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23 Jan 19
News Exc Celebrity

Article and photos from hienalouca.com

The desperate hunt for missing striker Emiliano Sala is today focussed on finding the plane’s missing life raft giving his bereft family and the football world a slim hope he could have survived.

Guernsey Police said today they are ‘prioritising’ the theory that the new £15million Cardiff City player and the pilot made it out of the wreckage found floating in the Channel last night.

They are also working on three other possibilities – that the plane was grounded on dry land either in the Channel Islands or France, the pilot and Sala were picked up by a passing ship or they are dead in the water.

It came as aviation experts claimed that the Piper Malibu plane that Sala was travelling in had a ‘questionable’ safety record with 55 fatal crashes including 24 since 2000.

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23 Jan 19
JonnyA's Sports Blog

There are two strands of thought about Phil Neville’s appointment as England women’s head coach. The 41-year-old will undoubtedly bring new interest to the women’s game and, with a playing career that yielded 59 England caps and 10 major trophies with Manchester United, will be the most high-profile England women’s manager in history. It was […]

23 Jan 19
Jordan M Sport's Blog

There are two strands of thought about Phil Neville’s appointment as England women’s head coach. The 41-year-old will undoubtedly bring new interest to the women’s game and, with a playing career that yielded 59 England caps and 10 major trophies with Manchester United, will be the most high-profile England women’s manager in history. It was […]

23 Jan 19
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Article and photos from hienalouca.com

The father of missing footballer Emiliano Sala broke down ‘in despair’ today after hearing his son’s final message where he warned he was ‘scared’ on board a ‘plane that seems like it is falling to pieces’ minutes before it vanished over the Channel.

In the chilling recording on Monday night the Argentine footballer, 28, sounds exhausted and can’t stop yawning as he tells loved ones in Spanish they may need to ‘send someone to find me’.

Guernsey Police said today they are ‘prioritising’ the theory that the new Cardiff City striker and the pilot made it out of the wreckage found floating in the Channel.

They are also considering three other theories – that the plane was grounded on dry land either in the Channel Islands or France, the pilot and Sala were picked up by a passing ship or are dead in th

23 Jan 19
News Exc Celebrity

Article and photos from hienalouca.com

Emiliano Sala’s heartbroken underwear model ex-girlfriend today revealed her grief as his plane vanished over the Channel and suggested the ‘football mafia’ could be responsible. 

Victoria’s Secret star Berenice Schkair, 27, made the extraordinary claim on social media after the new Cardiff City star’s plane went missing over the English Channel after taking off in Nantes, France.

Sala and his pilot last made contact from their Piper FA-46 Malibu just off Alderney at 8.30pm on Monday and the pair are missing presumed dead after wreckage was spotted in the sea. 

On Twitter last night Berenice tweeted: ‘Investigate the football mafia because I don’t believe this was an accident’ before deleting it. 

