1 Each week a leading band or musician takes our Starting XI Q&A. This week, it’s the turn of The Enemy’s bass player, Andy Hopkins…Who would be the most rock ‘n’ roll signing your club could make?Difficult one as there aren’t as many characters in the game as there used to be. I would say someone like Zlatan because he literally smokes a cigar when he plays. An absolute baller!!!If your club was a song or a lyric, what would it be?My club is Coventry City, so over the last few years probably Status Quo’s ‘down, down, deeper and down’. Haha! Lately, though, Tony Mowbray has got them firing so maybe ‘The Only Way Is Up’ by Yazz. Old skool tunes but the sentiments are bang on.Which football stadium would you most like to play a gig at (that’s not your club’s home ground)?I always hear bands like Oasis, who have youred South America. saying those stadiums are insane. Having seen Boca Juniors games over there and how mad the fans are, let’s dip out toe in there and do a show!Which footballer has the most potential to be a rock star?Leighton Baines is having himself for that. He’s got good taste in tunes and to be fair he rocked the barnet for a bit, too. I will give him the title for now.Brit award or Premier League trophy?Difficult one. I will have to say Brit Award as it’s more realistic!When you were a kid, which football and music posters did you have on your wall?All Coventry City stuff. Music posters, I had Blink 182, The Clash and Oasis stuff.Elvis was the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Michael Jackson the king of pop… Who’s the king of football?I think it’s impossible to pick one, isn’t it? If you look at Man United, who dominated British football in my childhood years, Eric Cantona was the catalyst, wasn’t he? And they call him King Eric. He had the lot. And he was madder than a box of frogs!If you were in charge of your club’s dressing room stereo, what tunes would you put on before a big game and why?I would put ‘Definitely Maybe’ by Oasis on full volume and challenge any man not to let that record stir some sort of passion in their bones!Which signing got you most excited and which player’s departure broke your heart?When Coventry signed Robbie Keane I was incredibly excited. I felt like we could go to another level at that point. When we sold Dion Dublin it was a very sad day for he club, and ultimately what turned out to be start of the demise of Coventry City..Which footballer would you refuse complimentary tickets to one of your gigs?Nicky Summerbee for breaking Steve Frogatt’s leg and ultimately finishing his career. Steve Frogatt is a lovely guy, so Nicky… YOU’RE BARRED!What’s the best/worst football song ever recorded?Best: New Order – World In Motion. Worst: Dizzee Rascal and James Corden – Shout Out For EnglandThe Enemy release title track ‘It’s Automatic’ from their upcoming album of the same name. Both will be released on October 9. Watch the video for ‘It’s Automatic’ here The Enemy
Every weekend there a plethora of intrguing and fascinating facts and statistics which come out of the Premier League results.Whether it be about goalscorers, providers, managerial records or passing success, the numbers are there to be analysed and either back up or destroy arguments.Here at talkSPORT we’ve decided to look at some of the best stats from the weekend’s action and help give you some brilliant ammo for when you’re chatting about the beautiful game with your mates.Click the right arrow above to find out the weekend’s best… 10. Tottenham Hotspur have won 100% of matches Dele Alli has started and won 0% of games when he hasn’t this season in all competitions – check out another nine amazing stats from the weekend’s football by clicking the arrow above 10 10 10 10 4. Memphis Depay, wearing the No.7 jersey, became the seventh Dutchman to score for Manchester United in the league in his seventh Premier League game 7. Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede has scored 21 headers in league competition since August 2013, more than anyone in the top four tiers of English football. 1. Daniel Sturridge’s double against Aston Villa means he has the best goals per game ratio of any Liverpool player (0.65) in Premier League history. 10 10 6. No player won more tackles than Liverpool star Lucas Leiva (8) at the weekend, while no player completed as many passes (100). 8. Since his debut in August 2012, Santi Cazorla has recorded more assists (32) than any other Premier League player. 10 5. Harry Kane’s strike against Manchester City was his first goal in all competitions after a wait of 12 hours and 28 minutes. 3. Crystal Palace’s victory over Watford means there have been more away wins (25) than home wins (24) in the Premier League this season. 10 10 9. Newly promoted Watford are the only Premier League team not to have conceded a first-half goal this season. 2. Alexis Sanchez is the first player to have scored a hat-trick in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. 10
