Wednesday, November 13, 2013

PAPER REVIEW: Galatasaray want John Terry; Arsenal, Liverpool, Utd players blasted as soft

IS John Terry set for the Chelsea exit? Here's a round-up from this morning's papers.
John Terry is interesting Galatasaray, according to The Sun
THE GUARDIAN: A former senior FIFA executive has issued a passionate call for a wide-ranging debate over the future of the game before the governing body's next presidential election in 2015, warning that a "coronation" for any candidate could be disastrous for football. Also: Michael Clarke has offered further evidence of the new mood of confidence surrounding his Australia team ahead of the Ashes by predicting the England XI for the first Test in Brisbane next week.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: The verbal hostilities ahead of the Ashes series took a bizarre twist yesterday when Michael Clarke, the Australia captain, claimed that Alastair Cook had already told him Michael Carberry and Chris Tremlett would play in the first Test in Brisbane next week. Also: A Football Association plan to ban players for diving using video evidence was blocked by the Premier League and elite referees, it has emerged.
THE TIMES: While England wrestle with an injury toll that has ruled out three players, including Alex Corbisiero, from the international against New Zealand on Saturday, their long-term planning has also been hit by the revelation that Manu Tuilagi could miss the entire RBS Six Nations Championship. Also: The hype around the Ashes has started to thicken as menacingly as some of the recent mists over Sydney Harbour.
THE INDEPENDENT: England's chances of turning the rugby world upside down for the second time in a year by beating the All Blacks at Twickenham on Saturday suffered a bitter blow when the loose-head prop Alex Corbisiero dropped out with knee trouble. Also: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is believed to have sparked a 20-man row in the tunnel at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening following their 2-2 draw with West Brom, after he was said to have called defender Jonas Olsson a "Mickey Mouse player".
THE SUN: John Terry is wanted by Roberto Mancini at Turkish giants Galatasaray. Also: Michael Carrick and Danny Welbeck are facing operations which would rule the Manchester United pair out until the New Year.
DAILY MIRROR: Southampton rookies Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez are poised to win their first England caps on Friday. Also: Dan Petrescu is favourite to take over as manager of Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace.
DAILY MAIL: Manchester United's Barclays Premier League hopes have suffered a huge blow with the news that Michael Carrick could be out for up to six weeks. Also: The Ashes sledging kicked off yesterday when Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson admitted he will be happy to hurt England if he can't get them out.
DAILY EXPRESS: England's players are too soft and have no chance of winning the World Cup next year in Brazil, according to Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez. Also: Stuart Lancaster's options for his team to face New Zealand were reduced to virtually zero last night when prop Alex Corbisiero was followed out of contention by the wings Christian Wade and Marland Warde.
Daily Star