From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.33 :: NO.45 :: Nov. 11, 2010
By signing a new five-year deal at Manchester United, thanks in some part to Sir Alex Ferguson's powers of persuasion, Wayne Rooney has ensured that United will recoup a meaty transfer fee were he to move on next summer. Were this to happen, it would echo, in its manner if not in value, Cristiano Ronaldo's £80million move to Real Madrid a year after penning a new contract. Over to Karthik Krishnaswamy.
Here's the final part of letters (sourced through email) in response to the Cover Story of the Oct. 28 issue that featured a debate as to who of the two was the greatest batsman after Sir Don Bradman.
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Rooney and Gazza
The salient question over Rooney must surely be, when, if ever, shall we see the real Rooney again? In South Africa where so much was expected from him he had a dreadful tournament, writes Brian Glanville.
Essien ready for more success
Getting Michael Essien proved a smart move by then Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as the Ghanaian has since gone on to establish himself as the heartbeat of the team. By Simon Peach.
WHO REIGNS IN SPAIN
Ronaldo riding high
Despite Ronaldo's unquestionable talent there remains a sense that his talent has gone unfulfilled on the game's biggest stage.
The Rooney saga
Whether the Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, has already settled for losing Wayne Rooney later so that he can save on his wages, use his transfer fee to restock his dressing room and make his own presence even more formidable, we shall have to wait and see, writes Ted Corbett.
‘A good coach needs to have self-belief'
“I hope the Indians come back with medals from the Asian Games. The players have trained hard and are very well focused. Their major threat should be from China and Thailand, but I hope they will take up the challenge,” says Del Hill, the new cue sports trainer of India, in a chat with Kalyan Ashok.
Indians have a long way to go
“There is still a huge gulf between our system and the Chinese system. Yes, our players are playing more abroad. We are doing well. But the gap between China and India still exists,” says the former India player Chetan Baboor. By K. Keerthivasan.
‘Deeds must match words'
Former world champion Peter Karlsson believes China, a table tennis superpower, can be beaten. “The European game is a lot more creative and if we can match their hard work, we can beat them,” he says. By A. Joseph Antony.
They complement each other
Talking of her triumph with Jwala Gutta in the women's doubles of the Commonwealth Games, Ashwini Ponnappa says it was the result of their hard work and believes that their partnership can only get better from here. By Kalyan Ashok.
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