Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

August 27, 2002

Improve or I quit, says Lambert

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The News Review:

* Scotland the new Wales?
* What advice for Vogts?
* Voeller dismisses draw
* Improve or I quit, says Lambert
* Hughes wants Bowen decision
* BBC seek peak slot for Six Nations
* Eriksson promises England changes
* Koller and Rosicky get two apiece as Czech Republic cruise past…
* Stability means Shays and his mob could march again
* Public forum on FAI-Sky contract

Scotland the new Wales?
BBC News – Aug 22, 2002
Another example would be Norway – similar in size to both Wales and Scotland, are going from world beaters to an average team. Conversely, Poland are experiencing an upward turn in results and profile, after many years in the wilderness. As for Wales not qualifying for Euro 2004, we have three teams in our group ranked in FIFA’s top 30, making ours one of the toughest of groups. If we finish ahead of Italy, Yugoslavia or Finland then it will be a major achievement for a nation of just three million people, a semi-pro national league, and a media bias towards the “national game” of rugby. Adrian Hughes, Wales

I have a Welsh father and Scottish mother and believe that the football associations of all four “countries” should be united under one flag. We are one country and would be able to field a side able to really take on the World. Gareth Hughes, Peru

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If Scotland played in the Premiership, they’d get relegated

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Bill Beckett, US

Under Mark Hughes the Welsh squad has been transformed.

What advice for Vogts?
BBC News – Aug 27, 2002
Judge him on the Euro 2004 results, not experimental friendlies. I am sure he will produce a half decent team. Billy Cameron, England

Vogts is a great manager and in time he will prove it. It is only a matter of time before stars start coming out of Murray Park. When Celtic and other SPL teams follow suit then we will have a great team again.

Voeller dismisses draw
BBC News – Aug 22, 2002
It wasn’t easy to start the season with an away match in the middle of August. “But I believe that this Spanish side has the chance of doing great things. ”

Spain open their Euro 2004 qualification campaign in Greece on September 7. France have not recovered from their World Cup failure but they should be competitive again before playing Cyprus on 7 September, new coach Jacques Santini said on Thursday. It was their first match since the defence of the world title ended in the first round of the finals in South Korea and Japan in June without a goal to their credit.

Improve or I quit, says Lambert
Telegraph.co.uk – Aug 26, 2002
The Celtic and Scotland captain claims his country’s first two Euro 2004 qualifying matches -. Scotland have already… But if we lose the first two games, and qualification is not possible then I’ll be finished. That was the agreement with the manager. “If we’ve no chance to qualify then I’ve gave it my best and the manager knows that. It wasn’t for my benefit that I came back, it was for the benefit of the youngsters.

Hughes wants Bowen decision
BBC News – Aug 25, 2002
Bowen, an assistant to both Hughes and Bruce, did not travel with the Wales squad to Croatia for Wednesday’s friendly. But with the opening Euro 2004 fixture against Finland only two weeks away, Hughes says he needs to know whether Bowen will continue to work alongside him. “I need to have a decision one way or another, but I didn’t think this was a situation that would develop,” Hughes told BBC Wales Sport.

BBC seek peak slot for Six Nations
Telegraph.co.uk – Aug 22, 2002
The sticking points have been the BBC’s desire for 5. 30pm Saturday kick-offs for England matches, as well as finding the best way of avoiding a clash with Euro 2004 football qualifiers on the last weekend of the tournament on March 29-30. The final round of Six Nations matches, with England in Dublin, Wales in Paris and Scotland at home to Italy, is up against a raft of football qualifiers. The BBC, who signed a £70 million three-year deal this summer, wanted to switch the final round of Six Nations fixtures to the Sunday, thereby avoiding a head-to-head with football as well as establishing the concept of a finale for future years with all games kicking off at the same time… Information appearing on telegraph. uk is the copyright of Telegraph MediaGroup Limited and must not be reproduced in any medium without licence. For the full copyright statement see.

Eriksson promises England changes
Telegraph.co.uk – Aug 22, 2002
“Yes we will have some new faces coming in,” said Eriksson. “The game against Portugal is being held on Sept 7 at Villa Park. Eriksson is confident that the team can improve on their performances at the World Cup in Japan and South Korea during the summer and he has high hopes for Euro 2004. “It is a young team and it will certainly get better,” he told the Football Association’s website, www… “The game against Portugal is being held on Sept 7 at Villa Park. Eriksson is confident that the team can improve on their performances at the World Cup in Japan and South Korea during the summer and he has high hopes for Euro 2004. “It is a young team and it will certainly get better,” he told the Football Association’s website, www. “We must qualify for the European Championship and that’s not going to be easy, but if we can go to the tournament with players who are fit and fresh then I think we have a very big chance.

