Wednesday defender Pudil has warned Huddersfield that the Owls are ready to get their play-off push back on track.
The new Champions Cup season needed an energetic lift-off and Glasgow delivered splendidly on the opening night at the expense of a lacklustre Leicester. Never have the Tigers felt the cold draught of northern exposure quite so keenly, conceding the most points in their 20-year European history to leave themselves in danger of an early exit from a hugely competitive Pool One.
Wrigley Field is not your standard modern American sports facility, even though little could be more American than having your stadium named after a manufacturer of chewing gum.
BT Sport has announced the addition of Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen to their punditry team for the Australia v South Africa Test series next month. The two former England Test captains are joined by Graeme Swann, the former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, the BBC commentator Alison Mitchell and Radio 1’s Greg James as the anchor.
The NFL is going soft.
Cardiff City defeated Bristol City 2-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium.
The Frenchman had a sad spell in the Premier League before returning to France.
West Ham United co-owner David Gold has shared his love of a former player who turned his back on the club for bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The midfielder is on a run of poor form for Everton at present.
The two have formed a quick relationship in the heart of the Arsenal defence.
It was an upstairs room of Arsenal’s training ground, October 2009, and I imagine I am not the only person in this profession who has sat opposite Nicklas Bendtner, listening to him setting out his master plan and wondered if he might be in danger of running out of breath, such was the energy he put into blowing his own trumpet.
The Champions League begins in earnest this week – unless you are one of the many who believe the real entertainment only commences after Christmas with the knockout stage – and with it the chance to compare English standards with those being set by the rest of Europe.
Leroy Fer is casting his mind back to his Swansea City initiation ceremony during the club’s pre-season tour in the United States and carefully considering what mark out of 10 he would give himself for his rendition of Drake’s Controlla at the team hotel.