Cantona's kick led to a football ban and a seagull quote
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Tuesday 01 February 2011
Sir Alex Ferguson can see just why Ryan Giggs has been voted the greatest player in Manchester United history - even though the man himself cannot quite believe it.
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Former Manchester United forward Eric Cantona has joined the New York Cosmos as their new director of soccer.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Eric Cantona, previously famous mostly for football and sardines, yesterday helped to spawn a giant red herring.
Monday 06 December 2010
The world's banks will collapse tomorrow when millions of people withdraw their money simultaneously to "destroy" the system. Or maybe not.
Saturday 13 November 2010
Lembit Opik, the former Liberal Democrat MP, is so ridiculous that he is rather lovable.
Alain Corneau: Versatile film director who forged his reputation with a string of successful adaptations from novels
Wednesday 22 September 2010
The French director Alain Corneau made 16 films in a variety of genres, from Série Noire, the bleak, sordid 1979 drama that featured a compelling performance by Patrick Dewaere as a door to door salesman looking for redemption in the wrong places, to Crime D'Amour [Love Crime], the psychological thriller starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier, which opened in French cinemas to critical acclaim a fortnight before his death from lung cancer. "He was a cinema great," Scott Thomas said, "an absolutely adorable, funny and sharp-witted man."
Friday 03 September 2010
The French are known for their unfathomable statements, as football fans will remember from Eric Cantona's musings about seagulls and trawlers. But we Anglo-Saxons had always assumed that the problem was one of cultural translation. We didn't know what they were going on about, but we assumed that they did. Well now we know otherwise. The incomprehension is more than mutual; it exists between compatriots too. How else can we explain the chasm of understanding between Gérard Depardieu and Juliette Binoche? Last month the actor lashed out in an interview saying the actress was a performer who "has nothing, absolutely nothing". Now Mme Binoche, usually known for her sweetness on and off screen, has suggested M. Depardieu might be suffering from psychological problems.
Sunday 23 May 2010
The football is muddy, inelegant and occasionally bleak, but for the parishioners who flock there on Saturday and Sunday mornings, Hackney Marshes offers a game more beautiful than anything played out on high-definition television. In an age when a player can cost £80m and earn £200,000 a week, and when broadcasters pay billions for television rights, public pitches all over the country have become the spiritual home for a sport that has done its best to outgrow its roots.
Sunday 21 February 2010
Sunday 07 February 2010
Once upon a time, actors used to act and sportsmen played sport. We knew where we were. Very occasionally, as in the case of C Aubrey Smith, who captained England at cricket (once) before tucking his bat under his arm and heading off to Hollywood, appearing in such classics as 'Rebecca' and 'The Prisoner of Zenda', someone jumped the dividing line, but that was very much the exception.
Saturday 06 February 2010
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona is currently appearing on the theatre stage in Paris.
Tuesday 26 January 2010
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