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Well, that was quite a few days, wasn’t it? I had the good fortune to be on the golf course on Friday and so missed the immediate aftermath of the referendum. Politics and sport have never been the best of bedfellows so I will refrain from further mentioning it here, other than to say that we […]

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The Day The Euros Took Off

Well that was the day the Euros finally took off, wasn’t it? The early matches determined who England would face in Nice next Monday. It went to the wire. Another European question will occupy hearts and minds tomorrow. This is a football blog, no really! And so many readers are not concerned about which way David Beckham, […]

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Never Ending Wall Of Sport

I have square eyes, it is official. Since the events of Thursday have seen five of six Euros contests, a gripping T20 cricket match, and a remarkable series clinching win by England in Australia with the egg-shaped ball. If you are a sports lover this is a wonderful time to be alive. Only the inconvenience of […]

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Mixed Feelings – Oh Yes

A day many had anticipated eagerly. The half-day holiday required by England versus Wales turned into a strange one. The football blogger should avoid the complexities of political comment. We lose enough readers in the summer as it is. However it is impossible for anyone in this part of the world to restrict their opinions […]

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I thought it about time to share some things with you. Yesterday (Saturday) I spent a day at a major sporting event with a full house of mixed origins. We drank all day, the crowd were appreciative of the efforts by those on both teams. There was no abuse of Sri Lanka or their smiling […]

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So the Euros are nearly upon us and will hopefully distract us, and more importantly our rivals, from the transfer window. Ahead of Friday’s opener Arsene Wenger has been talking to Arsenal.com about the upcoming tournament. Hosts France kick the whole thing off on Friday evening against Romania, while England start their campaign  against Russia […]

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I scan Arsenal.com and the BBC. Jamie Vardy is mentioned on one but not the other. Claudio Ranieri says we have triggered the release clause. Olivier Giroud said after grabbing a brace for France against Scotland that ‘Jamie’ is coming to score lots of goals like he did for Leicester. Now we wait to see […]

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The club season over, your average blogger (I’m way ahead of you pal!) is hoping that international football provides a rich seam of material. To be fair the friendlies ahead of a major tournament are exercises in experimentation that sometimes work, and sometimes don’t. Tonight (Thursday) I will mostly be looking back, for obvious reasons. […]

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Bank Holiday weekend is drawing to a close. Curses. Tomorrow morning it’s back to the workhouse but with some memories of the winding up of another season of club football. Real Madrid triumphed over neighbours Atletico to secure the Champions League in the cruellest of penalty shoot-outs. Hull City secured the richest prize in Championship […]

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Well, out of the blue Arsenal today announced the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach. Who could have seen that coming? The undisclosed fee has been rumoured to be an initial £25m possibly rising to £30m depending on how successful his stay at the Gunners is. The Arsenal social media team showed good humour […]

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