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Andrew Greaves is a journalist and broadcaster based in Manchester, United Kingdom with more than 14 years experience in regional and national newspapers both in the UK and Spain. He is a regular guest presenter on That's Manchester TV's Late Night Live and a contributor to various national and local radio stations.
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Axel Merckx, director of the Axeon Cycling Team, talks with father Eddy Merckx as new Giro d'Italia winner Tao Geoghegan Hart warms up at the 2015 Tour of California

04 Apr 2024  |  sg.news.yahoo.com
Axel Merckx, director of the Hagens Berman Axeon cycling development team, reflects on the success of his team's alumni at the Giro d'Italia, including overall winner Tao Geoghegan Hart. Despite the pride in their achievements, Merckx discusses the financial difficulties facing his team, with a shrinking budget from $2.2 million to an anticipated $950,000 for 2021. He criticizes the cycling ecosystem for not adequately supporting development teams financially, despite efforts by the UCI. Merckx emphasizes the importance of patience in a cyclist's career and his philosophy of ensuring riders are prepared for long-term success rather than short-term gains. He also shares his personal connection with the riders, particularly Geoghegan Hart, and his role in their development.

Axel Merckx, director of the Axeon Cycling Team, talks with father Eddy Merckx as new Giro d'Italia winner Tao Geoghegan Hart warms up at the 2015 Tour of California

04 Apr 2024  |  nz.news.yahoo.com
Axel Merckx, director of the Hagens Berman Axeon cycling team, reflects on the success of his team's alumni in the Giro d'Italia, including winner Tao Geoghegan Hart. Despite the pride in their achievements, Merckx is facing financial challenges with a reduced budget for the upcoming season. He criticizes the cycling ecosystem for not adequately supporting development teams financially, as the UCI's new rule mandating World Tour teams to have a development or women's team does not directly benefit teams like his. Merckx emphasizes the importance of patience in a cyclist's career and believes in the long-term development of his riders. He also maintains a close relationship with his former riders, acting as a mentor and friend.

Sean Yates suggests Tao Geoghegan Hart's future could be away from Ineos Grenadiers

04 Apr 2024  |  nz.news.yahoo.com
Sean Yates, former Team Sky sports director, discusses the potential of Giro d'Italia champion Tao Geoghegan Hart. Yates suggests that while Geoghegan Hart may stay with Ineos Grenadiers in the short term, his long-term future could be with another team due to the intense competition for leadership within Ineos. He highlights the fierce rivalry with other Grand Tour winners like Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal, and Richard Carapaz. Yates also reflects on the changing landscape of cycling, with a new generation of riders like Geoghegan Hart and Tadej Pogacar winning major races, and the decline of older champions such as Vincenzo Nibali. He is set to join the Eolo-Kometa team as a coach, working with former Grand Tour winners Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso.

Physico-chemical challenges on the self-assembly of natural and bio-based ingredients on hair surfaces: towards sustainable haircare formulations

04 Apr 2024  |  pubs.rsc.org
The article discusses the physico-chemical challenges associated with the self-assembly of natural and bio-based ingredients on hair surfaces, with a focus on creating sustainable haircare formulations. The authors, G. S. Luengo, F. Leonforte, A. Greaves, R. G. Rubio, and E. Guzman, have contributed to the field of green chemistry by exploring how these ingredients interact with hair. The article is published in the Green Chemistry journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence. The article emphasizes the importance of proper acknowledgement when using the material and provides information on how to request permission for reproduction in commercial publications through the Copyright Clearance Center.

Building Resilient Newsrooms in the Post-Covid World

12 Dec 2023  |  pressgazette.co.uk
The article discusses the importance of building resilient newsrooms to support the mental health of journalists, especially in the post-Covid world where stress factors like burnout, hybrid working, and exposure to tragic news stories are prevalent. It highlights the shift from the British stiff upper lip mentality to a culture where support is available, albeit sometimes requiring journalists to seek it out. The author reflects on personal experiences and emphasizes the need for mental health resources, counselling, peer support networks, and training on stress management. The Headlines Network is mentioned for its resources and training to help journalists cope with traumatic events. The article also addresses the challenges of hybrid working and the need for newsrooms to adapt their communication strategies. It concludes with resources for building resilience and an announcement of a training course on newsroom resilience hosted by Bauer Academy in association with Press Gazette.

AI in Journalism: The Future of the Newsroom or Its Demise?

12 Dec 2023  |  pressgazette.co.uk
The article discusses the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on journalism, highlighting the perspectives shared at the NCTJ's AI in Journalism conference. It mentions that media companies are experimenting with AI, but public-facing AI applications in journalism are still limited. Thomson Reuters has been advancing in AI usage, particularly for financial services and journalism, with a focus on efficiency and accuracy. Reuters' Jane Barrett emphasized that AI will not replace journalists but will require them to acquire new skills. UK media companies like Newsquest are integrating AI to assist reporters. The article also touches on the BBC's use of semi-automated reporting and the Journalism AI project's research. It concludes with the potential of AI to revitalize the industry and mentions an upcoming training course on AI in the newsroom by Bauer Academy in association with Press Gazette.

