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Welcome …to the fourth edition of the Walkabout Sport E-Magazine for August! The focus this month is on the start of the new football season and upcoming Rugby World Cup starting in September! Following a busy summer of sport, plenty has been occurring off the pitch in the football world in preparation for the big kick off! The managerial merry-goround has been in full swing, the transfer window as busy as ever and the mind games have already begun! Football fans can look forward to another action packed season and also a very exciting start with several of last seasons top clubs meeting early on. Walkabout will screen all of these big games and more from the world’s best league!

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time difference. Selected matches will be screened live at selected sites with replays shown at lunchtime the same day. England will be hopeful of making a third consecutive final despite the odds stacked in favour of the All-Blacks. New Zealand are the hosts this year and will be determined to back-up their great form with rugbys greatest prize. Wales and Scotland will be seeking quarter-final places too and with plenty of matches scheduled, there should be regular packed houses!

Don’t forget the rest of the football though! This edition includes features on the Community Shield, Euro 2012 Qualifiers, Football League and more!

Elsewhere, we look forward to the climax of the cricket season, the final few races of the Formula One season and the very best from rugby league, golf and tennis!

Looking ahead to September, the Rugby World Cup promises to draw big crowds to Walkabout, even with the

There is so much coming up at Walkabout and we’d hate for you to miss out!

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contents

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return of the premier league

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world cup 2014 draw

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walkabout sports packages

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facebook

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rugby world cup

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community shield

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euro 2012 qualifiers

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football league

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rugby union

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Formula 0ne Can’t be here? Then watch it with us as the next best thing!

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Cricket

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Champions Manchester United are favourites to once again capture another Premier League title following their success last season. Sir Alex Ferguson has had a busy summer bringing in new recruits such as Ashley Young, Phil Jones and David De Gea and is rumoured to be after more! Meanwhile, neighbours Manchester City have spent big as usual, Argentine striker Sergio Aguero being the marquee signing! The Citizens are expected to seriously challenge the Red Devils at the top of the table! Fellow title challengers Chelsea have also endured another dramatic summer following the departure of coach Carlo Ancelotti. His replacement is Andre Villas-Boas, a young, successful Portuguese coach brought in off the back of a European success with his former club Porto! Sound Familiar? Whilst he isn’t quite ‘the special one’, Chelsea fans are generally optimistic following his arrival. Meanwhile North London duo Arsenal and Tottenham have been frustrated by constant

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speculation surrounding their star players. Cesc Fabregas and Luka Modric have been frequently linked with moves away to Barcelona and Chelsea respectively. If the two clubs can hold on to those names as well as add to their squad, they will both be targeting a top four finish!

Liverpool will also be in the mix following their strong end to last season in which Luis Suarez started to demonstrate his value. The Reds have since added Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam to their squad. The Premier League welcomes QPR, Norwich and Swansea and we expect our Walkabout sites (particularly those in Shepherd’s Bush and Swansea) to do the same! There is also plenty to look forward to for the fans of Aston Villa, Blackburn, Bolton, Everton, Fulham, Newcastle, Stoke, Sunderland, West Brom, Wigan and Wolves. Every club will be featured! It should be another cracking season from the best league in the world! You won’t miss any of the action at Walkabout!

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The Premier League is back in August and we can’t wait for the big kick-off!

We already have an incredible line-up in store for August, check out these mouth-watering fixtures below. Selected matches are also shown live in amazing 3D at Walkabout!

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august matches live at walkabout

Saturday 13 August 5.30pm – Newcastle v Arsenal Sunday 14 August 1.30pm – Stoke v Chelsea Sunday 14 August 4.00pm – West Brom v Manchester United ALSO IN 3D! Monday 15 August 8.00pm – Manchester City v Swansea ALSO IN 3D! Saturday 20 August 12.45pm – Arsenal v Liverpool ALSO IN 3D! Saturday 20 August 5.30pm – Chelsea v West Brom Sunday 21 August 4.00pm – Bolton v Manchester City Monday 22 August 12.45pm – Manchester United v Tottenham ALSO IN 3D! Saturday 27 August 12.05pm – Aston Villa v Wolves Saturday 27 August 5.30pm – Liverpool v Bolton Sunday 28 August 1.30pm – Tottenham v Manchester City Sunday 28 August 4.00pm – Manchester United v Arsenal ALSO IN 3D!

