Opinion PUBLISHED: 08:48 06 January 2019 | UPDATED: 08:48 06 January 2019 Freddie Sears covers his face after missing another second half chance at Accrington Stanley Picture Pagepix Pagepix Ltd.07976 935738 Ipswich Town fan Terry Hunt reflects on another FA Cup disaster for the Blues as they spiral towards League One Billy Kee scores the winner for Accrington Stanley against Ipswich Picture PagepixWhat a complete and utter shambles.Our once great club – which soared the heights under Ramsey and Robson – is now a pathetic laughing stock.Can things get any worse?Sadly, the brutally honest answer is that they can, and probably will. For the first time in more than 50 years, I am now absolutely dreading going to Portman Road next Saturday. I fear for what I will see, and I fear for what I will hear.After the last two games – against Millwall and Accrington – I can’t see us being capable of beating anyone, and I’m worried that another … [Read more...] about Northstander: Our problems go beyond the capabilities of any manager. What a shambles!
Beyond the game
Nick Baumgardner Detroit Free Press Published 3:47 PM EST Nov 20, 2018 The big one has arrived. It's Michigan vs. Ohio State for a shot at the Big Ten title and everything beyond. Just like everyone wanted. On this week's episode of The Michigan Rant, we discuss the obvious: What's it all mean, what's going to happen and everything in between. As always, please subscribe to The Michigan Rant on iTunes. Feel free to leave a review and five-star rating, as they help spread the word about the podcast, and follow along with us each week for new episodes. If you have a question for next week's show, e-mail me or reach out via Twitter: @nickbaumgardner. … [Read more...] about The Michigan Rant: The Game is massive and finally here
TWO years ago I sat down with Stephen Kenny in Kennedy’s Pub just a stone’s throw from Oriel Park. The Dubliner had guided Dundalk into the group stages of the Europa League and more than just held their own against Zenit St Petersburg, AZ Alkmaar and Maccabi Tel Aviv. It wasn’t his intention but our hour-long conversation was akin to a coaching seminar. It's one of the best hours I've spent in journalism. The most intriguing aspect of Kenny’s philosophy was his stout resistance against playing route one football and relying on typically Irish brave-heart defending because this approach promised one thing: defeat. “Some people feel we’re more suited to playing a direct style,” he said. “But I don’t accept that that’s in our DNA. That’s just their viewpoint. “Part of your job as a coach is to make players better – [to say we have to] accept that they’re always going to be mediocre, that we’ve to … [Read more...] about Brendan Crossan: Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny continues to inspire far beyond the football field
"Come on, Lou, you can do it," I shouted encouragement to my grandson on his fourth birthday. He was marking the occasion with a never-before feat: snorkeling. I felt confident he could do it because he was in an ideal place to try this new experience. He was in capable hands, Disney hands. No, we weren't at Disney World or Disneyland or any of Disney's theme parks around the world. We were in Hawaii at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. There were no fireworks over Cinderella's castle, no parades, no roller coasters. An artificial lagoon for snorkeling and a lazy river pool with waterslide were as close as we came to thrill rides. Vacationers may not realize Disney's brand of magic extends far beyond theme parks. Adventures by Disney has land tours on six continents and river cruises in Europe. Disney Cruise Line's four ships ply the waters of Europe as well as North America. And families find a four-star experience on Oahu at Aulani. Rainbow Reef, a private snorkeling lagoon, … [Read more...] about Disney beyond the theme parks — adventures, cruises and a Hawaiian resort
ENGLEWOOD • Right there? That table topped with luxury car advertisements and a jumbo-sized Connect 4 board game? That was where the Broncos last season housed their three Super Bowl trophies — right smack in the middle of the locker room at Broncos HQ, for everyone on the roster to see, 24/7.And over there? That’s the corner where the defense isolated itself, segregated from the offense it held in such low regard. The offense did its thing on the other end, all by its quiet lonesome.To redirect their win-loss record, the Broncos first had to redecorate their interior. Gone is the worst idea since putting an NFL team back in Oakland, the trifecta of Lombardi trophies that served as a daily reminder of what the Broncos have won in the past without showing the hard work it took to get there.And the other shuffling of furniture was a small thing that paid off big in a 27-24 come-from-behind win against the Seahawks on Sunday: instead of grouping lockers by position … [Read more...] about Paul Klee: Super Bowl trophies out, locker room shuffle in. Changes to Broncos go beyond the quarterback.