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June 9, 2004

The Carry On film they never made

Filed under: World Cup 2006 — Ivan @ 6:20 am

The News Review:

* Socceroos to face Solomon Islands in playoffs
* BBC SPORT | Football | World Football | UAE name new national coach
* Portugal’s Scolari gives assurance
* The Carry On film they never made
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Bwalya looks to bright future
* Grenada adding spice to big mismatch vs. US
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Unlocking Martins
* Michel slams Ivorian players
* England’s `golden’ boys are victims of inflation
* Santini speaking the language of success
* Eriksson now a passenger on listing England ship
* Bielsa ponders lack of power
* Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
* Sports News of Tuesday, 8 June 2004
* SI.com – Soccer – Lack of style and flair no reason to write off…
* England back at Eastlands?

Socceroos to face Solomon Islands in playoffs
Independent Online – Jun 7, 2004
The Solomon Islands, population 450?000 dotted over 992 islands off Papua New Guinea, upset the odds by knocking New Zealand out of the 2006 World Cup qualifying after a determined 2-2 draw with Australia in Adelaide on Sunday. The point from the draw was enough to kill off New Zealand and go through to the September 2005 final Oceania qualifying against Australia, who won the six-nation tournament. ‘I think the Australians will love it, seriously’The New Zealanders, along with Australia the acknowledged regional football powers in Oceania, are now bracing themselves for an uncomfortable homecoming after they lost 3-0 to Vanuatu earlier in the Adelaide tournament… “Football has always been the unifying factor,” Gillett said on Monday. “Even when they were having people killing each other outside the ground, they were coming together to play football and then going back, one side there and one side there and shooting each other. “Everything stopped for the football, so I just hope that can carry on. ”

Honiara’s Lawson Tama Stadium has been rebuilt with its capacity around 20?000 and a new pitch has been installed which Gillett said was the equal of the Hindmarsh Stadium playing surface where Australia drew with the Solomons on Sunday. “It’s this huge valley which just fills up, and the atmosphere is superb and the people are good,” Gillett said. “They will applaud Australia as much as they applaud us, if they don’t the press have a go at them. “They’ll have a great time in Honiara, they will have an absolutely fantastic time.

BBC SPORT | Football | World Football | UAE name new national coach
BBC News – Jun 9, 2004
De Mos, who will replace the Frenchman Jean Francois Jodar,
has signed a one-year contract starting on Thursday. The Emirates lead their qualifying group for the Asian World Cup with four points from two matches. They host Yemen on Wednesday. De Mos will join the team next week for preparations in Austria ahead of the Cup finals in China in July… De Mos, who will replace the Frenchman Jean Francois Jodar,
has signed a one-year contract starting on Thursday. The Emirates lead their qualifying group for the Asian World Cup with four points from two matches. They host Yemen on Wednesday. De Mos will join the team next week for preparations in Austria ahead of the Cup finals in China in July. De Mos formerly coached the successful Saudi Arabian club al-Hilal.

Portugal’s Scolari gives assurance
CNN International – Jun 8, 2004
Scolari’s deal ends next month and Madail said: "I can tell you that I did not appreciate Gilmar Veloz’s (Scolari’s agent) comments. "I found them inconvenient especially as he had just told me he would be staying on till the 2006 World Cup. "So Scolari apparently wants to return to club football? Scolari has a contract that binds him to us during the entirety of his contract and is sacrosanct. "Even if there are contacts with other clubs, and that is perfectly legitimate, this is not the moment to be talking about them. "However despite Madail’s belief that Scolari – who guided Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title – would stay on, the on-line edition of Expresso claimed that he would be coaching Portuguese First Division side Benfica. A furious Scolari, though, later denied he would be going to Benfica at a press conference in which he refused to take any questions. "When they say that I have already signed a contract with Benfica it is false and shameful on the part of those people," he stormed.

The Carry On film they never made
Telegraph.co.uk – Jun 8, 2004
The telling, meanwhile, goes on and on. For a combined outlay of maybe £750,000, Faria Alam’s media partners will want more than Sven’s choice of breakfast cereal. So as England attempt to qualify for the 2006 World Cup, in Germany, of all places, there will be no release from the nausea-inducing cycle of titillation and background noise. He sat before us: slick, grey and inscrutable. His mission, as penned by the FA, was to bring intelligence and authority to the most inflated job in all of football (1966 is starting to feel as far away as 1066).

