• Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Dermot Weld hopes for Alex Ferguson's Midas touch
    CNN

    Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Dermot Weld hopes for Alex Ferguson's Midas touch

    Ferguson, an avid horse racing fan, penned the foreword to Weld's 2009 autobiography "Vintage Crop: Against All Odds," offering some sage advice that could be equally be applied to his own footballing philosophy. "For me, he wrote about knowing your horses and knowing their weaknesses so that can become a strength," Weld explains. "So it's not always the best horse that might win a race but the right horse for that race." On Sunday, Weld hopes his Fergie-esque Midas touch strikes once again with the Aga Khan-owned Harzand in the 95th running of the prestigious Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. It would be the latest twist in a colorful life that has even seen him played by the Irish actor Brendan Gleeson

  • Derby Fan On Pearce, Blackman, Pearson & More
    The Tilehurst End

    Derby Fan On Pearce, Blackman, Pearson & More

    This week's opposition view comes from Derby fan Ollie who you can catch over at Derby County Blog -  @derbycountyblog How would you sum up Derby's season so far? How long have you got? From the defeat at Barnsley onwards, I struggled to understand what Pearson was trying to achieve. He markedly changed the style of play, changing to two up-front and going more direct - but went into the season without making any new signings to support that change. It then became apparent that he didn't rate Chris Martin, while Will Hughes was left out of the starting line-up for the first two games, in favour of Jeff Hendrick. Then, after a few very bad results, we had a last-minute transfer whirlwind, with