Koller and Rosicky get two apiece as Czech Republic cruise past…
radio.cz – Aug 22, 2002
Koller’s Dortmund teammate Tomas Rosicky also got a brace – including a sweet curling free-kick – thereby doubling his international goals tally to four. As is common in friendlies there were many substitutions; of the seven sent on by Czech coach Karel Bruekner, a hungry-looking Milan Baros was easily the most impressive, setting up two of his country’s goals. The Czechs’ performance bodes well for their Euro 2004 qualifying campaign, which begins this autumn. They face the Netherlands, Belarus, Moldova, and Austria in Group 3. Berger denies Celtic move but still considering his future at LiverpoolDespite recent reports that Czech midfielder Patrik Berger had signed a new contract with Liverpool, he has in fact not done so, and is considering his future. Berger – who has had injury problems in recent years – has been quick to quash speculation about a possible move to Scottish champions Glasgow Celtic, saying he would prefer to be based closer to the Czech Republic. Berger is undoubtedly one of the most talented Czech players of the last decade, and it was a blow to the national side when he retired from international football earlier this year at the age of 28, saying he wanted to concentrate on winning a place at Liverpool… Trinec captain Richard Kral and Sparta Prague goaltender Petr Briza were not in favour with either of the last two Czech coaches, and have been surprised to get the call from Lener so late in their careers. The 37-year-old Briza looks set to become the oldest Czech international hockey player of all time. He had not been part of the national squad since 1996, and described the call-up as a "new chance". As for Kral, he said he simply couldn’t remember the last time he played for his country. Tough draw for Czechs in US OpenThe last tennis Grand Slam tournament of the year, the US Open, gets underway next Monday, and the draw has not been too favourable for Czech players. The leading Czech men’s player Jiri Novak has drawn Richard Krajicek of the Netherlands in the first round, two weeks after Krajicek beat him in Cincinnati. Jan Vacek got into the last 16 at Wimbledon this year, but will be hard pressed to repeat that success in New York, facing as he does Wayne Ferriera of South Africa in the opening round.

Stability means Shays and his mob could march again
Telegraph.co.uk – Aug 25, 2002
Shays was a colonel in the American revolutionary army. He came home from the war of independence 200 years ago to find his native Massachusetts in monetary chaos. The new country did not have a working constitution or a federal government. There was inflation and, when the Massachusetts legislature raised taxes to try to meet its obligations, Shays led starving farmers in revolt in the winter of 1786-87. Fast forward to the 21st century, and arguments which Daniel Shays would recognise are emerging in Europe… Its new government is frantically cutting spending in case the excessive deficit procedure is invoked. The navy has been confined to port. Ironically, one casualty may be the Euro 2004 football championships. Portugal is host and the government is supposed to be refurbishing stadiums in preparation. Now Lisbon is rife with rumours that the finance minister is refusing to pay. Manuel Shays would be infuriated by such a national humiliation. Or perhaps Shays will be German.

Public forum on FAI-Sky contract
Irish Independent – Aug 22, 2002
The event will be opened by Communications Minister Dermot Ahern who embarked on an extensive consultation process in the wake of the controversy which blew up after the FAI’s €7. 5m deal with Sky for Ireland’s home matches. Meanwhile, RTE confirmed yesterday that it will have exclusive live coverage of Ireland’s first Euro 2004 qualifier against Russia in Moscow on September 7. “We’re very pleased to be able to bring Ireland’s first competitive match since the World Cup exclusively to RTE viewers, who can watch it in their own homes on free-to-air television,” head of sport Niall Cogley said. Mr Ahern said last night he felt the conference would serve a useful purpose in giving the general public and the organisations concerned the opportunity to make their case. While Sky has not been specifically invited to take part, it is expected the satellite broadcaster will be represented. It is also expected that the major sporting organisations, including the FAI, GAA and IRFU, will attend the televised session… “We’re very pleased to be able to bring Ireland’s first competitive match since the World Cup exclusively to RTE viewers, who can watch it in their own homes on free-to-air television,” head of sport Niall Cogley said. Mr Ahern said last night he felt the conference would serve a useful purpose in giving the general public and the organisations concerned the opportunity to make their case. While Sky has not been specifically invited to take part, it is expected the satellite broadcaster will be represented. It is also expected that the major sporting organisations, including the FAI, GAA and IRFU, will attend the televised session. Chairing the session will be the media editor of the London Times, Raymond Snoddy. The session is open to everybody but those intending to attend must pre-register. – Gene McKenna Political Correspondent.

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