The all-time Premier League table

The Premier League celebrates its 25-year anniversary this summer and what a quarter-century of action it has been in the top flight, with six different champions, countless fortunes spent and a whopping 76 sides relegated.

But what would happen if all 25 Premier League seasons thus far were put together in one glorious table separating the greats from the greatest and the worse from the worst? Who’d take pole position, who’d be stuck at the bottom and who’d find a comfortable place somewhere in between?

Let’s take a look…

Liverpool FC squad play Last Man Standing – Keepy-Up Challenge

The Liverpool squad’s latest challenge on tour sees the players battle each other in a keepy-up competition.

James Milner again assumes the role of adjudicator in Hong Kong as three qualifiers whittle down the contenders to a final three – who then face off to be the winner.

Small-size balls add difficulty to the task and contact is not only allowed but encouraged by Milner, meaning many attempts to bring down a teammate in the quest to be victorious.

Watch how the challenge unfolded below…

MA Bursaries – Reconciliation and Peacebuilding, University of Winchester

The University of Winchester through ‘Winchester Centre of Religions for Reconciliation and Peace’ (WCRRP) has available 4 bursaries, worth up to £12,200 each, for study on its postgraduate programmes MA Reconciliation and MA Reconciliation and Peacebuilding. Both courses are delivered via distance learning and therefore there is no need for the student to relocate to Winchester, or the UK. For more information click here.

Three fee bursaries (worth £12,200) are available for overseas students currently living in conflict affected regions, or post-conflict countries, to study full or part-time on the distance learning MA Reconciliation and Peacebuilding. Applicants will be assessed based on academic suitability; supporting evidence of the need for financial support; and subject to passing the standard application process.

The University of Winchester also has one full-time, full fees and partial living allowance bursary for a UK resident to study the MA Reconciliation or MA Reconciliation and Peacebuilding – total amount £10,000; £6,100 fee bursary, £3,900 cash contribution to help cover student living costs.

To apply for a bursary you must first have been accepted on the course. For course application instructions please click here.

Once you have been accepted please send you bursary application to Rebecca.Bellamy@winchester.ac.uk by Friday 4th of August.

Successful applicants will receive confirmation of their award by Friday 18th August.

If you know anyone who may be interested, please pass this on.

Liverpool FC seal £10m Andy Robertson move

Liverpool have agreed a £10million deal with Hull City for left-back Andy Robertson.

The 23-year-old Scotland international will undergo a medical on Thursday and is set to become the Reds’ third signing of the summer.  Liverpool will pay £8million up front with a further £2million to follow in add-ons.

Robertson won’t fly out to Hong Kong but will remain in the UK before linking up with his new team-mates ahead of next week’s training camp in Germany.

Robertson will compete with vice-captain James Milner for a starting spot. The Reds turned their attentions to the Glasgow-born defender after missing out on Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.

Robertson made 115 appearances for Hull following his £3million move from Dundee United in 2014.

Released by Celtic as a teenager, the attacking full-back launched his career at Queen’s Park before being snapped up by Dundee United. Three years ago Robertson was crowned the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year before moving south of the border.

A Syrian artist and refugee painted world leaders

In this painting, a ragged, tired Trump cradles a sleeping child in one arm. The 71-year-old man no longer has the air of the aloof CEO, so fond of firing people. Instead, he looks like a dad — the kind of dad who’d go hungry just to make sure his kid goes to sleep with a full stomach.

The kind of dad you might find in a group of refugees.

The picture is part of “The Vulnerability Series,” a collection of paintings by Syrian artist Abdalla Al Omari.

In the series, Al Omari, a refugee himself, imagines what Obama, Putin, Trump, and other world leaders would look like if they were refugees.

These are not the distant, untouchable, and unknowable politicians you are used to. They look smaller, more vulnerable. It’s that vulnerability Al Omari wanted to highlight, using their tired eyes and obvious plight to return their humanity back to them.

Al Omari’s images bring a powerful message.

Paulo Dybala scores free kick even with 20 men on the goal line!

Paulo Dybala took part in a charity football match in his hometown of Laguna Larga on Saturday.  During the course of the proceedings he eventually was awarded a free kick from the edge of the area.

The opposition, well aware of the fact that he had scored 19 goals last season,decided to play it safe by putting the entire team on the goal line.
Some friendly passers by were also roped in to act as reinforcements to further strengthen the wall.

When it was finished it was a thing of some magnificence.  How could anyone score a goal through a wall of bodies like that?

But Dybala did!

He found a gap in that 20 man wall and scored!

