Tag Archives: Fabio Capello

The English FA doesn’t want Harry Redknapp as England manager, it wants Martin O’Neill

The ongoing comedy of who’s to be England football manager continues with Tottenham’s Harry Redknapp, recently acquitted of tax evasion charges, the ‘people’s choice.’ But the Football Association, the antideluvian body that runs the English game at grass roots level ...

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Adidas and Nike battle could turn Olympic athletes into Shoeless Joes

‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson was the baseball star who was banned for life following the famous ‘Black Sox’ scandal when members of the Chicago White Sox baseball team were convicted of fixing the 1919 World Series. Now some more contemporary sporting ...

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Rooney Euro finals suspension poses a big problem for Nike and W+K Amsterdam

English footballer Wayne Rooney was the star of Wieden+Kennedy’s 2010 FIFA World Cup opus for Nike, although not the actual tournament alas. The commercial, headlining Rooney among other famous Nike names, was the controversial winner of the Film Grand Prix ...

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Will £20m Nationwide show FA the red card?

Well it must be very tempted to, as the UK Football Association’s flagship sponsor it has seen its new £20m offer for the next four years (down from £25m) cold-shouldered by the hapless governors of the national game who have ...

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World Cup curse hits Theo Walcott and M&S

It was ever thus, pick a player to feature in your World Cup ad and you can almost guarantee that they’ll be dropped from the final squad, be injured or be arrested for nicking pennies from a charity box. Marks ...

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Carlsberg sends in the heavies for World Cup TV campaign

If England’s football during next month’s World Cup bears any resemblance to the new Carlsberg ‘Team Talk’ commercial, Don Fabio’s men will be forgetting about the beautiful game in favour of the traditional ‘Up and At ‘Em’ approach. Filmed, significantly ...

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