Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and his staff stayed with his players until after 3am after their Champions League victory over Manchester City.
The group headed for a banquet area on the side of the Douro River, which had been used the previous evening to host an event for City fans.
Antonio Rudiger was the star of the show, taking control of the microphone and performing in dance-offs. Chelsea will not show off the trophy due to pandemic restrictions and the fact that most players are now flying away to join their country for the euro.
Boss Thomas Tuchel (right) partying with Chelsea stars, including Antonio Rudiger, until 3am
Charles Sale’s book: The Covers Are Off
MCC SAY NO TO SALE TALE
Former Sports Agenda columnist Charles Sale released his new book last week – The Covers Are Off: Civil War at Lord’s – to much fanfare everywhere except the home of cricket itself. The confused MCC declined a forensic investigation of its long-running row with developer Charles Rifkind, who cunningly acquired the rights to develop the rail tunnels beneath the Nursey End from under their noses.
In a move that will evoke telltale nods from Sale’s acquaintances and detractors, those traveling to the ground for this week’s New Zealand Test through St John’s Wood station will notice posters promoting the book, which will be on sale at the Oval-in each slot on the sides of the elevators.
SHEETS IN BIZAR JIBE AT FORMER BOSS WILDER
A thinly disguised dig at former manager Chris Wilder by Sheffield United in the form of a bizarre ‘thank you proposal’ to temporary replacement Paul Heckingbottom of the club’s board has gone awry.
The Saudi Blades posted a ‘unanimous resolution’ on their website, which, among other things, pointed out that Heckingbottom won one less match in 11 matches than Wilder knew in 27. Given the pair are close friends, it is unlikely that both sides will. . appreciated the move.
Meanwhile, sources have claimed that Alan Knill, Wilder’s assistant, should come to work and sit in an office every day in the hope that the club can ask for compensation if Wilder – linked to West Bromwich Albion – takes him to his new home. would bring. employers.
Club insiders, however, claim that Knill is a valued member of staff and will work closely with new boss Slavisa Jokanovic.
Sheffield United has launched a bizarre jibe on former manager Chris Wilder
SKY SPORTS COMPETE FOR LIONS PUNDITS
Sky Sports has had trouble looking for former big name players to be part of their Lions coverage in South Africa. Traditionally, ex-stars who go on tour to deliver punditry make it a lucrative journey by showing up at dinners hosted for the thousands who travel from these shores.
Because such money-guzzling earners are not possible, bosses have gotten a reluctance from some, who think they can earn more by staying at home.
COVID VACCINE OPEN TO TEAM GB
All Team GB athletes and staff, regardless of age, have received an email telling them how to get a Covid vaccine now in advance of the Tokyo Games.
JENAS HOPES TO BUILD A NEW MEDIA SPACE
No one could accuse Jermaine Jenas of not taking his ever-expanding TV work seriously.
The former Newcastle and Tottenham husband has applied for planning permission for a garage extension on his luxurious Hertfordshire path, complete with a media room.
Already a co-host on The One Show, Jenas is tipped to succeed Gary Lineker when he eventually steps down as host of Match of the Day. Jenas wants to place a new garage with a media room above it at the six-bedroom residence.
MORE DOSH FOR POSH
Champagne corks popped in Peterborough and Brentford after the Bees were promoted to the Premier League over the weekend.
Elegant referees added a clause in the move that brought striker Ivan Toney to West London last summer, entitling them to a £ 1million bonus if the former Newcastle man fired them for promotion, rightly scoring the first goal. in a 2-0 play-off final win over Swansea.
Ivan Toney helped Brentford shoot to the Premier League for the first time in their history
WOMEN AND CHILDREN STRENGTHEN CRICKET VIEWING FIGURES
Interesting figures from Lancashire on their County Championship match against Yorkshire. About 3,500 people went to Old Trafford on Sunday to watch the Red Rose triumph with a remarkable number of women and children in the stands.
Online, there were a whopping 589,000 views of the livestream in four days, with 65 to 70 percent of the audience being 18- to 34-year-olds.
Not bad for a sport only of interest to old men – though viewers weren’t spared claptrap from Sky commentators telling them how great the Hundred will be.
MANCHESTER UNITED STADIUM EMPLOYEES HELP SAVE THE LIFE OF PENSIONERS
Two quick-thinking Manchester United stadium staff have won praise after coming to the rescue of an elderly man on the way to work.
The pair saw that the retiree had collapsed on the sidewalk and ran to where he was unresponsive and turned blue.
They performed CPR and let him breathe again until an ambulance arrived. The two have since been with the man’s wife and were happy to learn that he is now recovering.
BLACKPOOL FIND HOME COMFORT AT WEMBLEY
Blackpool broke the play-off trend by basing itself at the Hilton Hotel opposite Wembley Stadium for Sunday’s League One final against Lincoln.
Most clubs stay elsewhere and travel in because they think having rooms with a view of the venue can increase the pressure on their players. As things progressed, the Seasiders made the right call as they won 2-1.
Staying next to Wembley paid off for Blackpool as they earned promotion from League One
AIBA FIGHT BACK
The disgraced world government of amateur boxing, AIBA, seemed to be lurking when the International Olympic Committee took away all Olympic boxing matches – starting in Tokyo.
But under their newly elected Russian president, Umar Kremlev, AIBA’s bid to take charge of boxing in Paris has begun in 2024.
First of all, he introduced Gazprom as a global sponsor in the Champions League and last week settled an AIBA debt of £ 7 million – two key requirements of the IOC.
It remains to be seen whether the introduction of Russian state sponsorship passes the IOC test, but if nothing else, AIBA appears to be at least out of the loop and fighting back.
SPORTS ENGLAND STILL LOOKING FOR A NEW SEAT
Sport England continues to look for a new seat six months after advertising the post.
Current chairman Nick Bitel was due to leave earlier this year, with the search for a replacement in November.
However, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports has made no announcement on what will be a key role in overseeing grassroots sports and physical activity.
The current chairman Nick Bitel would leave Sport England earlier this year
BBC CORRESPONDENT LEAVES FOR TOKYO
In April, this column reported the impending departure of two respected BBC Olympics correspondents after the Games from a broadcaster that appears to have lost its mind.
Getting worse. One of the two, David McDaid, announced on Sunday that he is leaving earlier than expected and that he will not help their coverage in Tokyo.
With contributions from Chris Foy and Matt Barlow