Alli can handle the hype – Pochettino

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 9:32 pm

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says Dele Alli can handle the hype after being compared to Paul Gascoigne.

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US women footballers allege unequal pay

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 9:31 pm

Five senior members of the World Cup-winning women’s US football team have filed a complaint against the national federation for wage discrimination.

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VIDEO: What could Brexit mean for UK football?

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8:54 pm

So far the arguments about the EU referendum have tended to concentrate on issues like the economy or migration, but what about football?

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Neville agreed to Ayestaran appointment

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8:01 pm

New Valencia coach Pako Ayestaran admits he only accepted the job with predecessor Gary Neville’s blessing.

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Teams are hunting Palace down – Pardew

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7:45 pm

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says the Premier League’s other struggling sides are “hunting them down”.

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Rush doubts England will beat Wales

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Wales’ record goal scorer Ian Rush says Chris Coleman’s men will not lose to England in the 2016 European Championships.

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Lambert seeks Rovers clarification

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Manager Paul Lambert hopes Blackburn Rovers’ owners will clarify future plans after debts of more than £100m are revealed.

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Lambert seeks Rovers clarification

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Manager Paul Lambert hopes Blackburn Rovers’ owners will clarify future plans after debts of more than £100m are revealed.

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Lambert seeks Rovers clarification

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Manager Paul Lambert hopes Blackburn Rovers’ owners will clarify future plans after debts of more than £100m are revealed.

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Lambert seeks Rovers clarification

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Manager Paul Lambert hopes Blackburn Rovers’ owners will clarify future plans after debts of more than £100m are revealed.

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Lambert seeks Rovers clarification

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Manager Paul Lambert hopes Blackburn Rovers’ owners will clarify future plans after debts of more than £100m are revealed.

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Lambert seeks Rovers clarification

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Manager Paul Lambert hopes Blackburn Rovers’ owners will clarify future plans after debts of more than £100m are revealed.

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Uefa opens women’s football racism case

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 4:53 pm

Uefa opens a disciplinary case after Frankfurt fans racially abuse Rosengard players during a Women’s Champions League tie.

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Warburton ready for Old Firm pressure

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 4:28 pm

Rangers boss Mark Warburton says if he cannot deal with the forthcoming derby with Celtic he shouldn’t be in the job.

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Sunderland set to end Eboue’s contract

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 4:20 pm

Sunderland are set to terminate Emmanuel Eboue’s contract after the defender was suspended by Fifa for one year.

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London Irish add five to squad

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 4:06 pm

London Irish announce five new additions, including Worcester Warriors centre Andy Symons, for the 2016-17 season.

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Doukara gets eight-game ban for biting

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Leeds United striker Souleymane Doukara is suspended for eight matches for biting an opponent in his side’s draw with Fulham.

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Wolfsburg omit Bendtner from training

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Former Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner is released from training duties by Wolfsburg as the club considers his long-term future.

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‘I’ll have to wear a crash helmet’

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 2:57 pm

Eastleigh’s Paul Reid says he will continue playing through the pain barrier after breaking his nose for the 11th time.

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England want to be ‘dominant’ – Nowell

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 2:09 pm

England wing Jack Nowell says they want to be “the most dominant team in the world” after their Six Nations Grand Slam.

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Man Utd and Liverpool await decision

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 2:01 pm

Manchester United and Liverpool are expected to discover next week if they will face more charges for illicit chanting.

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‘Forced labour’ at Qatar World Cup site

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 1:59 pm

Rights group Amnesty International accuses Qatar of using forced labour over construction of a flagship stadium for the 2022 World Cup.

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Crowd support worth the ‘effort’ – Ryan

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 1:52 pm

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan says that the return of the Sixways roar is reward for their “effort”.

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Footballers’ ‘blackface’ racism protest

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 12:35 pm

German club digitally alters team photo in show of solidarity after attack on two Sudanese players.

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Gloucester add Highlanders prop Hohneck

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 12:35 pm

New Zealand-born prop Josh Hohneck signs for Gloucester for the 2016-17 season from Super Rugby champions Highlanders.

