‘I will cry when I watch my team again’

“The fans had to endure the long and bitter court battle between Oyston and Belokon,” says Peter. “The wheels of justice are a slow process and at times it felt like it would never end and we would never get back to watching Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.” Image copyright Reuters Image caption The boycott continued even when Blackpool played Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup in January The cause of the boycott dates back to the team’s tumultuous 2010-11 season in the Premier League, when their brand of attacking football saw the Seasiders become many fans’ “favourite other Premier League team”. The £90m parachute payment the club received on relegation should have been game-changing but supporters complained …

William and Kate light up Belfast bar

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrince William and Catherine are on a visit to Northern Ireland The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have closed the first day of their visit to Northern Ireland at a party in a Belfast bar. The couple mingled with young people who are making a difference in Northern Ireland at the Empire Music Hall. The focus of this Royal visit is very much on children and young people. Earlier, Prince William and Catherine visited Windsor Park stadium where they showcased their football skills. They also met Northern Ireland football manager Michael O’Neill and former Northern Ireland, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Pat Jennings. Image copyright EPA Image caption The Duke and Duchess …

Six arrested over Pittodrie disorder

“However, it is disappointing that a very small minority of fans chose to ignore the warnings and were in involved in disorderly behaviour. “They have let themselves and their clubs down. “Disruptive behaviour in and around football matches in Scotland will not be tolerated and those who choose to conduct themselves in such a way will be firmly dealt with.” Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Friend’s hope for missing climber

In the same year his mother became the first woman to conquer Everest unaided but later died on K2 in the Himalayas. Image copyright Pakistan Embassy Image caption A tent “invaded by snow” was spotted during a search involving a Pakistani army helicopter Related Topics Fort William Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Sala’s body to be flown home for vigil

Mr Muller said Sala’s body would arrive in the late afternoon on Friday and be taken to the gymnasium next to his youth club’s headquarters, where a vigil was scheduled. His boyhood club San Martin de Progreso posted an emotional tribute on Facebook, saying: “We are waiting for you…like the first day you left but this time to stay with us forever. “You went and you are an example for everyone. Eternally in our hearts.” Report End of Facebook post by San Martin Authorities formally identified Sala’s body last week, with his family saying they could “now begin to mourn our son and our brother.” Sala died of “head and trunk injuries,” an inquest heard on Monday. His former teammates …

Funeral crowds cheer World Cup winner Banks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGoalkeepers Jack Butland, Joe Anyon, Kasper Schmeichel and Joe Hart acted as pallbearers World Cup final teammates of England goalkeeper Gordon Banks have attended his funeral, including hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst whose eulogy described him as a “superstar”. Hundreds of people lined the streets of Stoke-on-Trent as a cortege made its way around the city. The coffin was also driven to the home of Banks’s former club Stoke City where hundreds more chanted and applauded. Jack and Sir Bobby Charlton were among mourners at a later church service. The brothers – who won the World Cup with Banks in 1966 – attended Stoke Minster where Wembley teammate Hurst paid tribute. Image …

Liverpool fan’s attacker pleads guilty

Two others jailed Mr Cox, a father-of-three, suffered serious catastrophic head injuries in the attack and has been recovering at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire. He spent four-and-a-half weeks at the Walton Centre in Liverpool, a specialist neurological unit for brain injuries, following the attack on 24 April, before being airlifted to another specialist unit at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital. Mastrelli entered a guilty plea to unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Cox. Liverpool fan ‘can’t talk after attack’ Roma fined by Uefa after Liverpool tie ‘Hope in hearts’ for Liverpool attack fan He pleaded not guilty to a separate count of violent disorder, which he was told will lie on file after the Crown accepted …

Missing pilot’s family ‘want him back’

Mr Ibbotson’s daughter Danielle told ITV’s Good Morning Britain she repeatedly rang his mobile phone when told by police the aircraft was missing. “He was amazing, I was so lucky to have him as a dad. I know it might take a long time but I don’t want this to just be it,” she said. More news from across Lincolnshire Ms Ibbotson said she wanted a search team to “just to go down and have a last look, a proper look”. The pilot’s wife Nora added: “We’re still holding on a little bit. Obviously we do know he’s gone but we want him back. “We can’t leave him out there on his own.” France and Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe …

