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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for … , April 7, 2013

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Paolo Di Canio The former Italian soccer star achieved his ambition to manage in the Premier League with Sunderland - and immediately stepped into a row about his past statements on politics. Di Canio professed in 2005 to be "a fascist" - albeit not a racist. His appointment to the hot seat at the Stadium of Light prompted former British politician David Miliband ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am

    ... in the Premier League these days through a fear factor Hull manager Steve Bruce on the sacking of Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., September 29, 2013

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am

    ... to life in prison.   Paolo Di Canio The irascible Italian became the first English Premier League manager to lose his job this season when he was dismissed last Sunday after a 3-0 defeat at West ... to British media, several players threatened to go on strike if Di Canio kept his job.   Timothy Tong Hin-ming The former head of the Independent Commission Against Corruption admitted he had made ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by STAFF

    ...   I think that he [Di Maria] can contribute … but we don't have to expect that from tomorrow our world has changed Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal after signing Angel di Maria ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - RATIONAL REF

    Education, not 'Olympic spirit', is solution to bad behaviour in soccer

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... a clear message this behaviour is unacceptable. In 1998, Sheffield Wednesday's feisty Italian Paolo Di Canio was banned for 11 matches and fined £10,000 (HK$122,500) after pushing referee ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by STAFF

    ... We have now started our counteroffensive, regaining the initiative and striking back Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on his government's response after Sunni rebels seized control of cities in the country's north   What had looked like an endless underwater utopia is now riddled with massive dead zones Actor Leonardo DiCaprio after the U.S. declared a big area ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Never mind Suarez and Ghana- Neymar's been caught with his pants... er, up

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:16am by James Porteous

    ... James Porteous james.porteous@scmp.com Fifa might punish Brazil star for apparently indulging in some 'ambush marketing' to promote his underwear sponsor It was a good day for scandals at the World Cup, what with Luis Suarez getting his just desserts after a main course of spalla di chiellini  and Ghana sending home Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng. Now the next ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 12, 2014

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... been protesting against the sums spent to host the World Cup, including staff at the Sao Paolo metro who went on strike for five days. These protests are inappropriate and can only damage ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing plays on people’s fear to stop dissent as June 4 nears

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:09pm by Chang Ping

    ... their subordinates ge men (buddy) or xiong di (bro). Such gangland talk is commonly heard in government offices- a true reflection of the reality of Chinese politics, it would seem. Many people won't ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Real conservation can enhance the way our city develops

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by LETTERS

    ... develop our city- in essence, the key to sustainable development. Hoyin Lee, associate professor, Lynne DiStefano, adjunct professor, Architectural Conservation Programmes, University of Hong Kong ...




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