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The News Review:

* World Cup plans to mount big security operation
* Vogts quits over disgraceful abuse
* Soccer News of Tuesday, 2 November 2004
* Beckenbauer tried to lure Wenger
* Brazil to face Greece in ’05 Confed Cup
* ‘If I’d known my neck was broken I’d have been off’
* Vogts angry after resignation
* ESPN.com – NFL – Recap
* McClaren will stay with England
* USATODAY.com – Gruenwald’s grappling skills growing with age
* News / Comments / Tie in China squad :Nil Satis Nisi Optimum
* IOL: Bolton bury Newcastle
* BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | Ruddock has plan for…
* BBC SPORT | Golf | Drummond scoops Rookie accolade
* Japan set for final World Club Cup

World Cup plans to mount big security operation
Expatica – Nov 2, 2004
Harald Olschok, managing director of the German union of security companies (BDWS), said those working at the World Cup will be carefully chosen. “They will be checked in a different way than those working at Bundesliga matches,” Olschok said. German interior minister Otto Schily named the World Cup a good forum for the co-operation of private companies and the regular police force. “Private security companies can not and should not replace the police, but they can relieve the police in areas which don’t require police authority,” said Schily.

Vogts quits over disgraceful abuse
CNN International – Nov 1, 2004
Former Rangers and Everton manager Walter Smith and ex-Southampton coach Gordon Strachan are among the men tipped to take over. Vogts said in a statement that he had quit because of "disgraceful abuse" including being spat upon. "With great reluctance, myself and the Scottish Football Association, and in particular John McBeth and David Taylor, who have been a source of great strength and support, have made a joint decision to close this chapter in my life at the helm of Scottish international football. "From my point of view, the decision has been made with a heavy heart as I have enjoyed my tenure at the hub of the Scottish football team and the warmth that I have experienced from the people of Scotland. "I must say that the major factor in this decision has been the disgraceful abuse that I have suffered, especially of late. "It has degenerated into a physical nature, especially on recent occasions where I have been spat upon. ‘Not acceptable’"This is not acceptable behaviour in a civilised society and I know that the vast majority of Scots will join me in my disgust at this act by a very tiny minority… I cannot sit by, as no-one would, to be involved in the abuse that I have to endure. "And it is this that has made this very hard decision inevitable. "Speculation over Vogts’s future had grown since a disappointing 1-1 draw in Moldova last month left Scotland with little hope of reaching the 2006 World Cup finals. Scotland drew 0-0 with Slovenia and lost 1-0 at home to Norway in their first two qualifying matches, leaving them second-bottom of Group 5. Following the 1-1 draw in Moldova Vogts was given a ‘vote of confidence’ by the Scottish FA with chief executive David Taylor saying "we are not in the market to be looking for a manager. "However, the much-maligned coach’s position had become untenable in recent weeks. Despite Scotland slipping to an all-time low 68th in the FIFA world rankings Vogts said he believed he had laid the foundations for future Scottish success.

Soccer News of Tuesday, 2 November 2004
ghanaweb.com – Nov 2, 2004
Abbey Pobee, Chairman of Neoplan Stars Football Club who made the suggestion said Ghana needed a coach who will be worth 100,000 dollars as his signing on fees and 30,000 dollars as his monthly salary. The suggestion which was contained in a statement issued in Kumasi on Monday said such a coach should be contracted for only the remaining five World Cup qualifying matches. “We can go into agreement with the coach to be paid 50,000 dollars out of the 100,000 dollars signing on fees for him to start the job and to receive the remaining 50,000 dollars if he qualifies the Black Stars to the 2006 World Cup tournament… Abbey Pobee, Chairman of Neoplan Stars Football Club who made the suggestion said Ghana needed a coach who will be worth 100,000 dollars as his signing on fees and 30,000 dollars as his monthly salary. The suggestion which was contained in a statement issued in Kumasi on Monday said such a coach should be contracted for only the remaining five World Cup qualifying matches. “We can go into agreement with the coach to be paid 50,000 dollars out of the 100,000 dollars signing on fees for him to start the job and to receive the remaining 50,000 dollars if he qualifies the Black Stars to the 2006 World Cup tournament. Mr Pobee assigned his reasons for the suggestion to information he received from a reliable source that all the teams that will qualify for the 2006 World Cup finals will receive 8. 21 million dollars each as appearance fees. He said if such money will be available why can’t the authorities spend about 500,000 dollars on a world class coach for the remaining five matches to get the Black Stars to qualify and appear at the World Cup, he queried. Mr Pobee drew attention to a statement issued by the foreign-based members of the Black Stars in Accra sometime ago when the debate as to whether to engage a foreign coach or a local coach was raging on to the effect that for the sake of continuity and modern techniques in football, they preferred a foreign coach to handle the team.