 

Have your say on Ashurst Hospital vision

Ashurst Hospital in the New Forest needs a new lease of life and there is an exciting opportunity to redevelop facilities on the site to make it modern, welcoming and fit for purpose, now and in the future.

Working with our local healthcare partners, West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group has started to build a vision. We want to create a child and family friendly Health Centre which focuses on providing a range of services for our children, young people and families living in the New Forest and Totton and Waterside areas.

The New Forest Birth Centre, CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and Hearing Screening are already based at Ashurst Hospital and there is room to turn our vision into a reality so we want to explore this opportunity further.

There are, of course, some restrictions on what can be provided in a local community health facility but your thoughts and ideas will help us to build a vision for the future and identify what health services and facilities for children, young people and families are important to you.

Please help us by answering this short survey: 6Ashurst Hospital Survey

Six people charged with criminal offences over Hillsborough disaster

Liverpool City Council light up 96 lanterns and illuminate St Georgeís Hall on Lime Street in red along with a banner which names those who lost their lives in the Hillsborough Disaster .(Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Match commander David Duckenfield and Norman Bettison are among six people charged with criminal offences over the Hillsborough disaster.

The Crown Prosecution Service revealed its intentions in a meeting with the victims relatives at 11am this morning.

Last year it was concluded that the 96 fans that lost their lives at Hillsborough in the 1989 stadium disaster had been unlawfully killed.

Following a six month investigation by the Crown Prosecution Service, today six people have been charged for their roles in the Hillsborough disaster, including match commander David Duckenfield and Norman Bettison, who was heavily involved with coordinating the response of the South Yorkshire Police following the dissaster.

Others charged are Graham Henry Mackrell, Sheffield Wednesday’s safety officer; Peter Metcalf, a South Yorkshire Police solicitor; and Donald Denton and Alan Foster, both members of the South Yorkshire Police at the time of the disaster.

 

Head of the Crown Prosecution Service Special Crime and CounterTerrorism Division, Sue Hemming, announced the charges in relation to the Hillsborough Stadium disaster.

 

Jürgen Klopp appears in inspirational New Balance advert

Jürgen Klopp plays the main part in New Balance’s latest Liverpool FC based video and it’s fantastic.

Klopp is pictured looking around Anfield with plenty of passion and determination.  In the note to his future self he pledges to never forget ‘what this was all about’ and how he was given a chance ‘to live his dream’.  It really makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up:

We can’t wait to see Klopp on the touchline at Anfield again in less than two months.

Justin Bieber to Manchester: ‘God Is Good in the Midst of the Darkness’

This weekend, pop stars including Justin Bieber joined Ariana Grande for the One Love Manchester benefit concert, an event that honored the victims of a recent terror act at one of her shows and raised money for organizations helping them.

After playing an acoustic version of the song “Cold Water,” Bieber told the 50,000 in attendance to hold on to faith and hope even in the aftermath of tragedy and violence:

I’m not going to let go of hope. I’m not going to let go of love. I’m not going to let go of God. Put your hand up if you’re not going to let go. God is good in the midst of the darkness. God is good in the midst of the evil. God is in the midst, no matter what’s happening in the world, God is in the midst and he loves you and he’s here for you.

125 years of Liverpool FC in 125 seconds

As the celebrations of Liverpool FC’s 125th anniversary begin, see the club’s unique story retold in fast-paced fashion in a fittingly timed 125-second clip:

From humble beginnings to kings of Europe, through triumph and tragedy along the way – the Reds have been on an incredible journey over the last century and a quarter.

Liverpool FC 2017/2018 away kit launched

Liverpool and New Balance have just released the new away kit for next season.

The design is said to be “inspired” by the first ever Liverpool kits from 1892.  Those first kits were half blue and half white.  This kit is half green and white based on the same checkerboard pattern.

The kit features an embroidered commemorative Liver bird crest and a subtle pin stripe within the design – and is completed by a black collar, black shorts and white socks with a green horizontal stripe and black trim.

Visit liverpoolfc.com/store to order yours right now, with the kit also set to be available to purchase at official club stores from Saturday.

LFC 2017-18 New Balance away kit

Liverpool vice-captain James Milner said:

“This kit looks classic – up to date, but with a nod to the past.  It will be a reminder of the foundations this great club is built on every time we wear it. The whole team is really proud to be a part of this huge anniversary for the club, and we can’t wait to wear this kit next season.”

LFC 2017-18 New Balance away goalkeeper kit

Click here to order LFC’s 2017-18 away kit online now