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Saturday, 26 January 2008

Beckham going nowhere

With the words 'David is not for sale...at any price', The LA Galaxy board are moving to quash rumours about a possible move to Newcastle United. Insisting that no approach has been made, and reiterating that Beckham is a long-term deal as far as the Galaxy are concerned, the new Galaxy President Alexi Lalas emphasised that there is no truth in the story.
Even a loan period which might have been regarded as vaguely possible has been absolutely ruled out.

Linked to: Beckham eyed by Newcastle

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Beckham eyed by Newcastle

There is a rumour, and it should be stressed that this is pure speculation... that Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is preparing to make a bid for David Beckham, currently training at Arsenal in preparation for the England friendly on February 6th.
Having just performed the miracle of bringing Kevin Keegan back to Newcastle, you wouldn't bet against a man that could do that...!
This would surely just be a short-term loan deal whilst the MLS is on it's off-season- I'm not convinced that he would be prepared to come back to the Premiership without having fulfilled his promise in America. I can't see the Beckham family swapping the LA lifestyle for a new gaff in the 'toon', however passionate the Geordies might be about their football. But then.... you never know.... I watched Arsenal getting whupped 5-1 by a high-riding Tottenham tonight, I bet it crossed Arsene Wenger's mind to bring out Beckham as the fifth goal went in...

Saturday, 19 January 2008

McClaren backs Beckham

Speaking after a convention in Baltimore, McClaren declared that he believes that David Beckham deserves to get his 100th cap for England. This might strike some as odd as the reason that he doesn't have several caps more than his current 99 is largely due to the fact that McClaren dropped him after the last World Cup when Beckham stepped down as England captain.

McClaren was quick to suggest that injury was a major factor in Beckham only having 99 caps at this stage. The undeniable fact is that David Bentley of Blackburn is banging at the door of the England team having played his part in a couple of games, and Bentley's style is undeniably close to Beckhams. He displays the same peculiar foot movement when he strikes the ball with his right foot that Beckham does, is younger, fitter and is no stranger to controversy. Many have slated Bentley for withdrawing from the England under 21 squad to further his chances of playing for the senior team, but Capello will wipe the slate clean and has declared that his squad will be picked on merit alone.

If Bentley turns out to be half the player that Beckham has, it can only be good for a strong England squad in the future.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

David Beckham at No. 10

We are not used to seeing Beckham at No.10. He has made famous his No.7 Man Utd and England shirt, and 23 for Real Madrid and LA Galaxy.
Of course, the No.10 in question refers to No.10 Downing Street in London and his visit to the Prime Minister of the UK, Gordon Brown. Beckham reportedly spent an hour in discussions with the Prime Minister, the Culture Secretary and the Children's Secretary. David said that Gordon showed an interest in the Beckham Greenwich football Academy which he is due to visit soon.

It is widely believed that Beckham will be given a central role in the UK bid to host the World Cup after his involvement in the success of securing the 2012 Olympics. No doubt Beckham will eventually be in line to upgrade his OBE to a full knighthood if he continues to serve his country as effectively of the field as he doubtlessly has done on the field....

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Fabio Capello takes up the reins

Capello starts his role as England Manager in earnest today and has plenty to think about. Foremost in his mind will be the World Cup qualifiers - as it will be on these results that he will be judged, Fabio understands that England expects... and expects much...

Meanwhile he is expected to bump into David Beckham when he visits the Arsenal ground as part of his famliarisation tour of facilities that the England team use for training and accommodation. Whilst it is by no means certain that Beckham will earn his 100th cap on February 6th, David himself is confident that his fitness is right where he wants it to be.

With typical Beckham enthusiasm, he claims that his desire to take part in England games is unaffected by the goal of reaching 100 caps "Even if it wasn't for the 100th cap, for an England game I'd do the same" he said at the Football Writers' Association Gala Dinner.

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Beckham arrives at Arsenal

On Wednesday, Arsene Wenger was delighted to welcome the latest addition to his training squad as David Beckham arrived to hone his fitness ahead of an England friendly against Switzerland in early February.
Beckham will be seen sporting his usual number 23 in the slightly less familiar garb for him - an Arsenal training kit.... Wenger feels sure that Beckham will help to develop the younger players in the reserve squad and he will also be allowed to test his mettle with the senior squad in his month training in London.
The game against Switzerland will be the first game overseen by Fabio Capello as England manager and if all goes well, the 100th game that Beckham will have played for the national side.

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

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