin whistle, throwing your boots up and …

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Time to pick the least annoying team to support as trophy season begins | Scott Murray

Your club may have no chance for glory but why not enliven matters by backing an unobjectionable rival still in the hunt?This weekend marked the start of trophy-lifting season in England. The business end of the campaign is a period of giddy expectatio…

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Leicester City v Crystal Palace: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-off at the King PowerClockwatch – catch up with all the afternoon’s actionAnd why not email Scott with your thoughts 5.22pm GMT How does Roy Hodgson feel about becoming the oldest manager in Premier League history? “I a…

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Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-off at Turf MoorLive scores – follow all Saturday’s goals!And you can email Scott your thoughts 12.14pm GMT It’s a lovely day in Lancashire. Yellow beams streaming into Turf Moor and all across this famous old mill tow…

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Arsenal v Bate Borisov: Europa League last 32, second leg – live!

All the latest from the 5.55pm kick-off at Emirates StadiumÖzil’s Arsenal future is in his own hands, says EmeryGot any thoughts? Why not email them to Scott 5.20pm GMT Pennant watch. Quality ceremonial memorabilia, much as you’d expect from a classy o…