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Thousands of Newcastle fans prevented from entering stadium

Fans of Newcastle United have been prevented from entering St James' Park after a new electronic scoreboard became loose.

Supporters tweeted pictures of thousands of people gathered outside the stadium waiting for information.


Newcastle kick-off set to be delayed over 'loose scoreboard'

Newcastle United's match against Leicester City is facing delays amid reports the electronic scoreboard at the stadium is moving in the wind.

Newcastle said there was an issue with the new giant screen at St James Park. Credit: PA Wire

Witnesses reported seeing the scoreboard "flapping in the wind" at St James' Park.

The club tweeted that fans should expect a delay getting through turnstiles while an "issue with the new LED screen is addressed".

David Moyes: I'm ready to return to management

David Moyes says he is ready to return to management following his disastrous spell in charge of Manchester United.

Moyes, who was sacked less than 10 months after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson, said he was waiting for the right opportunity to repair his reputation.

David Moyes says he is now ready to return to football. Credit: PA Wire

"I am ready to return," he told the BBC.

"I have enjoyed the time off but I have got to wait on the right job and make sure it's one that I want.

"....I am hoping that the next club I join gives me the chance to build a team, because I think that is what I am good at," the former Everton boss added.

Arsenal boss admits 'regret' over Cole departure

Wenger says Cole should have spent his career at Arsenal. Credit: PA

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that letting Ashley Cole leave the club is one of the biggest regrets of his career.

In a new book based on Arsenal's unbeatable Premier League season in 2003-4, 'Invincible' by Observer journalist Amy Lawrence, Wenger says that Cole left the club on a 'misunderstanding'.

Commenting on Cole's subsequent departure to Chelsea, Wenger says: "[Cole leaving was] A regret of my career. He left on a misunderstanding between his agent and the club.

"A fantastic fighter as well. The rest of his career has shown how big a player he is. It should have been here."

Wenger also said star striker Thierry Henry was "Usain Bolt with a top football talent".

Serbia and Albania players at Lazio show united front

Albanian and Serbian team-mates at Lazio show a united front. Credit:

Albanian footballers Lorik Cana, Thomas Strakosha and Etrit Berisha are pictured with fellow Lazio team-mates Filip Djordjevic and Dusan Basta from Serbia to show a united front following the violence that erupted in the match between the players' countries earlier this week.

Read: Albanian FA: Police attacked our players


Rodgers: Sterling didn't refuse to start for England

Rodgers says that Sterling didn't tell Hodgson he was tired. Credit: PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has leapt to the defence of Raheem Sterling, but insists there is no club versus country row between him and England manager Roy Hodgson.

The Liverpool and England winger has been embroiled in the middle of a club v country row after it was reported that he told Hodgson he was 'tired' before the game against Estonia last week - leading to the England boss dropping him for the match.

Rodgers has now denied that Sterling ever said that: "What has been disappointing in the whole affair is it has been grossly unfair how the kid has been put on the back pages for something he clearly did not say."

The Liverpool boss also insists that the club is always happy to work with England and there is no 'barrier' between the two.

"We are club and country here, not club v country. Liverpool are no barrier to England."

Rodgers also said messages have been exchanged between himself and Hodgson after the incident but the two have yet to meet.

Read: Rodgers says Sterling is being hung out to dry

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