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Man Utd must be patient – Ferguson

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:36 am

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson defends current manager Louis van Gaal, saying success will return to the club.

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Man Utd must be patient – Ferguson

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:36 am

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson defends current manager Louis van Gaal, saying success will return to the club.

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Wales women have to wear men’s shirts

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:11 am

Wales women’s all-time leading scorer Helen Ward reveals the national football team has to play in men’s shirts.

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Wales women have to wear men’s shirts

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:11 am

Wales women’s all-time leading scorer Helen Ward reveals the national football team has to play in men’s shirts.

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Brexit could change Hamilton signings

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:09 am

Hamilton could be forced to change their signing policy should the UK vote to leave the EU, says manager Martin Canning.

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Brexit could change Hamilton signings

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:09 am

Hamilton could be forced to change their signing policy should the UK vote to leave the EU, says manager Martin Canning.

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Tuala agrees new Northampton contract

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10:31 am

Samoa international Ahsee Tuala agrees a new contract with Northampton Saints for next season.

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Neilson targets Celtic Park win

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10:02 am

Robbie Neilson thinks a win over Celtic on Saturday would signal Hearts’ intent to catch second-placed Aberdeen.

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Burnley reveal record £30.1m profit

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10:01 am

Championship side Burnley return a profit of £30.1m, a club record, during their 2014-15 stint in the Premier League.

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Bridcutt tackle ‘typical in Scotland’

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 9:20 am

Celtic’s Erik Sviatchenko says Liam Bridcutt’s controversial challenge on him was harsh but not uncommon in Scotland.

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‘Tide has turned’ for Bath – Attwood

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8:58 am

England lock Dave Attwood says the “tide has turned” for Bath after Saturday’s 17-12 win at local rivals Gloucester.

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Ex-Leicester keeper Logan joins Hibs

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8:47 am

Hibernian sign former Leicester City goalkeeper Conrad Logan until the end of the season.

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Tottenham – an overlooked fairytale?

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7:12 am

In any other year, Spurs’ title bid would be the story of the season. We take a closer look at how they have become serious contenders.

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Tranmere legend King dies aged 77

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6:06 am

Former Tranmere Rovers boss John King, widely regarded as the club’s greatest manager, dies aged 77.

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Thursday’s gossip column

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6:02 am

Valencia want Jose Mourinho as their next boss, Hodgson considering Terry recall, Rooney to play for reserves, plus more.

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Sale to sign Connacht fly-half MacGinty

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:32 am

Sale Sharks will sign fly-half AJ MacGinty from Connacht at the end of the season to replace Wasps-bound Danny Cipriani.

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Sale to sign Connacht fly-half MacGinty

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:32 am

Sale Sharks will sign fly-half AJ MacGinty for next season from Connacht to replace Wasps-bound Danny Cipriani.

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Brexit may affect more than 400 players

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:09 am

How might the landscape of football in the UK change if the electorate votes to leaves Europe this summer?

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No regrets over Villa sale – Ellis

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 9:49 pm

Former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis says he does not regret selling the club to Randy Lerner.

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No regrets over Villa sale – Ellis

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 9:49 pm

Former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis says he does not regret selling the club to Randy Lerner.

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Southend United 3-1 Sheffield United

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Southend United give their fading League One play-off hopes a boost with a home victory over Sheffield United.

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Southend United 3-1 Sheffield United

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Southend United give their fading League One play-off hopes a boost with a home victory over Sheffield United.

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Real can still catch Barcelona – Bale

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Gareth Bale says Real Madrid can still win the La Liga title even though they trail leaders Barcelona by 10 points.

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Waghorn ‘has a chance’ of facing Celtic

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7:18 pm

Rangers forward Martyn Waghorn is hopeful of being fit in time for the Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic.

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Neville sacked as Valencia boss

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:51 pm

Gary Neville is sacked by Valencia after less than four months as head coach.

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England’s kit: What’s all the fuss for?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm

The design of England’s kit for Euro 2016 has been widely criticised, so why the red socks and ice blue sleeves?

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England’s kit: What’s all the fuss for?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm

The design of England’s kit for Euro 2016 has been widely criticised, so why the red socks and ice blue sleeves?

