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The longer Sepp Blatter stays at FIFA, the more football’s image will take a kicking

Evesham Journal: Sepp Blatter says he has not resigned as Fifa president, but Fifa insist he still plans to leave the position

1:00pm Thursday 1st October 2015

The disgraced Jack Warner may have been banned for life from all football this week but that action is long overdue and won’t shift the spotlight for the sorry state of affairs FIFA are in.

Worcester Wolves gambled by opting for wholesale changes over summer

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Thursday 1st October 2015

It has been a trying few months for the city's British Basketball League side.

I salute England skipper Chris Robshaw for trying to go for the last-gasp win against Wales in Rugby World Cup

Evesham Journal: ON THE BRINK: England captain Chris Robshaw (right) and Tom Wood leave the field dejected after defeat to Wales

8:00am Thursday 1st October 2015

England’s decision to go for the corner against Wales rather than kick a penalty has been analysed over and over by pundits across the globe.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is perfect pantomime villain

Evesham Journal: Diego Costa looks set to start against Arsenal in the Community Shield showdown at Wembley

1:00pm Thursday 24th September 2015

The Chelsea striker spends the whole performance deliberately winding people up and seeking a reaction but ends up getting his comeuppance at the end.

Rugby Union's TMO use during World Cup's opening weekend bordered on farcical

Evesham Journal: Rugby World Cup

9:00am Thursday 24th September 2015

IF the use of television match officials is ever to be introduced in football, the governing bodies would do well to look at the Rugby World Cup and take heed.

Worcestershire County Cricket Club ccan bounce back from relegation

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Thursday 24th September 2015

It has been a disap pointing campaign in the top flight for Steve Rhodes’ side, who have now been relegated for the fourth time back to Division Two

Jonathan Thomas correct to put his health first

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Thursday 17th September 2015

IN announcing his retirement, Jonathan Thomas has brought the curtain down on a stellar rugby union career.

Wayne Rooney's England goal-scoring record will be hard to topple

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Thursday 10th September 2015

You could see the relief in Wayne Rooney’s eyes as he finally became England’s leading scorer.

Football referees put up with obnoxious behaviour from touchline and stands

Evesham Journal: Football: Chipping Sodbury return to form with win over Ellwood

9:00am Thursday 10th September 2015

But the case of schoolgirl referee Emily Dyke is particularly alarming.

Wounded Wales can still be force in Rugby World Cup

Evesham Journal: CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 05:  Wales player Rhys Webb is stretchered off as coach Neil Jenkins looks on during the International match between Wales and Ireland at Millennium Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Im

11:00am Thursday 10th September 2015

Despite a double setback, you write the Welsh off at your peril when the tournament gets under way later this month.

West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino needs to get on with his job

Evesham Journal: Spurs target Saido Berahino

10:00am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Berahino is paid, and paid handsomely, to play for the Baggies and if he chooses not to, he shouldn’t be paid.

Manchester United were winners in David de Gea transfer window battle with Real Madrid

Evesham Journal: David de Gea looks set to sign for Real Madrid for a fee of around £29million

1:00pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Despite the mud slinging from both clubs blaming each other for the deal falling through, United have never been that keen to sell. If they’d wanted to, they would have made sure and done it.

Worcester City are lacking a leader in mould of Wayne Thomas

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Worcester City V Stalybridge Celtic.................Wayne Thomas (4335353)

1:00pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

When City first arrived at Aggborough, they were expected to be relegation fodder.

Sunderland striker Jermaine Defoe needs a dose of reality — not a skivvy

Evesham Journal: Jermaine Defoe. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

3:00pm Thursday 27th August 2015

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe is seeking to employ a personal assistant.

Justin Gatlin represents everything wrong with athletics

Evesham Journal: Jamaica's Usain Bolt, second from right, on his way to Gold in the Men's 100 metres final ahead of USA's Justin Gatlin, left, at the IAAF World Championships at the Beijing National Stadium, China. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

9:00am Thursday 27th August 2015

The thought of knowing a twice-banned athlete was world champion would not have sat easy with me.

England's cricketers seemed too relaxed in final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval

Evesham Journal: LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23:  Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad (r) enjoy themselves as England celebrate winning the ashes after day four of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 23, 2015 in London, United

1:00pm Thursday 27th August 2015

Poor though our batting was – which is certainly a topic for another day - there was a definite case of after the Lord Mayor’s Show about this.

