Southampton defender Jose Fonte believes referee Andre Marriner should have been dropped after last weekend’s high-profile gaffe. Marseille, Monaco and Getafe have recently been mentioned as possible destinations and Fonte has urged the Southampton board to tie Pochettino down to a new deal. “It is massive, it is one of the main things,” he said. “We players love to play under him, we love his philosophy, style of play and the way he manages is top. He is definitely one of the best I have played under. “We look forward to him signing a big long contract so we can relax and enjoy our time with him. “We have to be honest it is something that we talk about in the dressing room, but when it comes to Saturday and game time we know what we need to do but it is something we talk about.” Many had expected Pochettino to leave the club in January, having previously warned he would follow executive chairman Nicola Cortese out of the club should he leave. He decided to stay and talk of a meltdown following the divisive Italian’s departure did not come to fruition, with the club now moving forwards under a newly-formed board. “We all know the job Nicola did and he took the club to the Premier League, he did a great job,” Fonte said. “We were sad to see him go, of course, as he had been with us for a long time but the transitional period has happened. “We have a new chairman now and we have met him and he looks a very, very nice person, competent, so we look forward to working with him and have successful years in front of us. “We only talked briefly and he said he wants to take the club in the right direction forward like we have been dong lately and he will do his best to achieve that so we wait and see and hopefully we can push this club even higher.” Despite that, the Professional Game Match Officials Limited decided to give Marriner a chance to get over the mistake in Southampton’s Barclays Premier League encounter with Newcastle – a match centre-back Fonte does not think he should be refereeing. “It is a question for debate, personally my opinion is yes (referees should be held accountable for mistakes),” the Portuguese said. “If we make mistakes as players, we are punished. We get dropped. “I think obviously some might argue that it is good or not, but I personally think they should get dropped as well and don’t referee for a couple of weeks to realise what went wrong. “I don’t know, I just think when the mistake is very, very bad you need to stop and think what can I do better.” Fonte’s comments will likely cause ripples, yet he insists the fact Marriner is taking charge is no “big issue” to the players. “He has a tough job to do,” he said. “I am sure he will want to be perfect on Saturday and we players need to focus on our game, so there is not much that we can say about that.” Marriner was one of a number of subjects Fonte spoke about, as he praised former Saints manager, and now Magpies boss, Alan Pardew – “I owe a massive amount to him” – and the man currently at the helm. Mauricio Pochettino’s profile has grown markedly since arriving at St Mary’s a relative unknown at the start of 2013, with speculation continuing to mount over his future. The official was caught up in a bizarre case of mistaken identity in Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat of Arsenal, sending off Kieran Gibbs rather than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for a deliberate handball. Marriner apologised for the mistake at Stamford Bridge, which led the Football Association to transfer the sanction to Oxlade-Chamberlain and then overturn the decision as he had not technically prevented a clear goalscoring opportunity. Press Association
With Formula 1’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix coming back to Silverstone, it’s deja vu all over again.Last week, F1 made its return to Silverstone, where — surprise, surprise — Lewis Hamilton paced the group and took home another checkered flag, giving him his third straight win on the season and his seventh win at his home GP. But Hamilton’s dominance isn’t the only thing that’s stoking familiar feelings for this Sunday. This week, the circuit is the same but the race is titled differently, with F1’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix set to grace Silverstone Circuit once again. The 52-lap sprint could only hope to replicate the drama that we saw in the closing laps of the British GP, with Carlos Sainz, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton all popping tires in the final laps of the race, with Hamilton losing his front left tire and winningMORE: Watch Formula 1 live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)With a second consecutive race coming to Silverstone, this week could provide a bit more excitement, but could feature similar results. Lewis Hamilton’s domination of the circuit should render him the favorite for this weekend once again, meaning the field behind him might be the biggest question mark heading into race.Below is how to watch Sunday’s F1 race in England, including the TV channel and live stream options.What channel is the F1 race on today?Race: 70th Anniversary Grand PrixDate: Sunday, Aug. 9TV channel: ESPNLive stream: Watch ESPN, fuboTVEither ESPN or ESPN2 will broadcast all 2020 F1 races in the United States using Sky Sports’ feed.All F1 races on ESPN and ESPN2 air commercial-free, and all practice sessions and qualifying air live and in replay across ESPN platforms.In addition, ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2020 F1 races in the U.S.What time does the F1 race start today?Date: Sunday, Aug. 9Start time: 9:10 a.m. ETThe 9:10 a.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means the British Grand Prix will start at 3:10 p.m. local time. ESPN’s broadcast starts five minutes earlier at 9:05 a.m.Because nine of the 12 F1 races currently confirmed on the 2020 schedule will take place in Western Europe, expect similar Formula 1 start times for the next couple months.Below is the complete TV schedule for the weekend’s F1 events at the British Grand Prix.DateEventTimeTV channelFriday, Aug. 7Practice 16 a.m. ETESPN2Friday, Aug. 7Practice 210 a.m. ETESPN2Saturday, Aug. 8 Practice 3 6 a.m. ETESPNSaturday, Aug. 8Qualifying 8 a.m. ETESPNSunday, Aug. 9Pre-race show 8 a.m. ETESPNSunday, Aug. 9Race 9:10 a.m. ETESPNPlease note, these are start of the event times. ESPN’s brodcasting schedule begins five minutes earlier.Formula 1 live stream for British Grand PrixFor those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four major OTT TV streaming options that carry ESPN — fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. Of the four, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.fuboTV (free trial)SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)AT&T NowFor those who do have a cable or satellite subscription but are not in front of a TV, Formula 1 races in 2020 can be streamed live via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication.Formula 1 schedule 2020F1 in July released an update to what is now a 13-race schedule that runs through at least the end of October, though the organization hopes run to a total of 15-18 races before the season ends in December. “We currently expect the opening races to be closed events, but hope fans will be able to join our events again when it is safe to do so,” F1 said in June. “The health and safety of all involved will continue to be priority number one, with Formula 1 and the FIA having a robust and detailed plan to ensure our races maintain the highest level of safety with strict procedures in place.”Below is the current confirmed Formula 1 schedule for 2020.DateRaceCourseStart timeTV channelWinnerJuly 5Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring9:10 a.m.ESPNValtteri BoltasJuly 12Styrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonJuly 19Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonAug. 2British Grand PrixSilverstone9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonAug. 970th Anniversary Grand PrixSilverstone9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDAug. 16Spanish Grand PrixCircuit de Catalunya9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDAug. 30Belgian Grand PrixSpa-Francorchamps9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 6Italian Grand PrixMonza9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 13Tuscan Ferrari 1000 Grand PrixMugello9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 27Russian Grand PrixSochi Autodrom7:10 a.m.ESPNTBDOct. 11Eifel Grand PrixNurburgringTBDESPNTBDOct. 25Portuguese Grand PrixAlgarve International Circuit TBDESPNTBDNov. 1Emilia Romagna Grand PrixAutodromo Enzo e Dino FerrariTBDESPNTBDSN’s Tadd Haislop contributed to this story.