Daily Mail main Tiktok account

15 Nov 2023  |  pressgazette.co.uk
The article discusses the challenge legacy media faces in engaging younger audiences and the potential of creating content ecosystems across various social media platforms. It highlights the concept of using different content forms like videos, podcasts, and photos to attract different audience segments on platforms such as TikTok and Instagram. The Daily Mail is cited as a success story for engaging a younger audience on TikTok despite its older print edition reader base. The article also promotes the Bauer Academy's upcoming training course on creating content ecosystems, in association with Press Gazette, which aims to teach attendees how to shine a story across different platforms and create multiple entry points for diverse audiences.

Data journalism can be overwhelming… but it doesn’t have to be.

14 Nov 2023  |  pressgazette.co.uk
The article discusses the evolution and principles of data journalism, tracing its roots back to the first attempt by the Manchester Guardian in 1821. It outlines the three stages of a data journalism story: finding the data, interrogating the data, and presenting the data in an understandable format. The article emphasizes the abundance of data available from various sources, including government bodies and the Freedom of Information Act. It also highlights the importance of making sense of data by looking for trends and investigating the reasons behind them. The article advises on keeping data presentation simple and engaging for the audience. Additionally, it mentions a one-day training course on data journalism offered by Bauer Academy in association with Press Gazette, along with other related courses.

The Power of Solutions Journalism in Building an Audience

06 Nov 2023  |  pressgazette.co.uk
The article discusses the concept of solutions journalism, which focuses on reporting positive stories and solutions to problems rather than just the problems themselves. It argues that this type of journalism can engage and inspire audiences, leading to community empowerment and action. The article provides examples of how journalists can get started with solutions journalism, such as focusing on local actors, sourcing stories from community organizations, and using social media platforms. It also highlights resources and training opportunities for journalists interested in this field, including a one-day training course offered by Bauer Academy in association with Press Gazette. Additionally, the article mentions Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert as an example of someone who has built a strong relationship with audiences by providing solutions to problems.

Michelin-starred meals at home: A lockdown luxury

05 Apr 2023  |  euronews.com
The article by Andrew Greaves discusses the trend of Michelin-starred restaurants offering 'at home' food boxes during the lockdown. Northcote in Lancashire, led by head chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen, has been successful with their food boxes, selling 700 in under half an hour. The Angel at Hetton in North Yorkshire, run by chef proprietor Michael Wignall, has also started offering nationwide delivery of their five-course tasting menu. Internationally, Massimo Bottura's Franceschetta 58 in Modena, Italy, and Yannick Alléno's Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris, France, are providing similar services. The article explores the chefs' experiences and the potential continuation of this service post-lockdown.

Former Claret's European coaching success to be honoured

07 Oct 2021  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses the unveiling of a headstone in memory of Jimmy Hogan, a pioneering football coach, at the Turf Moor Memorial Garden in Burnley. The event, coinciding with Hogan's birthday, will be attended by local dignitaries, representatives from Hogan's former clubs, and his family. Hogan is celebrated for his influence on European football, particularly the Hungarian team of the 1950s. The project is supported by various football clubs, organizations, and individuals, including the Turf Moor Memorial Garden, Burnley Former Players Association, and Stevenson Memorials, which donated a plaque.

Burnley fall to 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at Turf Moor

18 Sep 2021  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
In a closely contested Premier League match, Arsenal secured a 1-0 victory over Burnley, thanks to a first-half free-kick goal by Martin Odegaard. Burnley, managed by Sean Dyche, created several chances and thought they had a penalty opportunity, which was later overturned after a VAR review. The introduction of Burnley's summer signing Cornet brought energy to the team, but they were unable to convert their chances into goals. Arsenal's defense, including a notable challenge from Gabriel and Takehiro Tomiyasu, kept Burnley at bay, ensuring that Arsenal took all three points from the match.

Yahoo India Content Publishing Closure

26 Aug 2021  |  in.search.yahoo.com
Yahoo India announced that as of August 26th, 2021, it will cease publishing content. This decision will not impact other services provided by Yahoo, such as Account, Mail, and Search functionalities, which will continue to operate as usual. The announcement also includes a note of gratitude for the support and readership of its users.

Mark Cavendish Poised for Tour de France Stage Win After Comeback Season

22 Jun 2021  |  cyclingnews.com
Mark Cavendish, known as the Manx Missile, has been called up to the Deceuninck-QuickStep team for the Tour de France after Sam Bennett's injury. His coach, Vasilis Anastopoulos, believes Cavendish is in good shape to win at least one stage, despite not having ideal preparation. Cavendish has already secured five victories this season, including a stage at the Tour of Belgium. Anastopoulos, who joined the team in 2019, credits the team environment and the Specialized bikes for Cavendish's renewed success. He emphasizes the strong connection and understanding between him and Cavendish, which has been crucial to the cyclist's comeback. Cavendish's presence at the Tour is seen as a significant achievement after overcoming depression and a period of no wins in the past three years.

