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Sportingintelligence weekly digest: World Cup, England, Andy Cole, Jonnie Baker, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and much more


11 June 2010


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This week’s digest contained:




World Cup final ‘will vie for record of second most-watched event in human history’

WORLD CUP 2010: Portugal punching above weight, Japan and USA ailing, England doing what resources suggest

Star of Liverpool’s last title-winning team calls for Dalglish to recover ‘heart and soul’ of club’s-last-title-winning-team-calls-for-dalglish-to-recover-‘heart-and-soul’-of-club-100602/

SURVEY: Liverpool’s 7% ticket price hike means only Arsenal’s prices higher’s-prices-higher-09060/

Anti-Glazer figures show Manchester United owners’ net assets are worth £1.1bn’-net-assets-are-worth-1-1bn-070603/

Scotland gets behind England for World Cup (well, on a small scale, and not at the bookies)

Australia withdraw from bid to host the 2018 World Cup, Beckham sexing up England’s bid (in pictures)




Spot the ball park: 18

FIXED: The truth in pictures about England and the USA at the World Cup

GLENN HYSEN: ‘Liverpool need Dalglish because the spirit is broken, the academy isn’t working, and the club can’t attract top players any more’

REVEALED: England ‘have ideal age profile’ to pip Spain to 2010 World Cup‘have-ideal-age-profile’-to-beat-spain-in-2010-world-cup-final-080602/

ANALYSIS: England’s David James the oldest player in South Africa

‘Strawberries and cream’: shorthand for the ambience of Wimbledon – since 1881




ANDY COLE: Brazil, Spain or Argentina? Who knows? Maradona may be bonkers but the quality at his disposal is frightening


JONNIE BAKER: New Zealand – what are you doing here? Really? Come on now, we’ve all had a good drink and we can all take a joke, but seriously, what’s going on?’ve-all-had-a-good-drink-and-we-can-all-take-a-joke-but-seriously-what’s-going-on-100605/


THE SPORTS LAWYER: Uefa’s Financial Fair Play regulations – are they really creating fairness?’s-financial-fair-play-regulations-are-they-really-creating-fairness-100603/

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The Annual Review of Global Sports Salaries . . . as featured by:


The Wall Street Journal,230688

ESPN Star Sports

Economic Times (India)

La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy)

Emirates Business

World Football Insider

Round up:


At (the source of the Review of Global Sports Salaries)


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