Worcester City will struggle this campaign if they keep up current level of indiscipline

Evesham Journal: CARL HEELEY.

6:00am Thursday 20th August 2015

We're not even two weeks into the new season and already Worcester City have had three players sent off.

Chaos of off-side decisions here to stay after Christian Benteke’s controversial winner in Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Bournemouth

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Thursday 20th August 2015

According to the new reading of the laws, a player in an offside position attempting to play the ball has to be flagged offside. They no longer have to make contact with the ball.

Worcestershire Rapids' NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final Duckworth-Lewis defeat was an anti-climax

Evesham Journal: Moeen Ali Worcestershire County Cricket Club (5264800)

7:00am Thursday 20th August 2015

This was supposed to be the County’s big day, their chance to at long last fulfil their dream of reaching finals day.

Adil Rashid option for England's final Ashes Test against Australia is an interesting one

Evesham Journal: Adil Rashid is back in the England fold after a five-and-a-half-year absence

1:00pm Thursday 13th August 2015

Against the odds, they have won the Ashes with a Test to spare, something that was unthinkable following the Lord’s shambles.

Worcestershire Rapids' NatWest T20 Blast clash with Hampshire has not exactly come at right time

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Thursday 13th August 2015

Never before have Worcestershire reached Twenty20 finals day.

Jose Mourinho's outburst at Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro and head physio Jon Fearn was a step too far

Evesham Journal: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wouldn't be drawn on his alleged bid for John Stones

4:27pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

Mourinho was livid at what he felt was a fundamental lack of knowledge from his staff in not realising their actions would force Hazard to the sidelines.

Sport drug cheats are no laughing matter

Evesham Journal: Mo Farah celebrates winning the 10,000m at London 2012 with coach Alberto Salazar and training partner and silver medallist Galen Rupp. Photo: PA

11:00am Thursday 6th August 2015

High profile athletes such as sprinter Justin Gatlin have been found guilty in the recent past, not to mention the current allegations against Alberto Salazar, the coach of Mo Farah.

Premier League is compelling but Arsene Wenger's refusal to shake Jose Mourinho's hand was pathetic

Evesham Journal: TOUGH TIME: Alan Pardew claims Arsene Wenger should be afforded more respect for his achievements as manager of Arsenal

4:01pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

Mourinho made sure he shook the hand of every Arsenal player, patently trying to score some cheap political points.

Some big European football nations could miss out on place at 2018 World Cup

Evesham Journal: England manger Roy Hodgson during a press conference ahead of the UEFA European Championship Qualifying game at the Stozice Stadium, Slovenia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 13, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should

12:00pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Such is the way the teams were divided up prior to coming out of the hat, with in-form Wales being among the top seeds for the first time.

You have to admire optimism of Worcestershire County Cricket Club supporters

Evesham Journal: PITCH BATTLE: The New Road square is mopped up after the recent heavy rain but there may be worse to come.

3:00pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Thankfully, the wash-out had little bearing on the bigger picture with Worcestershire already guaranteed a top-two finish.

The new-look Worcestershire FA Senior Cup competition is the right move

Evesham Journal: Worcester City  FA Cup second round match against Scunthorpe United. Pic Jonathan Barry 7.12.14 ......Goal scorer Daniel Nti celebrates with Carl Heeley. (14142307)

1:00pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The county FA has taken away the sporadic fixtures in the depths of winter and injected some interest into the warm-up campaign.

To see Chris Froome abused by spectators in his Tour de France triumph was utterly despicable

Evesham Journal: Chris Froome is expected to win his second Tour de France title in Paris tomorrow

11:34am Thursday 30th July 2015

The 30-year-old was spat at and had urine thrown over him during the three-week event, which culminated in him riding to his coronation on the Champs-Elysees last Sunday.

New Manchester City signing Fabian Delph is public enemy number one among Aston Villa fans

Evesham Journal: File photo dated 30-05-2015 of Aston Villa's Fabian Delph. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday July 17th, 2015. Fabian Delph is already staying, having made the surprising decision to reject Manchester City and remain at Villa Park. See PA story S

1:00pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

But is it any wonder Delph jumped ship?

England returnee Jonny Bairstow too good for Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: Jonny Bairstow continued his rich vein of form to score a century at Durham and rescue Yorkshire's innings

1:00pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

Worcestershire have been unable to contain the prowess of Jonny Bairstow and hopefully Australia won’t be able to either.

