PLUS: and Jose Mourinho's Spurs exit was painful in more ways than one Premier League clubs are growing in confidence that next season will kick off with full stadiums.Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has been involved in talks with various sporting bodies this week and there is genuine optimism about the 2021/22 campaign.
After the massive backlash against the attempted European Super League breakaway, fans have continued to air their grievances The long-awaited return of crowds is erupting into a row over ticket numbers and prices, with football accused of failing to learn from the European Super League outrage.One of the 'Big Six' plotters, Tottenham Hotspur, sparked the most anger amongst supporters by setting a £60 price band on a 6pm midweek kick-off for the only home match that fans can attend this season.
‘Wembley is where dreams come true’: Former Dunfermline captain Josh Falkingham talks FA Trophy heroics, rise of Harrogate Town and backing the Pars to ‘get back where they belong’
As a jubilant Josh Falkingham hoisted the FA Trophy above his head on the hallowed turf of Wembley Stadium, flames erupting from the podium as his teammates roared with delight, he was living a boyhood dream — for the second time.The home of English football has become a familiar stomping ground for the Harrogate Town captain, having led the Sulphurites to victory in the National League playoff final last August.
LEEDS United lifted the FA Cup for the only time in their history 49 years ago on this day.Arsenal provided the opposition at Wembley for Don Revie's side who had been runners up in the competition in both 1965 and 1970.However, Leeds had recently banished the 'bridesmaids' tag by winning the 1968 League Cup and 1969 league title and a third piece of silverware as a top-flight side arrived thanks to Allan Clarke's winner at Wembley.
This is the moment a Windrush scandal victim told LBC he received more help from his local supermarket staff than the Home Office.Carl Nwazota, who was born in Wembley, told LBC's James O'Brien about how he initially faced trouble with the Government department after first attempting to get a new passport in 2001."
Manchester City will host Chelsea on Saturday in a Premier League match to act as a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final.Here, the PA news agency plots the route to that European showdown in Istanbul.Can either side keep their powder dry at the Etihad Chelsea dismantled City 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-finals on April 17, putting paid to Pep Guardiola’s bid for an unprecedented quadruple.
The month of May has got off to a cracking start (and that is despite the weather which felt more like November at times!).There’s has been lots to smile about... our listening figures for Your Harrogate Radio are through the roof and have exceeded all our expectations, my wife is finally off furlough and back at work (she is not smiling about this!
As they look to move a step closer to a first Wembley final since 2014, Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell has admitted they got their preparation wrong last time around.The West Yorkshire club face Salford Red Devils in Saturday’s Betfred Challenge Cup quarter-final at Emerald Headingley.
Irving Weaver is hopeful that Harrogate Town’s FA Trophy triumph will attract more fans through the turnstiles when spectators are allowed to return to football next season.The Sulphurites, who have played all but two of their 2020/21 home fixtures behind closed doors due to social distancing measures aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19, beat Concord Rangers 1-0 at Wembley on Bank Holiday Monday.
City Hall will announce plans for a Euro 2020 fan-park at Trafalgar Square following the Mayoral election after the proposal was given the green light by Westminster Council.All eight matches at Wembley will be shown on giant screens at the 12,500-capacity fanzone, as well as any England fixtures away from the national stadium.
Talks on Harrogate Town's FA Trophy heroes' possible bus parade through town but will it happen this time
Harrogate Town fans denied the chance to watch their heroes’ historic FA Trophy triumph in person earlier this week may get to see them bring the cup home in an open-top bus.Although it is early days yet and the watchword is definitely one of caution, the Harrogate Advertiser understands discussions are taking place for the club to tour the town in a similar fashion to last August’s celebrations when the club won promotion to the English Football League.
On-loan Rangers winger Josh McPake can return to Ibrox and put his medal on the table after helping Harrogate lift the FA Trophy at Wembley.Monday's 1-0 win over Concord Rangers - last season's delayed final - earned the 19-year-old his first piece of senior silverware.Harrogate also made history, becoming the first EFL team to win non-league's showpiece final.
FootballTalk Podcast - Harrogate Town’s survival, and Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday’s survival Saturday
This week’s Yorkshire Post Football Talk podcast had a trophy to celebrate and an exciting end to the Championship season to preview.Harrogate Town won at Wembley for the second time in less than a year on Monday when they became the first Football League team to win the non-league FA Trophy, finally winning the delayed 2019-20 competition.
Celebrating Darlington's FA Trophy win ten years on: Aaron Brown on the medal that says he won at Wembley
Aaron Brown reflects on Darlington's FA Trophy win In the third part of this week’s series celebrating the tenth anniversary of Darlington’s FA Trophy win at Wembley, Craig Stoddart talks to Aaron Brown, who was a member of the team that triumphed against Mansfield Town IT was ten years ago this week and the 119th minute of the FA Trophy final when Aaron Brown was at the heart of one of the most dramatic moments in Darlington’s history.
GREAT Dane Diego is a hound who knows how to get around in style — as he hitches a lift in his owner’s sidecar.The five-year-old loves to feel the wind blowing around his ears as he rides alongside owner Carlos Da Silva, 45.Carlos, of Wembley, North West London, owns a motorbike business and takes Diego with him on his daily commute — as well as other trips.
THE Tartan Army will be banned from celebrating together at the Euros - after UEFA ruled fans must sit alone with a four seat gap to the next person.The measures will apply to our group matches at Hampden against the Czech Republic and Croatia, as well as the clash with England at Wembley.
The former chairman has thanked his family and Grimsby businesses John Fenty, the former chairman of Grimsby Town FC, believes the club will swiftly return to the Football League after the devastating relegation last week.After more than 20 years with the club the former Board member thanked his family for their support during his tenure and wished the club well for the future.
NOSTALGIA: When Bantams refused to go for Burton in play-offs "YOU’VE got to remember some players and managers never get to Wembley.Supporters follow teams their entire lives and don't see them there - and we're going back for a second time in one season.” The words of a proud Phil Parkinson at Burton’s Pirelli Stadium after his team had just written another chapter in the remarkable story of 2012-2013.
The winger won his first piece of senior silverware at the weekend after the Yorkshire side beat Concord Rangers to lift the FA Trophy at Wembley.The 19-year-old, who has been on loan at the League 2 side for the second half of the season, spoke about his desire to fight for a place in the Rangers squad next season.
Up to 8,000 English football fans could travel to Istanbul for a Champions League final between Man City and Chelsea as UEFA defy calls to move the game from locked-down Turkey to Wembley
Manchester City and their opponents in the Champions League final will receive up to 4,000 tickets each for the match to be played in Turkey.UEFA and Turkish authorities are believed to be drawing up plans to accommodate 25,000 spectators at the Ataturk Stadium for the match on May 29.