Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

August 25, 2003

Eyes on the ball

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The News Review:

* SI.com – Soccer – UK Roundup – Sunday August 24, 2003 7:47AM
* On the Spot: Sir Bobby Robson
* Football in Brief
* Eyes on the ball
* Beckham in club-v-country poser
* Ex-marine appears in court
* Wenger refuses to panic buy
* Advocaat warns Dutch stars
* Southgate tells Sven: ‘I will be back’
* German players fail to see cloud’s silver lining
* SOCCER: Fergie waits for FA decision
* Celebrities go out on a limb
* Allback blow for Villa

SI.com – Soccer – UK Roundup – Sunday August 24, 2003 7:47AM
SI.com – Aug 24, 2003
The 26-year-old right back, who began his career at Norwich City and joined Leeds from Charlton Athletic in 1999, is the second major loan deal for Middlesbrough in four days. Boro also secured Spanish international midfielder Gaizka Mendieta on loan from Lazio of Italy for a year with the option of a permanent transfer. Mills, who has 17 caps, played in all England’s matches at the World Cup in Asia last year and is in coach Sven-Goran Eriksson’s Euro 2004 qualifying squad. He came on as a substitute in England’s 3-1 win over Croatia in a friendly international last Wednesday. Advocaat warns Chelsea’s Dutchmen Four London-based Dutch players should seek transfers if they want a place in the Netherlands squad for Euro 2004, according to national coach Dick Advocaat. Advocaat referred particularly to Chelsea trio Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Mario Melchiot and Boudewijn Zenden, who are part of a talented, expensively-assembled squad in which competition for places will be fierce. "I am worried about my players in the Premiership, especially at Chelsea," Advocaat was quoted as saying in British Sunday newspaper the News of the World.

On the Spot: Sir Bobby Robson
Telegraph.co.uk – Aug 23, 2003
‘ I said: ‘You will. ‘ He’s done well since. “Alex is not appreciated in this country. Lots of people hate Man United because they have dominated, dominated and dominated so everyone wants a change. Alex is fighting this atmosphere but he doesn’t get upset. He’s just dogmatic about Manchester United being the best… I am very much committed here. I think Sven’s been very good for England. He obviously wants to qualify for Euro 2004 very badly. He knows if he fails he will get slaughtered. Who wants that? “I have a great urge for England to win. At the last World Cup when Argentina, France, Italy and Spain went out, I thought ‘gee whizz this is opening up for England’ but then we were awful against Brazil.

Football in Brief
Telegraph.co.uk – Aug 23, 2003
Gerrard’s contract expires at the end of next season and he has not yet signed a new one. “My contract situation hasn’t moved any further forward,” he said. “I want to get back in the Champions League. That is where I feel my career belongs. “Gerrard was suspended for Liverpool’s opening game of the season – a home defeat to Chelsea – following a red card for dissent during the club’s pre-season tourament in Amsterdam and he insists that he has learned to curb his temper… But those are the rules of football and the choices made by the club. “I am sure he will do well [at Chelsea] because he has the qualities to achieve great things. David Beckham could be involved in a club-versus-country argument before next month’s Euro 2004 qualifier with Macedonia. England play Macedonia in Skopje on September 6 but just three days before that Beckham’s new club Real Madrid visit Villarreal in what would be his second La Liga match after his home debut against Real Betis. Under international rules, England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson can insist his player is released before the Villarreal match and join the England squad. Carlos Queiroz, the Real coach, said: “I don’t think Beckham will invoke that rule. You have to bear in mind that we are trying to solve any problems with the Football Association.

Eyes on the ball
Guardian Unlimited – Aug 23, 2003
getElementById( ‘frameId338924’ ). Increased surveillance of known troublemakers, CCTV cameras in the grounds, and low tolerance policing are maintaining control on this front. True to tradition, it is the hooligans who turn out for England’s international games that cause by far the most trouble. Three years ago England were threatened with expulsion from Euro 2000 after English hooligans clashed with police before England’s match with Germany in Charleroi. Three years on, racist chants – plus two pitch incursions – in England’s match with Turkey in April, have threatened England’s expulsion from Euro 2004 in Portugal… True to tradition, it is the hooligans who turn out for England’s international games that cause by far the most trouble. Three years ago England were threatened with expulsion from Euro 2000 after English hooligans clashed with police before England’s match with Germany in Charleroi. Three years on, racist chants – plus two pitch incursions – in England’s match with Turkey in April, have threatened England’s expulsion from Euro 2004 in Portugal. There were two depressing elements to this latest outbreak of trouble. First the racism, and second its domestic setting. Until April, England fans had been contained at home. Sensibly, the FA turned down their ticket allocation for the return match with Turkey in October.

