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  1. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    It's a juggling act, says Louis van Gaal of United’s football and commercial demands

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:46am

    ... to secure European football. But Van Gaal’s early double reference to United’s sponsorship imperatives is likely to intrigue and alarm supporters. The club is saddled with approximately US$600 ... the footballing priorities. United, who this week announced a record kit deal with Adidas worth US$130 million a season for 10 years, have added England defender Luke Shaw and Spanish midfielder Ander ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - PRESEASON FRIENDLIES

    Manchester United, City, Liverpool lead 'British invasion' of United States

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... to head new 'British invasion' Fifty years after the Beatles launched a British musical "invasion" of America, English football clubs are going to the United States hoping ... American interest in the World Cup. "Football is growing here, particularly after the World Cup, and every time you come over you see it's getting bigger," Manchester United striker ...

  3. Ex-Red Devil 'Sharpe Shooter' talks about life after football

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Former Manchester United star Lee Sharpe was in Delaney's, Wan Chai yesterday to launch the MediaMax Football Legends Series in Hong Kong, a new initiative to promote ... Collymore are just a few of the other big names that will be making an appearance. 'We've concentrated on bringing out players who have been associated with the likes of Manchester United ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    'Football will die' in Hong Kong without funding under Project Phoenix

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 12:41am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... "If the government withdraws its funding at the end of October, I go back to the United Kingdom; all my colleagues who are brought in under the Project Phoenix lose their jobs. ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com 'Football will die without funding' Hong Kong Football Association chief executive Mark Sutcliffe has warned that soccer "would die" ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Wayne Rooney will captain Manchester United this season

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 10:33am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Louis van Gaal confirms appointment after friendly win over Valencia Wayne Rooney has been named Manchester United captain by new manager Louis van Gaal, the club announced. The 28-year-old England striker succeeds Nemanja Vidic after the Serbia defender left United at the end of last season to join Inter Milan. “For me it’s always very important the choice ...

  6. Young footballer eyes new goal after beating cancer

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney A former Hong Kong football prodigy hopes to achieve his goal of playing in the English Premier League after beating cancer. Australian Dylan Tombides, 18, played with the Brazilian Soccer School in Yau Ma Tei for more than a year. He went on to join the first-team squad at London club West Ham United, who have just been promoted to the Premier League. Yet 10 months ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: Hong Kong must build 'national style' for footballers

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:24pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... is concerned. Yet, dare to dream. The Hong Kong Football Association in its latest blueprint to breathe life into a limp and nearly lifeless system has underlined the need for a "national" ... chief executive Mark Sutcliffe has called for a style of play that will yield better standards at all levels. To achieve this, Sutcliffe wants a "Hong Kong football curriculum" set up ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HKEx still feels the pain of losing Alibaba to the United States

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:28am by Howard Winn

    ... businessman Balram Chainrai and his erstwhile partner Levi Kushnir. The two bought English football club Portsmouth after it came out of administration in August 2010. But Chainrai has recently taken ...

  9. United bringing glittering squad to Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... 25-man squad for next week's ING Manchester United Cup in Hong Kong. Sir Alex Ferguson will lead his charges to the SAR on the first leg of their Asian tour, with a string of first-class ... The squad also includes the club's new summer signings, Edwin van der Sar and South Korea midfielder Park Ji-sung, who will be donning a United jersey for the first time in Hong Kong. ...

  10. Sport - Soccer

    Louis van Gaal happy as Manchester United continue unbeaten run

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Landover, Maryland Manchester United maintain Van Gaal’s unbeaten record Manchester United remained unbeaten under new Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal on Tuesday, defeating Inter Milan 5-3 on penalty kicks after playing to a goalless draw in Washington. Inter’s Marco Andreolli slammed a shot off the crossbar in the shoot-out to leave Manchester United ahead ...




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