2. Man United have played 45 games at Wembley – have you guessed who’s number one? Find out now! – The Red Devils have played 17 FA Cup final matches at Wembley more than any other club. They also hold the distinction of being the only English club to play two European Cup finals at Wembley, winning the 1968 edition against Benfica but losing in 2011 to Barcelona. United have contested six League Cup finals at the stadium (including the 2010 edition, pictured above) and 17 Charity/Community Shields. United’s last appearance at the stadium remains the 2013 Community Shield, at time of writing. 7 3. Liverpool’s League Cup final appearance will be their 38th game at Wembley – who will be first and second? Click to find out! – When Liverpool face Man City in the 2016 League Cup final, it will be the club’s 38th Wembley appearance (not including the 1988 Football League Centenary Tournament, where games lasted just 40 minutes). The Reds had to wait until 1950 for their first Wembley date, when they lost the FA Cup final to Arsenal. To date they have played 11 Wembley FA Cup finals in total, plus two semis, in addition to eight League Cup finals, 13 Charity Shield matches and one European Cup final. In 1989 they played Dynamo Kiev and Arsenal in the pre-season Makita Tournament. 7 6. Everton have played 20 games at Wembley – click the arrow above, right, to find out which clubs have played the most games at Wembley Stadium! – The Toffees have contested nine FA Cup finals at Wembley, two League Cup finals, two FA Cup semi finals (the 2009 side are pictured celebrating success over Man United, above) and the now defunct Full Members Cup final on two occasions. Their last Wembley trip was the 2012 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Liverpool, while their last silverware was the 1995 FA Cup win against Manchester United. 1. Arsenal have played 49 games at Wembley – No club has played more games at English football’s most iconic venue than Arsenal. The Gunners have taken part in 16 FA Cup final matches there, as well as five semi-finals and six League Cup finals. In the late 1990s Arsenal played six Champions League group games at Wembley, due to the small capacity at their old Highbury ground, while they featured in two Football League War Cup finals and six pre-season Makita International Tournament games between 1988 and 1990. Add in eight Charity/Community Shield appearances, including their most recent visit in 2015, and you have 49 Wembley appearances since their debut at the old stadium, way back in 1927. 7. Manchester City’s 2016 League Cup final appearance will be the club’s 19th game at Wembley (old and new stadiums). Click the arrow above, right, to find out which clubs have played the most games at Wembley Stadium! – Man City reached the League Cup final in controversial style, coming from 3-1 down on aggregate to progress, 4-3 victors over two legs, thanks in no small part to a goal that should have been disallowed after the ball went out of play. But no matter, City are through to the final against Liverpool, which will be the club’s 19th Wembley appearance since they first headed to the national stadium for the 1926 FA Cup final. Since then, the club has played at Wembley in nine FA Cup finals (including the 1981 showpiece, which went to a replay), two FA Cup semis, four League Cup finals, one Community Shield and one Full Members Cup final. Their date with Liverpool this year will take City’s Wembley tally up to 19. 7 7 5. Tottenham have played 27 games at Wembley – click to find out which London rival finishes above Tottenham in our list… – Tottenham have played nine FA Cup final matches at Wembley, including two replays in 1981 and 1982, both of which the Lilywhites won. Spurs clinched the first League and Cup double of the 20th century in the 1961 FA Cup final at Wembley, but they lost their most recent trip to the new stadium in the 2015 League Cup final against Chelsea. Spurs have played seven League Cup finals at Wembley (including their 2008 success, pictured above), four FA Cup semi-finals, three Charity Shields and four pre-season tournament matches. 7 This week we found out the identity of the two clubs who will contest the 2016 League Cup final.Liverpool and Manchester City edged past Stoke City and Everton to reach Wembley.At Anfield, the Reds’ fans held up a banner declaring Wembley to be ‘Anfield South’, while Manchester City are increasingly regular visitors to the national stadium.But which clubs have played the most games at Wembley Stadium, both in the old ground, which stood open from 1923 to 2000, and the new arena, which first staged games in 2007?Find out, above. 4. Chelsea have played 29 games at Wembley – click to see which club is third… – Chelsea have played more games at the rebuilt Wembley than any other club, contesting 14 fixtures under the arch since the new stadium opened in 2007. The Blues’ first game under the old twin towers came during the Second World War, in the Football League War Cup South Final. They have also played two Full Members Cup finals, winning the much-maligned tournament in 1986 and 1990, while their first FA Cup final success began at Wembley, but ended at Old Trafford, where they beat Leeds United in a replay after the first game ended 2-2 (the pitch was in such a state the replay was staged at Man United’s ground). Their last appearance under the arch was in the 2015 Community Shield. 7 7