Sepp Blatter should walk away from FIFA presidency immediately

Evesham Journal: FIFA President Sepp Blatter during a press conference at the Costa Do Sauipe, Salador. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story SOCCER World Cup. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. (32486221)

10:51am Thursday 23rd July 2015

It will be just the nine months between Sepp Blatter announcing his intention to step down as president and the date for a fresh election on February 26.

Roberts stars with eight-wicket haul

Evesham Journal:

11:00am Thursday 7th May 2015

SWING bowler Matthew Roberts ensured his start to the season was a memorable one by recording career-best figures of 8-21.

City axe falls on striker Symons

Evesham Journal:

4:03pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

MIKE Symons is the highest profile casualty as Worcester City begin their summer rebuilding programme.

Ryan Lamb: Warriors crowd to clinch final spot

Evesham Journal:

9:30am Monday 4th May 2015

FLY-HALF Ryan Lamb believes the Warriors supporters can play a huge part in helping the club achieve promotion.

Warriors should have won by more – Ryan

Evesham Journal:

8:00pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

DEAN Ryan admitted he was frustrated that Worcester Warriors aren’t further ahead going into Friday’s Championship semi-final second leg against London Scottish.

Warriors battle to slight advantage

Evesham Journal:

7:10pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

IT’S advantage Warriors at the halfway stage of their Championship play-off semi-final but they made hard work of it against London Scottish.

London Scottish 22 Worcester Warriors 27

Evesham Journal: Warriors to retain marquee

11:55am Saturday 2nd May 2015

WARRIORS will take a slender advantage into Friday's play-off semi-final second leg following an enthralling victory at London Scottish.

Ellis Deeney is worthy winner of Worcester City player-of-season accolades, says boss Carl Heeley

Evesham Journal: VERSATILE: Ellis Deeney could return in defence for Worcester.

11:00am Saturday 2nd May 2015

Deeney scooped around 45 per cent of the fans’ vote ahead of Sean Geddes, Mike Symons and Tyler Weir.

Kidderminster Harriers’ budget will be cut by more than half next season

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Saturday 2nd May 2015

Harriers have been forced to take drastic action following a 2014-15 campaign that saw them fail to pay players on time and let some of their high earners leave the club.

BBL title must be target says Wolves coach

Evesham Journal: The University of Worcester Arena in Hylton Road.

11:00am Friday 1st May 2015

WINNING the British Basketball League has to be the aim for Worcester Wolves next season, according to head coach Paul James.

Gardiner says City already trailing new players

Evesham Journal:

8:30am Thursday 30th April 2015

JOINT manager Matt Gardiner says Worcester City are tracking several players to improve the squad for next season.

Collicutt still positive after Evesham United exit

Evesham Journal:

5:50pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

MANAGER Paul Collicutt says there are plenty of positives to take from Evesham United’s season despite their Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West play-off semi-final defeat.

Worcester City ready to rebuild in bid to reach next season's play-offs

Evesham Journal:

11:20am Thursday 30th April 2015

WORCESTER City have raised the bar.

Worcester City pin hopes on their dynamic management duo

Evesham Journal:

9:50am Tuesday 28th April 2015

CARL Heeley and Matt Gardiner will become the joint managers of Worcester City for next season.

Worcester City end season to remember with crazy game

Evesham Journal:

7:10pm Sunday 26th April 2015

AN extraordinary season for Worcester City finished with a quite extraordinary match.

Worcester City 3 Colwyn Bay 5

Evesham Journal:

2:31pm Saturday 25th April 2015

WORCESTER City end the season with defeat in a dramatic encounter against Colwyn Bay, who are relegated despite victory.

Kidderminster Harriers to trust youth next season

Evesham Journal:

8:00am Saturday 25th April 2015

THE exuberance of youth could work in Kidderminster Harriers’ favour next season, according to assistant manager Mark Creighton.

Carl Heeley believes Vanarama National League North is going to be strongest yet

Evesham Journal:

1:00pm Saturday 25th April 2015

WORCESTER City manager Carl Heeley believes next season’s Vanarama National League North will be the strongest yet.

James takes the play-offs pressure from his Worcester Wolves

Evesham Journal:

8:20am Friday 24th April 2015

HEAD coach Paul James believes Worcester Wolves are hitting the peak of their powers as they launch the defence of their British Basketball League play-offs title.

City target eighth place league finish

Evesham Journal:

9:30am Friday 24th April 2015

WORCESTER City are out to finish the season in victorious style by securing eighth place in Vanarama Conference North.

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