Beckenbauer tried to lure Wenger
BBC News – Nov 2, 2004
“But he said, ‘No, of course it’s a great challenge to manage Germany but I’m happy at Arsenal’. ”

Beckenbauer helped Germany win the World Cup in 1974 as a defender before his victory at Italia ’90 as manager. The 58-year-old is now the president of the 2006 World Cup organising committee and has influence with the German Football Association. “I am a very good friend with Arsene,” added the German. “And I spoke to him after Rudi left the German national side after a disappointing performance in Portugal.

Brazil to face Greece in ’05 Confed Cup
go.com – Nov 1, 2004
‘Greece qualified as the surprise winners of Euro 2004,Argentina as runners-up to Brazil in the Copa America, Japan aswinner of the Asia Cup, Tunisia as African champions andAustralia as the best from Oceania. Three-times world champions Germany, whose last tournamentvictory was with coach Juergen Klinsmann as a striker at Euro’96, qualified for the Confederations Cup as host. Brazil havewon the World Cup five times. Klinsmann said he was looking forward to competitive matchesfor his team, otherwise limited to friendlies, ahead of 2006. ‘It’s going to be a good rehearsal for the World Cup forus,’ said Klinsmann, whose team qualify for the World Cup ashosts. ‘There are a lot of top-rate teams and we’re hoping to makeit through to the final. We’ll see how far the team haveprogressed… We’ll see how far the team haveprogressed. ‘The Confederations Cup final is set for June 29 inFrankfurt’s 48,132-seat Wald Stadium, in the midst of a 126million euro facelift due to be finished in the spring. Other venues for the test of Germany’s footballinfrastructure ahead of 2006 are Hanover, Cologne, Leipzig andNuremberg – all of which will have undergone extensiverenovation. France won the past two tournaments, retaining their crownin 2003 by beating Cameroon in the final at the Stade de France. ‘In terms of the teams participating, the Confederations Cuphas never been so attractive,’ said Chuck Blazer, organisingcommittee chairman. ‘Fans will be able to watch eight of the best teams in theworld a year before the World Cup. ‘Japan coach Zico and Australia’s Frank Farina said thetournament was an invaluable test for their teams.

‘If I’d known my neck was broken I’d have been off’
Guardian Unlimited – Nov 2, 2004
How did he feel about his imprisonment? “I was relieved. ” Eventually, Trautmann ended up in a prisoner-of-war camp in Ashton, near Manchester. It was here that he first showed off his football skills in matches between rival camps. The war finished, and he decided to stay in Britain. Though his first sport was rugby, he joined St Helen’s Town football club. The agreement was an informal one – “I volunteered to stay for 12 months after I got my release as a PoW” – but his acrobatic performances in goal began to attract the crowds and the home gate went up from 250 to 6,000. “I was frequently touched by acts of kindness,” he admits… The goalkeeper’s subsequent professional career was also not a success – a series of coaching jobs with mediocre British and German clubs came and went. Trautmann only enjoyed a revival in his fortunes when the German government sent him to nurture football in developing countries such as Burma, Ghana, Liberia and Yemen. Earlier this year he founded the Trautmann Foundation, to promote Anglo-German relations ahead of the 2006 World Cup, which Germany is hosting. These days, meanwhile, Germany’s tabloids have tactlessly suggested that the legendary goalkeeper has fallen on hard times. This isn’t far from the truth, hint his aides. During his playing career with Manchester City he earned £12 a week; unlike his English team-mates he didn’t get a pay rise. All of his British earnings have long disappeared; instead Trautmann survives on a modest pension from the German state.

Vogts angry after resignation
TVNZ – Nov 2, 2004
“The abuseis something that people in public life must get used to but now itis having a serious effect on my home life. “I cannotsit by, as no-one would, to be involved in the abuse that I havehad to endure. Speculation over Vogts’s future had grown since a disappointing 1-1draw in Moldova last month left Scotland with little hope ofreaching the 2006 World Cup finals. Scotlanddrew 0-0 with Slovenia and lost 1-0 at home to Norway in theirfirst two qualifying matches, leaving them second-bottom of Group5. Followingthe 1-1 draw in Moldova Vogts was given a ‘vote of confidence’ bythe Scottish FA with chief executive David Taylor saying “we arenot in the market to be looking for a manager”. However,the much-maligned coach’s position had become untenable in recentweeks. “From mypoint of view, the decision has been made with a heavy heart,”added Vogts, who was appointed to replace Craig Brown in 2002… However,the much-maligned coach’s position had become untenable in recentweeks. “From mypoint of view, the decision has been made with a heavy heart,”added Vogts, who was appointed to replace Craig Brown in 2002. “I haveenjoyed my tenure at the hub of the Scottish football team and thewarmth that I have experienced from the people of Scotland. Vogts alsoblamed the media for turning Scotland fans against him. “Whatthese actions have proved is the unacceptable power of the tabloidpress to influence its readership,” he said. “The opinionsexpressed mostly by journalists with little knowledge of the gamecertainly had a great effect on some of the fans. “In publiclife the media are in a position to make or break a person, andthat cannot be justified.

ESPN.com – NFL – Recap
ESPN – Nov 1, 2004
“When you don’t run the football and you don’t stop the run,you don’t win,” Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt said. “No oneunderstands that more than I do because that’s how we’ve won aroundhere. ” The complete humiliation of the Miami defense was perhaps themost confounding part of the game. Pennington connected on one big passing play after another onthe vaunted Miami secondary, repeatedly taking advantage ofcornerbacks.

McClaren will stay with England
BBC News – Oct 31, 2004
He told The People: “I am enjoying being back with England. “What I am doing stimulates my appetite for both jobs. There are times when I am sure the Boro lads are glad to see the back of me. “But after being away with England, I look back to getting on the training pitch at Middlesbrough… There are times when I am sure the Boro lads are glad to see the back of me. “But after being away with England, I look back to getting on the training pitch at Middlesbrough. ”

The Football Association is delighted that McClaren has committed himself to the role and a spokesman stated: “He’ll be with us all the way, hopefully, to Germany in 2006. “He is an integral part of the coaching set-up, he is well-respected and has a great relationship with everyone.

USATODAY.com – Gruenwald’s grappling skills growing with age
USA Today – Nov 2, 2004
Snowboarding’s Web site put it this way: “Crash bonks Jacobellis’ streak. ” Lindsey Jacobellis was beaten for the first time in her World Cup snowboardcross career, crashing in the semifinals to finish eighth overall. Seth Wescott also saw a promising run derailed in the semifinals, taking seventh.

News / Comments / Tie in China squad :Nil Satis Nisi Optimum
Nil Satis Nisi Optimum – Nov 2, 2004
Tie has been out of football for 10 months after he broke his leg and has yet to kick a ball in anger for Everton this year, head physio Mick Rathbone said yesterday that Tie would be involved in “tackling” in training and could make a return for the reserves in a fortnight, although that will now not be possible. China coach Arie Haan is already without Manchester City full back Sun Jihai and Dalian Shide midfielder Li Ming and is faced with China needing to win their four remaining matches by wide margins in order to have any chance of qualifying for the 2006 World Cup. Hardly the high profile “club versus country” wrangles certain mid-table sides have, but another injury sustained on international duty could prove costly later in the season. Please log-in to rate this news. php?china’>china &nbsp&nbsp… Tie has been out of football for 10 months after he broke his leg and has yet to kick a ball in anger for Everton this year, head physio Mick Rathbone said yesterday that Tie would be involved in “tackling” in training and could make a return for the reserves in a fortnight, although that will now not be possible. China coach Arie Haan is already without Manchester City full back Sun Jihai and Dalian Shide midfielder Li Ming and is faced with China needing to win their four remaining matches by wide margins in order to have any chance of qualifying for the 2006 World Cup. Hardly the high profile “club versus country” wrangles certain mid-table sides have, but another injury sustained on international duty could prove costly later in the season. Please log-in to rate this news. php?china’>china &nbsp&nbsp. php?world_cup_qualifier’>world cup qualifier &nbsp&nbsp.

IOL: Bolton bury Newcastle
Independent Online – Nov 1, 2004
“We defended well throughout, but conceded poor goals from set plays,” he said. “The way they play, you are always under pressure, and I thought we dealt with it well generally. ”

Chelsea drew level with Arsenal – who sport a better goal difference “There wasn’t a lot of football out there; it was a scrap. ”

Chelsea drew level with Arsenal – who sport a better goal difference – on Saturday by beating West Bromwich Albion while the Gunners were held to a draw by Southampton. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted that replacement Robin van Persie’s injury-time equaliser averted a crisis of confidence in the wake of his club’s defeat at to Manchester United the previous weekend. He said they had suffered a hangover after their record 49-match unbeaten league run was ended at Old Trafford, so he was happy with Saturday’s 2-2 draw with the Saints. “When you have not known defeat for a long time, of course it becomes a big shock.

BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Internationals | Ruddock has plan for…
BBC News – Nov 2, 2004
“This team has a nice balance of proven performers from the World Cup and the last Six Nations, together with up-and-coming players such as Ryan, who now has the opportunity to establish himself as an international player. ”

And Ruddock hopes his preparations for the visit of the Tri-Nations champions will give Wales the edge. “We have analysed their game closely, and we intend to implement our game plan precisely,” he said. “Their size, and the physical nature of their defence and ball-carrying, will test us severely. “But the return of our injured players, and the support from a passionate home crowd, should allow us to play with skill, determination and courage.

BBC SPORT | Golf | Drummond scoops Rookie accolade
BBC News – Nov 1, 2004
The Scot sealed his first victory in the prestigious event at Wentworth, with a record score of 19 under par. And a share of seventh at the Volvo Masters at Valderrama on Sunday left him in 23rd on the Order of Merit list. Drummond was ranked 435th in the world when he triumphed at Wentworth with a final-round 64. “I have studied the list of past winners and it is a wonderful honour to
follow such famous names as Tony Jacklin, Bernard Gallacher, Nick Faldo, Sandy
Lyle, Jos? Maria Olaz?bal and Colin Montgomerie and, more recently, Sergio
Garcia and Ian Poulter,” said Drummond.

Japan set for final World Club Cup
go.com – Nov 2, 2004
2, 2004Japan set for final World Club CupTOKYO, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Portugal’s Porto will take on Colombian side Once Caldas in the 25th World Club Cup in Japan on December 12, the last time the competition will be played under the current set-up, organisers said on Tuesday. Japan Football Association (JFA) officials told reportersthat the annual match between the champions of Europe and SouthAmerica will kick off at 1915 local time (1000 GMT) in Yokohama. The World Club Cup has been staged in Japan since 1981 forthe unofficial title of the top club side in the world. Porto, who beat Monaco 3-0 in the UEFA Champions Leaguefinal in May, will be making their first appearance in 17 years. Once Caldas upset defending South American champions BocaJuniors in July to win the Libertadores Cup for the first time. Japan is also scheduled to host the revamped 2005 and 2006World Club Championship, which will feature a club from each ofsoccer’s six confederations… Porto, who beat Monaco 3-0 in the UEFA Champions Leaguefinal in May, will be making their first appearance in 17 years. Once Caldas upset defending South American champions BocaJuniors in July to win the Libertadores Cup for the first time. Japan is also scheduled to host the revamped 2005 and 2006World Club Championship, which will feature a club from each ofsoccer’s six confederations. FIFA launched the World Club Championship in Brazil fouryears ago but it proved unpopular with some teams involved andthe 2001 version in Spain was scrapped. Part of the reason for its failure was a lack of atournament sponsor following the collapse of FIFA’s marketingpartner ISMM. After initial opposition, Europe’s top clubs agreed to playin the tournament in September when FIFA agreed that therepresentative of the continent would not necessarily be thewinners of the Champions League. Your views on this story?.

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