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Thursday, 28 September, 2000, 11:45 GMT 12:45 UK
MURDOCHS BIG MATCH


Man Utd bid ruled offside
Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB is barred from taking over one of the world's richest football clubs, Manchester United.
collymore Football's future in turmoil
The UK Government's decision to block a takeover of Manchester United promises to stop a football bidding frenzy in its tracks.
football in net Football shares collapse
Shares in UK football clubs tumble after the bid by BSkyB for Manchester United is blocked by the Department of Trade and Industry.
BSkyB makes promises on Man Utd
The satellite broadcaster reportedly offers to exclude Manchester United from any talks on TV rights as it seeks clearance to take over the club.
Murdoch's big match
The Department of Trade and Industry has turned down media magnate Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy Manchester United, the world's largest football club. BBC News Online looks at the build-up to the controversial attempt to buy the club.
Murdoch's rise to the top
The proposed takeover of Manchester Utd is not the first time Rupert Murdoch has caused uproar with one of his media deal. It is unlikely to be the last.
Murdoch's dash to the goal
Behind the takeover bid for Manchester United is the desire by BskyB to preserve its lucrative football contracts, and the possible emergence of a European Super League.
Countdown to a deal
BBC News Online outlines the sequence of events leading up to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission crucial decision on a groundbreaking takeover bid.
Murdoch says no 'holy war' over Man Utd
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has rejected suggestions of a feud developing over the government's decision to block his takeover of Manchester United FC.
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