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June 4, 2001

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The News Review:

* Hopes of Hosting World Cup are Renewed in Africa; UN Security Council…
* England’s charm offensive
* Eriksson’s ethos takes a rapid hold
* spiked-life | Column | Offside, 1 June
* Rumble in the Jungle
* Stern takes stock of Memphis

Hopes of Hosting World Cup are Renewed in Africa; UN Security Council…
CNN International – May 19, 2001
And six years later — 1996, England has organized a wonderful European Championship. So therefore, we should not condemn, we should help. (END VIDEO CLIP) CLANCY: Well, last year, of course, South Africa lost in its bid to host the 2006 World Cup to Germany. Well, for more on this topic, go to our Web site. You can take part in our quick vote, send us an e- mail, and post your thoughts on our message board.

England’s charm offensive
Telegraph.co.uk – May 24, 2001
Ted Buxton, Terry Venables’ former right-hand man with England, who has experience of working in the Far East, will head the FA’s fact-finding team joining up with the Australians. All will report back to England on potential medical and travel problems and the state of pitches and training facilities. Canada and Australia have agreed to the FA’s requests as part of a desire for even closer ties. The co-operation raises the possibility of friendlies between the countries, possibly against the Australians after the World Cup when the `Socceroos’ stage one of their occasional European training camps. The FA also see Australia as World Cup hosts, possibly in 2022. As part of a long-term plan to increase England’s influence in the world game, following the debacle of the 2006 World Cup bid and the awareness that Germany have been assiduously building up relationships for years, the FA are focusing on wooing a range of countries they believe will play an increasing role in football’s future. Soho Square hope to be in a better position to bid more confidently for a future World Cup, which is unlikely to return to Europe until 2018.

Eriksson’s ethos takes a rapid hold
Telegraph.co.uk – May 25, 2001
Ten substitutions and countless positional changes are the stuff of parks football, and would bring most matches into disrepute, but with England now functioning like a mainstream continental power Eriksson can claim to be reviving the seemingly doomed World Cup campaign while also educating a team for 2006. He is fortunate that Smith, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand and the five Liverpool players in Friday night’s squad have all been baked this season in the white heat of European club competition. The Manchester United contingent have been playing a form of international football all their adult lives. Even Danny Mills, of Leeds, forced his way into the 22 last night. Cole and Carrick are also having to grow up fast in the backwaters of West Ham… Ten substitutions and countless positional changes are the stuff of parks football, and would bring most matches into disrepute, but with England now functioning like a mainstream continental power Eriksson can claim to be reviving the seemingly doomed World Cup campaign while also educating a team for 2006. He is fortunate that Smith, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand and the five Liverpool players in Friday night’s squad have all been baked this season in the white heat of European club competition. The Manchester United contingent have been playing a form of international football all their adult lives. Even Danny Mills, of Leeds, forced his way into the 22 last night. Cole and Carrick are also having to grow up fast in the backwaters of West Ham.

spiked-life | Column | Offside, 1 June
Spiked – Jun 1, 2001
Acutely aware of public disenchantment with politics, Labour adopted the idiom of football as a means of connecting with the electorate. The pictures of Tony Blair playing keepy-up with Kevin Keegan in 1996 said ‘I’m just an ordinary bloke’ far more eloquently than William Hague’s implausible claim that he used to sink 14 pints a day. As it happens, Blair’s childhood memory of sitting in the Gallowgate end at Newcastle is equally contrived – the Gallowgate end had no seats in those days!While it has been simple for Blair to dress up in the replica shirt of ordinary blokishness, his government’s handling of major sporting issues has been indecisive and inept: — Labour’s 1997 manifesto pledged to ‘provide full backing to the bid to host the 2006 football World Cup in England’. In truth, the England bid never stood a chance. The 2006 bid ended in ignominious failure, exposing Labour’s ignorance of international football’s realpolitik. — Sports minister Kate Hoey has expressed support for safe standing areas at football grounds, but culture secretary Chris Smith overruled her, insisting that terracing is unsafe (1). — Labour’s manifesto promise to ‘work to bring?major international sporting events to Britain’ now rings hollow in the wake of the Wembley fiasco (2).

Rumble in the Jungle
iAfrica.com – May 24, 2001
Now Elmo wasn’t an oilpainting, but he still remains one of the most intelligent people I have met in over four months of travelling through South America. He speaks five languages, and was constantly translating various features of the Amazon for the concerned nationalities on our boat. In fact, out of this entire football crazy continent, he has been the only person to bring up the topic of how South Africa was robbed of hosting the 2006 World Cup. The Amazon river water is black – from fossilised material- and most of our days were spent traversing an array of river channels, changing between tugboat and canoe. The time of the year you go is also important… Now Elmo wasn’t an oilpainting, but he still remains one of the most intelligent people I have met in over four months of travelling through South America. He speaks five languages, and was constantly translating various features of the Amazon for the concerned nationalities on our boat. In fact, out of this entire football crazy continent, he has been the only person to bring up the topic of how South Africa was robbed of hosting the 2006 World Cup. The Amazon river water is black – from fossilised material- and most of our days were spent traversing an array of river channels, changing between tugboat and canoe. The time of the year you go is also important.

Stern takes stock of Memphis
nwsource.com – May 30, 2001
NFL rushing champion Edgerrin James failed to show yesterday for the first day of Indianapolis Colts summer practice. Colts coach Jim Mora said James has attended the practices the last two years. Former Florida football coach Charley Pell, who helped lay the program’s foundation for success before his career was derailed by NCAA sanctions, died in Gadsden, Ala. , after a battle with cancer. HOCKEYNHL hedges on 2006 Olympics The NHL, facing another long shutdown next winter so it can send its stars to the Olympics, won’t decide about participating in the 2006 Games in Italy until after Salt Lake City, commissioner Gary Bettman said… viewership hours — but only if the layoff was 12 days. Even with the shorter layoff, Bettman said the Stanley Cup finals will end about a week later in 2002 than this season. Louis Blues exercised their option on 37-year-old defenseman Al MacInnis, who totaled 54 points in 59 games last season and ranks ninth on the Blues’ career scoring list with 336 points in 459 games in seven seasons. Goodyear begins recovery Scott Goodyear, who broke a bone in his lower back in a crash during the Indianapolis 500, was fitted with a back brace and began taking a few steps.

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