Saturday, September 6, 2008

I will come another Roo

For SHAUN CUSTIS

Wayne Rooney was expected, said another occur tomorrow in Barcelona.
Andorra Oscar Sonejee hatchet man has a fight with England attacker, if the parties can 18 months ago.
Rooney was booked and transported from the 3-0 victory of then boss Steve McClaren in the football-Europe qualification.
And 'Enforcer' Sonejee has sworn that you be surprised if he returned the Three Lions begin their bid for reaching the finals of the football World Cup against Minnows.
Sonejee, a seller of insurance, revealed: "Rooney has the F word then said:" I am a player, Stern and insulted me, although I insulted him back.
"It was thought," they are Andorra? "Rooney is arrogant.
"It is very hot and aggressive. He said things for me and I told her.
"But I offended Spanish and it is probably not understand.
"It is important for us to be physical and nature, in this game, I will try to do better than last year.
"Since he is a champion with Manchester United Europe. But all this only for people like us, to motivate us more to work.
"Rooney'sa battle, but also I am and I will try them in the same mental and physical pressure, to see whether he is ready to her.
"If England show a lack of respect that they suffer.
"Once a team not in compliance with the game no longer as part of the superstars in the time and comes to 11 to 11, is that anything can happen."
Sonejee also provides for the teaching of captain John Terry a thing or two in the spirit of sport.
The Andorra defender said: "After our last game, Terry tugged the shirt, which I swapped with Jermain Defoe of my hands. It is better not to do so again."

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Leaving was the right choice

Mathieu Flamini, he stresses no remorse, was to leave Arsenal AC Milan.
The center of the land with a season without Champions League football to Milan was fifth in the Serie A last word.
But Flamini, 24, has shown that they are not a thing about his decision, from the Emirates.
He said: "I regret not to decide the AC Milan.
"I am happy with the choice I did. Milan has given me confidence and I paid back - we can still win the UEFA Cup.
"I'm going to Marseille and Arsenal in the Champions League season.
"I think Arsenal can do something, even in competition."

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Phil: We do not need Robinho

Luiz Felipe Scolari urges Chelsea to, without the Brazilian star Robinho to Manchester City has become the beginning of this week.
Mark Hughes swooped alongside the star, if the Blues could not with the Spanish giants Real Madrid.
But Scolari has the rumors that he is angry against the hierarchy of Stamford Bridge, not to sign, with 24 years.
Big Phil said: "This is not a problem for me.
"I do not believe that the people around him seriously Robinho come in Chelsea.
"They were more interested in the best case. But what I said before, on Robinho, I repeat today - it is a very good player and I wish him the best.
"I have read the newspapers, and they say that I am not in anger or with the club. These statements are not entirely accurate.
"I have not said, and I do not believe this. I am very happy with this situation.
"I have a lot of good players, and I am very happy with my team.
"I get the new actors of injuries - Didier Drogba will soon be back and John Obi Mikel has recovered well.
"Michael Ballack and Michael Essien played with injuries, but the two are always better. They are a fantastic example of the figures I have on my team."

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Lamps: Fab's as José

According to mark GILBERT

Frank Lampard welcomed Fabio Capello, that England is very clean "special" by comparing the Italians in Jose Mourinho.
The midfield player of Chelsea, 30, played in the two coaches and to show the similarities between the two men in an interview with the BT Vision magazine.
Lampard said: "Fabio Capello is like Jose Mourinho, as it an aura, something special mark on it against other coaches.
"He has at the highest level, and you can compare Mourinho in this sense.
"Mr Capello is a great name, and brings a sense of leadership and charisma of employment and the type of personality, which is good for England.
"It is a fantastic man-manager. It stimulates me, it is very tactically in the loop, because the thing is, we are accustomed to Chelsea."
The former West Ham as England stressed the restoration of the nation of soccer pride and qualification for the World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
It should be based on a breach in the thigh to time on the Saturday is crucial for World Cup qualifier against Andorra.
Lampard added: "I think if we take as our best, we will talk about the group, but no group is never easy, and it will certainly be difficult.
But he warned England supporters are that you behind the three lions, if it successfully completes its desire to benefit from South Africa jewel within a period of two years.
He added: "We have not been helped by the negative feelings from the fans. The whole team has been booed Croatia during the game.
"You can understand the disappointment of fans, but it does not help. For these names, we must think one thing, and it is to win."

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Roman should be used

For Gavin GLICKSMAN

Ian Wright believes Robinho will not be the last player in Chelsea blunt to Manchester City.
Robinho is his return to the Blues, a shock to £ 32.5million East country to Abu Dhabi United group took control of the city.
And Wright Roman Abramovich believes should address its main objectives decide on London to Manchester.
The legend of Arsenal, said: "Abramovich could get as it wanted, but now every city can come and say:" Excuse me, we want him. "
"You can use the same sum on the table and it is an awakening in Chelsea, because someone else has the party that their muscles to bend.
"It shows that for many players is the money, if they comply with the same quality and the potential to Robinho, I fail to see the problem.
"Many players Chelsea have exactly for this reason and the fact that they are in the Champions League.
"I am sure that the city after arriving the point where they can offer that too much, they go even further to attract star players.
"I think that we are the beginning of another Chelsea."
Wright also believes Robinho, 24, is an immediate impact on fighting the city after its publication by Real Madrid.
He added: "Robinho knows what he wants, and in clear Madrid said he wanted to.
"That takes the ball and the car-conviction, I think that alone shows that there is an impact.
"I think at the end of the day Madrid were relieved to note that anyone but Chelsea.
"It is a very, very good player and is headstrong. This could cause a problem by Mark Hughes somewhere along the line, but I think that the world is his oyster.
"You do not know the city, just next to the return of Robinho.
"But now, with Chelsea they can book for book, I believe that many players want to go."

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Il City punta anche Buffon Pronti 75 milioni di euro

Da Manchester sarebbe pronta una maxi-offerta per il portiere della Juve e della Nazionale. Hughes: "Ci servono i giocatori giusti e li abbiamo già individuati". I tifosi bianconeri si mobilitano

LONDRA (Gb), 5 settembre 2008 - Sessanta milioni di sterline, pari a quasi 75 milioni di euro: questa la cifra che il Manchester City sarebbe pronto a mettere sul tavolo per Gianluigi Buffon. Lo scrive il Daily Star, spiegando che il portierone della Juventus è l'obiettivo n.1 indicato dal tecnico Mark Hughes per il "Dream Team" che i nuovi miliardari arabi vogliono approntare per la prossima stagione.

ASSEGNO IN BIANCO - Non a caso hanno dato all'allenatore un assegno in bianco per la campagna acquisti e il primo nome sulla lista è proprio quello di Buffon, già protagonista di un trasferimento record dal Parma alla Juve nel 2001 per 40 milioni di euro. "Siamo all'inizio di un'avventura eccitante – ha detto Hughes – e l'intenzione è quella di vincere qualcosa di importante. Per farlo, ci servono i giocatori giusti e li abbiamo già individuati. Per questo, sono convinto che a gennaio ci sarà da divertirsi per tutti".

TIFOSI JUVE - Chi, invece, non ha alcuna voglia di ridere sono i tifosi della Juventus che, alla notizia dell'interesse del City per Buffon, hanno invaso i forum specializzati sul web, chiedendo un intervento urgente della società bianconera, per smentire l'inquietante voce che arriva dall'Inghilterra. Per la verità, pochi giorni fa, in un’intervista a Sky, era stato lo stesso portiere a rivelare la sua intenzione di rimanere alla Juventus per un bel pezzo. Vero, era prima che i petrodollari dei nuovi padroni del calcio inglese cominciassero a volare sopra Vinovo. Per ora, comunque, si tratta di indiscrezioni. Fastidiose, ma inevitabili, quando si ha la fortuna di avere fra i pali il migliore al mondo.

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West Ham, check Donadoni

After the farewell technician Curbishley, Hammers have pointed eyes on three known faces of our football: Paolo Di Canio, Roberto Mancini and Gianfranco Zola. But the British tabloids do not exclude the hypothesis of Rp

LONDON (GB), September 5, 2008 - A Mini red inside with Paolo Di Canio, Roberto Mancini and Gianfranco Zola and a title - The Italian Job - which is all a program. Indeed, the "Sun" has ironically chosen to tell what is happening at West Ham, after a surprise farewell for Alan Curbishley on Wednesday, in controversy with the work done by the new technical director of the club, Gianluca Nani, a former Brescia. Already, because the Hammers seem genuinely determined to take a coach and Italian names "hot" on the list of the owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson and the managing director Scott Duxbury are precisely those of the three in the machine, even if "Daily Mirror" and "Daily Mail" put us well Roberto Donadoni, free from the commitments after the change in leading the National World champion and that would have the support of its Dwarfs, while the same agent Donadoni told the BBC that Bob would be thrilled to work in Premier League. Not enough, in these hours the former coach blue is given right on English soil, as confirmed by the ringing of his cell.

