Lee Sharpe
English footballer
Lee Sharpe
Lee Stuart Sharpe is an English former professional footballer, sports television pundit and reality television personality, who as a player was predominantly a left winger from 1988 to 2004. Sharpe joined Manchester United from Torquay United as a youngster in 1988, playing for the club up until 1996. He won a total of eight caps for England, but his later career failed to live up to its potential after leaving Manchester United in his mid-twenties.
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Sikhs In New Jersey Feed Thousands Because It's The Sikh Thing To Do
Huffington Post - 3 months
A Sikh community in New Jersey came together this weekend in an attempt to feed more than 13,000 people in need of a free meal. Over 500 volunteers from Jersey City’s Nanak Naam Jahaj Gurudwara cooked and delivered vegetarian meals to approximately 80 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, including churches, shelters, and a correction center.  Food preparation for the event started on Friday evening and lasted throughout the entire weekend, with deliveries taking place until Tuesday.  Onkar Singh, the main organizer for the “Let’s Share A Meal” event, told The Huffington Post that the effort was inspired by the volunteers’ faith.  Sharing food is an integral part of the Sikh religious tradition. Every gurdwara, or Sikh temple, is supposed to have a langar, or kitchen, that is free and open to all people, regardless of their religious or cultural background. Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, started this practice in the ...
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Jang, Lee Share Halfway Lead in HSBC Women's Champions
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South Korea's Ha Na Jang has developed a habit of making the extraordinary seem normal.
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The art of Paul Klee: Shape-shifting
The Economist - over 3 years
A bright view of a dark time PAUL KLEE liked to work on several paintings at once. He would spend hours wandering between the easels in his studio, adding paint here, dabbing watercolour there, coaxing new worlds from flat canvasses. He moved easily, but mostly he smoked and waited, confident that his creations would ripen with a bit of time.By the time he died in 1940 aged 60, Klee had created nearly 10,000 artworks, mostly paintings, drawings and some puppets. A restless innovator, he spent a lifetime experimenting with new techniques, tools and materials. His oeuvre defies classification, spanning Symbolism, German Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism. The paintings themselves are wildly varied, blending oils with watercolours, burlap with newspaper. Dreamily, they dance in and out of abstraction.“Klee was a singular artist,” marvels Daniel Spanke of the Kunstmuseum in Bern, the Swiss city near where the artist was born. He created a visual language all of his own—childlike and h ...
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Under New Standards, Students See Sharp Decline in Test Scores
NYTimes - over 3 years
Large numbers of New York students failed the state exams, which were aligned with a more rigorous set of standards known as Common Core.
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Despite New Health Law, Some See Sharp Rise in Premiums
NYTimes - about 4 years
States with and without regulatory approval of rate increases are allowing insurers to pass on their higher expenses to consumers and small businesses.
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Global Real Estate Funds See Sharp Rebound
The Street - over 4 years
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Global real estate funds have been soaring. This year the funds have returned 25.6%, compared to 14.7% for the S&P 500 and 14.6% for real estate funds that focus on U.S. markets, according to Morningstar. The gains represent a sharp rebound from last year, when the funds lost 10.1%. In 2011, investors fled many foreign real estate stocks because of fears that the crisis in Europe could lead to a global downturn. The losses were particularly severe in China, where the government took steps to cool overheated real estate markets. This year the picture has improved in many markets. To boost its economy, the Chinese central bank has cut interest rates and made it easier for banks to make loans. In countries such as Australia and Japan, the economies are growing slowly, and the crisis in Europe appears less dangerous for the moment. All the positive developments have resulted in increased demand for office space at a time when there is little new construction ...
