Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

November 23, 2004

‘I don’t set out to hate things; I’m just in a world of…

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The News Review:

* Searching for a European Audience
* Parents attack ‘lenient’ term for son’s killer
* Kluivert shows his classy side
* ‘I don’t set out to hate things; I’m just in a world of…
* The one man band
* Football rioter fights conviction
* 2004’s sporting events recreated by you!
* History: The Victorians and Sport by Mike Huggins
* McFadden refuses loan move
* TSN : SOCCER – Canada’s Sports Leader
* Journeymen shoot down Vogts excuses

Searching for a European Audience
Deutsche Welle – Nov 21, 2004
“There are many decisions on the European level and there is no European media communication about these decisions — and that’s a deficit,” said Stefan Tobler, a European media specialist from Zurich University. “You as a citizen have no possibility to recognize what the European politicians do. ”
But if not enough journalists are talking about EU issues, isn’t it because not enough people are interested? According to Tobler, a European audience will only be forged in the heat of conflict and debate. “Institutionalization or democratization cannot be given from above,” he said. “There has to be a process from the bottom up, from the citizens. ”
Can European competitions unite?… It generated a prime example of a European audience, with people from Slovakia to Scotland all gathered around the television and radio. But it’s not enough, said Jessica Erbe from the Social Science Research Center in Berlin. “Everybody is only concentrating on how their country does,” Erbe said. “I don’t see how this is creating a European identity, because it’s really focusing on ‘will my team win’?”
Erbe also discarded that other great European event — the Eurovision Song Contest — despite it being a European program with a European public?.

Parents attack ‘lenient’ term for son’s killer
Guardian Unlimited – Nov 23, 2004
Stephen Smith, a 28-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers supporter, died in June after being stabbed in the heart as he sat in a bar near Rossio Square in Lisbon. Yesterday, Vadym Abramov, a Ukrainian pickpocket, was convicted of “simple homicide” at Lisbon criminal court… getElementById( ‘frameId978780’ ). Mr Smith, of Bushbury, Wolverhampton, learned of the sentence from a solicitor who attended the proceedings. “I am really offended by the leniency,” he said. “I feel my son’s life is worth more than 13 years – possibly six years with time off for good behaviour. ” “When I heard the sentence I was very angry for obvious reasons: my son has not had justice at the end of the day.

Kluivert shows his classy side – Nov 22, 2004
Both found the target as Newcastle capitalised on a dominant second-half display, stoked by the midfield energy of Jermaine Jenas. “Patrick is now match fit. I always said we’d see the best of him after six games back-to-back and he must be approaching that now,” Souness said. “He has still got the potential to be anything he wants to be. As far as I know he’s really happy at this club, enjoys his team-mates, and he’s a dream to work with.

‘I don’t set out to hate things; I’m just in a world of…
The Observer – Nov 21, 2004
This includes her design studio, currently at work on 30 commissions from Hawaii to New Zealand; her shop in Chelsea; her ranges of paint, furniture and accessories; her coffee-table books; and the Kelly Hoppen School, where you can learn to dress a room at the knees of the master. In America, she has just opened in-store boutiques at Bergdorf Goodman in New York and Neiman Marcus in San Francisco; the press coverage has been wild. Oh yes, she is also in talks about television, though do not expect her to come over all Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen any time soon. ‘I saw one of those [makeover] programmes the other day,’ she says, with a frown. They were painting cartons and boxes and making them into tables. ‘ My audience with Hoppen is at her offices in Olympia, London… Why are Sol and I not together right now? Things happen and sometimes things are not meant to be. He’s an extraordinary man. ‘ In the summer – cue light sniggering in the press – Hoppen joined the other football wives and girlfriends in Spain for Euro 2004. Is her love affair with the beautiful game also over? Not at all. ‘I’m going to Highbury this Saturday,’ she says. I’m like a man’s dream now.

