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  1. Ronaldo deal- obscene or money well spent?

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... over the sums involved in the transfer of star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo from one of Hong Kong's favourite English Premier League clubs, Manchester United, to the big spenders ... in the deal, amid global financial stress and public anger at richly rewarded bankers who were held to blame for it but did not share the pain. What sets the Ronaldo deal apart is that the price ...

  2. Ronaldo priced out of soccer fans' homes

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Football fans eager to see Cristiano Ronaldo's first season with Real Madrid in La Liga will be disappointed because the Spanish league's pricing of broadcast rights has killed ... of new football stars joined the league this season. They include Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso, who have signed to Real Madrid. It is not known exactly how much La Liga has ...

  3. Jason Dasey

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... Jason Dasey What was supposed to be a carefully choreographed sponsor's event with Cristiano Ronaldo as 'brand ambassador' was quickly ambushed by Spanish journalists, ... Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo,' explained Eduardo Gil of Spain's Info Press, 'is like a garden without flowers.' With many more raised hands begging for questions about ...

  4. United's money man insists only way is up

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... in Jakarta, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and China. The mainland city will be confirmed at a later date. But whether Fifa World Footballer of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo will be on the tour is another thing, ... come first David Gill has bad news for Real fans- there is no way Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured with Sir Alex Ferguson) will be sold Packing them in A full house is guaranteed at Old Trafford ...

  5. Lai See

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Budding Ronaldos get a shot at big time With Cristiano Ronaldo (below) about to earn an estimated HK$3.8 million a week kicking a football about for Real Madrid, perhaps it's time to start rethinking your kids' career choices. How timely, then, that Allianz Global Investors has bucked the trend of most financial companies that have cut back on their sports ...

  6. With one soundbite, Deng deflates volleyball heroes and declares soccer as the national game

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... playing for the likes of Crystal Palace, Manchester City and Charlton, fans from Kunming to Harbin pin posters of Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo to their walls for want of a Chinese hero ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... year, when Mr Yeung looked set to take over the club. While not in the Cristiano Ronaldo bracket, it was still more than fellow director Fan Zhiyi, the former Chinese national team captain, ...

  8. Straight line to goal

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Tsang

    ... function. And local drivers have more chance of calling such fine equipment into action than seeing Cristiano Ronaldo at Hong Kong Stadium. AT A GLANCE: Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro What drives it? ...

  9. Dates with boredom

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui, Sara Yin, Sunny Tse, Wong Yat-Hei

    ... or the charming Fernando Torres or Cristiano Ronaldo is playing, you should not even think about: a) boring her with a game that involves 20 men chasing a ball. b) swearing excitedly in front of her. c) ...

  10. Government's plan for 'Mega' events should be cut down to size

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... million should be used to woo the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. 'A match with big names would help with the development of sport in Hong Kong,' he said. We must prick his bubble. Bringing Ronaldo, Rooney and Manchester United to town will certainly boost Hong Kong's profile, but in no way will it help develop the sorry state of local football. Likewise, any ...




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