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3 October 2008
Mumsy Scottish troubadour Lena Martell’s philosophy was “one day at a time, sweet Jesus.”
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3 October 2008
There’s two legends surrounding the origins of futsal, whose FIFA World Cup started this week in Brazil. The first dictates the sport was created in the 1930’s in Uruguay by Montevideo YCMA’s professor Juan Carlos Ceriani. The second tells that it first appeared in São Paulo, also inside the YCMA, by some lads who started kicking a football about in a basketball court, late in the 1940’s. Fact is it was in Brazil, in 1952, that the futebol de salão’s first organisation was assembled – the São Paulo’s YCMA Salon Football League, founded by Habib Maphuz. (In Uruguay, there was no organised futsal until 1965.)
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2 October 2008
They say that if you get 1000 monkeys to bash away at 1000 typewriters, they’d eventually come up with the Complete Works of Shakespeare. Now, obviously “they” say a lot of things – and most of it’s complete balls. But La Liga Loca’s prepared to believe them on this one. After all, if you got a single monkey bashing away at a single typewriter - a single, short-sighted, dyslexic monkey with writer’s cramp, a caffeine dependency and a 60-a-day habit bashing away at a broken typewriter where the “e” doesn’t work and the “s” keeps on bloody ssssticking – you’d certainly get the La Liga fixtures.
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2 October 2008
This is where I suck up to Michel Platini, the UEFA president who, indirectly, keeps me in a job.
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2 October 2008
Mike Holden explains why he's a happy man now Martin Allen is back on the managerial map...
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2 October 2008
Did you see the Eric Cantona quotes in the media earlier this week?
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2 October 2008
Italian football has always had a strong relationship with Argentines.Some have delighted, some disappointed and then, of course, there was Diego Maradona. But most have got on with their jobs in a professional manner give or take the odd dodgy passport.This weekend should see Lazio maintain top spot in the league, with three citizens from that fine South American country playing their part.In fact, of the current top 10 in the table, only AC Milan, AS Roma and Palermo do not have an Argentine in their first-team squad.So let’s name the best doing their nation proud, starting from the top:Mauro ZarateTotally unknown to the Italian public when he arrived from Birmingham City in the summer via Al Sadd in Qatar, but now after six goals in the first five games, the Lazio striker leads the goalscoring charts to become the star of the early part of the season.
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1 October 2008
It was another clasico, another local derby. This time it was the 'millionaires' of River playing the league's paupers Racing (who recently held a prize draw among the players to win a PlayStation 2).
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1 October 2008
For the past couple of seasons, Betis majority shareholder and imperial overlord Darth de Lopera has been a bit of a tease.
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1 October 2008
There was once a thing you could always rely on with Juventus, and that was a mean old defence. Never one to give the opposition as much as a sniff at goal in the past, the Old Lady is now looking decidedly shaking at the back.Those defensive frailties were exposed in Belarus by BATE Borisov over what Claudio Ranieri described as a “nightmare 30 minutes or so.”

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