The one man band – Nov 23, 2004
This year, what looked last season like an intelligent, safe and sometimes brilliant style of approach has driven Milan into blind alleys too many times, and they have been rescued by Shevchenko so frequently that one can understand why the accusations, or whispers, have been growing: in the last month ‘Sheva’, as all Milan fans call him, has scored all of Milan’s goals in the Champions League and in the Serie A. The winner at Sampdoria on October 30, the only one against Roma in the 1-1 draw, the one that briefly put Milan ahead in Barcelona and the couple to beat Siena last weekend, which gave him exactly 100 Serie A goals. It may not be a case of an ‘addiction’ to Shevchenko, as Milan has too many good players to be like that for too long, but it can safely be said Juventus would be so much more ahead of them had the Ukrainian not provided some firepower. In the only Serie A match he missed recently, a midweek slugfest on a heavy pitch in Brescia, Milan hardly looked like scoring and went close to losing, as the defence – but that’s another matter – has also had its collective head turned by some opponents (remember Ronaldinho in Barcelona, dancing nimbly on the edge of the penalty area before being allowed to shoot?). As a result of his wonderful form, Shevchenko has increased his iconic status among Milan fans. Born in – hold your breath – Dvirkivshchyna, Ukraine, on September 29, 1976 – ironically, he shares his birthday with Milan owner and Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi… That penalty in Manchester helped him turn the corner and it’s safe to say he hasn’t looked back since. He’s again among the main favourites to win the overhyped Ballon d’Or or Golden Ball, something which would obviously please him but not as much as his stated desire to lead Ukraine to the last stages of a major international competition. After missing out on Euro 2004, Ukraine have a five-point lead in their group: their 2-0 win in Turkey on Wednesday was a masterpiece, an example of how a team playing away from home in a noisy and hostile environment can steer the game in its direction early; after Guseev had put the visitors in from on nine minutes, Shevchenko’s brace – his 18th and 19th goal in 20 competitive matches this season, and 26th in 57 appearances for his nation – sealed the result. His first strike summed up one of Andriy’s main abilities: he’s arguably the best striker in the world at scoring inside the far post from a tight angle, a feat he’s performed a few times already. On a more personal side – not something that should normally dwelt on, but this is not a normal situation – Shevchenko married American model Kristen Pazik in Washington last July, and the couple have a child, Jordan, born three weeks ago and named after a certain former superstar basketball player. I’m a bit embarrassed about stooping down – or is it up? – to gossiping, but the story of the relationship between Miss Pazik and Shevchenko commands some words. Twenty-six-year-old old Kristen was briefly the girlfriend of Piersilvio Berlusconi, Silvio Berlusconi’s son and the head of the television empire his father built.

Football rioter fights conviction
BBC News – Nov 22, 2004
Garry Mann is fighting a two-year jail term handed out by an Albufeira court, Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court heard. Mann, 46, of Faversham, Kent, is one of eight fans facing banning orders in the UK after being deported amid rioting. The orders will not go ahead until Mann’s appeal in Portugal is decided, the Metropolitan Police said. Bail extended

Mann, a firefighter, has appointed a Portuguese solicitor to fight his conviction which was handed after he was arrested during the football championships. He was immediately deported back to the UK after his sentencing and did not go to prison. Mann was excused from attending court on Monday as were defendants David Jackson, 31, from Peterborough; John Jackson, 23, from Newcastle and Daniel Marsh, 20, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. The other four defendants who attended the court hearing in west London were Peter Barwick, 37, from Thornby, John Parkes, 19, from Dudley, Ricky Tsigarides, 21, from Cheshunt, Herts, and Andrew Williams, 22, from Burgess Hill, West Sussex.

Redissue – Nov 21, 2004
“Incidentally, a couple of other England players had already taken their armbands off. It was just unfortunate Wayne took his armband off. “He’s a 19-year-old and he’s seen as a saviour. Every time he went into a challenge, the Spaniards surrounded the ref… They knew he was the main danger. “In time he will develop, and know how to handle these things. It was his first game after Euro 2004. Wayne will settle down and learn. I have no criticism of Sven Goran Eriksson for subbing him. “The best players in the world learn to look after themselves and how they react, and let their feet do the talking. “He’s an enormous talent.

2004’s sporting events recreated by you!
BBC News – Nov 22, 2004
The last 12 months provided a year of sporting highs and lows, including the Athens Olympics, the Ryder Cup and Euro 2004 in Portugal. It is entirely your choice what to recreate – be it triumph or disaster – the best photo will win a special BBC Sport prize. Maybe you can make as big a mess from the spot as David Beckham or outdo Kelly Holmes’ exuberant celebrations. Send us your pictures direct from your mobile phone via email to: sport… Please note that if your image is accepted, we will endeavour to publish your name alongside it on the BBC Sport website. The BBC cannot guarantee that all pictures will be published and we reserve the right to edit your comments. Some sporting action is covered by copyright so we may not be able to publish all your submissions.

