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VOL.37 :: NO.36 :: Sep. 06, 2014



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Cover Story
Big tickets or mere stubs?
Club presidents don’t ever wish to weaken their position and one of the best ways to keep fans happy is to sign star players. For supporters intoxicated by the World Cup experience, there’s hardly a better sight than the arrival of a player who has recently set the world alight. The low success rate of such players at their new clubs notwithstanding, these transfers are about glitz and glamour to some extent. Hence, it’s impossible to believe clubs will ever exercise

Football
KICKING AROUND
The managerial maelstrom
Brazil having horribly disintegrated in losing 7-1 in the World Cup to Germany, have inevitably parted company with their coach Big Phil Scolari, who promptly found a berth at Gremio, the club he used to manage. To general astonishment, the Brazilian federation then appointed in his place none other than Dunga. By Brian Glanville.
STARWATCH
Barry back on board
Despite financially better offers from elsewhere the former England international chose to go back to Everton for the next three years. By Carl Markham.

Cricket
INTERVIEW
Gearing up for the big game
“We are excited about the World Cup, more for the reason that we were able to snare that important match of the competition (India versus Pakistan),” says the Premier of South Australia, Jay Wilson Weatherill, in a chat with G. Viswanath.
FOCUS
When Mithali and history repeated themselves!
Mithali Raj is stealing the thunder for leading the Indian women’s cricket team to a meritorious Test match win against England. By G. Viswanath.

Chess
FEATURE
The queen who ruled without a crown
Judit Polgar quit the game at 38, an age when quite a few have been World champions, writes P. K. Ajith Kumar.

Chess Corner
Focal play

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