Which team has won most European trophies? Successful clubs revealed as Liverpool take on Tottenham in Champions League final

31 May
=12. Chelsea have won five European trophies - click the right arrow to discover the most successful teams in European competition
The Blues won the 2012 Champions League, and have also won the Cup Winners’ Cup on two occasions, the Europa League twice and the Super Cup

Real Madrid claimed their third successive Champions League title last season to boost their title as Europe’s most successful side.

Victory for Los Blancos against Liverpool last term saw took them to 19 honours on the continental stage.

Now the Reds take on Tottenham this weekend – which will be live on talkSPORT – as both look to add the famous trophy to their cabinets.

But which other teams have won the most European trophies? talkSPORT have dug through the data.

12. Chelsea have won six European trophies

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The Blues won the 2012 Champions League, and have also won the Cup Winners’ Cup on two occasions, the Europa League twice and the Super Cup.

=9. Sevilla have won six European trophies

The LaLiga club won two UEFA Cups, three Europa Leagues and the Super Cup on one occasion.

=9. Manchester United have won six European trophies

=8. Manchester United have won six European trophies

The Red Devils have won one European Cup, the Champions League twice, one Cup Winners’ Cup, one Super Cup, and one Europa League.

=9. Inter Milan have won six European trophies

=8. Inter Milan have won six European trophies

Internazionale claimed two European Cups and one Champions League, and the UEFA Cup on three occasions.

8.  Atletico Madrid have won seven European trophies

10. Atletico Madrid have won 28 trophies

Atleti have won the Cup Winners’ Cup once and the Europa League and the Super Cup three times.

=6. Bayern Munich have won eight European trophies

=6. Bayern Munich have won eight European trophies

The German giants have won three European Cups and two Champions Leagues, as well as the UEFA Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup and Super Cup once each.

=6. Ajax have won eight European trophies

=6. Ajax have won eight European trophies

Ajax have won three European Cups, the Champions League once, the UEFA Cup once, the Cup Winners’ Cup once, and two Super Cups.

5. Juventus have won nine European trophies

5. Juventus have won nine European trophies

The Serie A champions have won the European Cup, the Champions League, the Cup Winners’ Cup and the Intertoto Cup once each, as well as three UEFA Cups and two Super Cups.

4. Liverpool have won 11 European trophies

4. Liverpool have won 11 European trophies

The Reds won the European Cup four times, the Champions League once, as well as three UEFA Cups and three Super Cups.

=2. Barcelona have won 14 European trophies

=2. Barcelona have won 14 European trophies

The Catalan giants won the European Cup once and the Cup Winners’ Cup four times, and have won four Champions Leagues and five Super Cups.

=2. AC Milan have won 14 European trophies

=2. AC Milan have won 14 European trophies

Milan won the European Cup four times and the Cup Winners’ Cup twice, and have also won the Champions League three times and the Super Cup five times.

1. Real Madrid have won 19 European trophies

1. Real Madrid have won 18 European trophies

Real have won the European Cup/Champions League a record 13 times, as well as the UEFA Cup twice and the Super Cup on four occasions.

WIN! Tickets to Leicester vs Chelsea, thanks to Barclays!

5 May

talkSPORT have teamed up with Barclays to give away a pair of tickets to Leicester v Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Sunday 12th May at 3pm.

 

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WIN! Tickets to Wolves vs Fulham, thanks to Barclays!

28 Apr

talkSPORT have teamed up with Barclays to give away a pair of tickets to Wolves v Fulham at Molineux Stadium on Saturday 4th May at 3pm.

 

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  2. The Promotion starts at 00:01 am (UK time) on Sunday 5 August 2018 and closes at 13:00 pm (UK time) on Tuesday 7 May 2019 (the “Promotion Period”). Any entries received outside of the Promotion Period will be void.
  3. There will be 39 prize draws (individually each a “Prize Draw”) in total during the Promotional Period. This Prize Draw will start at 12:00 (UK time) on a Sunday and close at 13:00 (UK time) on a Tuesday.
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  5. Only one entry per person is permitted. You can enter each Prize Draw but you can only win once across the Promotion. If you win more than one Prize Draw you win the Prize from the first Prize Draw you entered.
  6. Entries received which are not submitted via the official entry method will not be accepted. Use of script, macro or any automated system to enter the Promotion is prohibited and entries made (or which appear to have been made) using any such system may be treated as void. Any illegible, incomplete or fraudulent entries will be rejected.
  7. Participants should be aware that they may be subject to data charges depending on their own individual arrangements for internet access if they enter the Promotion online or by phone, text or email.

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  1. Each Prize Draw winner will win a pair of Premier League tickets (the “Prize”.
  2. There will be one winner per Prize Draw. Each Prize Draw winner will be selected at random from all valid entries received for each week during the Promotion Period (excluding previously selected winner(s)), winners will be selected at 10:00 on the Friday following the opening Wednesday of each prize draw. There will be one winner per week and up to 39 different winners for the Promotion. Each week will run from Sunday to Tuesday during the Promotion Period.

10.        The prize is a pair of general admission ticket for various Premier League matches at various venues across the season (these will be specified on individual competition pages for each prize draw). Winner and guest are responsible for travel to and from match at their own expense. Promoter reserves the right to substitute tickets for a different match and date without notice if ticket(s) to the advertised match become unavailable for any reason and/or at its sole discretion. Winner and/or his or her guest must not be excluded or banned from travelling to or from or attending any matches by any relevant official authority anywhere or under suspicion or investigation of the same. If the winner and/or guest is banned or under suspicion the Promoter reserves right to re-select another winner without notice. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with any athletes, the teams and/or The Premier League.

11.        Prizes are as stated and are non-exchangeable and non-transferable. There is no cash or other alternative to the prize in whole or in part.

12.        The winner is responsible for paying all associated costs that are not specifically stated in any Promotional materials or these Terms and Conditions, including (where applicable) transport, accommodation, meal costs, spending money, insurance and all other incidentals.  Winners are also personally responsible for any personal or incidental expenses and any VAT, national and/or local tax liabilities incurred in claiming or using the prize.  By participating in the Promotion, participants agree that the prize is awarded on an “as is” basis, and that neither the Promoter nor any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies, make any representations or warranties of any nature with respect to the prize.

  1. In the event that, for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control the Promoter is unable to award the prize as described in these Terms and Conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize. The Promoter also reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize if in its reasonable discretion it is appropriate to do so.

