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  1. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Faint-hearted fans beware of Footy Finance app

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 10:06pm by Peter Simpson

    ... as the amount of equity a new owner can inject is limited to 45 million euros [HK$477.8 million]. That won't buy you many players," says Clapham. Clever accounting will, of course, see many ...

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    Toffees sweeten trip for fan after game is called off

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 10:42pm by Peter Simpson

    ... of England, all cross-country journeys this sporting weekend should be cancelled. Football is vital, of course. But why risk life, limb and another soaking battling the elements only to make ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Just like old times as open season falls on unpredictable Premier League race

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 09:51pm by Peter Simpson

    ... these David-spanking-Goliath bouts down to falling standards at the affluent, talent-packed powerhouses, credit must go by the spittoon-load to the bantamweights punching above their weight. They are scoring important ... has been costly. A winning streak over their next five matches against Spurs, Swansea, West Brom, Southampton and Arsenal will of course remedy all, and if there is one team capable of blowing ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Cortese departure puts Saints in a spin

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... another Vincent Tan of Cardiff or Assem Allam of Hull. Rumours abound of course, more so with Cortese and the owner hiding behind a wall of silence. One theory is Cortese told Pochettino to stay ... The first casualty of an EPL club on the verge of a crisis is, of course, the truth. What is fact is that this week has been surreal. Any departure of a respected, revered manager justifiability ...

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    Soccer diplomacy is a win-win for EPL and China

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 09:45pm by Peter Simpson

    ... week in, week out. "We love football," the pair gushed as they watched the English queue and shuffle in an orderly fashion towards the food and beverage counters, and of course ... to us is whether they are a decent owner," he said. Of course, not all of them are. But the majority of indigenous fans would agree that English football has benefited from the involvement ...

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    Patriotism involves much angst when watching England

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 08:49pm by Peter Simpson

    ... showdown with arch rivals Germany, wrongly labelled of course because any meeting between the two is anything but. Joachim Loew's second-string side overcame any English pretence with typical ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    United's David Moyes diving in to stop cheating rot needs support of Fifa, Uefa

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Better still, make them wear leather budgie smugglers. All gimmicks, of course. But that is how desperate we fans, managers and some players are for action. Introducing a retrospective punishment system exclusively for the British leagues is the most sensible course- a firm, upright step in the right direction. But as Ferdinand was quick to point out, Uefa and Fifa would have to follow ...

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    Red and blue are still the colours, but not in Manchester

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole, and Arsenal's Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp. Of course, fans of both Liverpool clubs know they must dance a merry jig while their respective Mersey ...

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    Gareth Bale a victim of UK media hyperbole

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... a possible Europa League cup date and a destiny with Europe's top-tier competition next year. He is credited with claiming 15 points and without his left boot Spurs would be languishing ... into fantasy. Of course, he would blossom in Spain and Daniel Levy, Tottenham's shrewd chairman, will find it hard to resist the offers of £40 million (HK$470 million) and upwards once the bidding ...

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    'Cannibal of Ajax' is tearing Liverpool's moral and ethical fibre

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... a Luis Suarez." The pupil duly sank his teeth into his classmate's upper-arm. Of course, Suarez is not the only player to bring the game into disrepute with violent conduct. Biting, ...




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