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2 February 2011
The hair, once jet black like a movie star’s, is silvery grey now. The famous ponytail is long gone - cut off in 1997. The most telling legacy of Roberto Baggio’s illustrious playing career is the pain in his knees. He likes to run to keep fit but “only in straight lines, every change of direction is a minor trauma.”
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2 February 2011
I’m going to break a handful of rules from the Idiot's Guide to Journalism and start this blog with a video.
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2 February 2011
It seems no-one does footballing heartbreak quite like the Socceroos. Following a long tradition of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, Australia missed out on their first major football trophy last weekend after losing the Asian Cup Final 1-0 to Japan in Doha.
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2 February 2011
With Torres and Carroll dominating the headlines, several other transfers involving English clubs were largely ignored and exiled to the inner pages. There is, however, a fascinating aspect to one deal that finally went through on Monday.
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1 February 2011
Phew. The transfer window has finally closed (or “slammed shut” if you worship at the Church of Jim White), and talk of Andy Carroll and Fernando Torres has died down. Well, one out of two ain’t bad…
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1 February 2011
The transfer window closed with a late rush on the market as clubs throughout Serie A jostled to find the missing ingredient that will make the second half of the season that little more tasty.
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1 February 2011
Pinch, punch, first of the month, and you feel that pseudo-rhyme may be on the lips of many a Premier League manager as he kicks his director of football and/or chairman square in the groin for failing to bring in the players he needs.
1 February 2011
"A hoverboard or a singing puppy? Who writes these questions?"
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1 February 2011
If the Premier League’s final day of the winter window was a giant paella of SKY TV excitement, la Liga’s was a manky grain of rice sitting at the side of the pan with just six piddling transfers being made in the final few hours in Spain.
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1 February 2011
Amigos, the first word that comes to my mind is ‘wow’. It’s a well-documented fact that the January transfer window can spice things up but there were so many unexpected moves around Europe that one cannot help but feel a little bit flustered.

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