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November 9, 2005

Uncapped Santos in Portugal squad

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The News Review:

* Time is ripe for GAA to make serious money
* BBC NEWS | UK | Hooligan bans reach record high
* BBC SPORT | Football | Football Focus | PM brushes off England thug…
* Uncapped Santos in Portugal squad
* UEFA Cup: Vaduz have nothing to lose
* O’Shea’s sorry evidence justifies old pal’s jibes
* Centre-backs take centre stage
* Klinsmann: Go easy on Roo
* ABC Sport – Football – Injured Forlan included in Uruguay squad

Time is ripe for GAA to make serious money
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – Nov 6, 2005
Uefa recently announced that they have already signed up all their sponsors for Euro 2008. They further claim to have increased the revenue they secured from Euro 2004 by 31%. It took Uefa 15 months to complete all their sponsorship deals for Euro 2004 while it took them just four months to secure all deals for the 2008 tournament. The trends show how sponsorship is gradually replacing advertising as a more effective medium. That environment will allow the GAA to increase the prices they charge for existing sponsorship rights. It has already enabled them to sell rights for a whole new revenue stream… That figure is a massive jump from the estimated current total of Aus$50m (€31m). There has never been as much potential for money spin-offs from Gaelic games and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by the players, especially when they look at other models in the sporting world. Although it is not wholly comparable, the Professional Footballers’ Association in England secured £17. 5m last year from TV rights. Although the GAA pump everything back into the system, the current climate is breeding frustration as an obvious growing influx of revenue comes into the market. The GAA has reacted angrily to guerrilla marketing in the past few years but that trend is likely to increase and players will find it harder to refuse personal deals. Although most county teams have generous sponsors, players know plenty more money is out there.

BBC NEWS | UK | Hooligan bans reach record high
BBC News – Nov 5, 2005
21 arrests per game it is clear that the tough legislation to stamp out football hooliganism together with targeted policing is continuing to be effective. “I am particularly pleased to see that only six arrests were made at overseas England and Wales international matches, building on the generally excellent behaviour of fans attending Euro 2004. ”

This was reassuring coming in the run-up to next year’s world cup in Germany, he added. But he added: “We are not complacent. Football hooliganism is still a lingering menace, albeit among a small minority of supporters, and we will not tolerate it. ”

This was why he was launching a new UK football policing unit which will provide a direct link between intelligence, police operations and banning orders, he said… “I am particularly pleased to see that only six arrests were made at overseas England and Wales international matches, building on the generally excellent behaviour of fans attending Euro 2004. ”

This was reassuring coming in the run-up to next year’s world cup in Germany, he added. But he added: “We are not complacent. Football hooliganism is still a lingering menace, albeit among a small minority of supporters, and we will not tolerate it. ”

This was why he was launching a new UK football policing unit which will provide a direct link between intelligence, police operations and banning orders, he said. David Swift, Deputy Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police and senior police spokesman on football issues, said the statistics showed that the measures were working. He said: “Attendances are up, problems are down so now is the time to continue with the tactics that were working – encouraging genuine fans and seeking to ban those who would spoil things for the overwhelming majority.

BBC SPORT | Football | Football Focus | PM brushes off England thug…
BBC News – Nov 5, 2005
The German authorities who have been working with ours are reasonably optimistic as well. ”

Figures released on Saturday showed that a record number of football hooligans were prevented from attending games last season. But Blair said that the lack of serious incidents during Euro 2004 in Portugal gave him confidence that the government’s policy was working.

Uncapped Santos in Portugal squad
CNN International – Nov 4, 2005
Inter Milan midfielder Luis Figo, who was 33 on Friday, is rested for the two games. Figo returned to the national squad in May and helped Portugal in their successful World Cup qualifying campaign. He had previously decided to take an indefinite break from international football following Euro 2004. Playmaker Deco and midfielder Maniche Ribeiro, who are recovering from slight injuries, are not included in the 20-man squad. Squad:Goalkeepers: Ricardo Pereira (Sporting), Paulo Santos (Braga)Defenders: Paulo Ferreira and Ricardo Carvalho (both Chelsea), Jorge Andrade (Deportivo Coruna), Marco Caneira (Valencia), Jorge Ribeiro (Dynamo Moscow), Miguel Monteiro (Valencia), Nuno Frechaut (Dynamo Moscow), Fernando Meira (Stuttgart)Midfielders: Costinha (Dynamo Moscow), Armando Petit (Benfica), Joao Alves (Sporting), Tiago Mendes (Lyon)Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Luis Boa Morte (Fulham), Simao Sabrosa (Benfica), Helder Postiga (Porto), Pauleta (Paris St Germain), Nuno Gomes (Benfica).

