Newcastle United are preparing moves to bring back former striker Demba Ba as well as previous loanee Loic Remy in order to strengthen their attacking line.
BRIAN BARWICK was the man who appointed Alan Hansen to his Match of the Day punditry role 22 years ago. Now, as the former defender prepares to bow out at the World Cup final in Brazil, he pays tribute to a man who brought his own special brand of ‘touch and technique’ to a British television institution.
Brazil star Neymar could not hold back the tears as he revealed he had come within a few inches of being paralysed. Neymar, giving his first press conference after being hospitalised with a fractured vertebrae in Brazil’s World Cup quarter-final win over Colombia, also said he disagreed with his agent for calling coach Luiz Felipe Scolari ‘a repulsive and conceited old jerk’.
JEFF POWELL: Lionel Messi was literally Little Leo on this occasion. It was Javier Mascherano – the man who really did most to squeeze Argentina through to Sunday’s World Cup Final against Germany – who picked up the motivation mantle after the Dutch had threatened through the first 15 minutes of the additional half-hour.
Mike Ingham, the voice of football for a generation of radio listeners, will step down after the World Cup final, marking the end of an era for BBC sport. Ingham has been chief football correspondent for more than 20 years, bringing his unique blend of effortless eloquence and good sense to the Beeb’s football coverage.
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JONATHAN McEVOY: With his declamatory Scottish tones and often damning catchphrases — diabolical, woeful, shocking, abysmal, time and time again — Alan Hansen does not immediately strike the viewer as a man beset by self-doubt. But the real Hansen, who retires from two decades of authoritative football punditry after Sunday’s World Cup final, possesses a sensitive core.
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