Why Chelsea must replace Petr Cech with Thibaut Courtois next season


Thibaut Courtois grabs the ball during the UEFA Champions League final (Picture: Getty Images)

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the futures of Chelsea goalkeepers Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois, with some reports claiming that Cech may follow David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain whilst others claim he’ll remain the club’s number one for at least another season.

Loaning Courtois out to Atletico Madrid for one more season feels like kicking the can down the road for me and I believe the decision must be made this summer.

The Belgian is already far too used to being away from Stamford Bridge, where he’s only featured in an Atletico shirt, and it would be understandable if he had absolutely no affinity for his parent club while his affection for the La Liga champions is evident.

Petr Cech has been number one at Chelsea for a decade (Picture: AP Photo)

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Five strikers who could shoot Newcastle United up the Premier League table


Could Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner be the man for Newcastle (Picture: AP Photo)

Forward thinking Newcastle United have started their striker search for attacking reinforcements next season and with that in mind here’s five players who the Toon could target.

Following the expected overhaul of the Magpie’s squad which has seen nine players – including long serving striker and Toon legend Shola Ameobi ­– leave St James’ Park, the Toon are left with only the injured Papiss Cisse upfront.

The Magpie’s are rumoured to have opened their account in this summer’s transfer window by signing up hotly tipped Spanish striker Ayoze Perez, but it would be unfair to lay the Toon’s goal scoring burden solely on his shoulders.

After a season which saw the team score just 43 goals, and the now departed duo of midfield Yohan Cabaye and on-loan Loic Remy grabbing almost 50 per cent of them, the…

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Britain’s Got Talent’s Darcy Oake: I’m trying not to think of the show as a competition


Britain's Got Talent Darcy Oake Will Darcy Oake bring his doves back to the Britain’s Got Talent stage? (Picture: ITV)

He was one of the standout acts of the 2014 Britain’s Got Talent auditions, thanks to his ability to seemingly produce doves – and women – out of thin air.

However magician Darcy Oake, who unsurprisingly is one of the 40 acts to make it through to this year’s live semi-finals, has admitted that he is keeping an open mind about his chances of being crowned series champion.

Speaking to Metro ahead of Monday night’s first live show, when he will make his bid for a place in the grand final, the Canadian 26-year-old revealed: ‘I’m trying not to think of it as a competition, I’m thinking more about trying to do a performance I’m artistically satisfied with.’

And he added that the pressure was on to deliver once again, especially after Simon Cowell declared…

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Why Ryan Giggs’ Manchester United story could never be a Hollywood blockbuster


Ryan Giggs lifts the UEFA Champions League trophy (Picture: PA Wire)

If Ryan Giggs’ football career was the plot of a film you would probably turn it off half-way through, rolling your eyes and dismissing it as totally unbelievable.

Everyone enjoys a feel-good-film, but you have to draw a line somewhere. Giggs’ career is too good to be true and on Monday afternoon it crossed in to the realms of total fantasy.

Giggs grew up in Salford supporting United and when he was 14-years-old, Alex Ferguson showed up on his doorstep, asking him to sign schoolboy forms. Three years later, Giggs signed on as a professional.

He started his first game as a 17-year-old on derby day and was credited with the only goal of the game. Giggs probably wouldn’t have believed for a moment that he would go on to play in a further 35 Manchester derbies for United.

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Luis Suarez: I have no Barcelona or Real Madrid transfer clause in Liverpool contract

Now that the EPL is over there will be claims and counter claims as regards contracts of players who are ready to move. One of such already in the limelight is Luis Suarez. Lets hear what he has to say.


Staying put: Luis Suarez of Liverpool (Picture: Getty Images)

Luis Suarez has denied he has a clause in his contract which will make it easier for Spanish giants Real Madrid or Barcelona to sign him.

There have been rumours his deal with Liverpool had a stipulation which included the option for a move to either club, if they bid a certain amount.

But asked at a sponsor’s event in Barcelona the Uruguay striker said: ‘I didn’t sign any contract with clauses prioritising a certain team.

