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No country for old man

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MANCHESTER UNITED striker Michael Owen has given his side a massive boost by declaring himself fit for their festive fixtures.

Except he hasn’t.

No-one cares. Sorry Michael. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

December 24, 2010 at 10:42 am

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 »

From Capello to Ferdinand, why Campbell left County

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FABIO CAPELLO made a classic schoolboy error during Sunday’s Manchester derby.

But when Capello left five minutes before the end, not only did he miss Craig Bellamy’s dramatic equaliser and Michael Owen’s even more dramatic winner, he also triggered a chain of events which has left one of his predecessors with a problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Michael Owen appears on Dragon’s Den

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I SETTLED down last night to watch a spot of television, as you do.

I was astounded however to find Michael Owen popping up on Dragon’s Den to flog himself. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

July 23, 2009 at 11:59 am

Watson inspires Lineker back to the day job

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TOM WATSON will take a one-shot lead in the final round of the Open, after a day holding off the young pretenders around him.

It would be a fantastic fairytale to see the 59-year-old Watson win the Open – the equivalent of John McEnroe winning Wimbledon again or Alain Prost turning Jenson Button back into an also-ran.

And it certainly gave Gary Lineker something to think about as he presented the BBC’s television coverage. Read the rest of this entry »

We were bad, then we were good for a bit, what are we now?

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THE waiting is over.

One of the world’s greatest sporting contests, the Ashes, begins today in Cardiff.

And even if you do not care about cricket, you have to care about the Ashes. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

July 8, 2009 at 8:43 am

Owen swaps Magpies for medals

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THIS week Manchester United made two new signings – Antonio Valencia from Wigan and Michael Owen.

One of those signings, Valencia, is not surprising, but the purchase of 29-year-old Owen certainly is. Read the rest of this entry »