EMI reaches a five-year deal with Pink Floyd after lawsuit

first_img KCS-content EMI reaches a five-year deal with Pink Floyd after lawsuit Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald Tuesday 4 January 2011 8:21 pm center_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof PINK Floyd has agreed to a five-year deal with record label EMI, following a year of legal disputes. The British rock group took EMI to court last year in an effort to protect its albums, with a high court judge ruling that the label could not sell individual songs without consent. However, yesterday’s deal with the loss-making label will reportedly allow the sale of digital downloads of single songs from the Pink Floyd’s back-catalogue for the first time.EMI has not disclosed the terms of the agreement, but chief executive Roger Faxon said the label is “looking forward to continuing to help the band reach new and existing fans through their incredible body of work.”EMI has lost several high profile bands since being bought by Guy Hands’ Terra Firma private equity vehicle in 2007. Hands has until 31 March to prepare the label for its next loan covenant test. If EMI fails, lender Citigroup could seize the company. Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Draw in Brisbane shows signs of an Australian recovery

first_img Bouncing back: Kurtley Beale has stepped in at fly-half for the depleted Wallabiesby Ben ColesLIMPING INTO this year’s final Bledisloe Cup match, Australia were not given a hope. Take away the quality of Will Genia, James Horwill, David Pocock and James O’Connor from any team and they will struggle.Patched up and back at Suncorp Stadium, the setting for Super Rugby success for the Reds and Tri-Nations success for Wallabies, Australia did enough to stop New Zealand going for a record-breaking 17th win in a row to come away with a draw. Tries were not the order of the day, with Kurtley Beale, Mike Harris and Dan Carter kicking all the points in an 18-18 draw, but for the Wallabies this was a big result.Australia were 8/1 to win before the match, record high odds for an Australian win against New Zealand at home. With a fully-fit squad the Wallabies struggle to win against the All Blacks anyway – before Saturday they had only won two out of their last 16 matches against New Zealand. What was different on this occasion was that although New Zealand were slightly off the boil, Australia executed in key areas.They missed 16 tackles to the All Blacks 18, won 60% of their own lineouts and caused problems for the opposition. More importantly, Australia held onto the ball more by kicking 19 times to the New Zealand’s 26. All throughout The Rugby Championship criticism has been fired Australia’s way for persistently kicking away possession with no beneficial outcome. By holding on to the ball for longer, they denied New Zealand the opportunity to attack from deep. BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 20: Kurtley Beale of the Wallabies runs the ball during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images) Keeping the ball away from New Zealand in the air however means taking them on at the breakdown. With Richie McCaw, Liam Messam and Kieran Read all so adept at both legally and illegally causing problems at the ruck, Australia gave up nine penalties in the contact area. Their age-old problems at the scrum saw them only win four out of a possible nine on their own put-in, which when you factor in the lack of Horwill’s grunt in the second row and losing Ben Alexander in week before comes as no surprise.Despite those problems at the scrum and breakdown, this was Australia’s best performance of the summer. With more ball in hand they broke the gain line more consistently – Tatafu Polota-Nau and Ben Tapuai impressing along with wrecking ball Pat McCabe. That momentum caught the All Blacks out on the back foot and proved that they are beatable.The result in Brisbane eases the pressure on Robbie Deans ahead of the November Internationals. It also gives Australia some hope, because having gone toe-to-toe with the All Blacks they can now welcome back key stars. Horwill, O’Connor and Genia will not travel but Pocock, Stephen Moore and Berrick Barnes may all return. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Kurtley Beale is performing at fly-half and the Wallabies young stars – Michael Hooper, Tapuai, Harris and Sitaleki Timani – are improving with every game. The depth of their squad will continue to be tested against France, England, Italy and Wales, but they will arrive in the Northern Hemisphere with a new burst of confidence.Follow Ben Coles on Twitter @bencoles_last_img read more

