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Jose Morais: Who is Barnsley’s new boss? Why has he been hired? Jose Mourinho link?

The 52-year-old Portuguese has been handed an 18-month deal by the Tykes, who currently occupy the final spot in the Championship relegation zone.  Morais took training earlier this morning and will take charge for the first time in Tuesday’s six-pointer against fellow strugglers Burton Albion at Oakwell.  Express Sport brings you all you need to know about Barnsley’s decision to appoint Jose Morais as their new head coach.  Who is Barnsley’s new head coach Jose Morais? Jose Morais is a former midfielder, who played for a number of small clubs…

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REVIEW: The Top 5 Rock and Metal new albums of the week from Jethro Tull to Saxon

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST. RESURRECTION. (Nuclear Blast). 5 stars. Hot on the heels of his successful Michael Schenker Fest tour, this uber guitarist has taken its magic to the studio and, as the title suggests, conjured up nothing short of a rebirth with this outstanding album. Recorded with four different singers who all bring their top game to this hard rock masterpiece. With Robin McAuley singing the album kicks off with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett playing a screamer of a guitar solo on Heart And Soul. Graham Bonnet bellows with true grit…

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EFL interview: Oliver Norwood on Scholes and Beckham, playing against Kroos and chocolate

GETTY*SKY Oliver Norwood takes on this week’s EFL Q&A That has been the Sky Bet EFL’s gain ever since the midfielder left boyhood club Manchester United for Huddersfield, Reading, Brighton and now on loan at Fulham, who can climb into the Championship play-off positions with victory at Barnsley this weekend. Now 26, Burnley fan Norwood takes our Sky Bet EFL Q&A this week. He reveals the true genius of Paul Scholes and Toni Kroos, a dislike for Ewood Park and a memorable initiation song performance by former Reading teammate Jamie…

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Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Burnley v Manchester United and more – live!

“The name of Samir Nasri came up and I looked him up,” emails Kelvin. “He is at Antalyaspor, a team in the relegation zone in Turkey, and only seems to have played eight games this season. How does such a talented player go from winning the league to not being picked for a relegation-bound team? Sad case.” Great to see Gazza looking well: Paul Gascoigne (@Paul_Gascoigne8) At Leicester King Power with Steve Walsh today for the Watford game xx pic.twitter.com/BNOHibtAHj January 20, 2018 “Is it just me or does Arsenal’s…

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Rob Cross: I missed the birth of my child to make darts dream come true

Cross, 27, was still trying to take it all in yesterday after his sensational 7-2 defeat of Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor in the Ally Pally final on Sunday. ‘Voltage’ spent yesterday morning at his darts sponsor Target in Harlow, dashing between a series of interviews and running on adrenaline. “I didn’t sleep much,” said Cross. “It was a definitely a struggle.” A professional for only 11 months, Cross is now £400,000 richer after lifting the title on his debut at the William Hill World Championship, knowing the support from his…

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Leicester vs Manchester City: Latest Carabao Cup quarter-final scores, goals & highlights

REUTERS Arsenal vs West Ham LIVE: Latest Carabao Cup scores, goals, news and highlights Leicester vs Manchester City LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest Carabao Cup scores, goals, news and highlights 100: Harry Maguire has won just about every attacking header this evening. Still waiting for one on target though as he guides another wide of the post. 97: Walker booked for a dive that Tom Daley would have been proud of. Mahrez then sends a teasing cross into the area but Bravo collects. I’ll say that again. Bravo collects! 96:…

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Barnsley taken over by group including Chinese billionaire and Billy Beane

Barnsley have been taken over by a consortium led by the Chinese investor Chien Lee and American businesspeople Paul Conway and Grace Hung, the Championship club have announced. The takeover has been ratified by the English Football League and the consortium has assumed control from the long-standing owner Patrick Cryne, who in September revealed he is suffering from terminal cancer. The baseball pioneer Billy Beane will also invest into the South Yorkshire club alongside Neerav Parekh. Beane used statistical analysis to identify undervalued talent during his time as Oakland Athletics’…

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Favourite Christmas album of 2017 REVEALED: Which album to listen to this Christmas

Tom Chaplin’s Twelve Tales Of Christmas ★★★★ (Island) After his wretchedly self-indulgent solo album ‘The Wave’, the former Keane singer exercises a lighter but far more assured touch, both vocally on excellent covers, most notably East 17’s Stay Another Day, and in his songwriting.  Among the originals, Midnight Mass is an intimate and cleverly observed piece of festive whimsy, superbly performed over muted piano. Under A Million Lights, meanwhile, is a slow-building heartbreaker that jumps into the most glorious melody and might be his most shimmeringly beautiful work since the…

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Twelve Tales Of Christmas: Tom Chaplin’s solo release is the album of the week

Among the originals, Midnight Mass is an intimate and cleverly observed piece of festive whimsy, superbly performed over muted piano. Under A Million Lights, meanwhile, is a slow-building heartbreaker that jumps into the most glorious melody and might be his most shimmeringlybeautiful work since the Keane debut. Simon Callow With The Brighouse & Rastrick Band: A Christmas Carol (Island, two discs) Currently having a ball on TV as The Rebel, a curmudgeoneonly former Mod with a prison record from the Clacton riots, Callow brings hisusual 100 per cent enthusiasm to this…

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FA Cup draw: Liverpool vs Everton, Man Utd vs Derby, Arsenal and Chelsea learn fates

The two Merseyside clubs face each other for the first time this season on Sunday in the Premier League. But it’ll be red versus blue once again less than a month later as Liverpool welcome Sam Allardyce’s side to Anfield. Brighton have also been drawn against Crystal Palace in another clash between two rivals. Manchester City host Burnley in an all-Premier League clash, while Manchester United take on Championship Derby, as AFC Wimbledon go to Wembley to face Tottenham.  Arsenal take on Nottingham Forest as Chelsea visit Championship side Norwich.…

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