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With the Sports Personality of the Year due this weekend, Martin Samuel of the Daily Mail is among those touting Ryan Giggs for the award - as voted for by viewers of Sunday night's programme on BBC1. Samuel says: “Here he is still ripping West Ham apart and showing no sign of inferiority to any of the bright young things who may have been considered his replacement.”
Once again there are calls for Michael Owen to be in England's World Cup squads after his hat-trick against Wolfsburg. The United striker's advocates in the press all hope Fabio Capello was watching as the striker bagged his second three-goal haul on German soil.