Day: 13 October 2021

Claudio Ranieri: I’m not concerned about the Watford board’s methods

Watford boss Claudio Ranieri is not concerned about the trigger-happy methods of his new employers as he targets Premier League survival. The Italian, who turns 70 next week, has replaced Xisco Munoz at Vicarage Road after the Spaniard was sacked for picking up seven points from the opening seven games of the season. Xisco was …

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Grant Forrest ready for another Spanish scorcher after outshining Jon Rahm

Grant Forrest’s acceleration to a third place finish in the Spanish Open last Sunday made his playing partner Jon Rahm look a bit like the hapless sheriff trying to keep pace with Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit. In the company of the global game’s highest ranked golfer, Forrest produced eight successive threes in …

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James Lang’s move from Harlequins to Edinburgh vindicated by Scotland call

JAMES Lang’s decision to move from Harlequins to Edinburgh in the summer in search of more regular international rugby has been vindicated by his inclusion in Gregor Townsend’s first training squad of the season. Had he stayed with the London club, the 26-year-old inside centre would not have been available for Scotland’s opening Autumn Test …

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Gregor Townsend’s first Scotland squad of the season analysed

WITH such significant figures as Finn Russell and Duhan van der Merwe unavailable at present, Gregor Townsend’s first Scotland squad of the season inevitably has a makeshift look to it. But the 36-man list announced yesterday does at least give a fair indication of the coach’s thinking in certain areas, and, while not necessarily a …

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FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings after crowd trouble at England-Hungary clash

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings in relation to the disturbances which marred England’s World Cup qualifier against Hungary on Tuesday night, and the violent scenes at the Albania versus Poland match in the same group. Hungary fans clashed with police at Wembley after officers entered the stand to arrest an individual for a racially aggravated …

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Kongsberg: Norway bow-and-arrow attack leaves ‘several’ killed

Several people have been killed and others injured in Norway after a bow and arrow attack, according to reports. The BBC reports local police announced the incident in the town of Kongsberg, south-west of Oslo, at around 6.30pm local time.  Chief Oeyvind Aas said a suspect had been caught and appears to have acted alone. …

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Terminal V organisers ‘devastated’ as Edinburgh music festival postponed again

THE ORGANISERS of Scotland’s largest indoor music festival have expressed their “frustration” after postponing the event again. Terminal V festival, an electronic music festival in Edinburgh, was originally due to take place before the pandemic hit and has been postponed multiple times. It was set to finally go ahead over the course of two days during the Halloween …

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RAH Paisley hospital on ‘essential visits only’ due to spike in Covid patients

THE Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) in Paisley is reverting back to essential visits only due to an increase in the number of Covid patients. The infirmary announced the changes, which take effect from tonight at 8pm, via the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde website this afternoon. All acute wards except maternity, gynaecology and mental health will move …

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Covid Scotland: One in four intensive care patients were under 40 during Delta wave

A QUARTER of patients admitted to intensive care with Covid during the third wave were aged under 40 compared to fewer than one in 10 during the previous two waves. The figures, from the latest audit by the Scottish Intensive Care Society, reflect the impact of vaccinations in reducing rates of serious disease among the …

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Sean McKay: Gavin McVey charged with murder of father

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