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Why did Neville fail at Valencia?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 5:18 pm

Language barrier? Tactical issues? Lack of support? Andy West examines the issues that plagued Gary Neville’s first managerial role.

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Gutierrez claims ludicrous – Newcastle

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:55 pm

Newcastle describe as “ludicrous” claims by former midfielder Jonas Gutierrez that he was deliberately dropped so the club could release him.

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Republic’s Elliot to miss Euro 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Rob Elliot says he will miss Euro 2016 after being ruled out for a “number of months”.

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McKenzie extends stay with Edinburgh

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Forward Fraser McKenzie signs a new two-year deal with Edinburgh, keeping him with the Pro12 club until 2019.

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O’Callaghan credits Cross for revival

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 3:20 pm

Ireland legend Donncha O’Callaghan says Worcester Warriors defensive coach Simon Cross should take credit for their good form.

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Charnley ‘could play union for England’

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Sale’s new cross-code signing Josh Charnley can play rugby union for England, says director of rugby Steve Diamond.

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Yorath’s warning over Coleman contract

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Former Wales manager Terry Yorath says the Football Association of Wales should ensure current boss Chris Coleman signs a new deal.

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Hull against Villa approach for Bruce

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 1:51 pm

Championship promotion contenders Hull City would not welcome an approach from Aston Villa for manager Steve Bruce.

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N Ireland deserve more credit – Norwood

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Northern Ireland midfielder Oliver Norwood believes Michael O’Neill’s side will be underestimated at Euro 2016.

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Pele sues Samsung for $30m over image

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 12:36 pm

Brazilian football legend Pele is suing South Korean electronics giant Samsung, after claiming the firm improperly used a lookalike in an advertisement.

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Gordon aims to keep Scotland jersey

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:35 am

Craig Gordon has his sights on retaining the goalkeeper’s jersey after only his second Scotland start in six years.

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The striker outscoring Vardy and Kane

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:05 am

Winchester City’s Warren Bentley is a former team-mate of Gareth Bale – and the most prolific striker in the top eight tiers of English football.

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VIDEO: Brown enjoys landmark appearance

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 10:47 am

Celebrating his 50th cap with a victory, Scotland captain Scott Brown enjoys passing on his experience to new squad members.

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Cuthbert out of Wales tour to NZ

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 9:48 am

Heel and knee problems force Cardiff Blues wing Alex Cuthbert to miss Wales’ three-Test June tour to New Zealand.

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VIDEO: O’Shea ‘gutted’ by Elliot injury

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 9:43 am

Republic of Ireland defender John O’Shea says the entire squad was left “hugely disappointed” by the injury to Rob Elliot in Tuesday’s draw against Slovakia which could rule the Newcastle keeper out of Euro 2016.

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Demichelis charged with betting offences

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 9:38 am

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis is charged by the Football Association over alleged betting offences.

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Tipuric may miss rest of Pro12 season

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8:47 am

Wales flanker Justin Tipuric may miss the rest of the Pro12 season as he recovers from concussion suffered in the Six Nations.

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Elliot injury ‘serious’ says O’Neill

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8:11 am

Injured Republic of Ireland keeper Rob Elliot could miss Euro 2016 and Newcastle’s battle to stay in the Premier League.

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Exeter’s Aussie revolution

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7:41 am

Exeter could have eight Australians in their squad next season – so why are the Chiefs so attractive to players from down under?

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Messi closes in on Batistuta record

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7:17 am

Lionel Messi closes in on Gabriel Batistuta’s goals record for Argentina after scoring his 50th for his country.

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McGinn and Tierney revel in Scots bow

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:56 am

John McGinn and Kieran Tierney enjoy promising debuts for Scotland, impressing in a 1-0 win over Denmark.

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Charnley crosses codes to join Sale

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:13 am

Josh Charnley will join Premiership rugby union club Sale Sharks from rugby league side Wigan Warriors in the autumn.

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Black coaches ‘held back in Scotland’

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:03 am

Russell Latapy and Kevin Harper claim the colour of their skin has hampered their search for Scottish coaching roles.

