1 Coefficients get sexy
With English clubs continuing to look as comfortable in Europe as a Greek bank, the prospect of the Premier League losing one of its four cherished – and long taken for granted – Champions League places looms larger than ever. England is currently third in Uefa’s coefficient rankings table, 3.47 points ahead of Italy. That might sound like random numbers and jargon now but, in the catastrophic event of fourth place being downgraded to a Europa League spot, improving the coefficient score would become a national obsession. The result of every European match affects the
Arsenal would become the new Tottenham, Coutinho could sign for a little-known Italian team and efficiency would be replaced by coefficency - among other things - as Kevin Darling predictsBy Kevin Darling | Kevin Darling – Sat, Oct 3, 2015 12:00 BST
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Chelsea were so impressed by 18-year-old Ruben Neves when they lost to Porto in the Champions League that they've decided they want to buy himKevin Darling – Sat, Oct 3, 2015 09:22 BST
FC Porto fans are tremendously excited at the moment about their 18-year-old midfielder Ruben Neves. A local boy hailing from the small town of Mozelos, just outside the city, Neves has been at the club since he was a cherubic little eight-year-old lad.
He grew up with FC Porto, playing across every age group until he made his senior debut aged 17 years and five months. Not only was he the club’s youngest player ever to start a league a match - he scored too, receiving the biggest cheer of the night in a 2-0 win against Maritimo.
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RCW2015 PHIL VICKERY EXCLUSIVE: Launchbury's brain, Marmite Marler and brilliant Brown can be England's match winners
Former England skipper Phil Vickery insists England have the tools to beat Australia at Twickenham and progress to the quarter-finals of the Rugby World CupBy Mark Lawford | Yahoo Sport UK – Sat, Oct 3, 2015 08:34 BST
It’s too difficult to call tonight's match because it’s not really certain what last weekend’s defeat to Wales has done to England.
But whenever we’ve needed a reaction from one of Stuart Lancaster’s side in the past they have delivered: I am thinking of the hammering they gave the All Blacks when faced with a clean sweep of defeats, the incredible win in Cardiff against Wales this year, the amazing match against France in the Six Nations which is probably the best game I have ever seen at Twickenham.
Of course, on the debit side, there was the disappointing Dublin defeat this year and thatRead More »from RCW2015 PHIL VICKERY EXCLUSIVE: Launchbury's brain, Marmite Marler and brilliant Brown can be England's match winners
The French legend suggests Australia will shrivel up and lose their will to fight in the heat of the crunch RWC2015 clash against England at TwickenhamBy Mark Lawford | Yahoo Sport UK – Fri, Oct 2, 2015 21:21 BST
French rugby legend Sebastien Chabal has delivered a meaty prediction for the England v Australia World Cup at Twickenham on Saturday night.
The 62-times capped back row - who once growled in the face of New Zealand players during the haka - put some steak through the mincer for a his "Caveman Cooking" slot, turned them into "Wallaby Meatballs", slapped them and then mocked them for getting much smaller after cooking.Read More »from WATCH: Sebastien Chabal cooks up a recipe of defeat for 'small-balled' Wallabies
Jessica took time out from preparing to defend her Olympic title next year in Rio to talk to Yahoo Sport about balancing training and motherhood, her rivalry with Katarina Johnson Thompson and her work inspiring the next generation.Celeb Q&A – Fri, Oct 2, 2015 19:20 BST
From being Britain’s golden girl at theLondon Olympics to regaining her Heptathlon World title just months after giving birth, it’s no wonder Jessica Ennis-Hill has been described as“Britain’s most remarkable sports woman”.
Jessica took time out from preparing todefend her Olympic title next year in Rio to talk to Yahoo Sport about balancing training and motherhood, her rivalry with Katarina Johnson Thompson and her work inspiring the next generation.
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- Secret Cricketer – Fri, Oct 2, 2015 17:47 BST
In England, it’s that horrible time again. The leaves are going from green to red to yellow, days are getting shorter, nights longer, the dew on the grass slower to burn off, and the days on the games console at their peak.
The cricket season is over.
For the international regulars, the job, the contracts (especially if they’re central ones) look after themselves. Take a quick break and get back on the treadmill - and FIFA 16.
The national team is already in United Arab Emirates and gearing up for the change of pace, bounce and turn of these wickets. The Lions are shadowing and ready to stepRead More »from SECRET CRICKETER - Nervous times and futures on the line as cricket comes to a halt
Ahead of Sunday’s Arsenal v Manchester United showdown, Andy MItten takes a look at Arsene Wenger’s best team versus a greatest United team during his time in charge of the Gunners since September 1996By Andy Mitten | Andy Mitten – Fri, Oct 2, 2015 16:40 BST
“Lads, it’s Tottenham”. That’s all Sir Alex Ferguson needed to say at one team talk before Manchester United played Spurs. A three-word team talk. The inference was clear. It’s only Tottenham, go and win. Which United did.
Ferguson would never have said the same about Tottenham’s North London rivals, Arsenal. No team posed as great a threat so consistently during his 26 years at United as the Gunners, who entertain United on Sunday.
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Yahoo Sport has teamed up with Canterbury to offer two lucky England fans the chance to win a Rugby World Cup 2015 Home Pro JerseyBy Mark Lawford | Yahoo Sport UK – Fri, Oct 2, 2015 16:15 BST
Yahoo Sport has teamed up with Canterbury, England Rugby’s official team kit supplier, to offer you the chance to win one of two England Rugby World Cup 2015 Home Pro Jerseys to wear during this autumn’s tournament.
The lucky winners will receive a shirt courtesy of Canterbury, who have created an emotive film featuring a selection of England Rugby players and some of the nation’s most committed fans.
VIew the film below.
Then, for your chance to win, simply answer the following question:
Which team did England beat to win the 2003 World Cup?
b) South Africa
c) New Zealand
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Manchester United star takes four free kicks - blindfolded - from outside the area with five mannequins in front of himBy Mark Lawford | Yahoo Sport UK – Fri, Oct 2, 2015 15:44 BST
When Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata was challenged to score free kicks bliindfolded with his left foot, this is how things worked out.
Alex Netherton looks at the Ballon d'Or shortlist and the chances of Luongo, Ospina or Atsu winning the coveted prize. Honestly.Alex Netherton – Fri, Oct 2, 2015 14:35 BST
Some players just require a single name for the world of football to recognise who they are. They enter public consciousness as teenagers, and they leave in their thirties, with just that single name. That name will remind observers and fans of all their struggles, achievements and triumphs. Messi, the greatest player of all time. Pele, perhaps his strongest rival for the same claim. Cristiano, who might also now be the pre-eminent Ronaldo, replacing the spectacular Brazilian striker in terms of talent. Zinedine, a man who made the Galacticos worth all the strife, and whose last moment inRead More »from FOOTBALL: The Ballon d’Or is now a five-horse race