& # 39; I think the game has made the right decision … as soon as the sporting integrity starts to damage, look at what you do & # 39 ;: Tranmere owner and ex-FA chief Mark Palios welcomes the move to postpone the football season in light of global coronavirus pandemic
- All Premier League and EFL matches have been postponed to at least April 3
- Although there are concerns about whether the current season will continue
- Tranmere owner Mark Palios supports decision to protect sporting integrity
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Tranmere owner and former FA chief Mark Palios has praised the move to postpone the football season because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
That decision will be reviewed in the coming weeks, with doubts as to whether the football season will continue at all.
Palios told Football Focus that it was a & # 39; logical & # 39; decision to postpone the football season after looking at what has happened in recent days and felt that sporting integrity should be protected.
He said, "I think the game made the right decision because what happened when you see players isolate themselves or get the virus as we saw, then you start eating in the sporting integrity of the competition.
& # 39; Because you will end up with teams that will have an accumulation of games at the end of the season, teams play attenuated games in very important games, the impact on relegation and promotion and from a lower league perspective of course we don't have the size of the teams that the Premier League has.
& # 39; If we lose three or four players from our squad when we are currently in the relegation zone, that would be disastrous.
& # 39; So I guess once the sporting integrity gets damaged, you are going to look at what you can do. What they did was give it a chance to end the season, because every true sports fan wants to see the league finish and if we have to extend the decision and move the euro, then that's it. & # 39;
Concerns have been raised whether lower division teams can survive the effects of the Coronavirus with a lack of match day income.
While Palios said he wasn't afraid of his side, he admitted it could be difficult for cer tain teams.
He said: & # 39; We (Tranmere) are not too bad because of what we have done here because money has been reserved for important projects like improving the pitch we need to improve so we the hit we will make can survive by not ending the season.
& # 39; But due to the financial football landscape in the lower leagues, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to realize that there are clubs that cannot pay players' wages at some stages.
& # 39; You also have the administration, you have seen what happened to Bolton and then Bury disappears at the beginning of the season. So the financial landscape of football is difficult. & # 39;
MARK CLATTENBURG: VAR disappointed Mike Dean about the decision to book Fred after falling into the penalty area … I wish he had been advised to look at the monitor
- Fred was booked to dive after a meeting with Nicolas Otamendi
- Repetitions show, however, that the Brazilian was polluted by the defender of the city of Man
- ] VAR was wrong and Mike Dean had to check the pitch-side monitor
Manchester United Midfielder Fred was booked for diving after a challenge by Nicolas Otamendi in the area.
Referee Mike Dean thought the way he went down was not consistent with any contact.
However, after watching the replays it was clear Otamendi kicked Fred & # 39; s tibia. As a result, a fine should have been granted.
I wish Dean was advised to look at the monitor in Old Trafford, because if I am sure he would have reversed his decision and given the spot kick.
Instead, VAR made the final decision – and it was the wrong one.
& # 39; He should get a medal … not belittled as he has been & # 39 ;: Dillian Whyte insists that he will NEVER respect Deontay Wilder after he fired trainer Mark Breland because he had the towel in the defeat against Tyson Fury threw
- Dillian Whyte chose to focus on one of his heavyweight rivals Deontay Wilder
- The British hunter says he the former WBC will never respect world champion
- Wilder ax trainer Mark Breland when he threw in the towel in a loss for Tyson Fury
- Whyte believes that Breland didn't deserve to be & # 39; small & # 39; in the aftermath of the loss
Wilder was furious about Breland's decision to throw in the towel and the former Olympic gold medalist was adjusted in the aftermath.
For Whyte, who insists that he should stop Wilder faster than Fury, the lack of respect towards the legendary Breland can never be undone.
& # 39; I don & # 39; t know what else there is to say about Deontay Wilder, & said Whyte, according to the sun .
& # 39; I was so disappointed with how he treated Mark Breland, he is the only man in his corner who knows boxing.
& # 39; His team is all yes men, but Breland was the only one who acted in a professional and compassionate manner.
& # 39; He should get a medal from Wilder, not small as he has been, it is very disrespectful. Only on that basis will I never have respect for Deontay Wilder. & # 39;
More to follow.
Anthony Watson and Mark Wilson return to England XV for the first time since the World Cup Final while Eddie Jones chooses a team for Wales
Watson has completed his recovery from a calf problem to start on the right wing where he replaces Jonathan Joseph, who falls out of 23 for fourteen days after winning his 50th cap against Ireland.
An unspecified injury to Sam Underhill sees Wilson plucked at openside flanker despite having only made one start for sale this season due to a knee problem.
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ENGLAND XV TO SEE WALES ON SATURDAY
England XV: Elliot Daly; Anthony Watson, Manu Tuilagi, Owen Farrell, Jonny May; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Joe Marler, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler; Maro Itoje, George Cross; Courtney Lawes, Mark Wilson, Tom Curry.
