Glenn Hoddle column: First impressions of Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea, Arsenal’s top-four hopes and more

From his early impressions of Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea to whether David Moyes deserves more credit for the job he is doing at West Ham, here Standard Sport’s new columnist Glenn Hoddle answers your questions and picks out the player he will be watching closing this week.


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EXPLAINER: What's happened so far at China's annual congress
Midway through its annual session, China’s ceremonial parliament is focusing on boosting the economy, building self-reliance in technology and further squeezing room for political opposition in Hong Kong
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Piers Morgan calls Meghan and Prince Harry interview 'disgraceful betrayal'
The Good Morning Britain presenter said 'shameless' Prince Harry has failed the Monarchy and wants people to hate his own country after he and wife Meghan Markle's jaw-dropping interview
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Hong Kong leader 'fully welcomes' proposed electoral reforms
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Monday that the Hong Kong government “fully welcomes” the reforms to the city’s electoral system, after Beijing proposed a major revamp that will increase central government control over Hong Kong politics
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Meghan Markle wrote letters to the royals begging them to keep Price Harry safe
Prince Harry blasted the royals' decision to cut off all financial support as Meghan Markle told Oprah Winfrey that she "believed them when they said I would be protected"
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Prince Harry reveals rift with William during Oprah interview
He said he hoped time would heal the wounds between them
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7 bombshells from Meghan's Oprah interview - racism claims and suicidal thoughts
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey will filled with shocking claims about the royal family, and the Duchess of Sussex finally gave her side of the story on that infamous bridesmaid dress row with sister-in-law Kate Middleton
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Meghan and Harry reveal how their royal fairytale ended with her contemplating suicide in bombshell Oprah interview
Struggling Meghan once told Harry ‘I can’t be left alone’
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Jill Biden sees teachable moment in the depths of a pandemic
Jill Biden once said she'd never let her platform as first lady “go to waste.”
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Harry and Meghan reveal role Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry played in move to LA
Perry is said to have been mentored by Oprah Winfrey during his rise to the top of showbiz.
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Meghan Markle and Harry blasted by Twitter users over Oprah interview – ‘Kind of stupid’
MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have sent shockwaves through royal fans after opening up about their lives as working members of the Royal Family in an interview.
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Prince Harry Says Prince Charles ‘Stopped Taking His Calls’ Following Discussions About Royal Family Exit
Prince Harry has revealed Prince Charles “stopped taking his calls” following discussions about his exit from the royal family.The Duke of Sussex made the revelation during his and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired in the US on Sunday night.Harry revealed that his father had asked him to put his and Meghan Markle’s plans to leave “in writing,” which he did, but the future king was still unhappy with Harry’s decision.“I took matters into my own hands,” Harry told Oprah. “It was like, ‘I need to do this for my family. This is not a surprise to anybody. It’s really sad that it’s got to this point, but I’ve got to do something for my own mental health, my wife’s and for Archie’s as well,’ because I could see where this was headed.”Later in the interview, Harry admitted he felt “let down” by his father, who went through a similar situation with Harry and Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana of Wales.“He knows what pain feels like, and Archie’s his grandson,” Harry said. “But at the same time, of course I will always love him. But there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship.”Harry also addressed rumours of a rift with his brother, Prince William, after he and Meghan officially stepped back from the royal family for a life of service in Los Angeles. William reportedly felt that Harry was abandoning his sense of duty and birthright, but Harry shot down rumours that he and his older sibling were still feuding.“I love William to bits,” Harry said. “He’s my brother, we’ve been through hell together... but we were on different paths.“The relationship is space, at the moment. And, you know, time heals all things, hopefully.”Harry previously spoke about the reported rift in the 2019 documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.He insisted that while he and William have good days and bad days, most of the reports are “created out of nothing.”“Part of this role and part of this job and this family being under the pressure it’s under, inevitably stuff happens. But look, we’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers,” Harry said at the time. “We’re certainly on different paths at the moment. But I’ll always be there for him and, as I know, he’ll always be there for me. We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we’re so busy, but I love him dearly.”In the Oprah interview, Harry once again accused the media of creating false narratives, saying, “I’ve never blindsided my grandmother. I have too much respect for her.”Harry said he spoke with the Queen on multiple occasions about the idea of him and Meghan stepping back from the royal family.“When we were in Canada, I had three conversations with my grandmother and two conversations with my father before he stopped taking my calls,” he said.Later in the interview, Harry confirmed that he and his father were back on speaking terms but that he felt like his family was stuck in the monarchy.“I was trapped, but I didn’t know I was trapped,” he said. “My father and my brother, they are trapped. They don’t get to leave.”CBS Presents Oprah with Meghan and Harry airs on ITV at 9pm tonight and on ITV HubMEGHAN AND HARRY:Meghan Markle Says She Contemplated Suicide: ‘I Just Didn’t See A Solution’Meghan Markle Reveals Royal Family Member Expressed Racist Concerns Over Son’s Skin ColourA Timeline Of The Royal Family's Most Famous (And Infamous) TV Interviews To Date
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How might the palace respond to Harry and Meghan’s explosive interview with Oprah? I have some ideas
Nobody believes that someone trying to escape racism would settle in the United States, surely
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Furious backlash as critics call for Harry and Meghan to be stripped of titles
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a string of serious allegations about the royal family, alleging that one unnamed member had voiced concern about son Archie's skin colour, and said they had no mental health support
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Meghan asked by royal ‘how dark will baby’s skin be?’ in bombshell racism claims
The Sussexes refused to divulge who had made the comment in their dramatic Oprah interview.
