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October 13, 2006

Ferguson warns media over Rooney

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The News Review:

* Coach McClaren Feeling Heat in England
* McClaren’s five steps to revive England
* Hughes still unhappy about Bellamy exit
* Ferguson warns media over Rooney
* Irish youngsters rewrite script
* Friday’s football gossip
* Becks may return says, McClaren aide
* ‘Nutty Walt’ has Scotland fans laughing in sheer disbelief
* Malta revels in shock win
* Johnson named player of September
* Prescott has the Key to Cesarewitch
* Scotland’s O’Connor explains no-show
* Wenger plans disrupted by injuries
* NI team spirit is key says Healy
* Uefa wait on report over fans’ treatment

Coach McClaren Feeling Heat in England
Washington Post – Oct 13, 2006
Fans noted he got the job only because Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari turned it down. After starting with three straight wins, McClaren led England to Saturday’s 0-0 draw against visiting Macedonia and then defeat in Zagreb. The results, including England’s heaviest competitive defeat in 13 years, mean the team may not even reach Euro 2008. Eriksson was criticized for much less. He guided England to two World Cups and the 2004 European Championship. His only loss in 24 qualifiers came in his 22nd game. “With my coaches, I have to find out the reasons why we lost and put them right,” McClaren said.

McClaren’s five steps to revive England
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 13, 2006
The time has come for McClaren to rest the subdued Frank Lampard, allowing the Chelsea man to rediscover his sparkle away from the international pressure-dome, and giving Gerrard an overdue chance to dictate England’s tempo. McClaren cannot continue wasting the Liverpool dynamo out wide. For all the rivers of misery unleashed by defeat in Croatia, all is not lost. Fitness and suspensions permitting, England should not fear many sides with a line-up of Paul Robinson; Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Ashley Cole; Aaron Lennon, Gerrard, Hargreaves, Joe Cole; Rooney and Andrew Johnson. Beckham’s name was sung by the England fans, and Max Clifford, one of McClaren’s many advisers, indicated that he could return, but Golden Balls needs to rediscover his sheen with Real Madrid first.

Hughes still unhappy about Bellamy exit
Ireland Online – Oct 13, 2006
Despite scoring 17 goals for Blackburn last term, earning him the player-of-the-season award, there were no second thoughts once the cash was on the table from Liverpool. ?Obviously Craig leaving was a blow to us when it happened,? said Hughes. ?But if that clause had not been put in then he wouldn?t have come and Craig would not have had a great season here. ?That?s the situation we found ourselves in. To get a player of his quality, we had to make sure we did everything in our power. ?In doing so, we had to allow a clause we weren?t too comfortable with. We hoped it wouldn?t be invoked, but unfortunately it was… As a professional he was first rate. ?Bellamy, though, has found goals hard to come by this season, with his strike in Wednesday?s 3-1 Euro 2008 qualifying win over Cyprus ending a barren 13-game run for club and country since finding the net on his debut for Liverpool. ?He played exceptionally well against Cyprus, and I was pleased for him,? said Hughes. ?He was under a little bit of pressure, as all the players were, after the display at the weekend against Slovakia (losing 5-1), but I thought he put in a captain?s performance. ?With Bellamy back in the goals, Hughes is now hoping he does not become one of those players who returns to haunt a former club ? especially as he has not scored in the Premiership for Liverpool. ?There are many cases of guys who have left a club, returned and scored ? we hope that?s not going to be the case,? said a fearful Hughes.

