What The Soccer Guys Are Reading – August 20, 2010

Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has scored a goal in every English Premier League season, and it's likely the Welsh international will have a place in Sir Alex Ferguson's side as long as he wants. (Photo Courtesy Gordon Flood)

The Guardian – Aging football players and the ancient art of pointing – By Harry Pearson

Sometimes players hang around too long and managers keep playing them despite an evident decline in skill and physical ability. Well, those guys have a purpose on the field. They see the game and help their teammates see their vision unfold as they point and tell their teammates where play is heading. Have you ever wondered how long players can be pointers and just how important they are to a team’s success? Well Pearson tries to help you understand their importance.

Sky Sports – Rangers Confirm Weiss Capture

Defending Scottish Premier League Champion Rangers sealed a loan move for young, Slovakian winger Vladimir Weiss. Weiss was looking for a season long loan move out of Manchester City because of the lack of first team opportunities he will get at the big-spending club that has made moves for high-profile midfielders James Milner, Adam Johnson and David Silva since last January. Weiss reportedly snubbed Rangers Old Firm rival Celtic for the chance to play for Gers this season.
The Guardian – Peter Kenyon called in as unlikely dealmaker for Liverpool takeover – Matt Scott

Peter Kenyoun is an unlikely deal maker for the Liverpool board to be dealing with. Kenyoun was once employed by hated rivals Chelsea and Manchester United. Chinese businessman Kenny Huang has brought in Kenyoun to help him broker a deal with Liverpool’s American owners, George Gillett and Tom Hicks, and the club’s board soon because Huang is becoming increasing disillusioned with the drawn out takeover process. Hicks and Gillett have to explore all the bids they have received before they can move on one of them, and their main goal is still to make a profit from the sale of Liverpool, which is becoming increasingly more difficult.

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