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Takenoyama House 3 / Tomoaki Uno Architects

first_img Photographs Architects: Tomoaki Uno Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936933/takenoyama-house-3-tomoaki-uno-architects Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Nisshin, Japan “COPY” Takenoyama House 3 / Tomoaki Uno ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTakenoyama House 3 / Tomoaki Uno ArchitectsSave this picture!© Hiroshi Tanigawa+ 24Curated by Hana Abdel Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936933/takenoyama-house-3-tomoaki-uno-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTomoaki Uno ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsNisshinOn FacebookJapanPublished on April 07, 2020Cite: “Takenoyama House 3 / Tomoaki Uno Architects” 06 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?竹野山居3号宅 / 宇野友明建筑事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Photographs:  Hiroshi Tanigawa, Yasuko Okamura Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Japan 2017 Area:  101 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: AcorSave this picture!© Hiroshi TanigawaText description provided by the architects. It was very difficult to come up with a plan to take advantage of this location after resolving landslide structures, their laws and possible construction methods.Save this picture!© Hiroshi TanigawaSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Hiroshi TanigawaSave this picture!© Hiroshi TanigawaThe design of the third floor was designed so as not to make the scenery as fragmentable as possible to take advantage of this location. Therefore, the top floor was decided to be made of wooden.Save this picture!© Yasuko OkamuraSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Yasuko OkamuraThe view from the room, cut by pillars and beams, creates an incredible space in the room. The seasonally changing views are an irreplaceable treasure of this house.Save this picture!© Hiroshi TanigawaProject gallerySee allShow lessNorthshore Pavilion / Anna O’Gorman ArchitectureSelected ProjectsThree Pavilions Garden / Hang WangSelected Projects Share “COPY” Year:  Takenoyama House 3 / Tomoaki Uno Architectslast_img read more

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PF London details

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Professional Fundraising magazine’s major conference PF London takes place on 17 and 18 September. You can find it listed on UK Fundraising’s events directory, and you can also download a brochure and registration form (in PDF – 155 Kb) for full details. Advertisement Howard Lake | 9 July 2002 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis PF London detailslast_img read more

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Farm Equipment Sales Continue to Lag, But There is Hope for…

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Farm Equipment Sales Continue to Lag, But There is Hope for the… By Gary Truitt – Oct 20, 2015 Farm Equipment Sales Continue to Lag, But There is Hope for the FutureThe latest figures on the sales of farm equipment are not good, but the industry remains optimistic about the future. “In September, 40-100 HP tractor sales were down 13.5% and over 100HP sales were down 42%,”said  Charlie O’Brien, VP of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. He added that sales of 4 wheel drive tractors were down 48% with combine sales falling over 20% for the month.He points out that, while sales of large horsepower equipment are down sharply, the sales of small tractors are comparatively good, “Under 40 HP tractor sales for the year have been up 6.5%.”  He said this small equipment usually goes to smaller farms or livestock operations which have seen better profits than larger row crop commodity operations.As for a recovery, O’Brien says it will take some time because several years of record high sales have put new machines in farmers’ hands and left a lot of used equipment on dealer lots, “It is going to take some time to work this equipment through the system.”  He feels that when commodity prices recover, new technology will again bring producers back into dealer showrooms, “When farmers are able, they will be back to find the right equipment for their operations.” But, during the trade show season this winter, there are likely to be more lookers than buyers. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleFarmers Still Waiting for Federal Rules on DronesNext articlePurdue breaks ground for Equine Diagnostic and Surgical Center Gary Truitt Farm Equipment Sales Continue to Lag, But There is Hope for the Future SHARElast_img read more

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Unexpected injuries prepare men’s basketball for postseason play