Swiss Ski Resorts Remain Open Despite COVID-19 Concerns

20 Dec 2020  |  abc.net.au
The article discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on ski resorts in Switzerland, particularly focusing on Verbier, a popular destination for the wealthy. Despite the pandemic and the closure of ski resorts in neighboring countries, Swiss resorts have remained open with strict health measures in place. The article highlights the economic significance of skiing to Switzerland and the local communities, as well as the cultural importance of the sport to the Swiss people. It also touches on the concerns of local businesses and residents about the potential for a sudden shutdown due to the high number of infections. The article includes comments from Verbier resort's chief executive Laurent Vaucher, Swiss-Australian hotelier Marcus Bratter, and local mountaineer Melanie Corthay.

Andrew Greaves had never thought his annual trips to Belgium were particularly unusual, until the Belgians told him otherwise.

05 Dec 2020  |  euronews.com
Andrew Greaves shares his experiences of holidaying in Belgium, particularly in the Flanders region. He finds the country full of surprises, from its history and architecture to its beer and cycling culture. Despite Ostend's faded glamour, other cities like Bruges, Ghent, and Antwerp offer unique attractions. Ypres and Kortrijk are steeped in history, while Oudenaarde is famous for the Tour of Flanders cycling race. Belgium's beer culture is highlighted, with a variety of styles available in traditional cafes and modern bars. Greaves also mentions some unique accommodations and provides tips on travel and dining. He recommends flying with Ryanair or Brussels Airlines and staying in places like the St Bernardus Brewery Guesthouse or the luxurious La Butte aux Bois in Lanaken.

Cycling's Contract Crunch: WorldTour Riders Race for Future Amidst Pandemic

29 Nov 2020  |  cyclingnews.com
The article discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the cycling WorldTour, highlighting the financial difficulties faced by teams and riders. The pandemic has led to the disappearance of the CCC team and budget cuts across the peloton, resulting in a competitive market for riders seeking contracts. Swiss rider Silvan Dillier signed with Alpecin-Fenix after a stressful period, while Jempy Drucker moved to Cofidis after being told he was too old by his former team, Bora-Hansgrohe. South African sprinter Reinardt Janse van Rensburg is awaiting a new contract amidst the uncertainty at NTT, which is set to become Qhubeka Assos. Agent Gary McQuaid discusses the challenges in securing contracts for riders, with team budgets expected to be lower in 2021. The article also mentions Cyber Monday deals related to cycling.

The importance of Qhubeka Assos for African cycling

28 Nov 2020  |  cyclingnews.com
The article discusses the journey of the MTN-Qhubeka cycling team, which has evolved from a regional team to a WorldTour team, focusing on providing opportunities for African cyclists. Douglas Ryder, the team's founder, has been instrumental in its growth and the collaboration with the Qhubeka charity. The team's impact is highlighted through the experiences of British former rider Steve Cummings and South African cyclist Songezo Jim. The team's success, including a Grand Tour victory and the participation of African riders like Daniel Teklehaimanot, is celebrated. However, the article also touches on the challenges faced by the team, including the search for sponsorship and the need to maintain its African spirit amidst changes.

A little blue form can change the way you live in Slovakia.

11 Nov 2020  |  abc.net.au
Slovakia has undertaken a massive COVID-19 testing program, aiming to test everyone over the age of 10, which is about 3.8 million people. The program issues blue certificates to those who test negative, allowing them to enter shops and restaurants, while those who refuse the test or test positive must isolate at home. Economics student Viktor Frühwald and another student, Dorota Bartkova, express their support for the program, hoping it will allow a return to normal life. However, concerns about the accuracy of the antigen tests used are raised by Dr. Marek Plesko, who warns that a negative result does not guarantee one is not a virus spreader. The government's testing strategy has received mixed reactions from the public, with some questioning the voluntariness and the next steps after testing. The government plans to continue testing, especially in regions with higher case numbers.

Estonia's Mihkel Räim faces an uncertain 2021, admitting he nearly called time on his cycling career in the coronavirus ravaged 2020 season

09 Nov 2020  |  uk.sports.yahoo.com
Estonian professional cyclist Mihkel Räim discusses his uncertain future after not being retained by his team, Israel Start-Up Nation, and having no contract offers for the upcoming season. Despite completing his first Grand Tour at the Vuelta a España, Räim felt overshadowed by the excitement of his teammates, especially with the team signing Chris Froome. Räim reflects on his achievements, including top finishes and national titles, and expresses frustration over the nationality bias in team selections. He remains hopeful for a last-minute contract offer, believing he deserves a spot in the professional peloton and is eager to see if his Grand Tour experience will enhance his performance.

Estonia's Mihkel Räim faces an uncertain 2021, admitting he nearly called time on his cycling career in the coronavirus ravaged 2020 season

09 Nov 2020  |  sports.yahoo.com
Estonian professional cyclist Mihkel Räim, after completing his first Grand Tour at the Vuelta a España, faces an uncertain future as his current team, Israel Start-Up Nation, has not offered him a contract for the upcoming season. Despite his achievements, including two national championships and several impressive results, Räim has found himself without a team for 2021. His situation reflects a broader issue in professional cycling where many riders are left without contracts due to the pandemic's impact on the sport. Räim is still hopeful for a last-minute opportunity to continue his career, emphasizing his belief in his abilities and his desire to prove himself further in the pro peloton.

