Five pairs of teammates that did not get along despite on-field success

first_img 4. Emlyn Hughes and Tommy Smith – Both men would appear on a list of Liverpool’s greatest ever captains but Hughes and Smith despised each other. Smith has been quoted in interviews as saying “I hated scoring for Liverpool because Hughes would come up and congratulate me. I hated him.” It all began when Bill Shankly replaced Smith with Hughes as captain, leading to disharmony in the dressing room. Smith was the more popular of the two among senior players, saying “the only mates he (Smith) had at Liverpool were straight out of a vending machine.” 5. Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer – click the arrow, right, to see some more high-profile falling-outs – The pair came to blows during Newcastle’s 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa in 2005 when Dyer refused to pass to Bowyer on two occasions before telling his teammate it was “because you’re **** basically!” After both receiving their marching orders, they attempted to continue the fight in the dressing room until manager Graeme Souness offered them both out and Alan Shearer called them a “disgrace”. They have since patched things up. 3. John Arne Riise and Craig Bellamy – Riise and Bellamy’s fall out infamously also involved a golf club. At their five-day training camp to prepare for their match with Barcelona in 2007, the Liverpool players were singing karaoke but Riise refused and acted angrily to Bellamy’s continued insistence that he perform. After a few more drinks the Welshman got angry about the incident and grabbed an eight iron from his golf bag and hit Riise with it a few times while he was sleeping in bed. The pair put their differences aside and scored a goal each as the Reds beat Barca 2-0 at the Nou Camp. 5 5 5 5 1. Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton – Despite forming one of the greatest strikeforces in Premier League history – scoring 49 of Blackburn’s 80 as they won the title in 1995 – Shearer and Sutton (or ‘SAS’) did not see eye to eye. Sutton, the junior of the pair by three years said: “Off the pitch it’s difficult to put into words how I felt. There was an underlying feeling that there wasn’t any warmth towards me from Alan. I moved for a British record transfer fee and maybe stole the limelight away from Alan for a short period.” Cristiano Ronaldo stormed out of a Champions League press conference on Tuesday after growing tired of questions about his lack of away goals and relationships with Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.The Portugal captain was quizzed whether he felt the close bond of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez was helping the trio outscore Real Madrid’s own front three this season.However, Ronaldo responded by saying “When I was at Manchester winning the Champions League, with some players like [Ryan] Giggs, [Rio] Ferdinand and [Paul] Scholes our discussions were limited to ‘Good morning’ and ‘Good night’.“But when we were on the pitch together there was total understanding. I don’t need to go out for dinner with Benzema or Bale. What counts is what happens on the pitch.”The former Old Trafford favourite implied he was not close to his Manchester United teammates, but which other footballers didn’t get on off the pitch?talkSPORT looks at five big falling outs between footballers that occurred while playing at the same club.Click the arrow above, right, to see some of footballs most infamous ‘frienemies’. 2. Andy Cole and Teddy Sheringham – Cole and Sheringham we integral to Manchester United’s famous treble-winning 1999 squad but off the pitch, the two couldn’t stand each other. It began when Cole was snubbed by Sheringham while replacing him to make his England debut in 1995. Cole said the move made him feel “small”. 5last_img read more

Israel Wins $777m India Contract For Missile Defence

first_imgState-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has won an additional $777 million contract to supply LRSAM air and missile defence systems to seven ships in the Indian navy, the company said today.The contract is with India’s state-owned Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), which is the main contractor in the project, IAI said.Read it at MEM Related Itemslast_img