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter TCU’s JD Miller (15) dunks on Iowa State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Scott Morgan) Facebook What to watch during quarantine Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: February 23, 2018Next articleOpinion: We need more conservative professors Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt + posts printInjuries have placed the Horned Frogs in turmoil early into the start of conference play.Starting point guard Jaylen Fisher suffered a knee injury in early January, sidelining him for the remainder of his sophomore season.TCU guard Jaylen Fisher leaves the court at the end of a basketball game against Iowa State  Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)With only one true point guard in Alex Robinson, injuries continued to pile up and place the Horned Frogs in a difficult situation. Forward Ahmed Hamdy suffered an injury and guard Shawn Olden was forced to watch a few games from the sidelines due to a concussion.Hamdy missed TCU’s last January contest in Nashville against Vanderbilt and Olden missed two games including most of TCU’s contest against Kansas.Jamie Dixon looked at the issues optimistically during Thursday’s weekly press conference and said the turmoil has given the team a new opportunity to shine.“It’s allowed us to do things we haven’t done before,” Dixon said. “We played Kouat at the wing and used it as an opportunity for us. It got Shawn and other guys playing a lot of minutes. Every opportunity is a chance to get better and it puts us in position.”By giving bench players more minutes down the stretch, Dixon continues to build their confidence and believes it will translate to wins in postseason play.“We’ve had the opportunity to play guys and some guys have gotten to play more minutes than they expected because of the situation,” Dixon said. “It’s put us in a situation where we’ve had to make so many lineups where we can do so much with the eight players that we have.”Dixon’s experiment will be tested in the final stretch of the season, but the Horned Frogs faithful have reason to be optimistic.TCU’s versatility has translated into recent success. The Horned Frogs are riding a two-game win streak with wins over Oklahoma State and Iowa State into Saturday morning’s contest against Baylor. Tipoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Robbie Vaglio Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Linkedin Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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More than 10 journalists injured during opposition protests against Chinese visit

first_img Taiwan: the non-renewal of CTi news channel’s licence does not go against press freedom November 8, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 More than 10 journalists injured during opposition protests against Chinese visit TaiwanAsia – Pacific RSF to Taiwanese President: “Taiwan urgently needs media reform to tackle disinformation” At least 10 journalists were injured during protests on 6 November by supporters of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) against the meeting in Taipei between President Ma Ying-jeou and Chen Yunlin, the president of the Chinese government-backed Association for Relations in the Taiwan Straits, which led to clashes between DPP supporters and police. Reporters Without Borders deplores the violence against journalists in Taipei in the course of protests against a visit by a Chinese government representative during the past few days. It also regrets that the police arrested a journalist who was just filming the protests. Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage RSF_en Organisation News Documentary filmmaker Chen Yu-ching was detained and roughed up by police on 4 November while she was outside the hotel where the Chinese government representative was staying. The police held her for an hour after she refused to show her press accreditation. A Central News Agency cameraman was manhandled by security guards on 2 November while covering a ceremony in honour of Chen Yunlin in Taipei. Some Taiwanese media complained that they were excluded from meetings between Chen and the president, while mainland Chinese journalists had much better access. to go further Follow the news on Taiwan Those injured included a woman journalist who was hit by an object thrown by a demonstrator, ETTV cameraman Yang Sun-ren, who was hit by a stone, and an FTV journalist who was injured by a policeman. May 18, 2020 Find out more TaiwanAsia – Pacific Chai Lu, a presenter for the Chinese state television station CCTV, was attacked by government opponents on the evening of 5 November outside a hotel, receiving protection from police who arrived 10 minutes later. A reporter for Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV was manhandled later the same evening in the same place by Taiwanese independence supporters. Help by sharing this information “Opposition activists have the right to demonstrate, but it is regrettable that they did so with such violence and with no thought for the safety of journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Relations between China and Taiwan are very controversial, but the media have a right to talk about them without being the target of violence or pressure.” November 20, 2020 Find out more News June 29, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

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Birdscapes Radio

first_imgLocal News TAGSBallroom MarfaBirdscapes RadioInternational Dawn Chorus Day Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Twitter By Odessa American – April 29, 2021 Birdscapes Radio WhatsApp Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San Antonio St., Marfa. In anticipation of International Dawn Chorus Day, the worldwide celebration of nature’s greatest avian symphony, Ballroom Marfa is presenting Birdscapes Radio from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on Ballroom Marfa’s website at tinyurl.com/yv3r5v36.This freeform program organized by musician and birder Rob Frye (Bitchin Bajas, Exoplanet, Flux Bikes) will center on Frye’s ever-evolving collaborative, sonic exploration into the world of birds. Listeners can expect to hear down-tempo dawn chorus, historical recordings, rare sounds, and seabird colonies hosted by Rob Frye and Sarah Melendez, with guests Edbrass Brasil, Cristian Pinto, Martin Frye, Satya Gummuluri and more. The show will also include excerpts from “Experience the Birds,” the first episode of Maui Nui Seabirds: Mauka to Makai, and Rob’s performative lecture “Hearing Hidden Melodies.”For more information, call 432-729 3600, email [email protected] or visit ballroommarfa.org. Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS: OHS, Permian set for state runNext articleFiesta West Texas Odessa Americanlast_img read more

