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April 14, 2002

England handed tough finale

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The News Review:

* Vogts berates his Bash Street Kids
* Burns bridges Ferguson rift
* From Lovech to London
* England handed tough finale
* Hughes and Kennedy out of NI squad
* Portugal 2004 crisis meeting
* Fringe players given chance to impress
* Colgan impresses McCarthy in bid to win World Cup call

Vogts berates his Bash Street Kids
Telegraph.co.uk – Mar 28, 2002
To be fair to Vogts, the game was arranged long before his name was ever connected with Scotland and it was his intent to harness what he believed was the natural combativeness of his new charges in an appropriate arena. Well, as the Calvinist God said about the perplexed sinner at the seat of judgement, he kens noo. The scale or manner of the defeat did not confound Scottish observers and, as Vogts said yesterday, he can better be judged in August after a meeting with Denmark at Hampden Park completes the cycle of preparatory matches prior to the Scots’ Euro 2004 qualifying campaign. Still, one matter which should be sorted out promptly is the question of communication. Vogts has a pretty good command of English but he is not so fluent as Sven-Goran Eriksson, for example, and some of the contradictions which have already been noted in the German’s responses are no doubt due to an imperfect grasp of the language. One or two areas of confusion have already manifested themselves. Gary Holt, the Norwich City midfield player, came on as a half-time substitute but was replaced half an hour later… To be fair to Vogts, the game was arranged long before his name was ever connected with Scotland and it was his intent to harness what he believed was the natural combativeness of his new charges in an appropriate arena. Well, as the Calvinist God said about the perplexed sinner at the seat of judgement, he kens noo. The scale or manner of the defeat did not confound Scottish observers and, as Vogts said yesterday, he can better be judged in August after a meeting with Denmark at Hampden Park completes the cycle of preparatory matches prior to the Scots’ Euro 2004 qualifying campaign. Still, one matter which should be sorted out promptly is the question of communication. Vogts has a pretty good command of English but he is not so fluent as Sven-Goran Eriksson, for example, and some of the contradictions which have already been noted in the German’s responses are no doubt due to an imperfect grasp of the language. One or two areas of confusion have already manifested themselves. Gary Holt, the Norwich City midfield player, came on as a half-time substitute but was replaced half an hour later.

Burns bridges Ferguson rift
Telegraph.co.uk – Apr 9, 2002
The meeting will be arranged once Vogts returns from the Faroe Islands, where Scotland must open their Euro 2004 qualifying campaign in the Toftir Stadium on Saturday. At least the atmosphere at yesterday’s Scotland media session was more upbeat than has been the case lately – even though it was disclosed that Dominic Matteo, Derek McInnes, Scot Gemmill and Robbie Stockdale will not travel to the Faroes today – partly because Vogts chose not to take part in the proceedings, which reduces the scope for ambiguity. It must be stressed, at this stage, that the Scotland manager performs a substantial undertaking whenever he meets the massed ranks of domestic press and broadcasters, responding gamely in a language he has not yet mastered entirely to questions posed by interrogators who – this correspondent included – have no more than a smattering of German… Ferguson himself added: “I have spoken to Berti about the situation and he has said he didn’t criticise me and that’s good enough for me. He said that what was written in the papers was not accurate. I must admit I wasn’t happy when I saw what was written. “In Vogts’ absence yesterday – actually he was available for a couple of pre-arranged TV interviews – his assistant Tommy Burns assumed the burden of negotiating the minefield of misunderstandings and picked his way surefootedly across the terrain, dealing first with the alleged breach between the manager and Ferguson. “As far as I’m led to believe, all that Berti said was that he needed to speak to Barry and Paul to get them to communicate with one another. Basically that means if Barry goes short to get the ball Paul will go closer to the front – and it was as simple as that,” said Burns.

