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• Former Leicester manager has been in charge for just 12 matches
Derby County have confirmed Nigel Pearson will not be taking charge of the team for tonight’s Championship fixture at Cardiff City. With speculation rife that the manager has been suspended, a club statement stated that Pearson would not be carrying out his normal duties with the team in Wales.
Derby have not made a convincing start to the season and dropped into the bottom three at the weekend following a home defeat by Blackburn Rovers. A meeting took place between Pearson and the club’s owner, Mel Morris, at the training ground on Monday, following which the Derby Telegraph reported that the manager was about to be suspended pending an internal investigation.Continue reading...
In today’s Fiver: Sam Allardyce, Totti and a meeting with Dr Do One at Villa
There is a splendid second-hand anecdote in Joey Barton’s autobiography, No Nonsense, that features a young Sam Allardyce, wearing a thong and basted to within an inch of his life with suntan lotion on a Spanish beach, being buried up to his neck for hours as a forfeit for losing a wrestling match with one of his Preston team-mates and becoming so hungry during his incarceration that he ate 14 fried eggs in one sitting afterwards. While The Fiver is prepared to doubt the veracity of this possibly apocryphal story on the grounds that we can’t imagine how anyone covered in lotion could possibly be pinned into submission for a three-count, we couldn’t help but wonder if Big Sam wasn’t perhaps yearning for those days of puckish seaside abandon on the long drive to meet his bosses at FA HQ on Tuesday morning. It might be his head that he would now rather have buried in the sand.Continue reading...
2.00 Her Terms 2.30 Dowayla 3.00 Mount Moriah (nb) 3.30 Bedrock 4.05 Mr Andros 4.40 Penny Pot Lane 5.10 Noble ActContinue reading...
- Former Argentina boss to take charge for club’s first season in MLS
- Martino, 53, has also coached Barcelona and Newell’s Old Boys
Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, the former Argentina coach who quit after failing to lift this summer’s Copa América Centenario, will take charge of Atlanta United in their first season in MLS next year.Continue reading...
Francesco Totti was born in 1976, joined Roma in 1989, made his debut for the club in 1993, became their captain in 1998 and last scored for them on Sunday
The Eternal City has hosted some of the game’s all-time greats – among them Bruno Conti, Falcão, Giuseppe Signori and Giorgio Chinaglia – but none of them are greater than Roma’s current captain and symbol, Francesco Totti: a man who was born in 1976, joined the club in 1989, made his debut in 1993, has been their captain since 1998 and last scored for them on Sunday. He has been one of European football’s greatest talents and, on skill alone, Totti is one of the finest players in the history of the sport.
What he has brought to Roma is unique and will be everlasting but, strangely enough, that romance may never have blossomed. Totti’s mother turned down a lucrative offer from Milan so that he could join his hometown club, a dream that was realised in 1989. As Totti puts it: “When you are a kid in Rome, there are only two possible choices: You are either red or blue. AS Roma or Lazio. But in our family, there was only one possible choice.” Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani saw Totti as one for the future – a player who would go on to join Fabio Capello’s invincible Milan team of the early 1990s – but they were left to wonder what might have been.Continue reading...
- Bag containing baseballs and checkbook found by beachgoer
- Fernandez, 24, died on Sunday morning when his boat hit a rock
On Monday evening, less than 48 hours after Marlins pitcher José Fernández was killed in a boating accident, a bag containing four baseballs signed by José Fernández washed ashore in Miami Beach. Fernández’s checkbook was also found.
The bag was given to a lifeguard in Miami Beach, approximately a mile from where the boat was found upside down on Sunday morning.Continue reading...
• ‘I will do everything in my power to get back to where I feel I belong’
Chris Ashton has vowed to regain his place in the England side after completing the 13-week suspension he received for biting the arm of the Northampton prop, Alex Waller, during this month’s Premiership match at Saracens.
The 39-cap wing maintains he did not bite Waller but has accepted his punishment. However by the time the year ends he will have missed nearly six months of the nine Saracens have been in action, having received a 10-week ban in January for putting his hand near the eye area of the Ulster centre Luke Marshall,Continue reading...
Revie succeeded Alf Ramsey as England manager in 1974 but, having failed to qualify for the 1976 European Championship and with his relationship strained with the Football Association chairman, Sir Harold Thompson, he started sounding out prospective employers. He missed a friendly with Brazil in Rio apparently to scout Italy but, in truth, to travel to Dubai to negotiate a four-year contract to manage the United Arab Emirates worth £340,000 annually. He then sold news of his departure to the Daily Mail before the FA had received his formal resignation letter.Continue reading...