Walkabout customers have told us who they support and how they think their team will get on this season! For more football debate, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WalkaboutFootball

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fan views

Walkabout customers share their thoughts and hopes on their teams for the new football season...

John, Blackpool fan

If only we had speculated last year like we have this year then chances are we would still be in the Premiership. Clearly the much publicised departures of Charlie Adam, David Vaughan and DJ Campbell have weakened the team. The signings of Barry Ferguson and Kevin Phillips, plus five other new faces, and a promise of more in the pipeline coupled with Billy Clarke and our record signing Chris Basham returning from season long injuries, make the current squad, on paper, the strongest Blackpool squad in 50 years.

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Hopes are high at the seaside for an instant return to the Premier League, Blackpool’s first match is the curtain raiser to the new season and is live on Sky on Friday 5th August away at Hull City, The Tigers v The Tangerines, come on the Pool!

Matt, Arsenal fan

Byron, Manchester United fan

It’s irrelevant what all the others say Paul, Arsenal are going to win the league. End of story. That’s all you need to know. Sorry, just woke up, must have been dreaming. Not long now before the start of the season. It has been too long a summer with us clearly ahead in the new signings stakes with 1 more big player yet to come. Watch this space. Just one small point - we have to first keep our noisy neighbours quiet in the Community Shield. We never got out of 2nd gear last season and we won the league. Maybe we might have to get into 3rd gear this season. BRING IT ON...

Daniel, Newcastle fan

Ian, West Ham fan

Dan, Tottenham fan

My Premier League team is Newcastle united :), we’ve made some good signings so far but we need another striker. I think they’ll finish mid table. I also support Lincoln city :), again, they’ve made some good signings and I think they’ll do well in the blue square premier :) I support West Ham. I believe that we will finish second this season in the Championship as the spending power of Leicester has made it just impossible to look past them to see anyone else winning the league! As for the rest of the promotion push I reckon that the play-offs will once again be a complete lottery. My tip however, is Middlesbrough. Tony Mowbray knows the league and they have a strong squad. Having said that there is always one team that comes from nowhere and this season I think that will be Brighton. Great manager, new stadium and some interesting signings should make Brighton a very tough side to beat.

It’s been a frustrating summer for Spurs fans. We have been crying out for a new striker for well over a year and it seemed certain that someone would come in to do the job that Mr Crouch, Defoe and Keane don’t seem to be able to do on a regular basis. Yet, we have still not made that addition and the season is getting closer, too close in fact. Expect a frantic end to the transfer window as usual and probably another near miss on Champions League football like last season. We have a good team, but are really just that close to being a very good team, we need the chairman to spend and also to keep hold of Modric who was probably our most important player last season. I fancy us challenging Arsenal for 4th with a couple of new players and Liverpool will be in the mix too!

Paul, Chelsea fan

If we buy Modric and another quality player we may be in with a shout. Every season we get older and Lampard and Terry, as good as they are, need to be put under pressure from the youngsters and fight for places. New manager will be great and if Torres can work out which boot goes on which foot he may even get a few goals. New season cannot wait!

Aziz, Liverpool fan

Liverpool can still be described as a work in progress. Kenny Dalglish has made a number of astute signings since January including the world class Luis Suarez. Andy Carroll needs a run of games to improve his fitness whilst the additions of Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Stuart Downing this summer have added class and a good British backbone to the team. Top four is a possibility but the addition of a left back, centre half, right winger and cover for the strikers are still needed. Whether or not there are new additions, I expect a vastly improved start to the season compared to last year.

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TO LIVE SPORT Fri 05 Aug : 19.45 : Sky Sports 1

Tue 16 Aug : 19.45 : Sky Sports 2

Wed 24 Aug : Sky Sports 1

Hull City v Blackpool

Qualifying Play-off 1st Leg

Round Two Match

Championship

Champions League

Carling Cup

Sat 06 Aug : 14.30 :

England v Wales

Rugby World Cup Warm-up Sun 07 Aug : 15.00 :

Man City v Man Utd Community Shield

Wed 17 Aug : 19.45 : Sky Sports 2

Thu 25 Aug : Sky Sports 1

Qualifying Play-off 1 Leg

Round Two Match

Champions League

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Fri 26 Aug : 19.45 : Sky Sports 1