MAGNIFICI THREE - Returning to the "magnificent three", Di Canio would certainly the preferred choice of supporters of the Hammers, who have never forgot his past at Upton Park. Among other things, precisely Di Canio would have facilitated the arrival in London dell'attaccante of Turin David Di Michele and just yesterday his agent, Phil Spencer, reiterated the desire of 40enne new coach (has just taken the car) to take the post of Curbishley. A rovinargli the dream could, however, be
Gianfranco Zola, beloved by the parties to Stamford Bridge for his 7 years at Chelsea and came out a little 'surprise in the list of papabili for West Ham. But despite the optimism exempted from the tabloids, we thought the same Zola to cool the enthusiasm, speaking to Sky microphones from Castel di Sangro, near L'Aquila, where the National Under-21 by Pierluigi Casiraghi (of which Zola is technical adviser ) Expects to meet this evening the same age of Greece. "At this moment I think only two games ahead of us (the second will be Tuesday against Croatia, editor's note) - said the former striker Sardinian - because I want very much to work I'm doing here and I like both. Ask the coach every day is challenging and I think now there, but in future not rule out returning to England. " Quote, the latter, which Oltremanica will almost certainly read as a confirmation, given the taste for sensationalism, which exists in these parts. But for now Zola has no intention of changing role and, above all, nation, despite the "Daily Mirror" that support has already been contacted by the Hammers. The third man is without doubt the best technical credentials, not least because Roberto Mancini was driving dell'Inter up to three months ago. But to stop, according to the English press, it would be his desire to coach a team most prestigious, as well as his contractual situation with the company nerazzurra, linked to the buonuscita that was not yet reached.

CASE - Not only Italy, however, in the future of West Ham, given that between the assumptions on the table of Dwarfs & co. there are also Gerrard Houllier, former coach of Lyon and, above all, Slaven Bilic. Initially, the current coach of Croatia was the favorite by bookmakers, but his quotes are precipitated after the admission of wanting to remain in place even in case of defeat against England next Wednesday and despite gains 81,000 pounds a year ( amounting to 100,000 euros), or less than it takes Freddie Ljungberg in a week at Upton Park. Certainly, the summits of the club have hurry to conclude and, after meetings planned in the weekend, the official announcement about the new coach is expected for the beginning of next week, in time to prepare for the next championship challenge against the West Bromwich Albion.

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Del Piero flies to Cyprus

The attacker juventino morning exceeded prove decisive, after the stop and ultrasound yesterday. At the end dell'allenamento and press conference Lippi leaves the group blue Coverciano. Bocelli visiting

COVERCIANO (Florence), September 5, 2008 - Del Piero Del Piero yes or no? That was the question of the morning for the National Assembly. Virtually resolved positively, already at 10.15, to start training. When Ale is appended to the group blue for heating. The official then arrive at 11.40, in the words of the medical staff responsible for the blue Castellacci: Del Piero part for Cyprus.

ALE - But let's go with order. Riavvolgendo the tape of the morning blue. A Coverciano to 10 is a beautiful sun. He is warm. Billboards bordocampo to say: "Champions of the World 4." To remind that on the ball near the grass is not always greener. There is a child who screams, excited: "Father, there is Gigi, there is Gigi." Buffon like to be mad. Azzurri in the field. At 10.15 the group puts in motion. Del Piero is the last in the row, is delayed behind the others. It append yes or no? After a long hesitation. Behind the other. The heating is bland, then when you start to work with the ball Ale passes on the field of Coverciano. Ride. Stretch. Differenziato other words, without the risk of forcing the acciacco to adductor pulling into port.

TRAINING - Meanwhile, there Lippi distributes pettorine pink: 9 to play against 9. Among the owners involved in defense, right Zambrotta, Gamberini, Cannavaro, Grosso, Camoranesi half, Pirlo and De Rossi, before Toni and Di Natale. Gattuso is with the other team, as Gilardino, but then exchange with Toni. The training should ultimately be today without bib, more Gattuso and a centre forward between Toni and Gilardino. Two possible alternatives, always on the deployment of attack. Camoranesi could play in half in place of Gattuso, giving space to a trident true with Iaquinta, or even with the double centre forward Toni-Gilardino, as Lippi has already done in the past. But the company said other things, and it is difficult to think of a pretattica against Cyprus. The training closed at 11.30 with the punishment tried by Pirlo, Grosso and Palombo, who do not wrong one. A bordocampo there is also the singer Bocelli, with his son. It 'a friend of Lippi. Then at 11.40 arrives the official who casts also the only possible shadow of sunny day Tuscany. Del Piero. The doctor says the blue. It is not yet sure it's available for Cyprus - then explain Lippi - but with Georgia will certainly give its contribution.

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Historical challenge to Cuba The U.S. sull'Isla 60 years after

Tomorrow is planning a consignment of qualification to the World 2010 between the National stars and stripes and, indeed, the Caribbean. The federal president Gulati: "It 'a situation unique in history. The objective, however, is bring home the three points"

MILAN, September 5, 2008 - Sessantuno years. Many have passed since the last time in which a U.S. soccer team has set foot on the island of Cuba. A life in practice. Tomorrow, however, the "curse" break. A sign of the times. Already, plans because there is a lot of ball between the National largest in the U.S. and indeed the Caribbean. In prize, three points in the qualification round at the World Cup of 2010.

THE FORMER - As early as 1991 a U.S. team was in Cuba. But it was dell'Under 21; the occasion, the Pan American Games. A drop in the ocean, however, thinking that the U.S. embargo still resists the island. At 20 local time, tomorrow touches to the "biggest". A challenge apparently without history, given the tradition of Team USA, and level semi-amateur, against the Cubans. The U.S. boys start today from Miami, where they have been in retreat for a week, with destination Havana.

IS AND ESCAPE - They will have little time, however, to make tourists. But the chairman of the U.S. Federation, Sunil Gulati, said he was glad for this opening: "It 'a situation unique in history. The objective, however, is bring home the three points - told the NY Times -. If the boys are satisfied with the program? They know very well that there is the relationship with Cuba. I do not think you lose much. " Training, match, and immediately return home. As is the practice, agree, but after sessantuno years, perhaps we could do something more.

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Nightmare Gehrig's disease Borgonovo: "I'm evil"

The former striker Milan and Fiorentina attaverso a voice synthesizer tells his drama: "I want to improve the quality of life for patients and support Sla researchers." The October 8 beneficial friendly between rossoneri and purple for his Foundation

MILAN, September 5, 2008 - Stefano Borgonovo, former centre forward Fiorentina and Milan, is sick of Sla (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), better known as Gehrig's disease. Sickness to inexorable course - all the muscles seem to stop gradually, but the mind remains lucid - the Sla has already killed 39 former players, as determined by Raffaele Guariniello, the Turin magistrate. On average, Sla hits six hundred thousand people each in Italian football Guariniello and its experts have identified 43 cases out of 30 thousand players: clear disproportion. Doping, however, got little and the litmus test is cycling, sports in which there is no trace of Sla. Probable that the correlation between football and Gehrig's disease is caused by a cocktail of factors: trauma to the legs and head; abuse of anti-inflammatory; excessive efforts in training and matches; contact with pesticides used for playing fields; genetic predisposition. In addition to Borgonovo, when three other former players suffering from Sla, are two centrocampisti B and C of the Eighties and Piergiorgio Horn, formerly of Como.

PRIVACY - For nearly a half years and was known disease Borgonovo, but Stephen did not want his story to be told. Until Massimo Mauro, the Foundation Mauro and Vialli which collects funds to fight disease, and Dr. Mario Melazzini, president dell'Aisla, the association in Italy that helps families affected by the tornado Sla, convinced Borgonovo to open up. Stefano agreed to meet a troupe of Sky.

SINTETIZZATORE - Borgonovo no longer able to speak for some time. E 'tracheotomizzato and speaks with a voice synthesizer, to your computer. He speaks with his eyes: his eyes command a mouse and software through the relevant letters are transformed into speech. A Sky said: "I thank Milan and Fiorentina, Galliani and Della Valle, because I neighbours. I want to create a Foundation Borgonovo to help research and the sick as me. " Will be organised a friendly with cash handed over to the new structure by Stefano. Donadoni, Ancelotti, Baggio, Maldini and Dunga did get messages of solidarity.