Winner Announcement and claiming of prize

  1. Winners will be notified by phone or using the other contact details provided to the Promoter within 1 day after the end of the relevant Prize Draw. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner during the specified time. If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to re-draw another winner from the valid/correct entries that were received during the relevant Prize Draw. Winners may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize.
  2. Callers are not necessarily entitled to participate in on-air Promotions and will not necessarily appear on-air in the order in which they are called. The Promoter shall not be liable to reimburse callers for telephone charges when either on hold or on air. When the situation arises, only the person who is selected to come to air (if applicable) is eligible to win if they give the correct answer.
  3. Winners will be required to confirm acceptance of the applicable prize within 1 days of having been notified. If the winner has not claimed their prize by the date specified or the winner refuses or is unable to provide an eligible postal address for receipt of their prize, the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to another participant.
  4. The Prize will be delivered within a reasonable time in advance of the match event.
  5. For a list of winners (name and general location) please send a stamped self-addressed envelope by no later than 28 days after the end of the Promotion Period to the Promoter at: Promotions Department, Wireless Group Limited, City Quays 2, 2 Clarendon Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 3YD stating that you would like the winner details for the “Barclays” Promotion.

Data Protection and Publicity

  1. The Promoter will collect and process participants’ personal information and it will be shared with the Promoter’s agents, affiliates and, if applicable, any third party prize provider (including those outside the European Economic Area). Information provided by participants will only be used for the purpose of conducting this Promotion (including for prizes to be delivered) and other purposes as may be specified at the time of entry or on promotional materials. Personal information will be used in accordance with the applicable privacy policy in place from time to time (see http://www.newsprivacy.co.uk/single/).
  2. Participants’ names and general locations will be published or made publicly available if they are a winner of the Promotion in accordance with the regulatory requirements. In such circumstances we may also make free use of this information and participant’s photographs for publicity purposes both during this and future promotions by the Promoter or any of its associated or subsidiary companies.

General

21.        The Promoter’s decision is final and binding on the participants. No correspondence will be entered into.

22.        If participants do not provide any of the mandatory information requested when participating in the Promotion, their entry will be void.

23.        The Promoter reserves the right to require the participants to prove that they are eligible. If a winner is found to be ineligible, the Promoter reserves the right to award their prize to another participant and to require the return of any prize already awarded.

  1. The provision of the prize does not imply endorsement by the Promoter of Barclays or other third parties concerned in any way with the Promotion. Any complaints or queries relating to the use of the prize should be directed to Barclays.
  2. Participants must not do anything illegal and/or dangerous and/or that would put themselves or others at any risk. Save where it has been negligent, the Promoter will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from participants’ entry into the Promotion or their acceptance and/or use of the prize, or for technical, hardware or software failures, lost, faulty or unavailable network connections or difficulties of any kind that may limit or prohibit participant’s ability to participate in the Promotion.  The Promoter will not be responsible for any lost, damaged, delayed, defaced, incomplete, illegible or otherwise unreadable entries. Proof of making a phone call, sending an entry by post, email or text, is not proof of receipt by the Promoter of any entries.  Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall in any way limit the Promoter’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other matter where liability may not be limited as a matter of law.
  3. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the Promotion (including altering prizes) if, in its sole discretion, the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as specified. In the event of a printing or other error resulting in there being more winners than prizes for the Promotion, the Promoter reserves the right to (a) declare as void any claims or entries resulting from such printing or other error; and/or (b) allocate the available prize(s) through a further draw or to divide the prize(s) or the value of the prize(s) between the winners of the Promotion.
  4. Any participant who enters or attempts to enter the Promotion in a manner, which in the Promoter’s reasonable opinion is contrary to these Terms and Conditions or by its nature is unjust to other participants (including tampering with the operation of the Promotion, cheating, hacking, deception or any other unfair playing practices such as intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participants or the Promoter and/or any of its agents or representatives) may be rejected from the Promotion at the Promoter’s sole discretion. Furthermore, where such actions have significantly impaired the Promotion, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, add further stages to the Promotion as it deems reasonably necessary in order to resolve any problems arising from such actions.
  5. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions. Any amendments will be published on the Promoter’s website (the “Website”).
  6. If you are resident of the United Kingdom then these Terms and Conditions are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Promotion or these Terms and Conditions (except if you are resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland), and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland). If you are a resident of the Republic of Ireland then these Terms and Conditions are governed by Irish law and the courts of the Republic of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Promotion or these Terms and Conditions.
  7. The promoter of this Promotion is Wireless Group Limited (operator of participating radio stations in the Wireless network) of City Quays 2, 2 Clarendon Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 3YD (the “Promoter”).

Manchester United news: Alex Ferguson loved knocking Liverpool off their perch and fans want Manchester City to keep them there

24 Apr

All that mattered to Sir Alex Ferguson was beating Liverpool. That game was massive to him.

In the legendary boss’ own words, knocking the Reds “off their f***ing perch,” was his greatest challenge.

Of all the things he has said, that line uttered in a 2002 interview, is his most famous.

Liverpool were the dominant English team in the 1980s, but have not won the league since 1990 and Man United fans want to keep it that way

At the time, United trailed Arsenal by six points in the league and former Liverpool defender Alan Hansen used his newspaper column to suggest winning the title that season – which he did – would be the greatest achievement of his career given that the Gunners had won the previous campaign by 10 points.

“My greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their fucking perch. And you can print that,” Ferguson said in response when Hansen’s words were put to him by journalist Michael Walker.

Ferguson was always up for games against Liverpool and once claimed his greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool off their ‘f***ing perch’ – which he did

It’s little wonder, with Liverpool closing in on a first league title since 1990, Manchester City defender Kyle Walker revealed he United fans have stopped him in the street to tell him they hope City win the crucial Manchester derby. Victory for Pep Guardiola’s side would maintain their challenge at the top, however, if United were to win, that would send Liverpool two points clear at the top with three games to play.

The hatred everyone associated with United has for their north west rivals is difficult to put into words, so the fact they would be happy to lose a Manchester derby if it stopped a Liverpool title party is huge.

Ferguson was so happy whenever his side beat Liverpool – he could even be spotted dancing in the changing room afterwards.

“Every game was big but then there was Liverpool,” former Old Trafford striker Andy Cole once told The Sun.

“When we beat them the gaffer would come into the changing room and do a little jig.

If Man United beat Man City, they would leave Liverpool two points clear at the top of the Premier League with three games to play

“I remember one game, I got sent off at Anfield but we still won. Normally, he’d fine you if you were sent off but he was buzzing so much, he forgot. I got away with one there.”

Even when Liverpool fell away during the 1990s, Ferguson wrote in his autobiography: “I could always feel their breath on my neck from 30 miles away.”

It appears the only thing to worry the manager was a Reds resurgence. “When a club of Liverpool’s history and tradition pull off a treble of cup wins, as they did in 2001, with the FA, League and UEFA trophies under Gerard Houllier, you are bound to feel a tremor of dread. My thought that year was ‘Oh no, not them. Anybody but them.'”

Now, having achieved what he set out to do, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s current United side could help put their rivals right back on said f***ing perch.

WIN! Tickets to Burnley vs Man City, thanks to Barclays!

21 Apr

talkSPORT have teamed up with Barclays to give away a pair of tickets to Burnley v Man City at Turf Moor on Sunday 28th April at 2.05pm.