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Bwalya looks to bright future
BBC News – Jun 7, 2004

Zambia are one of three teams on three points at the top of Group One, and travel to Mali for their next fixture on 19 June. Meanwhile, Togo are at home a day later to Senegal’s Teranga Lions, who opened their group campaign with a 2-0 victory at home to Congo. The 2006 World Cup qualifiers double as qualifying matches for the Cup of Nations in Egypt earlier that year.

Grenada adding spice to big mismatch vs. US
USA Today – Jun 8, 2004
We’re not shooting bullets; we’ll be shooting goals,’ ” Grenada Football Association consultant Michael Adams says. “But that view is much more satire than reality. ”
Grenada is called the “Spice Island” because it produces one-third of the world’s nutmeg, which is why locals were calling the team’s arrival today in Washington the “Spice Invasion. ” The team’s nickname is the Spice Boyz. Minnows loom large
“We are considered minnows.

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Unlocking Martins
BBC News – Jun 7, 2004
Martins’ refusal to play at the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia provoked outrage from fans who felt he had placed Inter Milan, his Italian club, above the country. But his brace against Rwanda in the 5 June 2006 World Cup qualifier against Rwanda in Abuja won over the hearts of supporters that previously questioned his patriotism. The 19-year-old Inter Milan striker told BBC Sport that becoming an integral part of the Nigerian set-up had always been a part of his career plan. “As long as I am invited for international games that are protected by the Fifa calendar, I will always play for my country. “The problems I had over being released for matches is an issue that I have talked about with my club and there should be no problems in the future,” he said. Possessing the ability to run past opposing defenders, who struggle to cope with his consistent bursts of acceleration, Martins also infuses a sense of urgency into the Nigerian attack, with his direct approach towards goal.

Michel slams Ivorian players
BBC News – Jun 8, 2004
Although the Ivorians beat Libya 2-0 in their opening World Cup qualifying group match, the Frenchman said his players did not perform at the level he thinks they are capable of. It took a controversial penalty to confirm their victory and they laboured against a palpably inferior opponent, tiring towards the end of the game in Abidjan. “We were completely lacking in cohesion, and we didn’t put into use what we had practiced before,” Michel told BBC Sport.

England’s `golden’ boys are victims of inflation
Telegraph.co.uk – Jun 9, 2004
Outside the cheap-holiday cauldron of the Algarve, there were no flying cafe chairs and no wailing sirens. Wouldn’t it be an irony if the team unravelled at the point when the authorities sorted out the old problem of the fans?Up in the stands boredom and irritation is starting to replace unconditional love. Though football will always dominate other sports, England’s top billing looks less secure than a year ago. The rugby boys have won a World Cup. The cricketers have taken seven Tests in a row. Britain’s Olympians are on the rise. As Beckham toils to recover lost prowess, and the leads get thrown away all over Europe, the public’s gaze is drawn to Jonny Wilkinson, Andrew Flintoff, Ben Ainslie, Kelly Holmes, Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell.

Santini speaking the language of success
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – Jun 7, 2004
” On Sunday, Santini will lead out France against England in his first match in charge at a leading tournament. It comes nearly two years after he was the surprise successor to Roger Lemerre in the wake of France’s first-round exit in the 2002 World Cup finals. Santini impressed Claude Simonet, the president of the French football federation, in his interview by handing over a thick blue folder entitled, “Reflections on the France team” , in which he had drawn up his analysis of the World Cup failure, and his vision for the future. A similar level of rigour has been in evidence ever since: he led France to 14 consecutive victories before a draw with Holland in May and they were the only team to reach the European Championship finals in Portugal by winning every qualifying game. “I’ve helped make France feared again,” he said. The first trip that Santini made as France coach was to London, where he met the Chelsea players and then the Arsenal contingent, before meeting Gérard Houllier, who was then the Liverpool manager. More than half of his likely starting XI against England play in the Premiership… I was upset because I wasn’t offered any contract extension and I don’t know why. The proposition from Tottenham was sufficiently interesting for me. ” By accepting the Tottenham job, Santini has spurned the opportunity to coach France in the 2006 World Cup finals. But he will stay focused on France for one more month. “Euro 2004 has occupied all my thoughts for the last two years,” he said. “There’s a determination to go very far with this talented and ambitious France team. We are going there to win.

