AKBAY IS A LOOSE CANNON WITH A WEAKNESS OF MISFIRING BADLY

Sharuko on Saturday IN the summer of 2001, Manchester United were celebrating winning a SEVENTH title in NINE seasons with only Blackburn, in ’95, and Arsenal in ’98, the only clubs to break the Red Devils’ ruthless monopoly in the English Premiership championship race. And, on those isolated two occasions when Blackburn and Arsenal were…
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Sharuko on Saturday

LIKE BALOTELLI AT OLD TRAFFORD SIX YEARS AGO, WE SHOULD ASK: ‘WHY ALWAYS US?’ NO one excreted as much venom as we did in the painful soul-searching exercise that followed our first experience of dealing with the intensity of the pain that comes with seeing a CHAN qualifying adventure being ended prematurely before reaching the…
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KHAMA BILLIAT ISN’T A SAINT, BUT HE IS BY NO MEANS A DEVIL

Sharuko on Saturday ON November 13, 1861, an American priest, Reverend M R Watkinson sent a letter to the United States Treasury, petitioning the department to add a powerful statement that recognised “Almighty God in some form on our coins’’. Watkinson’s argument was that this could be used “as a way of relieving the people…
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DEMBARE OR BOSSO, SO WHAT, HE REMAINS OUR FATHER ZIMBABWE

Sharuko On Saturday EXACTLY 50 years ago, on May 25, 1967, Scottish giants Celtic made history when they became the first British club to be crowned champions of Europe after beating Italian powerhouse Inter Milan 2-1 in the final in Lisbon. The heroes of that campaign, dubbed the Lisbon Lions, provided their city Glasgow, in…
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