PSV v Ajax preview – De Topper likely to settle Eredivisie title race

With just seven games to go in a thrilling Eredivisie campaign, champions PSV host great rivals Ajax on Sunday in what is likely to be the crucial fixture in deciding the course of Dutch football’s biggest prize.

Just one point separates the top two heading into this intense battle at the Philips Stadion and both teams will be eager to get one over their arch rivals, especially after drawing their respective games last weekend (PSV against Heerenveen and Ajax against NEC). The victor will claim far more than just bragging rights, though. Continue reading

Video Salih Dursun vs Deniz Bitnel | Galatasaray Trabzonspor 2016 Highlights | Player shows referee red card!

Galatasaray vs Trabzonspor in yesterday’s Turkish Super Lig clash produced loads of drama. Referee Deniz Bitnel sent off three Trabzonspor players and awarded a controversial penalty late in the game (which Selcuk Inan converted to put Galatasaray ahead). Furious at the referee’s behaviour, the Trabzonspor players surrounded him, and one of them Salih Dursun, took a fallen red card and showed it to the ref!

Dursun was then sent off by Bitnel, which meant Trabzonspor finished the game with just 7 players Continue reading

Shamrock Rovers do not want home games to be televised- ask RTE not to do so

In a somewhat unique case, League of Ireland club Shamrock Rovers have asked Irish broadcaste RTE not to telecast their home games. Rovers bosses claim that they are losing up to 10,000 euros per game, with fans preferring to watch the game on television rather than make their way to the ground.

League of Ireland members do not receive compensation of any sorts when their games are picked up for TV, and generally cannot say no if the broadcaster proposes to televise their games

RTE signed a deal with the FAI in August 2014 to show 78 live SSE Airtricity Premier Division and FAI Cup games till November 2018.