Ravens Top of the League

Incase you somehow missed this (seriously where have you been?) FC Isle of Man came back from 3-1 down to beat West Didsbury & Chortlon this weekend. In front of a crowd of 2,395, which was higher than some professional league games in England, a hat trick from Sean Doyle and goal from super sub Furo Davies, blew the metaphorical roof off The Bowl for what was a truly special night in the short history of FC Isle of Man.

West Dids have three games in hand over the Ravens and will still be favourites to win the league, but no, drink it in Ravens fans.

Liverpool Win the League Cup

Completing Sam’s self indulgence, Liverpool beat Chelsea to win the 2022 Carabao Cup on Sunday. The game finished 0-0, with the Scousers winning 11-10 on penalties.

The Smell

Following reports of The Smell across the east of the island on Sunday, IOM Harbours and Coastguard have checked within the port of Douglas and surrounding coastline and have determined that there was an isolated area of oil pollution at the back of Douglas breakwater, that appears to have originated from offshore.

Based upon the current south-easterly weather IOM Coastguard patrols are currently checking the coastline along the east coast and at this time there are no further reports of oil spills. However the public are asked to report any areas of oil to the marine operations centre directly on 686612

BottleMonkey

In relation to a reported burglary at the Bottle Monkey shop in Douglas during the early hours of Saturday morning February 26. IOM Police quickly investigated this matter. A 22 year old local male was arrested and has been charged with burglary. He will appear at Court on March 3.

Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has continued over the weekend with casualties being reported on both sides across the country. We will try to do updates each day as to what is being reported by the international media.

What we do know this morning is that the EU has taken the unprecedented step of supporting Ukraine by sending military aide to the country. It is also closing its airspace to Russian aircraft and banning Russian state media outlets. Member states will also take Ukrainian refugees and bypass the usual asylum application process. Germany has also pledged a massive hike in defence spending in a major change in policy.