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David Conn
.@LiamCharles87 Hull has similarities with Coventry. Local councils build stadia for clubs, with public money. Clubs fall out with council.
Assem Allam on Hull City name change: "I never change my mind; nobody must question my decisions" etc. Maybe should actually listen? #hcafc
RT @andrewcembling 63 yrs ago the man who saved United, James Gibson, died andrewembling.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/rem… …>> I believe he made no money from #mufc
Assem Allam on putting Hull City up for sale: "When I say something, I mean it. I don't call bluffs, what I say is what you get exactly."
Assem Allam also said he had done no research on the projected "global marketing" benefits of the name Hull Tigers gu.com/p/3kap2/tw
Interview with Assem Allam last year; he explained he wanted the Tigers name after falling out with local council gu.com/p/3kap2/tw
Assem Allam loan to Hull City was £72m at last accounts, year to July 31 2013. He charges club 5%; his interest was stated as £2.8m. #hcafc
.@sam_pick First time I interviewed him, Assem Allam said he had done no research on the supposed benefits of name change to 'Tigers'.
@TonyBarretTimes @david_conn Just football. No other crimes recorded as "sports-related", no other set of fans criminalised.
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Genuine question - do police release arrest figures for rugby, tennis and cricket matches or is it just football?
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Checked with Football Association: they've heard nothing regarding any appeal to CAS by Hull City regarding the "Tigers" name change #hcafc
Just checked with Court of Arbritration for Sport (CAS). They have not received an appeal by Hull City against the FA re name change. #hcafc
.@paulfromhull Assem Allam should have done some deal with Hull city council at the stadium, not be claiming "Tigers" is the answer. #hcafc
.@GlennMoore7 Difficult to see anybody buying Hull City for a price which gives Assem Allam £72m he has lent, mostly for players and wages.
Assem Allam says Hull City, which owes him £72m, is for sale and has been for 5 months. Looks like he hasn't, erm, found a buyer... #hcafc
Oscar Pistorius found not guilty of murdering Reeva Steenkamp gu.com/p/4xffv/tw via @guardian
Lord and Lady Curzon, viceroy and vicereine of India, enter Delhi with sepoy escort, circa 1902. pic.twitter.com/dzCbuq4yii
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Looking forward to this @blzzrd Q & A, for @mcrfwf festival tomorrow, with maestros @jonawils & @PhilippeAuclair nationalfootballmuseum.com/whats-on/event…
Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust: 85% of surveyed fans would prefer Wembley (by implication, not Milton Keynes) thstofficial.com/1/post/2014/09…
Masipa says she will next consider culpable homicide, but first adjourns for lunch. #Pistorius
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Masipa: "The accused cannot be found guilty of murder, dolos eventualis. That, however, is not the end of the matter." #Pistorius
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Masipa: "The question is did the accused see the possibility of the resultant death... The answer has to be no." #Pistorius
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Masipa: There is no dispute that the accused "acted unlawfully" when he fired the shots. #Pistorius
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Pistorius RT@SmithInAfrica Masipa: "The state has not proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of premeditated murder."
Massimo Cellino tax appeal is ‘cloud’ over Leeds, says Shaun Harvey, chief exec of Football League gu.com/p/4xe2n/tw via @owen_g #lufc
MP Gerald Kaufman replies to Michael Gove's comments on Israel, antisemitism & boycotts theguardian.com/world/2014/sep… #BDS pic.twitter.com/gPVmLCfVPy
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Follow @SmithInAfrica who is live tweeting for @guardian from the Oscar Pistorius verdict, which the judge is reading now.
Gary Neville criticises Manchester United over Danny Welbeck sale gu.com/p/4xf3g/tw via @jamiejackson_
Marcos Rojo £16m deal to Manchester United prompts third-party ownership revolt from Sporting Lisbon president gu.com/p/4xf24/tw
Israeli military orders criminal investigations into its own Gaza attacks, including on UN school gu.com/p/4xeq7
Stunning! Last night's supermoon rising over Lincoln's magnificent cathedral (P Baumber) @looknorthBBC @BBCLookNorth pic.twitter.com/0StAOFd8Fp
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Marcos Rojo £16m deal to Manchester United prompts third-party ownership revolt from Sporting Lisbon president gu.com/p/4xf24
Above the football "industry" talk & networking at Soccerex, the old clock of Manchester Central station, now "Gmex." pic.twitter.com/KU96InKoxe
.@afcmark1 There were no questions from the Soccerex audience of Giggs, Butt & Neville. Was compered by David Davies (ex TV and FA exec).
.@conal_fitz They were all scared of Ferguson but still talk about him as a father figure. Phil Neville said was "genius" at man management.
Very good, engaging Soccerex chat with Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt & Phil Neville; very natural. But they're never asked about the Glazers. #mufc
Phil Neville at Soccerex: "In the next 3 or 4 years we will see Manchester City's academy really take off." #mufc
Butt says young players will struggle to come through because: "A lot of foreign investors are coming in and wanting instant success."
Giggs is insisting Manchester United remain committed to developing young players. And hopes there can be another 'Class of 92." #mufc
Ryan Giggs asked at Soccerex if he would one day like to be Manchester United manager. Answer has to be crow-barred out of him: "Yes." #mufc
Butt: United are not giving up on the academy, but LVG is short term, need to get to winning ways, & Welbeck going was "circumstances" #mufc
Butt, Phil Neville & Giggs asked about Manchester United now. Have they changed re developing young players? Butt: "All clubs are changing."
Butt and Neville arguing England should be developing a young team to win tournaments. Clearly passionate about England.
.@justinmoorhouse Point re Giggs was he did play for England U15s / schoolboys, but then played for Wales.
Phil Neville agreeing with Gary that England have failed and should have won tournaments. Butt disagrees: "I don't think we're good enough."
Ryan Giggs saying has never regretted playing for Wales; was born in Wales, parents Welsh. Wanted to play the tournaments, but no regrets.
On David Beckham, Nicky Butt says he had "a lot of power" with England and "a lot of decisions went through him." #mufc
Nicky Butt, didn't want to leave United, then when he decided to go, Ferguson helped him choose what club to join, and kept in touch. #mufc
Phil Neville on Fergie. “He could walk into a room and pinpoint who was feeling good who was feeling bad. He had a smell for players.” #mufc
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