 

Barclays are celebrating their Game Changing moments of the Premier League and rewarding fans with the chance to win tickets to Premier League matches every week!

 

Please note that by entering this competition your information will be used in accordance with Wireless Privacy Policy, and your data will be used to contact you in case you are selected as the winner.

 

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BARCLAYS (THE “PROMOTION”) ONLINE RULES:
By entering the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (these “Terms and Conditions”).  Phoning, texting or emailing to enter the Promotion or completing and submitting an entry form will be deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  Promotional materials relating to the Promotion, including all information on how to enter the Promotion published by the Promoter (including on social media if applicable) or on the Promoter’s websites, also apply to the Promotion.  In the event of any conflict between any terms referred to in such promotional materials and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions take precedence.

Participation in the Promotion

  1. Residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 or over only, except employees and agents of the Promoter or Wireless Group Limited and anyone otherwise connected with the operation or fulfilment of the Promotion (including third party sponsors or promotional partners) and their respective associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, and the immediate families and household members of all such employees and agents.
  2. The Promotion starts at 00:01 am (UK time) on Sunday 5 August 2018 and closes at 13:00 pm (UK time) on Tuesday 7 May 2019 (the “Promotion Period”). Any entries received outside of the Promotion Period will be void.
  3. There will be 39 prize draws (individually each a “Prize Draw”) in total during the Promotional Period. This Prize Draw will start at 12:00 (UK time) on a Sunday and close at 13:00 (UK time) on a Tuesday.
  4. To enter a Prize Draw you must complete and submit the entry form available at http://www.talksport.com/win or by Phoning, texting or emailing .
  5. Only one entry per person is permitted. You can enter each Prize Draw but you can only win once across the Promotion. If you win more than one Prize Draw you win the Prize from the first Prize Draw you entered.
  6. Entries received which are not submitted via the official entry method will not be accepted. Use of script, macro or any automated system to enter the Promotion is prohibited and entries made (or which appear to have been made) using any such system may be treated as void. Any illegible, incomplete or fraudulent entries will be rejected.
  7. Participants should be aware that they may be subject to data charges depending on their own individual arrangements for internet access if they enter the Promotion online or by phone, text or email.

Winners and Prizes

  1. Each Prize Draw winner will win a pair of Premier League tickets (the “Prize”.
  2. There will be one winner per Prize Draw. Each Prize Draw winner will be selected at random from all valid entries received for each week during the Promotion Period (excluding previously selected winner(s)), winners will be selected at 10:00 on the Friday following the opening Wednesday of each prize draw. There will be one winner per week and up to 39 different winners for the Promotion. Each week will run from Sunday to Tuesday during the Promotion Period.

10.        The prize is a pair of general admission ticket for various Premier League matches at various venues across the season (these will be specified on individual competition pages for each prize draw). Winner and guest are responsible for travel to and from match at their own expense. Promoter reserves the right to substitute tickets for a different match and date without notice if ticket(s) to the advertised match become unavailable for any reason and/or at its sole discretion. Winner and/or his or her guest must not be excluded or banned from travelling to or from or attending any matches by any relevant official authority anywhere or under suspicion or investigation of the same. If the winner and/or guest is banned or under suspicion the Promoter reserves right to re-select another winner without notice. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with any athletes, the teams and/or The Premier League.

11.        Prizes are as stated and are non-exchangeable and non-transferable. There is no cash or other alternative to the prize in whole or in part.

12.        The winner is responsible for paying all associated costs that are not specifically stated in any Promotional materials or these Terms and Conditions, including (where applicable) transport, accommodation, meal costs, spending money, insurance and all other incidentals.  Winners are also personally responsible for any personal or incidental expenses and any VAT, national and/or local tax liabilities incurred in claiming or using the prize.  By participating in the Promotion, participants agree that the prize is awarded on an “as is” basis, and that neither the Promoter nor any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies, make any representations or warranties of any nature with respect to the prize.

  1. In the event that, for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control the Promoter is unable to award the prize as described in these Terms and Conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize. The Promoter also reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize if in its reasonable discretion it is appropriate to do so.

Winner Announcement and claiming of prize

  1. Winners will be notified by phone or using the other contact details provided to the Promoter within 1 day after the end of the relevant Prize Draw. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner during the specified time. If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to re-draw another winner from the valid/correct entries that were received during the relevant Prize Draw. Winners may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize.
  2. Callers are not necessarily entitled to participate in on-air Promotions and will not necessarily appear on-air in the order in which they are called. The Promoter shall not be liable to reimburse callers for telephone charges when either on hold or on air. When the situation arises, only the person who is selected to come to air (if applicable) is eligible to win if they give the correct answer.
  3. Winners will be required to confirm acceptance of the applicable prize within 1 days of having been notified. If the winner has not claimed their prize by the date specified or the winner refuses or is unable to provide an eligible postal address for receipt of their prize, the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to another participant.
  4. The Prize will be delivered within a reasonable time in advance of the match event.
  5. For a list of winners (name and general location) please send a stamped self-addressed envelope by no later than 28 days after the end of the Promotion Period to the Promoter at: Promotions Department, Wireless Group Limited, City Quays 2, 2 Clarendon Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 3YD stating that you would like the winner details for the “Barclays” Promotion.

Data Protection and Publicity

  1. The Promoter will collect and process participants’ personal information and it will be shared with the Promoter’s agents, affiliates and, if applicable, any third party prize provider (including those outside the European Economic Area). Information provided by participants will only be used for the purpose of conducting this Promotion (including for prizes to be delivered) and other purposes as may be specified at the time of entry or on promotional materials. Personal information will be used in accordance with the applicable privacy policy in place from time to time (see http://www.newsprivacy.co.uk/single/).
  2. Participants’ names and general locations will be published or made publicly available if they are a winner of the Promotion in accordance with the regulatory requirements. In such circumstances we may also make free use of this information and participant’s photographs for publicity purposes both during this and future promotions by the Promoter or any of its associated or subsidiary companies.

General

21.        The Promoter’s decision is final and binding on the participants. No correspondence will be entered into.

22.        If participants do not provide any of the mandatory information requested when participating in the Promotion, their entry will be void.

23.        The Promoter reserves the right to require the participants to prove that they are eligible. If a winner is found to be ineligible, the Promoter reserves the right to award their prize to another participant and to require the return of any prize already awarded.

