At least Michael Owen didn’t end up in hospital when he fell out with Alan Shearer, like Keith Gillespie did at Newcastle United

5 Sep

Michael Owen’s book has caused a stir in the football world.

Among the topics discussed in Reboot – My Life, My Time, the former England striker took aim at Newcastle legend Alan Shearer, his manager at St James’ Park when the club were relegated from the Premier League.

Shearer, the Premier League and Newcastle’s record scorer, and Owen played alongside each other at St James’ Park during the former’s final season as a footballer
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Shearer wasn’t impressed and had a swipe back, using Twitter to make his point.

Thankfully nobody was physically hurt, unlike Keith Gillespie when he took on top scoring Shearer after a row in a pub.

The former Newcastle winger, speaking to talkSPORT in 2016, explained how a fight between him and his team-mate saw him admitted to hospital.

Gillespie spent three years at the club, arriving on Tyneside from Manchester United the year before Shearer was signed from Blackburn in a £15m transfer in 1996.

“We were away on a mid-season break, and I knocked some cutlery off the table accidentally,” he said.

“[Shearer] looked over to say ‘pick that up’, and I just didn’t like the way he was talking to me.

“I just turned round and said: ‘Right. Outside now!’ And he took me up on the offer.

“I didn’t think he would, but I was a bit too proud to back down. We ended up going outside, and I took one swing and missed, and he hit me – and that was goodnight.”

Gillespie joined Newcastle from Man United in 1995 and once felt the power of a Shearer haymaker
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Gillespie came off much worse than Magpies’ legend Shearer, with the striker’s punch laying him down and forcing him to spend the night in A&E.

“I did actually spend a night in hospital,” he continued. “Because when he hit me I fell and hit my head on a plant pot. I was unconscious.

“He came and saw me the next day, and we had a laugh about it.”

It seems unlikely Shearer will be inviting Owen over for a cuppa anytime soon, however.

What if Arsenal owner Henry Norris had not worked so hard to ensure north London rivals Tottenham were relegated in 1919?

1 Sep

It was a key moment in the rivalry between Tottenham and Arsenal, so talkSPORT looks at events 100 years ago and asks, what if things had taken a different course? So, what if Arsenal owner Sir Henry Norris hadn’t engineered Spurs’ relegation and sparked a 100 years of bitterness…

Thierry Henry takes in the ‘acclaim’ of the Spurs fans
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The story

If you’ve never heard of Norris, then ask your Tottenham supporting mate or visit any Spurs fan forum. You’re likely to hear and read many colourful references to him because this is the bloke who started it all.

He has been dead for more than 70 years, but his name still stirs emotion on both sides of the divide. Norris was the man who uprooted Arsenal from south London and planted them on Tottenham’s turf, which didn’t go down well with either set of supporters.

Then there was the whole orchestrating Spurs’ relegation thing. Fans didn’t much appreciate that either.

Born in Kennington, south London in 1865, Norris made his fortune through property and by the time he took over at Woolwich Arsenal in 1910 – he was also chairman of Fulham at the time – he had a contacts book to rival Jim White’s. Basically, if you wore a top hat to work, donned plus fours on the weekend and had more than a tenner in your pocket, then you probably knew Norris.

His ‘friends’ ranged from political types, to members of the church and football’s big wigs and he was on a mission to turn the Gunners into a powerhouse. He was prepared to do it by any means necessary and to say he put a lot of noses out of joint along the way is an understatement.

The club was in a financial mess when he arrived; their Manor Ground in Plumstead did not attract enough fans and atmosphere was in short supply. Although the latter problem has never been resolved – it’s not called the library for nothing – the fanbase has grown, the ground is regularly full and Arsenal are one of the richest teams in the world.

Norris’ argument for moving was actually helped by Arsenal’s relegation to Division Two in 1913, so as supporters stayed away – even fickle fans still existed back then – he was able to highlight the low turnout for home matches and the numerous areas of support they could tap into north of the River Thames.

Arsenal fan and author Jon Spurling has written that many fans back then believed Norris was deliberately under-investing in the team knowing this would lead to dwindling crowds and make his case for leaving even stronger.

However, if he thought opposition to the relocation from south London Gooners was strong, it was nothing compared to what they were saying in Tottenham, with adverts in the local press being placed begging fans not to be swayed by these ‘Woolwich interlopers’. Even residents of the respectable Highbury neighbourhood were opposed to the move – they didn’t want noisy football fans disrupting their weekends.

Norris got his way, though, and thanks to his pals in the church, he was able to rent six acres of land from St John’s College of Divinity in Highbury (below) in 1913, paying £21,000 for a 21-year lease.

Norris sorted out Arsenal new’s home north of the Thames, much to the annoyance of Tottenham
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And then his grand plans were disrupted by the outbreak of war in 1914, which put a halt to league football.

Already a very disliked man, Norris decided to stake a claim for enemy no.1 when the Football League resumed in 1919. A decision had been made to extend the First Division from 20 teams to 22 clubs and he somehow argued that Arsenal, now without Woolwich in their name, be given a place in the top flight despite finishing FIFTH in Division TWO at the end of the 1914/15 season.

