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Dog’s Breakfast of Champions League

‘DAVID Beckham’s bottom lip is probably visible from space right now, so prominent is it after Manchester United’s shock loss in Budapest last night.

Pout, pout, let it all out

Beneath the headline ”Incredible Sulks”, poor Becks is doing a …

Posted: 15th, August 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Writing the Wrongs

‘IF Roy Keane’s autobiography were a true self-made tome, we would possibly expect it be called ‘Roy: Hard But Fair’, ‘Roy: Being Red – Seeing Red’ or ‘Roye’.

The sweet and gentle Roy

Instead, the much-hyped version being serialised in …

Posted: 15th, August 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rob Roy

‘THE Press should thank Roy Keane. They should get together and write an open letter to the Manchester United captain and thank him for creating news where there was none. With the transfer market flat, Roy first left the World …

Posted: 14th, August 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Gold Rush

‘WE love the Commonwealth Games. Every four years we can pretend we’re world-beaters as we dominate the likes of St Kitts & Nevis, Nauru and Wales in the medals table.

England expects…

In turn, of course, we get thrashed by …

Posted: 31st, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


There Used To Be A Football Club Here

‘GEORGE Best is still alive as this is being written. With luck he will be on the road to recovery when this is being read. Already the news programmes are running mini-obituaries; everybody seems to fear the worst.

”It’ll all

Posted: 31st, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Worst Penalty In The World…

‘WHAT are the worst penalties of all time? Most people’s answers to that question will be dependent not upon the penalty kick itself, but rather its significance. The more important the result of the kick, the more it is remembered, …

Posted: 30th, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Summer Holiday

‘LIKE many off us have a tendency to do at this time of year, Graham Thorpe has decided to take a bit of time off. Most of us, however, were not expected to be one of England’s top run scorers …

Posted: 30th, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who Stewards The Stewards?

‘ON the pitch, almost everything has gone right for England’s cricketers in their first Test against India at Lord’s.

Pitch invasions used to be more genteel affairs

Off it (or occasionally straying onto it), it has been a disaster with …

Posted: 29th, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


England On A Winning Run

‘UNLESS something goes badly wrong today, England will go 1-0 up in their four-match Test series against India and underline the progress they have made under Duncan Fletcher and Nasser Hussain.

England on a better wicket

The fact that it …

Posted: 29th, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Flat Stanley

‘THERE is little denying that football finances are in the doldrums. Looking past the only big money signing of the close season, money has not been the big news it once was.

‘And we’ll trhow in this delightful football ground

Posted: 26th, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Old Boys’ Club

‘POOR old Terry Venables. He phoned Peter Lorrimer, Norman Hunter and the rest of the Leeds old boys, but they all had other commitments, what with the pubs, the after-dinner speaking, the golf and the local radio.

Darren was happy

Posted: 26th, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester Rains Supreme

‘IT’S the first day of the Lord’s Test between England and India, the start of the Commonwealth Games and still Leeds United are the sporting subject uppermost in the Mirror’s mind.

The South African marathon runner got hopelessly lost

With …

Posted: 25th, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Getting Their Kicks On Route ’66

‘ENGLAND’S footballers will be looking forward to the round of pre-season friendlies that will allow them to put the disappointments of the summer behind them and look ahead to the busy schedule of the next 10 months.

They thought it

Posted: 25th, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daft Brush Off

‘SO almost farewell Paul Gascoigne – belcher, Mars bar enthusiast and woman beater. Gazza’s off to ply his unique brand of football at DC United, a less than household name in the United States.

The star wears the stripes

For …

Posted: 24th, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madness

”KOP ARE MAD ON BAD FAD’ declares the Sun. Eh? Come again?

Denis dreams of the day he will don the Old Gold

Well, it’s not the best – or most accurate – headline ever, we’ll give you that. And …

Posted: 24th, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Couture Club

‘THERE are headlines and then there are headlines. And in the latter batch falls the one that appears on the Mirror’s back page: ‘Wise axed by team-mates.’ What initially sounds like a cruel blow is softened by the realisation that …

Posted: 23rd, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Word To The Wise

‘OUR cup floweth over. On the same day that Jeffrey Archer learnt that his appeal against his four-and-a-half year sentence for perjury had been thrown out, we learn that Dennis Wise’s football career may be at an end.

Dennis considers

Posted: 23rd, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tiger Or Els

‘LET’S get the other news out of the way first before we return once again to the ins, outs and shake-it-all-abouts at Leeds United FC.

What’s a South Afrian Ern?

South African Ernie Els won the British Open golf yesterday …

Posted: 22nd, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


There Could Be Trouble Ahead

‘YOU could say that hundreds of thousands of disgusted Irishmen voted with their feet and stayed away from Roy Keane’s first football match on Irish soil since his dramatic early exit from the World Cup.

Roy Keane plays keep-ball

On …

Posted: 22nd, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Unkindest Cut

‘RONALDO, the world’s most in-demand player after Rio Ferdinand and Clinton Morrison, has, in the words of one national newspaper, ‘taken a stand against the financial crisis engulfing European football by urging his club, Inter Milan, to cut his wages’. …

Posted: 19th, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Justin’s Time

‘GOOD old Leeds. Not words you often hear in sporting circles beyond the bounds of Elland Road, but if it weren’t for the Yorkshire club, this summer’s post-World Cup sports pages would have been as empty as David Seaman’s hands.…

Posted: 19th, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sweet PFA

‘IF history is a lesson, Rio Ferdinand’s move between the Uniteds of Leeds and Manchester will result in another glorious period for the Red Devils. Last time such a transfer was enacted, the player involved was a certain Monsieur Cantona, …

Posted: 18th, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Red Devil Within

‘RIO Ferdinand has pretty much burnt his bridges after his agent announced that the England centre-back was looking to play for ‘a bigger and better club’. It may be true, but fans don’t need to hear it – and Pini …

Posted: 18th, July 2002 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0