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19 October 2010
Although Florentino Pérez couldn’t wait to sling Manuel Pellegrini’s hook as soon as he began his tenure at Castle Greyskull - mainly because he failed to either look or sound like Arsene Wenger or Rafa Benitez - the Real Madrid big cheese must have appreciated Pellegrini’s tender approach to dealing with the press, his own players and, most importantly of all, opposition managers.
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19 October 2010
For those with long memories and limited powers of forgiveness, news that this weekend’s round of fixtures in Argentina was overshadowed by three handballs will come as no surprise. All those and more in the Round 11 round up…
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19 October 2010
Saturday was a troubling day. I watched United throw away a two-goal lead to West Brom. I don’t like watching football in a pub at the best of times, but I was in Barcelona and Old Trafford isn’t.
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19 October 2010
You’d imagine someone has probably had a word with those toffee-nosed folk on the door at Harrods and informed them of Shakhtar Donetsk’s arrival at Luton Airport on Sunday evening.
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19 October 2010
Valery Karpin probably didn’t expect tonight’s game to be a table-top clash. Both sides on six points, the winner will almost certainly qualify for the next round. For the loser? Well, there are three more games, so never mind.That’s the problem with the group stages, there’s a lack of urgency and suspense. Can’t we just go back to a conventional knockout format? And make it just for, er, champions? Pretty please, UEFA?
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19 October 2010
After a dramatic week in the courts it looks like we’ve finally seen the last of former Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. At least they gave us all a good chuckle as they left; Tom "Dr Evil" Hicks, with little finger in mouth, announced from his tropical island hideout that he is aiming to sue the whole of Britain for, wait for it, "ONE BILLION DOLLARS!"
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18 October 2010
The best and worst of the weekend's Spanish football, in handy tapas-sized dishes...
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18 October 2010
Sinisa Mihajlovic isn't one to go down without a fight, but even he must feel that fluffy Fiorentina need a cuddle rather than a slap round the back of the head.
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18 October 2010
The weekend's heroes and villains in the Premier League...
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18 October 2010
After more than four decades watching football, it’s delightful, if professionally inconvenient, to know that the game can still stupefy me.

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