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Tuesday, 30 July, 2002, 05:11 GMT 06:11 UK
Veron's nightmare year
Tuesday's papers reflect on the various sporting agonies of Manchester United's Juan Sebastian Veron and England cricketer Graham Thorpe.

The Sun says Veron admits that his season was 'a castrophe' since he arrived at Old Trafford and they speculate that he might return to Lazio if his form does not improve.

The Mirror's headline 'Veron: my agony' says the star can't believe that United did badly last year and Argentina crashed out of the World Cup so quickly.

Another star in trouble is England's Graham Thorpe whose decision to rest from all forms of cricket has the papers debating the his long-term future.

The Daily Mail says that 'Thorpe quits' and says that 'He might be world-class but is he worth the risk'?

Many of the papers salute Chris Rawlinson after his 400m hurdles gold in the Commonwealth Games in Manchester - especially after a bout of food poisioning threatened his hopes of glory.

The Sun say that Rawlinson is a 'chicken nugget' after his unfortunate dealings with poultry.

Many of the papers catch up with the latest football transfer gossip.

Perhaps the most surprising story is the one that links Newcastle with a 7m bid for Spurs star 'Darren Andertoon' as the Mirror puts it.

The Daily Mail suggests that Bolton striker Michael Ricketts is off to Turkish club Galatasaray in a 6m deal.

But one striker who seems to be staying put is Sunderland's Kevin Phillips.

He warns the rest of the Premiership to 'watch out' next year as he plans to help Sunderland forget last season's terrible form in the Daily Star.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger tells the Mirror that Richard Wright was wrong to join Everton.

He feels that the keeper should have stayed to challenge David Seaman because it would have improved his long-term career.

But Liverpool boss Gerard Houlllier feels that new signing El Hadji Diouf could be the best buy of the close season.

He says that the Senegal star has 'the pace of Owen and the power of Heskey' in Daily Star.

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