July 2006

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Here Is The News!

Sod my favourite ten football shirts. That can wait. Remember what I said about there being no close season any more? Well, it’s true. This has been a terrific week for the bizarre and the extraordinary, and it deserves some sort of reporting. We kick off (or, rather, as we’ll see, we don’t) at Clarence…

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July 13, 2006
Ian

Getting Shirty

Should I ever get to be a multi-billionaire, living a life of luxury in a mansion in the Home Counties (and considering the form of the first thirty-three years of my life, this is somewhat unlikely), I will devote a whole wing of said mansion to old football shirts. Of my many football-related obsessions, very…

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July 12, 2006
Ian

Summer Lovin’

So… the World Cup is over and done with, and the close season is finally, finally, upon us, right? Well… wrong. Looking through my newspaper yesterday, I noted that the club season, in the form of The Intertoto Cup, had already started. The Champions League also starts tonight. Meanwhile, a cursory glance at many clubs’…

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July 11, 2006
Ian

Winners & Losers

I was going to write a lengthy article summing up this tournament as a whole, but then I sat there and thought… there will be hundreds of people all doing the same thing. Two things finally put me off the idea. Firstly, I couldn’t be bothered. I have a million, trillion things to write for…

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July 10, 2006
Ian

No Ifs Or Butts

Italy 1-1 France (Italy win 5-3 on Penalties) Oh, Zizou. What a stupid, stupid thing to do. Into extra-time, and staring down the barrel of a penalty shoot-out. Having already lost Vieira and Henry to substitutes, we can only speculate over what was going through his mind, and it’s fair to say that his moment…

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July 9, 2006
Ian

Gah!

I’ve run out of time! Italy. I’ve just got a feeling about them. Don’t know why.

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July 9, 2006
Ian

A Host Of Entertainment

Germany 3-1 Portugal At half-time last night, I rather thought that I had, as promised, jinxed proceedings. But then the Germans came out and played. As I said yesterday, I really enjoy the World Cup third place play-off match, and in the end we had a match to be proud of, as Germany overcame Portugal…

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July 9, 2006
Ian
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