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26 September 2008
October 18 1908: baggy shorts, square goal-posts, handlebar ‘taches, ball like a piece of cement, pitch full of English and Swiss gents.September 28 2008: baggy shorts, plenty of facial hair, ball like a balloon, pitch full of South Americans.Yes, the Milan derby is 100 years old, well give or take a month, and some things have changed since the two sides met for the first time, not even in Italy, but in Switzerland for the Chiasso Cup.
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26 September 2008
Real Betis (17th) vs Real Madrid (3rd)A few months ago Rámon Calderón was babbling about mysterious types lurking in the shadows who were out to get him. Which is perhaps the only thing he will ever have in common with Guti. Apart from the fact that if you put your ear to both their skulls, all you would hear is "if you're going to San Francisco" playing on a loop. By coincidence, Joan Laporta was sharing these fearsome fantasies, too. It seems that paranoia and panic attacks are very much en vogue in the world of Primera presidencies these days.
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26 September 2008
I didn’t realise how bad Newcastle United’s crisis was until I read that the club had asked Keith Harris to smooth its sale.
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24 September 2008
Fan Nick Judd wonders whether calls for a change at the top are knee-jerk reactions to the season's slow start...
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24 September 2008
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23 September 2008
An impatient Mike Holden warns against giving too much respect to opponents... including officialsThe FA’s ‘Respect’ campaign was going rather well until the weekend.
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23 September 2008
These days, Guti isn’t the only Real Madrid player nervously looking over his shoulder in anticipation of someone giving him a good going-over. His team captain is, too – but it won’t be coming from a bonkers boxer.
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22 September 2008
GOOD DAY

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