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October 27, 2004

Bellamy in seventh heaven as Keegan gets deja vu feeling

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The News Review:

* Scottish stay of execution for Vogts
* Arsenal in the soup after loss
* Algarve region of Portugal lands the 2005 edition of the WGC-World…
* Bellamy in seventh heaven as Keegan gets deja vu feeling
* Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
* Brown does the honours as ITV sweeps the awards
* SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports — A fine mess
* Goor will fight five-game FIFA ban
* David Beckham: Money machine
* Web of intrigue about site of apology
* Fanzone – Forums
* One El of a strike: Michael Owen celebrates with his skipper Raul…
* Rise in disciplinary cases

Scottish stay of execution for Vogts
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 26, 2004
Yesterday had been set aside for all 11 members of the Scottish Football Association’s board to meet and decide on the issue. As it stands, the board are not due to meet until Nov 4, as the first Thursday of every month is a regular slot for the 11 powerbrokers of Scottish football to get together. An earlier meeting could still be called, however, especially as the national team’s next game, an Easter Road friendly with Sweden on Nov 17, is fast approaching. The Scottish FA spokesman Andy Mitchell said: “I can confirm there will be a board meeting on Thursday November 4. Anything else would be as and when… “The performance of Scotland in the World Cup qualifying campaign is currently under review. There will be a further statement in due course. “Vogts took over from Craig Brown in the spring of 2002 and took the Scots to the Euro 2004 play-offs, where they were thrashed 6-0 in Amsterdam after beating Holland 1-0 at Hampden in one of very few memorable performances under Vogts. But a draw at home to Slovenia and a 1-0 defeat by Norway at Hampden Park before the Moldova setback saw Vogts lose the support of a huge section of the Tartan Army. Vogts pointed out many of his best players had been absent through injury and overall the quality of the squad was nothing like as strong as in recent decades. The 1,800 Tartan Army members who had been present in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau had called for Vogts to be replaced by Gordon Strachan. However, Walter Smith has since emerged as clear favourite to take up the post when it eventually becomes vacant, so much so that bookmakers have stopped taking bets on the former Rangers and Everton manager.

Arsenal in the soup after loss
The Age – Oct 26, 2004
Earlier, Ruud van Nistelrooy converted a controversial penaltyand Wayne Rooney tucked home a stoppage-time goal to give Unitedthe win. The identity of the Arsenal player who splattered Ferguson isunclear, largely because of the number of individuals involved inthe melee. Ferguson was struck by a full beaker of hot soup, whichsoaked his suit, but he was not scalded. Wenger later accused Rooney of diving and the entire United teamof “kicking my players off the park deliberately”. His harshest criticism, however, was reserved for the refereeMike Riley, making several thinly veiled references to the factthat Riley has now awarded United eight penalties in his past eightmatches at Old Trafford. Ferguson, however, accused Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira ofputting pressure on Riley, making it an “impossible job” for theman who represented England at the Euro 2004 championships asreputedly the best referee in the country. Wenger told reporters after the defeat ended Arsenal’s record49-match unbeaten Premier League run that he felt his side had beenrobbed by the penalty decision… Wenger later accused Rooney of diving and the entire United teamof “kicking my players off the park deliberately”. His harshest criticism, however, was reserved for the refereeMike Riley, making several thinly veiled references to the factthat Riley has now awarded United eight penalties in his past eightmatches at Old Trafford. Ferguson, however, accused Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira ofputting pressure on Riley, making it an “impossible job” for theman who represented England at the Euro 2004 championships asreputedly the best referee in the country. Wenger told reporters after the defeat ended Arsenal’s record49-match unbeaten Premier League run that he felt his side had beenrobbed by the penalty decision. “They got their usual penalty against us as they did last yearand I am not happy about it,” he said. “Out of nowhere, Riley hasgiven the penalty. But Ferguson returned fire.

Algarve region of Portugal lands the 2005 edition of the WGC-World…
PGA.com – Oct 25, 2004
17-20 at Real Golf Club. “Following the success of Euro 2004, Portugal is committed to bringing more world-class events to the country,” said Madalena Torres, executive vice-president for the Portuguese National Tourism Board. The two-man South African team of Rory Sabbatini and Trevor Immelman will defend its title against 23 other teams from around the globe in the event, which features a $1 million purse that the winning team will split. Among the challengers is the U. team of Scott Verplank and Bob Tway… “But if Bob and I play for the American team, they'll cancel the event next year. It's not the Tiger-and-Phil (Mickelson) they were hoping for. ” Verplank has not played in the World Cup since 1998 in New Zealand when John Daly was his partner. Verplank won the individual trophy that year. “I won and they canceled the event,” he said with a laugh. The World Golf Championships assumed control of the tournament the following year, changing the criteria and the format to what is now being used.

