ALEX FERGUSON happily washed his hands of the Wayne Rooney problem and told David Moyes: “You can deal with it now.” Fergie takes charge of his 1,500th and last game as Manchester United boss tomorrow — against West Brom — and once again Rooney will not take part after asking to leave. (The Sun)
From the back pages, May 18: Swing king James Anderson hits right notes to join the England chart toppers
At two minutes before 3 o’clock on a bitterly cold Lord’s afternoon, James Anderson looked down at the ball in his hand and stretched out into the rhythmical 15-pace run that has characterised the best years of his England career. Seconds later it had nestled in the hands of Graeme Swann at second slip, via Peter Fulton’s outside edge, giving Anderson his 300th Test wicket. (The Times)
Reds are sending sides to two Sussex clubs on Saturday, July 27, as part of their pre-season preparations.
Faygate United FC are eagerly waiting to find out if they will be accepted into the Sussex County League.
From the back pages, May 17: David Beckham was one of best and most significant footballers of his generation
The most common reaction to news of David Beckham’s retirement this afternoon has been affected surprise because of a widespread belief that he actually retired several years ago – ha, ha – but such cynicism is unlikely to last too long. Strip away the celebrity circus that surrounded him and Beckham should be regarded as one of the best footballers this island has produced in the Premier League era, and certainly the most significant. (The Times)
Billingshurst FC brought the curtain down on their season by lifting the Vernon Wentworth Cup after a 4-1 win over Clymping in the Worthing final last night (Wednesday).
From the back pages, May 16: Ivanovic pounces in the 93RD MINUTE to snatch Europa League glory for Blues in Amsterdam
Branislav Ivanovic headed home from a corner in injury time to secure the Europa League for Chelsea in dramatic fashion after a 2-1 win over Benfica in Amsterdam. Fernando Torres earlier gave Chelsea the lead just before the hour mark when he brushed off Luisao and rounded goalkeeper Artur Moraes before tapping into the empty net to send the Blues travelling support into raptures. (Daily Mail)
WIGAN’S eight-year Premier League stay is over — just days after their greatest triumph. Roberto Martinez’s FA Cup heroes were dumped into the Championship by Arsenal who move back ahead of Tottenham in the race for Champions League qualification. (The Sun)
From the back pages, May 14: Mancini sacked! A year after winning the title City fire Italian boss with Kidd set to take charge of final two games
Roberto Mancini has been sacked by Manchester City a year to the day after lifting the Premier League title. The City bosses position was under threat ahead of the FA Cup final with Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini heavily linked with the position. (Daily Mail)
ALEX FERGUSON has told Wayne Rooney to forget about quitting Manchester United after snubbing the striker’s latest transfer request. Rooney this week asked to quit Old Trafford for the second time in three years. But Fergie said: “We have refused it. I think he should go away and think about it again. “He wasn’t happy about being brought off in games this season. Wayne Rooney in top form wouldn’t be taken off.” (The Sun)
Billingshurst FC cruised into the final of the Vernon Wentworth Cup with a 6-2 win over Southwick Reserves at Jubilee Fields on Saturday.
What a story. What a moment. What a fairytale for Wigan Athletic, the club who have gone from rags to riches and were determined, like Cinderella, to enjoy themselves before the clock strikes midnight and they are sent away from the big stage.
A stoppage-time goal from Ben Watson not only secured Wigan’s first FA Cup triumph but signalled the greatest moment in the history of a club that played non-league football until 1978. (The Times)
From the back pages, May 11: Darren Ferguson pledges his father will not interfere in the United team
Darren Ferguson has promised that his father, Sir Alex, will not interfere with the running of Manchester United when David Moyes takes over on 1 July. The club’s fans are aware of the problems that occurred when another legendary Scottish manager of the club, Matt Busby, handed over to Wilf McGuinness in 1969, only to return a year later when the team struggled. (The Guardian)
It has been a wonderful season for Haywards Heath but their hopes of the title to complete a memorable treble were dashed when they were held 1-1 at home by Barnham on Saturday.
Roffey Under-18s ended a fantastic season by beating Selsey 5-1 to clinch second place in Division A of the Arun and Chichester League.
It was third time lucky for YM and you could say also for Rangers as they were fortunate to escape a much heavier defeat.
From the back pages, May 10: ‘It will be hard to follow the best manager ever’: David Moyes given huge six-year deal at Manchester United
Manchester United have confirmed the news that everyone already new - David Moyes will be the club’s new manager. A statement from the Premier League champions revealed that the current Everton boss has signed a six-year deal and will take the helm on 1 July. His first official match in charge will be the Community Shield against either Manchester City or Wigan at Wembley on August 11. (The Independent)
Chesworth Rovers Under-13s gave their manager Dean ‘Dixie’ Laker the perfect send off after 17 years in youth football by adding the cup to the Division A title already won.
From the back pages, May 9: Advantage Chelsea and Arsenal in race for Champions League as Tottenham’s 23-year winless streak at Stamford Bridge goes on
CHELSEA 2 TOTTENHAM 2: Spurs twice fought back from a goal down to earn a point against Chelsea and keep their top-four dreams alive... just. The home side took the lead after 11 minutes when Oscar headed on a Gary Cahill flick but Emmanuel Adebayor brought Spurs level 15 minutes later with a looping shot from 20 yards. Ramires scored what looked to be the winner just before the break when he latched on to a Fernando Torres through ball but Gylfi Sigurdsson finished off a delightful move 10 minutes from time to equalise for the visitors. (Daily Mail)
From the back pages, May 8 - Alex Ferguson special: David Moyes to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager
David Moyes will be named as the new manager of Manchester United in the next 24 hours. The Barclays Premier League champions have agreed to appoint the Everton manager as Sir Alex Ferguson’s replacement at Old Trafford. (The Times)
It was a good start to the league cricket season for most of the top clubs in Mid Sussex.