Arsenal v Liverpool

Barcelona v FC Porto

Premier League

UEFA Super Cup

Sat 20 Aug : 17:30 : ESPN

Sat 27 Aug : 12.05 : Sky Sports 2

Chelsea v West Brom

Aston Villa v Wolves

Premier League

Premier League

Wed 10 Aug : 20.00 : ITV

England v Holland Football International Friendly Sat 13 Aug : 14.30 :

Wales v England Rugby World Cup Warm-up Sat 13 Aug : 17.30 : ESPN

Newcastle v Arsenal

Sun 21 Aug : 16.00 : Sky Sports 1

Sat 27 Aug : 14.30 :

Bolton v Man City

Ireland v England

Premier League

Rugby World Cup Warm-up

Premier League Mon 22 Aug : 20.00 : Sun 14 Aug : 13.30 : Sky Sports 1

Stoke v Chelsea

Sat 27 Aug : 17.30 : Sky Sports 2

Man Utd v Tottenham

Liverpool v Bolton

Premier League

Premier League

Premier League Sun 14 Aug : 16.00 :

West Brom v Man Utd Premier League Mon 15 Aug : 20.00 :

Tue 23 Aug : 19.45 : Sky Sports 2

Sun 28 Aug : 13.30 : ESPN

Qualifying Play-off 2nd Leg

Tottenham v Man City

Champions League

Premier League

Wed 24 Aug : 19.45 : Sky Sports 2

Sun 28 Aug : 16.00 :

Man City v Swansea

Qualifying Play-off 2 Leg

Man Utd v Arsenal

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Champions League

Premier League

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PREMIER LEAGUE 2011-12 ODDS title Odds...

Relegation Odds...

Manchester United 2/1

Swansea

4/7

Chelsea 3/1

Norwich

8/11

Manchester City 9/2

QPR 6/4

Arsenal 10/1

Wigan 7/4

Liverpool 12/1

Wolves 11/4

Tottenham 50/1

Blackburn 10/3

Everton 300/1

West Brom 7/2

Aston Villa 400/1

Newcastle 9/2 Bolton 11/2 Stoke 9/1

Get down to your local bookmakers to have a punt on the Premier League!

Fulham 10/1 Sunderland 12/1

Top Goalscorer...

Dimitar Berbatov (MCU)

20/1

Wayne Rooney (MCU)

7/1

Mario Balotelli (MCC)

25/1

Javier Hernandez (MCU)

8/1

Gervinho (ARS)

25/1

Fernando Torres (CHE)

9/1

Edin Dzeko (MCC)

25/1

Robin Van Persie (ARS)

9/1

Jermain Defoe (TOT)

30/1

Luis Suarez (LIV)

10/1

Rafael Van der Vaart (TOT)

35/1

Darren Bent (ASV)

10/1

Roman Pavlyuchenko (TOT)

50/1

Carlos Tevez (MCC)

12/1

Peter Odemwingie (WBA)

50/1

Sergio Aguero (MCC)

14/1

Asamoah Gyan (SUN)

50/1

Didier Drogba (CHE)

14/1

Daniel Sturridge (CHE)

50/1

Andy Carroll (LIV)

16/1

Demba Ba (NEW)

50/1

Average prices between multiple bookmakers as of 3rd August 2011.

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world cup 2014 draw England will face Montenegro, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, and San Marino in Group H when they attempt to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil. Scotland and Wales were drawn together in Group A, and will play Croatia, Serbia, Belgium, and Macedonia. The qualification process will start in the European zone following Euro 2012 next summer, which incidentally will be co-hosted by England’s World Cup group opponents Ukraine and Poland. Following their automatic qualification as hosts, could the duos lack of competitive football in recent years give England the edge on the road to Brazil? Montenegro are also currently battling England for top spot in Euro 2012 qualification so the Three Lions should know what to expect!

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Meanwhile, Australia have been drawn with Saudi Arabia, Oman and Thailand in their Asia zone group.

