Football News Roundup – August 01

A quick look at today’s headlines across the Internet – stuff that you should not miss out on.

Important things first. held a blogging carnival last week, and if you are starved for football news and new reading material, this is definitely one of the best ways to get editorially-reviewed sites on your plate (no mucking about in NewsNow through trash). Read all about it here.

An excellent interview with Owen Hargreaves in the Guardian. Mr. Ferguson, please bring Hargreaves to Manchester United.

Myles Palmer writes about his memories of Highbury and George Graham. A smashing post. has started a discussion on who the ‘worst player’ at each Premiership club might be. As always, the rabble has descended mindlessly on the thread, but instead of calling each other c*nts they are calling their own players that.

Definitely worth a read if you are that type of a fan 🙂

Steve McClaren is due to officially take charge of England today (what, 1st August already?), and by the time Greece roll along we would have answers to several questions – the new England captain, who will play at right wing and who will be part of England’s new strike force.

Jon Brodkin at the Guardian is covering the story in more detail. I’ll be writing about England and McClaren in a few days myself, so watch out for that.

Rooney scored in United’s pre-season friendly with Macclesfield, but a 2-1 win does us no justice when compared with Arsenal’s 8-1 thumping of Schwadorf.

I have officially lost all faith in The Independent as a newspaper of any repute. They have been participating mindlessly in the “double-or-nothing” plays of the rumour brigade and while they often come out looking like twats, I bet they and their readers don’t care as long as they get their daily fix of C-grade BS. Their latest rumour? Manchester United going after Dirk Kuyt.

Kudos to UEFA for having the guts to tell Israel that they need to play their European home matches at a neutral venue. I know what Israel would be going through, but frankly the situation there is far worse than it has been in other countries where matches have been cancelled.

And as part of month-long protest, why doesn’t Ferguson sign Owen Hargreaves?

Liverpool fans: Time for some answers
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