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Two Tribes
“Loving you is not a choice”, sang Fosca in the Stephen Sondheim musical, Passion, “it’s who I am”.Well, if love makes the world go round, then hatred turns football on its axis. Nothing guarantees a sell-out like a bitter rivalry...
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The Fallen Captain
The European Cup final is supposed to be the pinnacle. For Agostino Di Bartolomei it was the start of a tragic downfall. On the 30th May 1984, Agostino Di Bartolomei led his boyhood club Roma out at the Stadio Olimpico for the European...
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Gary Goals and Unreal Madrid
Head down to your local astro-turf arena and you’re likely to see as many unique characters as you do spectacular, albeit sometimes fluky, goals. We’re talking about the Friday night heroes, not the professional futsal legends or the paid stars....
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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
“Here you go Easty.” I look up from my newspaper as my manager, Paul Sturrock, places two plastic shopping bags on the table in front of me. One is full of an assortment of fruit and veg and the other, which has three foil...
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