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Stewart leaves British athletics under a cloud after coaching Mo Farah to gold

Stewart leaves British athletics under a cloud after coaching Farah to gold

Stewart was described by UKA as ‘a
vital cog in the machinery of British athletics for more than 20 years,
most notably as meeting director for the successful televised series
where Britain has built a reputation for hosting the best meetings in
the world, both indoors and outdoors’.

De Vos said last night: ‘Ian leaves us in great shape to take these events from strength to strength.

‘I’d like to thank him for his work and wish him well in his future career.’

Stewart was one of the world’s leading
distance runners during the late 1960s and mid-1970s. He won a 5,000m
bronze medal at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, adding to the European gold
he had captured three years earlier in Athens.

Sir Trevor Brooking criticises young English players

Too much, too young: Brooking insists England kids lack hunger, desire and enthusiasm because of big contracts

By
Andy James

PUBLISHED:

09:45 GMT, 17 January 2013

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UPDATED:

10:13 GMT, 17 January 2013

Critical: Brooking

Critical: Brooking

Sir Trevor Brooking has hit out at the money culture that surrounds some of England's top young footballers.

The former England international and current FA director of football argued that the size of the contracts being handed to some teenagers results in a lack of 'hunger, desire and enthusiasm'.

Speaking as the FA launched its 150th anniversary celebrations in London on Wednesday, Brooking used the example of the England Under-17 side which won the European Championships in 2010 to illustrate his point.

'Players get lots of money too young,' he said. 'It’s a big challenge for the clubs to work out how to deal with that.

'If you’re getting paid 20,000 a week at 18 years old it will affect your hunger, desire and enthusiasm.

'We had an Under-17 team that won the European Championship back in 2010 where they beat Spain and France and passed the ball as well as any other young side. We had hoped that one or two of them might come through into the main national side.

'A couple of them have got big contracts and, to be honest, have not kicked on as we were hoping.'

Slow progress: Connor Wickham starred for England Under-17s in 2010 but has scored just twice for Sunderland since an 8m move in July 2011

Slow progress: Connor Wickham starred for England Under-17s in 2010 but has scored just twice for Sunderland since an 8m move in July 2011

The likes of Chelsea's Josh McEachran and Sunderland's Connor Wickham both featured in that side but have failed to hold down regular first-team places at their clubs despite signing long-term deals.

Later, Brooking reiterated his point on talkSPORT, comparing today's climate to the one in which he broke through in back in the late 1960s.

'When I first started you got a basic wage when you broke into the first team, but a lot of the rest of my wages were made up with appearance fees and win bonuses, whereas now they try to lock in massive basics straight away,' he said.

All smiles: Brooking chats with former England boss Fabio Capello on Wednesday

All smiles: Brooking chats with former England boss Fabio Capello on Wednesday

'If you’re getting a basic wage for sitting on the bench or not performing then your club will be thinking, “I’ve signed this guy up for four years and he’s not playing well”. They’re getting too much, too soon.

'It’s one of the biggest problems, especially if you’re a young English player.

'We haven’t got as many of them as we should do and then clubs have to abide by this home-grown player rule within their squads.

'Sometimes an English youngster is included in the squad and you’ll end up paying a bit over the top to get X number of home-grown players whereas, in reality, they’re not worth the money that they’re paid.'

Eusebio responding "well" to treatment after stroke

Eusebio responding 'well' to treatment after stroke

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UPDATED:

20:31 GMT, 8 July 2012

Benfica says Eusebio is recovering and responding 'well' to hospital treatment as the former Portuguese playing great recovers from a stroke.

The 70-year-old Eusebio has been in a Lisbon hospital receiving treatment since suffering a stroke at the European Championship last month.

Legend improves: Former Portugal and Benfica great Eusebio

Legend improves: Former Portugal and Benfica great Eusebio

Benfica says its former player
continues to undergo treatment and could be discharged by the end of the
week depending on the latest assessment of his health.

Eusebio has been hospitalized four times since December with a variety of ailments.

Eusebio
da Silva Ferreira, nicknamed [The Black Panther,[ became a Portuguese
superstar after standout performances in the 1960s and was named one of
FIFA's 10 best football players of all time in 1998.

Dave Mackay in hospital after chest infection

Spurs double-winner Mackay recovering in hospital after chest infection

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UPDATED:

21:51 GMT, 11 June 2012

Tottenham's 1961 double-winner Dave Mackay is recovering in hospital from a chest infection, the London club have confirmed.

Edinburgh-born Mackay, who won five trophies with Spurs in the 1960s, was admitted to a hospital in Nottingham on Saturday.

The club said in a short statement about the 77-year-old's condition: 'We all wish Dave a speedy recovery.'

Making a recovery: Dave MacKay is in hospital

Making a recovery: Dave MacKay is in hospital

Eusebio in hospital with pneumonia

Eusebio in hospital with pneumonia as fears grow over Portugal hero

There are fears over Portugal legend Eusebio after he was rushed to hospital.

Portuguese media are reporting that the 69-year-old was taken into intensive care at a Lisbon hospital with suspected pneumonia.

Superstar: Eusebio in action for Benfica against Arsenal

Superstar: Eusebio in action for Benfica against Arsenal

Eusebio da Silva Ferreira was born in Mozambique when it was still a Portuguese colony and became known as the Black Panther for his powerful performances in the 1960s for Benfica and Portugal.

The forward scored 41 goals in 64 games for his country.