Ooh aah, Cantona registers new ambition

Football fans will be kicking themselves for missing a giant money- spinning opportunity. The terrace chant of "Ooh Aah Cantona", sung with such fervour by the Manchester United faithful whenever their French hero scored, looks set to become a trademark, netting the player further wealth.

Gazza on the menu at Les Deux Magots

Everybody seems to want a copy of 'Que signifie Gazza?' But does the book really exist?

Cantona's last shirt goes to auction

A shirt worn by Eric Cantona in his last soccer game is to be auctioned on live radio to raise money for an injured footballer.

Football: Lee laments lack of praise for home grown players

You could be forgiven for thinking the England players have become a prosaic backcloth to show off the stellar talents of exotic foreigners. Take the Footballer of the Year award, for example. This year's winner was Gianfranco Zola, in 1996 it was Eric Cantona, in 1995 Jurgen Klinsmann.

Blair's favourite persuader bags another victory - for crisps

Tony Blair's favourite adman, Chris Powell, had more good news last night, when his advertising agency, BMP DDB, picked up the advertising industry's highest award for a piece of work that wasn't even an advertisement.

MARKET REPORT: Traders stay calm as Footsie falls nearly 50 points

Transatlantic interest rate worries gnawed away at equities, dragging Footsie 48.7 points lower.

First, smoke your rhododendron

Every year about 5,000 new cookery books come out. Next year they will all be remaindered because nobody can make up their mind which one to buy. To avoid that terrible waste, we are introducing a new service that sifts through all the new cookery books and recommends the best to you. Here to kick off is the pick of all the cookery books published over the weekend.

Giants who outgrow the back pages

Newspaper front pages demand not perfect diplomats, but lousy, indiscreet and failed ones

Volatile French philosopher withdraws from sport

Eric Cantona, the footballer who quoted Rimbaud but brawled like Rambo, shook the world of soccer to its core yesterday by announcing his retirement from the game at the age of 31.

In St Luke's we trust

An ad agency that espouses jobs for life? And a share in profits? It sounds too good to be true. But at the hierarchy-free St Luke's a social conscience is a must. Sceptics read on.

The Investment column: Man Utd on the ball

Manchester United's financial progress is as relentless as the club's performances on the pitch. Still top of the league and gunning for glory in the European Cup, the club turned in another impressive display with its first-half figures yesterday.

Football: FOOTBALL AROUND THE WORLD

Mexico Only a game? Not likely, and especially not when it's a friendly. Tuesday's match between Jamaica's national team and a Mexican First Division side ended in a pitched battle that forced the referee to scrap the game.

Mayday! Mayday! Can we really last six weeks?

As we enter the longest general election campaign in memory,

Roy Keane and Danny Baker have taken over from Eric Cantona and Chris Evans as enfants terribles of their particular professions

If Wednesday night turned the form book on its head, it certainly sent a few reputations tumbling too. Porto, billed as Europe's second best team (by Alex Ferguson no less) were apparently coming to Old Trafford to show Manchester United how it was done. United's only hope, we were told, was that Roy Keane would come steaming out of the tunnel breathing fire over the Portuguese men of war. Meanwhile, Danny Baker's controversial show on Radio Five Live later that evening was to provide a habitually thought-provoking end to the night's action.

Saintly agency wins acclaim

An advertising firm run as a workers' co-operative has been named Britain's number two agency just a year after breaking away from its US parent.
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