Leon Wobschall

World Cup: Viv Anderson detects big change in England’s Marcus Rashford

IT was famously said that when Bobby Charlton got substituted in the second half of England’s World Cup quarter-final against Germany in Mexico in 1970 that an equivalent of a ton of weight had been lifted from the shoulders of Franz Beckenbauer.

New Farnley danger man, 'Ajmal Shahzad. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: Top four aim to entertain as honours hunt starts to hot up

HOME COMFORTS await the top four in tomorrow’s Premier League action.

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Yorkshire's Tom Kohler-Cadmore may be a late inclusion in Cleckheaton's side to face Farsley. PIC: Alex Whitehead/

Bradford League: Opportunity knocks as Farsley home in on a winning run

FARSLEY have the perfect opportunity to administer some home rule as the Bradford Premier League campaign heads towards mid-summer.

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Ajmal Shahzad runs in for New Farnley at Premier Division rivals Methley. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: League’s big hitters warm to the task during ‘flaming June’

FLAMING June has certainly seen a sizzling stack of runs so far for free-scoring Farsley.

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Lee Goddard. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: Tasty treats in store for the Priestley Cup quarter-finals

A MOUTH-WATERING Priestley Cup quarter-final is in prospect between New Farnley and Hanging Heaton after both progressed in their second-round ties.

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In charge: Michael Collins.

Bradford City appoint new head coach

Former Under-18 coach Michael Collins has been named as the new head coach of Bradford City.

Grant Soames.

Bradford League: Three-year plan puts Methley on right track

DISRUPTION is certainly being minimised by all those at Methley this season.

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Sangeeth Cooray, of Morley, goes on the attack at Morley. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: Congs are determined to stand by their principles

THINGS may be tough at Pudsey Congs, but it is a case of what does not kill you, makes you stronger.

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Hanging Heaton's Callum Geldart smashes four runs.' PIC: Steve Riding

Heavy Woollen Cup: Heaton hitter Geldart helps dump holders out of cup

HOLDERS WOODLANDS were knocked out of the Heavy Woollen Cup after being on the receiving end of an inspired performance from Callum Geldart who led Hanging Heaton to a 74-run success.

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England manager Gareth Southgate. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

World Cup 2018: Togetherness offers Southgate and England hope for a brighter future

GARETH SOUTHGATE believes that his young England side are beginning to earn a place back in the affections of the footballing public ahead of the nation’s 15th World Cup finals.

Barrie Frankland.

Bradford League: Saints alive to threats posed by key rivals

SOME SPELLS in a season are bigger than others and Pudsey St Lawrence are smack bang in the middle of one.

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Leon Wobschall: England enjoy an Elland Road win made in Yorkshire

THEY used to say that if a manager required a sturdy defender worth his salt, all he had to do was whistle down a Yorkshire mine shaft and one would arrive in the next cage.

Pudsey's Charlie Parker appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Hanging Heaton's Nick Connolly. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Bradford League: Timely reality check for the champions at Saints

A FEW home truths being said in a changing room in early June is sometimes not too bad a thing for any upwardly-mobile side.

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England v Costa Rica exclusive: Elland Road trip is key for Gareth Southgate

GARETH SOUTHGATE believes that England’s first senior international in Yorkshire in over 16 years will serve as a timely boost for many of the county’s success-starved supporters.

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Jordan Thompson.

England 12th man Thompson given green light for Saints

PUDSEY st LAWRENCE have been handed a big boost ahead of tomorrow’s Premier Division summit meeting with Hanging Heaton with the news that Jordan Thompson can forego England 12th man duties to feature.

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Home comforts: Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow dives for the ball during a nets session ahead of the second Test between England and Pakistan at Headingley. (Picture: Philip Brown/Getty Images)

Headingley latest: Anderson on the attack as England prepare for Leeds

JAMES ANDERSON is urging England’s chastened players to block out the ‘outside noise’ from a growing bandwagon of critics ahead of Friday’s pivotal Second Test against Pakistan at Headingley.

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Pakistan's Mohammad Amir during a nets session at Headingley, Leeds.

Amir braced for England response at Headingley

MOHAMMAD AMIR admits that bowling Pakistan to a Test series win in England would represent “the best memory” of his life.

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Connor Harvey who top scored with 57 for Townville in the defeat at Pudsey St Lawrence. PIC: Steve Riding

Bradford League: Saints and Heaton going toe to toe at top of table

PUDSEY ST LAWRENCE and Hanging Heaton have propelled themselves to the top of the pack in the Bradford Premier League after sealing a Spring Bank win double.

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Guiseley's 'new' recruit, Will Thornton. PIC: Guiseley AFC

Non-League: New name but a familiar face ‘signs’ for the Lions

A new name will appear on Guiseley AFC’s teamsheets next season but it will belong to a familiar face.

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Lee Goddard on the attack.

Bradford League: Farnley face testing run of three games

A BAROMETER of New Farnley’s early-season form will certainly arrive by the close of play on Bank Holiday Monday.

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