A perfect storm.
Among the great sounds of Euro 2016 has been Wales fans belting out Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land of my Fathers). Now, as they prepare to face Belgium in Friday’s quarter-final, they have a new song to sing. And this one is more pop than national anthem. Performed by a group of musicians in Madrid, it is dedicated to Gareth Bale.
As Eden Hazard drove out into the Fulham Road gridlock on the last day of the season two summers ago there was a suggestion in the air he might be leaving Stamford Bridge for the last time.
West Bromwich Albion have been linked with the Spaniard.
Adalberto Penaranda is eyeing a move back to Watford.
Windass is one of several new signings brought to Ibrox this summer.
Poland take on Portugal in Marsielle this evening. Two big names and one Liverpool-linked player could feature.
Nigel Pearson had his fair share of controversies but he brought Leicester City to the top flight during two spells in charge.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is aiming to guide the side to their sixth successive Scottish Premiership title.
Roland Duchatelet looks set for a very special bonus.
Martin Skrtel has admitted he would be willing to kick his Liverpool club-mate Daniel Sturridge if the striker were bearing down on goal as England and Slovakia seek to secure progress out of Group B at Stade Geoffrey-Guichard.
It was probably inevitable, when Roy Hodgson took his seat in the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, that he would be asked about the last time England were in Saint-Étienne and all the drama that attached itself to the team’s exit from the 1998 World Cup.
Plenty of glum faces emerged from the Republic of Ireland dressing room after a sobering defeat that laid bare their limitations, yet Robbie Brady insisted now is the time to look forward and not back.