SERENITA '- Borgonovo lives in Giussano, north of Milan, and is supported by his family: his wife Chantal and 4 children, one male and three females. The firstborn has twenty years, the last baby was born when Borgonovo suffered the first symptoms of the disease. Stefano is being treated at "Nemo" at the Niguarda Milan, where Nemo has a double meaning: Nemo as an acronym of "Neuro-muscolar omnicenter," center specialized in mali as Sla, muscular dystrophy and spinal atrophy, and Nemo as the fish of cartoon Disney by Pixar ( "Finding Nemo", 2004), tormented by a fin atrophic. Borgonovo is clear, does not prove resentment or anger for football, believes the disease inevitable. He past moments blacks, wanted to isolate itself, then he realized that his name can be spent to raise funds for research. Today says that you have goals: "Enhancing the quality of life of every patient Sla and ensure that everyone has a voice synthesizer; support researchers." And so he became adviser dell'Aisla, along with Massimo Mauro, who knows well how pain can cause a serious illness.

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Lippi: "We want the three points" Buffon: "About me fantacalcio"

The coach encourages the Azzurri: "Enough talk, now we must act. Sottovaluteremo not the enemy." I agree also Buffon: "We want to confirm samples." And on market offerings: "The old leadership would have accepted, this is different"

FLORENCE, September 5, 2008 - "I start with a Tuscan proverb." I pray: "I talk them off the wind, now we must act." And 'the second time that Marcello Lippi part the attack. This time means that "serve the facts, not more words. I am not admitted errors underestimation opponent and the environment. But they are mistakes that intelligent people do not commit and our group is mature."

MARACANA '- Continue the coach: "Only the name, Cyprus, not stuzzica fantasy. In more play in a stadium that will have little to do with the Olympic or Maracanà. There will be a little grassy mantle as few people will on the sidelines. But we want the first three points, the defence of the title of world champions also from here. Do not do the mistake of not sufficiently consider the adversary, would not have understood nothing. "

ZERO ADVANCE - Lippi not sbilancia on training: "First I have to communicate to players," leaving open a window on the availability of Del Piero who "might" be among the invited. "We want to exploit all our weapons at the disposal" continues. Then he concludes: "I repeat, speeches them by the wind. And the bicycles Leghorn. Way, is the addition that put us in Viareggio, I do not want to Livorno."

BUFFON AND THE MARKET - Dell'imminente engagement with Cyprus also spoke Gigi Buffon immediately after the workout. He is a private phone call, even before the shower, and then "delivery" to journalists, for over 30 '. As always available. Talk about everything Gigi Buffon, bandana on his head and eye vispo. Speaks market, because he asked what would happen in case of mad bid for him, like that of Chelsea for Kakà. "First of all we are talking about fantacalcio, because it speaks both bids princely, but I always I want first-hand to understand what are true. Then I do not know if anyone could really offer 100 million for me, I do not think, are six years older of Kakà. And I accontento to have been paid over the goalkeeper when passai from Parma to Juventus. Flags in football today, there are always less - continues goalkeeper white - but I do not know if I would leave Juve leave. The old leadership bianconera yes, this is different. And I am aware of being a player important for the bianconeri, I am proud. "

BUFFON AND JUVE - Juve, then, that point back to the highest goals. "We returned a large level. If the Inter Quaresma ago with fear? Was the first well, but we have." Gilardino, who has made goals for Fiorentina: "Bravo him so blame our defence?". Cannavaro, who found in National and find from opponent in Champions League: "We understand with a sigh: with his charisma is an important player for the rearguard." Juve which is an important nucleus for the national team: "We are many, and lacks Chiellini."

BUFFON AND THE NATIONAL - And National asks to speak the match with Cyprus tomorrow evening will not have a super appeal, but that is three points in a qualification to the World 2010. "Lippi is always the usual, we want to confirm samples, and curiosity in the measure with this new challenge. Scudettino The iridato on blue mesh that sfoggeremo to Larnaca? I know that is the first time this has happened. See that fortune (but does not say so) that I have. " As the National and Juventus that they can count on him.

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Ferdinand missing the second day of training

Rio Ferdinand remains a doubt for England opening World Cup qualifier against Andorra, but will deal with the Barcelona game on Saturday. Today Fernando lost a second day of training after a back slope, but by England medical staff tomorrow, reports suggest it will be able to play.
Matthew Upson Joleon Lescott and Fabio Capello are in the 23-man squad and should be your favorite partner John Terry in the middle and rear, Fernando should not be the time. Ferdinand to Manchester United colleague Wes Brown is also a possibility and not drafted Capello all other players in the team to replace vice-captain.
The only other missing training at London Colney this morning is the Midfielder Joe Cole, Chelsea, you can start the game, if necessary, especially since Midfielder Steven Gerrard of Liverpool has already been refuted by injuries. Cole received blows to his calf and yesterday, in line with Fernando, in Barcelona and will be evaluated in the morning.
Emile Heskey today talking about his pleasure to be around Capello's team for the double header against Andorra and Croatia, despite the return to fitness-Michael Owen and must be elected before Wigan Greve. Heskey was Capello's team at the end of the month of friendship with the Czech Republic and maintain its place at the expense of Owen.
"I'm enjoying my football at the moment," said Heskey, as follows: 32 at the start of the World Cup in South Africa in 2010. "It's true, because you very quickly. I know that people before the end of his career, and they say that you can enjoy every minute."
Heskey won the first of his 46 caps in 1999 but was by Sven-Goran Eriksson battle groups after a disappointing Euro 2004, nor to Steve McClaren September and last. McClaren has recalled Heskey for the Euro 2008 qualifying victory over Israel and Russia, but the attacker was wounded in the last two games of the campaign without success.
"I've never left and has shown that when I went back into the team for the two qualifying rounds with Israel and Russia," he said. "You should never give up. You just have to hang up and to maintain performance and hope that the Director will propose. And it's nice to see the manager always has faith in me and I will be in the team."

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Giggs: United are still Number 1

The Sun

Ryan Giggs says Manchester United are still the biggest club in the world, despite the enormous cash at the local level city rivals.
An investment group of Arabia has a blow to East's influence on the transfer deadline day, then surprised the world with the "£ 32.5million swoop for Robinho.
But despite the arrival of more signatures in the next year in the city, Giggs States claims the history and tradition, which by its neighbours.
He said: "The city has the richest owners in the world, but I still see States as the largest club in the world.
"States have a statute and the history that took years to build. It goes back to the Busby Babes - by players like Sir Bobby Charlton and George Best
"It will be very interesting to see what is happening in the city, but what we in Germany is very specific.
"You see, if it is abroad pre-season, do you how popular countries. We have fans in India, China, South America.
"This popularity is the result of our history. The money can not necessarily as you."
From the city new owners have shown they want at the end of the club in the Premier League, four for the first time in its history.
But Giggs believes that they fight to achieve this goal in this season.
He added: "Much will depend on the players they buy, how quickly they freeze and the way they treat the attention.
"People have long called for now if someone can break in the group. The people expect association of the city, and there are a lot of pressure on them in every season.
"The whole world is to draw attention to Manchester."
And Giggs claims Nations itself transfer time of signing day - Dimitar Berbatov - gives the team a boost that the team try to defend its title-League.
He added: "I was glad when the process is known. I played against Berbatov in the last season and it was out - I was really impressed.
"He has a great technical and provides a physical presence, which we previously lacked.
"With Louis Saha disappeared before the center is perhaps the only area where we have been."

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Balotelli: "I'm Italian Giocherò always in blue "

The talent dell'Inter the National bride: "I have never taken into consideration the possibility of playing with Ghana, even when two years ago, I have convened. Here are available if the game will give the maximum, otherwise I will typhoid from the bench"

CASTEL DI SANGRO (L'Aquila), September 4, 2008 - "I'm Italian, I feel Italian, giocherò always with the National Italian." It is a declaration of love all'azzurro and the tricolour to Supermario Balotelli. "I have never taken into consideration the possibility of playing with the national team of Ghana, even when two years ago, I have convened." All this the Inter said during the press conference held in late morning today at Castel di Sangro. On its possible debut in blue mesh with the Under 21 tomorrow evening with Greece said: "I'm available here, if I had to be part dell'undici the initial give my best for the team. Same thing if I had to stay out: I will typhoid from the bench. "

THE ROLE - The role that prefers said then they feel a centre forward although nell'Inter game by side. When asked about what evidence nell'indossare the blue jersey replied that "for now I can only respond in part because I have worn only that dell'allenamento. Sensations and feelings after refer them when I have worn the official race."

