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Beckham’s Blues

by | 19th, April 2004

‘DAVID Beckham could be on his way out of Real Madrid, and not only because he has exhausted the Spanish capital’s supply of beautiful women.

‘We are just good friends,’ says Day-vid

The Sun reports that the club could decide to cash in on the England captain if millionaire Enrique Sobrino replaces Florentino Perez as president this summer.

“Beckham has to change,” said Sobrino, who lead an anti-Perez group of 18 influential businessmen. “I would listen to offers for him.”

And that, according to the Sun, would have Chelsea’s billionaire owner Roman Abramovich reaching once again for his cheque book.

And the good women of Chelsea locking up their daughters…

Meanwhile, Abramovich’s Chelsea are in danger of seeing their season collapse, according to influential midfielder Frank Lampard.

He tells the Express that the team needs to rediscover its form and energy for tomorrow night’s European Cup semi-final against Monaco.

“We looked stronger as a team in the build-up to the Arsenal game,” he admitted.

Meanwhile, England’s cricketers get stronger as a team, winning the first one-day international against West Indies yesterday by three wickets.

And the man responsible, says the Mail, was wicketkeeper Chris Read, who responded to being dropped from the Test team with a vital 27 off just 15 balls.

Captain Michael Vaughan described the knock as “a gem”, adding: “If he had a point to prove, he did it in a terrific manner.”

Someone else with a point to prove was snooker player Andy Hicks, whose match against Australian Quinten Hann almost ended in a fight.

The Aussie taunted Hicks during the match about the fact that he had beaten him on the past three occasions they had met.

The left-hander responded by winning the match 10-4 and then, while shaking Hann’s hand, said: “Well, you won’t be in the top 16 next year.”

Hardly explosive stuff, but it clearly riled Hann, who had to be kept away by the referee as he replied: “You’re short and bald and you can have me outside whenever you want.”

What price Alan McManus breaking his cue over John Higgins’ head later in the week?’

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