Estonia's Mihkel Räim faces an uncertain 2021, admitting he nearly called time on his cycling career in the coronavirus ravaged 2020 season

09 Nov 2020  |  nz.news.yahoo.com
Estonian professional cyclist Mihkel Räim, who recently completed his first Grand Tour at the Vuelta a España, is facing an uncertain future after his team, Israel Start-Up Nation, decided not to renew his contract. Despite his efforts and achievements, including two national championships and respectable finishes in various races, Räim has not received any contract offers for the upcoming season. His situation reflects a broader issue in professional cycling, where many riders are left without contracts due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sport. Räim remains hopeful for a last-minute opportunity to continue his career in the professional peloton.

Sean Yates believes Tao Geoghegan Hart's future could lie away from Ineos Grenadiers

26 Oct 2020  |  sg.news.yahoo.com
Sean Yates, former Team Sky sports director, discusses the potential of Giro d'Italia champion Tao Geoghegan Hart. Yates suggests that while Geoghegan Hart may stay with Ineos Grenadiers in the short term, his long-term future could be with another team due to the intense competition for leadership within Ineos. The article highlights the unexpected opportunity Geoghegan Hart had to lead after Geraint Thomas's crash and Yates's belief in the young cyclist's potential to win more Grand Tours. The piece also touches on the generational shift in cycling, with younger riders like Geoghegan Hart and Tadej Pogacar winning major races, and veterans like Vincenzo Nibali facing the new wave of talent. Yates is set to return to professional cycling as a coach with the Eolo-Kometa team.

Sean Yates backs Tao Geoghegan Hart for future Grand Tour glory

26 Oct 2020  |  uk.sports.yahoo.com
Sean Yates, former Team Sky sports director, discusses the potential of Giro d'Italia champion Tao Geoghegan Hart, suggesting that while Hart may stay with Ineos Grenadiers in the short term, his long-term future could be with another team due to the intense competition for leadership within Ineos. Yates highlights Hart's progression and potential, noting that his Giro win, though surprising to some due to Geraint Thomas's crash, was indicative of his climbing abilities. The article also touches on the generational shift in cycling, with younger riders like Hart and Tadej Pogacar winning Grand Tours, and veterans like Vincenzo Nibali facing the new wave of talent. Yates is set to return to professional cycling as a coach with the Eolo-Kometa squad.

Tao Geoghegan Hart celebrates his victory in the Tour of Italy, one of cycling's three Grand Tours.

25 Oct 2020  |  sg.news.yahoo.com
Tao Geoghegan Hart, a Londoner, has won the Giro d'Italia, marking a significant and unexpected victory in the cycling world. His win was unforeseen, especially after the Ineos Grenadiers team's original plan was disrupted following Geraint Thomas's crash. Geoghegan Hart, who had not won a top-tier World Tour race before this Giro, rose to the challenge, supported by his team, and claimed the maglia rosa after a decisive time trial in Milan. His victory is seen as a generational shift and places him at the forefront of Ineos Grenadiers, especially with Chris Froome's upcoming departure. Geoghegan Hart's dedication to the sport, his early support from organizations like SportsAid and the Rayner Foundation, and his progression through the ranks have culminated in this Grand Tour win.

Tao Geoghegan Hart celebrates his victory in the Tour of Italy, one of cycling's three Grand Tours.

25 Oct 2020  |  sports.yahoo.com
Tao Geoghegan Hart, a Londoner, has won the Giro d'Italia, marking a significant and unexpected victory in the cycling world. His win comes after a season disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and was not anticipated at the start of the race, especially after his teammate Geraint Thomas had to withdraw due to a crash. Geoghegan Hart's rise to victory included two stage wins and overcoming a significant time deficit. His win is seen as a generational shift in the sport, and it sets him up as a key rider for Ineos Grenadiers following Chris Froome's departure. The article also highlights Geoghegan Hart's background, his early support from SportsAid and the Rayner Foundation, and his progression through the Axeon Hagens Berman development team to Team Sky.

Axel Merckx, director of the Axeon Cycling Team, talks with father Eddy Merckx as new Giro d'Italia winner Tao Geoghegan Hart warms up at the 2015 Tour of California

25 Oct 2020  |  sports.yahoo.com
Axel Merckx, director of the Hagens Berman Axeon cycling team, reflects on the success of his team's alumni in the Giro d'Italia, including winner Tao Geoghegan Hart. Despite the pride in their achievements, Merckx faces financial challenges with a shrinking budget for the team, dropping from $2.2 million to an anticipated $950,000 for 2021. He criticizes the cycling ecosystem for not adequately supporting development teams financially, despite efforts by the UCI. Merckx emphasizes the importance of patience in a cyclist's career and the need for sustainable development rather than rapid, short-lived success. He also shares his personal connection with the riders, particularly Geoghegan Hart, and his role in their development.