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man city, man united, arsenal, liverpool, leeds united and other champions ... - talkSPORT.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Andrei Kanchelskis and Lee Sharpe added the others, but the United were not good enough to get out of the group and finished third behind Gothenburg and Barcelona, including defeat in Sweden and a 4-0 humbling at the Nou Camp
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Manuel strikes as Terras run out of steam - Dorset Echo
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“Lee Sharpe had a header from a corner cleared off the line and then 30 seconds later Ricky Lane had a shot fly just inches wide. “Our keeper Chris Povall made a couple of good blocks from efforts from corners but apart from that they did not really
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The Top TEN most 'audacious' efforts - FootballFanCast.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The most notable absentees are Lee Sharpe's flick against Barcelona in 1995 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic's finish against Italy in Euro 2004. But hopefully the final 10 will blow your socks off. Enjoy. Standing with his back to goal and a man up his backside
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What's on: Pioneer '79 Sportsman's Dinner, Langho, October 7 - Lancashire Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
FORMER Manchester United and England winger Lee Sharpe will be the guest speaker at a sportsman's dinner in Langho on October 7. The event, organised by Pioneer '79 Swimming Club, will be held at Mytton Fold Farm Hotel. Now a football pundit and
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Sir Alex Ferguson's ability to play the generation game is vital to Manchester ... - Telegraph.co.uk
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Lee Sharpe, just 17 when he moved to United from Torquay in 1988, was the first signpost of Ferguson's youth-driven ethos and he recognised the manager's paternalistic approach to his youngsters. “When I travelled up from Torquay, I thought United
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Manchester United: Ranking the Reds' Top 10 Wingers of All-Time - Bleacher Report
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The Welshman soon shoved Lee Sharpe out of the role of first-choice left winger and went on to make the position his own personal property. Like good wine, Giggs just got better with age. He became one of the most reliable members of Sir Alex's red
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He's at it again... Ferguson's fourth generation can keep Manchester United ... - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Teenagers Lee Sharpe and Mark Robins, plus 20-year-olds Lee Martin and Russell Beardsmore, all featured as United won a thrilling match 3-1. It was a false dawn. The youngsters were either not quite good enough or, as in the case of Martin,
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Newspaper to be delayed due to press problem - Wilkes Journal Patriot
Google News - over 5 years
Julius C. Hubbard Jr., co-publisher of the Wilkes Journal-Patriot, expressed his thanks to the Times staff and the newspaper's publisher, Lee Sharpe, for assisting. “The pressman for the Times is on vacation this week, so Lee is stepping in to run the
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Paul Scholes, He Scores Tributes Galore - Jakarta Globe
Google News - over 5 years
The 20-year-old, Paul Scholes, was mentioned in former United winger Lee Sharpe's autobiography, for banging in screamer after screamer, leaving the likes of Eric Cantona, Paul Ince and Bryan Robson in awe. Alex Ferguson and the entire United coaching
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Manchester United: Picking the Best XI Ever to Play for Sir Alex Ferguson - Bleacher Report
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The Welshman soon shoved Lee Sharpe off the role of the first-choice left winger and went on to make the position his own personal property over the years. Like good wine, Giggs just got better with age. He became one of the most reliable members of
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lee Sharpe
  • 2009
    Age 37
    In August 2009. he appeared in the RTÉ One celebrity boxing series, Charity Lords of the Ring.
    More Details Hide Details After retirement in 2004 and 2006, Sharpe became a football pundit for ESPN Star in Singapore in Asia, and together with Les Ferdinand, is a celebrity host on the game show "Kickoff" where he is known as "Sharpey". Sharpe was previously a pundit on BBC's Match of the Day 2 and "Football Focus", and during the 2006 World Cup presented a cup blog from Germany with video clips and photos for Yahoo. Sharpe appeared in one episode of the footballing drama Dream Team. Sharpe was one of the football pundits hired by Abu Dhabi Sports Channel, for their exclusive coverage of the Premier League. On 25 August 2005 Sharpe's autobiography My Idea of Fun was published, describing his time as a footballer and his resulting celebrity status
  • 2008
    Age 36
    He also appeared in the 2008 television series Superstars on Channel Five.
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    He was eliminated from the competition on 3 March 2007.
    More Details Hide Details He was to also appear in ITV's popular TV soap Coronation Street as an extra in the fictional pub "The Rovers Return" as a working class taxi driver from Manchester. Sharpe, alongside former Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker, currently fronts a London Underground advertising campaign for Nourkrin, a baldness treatment. He is billed as "Of Celebrity Love Island fame!" In 2008, Sharpe starred in Dec's team on Ant versus Dec, on Saturday Night Takeaway ITV1. Sharpe also starred as the celebrity 'hider' in an episode of the CBBC show Hider in the House.
  • 2005
    Age 33
    Sharpe has also developed a career in reality television. He appeared as a competitor in the 2005, ITV television show Celebrity Wrestling, under the name "Sharpe Shooter".
    More Details Hide Details He is also known though for appearing in Celebrity Love Island. During his time on the Island Sharpe courted the attentions of many of the show's ladies, most notably TV presenter Jayne Middlemiss, who confessed to "never having felt like this before about someone", but Sharpe eventually dated Abi Titmuss. In 2007 Sharpe appeared as a contestant in ITV's Dancing on Ice.
  • 2003
    Age 31
    He then moved to Grindavík in Iceland. In June 2003 he announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 32.