  1. The provision of the prize does not imply endorsement by the Promoter of Barclays or other third parties concerned in any way with the Promotion. Any complaints or queries relating to the use of the prize should be directed to Barclays.
  2. Participants must not do anything illegal and/or dangerous and/or that would put themselves or others at any risk. Save where it has been negligent, the Promoter will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from participants’ entry into the Promotion or their acceptance and/or use of the prize, or for technical, hardware or software failures, lost, faulty or unavailable network connections or difficulties of any kind that may limit or prohibit participant’s ability to participate in the Promotion.  The Promoter will not be responsible for any lost, damaged, delayed, defaced, incomplete, illegible or otherwise unreadable entries. Proof of making a phone call, sending an entry by post, email or text, is not proof of receipt by the Promoter of any entries.  Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall in any way limit the Promoter’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other matter where liability may not be limited as a matter of law.
  3. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the Promotion (including altering prizes) if, in its sole discretion, the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as specified. In the event of a printing or other error resulting in there being more winners than prizes for the Promotion, the Promoter reserves the right to (a) declare as void any claims or entries resulting from such printing or other error; and/or (b) allocate the available prize(s) through a further draw or to divide the prize(s) or the value of the prize(s) between the winners of the Promotion.
  4. Any participant who enters or attempts to enter the Promotion in a manner, which in the Promoter’s reasonable opinion is contrary to these Terms and Conditions or by its nature is unjust to other participants (including tampering with the operation of the Promotion, cheating, hacking, deception or any other unfair playing practices such as intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participants or the Promoter and/or any of its agents or representatives) may be rejected from the Promotion at the Promoter’s sole discretion. Furthermore, where such actions have significantly impaired the Promotion, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, add further stages to the Promotion as it deems reasonably necessary in order to resolve any problems arising from such actions.
  5. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions. Any amendments will be published on the Promoter’s website (the “Website”).
  6. If you are resident of the United Kingdom then these Terms and Conditions are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Promotion or these Terms and Conditions (except if you are resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland), and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland). If you are a resident of the Republic of Ireland then these Terms and Conditions are governed by Irish law and the courts of the Republic of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Promotion or these Terms and Conditions.
  7. The promoter of this Promotion is Wireless Group Limited (operator of participating radio stations in the Wireless network) of City Quays 2, 2 Clarendon Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 3YD (the “Promoter”).

WIN! Tickets to West Ham vs Leicester, thanks to Barclays!

14 Apr

talkSPORT have teamed up with Barclays to give away a pair of tickets to West Ham v Leicester at London Stadium on Saturday 20th April at 3pm.

 

Barclays are celebrating their Game Changing moments of the Premier League and rewarding fans with the chance to win tickets to Premier League matches every week!

 

Please note that by entering this competition your information will be used in accordance with Wireless Privacy Policy, and your data will be used to contact you in case you are selected as the winner.

 

To enter simply answer the question below:

BARCLAYS (THE “PROMOTION”) ONLINE RULES:
By entering the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (these “Terms and Conditions”).  Phoning, texting or emailing to enter the Promotion or completing and submitting an entry form will be deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  Promotional materials relating to the Promotion, including all information on how to enter the Promotion published by the Promoter (including on social media if applicable) or on the Promoter’s websites, also apply to the Promotion.  In the event of any conflict between any terms referred to in such promotional materials and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions take precedence.

Participation in the Promotion

  1. Residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 or over only, except employees and agents of the Promoter or Wireless Group Limited and anyone otherwise connected with the operation or fulfilment of the Promotion (including third party sponsors or promotional partners) and their respective associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, and the immediate families and household members of all such employees and agents.
  2. The Promotion starts at 00:01 am (UK time) on Sunday 5 August 2018 and closes at 13:00 pm (UK time) on Tuesday 7 May 2019 (the “Promotion Period”). Any entries received outside of the Promotion Period will be void.
  3. There will be 39 prize draws (individually each a “Prize Draw”) in total during the Promotional Period. This Prize Draw will start at 12:00 (UK time) on a Sunday and close at 13:00 (UK time) on a Tuesday.
  4. To enter a Prize Draw you must complete and submit the entry form available at http://www.talksport.com/win or by Phoning, texting or emailing .
  5. Only one entry per person is permitted. You can enter each Prize Draw but you can only win once across the Promotion. If you win more than one Prize Draw you win the Prize from the first Prize Draw you entered.
  6. Entries received which are not submitted via the official entry method will not be accepted. Use of script, macro or any automated system to enter the Promotion is prohibited and entries made (or which appear to have been made) using any such system may be treated as void. Any illegible, incomplete or fraudulent entries will be rejected.
  7. Participants should be aware that they may be subject to data charges depending on their own individual arrangements for internet access if they enter the Promotion online or by phone, text or email.

Winners and Prizes

  1. Each Prize Draw winner will win a pair of Premier League tickets (the “Prize”.
  2. There will be one winner per Prize Draw. Each Prize Draw winner will be selected at random from all valid entries received for each week during the Promotion Period (excluding previously selected winner(s)), winners will be selected at 10:00 on the Friday following the opening Wednesday of each prize draw. There will be one winner per week and up to 39 different winners for the Promotion. Each week will run from Sunday to Tuesday during the Promotion Period.

10.        The prize is a pair of general admission ticket for various Premier League matches at various venues across the season (these will be specified on individual competition pages for each prize draw). Winner and guest are responsible for travel to and from match at their own expense. Promoter reserves the right to substitute tickets for a different match and date without notice if ticket(s) to the advertised match become unavailable for any reason and/or at its sole discretion. Winner and/or his or her guest must not be excluded or banned from travelling to or from or attending any matches by any relevant official authority anywhere or under suspicion or investigation of the same. If the winner and/or guest is banned or under suspicion the Promoter reserves right to re-select another winner without notice. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with any athletes, the teams and/or The Premier League.

11.        Prizes are as stated and are non-exchangeable and non-transferable. There is no cash or other alternative to the prize in whole or in part.

12.        The winner is responsible for paying all associated costs that are not specifically stated in any Promotional materials or these Terms and Conditions, including (where applicable) transport, accommodation, meal costs, spending money, insurance and all other incidentals.  Winners are also personally responsible for any personal or incidental expenses and any VAT, national and/or local tax liabilities incurred in claiming or using the prize.  By participating in the Promotion, participants agree that the prize is awarded on an “as is” basis, and that neither the Promoter nor any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies, make any representations or warranties of any nature with respect to the prize.

  1. In the event that, for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control the Promoter is unable to award the prize as described in these Terms and Conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize. The Promoter also reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize if in its reasonable discretion it is appropriate to do so.

Winner Announcement and claiming of prize

  1. Winners will be notified by phone or using the other contact details provided to the Promoter within 1 day after the end of the relevant Prize Draw. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner during the specified time. If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to re-draw another winner from the valid/correct entries that were received during the relevant Prize Draw. Winners may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize.
  2. Callers are not necessarily entitled to participate in on-air Promotions and will not necessarily appear on-air in the order in which they are called. The Promoter shall not be liable to reimburse callers for telephone charges when either on hold or on air. When the situation arises, only the person who is selected to come to air (if applicable) is eligible to win if they give the correct answer.
  3. Winners will be required to confirm acceptance of the applicable prize within 1 days of having been notified. If the winner has not claimed their prize by the date specified or the winner refuses or is unable to provide an eligible postal address for receipt of their prize, the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to another participant.
  4. The Prize will be delivered within a reasonable time in advance of the match event.
  5. For a list of winners (name and general location) please send a stamped self-addressed envelope by no later than 28 days after the end of the Promotion Period to the Promoter at: Promotions Department, Wireless Group Limited, City Quays 2, 2 Clarendon Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 3YD stating that you would like the winner details for the “Barclays” Promotion.

