June 2008 Archives

XABI ALONSO has promised the "best is yet to come" after helping Spain reach the final of a major tournament for the first time since 1984.

Luis Aragones' side swept past Russia 3-0 in Vienna on Thursday thanks to a blistering second half display which resulted in goals from Xavi, Daniel Guiza and David Silva.

Next up is a meeting with Germany as Spain chase their first title since they won the European crown in 1964

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WITH a fanfare of trumpets and a glossy futuristic image, Liverpool proudly announced this week that "enabling works have started" on the brand new LFC stadium.

But still those ungrateful sods who are expected to fill the place didn't get excited.

Tom and George could be forgiven for asking: "You demanded a spade in the ground. What's the problem now?"

NOSTALGIA sells. And the evidence will be paraded at a sold-out Echo Arena tomorrow night.

It's been over a decade since local heroes like Ian Rush, Alan Kennedy, Peter Beagrie and Stevie Mungall last lashed a football in anger.

But the 10,600 capacity Liverpool Echo Arena has been sold out for months for the Sky TV Mersey Masters, with even some of the players taking part unable to get their hands on tickets for the event

LIVERPOOL will stage a pre-season curtain raiser for the new season at Anfield on Friday, August 8.

But Italian giants Lazio are now the likely opposition - not Atletico Madrid.

The Reds had been negotiating with Fernando Torres' old club about the possibility of a friendly match at Anfield, but could not reach agreement.

FOOTBALLERS have a reputation for not being the sharpest tools in the box.

Quite understandably, a few complain about the stereotype, while others simply struggle to understand the metaphor.

But for every bright spark like Phil Neville or Jamie Carragher, there's a Harry Kewell

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