Friday, 3 February 2023

Players must wake up – football is an empty shop with bills to pay

MARTIN SAMUEL: Players must wake up. Football is now an empty shop with nothing to sell and big bills to pay as Gordon Taylor’s last stand threatens its good name Football clubs can only survive for so long without any money coming in Some clubs can afford to donate salary…

Tom Dempsey: New Orleans great dies after contracting coronavirus

New Orleans Saints great Tom Dempsey has died aged 73 after contracting coronavirus. Dempsey set the record for the longest NFL field goal with a 63-yard kick in 1970 – and it was only beaten in 2013. The placekicker, born without toes on his right foot and fingers on his…

Sagna warns Arsenal against repeating van Persie mistake with Aubameyang

Arsenal have been warned not to repeat the mistake they made when handling Robin van Persie's future back in 2013. The Dutchman's contract was winding down and the Gunners weren't prepared to pay him the money it would've taken to retain his services. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a very similar…