Arsenal, Liverpool, Celtic and Rangers heroes among the greatest footballers you’ve never seen

first_img1 The passing of the late, great Dave Mackay rightly saw one of British football’s finest ever players lauded for his remarkable talent.A vital member of the legendary 1961 Tottenham double winning team and a star for Hearts, Derby and Scotland, many present day football fans would not have had the privilege of seeing Mackay in his playing heyday.But as with allegiances to clubs, the memory of footballing talent is often passed through the generations, so children and grandchildren are raised on tales of remarkable exploits by footballers from days gone by.With that in mind, we asked talkSPORT listeners to nominate the greatest players they never saw – something of an oxymoron, perhaps, but a statement that students of the game would understand in an instant.Take a look at some of the nominations, and leave your own answer by commenting below. The late, great Dave Mackay last_img read more

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Juventus v Tottenham: Four key battles in the Champions League clash

first_img Giorgio Chiellini v Harry Kane – Click the right arrow above to see the Juventus v Tottenham key battles… – The Italy centre-back has been glowing with his praise of the striker since they met on the international stage and he will want to keep Kane under wraps in Turin. Chiellini has been one of the world’s best defenders in recent years but may find it hard to contain his opponents if he roams too far away from him. 4 4 Stefano Sturaro v Christian Eriksen – Sturaro should line up in the left of a midfield three for Juve, with Blaise Matuidi out, so he will be tasked with helping Alex Sandro nullify the Dane in the Champions League clash. Eriksen will be looking to push the 24-year-old back, especially given his lack of game time this campaign, but with his opponent’s work rate he may find it hard to create space and lay on opportunities for his team-mates. Douglas Costa v Serge Aurier – He may only have been back for one match – a substitute role against Fiorentina – but Costa could cause Spurs some real problems with his pace and trickery. Kieran Trippier has been excellent in recent matches but Mauricio Pochettino may in the end choose to pick Aurier for the game to cope with Costa’s incredible speed. You can listen to live and exclusive national radio commentary of Juventus v Tottenham only on talkSPORTAs Spurs head to Turin for the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie with Juve, there are plenty of intriguing match-ups to watch out for.Already many are excited by the prospect of Harry Kane and Giorgio Chiellini going head-to-head on the pitch, especially with the Italian praising his opponent pre-match.But what are the other key battles in Juventus v Tottenham? Click the right arrow above to find out… Gonzalo Higuain v Davinson Sanchez – Strike star Higuain isn’t the most athletic footballer you’ve ever seen but mentally his finishing is lethal and his movement hard to follow. Sanchez may have the better of him physically but it will take all his guile to mark him throughout the game in Turin. 4 4last_img read more

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Celtic stutter with goalless draw against Rosenborg

first_imgCeltic’s bid to reach the Champions League group stages stuttered with a goalless draw against Rosenborg at home.In the first leg of their third round qualifier at Celtic Park. Celtic played without a recognised centre forward due to injury and suspension.The Norwegian side created the better chances with Celtic keeper Craig Gordon making several saves.The second leg takes place next Wednesday in Trondheim in Norway.last_img

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“Wonder Woman” is the Most Anticipated Movie of the Summer

first_imgThey asked more than 10,000 people what summer movie they’re most looking forward to, and “Wonder Woman” came out on top.  Here’s the Top 10, along with the movies’ release dates: 1.  “Wonder Woman”,  June 22.  “Spider-Man: Homecoming”,  July 7th3.  “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”,  This Friday4.  “The Dark Tower”,  August 4th5.  “Dunkirk”,  July 21st6.  “Despicable Me 3”,  June 30th7.  “War for the Planet of the Apes”,  July 14th8.  “Transformers: The Last Knight”,  June 21st9.  “The Mummy”,  June 9th10.  “Baywatch”,  This Thursday “Batman v. Superman” and “Suicide Squad” may have gotten crap reviews, but that isn’t driving people away from the DC Comics movies.  According to Fandango.com, “Wonder Woman” is the most anticipated movie of the summer.last_img read more

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C-Store Employee Stole Lottery Tickets; Busted Trying to Cash Winners

first_imgAn employee of an Arkansas convenience store was arrested Sunday on multiple counts of lottery fraud after attempting to cash lottery tickets stolen from her store last month, according to court documents.Shakenyah Louise James, 22, of Hot Springs was taken into custody in the 200 block of Blacksnake Road by Mountain Pine police on felony warrants for nine counts of lottery fraud, each punishable by up to six years in prison, and a misdemeanor count of theft of property less than $1,000, punishable by up to one year in jail… Arkansas Democrat Gazette Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img

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Smartphone Users Want Mobile Coupons, Barcode Scanners & Location-Aware Ads

first_imgLocation-Aware CouponsWhile it doesn’t come as a surprise that a lot of consumers would like to receive coupons, one surprising result from Competes report is that 21% of respondents would like to get SMS alerts with promotions when they walk by a store. Another 15% also would like to receive ads via SMS. Chances are that a lot of marketers would like to offer these kinds of location-aware ads and coupons that catch a consumer while they are already out shopping and close to a retailer. At the same time, though, most modern smartphones don’t allow developers to create these kind of applications. The iPhone, for example, doesn’t (yet) allow developers to run application in the background, which would be necessary if a developer wanted to create a service that could send out ads via SMS based on your location. Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement frederic lardinois Tags:#Location#mobile#news#web Once upon a time, smartphones were mostly about connecting busy professionals with their email accounts while on the go. Now that smartphones have reached the mainstream consumer market, however, people are looking for more than just email access – and a surprisingly large number of smartphones hardly ever leave their owners’ homes.According to a new study from Web analytics firm Compete, 74% of smartphone owners now primarily use their devices for personal reasons, and they often spent the most amount of time with the device at home.As we noted last October, when they leave their homes, a lot of consumers with iPhones and phones that use Google’s Android operating system are now also using their devices to compare prices and look up reviews while they are out shopping. Compete looked a bit further into this market and found that more than 35% of consumers with smartphones would be interested in receiving coupons on their devices. Another 29% would like to be able to scan barcodes with their phones and get more information about the product as well as access to coupons and other promotions. last_img read more

