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Hussain Out

by | 29th, July 2003

‘NASSER Hussain is ‘Retired Hurt’. That’s the headline news in the Mirror, detailing the story that the Essex player is no longer captain of England’s Test cricket team.

Down and out

In an emotional interview, Hussain says that he ‘wasn’t quite on the boil anymore’.

He goes on: ‘Michael Vaughan has shown that he is a very capable leader and that’s what I have been waiting for.’ So Vaughan is the new skipper.

Hussain sounds like a father figure handing over the keys to the family business to his son. He also sounds like a man who was wanting out for a while.

Elsewhere, Chelsea are still flashing their wad around. The latest player to be linked with the club is Samuel Et’o. Not exactly a household name in his own household, Et’o is said by the Sun to be a striker rated at £15m.

Of course, Chelsea might not get the Real Mallorca player. And one page inside the Sun, they might not get Roma’s Brazilian Emerson either.

Or Veron, who the Star says might be going to Stamford Bridge; and might not.

While the Express reports that Manu Petit is out of the door at Chelsea, lined up with a move

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