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Di Canio and Mancini Temptation West Ham

At Upton Park is already thought to after Curbishley, after the turbulent farewell technician. Among the papabili also the former idol of the "Hammers" and the former coach dell'Inter. Newcastle home instead Kevin Keegan, the support of strong supporters, calls for the head of the Executive Director Dennis Wise

LONDON (GB), September 4, 2008 - Waters very troubled Oltremanica for the events tied to benches West Ham and Newcastle. After the clamorose resignation yesterday of Alan Curbishley from Upton Park, in controversy with the campaign purchases made by the club, the former technician has sfogato columns on the "Sun", telling that he was stabbed behind during the recent football, visa that have sold players like Anton Ferdinand and George McCartney (Sunderland passed to) without his consent. "I had an agreement with West Ham - said Curbishley - according to which I was the only one to decide the composition of the team, but the company has continued to make choices on players without coinvolgermi. In the end, I have had to go. "

BILIC - And now to Upton Park is already time to think about after "Curb", although the "Daily Mail" writes today that some executive has tried to convince the coach resigned to reconsider its decision. Inutilmente. The name "hot", which for the truth runs from week because the crisis between Curbishley and summits of West Ham is certainly not yesterday's news, is that d Slaven Bilic, current coach of Croatia and former column of the Hammers. And although bookmakers for its settlement is to be given 3 to 1 and many newspapers (see "Daily Mirror", "Daily Telegraph" and "Daily Star") with bullet decision on his application, Bilic would be very reluctant to take the job ( show as "Sun" and "Times"), because under its contract with the federation until 2010.

ITALIAN JOB - From here, the need to find other possible replacements: the second name on the list of bookies is to Harry Redknapp (since 6 to 1, although the coach of Portsmouth said he was happy his work at Fratton Park), but the most attractive options are all Italian and called Paolo Di Canio (an idol of the Hammers, inter alia, as the "Sun", creator of the arrival of David Di Michele and fresh licence as a coach, with the dream never hidden to sit on the bench of his former team) and Roberto Mancini (pushed, as he wrote the "Daily Mail", the technical director Gianluca Dwarfs). In fact, until the early hours of this morning ran his name by Davide Ballardini, but then the blitz of Zamparini, who has hunted Colantuono and took the former's technical bench for Cagliari, Palermo, called him out of the race . Certainly, the West Ham seeks to define the issue of new coach by next Sunday, when addressing the West Bromwich.

RICATTO - we move further north, at home Newcastle, is an ethereal armed truce. To give straight usual, "Sun" Indeed, Kevin Keegan, strong supporters of the support unconditional (which would have threatened to boycott the forthcoming races housewives) and that of players (according to the "Daily Mirror", on war footing with ownership), would have imposed a series of ultimatums to society during their meeting yesterday: that is, "redundant Dennis Wise (executive director of the club) and vice-chairman Tony Jimenez and give total control of the team and contracts of players or I'm going. " "The way in which Keegan is treating the matter is nothing short of astounding - a source told the tabloid Newcastle - and if it succeeds in achieving its objectives, will have the power that has never managed to have since returned" .

ALAN - But to ruin the plans of "King Kev" We think the exclusivity of the "Daily Star", that Newcastle would be considering the hypothesis Marcelino if Keegan were to leave. The current technical del Real Zaragoza (full name Marcelo Garcia Toral) already had revealed in May that he was contacted by some emissaries Toon (at the time, Keegan and the club owner, Mike Ashley, were a step away from breaking after the statements of the actual value of the technical team, for him unable to compete with the "Fab Four" the Premier League). As for the legend Alan Shearer, the only really able to calm the fans in the event of farewell Keegan, it seems, however, unlikely that the company may decide to focus on him, after snobbato in January. Besides, even the same Shearer has always said is not interested in replacing "King Kev" so aware of the delicate situation inside the club, as well as the risk that would entail the fact of having to measure with a predecessor so cumbersome.

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Juve ready contract to lock Giovinco

Meeting at home between Blanc, Dry and manager of player: there is the agreement in principle to renew until 2013. But we still talk about figures

TURIN, September 4, 2008 - Closed the market, Juventus began the season of renewals. And the first contract under consideration is also the most heard by society and by the fans: that of Sebastian Giovinco. Yesterday afternoon when there was a meeting of Alessio Secco and Jean-Claude Blanc with Claudio Pasqualin and Andrea D'Amico, manager of player. Mancava only him, busy with the Under-21 of Casiraghi in the withdrawal of Castel Di Sangro, but more important was the presence of the managing director, absent the first two appointments. It was discussed a five-year contract, until 2013, but between demand and supply there is still a certain distance, which the parties have not yet arrived for signature. It will take at least another meeting, then, and today is planning a new telephone contact, a sign that the intention is to arrive as soon as an agreement.

A DIAMOND - "There is harmony of intent - said after Pasqualin - We can talk about convergence parallel, because on general concepts we agree even if we have not yet fixed the numbers, which also have their importance. Awareness another is that we are dealing with a particular player, a diamond that shortly rifulgerà in all its glory, as Sebastian has already understood. "

DANGEROUS ATTENZIONI - With this contract Juventus intends to lock down its jewel, which is beginning to attract the attention of some rich foreign clubs. The first to make eyes at him was the Cska Moscow in the first team debut, that of Juventus in series B. He came over a 10 million euro, but the leaders of Turin, that despite the age and stature firmly believed in him, preferred to give in under the loan all'Empoli Almiron. In the first year in Serie A Giovinco has collected 35 goals and 6 presences, meritandosi the return in Turin.

WORK 50 THOUSAND EURO - The Olympics represented the international showcase that still was missing, so much so that in August there was even the interest dell'Arsenal ready to pay 7.5 million. "Not enough for half - replied the Juve - also because it is not a player who intend to sell." But probably were precisely the sirens British to accelerate the negotiations for the pr olungamento: with the current employment of 50 thousand euros per season the company is at risk of losing Giovinco.

THE QUESTION OF ROLE - The negotiations for renewal this falls within the Green Line of Juventus desired by John Elkann in person. Indeed, one can say that Giovinco is the symbol of this policy. Sebastian, twenty-two years is a product of white nursery where he entered between the Chicks, is not cost anything and faces a huge future. Claudio Ranieri has baptized vice Nedved, because with Cagni at Empoli has also played outside left, because in Juve missing someone who can make the change to the Czech Republic and perhaps also because with Del Piero, Iaquinta, Amauri and Trezeguet in attack there space. But in reality is a bit and as such in perspective should become rather the heir to Del Piero, whose first prosecutor was Claudio Pasqualin.

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Palermo, via Colantuono Ballardini new coach

Prime exemption in series A, after a single day. Zamparini has relieved from the coach, already exonerated and then recalled last season, giving confidence to former Cagliari

PALERMO, September 4, 2008 - Now everything is clear. That is why Maurizio Zamparini had to postpone the press conference of the purchase made on gongs market, Davide Succi from Ravenna, el'aveva postponed until this morning. Why wanted to be. He wanted to tell him directly in print and television, or to the whole Palermo, because of the second by Stefano Colantuono exemption from the bench of Palermo.

WHY '- Yesterday, in an interview with Primaradio, had already criticized the work of technical Roman indicating which would have been for him the right moves to tackle the Udinese: "I would have done play - he said - and Miccoli Cavani peak with a trequartista behind to help further the midfield. " In fact, in the same interview, had even partially reassured the coach giving a sort of ultimatum with a view to compete with Rome, September 13, nell'anticipo the second championship, "Do not sleep for two nights, let us remain Colantuono long with us, but after the ko with Portogruaro (friendly summer), Ravenna (Coppa Italia) and Udinese against giallorossi have to pull the money. " Words that should not be liked to Colantuono.

PAGO THEREFORE PRETENDO - evidently friulano however, the third night difficult, not wanted or been able to wait so and has granted the former's technical Cagliari Davide Ballardini these ten days of preparation in order to bring the improvements necessary to return to see a good team and reasoned: "I think - said yesterday friulano yet - that he built the best since Palermo in Sicily and even if the preparation precampionato was turning evil I pay, and then pretend to have players ready from the start of the championship."

ECCO BALLARDINI - Colantuono leaves from Palermo for the second time since its turbulent history with Zamparini. As early as November 2008, even after three months since the last championship, was exonerated after their resounding 0-5 outside with Juventus. Decision taken impulse confirmed as the next phone call a few months after which Zamparini admitted the error, sent home for the fifth time Guidolin, and took over the Roman Empire. But the disastrous start of the season has produced yet another zampariniana steering towards a new name (it seems however Guidolin with the contract, maturity 2009, would have been terminated and therefore one million euros would be saved), Ballardini, who last year Cagliari took in water and cattivissime with nine victories led him to salvation. At Barbera lost 2-1, but obviously the game expressed by rossoblu entusiasmò Zamparini that in these days of insomnia has reviewed the images of that Cagliari choosing the Ravenna (another after Succi) for driving rosanero.

