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‘the new handball rule is an ass’ – former premier league referee mark halsey insists lawmakers are to blame, not var

Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey has told talkSPORT the new handball rule is ‘an ass’. However, he insists VAR is NOT to blame for the controversy over Manchester City’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham. More questions were asked of some of this season’s newly implemented rules and the role of the Video Assistant Referee after […]

city swimming, swiss-style: a ride down the rhine in basel | travel

Bathing, barbecues and buvettes are part of the culture in a city that promotes swimming in its majestic river – and it’s a chance for some great sightseeing, tooIf you want to join the many swimmers who leap into the Rhine each summer you can’t do the British wade-in – arms in the air, considering whether the water is for you. You have to commit. You have to give yourself to the river and let it be your guide.I tested out my technique – and bravado – when I visited Basel during Europe’s recent ...

king of the castles: a cabin stay on northumberland's mighty coast | travel

In Alnmouth, new off-grid seaside huts make a great base for car-free exploring – whether you like your fortresses ruined or smartly keptAs night fell, a lighthouse beam caught my eye as it flickered across the sea from Amble. I folded away the seaside cabin’s mini-table, switched off the radio and stepped out on to the porch, waiting for my eyes to adjust to a night sky packed with stars. It was spellbinding. The north-east coast, with its castles, characters and legends, has magic everywhere, ...

tony cascarino praises 'miracle' worker sol campbell following exit from macclesfield town

Tony Cascarino has praised Sol Campbell following his Macclesfield Town exit. The Arsenal legend left the League Two club by mutual consent after eight months in charge on Thursday. Campbell, who won two Premier League titles with the Gunners, saved Macclesfield from relegation last season after taking over with the strugglers bottom of the fourth […]

'did he just say penetration live on air?' – stuart pearce leaves brazil and mccoist speechless after naming favourite punk bands

It’s not often Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist are left speechless, but somehow Stuart Pearce managed it on Friday’s Sports Breakfast. The Sports Breakfast crew will be the first to tell you it’s hard to shut either of them up on Thursdays and Fridays – but there was stunned silence in the studio after the […]

how can tottenham stop manchester city? stuart pearce says spurs can ‘hurt’ premier league champions at the etihad stadium

Tottenham have the talent to ‘hurt’ Manchester City in Saturday’s Premier League showdown at the Etihad Stadium, claims Stuart Pearce. Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and we will bring you LIVE and EXCLUSIVE commentary of Man City and Spurs’ 5:30pm clash. After a thrilling opening day, we’ve got more cracking top-flight action in store this weekend […]

champions league should have been renamed after liverpool vs tottenham final, says ally mccoist – ‘they haven’t won a title in years!’

Ally McCoist believes UEFA should rename the Champions League after last season’s final – Liverpool and Tottenham – because they haven’t won their league title for a combined 85 years! On Tuesday’s Sports Breakfast show, hosts Alan Brazil and McCoist debated which teams should be given automatic qualification for Europe’s top competition. It came after […]

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