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Wednesday’s Scottish Gossip

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 5:53 am

Scotland will “definitely get better”, Denmark upset by Liam Bridcutt tackle at Hampden…

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England lacked creativity – Hodgson

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 5:48 am

England boss Roy Hodgson says he was disappointed by his side’s lack of creativity in their 2-1 defeat by the Netherlands.

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Addison and Henshall join Kilmarnock

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:56 pm

Former Peterborough defender Miles Addison and former Ipswich winger Alex Henshall sign for Kilmarnock.

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Messi’s boots make Egyptians cry foul

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:28 pm

The world’s most famous footballer has angered some Egyptians by donating a pair of his boots to a charity auction.

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Who is on the plane to France?

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:15 pm

Who can trouble any team in the world? Phil McNulty looks at which England players are off to Euro 2016 and who is staying at home.

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Strachan content with Scotland win

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10:23 pm

Scotland were outplayed by Denmark but beat them due to their team spirit, according to coach Gordon Strachan.

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Portugal 2-1 Belgium

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10:20 pm

Portugal prove too strong for Belgium in a match where tributes are paid to victims of the Brussels attacks.

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Garde leaves Villa after 147 days

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10:10 pm

Remi Garde leaves Aston Villa by mutual consent after 147 days as manager and two wins from 20 Premier League games.

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England 1-2 Netherlands

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10:01 pm

Report and player ratings as the Netherlands come from behind to hand England a rare Wembley defeat in the run-up to Euro 2016.

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Germany 4-1 Italy

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 9:38 pm

Germany bounce back from defeat by England on Saturday to beat Italy for the first time in almost 21 years.

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Allen: Star pair make us a different side

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 9:32 pm

Joe Allen warns Wales’ Euro 2016 rivals to expect a different team when Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey return.

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France 4-2 Russia

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 9:16 pm

Birthday boys Dimitri Payet and N’Golo Kante both score as France beat Russia at the Stade de France.

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Republic of Ireland 2-2 Slovakia

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 9:16 pm

The Republic of Ireland score two penalties in three minutes in a 2-2 draw with fellow Euro 2016 qualifiers Slovakia.

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‘Latest episode in a story of crisis’

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 8:57 pm

Aston Villa have parted with their second manager of the season and are sliding towards relegation but how did it come to this?

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Crusaders strike late to maintain lead

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 8:54 pm

Crusaders score deep into injury-time at Ferney Park to maintain their five-point lead at the top over Linfield who trounce Warrenpoint.

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Scotland 1-0 Denmark

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 8:53 pm

Scotland make it two single-goal victories in a row as Matt Ritchie’s early strike defeats Denmark at Hampden.

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Swansea would ‘welcome’ Rodgers’ return

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 8:34 pm

Swansea defender Neil Taylor says Brendan Rodgers would be welcomed back at the club as manager.

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Football tributes for Belgium victims

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:54 pm

Belgium’s football team pay tribute to the victims of last week’s terror attacks in Brussels before the friendly with Portugal.

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Rooney ‘excited’ by England competition

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:47 pm

Injured England captain Wayne Rooney says the competition for places in the build-up to Euro 2016 is “exciting”.

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Nigeria fail to qualify for Afcon 2017

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Nigeria fail to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after defeat by Egypt in their group match on Tuesday.

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Nigeria fail to qualify for Afcon 2017

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Nigeria fail to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after defeat by Egypt in their group match on Tuesday.

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McGregor aims to repay Celtic’s faith

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 6:43 pm

Callum McGregor hopes to reward Celtic manager Ronny Deila for sticking by him after his driving conviction.

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AUDIO: Irish Premiership on Radio Ulster

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Live Radio Ulster medium wave coverage of Tuesday night’s Irish Premiership games, including Ballinamallard United v Crusaders and Warrenpoint Town v Linfield.

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Newport Gwent Dragons sign Nick Macleod

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Newport Gwent Dragons sign experienced fly-half Nick Macleod from Sale Sharks to help bring on their younger players.

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‘Sorry for break in tweets – I came on’

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 5:11 pm

“His phone was beeping non-stop” – how a substitute tweeter turned substitute player took social media by storm.

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