Bellamy in seventh heaven as Keegan gets deja vu feeling
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 25, 2004
Premiership football surely does not get more thrilling than this rip-roaring affair. The victorious manager, Graeme Souness, said: “It was a cracking game but when I went into the dressing room I had to remind my players that I’ve had open-heart surgery and there’s no way I can have this every week. “It was the sort of game that became synonymous with Kevin Keegan’s reign as Newcastle manager… After a fairly insipid first half, Laurent Robert set the tone for a pulsating second period by almost effortlessly beating James with a 25-yard free-kick after Paul Bosvelt was harshly adjudged to have brought down Nicky Butt. A comfortable victory seemed to be on the cards but Wright-Phillips had other ideas, although he did benefit from dodgy defending. Robbie Elliott was the villain, trying but failing to nick the ball off Wright-Phillips – pushed up front as Keegan reorganised his attack – after Danny Mills’ ball forward had put the England international clear and he thumped an angled low shot beyond Shay Given in the 64th minute. Three minutes later it was all-square when Robbie Fowler, a half-time replacement for Nicolas Anelka who had been withdrawn with a groin problem, equalised with a penalty after being upended by Butt. Elliott made amends for his defensive lapse in the 70th minute, rising to nod Robert’s free kick in off a post although Richard Dunne should have cleared off the line.

Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
Daily Times – Oct 26, 2004
Remon was full of praise for Owen. ?This is what we have been waiting for, he?s saved us in the last two games. But you have to look at the work he has been doing off the ball, not just the goals,? said the Real coach. Real are still nine points behind leaders Barcelona who extended their unbeaten streak to eight games and maintained a five-point lead as they cruised to a 3-0 win over Osasuna. Samuel Eto?o (2) and Ronaldinho found the net. In Italy, Juve?s victory not only gave a huge boost to Del Piero?s confidence, but also enabled the Turin giants to open up a five-point lead over AC Milan, who drew 0-0 with city rivals Inter Milan, and Lecce who beat Messina 4-1. Del Piero, a major disappointment for Italy at Euro 2004, insisted he is slowly starting to find his feet after a difficult start to the season… Samuel Eto?o (2) and Ronaldinho found the net. In Italy, Juve?s victory not only gave a huge boost to Del Piero?s confidence, but also enabled the Turin giants to open up a five-point lead over AC Milan, who drew 0-0 with city rivals Inter Milan, and Lecce who beat Messina 4-1. Del Piero, a major disappointment for Italy at Euro 2004, insisted he is slowly starting to find his feet after a difficult start to the season. In France, Paris Saint Germain hinted at a revival of their own. Three days after beating reigning champions Porto 2-0 in the Champions League, they enjoyed a 1-0 win over Ajaccio to register just their third league win of the season. Lyon still lead the table despite a 0-0 draw with lowly Istres after Lille squandered the chance to go top falling to a last minute goal at Toulouse.

Brown does the honours as ITV sweeps the awards
Guardian Unlimited – Oct 27, 2004
The BBC had a grim night, picking up just one award for BBC3 comedy sketch show Little Britain. Mr Brown began his appearance by quipping: “It’s not like this when you deliver a budget, even when it’s good news. ” He went on to praise the achievements of Britain’s sportsmen and women over the past year in the Olympics, Euro 2004, and the Ryder Cup – where a Scot, Colin Montgomery, shone. ITV’s National Television Award winners included Anthony McPartlan and Declan Donnelly, who won the most popular entertainment performers award for the fourth year running and also most popular entertainment show, for Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. It was their third consecutive victory in the most popular entertainment show category. ITV soap Coronation Street got revenge on BBC rival EastEnders, which was voted most popular drama serial last year, by taking the title and two other awards this year… The BBC had a grim night, picking up just one award for BBC3 comedy sketch show Little Britain. Mr Brown began his appearance by quipping: “It’s not like this when you deliver a budget, even when it’s good news. ” He went on to praise the achievements of Britain’s sportsmen and women over the past year in the Olympics, Euro 2004, and the Ryder Cup – where a Scot, Colin Montgomery, shone. ITV’s National Television Award winners included Anthony McPartlan and Declan Donnelly, who won the most popular entertainment performers award for the fourth year running and also most popular entertainment show, for Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. It was their third consecutive victory in the most popular entertainment show category. ITV soap Coronation Street got revenge on BBC rival EastEnders, which was voted most popular drama serial last year, by taking the title and two other awards this year. Coronation Street Suranne Jones, who plays Karen McDonald, beat Eastenders Jessie Wallace to the most popular actress award, and 11 year-old Sam Aston, Chesney Brown in Coronation Street, was named most popular newcomer.

SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports — A fine mess
San Diego Union Tribune – Oct 27, 2004
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Even worse for Arsenal was that Riley called it. In his previous seven trips to Old Trafford, he had awarded seven penalty kicks to Man U; only once had he awarded one to its opponent. Not helping matters was that, when later asked about the incident, Ferguson rattled off an answer about how "if a player goes down in the box it's a penalty kick" and then punctuated it with a mischievous smirk. Even worse than all that: Van Nistelrooy took and converted the PK. By most accounts he shouldn't have been in the game at that point. After examining the video, the F… 10 and 12 at the HDC as well. ONLY IN SOCCER

They just won't leave poor Urs Meier alone. Meier is the Swiss referee who worked the Euro 2004 quarterfinal last June that Portugal won in a penalty shootout after Meier negated England's apparent game-winning goal in overtime. For weeks Meier received all sorts of grief, death threats included. Just when he thought the furor had subsided, this happened last week: Someone hacked into his Web site and posted a fraudulent message. "I took money from a senior UEFA official so that the hosts, Portugal, would stay in the tournament," it quoted Meier as saying. "I am really sorry, and after all that's happened I can no longer referee at this level.

Goor will fight five-game FIFA ban
CNN International – Oct 27, 2004
World soccer’s governing body FIFA also fined Goor 10,000 Swiss francs ($8,300) following the incident that came during the 2-0 World Cup Group Seven qualifying defeat on October 9. Defender Eric Deflandre, who was also shown a red card for abusing referee Kim Milton Nielsen, has been suspended for three matches. Belgian FA president Jan Peeters said his technical commission would consider whether or not to appeal against the FIFA decision this week. "This is a very heavy punishment, the hardest we ever had for Belgian internationals," he said. "But the attitude of our players was unacceptable. "Midfielder Goor, who was also fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($8,300), later told VRT radio: "Personally, I will appeal the sanction. " Deflandre must pay a fine of 7,500 francs ($6,200) and Belgian national coach Aime Antheunis said Wednesday: "They haven’t had a chance yet to defend themselves yet… Belgium already is in a precarious position in European Group 7 with just one point out of its first two games, leaving it in fifth place in the six-nation group. At 31, Goor has played 59 times for the Red Devils and would only be able to play again for Belgium in September next year. Italian Francesco Totti received a three-game suspension for a spitting incident during the Euro 2004 tournament. And UEFA also slapped Swiss striker Alex Frei with a three-match ban for a similar incident during a European championships match.

David Beckham: Money machine
Calcutta Telegraph – Oct 26, 2004
25: Both on and off the pitch, David Beckham?s image has lost a fair amount of its former sparkle. His form for club and country, it is widely agreed, is not what it was. A deluge of revelations about extramarital trysts and steamy text messages mean he is no longer seen as the clean-cut, wholesome role model he once was. Yet none of the turbulence in his life over the past 18 months appears to have diminished his huge earning potential. Quite the contrary. The latest accounts of Footwork Productions, the company whose ?principal activity is the provision of the (off-the-field) services of David Beckham?, show a turnover of ?10… He is believed to earn more than any other footballer in the world. He has deals with top brands including Pepsi, Gillette and Adidas. In August, weeks after Beckham?s poor performance in Euro 2004, Vodafone signed him up for a year-long advertising deal reported to be worth ?6 million. Currie added: ?You would not rate him as England?s greatest footballer, but he is earning more than any other footballer in this country ? and I expect the world ? from sponsorship. ?There are huge names like Figo and Zidane and others at Real Madrid who are probably better footballers but his overall marketability puts him out in front. I?d say ?100 million is easily doable assuming he is a footballer for the next three years and has a high profile for the next five. ?

Beckham is, however, unlikely ever to earn as much America?s sporting superstars, because he has been unable to crack the US market.

Web of intrigue about site of apology
Seattle Times – Oct 27, 2004
“I took money from a senior UEFA official so that the hosts, Portugal, would stay in the tournament,” the apology read. “I am really sorry, and after all that’s happened I can no longer referee at this level. So I am retiring immediately. ” The fake apology has been removed, and the sporting public is demanding answers to the obvious question… So I am retiring immediately. ” The fake apology has been removed, and the sporting public is demanding answers to the obvious question. No, not how the hacker got in. But why does a referee need his own Web site?

