After an exciting (or for some, endless) international break, we return to domestic action this weekend refreshed and ready to head into the run-in with plenty still to play for. There’s a full fixture list on Saturday, the perfect opportunity to put together a winning accumulator picking out the teams that you think will finish the day with three points. Here’s some tips that The Pools have picked out to look out for this weekend. Our weekend Acca pays over 27/1! In the Premier League, Wolves – boosted by their stunning FA Cup victory over Manchester United – travel to Burnley who are without a win this month and have slipped back into relegation trouble, conceding 12 goals in their last 5 games. Ole’s United will hope to re-find their form and you’d expect them to beat Watford at Old Trafford. Outside of the top division, the race for promotion in the Championship continues to excite. Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United have moved ahead of … [Read more...] about Football betting odds and tips for the weekend including Liverpool v Spurs and Celtic v Rangers
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Arsenal will host Manchester United at the Wembley stadium in London. © AFP Arsenal will host Manchester United while Premier League holders Manchester City have been given a relatively easy draw as they face Burnley in the fourth round of FA Cup. According to a release by the FA Cup, former Wolves duo Robbie Keane and Carl Ikeme made the announcement for the draw which also saw Tottenham Hotspur setting up a London derby against Crystal Palace. While defending champions Chelsea will either host Sheffield Wednesday or Luton Town at the Stamford Bridge. All the fixtures will be played between January 25 and 28.The FA Cup in the release also mentioned that the winning clubs picking up 180,000 pounds after the FA doubled the prize fund for the 2018-19 campaign.Among other fixtures, Swansea will face Gillingham while West Ham United will head south-west to AFC Wimbledon.Newport, who had defeated former Premier League champions Leicester City in the previous round by a slender … [Read more...] about FA Cup: Arsenal Host Manchester United, Manchester City Play Burnley In Fourth Round
"With all the talk of Arsenal's terribly 'long' wait for a trophy (almost nine years), spare a thought for Rochdale," writes Peter Hughes. "In their 107 year history they are yet to win a trophy. This could change at the weekend if results go their way [They didn't – Knowledge Ed]. Can any other team top this?" Before we look into this, here's Malcolm Warburton with some important clarifications: "Rochdale won the Lancashire Combination in 1910-11 and 1911-12. On the first occasion they finished seven points ahead of reserve teams from Everton, Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers, but these all left, together with nine other reserve teams, to become founder members of the Central League. The second time they won by six points from St Helens Recreation before themselves joining the Central League, which at that time was a sort of Greg Dyke-style mixture of reserve and first teams. But when Third Division North was founded in 1921 all the first team members became … [Read more...] about Have there been any teams who have never won a single thing?
“How many professional players bear tattoos with the name of their favourite club but ply their trade elsewhere?” wondered Roger Sleigh last week. It’s surprisingly common to find ink in homage to one club on a player wearing the shirt of another. “Leicester City’s Polish defender Marcin Wasilewski has a tattoo of Anderlecht’s badge on his right leg. He spent six years playing for them and was so popular that on two occasions a group of Anderlecht fans came over to watch him play for his new team in the 2013-14 season,” writes Liam Derry. “Incidentally it’s the same leg he broke after a shocking tackle by Standard Liège’s Axel Witsel in 2009.” “Watford’s (and previously Walsall’s) Troy Deeney is well known as a Birmingham City supporter, and has a tattoo on one of his calves – a quick Google search fails to produce any pictorial evidence but there are lots of references to it,” sleuths … [Read more...] about Which footballers have tattoos of their former clubs?
"Following on from your old football-inspired albums question, Iron Maiden's Somewhere in Time has reference to West Ham beating Arsenal 7-3 on the album cover," begins Paul Baker. "Barring the SFA using the iconic Robin Friday at Cardiff image, the Wedding Present's George Best at Manchester United one and Mogwai's Zidane soundtrack (Real Madrid), have any other football teams been referenced on CD album covers?" A fine question, Paul, and one that has brought the most comprehensive and least digressive answer from Paul White. We don't know if our correspondent has been riffling through the album racks in Noord-Holland, but he's uncovered a gem with this. The artistic collaboration between FC Volendam and Radio Veronica resulted in this love child in 1973, the same year that "The Other Orange" became the first Eerste Divisie side to tie up a sponsorship deal – with the offshore pirate radio station Veronica. They put a large V on their shirts that season, claiming to get around … [Read more...] about Which football teams have been referenced on album covers?