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Olympian Nadia Comaneci helps young Indian duo with viral video score gymnastics scholarships

first_imgThis is awesome pic.twitter.com/G3MxCo0TzG— Nadia Comaneci (@nadiacomaneci10) August 29, 2019A day later, Kiren Rijiju, the Indian minister of state for youth affairs and sports, shared Comaneci’s post, saying that he wanted to be introduced to the kids.Jashika told ABC News on Friday that she could not believe that Comaneci, her inspiration, had seen and shared the video on Twitter. Jashika said she was now looking forward to starting her gymnastics career.The kids are currently in the enrollment process, submitting paperwork and medical records, according to Reshma Khatoon, Jashika’s mother. If approved, they will be able to formally start training with the Sports Authority of India.“I am a huge fan of Nadia Comeneci and I want to meet her and be like her,” Jashika said. “I want to go to the Olympics one day and make my country proud.”In an interview with ABC News on Thursday, Comaneci said that she was surprised that her tweet went viral but said that she is happy the Sports Authority of India has stepped up to help the two children.“I thought the video was so cool and spontaneous — two kids going to school with their backpacks and then they throw in a couple of gymnastics skills,” Comaneci said. “I just want to wish them good luck, enjoy what they do and be happy, and I hope I get to meet them at some point.”Rao, the children’s dance coach, told ABC News on Thursday that he felt there was something special about Jashika and Mohammad from the moment he started giving them dance lessons four years ago.“I knew from the beginning that these kids were very talented,” Rao told ABC News. “Something that would take anyone else a week to learn, they could learn in an hour.”Khatoon told ABC News that her family has always struggled to put food on the table and that the family often was unable to buy school supplies for Jashika and her two siblings. But now, she said, she is happy that the viral video has given her daughter an opportunity to follow her dreams.“From a young age, she would jump over walls whenever she saw one, but I never realized that it would lead to something like this,” Khatoon said. “I can’t put into words how proud I am of her. I hope her story inspires other children to follow their passions.”Rao said that he hopes the other students in his dance academy will also get more support as a result of Jashika and Mohammad’s story going viral. Currently, the children practice on a hard surface and he wants to be able to provide mats for them in the future.“I am very happy for these two kids, but there are lots of slum children who are talented but their stories are not heard,” Rao said. “I hope more people will pay attention now.”Although social media did not exist when Comaneci started her gymnastics career in Romania, it was also her doing cartwheels in school that caught the attention of gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi.“I was doing some cartwheels in kindergarten when Bela came to ask all the kids if they could do cartwheels,” Comaneci said. “So it started with a cartwheel for me, too. You never know where a cartwheel can take you.”Comaneci told ABC News that she is glad she could make a difference for the kids by sharing the video on social media.“I think that every kid should have an opportunity to play sports, and there are a lot of kids who don’t have those opportunities because they come from a difficult background or they cannot afford to do that,” Comaneci said. “If I can change the life of someone, using sports or social media, I think that’s amazing.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTwitter/@nadiacomaneci10(KOLKATA, India) — Two children from India, have been promised gymnastics scholarships from the Sports Authority of India after a video of them doing cartwheels and flips on their way to school went viral on social media and was shared by five-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci.The video, which captured Jashika Khan, 11, and Mohammad Azajuddin, 12, was recorded by their dance coach, Shekhar Rao, founder of Eternities Dance Academy in Kolkata, India.For the last five years, Rao has offered free dance training to children in the city who cannot afford to pay for lessons.“This is awesome,” Comaneci tweeted on Aug. 29 after seeing the video. Beau Lund September 16, 2019 /Sports News – National Olympian Nadia Comaneci helps young Indian duo with viral video score gymnastics scholarships Written bylast_img read more