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Ambrosini: "Macché utopia This Milan is a project "

The midfielder rossonero calls atacco time for the stars. Galliani, Braida and Ancelotti for dinner: "A working meeting is necessary to keep track of everything. The fans? They trust"

MILAN, September 4, 2004 - Utopia? "Utopia not. Project. A project to which we must all work together, because we must show and win, be beautiful and practical." Massimo Ambrosini is in the heart of Milan, runs, defends and makes goals. A midfielder goes on average 9 km and even more, but Ambrosini is no longer tired of other times, despite the spectacular layout of the new Milan for Ronaldinho.

EXAMPLES - "If I told you that I felt the lack of balance on my legs and that was worse than other times, I would say a lie. Do not count the number of attackers, has the attitude of the team. The Barcelona played with Ronaldinho, Deco , Xavi, Eto'o. Eto'o was done kilometers, all played well and won well. Playing a football costly and success is possible, but we have time to work. AC Milan is an open yard and I would have said even if we had won. In precampionato we were missing so many players and we have not had the opportunity to become the team we would like to be. We must work so much, together. But the potential it has in hand our coach is enormous and Milan good that you saw for twenty minutes is not only a utopia. "

SUPPER - It is convinced Ambrosini, I am convinced other players, technical staff and managers. But a defeat brings with it questions and analysis and for this Tuesday afternoon, the vice-president Galliani spoke at length with Jean Pierre Meersseman and Daniele Tognaccini, those responsible for MilanLab. And then he met and brought to dinner and Braida Ancelotti.

UPDATES - "A meeting of the work required to keep track of all, on the technical, physical trainer and doctor - says Galliani, who smentendo dinner of the evening is somehow linked to alleged malumori berlusconiani about all'allenatore not -. I heard the president, the initiative of the meeting is mine, and was useful. Now they are coming good news: Kakà and Senderos are in place and Borriello in recovery. " The attacker would go from Martens, who has worked in the coming days: will probably be ready for third championship.

TIFOSI - Galliani is convinced that the project is right and fans seem to give him reason: the past Milan share has exceeded 41 thousand subscribers. "A figure that is even more significant because it was reached after a defeat: it means that people have understood the spirit of our team. The match with Bologna reminds me that between AC Milan of Arrigo Sacchi and Fiorentina. Perdemmo 2 -- 0, but people had seen good game and was happy. 'Ronaldinho clear that we like so: embodies our idea of football. " For now, Milan is a site that enchants. But we need to build quickly Milanello and everybody knows that.

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Lies and betrayals

By Andrew DILLON and Pat Sheehan

West Ham is a club torn by bust-ups, betrayal and lies.
Alan Curbishley ended yesterday, because he was sick, the club sells players behind his back.
But SunSport can now show the problems go far deeper than during a club in grave danger implosion.
We can show:
* Two senior players had a bitter fight in Saturday's home victory 4-1 Blackburn.
* Skipper Lucas Neill had a flaming row with stones captain by the same party.
* Charges have been widely disseminated, that stones captain had lost their wardrobe.
* The director was the club sells seething George McCartney behind his back.
A senior player, England defender Matthew Upson, surprisingly betrayed his own head the back cover by fans ausgepfiffen, Curbishley in recent games.

Upson said: "The supporters have every reason to be frustrated and angry when they are on the leaders is it something he saw in and with."
Ironically, it was the headquarters Upson was a violent exchange with Craig Bellamy in the dressing room after Saturday.
In the wake of the mad Curbishley line between the master and Club-Neill, the Aussie defender crack, if stones placed on board his side for throwing away an almost 2-0.
Neill, 30, was convinced that the team supporters great value for money, in a metropolis to win 4-1 and deserves no criticism.
West Ham made Curbishley was fully aware of the need to balance the payroll during the summer and reducing the size of an "inflated" squad.
Icelandic owner and president of Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson is also have been aware of how his money was spent during the last few months.
Will pay a portion of Veteran's Freddie Ljungberg has 85000 £ week contract was easy to digest for boarding stones - but that migration has seen Bobby Zamora, John Pantsil, Richard Wright and Anton Ferdinand sold all of the insane. The club's decision to sell Full-McCartney to return to Sunderland behind his back to £ 6million opens a second front in the war destroyed Upton Park
The Northern Ireland star wife has clearly indicated that it was unable to get around the capital and wanted a step backwards in the Northeast.
But aboard stones were promised there would be no more turnover and he felt not enough support to find a substitute.
Conferences to sign new right Paulo Ferreira of Chelsea in the day time collapsed and hammers-Kongo, finally, left, Herita Llunga return of a long season on loan Toulouse - But itself is a Hit hook.
Curbishley relieved of his frustrations to Directors, Monday evening, and he told pals was happening, one week to study and decide its future yesterday, he could no longer continue.
The Committee made no attempt to change his mind - and only two hours later, they were drawing up a list of replacement.
Curbishley, contrary to the trend and the packaging of his team with the British player. It punishes a club record £ 7.5m Deal for firebrand striker Bellamy Wales and has Charlton in his old midfielder Scott Parker more Kieron Dyer.
Injury-hit Dyer is not yet a year after a break of two legs and Bellamy returned only on Saturday from a bar problem has made in February. It manages 12 games between them last season.
Temporarily, there were talents of £ 30m in the treatment table and has contributed to this Curbs "deteriorating relationship with his boss.
The jackhammers, as director of football Gianluca Nani in an imperative to overcome what they felt the leaders of gaps and virtually a new medical team was in
Long-term pitchers as centre half Danny Gabbidon were packed in a clinic in Milan.
For a KOP East End rock and a former midfielder, Curbishley surprising to fight for synchronous in the club.
The few fans chanting his name, and many were the first of its critical approach to security.
Maybe stones captain was easily fashioned for a foreign club owners. Emphasize that the interference of men in the box Manager may be the case last season, he was appointed to be settled-on touchline suit and wearing a costume.

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City, blow Robinho But the sheikhs is not enough

In the long chased by Abramovich, the Brazilian was at the end purchased by new owners Arab society in Manchester, who want to create the biggest clubs in the world: Cristiano Ronaldo next target

LONDON, September 3, 2008 - Poor Abramovich, who figure. The sheikhs of Manchester City have launched the challenge to English football, Europe and the world. And the first slap was for the Russian billionaire, who has seen blow by Robinho, target market Chelsea throughout the summer. Abramovich did not wish to revive the 40 million put on the table Real Madrid by the new owners of City also because they would have escaped. He is only against the entire emirate of Abu Dhabi: a wealth of 16 billion euros against a fortune of 1 trillion dollars (700 billion). Faced with the family of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi lord, 15 ° paperone Earth looks like a pygmy. The oilfields of Abu Dhabi account for 10 percent of world reserves.

SPEAKERS RICOLME - With the price of a barrel to the stars, dell'emirato coffers are more full than ever. 7 The United Arab Emirates are to race each other for primacy of luxury, quality of life, and structures dream. He was head the party in Dubai, but the cousins of Abu Dhabi are lane. It came first in Premier, burning the consortium of Dubai (DIC) which for over a year pointing to ownership of Liverpool. The architect of which covers the Manchester City is Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nayhan, champion endurance horse racing, Minister in the government of the Emirates Arabs chaired by his brother, Sheikh Khalifa. President of First Gulf Bank and various investment companies, has married a daughter of the sheik of Dubai, Mohammed Al-Maktoum.

INVESTMENT REAL - The purchase of Manchester City by former Thai Prime Minister Shinawatra is framed nell'Abu United Dhabi Group (ADUG), offshoots of investment fund of the royal family (ADIA), the second largest in the world after the Bank of Japan. Mansour has delegated the management of the City to Sulaiman Al-Fahim, 31 years, a businessman well known in the Arab world. Al-Fahim on Monday launched a flurry of offers parallel, from Robinho to Berbatov, David Villa for Gomez, even Torres, for a total of 200 million. Only Robinho went to port. Berbatov was literally kidnapped by Sir Alex Ferguson. But Al-Fahim has a clear mandate and boundless: transform the City in the largest team in the world.

DREAM TEAM - All galacticos are under attack, no matter the price. Cristiano Ronaldo first. "We want the biggest players in business - proclaims Al-Fahim -. Cristiano Ronaldo said he would play in the biggest club in the world: the City soon will become, more than Manchester United and Madrid. Buffon to door, then Sergio Ramos, Cannavaro, Ferdinand, Abidal, Gerrard, Kakà, Messi, Torres, Villa. For 650 million euros. A "dream team" where Robinho threatens the bench. Risks already the coach Mark Hughes. Scolari, Mourinho, Hiddink, Rijkaard: Manchester City has already need one like them.