On the one hand it was genius. On the other it was downright cheating.

Most people expected Chelsea and Tottenham, who finished in the First Division’s bottom two places in 1915, to earn a reprieve.

Head-to-Head

Arsenal have the upper hand in terms of head-to-head records

PREMIER LEAGUE
Tottenham wins: 12
Arsenal wins: 20
Draws: 22

ALL TIME
Tottenham wins: 64
Arsenal wins: 82
Draws: 52

Sure enough, Chelsea were given their stay of execution and promoted Derby and Preston joined them in the top tier, which left one other place up for grabs. Barnsley, third in Division Two, could have pushed for a play-off match against Tottenham, but that’s when the network of contacts Norris had worked so hard to cultivate paid off.

He happened to be mates with league chairman and Liverpool owner John McKenna and is alleged to have ‘influenced’ him in his speech to the election committee at the Football League’s Annual General Meeting where he recommended Arsenal be promoted ahead of their new local rivals.

“Norris secretly ‘canvassed’ every single member of the FA committee – bar Spurs directors, who were kept completely in the dark throughout and suspected nothing – with the proposal that Arsenal deserved promotion,” Spurling writes in Rebels for the Cause: The Alternative History of Arsenal Football Club.

According to Norris, Arsenal deserved a higher standing having joined the Football League 15 years before Spurs in 1893, leaving out the fact Wolves, fourth in Division Two, were there at the league’s inception.

He argued Chelsea deserved being saved over Man United, who would have been in the Blues’ position had they not gained two points when, during a match on Good Friday in 1915, four Liverpool players had conspired to lose a game to United in return for cash.

He didn’t call for the demotion of the north-west giants, which probably earned him a few gold stars, and no doubt helped ease McKenna’s conscience.

Anyway, the Gunners won the election by 10 votes, with 18 votes to Spurs’ eight. It was like an episode of House of Cards.

A hatred was born and though Norris never confirmed or denied allegations of corruption before his death in 1934, maybe, just maybe, those chants of ‘same old Arsenal, always cheating’ have an element of truth in them?

But what if he didn’t work his ‘magic’?

Let’s face it, had Arsenal remained in Division Two then there probably wouldn’t be a Herbert Chapman statue outside the Emirates Stadium (below), would there? Or that famous bronze statue of the Yorkshireman which stood in the marble halls of Highbury’s entrance may never have been commissioned.

Herbert Chapman is considered to be one of the most important figures in Arsenal history
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That was there to serve as a permanent reminder to everyone who passed it of this great manager’s legacy because, central to all their success in the late 20s and early 30s, was Chapman.

Would Arsenal have been in a position to offer him a £2,000 salary – double what he was on at Huddersfield – to lure him south in 1925?

It was also Chapman who persuaded the ruthless and notorious penny pincher to invest in the team. This was the same Norris whose advert for the Arsenal job read: “Gentlemen whose sole ability to build up a good side depends on the payment of heavy and exhorbitant [sic] transfer fees need not apply”.

They really were operating on another financial level and costly transfers included Alex James (£8,750), Joe Hulme (£3,500), Tom Parker (£3,250), plus £2,000 for Chapman’s first signing and the club’s very first superstar, Charlie Buchan.

Larger gate receipts no doubt contributed to the growing coffers, but would the bigger crowds Norris craved have remained if their stay in the second tier was prolonged? Doubtful.

Chapman was true to his word when he told fans it would take him five years to build a winning team, as they celebrated FA Cup success in 1930 (below). That wait for a major trophy was long enough and would surely have been even longer if they were still in Division Two, wouldn’t it?

Incidentally, Tottenham bounced back from relegation immediately and then won the FA Cup in 1921, which was their second triumph in the competition.

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This isn’t to say Arsenal would not have eventually scaled football’s summit, but dominating the 1930s seems unlikely and that would have been to teams like Aston Villa, Sunderland and Wolves’ advantage considering they finished runners-up to Arsenal during the decade.

Then another War interrupted the professional game again.

It would have been interesting to know whether Norris would have remained in control of a Division Two club considering the debt he was accruing – around the time of the move to Highbury it was around £60,000.

Where would the Hill-Wood family have figured? Samuel, grandfather to recent Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood, who retired in 2013, was on the board in 1922 and only became chairman in 1927 when Norris stood down in disgrace for his part in an illegal payments scandal relating to the signing of Buchan two years earlier.

It could be argued that Norris, if he was still in control in 1925, wouldn’t have had the money or the inclination to make under-the-counter payments to Buchan as a sweetener to lure him south from Sunderland.

