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UK snow: Aintree & Chepstow racing on but Scottish football affected

Media playback is not supported on this device Saturday’s racing at Aintree and Chepstow is going ahead despite weather warnings for snow and ice across large parts of the UK. Conditions are expected to ease through Saturday, with the heavier snow forecast overnight into Sunday. Sandown and Wolverhampton will be inspected on Saturday morning. The Scottish Championship match between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Falkirk has been postponed because of snow. In Scottish League Two, Clyde’s game at Peterhead has been postponed because the pitch is frozen. UK snow latest Is…

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The 72 on talkSPORT 2 – Football League podcast on Thursday, December 7

Friday, December 8, 2017 Dan Windle is joined in studio by Matt Stanger and Southend manager Phil Brown to look ahead to another busy weekend of EFL action. Bristol City captain Bailey Wright also joins the guys to talk about how a google search from his dad earned him a trial at Preston aged 16, and Swindon defender Ben Purkiss talks about what challenges he faces as the new chairman of the PFA. Let’s block ads! (Why?)

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Call for lung health screening in top football clubs

Professional footballers should be screened for exercise-induced asthma, researchers say, after a study found three in 10 could be affected. University of Kent scientists used lung tests to identify players with symptoms and improved their fitness after treatment. Elite athletes are known to be prone to asthma-related problems because of their high-intensity breathing. Experts said screening made sense and could prevent later problems. In the study, presented at a meeting of the British Thoracic Society, 97 footballers in England from two Premier League clubs, one Championship club and a League…

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Football Association to ‘seek observations’ from Man City boss Pep Guardiola over Nathan Redmond incident

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been asked to explain his version of events following his animated post-match conversation with Southampton’s Nathan Redmond.  The Football Association on Friday said it had sought observations from Guardiola, who has until December 4 to respond.  Premier League leaders City won 2-1 through Raheem Sterling’s stoppage-time goal, but Guardiola’s celebrations took a strange turn when he appeared to berate Redmond for his and his team-mates’ time wasting in an on-pitch rant. Speaking after the match, Guardiola claimed Southampton “didn’t want to play” and “were…

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The man making outrageous boots for football biggest names

Pierre Navarro is a custom artist who creates football boots for some of the biggest names in world football – making one-off designs for Romelu Lukaku, Didier Drogba, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ronaldinho. Now he has a surprise for our very own Gary Lineker… WATCH MORE: ‘I flew to LA to cut Dele Alli’s hair’ Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport – Sport

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Football Manager 2018 wages: Arsenal’s highest paid players, according to FM18

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Football Manager 2018 is back and that means the quest to lead your team to glory is the only thing occupying your mind for the foreseeable future. Once thought of as just a game, Football Manager is now an accurate representation of the Beautiful Game, with thousands of scouts and researchers playing their part in its creation. But with all the relevant information at their fingertips, which players are believed to be the highest paid at the Emirates? Click the right arrow above to see the…

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European Football Show Podcast on talkSPORT 2, November 23 2017

European Football Show Podcast on talkSPORT 2, November 23 2017 Friday, November 24, 2017 Andy Brassell and Paolo Bandini round up the week’s football stories from across Europe and round up the Champions League and Europa League action. Plus they look ahead to the big matches around the continent this weekend including the top of the table clash between Valencia and Barcelona in Spain and the Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke. Let’s block ads! (Why?)

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