PUBLISHED: 21:44 24 March 2019 | UPDATED: 21:44 24 March 2019 Norwich City's Jamal Lewis in action for Northern Ireland against Belarus Picture: PA PA Wire Jamal Lewis believes international football has helped his progression to make him one of the most sought-after defenders outside the Premier League. The 21-year-old, who played the full 90 minutes in Northern Ireland’s 2-1 win against Belarus in Belfast on Sunday night, has made the left back slot his own for club and country since Daniel Farke’s arrival at Carrow Road.And Lewis believes his Irish team-mates are helping to make him a better player.“Everyone is so welcoming and it’s great to pick their brains,” he said of his team-mates. “They are really helpful in training and in games.“It’s different to Norwich, but a good kind of different in terms of the different players you can get information off, and that’s all I can do at my age, keep learning from players who play … [Read more...] about ‘I try and pride myself to be the best left-back in the Championship’
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The touching story of how kind-hearted Sunderland supporters in a South Shields bar helped an elderly fan get to Wembley has gone viral. At 87-years-old, Alf Robson was five years old when Sunderland won the FA Cup at Wembley in 1937, and he's seen his beloved team play in cup finals since. The life-long fan was left struggling with technology when trying to book his ticket to see Sunderland take on Portsmouth at the Checkatrade Trophy final, however, and feared he would miss out.But Alf was overjoyed when kindhearted fellow fans he met in the the Hedworth Hall in Dean Road, South Shields, stepped in, booking his ticket and paying for it out of their own pockets - despite never having met him until that moment."It was absolutely wonderful. I'll never forget that. Just marvelous. A lovely gesture from the Sunderland supporters," he said."I said we haven't got the best players in the world, but I think we've got the best supporters in the world."He added: "It's wonderful, since I'm 87 … [Read more...] about The heart-melting story of how football fans in South Shields bar helped 87-year-old get spot for Wembley which shows Sunderland has ‘the best supporters in the world’
JASON Prince became the first Irish professional to achieve a 147 in competitive snooker. But it couldn’t prevent the Derryman from losing in the qualifying round of the British Open at the Norbreck Castle Hotel. Prince was 4-1 down against Liverpool’s Ian Brumby when he potted his first red in frame six. Fourteen reds, fourteen blacks and six colours later, Prince was £5,000 richer after achieving the 25th competitive maximum in history. Even so, the perfect break could not prevent the world number 39 Prince from losing to the Liverpudlian even though the Bogsider did bring the match to a deciding frame. The 28-year-old Derryman, who fired his first ever maximum in practice as a 16-year-old, eventually lost 5-4 in the final qualifying round of the £370,000 British Open at the Norbreck Castle Hotel. “The 14th red was probably the most important shot,” said Prince, who slammed it in from distance despite being forced to bridge awkwardly over the yellow. … [Read more...] about Back in the day- Jason Prince first Irish professional to hit 147 in competitive snooker
Viet Nam News by Paul Kennedy May 14 1988 started out as a really good day. The sun was shining, I was 15-years-old and on my way to Wembley Stadium to watch Liverpool win the FA Cup. The result was a no brainer. Liverpool, the crème de la crème of English football versus Wimbledon. The Crazy Gang. Liverpool was a team packed with talent. Barnes, Beardsley, Houghton and Hansen. Wimbledon was a team packed with thugs, Vinnie Jones, Andy Thorn, Dennis Wise and some other players no one had ever heard of. Liverpool would win. They had to win, they were the better team. They could not possible lose. They lost. By one goal to nil. My dream day turned into a nightmare. The train journey back north was solemn to say the least. But you know what? Thirty plus years later, this final will still be remembered as one of the greatest in FA Cup history. Not because of the game itself, that was awful, but because it reminded the world of the beauty of the FA Cup. Fast forward to … [Read more...] about Klopp flops in the FA Cup but does it really matter?
Video PUBLISHED: 17:41 05 January 2019 | UPDATED: 19:21 05 January 2019 Stuart Watson Freddie Sears covers his face after missing another second half chance at Accrington Stanley Picture Pagepix Pagepix Ltd.07976 935738 Ipswich Town crashed out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle yet again courtesy of a 1-0 defeat at League One side Accrington Stanley this afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his thoughts. Freddie Sears is denied by a second half block at Accrington Stanley Picture PagepixA NEW LOWAccrington Stanley, who are they? The team that inflicted yet more FA Cup misery – actually, scrap that, just misery – on Ipswich Town.For the ninth successive season, the Blues have been dumped out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle. That’s now 13 games without a victory in the world famous competition. It’s the fourth time they’ve been dumped out by lower league opposition.That unwanted run in the tournament is not guaranteed to … [Read more...] about Stu says: Five observations following Ipswich Town’s 1-0 defeat at Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup