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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