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Meghan and Harry reveal how Tyler Perry helped them after they stepped back from senior roles in royal family
Perry provided couple with security detail
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Meghan called the Queen when she heard Phillip had been taken to hospital
Meghan Markle called the Queen to "check in" when she heard the news that the Duke of Edinburgh had been taken to hospital in mid-February.
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Prince Harry's reaction to questions about Charles in Oprah interview 'telling' about relationship
During the Sussexes' tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry's body language created a 'much stronger presence' than it did in the teaser trailers, Judi James told FEMAIL.
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Bolton boss has say on long term plans for West Ham loanee Afolayan
Oladapo Afolayan is with the League Two club on loan until the end of the season
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Manchester United defenders praised after Man City win
Man United have kept 11 clean sheets in their last 18 games across all competitions and stopped Man City's 21-winning run.
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When do the school holidays start as schools reopen across England?
Children will be back in school from next week.
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Harry: I would never blindside my grandmother
He said he feels “really let down” by the Prince of Wales and will always love him but “there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened”.
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Wedding bookings 'skyrocket by 250% and prices to increase by a quarter'
After Boris Johnson revealed his roadmap out of lockdown many are anticipating the day when large-scale events are allowed again and this has led to a surge in interest
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Sussex Oprah Interview: 'There were conversations about Archie's skin tone' at palace
Meghan and Harry have discussed racism at the palace - with the Duchess suggesting there were “several conversations” about her son Archie’s skin tone before he was born.
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Key events since George Floyd's arrest and death
George Floyd's death after his arrest by police officers in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, sparked widespread anger after millions of people saw citizen video of the event
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At Chauvin trial, jury selection is first battleground
The fate of a former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck as the Black man said he couldn’t breathe will be decided by 12 residents of Hennepin County who will be picked after extensive grilling about their views
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Kourtney Kardashian wows her Instagram followers with a very risqué slideshow
The eldest Kardashian sister gave her 113 million Instagram followers a show with a range of seductive snaps from the edge of her bed in her Californian home
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VIP child abuse probe 'seriously hit faith in police': Six former home secretaries demand inquiry
Six former home secretaries have demanded a fresh inquiry into Scotland Yard's shambolic VIP probe and the watchdogs that controversially cleared detectives of misconduct.
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Harry and Meghan – What the Sussexes really think of Charles, William and Kate
The Duke said his father ‘stopped taking my calls’ during the build-up to the announcement that he and Meghan were leaving the royal family.
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Oprah with Meghan and Harry interview review: Sussexes deliver enough bombshells to sink a flotilla
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Meghan Markle Says She Contemplated Suicide: ‘I Just Didn’t See A Solution’
Meghan Markle told Oprah Winfrey that she contemplated suicide at the height of her crisis in the monarchy.The Duchess of Sussex revealed she considered taking her own life during her and Prince Harry’s interview with the veteran talk show host, which aired in the US on Sunday night.“You were having suicidal thoughts?” Oprah asked during the two-hour interview.“Yes. It was very clear and very scary,” Meghan said. “I just didn’t see a solution.”  “Look, I was really ashamed to have to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially, because I know how much loss he’s suffered,” Meghan said. “But I knew that if I didn’t say that I would do it... and I just didn’t ― I just didn’t want to be alive anymore. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought.”“I remember how [Harry] just cradled me. I went to the institution. And I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help. And I said that I’d never felt this way before. I need to go somewhere. And I was told that I couldn’t, because it wouldn’t be good for the institution.” “Those that shine the brightest lights and the biggest smiles” you have no idea what’s going on behind closed doors. Heartbreaking and true. #MeghanMarklepic.twitter.com/dwNjugbIup— Kelly Dobeck (@KellyDWeather) March 8, 2021Meghan clarified that when she said “the institution,” she was referring to several people and that, when she was feeling suicidal, she went to one of the most senior people for help. “I share this because there’s so many people who are afraid to voice that they need help,” she said. “And I know personally how hard it is to not just voice it, but when you voice it to be told no. “And so I went to human resources. And I said ’I need help because at my old job there was a union and they would protect me.“They said, ‘My heart goes out to you because I see how bad it is. But there’s nothing we can do to protect you because you’re not a paid employee.’” Useful websites and helplinesMind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393.Samaritans offers a listening service which is open 24 hours a day, on 116 123 (UK and ROI - this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill).CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably) offer a helpline open 5pm-midnight, 365 days a year, on 0800 58 58 58, and a webchat service.The Mix is a free support service for people under 25. Call 0808 808 4994 or email help@themix.org.ukRethink Mental Illness offers practical help through its advice line which can be reached on 0808 801 0525 (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm). More info can be found on rethink.org.MEGHAN AND HARRY:Meghan Markle Reveals Royal Family Member Expressed Racist Concerns Over Son’s Skin ColourMeghan Markle’s Former Suits Co-Star Slams 'Obscene' Royal Family Over Bullying ClaimsA Timeline Of The Royal Family's Most Famous (And Infamous) TV Interviews To Date
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Oprah Winfrey slammed for 'always interrupting' Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Some viewers hit out at the chat show queen for speaking over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their explosive tell-all interview which has now aired in America
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Harry and Meghan pull back the curtain on family life in California
The couple keep chickens at their home in Montecito.
