Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 🗣️ Danny Murphy: “Newcastle are well-supported but they are NOT a big club.”🗣️ @BroadcastMoose: ‘They get 52,000 fans but what else is there to do in Newcastle!?’It’s a question that has been asked over and over again… Are #NUFC a big club? 🤔[📻 @JimWhite] pic.twitter.com/LaCLBRPXOr— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 24, 2018He said: “Newcastle, since I’ve been born, have won NOTHING – not a thing!“Since colour television was invented… zilch!“Jim said ‘they’re a big club, they get 50,000 people [at matches]’, but what else is there to do in Newcastle?“Some smart alec sent me a review from TripAdvisor about what there is to do in Newcastle. I looked at it; I think there’s one art gallery and a few parks to walk around.“‘Whoopee! I won’t go to the football and I’ll walk round the park’.“Sorry, I stick with what I said: yes, they get a lot of people through the gate – I’m not denying that – but that doesn’t make you a big club. Just because you get 52,000 people through the gate when there’s practically nothing else to do on a Saturday afternoon!” gameday cracker Jeff Stelling’s passionate rant about the city of Newcastle is SUPERB! 😆⚫⚪ pic.twitter.com/09e1gzV81s— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) September 30, 2018 Most read in Premier League Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won revealed Thank you to the people of Newcastle today. I’ve been shown warmth and stopped several times for selfies. Having been around the City today, I was wrong and apologise for what I said about your home. The video of today will be on @talksport early next week pic.twitter.com/EpLH2sNJ8U— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) September 28, 2018“Never have been to the Racecourse.“He’ll never have strode along the Quayside in the shadow of the Tyne Bridge.“I doubt that he has ever visited the Baltic gallery.“He probably doesn’t know that Greggs opened their first ever branch in Newcastle in 1951.“He’s never had a Newkie Brown.“And he’s never had a stottie cake…actually, he has probably eaten a stottie cake, quite a lot of them in truth.“It is a wonderful city with loads to do and loads to eat and loads to drink and don’t believe what you hear on the radio.“Trust me.” SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Moose came back on air later in the week to apologise for his comments, having been roundly abused by a host of Geordies, and a famous face from just down the road has joined in the criticism of the talkSPORT reporter.Jeff Stelling, who was born in Hartlepool, 30 miles away from Newcastle, called out Moose in his regular role as host of Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday.“You may have also seen this week that a radio reporter said that the only reason Newcastle get 52,000 is because there is nothing else to do in the city,” Stelling started.“Now this is not a rant but….“He has probably never been to St James Park.“He has probably never had a night out in the Bigg Market.“He has probably never eaten at any of the wonderful restaurants.“He has never appreciated the marvellous architecture of Grey Street.“He’ll never have been to the Theatre Royal. predicted REVEALED silverware changes Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? whoops Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? tense Seems I upset my good friend Jeff Stelling this week https://t.co/ybwJGJB7BG pic.twitter.com/b69qeEhIlh— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) September 29, 2018 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion talkSPORT’s Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams managed to criticise both Newcastle United and the city of Newcastle in a rant earlier this week.Joining the Jim White show on air to discuss the question of whether the Magpies are a big club, Moose insulted the entire population of Tyneside in a few short sentences.