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The Oasis exalted to City "It 'time of collected"

The purchase of the team by the sheiks of Abu Dhabi unleashes the leader of Manchester band Noel Gallagher, a fan of Citizens: "It 'beautiful know that every time a fan of Manchester United will make petrol our campaign finance purchases"

MILAN, September 3, 2008 - A life on the lowest rung. While other, the hated cousins, celebrating. The cups, badges, samples. The only satisfaction possible, beat in the derby. A feeling shared by the supporters of many teams, forced to share the stage with a citizen of big European football. The supporters of Manchester City know it well.

RIVINCITA - But now the dream when collected, driven by petrodollars of the new owners. Their state of mind is well expressed by the voice (and voice) of a fan "doc": Noel Gallagher, leader of rock band Oasis: "I have always thought that 40 years of loyalty would be rewarded in some way and have always hoped that one day someone would come that allows us to esaltarci "said guitarist in an interview. "It will be wonderful to know that every litre of petrol or a fan of Manchester United will use to end their car straight straight to our campaign finance purchases."

TIFOSI SCATEN AT I - The arrival at the helm of the club of Arab sheikhs dell'Adub (Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment) has sparked fans Citizens, after the bang for the purchase of Robinho from Real. "To become the richest club in the world is exciting," said Gallagher, on tour in Montreal, Canada, with the band. The Oasis in the past often ended their concerts intoning a chorus stadium against Manchester United.

PORTUGUESE - The guitarist says that it would not be surprised if in a few years coming to Eastlands Jose Mourinho, current technical dell'Inter. "Mourinho might end up here within a few seasons, if there are still money." For now, new owners have promised another Portuguese, the star of the mid-sky of Manchester, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Milan Genoa without fans Incognita Napoli-Fiorentina

Iron Fist: the consignment of Marassi without supporter rossoneri; blocked the sale of tickets for the match, Sao Paulo, pending the decisions of sports courts. Manganelli: "This is organised crime." The Dda: "But is not that c'entri the Camorra"

ROME, September 3, 2008 - The Casms del Viminale, the Committee of analysis for the safety of sporting events, in addition to confirm the already announced barring travel of supporters of Naples for the entire championship, decided the ban on travel of supporters rossoneri for Genoa-Milan, September 14 and also for power-Gallipoli for Sunday, September 7 (Pro League, group A of the first division). For Italy-Georgia Wednesday in Udine, in the World Cup qualifiers of 2010, state of "maximum alert". Vibonese-Cosenza, September 7 (Pro League, group C of the second division) will be disputed in camera. No decision on another race at risk, Ancona-Ascoli on Sunday 7. On Napoli-Fiorentina, September 14, however, the measures remain in abeyance pending the decisions of sports courts, but for now the sale of tickets is blocked.

MANGANELLI - An analysis of the Head of Police Antonio Manganelli confirms the suspicions on the facts related to Roma-Napoli game last Sunday. "We have reason to believe that there is an influence of organised crime in managing the episode of Naples, in conducting these incidents - said Manganelli in Palermo, on the sidelines of the commemoration of the massacre in which lost his life, General Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa -. We have close contacts, Police and Carabinieri, with the public prosecutor of Naples, that no accident has entrusted to Dda (Directorate District Antimafia, editor's note) the affair. Today there will be meetings of investigative facilities with the public prosecutor to plan measures contrast not only linked to this affair but also to everyone what you're doing and will continue to do in combat crime mafia. "

THE DDA - "not always behind the violence there is the Camorra. I terrei well distinct aspect of the presence of actors also affiliated to camorristico system within the violent groups from what today is to envisage, that is as if there camorristica was a strategy behind these groups, which in our view there is no ". The remarks by Franco Roberti, head of District Anti-Mafia Directorate (Dda) Naples, the microphones Ecoradio about the close link between Camorra and groups of hooligans. When asked about the opening of an investigation by the Dda on these recent events of violence, Roberti adds: "The Dda has already ongoing investigations for previous episodes of violence created on landfill during the events known over the past days.'s Wait hours of receiving an informative facts on Sunday and then evaluate if there is the competence of Dda or if the power of attorney is only ordinary. "

NO TO SPECIAL TRAINS - Saturday and Sunday - has continued Manganelli - were two days in stadiums that have not reported any incident. It is certainly a record since Raciti. There was this episode of intemperanza of a large, very large group of troublemakers Neapolitans. " The Head of Police said he was then "absolutely contrary to special trains: it was the government past and present is that compared to everything that can promote travel supporters. These troublemakers have contaminated not only a day but also a virtuous path that you're doing. They must be identified and punished. This is what we are doing - concluded Manganelli - today I sent in Naples my deputy, the prefect Knight. "

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Ronaldo and Recoba together is the attack of the unemployed

The market is over, but the players can tesserare released until March 31, 2009. Among them also a champion of Italy, Cesar, two warriors of midfield as Motta and Appiah and the former dell'Inter attack. We try to put together a team

MILAN, September 3, 2008 - The market is finished with casks: Quaresma, Milito, Robinho. With the new owners Saudis Manchester City that threaten to buy half-Premier (fortunately must wait at least until January). But the sales season begins now: the lists of released is not impossible to find the deal, the old man seeking ransom or the former promise with a great future now behind our backs, to be recovered. And I am tesserabili until March 31, 2009.

UNEMPLOYED FC - not organise events, are still unemployed "luxury", but if they wanted could also put on a hypothetical team. Maybe not very dynamic, but capable, if justified, at least to fight for salvation. Try for the game, to deploy an eleven: leads the former Parma Bucci, defended four with Valerio Bertotto (35), Gaetano De Rosa (35), Fabio Galante and Aparecido Cesar (a sample of Italy 'desaparecido' together his mentor Mancini); midfield to the muscles of ghanese Stephen Appiah (courted But in these hours from West Ham), the grit of Alessio Tacchinardi and the former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid Thiago Motta (with the return of Maniche is among colchoneros been placed at the door), Stefano Fiore (ended adventure to Mantova) behind the tips and an attack by nostalgia Inter: Alvaro Recoba and Ronaldo.

OTHER CHOICES - In the bench, spoilt for choice as a goalkeeper Cristiano Lupatelli (30 years), a promise as Fabio Gatti (26), a incontrista as Giuliano Giannichedda. And then Manitta and Giampà, left on foot from the failure of Messina. The coach? Many names, the curriculum more prestigious (and the highest engagement) is probably that of Roberto Mancini.

PHENOMENON - Age, ailments, high salary main problems. The names are all respect, just think the most obvious: Ronaldo. Twice European Footballer of the Year several times ashore to the knees who surrender. The photos depict the summer with the bacon from viveur not encourage, but the "Phenomenon" has already raised once, we could bet sull'eterno return?

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Cannavaro: "No to violence"

"The violence of supporters of Naples? I think that is not exclusively a problem of my town. Solutions? No to block travel and the closure of stadiums. We must get to the curves, ripulirle and return to the stadium families." Amelia at home

FLORENCE, September 3, 2008 - was sworn not to have prepared: "I was sitting there, I thought between me and me: 'If I have this opportunity not escape me do' and so was. I think it was right after much controversy, I wanted also be a way to defuse. " Fabio Cannavaro thoughts yesterday afternoon, when from the hands of the Fifa president Blatter has received (a couple of years later) the World Cup. The captain shows his smile and immediately conceals.

VIOLENCE OF ALL - Why the theme here is decidedly more serious. "The incidents of violence involving supporters of Naples? I think it is always regrettable to see certain images. But I also believe that it is not exclusively a problem of Naples and Naples. Worse, covers all cities and fans of all teams. Solutions? I do not think that the ideal is blocking travel or even the closure of stadiums, we call the fans honest. Enter into curves, remove the violent and laugh the stage for families and children. To say now not take home my children to see a lot: people do not know where to sit, there is no organization, who accompanies you to your seat. In comparison the Bernabeu seems a lounge. The state must be felt more. Ristrutturiamo our facilities, we give efficient measures that we already have. "

VERGOGNA - Only a break, immediately resumed his speech: "The rules are there mettiamole underway. As they did in England. The point is that in Italy you can not find a solution, cornering everyone feels free to do so He will. And in any case, everyone knew that Naples-Rome was a race at risk. If I was ashamed of Naples? No, I always proud to be Neapolitan. I repeat, must not be ashamed city but a whole movement, north to south there is the issue of violence. penserei What if there was behind the Camorra? Which has nothing to do with football. "

IMAGE ABROAD - Then happens that certain images beyond national boundaries: "Abroad there are fantastic, the future is. We must create conditions to encourage investment or to attract sheikhs, as is happening in England. Also because our league has nothing to envy anyone. And then this becomes increasingly difficult to understand the foreign players that Italian football is not just violence. "

RIPARTENZA - Then you return to lighter topics: "I'm well, I was already ready for the first championship, but the coach has chosen who was ahead of me in preparation. Lippi? Has the same charisma and the same fighting spirit of two years ago. We know that we have to qualify to the next world champions in office, we will have more responsibility. I do not want to think that all'Europeo has influenced my accident, is not a single person who changes the team. And then, race against the Netherlands apart from where we were really at sbaraglio, we did well, we left against the champions of Europe. "

JUVE-REAL - Europe transmit the front of the Juventus: "I knew that in Champions League would be left Real Madrid-Juve. I say immediately that I am pleased to regain my former comrades in this competition. Then, of course, it will be strange and exciting . Reception What I expect? I know it is not like the way I went away, and the rest all those who have returned were given special treatment. But the years I spent there can not erase. "

AMELIA KO - Marco Amelia back to Palermo: magnetic resonance which was submitted in late morning confirmed the disc protusione suspected in recent days. The goalkeeper will continue treatment in Sicily.

