Pontus Jansson explains why he prefers Brentford boss Thomas Frank to ‘mental’ Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa

11 Dec

Pontus Jansson has revealed he prefers working under relaxed Brentford manager Thomas Frank compared to his former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa. The charismatic central defender was a fan favourite at Elland Road after joining from Torino in 2016 and made 120 appearances, including 44 last season. However, his Leeds career turned sour when he disobeyed Bielsa’s […]

Jim Smith: Former QPR, Derby and Birmingham boss dies at the age of 79

10 Dec

Former QPR manager Jim Smith has died, aged 79, the Championship club have confirmed. After a long playing career, Smith enjoyed success as a manager including leading Birmingham into the First Division and taking Oxford into the top flight. He also served as League Managers Association (LMA) chief executive before returning to management and leading […]

WWE news: More Superstars could be released, botched RAW ending last night explained, Matt Hardy teases character change

10 Dec

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest news from the world of wrestling on Tuesday… More Superstars to be released? Following the release of Luke Harper, Sin Cara and The Ascension, it’s been revealed that WWE could release more Superstars. Dave Meltzer, the respected wrestling journalist, told Wrestling Observer Radio: “They all got the word [of […]

Arsenal players past and present feature in 90s-inspired video to re-release iconic ‘bruised banana’ kit as part of new adidas Originals collection

10 Dec

Arsenal fans, make some room on your Christmas list because we’ve found the perfect present for any Gooner. Adidas have relaunched the iconic 90s ‘bruised banana’ kit as part of a new retro apparel collection. The Gunners are riding the feel-good factor generated by their 3-1 victory at West Ham – their first under interim […]

Tony Cascarino lays into Arsenal: Why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was ‘totally out of order’ and how Freddie Ljungberg showed signs of ‘bad management’

8 Dec

Tony Cascarino has ripped into Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and interim manager Freddie Ljungberg with the club in total disarray. The Gunners are currently on their worst run of form for 42 years following nine games without a win, a streak not matched since 1977. Things haven’t improved since the sacking of Unai Emery, with […]

Ashley Young: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is no baby-faced assassin, he commands respect by ‘losing it’ like legendary Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson

7 Dec

Manchester United defender Ashley Young has revealed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not like what most people think. The Norwegian has a reputation for being upbeat and friendly due to his smiley outward persona, but Young insists you don’t want to get on the wrong side of the Red Devils boss. One of his predecessors, […]

Everton vs Chelsea teams CONFIRMED: Frank Lampard makes decision on Tammy Abraham and Duncan Ferguson names first Toffees line-up

7 Dec

Tammy Abraham has shaken off a knock to start for Chelsea in their Premier League clash with Everton at Goodison Park. Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and the first of our three live commentaries comes from Merseyside as the Tofffees begin life without Marco Silva. Interim manager Duncan Ferguson has inherited an injury-stricken squad which […]

Frank Lampard’s thunderbolt, Didier Drogba’s screamer and Jose Mourinho’s antics: Everton vs Chelsea in 2006 had absolutely everything

6 Dec

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says Christmas? Football, obviously. More specifically, Chelsea travelling to Goodison Park. Okay, maybe that’s just me. But the five-goal thriller at Everton in December 2006 will go down as one of the greatest Christmas crackers of all time. Michael Ballack, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba […]

Chelsea team of the decade: Champions League heroes like Lampard, Terry and Drogba dominate, but Kante and Hazard also make the cut

4 Dec

To summarise, the decade started and ended in style for Chelsea, with an absolute rollercoaster in the middle. The Blues switched between irresistible and inept with bizarre consistency, following almost every successful season with an utterly terrible one. But overall, ‘The Tens’ will go down as good times for Chelsea fans. Their side won three […]

Anthony Joshua says Tottenham striker Harry Kane would beat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a fight… and the Arsenal star isn’t happy

4 Dec

If Harry Kane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ever had a fight, Anthony Joshua is backing the Tottenham striker. The British heavyweight challenger is preparing for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, but he the found time to settle some football-related scores. Shown pictures of the Arsenal and Spurs goal machines, Joshua […]