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BOBBY ROBSON, who 17 years ago was spat at by Newcastle United supporters angry that he had dropped Kevin Keegan from the England squad, will this morning be installed as the club's 20th post-war manager. He trusts his reception at St James' Park will be more welcoming.

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THE MOROCCAN international defender Nourredine Naybet flew in to sign for Manchester United last night in a deal worth pounds 6m. Naybet, nicknamed "Morocco's Vinnie Jones" by the Scottish media before his country played the Scots in last year's World Cup, will settle personal terms today before joining United with hours to spare before the Champions' League deadline at midnight.

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Football: Beckham omission may prove costly

SIR ALEX FERGUSON has confirmed that David Beckham will not be joining Manchester United's tour to Australia, even if it costs the club pounds 1m.

Football: Schmeichel opts for the Sporting life

PETER SCHMEICHEL finally made his exit from English football yesterday when he signed a two-year contract with Sporting Lisbon.

Football: Goma deal as Gullit builds

NEWCASTLE UNITED yesterday signed the French international defender Alain Goma for pounds 4.75m on a five-year deal from Paris St-Germain, taking Ruud Gullit's spending at St James' Park past pounds 20m.

Football: Sporting want to hire Hoddle

GLENN HODDLE is prepared to meet Sporting Lisbon officials about the Portuguese club's coaching vacancy. Sporting's president, Jose Roquette, is ready to offer the former England coach a two-year contract worth pounds 600,000, as well as a pounds 20m transfer kitty.
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