Alessandra Gozzini
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"I had said goodbye"

Milito was presented to Signorini front of two thousand supporters rossoblù into delirium. "When I went away three years ago I said goodbye not because I wanted to return"

GENOA, September 3, 2008 - After the orgia of rossoblu tonight Also today, Diego Milito and was able to see first-hand how enthusiastically led his return after three years. They were in fact over two thousand to Signorini of Pegli to say Welcome back. And the happiest of all seemed Enrico Preziosi: "Diego is the strongest of Gormiti." Word of whom Gormiti (warriors of plastic that are crazy children, editor's note) has made them be born, and also thanks to them has been able to allow a special gift as the Prince again in rossoblu. A gift in itself, but especially for the fans, who have again taken assault resales of subscriptions. And that Milito is a return that, as well as strategic for the team, saw the value of the player, is very symbolic.

DREAM REALIZED - precisely because the Argentine player was the more in view of that Genoa in 2005, beating the Venezia to the day, won the league and then denied having vedersela again from the series C. Now history is closed, with Milito that can really enjoy the greatest series with the mesh rossoblu. And he spends precious words of honey: "I Treaty and had important players, but this is the largest and best investment: he had a dream that we made. It is a way to close the circle with the past, and I believe so they have done my duty. Let's say we ricompattati, the chessboard is complete and the game can begin. "

FOLLIE - For its Milito not pull back, and promises to continue to mark, as he did in that year of which seemed almost no longer speak. But with him back to Genoa wounds seem to have rimarginate: "I thank the president Enrico Preziosi and his son Fabrizio for having wanted here: when I went away three years ago I said goodbye and not goodbye because I wanted back, this is my home. How many gol promise? I hope to make more than fifteen, but the Genoa is made not only by me, but many players of value ". What, however, before the Prince, a little 'disappear: emblematic, yesterday evening, the arrival of Roman, Uruguayan midfielder, at the Sheraton, where many fans were already waiting: ignored completely. But to understand the madness that took loving the genoani, perhaps, can do the story of a fan rossoblu during the vigil in front of the hotel: "I live not far from here, but tonight I accompanied my wife at home, greeted the sons and I told him that I would not be returned. I took a room here at the Sheraton: maybe tomorrow morning I breakfast with Milito. " And that fans so, what is really Mìlitico.

Gabriele Remaggi
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Ronaldo starts recovery "I want to return to play"

The Brazilian striker is allenerà with Flamengo under the supervision of Dr. Jose Luiz Runco. "I want to return," he said, "I have some project but the priority is to recover better."

RIO DE JANEIRO (Bra), September 3, 2008 - At nine o'clock this morning Ronaldo has made its entry into the sports centre of Gavea, host of Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro, to begin work to recovery. "From a clinical point of view is very good," commented Dr Runco, doctor of the club and the Brazilian national. "Now we move to the next stage of preparation muscle, working mainly on physiology and on nutrizionistico, with a subsidiary.

HEAT - The arrival of the phenomenon of Inter Milan and was greeted by several fans of Flamengo, who have welcomed with open arms. Among the autographs of rite and a few gift received, Ronaldo has admitted to being overweight and said he was ready to get back in shape. "I'm an athlete from 15 or 16 years - he said - and it is normal that is out of shape, being detained by six months." The Brazilian had seriously injured the knee on February 13 last year during a championship race against Livorno.

PROPOSALS - The voices of an interest from Manchester City, the centre forward 32enne explained that there are several options open for his return to professional football. "I have maintained contacts with some club - said the Brazilian - and I have several projects, but when the only priority is my recovery." "Now it started - continued Ronaldo - the most difficult part of my recovery, which is dell'allenamento physical. I want to return to play and I would not be here if I had not the security of being able to go back on football fields."

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De Laurentiis: "Ingiusto close the St. Paul "

The President of Naples on sanctions against partenopei: "A punishment of this kind would be unfair towards the club and people honest. But if the state does not protect me I could also stancarmi of this football and go"

NAPLES, September 3, 2008 - The suspicion hovered in since Sunday, but today has turned into a reality described with detail of particular by Aurelio De Laurentiis in person: "If the state does not protect me, I could also stancarmi of this football and leave. "

NO RICATTO - Duro. Upset. Reactive as always. Accidents caused by criminals disguised as fans at the travel dell'Olimpico, could also cause the disqualification of Sao Paulo already in the challenge with Fiorentina scheduled Sunday, September 14. One possibility that the president refuses blue firmly: "A punishment of this kind would be unfair towards the club and people honest - De Laurentiis says during a lengthy conference call - not accept blackmail and intimidation by this small fringe that there 'enters nothing with supporters of Naples. True Neapolitan fans are another thing. Punishing the scalmanati is right, but it is also necessary to respect people perbene and invest in football: that's why I could stancarmi and go away. "

CAMORRA - requests protection, in short, the president: "I expect that the principle of strict liability does not affect: It is absurd to close the St. Paul." In the meantime, however, the Centre has suspended the sale of tickets for the match with purple, originally planned by the club blue starting from tomorrow, "Manganelli spoke of infiltration camorristiche?". Yes, the Head of Police explained that investigators do not exclude "the influence of organised crime in the management of the episode Sunday." Words sharp as a mannaia: "If that were the case - continues De Laurentiis - I believe that the percentage does not exceed 0.5%. A number of infiltrates minimal compared to all: I repeat, Neapolitan fans is another thing."

Fabio Mandarins
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

City-Sheikh in for Eto'o

Manchester City's new owners have told the fans: "Stop dreaming, this is real."
Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim - head of the group of Abu Dhabi - spoke only to SunSport yesterday outlined his plans for the club.
And the rest of Europe had better be very, very concerned because this means the billionaire.
Al Fahim said: "I know that Manchester City fans may have had difficult times in the past, but I would say that all these new beginning.
"This is not really a dream. It is a long-term and lifelong commitment from us.
"We are committed to the first four places in this season, we want to win the Premier League next season and within three years from now we want to win the Champions League."
Money is not a target for Al Fahim, but he expects manager Mark Hughes.
Al Fahim added: "We have the money and the manager to do so.
"We strive for the best players in the world at Manchester City and one of the most exciting teams around that everyone will want to watch."
Al Fahim Group, which is supported by the Abu Dhabi royal family, in a city £ 220million deal on Monday.
And they immediately signaled their intention of landing in a £ 32.5m deal Robinho of Real Madrid - a British transfer record
SunSport also understands that, before splashing the cash on the Brazilian, a city £ 32m bid for Barcelona star striker Samuel Eto'o.
Scarf
They have also offered £ 32 million to Ajax, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, but the offers were turned down as it was too late for clubs to sign replacement.
But the spending will not stop as Al Fahim is preparing for a World XI.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, kaka, Cesc Fabregas, Fernando Torres, Ronaldinho and Manchester United new signing Dimitar Berbatov are all on his wish list.
The owners have not millions but billions.
Al Fahim urges City fans have every reason to be happy - and he celebrates with them in the next home game against Chelsea.
He said: "These are exciting times. We strive for this is the biggest club in Europe.
"When I think about something and I myself a goal.
"I will note that the following game against Chelsea city with my scarf on, and I would urge all fans to join me.
"I am a fan of English football all my life and this is a really exciting opportunity for us and the city."

