Crawley Town boss Harry Kewell said his side travel to Mansfield Town in a ‘positive frame of mind’, as the curtain falls on the regular League Two season on Saturday. Mid-table Crawley might look like they have little to play for against a play-off chasing Stags side but Kewell believes that is far from the truth.Kewell’s men could finish anywhere from 13th to 15th after the full time whistle blows on Saturday and the final League Two standings are confirmed.Yet the former Leeds United and Australia forward, turned Reds manager, is keen to see his side finish the season strongly, having only picked up a point from their last three games.“A couple of places in mid-table might from the outside not seem so important but it is to us,” said Kewell.“Mansfield have got more to play for. They will have to come at us but like Exeter two weeks ago, when we drew 2-2, that gives us opportunity as well.“We’re going there in a positive frame of mind … [Read more...] about Crawley ‘in a positive frame of mind’ as they look to thwart Mansfield
0 Have your say Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says Sunderland have not made an approach for his services, despite reports they view him as a potential candidate for the vacant manager's position at the Stadium of Light. Wilder's long-term future at Bramall Lane has been the subject of intense speculation since his comments about United's ownership issues last week.Sunderland's new owners, whose takeover is set to be ratified by the EFL, are understood to have included Wilder on a shortlist of names following Chris Coleman's recent departure.Wilder, speaking at the Steelphalt Academy this morning, confirmed United have not been contacted by the Wearsiders but again refused to retract his call for HRH Prince Abdullah and Kevin McCabe to resolve their differences quickly."I won't retract anything I said," Wilder told the media. "I'm just being honest and open about what's happening. I always will be."United play their final match of the Championship season at Bristol … [Read more...] about Sheffield United: Blades boss Chris Wilder has his say on reports linking him with vacant position at Sunderland
Register for our free newsletterTHE Premier League is gearing up for its final Saturday of the season. Some clubs are already gearing up for the next one, while others have vital work still to be done. PREMIER LEAGUE WEEKLY rates Manchester United’s season and wonders if Tottenham will slip further back into the pack this summer. Should Manchester United be positive or negative about how the season has gone? FIRSTLY, the bad news if you are a Manchester United fan. Manchester City have won the Premier League by miles and added the Carabao Cup for good measure, playing football that you can only admire. To rub salt into the wounds, Liverpool are 90 minutes away from winning the Champions League if they can defeat Real Madrid in the final on May 26. So to see their two biggest rivals potentially sweeping up the biggest prizes is hard to digest. The FA Cup may seem like a consolation prize in that regard, but at least United have negotiated their way to the final where they will … [Read more...] about Premier League Weekly: Has Manchester United’s season been a positive one, and is Spurs’ story coming to an end?
LONDON (Reuters) - The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed on Friday that Kenyan former three-times world 1,500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop had tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO, and rejected some of his extraordinary allegations against officials. Asbel Kiprop of Kenya, gold medal, poses on the podium after the men's 1500m event during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, August 30, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Kiprop, 28, said on Thursday in a lengthy statement that his urine sample might have been tampered with by dope testers who, he said, not only tipped him off about their visit in November last year but also took a payment from him. The AIU, an independent body that manages all doping- related matters for athletics, conceded on Friday that he had been given advance notice but said it was satisfied there had been no interference with his sample. “These allegations have been investigated by the … [Read more...] about AIU confirms Kiprop positive test, rejects allegations
PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 May 2018 Ilford manager Billy Cove (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo) ©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468 Ilford joint-manager Billy Cove is drawing out the positives from a rollercoaster season in the Essex Senior League. The Foxes finished the campaign with nine straight defeats after suffering a 3-1 defeat to Waltham Forest in their final game of the 2017/18 season. Cove admitted he is pleased to put that one behind him and start planning for next season. “We’re pleased to get that season out of the way,” he said. “We can now all go away and reflect on what we could’ve done better. “I think the start we had to the season didn’t help.” The former Maidenhead United striker believes the off-pitch struggles cost them and praised fellow manager Allan Fenn for his hard work to keep the club going. “It’s been a tough one, it’s one where events off the pitch have had a detrimental effect on … [Read more...] about Ilford boss Billy Cove takes positives out of season