Honours List

Tottenham had a golden period in the 1960s, but Arsenal have had more luck with silverware in recent years

TOTTENHAM
League titles x2
FA Cups x8
League Cups x4
UEFA Cups x2
Cup Winners Cup x1

ARSENAL
League titles x13
FA Cups x13
League Cups x2
Cup Winners Cup x1
European Fairs Cup x1

Plus, we may never have known the phrase ‘sick as a parrot’, which is believed to have its origins in Tottenham. On the club’s voyage home from a 1908 South American tour, the ship’s captain presented Spurs with a parrot which lived happily for 11 years, but dropped dead following news of the club’s 1919 relegation, giving rise to the football cliché.

And there would still be a London tube station called Gillespie Road. Again, this was Chapman’s doing as he pushed for it be renamed after Arsenal Football Club in 1932.

Obviously, this is just subjective because nobody can really know what may or may not have happened (we have to point this out because people take it seriously).

Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez once ‘ran 8km home’ when he locked his keys in his car

19 Aug

What would you do if you locked yourself out of the car?

The chances are you wouldn’t decide to run the five miles home, would you? Alexis Sanchez did.

Sanchez has always been very focused on his fitness, but has struggled with injury since joining Man United
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For all the talk of a bad attitude at Old Trafford, it’s impossible to deny Sanchez has been anything other than 100 per cent dedicated to looking after himself. Since bursting onto the European scene, he has demonstrated his strength and stamina, however, he wasn’t always the athlete he is now.

In the early part of his career, after leaving South America for Italy for good in 2008, the Manchester United forward made a conscious effort to bulk up and build his physique during his time at Serie A side Udinese and Italian journalist Pietro Oleotto explained the lengths he went to to improve his fitness levels.

Sanchez has scored 63 Premier League goals in 154 games, but just four since joining Man United in 2018
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“In his first season, [Alexis] was skinny and stayed on the right wing a lot,” Oleotto told Inside United magazine in 2018.

“The physicality in the penalty area was too much for him. But the team needed him more central, closer to the goal, to make the most of his dribbling.

“So he began improving his body and they built him an ad-hoc gym. He worked out for two hours a day after training. I remember seeing him halfway through pre-season training camp and being shocked by how much muscle he had put on.

“Once, after training, Alexis drove into Udine to do some shopping. But he accidentally locked his keys and mobile phone in his car.

“I’m not sure what most people would have done, but he just ran home. He jogged the 8km from the heart of the city to his house in the hills. Bemused locals saw him in his club tracksuit running and called us at the paper. It was typical of Alexis to turn the situation into an improvised cross-country run.”

Sanchez shone during his three years in Italy and earned a move to Spanish giants Barcelona in 2011, where he won six trophies, before moving to England with Arsenal in 2014.

Sanchez has been hampered by injury during his time as a Man United player
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He added two FA Cups to his haul of silverware before becoming the Premier League’s highest-paid player a Man United in January 2018.

It hasn’t worked out for him since and he has been linked with a move back to Serie A, with Inter said to be interested in taking him on loan.

Speaking about the Chile international, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted he will come good.

“Alexis is such a professional and he comes in working every single day, really hard, and he wants to be part of this,” he said.

Nate Diaz once confused Clay Guida during UFC fight by repeatedly yelling ‘209’ in reference to Stockton postcode

16 Aug

The Diaz brothers are the master of mind games and have enggaed in psychological warfare throughout their careers.

Both Nick and Nate both happen to be particularly good at getting inside people’s heads during fights – just ask Robbie Lawler, Michael Johnson and Anderson Silva.

Diaz grew up on the streets of Stockton in California and regularly references its postcode
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And in case you hadn’t noticed, both are also proud of their Stockton roots as Clay Guida (22-8-0) revealed when discussing his split decision win against the Nate (20-11-0) in January 2009.

“It was the second round of my UFC 94 fight against Nate Diaz,” he explained to Fight! Magazine later that year.

“He was sort of on my back near the cage and he kept yelling: ‘209, b***! 209, b***!’ and I looked up and there was like 3:12 left on the clock. Later on I said to my coach: ‘Dude, this guy can’t even tell time. He kept yelling ‘209, b***!’

“Then he told me 209 is Stockton, California’s area code and not the time left on the clock. I had to laugh.”

Clay Guida had no clue what Diaz was talking about during their 2009 fight
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No doubt Anthony Pettis is well aware his eardrums are in for a battering at UFC 241 when he meets Diaz, who is fighting for the first time since 2016 when he lost the second of two epic fights with Conor McGregor.

His fight with Pettis takes place in California, the state that shaped him into the man known as ‘The Stockton Slugger’ and will have advantage on his side.

Diaz has not fought since losing to Conor McGregor in 2016 – the second of two mega fights between the pair, with the American winning the first
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Diaz will fight Anthony Pettis at welterweight at UFC 241
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The younger Diaz brother was introduced to the sport by his brother, but admitted to ufc.com he only took up jiu-jitsu because it meant he could eat.

“The older guys would sometimes buy me a burrito if I went and worked out with Nick,” he said.

“At home we didn’t have s**t. I was starving all day. So that was actually the main reason I wanted to go train. Before I knew it I was a blue belt.”

 

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.

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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.

 

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”).

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.

 

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 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”).