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Sunday 12 October 2008
It looks good in print. Rooney 2 (77, 86), but this is as misleading as the overall scoreline. The Manchester United striker took his goals well, but they were unusual goals for him, poacher's goals – a free header and a tap-in against tiring opposition – rather than something a bit special. The goals aside (a big caveat, admittedly) Rooney did not play well.
Friday 10 October 2008
Fabio Capello has promised England will produce their best home performance of his time in charge tomorrow.
Saturday 27 September 2008
Sometimes, I wonder if rugby will ever reach the limit of its physicality. It's a desperately hard sport these days, and we're fast getting to the stage where teams will struggle to train meaningfully more than twice a week – post-match recovery is beginning to take upwards of 48 hours. A lot of these blokes are now covering eight kilometres in a game, and when you lump that together with the ever-increasing punishment they take in contact, well, it makes the eyes water. Maybe pro-fessional union will find itself returning to the tried-and-trusted amateur routine of a session on Tuesday and another on Thursday, for the simple reason that no one will be able to handle more.
Thursday 28 August 2008
Evidence of the sometimes conflicting agendas at the top at Newcastle United came yesterday when James Milner's written transfer request was made public by the club, one week after it was actually delivered to the hierarchy at St James' Park by the 22-year-old. The outcome may be that Milner joins Aston Villa for £9m, though Milner is unhappy with his pay at Newcastle, not the overall situation.
Friday 09 May 2008
To call Shaun Ellis's film a porno fantasy dressed up as an existential crisis would make it sound more interesting than it is.
Friday 04 April 2008
In American sport, gambling has for nearly a century been the longest shadow. It would no more be granted official sponsor status, at is it with four Premiership clubs here, than a drug dealer would be allowed a franchise alongside the sellers of hot-dogs and cold beer.
Monday 24 March 2008
It would be misleading to report that after one win, albeit Kevin Keegan's first, that Newcastle United are as a club and a team on the verge of resurrection, but with their owner, Mike Ashley, declaring his loyalty to Keegan in the boardroom and the manager then addressing Michael Owen's contractual status, this felt like a day when Newcastle could at last start thinking about the future. That "big relaunch" the first-team coach, Terry McDermott, spoke of a fortnight ago felt more credible on Saturday.
Monday 25 February 2008
After this tough draw against Preston North End, the Watford manager, Adrian Boothroyd, took his players off for a four-day trip to the sunshine of Dubai to prepare themselves for the remaining games of the season.
Wednesday 20 February 2008
Ron Sandler, the troubleshooter brought in by Gordon Brown to oversee the rescue of Northern Rock, has been revealed to be a non-dom who does not pay UK taxes on his offshore earnings.
Saturday 09 February 2008
The Newcastle manager, Kevin Keegan, has backed Michael Owen to win 100 caps for England despite not featuring in new manager Fabio Capello's first game.
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Sunday 04 June 2006
A Russian diplomat was killed and four others were abducted in Baghdad yesterday. The victims, who have not been named, were travelling in a diplomatic car which was ambushed near the Russian embassy in the Mansour district of Baghdad.
Sunday 04 June 2006
Thursday 18 May 2006
The roof was supposed to have fallen in on Arsenal in the most important game of their long and noble history. But then something astonishing happened. They looked up and saw the stars and felt they could touch the greatest prize available to them - their first Champions' League trophy. In the end it was an illusion, but they can take pride that they came so close to defying the odds.
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