‘Selling him was the start of the demise of Coventry City’

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first_img1 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 last_img read more

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Vladimir Klitschko labels Tyson Fury ‘insecure’ and ‘unstable’…it’s the H & J podcast

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first_imgListen to the best bits from today’s show, including an interview with heavyweight champion of the world Wladimir Klitschko.last_img

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Incredible stats! You won’t believe these 10 amazing facts about the Premier League

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first_imgEvery 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. 10last_img read more

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Revealed! Clubs that have played the most games at Wembley Stadium (old and new)

December 30, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mtxrtiwaj.

first_img 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 7last_img read more

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Same-sex couples face double tax troubles

December 30, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: kkcykwsge.
first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But critics charge that the Internal Revenue Service largely has remained silent about how registered partners should sort through a raft of confounding inconsistencies. They say the IRS has refused to provide private letter rulings and has not issued any guidance about how the agency is likely to interpret sticky issues. Now, with less than three months left to plan and adjust their finances in 2007, registered partners find themselves in uncharted territory when weighing the tax implications of donating to charity, saving for retirement, buying or selling homes, managing investments – basically, issue after issue that heterosexual married couples can take for granted. For example, Shannon Schwartz and Calvin Kuan of Mountain View must puzzle through the tax ramifications every time they write a check for the mortgage, property taxes and other routine bills. Simply deciding which partner pays the mortgage involves projecting who will get the bigger benefit from the interest deduction on his separate federal return. Other transactions that would be routine nontaxable events between married couples – such as splitting a partner’s income under California’s community property laws – could trigger gift taxes between domestic partners. “So we have to pretend, `Is it my money or his money?’ – when in reality, it’s our money,” Schwartz said. “I guess the IRS doesn’t care about that reality.” Conversely, Patrice Reid says she and her partner maintain separate finances and have structured their investments to minimize their taxes as single taxpayers. That’s likely to cost them state taxes because their incomes will be combined on their California return, but it would be more costly to unwind her portfolio at this stage. “We’re really being treated as second-class citizens on the federal level,” the 42-year-old Campbell resident said. “I think California is trying to be progressive, but the federal government is lagging.” The problem has been building for years. In 1999, California became the first state to create a registry for domestic partners, which comprises both same-sex couples and heterosexual couples with at least one partner older than age 62. Later laws gave registered partners many of the rights and responsibilities of married couples, but through 2006 they were treated as single on their state and federal tax returns. That will change under a state law signed in 2006. Though state Proposition 22 defines marriage as a union only of a man and a woman, starting with their 2007 state returns the law will require registered partners to file their California taxes as married couples, either on a joint return or by filing separately. They no longer may file as single or head-of-household taxpayers. Debate about the bill triggered shouting matches in the Legislature. At one point, Assemblyman Jay La Suer, a Republican, called the measure “part of the homosexual agenda,” causing Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, a Democrat, to claim offense, saying he was “castigating me and mine.” The law was a symbolic breakthrough for domestic partners, but it created a raft of practical problems because the IRS maintains that they cannot file as married couples on their federal returns. Beyond that, however, the IRS has remained virtually silent, critics say. “I consider it discrimination in the form of legal complexity,” said Frederick Hertz, an Oakland attorney and co-author of “A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples.” “It is really cruel to ask people to make decisions about their lives when the law is so uncertain and so complex. For the IRS to say, `We don’t make rulings, let the courts work this out,’ is not very helpful because people can’t wait five to seven years to make life decisions.” Some tax pros are encouraging registered partners to hire the same preparer to ensure the returns mirror one another. Lynn Freer, editor of Spidell’s California Taxletter, advises registered partners to consider filing extensions to buy time for tax issues to be resolved. Kris Hill, a tax professional and a registered partner who lives in Berkeley, said she tries to think of such headaches as an inevitable “political price you pay when things begin to change.” Still, she can’t hide her impatience. The gulf between state and federal tax rules reminds her of Jim Crow laws in the South that prohibited blacks from sipping at water fountains reserved for whites. “You have rights one place, and then you go someplace else and don’t have rights any more. We don’t have progress everywhere and at the same rate.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN JOSE – As if filling out your federal tax forms isn’t bad enough, imagine how you’d feel having to do it twice. That’s essentially what California’s 90,000 registered domestic partners face April15 next year because state and federal tax laws are on a head-on collision course. A landmark state law will require them to file their taxes as married couples for the first time – but federal tax laws don’t recognize such unions. “I can’t remember anything that has created so much confusion and so many land mines,” said Lynn Freer, owner of Spidell Publishing, which released a 35-page planning guide geared for tax professionals last month. “The unknown is the worst.” After months of studying the mess in consultation with tax professionals, attorneys and tax-software experts, California’s Franchise Tax Board recently released the first draft of an instruction booklet to help partners work through their state returns. The agency also is seeking a legal ruling from the state attorney general that could clarify the tax impact on nonresident gays and lesbians who have financial ties to the state. last_img

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Van Nuys residents organize cleanup

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first_imgAfter 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 51/2 tons of trash were picked up in the course of four hours. “This really is about empowering people to do things themselves,” Aleyenko said. “A person’s surroundings define them, so if we want to have a much more positive image of Van Nuys we need to do more of this.” Aleyenko said she is planning similar mini-cleanup projects next year, especially in densely populated areas. She also suggested people make use of the city’s 311 phone line to get their bulky items picked up and graffiti cleaned up. Residents aren’t the only ones getting on board with revitalization efforts. On Van Nuys Boulevard, business owner Debra Adri has also taken stand against the litter and trash that abounds on the arterial street. For her efforts, Adri was presented with a plaque by the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council earlier this month. Penny Meyer, a Van Nuys Neighborhood Council member, said Adri is one of several business leaders in the area who are civically engaged. “Adri has made a commitment to our community and to revitalizing the boulevard by putting in her own personal money – and it has paid off,” Meyer said. “Her buildings look beautiful.” Meyer said she hopes actions like Adri’s and Aleyenko’s motivate others in the community as well. “I hope everyone gets on board to bring Van Nuys back to its glory days.” [email protected] 661-257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgAmore 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 : 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 Stationarylast_img read more

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December 30, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: zuwcxmlkn.

first_imgThe 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 DailyMocklerslast_img read more

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Tottenham boost! Alderweireld expected to return for Liverpool clash

December 29, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgTottenham 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 last_img read more

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Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, May 7

December 29, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: zuwmcftfp.

first_imgLeicester 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.last_img

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