    More Details Hide Details Just before this, he was rumoured to be on the verge of taking over as player-manager at Bury in Division Three. In February 2004, Sharpe made a brief return to football in the Kidderminster Sunday League with Hoobrook Crown before signing for Northern Counties East Premier League side Garforth Town the following summer. Sharpe was capped eight times by England between 1991 and 1995. In the early 1990s, Sharpe was part of a new direction in football that saw photogenic players like himself, Jamie Redknapp and Ryan Giggs emerge as merchandising and mass marketed "poster boys" of the game, and fronted many football magazine covers and featured in advertisements. By the mid-1990s, these players, some of whom had become known as Spice Boys, had become icons in football already, in an era when football stars had become idols on par with rock stars and pop stars. Sharpe was known for his lifestyle off the pitch as much as he had on it at the time, though these endorsement deals quieted down after he left Manchester United in 1996.
  • 2002
    Age 30
    Following a brief trial stay with Grimsby Town in the summer of 2002 he was snubbed a contract with the Mariners and he eventually signed for Exeter City.
    More Details Hide Details During his time at Exeter he scored once against Hull City.
  • 2001
    Age 29
    He returned to Bradford during the 2001–02 season but when his contract expired at the end of the season he was given a free transfer.
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  • 2000
    Age 28
    In 2000–01, Sharpe lost his place in the Bradford team and just before Christmas went on loan to Division One Portsmouth.
    More Details Hide Details He played 17 matches.
  • 1999
    Age 27
    He joined Bradford in a £250,000 deal during the summer and helped preserve the club's Premiership status in 1999–2000.
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    He signed on loan for Bradford City in March 1999 and he helped in securing the club's promotion to the Premiership after 77 years outside the top division.
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  • 1998
    Age 26
    In the autumn of 1998, Graham's successor David O'Leary loaned Sharpe to Italian Serie A strugglers Sampdoria, where he played under English head coach David Platt, but soon fell out of favour and in the New Year he returned to England.
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  • 1996
    Age 24
    He made 26 Premiership appearances in 1996–97, scoring five goals, but a pre-season knee injury ruled him out for the entire 1997–98 season and he was unable to regain his place in the team on recovery.
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    After eight years at Old Trafford, he became Leeds United's joint record signing on 10 August 1996 when they paid £4.5million for his services, making him the last signing by manager Howard Wilkinson, who was sacked the following month to be succeeded by George Graham.
    More Details Hide Details Again his time at Leeds was beset by further injuries.
    His next (and final) league goal for United came on 10 February 1996 when he scored the only goal of the game against Blackburn Rovers, as United kept up the pressure on leaders Newcastle who had been 10 points ahead at Christmas.
    More Details Hide Details Sharpe also managed two FA Cup goals that season, the winner against Manchester City in the fifth round at Old Trafford on 18 February, and the second in the last minute of a 2–0 home win over Southampton in the quarter finals on 11 March. He was selected as a substitute in the 1–0 FA Cup final win over Liverpool on 11 May, but did not come onto the pitch, though he still picked up his second FA Cup winner's medal, which was ultimately the last major trophy of his career just before his 25th birthday. In total he played 265 games for Manchester United over eight years, scoring 36 goals.
  • 1995
    Age 23
    By the start of the 1995–96, Andrei Kanchelskis had been sold to Everton and it seemed possible that Sharpe could establish himself as United's right winger – particularly when he scored twice for United in their 3–2 win over Everton on 9 September 1995.
    More Details Hide Details With Ryan Giggs returning to fitness on the left wing, and Denis Irwin returning to left back following the emergence of Gary Neville as the club's regular right back, the right hand side of midfield seemed Sharpe's best opportunity of regular first team action. However, 20-year-old David Beckham made the first team breakthrough that season and left Sharpe with nothing like a guaranteed place in the first eleven, though he was selected in the squad for all but eight competitive games that season, during which United became the first English team to win the double twice. He still took to the field in 31 out of 38 Premier League games, scoring four goals. His first goal of the season came at Blackburn Rovers on 28 August, as a relatively strong United side recorded their third successive league win after being beaten by Aston Villa on the opening day. In their next game at Everton on 9 September, Sharpe scored twice as United achieved an impressive 3–2 win.
  • 1994
    Age 22
    1994–95 was a difficult season for United, with many players out for significant periods due to injury.
