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Last Updated: Thursday, 20 November, 2003, 02:49 GMT
The gossip column
All the football talk from Thursday's papers

David Beckham is backing England to win the Rugby World Cup and claims he would rather be in Sydney than playing for Real Madrid (Daily Mail).

Chelsea have urged their fans to stay away from Turkey next month. (Daily Star).

Alan Smith has revealed his massive relief after police decided not to charge him over the bottle throwin incident at Elland Road. (The Sun)

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he paid over the odds for Rio Ferdinand - but has backed the under-fire star eventually justify his 30m fee. (Daily Mirror)

Rupert Lowe has called on Leeds Utd to 'put up or shut up' as rumours persist about their interest in Saints manager Gordon Strachan. (Daily Mail)

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