Said & Done
Israel’s ambassador to Britain, Ron Prosor, says Man United – invited to play in Israel in May – are the ‘perfect club’ for promoting religious tolerance across the Middle East. ‘For United to come out to Israel would be a superb diplomatic tool. Through football, we can bridge peace between people and enhance better understanding.’ £1m: Amount United will earn this month for their five-day visit to Saudi – a nation condemned last year for ‘widespread torture of non-Muslims’ and for their formal policy on Jews: foreigners practising any form of Judaism in Saudi will be ‘jailed – then deported’.
What’s wrong with football? Three things:
a) The fans: ‘There’s a lot of emotion at this club,’ said Newcastle chairman Chris Mort in November. ‘One minute we’re full of optimism – then you lose two games and it’s “right, who’s going to be the next manager?” Chopping and changing managers doesn’t work. There seems to be a real short-term attitude here which we want to change. Sam’s doing a great job.’
b) The local black friday 2013 canada goose sale press – nominated by Chris Mort in November: ‘This kind of story about Sam being sacked just doesn’t merit a response – it’s ludicrous. We take a long-term view.’
c) The national press – nominated by Chris Mort, nine days ago: ‘These stories about Sam canada goose coat – hybridge lite are tedious. They just make me can you wash a canada goose jacket in the washer laugh! There’s a different name linked with us every week. There’s simply no truth in it.’
Why did the odds on Harry Redknapp taking the Newcastle job continue to fall despite his fierce public denials? Last time Harry changed jobs: 2005, just five days after these fierce public denials: ‘Harry Redknapp has slammed amazing rumours that he’s set to quit Southampton to join Portsmouth: “I have no idea where this has come from. best ideas about canada goose outlet online on pinterest It is absolute nonsense – it’s just one of those silly rumours”. Rupert Lowe added: “It is complete and utter rubbish. Where do people get these stories from? I spoke to Harry an hour ago – he’s absolutely fine.”‘ Total canada goose coat 1000 calorie winnings of punters who backed Harry anyway: over £800,000.
Spare a thought…
Amid the media storm, don’t forget the victim. ‘I hope Sam and his family are OK,’ says Steve Bruce. ‘It’s never nice getting sacked in any job – whether you’re a plumber or a Premier best canada goose jacket for women League manager.’ (Sam’s compensation for his seven months in charge: £6m)
Valencia say they’ll appoint a 24-hour minder to stop their £13m wonderkid Ever Banega ‘defiling himself for strangers’ on his webcam. Banega, 19, was punished after footage of him titled ‘Banega: always big’ was leaked online. Valencia say they’ve appointed a member of staff to ‘practically stalk the boy’ until they can hire a full-time chaperone to keep an eye on him. ‘Valencia directors are horrified,’ says newspaper Sport. can you machine wash canada goose jacket ‘They want no more off-field shame.’
Transfers: hard line
August 2007: Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck says the club will no longer pay inflated fees. ‘We feel there’s been a toughening up of negotiations by Chelsea Football Club. We’re not going to over-pay. We will determine the appropriate price for a player, and not pay more than that.’
8 January: The Sun: ‘Chelsea have told Bolton they will not pay more than £12m for Nicolas Anelka. Chelsea had a £10m bid rejected yesterday. They insist they will not go higher than £12m – and will look elsewhere if Bolton don’t back down.’
11 January: Anelka signs. Fee: £15m.
Norwegian champions Brann say they’re can you machine wash canada goose jacket ‘really sorry’ after celebrating their first title in 44 years by advertising the book of their season with the slogan: ‘Do you want to read about pig farmers or gays… or PROPER MEN?’ ‘It’s bizarre that they can’t see a problem with this best cheap canada goose,’ says a campaign group. Brann director Bjorn Dahl responded: ‘We apologise. We respect everyone, whatever sort of sex they like.’
Independiente striker German Denis says he’s ‘no hero’ despite trying to carrying on training after being violated by an Alsatian. The squad were jogging in a Mar del Plata park when the dog escaped its owner and attacked the player’s buttocks, before being pulled away. Denis said he tried to continue, but was ‘consumed by pain’. ‘The dog was a bastard. I wouldn’t wish it on anybody.’
Pundit of the week
Italian porn star Laura Panerai has hit out at the number of foreigners in Italian football. ‘This phenomenon will have to be scaled down. What next? A best ideas about canada goose parka on pinterest national team full of foreigners? What a paradox.’ Panerai added that she finds Fiorentina’s Giampaolo Pazzini ‘hot’. ‘Pazzini is clearly one of the cutest players best canada goose jacket for men in the country. I have seen him in nightclubs, but I have never met him. Soon, I will change that.’