What the back pages say: Saturday, November 21

21 November 2009 09:25
DAILY MAIL

Frank Lampard yesterday joined the list of Barclays Premier Leagueplayers who have flown to Belgrade to seek help from Serbian housewifeMariana Kovacevic. 

Lampard is latest star to try placenta cure: Injured Chelsea midfielder in bid to be fit for Arsenal clash

Also: The biggest match-fixing ring ever to hit football was busted yesterday after police carried out raids across Europe.

Match-fixing probe reaches Britain as 17 are arrested over investigation into suspect Champions League matches

Desperate housewives: Chelsea midfielder Lampard has joined the current crop of injured players seeking placenta treatment in Serbia from Mariana Kovacevic

THE SUN

Carlos Tevez is ready to silence the Liverpool hate mob today by leading Manchester City to a famous Anfield victory.

THE TIMES

The French Football Federation (FFF) has rejected Ireland's request to make a joint appeal to FIFA for a replay of their contentious World Cup play-off match.

Also: David Beckham insists that he will not retire even if he plays a pivotal role in winning the World Cup for England next summer.

THE INDEPENDENT

Thierry Henry's extraordinary admission yesterday that France's World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland should be replayed wrong-footed the French Football Federation (FFF): officials in Paris had not authorised it and they have no intention of supporting his sentiments. 

Thierry Henry: France must replay Ireland World Cup play-off

Also: According to Phil Anderton, chairman of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals,ticket sales for next week's event at the O2 Arena make it 'the equivalent of 15 sold-out Led Zeppelin concerts'.

Summer signing: Man City will reportedly launch a mega move for Liverpool striker Torres next year

DAILY EXPRESS

Mark Hughes will make another audacious bid to prise Fernando Torresaway from Anfield if Manchester City replace Liverpool in the PremierLeague's so-called Big Four this season.

DAILY STAR

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez last night urged: Don't label David Ngog a diver.

DAILY MIRROR

Roy Keane has launched a devastating attack on the Republic of Ireland's attempt to have their World Cup qualifier with France replayed.

Also: David Moyes has warned Manchester United to keep their hands off Jack Rodwell.

THE GUARDIAN

Guus Hiddink plans to return to Chelsea as technical director following his failure to guide Russia to the World Cup.

Also: Thierry Henry's handball against the Republic of Ireland could lead to FIFA fast-tracking the introduction of two additional referees in time for the World Cup in South Africa.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

One after another the New Zealand camp have rolled out the talking heads, each one delivering the same line; how England are about to break free of their recent torpor and release the spirit of 2003.

Also: Arsene Wenger admitted last night that though he had doubts about the latest unorthodox methods being administered to striker Robin van Persie, he gave the 26-year-old permission to undergo a 'placenta cure'.



 Explore more:People:Rafa Benitez, David Ngog, MARK HUGHES, Carlos Tevez, Roy Keane, David Moyes, FERNANDO TORRES, David Beckham, Robin van Persie, Thierry Henry, Frank LampardPlaces:Paris, Liverpool, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Russia, France, EuropeOrganisations:French Football Federation

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