Al Fahim said its target group City for the challenge and excitement of the Premier League football.
He said: "We do not just want to buy a team at the top. We wanted something. We saw a big challenge with Manchester City.
"This is a fantastic club with great potential and fans, and we try to recognize that the taking and where we want to go."
Al Fahim meets the boss Hughes on Friday to discuss the club in the future with excitement. And the owner added: "We have a fantastic manager with the same passion and commitment that we have.
"I will Mark to discuss the plans. Any transfer with its comprehensive consultation.
"My personal favorite players in the world at this moment, Ronaldinho, have tried to get city.
"But believe me, we will try again with Mark's agreement - and get him."
Al Fahim is also determined, Berbatov next summer, despite the losses in a bold bid to wrest it from United day of the word.
The new owner said that the intention was not a head-on battle with the United but to do what is best for the Blues.
He said: "We are here not to do battle with the people, we only want to do what is best for this club. This means that the best and ignores the like Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United.
"By the time the next transfer window in January comes around the whole world of football will know what happened here and what our plans are.
"That is when the opportunity will be greater for this club the best players."
After the false start of Thaksin Shinawatra over there are exciting times on the horizon for the city.
The pot of gold is not the end of the rainbow - but firmly in Eastland.
Now the challenge is to the silverware.
Al Fahim said: "We want to win a lot of things with Manchester City.
"This is just the beginning of something very exciting for this club and its people."

Neil Custis
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Manchester like a queen Here Berbatov and Robinho


At City the new owners ripping the Brazilian to Real Madrid for more than 40 million, arrives at the United Bulgarian for 37 million euros

MANCHESTER (England), September 1, 2008 - At the end, the big blow of the Red Devils has arrived. Precisely in the hours available for transfers, the United bought Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham for 37 million euros. It therefore concludes with an epilogue most obvious soap opera all summer long. A final devoid of suspance with Tottenham that before surrendering to the United seemed to have accepted the revival of Manchester City to 43 million euros. But in the meantime Berbatov was already on board a private flight in the direction of Manchester yes, but shore United. In sports centre Carrington of the attacker was immediately subjected to routine medical examinations, and then in the evening was seen in the company of Sir Alex Ferguson offices in the Old Trafford where he signed the contract. Meanwhile Liverpool, assigned Andriy Voronin and Steve Finnan at Hertha Berlin and Espanyol, announced the arrival of Spanish Albert Riera, the pawn both chased by Rafa Benitez.
About Manchester City, yesterday the passage of deliveries by former Thai Prime Minister Shinawatra to the emirs of Abu Dhabi, and this is the first big blow of a series that the oil companies announce as rich: 40 million euros comes from the Real Madrid ' striker Robinho. The Brazilian promised bridegroom of the Chelsea Scolari, had not some hidden his desire to play in the English Premier and had undertaken a trial of strength between the Brazilian and the club madridista. None, however, expected the inclusion of City, but the emirs, of course, are serious.

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Capello under pressure And Mourinho defends the

The coach dell'Inter takes the side of the coach, signing an article for the Daily Telegraph: "Train England is not impossible, but it is difficult. It must also have the courage to bet on some young". Meanwhile piovono criticism for failing convening of Owen, while Lampard in doubt, seeking help to fans

LONDON (GB), September 2, 2008 - At this time, Fabio Capello is a man at the gate. The newspapers (and not only them, for the truth) have not forgiven the siluramento of "coconut" British excellence, or Michael Owen, for the dual challenge of the World Cup qualification against Andorra and Croatia and are all waiting for the race Saturday to open fire against the coach, in case the result is not what hoped. The only voice outside the chorus of complaints against Italian coach is to José Mourinho, who now lives in Italy there and trains and has written exclusively for the Daily Telegraph of his defence office to the work of Capello. "Train the National English is not impossible, but it is certainly difficult - we read in - because you have all eyes focused on him, as is happening to Capello this week, and the pressure is very high. Beyond the usual problems associated with Injuries and lack of time to be with the players, I think the most difficult for coaches like myself and how Capello is the fact that we can not buy the players we want. When you're in a club and you need for example of a defender Central, you look around and find him. But in this case you must make a virtue of necessity. "

MENTALITA '- According to the Portuguese, however, the crucial point is another. "Capello should consider very lucky, because it has the possibility of working with some of the best footballers in the world, like John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole (surprise, Mourinho did not refer to the pupillo Frank Lampard, editor's note), but sometimes you must have the courage to make a cut in the past, you take your risks and rely to some young, because nothing lasts forever. And here we come to the heart of the matter, because football is not English has talent that could make the difference, or players can grow and become champions. One of the things I have always surprised when I was in England is the way football is followed youth. There is so much noise on the subject, but perhaps the solution is simpler than you think. In Portugal, a child can begin playing in the Harbour to 10 years and the age of 16 have already met 10 or 12 times the Benfica or Sporting Lisbon have disputed important matches, even before a large audience And be ready for big leap. In England, however, this is not possible because the timetable is made on a regional basis and that for me is the real error. What is the point for a couple of Chelsea win 14 to 0 against Cobham and meet the same age Liverpool or Manchester United just once a year when going well? What can really learn from such a thing? I realize that many coaches of the Premier League teams are not English and who are not even many players, but when you're in another country you have a duty to improve the way things work there too. That is exactly what I tried to do me when I arrived at Chelsea in 2004, but the timing I could not do anything. That's why I think coach the national team English is a very difficult task, but at least against Andorra will be an easy race and can not be absolutely trouble winning three points. With Croatia, however, will be a little 'different, because they have great quality and then are fiercely nationalistic. 'true, have already beaten England twice in the last two matches, but I do not believe at all that there will be a third occasion. "

OWEN AND LAMPARD - A prediction that than ever before Fabio Capello would like you avverasse, given the criticisms above for non-convening of Owen (but also no to Jonathan Woodgate was not taken well by his coach Juande Ramos), as Writes the Sun. Too bad, though, that luck has decided to make things a bit more complicated than anticipated, having already done outside Gerrard, Carrick and Hargreaves, has also strongly doubt the presence of Frank Lampard, according always Sun, complains of aches riacutizzarsi accused the thigh against Wigan nine days ago. According to the tabloid Sunday Lamps would have played against Tottenham despite the pain, but now the muscle would submit the bill and, despite the midfielder being forced to be against Andorra, a final decision will be taken only Thursday.

TIFOSI - About the challenge Saturday in Barcelona, Lampard has relied on the support of fans, contrary to what happened during the race for qualification to Euro 2008 against Andorra precisely when the then England Steve McClaren faticò in no small to be better on weaker opponents and the fans if the present took with the players. "It was not really a good time - said Lampard on the Guardian - that's why I hope that this time the public is on our side. Matches like these can be very complicated, because Andorra has nothing to lose, and we need support of our fans. We want to make full spoils in two races ahead of us, although we know that it will not be easy. It will be essential to mark immediately, and then administer the result with more tranquillity ".

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Newcastle, Keegan remains "No redundancy"

The twice European Footballer of the Year is still the coach of Newcastle. Smentito the "Sun" who had announced his relief, triggering the fans against the leadership. Meanwhile arrives Spanish Xisco

LONDON (GB), September 2, 2008 - Contrordine, Magpies. Kevin Keegan was not sacked by Newcastle. Indeed, the club wants to remain coach now and in the future and puts it in black and white in an official statement on its website, thereby closing a day, how can we not fail to stress the "Sun", was transforming the second reign of King Kevin to Newcastle (he had arrived in January, replacing Sam Allardyce) in a farce. Colpa of rumours in the afternoon, and taken by BBC and Skysports, which gave the technical bench torpedoed by the Magpies after a series of meetings, it seems not positive, with the property.

BARTON - According to indiscretions, to precipitate the already not idyllic relationship between Keegan and Mike Ashley (bad since May, after the coach had said that the Newcastle team was not from "top four") would have been the dissatisfaction of ' coach for the purchases which has just concluded (with a few additions worth noting, the last of which was the striker Xisco from Deportivo La Coruna) and support unconditional Keegan has always offered to Joey Barton. It 'was, in fact, the coach to insist that the "bad boy" (which on Friday will face FA committee for the attack on Dabo and risks a suspension of 15 matches) return to Newcastle after 74 days he spent in cell for the attack on Liverpool last December, and to oppose a possible transfer (had talked about Portsmouth and Blackburn).

TIFOSI WITH HIM - But from here to decide for the dismissal (or resignation) the pace was not so short as left understood the voices coming from Newcastle, fuelled also by the non-presence of Keegan all'allenamento this morning. Among other things, as soon as the news of expulsion technician began to turn (accomplice in the online edition of the "Sun" who fired on the homepage), many supporters of the Magpies have assiepati front of the gates of St. James' Park to express their discontent and lend their support to Keegan. Not only. As reported by BBC and Skysports, many songs were against leadership and more than one asked the head of Ashley. That is why, in the end, the club has decided to clarify the matter once and for all. "Newcastle United can confirm that there have been meetings between members of the leadership el'allenatore Kevin Keegan yesterday is that today - we read in the press release -. Keegan has raised a number of issues that were discussed then. The club wants to continue with long-term strategy that has planned and is keen to stress that the presence of Keegan is important both now and in the future. To remove any doubt in this regard, the club has not fired Keegan. " It will be. But the feeling is that the issue is far from resolved.

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