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After Manchester City’s exit in Barcelona left the Premier League with no representatives in the Champions League, we look back at when the last English club has gone out in each season since 2000-01Continue reading...
• Barcelona’s Rakitic lobs Manchester City out of Champions League
There was a period during that heady spell of Premier League domination in Europe in the middle of the last decade when top-flight grounds would reverberate to a familiar chant. “Champions League, we’re having a laugh,” it ran. “Champions League, we’re having a laugh.” These days, not so much. The giddy laughter has long since been replaced by sustained low-level grumbling, punctuated by occasional bouts of soul-searching and blood-letting.
Around the time that the unfortunate James Milner was being dumped on his backside by a nutmeg from the imperious Lionel Messi on Wednesday night, it was tempting to consider it an apt metaphor for the performance of English clubs in general at the hands of their continental rivals this season.Continue reading...
• Parling recalled by England for Six Nations showdown against France
• Wales will focus not force it against Italy, says Davies
Rob Howley admits Wales will be using the fact that Six Nations trophies are being sent to Twickenham and Murrayfield on Saturday as motivation for their own title-winning mission in Rome.
The real championship trophy will be at Twickenham where the tournament leaders England host France while second-placed Ireland are aiming to lift the replica cup in Scotland.Continue reading...
This week’s round-up also features Mike Tyson’s KOs, The Don in Toronto and a policeman looking the wrong way
1) Go as fast as you can in a straight line. It’s not not nearly as simple as it sounds as this spectacular crash for drag-racer Larry Dixon proves. Somehow he walks away.
2) Inspired by Benfica’s Romário Baldé making an absolute shocker of this Panenka penalty, here are five more that were clearly the wrong option; plus Neymar getting in on the act too and, from the other side of the box, DC United’s keeper Bill Hamid becomes frustrated as a linesman reminds him of the rules on penalties.Continue reading...
• Dylan Hartley fends off challenge from Tom Youngs
Geoff Parling has been recalled to the England starting line-up to face France in the last match of the Six Nations on Saturday.
He replaces Bath’s Dave Attwood, who is dropped altogether from the 23, in the second row in the only change from the 25-13 defeat of Scotland.Continue reading...
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