    More Details Hide Details Sharpe was one of them, as he missed a string of mid season games due to a fractured ankle, though he had more opportunities to play on the left wing as Ryan Giggs missed a quarter of the campaign due to injuries, and most of Sharpe's appearances came as a left back as the regular player in that position, Denis Irwin, spent most of the campaign playing on the right side of defence left vacant by a long absence by Paul Parker, though Irwin was back at left back towards the end of the season following the emergence of right-back Gary Neville. United ended the season without a major trophy, finishing second to Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League as they failed to manage anything better than a 1–1 draw at West Ham on the final day of the season, and losing 1–0 to Everton in the FA Cup final.
    Sharpe is well remembered for his memorable goal against Barcelona during the 2–2 draw in the 1994–1995 Champions League season's group stage, when he spectacularly back-heeled a cross from Roy Keane into the corner of the net.
    More Details Hide Details He also got an assist in this game, crossing for Mark Hughes, who headed the first goal of the game.
    He managed another double on 22 March 1994 in a 2–2 league draw at Arsenal, and came on as a substitute in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
    More Details Hide Details United won the double of the Premier League title and FA Cup that season.
  • 1993
    Age 21
    He scored both of United's goals in their fourth league game of the season on 23 August 1993 as they beat Aston Villa 2–1 at Villa Park, following with an early goal in the 3–1 win at Southampton in the next game.
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  • 1992
    Age 20
    He did play in enough games to collect a Premier League title medal for the 1992–93 season, and added another in 1993–94 with 30 appearances (four as a substitute), and scoring nine league goals (11 in all competitions).
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  • 1991
    Age 19
    Unfortunately, he was then out of the game for long periods of time through injury and illness (he suffered from viral meningitis in the autumn of 1992) and when his fitness recovered, the form of Ryan Giggs meant he had normally to play out of position at left back (by now the preferred position for Denis Irwin) or on the right wing, competing for a place with Andrei Kanchelskis who had arrived in March 1991.
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  • 1990
    Age 18
    He also famously scored a hat-trick against Arsenal at Highbury in the League Cup fourth round on 28 November 1990, a match which United won 6–2.
    More Details Hide Details Sharpe himself cites this as one of the best memories in his footballing career. He was now United's first choice left winger ahead of Danny Wallace, although a new rival for the left wing position was emerging in the shape of highly promising 17-year-old Ryan Giggs. Having established himself as a left winger, Sharpe earned a call up to the England squad just before his 20th birthday, although he was unable to replace John Barnes as first choice left winger.
    He played a key part in United's success in the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1990–91 scoring with a left foot pile-driver into the top corner in the home leg of the semi-final against Legia Warsaw (1–1).
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  • 1989
    Age 17
    Alex Ferguson had chosen new signing Danny Wallace as his first choice left winger for the 1989–90 season.
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    The following season, Sharpe found the net for the first time in a United shirt, scoring in the 5–1 home win over Millwall on 16 September 1989.
    More Details Hide Details He managed 18 appearances in the league that season (and 20 in all competitions), but failed to make the squad for the FA Cup final which United won 1–0 against Crystal Palace in a replay after drawing 3–3 in the first match.
  • 1988
    Age 16
    Sharpe ended the 1988–89 season with 22 league appearances to his name, although he failed to score and United finished a disappointing 11th in the league a year after finishing second.
    More Details Hide Details He played 30 games in all competitions that season.
    Sharpe made his debut for Manchester United on 24 September 1988 in a 2–0 win over West Ham United in the Football League First Division, aged 17.
    More Details Hide Details His first team chances increased in November with the departure of the club's first choice left winger Jesper Olsen, and were further enhanced when new signing Ralph Milne failed to live up to expectations.
    Sharpe, who was born in Halesowen, West Midlands, was an Aston Villa supporter, but began his career at Torquay United. However, in his first season with them, after only 16 games, Manchester United noted his potential and swooped to sign him in June 1988 for £200,000, a record fee at the time for a YTS player.
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    Sharpe joined Manchester United from Torquay United as a youngster in 1988, playing for the club up until 1996.
    More Details Hide Details He won a total of eight caps for England, but his later career failed to live up to its potential after leaving Manchester United in his mid-twenties. Sharpe moved to Leeds United in 1996, but persistent knee injuries kept him from making an impact on the squad, and he was loaned to Sampdoria at the start of the 1998–99 season. Another loan to Bradford City in March 1999 turned into a permanent deal at the end of the season. He stayed at Bradford for three seasons, but he gradually slipped down the league ladder, eventually moving to Iceland to play for Grindavík in 2003. He retired from professional football in 2003, but achieved renewed fame after a number of reality television appearances. He briefly returned to football in 2004, playing for Garforth Town, but his return was short-lived.
  • 1971
    Born on May 27, 1971.
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