Courtney Meppen-Walter on trial at Carlisle but does he deserve a second chance?

Courtney Meppen-Walter on trial at Carlisle but does he deserve a second chance?

It is not the first time that footballer Courtney Meppen-Walter has been on trial, though it is precisely this version of the aforementioned noun that the 19-year-old will prefer to be associated with.

Having been sentenced to 16 months in prison in February following a road traffic collision which led to the deaths of two people, Meppen-Walter could be forgiven for thinking he would never complete his professional career.

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It’s another gaffe but Hart should not be dropped

As Fernando Torres wheeled away in celebration, much to the delight of the 40,000 Chelsea fans packed inside Stamford Bridge on Sunday, the spotlight once again beamed brightly onto Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Whilst the majority of the City team looked to the sky in despair, Pablo Zabaleta, the marauding right-back, sank to his knees distraught at the drama he had just witnessed. As Hart stormed to his goal line to retrieve the ball from the net, the anger etched on his face was plain to see. “Keeper’s, f****** keeper’s,” he could be seen saying. A call his defender Matija Nastasic clearly had not heard…

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Weekly Podcast: Sir Alex Ferguson, Ian Holloway, this week’s Premier League fixtures and more!

This week the WNOL SportsTalk team discuss all things football. Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography, Ian Holloway’s departure and the upcoming Premier League games.

Worth a listen!