What the back pages of the papers say - February 29

Last updated at 10:38 29 February 2008


English football's managers were heavily involved in plans to take

Premier League matches abroad and their union hoped to profit from the

controversial scheme, it can be revealed.

Read the Charles Sale exclusive

Also: Mark Hughes believes Kevin Keegan will be given extra time to turn around struggling Newcastle because the under-fire manager holds a special place in the club's affections.

Read Peter Ferguson's report here


Frank Arnesen is the man at the centre of the war that is threatening

to rip Chelsea apart.

Also: Martin Taylor last night spoke for the firs time

about his horror tackle on Arsenal striker Eduardo...Rafa Benitez admits skipper

Steven Gerrard was right to blast Liverpool for flopping in the title race.

Read the full story here


Real Madrid hope to make Cristiano Ronaldo the world's best-paid

player in a bid to lure him from Manchester United.

Read the full story here

Also: Alan Curbishley has called for Premier League chiefs to help fans stop abusing managers.

Tottenham last night revealed they are lining up a double swoop for Espanyol pair Dani Jarque and Carlos Kameni.

Read the full story here


Rafa Benitez issued a rallying cry to his Liverpool players last

night, after agreeing with Steven Gerrard's assessment of a season that is "not

nearly good enough".

Read the full story here

Also: Tom Hicks is on the verge of a bid to take full

control of Liverpool...Theo Walcott is hoping his two goals at Birmingham last

Saturday will earn him the chance to fire Arsenal towards the Premier League



Kia Joorabchian last night declared he has the evidence to prove

West Ham broke third-party ownership rules again - even after being fined


Also: Sven-Goran Eriksson has claimed Manchester City can become the new Chelsea - if billionaire owner Thaksin Shinawatra puts his money where his mouth is.

Read the full story here

Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks will try to launch a bid to buy out business partner George Gillett and seize control of the club.


The Birmingham City defender Martin Taylor spoke yesterday for

the first time about his sadness at the injury to Eduardo Da Silva and said that

it was his greatest hope that he will see the Arsenal striker play again.


Tom Hicks' troubled relationship with George Gillett Jr turned ugly

yesterday when the Liverpool co-owner threatened to block any attempts by his

business partner to sell his 50% stake in the Barclays Premier League club.


Tom Hicks served notice of his intention to retain control at

Liverpool last night when he warned he may block George Gillett's attempts to

sell to Dubai International Capital.


Birmingham defender Martin Taylor has said nothing would give

him greater satisfaction than to see Eduardo back in an Arsenal shirt scoring


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