Archive for February 2016

Frampton v Quigg 27th March



Live on the Boxing channel from 18:00 UK


Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg : IBF and WBA Super-Bantamweight Titles
Gavin McDonnell v Jorge Sanchez : WBC Super-Bantamweight Title Eliminator
Ryan Burnett v Anthony Settoul: 10 Rounds Bantamweight
Hosea Burton v Miles Shinkwin : British Light-Heavyweight Title
Marco McCullough v Isaac Lowe : Commonwealth Featherweight Title
Josh Taylor v Lyes Chaibi : 6 Rnds Super-Lightweight

2015-16 FA Cup Quarter-Final Fixtures

The draw for the next stage of the FA Cup took place last night, Sunday 21st February.


Holders Arsenal will face Watford in the last eight if they beat Hull City in their fifth round replay.


Here’s the quarter-final fixture list in full:


Reading v Crystal Palace

Everton v Chelsea

Arsenal/Hull City v Watford

Shrewsbury/Manchester United v West Ham United


Fixtures will be played across the weekend of March 12.



Bi-weekly match previews – Jason Pettigrove

Just 11 fixtures remain until someone will lift the Premier League trophy aloft.

Leicester City, to the surprise of many, still remain in pole position to do so and as long as they better the results of those teams directly below them each week, the title is theirs.

Certainly the week’s are running out for the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City to overhaul them.

In City’s case, they are in Capital One Cup Final action against Liverpool at Wembley and face a fixture pile up later in the season.

Let’s take a look at four of the games from Week 27 of the Premier League, all of which can be seen on

West Ham v Sunderland

Big Sam Allardyce returns to his old east London stomping ground looking to prove a point.

The old Hammers manager was unceremoniously dumped for Slaven Bilic and at present it looks to be exactly the right decision.

West Ham are flying high and dreaming of Europe whilst Allardyce and his Black Cats are enduring a nightmare at the opposite end of the table.

Some good recent results has seen Sunderland come within a whisker of getting out of the bottom three.

Indeed, at the time of writing, just a point separates them from the two teams above them. It’s another relegation dogfight that will go right to the wire so at least a point here will do very nicely thank you.

Jermain Defoe also returns to the club where he made his name. Don’t bet against him scoring on his last visit to Upton Park.

The main threat to the visitors is the incomparable Dimitri Payet, easily the Premier League’s best player this season.

West Ham can only climb as high as fifth with a win, and if results elsewhere go their way. It would keep them at least four points ahead of their nearest rivals however.

European football at the Olympic Stadium is looking a distinct possibility as long as the bubbles don’t fade and die once again.

Leicester City v Norwich City

When you’re down at the bottom of the table and looking for points any which way you can get them, the last place you want to go is to the team who are leading the division.

Not only that, Leicester are deserving leaders and playing some of the best football in the division.

Their last-kick-of-the-match loss to Arsenal last week was a cruel blow and has given both the Gunners and Tottenham a real fillip in their desire to hunt the foxes down.

Just two points now separate the leaders from the chasing pack meaning an unlikely win for the Canaries and we could see a new leader come Sunday evening.

As long as Claudio Ranieri’s men continue to do the business however, it puts the pressure right back on the teams in hot pursuit.

Jamie Vardy will take some stopping in front of a full King Power Stadium and against the joint leakiest defence in the division.

Perhaps it’s in the midfield where the battle will be won or lost however.

Riyad Mahrez has been one of the finds of the season, and his silky skills alongside Danny Drinkwater’s incredible work rate is likely to be too much for the visitors to handle.

Stoke City v Aston Villa

Joleon Lescott has hardly endeared himself to the Aston Villa fans by tweeting a picture of a £120,000 sports car in the immediate aftermatch of a 6-0 drubbing from Liverpool.

The inference was clear and his assertion that it happened whilst the phone was in his pocket frankly makes him look more of an idiot then previously.

It seems a lifetime ago that Stoke manager Mark Hughes was interested in his services and there is absolutely no way Lescott will reclaim his England jersey on this form. Ditto Micah Richards and Gabby Agbonlahor.

Villa have simply given up. Their top earners know that they will be sold once the club is relegated, so they’re just not bothered.

It’s an almost criminal way to treat their long suffering fans that continue to turn up in their droves.

The Potters are on the fringes of challenging for a Europa League place thanks to Hughes’ studious work in the transfer market.

If Xherdan Shaqiri, Bojan Krkic and Marco Arnautovic et al are in the mood, the Villains could be hit for another half dozen.

Manchester United v Arsenal

 The EPL game of the weekend and one of those classic fixtures that fans of both teams, and neutrals, always look forward to.

There’s not quite the intensity of days of yore – no Keane, Vieira, Keown or Van Nistelrooy – but the fixture can still pack a punch.

With United suffering their worst Premier League performance ever under Louis Van Gaal, the Red Devils are there for the taking.

They are so poor that even a team that was only formed in 1999 managed to beat them convincingly in the Europa League this past week.

An utter shambles.

The only possible crumb of comfort that the hosts have in their favour is that the Gunners play this match off of the back of their Champions League date with Barcelona.

If things don’t go according to plan for Arsene Wenger’s men in that game, coming into this one low on confidence could be an issue.

That said, if the north Londoners can’t get themselves up for a match that potentially takes them to the top of the table then they don’t deserve to win the title.

What price Danny Welback to play against his old team and prove decisive – again?!

Other games available on IPTVKing are Southampton v Chelsea, Watford v Bournemouth, West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City.


Superbowl Sunday 2016

This Sunday February 7th sees the 50th Superbowl take place between Broncos & Panthers.

You can watch all the action on our IPTV media boxes!!


BBC 2 from 22.50

Sky Sports 1 from 22.00


RBS 6 Nations – Fixtures

This weekend sees the start of the RBS 6 Nations and the current Champions Ireland will take on Wales in the first round at the Aviva Stadium.


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FA Cup – Fifth Round Draw

The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup took place on Sunday 31st January with the following results:


Chelsea v Manchester City

Reading v West Brom or Peterborough

Watford v Leeds United

Shrewsbury Town v Manchester United

Blackburn v Liverpool or West Ham

Tottenham v Crystal Palace

Arsenal v Hull

Bournemouth v Everton


The ties will be played on the weekend of 19-22 February.