Friday, May 04, 2007

The Grab: 05.04

Scouser Stevie G will become the highest paid Englishman in the Premier League, as he looks set to wrap up a new $12M per annum contract with Liverpool, as they look toward beating AC Milan in the Champions League final for the second time in three years. Which, of course, sparks the memory of a line from the Merseyside skipper's book, where he infers that the raging Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso is more pussy than rhino. [The Sun, Daily Mirror]

Think $12M a year is chump change? Well, if you're a NY Yankees fan it is, considering A-Rod hasn't won crap for you, while the Reds vie to become Champions of Europe for the second time behind Steven Gerrard. But take a look at what top pay in MLS is, and the image of Dwayne De Rosario taking out Goldenballs with a two-footed tackle early in August looks justified. [The Offside, SMiA]

Leeds United seal their fate by taking a 10-point deduction that guarantees their relegation to League One. By going under administration, the Whites can begin their campaign in England's third-tier without a points deduction. How long until Dennis Wise finds himself coaching a Sunday-league side? [Times Online]

Another excellent piece by Marcela Mora y Araujo chronicling the ups and downs of Diego Maradona and the fascination over his volatile life. [Guardian Sport Blog]

This just in: The Gunners new away kit looks like shit. [Arseblog]


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