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October 30, 2004

Wenger welcomes United probe into food fight

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The News Review:

* Round-up: Wenger approached at Euro 2004
* Ruthless Ruud’s cutting edge
* Leeds ponder takeover bid
* Wenger welcomes United probe into food fight
* Are our stadiums still safe?
* Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
* Wenger welcomes probe into Old Trafford food fight

Round-up: Wenger approached at Euro 2004
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 29, 2004
Manchester City’s debt level has risen to £62. 2 million despite positive signs that financially, the club is heading in the right direction. Had it not been for the on-going costs of transfers involving players such as Robbie Fowler and Nicolas Anelka, City would have made significant inroads into their debts. Instead, they posted a loss of £16. 8 million for the year ending May 31, 2004, a rise of £1. 4 million from the previous 12 months, causing a subsequent increase in the overall debt, £7. 7 million of which is regarded as ‘soft loans’ from chairman John Wardle… 4 million from the previous 12 months, causing a subsequent increase in the overall debt, £7. 7 million of which is regarded as ‘soft loans’ from chairman John Wardle. Although the bottom line figure is not impressive, there are some good news stories as the impact on the move from Maine Road to Eastlands begins to be felt. Turnover increased dramatically, up over 26 per cent to £61. 9 million, even though City’s 16th placed finish in the Premiership last term saw their merit payment drop by £3. In addition, the key wage-turnover ratio fell from 72 per cent to just 61 per cent, in line with the figure finance experts believe is sustainable over the long term.

Ruthless Ruud’s cutting edge
BBC News – Oct 30, 2004
He was accused of diving to get Patrick Vieira sent off in last season’s “Battle of Old Trafford” when he was virtually mugged by a succession of Arsenal players in disgraceful scenes seconds after missing a penalty in the dying seconds. And he was back in the black book again after an horrific over-the-top tackle on Ashley Cole that earned him a deserved three-match suspension as United ended Arsenal’s 49-match unbeaten league run with a 2-0 win at Old Trafford. Van Nistelrooy, however, would not be human if he also had open disregard for the Gunners after the shameful way he was manhandled at Old Trafford last season – and it would take a special individual to wipe that treatmen from his memory bank. The tackle on Cole infuriated Wenger in particular, with Van Nistelrooy understood to be now considering legal action against the Arsenal boss after claiming he was branded a “cheat”. Van Nistelrooy cuts an amiable public figure, but it is clear there is another side to the man who can rightly claim to be one of modern game’s great strikers… Van Nistelrooy is more than happy to fight his corner on and off the field, as was proved recently when he tangled with Sparta Prague’s Pavel Pergl in the Champions League. He was cleared of using an elbow, but this is a man who is clearly not to be trifled with. Van Nistelrooy is not slow to fight his corner verbally, jousting with then Holland coach Dick Advocaat when he was furious at being replaced during a Euro 2004 qualifier against the Czech Republic. He told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad: “Considering the fact that he substitutes me systematically, I don’t feel any trust in him. ”

And he did not cover himself in glory at the championships, being handed a two-match ban after branding Swedish referee Anders Frisk “a home whistler” and of ruling “everything in favour of Portugal” during their semi-final defeat. This may lead to criticism of Van Nistelrooy, but put all the pieces together and Manchester United believe they make up the best goalscorer in the Premiership. And if that is not to Arsene Wenger or Arsenal’s liking, so much the better.

Leeds ponder takeover bid
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 29, 2004
We want to know if funds are available and where they are coming from. I am not going into individual names or parties. “I am not going to build up anybody’s hopes on anything unless and until a deal is done. ” Preston North End’s Northern Ireland striker David Healy was last night having a medical in Leeds and talking personal terms after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee. He is set to make his debut against Wigan on Sunday. Charlton Athletic made a net profit of £11. 1 million last year – due almost entirely to the sale of Scott Parker to Chelsea in January… The midfielder signed a new contract with the Addicks in the summer of 2003 but interest from Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window proved an unwanted distraction at the Valley and after much conjecture over his future he finally secured a move away. Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires has criticised Raymond Domenech saying the France coach does not trust him and makes the national team players “feel tense”. Pires has yet to warm to Domenech, who succeeded Jacques Santini after Euro 2004, and is angry after being replaced at half-time in this month’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying win in Cyprus. “Nothing in his behaviour allows me to believe that he trusts me. I have the impression I’m still at school, that I’m 20 and I’ve only just started playing football,” Pires said. Khalilou Fadiga is fighting to save his Bolton Wanderers career, despite being given the all-clear after collapsing ahead of the club’s Carling Cup clash with Spurs on Wednesday. Fadiga, who underwent major heart surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat five months ago, was rushed to hospital after collapsing during the pre-match warm-up.

Wenger welcomes United probe into food fight
Independent Online – Oct 29, 2004
“That is exactly what they should do (hold an investigation). For me nothing happened,” Wenger told a news conference on Friday. Cole passed a fitness test”I have not seen any pizza. What is important for me in football is what happens on the pitch. ”

United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has been banned for three matches for a crude tackle on Arsenal defender Ashley Cole while Wenger is waiting to hear the FA’s verdict on his comments about referee Mike Riley after the game… However, England defender Sol Campbell misses out with a calf problem, similar to the Achilles injury that kept him out for six weeks after returning from Euro 2004. “It is a little bit worrying that it has come back but it will heal quicker,” Wenger said. “He is out tomorrow and certainly for Tuesday (at home to Panathinaikos in the Champions League). ”

Pascal Cygan will replace Campbell while Gilberto Silva is still injured. Despite Sunday’s defeat, Arsenal top the table with 25 points from 10 games, two points ahead of Chelsea.

Are our stadiums still safe?
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 29, 2004
A record 2,596 convicted hooligans have been banned from attending matches at home and abroad for up to 10 years. More than 1,200 new banning orders which require fans to surrender passports when England or Wales are playing, were issued over the last year. Ministers claimed the clampdown has led to a drop in hooliganism and a generally trouble-free Euro 2004. A Home Office spokesman said: “The statistics prove that the Government and police strategy is working. Though football-related disorder remains a lingering menace it is one that is not being tolerated. “The average number of arrests per match is 0. 01 per cent of spectators attending which is a reassuring figure for all football fans… I feel far safer doing that than walking past the many pubs and nightclubs that are within a few hundred yards of my house any given Friday or Saturday evening. “Clarke also believed the more sensitive, less heavy-handed attitude of the police towards supporters has eased tension around grounds. “The skill is to identify those causing trouble and not take a stereotyped view of supporters of a particular club,” he said. Former sports minister Tony Banks MP, who was at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, said: “We have more CCTV cameras in grounds than anywhere in the world. We need to make sure the offenders are identified and banned. “But don’t get it out of context because the message we send round the world could be that English football is in crisis, which it isn’t.

Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
Daily Times – Oct 30, 2004
The decision ran counter to the expectations of both Goor and national coach Aime Antheunis, who wanted the midfielder back as soon as possible to boost Belgium?s flagging chances to reach the 2006 World Cup. ?We want to give youth a signal that we don?t agree with some things, like spitting and insulting a referee,? federation president Jan Peeters told Friday?s edition of Het Laatste Nieuws. World soccer?s governing body suspended midfielder Goor and fined him 10,000 Swiss francs (US$8,300; euro 6,500) for spitting toward Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez. Goor was suspended for four games for the incident itself and a fifth match for picking up two yellow cards because of the spitting in the Oct… Deflandre was still considering appealing the sanction himself. 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. Totti received a three-game suspension for a spitting incident during the Euro 2004 tournament. UEFA also slapped Swiss striker Alex Frei with a three-match suspension for a similar incident during a European championships match.

Wenger welcomes probe into Old Trafford food fight
abc.net.au – Oct 30, 2004
“That is exactly what they should do (hold an investigation). For me nothing happened,” Wenger told a news conference on Friday. “I have not seen any pizza. What is important for me in football is what happens on the pitch. ”

United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has been banned for three matches for a crude tackle on Arsenal defender Ashley Cole, while Wenger is waiting to hear the FA’s verdict on his comments about referee Mike Riley after the match. Cole passed a fitness test on Friday and will play when Arsenal entertain struggling Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday morning (AEST). However, England defender Sol Campbell misses out with a calf problem, similar to the Achilles injury that kept him out for six weeks after returning from Euro 2004… ”

United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has been banned for three matches for a crude tackle on Arsenal defender Ashley Cole, while Wenger is waiting to hear the FA’s verdict on his comments about referee Mike Riley after the match. Cole passed a fitness test on Friday and will play when Arsenal entertain struggling Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday morning (AEST). However, England defender Sol Campbell misses out with a calf problem, similar to the Achilles injury that kept him out for six weeks after returning from Euro 2004. “It is a little bit worrying that it has come back but it will heal quicker,” Wenger said. “He is out tomorrow and certainly for Tuesday (at home to Panathinaikos in the Champions League). ”

Pascal Cygan will replace Campbell while Gilberto Silva is still injured. Despite the defeat to United, Arsenal top the table with 25 points from 10 games, two points ahead of Chelsea.

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