Data Protection and Publicity

  1. The Promoter will collect and process participants’ personal information and it will be shared with the Promoter’s agents, affiliates and, if applicable, any third party prize provider (including those outside the European Economic Area). Information provided by participants will only be used for the purpose of conducting this Promotion (including for prizes to be delivered) and other purposes as may be specified at the time of entry or on promotional materials. Personal information will be used in accordance with the applicable privacy policy in place from time to time (see http://www.newsprivacy.co.uk/single/).
  2. Participants’ names and general locations will be published or made publicly available if they are a winner of the Promotion in accordance with the regulatory requirements. In such circumstances we may also make free use of this information and participant’s photographs for publicity purposes both during this and future promotions by the Promoter or any of its associated or subsidiary companies.

General

21.        The Promoter’s decision is final and binding on the participants. No correspondence will be entered into.

22.        If participants do not provide any of the mandatory information requested when participating in the Promotion, their entry will be void.

23.        The Promoter reserves the right to require the participants to prove that they are eligible. If a winner is found to be ineligible, the Promoter reserves the right to award their prize to another participant and to require the return of any prize already awarded.

  1. The provision of the prize does not imply endorsement by the Promoter of Barclays or other third parties concerned in any way with the Promotion. Any complaints or queries relating to the use of the prize should be directed to Barclays.
  2. Participants must not do anything illegal and/or dangerous and/or that would put themselves or others at any risk. Save where it has been negligent, the Promoter will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from participants’ entry into the Promotion or their acceptance and/or use of the prize, or for technical, hardware or software failures, lost, faulty or unavailable network connections or difficulties of any kind that may limit or prohibit participant’s ability to participate in the Promotion.  The Promoter will not be responsible for any lost, damaged, delayed, defaced, incomplete, illegible or otherwise unreadable entries. Proof of making a phone call, sending an entry by post, email or text, is not proof of receipt by the Promoter of any entries.  Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall in any way limit the Promoter’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other matter where liability may not be limited as a matter of law.
  3. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the Promotion (including altering prizes) if, in its sole discretion, the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as specified. In the event of a printing or other error resulting in there being more winners than prizes for the Promotion, the Promoter reserves the right to (a) declare as void any claims or entries resulting from such printing or other error; and/or (b) allocate the available prize(s) through a further draw or to divide the prize(s) or the value of the prize(s) between the winners of the Promotion.
  4. Any participant who enters or attempts to enter the Promotion in a manner, which in the Promoter’s reasonable opinion is contrary to these Terms and Conditions or by its nature is unjust to other participants (including tampering with the operation of the Promotion, cheating, hacking, deception or any other unfair playing practices such as intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participants or the Promoter and/or any of its agents or representatives) may be rejected from the Promotion at the Promoter’s sole discretion. Furthermore, where such actions have significantly impaired the Promotion, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, add further stages to the Promotion as it deems reasonably necessary in order to resolve any problems arising from such actions.
  5. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions. Any amendments will be published on the Promoter’s website (the “Website”).
  6. If you are resident of the United Kingdom then these Terms and Conditions are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Promotion or these Terms and Conditions (except if you are resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland), and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland). If you are a resident of the Republic of Ireland then these Terms and Conditions are governed by Irish law and the courts of the Republic of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Promotion or these Terms and Conditions.
  7. The promoter of this Promotion is Wireless Group Limited (operator of participating radio stations in the Wireless network) of City Quays 2, 2 Clarendon Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 3YD (the “Promoter”).

WIN! Tickets to Fulham vs Everton, thanks to Barclays!

7 Apr

talkSPORT have teamed up with Barclays to give away a pair of tickets to Fulham v Everton at Craven Cottage on Saturday 13th April at 3pm.

 

Barclays are celebrating their Game Changing moments of the Premier League and rewarding fans with the chance to win tickets to Premier League matches every week!

 

Please note that by entering this competition your information will be used in accordance with Wireless Privacy Policy, and your data will be used to contact you in case you are selected as the winner.

 

To enter simply answer the question below:

BARCLAYS (THE “PROMOTION”) ONLINE RULES:
By entering the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (these “Terms and Conditions”).  Phoning, texting or emailing to enter the Promotion or completing and submitting an entry form will be deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  Promotional materials relating to the Promotion, including all information on how to enter the Promotion published by the Promoter (including on social media if applicable) or on the Promoter’s websites, also apply to the Promotion.  In the event of any conflict between any terms referred to in such promotional materials and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions take precedence.

Participation in the Promotion

  1. Residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 or over only, except employees and agents of the Promoter or Wireless Group Limited and anyone otherwise connected with the operation or fulfilment of the Promotion (including third party sponsors or promotional partners) and their respective associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, and the immediate families and household members of all such employees and agents.
  2. The Promotion starts at 00:01 am (UK time) on Sunday 5 August 2018 and closes at 13:00 pm (UK time) on Tuesday 7 May 2019 (the “Promotion Period”). Any entries received outside of the Promotion Period will be void.
  3. There will be 39 prize draws (individually each a “Prize Draw”) in total during the Promotional Period. This Prize Draw will start at 12:00 (UK time) on a Sunday and close at 13:00 (UK time) on a Tuesday.
  4. To enter a Prize Draw you must complete and submit the entry form available at http://www.talksport.com/win or by Phoning, texting or emailing .
  5. Only one entry per person is permitted. You can enter each Prize Draw but you can only win once across the Promotion. If you win more than one Prize Draw you win the Prize from the first Prize Draw you entered.
  6. Entries received which are not submitted via the official entry method will not be accepted. Use of script, macro or any automated system to enter the Promotion is prohibited and entries made (or which appear to have been made) using any such system may be treated as void. Any illegible, incomplete or fraudulent entries will be rejected.
  7. Participants should be aware that they may be subject to data charges depending on their own individual arrangements for internet access if they enter the Promotion online or by phone, text or email.

Winners and Prizes

  1. Each Prize Draw winner will win a pair of Premier League tickets (the “Prize”.
  2. There will be one winner per Prize Draw. Each Prize Draw winner will be selected at random from all valid entries received for each week during the Promotion Period (excluding previously selected winner(s)), winners will be selected at 10:00 on the Friday following the opening Wednesday of each prize draw. There will be one winner per week and up to 39 different winners for the Promotion. Each week will run from Sunday to Tuesday during the Promotion Period.

