Germany vs Slovakia preview: Mario Gomez says world champions have to 'function as a whole'

25 Jun

In a tournament short on traditional centre-forwards, Germany have realised that an old-fashioned number nine is sometimes better than a modern ‘false’ one. After two disappointing games for Mario Gotze up front, Joachim Low turned to Mario Gomez for the game against Northern Ireland. Although Germany only won 1-0, it was Gomez who scored and […]

Top Brexit campaigner mocks ‘apocalypse’ fears but MP suggests Parliament could DEFY vote

25 Jun

Ukip’s parliamentary spokesperson Suzanne Evans has listed an abundance of reasons why Britain’s post-Brexit future is looking bright after a predicted uncertain first day of independence. In a Facebook post lauded by Leave voters, Ms Evans noted how both the pound and FTSE 100 both recovered from yesterday’s early falls, while pro-EU campaigners had now […]

Picture Special: Ivan Perisic shows off patriotic haircut as Croatia take on Portugal

25 Jun

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Brewin: Poland through after Xhaka miss

25 Jun

4:00 PM GMT Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email comment SAINT-ETIENNE, France — Three thoughts on Poland’s 5-4 win over Switzerland on penalties in the round of 16. 1. Granit Xhaka and Switzerland’s shootout torment This was a cruel penalty shootout defeat for Switzerland, and especially Granit Xhaka, who missed a crucial kick. There will be no […]

There is a new Page in Northampton’s history

25 Jun

Northampton have appointed Rob Page as the club’s new manager. The 41-year-old former Wales international joins the Sky Bet League Two champions from Port Vale, who are now searching for a replacement. Page replaces Chris Wilder, who left the Cobblers after leading […]

Managerless Southampton sign Nathan Redmond from Norwich City

25 Jun

Nathan Redmond has joined managerless Southampton from relegated Norwich in what is believed to be a £10million deal. Despite being without a manager following Ronald Koeman’s exit to Everton last week, Saints have moved to make the England Under-21s international their first signing of the summer. Redmond, a long-time target of the club, has penned […]

Euro 2016: Northern Ireland player ratings v Wales: Leeds man stars despite defeat

25 Jun

The dream is over for Northern Ireland but they can hold their heads up high after an incredible string of performances in France. In the end, the brilliance of Gareth Bale told as Wales defeated the Green and White Army 1-0, with McAuley prodding the Welshman’s cross into his own net. As a team, Michael […]

Manchester City transfer rumours: Blues readying official John Stones bid, and could Brexit foil pursuit of German starlet?

25 Jun

Pep Guardiola has already started work on turning his newly-inherited Manchester City team into consistent Premier League title contenders – who will be next to join his Etihad Stadium revamp? Ilkay Gundogan became the Spaniard’s first signing at the City helm when he joined from Borussia Dortmund earlier this month, but the real work starts now […]

Euro 2016: Daniel Sturridge backs ‘brother’ Raheem Sterling to defy critics and become one of the world’s best players

25 Jun

Daniel Sturridge has told critics to lay off England winger Raheem Sterling and, instead, help him become of the world’s best players. Sterling has endured a tough first season at Manchester City, following a controversial £49million move from Liverpool last summer, and he’s looked poor for the Three Lions at Euro 2016 too as he […]

Euro 2016: Wales player ratings v Northern Ireland including Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen

25 Jun

Wales booked their place in the last eight of Euro 2016 with a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland.  Gareth McAuley’s own goal in the second half settled the contest after Gareth Bale sent in a dangerous low cross.  Chris Coleman’s men will face the winner of Hungary v Belgium – live on talkSPORT.  How did […]