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Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma star in India’s emphatic victory over Sri Lanka in Colombo

first_imgDisciplined bowling from Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav helped India defeat Sri Lanka by 168 runs at R Premadasa Stadium on Friday to go 4-0 up in their five-match One-Day International series.Bumrah, Pandya and Yadav picked up two wickets each as the hosts lost men at regular intervals to be bundled out for 207 runs in 42.4 overs in reply to the visitors’ 375 runs.Chasing the mammoth target of 376 runs, the hosts were off to a horrible start and were reduced to 68/4 in 16 overs. (Also Read: MS Dhoni is a DRS genius: Memorable moments from the legend’s 300th ODI)Angelo Mathews (70) played a vital knock along with Milinda Siriwardana (39) to put up a 73-run stand before the latter was removed by Pandya.Sri Lankan top order batsmen Niroshan Dickwella (14), Dilshan Munaweera (11), Kusal Mendis (1) and Lahiru Thirimanne (18) were sent packing by Indian bowlers within 16 overs of the inning. (Also Read: Virat Kohli satisfied with clinical India after another demolishing job)Later Mathews and Siriwardana tried to bring the hosts back on track, but failed to keep going. Mathews’ 80-ball innings was laced with 10 boundaries, while Siriwardana hit three fours and one six.In the end, Akila Dananjaya (11), Malinda Pushpakumara (3), Vishwa Fernando (5), Lasith Malinga (0) all fell in quick succession as India maintained their winning streak.Earlier, India rode on centuries by skipper Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma to post 375/5 in their 50 overs.Electing to bat first, India lost opener Shikhar Dhawan in the second over before Kohli and Rohit came together to post a 219-run second-wicket partnership.advertisementlast_img read more

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World Cup 2018: Colombia coach regrets bitter memory after Japan loss

first_imgColombia’s coach Jose Pekerman expressed disappointment after his team was stunned 2-1 in their opening match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, on Tuesday. With the win, Japan became the first Asian side to beat South American opponents at the World Cup.The 68-year-old coach said the loss has left the Colombian side with “bitter memory.””Without doubt we were expecting something different, we were hoping to start with a victory,” Pekerman said.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”It’s unfortunate for the people of Colombia who came here with high hopes. This is obviously going to leave us with a bitter memory.”Colombia endured a horrific start to the match midfielder Carlos Sanchez received a red card in just the third minute of the match.Pekerman added that Sanchez loss was too big a blow for his team to recover.”To lose one player in the three minutes to lose such a crucial player, is not an easy thing,” Pekerman said.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLESanchez’s sending-off was the second fastest in World Cup history after Uruguay’s Jose Batista was dismissed after 55 seconds against Scotland in 1986.The midfielder received the red card for a deliberate handball. Shinji Kagawa scored from the resulting penalty to give Japan the lead in the Group H match.Juan Quintero’s clever low free kick in the 39th minute gave Colombia the equaliser but Yuya Osako leapt above his marker to head a corner into the net for Japan’s 73rd-minute winner.It was also sweet revenge for Japan, who were thumped 4-1 by the same opponents in Brazil 2014, but they wasted plenty of chances to kill the game off earlier. Kagawa and Osako went close in the first half but failed to increase their lead.advertisement”I told them at halftime to keep moving, get the advantage in positioning,” Japan coach Akira Nishino said.”It was good we could deprive the front players of their stamina. It’s the result that counts. Luck is important but it’s not going to do the job.”Yuya Osako, who scored the winning goal, termed the moment as a dream come true.”To score a goal in the World Cup has been a dream for me since I was little, so I am extremely happy,” said Osako.last_img read more

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Steve Bruce confirmed as manager of Sheffield Wednesday

first_imgShare on Twitter Share on Pinterest Wednesday sacked Jos Luhukay last month after less than a year in charge. Lee Bullen has been in caretaker control, guiding the team to two victories and two draws. Topics Share on LinkedIn Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed the appointment of Steve Bruce as their manager.Bruce, who began his managerial career at Wednesday’s rivals, Sheffield United, in 1998, has been out of work since he was sacked by Aston Villa in early October and takes over a club 16th in the Championship. The 58-year-old will start on 1 February, before which long-time coaching associates Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence will take charge of the team.“Steve Bruce brings a first class CV to Hillsborough, with an outstanding success rate of Championship promotions – four to date,” read a club statement. “The former Manchester United defender, who enjoyed a glittering career as a player, has twice steered Hull [2013 and 2016] and Birmingham [2002 and 2008] to the top flight. Bruce also guided Aston Villa to the Championship play-off final in 2018.” Share via Email Share on Facebook Sheffield Wednesday The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. news Steve Bruce Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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