10.        The prize is a pair of general admission ticket for various Premier League matches at various venues across the season (these will be specified on individual competition pages for each prize draw). Winner and guest are responsible for travel to and from match at their own expense. Promoter reserves the right to substitute tickets for a different match and date without notice if ticket(s) to the advertised match become unavailable for any reason and/or at its sole discretion. Winner and/or his or her guest must not be excluded or banned from travelling to or from or attending any matches by any relevant official authority anywhere or under suspicion or investigation of the same. If the winner and/or guest is banned or under suspicion the Promoter reserves right to re-select another winner without notice. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with any athletes, the teams and/or The Premier League.

11.        Prizes are as stated and are non-exchangeable and non-transferable. There is no cash or other alternative to the prize in whole or in part.

12.        The winner is responsible for paying all associated costs that are not specifically stated in any Promotional materials or these Terms and Conditions, including (where applicable) transport, accommodation, meal costs, spending money, insurance and all other incidentals.  Winners are also personally responsible for any personal or incidental expenses and any VAT, national and/or local tax liabilities incurred in claiming or using the prize.  By participating in the Promotion, participants agree that the prize is awarded on an “as is” basis, and that neither the Promoter nor any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies, make any representations or warranties of any nature with respect to the prize.

  1. In the event that, for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control the Promoter is unable to award the prize as described in these Terms and Conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize. The Promoter also reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize if in its reasonable discretion it is appropriate to do so.

Winner Announcement and claiming of prize

  1. Winners will be notified by phone or using the other contact details provided to the Promoter within 1 day after the end of the relevant Prize Draw. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner during the specified time. If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to re-draw another winner from the valid/correct entries that were received during the relevant Prize Draw. Winners may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize.
  2. Callers are not necessarily entitled to participate in on-air Promotions and will not necessarily appear on-air in the order in which they are called. The Promoter shall not be liable to reimburse callers for telephone charges when either on hold or on air. When the situation arises, only the person who is selected to come to air (if applicable) is eligible to win if they give the correct answer.
  3. Winners will be required to confirm acceptance of the applicable prize within 1 days of having been notified. If the winner has not claimed their prize by the date specified or the winner refuses or is unable to provide an eligible postal address for receipt of their prize, the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to another participant.
  4. The Prize will be delivered within a reasonable time in advance of the match event.
  5. For a list of winners (name and general location) please send a stamped self-addressed envelope by no later than 28 days after the end of the Promotion Period to the Promoter at: Promotions Department, Wireless Group Limited, City Quays 2, 2 Clarendon Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 3YD stating that you would like the winner details for the “Barclays” Promotion.

Data Protection and Publicity

  1. The Promoter will collect and process participants’ personal information and it will be shared with the Promoter’s agents, affiliates and, if applicable, any third party prize provider (including those outside the European Economic Area). Information provided by participants will only be used for the purpose of conducting this Promotion (including for prizes to be delivered) and other purposes as may be specified at the time of entry or on promotional materials. Personal information will be used in accordance with the applicable privacy policy in place from time to time (see http://www.newsprivacy.co.uk/single/).
  2. Participants’ names and general locations will be published or made publicly available if they are a winner of the Promotion in accordance with the regulatory requirements. In such circumstances we may also make free use of this information and participant’s photographs for publicity purposes both during this and future promotions by the Promoter or any of its associated or subsidiary companies.

General

21.        The Promoter’s decision is final and binding on the participants. No correspondence will be entered into.

22.        If participants do not provide any of the mandatory information requested when participating in the Promotion, their entry will be void.

23.        The Promoter reserves the right to require the participants to prove that they are eligible. If a winner is found to be ineligible, the Promoter reserves the right to award their prize to another participant and to require the return of any prize already awarded.

  1. The provision of the prize does not imply endorsement by the Promoter of Barclays or other third parties concerned in any way with the Promotion. Any complaints or queries relating to the use of the prize should be directed to Barclays.
  2. Participants must not do anything illegal and/or dangerous and/or that would put themselves or others at any risk. Save where it has been negligent, the Promoter will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from participants’ entry into the Promotion or their acceptance and/or use of the prize, or for technical, hardware or software failures, lost, faulty or unavailable network connections or difficulties of any kind that may limit or prohibit participant’s ability to participate in the Promotion.  The Promoter will not be responsible for any lost, damaged, delayed, defaced, incomplete, illegible or otherwise unreadable entries. Proof of making a phone call, sending an entry by post, email or text, is not proof of receipt by the Promoter of any entries.  Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall in any way limit the Promoter’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other matter where liability may not be limited as a matter of law.
  3. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the Promotion (including altering prizes) if, in its sole discretion, the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as specified. In the event of a printing or other error resulting in there being more winners than prizes for the Promotion, the Promoter reserves the right to (a) declare as void any claims or entries resulting from such printing or other error; and/or (b) allocate the available prize(s) through a further draw or to divide the prize(s) or the value of the prize(s) between the winners of the Promotion.
  4. Any participant who enters or attempts to enter the Promotion in a manner, which in the Promoter’s reasonable opinion is contrary to these Terms and Conditions or by its nature is unjust to other participants (including tampering with the operation of the Promotion, cheating, hacking, deception or any other unfair playing practices such as intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participants or the Promoter and/or any of its agents or representatives) may be rejected from the Promotion at the Promoter’s sole discretion. Furthermore, where such actions have significantly impaired the Promotion, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, add further stages to the Promotion as it deems reasonably necessary in order to resolve any problems arising from such actions.
  5. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions. Any amendments will be published on the Promoter’s website (the “Website”).
  6. If you are resident of the United Kingdom then these Terms and Conditions are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Promotion or these Terms and Conditions (except if you are resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland), and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland). If you are a resident of the Republic of Ireland then these Terms and Conditions are governed by Irish law and the courts of the Republic of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Promotion or these Terms and Conditions.
  7. The promoter of this Promotion is Wireless Group Limited (operator of participating radio stations in the Wireless network) of City Quays 2, 2 Clarendon Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 3YD (the “Promoter”).

April Fool’s: Liverpool star signs for Everton, Roman Abramovich becomes Chelsea manager and other great football pranks

1 Apr

It’s April Fool’s day, so talkSPORT.com looks at the best pranks in football over the years. And there are some classics.

 

1. Roman Abramovich appoints himself as Chelsea manager

We start with one of our own April Fool’s Day gags. On 1 April, 2013, with Rafael Benitez proving a very unpopular interim manager at Stamford Bridge – and the ninth boss in less than a decade under Roman Abramovich’s ownership – our intrepid reporter ‘Paolo Fril’ informed the world that the Russian planned to name himself the next Chelsea manager. We even got ex-Blues boss Gianluca Vialli to confirm that Abramovich had been in contact for advice on being a manager, with the Italian informing us he wanted to buy his coaching badges!

2. Grandstand fight

As Des Lynam introduced viewers to the Beeb’s flagship Saturday sports show on 1 April 1989, two men in the studio behind started having a fight. One day we hope to see something similar on Sky Soccer Saturday, except for real.

