But the sordid affair must not be allowed to start a witch-hunt in the game. The fear now is that any time a high-profile footballer is accused of a crime his club will immediately suspend him, not necessarily due to the seriousness of the charge but to avoid being criticised later on in the way
Rival managers Mark Hughes and Ronald Koeman are targeting European qualification. TEAM NEWS Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross returned to full training this week and could play following a back injury. Glenn Whelan is expected to make his 300th appearance for the club. Southampton captain Jose Fonte serves a one-match ban following his dismissal against Sunderland,
Liverpool and Manchester United met for the first time in European competition Manchester United have criticised the fans who sang chants about the Hillsborough disaster during Thursday’s Europa League defeat at Liverpool. Offensive songs were heard during Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Anfield in the first leg of their last-16 tie. Ninety-six Liverpool fans died as
Russell Slade started his managerial career at Notts County in 1994 Cardiff City midfielder Stuart O’Keefe believes manager Russell Slade should stay at the Championship club next season. Slade’s two-year contract, which he signed on joining the Bluebirds in October 2014, expires at the end of the current season. O’Keefe, 25, says the 55-year-old’s time
Former England footballer Adam Johnson will have two more weeks of freedom as it was confirmed he will be sentenced on March 24 for sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan and grooming the teenager. The 28-year-old former Sunderland winger admitted kissing the girl in his car and grooming her with hundreds of social media messages.