Tao Geoghegan Hart celebrates his victory in the Tour of Italy, one of cycling's three Grand Tours.

25 Oct 2020  |  nz.news.yahoo.com
Tao Geoghegan Hart, a Londoner, has won the Giro d'Italia, marking a significant and unexpected victory in the cycling world. His win was unforeseen, especially after his team's original leader, Geraint Thomas, had to withdraw due to a crash. Geoghegan Hart, who had not won a top-tier World Tour race before this Giro, rose through the ranks and secured his victory with a strong performance in the final time trial in Milan. His win signifies a generational shift in the sport and positions him as a key rider for Ineos Grenadiers following Chris Froome's departure. The article also highlights the support Geoghegan Hart received from organizations like SportsAid and the Rayner Foundation early in his career.

Geoghegan Hart may need to quit Ineos to find more success, says Sean Yates

25 Oct 2020  |  sports.yahoo.com
Sean Yates, a former Team Sky sports director, suggests that Tao Geoghegan Hart, the Giro d'Italia champion, may need to leave Ineos Grenadiers to achieve further success in his career. Despite the potential to defend his title, the competition within Ineos is intense with riders like Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal, and Richard Carapaz vying for leadership. Yates highlights Geoghegan Hart's progression and potential, noting that his Giro win, while surprising to some due to Geraint Thomas's crash, was indicative of his climbing ability. The article also touches on the generational shift in cycling, with younger riders like Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert coming to prominence, and veterans like Vincenzo Nibali facing the challenge of competing against this new talent. Yates is set to return to professional cycling as a coach with the Eolo-Kometa team.

Tao Geoghegan Hart celebrates his victory in the Tour of Italy, one of cycling's three Grand Tours.

25 Oct 2020  |  uk.sports.yahoo.com
Tao Geoghegan Hart, a Londoner and member of the Ineos Grenadiers cycling team, has won the Giro d'Italia, marking a significant and unexpected victory. His triumph came after a challenging season impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic. Initially, Geoghegan Hart was not the favorite to win, as his teammate Geraint Thomas was expected to compete for the pink jersey. However, after Thomas crashed out, Geoghegan Hart's steady performance and stage wins propelled him into contention. The final time trial in Milan was decisive, with Geoghegan Hart securing the victory over Jai Hindley by 39 seconds. This win marks Geoghegan Hart as a prominent figure in cycling, especially as Ineos Grenadiers prepares for the departure of Chris Froome.

MM March 2020 e-edition

13 Mar 2020  |  mancunianmatters.co.uk
MM has released its latest e-edition for March 2020, curated by Andrew Greaves. The edition is designed to provide readers with a mix of news, sports, entertainment, and feature articles to offer some respite from the gloomy atmosphere, possibly due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. While the publication does not avoid the topic of coronavirus entirely, it promises a variety of content that aims to entertain and engage its audience.

Andrew Greaves: To suspend the season or play behind closed doors?

13 Mar 2020  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The journalist discusses the impact of the coronavirus on European football, particularly the Premier League. They express uncertainty about whether upcoming games will proceed as scheduled, given the disruptions already seen in Italy's Serie A and Spain's La Liga. The writer debates the merits of suspending the league temporarily versus playing games without fans, leaning towards suspension due to the fear that the season might not conclude if the virus persists. They humorously consider the reactions of Liverpool and Leeds United fans if the season were to end abruptly. The article also reflects on a recent game against Spurs, which the journalist feels was a missed opportunity for a better result, and criticizes the use of VAR and Spurs' goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Andrew Greaves: England talk shows Burnley's progression

06 Mar 2020  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses the recent performance of a Premier League football team, highlighting their achievement of nearing the 40-point mark early in March. The author expresses confidence in the team's safety from relegation and praises the manager, Sean Dyche, despite some previous doubts about his leadership. The team's defensive strength is noted, with goalkeeper Nick Pope and defenders like James Tarkowski and Ben Mee receiving particular mention for their contributions to the team's 11 clean sheets. The article also touches on the potential for these players to be included in the English national squad by Gareth Southgate, especially ahead of the summer's competitions. The author suggests that the club's success is not just in results but also in the recognition of its players at the national level.

Andrew Greaves: Let’s forget about Europe talk...for now!

28 Feb 2020  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses the potential for a team to qualify for the Champions League, contingent on Manchester City's UEFA sanctions. It emphasizes that discussions of European competition are premature as the season end is still far off. The author mentions the team's good form and the tight competition for top spots in the league. The article also covers recent VAR decisions in a match against Bournemouth, where two controversial calls were made in favor of Burnley. The author agrees with the VAR decisions and recalls past decisions that went against them. The focus then shifts to an upcoming match against Newcastle, with the aim of securing Premier League status rather than focusing on European qualification.

