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We Woz Robbed

by | 12th, November 2004

‘THE £1.2m Alex Ferguson paid Leeds for the services of Eric Cantona might be considered the best value-for-money transfer in Premiership history.

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But the Manchester United manager’s dabblings in the transfer market in recent years have been nothing like as successful.

And the Express suggests the veteran boss’s judgement will be called into question at the club’s annual meeting today.

In particular, Fergie’s refusal to pay £8.6m for Arjen Robben, the Dutch youngster who has set English football alight in the past couple of weeks.

The paper says the £12m that Chelsea eventually paid for the 20-year-old is starting to look like a bargain, especially compared with the £49.8m United have spent on three strikers with only six Premiership goals between them.

In the Mirror, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is hailing the former PSV player as the missing link that will give the Blues the most dangerous forward line in the Premiership.

Arsenal might dispute that claim, especially when a quick look at the table reveals that the Gunners have so far scored 32 goals to Chelsea’s 17.

But it is an ex-Chelsea player who is making headlines in the Sun, where Mark Bosnich (who was thrown out of the game after testing positive for cocaine) claims that there is a massive drugs cover-up in football.

He says that a number of top players have served secret suspensions for drugs, that some clubs cover up positive results and that club bosses tip off players about supposedly random tests.

“It’s easy to say a player has this or that injury, he goes off for a few months of rehab and returns to football with no-one any the wiser,” he says.

This is an excuse for the Sun to follow up yesterday’s pathetic non-story about a Bill actress having taken cocaine with an equally pathetic non-story that you can buy the drug outside some of Manchester’s most trendy bars.

And, although it says the bars like Sugar Lounge and Revolution have a strict anti-drugs policy, its shock revelation is that “it would be simple for a drug user to smuggle in his own stash – or have it delivered by a ‘mule’”.

This is truly amazing news – and has inspired us at Anorak to launch our own campaign to introduce strip searches at the door of every trendy bar and club in the UK.

Hell, why stop there?

Drug users could no doubt smuggle a wrap of coke into a Premiership ground (or have it delivered by a mule) if they tried hard enough. Let’s have strip searches at the turnstiles.

And at the entrance to supermarkets. And churches. And newspaper offices…’

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