UEFA Cup: Vaduz have nothing to lose
noticias.info – Nov 8, 2005
However, they were to lose 1-0 in the home leg. New coachNone the less, that defeat has not dampened their ardour. A new campaign has brought new optimism – and a new coach in 41-year-old Gren. The Swede made his name in Switzerland by scoring four goals on his debut for Grasshopper-Club in 1986, and would remain in Zurich for the rest of his playing days. Steady progressGrasshoppers also took him on as a coach after he retired – starting with the youth teams before he was elevated to assistant coach to Alain Geiger. Vaduz is his first job as a senior coach, and he is determined to build a reputation for himself in Liechtenstein… Progressing any further seems unlikely. As defender Michael Stocklasa admitted: “We don’t have anything to lose. ” Sizeable oppositionHaving seen Turkey beat the Liechtenstein national team 5-0 and 3-0 in qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2004?, Besiktas could be excused for anticipating an easy night in Liechtenstein. However, underestimating Gren’s side may prove to be a mistake. Foreign legionStocklasa is one of seven Liechtenstein internationals in the Vaduz squad, which also contains a surprising array of foreign talent, not least Swiss midfielder Sandro Burki and his countryman, forward Goran Antic. Meanwhile, Brazilian striker Gaspar Odirlei De Souza has shown he can be dangerous too. Gren optimisticWith a solid defence, Vaduz might do enough to unsettle their illustrious opponents, and Gren hopes his charges can do some damage.

O’Shea’s sorry evidence justifies old pal’s jibes
Sunday Times – The Sunday Times – Nov 6, 2005
The captain supposedly stated that his Waterford colleague was already as good as all the other centre-halves in the room. Apocryphal or not, the very existence of such a yarn sums up the dramatic impact O’Shea had made in just a handful of appearances for United. Even before his cameo in Keane’s latest diatribe, any look back on those days would have revealed how far the 24-year-old has fallen. The ball-playing centre-half who caught the eye with Brian Kerr’s underage squads even before making his initial splash with United four years ago has morphed into a full-back more inclined to hoof away every clearance. O’Shea’s first Premiership start came in the centre of defence against West Ham United in December 2001. An injury to Laurent Blanc meant O’Shea and Gary Neville were the 12th central defensive pairing used by Sir Alex Ferguson that season… From the concession of a last-minute penalty with a handball on his debut in a meaningless friendly against Croatia, O’Shea has shown a worrying tendency towards more costly errors and consistent underperforming for Ireland. Against Georgia a couple of years back, Giorgi Demetradze gave him a case of twisted blood and forced him to concede a free-kick that led to a goal. In the Euro 2004 qualifier in Basel, his mistake led to the Swiss goal. Almost 10 years ago O’Shea didn’t make the Ireland under-15 team because the manager thought he was too casual on the pitch. It has been a charge he’s fought throughout his career. It’s easy to see, then, how the manner in which he gave up the chase of Aiyegbeni Yakubu in the build-up to Middlesbrough’s fourth goal last weekend — so eagerly seized upon by Keane in his role as pundit — could be construed as evidence he is still too relaxed for his own good. The video shows O’Shea stopping dead and watching the action unfold once Yakubu gets away.

