High hopes, glamour, Logan's Run: Why Abramovich should be careful what he wishes for

As Roberto Di Matteo starts clearing his desk at Stamford Bridge, FourFourTwo.com Editor Gary Parkinson explains why we really shouldn't be surprised...

In the 1976 sci-fi film Logan's Run, a 23rd-century civilisation manages its consumption of resources by killing everyone who turns 30 years old. As they approach the critical day, a crystal implanted under their flesh starts to flash.

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Gary Parkinson is a freelance writer, editor, trainer, muso, singer, actor and coach. He spent 14 years at FourFourTwo as the Global Digital Editor and continues to regularly contribute to the magazine and website, including major features on Euro 96, Subbuteo, Robert Maxwell and the inside story of Liverpool's 1990 title win. He is also a Bolton Wanderers fan.