Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

April 17, 2006

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The News Review:

* Writing was on the wall after the Faria Alam affair
* BBC SPORT | Football | World Cup 2006 | World Cup Scouting – Jermaine…
* Gill looks to keep United ball rolling
* Danny Sturridge (Manchester City)
* The shortlist for the Bafana coaching job
* Fifa steps up war on eBay’s World Cup trade
* BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | King faces World Cup fitness…
* Smith gives Scotland belief

Writing was on the wall after the Faria Alam affair
Telegraph.co.uk – Apr 13, 2006
Just before the scandal, the FA had every reason to think that they were finally getting their house in order. Chief Executive Mark Palios had been brought in after Adam Crozier had been ousted by the Premier League. Palios may not have been first choice but he seemed to be in total control. He had challenged Manchester United over Rio Ferdinand’s missed drug test in the autumn of 2003, won that challenge and excluded the player despite Eriksson’s bewilderment from the crucial Euro 2004 qualifying game with Turkey. In the process he had also seen off a threatened players’ strike. Palios had also got the FA’s finances under control and repaired the FA’s relations with Fifa – badly damaged when Crozier publicly opposed the re-election of Sepp Blatter as Fifa president. And the FA bosses trusted Palios to handle Eriksson, whatever problem the Swede might pose… Palios had also got the FA’s finances under control and repaired the FA’s relations with Fifa – badly damaged when Crozier publicly opposed the re-election of Sepp Blatter as Fifa president. And the FA bosses trusted Palios to handle Eriksson, whatever problem the Swede might pose. So just before Euro 2004 when stories emerged that Chelsea might want to sign Eriksson to replace Claudio Ranieri, Palios stepped in with an improved salary offer of £4 million a year and a two-year extension to his contract to 2008. Such was Palios’s authority that the FA board had, in effect, a conference call meeting via mobile and car phones, to agree to the deal. But the Faria Alam affair in the course of a calamitous week in Aug 2004 destroyed all this and made the FA hierarchy realise how ignorant they were of their senior employees’ private lives and the problems this could cause them. When the story broke, the News of the World did not name Alam – saying only that Eriksson was having an affair. They, of course, knew her name, and soon the daily papers did, and Alam was besieged in her flat.

BBC SPORT | Football | World Cup 2006 | World Cup Scouting – Jermaine…
BBC News – Apr 11, 2006
When he has played, Jenas has primarily been used on the right wing for England – but has been used across midfield as well as up front and at right-back by Tottenham boss Martin Jol since his ?7m move from Newcastle on transfer deadline day in August 2005. His last England appearance, as a substitute for Steven Gerrard in the friendly win over Uruguay in March, showed that Eriksson is considering him as an option in the centre of midfield as well as out wide. Eriksson is known to be a fan of versatile players, especially to take to the finals of major tournaments – but with his squad status seemingly stuck in the back-up category, will Jenas make the plane or miss the cut as he did for Euro 2004?

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JERMAINE JENAS – THE FORM GUIDE

Not for the first time this season, Spurs boss Martin Jol employed Jenas in a deeper, central role against Manchester City. He partnered another England hopeful Michael Carrick in the middle of the park and teamed up with him to great effect… When he has played, Jenas has primarily been used on the right wing for England – but has been used across midfield as well as up front and at right-back by Tottenham boss Martin Jol since his ?7m move from Newcastle on transfer deadline day in August 2005. His last England appearance, as a substitute for Steven Gerrard in the friendly win over Uruguay in March, showed that Eriksson is considering him as an option in the centre of midfield as well as out wide. Eriksson is known to be a fan of versatile players, especially to take to the finals of major tournaments – but with his squad status seemingly stuck in the back-up category, will Jenas make the plane or miss the cut as he did for Euro 2004?

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JERMAINE JENAS – THE FORM GUIDE

Not for the first time this season, Spurs boss Martin Jol employed Jenas in a deeper, central role against Manchester City. He partnered another England hopeful Michael Carrick in the middle of the park and teamed up with him to great effect.

Gill looks to keep United ball rolling
BBC News – Apr 10, 2006
“We went there in 2003 and were very successful, but less so in 2004 which may have been down to the timing being so close to Euro 2004. “We have got American owners now. they have got huge aspirations in the US market… ”

Performance-linked contracts

Another way the club has tried to ensure financial stability has been in the balance between player wages and income, as United, like many clubs, try to reduce the amount of its revenues spent on superstar pay packets. “It is getting the balance in terms of income, how much we can allocate to the assets – the players,” says Mr Gill. “It is not necessarily that their incomes are too high. Players wages are too fixed. “Remuneration should be more linked to success. ”

He said at the club there was now a drive to get players onto more performance-linked deals. “We are geared towards getting into the Champions League.

Danny Sturridge (Manchester City)
Telegraph.co.uk – Apr 10, 2006
The astonishing number of talented individuals coming through to Stuart Pearce’s first-team squad is tribute enough to that. What’s more, there is no sign that the pool of excellence is drying up. On Thursday, City face Liverpool in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup final, brimming with confidence after beating Newcastle in the semi-finals. They have even coped with Micah Richards, their captain and central defender, moving on to play in the first team… He failed to make the first team, but gained maturity training alongside Gianluigi Buffon. Isaksson wisely opted to return to Sweden in 2001, to Djurgarden, where he won back-to-back league titles and earned the Sweden No1 shirt for Euro 2004, at the expense of Magnus Hedman. He was ever present in the World Cup qualifiers and let in just four goals in 10 games. He has just returned at Rennes after four months out through injury; his presence, alongside team-mates and fellow Swedes Erik Edman and Kim Kallstrom, has galvanized their push for a place in Europe. With Henrik Larsson in fine form at Barcelona, and Freddie Ljungberg showing some of his old zip at Arsenal, Sweden’s World Cup hopes are growing optimistic. Information appearing on telegraph.