How patience paid off for Burnley striker Matej Vydra

21 Feb 2020  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses the performance of the Czech international footballer, Vydra, who scored the winning goal for his team at St Mary's against Southampton. Vydra, who replaced the injured Chris Wood, has been subject to transfer speculation but may be needed again for the upcoming Premier League game against Bournemouth. The author reflects on the need for strikers to have a consistent run of games to perform well, citing Sam Vokes as an example. The article also touches on the team spirit and camaraderie within Vydra's team, as well as the situation with Ben Gibson, another player who has faced challenges.

Andrew Greaves: Ben Gibson situation doesn't suit anyone

13 Feb 2020  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses the situation of footballer Ben Gibson, who was a £15 million signing for Burnley but has been allowed to train with his former club Middlesbrough due to a lack of game time and a failed move away from Burnley. The relationship between Gibson and Burnley appears to have deteriorated, with manager Sean Dyche being non-committal about Gibson's future at the club. The author expresses regret that Gibson's tenure at Burnley has not been successful and suggests that a move in the summer could be beneficial for his career. Meanwhile, Burnley must manage without Gibson for the remainder of the season.

Andrew Greaves: Arsenal boss' grass excuse just embarrassing

07 Feb 2020  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses the reaction of Arsenal's manager, Mikel Arteta, to his team's performance against the Clarets, suggesting that he blamed the condition of the pitch—specifically the length of the grass and its dryness—for not securing a win. The author dismisses Arteta's complaints as excuses, pointing out that the Premier League has strict regulations regarding pitch conditions and that it had been raining prior to the game. The article highlights the strong performance of the Clarets, who were close to winning, especially when Jay Rodriguez nearly scored. The draw extends the Clarets' unbeaten run in the Premier League and distances them from relegation concerns. The author looks forward to the upcoming winter break and the subsequent games, hoping the team can maintain their form.

Andrew Greaves: Josh Brownhill gives a different option

31 Jan 2020  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article expresses disappointment over a recent home loss in the FA Cup to Norwich and discusses the need for squad improvements for the unnamed team the journalist supports. The author criticizes the performance of fringe players in the team and suggests they have not made a strong case for inclusion in the starting lineup. The article also covers the transfer news of Josh Brownhill moving from Bristol City to the journalist's team in a deal that sees Nahki Wells transferring to QPR. The journalist is optimistic about Wells' prospects at QPR and curious about Brownhill's potential impact, especially in terms of adding creativity and scoring from distance.

Andrew Greaves: Now we have to kick on from Man United win

23 Jan 2020  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses the recent victories of Burnley Football Club, particularly emphasizing the significance of their win against Manchester United at Old Trafford, a feat not achieved since 1962. The author praises the team's performance, singling out Jay Rodriguez for scoring an exceptional goal, and Chris Wood for his contribution. The piece reflects on the potential positive impact of these wins on the season and looks forward to upcoming matches, including an FA Cup tie with Norwich City and a Premier League game against Arsenal, a team currently undergoing a transition with their new manager, Mikel Arteta.

Andrew Greaves: Who can blame Matej Vydra for wanting move?

17 Jan 2020  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses the recent defeat of Burnley at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea and the upcoming game against Leicester City. It highlights Leicester's inconsistent performance in past seasons and praises Brendan Rodgers for his management. The article also covers Burnley's challenge of playing without their main striker, Ashley Barnes, due to his hernia treatment, and the potential opportunities for Jay Rodriguez and Matej Vydra. Additionally, it touches on Vydra's desire to leave Burnley for more playtime, especially with the upcoming Euro 2020, and the writer expresses hope that Burnley won't regret not giving him more chances.

Burnley can get result at Chelsea but need to show ambition

10 Jan 2020  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses a football team's recent success in the FA Cup, having won against Peterborough United and facing Norwich City next. The author expresses hope for a good cup run to boost the team's league form, despite injury and illness concerns among key players like JBG, Ashley Barnes, Jay Rodriguez, and Phil Bardsley. The upcoming match against Chelsea is highlighted as an opportunity, recalling a past victory in August 2017. The author suggests that the team needs to show more ambition and play good football to worry other teams, while also hinting at the need for the club to invest in the squad due to the thinning roster.

Andrew Greaves: Burnley not strengthening would be nothing short of negligence

02 Jan 2020  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses the recent poor performances of an unnamed football team, highlighting three consecutive losses during the festive fixtures. The author expresses concern over the team's failure to execute basic plays and the lack of points and shots on target. Criticism is directed towards the team's manager, Sean Dyche, for his choice of starting lineup, particularly in the game against Aston Villa. The author is also skeptical about the team's transfer strategy and the effectiveness of the transfer supremo, Mike Rigg, in strengthening the squad. The upcoming challenging matches against Chelsea, Manchester United, Leicester City, and Arsenal are mentioned, with the transfer window being a potential, yet doubtful, source of improvement for the team.

Hopefully Sean Dyche will have some selection headaches

19 Dec 2019  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses the upcoming football matches involving the author's team, with a focus on the challenges posed by the busy Christmas season, known as the 'silly season'. The team has a tough schedule ahead with games against Everton, Manchester United, and Aston Villa. The author reflects on the team's defensive vulnerabilities and the importance of winning games, even if it means winning 'ugly'. Concerns are raised about the potential absence of key players Chris Wood and Ashley Westwood due to injuries, but there is hope that fringe players will step up in their absence. The article also mentions a past successful record against Bournemouth and former boss Eddie Howe.

