News archive from 12 February 2011, page 7

Capello welcomes selection headache

Fabio Capello cannot wait to stride into a selection minefield next month. After introducing half a dozen youngsters into his squad for the November defeat to France, even more possibilities have opened up thanks to Wednesday night's win in Denmark....

People, 00:18 in Sport
 

Kenny: Carragher invaluable to Reds

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish believes veteran defender Jamie Carragher still has plenty to offer the club. The Reds vice-captain turned 33 last month but his performance in last weekend's victory over Chelsea highlighted his value. In his first...

People, 00:18 in Sport
 
Wolves are more important for us than Barcelona, says Wenger

Wolves are more important for us than Barcelona, says Wenger

Arsène Wenger has admitted Arsenal showed Barcelona too much respect in last season's Champions League meeting yet he is confident of a different outcome this time, even though he feels that the Spanish champions have come to represent an even more...

Guardian, 00:18 in Sport
 
REVIEW: THE HERETIC, ROYAL COURT THEATRE, LONDON

REVIEW: THE HERETIC, ROYAL COURT THEATRE, LONDON

HAVING been ear-bashed and hectored about dreaded climate change in the National Theatre's Greenland earlier this month, the Royal Court now gives a platform, albeit a satirical one, to those (like me) who are "deniers". We meet Dr Diane...

 

Fourie praises Back influence

Hendre Fourie credited World Cup-winner Neil Back with his development from first division journeyman to England international. The 31-year-old has returned to the England squad for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy, having recovered from the...

People, 00:18 in Sport
 
Time to celebrate diversity with Barcelona and brawn | Barney Ronay

Time to celebrate diversity with Barcelona and brawn | Barney Ronay

Last weekend I watched Stoke City versus Sunderland on the TV in a busy lounge area crammed with grizzled, rhino-skinned footballing types, men who eat football, burp football, and pick small, gristly lumps of football from between their teeth. It was...

Guardian, 00:18 in Sport
 

Lawson: All eyes on Hook

Rory Lawson says Scotland will target Wales fly-half James Hook in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash at Murrayfield. The Scotland vice-captain is wary of a Wales side winless in eight Tests but will hope to take advantage of Hook's selection in the...

People, 00:19 in Sport
 
This week's new dance

This week's new dance

State Of Emergency: Desert Crossings, On tourUK production company State Of Emergency has a fine record of commissioning new original works that engage artists of the African diaspora from all disciplines. In this latest production, South African...

 
This week's new comedy

This week's new comedy

Daniel Kitson: The Interminable Suicide Of Gregory Church, On tourIt seems extraordinary to think that 10 years ago Daniel Kitson was appearing alongside Peter Kay in Phoenix Nights and his heckle-centric stand-up was getting him talked about as one...

 
This week's new exhibitions

This week's new exhibitions

Douglas Gordon: K.364, LondonDouglas Gordon's first foray into feature film-making, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, was an arthouse hit. Even critics loved his multi-camera tribute to the French footballer. Shot during a single game it was a vision...

 
This week's new theatre

This week's new theatre

New Territories 2011, On tourIt's all change for New Territories which, after 30 years, has dropped its National Review of Live Art component yet shows no signs of running out of steam. On the contrary, there's a wider range of international artists,...

 

Aiuthor, author: Lisa Appignanesi on the language of love

Asked why he so rarely wrote about love, the late, great Kurt Vonnegut quipped that if you put love into a novel, it just takes over. There's no room for anything else. So he stayed away. As in fiction, so in life. Enter love, and little else matters....

 

Michael Holden's All ears

Late one Saturday afternoon in a pub deserted save for myself, two pool players and the bar staff, who were watching Catchphrase on the TV, a man walked in looking anxious. Man "I don't want to put you out, but can you stick the football...

 
Clubs picks of the week

Clubs picks of the week

The Blackpool Northern Soul All NighterThe beautiful Winter Gardens in Blackpool is rather more known for welcoming dancers of a less frenetic nature than tonight's crowd. Hosting the world's largest ballroom dancing event, its hoofers are usually...

 

Egypt jubilant as Mubarak resigns

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has resigned as president and handed control to the military after 18 days of pro-democracy demonstrations. Several hundred thousand protesters who had gathered in Cairo's central Tahrir Square exploded into joy, waving Egyptian...

People, 00:20 in World News
 


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