Ferguson warns media over Rooney
BBC News – Oct 13, 2006
“And you’re actually hoping that yourself, I think. It makes great headlines for you. “He needs to focus on what we are telling him and not listen to what the press are telling him. ”

But the United manager said he expected a return to form very soon, telling journalists: “You know deep down – and every defender in the country knows deep down – that the lad is going to come to life. ”

"Sometimes young players start believing what they read in the papers and it can be self-destructive" Sir Alex Ferguson

Rooney has not scored in eight games for Manchester United and England. His two goals this season came in the 5-2 win over Fulham on 20 August – and the 20-year-old has been criticised for his lack of form. Ferguson warned that the media attention could be harming the player… “He has not had a lot of football for a young lad. His training has been OK but all that helps is his fitness, you can’t beat playing games. ”

Rooney’s last game was England’s 2-0 defeat in Croatia in a Euro 2008 qualifying match in Zagreb. “I don’t think he played that badly on Wednesday,” said Ferguson. “I spoke to the lad and I thought he did well. He is gradually getting his game back and it will come. ”

Meanwhile, Ferguson has also come to the defence of under-fire England coach Steve McClaren following England’s poor performances against Macedonia and Croatia.

Irish youngsters rewrite script
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 13, 2006
A confident, aggressive, astute centre-half, he did not let reputations get in the way. Jan Koller was dismissed as “someone you have to play cat and mouse with”. There are others to follow in his stead. “They have put pressure on those who weren’t here,” Staunton added. “I hope they’re all fit next time [against San Marino next month].

Friday’s football gossip
BBC News – Oct 13, 2006
(Daily Star)

US teen prodigy Freddy Adu claims Chelsea and Manchester United are locked in a bidding war to bring him to the Premiership. (Daily Star)

Tranmere want to sign Everton’s teenage striker James Vaughan on loan, to enable him to get his fitness back. (Daily Mirror)

OTHER GOSSIP

England coach Steve McClaren has three more Euro 2008 qualifiers to save his job. (Daily Express)

McClaren has cancelled a coaching think-tank in America to concentrate on watching players in the Premiership. (The Sun)

McClaren has also told some of his big names like Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Wayne Rooney that they could be relegated to the bench for future internationals. (The Sun)

Captain John Terry has defended McClaren, saying the 3-5-2 formation was not to blame for defeat in Croatia. (The Sun)

While Frank Lampard has astonishingly claimed he thought the new tactics worked well in Zagreb… (Daily Express)

McClaren has cancelled a coaching think-tank in America to concentrate on watching players in the Premiership. (The Sun)

McClaren has also told some of his big names like Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Wayne Rooney that they could be relegated to the bench for future internationals. (The Sun)

Captain John Terry has defended McClaren, saying the 3-5-2 formation was not to blame for defeat in Croatia. (The Sun)

While Frank Lampard has astonishingly claimed he thought the new tactics worked well in Zagreb. (Daily Mirror)

If England fail to qualify for Euro 2008, the economy could miss out on up to ?1bn of extra spending. (Independent)

Wigan boss Paul Jewell says McClaren owes it to the Under-21 set-up to pick left-back Leighton Baines for his next Euro 2008 qualifier with Ashley Cole banned. (Daily Express)

Sir Bobby Robson is expected to stand down as international football consultant to Republic of Ireland due to ill health.

Becks may return says, McClaren aide
Times of India – Oct 13, 2006
Real
Madrid midfielder Beckham was dropped by McClaren as soon as he replaced Sven
Goran Eriksson as national team boss in August. The former Manchester
United star had resigned as England captain in the aftermath of his country’s
World Cup quarter final defeat against Portugal, but he believed he would still
be a member of McClaren’s squad this season. However McClaren has yet
to call up Beckham for any of the Euro 2008 qualifiers and the player recently
admitted he thought his international career was over. Beckham was
absent again as England lost 2-0 in Croatia on Wednesday, but Max Clifford, an
adviser to McClaren’s representatives Key Sports, believes the coach may change
his mind in the future… Real
Madrid midfielder Beckham was dropped by McClaren as soon as he replaced Sven
Goran Eriksson as national team boss in August. The former Manchester
United star had resigned as England captain in the aftermath of his country’s
World Cup quarter final defeat against Portugal, but he believed he would still
be a member of McClaren’s squad this season. However McClaren has yet
to call up Beckham for any of the Euro 2008 qualifiers and the player recently
admitted he thought his international career was over. Beckham was
absent again as England lost 2-0 in Croatia on Wednesday, but Max Clifford, an
adviser to McClaren’s representatives Key Sports, believes the coach may change
his mind in the future. Clifford told BBC Radio Five Live ,”If he’s
in tremendous form, the chance presents itself and it’s best for England, that’s
all Steve’s interested in. ”

“Steve McClaren is not too proud to say
‘look, David Beckham is playing particularly well at the moment’. ” “Personally I
don’t think if Beckham had played yesterday it would have made a blind bit of
difference, but I’m sure a lot of journalists will say
that.