On second thought

Two views from The Sporting News, on last week’s big doings in Seattle:

• Bob Hille, on the Seahawks trading for 42-year-old receiver Jerry Rice: “Which tells me right away team owner Paul Allen’s next venture, after privately financed manned space flight, will be a time machine. ”

• From the “Caught on the Fly” column, on the Mariners hiring Mike Hargrove for his third managing go-round: “Further establishing Seattle as a leader in the recycling industry. ”

Recooping their losses.

Fanzone – Forums
uefa.comUEFA.com – Oct 26, 2004
If that could happen, the fans of the three big clubs would be forced to respect the other teams and start thinking more wisely. We had enough all these years with those who claim that Olympiakos or Panathinaikos or Aek is a great european club. This is not the case fellas!None of the 3 is worthy of AC Millan, or Arsenal or even PSV. Until recently we didn’t have stadiums, we never accept defeat,coaches and players are fired after a couple of bad games and so many more. We started something good this summer in Portugal. Let’s just for a moment not be stupid and make the best of it. Football is entertainment, it is a game… By the way, a player i liked in olympiakos was Ofori Quaye. Is he still there? I’m also portuguese but I think Greece deserved to win Euro 2004. Seitaridis, Dellas and Charisteas are very good players! Before a few days i read that ofori quaye stopped football as he failed the medical tests in Lille and in an american team. As for Nikopolidis and Rivaldo i think they are pretty good players.

One El of a strike: Michael Owen celebrates with his skipper Raul…
Cumberland News – Oct 27, 2004
While Beckham is more likely to be spotted skiing in Switzerland or back home in England, Owen has made a personal commitment to settling into the Spanish way of life. As well as buying two £400,000 homes for his family and parents, he plans to buy an apartment in Madrid’s city centre so he can be close to the club. Owen may not share the glitzy, showbiz lifestyle as Beckham, but he is no less and attractive figure for advertisers and sponsors. He almost effortlessly manages to combine the roles of celebrity with genuine world class footballer. And who would you prefer as a role model for your kids – an over-rated, tattooed, clothes horse with a taste for sleazy senoritas or a clean-cut, hard-working and honest grafter?

In England’s Euro 2004 qualifier against Slovakia at Middlesbrough, England trailed at the break but Owen took the game by the scruff of the neck, inspired the fightback, winning and converting a dodgy penalty before heading home the winner. He earned the spot-kick by going right to the margins of the laws yet not stepping over the line between what is professional and what is downright cheating. After his admission he deliberately got himself booked against Wales, Beckham proved that’s a line he either doesn’t understand or is prepared to cross… Owen may not share the glitzy, showbiz lifestyle as Beckham, but he is no less and attractive figure for advertisers and sponsors. He almost effortlessly manages to combine the roles of celebrity with genuine world class footballer. And who would you prefer as a role model for your kids – an over-rated, tattooed, clothes horse with a taste for sleazy senoritas or a clean-cut, hard-working and honest grafter?

In England’s Euro 2004 qualifier against Slovakia at Middlesbrough, England trailed at the break but Owen took the game by the scruff of the neck, inspired the fightback, winning and converting a dodgy penalty before heading home the winner. He earned the spot-kick by going right to the margins of the laws yet not stepping over the line between what is professional and what is downright cheating. After his admission he deliberately got himself booked against Wales, Beckham proved that’s a line he either doesn’t understand or is prepared to cross. When he deputised for the suspended England captain, Owen did nothing to shame the coveted role, but led by example by scoring the goal in the 1-0 win over Azerbaijan. After proving he can reign in Spain, Owen can provide England with the kind of leadership to inspire rather than horrify.

Rise in disciplinary cases
uefa.comUEFA.com – Oct 26, 2004
“However, the disciplinary case average remains somewhat stable, given that the number of matches was also higher on account of the UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifiers and the final round itself,” the report said. According to the report “5. 4 per cent of disciplinary cases were taken to appeal”, and it added: “The possibility to have an appeal dealt with by a judge sitting alone may explain this increase… ” Appeal casesDecisions by the UEFA disciplinary court of first instance, the Control and Disciplinary Body, were upheld in 25 appeal cases (57 per cent), and amended in seven cases (16 per cent). The appeals procedure in the remaining 12 cases was resolved by means of Article 55 in the UEFA disciplinary regulations. This states that if the requests of the parties are identical, the UEFA Appeals Body will comply with the request, provided it is not obviously inappropriate. Yellow cardsThe average number of cards per match in the UEFA club competitions fell by five per cent to 3.

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