‘My head now is focused on the World Cup. Everyone knows there will be speculation this summer as there always is but I have a contract with Liverpool.’

Of losing out to Manchester City in the Premier League title race, Suarez admitted he was furious at the end of the Crystal Palace match when Reds threw away a three-goal lead to draw.

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8 noughties celebrities you should be following on Instagram


Tinder: Guy trolls girl with Craig David song titles Craig David’s Instagram is just too much to handle (Picture: File)

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave the past six months, you’ll know that Craig David’s Instagram account is the most hilarious thing ever. Like, funnier than Miley Cyrus’s fall from grace.

From his fitness tips to weird sing-song videos, Craig has well and truly secured himself in the public eye once more, albeit for more LOL-worthy reasons…

But which other washed up celebs should you be following on Instagram you ask?

All eight of these…

1. Christina Milian (@christinamilian)

Remember when you fancied her? Yup, she’s still absolutely smokin’ hot. Since her Am to Pm days she’s married The Dream, had a baby, got divorced and is now engaged again. Expect lots of sexy bikini and bodycon snaps.

2. Samantha Mumba (@samanthamumba)

Mumba has apparently been making a comeback since 2013 (we are yet to see…

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Manchester United fans fly plane over Liverpool mocking Steven Gerrard’s slip


united Manchester United fans used their last day of the season to get one final dig at rivals Liverpool – by chartering a plane to fly over Anfield with a cheeky message to Steven Gerrard.

After enduring an atrocious season, it came as no surprise that some Mancs concentrated their efforts on mocking the Reds rather than focusing on their own side’s dead-rubber fixture away to Southampton.

Needless to say, any message worth its salt these days has to be delivered via a banner trailing a plane, and today’s effort over Anfield was no different.

‘United 20 – Gerrard 0’ was the message, referring to the number of league titles respective parties have won.

Slightly premature, perhaps?

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Freaky! Samir Nasri bullet goal gives Manchester City exact replica of dramatic 2012 situation against QPR


Samir Nasri fired a potentially title-winning bullet to give Manchester City a first-half lead against West Ham.

With City just needing a point against the Hammers to secure their second Premier League trophy in three years, it was all even until the Frenchman rasped home from 25 yards in the 39th minute.

That goal, coupled with Liverpool losing 1-0 at home to Newcastle, left City looking pretty on top of the table, but after leading by the exact same score, with a goal in the exact same minute at this point two season’s ago at home to QPR, fans will know how quickly a game can change…

Goal hero: Samir Nasri of Manchester City celebrates (Picture: Getty Images)

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This super cute bunny chowing down on some raspberries will make your entire day


In case you hadn’t had enough of cute animalseating, here’s one more to make you go all gooey.

This hungry rabbit munches its way through a couple of raspberries without using its paws, paying no attention to the mess around its mouth.

The little chewing noises it makes only intensifies the cuteness of this video.

By the end of it, the bunny looks like its wearing lipstick, or, as one YouTube user commented, a bit like Heath Ledger’s Joker from The Dark Knight.

The adorable video was uploaded to YouTube by 929 The Bull TV.

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Policeman asks drunk driver for licence, drunk driver gives him a beer


'Heavily intoxicated': when police asked for Mr Exum's ID, he gave them a beer (Picture: Atlanta Police) Easy mistake to make? Confused Mr Exum thought the policeman was asking for a beer when he asked to see his licence (Picture: Atlanta Police)

A drunk driver spent the weekend in jail after handing a policeman a beer when he was pulled over.

Damon Tobias Exum, 37, crashed into a police car while driving down a suburban road on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, and drove off, apparently unaware of his mistake.

The police car was still in good enough shape to chase Exum, who was pulled over further along the highway by officer Alvin Rodriguez. But when the officer asked for his licence, Mr Exum gave him a can of lager instead.

Mr Exum, who had already been arrested twice before for driving while intoxicated, was arrested on eight charges and spent the weekend in DeKalb County Jail.

Sergeant Fidel Espinoza told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Exum was ‘heavily intoxicated’ and ‘totally…

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