‘Nutty Walt’ has Scotland fans laughing in sheer disbelief
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 13, 2006
So, as you will understand, we’re kind of up to our knees in applications. “From whom? Well, that’s confidential information, Walter, baby, but allow me to whisper one name – Fergie. “No, I’m not having a giraffe. And can you imagine the boost it would be to our reputation abroad to have a duchess sitting in the dugout?”What does she know about football? Hey, Walter, if that were one of the qualifications for the job then we’d never have appointed Berti and just look at what he did for Scotland. “What did he do for Scotland? If you care to study the latest Fifa world rankings, I think you’ll find us in a lofty 77th place, just one below the mighty Congo and a whopping six places above Burkina Faso. “You could do better? In fact, you think the Krankies could do better, huh?”OK, Walter, let’s cut to the chase. If we did decide to offer you the position, where would we be in two years time, say?”Ha-ha-he-he…just let me make sure I’m hearing you right… Don’t call us and we won’t call you. “On second thoughts, you still there, Walter? You start on Monday. I could do with a good laugh…Talking of laughs, long gone are the days when Sassenach John Burridge (then playing for Hibs) could leave a message on his answering-machine declaring: “Hello, this is Scotland’s top goalkeeper…”While Scotland were surrendering their 100 per cent Euro 2008 record in the Ukraine – although they still top a group which includes the World Cup winners, runners-up and quarter-finalists – England were performing a slapstick routine in Zagreb. English commentators used to carve a career from cracking jokes about Scottish goalies but Paul Robinson surpassed – if that’s the right word – anything perpetrated by Frank Haffey, Alan Rough or Stewart Kennedy in days gone by. Let’s be honest here, Paul Robinson in Neighbours could have controlled Gary Neville’s back-pass – and his character in the Aussie soap sports a wooden leg. Despite losing to Ukraine, a knighthood surely awaits Sir Walter, whereas Steve McClaren has now gone two successive games without a victory. Is Luxembourg’s dubious record of 80-plus internationals without a win under threat?.

Malta revels in shock win
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 13, 2006
It was Malta’s first win in a European qualifier for 24 years, their first competitive win on home soil in 31 years and their first competitive victory since a World Cup qualifier in Estonia in 1993. Under the headline “Malta conquer Hungary”, The Times described the scenes of joy at the National Stadium. “Complementing fighting spirit with constructive football, the red-shirted players managed to inscribe their names in the history of the local game,” it wrote. In-Nazzjon, one of two daily newspapers in Maltese, led with “Little Malta belittles Hungary… “There were high emotions in our dressing room after the match,” Mifsud said. “It’s not easy for our small nation to beat a strong team like Hungary. Information appearing on telegraph. uk is the copyright of Telegraph MediaGroup Limited and must not be reproduced in any medium without licence. For the full copyright statement see.

Johnson named player of September
BBC News – Oct 13, 2006
Johnson’s fine recent form had many tipping him to play a significant part for England in their recent Euro 2008 qualifiers against Macedonia. He was forced to pull out of Steve McClaren’s squad with a hamstring injury and in his absence, England picked up just one point over both games. “I was gutted to miss out on England,” he said. “I won’t comment on what went on over the last two matches because I wasn’t there. “I was upset for the lads after the results, but people must understand that England are not invincible, they will not win every match… “I was gutted to miss out on England,” he said. “I won’t comment on what went on over the last two matches because I wasn’t there. “I was upset for the lads after the results, but people must understand that England are not invincible, they will not win every match. “But if people get behind us rather than criticising us, things will be better.

