Everton set to sign 16-year-old Sunderland starlet Francis Okoronkwo in a deal worth up to £1m

Everton set to sign 16-year-old Sunderland starlet Francis Okoronkwo in a deal worth up to £1m as the striker becomes the latest talented youngster to leave the League One club Everton have signed 16-year-old Sunderland striker Francis Okoronkwo  The teenager caught the eye for the Black Cats’ Under 18 side last season  Several top flight … Read more

Roy Keane ‘almost brought a young Giorgio Chiellini to Sunderland… but deal failed over £200,000’ 

REVEALED: Roy Keane ‘almost brought a young Giorgio Chiellini to Sunderland in 2007… but the £8m deal for the talismanic Italian defender fell through over just £200,000’ By Ben Miller For Mailonline Published: 10:18 BST, 11 July 2021 | Updated: 10:57 BST, 11 July 2021 Italy colossus Giorgio Chiellini was on the brink of joining … Read more

Cameron Ferguson – son of Everton legend Duncan – signs for Newcastle

Cameron Ferguson – son of Everton legend Duncan – signs for Newcastle after impressing on trial with Magpies at the end of last season Cameron Ferguson, son of Everton legend Duncan, has joined Newcastle  He is a tall left-sided centre forward and said he is ‘over the moon’ at signing  Ferguson joined along with two … Read more

LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES 2021-22: Promoted Bolton take on MK Dons in opening day clash

07/08/2021 15:00 Bolton Wanderers v Milton Keynes Dons 07/08/2021 15:00 Cambridge United v Oxford United 07/08/2021 15:00 Charlton Athletic v Sheffield Wednesday 07/08/2021 15:00 Crewe Alexandra v Cheltenham Town 07/08/2021 15:00 Doncaster Rovers v A.F.C. Wimbledon 07/08/2021 15:00 Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth 07/08/2021 15:00 Gillingham v Lincoln City 07/08/2021 15:00 Ipswich Town v Morecambe 07/08/2021 … Read more

Jordan Henderson hits back at Roy Keane’s England ‘quiz dig’

Jordan Henderson hits BACK at Roy Keane – after his former Sunderland boss asked if he was in the England squad just to organise quizzes – by insisting Gareth Southgate has NOT picked him just to make up the numbers amid fitness concerns By Matt Hughes For The Daily Mail Published: 22:30 BST, 8 June … Read more

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Will end of virus hail baby bounce-back?

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Might there be a baby bounce-back when the coronavirus is vanquished? Let’s hope so for all our sakes Deaths from Covid have taken a grim toll, with 2.8million fatalities worldwide  But the more profound demographic – and economic – effect is likely to come from births, or rather the lack of them  We … Read more

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Why steel is still worth saving

Tottering steel magnate Sanjeev Gupta vowed yesterday that no UK steel plants will close on his watch. His resolve is commendable, but his options are limited. The problem for Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng and the Government is what to do about Gupta’s Liberty Steel plants. Kwarteng has already – quite rightly – turned down a … Read more

RUTH SUNDERLAND: This float on the stock market was a big fat Flopperoo 

Deliveroo’s float on the London stock market was one of the City’s most eagerly-awaited events. Investors had hoped shares would soar – but instead watched them plunge by a stomach-churning 30 per cent when trading began. They recovered a little, but the firm’s stock market debut was, in truth, nothing more than a big fat … Read more

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Britons can splurge without guilt when lockdown lifts

The packed scenes in parks and the latest data on GDP tell us the same thing: there is a huge amount of pent-up demand in the economy. People are desperate to get their pre-Covid lives back and they will be spending in pubs, restaurants and shops the minute they are allowed. Many can afford to … Read more

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Oxford Nanopore’s float puts Deliveroo’s in the shade  

Compare and contrast. Two high-profile floats in London: one a takeaway food business, shunned by several big investors because of its reliance on gig economy riders, the other an Oxford University spinout run by super-brains in lab coats. The cultural gulf could not be wider between Deliveroo and Oxford Nanopore, the biotech business that yesterday … Read more