From Lovech to London
Sofia Echo – Apr 11, 2002
In his first year, newly promoted Charlton had a solid season, finishing mid-table, with Kish playing in three-quarters of games, mostly in his favoured position of right-midfield. However, the current season ? which draws to a close next month, with Charlton likely to finish around mid-table again ? has been a personal nightmare for him. He was injured before the season began and has not played for Charlton this term. Kish first came to the attention of Charlton?s scouts in the finals of the Euro?96 tournament, held in England, and in which Bulgaria were eliminated in the first round. At that time, 22-year-old Kish was trying to force his way into a team full of famous players (Stoichkov, Balakov, Ivonov, et al. ) who had achieved Bulgaria?s celebrated fourth place in the 1994 World Cup. ?I know Charlton were interested from that time,? Kish recalled… In terms of the national team ? for whom he has chalked up an impressive 45 appearances ? Kish is genuinely optimistic. Although Bulgaria failed to qualify for this summer?s World Cup, he said a friendly match with Croatia last month (which finished goalless, and in which Kish, despite his non-appearances for Charlton, played) has given him heart. The next target is to qualify for Euro 2004. Bulgaria?s qualification group comprises Croatia, Belgium, Estonia and Andorra. The first fixture is against the Belgians in September. In addition to Kish, two other members of the national squad play in Britain: Stilian Petrov at Celtic, and Svetoslav Todorov at Portsmouth. Former CSKA (Sofia) striker Petrov has been the most successful, winning trophies galore at Scottish champions Celtic.

England handed tough finale
Telegraph.co.uk – Mar 28, 2002
England will travel to Istanbul for what promises to be a Euro 2004 showdown in October 2003, which is what the Turks wanted – a home tie against their main rivals in their final fixture. In a way it has turned out there is a major plus for us as we have avoided playing away games in the heat of the summer in Macedonia and Slovakia as well as Turkey. That was always one of our aims… “We considered moving the game across the border to Zurich,” said Markus Schap, the general secretary of the Liechtenstein FA. “But it was felt that would be unfair on our regular supporters. We appreciate it would have been better for England’s travelling support to fly into Zurich for the match and more of them could see it but that was not our principal concern. “The belief was that only 2,000 of our fans would make the journey so we would be surrendering what little advantage we had in playing at home for no reward. The need to cater for our own loyal supporters in providing them with a big match on their doorstep was paramount. “Northern Ireland have been handed a tough opening to their group with a game in Spain. They finish away to Greece.

Hughes and Kennedy out of NI squad
BBC News – Apr 12, 2002
Two players have withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad for the friendly against Spain at Windsor Park on 17 April. Birmingham City’s on-loan winger Michael Hughes and Wigan Athletic full-back Peter Kennedy have both been forced to pull out through injury. Hughes has a niggling ankle injury while Kennedy has not sufficiently recovered from his long-term knee problem. The withdrawals will come as a major blow to McIlroy, particularly considering the large number of players who pulled out of the last friendly in Liechtenstein. McIlroy spoke then of his frustration at losing players for matches which are vital to his preparations for the Euro 2004 qualifying campaign… Hughes has a niggling ankle injury while Kennedy has not sufficiently recovered from his long-term knee problem. The withdrawals will come as a major blow to McIlroy, particularly considering the large number of players who pulled out of the last friendly in Liechtenstein. McIlroy spoke then of his frustration at losing players for matches which are vital to his preparations for the Euro 2004 qualifying campaign. The diminutive attacker has started just three matches since his long-awaited move to the Blues and will play no further part in their push for a play-off place.

Portugal 2004 crisis meeting
sportbusiness.com – Apr 3, 2002
“The President calls on all involved parties to maintain a climate which makes possible a calm reflection on the problems,” said a statement. The President also called on parties not to make political capital out of the controversy over the stadiums in the run-up to parliamentary elections to be held on March 17. “It is also desirable in the current political context that a matter of this nature, involving the country’s name regarding international organisations, should not be subject to party disputes,” the presidential statement added. Sports Minister Jose Lello downplayed a warning from UEFA president Lennart Johansson that Portugal could lose the right to stage Euro 2004. Portugal has promised to build or revamp 10 stadiums along with parking and access projects in time for the 2004 tournament. But the $550million (EUR475… The President also called on parties not to make political capital out of the controversy over the stadiums in the run-up to parliamentary elections to be held on March 17. “It is also desirable in the current political context that a matter of this nature, involving the country’s name regarding international organisations, should not be subject to party disputes,” the presidential statement added. Sports Minister Jose Lello downplayed a warning from UEFA president Lennart Johansson that Portugal could lose the right to stage Euro 2004. Portugal has promised to build or revamp 10 stadiums along with parking and access projects in time for the 2004 tournament. But the $550million (EUR475. 4m) plans have run into political rows over how much funding should come from local authorities and how much from central government.