How Newcastle clash can be another turning point for Burnley

12 Dec 2019  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article reflects on a recent defeat experienced by an unnamed football team at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The team suffered a heavy loss, with a scoreline of 5-0, highlighting their reliance on key players such as Ashley Westwood and Ashley Barnes, who were absent due to injuries. The journalist notes the precarious nature of the Premier League, where a few good or bad results can significantly change a team's fortunes. Looking ahead, the team has a chance to bounce back in their upcoming match against Newcastle United at Turf Moor. The author draws a parallel to a previous season where a win over West Ham United marked a turning point after a heavy defeat, expressing hope for a similar turnaround and festive cheer with a win in the next game.

Burnley defender Pieters insists there was no lack of effort in Spurs hammering

08 Dec 2019  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
Tottenham Hotspur demonstrated their clinical finishing in a recent match, scoring two goals within the first nine minutes. Harry Kane scored the opener, followed by Lucas Moura, with Heung-min Son and Moussa Sissoko also contributing to the scoreline. Burnley's Erik Pieters acknowledged his team's mistakes and the need for improvement. Despite the loss, Pieters emphasized the team's unity and the importance of working on details for better performance in future games. Burnley's manager, Sean Dyche, suggested that a 'technical foul' could have been used to stop Son's solo goal. Pieters praised Son's skill but lamented that the goal was scored against them.

Here's three things we learned...

08 Dec 2019  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses the need for Burnley Football Club to reinforce their squad in the upcoming January transfer window due to a spate of injuries and inadequate recruitment in previous windows. The author emphasizes the importance of smart recruitment, given the budget constraints at Turf Moor, and suggests that the club's current recruitment strategy under Mike Rigg is not yielding the desired results. The article also reflects on Burnley's poor performance in a recent match against Tottenham Hotspur, likening it to a disappointing game from the previous Christmas season. Finally, the author critiques Burnley's tactical approach, particularly in failing to stop Tottenham's Son Heung-min from scoring a notable goal, and calls for smarter play from the team.

Here’s how the Burnley players rated…

07 Dec 2019  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article provides player ratings for the Burnley football team after a match where they conceded five goals. Nick Pope, the goalkeeper, received a rating of 5, having been beaten by goals he had little chance of stopping. Defenders Matt Lowton and Ben Mee both received a 4, with Lowton's performance being particularly criticized. James Tarkowski was noted as the best of the back four, yet also received a 5. Midfielders Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick struggled, each earning a 4. Dwight McNeil and Jay Rodriguez were the only players to receive a 6, with Rodriguez named as the star player. Substitutes Matej Vydra and Aaron Lennon were given a 4 and a 5, respectively, with Lennon receiving a warm welcome back at Tottenham.

Dyche bemoans Clarets' defensive show as Spurs hit five

07 Dec 2019  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
Burnley FC suffered a heavy defeat against Tottenham Hotspur, with the final score being 5-0. Tottenham's goals were scored by Harry Kane, who netted twice, and Lucas Maura, Son Heung-min, and Moussa Sissoko. Burnley's manager, Sean Dyche, expressed his frustration with the team's performance, highlighting that the goals resulted from turnovers caused by his team's mistakes. Despite making changes to the lineup and dealing with injuries to key players like Ashley Westwood, Ashley Barnes, and Charlie Taylor, Dyche noted the team's overall effort was not lacking. He emphasized the need for improvement, especially in handling the ball, and acknowledged the strength of Tottenham's play under the new management of José Mourinho.

Spurs 5-0 Burnley: Kane at the double as Clarets suffer capital punishment

07 Dec 2019  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
Tottenham Hotspur delivered a dominant performance against an injury-hit Burnley FC, with the match ending 5-0 in favor of Spurs. Harry Kane scored twice, with additional goals from Lucas Moura, Son Heung-min, and Moussa Sissoko. The victory marked Spurs' first clean sheet under manager Jose Mourinho. Despite a few attempts from Burnley to get back into the game, Tottenham's control was evident throughout the match. The win was particularly highlighted by Son's impressive solo goal, which saw him run the length of the pitch to score. Burnley's efforts were insufficient to mount a comeback, leaving them without any points from the encounter.

Here's how the players rated...

04 Dec 2019  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article is a player rating summary for a football match where the team conceded four goals. Nick Pope, the goalkeeper, is highlighted as the star player with a rating of 7 for his outstanding saves despite the loss. Ben Mee, a centre half, also received praise and a rating of 7 for his solid performance. Other players such as Phil Bardsley, Aaron Lennon, Danny Drinkwater, Jack Cork, Jeff Hendrick, Chris Wood, and Ashley Barnes were rated 5 for their less impactful performances. James Tarkowski and Erik Pieters received a 6 for sticking to their tasks, while Dwight McNeil and Robbie Brady also earned a 6 for their efforts to influence the game.

