£15m Sunderland star joins Leeds United, Leicester, Ipswich sextet in Championship XI of the season

We’re 19 games into the 2023/24 Championship campaign and the XI of the season is dominated by six standouts from Leeds United, Leicester City and Ipswich. This XI is based on WhoScored‘s player ratings…   GK: Vaclav Hladky (Ipswich Town) Kieran McKenna’s Ipswich Town are taking the Championship by storm and […]

What’s on TV tonight: Bob Dylan: Shadow Kingdom, Thriller 40, Doctor Who, Strictly and more

Saturday 2 December Bob Dylan: Shadow Kingdom BBC Two, 10pm A rare treat for Bobcats and an equally rare opportunity for the Bob-curious to find out whether the Bard of Hibbing’s quixotic way with live performance is for them. Where once it ranged whimsically across his back catalogue, his “Never […]

Liam Scales on surprising Brendan Rodgers and going from Arklow Town to the Champions League

HERE’S HOW to tip the Scales in your favour.  At the start of the season, Brendan Rodgers was planning without Stephen Kenny’s latest debutant at senior international level. Having joined Celtic from Shamrock Rovers, Liam Scales – like so many Irish youngsters before him – struggled to break into the […]

Rodgers hails Irish star: ‘He’s probably one of the biggest surprises in my career’

CELTIC BOSS Brendan Rodgers hailed Irish defender Liam Scales after the reigning Scottish champions’ 3-1 Scottish Premiership win over Kilmarnock on Saturday. After joining from Shamrock Rovers in 2021, the 25-year-old was largely on the periphery of the squad initially. He spent last season on loan at Aberdeen and appeared to […]

Haaland equals another record as Man City narrow gap to leaders Arsenal

ERLING HAALAND EQUALLED another record as Manchester City increased the pressure on Premier League leaders Arsenal with a 3-1 win over relegation-threatened Leicester. The prolific Norwegian struck twice at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday to draw level with the competition’s record of 32 goals for a 38-game season. His double […]

Brendan Rodgers departs as Leicester manager after club slide into bottom three

LEICESTER HAVE PARTED company with manager Brendan Rodgers as they look to maintain their Premier League status. The Foxes dropped into the bottom three after Saturday’s last-gasp defeat at Crystal Palace, which extended their winless run to six games. Rodgers, who recently celebrated four years in charge at the King […]