Beckham in club-v-country poser
go.com – Aug 23, 2003
Real boss Carlos Queiroz said: ‘I don’t think Beckham will invoke that rule. ‘You have to bear in mind that we are trying to solve any problems with theFootball Association. ‘The calendar is difficult for everyone and not just Madrid. ‘We know it’s not easy when there is a World Cup or internationalcompetition. ‘But the Spainish league kick-off is in danger of being delayed in a row over TV rights – which would render the clash of interested void as the Real game would be postponed. Coach Sven Goran Eriksson said: ‘I didn’t know that Real have a midweek game, but I think David is happy to come home. I talked to him before I picked this squad and, of course, he came.

Ex-marine appears in court
Telegraph.co.uk – Aug 23, 2003
A worldwide search for the girl, who lives in Greater Manchester, ended when she returned home on her own. Studabaker spoke to magistrates in Wigan only to confirm his name and age. There was no bail application and reporting restrictions were not lifted. Studabaker is due to appear at Bolton Crown Court on Sept 2. Dr Syed Amjad Husain, 29, of Darlington, faced four counts of indecent assault against female patients including two young children and a 74-year-old woman, and 18 charges of making indecent images of girls under the age of 16… Michael Todd, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, is anxious to prevent trouble at Old Trafford on Sept 10, when England play Liechtenstein in a Euro 2004 qualifying match. His letter has gone out to people who are already the subjects of football banning orders. On the day of the match Mr Todd’s officers will use “spotters” to look for hooligans who ignore his warning.

Wenger refuses to panic buy
Telegraph.co.uk – Aug 23, 2003
5 million permanent deal. Leeds have agreed to pay £500,000 towards Mills’ £40,000-a-week wages for the rest of the season. Police have sent letters to 170 known troublemakers warning them not to attend England’s Euro 2004 qualifying match against Liechtenstein at Old Trafford on Sept 10.

Advocaat warns Dutch stars
BBC News – Aug 24, 2003
Advocaat is worried that players at Chelsea and Arsenal are not getting enough first-team football to make an impact at international level. Referrring to Chelsea trio Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Mario Melchiot and Boudewijn Zenden, and Arsenal’s Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Advocaat warned that competition for places in the Dutch team would be fierce. “I am worried about my players in the Premiership, especially at Chelsea,” Advocaat was quoted as saying in the News of the World on Sunday.

Southgate tells Sven: ‘I will be back’
Telegraph.co.uk – Aug 24, 2003
“The courses are always in the summer when the international team plays and, so far, I’ve usually been away with England; so let’s hope I won’t be able to get a coaching badge next June [during Euro 2004],” explained the defender who was disappointed to find himself. With his 33rd birthday less than a fortnight away some suspect Southgate’s England career is over, but the player was reassured when Sven-Goran Eriksson used Steve McClaren, Middlesbrough’s manager, to relay the news that he is still in the frame… “Against Arsenal at the Riverside today, Middlesbrough can put theory into practice. “From a defender’s viewpoint, Arsenal are probably harder to play at home because they are so good on the break,” he said. “Every time you have a disappointment in your career it challenges you to prove you can still do the job and I’m looking forward to Sunday,” said Southgate who, nevertheless, believes England’s defensive chinks against Croatia were not necessarily the back line’s fault. “In defence of the defence, what goes on in midfield affects the amount of defending people have to do and that was very much the case on Wednesday. “But what about the England coach’s apparent fixation with youth? “People are always excited by new faces. Any time a new young talent comes along it’s someone fresh to talk about. Yet when you look at teams that win championships they tend to have a lot of guys between the 28 and 32 mark.