3. Craven Cottage is sinking

BBC Teletext – remember that? – claimed on 1 April 2000 that Fulham’s riverside ground, Craven Cottage, was gradually sinking into the River Thames. It was an April Fool of course, but this season it seems Fulham really are sinking fast.

4. Ian Rush signs for Everton

In the 1980s Merseyside rivals Liverpool were undoubtedly the two best teams in England, if not Europe, and the one man who seemed to give the red half of Merseyside the edge was Ian Rush. Anfield’s muzzy-marksman made a habit of scoring against the Blues, particularly in cup finals. So when Shoot magazine pictured Rushie on the cover in an Everton shirt on 1 April 1989, Kopites couldn’t believe their eyes and Evertonians jumped for joy… until they turned to page seven, where it was revealed to be a cruel hoax under the headline, ‘Rush For Everton Neverton’.

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Shoot magazine ran this on their front cover in 1989[/caption]

5. Madonna Maradona

The year 1989 truly was a vintage one for April Fool’s Day football gags. An Italian TV channel claimed Diego Maradona was dating similarly named pop star Madonna. Only trouble was, Maradona was married and didn’t take too kindly to suggestions he was cheating on his missus. Maradona was worshipped like a god in Naples and, allegedly under pressure from local Mafia, a grovelling on-air apology was subsequently issued by the TV company.

6. Man United’s new manager

In April 2016, with Louis van Gaal on his way out – he’s still angry about it – Ferdinand tweeted a picture of himself standing on the touchline at Old Trafford, with the words: “New Chapter.. Contract signed.. Looking forward to going into management in June. Big summer ahead!”

Of course, Rio was not set for the dugout at Old Trafford, with Jose Mourinho arriving instead. Turns out he’d ‘merk’d’ everyone. For those unfamiliar with the term, it was used when he pranked his team-mates in Rio’s World Cup wind-ups, including Wayne Rooney, Gary Neville and David Beckham.

7. Southampton’s new look

The Saints can be a funny lot and in 2016, they claimed, after meeting with focus groups, they were unveiling a ‘more modernised crest that continues to symbolise the city and its surrounding areas, while acknowledging more modern trends.’

The football on the crest was to be replaced by the Saint emoji. “The thinking being that over recent years the club has become much more than just a football club, with its work in the community and its forward-thinking approach,” a statement read.

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Southampton claimed they were modernising their club crest in 2016 and it would feature an emoji at the top[/caption]

WIN! Tickets to Southampton vs Liverpool, thanks to Barclays!

31 Mar

talkSPORT have teamed up with Barclays to give away a pair of tickets to Southampton v Liverpool at St.Mary’s Stadium on Friday 5th April at 8pm.

 

Barclays are celebrating their Game Changing moments of the Premier League and rewarding fans with the chance to win tickets to Premier League matches every week!

 

Please note that by entering this competition your information will be used in accordance with Wireless Privacy Policy, and your data will be used to contact you in case you are selected as the winner.

 

To enter simply answer the question below:

BARCLAYS (THE “PROMOTION”) ONLINE RULES:
By entering the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (these “Terms and Conditions”).  Phoning, texting or emailing to enter the Promotion or completing and submitting an entry form will be deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  Promotional materials relating to the Promotion, including all information on how to enter the Promotion published by the Promoter (including on social media if applicable) or on the Promoter’s websites, also apply to the Promotion.  In the event of any conflict between any terms referred to in such promotional materials and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions take precedence.

Participation in the Promotion

  1. Residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 or over only, except employees and agents of the Promoter or Wireless Group Limited and anyone otherwise connected with the operation or fulfilment of the Promotion (including third party sponsors or promotional partners) and their respective associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, and the immediate families and household members of all such employees and agents.
  2. The Promotion starts at 00:01 am (UK time) on Sunday 5 August 2018 and closes at 13:00 pm (UK time) on Tuesday 7 May 2019 (the “Promotion Period”). Any entries received outside of the Promotion Period will be void.
  3. There will be 39 prize draws (individually each a “Prize Draw”) in total during the Promotional Period. This Prize Draw will start at 12:00 (UK time) on a Sunday and close at 13:00 (UK time) on a Tuesday.
  4. To enter a Prize Draw you must complete and submit the entry form available at http://www.talksport.com/win or by Phoning, texting or emailing .
  5. Only one entry per person is permitted. You can enter each Prize Draw but you can only win once across the Promotion. If you win more than one Prize Draw you win the Prize from the first Prize Draw you entered.
  6. Entries received which are not submitted via the official entry method will not be accepted. Use of script, macro or any automated system to enter the Promotion is prohibited and entries made (or which appear to have been made) using any such system may be treated as void. Any illegible, incomplete or fraudulent entries will be rejected.
  7. Participants should be aware that they may be subject to data charges depending on their own individual arrangements for internet access if they enter the Promotion online or by phone, text or email.

Winners and Prizes

  1. Each Prize Draw winner will win a pair of Premier League tickets (the “Prize”.
  2. There will be one winner per Prize Draw. Each Prize Draw winner will be selected at random from all valid entries received for each week during the Promotion Period (excluding previously selected winner(s)), winners will be selected at 10:00 on the Friday following the opening Wednesday of each prize draw. There will be one winner per week and up to 39 different winners for the Promotion. Each week will run from Sunday to Tuesday during the Promotion Period.

10.        The prize is a pair of general admission ticket for various Premier League matches at various venues across the season (these will be specified on individual competition pages for each prize draw). Winner and guest are responsible for travel to and from match at their own expense. Promoter reserves the right to substitute tickets for a different match and date without notice if ticket(s) to the advertised match become unavailable for any reason and/or at its sole discretion. Winner and/or his or her guest must not be excluded or banned from travelling to or from or attending any matches by any relevant official authority anywhere or under suspicion or investigation of the same. If the winner and/or guest is banned or under suspicion the Promoter reserves right to re-select another winner without notice. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with any athletes, the teams and/or The Premier League.

11.        Prizes are as stated and are non-exchangeable and non-transferable. There is no cash or other alternative to the prize in whole or in part.

12.        The winner is responsible for paying all associated costs that are not specifically stated in any Promotional materials or these Terms and Conditions, including (where applicable) transport, accommodation, meal costs, spending money, insurance and all other incidentals.  Winners are also personally responsible for any personal or incidental expenses and any VAT, national and/or local tax liabilities incurred in claiming or using the prize.  By participating in the Promotion, participants agree that the prize is awarded on an “as is” basis, and that neither the Promoter nor any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies, make any representations or warranties of any nature with respect to the prize.

  1. In the event that, for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control the Promoter is unable to award the prize as described in these Terms and Conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize. The Promoter also reserves the right to award a prize of a similar nature and an equivalent value, or at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize if in its reasonable discretion it is appropriate to do so.

