16 February ~ With this morning's papers previewing tonight's game between David Beckham's AC Milan and Alex Ferguson's Man Utd, we look back to WSC 193 (August 03) and how the departure of a famous brand was covered in the press

David Beckham’s transfer to Real Madrid has pro­vided the press with a close-season story beyond its wildest imaginings. The amount of print dedicated to increasingly wild speculation about the sale of (variously) “The boy who got too big for his boots” or “An England hero” led Beckham himself, according to the Manchester Evening News, to text his Dad in disbelief: “Can you believe all this **** in the papers?” Read the full article

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