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6 May 2011
Jonah alert! After watching Stockport get relegated, Ben Collins was despatched to cover Sheffield United's must-win home game with Barnsley. Guess what happened next...
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6 May 2011
SATURDAYGetafe (18th) v Almería (20th)Getafe president Angel Torres appears to have linked his club’s one win since February – the 1-0 win over Sevilla three weeks ago – to the fact that the stadium was over half full for once, after some 3,000 free tickets were handed out to kiddies in Getafe’s youth academy. As LLL was present in the Coliseum to witness the freak event of a Getafe win, the blog can report that the hapless side couldn’t help but beat a truly dreadful Sevilla no matter how many souls turned up for the game.
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6 May 2011
Last weekend, US special forces killed Osama Bin Laden. In the February 2008 issue of FourFourTwo, Paul Simpson explored the connections between Bin Laden, terrorism, Arsenal – and a bizarre plot targeting England's France 98 squad…
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6 May 2011
Fancy seeing someone win some silverware this month? It's easy with ticket-and-hotel deals from our travel partners Nickes. We sent Vithushan Ehantharajah to assess your best options – and there's loads more at our ever-expanding Travel section...
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5 May 2011
All they had was 20 minutes. It was February 10, 1999 and Italy were sparring in a friendly against Norway under the leaning tower of Pisa when Dino Zoff threw on a 22-year-old Francesco Totti to play alongside Roberto Baggio.
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4 May 2011
Like Pep Guardiola, LLL is taking a lie down, a deep breath and thanking our all-powerful lizard leaders that the fiesta of four Clásicos is over. It’s been nearly three weeks of squabbles and suspensions, fouls and fakes, conspiracies and codswallop, with 11 minutes of semi-decent football over the four games thrown in as an extra Brucie bonus.
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4 May 2011
As we all know by now, Trabzonspor and Fenerbahce are locked in a battle for the Super Lig title.
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4 May 2011
On walking through the streets of Paris this spring, it was hard not to be confronted by Nike’s landmark agreement to sponsor the French national team. The glossy posters showing Florent Malouda, Yann M’vila, Abou Diaby and Alou Diarra standing, arms crossed with steely determination, gave off the sense that a changing of the guard had taken place. Fifty-seven years with Adidas had been consigned to history, the coveted rights prised away with the promise of an annual cheque worth €42.6m until 2018.
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4 May 2011
It was a grudge match between two old foes who dominate the league. It featured a wonderful goal from a Ballon d’Or winner. It was an ill-tempered affair at times. It saw a wily manager red carded. It had oodles of controversy.

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