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  1. Top dogs have plenty of bite

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Nick Pulford Chelsea and United are among the big guns who will be warming up for Europe by taking on domestic minnows Another important week of European action, and it should be well worth siding with some of the big guns to make an explosive start in th ...

  2. English Premiership

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... (Charlton, GBP1.5m). Predicted finish: 20th Wigan Athletic Coach: Paul Jewell Last season: Second (C'ship) Paul Jewell deserves another crack at the Premiership, having performed miracles ... them last season. Key transfers, In: El-Hadji Diouf (Liverpool, fee undisclosed), Jared Borgetti (Pachuca, GBP1m). Out: Fernando Hierro (retired). Predicted finish: Seventh Charlton Athletic ...

  3. Chelsea appeal in battle of top two

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Lane, the bottom two also go head to head this weekend when Wigan host Sunderland (HKJC match no. SAT 22). It is too early to be talking about a relegation 'six-pointer', but both sides will be desperate for a win to kick-start their season. Sunderland certainly held the upper hand last season, when they took the Championship title by seven points and won 1-0 at Wigan ...

  4. Sports Quiz

    Posted Aug 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... career? 6. Who holds the world 5000 metres record for men? 7. Where was the first soccer World Cup held? 8. Where do Wigan Athletic play? 9. Which England player was sent off during a test against ...

  5. Wigan looking solid for a home win

    Posted Dec 31st 2005, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... programme offers only a couple of good bets for those prepared to look beyond the big names. The standout is Wigan at home to Blackburn. Paul Jewell's side have been the revelation ... fixtures either- they've had to beat Bolton, Manchester City, West Ham and Charlton. It is clear from those results that, while Wigan might not have the class to match their fellow top-six ...

  6. Wigan face test of top-flight mettle

    Posted Nov 19th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... with Nick Pulford Having played seven of the bottom eight, high fliers set for reality check when Arsenal visit Wigan, Charlton and West Ham- the three surprise high-fliers in the English Premiership- face big tests of their progress this weekend. Arsenal and Manchester United are the visitors to Wigan and Charlton respectively, while Spurs host West Ham in a spicy London derby. Those ...

  7. Disappointing and not very athletic

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... By Joyce Siu It's hard to feel upbeat listening to Athlete's latest offering Tourist. The album is filled with forgettable melodies and dreary vocals. The South London quartet consists of Joel Pott, Carey Willetts, Tim Wanstall and Stephen Roberts. They stirred up some noise with their debut album Vehicles and Animals, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize 2003 ...

  8. Athlete

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... David Watkins Athlete Tourist (EMI) 'Epic soft rock' veers towards an oxymoron. There's something about the phrase that doesn't sit right, in the same way ... a mathematician cannot solve' threaten to inform Athlete's world when dreary opener Chances drapes you in its suffocating cardigan. Things perk up afterwards, though, with the title track, ...

  9. Football school still recruiting

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... skills from experts such as Mick Duxbury, who has played for Manchester United and England, and Michael Wild, who played for Rochdale F.C. and has coached in Europe, Africa, America and Asia. ...

  10. History says elite group ought to settle title in battle among themselves

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Charlton Athletic, Manchester City, Newcastle United and even Fulham all legitimate contenders for a top-half finish. And at the bottom it may be too easy to write off the newly promoted sides- Sunderland, Wigan Athletic and West Ham United. More on them in Footy, the South China Morning Post's new soccer magazine in today's edition. ...




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