Did you know? • 203 Teams will fight for the 31 places available in 2014 • Brazil, are automatically entered as hosts • The finals will take place between 12 June and 13 July 2014 • The final will be held at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro • Brazil are the most successful team in World Cup history, claiming a record 5 triumphs in the competitions 81 year history which has featured 19 tournaments to date • Brazil will become the fifth country to host the World Cup twice after Italy, Mexico, France & Germany • Brazil last hosted the competition in 1950

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rugby world cup We’re very excited at Walkabout ahead of the Rugby World Cup starting in September and our customers should be too! Not only will selected sites be screening selected matches live all the way from New Zealand, Walkabout will also screen replays from every match at 12.30pm the following day with special lunch deals available to those who wish to be part of the Walkabout World Cup experience. And to those who just fancy a lie-in. Starting with New Zealand v Tonga, the tournament is expected to be a thrilling occasion for all the nations involved and particularly the All-blacks who host their first tournament on their own. They previously co-hosted the inaugural tournament with Australia back in 1987, which they went on to win. The Kiwis are

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also in great form and will be favourites to lift the Webb Ellis trophy on October 23rd.

Australia will be hoping for a huge improvement following their disappointing quarter-final defeat to England four years ago in France whilst South Africa will hope they can once again rise to big occasion and retain their title. The Wallabies and Springboks are both seeking a record third world cup. The other past winner and runner-up in 2007 is England. With former World Cup winning captain Martin Johnson now in the hot seat, could the spirit of 2003 inspire England through to a third successive final and a second World Cup? Following a first six-nations win in eight years, maybe this could be England’s year again?

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Pools...

France had a great opportunity to succeed in 2007 on home soil but lost in the semi-final to England, only to get hammered by less fancied Argentina in the third place play-off. With the pressure of the home crowd off, the French may be a dark horse down-under.

A

B

New Zealand

Argentina

France

England

Tonga

Scotland

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Ireland are another outside bet and following their six-nations victory over England to deny them the grand slam, the Irish are definitely capable of mixing it with the big guns. However, a probable second place finish in pool C behind Australia will only lead to a quarter-final match-up with champions South Africa and just to advance past this stage may prove too much.

Canada

Georgia

Japan

Romania

C

D

Australia

South Africa

Ireland

Wales

Italy

Fiji

Russia

Samoa

USA

Namibia

Meanwhile, Wales will be favourites to qualify from pool D along with South Africa, but the recent form of Samoa could provide a stumbling block. Whilst in pool B, it’s expected to be a straight shoot-out between Argentina and Scotland for the second quarter-final place behind England.

Team

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Ranking

Pool

Player to watch

New Zealand

8/11

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A

Dan Carter

Australia

4/1

2

C

Quade Cooper

South Africa

6/1

3

D

John Smit

England

10/1

5

B

Toby Flood

France

16/1

6

A

Thierry Dusautoir

Ireland

20/1

4

C

Jonathan Sexton

Wales

50/1

7

D

Gethin Jenkins

Argentina

90/1

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B

Juan Martín Hernández

Scotland

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Dan Parks

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Rugby World Cup History...

Year

Host

Winner

Final Score

Runner-up

1987

Australia/New Zealand

New Zealand

29-9

France

1991

England/Scotland/Wales/ Ireland/France

Australia

12-6

England

1995

South Africa

South Africa

15-12

New Zealand

1999

Wales

Australia

35-12

France

2003

Australia

England

20-17

Australia

2007

France

South Africa

15-6

England

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Fixtures...

England Fixtures

Scotland Fixtures

Wales Fixtures

Saturday 10th September: 9.30am: Argentina v England

Saturday 10th September: 2.00am: Scotland v Romania

Sunday 11th September: 9.30am: South Africa v Wales

Sunday 18th September: 7.00am: England v Georgia

Wednesday 14th September: 8.30am: Scotland v Georgia

Sunday 18th September: 4.30am: Wales v Samoa

Saturday 24th September: 7.00am: England v Romania

Sunday 25th September: 8.30am: Argentina v Scotland

Monday 26th September: 7.30am: Wales v Namibia

Saturday 1st October: 8.30am: England v Scotland

Saturday 1st October: 8.30am: England v Scotland

Sunday 2nd October: 6.00am: Wales v Fiji

Australia Fixtures

New Zealand Fixtures

South Africa Fixtures

Sunday 11th September: 4.30am: Australia v Italy

Friday 9th September: 9.30am: New Zealand v Tonga

Sunday 11th September: 9.30am: South Africa v Wales

Saturday 17th September: 9.30am: Australia v Ireland

Friday 16th September: 9.00am: New Zealand v Japan

Saturday 17th September: 7am: South Africa v Fiji

Friday 23rd September: 9.30am: Australia v USA

Saturday 24th September: 9.30am: New Zealand v France

Thursday 22nd September: 9am: South Africa v Namibia

Saturday 1st October: 3.30am: Australia v Russia

Sunday 2nd October: 3.30am: New Zealand v Canada

Friday 30th September: 8.30am: South Africa v Samoa

Ireland Fixtures Sunday 11th September: 7am: Ireland v USA Saturday 17th September: 9.30am: Australia v Ireland Sunday 25th September: 6am: Ireland v Russia Sunday 2nd October: 8.30am: Ireland v Italy

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Rugby World Cup Fixtures...

