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News in Brief-Brooks Mania Grows As BBC Makes Unfortunate Error

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NIB has been away swimming through Cork (you may have seen us on the news), hope no one was too distraught, anyway we’re back now, stop crying.

Seems while we were gone the Neknomination craze took off with dire consequences. The latest story following the Facebook phenomenon has seen an Irish girl in Australia swallow a goldfish in her “neknominated” pint. NIB hoped it was the classic carved carrot joke but sadly not. The girl, a trainee solicitor no less, from Newry has since received death threats and online abuse, to which she replied, celebs do it on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (How did she get through the entry exams?) and, you know, she get’s it yeah? Writing on her Twitter “feel depressed.” To what extent can humans become more ridiculous? Continue reading

Poyet Chosen To Steady Sunderland Ship

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Sunderland have today announced Gustavo Poyet as their new manager with the former Brighton supremo tasked with keeping the Black Cats from relegation following the acrimonious departure of Paulo Di Canio.

The 45 year-old has agreed a two year contract at the Stadium of Light and will take charge of the Black Cats with immediate effect.

The Uruguayan began his coaching career in England in 2006 at Swindon Town, before joining Leeds United as assistant manager. After a year at Elland Road, Poyet returned to his former club Tottenham Hotspur as First Team Coach, before becoming Assistant Manager to Juande Ramos. Continue reading

Salvation For Domestic Celtic Nation Football In League Unification

celticnationsMark Pitman offers a Welsh football perspective to the potential of a Celtic nation amalgamation.

This month the Champions League once again dominated the football headlines as the knock-out stage of UEFA’s flagship competition matched the biggest, best and richest of the European game against each other. Such is the attention and interest demanded by what is now considered football’s leading competition, the Champions League has grown from strength to strength since ditching its European Cup title for a new image and format, while maintaining the silverware traditions of past glorious with what Jose Mourinho refers to as ‘the cup with the big ears’. The escalating profile and riches now associated with the Champions League justify its revamp, but its new-found status was created out of necessity in order to prevent the creation of the European Super League and the breakaway of Europe’s leading clubs. The idea has since been muted, but it remains an underlying threat to the current establishment, and raises its head whenever there is unrest between UEFA and its clubs.  Continue reading

450 Accusations Made Against Monster Savile

jsThe investigation into sexual offences allegedly committed by the late DJ Jimmy Savile has revealed 450 accusations against the vile predator.

A Metropolitan Police report has seen 589 people come forward with information with 450 of those making accusations against the star of Jim’ll Fix It.

A total of 199 crimes have been recorded in 17 force areas in which the television presenter is a suspect and 31 allegations of rape have been made against him in a further seven force areas.

The report is based on information provided by hundreds of alleged victims who have come forward since October 4, when five women recounted abuse allegedly at the hands of Savile in a TV documentary.

Analysis of the report has revealed that 82% of those who came forward to report abuse are female and 80% of the total victims were children or young people.

So far officers have detained seven suspects and assisted in the arrest of three others elsewhere in the UK as part of the operation.

The Metropolitan Police have said more arrests are forthcoming as Britain continues to be rocked by a scandal that remained a secret for decades.

BBC Olympic Coverage Goes Digital

The BBC are ensuring the Olympic games are covered from all angles this summer. With social media assuming a digital hand you won’t miss a second of the action as Gary Lineker commentates with the help of 600,000 followers extending their thoughts on Twitter… without the public run in’s with Joey Barton and co…

Fellow broadcaster Clare Balding has also been running with the Twitter torch; ‘it builds excitement and interest, Twitter also gives us a clearer picture of how people are interacting’. These new gadgets and gizmos will add to the heavily invested free to air coverage already in place. 3D and high definition will creep in throughout the games, making us feel like we’re practically there.

The BBC dares you to miss a second as they prepare to broadcast 2,500 hours to the world across BBC One, BBC Three, BBC One HD and BBC HD, as well as 24 online streams including video playback. So, to be honest, we won’t get very far away from the spectacle. The BBC is also adding a new station; Radio 5 Live Olympics dedicated to capturing the shenanigans.

Huw Edwards will open and close the Olympian ceremonies on BBC One. Bill Turnbull, Hazel Irvine, Sian Williams and Chris Hollins will join us for breakfast, followed by Mishal Husain then Balding for the swimming, Jonathan Edwards following the athletics and John Inverdale narrating for the rowing. Leading to Sue Barker and Gabby Logan directing us through to the evening games.

‘As the nation’s broadcaster we are committed to ensuring that viewers get the most from their Olympic experience and our comprehensive coverage will deliver on that promise’ – BBC Director Roger Mosey lays it down.
And of course, all you Apple and Android users can access the live streams and spotlight clips of the day’s boss action. Happy Olympics 🙂