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17 June 2011
“Good effort, pats on the back and hip, hip, hooray!” is Friday's message from LLL, with Barcelona and Real Madrid proving that they don’t need football to have an unseemly cat-fight and keep everyone momentarily diverted from pretending to be interested in U-21 football all of a sudden.
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17 June 2011
Somehow, it was fitting that Ruud Gullit's Russian adventure should end with a calamitous own goal. Sergei Omelyanchuk’s header past Terek Grozny goalkeeper Soslan Dzhanaev in the last minute condemned the Chechens to defeat at Amkar Perm, sealing the dismissal of the two-time World Player of the Year just 13 matches into an 18-month contract.
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15 June 2011
When you ask the president of one of the clubs involved in a draw to actively participate in it too, you're always asking for trouble. But that's what the Spanish FA did when letting Pablo Córdoba, president of Alcobendas Sport, take part in a draw for the promotion play-offs for the Segunda B division – the third tier of Spanish football.
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15 June 2011
Stuart Pearce was perhaps correct in his assumption that Ukraine “are probably under a touch more pressure” than England after Pavlo Yakovenko’s side lost their opening game of the Euro 2011 finals against the Czech Republic on Sunday.
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15 June 2011
LLL has a tiny brain when it comes to football tactics. Public questions about how a manager should improve their flagging side during a game are normally answered with a muttered "tell them to play better". Then again, the blog suspects that’s what the €10m-a-year coaches of world football are doing, but writing in on a tablet computer instead.
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14 June 2011
Luis Enrique turned up at AS Roma’s training ground on Friday looking more like a new signing than the club's new coach.Looking trim and dressed casually in jeans and polo shirt, the 41-year-old arrived with his new staff – including Ivan de la Pena, a former Lazio player no less, who also looked as if he wouldn’t need much persuasion to get involved in a five-a-side match.
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14 June 2011
OCTOBERReal Madrid ended October above Barcelona after perfect month – essential in a league where dropping a single point is as advisable as jamming your todger in a toaster. Pep’s Dream Boys carelessly threw away two precious points at the Camp Nou in a 1-1 draw against Mallorca, prompting mass panty-bunching panic in the Catalan capital.
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10 June 2011
South American football writer Ed Malyon tells the tale of Argentina's next not particularly big thing...
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10 June 2011
If you apply a couple of tweaks to our universe - and to the one inhabited by Marca for good measure - then we’d all be enjoying Barcelona and Barcelona ‘B’ playing in la Primera next season in a tiki-taka paradise.

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