What the back pages say - January 25

25 January 2009 09:33
MAIL ON SUNDAY: Lord Marland, who faces a tough battle in his bid to wrest control of English cricket from ECB chairman Giles Clarke, has revealed his masterplan for transforming the fortunes of the domestic game. EXCLUSIVE: I'll scrap England's Stanford deal, promises Lord Marland Also: Cristiano Ronaldo helped Manchester United squeeze past Tottenham last night to stay on course for a clean sweep of trophies. Ronaldo glamour boy row: He's a show-off with a fancy haircut, says Guus Hiddink NEWS OF THE WORLD: Liverpool are reeling from a£1billion blow, after the Kuwaiti consortium pulled out of negotiations to buy the club. Also: Arsene Wenger will make a£7million raid for England defender Micah Richards. SUNDAY MIRROR: Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks will arrive at Anfield this week in a bid to bring an end to the civil war that is tearing the club apart. Also: Manchester City would have been faced with sacking manager Mark Hughes if Kaka had completed his£100million move to Eastlands. SUNDAY EXPRESS: Holders Portsmouth were humiliated as a player on loan from their deadly south-coast rivals Southampton sent them crashing out of the FA Cup. Also: Shay Given has 'agreed' his move to wealthy Manchester City - and Newcastle want England goalkeeper David James as his replacement. DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Shay Given has 'agreed' his move to Man City - and Newcastlewant England goalkeeper David James to replace him. Also: Man United limped into the FA Cup fifth round last night, as their injury crisis deepened. THE PEOPLE: Newcastle want£3million David James, as Shay Given and Steve Harper head for the exit at St James' Park. Also: Holders Portsmouth crashed out of the FA Cup to leave boss Tony Adams and his Premier League club in Dyer straits. SUNDAY TIMES: Having lost manager Harry Redknapp and some of their best players earlier in the season, Portsmouth relinquished their hold on the FA Cup yesterday. Also: Julian White, the Leicester tight-head prop who was drafted into the England squad only last week after the expulsion of Matt Stevens for a positive drug test, could face a lengthy ban from the game himself - after he was accused of eye-gouging during the Ospreys-Leicester Tigers Heineken Cup match in Swansea last night. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Liverpool face months of uncertainty over their future ownership as potential suitors have indicated they will wait until the last minute to get the best possible price for the club. Also: Lord Marland last night stepped up his election campaign for the chairmanship of the England and Wales Cricket Board by promising the 18 first-class counties and the MCC a£100m windfall. THE OBSERVER: Doubts over Roman Abramovich's financial circumstances have been fuelled by the Chelsea owner's decision to cut his stake in a Russian gold-mining company at a substantial loss. INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: England's new captain Andrew Strauss yesterday offered the firmest possible indication that it is time for the team to move forward.  

Source: Daily_Mail


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