Football


ERIC Dier acknowledges footballers are not always well equipped to cope with the fame and fortune that comes their way, but believes the majority set a good example. After a summer which has seen transfer fees and wages soar to stratospheric new levels, more players are feeling the trickle-down effects of the ever-growing broadcast deals, …

AFC Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings has signed a new long-term deal. Mings, suffered a serious knee injury on his debut for the club but is looking to continue establishing himself in Eddie Howe’s team. Following the successful contract renewals of Steve Cook, Harry Arter, Adam Smith, Joshua King and Dan Gosling, Mings said: “It was an …

Former York and Dundee goalkeeper Kyle Letheren has rejoined Plymouth Argyle on a free transfer. In his first spell with the club in 2009, Letheren never made a first team appearance. Seen as a dependable understudy for Romain Larrieu, Letheren spent five months at Plymouth Argyle. With Luke McCormick and Robbert te Loeke already established …

ONE of the most impressive features of Darrell Clarke’s time as Bristol Rovers boss is the work put in on the training ground. Not just by the manager himself, but by his coaching staff and players whose attributes include a thick skin and an appetite to learn and improve. After the 4-1 home de- feat …

The second round qualifying draw for the Emirates FA Cup took place on Monday at Wembley Stadium. There are still some fixtures that need to be determined, with 16 replays still to be scheduled following the weekend’s action. West Country Teams Stourbridge v St Ives Town Bodmin Town v Bideford Bridport v Cadbury Heath Gosport …

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale has been nominated for the League Two manager of the month award for August. Tis, who has received 10 previous Football League nominations for manager of the month without ever picking up the accolade, has guided the Grecians to three wins and a draw from his four matches in August. …

ETHAN Ampadu, who does not turn 17 until next month, has been included in Wales’ World Cup plans following his summer move from Exeter City to Premier League champions Chelsea. Wales boss Chris Coleman is facing a crunch World Cup game against Austria in Cardiff on Saturday, and then an equally-important tie against Moldova. Wales …

THERE was plenty of drama and a couple of surprises in last week’s Chard Hospital Cup quarter final ties. Waytown Hounds were hammered 5-0 at their Netherbury home by a Perry Street Reserves team, who have returned to the League after a season in the Yeovil and District. Chris Fry, (2), Joe Allen, Chris Goodhew …