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THE FEVERISH build-up to last Saturday's match at Hampden Park - I know it's slightly controversial to refer to it as a mere game of football, rather than the Battle of Britain or some other dreadful cliche, but you know the one I'm talking about - was in danger of disappearing up its own fundament long before kick-off.

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IN AN attempt to put one more spin on the dizzy swirl of Hampden hyperbole, Kevin Keegan was invited last Friday to select from a list of emotional extras. Was he nervous, tense, excited, worried? "All those things," Keegan replied, his explanation simply that Scotland would have more going for them individually than the media appeared to imagine. "They've got players who can pass it and run with it," he said.

Creditors warn Goldberg: go bankrupt or else

MARK Goldberg, the tycoon who lost a pounds 25m fortune in an ill-fated purchase of Crystal Palace football club, has been offered a stark choice by his creditors - go bankrupt or face criminal proceedings, writes Jason Nisse.

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MARK HUGHES is on the brink of ending an illustrious international playing career. The Southampton striker, who was appointed the new Welsh manager on Tuesday, for their next two Euro 2000 qualifiers, has told officials at the Football Association of Wales that he will not be a player- manager for the games against Belarus next month and Switzerland in October, but will take up the traditional managerial place on the bench.

Creditors showdown for Crystal Palace chief

MARK GOLDBERG, the beleaguered chairman of Crystal Palace Football Club, will today make a desperate effort to avoid bankruptcy amid allegations over his assets. At a meeting of his creditors in London, the former multi-millionaire will seek a "voluntary arrangement" with people he owes money to as an alternative to filing for bankruptcy. He owes over pounds 30m.

TODAY'S NUMBER pounds 30,000


Venables loses his pounds 650,000 mansion

THE pounds 650,000 house given to Terry Venables during his ill-fated time as manager of Crystal Palace football club has had its locks changed and is for sale, because administrators for the club, which is facing financial ruin, want to recoup losses.
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