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Cantona's kick led to a football ban and a seagull quote

Can literature ever replace sporting prowess?

This summer the Authors Cricket Club will attempt to marry the power of the written word with that goosebump moment that comes from the perfect cover drive

Cantona says: 'I cry a lot. It proves to me that I'm a human being without armour.'

My Secret Life: Eric Cantona, 45, actor

'Every day is a work of art'

Hatem Ben Arfa keeps dreams in sight

Hatem Ben Arfa is refusing to give up on his dreams as he attempts to force his way into the Newcastle team.

Steven Gerrard says that the ‘Kenny factor’ has lifted the gloom around Anfield

Clash Of The Cousins: Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard insists that the 'Kenny factor' has lifted the doom and gloom around Anfield and that victory in tomorrow's Carling Cup final can be the catalyst for greater glories

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Cantona: 'It is unacceptable that people often have to make huge sacrifices just to find a place to live, a roof over their heads'

Cantona takes a dummy run at French presidency

The man who created sardine philosophy yesterday invented cod politics. Or, to put it another way, Eric the ex-Red served up a giant red herring in a good cause.

Cantona: 'It is unacceptable that people often have to make huge sacrifices just to find a place to live, a roof over their heads'

King Eric takes a wild shot at the French presidency

The man who created sardine philosophy yesterday invented cod politics. Or, to put it another way, Eric the ex-Red served up a giant red herring in a good cause.

Di Canio says: 'hatred can be good. But you don’t hate someone because they're a protestant'

Paolo Di Canio: 'My life speaks for me'

Ref-pushing, net-busting, Mussolini-worshipping... Football virtuoso-turned-manager Paolo Di Canio tells Robert Chalmers how Swindon Town and the ways of the Samurai (yes, really) helped him find his place in the world.

Fletcher: United need to stay strong after derby humiliation

Conceding six goals can be an omen. The last time it happened to Manchester United – at Southampton in October 1996 in a game which, as Roy Keane later recalled, meant their fans could not leave the house for "the jeering, the mocking, the sneering" – the obituaries were being written. The United side that had shipped five at St James' Park six days earlier would also lose at home to Chelsea, before setting off on a near six-month unbeaten run which saw them home to their fourth title in five years.

Cantona to figure in Scholes' testimonial

Manchester United icon Eric Cantona is coming back to Old Trafford.

Cantona's kick victim guilty of assault

A man who was famously kicked by Eric Cantona at a Crystal Palace match 16 years ago was found guilty yesterday of causing actual bodily harm after he punched a man at a children's football game.

Ferguson shares recipe for success: Philosophy, history and mentality

Manager hails club's unique qualities knowing victory over Arsenal tomorrow will all but seal the title

Eric Cantona victim assaulted coach

The man who was kicked by Eric Cantona at a Manchester United match more than 15 years ago was found guilty yesterday of punching a man at a children's football game.

Eric Cantona claims 'kung-fu kick' was best moment of career

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona claims his infamous kung fu-style kick on a Crystal Palace fan was the best memory of his career.

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