Danny Shittu header sends Millwall to Wembley semi-final

Danny Shittu

A first-half header from Nigerian centre-back Danny Shittu gave Millwall a 1-0 win at Blackburn Rovers that set up an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley against Wigan Athletic.

Friday, 15 March, 2013, 4:11am

Extra time

The real winner of this year's football World Cup was Germany, not Italy - at least in the eyes of Londoners. Certainly, Germans are being hailed for their effectiveness in organising the best-ever tournament, with efficient ticketing arrangements, little or no hooliganism and veritable riots of friendliness in the superbly marshalled fan parks.

17 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Wembley rejects stadium blame

Urban Councillors have been attacked by the former managers of the Hong Kong Stadium, who warn millions of public dollars may go to waste.

Wembley International yesterday threatened further legal action against the Urban Council, which alleged the company may have left the Hong Kong Stadium with $6.5 million in outstanding repairs.

29 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Taxpayer to pay for emergency work after former manager Wembley accused of

Taxpayers have been hit with a near $6.5 million bill for outstanding repairs to the Hong Kong Stadium, said to have been left by former managers Wembley International.

The Urban Council's Stadium Board of Governors yesterday approved $6.46 million in emergency repairs made necessary by water seepage from concrete slab joints and air-conditioning drains.

21 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Embattled pubs and clubs poised to score at the till amid World Cup fever

Pubs and clubs, hard hit by the economic crisis, are hoping for a surge in takings during the World Cup.

9 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Urban Services to run stadium

Hong Kong Stadium will be managed by the Urban Services Department until the end of the financial year under a plan approved by the board of governors yesterday.

6 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Stadium row may be settled out of court

The row over the sacking of Hong Kong Stadium managers Wembley International may be settled out of court, the Urban Council chairman hinted yesterday.

Dr Ronald Leung Ding-bong suggested a settlement could be reached with the ousted managers and that the council might not proceed with legal action over Wembley's handling of its management contract.

30 May 1998 - 12:00am

Full time for Wembley

News that Wembley International has been given its marching orders from the Hong Kong Stadium will be received with a communal sigh of relief loud enough for residents in the vicinity to complain. Wrangles over an $18 million pitch replacement programme have brought about a final breach between the company and the Provisional Urban Council.

27 May 1998 - 12:00am

Jackson show in doubt after promoter hurt

Michael Jackson's proposed $6 million concert at Hong Kong Stadium could be in jeopardy after the show's promoter and technicians were involved in a car accident.

Testing of a radical hi-tech sound system and other measures to keep noise within legal limits will be delayed as the director of United States promoter ERICAM, Ron Johnson, and several staff recover in Los Angeles.

13 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Row on parking

THE Hong Kong Stadium managers were criticised yesterday for renting out parking spaces at the ground without consulting the Board of Governors.

Chairman of the board and Urban Council Dr Ronald Leung Ding-bong asked for a review of the demand for parking spaces at the stadium to see whether the move should be stopped.

7 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Stadium's manager deserves the sack

YOUR article on the unbelievable Hong Kong Stadium fiasco (Sunday Morning Post, May 29) omitted one body which should have been punished long ago: stadium manager Wembley International.

5 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Stadium needs a fresh start

WHAT a pity that the redeveloped [Hong Kong] Stadium has become a political football before it has had the chance to prove its value to the community.

Recent debate has focused on the noise issue, but this is really a by-product of the actual problem.

30 May 1994 - 12:00am

New stadium christened with cocktails

IT might well be the only time we will ever see their ilk at the new Hong Kong Stadium, but when it was officially opened by Governor Chris Patten, many of the socialites were present and correct to take in the marching bands, the dancing girls and the capering lasers.

14 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Law bears up amid surging crowd . . .

POLICE were forced to use drastic safety measures last night to control the huge crowds of people heading for the Hong Kong Stadium on its opening night.

Most of the 39,000 who attended arrived at the last minute.

12 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Profits 'will pay for stadium'

TAXPAYERS' controversial $175 million payment towards the fitting-out of the new Hong Kong Stadium will be recovered from the stadium's profits, Urban Council Chairman Dr Ronald Leung Ding-bong said.

The funding, reluctantly approved by Urban Councillors in November, attracted wide criticism because it was 50 per cent higher than the estimate.

7 Feb 1994 - 12:00am