Neal Maupay earned a spot in Brentford hearts with his last minute equaliser against Fulham on Saturday and, while he didn't hear the jubilant fans under the stand, he loved every minute of celebrating with them. The Bees were trailing to Aleksandar Mitrovic's fine strike before the Frenchman headed home from Florian Jozefzoon's knockback to give Dean Smith's side a fully deserved share of the spoils. Brentford fans were jubilantly singing 'Maupay in the last minute' after the game as they celebrated their third last minute goal against Fulham in four seasons. “I didn't hear the song but it's cool,” Maupay said. “It was unbelievable to score in front of our fans. We deserved our goal and I'm very happy to score today. Maupay is in fine form, scoring three in his last four games, and all of his recent strikes have been crucial goals such as coming off the bench against Bristol City to win the game on Easter Monday. He added: “Sometimes when you come off the … [Read more...] about Brentford will be feared in play-offs if they make it
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The sweeping FBI raid on longtime Trump fixer Michael Cohen put the President in a tizzy Tuesday morning, prompting him to declare “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” Agents reportedly seized communications between Cohen and the President as well as files related to the $130,000 hush agreement with adult film star Stormy Daniels. Cohen has not been accused of wrongdoing, and reports indicate he’s being investigated for campaign finance violations and bank fraud. Legal experts have noted Trump’s dead-on-arrival pronunciation of the storied protection might not be completely right. Sen. Chuck Schumer slams President Trump's response to FBI raid “The key thing in terms of his (Trump’s) tweet is that privilege is an extremely important concept that is designed to protect lawyers and clients and their relationship,” said New York Law School Professor Rebecca Roiphe. “But it’s not boundless. Nobody says … [Read more...] about Attorney-client privilege isn’t dead — even if Trump says it is
A DISAGREEMENT between Sir Michael Parkinson and Dame Helen Mirren has lasted more than 40 years. It started during an interview in 1975 where the chat show favourite suggested the young actress' figure could undermine her credibility as a serious actor - here's what we know... How did the clash begin? The interview started with Sir Michael, known as Parky, introducing the rising star as the "sex queen" of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He then quoted a review which detailed Dame Helen's apparent "slutty eroticism" and asked if her "equipment" would hold her back. By "equipment" he meant her figure - something he clarified when questioned by Helen. Dame Helen has since described the encounter as "enraging" and "extremely creepy" after she hit back in 1975 with "serious actresses can't have big bosoms, is that what you mean?". There has never been an apology from Parky, and the disagreement has festered for more than 40 years. Now, after an interview with Event magazine in which … [Read more...] about What was Helen Mirren and Michael Parkinson’s 1975 clash about and why did it spark a sexism row?
Floyd Mayweather is considering a comeback, but it won’t be in the ring. The undefeated boxer said on a Showtime Boxing telecast Saturday night that he would only come out of retirement for a UFC fight. “Retirement has been great but as you know and everyone knows, I go in retirement and I come back,” Mayweather said. “It is possible I do come back, but if I do come back, it has to be in the Octagon.” Mayweather announced his first retirement in 2015 after 49 consecutive victories, and then came out of retirement last summer to fight UFC star Conor McGregor, who had been boasting that he could best Mayweather in the ring. The brash Irish fighter was silenced when Mayweather picked him apart in an eventual 10th-round stoppage. Living up to his "Money" moniker, Mayweather walked away with a 100 million dollar purse. Though he’s been known to flirt with comebacks, Mayweather was adamant about only making a return for UFC. … [Read more...] about Floyd Mayweather: If I make a comeback it will be in the Octagon
Co Armagh man speaks candidly about the despair of losing his central vision due to a collison on the football pitch and how he is turning his life around In 2000 Lurgan man Brian Lenehan went to university in Liverpool, settled there and embarked on the world of work. He was enjoying life and was ‘‘sport mad’’, with a particular passion for Gaelic football.So far, his story is unremarkable. But that all changed in an instant when he collided with another player during a game of football.Brian (41) recalls: “I woke up the next morning and my central vision was gone. It was like having a 10p piece in front of each eye.” He adds: “I thought ‘this isn’t good’ but I reasoned that it was all part of the impact I’d taken on the pitch and it would go away by itself in a few hours, or days.”Gradually, Brian shifted from ‘waiting to see if it improves’ to actively avoiding seeking medical advice out of fear for … [Read more...] about ‘I couldn’t even say ‘blind’ after my diagnosis… I called it the ‘B’ word’