Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Imran Khan's Pakistan

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Between Oxbridge and partridge, Imran Khan could have lived happily ever after, milking the first and shooting the second, a Lord of Swing wafting on privileges due to a legitimate national hero who brought home the World Cup in 1992. He could have taken the soft route to power. Gen. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq invited him to join his Cabinet. Khan refused, a singularly sensible decision, not least because the controversial general was dead within a few weeks of his offer.

Instead, Khan chose to test his commitment and fortitude in the deadly chaos of Pakistan’s electoral politics.

This book is the story of how a big boy who also played at night grew up to become Man of Destiny. The odds are good that he could lead his country’s government in 2013.

City plot £60m swoop for Wayne Rooney

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Manchester City will make another swoop for Wayne Rooney if the Manchester United star’s truce with Sir Alex Ferguson fails to hold.

United joined forces with the Rooney camp on Friday night to rapidly dismiss claims that the ­player’s relationship with his illustrious manager has been damaged ­beyond repair.

But Sunday Mirror Sport understands that tensions continue to ­simmer between the two biggest personalities at Old Trafford.

If the peace pact agreed by United and Rooney’s advisers fails to hold, Roberto Mancini will ask Sheikh ­Mansour to bankroll a £60million transfer that will stun football.


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Thierry Henry has sensationally re-signed for Arsenal on a two-month loan deal after insurance details with New York Red Bulls were finally resolved.

The 34-year-old Frenchman had been using the club’s London Colney facilities for the past several weeks during the MLS off-season, before signing on the dotted line which will see him at Arsenal until February.

Source: Transfer Tavern