Winner Announcement and claiming of prize

  1. Winners will be notified by phone or using the other contact details provided to the Promoter within 1 day after the end of the relevant Prize Draw. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner during the specified time. If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to re-draw another winner from the valid/correct entries that were received during the relevant Prize Draw. Winners may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize.
  2. Callers are not necessarily entitled to participate in on-air Promotions and will not necessarily appear on-air in the order in which they are called. The Promoter shall not be liable to reimburse callers for telephone charges when either on hold or on air. When the situation arises, only the person who is selected to come to air (if applicable) is eligible to win if they give the correct answer.
  3. Winners will be required to confirm acceptance of the applicable prize within 1 days of having been notified. If the winner has not claimed their prize by the date specified or the winner refuses or is unable to provide an eligible postal address for receipt of their prize, the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to another participant.
  4. The Prize will be delivered within a reasonable time in advance of the match event.
  5. For a list of winners (name and general location) please send a stamped self-addressed envelope by no later than 28 days after the end of the Promotion Period to the Promoter at: Promotions Department, Wireless Group Limited, City Quays 2, 2 Clarendon Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 3YD stating that you would like the winner details for the “Barclays” Promotion.

Data Protection and Publicity

  1. The Promoter will collect and process participants’ personal information and it will be shared with the Promoter’s agents, affiliates and, if applicable, any third party prize provider (including those outside the European Economic Area). Information provided by participants will only be used for the purpose of conducting this Promotion (including for prizes to be delivered) and other purposes as may be specified at the time of entry or on promotional materials. Personal information will be used in accordance with the applicable privacy policy in place from time to time (see http://www.newsprivacy.co.uk/single/).
  2. Participants’ names and general locations will be published or made publicly available if they are a winner of the Promotion in accordance with the regulatory requirements. In such circumstances we may also make free use of this information and participant’s photographs for publicity purposes both during this and future promotions by the Promoter or any of its associated or subsidiary companies.

General

21.        The Promoter’s decision is final and binding on the participants. No correspondence will be entered into.

22.        If participants do not provide any of the mandatory information requested when participating in the Promotion, their entry will be void.

23.        The Promoter reserves the right to require the participants to prove that they are eligible. If a winner is found to be ineligible, the Promoter reserves the right to award their prize to another participant and to require the return of any prize already awarded.

  1. The provision of the prize does not imply endorsement by the Promoter of Barclays or other third parties concerned in any way with the Promotion. Any complaints or queries relating to the use of the prize should be directed to Barclays.
  2. Participants must not do anything illegal and/or dangerous and/or that would put themselves or others at any risk. Save where it has been negligent, the Promoter will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from participants’ entry into the Promotion or their acceptance and/or use of the prize, or for technical, hardware or software failures, lost, faulty or unavailable network connections or difficulties of any kind that may limit or prohibit participant’s ability to participate in the Promotion.  The Promoter will not be responsible for any lost, damaged, delayed, defaced, incomplete, illegible or otherwise unreadable entries. Proof of making a phone call, sending an entry by post, email or text, is not proof of receipt by the Promoter of any entries.  Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall in any way limit the Promoter’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other matter where liability may not be limited as a matter of law.
  3. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the Promotion (including altering prizes) if, in its sole discretion, the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as specified. In the event of a printing or other error resulting in there being more winners than prizes for the Promotion, the Promoter reserves the right to (a) declare as void any claims or entries resulting from such printing or other error; and/or (b) allocate the available prize(s) through a further draw or to divide the prize(s) or the value of the prize(s) between the winners of the Promotion.
  4. Any participant who enters or attempts to enter the Promotion in a manner, which in the Promoter’s reasonable opinion is contrary to these Terms and Conditions or by its nature is unjust to other participants (including tampering with the operation of the Promotion, cheating, hacking, deception or any other unfair playing practices such as intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participants or the Promoter and/or any of its agents or representatives) may be rejected from the Promotion at the Promoter’s sole discretion. Furthermore, where such actions have significantly impaired the Promotion, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, add further stages to the Promotion as it deems reasonably necessary in order to resolve any problems arising from such actions.
  5. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions. Any amendments will be published on the Promoter’s website (the “Website”).
  6. If you are resident of the United Kingdom then these Terms and Conditions are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Promotion or these Terms and Conditions (except if you are resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland), and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland). If you are a resident of the Republic of Ireland then these Terms and Conditions are governed by Irish law and the courts of the Republic of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Promotion or these Terms and Conditions.
  7. The promoter of this Promotion is Wireless Group Limited (operator of participating radio stations in the Wireless network) of City Quays 2, 2 Clarendon Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 3YD (the “Promoter”).

New Tottenham stadium: When Diego Maradona played at White Hart Lane against Inter

30 Mar

In case you weren’t aware, Tottenham’s redeveloped White Hart Lane stadium is almost open for business.

The final test event before the first Premier League match – against Crystal Palace on 3 April – sees Spurs legends play a team full of Inter legends.

This is appropriate considering some of football’s greatest players have graced the previous incarnation of the Lane, including Diego Maradona.

Maradona put on a Spurs shirt to play with Tottenham legend and compatriot Ossie Ardiles at the old White Hart Lane in 1986

Here, talkSPORT.com looks at when one of the greatest players ever donned a Spurs shirt to walk out at the famous stadium in front of 30,000 people.

Why? The Argentina international was appearing in international team-mate Ossie Ardiles’ testimonial, against Inter in May 1986, meaning for one night Tottenham’s midfield consisted of Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle, Ardiles and Maradona, who turned up without boots and had to borrow Clive Allen’s!

“Ossie says: ‘Who takes [size] six and a half?'” Allen recalled to Kick Off on talkSPORT.

“I tell him I do and that I had two pairs of boots; one old pair I’d worn all season and a new pair I was breaking in, so I said: ‘Diego, be my guest and take whatever pair you want!'”

Acting as translator, Ardiles explained Maradona wanted the old ones, but after about five minutes of pleading from Allen, he was convinced to use the newer pair and even signed them for him after the game.

Son of Tottenham double winner Les, Clive Allen scored 49 goals for Spurs during the 1986/87 season

And Allen also scored the winner in a 2-1 win, with Mark Falco scoring the other.

“I’ve never played in a game where I felt like a spectator because, on the night, Diego and Glenn were just on another planet,” he added.

“They were telepathic, and you just wanted them to have the ball. Some of the flicks and skills were incredible.”

Waddle was equally impressed by his presence. “We were saying to Ossie afterwards, ‘What did he think?’” he told tottenhamhotspur.com.

“When we were saying that, Maradona came up to me in the dressing room and shook my hand. And through Ossie’s translation, he said, ‘very good player, he should play in Italy’.

“I thought, ‘Wow, Maradona just said I’m a good player’.”

In the video above, Martin Tyler asked the player whether he could envisage any problems if England and Argentina met in the upcoming 1986 World Cup, considering the thunderous reception he received from fans inside the stadium.

Maradona said he couldn’t…