Eriksson now a passenger on listing England ship
Telegraph.co.uk – Jun 9, 2004
We will recall him, I increasingly suspect, as something of a myth, whose laissez-faire approach to coaching (hands behind the back, at all times) was ill-suited to managing English players, who have too many technical limitations to be left to their own devices. Make no mistake, Eriksson can feel the breath of the hounds, and knows that the spell he cast with his coolness and detachment has now worn off. Looking weary at the team hotel yesterday, he asserted: “The only way I will leave this job is if we don’t qualify for the 2006 World Cup. ” Even if England lose in Poland on Wednesday, the decision may still be his, and his alone, because the Football Association have tied themselves into a contract that would cost them anything from £4 million to £8 million to escape. Believing they had hired a cross between Einstein and Arsène Wenger, the FA have rendered Eriksson virtually unsackable. So if results continue to deteriorate they may end up praying for a resignation to save their budget. If you thought football’s governing body existed to impose discipline, invest in facilities and promote interest in the game, think again… So these were not men with a proven ability to cut stars down from the sky. Stiff, tall and slow, Kollmann and his pals put me in mind of the Sunderland team who were relegated from the Premiership a couple of seasons ago. In contrast with England – a brand as much as a football team – there were no names on the backs of the Austrian shirts, perhaps in deference to their No 7, whose surname is Sick – England’s emotional state, in a word. The pattern of defensive aberrations now runs too deep for it not to reflect badly on Eriksson. There was Steven Gerrard’s backpass and Emile Heskey’s lunge at Claude Makelele against France; the failure to mark Helder Postiga in the Portugal game and now Frank Lampard’s needless push on an Austrian (from which Kollmann’s free-kick was awarded) and the ball-under-the-body howler by James. What was Eriksson doing to correct these errors? “Talking, looking at videos, practising,” he replied yesterday. But his voice was characteristically flat; the words lacking in conviction.

Bielsa ponders lack of power
BBC News – Jun 7, 2004
In the past week he has seen his side lose to Brazil and draw with Paraguay, and especially
upsetting is the fact that they only managed one goal in the two matches. Argentina had more of the ball against Brazil, and played practically the entire Paraguay game inside their opponent’s half. But just as two years ago in the World Cup, they were unable to turn possession into goals. It is especially galling for Bielsa because he is a coach who is committed to attack. But in the last four World Cup qualifiers Argentina have managed
just three goals, a statistic that almost certainly reveals the importance that Juan Sebastian Veron still has at international level. After the Paraguay game Bielsa was lamenting the lack of long passes from the midfield, but there is another important factor which helps account for Brazil’s 3-1 win. The Argentina squad is full of skilful ball players and at times their passing is often superior to Brazil’s… When Ronaldo won the second
penalty, for example, he forced his way past four defenders. It was a goal from nothing – and this is what Argentina are currently unable to match. Clearly, Ronaldo is a special example, but Brazilian football
has Kak? carrying Milan to the Italian title. An old S?o Paulo team-mate who now joins him in the Brazil squad, Julio Baptista has been a sensation with Sevilla. On target against Chile was current S?o Paulo striker
Luis Fabiano, and all of these are attack-minded players of formidable power.

Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
Daily Times – Jun 9, 2004
Three of Asia?s strongest sides ? Japan, South Korea and China ? head into the latest round brimming with confidence after recent morale-boosting victories over European opposition. Japan are likely extend their lead at the top of Group 3 and maintain their 100 percent start to qualifying when they take on India in Saitama. The Japanese have just returned home from a successful tour of Europe which included an impressive victory over the Czech Republic in Prague and a 1-1 draw with England in Manchester last week. Japan?s coach Zico has seen injuries deprive him of key players, including Europe-based stars Hidetoshi Nakata and Junichi Inamoto.