Friday 9 September 9.30am: New Zealand v Tonga Saturday 10 September 2.00am: Scotland v Romania 4.30am: Fiji v Namibia 7.00am: France v Japan 9.30am: Argentina v England Sunday 11 September 4.30am: Australia v Italy 7.00am: Ireland v USA 9.30am: South Africa v Wales

Sunday 25 September 3.30am: Fiji v Samoa 6.00am: Ireland v Russia

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Monday 26 September 7.30am: Wales v Namibia Tuesday 27 September 5.00am: Canada v Japan 7.30am: Italy v USA BIG MATCH

Wednesday 14 September 3.30am: Samoa v Namibia 6.00am: Tonga v Canada 8.30am: Scotland v Georgia Thursday 15 September 8.30am: Russia v USA Friday 16 September 9.00am: New Zealand v Japan Saturday 17 September 4.30am: Argentina v Romania 7.00am: South Africa v Fiji 9.30am: Australia v Ireland Sunday 18 September 4.30am: Wales v Samoa 7.00am: England v Georgia 9.30am: France v Canada Tuesday 20 September 8.30am: Italy v Russia Wednesday 21 September 8.30am: Tonga v Japan Thursday 22 September 9.00am: South Africa v Namibia Friday 23 September 9.30am: Australia v USA

Wednesday 28 September 7.30am: Georgia v Romania Friday 30 September 8.30am: South Africa v Samoa Saturday 1 October 3.30am: Australia v Russia 6.00am: France v Tonga 8.30am: England v Scotland

BIG MATCH

Sunday 2 October 1.00am: Argentina v Georgia 3.30am: New Zealand v Canada 6.00am: Wales v Fiji 8.30am: Ireland v Italy Saturday 8 October 6.00am: QF1: W Pool C v RU Pool D 8.30am: QF2: W Pool B v RU Pool A Sunday 9 October 6.00am: QF3: W Pool D v RU Pool C 8.30am: QF4: W Pool A v RU Pool B Saturday 15 October 9.00am: Semi-Final Sunday 16 October 9.00am: Semi-Final Friday 21 October 8.30am: Bronze Final Sunday 23 October 9.00am: FINAL

Saturday 24 September 7.00am: England v Romania 9.30am: New Zealand v France

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community shield Manchester United v Manchester City This season’s traditional curtain raiser has a bit of an edge to it, as both clubs from Manchester will come together at the capital with a lot of bragging rights up for grabs. As if the derby alone wasn’t fierce enough, the recent transition in the fortunes of Manchester City means that they are now a genuine title challenger and United will be keen to prove a point of still being the top dogs in town! The two clubs experienced dissimilar emotions at Wembley at the back end of last season. City earnt their place in this match following their 1-0 FA Cup final win over Stoke and prior to that, defeated United in the semi-final under the famous arch. United also lost to Barcelona in the Champions League final a few weeks later and will be determined to improve their Wembley record with a morale-boosting victory here to send a message to their neighbours ahead of another exciting season of Premier League football. It should be another thrilling contest between these two local rivals. The home of football should be in for a treat and you can catch all the action live and in HD and also in 3D at Walkabout!

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The road to Wembley...

Manchester City

Manchester United

Champions

2011 FA Cup Winners

2011 Premier League Champions

Result

Beat Stoke 1-0 in the Final

Won the league by 9 points

Key Player

Yaya Toure

Wayne Rooney

New Signings

Stefan Savic, Gael Clichy, Sergio Aguero

Phil Jones, Ashley Young, David De Gea

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2010 – Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea 2009 – Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United (Chelsea won 4-1 on penalties) 2008 – Manchester United 0-0 Portsmouth (Manchester United won 3-1 on penalties) 2007 – Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea (Manchester United won 3-0 on penalties) 2006 – Liverpool 2-1 Chelsea 2005 – Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal 2004 – Arsenal 3-1 Manchester United 2003 – Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal (Manchester United won 4-3 on penalties) 2002 – Arsenal 1-0 Liverpool 2001 – Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United

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euro 2012 qualifiers England enter a crucial stage of Euro 2012 qualifying in September when they face Bulgaria and British rivals Wales. England laboured to a 2-2 draw at home to Switzerland last time out and will be determined to take the next six points from two potentially tricky fixtures as they seek to beat Montenegro to top spot in group G and secure a place at Poland and Ukraine in 2012. Meanwhile, Wales’ hopes have all but ended, remaining pointless from 4 matches. They will hope to restore some local pride with a good performance against England and they could still help out their neighbours with a positive result versus Montenegro.

