SPORTS AGENDA: John Terry on his way to the city council queue for a new gym in front of his country house in Surrey
John Terry was never a stranger in a debate during his playing career – but the Chelsea legend may now go in a row with his local parish council.
The former Mid-Blues wants to expand his Surrey country house near the training field of his former employer Cobham.
Terry, 39, is looking for a building permit to demolish a conservatory and build a one-storey extension that offers a lounge and home gym.
John Terry may now be on his way to a line with his local parish council about plans for his house
Terry wants to expand his Surrey mansion near the Chelsea training ground in Cobham
His planning agent says that the refurbishment will improve the security of the luxurious 18th-century building “which is important to the owners in view of their previous experiences” and adds that it will not be a “disproportionate addition” to the vast assistant’s path. manager of Aston Villa.
Alderman Imogen Jamieson, however, wrote a letter of objection to Guildford Council on behalf of the Ockham Parish Council. Alderman Jamieson describes the plans as “a significant increase” that constitutes “inappropriate development within the green belt”.
A decision on the project, which has not attracted complaints from neighbors, will come in the near future.
An aerial photo of Mr Terry’s site with the renovation plans for the land path
Pietersen versus Prior set to make the air waves crackle
All eyes – and ears – may be on the press box, rather than on the field, on the first morning of the Third Test between England and South Africa.
That is because the collision in Port Elizabeth marks the arrival of the former English wicket keeper Matt Prior, who will record commentary duties for talkSPORT.
Also working for the radio network – and Sky Sports – is the former teammate of Prior Kevin Pietersen, who has been predictably outright debut in Cape Town.
Batsman former England Kevin Pietersen works for Sky Sports and talkSPORT in South Africa
The pair turned out to be famous, with KP ruthlessly mocking Prior in his autobiography – referring to him as “cheese,” describing him as “a Dairylea triangle who thinks he was brie” and ridiculed the bike enthusiast for taking his bike on a tour to New Zealand.
It will be interesting to see if the talkSPORT producers, delighted with the way their reporting went, will get the duo up and running.
However, there is a precedent for such potentially uncomfortable situations. In Cape Town on the 2009-10 tour, BBC’s Test Match Special brought together former England coach Duncan Fletcher to summarize.
Knowing that both he and Sir Geoff Boycott were not the biggest fans of each other, TMS went to extraordinary levels – organizing individual entry and exit points to the communication box for the couple so they would never have to pass each other at work.
Bizarre outburst leads to changes at Molineux
Wolves have moved members of the visiting club’s media team to the center of the Molineux press bus following a bizarre incident in their recent performance with Manchester City.
City employees, dressed in coats adorned with the club’s weapon, were confronted with what was described as “a mad pensioner” during the clash between the parties on December 28.
After Raheem Sterling had scored a resurrection order ordered by VAR to place the visitors 1-0, a woman – presumably in the 1960s – invaded the media area and hurled abuse at bewildered members of the visiting contingent before returning to her seat.
While City staff have underestimated the incident, Sports Agenda understands that the Molineux stadium team would speak to the fan and that in the future opponents’ staff will be moved from the edges of the area to the center to prevent a recurrence.
Wolves have moved members of the visiting club’s media team into the Molineux press bus
Spurs fans divided about the use of the ‘Y’ word
Although Tottenham’s fans seem divided about the controversial use of the “Y” word, there is no ambiguity at Sky Sports.
A recent survey by the club found that 33 percent of the 23,000 respondents used the word often, although the number of complaints from other supporters of Spurs has increased.
Tottenham says they continue to follow the case, but add that they acknowledge that the word has been adopted by fans as a mechanism to “own the term” and avert anti-Semitic abuse in the 1970s.
The club also believes that attitudes toward its use are changing and plans further consultations with fans.
Sky, however, are now fading microphones when such chants are broadcast at Tottenham contests. The broadcaster is subject to Ofcom rules and any erroneous or offensive language, regardless of context, is likely to put them in difficulty. The drowning was especially noticeable during the 2-2 draw from Spurs during Norwich in Norwich.
Bennell victim publishes powerful story
A victim of serial pedophile Barry Bennell, who was initially told that he would not be charged with the monster because it was “not in the public interest,” has published a moving account of his experiences.
David Lean, a former Preston reserve player, was abused by former Crewe coach Bennell in 1980 and bravely emerged in 2013.
David Lean (right) was named star player in 1979 by Barry Bennell (left)
His case was originally rejected by the Crown Prosecution Service – but Lean insisted and ultimately provided evidence that Bennell had been in jail for two years in 2015. In 2018, after further complaints, Bennell was imprisoned for 31 years.
Knott finally wins the prize
Alan Knott is one of the largest of all wicket keepers, who played in three Ashes-winning teams in England and retired in 1985. Why did it take so long before he got a gong, like what happened with an MBE at the start of the year?
Knott, 73, lives a reclusive life in Cyprus and gives few interviews. There are three topics he will never discuss: his involvement with Kerry Packers World Series Cricket, the “rebel” tour of South Africa under Graham Gooch and his relationship with Colin Cowdrey, his captain of Kent and England.
All three are thought to have influenced his lack of recognition over the years.
Morgan joins owners of Captain Morgs
England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan has the T20 World Cup as the main focus for this year, but he will also have a different sporting distraction.
The horse racing fan has become one of the owners of Captain Morgs, a gelding that apparently shows a lot of promise in the stable of trainer Nicky Henderson in Lambourn.
The son of stallion Milan, who should be ready to make his racing debut in the spring, runs in the black-and-white colors of syndicate specialists The Albatross Club, whose horses are useful five-time winner Western Ryder.