[The Independent] - Started thinking he was a bit of a Franz Beckenbauer at times. But he's defending now. "That's what you want from your centre-halves. He's a good defender, a good lad, and I thought that was a good performance. It speaks volumes for his character
[The Independent] - The fourth task force, led by Franz Beckenbauer, will deal with "football". In what was at times a rambling and confusing presentation at Fifa's headquarters, Walter de Gregorio, the director of communications, insisted "judge us on what we are doing.
[The Independent] - Germany great Franz Beckenbauer, who had a two-year spell at Hamburg from , recently said there was "no coach in the world who can help Hamburg." "The new coach would have to be a wizard ... A normal being has no chance in the short term,"
Osieck, 61, who was Franz Beckenbauer's assistant when Germany won the World Cup, will take full charge of the Socceroos in their next friendly against Switzerland on September 3. DREAM TEAM – THE NUMBER 1 FANTASY FOOTBALL GAME ...
[The Guardian (blog)] - Franz Beckenbauer would have the game return to the old system of flagging down almost anyone in an offside position. That would be regressive, although the number of goals being allowed when one or two players apart from the scorer have advanced
[IEWY News] - That comparisons are often drawn between his poise and that of Franz Beckenbauer, whose career partly coincided with the Hungarian's, is a sign of the esteem in which he is still held. Albert's talent outshone his inexperience, and he enjoyed a rapid
[The Guardian] - Pele, Sir Bobby Charlton and Franz Beckenbauer don't turn up. 24 June 2011: Valcke again criticises slow preparations: "There is a lot of work to deliver. We don't have stadiums, we don't have airports, we don't have a national transportation system in
[The Guardian] - Franz Beckenbauer wants Fifa to address the issue of 'triple punishment' for players sent off for denying goalscoring opportunities. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/Reuters Changes to the offside law are needed to make it simpler to understand
[bettor.com (blog)] - Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer has insisted that the current Barcelona team is better than the Spanish national side. He stated that the Catalans have set a standard and every club wants to follow the kind of football they play.
[FootballFanCast.com (blog)] clubs should be able to sell their TV rights individually, rather than as a collective. There's nothing like a bit of self-interest. Finally Alex McLeish has been singing the praises of Emile Heskey, comparing him to none other than Franz Beckenbauer!
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)] - You will find Spaniards adding Alfredo Di Stefano or Ferenc Puskas to that list; the Dutch and Milanese cite Marco van Basten; Britons mention George Best, Bobby Charlton and Stanley Matthews; Germans idolise Franz Beckenbauer; in Portugal Eusebio is
[Birmingham Mail] - ALEX McLeish reckons Emile Heskey is turning into Villa's trump card – and even likened the versatile star to Franz Beckenbauer. The former England striker has been impressing his boss at centre-back in training
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)] - Accompanying bearded Aston Villa old boy Olof Mellberg - who is churning it out for Olympiakos these days - at the heart of the Sweden defence, a colleague commentating on the game told me that Majstorovic 'strolled through it like Franz Beckenbauer'.
[Norwich Evening News] - “I just heard on the radio that Franz Beckenbauer was coming up with some idea from when he played. I don't think there should be a grey area. The last line of the pitch is a vital part and we all need to be clear what is offside and what is not.
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)] - We played him at centre-back last week (in training) and he was spraying the ball about as if I was watching Franz Beckenbauer." Alex McLeish with the most unlikely sporting comparison of all time. Have you come across any top quotes this week that we
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Probably Franz Beckenbauer. When I was young I stood on the terraces and watched him when he came to Dublin and also on TV. I thought he was just a fantastic footballer, a defender who could play football and pass it really well.