Anna Kessel
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Just one of the boys
/ 18 June 2010

Just one of the boys

Being the only white player in the Bafana Bafana squad is not an issue for Matthew Booth, but it is causing some confusion among the foreign press.

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/ 17 February 2006

Iron(ing) in the midfield

You can pick Jermaine Jenas out of a training ground cluster a long way off. His wiry frame sticks out like a coat hanger and, although not quite six foot, he has a way of looking like the tallest man on the pitch. There is definitely something about JJ. The move to Tottenham has invigorated the young England star, reports Anna Kessel.

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/ 28 October 2005

Soccer in the wild West

There is no such thing as the paparazzi in Korea, and until the 2002 World Cup there was not even a word for ”footballer”, only for ”sportsman”. That, though, has not stopped Park Ji-Sung becoming ever more famous in his homeland. The Manchester United midfielder was the centre of attention earlier this month after a cultural misunderstanding.

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/ 20 August 2004

Old fires burn in the Iceman

Eidur Gudjohnsen has become a member of the old guard at Chelsea. Having lasted four years, he is among an elite few whose memories stretch as far back as the days when Gianluca Vialli was manager and Ken Bates owned the Bridge. The great survivor recently signed a new four-year, £55 000-a-week contract.