Author: Alex Noonan

Sam Eggington is looking to get his career back on track after losing on a controversial points decision to Ted Cheeseman in August. The Stourbridge-born boxer, who boasts a record of 28-7, is set to fight Ashley Theophane on December 11th. Theophane, who turned 40 in August, has hinted this is the last fight of his career. The London-born boxer was once a sparring partner of Floyd Mayweather Jr, with the American superstar once buying him a Chrysler 300 for ‘doing so well in the ring’. http://gty.im/1139361719 Eggington talked to Boxing Social about his controversial loss against Cheeseman, he said:…

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The Black and Golds’ cup final plans are currently on hold due to a Coronavirus outbreak, where four players and three staff members tested positive yesterday. Wasps were preparing for their Premiership final match against Exeter at Twickenham before the results came in. Exeter sit in first place after a devastating 35-6 win against Bath, whilst Wasps manage to set up the fixture by beating Bristol bears 47-24 last Saturday. http://gty.im/1280190636 Head Coach, Lee Blackett, spoke on the outbreak. He said: “Everyone has woken up to what’s going on in the world and we all need to accept that anyone…

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Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, is poised to make his first international start tonight as England host Wales. Grealish, who made his debut against Denmark last month has seemingly impressed England boss, Gareth Southgate, with a scintillating display against Liverpool on Sunday, captaining his side to a 7-2 victory. Southgate said: “He’ll play minutes in this camp for sure, but I don’t want to put additional pressure on him. “I want him to go and enjoy his football, do what he does with his club and that, I’m sure, will add to the performance of the team.” The Villa captain…

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The National Football Youth League (NFYL) have announced activities to keep their young players active and support their mental well-being during the lockdown. The NFYL’s founder, Louise Macey, created the league more than 10 years ago. It is the highest level of under-19 football below the academy systems. With promising young players hoping to achieve their aspirations in football, Louise said it has been hard for them to cope with the lack of activity during the lockdown. Louise said: “Quite a few were due to sign scholarships and contracts and it’s devastating for them. We will continue to look for…

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A steward at Wolverhampton Wanderers has described the decision not to be furloughed as a ‘live saver’ as the club decides to keep paying their employees during the lockdown. Shaun Moorby, a 20 year-old university student from Wolverhampton, avoided being furloughed by the club, with chairman Jeff Chi saying: “Of course our staff will continued to be paid during this time of uncertainty.” Moorby said: “It’s a life saver. I rely on the money that I earn from the club to fund my accommodation and lifestyle at University. I saw what happened at Liverpool and Spurs and my heart sank.”…

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YouTube football presenters have described the current lockdown as ‘a scary time’ and spoken of the lack of content during the football season break. They claim their channels will have to adapt to stay afloat during the lockdown. James Jenkinson from Birmingham Fan TV is struggling with the lack of football to report on during the lockdown. Jenkinson said: “For obvious reasons it has disrupted our schedule and the frequency we can release and create content at. James Jenkinson from Birmingham Fan TV “It’s difficult but we are going to turn our podcast into a weekly event and also bring…

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A Solihull Moors coach has spoken about the impact of Coronavirus on the football season and how it has ‘changed the dynamic of our lives.’ Myles Cooper is the Head of Football Development at Solihull Moors. He, along with others at the club, have been struggling with the lack of football since the cancellation of the season. Cooper said: “It’s difficult from a number of perspectives. All fans love football. It brings us excitement, passion and camaraderie and not to have it massively changes the dynamic of our lives.” Football clubs at all levels have been using online communication to…

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