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  • David Beckham: loathe him or love him, he always gets a reaction

    By Sportingintelligence 24 July 2012 David Beckham’s omission from the British football team for London 2012 polarised opinion but the former England captain is sure to take centre stage in some capacity at some point during London 2012. If Beckham had been in Team GB, perhaps a whole swathe of seats at the Millennium Stadium […]

  • Golden balls-up: the folly of binning Beckham for the Olympics

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 2 July 2012 BRITAIN cares so much about the GB Olympic football team that after London 2012 it will be disbanded and will never play again. There has been no GB involvement in Olympic football since Britain failed to qualify for the 1972 Games in […]

  • Norman Wisdom, more popular than David Beckham, RIP

    By Nick Harris 4 October 2010 It was 4 September 2001, and the Albanian football team had travelled to Newcastle to play England in a qualifier for the 2002 World Cup. Norman Wisdom, a megastar in Albania, came along to the Albanian team lodgings, a motel on the fringes of Newcastle where I was spending […]

  • David Beckham back on England duty in support of 2018 bid

    By Pete Wilson 19 August 2010 David Beckham has put Fabio Capello’s unilateral ending of his England career behind him to launch the ‘Back the Bid week’, starting today, in support of England’s bid to stage the 2018 World Cup. Fifa’s inspection team arrives in England next week to assess facilities that will be used […]

  • More popular than God: Ronaldo, Messi, Federer and Kobe (but not Beckham)

    By Nick Harris 2 August 2010 Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s most popular athlete in all of global sport according to new research by sportingintelligence to coincide with Facebook reaching the landmark of 500m active users. Social networking is increasingly important in the promotion and marketing of sports stars and teams. Thus Facebook, now the […]

  • Beckham in tears as World Cup dream ends, along with England career

    15 March 2010 David Beckham will miss the World Cup this summer after tearing his Achilles tendon playing for Milan against Chievo last night. The BBC report here provides details, plus Ian Dennis’s assessment that Beckham’s England career is also now over. Beckham is on loan at Milan only because of his fierce desire to […]

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    ‘There’s usually an excuse: Maradona, a metatarsal, Tomaszewski’

    Brought to you in association with the UK Concrete Show (“The whole of the concrete industry under one roof!“) . By Martin Kelner 4 July 2016 Those wretched Germans. Not content with going round winning tournaments, getting to semi-finals and so on, they’ve now started subverting our much-loved national stereotypes. I mean, what are European football championships […]

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