Centre-backs take centre stage
Dansk Boldspil-Union – Nov 4, 2005
Ferdinand concernCentral to his dilemma is Ferdinand, who has looked out of sorts this season and attracted recent criticism from press and fans alike. Two of the goals at Middlesbrough resulted from Ferdinand’s hesitancy, and at the Stade de France on Wednesday, Matt Moussilou’s clever run pulled the centre-half out of position, allowing Milenko Acimovic to score Lille’s winner. Sir Alex has not commented at length on Ferdinand’s recent performances, although perhaps it was telling that, in the continued absence of captain Roy Keane with a broken metatarsal – as well as Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville – the armband has not passed to Ferdinand. Incentive to impressIn many ways, the fortunes of Terry and Ferdinand over the past 12 months have mirrored those of their respective clubs. Whereas the Chelsea captain has grown in stature and is now an indispensable figure for club and country, Ferdinand’s lustre has steadily faded since his return from an eight-month suspension imposed after he missed a drugs test – resulting in the defender sitting out UEFA EURO 2004?, in which Terry performed creditably in his place. Perfect momentFerdinand has undoubtedly been singled out to an extent; what was once seen as composure and assurance is currently viewed as over-confidence and lack of concentration. Ferdinand, however, is a top-class footballer who will doubtless bounce back… Sir Alex has not commented at length on Ferdinand’s recent performances, although perhaps it was telling that, in the continued absence of captain Roy Keane with a broken metatarsal – as well as Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville – the armband has not passed to Ferdinand. Incentive to impressIn many ways, the fortunes of Terry and Ferdinand over the past 12 months have mirrored those of their respective clubs. Whereas the Chelsea captain has grown in stature and is now an indispensable figure for club and country, Ferdinand’s lustre has steadily faded since his return from an eight-month suspension imposed after he missed a drugs test – resulting in the defender sitting out UEFA EURO 2004?, in which Terry performed creditably in his place. Perfect momentFerdinand has undoubtedly been singled out to an extent; what was once seen as composure and assurance is currently viewed as over-confidence and lack of concentration. Ferdinand, however, is a top-class footballer who will doubtless bounce back. Having been linked with Chelsea prior to signing a lucrative new United contract in the summer, he would dearly love to begin to answer his critics on Sunday.

Klinsmann: Go easy on Roo
manchesteronline.co.uk – Nov 8, 2005
Germany coach Klinsmann, who may have to find a way to contain Rooney, recognises the 20-year-old as a fearsome talent but fears he may get over-burdened. Klinsmann knows plenty about the difficulties of pressure himself having led the German line at three World Cups. The former Tottenham striker told the League Managers Association website: “Wayne Rooney is, undoubtedly, one of the most talented young players in the world today. “He has shown that he can perform exceptionally well on football’s major stages as evidenced in Portugal at Euro 2004 and in many of his performances in the UEFA Champions League… Klinsmann knows plenty about the difficulties of pressure himself having led the German line at three World Cups. The former Tottenham striker told the League Managers Association website: “Wayne Rooney is, undoubtedly, one of the most talented young players in the world today. “He has shown that he can perform exceptionally well on football’s major stages as evidenced in Portugal at Euro 2004 and in many of his performances in the UEFA Champions League. “Rooney is that rare player who appears to play by intuition and is able to change the course of a game with powerful runs, strong shooting and incisive passing. “I hope that fans and the media do not burden him with the expectations of an entire country. “He is surrounded by other established and accomplished players, who can and will, contribute to the team’s performance. Do you think too much is expected of Rooney? Have your say.

ABC Sport – Football – Injured Forlan included in Uruguay squad
abc.net.au – Nov 8, 2005
They said he could be sidelined for up to three weeks. But overnight Uruguayan media has quoted Forlan as saying that he was confident of playing. “Fortunately, I’m not feeling any pain,” he said. “I can walk normally, without problems, and everything makes me think I could be ready for Saturday’s meeting. ”

Striker Javier Chevanton, who scored five goals in the South American qualifying group, was left out following his recent row with the coach. Chevanton said he did not expect to play again while Fossati was coach and, although Fossati later said he would excuse Chevantos’s comments, he did not include the player in the squad. The two countries also met for a place at the 2002 finals with Uruguay winning 3-1 on aggregate… “I can walk normally, without problems, and everything makes me think I could be ready for Saturday’s meeting. ”

Striker Javier Chevanton, who scored five goals in the South American qualifying group, was left out following his recent row with the coach. Chevanton said he did not expect to play again while Fossati was coach and, although Fossati later said he would excuse Chevantos’s comments, he did not include the player in the squad. The two countries also met for a place at the 2002 finals with Uruguay winning 3-1 on aggregate. The South Americans are expected a tougher match this time, however. “Australia have got much more experience, they’ve been through this before,” said midfielder Gonzalo De Los Santos. “I think it’s going to be more difficult.

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