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8 July 2008
Faas Wilkes (1923-2006) was Johan Cruyff’s favourite footballer. And yet outside the Netherlands – and Valencia – few people have ever heard of him.
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"I'd never sing karaoke. I have pretty much the worst voice in the world"
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7 July 2008
It’s no wonder Italian bookies give up quoting odds on Serie A games during the end of season run-in.They know that it’s time for favours to be called in; a point dropped here or there when a team is safe, a draw suits two sides, okay, a draw it will be. As we know from the 2006 scandal, centring on “Lucky” Luciano Moggi and Juventus, football matches are not won on the pitch.Italy is a country run on favours and a nod to the good to ensure that no one needs to suffer a sleepless night.
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4 July 2008
Everybody loves a good conspiracy.
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4 July 2008
So now we are in the off-season and have six weeks to enjoy idle gossip about transfers until the first game of the new season on August 8.
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3 July 2008
I travel to South Africa in two weeks for Manchester United’s pre-season tour. I’m going to be covering the trip for the magazine of a newspaper I’ve never worked for before. They have given me a substantial word count to do a large feature and are meticulous about style and types of photography. I like their attention to detail. 
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3 July 2008
AC Milan have done the right thing and refused to offer Ronaldo a new contract.
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2 July 2008
If you listen to what the Fluminense folks have been saying for the past few days, a Brazilian win in Wednesday's Copa Libertadores final second leg at the Maracanã against LDU is as certain as death and taxes.It seems the 4-2 defeat in the Quito game never happened. Coach Renato Gaúcho and his players are backing themselves in such a way that even the party-happy Brazilian press is talking about “excess of confidence.”
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1 July 2008
"Tips for picking up women? I haven’t really got any tips because I’m a footballer, which makes things easier with the girls..."
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1 July 2008
"People likened Peter Schmeichel to Neville Southall, but I thought Nev was better..."

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