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  1. September 15, 2013

    Masters in Management: Management lessons from Sir Alex Ferguson

    “For a player – and for any human being – there is nothing better than hearing ‘well done’. Those are the two best words...

  2. September 27, 2008

    The fabulous four born in soccer's most fertile week

    On September 22 1976 a great footballer was born in Rio. "Do you know who Ronaldo was named after?" his father asked the...

  1. September 26, 2008

    Fab four born in soccer’s most fertile week

    On September 22 1976 a great footballer was born in Rio. “Do you know who Ronaldo was named after?” his father asked the...

  2. June 13, 2008

    Dazzling Dutch beat France 4-1

    Once again they lived on the edge, once again they won spectacularly and, their sense of adventure thoroughly rewarded, the...

  3. August 19, 2006

    ADDITIONAL FIREPOWER GIVES LIVERPOOL THE LOOK OF TITLE CHALLENGERS

    With advance sales for the opening Premiership fixtures suggesting a dispiriting World Cup has taken its toll, there is at...

  4. July 29, 2006

    ROUND-UP

    *HORSERACING Kieren Fallon failed in his High Court challenge to a ban that prevents him riding in Britain. The jockey has...

  5. July 29, 2006

    ROUND - UP

    *HORSERACING Kieren Fallon failed in his High Court challenge to a ban that prevents him riding in Britain. The jockey has...

  6. July 15, 2006

    SPORT NEWS IN BRIEF

    *FOOTBALL Ruud van Nistelrooy has asked to leave Manchester United. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson yesterday confirmed that the...

  7. June 26, 2006

    Wayward Dutch eclipsed amid shower of cards

    It has been clear since Euro 2004 that Portugal are a better team than Holland, but just to make sure they proved it again...

  8. June 22, 2006

    Dead heat as group of death sets standard

    The tens of millions watching on television had hoped for an exhibition from these two giants. It was: of the art of...

  9. June 20, 2006

    Holland share awe in face of Argentina

    The Dutch are normally rather patronising of opponents, but they share the general awe for the Argentines. Asked to name his...

  10. June 17, 2006

    Holland's hopes rest on wingers

    Holland are in the next round, but their one hope of leaving a mark on this tournament lies in their wingers. Arjen Robben...

  11. June 12, 2006

    Limited Dutch rely on Robben trickery

    Holland's game plan was simple: keep giving the ball to Arjen Robben and see what happens. Chelsea's outside left is that...

  12. June 11, 2006

    Limited Dutch rely on Robben trickery

    Holland’s game plan in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Serbia Montenegro was simple: keep giving the ball to Arjen Robben and see what...

  13. June 9, 2006

    Holland in need of Van Basten alchemy

    “Orange on the way to Gold”, said the message in big letters on Holland’s team bus. The presumption of it so irritated Marco...

  14. May 23, 2006

    Owen to get practiceas captain

    Michael Owen will captain England's B team against a Belarus side on Thursday, where he will start up front with Peter...

  15. April 18, 2006

    Rooney keeps title race alive

    Manchester United at least kept the Premiership title race alive for another fortnight with a victory at White Hart Lane,...

  16. April 15, 2006

    Sunderland bow out with a killer blow

    That Sunderland should be relegated on Good Friday was surprising only in that it had not happened sooner; in that they...

  17. March 30, 2006

    Van Nistelrooy returns to seal United victory

    The frustrating thing for Manchester United must be that they did not produce this kind of form earlier. Wednesday night's...

  18. March 18, 2006

    ROUND UP

    *Golf's European Order of Merit leader David Howell raced to the front at the TCL Classic on the Chinese island of Hainan....

  19. February 24, 2006

    Consolation prize a poor reward for declining United

    Manchester United fans must be wondering how it came to this. Seven years ago the League Cup was the only competition United...

  20. January 26, 2006

    Rooney shines as Reds triumph

    Having got his greatest wish this week, Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan was denied another. He had hoped Wigan might...

  21. January 23, 2006

    Liverpool pay for lowering their sights

    Liverpool received a salutary reminder that the price of playing the percentages can be ending up with nothing as they lost...

  22. January 4, 2006

    Highbury draw pleases leaders

    If Chelsea are not beyond feeling satisfaction at the failings of others, they would have been basking in the poverty of...

  23. November 22, 2005

    Pitch tamperer Afridi banned

    When England play cricket in Faisalabad there always seems to be the prospect of memorable events, writes Ted Corbett. In...

  24. October 19, 2005

    United out of sorts and shape

    Whatever Sir Alex Ferguson may say, shape matters, writes Jonathan Wilson at Old Trafford. A return to 4-4-2 in their past...

  25. July 29, 2005

    United players in on-field row

    Ruud van Nistelrooy's anger spilled over again in Tokyo last night as the Dutch striker was involved in a furious row with...

  26. July 19, 2005

    FA's warning to Ferguson

    Sir Alex Ferguson has been warned about his future conduct by the Football Association after a charge of improper conduct...

  27. May 20, 2005

    Rivals fight for consolation

    It was Patrick Vieira, the Arsenal captain, who acknowledged the truth of it this week. "Manchester United," he said, "are...

  28. April 18, 2005

    United stroll into final

    * The FA Cup final will be a battle of two sides desperate to avoid finishing the season without silverware after...

  29. April 17, 2005

    United stroll into final

    The FA Cup final will be a battle of two sides desperate to avoid finishing the season without silverware after Manchester...

  30. January 3, 2005

    Title chasers pile on points at Christmas

    Unblinking, they trade blow for blow, so that, with three-quarters of the festive bonanza gone, the Premiership's stand-off...

  31. December 17, 2004

    Cross-code deal for Khan

    Amir Khan, Britain's brightest boxing prospect, is to fight at professional shows as an amateur under a ground-breaking...

  32. November 24, 2004

    Smiles all round for Fergie's 1000th

    In the end it was all smiles for Sir Alex Ferguson as his 1000th game in charge of Manchester United ended with a 2-1 win...

  33. November 9, 2004

    Robinson named captain

    Jason Robinson's extraordinary transformation from rugby league superstar to union leader was complete yesterday as he was...

  34. November 8, 2004

    City's thin blue line makes United see red

    Half-a-dozen rejected penalty claims, two goal-line clearances by Manchester City's heroic defenders and constant,...

  35. November 4, 2004

    United go on goals spree

    What Manchester United struggle to do in the Premiership, they cannot stop doing in Europe. So anodyne have they been...

  36. November 4, 2004

    United go on goals spree

    What Manchester United struggle to do in the Premiership, they cannot stop doing in Europe, writes Jonathan Wilson at Old...

  37. October 27, 2004

    West Brom dismiss Gary Megson

    Gary Megson became the third Premiership manager to bite the bullet this season when West Bromwich Albion dismissed him on...

  38. October 26, 2004

    Ruud faces FA's wrath

    Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy was charged with "serious foul play" by the Football Association on Monday for...

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