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Paul Hayward

Paul Hayward

    Silva shines for City
    Silva shines for City
    The skill of seeing a football pitch as a field of endless angles rather than a north-to-south battlefield is beautifully expressed by David Silva,...
    Mind over batter for Dr Steelhammer
    Mind over batter for Dr Steelhammer
    Boxing is a lonely business, so it seems right that reading Robinson Crusoe made Wladimir Klitschko want to see the world beyond the Soviet...
    Young André must tame the Chelsea bastards
    Young André must tame the Chelsea bastards
    There is an old saying in football that a new manager meeting his players for the first time should tell himself as he scans the room: "These are...
    Abramovich begins from scratch at Chelsea -- again
    Abramovich begins from scratch at Chelsea -- again
    The Goodison Park stairwell where Carlo Ancelotti was reportedly sacked is a warm and friendly part of the ground, where veteran doormen in blazers...
    How to beat the ball-hoggers
    How to beat the ball-hoggers
    Blockades, psychological onslaughts and belligerent tackling all failed, so now the problem drops like a slab on Manchester United. The question of...
    The urge to splurge
    The urge to splurge
    Seventy-two minutes into his England career Andrew Thomas Carroll is a £35-million striker who now walks the path of Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler,...
    Rooney's apology may not be enough
    Rooney's apology may not be enough
    When Manchester United sent in the heavy mob last Thursday to dissuade Wayne Rooney from leaving, they noticed a crack in his determination to join...
    Divided they stand
    Divided they stand
    Sir Alex Ferguson always argues that control is achievable only through success. Winning trophies bestows power. So now we see a struggle between...
    Old foes meet once again in the battle of Bloem
    Old foes meet once again in the battle of Bloem
    England will face Germany at a World Cup for the first time since opera and Paul Gascoigne's tears started a renaissance for the game in these...
    David Beckham sprinkles some World Cup stardust
    David Beckham sprinkles some World Cup stardust
    When they had pulled their faces off the wire fences and returned to their corrugated iron shacks, the people of this township must have thought it...