Lifeboats, helicopters and even locals in fishing boats have been

23 Jan 19
talkSPORT
Even the most optimistic Burton Albion fan (and there probably aren’t that many around) could not possibly see how their side could overturn a 9-0 deficit against Manchester City, one of the finest teams in world football. To say Burton were put to the sword would be an understatement Manager Nigel Clough is not holding out hope. “Manchester City are coming to town, one of the best teams in the world, and we’ve just to enjoy it for what it is. I just want the players to go out an enjoy it,” he told talkSPORT. He’s right, hopes of making the final are extremely faint, however, one thing that makes football so great are games which have seen teams come back from seemingly impossible positions. Here are some of the greatest against-the-odds comebacks that Burton could perhaps take inspiration from… [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal Newcastle scored four goals in 19 second-half minutes to secure an incredible comeback draw against a shocked Arsenal side in January 2011. Arsene Wenger’s men found themselves four goals to the good but collapsed at St James’ Park as two Joey Barton penalties, Leon Best’s strike and an excellent volley by the late Cheick Tiote resulted in one of the iconic Premier League matches. This draw was basically the beginning of the end of the Gunners’ title challenge for that season as they failed to close the gap on Manchester United, who ran away with the crown in the end. Tiote celebrates Newcastle’s equalising goal Barcelona 6-1 (agg 6-5) Paris Saint-Germain A big shout out to all the journalists who had to file through on-the-whistle reports for this Champions League last-16 tie in 2017 as Barcelona scored three goals in the final six minutes to change the entire course of the tie. After a 4-0 defeat in Paris, Barca looked dead and buried and despite starting well at the Nou Camp, it definitely looked all over when Edinson Cavani scored early in the second-half to make it 5-3 to the French side on aggregate. However, Neymar truly took the game by the scruff of the neck when he scored two goals before providing the assist for Sergi Roberto to make it 6-1 on the night and sensationally send the LaLiga giants through. Germany 4-4 Sweden This incredible 2014 World Cup qualifier doesn’t grab the headlines as much because it didn’t lead to either Germany’s decline or Sweden reaching the tournament but it’s still an impressive effort nonetheless. With half an hour to play, Joachim Low’s men were 4-0 up at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium in October 2012 and cruising but Sweden had other ideas. Ibrahimovic got the comeback rolling for Sweden Goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mikael Lustig, Johan Elmander and Rasmus Elm incredibly to draw the game 4-4. But as well all know, Germany went on to win the World Cup in Brazil so who are the real losers? Reading 5-7 (aet) Arsenal Another game featuring Arsenal but this time it’s a happy one for Gooners. The travelling fans would have had the shock of their lives when they found themselves 4-0 down after 37 minutes in a League Cup tie at Reading in October 2012. Walcott scored a hat-trick in a jam-packed evening But Arsenal showed great character to come back and make it 4-4 in the sixth minute of stoppage time. They went onto win the game 7-5 after another 30 minutes but lost in the next round to League Two Bradford on penalties… Bournemouth 4-3 Liverpool Liverpool’s defence used to be shocking under Jurgen Klopp but even this was bad by their standards. A huge collapse saw the Reds blow a 3-1 lead with less than 20 minutes to play to lose to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium in December 2016. This was not Karius’ last costly error in a Liverpool shirt Goals from Ryan Fraser, Steve Cook and Nathan Ake, following Loris Karius’ error secured the famous win for the Cherries and it was a sign of things to come until Klopp finally sorted out the defence last summer. Roma 3-0 (agg 4-4) Barcelona Barcelona are not the team they were under the days of Pep Guardiola’s management but to overturn a three-goal deficit against them was a stunning effort by Roma. The Serie A giants had it all to do after losing 4-1 at the Nou Camp but got off to the perfect start when Edin Dzeko gave them a sixth-minute lead in the second-leg. Daniele de Rossi made it 2-0 just short of the hour and the imposing Stadio Olimpico crowd willed their team on and Kostas Manolas headed their third home on 82 minutes to send Rome bonkers. They were knocked out in the semi-finals to Premier League side Liverpool, however, overcoming Barca will live long in the memory. Belgium 3-2 Japan This was arguably the most entertaining game of the World Cup finals in Russia as a manic second-half saw Belgium clinch a 3-2 win over Japan in the last-16 tie in Rostov. A shock appeared to be on the cards after quickfire goals from Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui put Japan 2-0 up on 52 minutes. However, the Red Devils came back and were level thanks to Jan Vertonghen’s looping header and Marouane Fellaini’s goal. And in the fourth minute of stoppage-time, the stunning turnaround was complete when Nacer Chadli’s finished off an excellent counter-attack to send Belgium through to the quarter-finals. Fulham 4-1 (5-4 agg) Juventus It may seem like a distant memory now but once upon a time, Fulham almost won the Europa League. In 2010, Roy Hodgson guided the Cottagers to the final but they lost 2-1 to Atletico Madrid, however, it was Fulham’s last-16 tie against Juventus which made all the headlines. This was one of the most famous night’s in Fulham’s history When David Trezeguet gave Juve a 4-1 aggregate lead early in the second-leg at Craven Cottage it appeared to be all over. But Fulham came roaring back and Bobby Zamora’s strike, two goals from Zoltan Gera and Clint Dempsey’s exquisite chip secured the famous win against the two-time European champions. AC Milan 3-3 (2-3 pens) Liverpool It’s a game all your Liverpool fan friends will never let you forget and why would they not go on about it? Istanbul 2005 was a truly remarkable comeback by a fairly average Reds side against a star-studded AC Milan. The tie looked all over at half-time Rafael Benitez’s men were 3-0 down at half-time in their first Champions League final for 20 years thanks to Paolo Maldini’s volley inside 50 seconds and Hernan Crespo’s double. But less than 15 minutes after the restart Liverpool were somehow level. Steven Gerrard’s header got the ball rolling before Vladimir Smicer got their second moments later. Gerrard was then felled in the box by Gennaro Gattuso. Xabi Alonso stepped up and had his penalty saved but the Spaniard scored from the rebound. Steven Gerrard with the iconic Champions League trophy The Merseysiders rode their luck after that but made it to penalties and it was much-maligned goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek who became the hero as Milan missed three penalties in the shootout to secure Liverpool’s fifth and to date last European crown. Manchester City 3-2 Queens Park Rangers This is arguably the most iconic game in Premier League history as Sergio Aguero’s last-gasp strike saw Manchester City take the title off Manchester United in the most incredible of circumstances. City needed to beat lowly QPR to secure their first league title in 44 years and it was all going swimmingly when Pablo Zabaleta gave them the lead shortly before the break. But disaster struck when quick goals from Djibril Cisse and Jamie Mackie made it 2-1 to ten-man QPR – Joey Barton being given his marching orders in between the goals. This was City’s first ever Premier League crown Just when City were running out of ideas Edin Dzeko equalised in the 90th minute to give them a glimmer of hope. A glimmer was all they needed though and Aguero was the hero when he scored with seconds remaining of the 2011/12 season. So maybe not all is lost for Burton chasing a nine-goal deficit – find out if they can overturn the odds on talkSPORT 2 at 19:45 on 22 January here. [iframe src=”https%3A%2F%2Ftalksport.com%2Fradioplayer%2Flive%2Fthesun_embed_players%2Ftalksport2_v1_talksport.html” height=”125″ /]
23 Jan 19
mrsgrumpywrites

Bit of a flashback, but Mr Toad has only just passed this on to me.   Sunday 20th January Normally when I book a coach from Weymouth to Chesterfield we go via London; it’s not something I pick — it just happens. But today it’s via Bristol, heaven knows why. Dozed (one doesn’t actually sleep […]

23 Jan 19
Fuller FM

The first part of a mini-series in which I try to lead the 1993/1994 Fiorentina team back into Serie A on “Championship Manager Italia”.

23 Jan 19
Innovate by Hashtag Sports

This week in the sports media and marketing ecosystem, Bob Costas steps down from NBC Sports, ESPN announces Brain Lockhart as executive producer of original content with ESPN+ and Seth Winter joins former NBC Sports Colleague at New Fox.

23 Jan 19
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23 Jan 19
cup of tea with that book, please

Format: Paperback Pages: 360 pages Published: December 11, 2018 Publisher: Graywolf Press Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Literary Fiction

22 Jan 19
MCFSportsJournalism

Bristol Bears will face French Top 14 side, La Rochelle, after securing their place in the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup following their record-breaking victory over Enisei STM. Bristol recorded their biggest winning margin in a compeittive fixture in the club’s history and also scored the most tries in a competitive fixture, as they […]