‘The most I played was 32 hours straight’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJames Good: “I didn’t leave my room” A former gaming addict has told MPs he once played for 32 hours “without eating, sleeping or leaving his room”. James Good told a parliamentary committee his obsession with gaming led to him dropping out of university and suffering from depression. Mr Good, who now works with the Game Quitters support organisation, said it had affected every aspect of his life. Vlogger Jack Edwards said the “endless possibilities” of gaming left people prey to “falling down rabbit holes”. They have been sharing their experiences of gaming, how excessive exposure can harm young peoples’ studies and socialising, and how best to curb it. Image copyright HoC …

‘I’m a teenage taxidermist’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSydney Langton said she would never condone killing animals for taxidermy In her spare time, 16-year-old Sydney Langton has a singular passion: stuffing birds and foxes and any other roadkill that comes her way. Here she explains why she loves being a teenage taxidermist. Look into a freezer belonging to any of my friends and you will most likely find chips, fish-fingers and ice cream. That’s not the case with me. My own personal freezer, stored out in the family shed, is filled with roadkill. The vegan taxidermist Taxidermist sold monkey heads on eBay The man who was stuffed like an animal The fake taxidermist In it are badgers and foxes, a …

Keeper didn’t know his twins had arrived

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJoe Day was playing against Middlesbrough while his wife was giving birth to their twin girls. Newport County goalkeeper Joe Day has said he did not know his wife had given birth to twins until his team’s FA Cup match had ended. The 28-year-old was playing a game against Middlesbrough while his wife Lizzie Day was in labour. Day was seen running from the pitch at Rodney Parade to get to the Royal Gwent Hospital on Tuesday evening. He said he and his wife “always knew there was a chance” she would give birth during the game. Keeper’s wife has twins and rise of the supermarket shelf-stacker He added: “Lizzie backed me …

Dooley hits back at Comic Relief criticism

Skip Instagram post by sjdooley View this post on Instagram Report End of Instagram post by sjdooley Image Copyright sjdooley sjdooley The Labour MP for Tottenham added: “My problem with British celebrities being flown out by Comic Relief to make these films is that it sends a distorted image of Africa which perpetuates an old idea from the colonial era.” Image caption Ed Sheeran visited Liberia as part of Comic Relief 2017 He said Dooley has “done some fantastic journalism”, but that “the image she wants to promote is her as heroine and black child as victim”. Mr Lammy added that he thought Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis should “use the platform responsibly”. Comic Relief said in a statement: “We …

Body seen in Emiliano Sala plane wreckage

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe search for answers A body has been seen in the underwater wreckage of the plane that was carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson. A search on Sunday found the Piper Malibu plane on the seabed off Guernsey, almost two weeks after it went missing. The Air Accident Investigation Branch confirmed the sighting on Monday. Rescue teams are now developing a recovery plan for the plane, which is 67m (207ft) below water. The man who found it said it was “imperative” it was raised from the seabed soon. Image copyright Getty Images/David Ibbotson Image caption Emiliano Sala (left) was on board a plane being flown by pilot David Ibbotson The …

‘Art helped lift me out of homelessness’

“Suddenly I found myself surrounded by people who didn’t have much of anything,” he said. “It was a real slap, like a baby being born, but some people need that.” Image copyright Steven Roberts Image caption Pieces of Mr Robert’s art will be shown at YMCA Port Talbot Without the help of the Caer Las advocacy charity, Mr Roberts said it may not have been able to happen. His advice to people who find themselves in a similar situation? He said it is to “find something that gives you purpose and meaning”. For him, this was art and “making something and turning the pain into something that can be regarded as positive”. Mr Roberts was invited back to exhibit his …

Who owned the plane Sala died in?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A minute’s silence was held for Sala before Cardiff’s match against Southampton Two days later, after a quick trip to his previous club Nantes to say farewell to friends, the 28-year-old Argentine boarded the Piper Malibu N264DB. Image caption It was reported that David Henderson was asked to fly the plane One person who is known to have a connection to the aircraft is David Henderson. Mr Henderson, 60, from York, is an experienced charter pilot who was filmed by the BBC with the plane at Retford Gamston Airport in 2015 for a feature about ferry flying – the perilous but lucrative activity of transporting small planes across continents to new owners. In the …