Football fans in travel costs plea to clubs

A packed stand at the Emirates Stadium as football fans enjoy the game in the sun.

The group has written to the chief executives of all Premier League clubs and given details of a survey showing how much fans pay. Football fans who travel to games face a ‘spiralling cost’ of getting to matches, the CBT says. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport The survey showed that 23% of fans spend more on travel than they do on a match ticket, with supporters travelling by train spending the most, followed by passenger-less car drivers. The CBT suggests the Premier League and the Association of Train Operating Companies should introduce a specific football supporters’ railcard or a “one-two ticket”, which would give access to local public transport using a match ticket. More top news

New football facility a huge hit at Arizona

The good news was that plans to build the LSFF were already underway, so he knew a new era was just around the corner. And the result is spectacular, a state-of-the-art facility that puts Arizona on level ground with some of the top programs in the country. The facility isn’t quite on par with the Nike-backed complex at Oregon, but then no other place is. “I don’t think you have to have the best, but you have to have a facility that shows a commitment to football, that it’s not a casual sport type of thing,” Rodriguez said. “Maybe somebody has a bigger weight room or more bells and whistles, but it’s obvious that football is very, very important when you walk into this building. They couldn’t have said that if you walked into the other facilities. That was just reality.

Former college football star who died in woods had brain disease

Two men have held the post in the past 65 years. “We appreciate all that Frank has done for Michigan football for the past 33 years, athletic director Dave Brandon said in a released statement. Frank has dedicated his Saturday afternoons to telling the story of Michigan football through the radio to our fans. His voice has become synonymous with some of the great calls in the history of our football program. We look forward to enjoying one more season of Frank being the voice of Michigan football before he begins his well-deserved retirement. We thank Frank for all the years of talent, travel and support of Michigan athletics. We look forward to celebrating his contribution to our football program as the 2013 season unfolds. Beckmann was not quoted in the release, and he did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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In five games, he led the Wolverines to three wins and a pair of losses. Entering last season, Gardner had only attempted 33 passes in a Michigan jersey. In 2012, the quarterback completed 75-of-126 attempts (59.5 percent) for 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was picked off five times throughout the year but was still good more often than not. Now that Robinson is gonecurrently on the roster for the Jacksonville Jaguarsthe team is Gardners to lead.

Frank Beckmann, voice of Michigan football, retiring after season

Finnerty’s brain was studied at Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, which said Thursday the severity of CTE was moderate and it’s “highly unlikely” the disease alone led to his death. “CTE possibly affected his judgment, insight and behavior, but there are other factors, including the use of medications prescribed by his doctor, that most likely contributed to the circumstances surrounding his death,” the center said in a statement on behalf of the Finnerty family. “Unfortunately because of the complexity of his medications and medical status, it is impossible to determine the specific combination of factors that led to his tragic death. ” Kent County Chief Medical Examiner Stephen Cohle said Finnerty, 30, became incapacitated before inhaling his vomit in Lake County 65 miles north of Grand Rapids. Though relatives reported the former Grand Valley State University quarterback had a number of alcoholic drinks the day he died, Cohle said his blood-alcohol level was “negligible” and didn’t contribute to Finnerty’s incapacitation. The report said it’s likely Finnerty had anxiety, disorientation and paranoia from being alone in the woods while waiting for in-laws to pick him up. Cohle said the pain medication was prescribed to Finnerty for back injuries likely sustained during his football career.

UCLA football is faced with expected and unexpected at training camp

Both keepers are reasonably valued and make an enticing case for the No. 1 spot in this years Fantasy Football game. However, whereas Mignolet will undoubtedly start for Brendan Rodgers, Jaaskelainen may not hold onto his shirt for the whole campaign, after West Ham signed Real Betis goalkeeper Adrian (3.5). Along with Jaaskelainen, a number of economical shot-stoppers shone for mid-table clubs. Ben Foster (4.5) delivered the goods at West Brom as it enjoyed a surprisingly positive campaign, while Brad Guzan (4.5) collected points in a tough year at Aston Villa. Both are decent options, but without the goals of Romelu Lukaku West Brom could struggle this year, while Villa is still an uncertain package. Over at Swansea, regular Michel Vorm (4.5) has seen his place come under threat thanks to the masterful work of Gerhard Tremmel (4.0) in the Swans Capital One Cup-winning campaign, and he may not be as much of a bargain as he looks. You do need to consider a second goalkeeper and this will come down to personal preference. You may want to use Hart as your week-in week-out goalkeeper with someone like Vito Mannone (4.0) as backup, or to utilize two mid-range options like Asmir Begovic (5.0) and Artur Boruc (4.0).

Michigan Football: Devin Gardner Will Emerge as One of Nation’s Top Quarterbacks

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However, as tough as it was, it wasn’t close to the 49-26 beating Baylor administered in the Bridgepoint Holiday Bowl in December. On the ride from San Diego to San Bernardino on Tuesday, Coach Jim Mora said, “I was thinking there was no way I could have felt worse than I did leaving San Diego last year.” UCLA finished the 2012 season with a 9-5 record and won the Pac-12 South Division, but lost its last three games. “Some may say we had a good season, but that wasn’t the way we wanted to finish,” quarterback Brett Hundley said. “We did a couple things, but not everything. We have to have higher expectations for ourselves. No one is going to think of us as national champion contenders, so we have to think of ourselves that way.” Hundley is the centerpiece to how much the UCLA program grew in a year. The Bruins have entered camp with a starting quarterback, a rarity in the last decade. That was one of many unknowns a year ago.

Fantasy Football: From Hart to Begovic – which goalkeeper should you choose?

A never-ending array of minutiae falls into the recruiting staffs laps, and its their job to keep the operation running efficiently. There are things that this office has to coordinate so the coaches can use it as a central warehouse. … Theres natural coordination that occurs that we do in this office, Jones told ESPN.com in an interview shortly before national signing day. And it’s that logistical management that is truly helping UGA’s coaches. Its not fair for a coach to know as hes checking off boxes on our 2013 class where every 2014 prospect in his area is, so thats where they tie us in,” Jones said.

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