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The Community Shield is often regarded as a phoney war that has little relevance for the season ahead, but Chelsea and Manchester United may just view tomorrow's match as an opportunity to strike a significant psychological blow against their major rivals.

Saturday, 4 August, 2007, 12:00am

Odds favour Blues

Gunners have edge recently, but the force is with Mourinho's men

Most pundits reckon the Premiership is a one-horse race and it will certainly look that way if Chelsea can turn the tide of history and defeat Arsenal in tomorrow night's blockbuster at Stamford Bridge.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am


Simply the best - awards to mark the first 10 years of the FA Premier League, as voted by fans on the league's official Web site:

Domestic Player of the Decade: Alan Shearer.

Overseas Player of the Decade: Eric Cantona.

16 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

TVB to screen Charity Shield football match live

TVB announced yesterday it had won the rights to screen live the English FA Charity Shield football match on Sunday between Manchester United and Liverpool, which kicks off at 9pm local time.

TVB will show the game with Chinese and English commentary. TVB has already won the rights to show highlights of the English Premier League next season.

8 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Games galore

I refer to the letter headlined, 'No Charity Shield' (South China Morning Post, August 17).

Cable TV did not bring the Charity Shield match to our viewers this season as we were not able to secure the right to broadcast the match in Hong Kong from the new distributor of the programme.

19 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

No Charity Shield

Wharf Cable prides itself on the fact that it has exclusive rights to English soccer.

17 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Coverage quick to get back in swing after 'five-minute' break

Football is back, thank God. Hope you survived the (ho, ho) off-season deprivations without suffering withdrawal symptoms.

What do you mean you didn't notice the off-season? There was a whole seven weeks between England's game in Bulgaria and this weekend's Charity Shield - a veritable famine, turning sports schedules into a wasteland.

30 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Charity bash

The official HK Chelsea Supporters Club will start the season at Hong Kong Football Club on Sunday night for the Charity Shield showdown.

Members should meet at 9pm for 10pm kick-off in the Sportsman's Bar. FA Cup photos and the usual celery sticks obligatory. Contact Steve Payne, on 2956 7115 for further details.

1 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Football's coming back home

The waiting is over, televised football is back and the Charity Shield on Sunday should make great viewing -even if the gleeful Stamford Bridge faithful have forgotten a past dismal failures on Wembley's hallowed turf when faced with the Red Devils from the north.

1 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Tussle on Tyneside as champions visit Premier pretenders

IT'S derby day for some and D-Day for others in England this weekend as the Premiership table begins to take shape.

The East Midlands derby between Nottingham Forest and Derby County takes place at the City Ground, Nottingham, tomorrow, while Anfield stages the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton on Sunday.

18 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Chalk and cheese Magpies

NEWCASTLE: Kevin Keegan has described his side's recent performances as 'chalk and cheese' after beating Anderlecht 2-1 to wipe away the memories of Sunday's Charity Shield disaster against Manchester United.

17 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Television feast for fans with action all the way

FOOTBALL maniacs, your time has come. If you're wired to cable and satellite prepare to be inundated with programmes about the game.

Top of the list are the live matches. As the English Premiership starts off on a new high following the success of Euro 96, this week alone features three, count them three, LIVE matches.

17 Aug 1996 - 12:00am