Only a highly contentious 83rd minute penalty denied Broadbridge Heath after a gutsy performance in the RUR Charity Cup final against Division One East Preston tonight (Tuesday).
From the back pages, May 8: “Everybody knows who’ll be here”: Rafa Benitez hints at Mourinho arrival
One man at Stamford Bridge already expects to see Jose Mourinho named as Chelsea manager for next season - the current interim boss Rafael Benitez. Benitez again confirmed he will depart Stamford Bridge this summer at the end of his short-term contract. (The Mirror)
Horsham YMCA ensured a top ten finish in Division One after ending their campaign with a 3-0 victory over St Francis Rangers at Gorings Mead on Bank Holiday Monday, Tom Norris writes.
Billingshurst’s limp towards the end of the season saw them conclude their league fixtures with a heavy 5-0 defeat away at Rottingdean Village on Bank Holiday Monday.
Cowfold FC are the 2012/13 West Sussex Football League Premier Division champions after dramatically securing the win they needed on the final day of the season.
From the back pages, May 7: High five! Ronnie O’Sullivan bows out with World Snooker Championship victory
Ronnie O’Sullivan lifted the Betfair World Championship trophy for a fifth time tonight after banishing his demons to secure Crucible glory. (The Mirror)
Watch a video of Horsham manager Simon Colbran and midfielder Karly Akehurst speaking after the side beat Worthing again in the final to lift the Brighton Charity Cup.
Peter Kenyon, the former chief executive of Chelsea, has backed José Mourinho to be a success at Stamford Bridge should he return to his former club in the summer. (The Times)
From the back pages, May 5: Manchester United get backing for big-name signing.. with Bale, Modric and Ronaldo on list
Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to break the bank to keep Manchester United at the summit of English football. United are monitoring Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation at Real Madrid, while Tottenham’s Gareth Bale and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric are also attracting Ferguson’s attention.
A brace from Karly Akehurst against his old club saw ten-man Horsham beat Worthing in the Brighton Charity Cup for a second year at Woodside Road.
Tickets for the Europa League final in Amsterdam are already being sold for more than $3,700 (£2,400) on the online ticket marketplace Viagogo, leaving Chelsea supporters further incensed as they struggle to come to terms with Uefa’s official allocation for the game against Benfica. (The Guardian)
Hassocks maintained their 100 per cent record this season although with a cup final win the previous week and the title already assured, it was perhaps not surprising they struggled a little to beat a vastly-improved Meridian side 2-0.
After no goals in four games and only three in the previous eight, Hurst found their shooting boots to complete a welcome 4-1 home win against County League Division 3 basement club Rottingdean on Saturday.
A penalty shoot-out victory in the Invitation Cup final at the weekend saw Southwater Sunday Firsts complete a magical treble.
WSFL round up: Cowfold set to snatch the Premier Division title from West Chilt’s graps and champions Forest end season unbeaten
It’s now advantage Cowfold in the Premier Division title race after they came from behind to beat neighbours and title favourites West Chiltington 4-2 in a pulsating match on Monday night.
Robert Lewandowski is ready to snub Manchester United and join Bayern Munich instead. (The Sun)
Hassocks returned from Lingfield with a share of the points thanks to a makeshift centre back pairing of Kieron O’Callaghan and Rowan Wallis who kept ex-Albion striker Nicky Forster quiet throughout, writes Owen John.
Chesworth Rovers Under-12s beat perennial rivals Roffey Robins United to deservedly claim the Frank Giess Memorial Cup at Broadbridge Heath on Saturday.
A wonderful season of rebuilding at Burgess Hill Town is ending in a blaze of glory.
EX-CHELSEA star Deco has failed a drugs test in Brazil. The Portuguese midfielder tested positive for banned diuretic furosemide — a drug which can help hide performance-enhancing substances. (The Sun)
Dulwich deservedly took the point they needed to ensure automatic promotion as champions but they will be glad to see the back of Hillians.
Heath ended an oh-so-long nine-year wait to regain senior status when they completed the double over long-time leaders Sidlesham on Tuesday night at Hanbury.
Elliott Romain scored two goals on his Horsham YMCA return as they overcame Lancing 3-1 on Tuesday night.
From the back pages, May 1: Benzema and Ramos late show is not enough as Bundesliga side make Wembley
The Real Madrid late show was not enough to mount an unlikely comeback as Borussia Dortmund held on to make the Champions League final. Madrid were the better team in the first half but could not break the deadlock. But in the second half Karim Benzem and Sergio Ramos scored late goals to set up an grand stand finish. But it was not to be as Dortmund held on to progress to the final at Wembley next month. (Daily Mail)
Crawley captain Josh Simpson says he will sign a new contract in the few next days.
QPR have confirmed that Harry Redknapp will stay at Loftus Road next season. It was originally believed the club would make a decision within 48 hours, but the board have given Redknapp their backing despite being relegated to the Championship. (The Express)
For the second time in four days Billingshurst suffered defeat against a side gunning for the league - this their heaviest loss of the season at home to Haywards Heath.
Broadbridge Heath’s last away league game of the season saw them win 2-1 away at Southwick.
For the second time in as many games Horsham YMCA were undone by an injury time goal - this time costing them a point away at promotion-chasing Redhill.
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