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King and Carragher live the dream

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IT IS SAID that every young English boy dreams of playing football for England.

But the games in those dreams are never played in Minsk, Almaty or Dnipropetrovsk.

Which means that Ledley King and Jamie Carragher have made Matthew Upson look like a bit of a fool. Read the rest of this entry »

England are a mere distraction to the main event

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AFTER all the hype the World Cup has finally begun, but France v Uruguay, the first match most people will have watched, was very, very dull.

Yet I, and presumably most other people, persisted with the game between two teams we do not really care about.

And this is the essence of the World Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Mourinho attempting to tick ego-boxes

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REAL MADRID will finally unveil José Mourinho as their new manager on Monday after agreeing compensation with Inter Milan.

Despite Inter being owed £13.5million under the terms of Mourinho’s contract, club president Massimo Moratti settled for a deal worth between £6 and 7million.

Even though Mourinho is probably the best manager of his generation, this deal means Real Madrid have spent considerably less on him than they did on Jonathan Woodgate. Read the rest of this entry »

We’ll see him crying on the telly

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TONIGHT’S the night. The night where we will finally discover if all the excitement was worth it.

We will discover if he has picked the right team.

We will discover if it was just about the money or if it was really about being crowned the best around on July 11.

We will discover if abandoning the WAG was the right decision.

It is the game everyone’s been waiting for – Adrian Chiles makes his ITV debut. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

May 24, 2010 at 6:11 pm

No cloud in England’s twenty20 silver lining

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ENGLAND’S World Twenty20 win has raised questions about the position of test captain Andrew Strauss.

Will he have lost the dressing room? Will they still feel like “his team”? Will the world champions respect his leadership?

However asking those questions shows a lack of understanding of modern cricket or, simply, a failure to read a teamsheet. Read the rest of this entry »

Terry to pay price for night away from wife

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THIS weekend it was revealed that a footballer had an extramarital affair with a lingerie model.

This is as big a news story as Roger Federer finally ending Switzerland’s six-month long wait for a Grand Slam tennis title.

But the main outrage of John Terry’s tabloid chastising is not that he did the dirty on his wife, but that he did the dirty on his mate. Read the rest of this entry »

Maradona shows Capello how to celebrate

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ARGENTINA scraped past South America’s worst team, Peru, on Saturday to give them a fighting chance of securing a World Cup place.

This was a very exciting game of football – Peru, trailing for much of the game, equalised on 90 minutes, before 35-year-old Martin Palermo scored a late winner for the Argies.

This is the same Palermo who once celebrated a goal by standing on a small wall, only for it to collapse under the weight of supporters, breaking his leg.

He is also famous for missing three penalties in the same international match against Colombia and scoring a 40m header earlier this month.

But this time Palermo was a nation’s saviour prompting the greatest goal celebration ever seen by a manager. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

October 14, 2009 at 11:28 am