Matt Ritchie joined Newcastle United from Bournemouth during the summer transfer window.
Jackie, Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s English-language debut starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, boasts a commonly used framing device – but there’s nothing familiar about Larraín and screenwriter Noah Oppenheim’s treatment of their iconic subject.
As Monaco prepare to take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Wednesday, they have signalled their intention to lobby against the imminent revamp of the Champions League, which the club views as a “prototype of a Super League” in which “France is the big loser”.
The most revealing moment, perhaps, came in the small, airless room beneath the Jan Breydel Stadion where Wes Morgan was asked whether Leicester City, preparing for their first experience of the Champions League, could confound everyone again by winning the damn thing. “Why not?” Morgan asked, doing his best to sound like he meant it and unaware that, sitting in the seat to his right, Claudio Ranieri was trying, and failing, to keep a straight face. Leicester’s manager seemed to find the idea hilarious.
In the safe, sanitised world of the multiplex, where product placement and brand partnerships reign supreme, it’s rare to see a mainstream film with the guts to double as a takedown of a multi-billion dollar company.
Arsenal’s destiny in Group A has a distance to run from here, but even in the glow of a second half rally on a horribly still, clingy night in Paris this still felt like a very Arsenal kind of night. Arsène Wenger’s team played with heart and grew into a game they looked to be losing from the opening 42 seconds.
Brendan Rodgers said that Barcelona “beat you up with the ball” on a night on which he likened the Camp Nou pitch to an ice-rink, the game whizzing past his helpless players. Celtic fell to a 7-0 defeat but their manager insisted that there was “no embarrassment” and that he could not have asked for any more from his team.
Arsène Wenger will stick to his policy of picking David Ospina in the Champions League after the Colombian goalkeeper’s inspired display frustrated Paris Saint-Germain and ensured Arsenal emerged from the trickiest trip of the group with an encouraging point.
The German boss has been a big hit at Anfield since taking charge last year.
Celtic were humbled by Barcelona in the Champions League last night.
A member of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet has described parliamentary expenses as an “unnecessary chore” that should be scrapped and replaced with an automatic payment for MPs.
Britain will have two years to negotiate its preferred relationship with the EU after triggering article 50, the formal mechanism for leaving. Civil servants and ministers are currently working on the basis of three broad scenarios for Brexit with differing levels of access to the single market and acceptance of free movement.
Virtually all rock memoirs follow a similar pattern of rise and fall, before ending with acceptance – brought on by sobriety, spirituality, the death of peers, or just the plain realisation that it’s not worth hating your bandmates any more.