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Football sex abuse claims: NSPCC received more than 50 calls

Football sex abuse claims: NSPCC received more than 50 calls

David White won one cap for England, against Spain in 1992 A hotline, set up after four ex-footballers spoke out about being sexually abused by coaches as children, has received more than 50 calls within its first two hours, the NSPCC says. It said callers raised concerns about children now and in the past and […]

Bale to have ankle surgery and will miss El Clasico

Bale to have ankle surgery and will miss El Clasico

Gareth Bale was substituted shortly before the hour mark in Lisbon on Tuesday Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will have ankle surgery next Tuesday after hobbling out of the 2-1 Champions League win at Sporting Lisbon. Bale, 27, has a “traumatic dislocation of the peroneal tendons” in his right ankle and will will miss El […]

Newcastle & Wolves top supporter banning order tables

Newcastle & Wolves top supporter banning order tables

Image copyright PA Image caption Newcastle United’s fans have the most banning orders Nearly 2,000 football-related arrests were made in the 2015-16 season, the first increase for three years. A quarter were in connection with Championship matches according to the Home Office. In the Premier League, Newcastle United fans had the most active football banning […]

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Football sex abuse claims: NSPCC launches dedicated hotline

Football sex abuse claims: NSPCC launches dedicated hotline

David White won one cap for England, against Spain in 1992 Children’s charity the NSPCC has launched a football hotline after four ex-players spoke publicly about being sexually abused by coaches as children. Former Manchester City player David White, ex-Crewe players Andy Woodward and Steve Walters, and ex-Tottenham forward Paul Stewart have spoken out. The […]

Draw takes Man City into Champions League last 16

Draw takes Man City into Champions League last 16

David Silva scored his first goal for Manchester City since August’s Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest David Silva’s deft equaliser ensured Manchester City reached the Champions League knockout stage for a fourth consecutive season with a draw at Borussia Monchengladbach. City trailed when Raffael powered a rising 15-yard drive past Claudio Bravo from a […]

Ex-England player White latest to claim coach sex abuse

Ex-England player White latest to claim coach sex abuse

David White has written a book about his ordeal Former Manchester City and England player David White has become the fourth footballer to speak publicly about being sexually abused as a child by a coach. White follows ex-Crewe players Andy Woodward and Steve Walters, and former Tottenham forward Paul Stewart. The 49-year-old claims former Crewe […]

Draw ensures Man City qualify for last 16

Draw ensures Man City qualify for last 16

David Silva scored his first goal for Manchester City since August’s Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest David Silva’s deft equaliser ensured Manchester City reached the Champions League knockout stage for a fourth consecutive season with a draw at Borussia Monchengladbach. City trailed when Raffael netted a rising 15-yard drive past Claudio Bravo from a […]

Messi scores twice as Celtic are knocked out of Europe

Messi scores twice as Celtic are knocked out of Europe

Lionel Messi (centre) converted a floated Neymar ball to put the visitors ahead Celtic were eliminated from European competition as Barcelona won to secure top spot in Champions League Group C. Lionel Messi struck the opener from Neymar’s sumptuous pass, and only a stunning Craig Gordon save prevented Luis Suarez from heading home a second. […]

Arsenal frustrated by PSG

Arsenal frustrated by PSG

Arsenal have made it past the group stages for the 14th consecutive season Arsenal squandered their lead and missed out on a chance to secure top spot in Group A in the penultimate game of the Champions League group stages as Paris St-Germain came from behind to draw. The visitors, much the better side in […]