Fringe players given chance to impress
BBC News – Apr 9, 2002
With a number of new and inexperienced players in the full squad to play Nigeria, there are several virtual unknowns in the practice squad, as well as some more experienced, fringe international players. Defender Andrew Jordan of Cardiff City, midfielders Stuart Campbell of Grimsby, Richard Hughes of Bournemouth, Bristol City’s Scott Murray and Stoke City forward Chris Iwelumo are among the lesser-known figures who will feature. More established players like Jim Lauchlan, Barry Nicholson, Gavin Rae, Scott Severin and Stephen Glass will also be given a chance to impress Vogts ahead of the summer tour of the Far East. Nicholson and Rae, in particular, can consider themselves unlucky not to be in the full squad and will be going all out to prove their worth in the game at Forthbank, Stirling… Defender Andrew Jordan of Cardiff City, midfielders Stuart Campbell of Grimsby, Richard Hughes of Bournemouth, Bristol City’s Scott Murray and Stoke City forward Chris Iwelumo are among the lesser-known figures who will feature. More established players like Jim Lauchlan, Barry Nicholson, Gavin Rae, Scott Severin and Stephen Glass will also be given a chance to impress Vogts ahead of the summer tour of the Far East. Nicholson and Rae, in particular, can consider themselves unlucky not to be in the full squad and will be going all out to prove their worth in the game at Forthbank, Stirling. Others in the squad are former Dundee United number one Alan Combe and his Dundee counterpart Jamie Langfield, Aberdeen defenders Russell Anderson and Philip McGuire and Lee Wilkie of Dundee. Stephen Caldwell, older brother of Gary Caldwell who made the senior squad for the second time under Vogts, is included as well. Squad: Alexander, Combe, Langfield

Anderson, Caldwell, Jordan, Lauchlan, McGuire, Wilkie

Alexander, Campbell, Cummings, Hughes, Kerr, McAnespie, Murray, Nicholson, Rae, Severin

Dalglish, Glass, Iwelomu, Kyle.

Colgan impresses McCarthy in bid to win World Cup call
Edinburgh Evening News – Mar 28, 2002
Niemi saved a Pedro Pauleta shot late on as Portugal tried to get back into the game. Liverpool striker Jari Litmanen scored two goals for the Finns, who failed to qualify for the World Cup finals. In Rostock, Scotland’s Euro 2004 qualifying rivals, Germany, rallied with three goals within seven minutes in the second half to beat the United States 4-2. Clint Mathis scored both goals for the Americans, but their defence could not hold a German team depleted by injuries. Tottenham’s Christian Ziege scored in the 44th after Mathis’ opener had given the US the lead in the 17th. After the break, Oliver Neuville, Oliver Bierhoff and Torsten Frings scored between the 61st and 68th minutes before Mathis got his second in the 70th minute. England lost 2-1 to Italy at Elland Road, with home skipper David Beckham insisting his side will learn the lessons of their second defeat under Sven-Goran Eriksson… Liverpool striker Jari Litmanen scored two goals for the Finns, who failed to qualify for the World Cup finals. In Rostock, Scotland’s Euro 2004 qualifying rivals, Germany, rallied with three goals within seven minutes in the second half to beat the United States 4-2. Clint Mathis scored both goals for the Americans, but their defence could not hold a German team depleted by injuries. Tottenham’s Christian Ziege scored in the 44th after Mathis’ opener had given the US the lead in the 17th. After the break, Oliver Neuville, Oliver Bierhoff and Torsten Frings scored between the 61st and 68th minutes before Mathis got his second in the 70th minute. England lost 2-1 to Italy at Elland Road, with home skipper David Beckham insisting his side will learn the lessons of their second defeat under Sven-Goran Eriksson. Robbie Fowler, England’s stand-in captain for the second half, brought the crowd to life on his adopted home ground by putting England ahead in the 63rd minute.

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