Sports News of Tuesday, 8 June 2004
ghanaweb.com – Jun 8, 2004
He has therefore called for a radical solution to the problem in order to put the nation back on track. He said that with the ascension of the current football administration to the Management Board of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), one would have thought that a new dynamism would be brought to bear on football administration in the country. “Unfortunately the new set of administrators have made a false start and their attitude towards the first World Cup qualifying match against Burkina Faso last Saturday, can best be described as woeful and unserious” Mr Pele noted. He said “the administrators should have no excuse if the Nation fails to qualify for the next World Cup in Germany 2006”. Mr Pele indicated that it was not surprising when the national coach, Mariano Barreto complained bitterly about the lack of planning, seriousness and general apathy towards the preparation for the encounter. He said the nation should have been grateful to God that the margin of defeat was very narrow, and praised the coach and the playing body for the level of performance they put up in the game… He said that with the ascension of the current football administration to the Management Board of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), one would have thought that a new dynamism would be brought to bear on football administration in the country. “Unfortunately the new set of administrators have made a false start and their attitude towards the first World Cup qualifying match against Burkina Faso last Saturday, can best be described as woeful and unserious” Mr Pele noted. He said “the administrators should have no excuse if the Nation fails to qualify for the next World Cup in Germany 2006”. Mr Pele indicated that it was not surprising when the national coach, Mariano Barreto complained bitterly about the lack of planning, seriousness and general apathy towards the preparation for the encounter. He said the nation should have been grateful to God that the margin of defeat was very narrow, and praised the coach and the playing body for the level of performance they put up in the game. Mr Pele said the narrow margin recorded has made Ghana’s task even become greater and urged the players to from now on to attach and attend the rest of the tasks ahead of them with much more seriousness and nationalism. On athletics, Mr Pele said just as the Olympic Games in Athens is looming, the nation was also beset with similar problems and confusion because some athletes like Leo Myles Mills have issued a statement threatening a boycott the competition on the grounds that “the Olympic Committee does not know what it is about.

SI.com – Soccer – Lack of style and flair no reason to write off…
SI.com – Jun 9, 2004
Voeller reacted by backing Kahn, his captain and a great motivator, while Lehmann has done himself few favours with a number of well-publicised errors for Arsenal this season. Germany have never been a side to thrill the crowds but they remain intimidating opponents with a history to live up to. The 2006 World Cup on home soil will also serve as a great incentive to perform well. World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer, now the president of the organising committee for the 2006 finals, said the team he once graced could shine in Portugal. "We must continue the hard work but we can win if we get everything right," he said. Voeller retains popular support despite TV outburst BERLIN (Reuters) — Germany coach Rudi Voeller’s expletive-filled outburst at his media critics during his team’s far from impressive run to the Euro 2004 finals has failed to dampen his popularity. A favourite with the fans since his playing days, the former international striker stunned the soccer-mad nation last September after Germany undermined their chances of qualifying with a dismal 0-0 draw with Iceland.

England back at Eastlands?
manchesteronline.co.uk – Jun 8, 2004
The three matches at Eastlands went off without a hitch and although the FA have still to announce where the qualifiers will be played, City’s stadium is very much in their thoughts. “We have been delighted with everything here,” the FA’s Head of Media, Adrian Bevington told City’s site. “The stadium is absolutely fantastic and is certainly up there with the best in this country. “It has been ideal preparation for us with beautiful football pitches at Carrington and I know that is something that the England coaching staff are particularly happy about… “We have been delighted with everything here,” the FA’s Head of Media, Adrian Bevington told City’s site. “The stadium is absolutely fantastic and is certainly up there with the best in this country. “It has been ideal preparation for us with beautiful football pitches at Carrington and I know that is something that the England coaching staff are particularly happy about. “The stadium has already proved that it can host big sporting events and that is something that we did look to. “We have had great success with England on the road up and down the country while Wembley is being re-built. “The visit to the City of Manchester Stadium has been another part of that tour so to speak and we have been delighted with it. “I know that the players whom I have spoken to really enjoyed the atmosphere that was generated in the stadium.

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