History: The Victorians and Sport by Mike Huggins
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – Nov 21, 2004
The Swiss referee Urs Meier, who disallowed Sol Campbell’s goal in England’s Euro 2004 quarter-final against Portugal, might be interested to read Huggins’s story of a ref from the town of Yarm in County Durham, upon whom “a couple of hundred reckless hobble-de-hoys” descended after a match in 1887. Anti-hunt protesters might make good ammunition from Huggins’s consideration of Victorian attitudes to hunting, which gives the lie to the notion peddled by the Countryside Alliance of an ancient bond of brotherhood between hunts and the farmers over whose land they pursue their prey. Many 19th-century farmers were appalled to find a bunch of nobs and yah-yahs trampling over their swedes and cabbages, and had to be kept sweet with cash payments. In Ireland in the 1880s, hunt saboteurs were so vigorous and successful that they forced large numbers of sportsmen and women to hang up their bloodied jodhpurs for good. For the most part, though, Huggins seems determined to suppress any half-decent story that threatens to disrupt the flow of dates, statistics, generalisations and qualifications… He makes a passing reference to an indoor pedestrian race in which a Sheffield runner named George Littlewood staggered around the track for six days, clocking up 531 miles. This sound like a gift for any author (an 1880s version, perhaps, of They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?) but Huggins refuses to elaborate. We’re not told where the race took place, or if competitors took time off to sleep. By the time I’d reached the end of the book, however, I had accumulated a long list of names — sporting eminent Victorians about whom I wished I had been told more. Perhaps some sparkier writer will do justice to the life of James Renforth, a working-class rowing ace from Tyneside, whose sharp need for prize money led him to conceal his epilepsy and his bad lungs. (He suffered a fatal seizure as his four-man crew hove towards victory in the 1871 rowing world championship. ) Maybe a different author will tell the tale of Jem Snowden, a famously drunken jockey who arrived at Chester to ride for the Duke of Westminster only to discover that his latest bender had caused him to miss the race meeting by a week.

McFadden refuses loan move
BBC News – Nov 23, 2004
“It would be petulant to moan. ”

McFadden was linked with a move to Rangers during the summer transfer window after failing to establish himself as a Goodison Park regular following his move from Motherwell in 2003. The 21-year-old has won 17 caps and scored four goals for Scotland, including the winner in the 1-0 victory over Holland at Hampden Park in a Euro 2004 play-off qualifier.

TSN : SOCCER – Canada’s Sports Leader – Nov 23, 2004
”It’s a great night. The performances are coming, the rhythm’s coming and we’re getting better. ”

In the other Group D game, Fenerbahce won 1-0 at Sparta Prague thanks to an own goal by Radoslav Kovac but it was not enough for the Turkish club to catch United and Lyon. Dutch striker Roy Makaay scored two second-half goals after Claudio Pizarro, Hasan Salihamidzic and Torsten Frings had put Bayern in charge in Munich. Barukh Dego converted a penalty in the 56th minute to pull one back for Maccabi. Bayern was forced to bring Owen Hargreaves off in the 36th minute after the Calgary-raised midfielder was hurt in a clash of heads. Juventus made sure of finishing top of Group C by beating four-time European champion Ajax Amsterdam 1-0 in Turin… ”Playing Roma we have to go to win,” Madrid coach Mariano Garcia Remon said. ”The shame is that we didn’t settle it tonight. ”

There was more misery for Roma on Tuesday when Traianos Dellas, one of the heroes of Greece’s Euro 2004 triumph in Portugal, headed in an own goal and Maksim Shatskikh scored with 10 minutes to go to give Kiev a routine triumph. Kyev leads the Group B standings with 10 points while Leverkusen and Madrid have eight and Roma one. Qualification from Group A is also open after Olympiakos edged Deportivo de La Coruna 1-0 thanks to a 68th-minute goal by Predrag Djordjevic and Javier Saviola netted Monaco’s goal in a 1-0 win over Liverpool. Liverpool was furious that the Argentine’s goal counted, however, as its players were convinced Saviola handled the ball on the way to scoring. The results mean that Olympiakos remains top with 10 points, Monaco has nine and Liverpool seven.

Journeymen shoot down Vogts excuses
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – Nov 21, 2004
Arguably the last world-class player to emerge, Kenny Dalglish, won his final cap in 1986. Since then, we have qualified for World Cups at Italia 90 and France 98, as well as the European championships of 1992 and 1996. Scotland have not had a vast pool of talent for 18 years, yet have been capable of qualifying for tournaments. Furthermore, players who were little more than honest, hardworking professionals produced commendable results. National pride was kept intact through organisation rather than skill. Eleven years ago, Andy Roxburgh sent an experimental Scotland side out to face world champions Germany at Ibrox. Nicky Walker, Stephen Wright and Scott Booth earned their first caps, while Brian Irvine, David Bowman, Alan McLaren and Duncan Ferguson added to their handful of international appearances, but Scotland were only defeated 1-0… Knowing a draw would leave them with a fighting chance in the group, Brown’s team was never going to achieve anything more. John Collins appeared to bundle the ball from the line illegally with his hand, but Scotland held out for a 0-0 draw. The mismatch was repeated last year when the two nations met in the Euro 2004 playoffs, but Scotland were destroyed 6-0 and missed out on the finals in Portugal. Of course, the flip side to the Brown era was a lack of goals and Scotland were eliminated in the group stages of Euro 96 by virtue of only scoring once in three games. Yet one goal was often enough for Brown, as was proved in the next qualifying campaign. The pivotal game was against Sweden at Ibrox, where John McGinlay of Bolton Wanderers, then in the English First Division, scored after eight minutes. The rest of the game was spent mostly in the Scotland half, with an outstanding Leighton keeping the clean sheet and the win.

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