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What the back pages say: November 13

13 Nov 2009 08:11:26

What the back pages say: November 13

DAILY MAIL: Sir Alex Ferguson came in for scathing criticism from an FA regulatory commission yesterday after becoming the first manager to receive a touchline ban for comments made to the media. Also: Frank Lampard flew back to London last night with Chelsea's medical team on alert amid fears he could be out for seven weeks with a torn thigh muscle. THE TIMES: Lord Triesman, the chairman of England's 2018 World Cup bid, took a hatchet to his rebellious boardroom last night and brought in two of football's key powerbrokers. Banned: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson Also: Senior officials at Tottenham Hotspur were unaware that Carlo Cudicini owned a high-performance motorcycle until the goalkeeper came off it yesterday morning, receiving "possible life-changing" injuries.   THE SUN: The FA face a £900,000 compensation bill after skimping on an economy jet for England starts. Frank Lampard could be out for six weeks with a thigh injury having spent seven hours cramped on a plane to Qatar for tomorrow's Brazil friendly. Also: Ref Alan Wiley is fuming after Sir Alex Ferguson escaped serious punishment for calling him unfit.    DAILY STAR: Wayne Rooney last night dismissed reports linking him with a stunning £85million move to Barcelona, insisting he wants to stay at Manchester United for life. Also: Chelsea's Premier League hopes have been dealt a major blow after Frank Lampard was last night ruled out for eight weeks through injury.   DAILY MIRROR: Frank Lampard plunged Chelsea into a crisis last night as he faced up to eight weeks on the sidelines. Also: Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez wants an amazing £14million for Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva - and plans to keep him despite his need to sell players.   THE GUARDIAN: Fifa is preparing to abandon all rules relating to player agents, in a move that could turn the global transfer market into a free for all. Also: Despite the misgivings of Manchester City, who believe the player to be injured and expected him to return to City's camp in Abu Dhabi after medical tests, Robinho has been included in Brazil's squad to face England.   DAILY TELEGRAPH: The Ashes series is on course to return to terrestrial television after a review concluded that the event was a 'crown jewel' of British sport. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson is set to forego an appeal against a two-match touchline ban and £20,000 fine for questioning the fitness of referee Alan Wiley.  DAILY EXPRESS: Wayne Rooney is ready to begin talks on a new contract after expressing his desire to finish his career with Manchester United. Also: Liam Brady is confident the time has come for the Republic of Ireland to end their long wait for a victory over one of the European big guns.  Explore more:People:Rafa Benitez, Carlo Cudicini, Alex Ferguson, Wayne Rooney, Liam Brady, Frank Lampard, RobinhoPlaces:Liverpool, London, Barcelona, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Brazil, Qatar


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