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Gianluca Vialli

Vialli promises to go on attack

Chelsea player-manager Gianluca Vialli said tomorrow's exhibition match against Instant-Dict may be his last game but if he is to go out, he wants to do so scoring goals.

Friday, 21 May, 1999, 12:00am

Vialli's high hopes

Chelsea player-manager Gianluca Vialli says he expects his team to be closer to the mark next season in their efforts to win the English Premier League title.

11 May 1999 - 12:00am

Malaysian visitor rises to occasion

Jumaat Saimee may not be a name well known to Hong Kong racegoers but the talented Malaysian-based rider could do punters a few favours this afternoon if yesterday's trackwork session is anything to go by.

Saimee rides the Malcolm Thwaites-trained Ouzo in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup and has picked up a couple of good rides from the Ivan Allan stable.

19 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Local heroes seek to break QE II Cup drought

Seattle Sun can complete back-to-back victories by taking this afternoon's third event at Sha Tin where the feature, and one of the best races ever run in Hong Kong, is the Queen Elizabeth II Cup.

19 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

O'Sullivan hopes for Vialli QE II tonic

A Queen Elizabeth II Cup win for rippling fit Vialli would give New Zealand champion jockey Lance O'Sullivan a major boost as he faces a traumatic week that includes major surgery on his left leg.

O'Sullivan, who rode in Hong Kong for Lawrie Fownes, could not be happier with Vialli, who poses a major threat to local horses in Sunday's 2,000-metre late-season showpiece.

14 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Payne lands plum ride on Vialli for QE II Cup

Hong Kong-based Australian ace Paddy Payne will ride the New Zealand challenger Vialli in next month's Queen Elizabeth II Cup.

It is a top ride for Payne, retained locally by David Hill, as the German-bred staying star is one of the leading chances in the 2,000-metre event which is open to horses from member countries of the Asian Racing Conference.

14 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Vialli brought down to earth

THE Chelsea Miracle, alias the Gianluca Vialli Revival, was of somewhat brief duration. Arsenal were duly and dramatically eliminated from the League Cup semi-finals in the Stamford Bridge return, after Vialli had given each player a half-glass of champagne before the match, and Mark Hughes had set the tone with some gratuitously aggressive play.

27 Feb 1998 - 12:00am


IF Gianluca Vialli fills Ruud Gullit's role in the dug-out as successfully as he has taken his place in the media spotlight, Chelsea should be set for greatness.

Vialli has matched Gullit's bravura display last Friday with a tour de force of his own at Chelsea's Heathrow training ground and then saw his inspired team beat Arsenal 3-1 in midweek to reach the League Cup final.

20 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Vialli rises to the occasion as Chelsea show their style

Italian international Gianluca Vialli struck a brace of goals as English FA Cup holders Chelsea edged South China 3-2 in an exhibition match before a near-capacity crowd at the Siu Sai Wan Stadium.

The former Juventus star, who played his first complete match in months, struck in the 38th and 40th minutes last night to set the London giants on their way to victory.

21 May 1997 - 12:00am

Damage control needed for new overseas influx

DEAR PREMIER SOCCER I would like to point out the detrimental long-term effects caused by the current trend of overseas stars arriving in the Premier League.

The English FA will have to seriously look at the effects these imported stars have on the progression of 'home grown' talent in domestic football.

10 Jan 1997 - 12:00am