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’
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
Jeff Seidel Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Nov 2, 2018 Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich was working during an internship on the East Coast about 1½ years ago and ended up on a golf course with President Donald Trump. Winovich was warned not to approach the president — Secret Service gets a little antsy when a 6-foot-3, 250-pound man gets too close. Of course, Winovich approached the president. “Chase ended up getting on the course with President Trump,” Peter Winovich Jr., Chase’s dad, said. “He has his arm around him like they are drinking buddies. Yeah, then, it ends up that Chase is playing video games with Trump’s son, Barron. That’s just Chase. He leaves no stone unturned.” More: Michigan football vs. Penn State: Scouting report, prediction This wasn't a political statement. It's just how Winovich lives his life. He is bold and confident and he will approach anybody. “That’s … [Read more...] about Michigan football: How Chase Winovich became U-M’s heartbeat