New Southport manager Kevin Davies has revealed he spoke to his old boss Sam Allardyce before taking the job with the National League North side.
Davies, who retired from playing in 2015, has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the club.
He spoke to ITV Granada's sports correspondent Mike Hall.
Police have arrested two people after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in Moston.
An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy have both been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Both are being questioned by detectives.
Kyron Webb, who was found gravely wounded on Worsley Avenue on Tuesday 17 October 2017, remains in hospital in a critical condition.
Detectives are continuing to appeal for the public’s help to establish exactly what happened.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 9908 or 101 quoting the reference number 1969 of the 17 October 2017, alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
When Manchester City put seven past Stoke at the Etihad there can't have been many people who predicted the number of Blues goals - let along the exact result.
But six-year-old Noah Timperley did just that.While bookmakers Betfred thought the 7-2 scoreline was highly unlikely, listing it at 200/1, Cannon Burrows Primary School pupil Noah thought it was the most obvious result.
Noah, a season ticket holder from Ashton, went to the game with his dad Marlon and paid a visit to the family fun day at the CFA before kick off.One of the pre-match activities was for the children to write down what they thought the score would be and while other fans went for more reserved scores, Noah predicted 7-2.His dad said: "When I saw what he had written I thought 'well that's a waste of time!' What a bonkers result to choose."But I can understand why he picked it. This is his first season as a season ticket holder and he's already seen us win 5-0 twice so he was just building on that."
Everton have banned the fan who appeared to try to strike Lyon's Anthony Lopes while holding a child, with UEFA also charging the club for the crowd trouble during Thursday's Europa League tie.
The second-half melee sparked by Ashley Williams at Goodison Park, which is being investigated by Merseyside Police too, saw a supporter in the Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End push OL goalkeeper Lopes in the head before hitting out at him again.
Everton have announced that supporter will be banned from their future games and UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Toffees for "aggressions by supporters against players".
Sailings to and from the Isle of Man are likely to be disrupted as Storm Brian is expected to hit the island on Saturday.
A final decision will be made by the Steam Packet Company by 6am tomorrow morning for the Douglas to Heysham crossing at 8:45 and return sailing from Heysham at 14:15.
The storm, which comes just days after Storm Ophelia could also affect further sailings.
- Douglas – Liverpool 21st October at 10:00, and return sailing from Liverpool at 19:15 - final decision to be made at 8am.
- Douglas – Heysham 21st October at 20:00, and return sailing from Heysham 22nd October at 02:15 - final decision at 17:00 tomorrow evening.
The company say any passengers booked on these sailings and wishing to change their bookings, can amend them online through their online account.
Alternatively contact the Steam Packet reservations team on 01624 661661 or 08722 992 992 to make alternative arrangements.
For further information visit the company website.
A man has been sentenced to 11 years in in prison after strangling a prison officer at HMP Walton.
Martin Marland earlier admitted attempting to choke, strangle or suffocate after initially being charged with attempted murder.
The incident, which took place in March, happened after staff suspected Marland of taking the synthetic drug Spice inside the prison.
He was seen tearing strips of bed sheet into ligatures before two members of prison staff entered his cell. Marland was seen to be holding one of these lengths of bed-sheet in his hands and made threats towards the prison staff.
Without warning, he leapt towards the officer and wrapped the ligature around his neck, and proceeded to squeeze the ligature tightly. Colleagues assisted and led the officer to safety.