Finland00.938.0 Here’s how it works: We collected Winter Olympics medal data going back to 1998, when snowboarding was added to the official program as a new sport,2As of the 2018 Games, snowboarding is the most recent new sport to be added to the Winter Olympics. and then calculated the share of medals that each country won in each sport. For example, from 1998 to 2014, the U.S. won 33 percent of all gold medals in snowboarding, to go with 17 percent of silvers and 30 percent of bronzes. (Yes, we’re pretty good at snowboarding.) Then we used those historical rates to set the baseline expectations — the expected medals — for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.3For example, anytime a snowboarding medal is awarded, we add 0.33 golds, 0.17 silvers and 0.30 bronzes to the U.S.’s expected medal tally. There is one big exception to note: The Olympic athletes from Russia use the Russian Federation’s expected-medal rates, but with a 25 percent reduction to reflect the reduced number of Russian athletes competing in the 2018 Games (plus whatever other negative effects the Russian doping scandal might have on their medal tally).Add up all of those expected medals, and you can see where a country “should” be based on what it’s good at and what’s happened at the games so far. And the U.S. is definitely underperforming in South Korea, relative to expectations. Based on the events that have already been completed at the games, we would expect to have seen 18 American podium appearances thus far, which is exactly double the number the U.S. has actually had. From Lindsey Jacobellis’s coming up short again in boardercross to Mikaela Shiffrin’s shocking non-medal in slalom, Lindsey Vonn’s super-G struggles and Nathan Chen’s disappointing fifth-place finish in men’s figure-skating, no country is off to a rougher start in Pyeongchang than the Americans.The good news for the U.S., however, is that there are plenty of medal events remaining in which American athletes excel. Based on its rates over the 1998-2014 period, we would expect the U.S. to pick up about 18 more medals before the games are over, which is more than any other country’s projection. Even if that happens, however, our tracker projects that the U.S. would finish a distant fourth in the final medal table — which would be its worst showing at the Winter Olympics since 1998 — but at least it would mean the second half of the games was a lot better than the first.For Norway, this is shaping up to be its best performance at the Winter Games ever. Even though a number of their best events are over, the Norwegians should still finish strong. Indeed, if they (and everyone else) simply perform to expected baselines over the rest of the Olympics, Norway will finish first in the standings, with 34 medals, ahead of Germany and Canada. Olympic athletes from Russia*02.7916.6 Japan11.8912.0 Austria35.1917.5 Great Britain11.244.9 The 2018 Winter Olympics are basically halfway over,1Which is sad, because winter is the best kind of Olympics. and the usual suspects are off to a great start. The Norwegians, the kings of cross-country skiing, currently lead the medal table with 22 pieces of hardware, including seven golds. The Germans, who traditionally rule luge and biathlon, are not far behind with nine golds and 17 medals. The United States, meanwhile, is in a four-way tie for fifth, having nabbed only nine total medals.How many should we expect the U.S. to have at this stage of the games, though? Since medals in different sports are awarded at different times, it can be difficult to know whether a country is behind where they should be or right on track. To help with that, we created a simple medal tracker. It compares a given country’s medal count with how many we’d expect based on its historical performance in the sports that have already been completed at this year’s games. It also tells you how many remaining medals a country should pick up over the rest of the Olympics if its athletes play to form. (One note on this: We’re looking at the broad categories of events that make up the Olympics — Alpine skiing, snowboarding, curling, etc. — not the specific events within those categories.) Belarus11.923.9 Canada511.71530.3 United States510.7927.1 Germany913.81730.4 Italy23.1610.3 Gold medalsAll medals Norway711.42234.1 Switzerland24.5713.7 China01.4510.9 Who will win the most golds?Medal projections based on each country’s current medals and historical performance in remaining events, as of the end of competition on Feb. 17 Czech Republic12.057.7 Liechtenstein0<0.111.0 Sweden45.6712.6 South Korea35.259.7 Slovenia00.212.1 Kazakhstan0<0.111.4 Slovakia11.233.5 Netherlands68.91320.5 *Using medal rates for the Russian Federation, but with a 25 percent reduction to reflect that fewer athletes are competing this year, compared to previous games.SOURCES: Sports-reference.com, international olympic committee Australia00.935.0 Country▲▼Current▲▼Projected▲▼Current▲▼Projected▲▼ Poland11.412.4 France34.7713.7 Spain0<0.122.0
AC Milan midfielder Suso revealed that a return to his native Spain over the past two summers has been a possibilityThe Spaniard joined Milan from Liverpool in January 2015 and has since emerged as one of the most promising talents in the Serie A.In light of this, Suso had been linked with a return to Liverpool along with a switch to Tottenham in the Premier League last season.However, Suso remained at the San Siro and has continued his fine form this term with four goals and eight assists in 12 Serie A matches.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.But now Suso has announced a switch to La Liga had been a possibility with Atletico Madrid.“It’s true, there were contacts with Atletico Madrid,” said Suso, according to Football-Italia.“In the last two summers, I’ve had options to return to Spain.”Suso is contracted at Milan until June 2022.