After years of struggling with litter, graffiti and overall blight, several residents and business owners in the Van Nuys community have taken matters into their own hands. It all began a few months ago when Monika Aleyenko decided to gather up some of her neighbors to start a beautification committee in the Van Nuys and Kester Ridge area. But after a few cleanup sessions, Aleyenko realized that more needed to be done throughout her community. “What happens outside of your immediate neighborhood affects your neighborhood,” Aleyenko said. So Aleyenko – with the help of the Los Angeles Beautification Committee and the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council- extended her cleanup project from Van Owen to Erwin streets and from Sepulveda Boulevard to Kester Avenue. The results: More than 5
Amore Wedding Stationery has now firmly established itself as one of Ireland’s top wedding stationery suppliers.Offering a large selection of creative wedding invitations to customers worldwide, the company consistently add new designs added each week.All their beautiful designs can be completely customised with your own text, colours and fonts. If you would like your invitations to be completely unique we offer a bespoke custom design service, which means your invitations will be truly one of a kind.Donna Gormley is the animal crazy, fun loving, creative director & designer behind Amore Wedding Stationery, and Donna Gormley Designs.Her design career started in 2008 when she received an Hons in Design & Communications, specialising in graphic design & photography.She has always been very creative, and when a friend asked her to design her wedding stationery, Donna found her passion! She now caters for clients spanning from Letterkenny to Leeds! Inver to Australia! And anywhere in between.Donna told Donegal Daily, “I create beautiful wedding stationery with personality for couples seeking that something special, just for them!“I cater for ever budget too, which is important in the times were still in. I’m pretty easy going but I’m very particular, things need to be perfect!“Getting married can be very stressful, so you want to have people on board that wont let you down! I’m with my clients all the way, from bringing their concepts to life, to design, to final print.“We also offer a full range of wedding day stationery which includes wedding menus, table numbers, place cards, ceremony booklets, order of service cards, thumbprint guest books and much more. Visit us on Facebook at : www.facebook.com/AmoreWeddingStationeryOr visit us at Kee’s Hotel Wdding Fayre, Stranorlar, This Sunday, 8th February.DONEGAL WEDDING STATIONERY COMPANY NOW ONE OF IRELAND’S TOP SUPPLIERS IN THE INDUSTRY was last modified: February 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessDonegal companyFeaturesIndustryMarket LeadernewsWedding Stationary
The Mocklers’ team on their last staff partyMOCKLERS’ Tearoom in Kilcar is to close on Christmas Eve, its owners have announced.Sisters Caroline and Sandra Mockler moved their business from Killybegs a couple of years ago.They had a last staff party this week after 12 years in business. “After a lot of talking and tears both myself and Sandra have made the very difficult decision to close our doors for business at Mocklers Tearoom and Mocklers Cakes n Bakes,” said Caroline.“Believe me this decision was not made lightly, and hopefully will put and end to all the rumours that have been circulating for the past year, which were mostly untrue. We will close on December 24th at 2pm.She added in a Facebook post: “We would like to sincerely thank all our loyal customers who have supported us over the past 12 years in both Kilcar and Killybegs.“It was our pleasure to have met and served some amazing people.And of course we couldn’t have done it without some great staff who have helped us through the years, you know who you are Thank you.Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.Caroline, Sandra and JENNIE (who has stuck with us through thick and thin, thank you).” KILCAR TEA ROOMS TO CLOSE FOR LAST TIME ON CHRISTMAS EVE was last modified: November 25th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal DailyMocklers
Tottenham are hopeful Toby Alderweireld will be fit to face Liverpool this weekend.Spurs travel to Anfield on Saturday as they look to close the gap on leaders Leicester, who are five points clear at the top of the Premier League.However, it was feared Alderweireld may miss the clash after withdrawing from the Belgium squad during the international break with a stomach bug, missing a friendly against Portugal.But Mauricio Pochettino has now revealed that the defender trained this week and could still make the squad for Saturday.“He trained in the last two days in a very good way,” said Pochettino.“We need to assess him tomorrow but we hope he arrives in a very good condition to compete on Saturday.” 1 Toby Alderweireld could be back in time to face Liverpool on Saturday
Leicester prepare to lift their trophy, it’s crunch time in the Aviva Premiership, while Andy Murray’s ready for Rafael Nadal.Here’s the latest from Russ Hargreaves and the team on Friday May the 7th.