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Crouching striker, hidden talent

first_imgI keep being told that Peter Crouch is surprisingly good on the ground (for a big man). But wasn’t Emile Heskey a great team player (for a striker) and didn’t Nicky Barnby have a surprisingly good left foot (for a right footer)? Crouch was considered among the top two available strikers for England against Austria on Saturday afternoon. This would be funny, if it wasn’t the cold truth. It’s certainly no small feat that the 6ft7in Liverpool target man made the team considering he has yet to score this season. His unorthodox looks and running style make him easy to mock. Arsène Wenger called him a basketball player last season and he was cruelly ridiculed by the crowd for his clumsy play, but he did complement Owen quite well with his famed knock-downs and compared well with the other relative newcomer, Luke Young. With no disrespect to Crouch and Young they are not in the class of Rooney and Neville and maybe more realistic options should have played – Defoe with Carragher at right back. Lampard’s penalty success, after Beckham’s three consecutive misses, was a big help and with Owen sharp the team should easily be capable of picking up their game when it becomes necessary.The pub crowd, powered by the Crouch sized pint-and-a-half beer glasses, seemed happy with the result, though perhaps it was more at the relief of not being Scottish (as in, not having to support their football team). England did after all qualify for the World Cup finals with this result, although necessarily in tandem with Holland beating the Czech Republic, and England can be a side with new impetus when the summer comes.England’s direction seems to have blurred in the last few months. It all had been going well for them since the previous match against Austria. The emergence of Robinson as a reliable goalkeeper has been a relief for fans after the desperate years of Seaman and James, and Joe Cole’s surfacing as an exciting left winger has been comforting, if not ideal.  The loss to Northern Ireland has been dissected to the bone and lessons have been learnt but the Lampard-Gerrard centre-midfield issue does have to be thought about.If both players start displaying the same form as they do for their clubs, England would be driven by goals and searing runs from the middle of the field – before teams could work out a way to stop them without hampering their own style, we would have collected the Jules Rimet trophy and EasyJetted home to celebrate for another 40 years. I love the idea of playing Michael Carrick behind those two, in the Makalele role, and making Lampard and Gerrard the focus of the team in place of Beckham. Beckham plays consistently well for England but gets an unjustly high proportion of the ball and he needs to work out that his crosses (which are effective for the Brazilians at Real Madrid) fly over the heads of Rooney and Owen (though not, admittedly, Crouch). The sending off, however, was clearly quite harsh and the quality of his crossing and set-pieces remain enough for Beckham to retain his place on the team.Dropping Joe Cole to the bench would make the team unbalanced but Gerrard was more inspiring left of the three centre midfielders than when overly burdened with defensive concerns. It worked in the previous World Cup with Nicky Butt, and Carrick is a better player than Butt, though somehow Tottenham team mate (and defender) Ledley King is ahead of him in the pecking order. The next England manager, if there is going to be less of Sven, is a dilemma. The cautious Steve McLaren is as uninspiring as he is tainted with the association of Erikson’s rule.  Desperately, he is currently the 5-4 favourite, and Erikson’s real choice, but there is something to dislike about the toadying inside track he is taking to become ‘the obvious successor.’ Sam Allardyce is a good man but is perhaps too Mike Basset to be the first choice. Someone should put some money on the talented Wenger, realistically an outsider as a foreigner, but he probably needs some support with Paddy Power already paying out on Mourinho’s Chelsea for the league.Despite Saturday’s melodramatic headline in the Guardian – ‘Five days to save a manager’ – this should be a discussion for 2008. We all hope, fortunately with some reason, that Erikson’s England will shine this World Cup – in player terms he believes that he has 10 of the top 50 in the world, and adding Beckham gives a full team that need not be fearful of anyone. Holland, Brazil and Argentina are great to watch but lack England’s all-round strength- I would rather play them than the always-menacing Germany. No comparison to the Ashes is helpful: the World Cup always brings out its own excitement, though it should be noted that Australia are only a play-off away from qualifying…ARCHIVE: 1st week MT 2005last_img read more

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