Roy Keane has launched a withering assault on Paul Pogba's attitude at Manchester United, accusing him of letting down manager Jose Mourinho. Pogba's abject record this season has contributed to an underwhelming campaign at Old Trafford, which has left United 18 points adrift of rivals Manchester City in the title race. United face title challengers Liverpool at Anfield today knowing defeat would inflict a further dent on their hopes of even challenging for a top four finish. Pogba has been left on the bench for the game on Merseyside, such has been his lack of form. Pogba has been a vocal critic of Mourinho's approach in certain games this term - notably at home - but Keane believes his successor in the heart of United's midfield should look at himself before questioning his manager. “Whatever is going on in his head he is letting the manager down," Keane told Sky Sports. "If the guy’s not pulling his weight he has to be left out. "People … [Read more...] about Roy Keane: Paul Pogba has a bad attitude and Jesse Lingard’s clothes range proves Man Utd’s weak mentality
For the first 15 minutes, Eden Hazard was all arms outstretched and frustration. For the next 30 minutes, he was just about unplayable and that was enough for Chelsea. Fortunately it was Hazard’s impact and not the actions or chants of any Chelsea supporters that left a lasting impression this weekend, following a week of shame for the Stamford Bridge club. The victory over Manchester City had been overshadowed by the alleged racist abuse aimed Raheem Sterling and there was anti-semitic chanting heard at the Europa League victory over Vidi. But, thankfully, the visiting fans in Brighton behaved themselves and it was a brilliant half-an-hour from Hazard that was Sunday’s talking point. Deployed for a second successive match as a ‘false nine’ with strikers Alvaro Morata out injured and Olivier Giroud on the substitutes’ bench, Hazard scored his first goal in 12 games for club and country and added a ninth assist in all competitions for Chelsea. He had cut an … [Read more...] about Eden Hazard scores first goal since October to tighten Chelsea’s grip on top four spot with win over Brighton
He has a story to tell – it is banging around inside him, aching to come out. But how does he begin?" So starts The Inheritance, by the American playwright Matthew Lopez, the one show you really "had" to see this year. By the end of this devastating two-part play, which also contains much uproarious humour in its seven hours, we've been drawn into the gay romantic entanglements of present-day Manhattanites, and we've been forced to remember those lost to the Aids epidemic a generation ago. Driving it forward is the revenant, repressed figure of EM Forster, whose novel Howards End, with its tale of a thwarted inheritance, lurks like a ghost. What sounds like something niche turns out to have universal... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for … [Read more...] about Why 2018 was the year that theatre ripped up the rulebook
Sophia Money-Coutts Follow 16 December 2018 • 7:00am How many Christmas trees do you have up in your gaff? Only one? Oh dear. That’s not very grand, I’m afraid. Two? A bit better. Well done, you. Three or more? Excellent. You are clearly very posh and don’t have to worry about picking needles out of the carpet because you’ve probably got a servant who can do that for you. Extra points if you have a Nordmann fir from a ducal estate – we genuinely wrote a piece at Tatler once about how posh your Christmas tree was, depending on whether it came from Chatsworth or Blenheim or the forecourt of a closed-down garage. Much as with cars and ponies, the number of Christmas trees you have in your household is a teller. Sorry, I don’t make the rules. I appreciate... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 … [Read more...] about What do you mean you only have one Christmas tree at home?
Homeowners who fail to winter-proof their houses could face thousands of pounds in extra bills if adverse weather like last winter’s cold snap disrupts their water supply, experts have warned. Bitter snow storms brought in by the “Beast from the East” in February left 60,000 customers with no water for more than 12 hours; many had to wait days to be reconnected. The Consumer Council for Water, an industry watchdog, said four in 10 customers affected received no communication at all from their water company during the incident. Water companies have warned that it is homeowners’ responsibility to look after the supply pipes on their properties and have urged them to prepare their plumbing for plunging... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Get your home winter-ready now, or risk losing thousands