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The Shop Window: 50 Players to Watch This Summer

June 1, 2011

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This summer at least one team will spend a bathful of these notes and go on to finish in the exact same position as last year. I know how it goes. Weekends are busy times, and it’s hard to keep track of what’s going on with all those matches. But now we’ve come to the […]

What does Nuri Sahin have in common with Law Students

May 13, 2011

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This week, thousands of undergraduates across the country will be sitting end of year exams. Think of them. And try to make it at least a little bit charitable. Law students in particular have never had it so tough. This year we’re seeing a combination of legal aid cuts, a sharp increase in competition for […]

Line in the Sand

May 2, 2011

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Gomez’s error. Vidic’s handball. Kalou’s offside goal, Clichy’s stamp on Owen. ┬áThis hasn’t been the best of weekends for officials. So absolutely nobody is surprised that the issue of technology in football is with us again. For the tl;dr crowd, my opinions on the weekend can be summarised as – yes to goal-line technology, yes […]

Spurs, Real and Certainties of the Game

April 4, 2011

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There are no certainties in football, the cliche goes. All there are are streaks – good, bad, hot, cold, occasionally nude. But 9 years and 150 matches; what an accomplishment. Just last week my summary of the ┬áChampion’s League match tomorrow would simply have been “Mourinho doesn’t lose at home”. But football is a strange […]