Prescott has the Key to Cesarewitch
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 13, 2006
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Scotland’s O’Connor explains no-show
Ireland Online – Oct 13, 2006
O?Connor absented himself as the squad reassembled a day after the famous victory over France at Hampden, much to manager Walter Smith?s annoyance. However, O?Connor, who moved from Hibernian to Lokomotiv Moscow for ?1. 4m) in March, has now explained his decision… ?I never said I wanted to leave Lokomotiv. I am fully determined to show everything I am capable of in the remaining matches and to help Loko win the title,? he added. ?I am not looking for anything better when I have it good here. So at the moment I don?t want to leave Lokomotiv for another club. ?

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Wenger plans disrupted by injuries
Ireland Online – Oct 13, 2006
A hectic schedule is then completed with a trip to top-flight newboys Reading on October 22. Wenger has never been a fan of the international break in its current format, which sees his key men jet off around the globe. Ljungberg picked up a calf problem and returned Arsenal for treatment after being ruled out of Sweden?s Euro 2008 qualifier against Iceland on Wednesday, while full-back Eboue suffered a knee problem while on duty for the Ivory Coast. That, coupled with the loss of Brazilian Baptista through a hamstring strain in training, leaves the Arsenal manager some selection posers. ?Unfortunately when you have so many players away you can have some bad news,? said Wenger, also waiting on news of William Gallas, but expects the French centre-back to be fit. ?At the moment we have three injuries. They will be out for Saturday and Tuesday for sure… ?They are making good progress, but I do not know when they will be in the team,? the Gunners boss said. ?They could be in the squad for one of the two games ? but they are still a little bit short really. ?Arsenal teenager Theo Walcott grabbed the headlines earlier this week when he came off the bench to fire England Under-21s into the finals of the European Championship with a stunning brace against Germany in Leverkusen. The pacy 17-year-old has so far only been used as an impact player by Wenger – and to great effect, having come on to help set up an equaliser late on in the first Premiership match of the season against Aston Villa. Given the schedule facing Wenger?s jet-lagged stars, Walcott could well be unleashed from the start against the Hornets.

NI team spirit is key says Healy
BBC News – Oct 13, 2006
The Leeds striker scored the winner in Wednesday’s 1-0 victory against Latviato keep the team in with a shout of qualifying for the finals of Euro 2008. Healy said: “The boys love meeting up. We have a good time together. The spirit in our camp is, I would imagine, up there with any squad in the world. ”

Next up is a trip to take on the minnows of Liechtenstein in March… “We can look at the table for five months and see that after a poor start wehave recovered amazingly well. “There is still a long way to go, and there will be ups and downs. “Everyone thinks they will beat Liechtenstein, but that will not happen. ”

Sanchez paid tribute to his squad who have fought their way into contention in the group. “This group of players have shown great resilience, great determination andgreat self-belief. “They are a credit to themselves, their country and their clubs. ”
Sanchez picked out the contributions of James Quinn and Sammy Clingan,who both play in Coca-Cola League One.

Uefa wait on report over fans’ treatment
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 13, 2006
Police used batons on fans as confusion broke out around the turnstiles into the sections housing the England supporters. A number of England fans without tickets were able to break through the security cordon around the stadium and the security guards panicked… Hibernian have given West Brom permission to talk to Tony Mowbray about their vacant manager’s position. After rejecting an initial request, Hibs agreed to clear Mowbray, a former Ipswich coach, for a return south. In a statement released on the club’s official website, Hibs chairman Rod Petrie said: “The club did not disguise its hope that Tony would remain in post to continue the good work at Easter Road. ” Petrie said that Mowbray was given permission to open talks after West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace made “a much more substantial offer of compensation” than had been stipulated. Albion, seventh in the Championship after four wins and four draws from 10 matches this season, have been without a manager since Bryan Robson was sacked on Sept 18. Former Newcastle assistant coach Kevin Bond, who was sacked last month in the fall-out from the Panorama programme on alleged corruption in football, has been appointed manager of League One side Bournemouth. Bond, 49, replaces Sean O’Driscoll, who quit to take over at Doncaster Rovers four weeks ago.

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