The shortlist for the Bafana coaching job
Independent Online – Apr 12, 2006
Up to the job? Lacks international experience but is a fast learner who helped SuperSport from being the Premiership’s also-rans to the cup-winning force that they are today. Gordon Igesund

Where he is now: Ajax

Contracted until: Unknown

Availability: Has always been keen, although overlooked several times. Like Mosimane, he’ll not hesitate when offered. Up to the job? Yet to be tested internationally, but his three league titles speak volumes. Produced results with ordinary teams and limited resources. Steve Komphela

Where he is now: Under-23 national coach

Contracted until: Unknown

Availability: Always puts the country first. Up to the job? Did fairly well with Manning Rangers whom he took to a cup final and saved from relegation… Luiz Felipe Scolari

Where he is now: Portugal

Contracted until: July 2006

Availability: Will be out of a job after the World Cup, but is already linked to several top nations, including England. Up to the job? Has an impressive record as the previous World Cup winner with Brazil. Led Portugal to the Euro 2004 final. Claude Le Roy

Where he is now: DR Congo

Contracted until: Unknown

Availability: Very unhappy at his current employers and is understood to have applied for the Bafana job. Up to the job? Extensive experience coaching in Africa, having guided giants such as Cameroon and Senegal, among others. Widely idolised in DRC. Wanderlei Luxemburgo

Where he is now: Unknown, but thought to be out of a job.

Fifa steps up war on eBay’s World Cup trade
Guardian Unlimited – Apr 11, 2006
“The sale of World Cup tickets on eBay. uk or by UK registered sellers is not permitted under eBay’s policies,” said the company in a statement. “We have recently updated our football ticket policy to reflect new legislation in this area. These changes to ticket legislation only apply to England and Wales. “That statement followed a “general announcement” on the website from last Friday in which it indicated that “all listings for tickets to football matches occurring anywhere in the world that are part of a tournament or competition organised by Fifa or Uefa are prohibited”. There was evidence that the company removed several listings of matches involving England’s Group B matches but throughout the day there were several key World Cup matches on offer… The company must act now. “The new laws are designed to protect consumers from rogue traders and also to prevent tickets falling into inappropriate hands. With England having received a warning from Uefa over their fans’ future conduct following the racist chanting during a Euro 2004 qualifier against Turkey, the measures were considered an important safety net for the English game. “Ticket touting legislation covering football matches is a necessary public order measure based on the importance of ensuring the segregation of supporters,” said Paul Goggins, a Home Office minister. “This is an important change to avoid the situation where tickets are sold for some matches for which touting would only become illegal once the competing teams are known. “UK law does not cover websites based overseas, such as eBay. com, which was also selling World Cup tickets yesterday.

BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | King faces World Cup fitness…
BBC News – Apr 17, 2006
And Campbell’s team-mate Cole, England’s first-choice left-back, is also recovering from an ankle injury and is yet to return to first-team football. Striker Michael Owen is also currently sidelined after breaking his foot, but is expected to play for Newcastle before the end of the season. This year’s event would have been King’s first World Cup, although he played in Euro 2004. King, who won his first cap against Italy in 2002, is behind central defenders John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and Jamie Carragher in Eriksson’s pecking order. But the Tottenham captain has won the Swede’s favour after showing his versatility in the midfield holding role. Although Eriksson is set to name his squad on the 8 May, Fifa’s deadline for them to be submitted is one week later on 15 May.

Smith gives Scotland belief
Telegraph.co.uk – Apr 9, 2006
Lest we forget, the most basic change is that Scotland players, game after game, know what tasks they have to accomplish and why. Rehabilitation, Smith’s priority, was also in evidence on an individual basis. David Weir, labelled “culpable” by Vogts for the 2002 debacle in Toftir, was captain for the day; he and Christian Dailly, Vogts’ other public target, were Saturday’s only two survivors from that game. Kris Boyd, unable to get a start in Rangers’ first three games of the season, netted twice to extend his sequence of doubles for club and country to three consecutive appearances. Kenny Miller, a stranger to the scoresheet in 13 successive matches since joining Celtic, struck an indifferent penalty kick but saw it squirt through Jakup Mikkelsen’s fumbling grasp… James McFadden, pining after the lead striker’s role, was like, Miller, asked to play off Boyd and he, too, hit home a snap shot, following the example of tireless playmaker Darren Fletcher — forced off at half-time with a back spasm and ligament tweaks. Garry O’Connor then came off the bench and added his name to the list of scorers. Now the trick for Scotland is not to follow a day in Dr Jekyll’s surgery with a night on the tiles with Mr Hyde. This was the best Scottish qualifying victory since the 8-0 World Cup rampage against Cyprus in 1968. On the other hand, Georgia were 6-0 winners in Toftir last month — but England’s 5-0 result against Andorra also counts towards calculating the goal standard expected in such matches. Italy, the Group B favourites, were held to a draw by Lithuania in Naples and could be five points adrift of Scotland after their next game, against France. But then the Scots, who play in Lithuania on Wednesday, lost there three years ago.

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