JUDGEMENTS; Winners and losers of the last seven days

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WINNERS

Paul Gascoigne

No one could complain about him having a drink after scoring that goal on Saturday

Peter Martin

The England bowler who became a Lancashire batting giant in their dramatic B&H semi-final win over Yorkshire, hitting two runs for victory off the last ball.

Darren Gough

After a long period in the doldrums, back bowling well - and now batting well as well, scoring his maiden first-class century on Saturday

Pier Luigi Casiraghi

Who transformed a largely undistinguished international career by scoring twice for Italy in their opening match in Euro 96

LOSERS

Pier Luigi Casiraghi

who completed the journey from national hero to villain in less than a week when he missed a last-minute sitter against the Czech Republic.

Arrigo Sacchi

The Italian coach who tried to rotate his squad by making five changes for the game against the Czechs and paid the price, putting a quarter- final place in doubt.

Steve Howey

Not only ruled out of Euro 96 through injury, but in the most undignified fashion to boot, having to be rescued from a bed of nettles he had fallen into when he twisted his ankle.

Paul Eales

The journeyman English golfer who headed off to the US Open with stars in his eyes, only for the airline to lose his golf clubs. The manufacturers could not produce another set quick enough for his practice rounds, and the airline offered him $75 towards the rental of a replacement set.

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