Scales adds: “Fundamentally it is not nice not having your own ground – you feel like a team that has lost a big chunk of its identity without having its own ground and therefore you feel a little bit nomadic and the outside guest at a party when you’re there. It is an awkward feeling but by and large you don’t really think about it and you get used to the routine very quickly. That whole move from Plough Lane was very detrimental to Wimbledon as a club.We know the hoo-ha with the ground being sold and what happened but I think that was so much the beginning of the end, the move away to Selhurst.” … [Read more...] about Homesickness lingers as Coventry host landlords Birmingham in FA Cup
The tenants meet the landlords. Birmingham will be the visitors in their own home on Saturday, with Coventry the designated home side for the tie. The Sky Blues have been playing at St Andrew’s recently as issues with the Ricoh Arena rumble on. It’s a sell out, with Coventry’s 10,500 allocation slightly larger than Birmingham’s. Blues fans will have the novelty of sitting in the away end as their team bids to reach the fifth round for the first time since 2012. Michael Butler … [Read more...] about FA Cup fourth round: team news and match previews
'This is what he paid for. Although I understand this is likely the act of one person and not a representation of the company, when it was brought to their attention the company offered him a "free lunch". No thank you,' Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday shared in a Facebook post about the United States Army veteran who had worked for his department only two months. … [Read more...] about Outrage after McDonald’s employee scrawls vulgar comment on Army veteran police officer’s coffee cup
Speaking to the stranded football supporters outside the Nigerian embassy in Moscow, Ambassador Steve Davies Ugbah said: "For this World Cup, your Fan ID says come here, watch the game – after the game, go back. So if anybody fooled you into believing that you can come here with your Fan ID and stay – that is a lie." … [Read more...] about Nigerian World Cup fans ordered to go back after final match
Earlier in the season, I tried to pick out my pre-tournament favourites in the Champions Cup. With two games remaining in the pool stage, it seemed a good time to see which teams are still locked on for qualification and if there are any surprises building. … [Read more...] about Will Greenwood’s Champions Cup group predictions: Who will now make it out of the pools and who will come up short?