Gary Linekar

  • World's footballing family bids farewell to Bobby Robson September 22, 2009

    Durham: A memorial service was held for Bobby Robson on Monday, who was described as a "footballing colossus" by some of the sport's greatest names who attended the service for the former England manager. More than 1,000 people, including Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and current England manager Fabio Capello,...
  • Lineker forgives 'Genius' Maradona for Hand of God January 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Gary Lineker needn't be modest. Arguably the most complete striker England has ever produced, he bagged 48 goals in 80 matches for his country, just one off Bobby Charlton's record. You wouldn't expect anything else than humility from a man regarded as football's Mr. Nice Guy, but the...
  • Gandhi or local hero: Whose statue more apt for UK? March 14, 2008

    Leicester: Leicester, home to a large number of Gujaratis, is facing a difficult choice. It has to decide whether a commemorative statue of Mahatma Gandhi would be more appropriate for the city or that of a local hero like footballer Gary Linekar. Some local English residents have opposed initial plans...