German players fail to see cloud’s silver lining
Taipei Times – Aug 23, 2003
It’s been three years since the World Cup runner-ups beat a country ranked in FIFA’s Top 10. After wasting a huge number of second half scoring chances, Italy joined Brazil, Argentina and the Dutch as teams Germany couldn’t beat. “I want to win the matches, we’re not winning them. It makes me want to throw up,” said Germany captain Oliver Kahn. Still, the Germans and Italians left the pitch to cheers from 50,000 spectators in Stuttgart for an entertaining match in which the Italians beat their old rivals for the 12th time against seven losses. “I don’t care if people were celebrating — it’s getting very bitter that we don’t win these matches,” Kahn said. The goalie was in the minority, however… “A great second half against Italy. Boys, we’re a long way from finished,” the mass-circulation Bild newspaper wrote. The Germans’ mood was dampened somewhat by losing top of the table in Euro 2004 qualifying to Iceland, which beat the Faroe Islands 2-1 on Wednesday. But Germany coach Rudi Voeller said he wasn’t worried about Germany’s upcoming qualifiers against Iceland on Sept. 6 and Scotland four days later. “When you think of all the players we were missing, you have to rate this match positively,” Voeller said. Germany was without World Cup players Michael Ballack, Dietmar Hamann, and Thorsten Frings plus most of its top defenders.

SOCCER: Fergie waits for FA decision
U.TV – Aug 25, 2003
The Football Association will view the reports of referee Uriah Rennie and fourth official Jeff Winter before deciding whether to act. The Manchester United manager was sent off 24 minutes into the 2-1 win over Newcastle at St James` Park after he reacted angrily to Rennie`s decision not to penalise Andy O`Brien for a tackle on Ryan Giggs… “David Moyes breathed a sigh of relief after his gamble on Wayne Rooney paid off against Fulham. The young England striker`s fitness was in doubt while the pint-size pairing of Rooney and Tomasz Radzinski had question marks over their partnership. His recovery from ligament damage ruled Rooney out for England in midweek and still casts a doubt over whether he will be fit for England`s Euro 2004 qualifiers. Everton manager Moyes chooses his words carefully on Rooney, but said: “Of course he is eligible for England, but if you are asking whether he is ready I would say it will still be a few weeks before Wayne is at the level we want from him. “From what I expect from him and what I know he can produce, he is still not ready yet. “Fulham manager Chris Coleman said: “It was over after 10 minutes. It`s disappointing and I think we realise we can`t play away as we do at home.

Celebrities go out on a limb
Irish Independent – Aug 24, 2003
And it needn’t just be the old reliables. Closer to home, Bertie’s neck would have to play a prominent role in any final shake-up; for a variety of reasons obviously, not least its performance around the wedding of the month, sorry millennium, between Georgina and Ricky, sorry Nicky. And for reasons to do with extreme prominence not to mention loudness, room would also have to be found for Louis Walsh’s mouth. Neither could we forget the world of sport. After last week’s big Premiership kickoff, it’s clear that no award show which concerned itself with the most celebrated celebrity body part could be complete without a Special Achievement gong being awarded to Roy Keane’s hip. OK, so Keano’s cheerleaders in the media mightn’t be talking about it so much lately but we haven’t lost sight of this hip’s special powers. Imagine, a hip that can play for Man Utd in pre-season friendlies but can’t play for Ireland in Euro 2004 qualifiers… After last week’s big Premiership kickoff, it’s clear that no award show which concerned itself with the most celebrated celebrity body part could be complete without a Special Achievement gong being awarded to Roy Keane’s hip. OK, so Keano’s cheerleaders in the media mightn’t be talking about it so much lately but we haven’t lost sight of this hip’s special powers. Imagine, a hip that can play for Man Utd in pre-season friendlies but can’t play for Ireland in Euro 2004 qualifiers. Maybe it’s something to do with the Old Trafford turf. Or maybe Bertie’s neckhas just got some competition. – Padraic Mac Kiernan.

Allback blow for Villa
iAfrica.com – Aug 23, 2003
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if (form… The injury also rules the Swede out of two, possibly three, premiership
clashes, including Sunday’s home tie with Liverpool. “I’ve torn my hamstring and I’m definitely out for Liverpool and Arsenal,”
he said. “I’ll probably also miss Leicester, so I’m certainly not the happiest man at
the moment. ”

However, there was good news for the Midlanders as Darius Vassell finally
signed a new three-year deal at Villa Park after protracted talks. A delighted Villa chairman Doug Ellis then took a swipe at the club’s
critics and rubbished accusations lack of ambition. Ellis told the Evening Mail: “We suffer from a lot of negative publicity at
this club, usually about us having no ambition. “I hope this will start to convince our supporters that there is more than
enough ambition at this club.

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