As soon as Tammy Abraham & # 39; s ground-breaking opener hit the net, he turned on his heels and focused on Frank Lampard.
And their festive embrace was not the only thing they ended after Chelsea & # 39; s eventful journey to Carrow Road.
No matter what both of them would achieve in their respective careers, this day ended. as one they will always remember for the rest of their lives.
& # 39; I understand my angle and my team has my greatest interest in heart and soul & # 39 ;: Deontay Wilder says Axed Mark Breland is still with him after he fired trainer because he defeated the towel threw by Tyson Fury
- Former WBC champion Deontay Wilder will not fire his trainer Mark Breland
- Breland threw the towel in the seventh round of Wilder & # 39; s fight with Fury
- ] Wilder is set to activate the rematch clause to complete the trury with Fury
The former WBC heavyweight champion announced that he would leave Breland after he threw the towel in the seventh round against Fury to end the fight.
Wilder even left his trainer brutally out of this dressing room after the defeat in the flood of tears.
Many thought, however, that Breland made the right decision to do this, because Wilder took a brutal abuse and it was a potentially serious injury to the American appeared.
I am a warrior, & said the American. & # 39; I feel the same way I felt during a fighting night. When I go outside, I want to go outside on my shield. I understand that my corner has my greatest interest. Mark Breland is still part of the Wilder team.
& # 39; Our team looks forward to the rematch. & # 39;
Wilder is preparing to activate the rematch clause in his contract that will make him fight for the third time in an attempt to win back his WBC belt.
& # 39; I just want you to know that I am here, & # 39; Wilder said in a video message to his fans. "Your king is here and we are not going anywhere because the war has just begun.
" I will rise again. I am strong. I'm a king – you can't take my pride. I'm a warrior.
& # 39; I am a king who will never give up. I am a king who will fight to the death.
& # 39; And if someone does not understand that, do not understand what it is to wage war, do not understand what it is to fight. & # 39;
England issued an injury setback for Sri Lanka tour with fast bowler Mark Wood with a kind while Lancashire & Saqib Mahmood comes in to replace him
- Mark Wood is from the upcoming tour through England Sri Lanka with a side trunk
- The recent 30-year-old has a constant performer in recent tests
- but an injury collected in Twenty20 means that he is not available for the trip to Galle
England will be without Mark Wood for England & # 39 ; s tour through England Sri Lanka got a sort after the fast bowler during the recent Twenty20 series.
Lancashire seaman Saqib Mahmood has been summoned to replace wood in the test team, but the absence of the 30-year-old is a major disappointment given his form in the past year.
Wood has produced consistently high performance in the Test side, but the two-Test series in Sri Lanka, starting in Galle on March 19, will rearrange England to do it without it.
Wood suffered from a similar injury sustained in England & # 39; s World Cup victory in July and thus means a further setback for the player.
But the time to recover and to rest can be beneficial for Wood anticipating a busy cricket calendar.
Steve Harmison, himself an English fast bowler, told talkSPORT: & # 39; Playing back-to-back tests in South Africa and the limited competitions were always a difficult question, & # 39; he said.
& I wonder if they would have done that if Jofra Archer had been fit?
& # 39; However, it will not be the worst thing in the world that the Sri Lanka series goes wrong with their spider-friendly fields.
& # 39; Instead of having drinks or bowling on level courses, it is best for Mark to get ready for the summer and for the World T20. & # 39;
The team leaves for Sri Lanka on Monday prior to the first test.
& # 39; He captured the public's imagination like no other animal I have been associated with & # 39 ;: Trainer Mark Johnston pays tribute after Double Trigger dies at the age of 28
- Popular former Gold Cup winner Double Trigger passed away at the age of 28
- The son of Ela-Mana-Mou won 14 of his 29 races, including three Goodwood Cups
- Mark Johnston described him as a horse that appealed to the public's imagination & # 39;
Popular stayer Double Trigger died at the age of 28.
Trained by Mark Johnston, the son of Ela-Mana-Mou won 14 of his 29 races, including the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 1995.
He also won three Goodwood Cups and three Doncaster Cups, and twice both the Henry II and the Sagaro bets.
The Middleham trainer told his official website: & # 39; Double Trigger died yesterday in his paddock at the Clarendon Farm of John and Sarah Haydon in Wiltshire. He was 28 years and 11 months old. A great age for a thoroughbred horse.
& # 39; It has only been a few weeks since video & # 39; s were circulated on social media about him galloping around the paddock and cavitating like a young thing. He was in poor health until the end. What a way to go.
& # 39; It seems that regardless of which champions I have trained or maybe lucky enough to train in the future, I will always remember more that I trained Double Trigger than anything else. He portrayed the public's imagination like no other animal with which I have been associated, and rightly so.
