Archive | October, 2013

What The Hell Is Wrong With Manchester United?

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When Marshal Josip Tito shuffled off his mortal coil in 1980, the resultant bloodshed and tragedy that befell Yugoslavia was inevitable. Unified under his authoritarian take on nationalism, the disparate states that made up this artificial country held together. In his absence, simmering ethnic hatreds and feuds re-surfaced and you know the rest.

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Everybody’s Free (To Support Spurs)

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For Jesse

Inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

Newborn boy of season 2013/14,

If I could offer you only one tip for your life watching football, a battered sausage and chips before a match would be it.

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Stop The Press! Manchester United Starlet Might Play For England!

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“The lowest form of popular culture – lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people’s lives – has overrun real journalism.” – Carl Bernstein

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Breaking Arsenal: The Walter Wenger Story

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Breaking Bad. Everybody’s talking about it. What you may not know however, is that Vince Gilligan didn’t always have the modern fable of Mr Chips meeting Scarface in mind when he wrote it. Dispatches From A Football Sofa can ‘exclusively’ reveal that the story of Walter Hartwell White could have taken a very different turn. Here are the original Breaking Arsenal pitches, season by season.

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