Friday 2 September – 7:45pm Bulgaria v England Wales v Montenegro Tuesday 6 September –7:45pm England v Wales LIVE and in HD at your local Walkabout!

In Group I, Scotland know that they must beat Czech Republic if they are to have any real chance of being in Poland and Ukraine next summer. Back to back home games with the other against Lithuania represents a great opportunity to get their campaign going. Six points will leap frog them into second place and in position for a play-off berth with the last two rounds of matches to come in October. Our two Walkabout sites in Scotland can expect a cracking atmosphere as the nation seek their first place in a major tournament this century.

Saturday 3 September – 3.00pm Scotland v Czech Republic Tuesday 6 September –7:45pm Scotland v Lithuania LIVE and in HD at your local Walkabout!

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football league The Football League is also back in August with an exciting opening weekend to look forward to with three matches from the Championship and one from League Two. Regular matches throughout the season will be live and in HD at Walkabout!

Friday 5 August, 7.45pm – Championship – Hull v Blackpool Saturday 6 August, 12.45pm – League Two – AFC Wimbledon v Bristol Rovers Saturday 6 August, 5.20pm – Championship – Southampton v Leeds Sunday 7 August, 1.00pm – Championship – West Ham v Cardiff Saturday 20 August, 5.20pm – Championship – Peterborough v Ipswich

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Sunday 21 August, 1.15pm – Championship – West Ham v Leeds

Sunday 28 August, 1.15pm – Championship - Nottingham Forest v West Ham Saturday 3 September, 12.15pm – League Two – Swindon v Rotherham Saturday 10 September, 5.20pm – Championship – Coventry v Derby Saturday 17 September, 5.20pm – Championship – Southampton v Birmingham Friday 23 September, 7.45pm – Championship – Brighton v Leeds Saturday 24 September, 5.15pm – Championship – Watford v Nottingham Forest Sunday 25 September, 1.15pm – Championship – Cardiff v Leicester

Championship Odds... Leicester 9/2 West Ham 9/2 Birmingham 11/1 Nottm Forest 12/1 Middlesbrough 12/1 Reading 14/1 Leeds 18/1 Southampton 18/1

Blackpool Cardiff Burnley Ipswich Brighton Hull Millwall Bristol City

18/1 20/1 20/1 20/1 20/1 25/1 33/1 40/1

Portsmouth Derby Watford Coventry Peterborough Crystal Palace Barnsley Doncaster

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rugby world cup warm-ups Walkabout has a feast of International Rugby on show in August ahead of eagerly anticipated Rugby World Cup starting on September 9th. Both the home nations and world’s top three do battle in a selection of big matches which are guaranteed to get the juices flowing ahead of New Zealand 2011.

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England and Wales will face each other twice in consecutive weekends whilst the Welsh also face the bronze match winners from 2007, Argentina. Meanwhile, England face Ireland for the first time since the latter denied the former a grand slam triumph in the six-nations tournament earlier this year. The Irish also come up against Scotland with Andy Robinson’s side also due to play Italy before the big kick off in September. Meanwhile in the southern hemisphere, the annual tri-nations continues with Australia, South Africa and World Cup hosts New Zealand fighting it out for another year. The trio are expected to be the main contenders for the world cup so this year’s edition provides extra motivation for the Wallabies, Springboks and the All-Blacks to win and build the confidence levels ahead of entering the world stage.

Saturday 6 August England v Wales, 2.30pm – ALSO IN 3D! Scotland v Ireland, 2.15pm Saturday 13 August Wales v England, 2.30pm – ALSO IN 3D! Saturday 20 August Scotland v Italy, 2.00pm Wales v Argentina, 2.00pm Ireland v France, 5.00pm Saturday 27 August Ireland v England, 2.30pm – ALSO IN 3D!

