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  • SPORTS

    Embarrassing mutiny between the sticks

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 02/03/2019

    » On what had been a stupefying "Super Sunday" which produced two high profile bore draws, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga at least livened up proceedings at Wembley by refusing to be substituted in the League Cup final against Manchester City.

  • SPORTS

    Toffees can't seem to escape Z Cars

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 09/02/2019

    » When the Everton players walk out onto the Vicarage Road pitch at Watford today, for a moment they could be forgiven thinking they are playing at home. The Toffees will be greeted by the strains of the Z Cars theme tune, which also heralds their appearance at their home ground of Goodison Park.

  • SPORTS

    When getting fired pays rich rewards

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 08/12/2018

    » The departure of Mark Hughes from Southampton hardly came as a surprise. He now holds the unenviable record of being the first manager to be sacked by two different Premier League clubs in the same calendar year, having been axed by Stoke City in January.

  • SPORTS

    Golden and some not so golden moments of the year

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 30/12/2017

    » It is that time of the year when Nobby drags himself out of the armchair to honour assorted heroes and villains who have graced our sports pages in 2017. Admittedly, it is bit of a mixed bag.

  • THAILAND

    Two arrested with smuggled football kit in Sa Kaeo

    Published on 27/08/2017

    » SA KAEO -- A Thai man and a Cambodian national were arrested late on Saturday night in Khok Sung district with a large quantity of untaxed football shorts and jerseys, of various brand names, bearing logos and names of well-known football clubs in Britain and Europe.

  • SPORTS

    Man U, SCG Muang Thong most popular - poll

    Online Reporters, Published on 14/05/2017

    » Manchester United of the English Premier League (EPL) and SCG Muang Thong United of the Thai Premier League (TPL) are the favourite teams for Thai football fans this year, but neither league commands a mass following, according to a survey conducted by National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll.

  • SPORTS

    The Seagulls have landed in top flight

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 22/04/2017

    » Brighton and Hove Albion clinched promotion to the Premier League this week, a considerable achievement for a team which came within a whisker of dropping out of the Football League 20 years ago.

  • WORLD

    Tevez, in China, tops salary list at €38 mln

    AFP, Published on 30/12/2016

    » PARIS - With his transfer to Shanghai Shenhua, Carlos Tevez has become the biggest-earning footballer in the world, making even more than compatriot Lionel Messi and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • SPORTS

    Sporting heroes and villains of 2016

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 29/12/2016

    » It is that time of the year when Nobby hauls himself out of the armchair to honour the sportsmen and sportswomen who have acted above and beyond the call of duty over the past 12 months.

  • THAILAND

    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

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