& # 39; He was purchased for only 7,200 Irish pounds at the Goffs Orby sale in October 1992 and he won 14 races (13 of them Stakes races) from 29 starts and collected £ 559,102 in prize money.
& # 39; His victories were three Goodwood Cups, three Doncaster Cups, the Ascot Gold Cup and the Italian St Leger. He finished third in the real St Leger with only his fourth career start and he also finished second twice in the Ascot Gold Cup.
& # 39; His career as a stallion inevitably revolved around jump racing and he didn't scale great heights – few or no stayers do this nowadays – but it was a long and productive career as a stud with the couple that got him in his retirement. & # 39;
MARK CLATTENBURG: The stamp of Giovani Lo Celso on Cesar Azpilicueta endangered his safety … I am shaky that VAR official David Coote did not recommend a red card
- VAR would The stamp of Giovani Lo Celso was a red card
- Michael Oliver could have missed the incident because of his positioning
- The FA is powerless to ban Lo Celso retroactively because of the referral
Like everyone else, I was a shaky VAR official David Coote did not recommend a red card after Spurs midfielder Giovani Lo Celso had stamped on Chelsea & Cesar Azpilicueta.
Coote had all the corners available and should have been able to establish that this was a clear stamp that endangered the safety of an opponent.
I understand how Michael Oliver could have missed the incident because of his positioning. It happens, but that's why VAR is there. I don't know why Coote did not advise Oliver to check himself on the monitor. I'm sure Oliver would have sent Lo Celso.
The FA is now powerless to ban Lo Celso retroactively because the incident has been referred to VAR and has been checked by officials.
Coote's day went from bad to worse during the evening game, when he did not punish Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City after raising his arms and deflecting James Maddison's free kick.
] An argument could be made that De Bruyne protected his face, but at the moment he was handling the ball, his arms were away from his face and therefore he made himself bigger.
It should have been a punishment.
O Based on Coote's performance, I know for sure that Official Game Match Officials Ltd no longer allows VAR officials to play two games in one day.
VAR did its job well by awarding Burnley a penalty while Bournemouth celebrated scoring on the other side. This was always going to happen, but VAR was right. Adam Smith misjudged a cross and used the ball in the penalty area of Bournemouth.
His team then broke and scored, but VAR Chris Kavanagh did an excellent job of notifying referee Mike Dean of the handball and a penalty was correctly awarded to Burnley.
& # 39; I didn't think he should have done that & # 39 ;: Deontay Wilder & # 39; s trainer Jay Deas claims he didn't want to throw in the towel and accuses confusion with co-trainer Mark Breland after the defeat of Tyson Fury
- Deontay Wilder fell into a devastating defeat to Tyson Fury in Las Vegas
- The corner of the Bronze Bomber threw in the towel seventh round of the fight ]
- But Wilder's trainer Jay Deas says he didn't want the fight to be admitted
- Co-trainer Mark Breland was the one who actually threw in the towel
After beating in the third and fifth round, Wilder & # 39; s co-trainer Mark Breland chose to give up the fight in the seventh round by throwing in the towel.
The Bronze Bomber was clearly stunned by the decision, which afterwards said he wanted to go on my shield & # 39; and his trainer Deas insisted that Wilder should continue despite the abuse he received.
Fury was on the offensive in the corner when the Wilder corner chose to turn into to throw the corner towel
& I am the head coach of the team, but we do things a little differently, 99% of the time the head coach is also the man who head coach is in the corner, "Deas said.
"Ours is a bit more like an American football team where the head coach doesn't call the matches necessary – you have an offensive and defensive co-coordinator.
" What happened between rounds, was that Mark said something about throwing in the towel and I said to him: "Don't do that," I didn't think he should do that.
& # 39; Then the fight went on a little longer and then I saw the towel go in, so I didn't talk to Mark about it, but we'll talk about it and find out what exactly happened there. & # 39;
& # 39; I didn't think he [thrown in the towel] Deontay is the kind of man who goes on his shield and he will tell you upright – do not throw in the towel.
In fact in the dressing room when Tyson hands wrapped in one of the earlier fights they show on the screen in the dressing room, they had a man who became stopped, we thought: "Stop the fight, stop the fight".
& # 39; fight and the towel stopped coming in, Tyson looked at his people and said "Never". And I said, yes, that's the same kind of guy as Deontay, he doesn't want that.
"You must always remember that Deontay is a frightening puncher, so that is always a difficult thing because he always has that [ability] to make a big hit and turn things around.
& # 39; That's what happened there, but Deontay is doing well, he is coming back, he will only get better, but congratulations to Tyson and his team, a class act all the way around, and we are very happy to be part of the show with him. & # 39;