Dyche disappointed with second half performance as Clarets beaten by City

03 Dec 2019  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses a football match where the team managed by Dyche, likely Burnley, faced a defeat against Manchester City. Gabriel Jesus scored twice, with Rodri and Riyad Mahrez also contributing to City's victory. Despite a late goal from Robbie Brady, it was not enough to turn the game around. Dyche acknowledged Manchester City's superiority, especially in the second half, and commented on his team's performance and tactical changes. He mentioned making three changes to the starting lineup, including giving Danny Drinkwater his first league start and dealing with injuries and fitness issues among the players.

Burnley 1-4 Manchester City: Jesus double downs Clarets

03 Dec 2019  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
Gabriel Jesus scored twice for Manchester City in their Premier League match against Burnley, which was broadcast on Amazon Prime. His first goal was a curling shot past goalkeeper Nick Pope, and he added a second after halftime. Rodri and Riyad Mahrez also scored for City, while Robbie Brady scored a late consolation goal for Burnley. Sean Dyche made changes to Burnley's lineup, including starting Danny Drinkwater, but Manchester City dominated the game. The victory helped City maintain their title hopes in the league.

Brady keen to move on after recall to side in Clarets defeat

02 Dec 2019  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses the performance of the Republic of Ireland international footballer who was given a rare start in a recent match due to the suspension of Ashley Westwood. Despite a strong start and creating several chances, the team failed to capitalize and conceded goals to Wilfried Zaha and Jeffrey Schlupp. The footballer expressed disappointment with the result but highlighted the team's pressing and battle in the first half. He also defended teammate Nick Pope, acknowledging his skills as a goalkeeper and emphasizing the need for him in upcoming games. The player, who has struggled with injuries, is hopeful for a consistent run in the team and aims to make a significant impact on the season.

Palace's Victory Over Burnley: A Tactical Analysis

01 Dec 2019  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses a football match where Palace defeated Burnley with goals from Wilfried Zaha and Jeffrey Schlupp. The match highlighted Palace's effective strategy, which mirrored the defensive solidity and quick counter-attacking that Burnley is known for. Despite Burnley creating chances, defensive mistakes were costly. Burnley's goalkeeper, Nick Pope, was noted to be disappointed with the goals conceded, especially the first goal where he was beaten at the near post by Zaha. The article also touches on Burnley's upcoming schedule, with challenging games against Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, and reflects on their potential to upset larger teams as they have in the past.

Sean Dyche left to rue missed chances as Clarets crash to 2-0 Palace defeat

01 Dec 2019  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses a football match at Turf Moor where Burnley, also known as the Clarets, faced a disappointing afternoon. Both Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood missed significant chances to score, with Wood's miss being highlighted as a potential turning point in the game by Burnley's manager, Sean Dyche. Despite the missed opportunities and conceding two goals to Palace, one each from Wilfried Zaha and Jeffrey Schlupp, Dyche was not despondent with the team's performance, citing a lack of key moments rather than effort or organization. Burnley's goalkeeper, Nick Pope, was also mentioned for being critical of his own performance, particularly with the first goal conceded.

Here's how the players rated...

30 Nov 2019  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article is a player rating summary for a football match involving the team known as the Clarets. Each player's performance is evaluated with a score out of 10. Nick Pope, the goalkeeper, received a 5 for his performance, being criticized for the goals conceded. Phil Bardsley and James Tarkowski both scored a 6, with Bardsley handling his defensive duties against Wilfried Zaha and Tarkowski dealing with Jordan Ayew. Ben Mee scored a 5 due to a mistake that led to a goal. Charlie Taylor also got a 6 but had to leave the game early due to injury. Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, Jack Cork, Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood, Erik Pieters, Jay Rodriguez, and Aaron Lennon all received a 6 or 5 for their efforts, with varying levels of impact on the game. Dwight McNeil was highlighted as the 'Star man' with a score of 7 for his bright play throughout the match.

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Wu Tang Clan @ Apollo, Manchester

07 Jul 2007  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article reviews a live performance by RZA, Method Man, and their group, which despite being iconic figures in 20th-century music, delivered a show that was chaotic and disjointed. The sound system was criticized as inadequate, causing their hits to lack the impact they have on record. The performance of 'Gravel Pit' was highlighted as particularly imperfect. However, the show ended with RZA and Method Man playing studio versions or sections of new songs, suggesting that reports of hip hop's demise, as stated by Nas, might be premature.

Andrew Greaves: Another Turf Moor defeat but plenty of positives

13 Dec 1959  |  lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
The article discusses the impact of Maxwel Cornet's introduction in the game for Burnley against Arsenal, noting a positive change in atmosphere and attacking intent. The first half is described as lackluster, with the only highlight being a free-kick goal by Arsenal's Martin Odegaard. The author criticizes Nick Pope's clearance that led to the goal but praises Burnley's improved second-half performance. Despite the loss, the author is optimistic about Burnley's future, especially with the addition of Cornet, and looks forward to potential tactical changes by manager Sean Dyche.
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