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Tuesday 31 August 21The Sun on Sunday had Gareth Southgate dressed up with a bow tie with a pistol besides his head with headlines: License To Thrill followed by: Gareth Southgate has told his England stars there are on tactical straitjackets stopping attacking freedom on the road to Qatar 2022. More like License To Chill.... Concerns have been raised over Southgate’s set-up restricting flair players.SunSport has learnt senior members approached him with worries after the
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My son Anthony was named after Anthony Mason, possibly, probably, definitely the person l admire most throughout my seventy years. Anthony as a young lad had the world at his feet, as he was a great looking curly haired child, forever mischievous with a wicked, naughty sense of humour and as his illness grew he never once complained. One day l was going to Hammersmith hospital to lodge an appeal against the doctor who was
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After my 8.30 show with Paul in Birmingham about the chances of England in the upcoming Euros, it was back to thinking of that wonderful song YESTERDAY. FROM THE WAYWARD LAD TO THE LOCAL LAD The Derby 4.30pm Saturday: As soon as Adam Kirby kicked clear on Adayar my mind flashed to Graham Bradley doing the same at Cheltenham on Collier Bay with the only difference Adam didn’t have another hurdle to jump. Both men
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You know by now that l have made it common knowledge that Sir Matt Busby offered and wanted Mr Tony Waddington to take charge of the mess he left behind after Manchester United achieved The Impossible Dream when after he lie in a Munich hospital bed and coming around to hear of the devastation that icy runway caused.They won the European Cup in 1968 and although that was the most glorious of dreams come true
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Great Britain’s during the Swinging Sixties was all about football, music and fashion. It was the era of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Manchester United.According to one former team mate – someone who witnessed first hand the the mayhem at 3pm on a Saturday and then again at 3am in the night clubs – George Best was the biggest superstar of the lot.On the pitch there was fame, glory, goals and medals as he carved
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I only played at Blackpool for Chelsea and that was enough really for watching them last night brought back memories of a couple of quite extraordinary matches at Bloomfield Road, one where l was greeted by two policeman who ushered off those couple of steps of the team bus through the crowd and into that old falling apart dressing room. The other match was a nightmare for our goalkeeper John Phillips, the hero of our
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Seeing the time is coming where normality is hopefully going to resume, although my first experiences of being welcomed into certain pubs is not a sign for the better.In other words they ‘suits’ and managers have had ample time to sit down and make their “Pleasure Places” as Bertie Mee called it to Alan Ball, a far better place than before the pandemic.No such luck.. ..and it seems that my loving my own company and
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Firstly, Bryan Robson. I received a call from Tony Jimenez last night telling me that Bryan was coming on our podcast, what a wonderful surprise as I am one of his biggest, if not his biggest fans. This is like Parkinson luring Sinatra or Ali. Talking of Michael Parkinson I watched his show with Sean Connery and who was on there also but none other than Boris Johnson, yeah, Boris Johnson sitting next to the
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A friend Paul Shurvill sent me some photographs and programmes to sign and while doing so I took a look through the Wembley programme, which I wouldn’t have been able to do before 15 December 1997 and came across on centre-page THE LEADING SOCCER WRITERS…HAVE THE FINAL WORD.Brian James (Daily Mail): The single mindedness of CHELSEA’S play in the Cup makes me believe LEEDS will have to take this season’s trophies from elsewhere.Geoffrey Green (The
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11.30am: After writing this piece at 8.30am it struck me that at the beginning of the BT2 showing of this match they showed the first ever winning of a European trophy by our Chelsea team against a Real Madrid team who lacked a Pirri in midfield, even tough I am a massive fan of Modric, however as predicted Chelsea did a job on him in the first 45 minutes, but that’s not good enough as
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