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Royal experts blast 'self-indulgent and selfish' Harry and Meghan
Royal commentators have been giving their views following the bombshell two-hour interview Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gave to Oprah Winfrey, shown on CBS.
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Prince Harry says he watches The Crown as Oprah compares show to real life during interview
Winfrey compared the couple’s real-life story to the latest season of the Netflix series
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Asian shares mixed after US stimulus bill, profit-taking
Asian shares were mixed Monday, as some indexes were lifted by hopes for a gradual global recovery after the U.S. stimulus package passed the Senate over the weekend
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Oprah fails to ask Meghan Markle anything about her family in bombshell interview
Oprah Winfrey grilled Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their rift with the Royals in Sunday's bombshell interview - but made no mention of drama within the duchess's family.
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Memorable quotes from Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview
Meghan and Harry made many major revelations during their interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday night, including Meghan sharing that “didn't want to be alive anymore” after joining the royal family
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Meghan Markle Reveals Royal Family Member Expressed Racist Concerns Over Son Archie’s Skin Colour
Meghan Markle has revealed a member of the royal family had “concerns and conversations” about how dark the colour of Archie’s skin might be when he was born.The shocking revelation was made by the Duchess of Sussex during her and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired in the US on Sunday night.Meghan refused to name the member of the royal family but said that conversations were relayed to Prince Harry.“I think that would be very damaging to them,” Meghan said.“You’re not going to tell me who had that conversation?" Oprah asks after Meghan says there were concerns about her child's skin color “I think that would be very damaging to them.” #OprahMeghanHarrypic.twitter.com/TGulbooO8P— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 8, 2021Prince Harry also said he would not reveal what transpired in the conversation about Archie’s skin colour with other members of the royal family. “That conversation I’m never going to share,” he said. “At the time, it was awkward. I was a little bit shocked.”Meghan also discussed the royal family’s decision not to grant her and Harry’s son Archie a title of prince or to give him protection. She said there was no explanation for why their son would not receive the same treatment as other grandchildren.“The most important title I will ever have is mom,” Meghan said. “The idea of our son not being safe, and also the idea that the first member of colour in this family not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be. “The other piece of that conversation; there’s the George V or George VI convention that when you’re the grandchild of a monarch, so when Harry’s dad becomes king, automatically Archie and our next baby would become prince or princess or whatever they’re going to be.”Meghan went on to talk about the importance of representation and how the disparaging remarks about Archie’s skin colour were hard for her to understand.She explained: “I could never understand how it wouldn’t be seen as an added benefit and a reflection of the world today, especially right now, to go how inclusive is that that you can see someone who looks like you in this family, much less someone who was born into it.”MEGHAN AND HARRY:A Timeline Of The Royal Family's Most Famous (And Infamous) TV Interviews To DateMeghan Markle’s Oprah Interview Outfit Is Sending Two MessagesMeghan Markle’s Former Suits Co-Star Slams 'Obscene' Royal Family Over Bullying Claims
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Meghan and Harry want Oprah interview to be LAST word on Megxit and to 'move on'
MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry intend their interview with Oprah Winfrey to be their last word on the subject and are looking forward to moving on, it is claimed.
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Prince Harry reveals Archie Zooms with the Queen while sharing toddler’s latest words
Archie has begun telling everyone who leaves his home to ‘drive safe’
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Celebrities and activists support Harry and Meghan after Oprah interview
Social media has been largely sympathetic towards the couple following the American airing.
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Meghan Markle says she was 'silenced' by royal family and wasn't protected
When asked if she had been "silent or silenced" the former Suits star informed Oprah that it was the latter and told how she had been naive at the start
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Revealed: Why Meghan is ‘still haunted’ by red carpet photograph from 2019
The Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey there was a reason why her husband was gripping her tightly during the event.
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Prince Harry claims royals 'cut him off financially' and says William is trapped
During his interview alongside wife Meghan Markle, Prince Harry says he feels for brother William and father Prince Charles but he was 'cut off' financially which left him fearing for the future
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