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AFTER the dust settled on the England World Cup bid fiasco, the overriding thought was why on earth were the Prime Minister, the future King of England and a supposed football superstar fawning over these people? The BBC TV Panorama programme and the Sunday Times newspaper are media institutions with a fearsome reputation for uncovering corruption at all levels of society. The fact that both these bodies have made serious allegations against some members of FIFA should surely have sent a message out to our Fab Three – ‘don’t touch the organisation with a barge pole.’
THE FA Cup always produces heroes so step forward 24 year old goalkeeper Sam Ashton.
The former Bolton Wanderers player now plies his trade with non-league outfit FC United of Manchester, a semi-professional club.
I think it is fair to say that England manager Fabio Capello’s honeymoon period is well and truly over. A disastrous World Cup campaign hardly did him any favours and last week’s friendly defeat by France at Wembley left some observers totally unimpressed.
OH dear, the natives are getting restless!
In the impatient world that is football, calling for the manager to be sacked even before we’ve entered the month of December is commonplace.
by Patrick O’Connor
THE FA Cup is a competition that never fails to grab the public’s imagination.
It stands out as the most exciting club cup event in the world because it pits the big boys against the minnows and never fails to serve up major upsets.