Tri-Nations Contact your local Walkabout to find out if they are showing replays of Tri-Nations matches...

Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday

6 August, 8:30am – New Zealand v Australia 13 August, 10:30am – South Africa v Australia 20 August, 10:30am – South Africa v New Zealand 27 August, 11:00am – Australia v New Zealand

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Aviva Premiership Following all the excitement from the World Cup, you may forget about the upcoming season of the Aviva Premiership. Walkabout certainly hasn’t forgotten and customers can look forward to catching regular action in HD when the season starts in September.

Champions Saracens begin the defence of their title at home to six-time winners Wasps to complete a London doubleheader on the opening day.

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The opening match sees London Irish face Challenge Cup Champions Harlequins.

The following live matches will be screened at Walkabout in HD! ‘Like’ www.facebook.com/WalkaboutSport to find out first if and when matches are screened in 3D!

Saturday 3 September, 2.00pm – London Irish v Harlequins Saturday 3 September, 4.30pm – Saracens v London Wasps Sunday 4 September, 3.30pm – Northampton Saints v Gloucester Friday 9 September, 7.45pm – Harlequins v Northampton Saints Saturday 10 September, 3.15pm – Bath v Saracens Sunday 11 September, 2.15pm – London Wasps v Leicester Tigers Saturday 17 September, 3.05pm – Newcastle Falcons v Leicester Tigers Saturday 17 September, 5.30pm – Bath v Exeter Chiefs Sunday 18 September, 2.15pm – Saracens v Worcester Warriors Friday 23 September, 7.45pm – Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints Saturday 24 September, 2.30pm – Leicester Tigers v Saracens Sunday 25 September, 3.00pm – Exeter Chiefs v London Wasps Friday 30 September, 7.45pm – Worcester Warriors v Northampton Saints

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formula one

Formula One 2011 2010 Champion Sebastian Vettel leads the Formula One Drivers World Championship with just eight races to go! The German made a brilliant start to the season but successive wins for British drivers has made the title race interesting. Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button of McLaren are applying late pressure on the Red Bull pairing of Vettel and Australian Mark Webber. The gap might be too much for any of the challengers which also includes Fernando Alonso, to catch the German, but stranger things have happened in what has been a vintage season full of drama from every race! You won’t want to miss the climax to F1 2011 and Walkabout has it covered, screening it in HD!

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Driver standings (as of 31st July 2011)

pos driver team

pts

1st sebastian vettel (GEr) red bull racing

234

2nd mark webber (AUS) red bull racing

149

3rd

lewis hamilton (GB) mclaren-Mercedes

146

4th

fernando alonso (SPA)

145

ferrari

5th jenson button (gb) mclaren-Mercedes

constructor standings (as of 31st July 2011)

pos team

pts

1st red bull racing

383

2nd mclaren-Mercedes

280

3rd ferrari

215

4th mercedes gp

80

5th renault

66

2011 Remaining races... 28 August Belgium 11 September Italy 25 September Singapore 9 October Japan 16 October Korea 30 October India 13 November Abu Dhabi 27 November Brazil

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cricket

Cricket - england v India Whilst England and India come to the end of their enthralling test series, attention will start to turn to the upcoming ODI series and Twenty20 international between the two sides. The T20 match will be screened in 3D at Walkabout! You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to catch the sport in another dimension. The following ODI series should also feature plenty of entertainment. England are an improving one day side whilst India are world champions! However, their status of world number one in the test version of the game is under threat. Following a comfortable opening win, England will be looking to claim a series win and a margin of two matches will see them leap frog India and into the number one spot. It would be an extremely high achievement for English sport. Don’t miss any of the action at Walkabout!

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TEST SERIES Wednesday 10 August, 11.00am Third Test Match England v India, Edgbaston Thursday 18 August, 11.00am Fourth Test Match England v India, The Kia Oval

TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL Wednesday 31 August, 6.00pm International Twenty20 Match England v India, Old Trafford ODI SERIES – England v India Saturday 3 September, 10.15am First ODI, Emirates Durham ICG Tuesday 6 September, 2.00pm Second ODI, The Rose Bowl Friday 9 September, 2.00pm Third ODI, The Kia Oval Sunday 11 September, 10.15am Fourth ODI, Lord’s Friday 16 September, 2.00pm Fifth ODI, The Swalec Stadium

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