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    Women's World Cup 2019

    That might be the funniest five minutes of football I’ve ever seen. As if Scotland blowing a 3-0 lead in 20 minutes to crash out the World Cup wouldn’t be funny enough on its own.
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    Cricket 34: Bring Your Own Sandpaper

    Before today the England record for most career sixes at a World Cup was David Gower with 9. Now up to 25.
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    Football: 'Let's talk about six, baby'

    Modeste didn’t come from China before his first spell at Köln. Speaking of former Effzeh strikers, Claudio Pizarro since moving to Europe: Bremen - Bayern - Chelsea - Bremen - Bayern - Bremen - Köln - Bremen
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    Football: 'Let's talk about six, baby'

    AWB being such a dominant defensive full back distracts from him actually being pretty handy going forwards as well. He completed 61 dribbles in the Premier League last year - by far the most for a full back (nearest competition was Pereira 51, Chilwell 47 and Taylor 39). His crossing could do with a little work, especially when the main comparison is TAA, but as the only standout weakness of a 21 year old that shouldn’t be too big an issue.
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    Women's World Cup 2019

    Parris has dominated the Scottish left back all half. Two nice finishes from White - shame the first was offside. Loving the Modeste celebration too.
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    Football: 'Let's talk about six, baby'

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48568007 Tragic news. He came across as a genuine, down to earth guy when I came across him when he was managing us, and judging from the reaction of so many of his former players he made a real impact in their careers and lives as a whole. RIP Justin.
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    Football: 'Let's talk about six, baby'

    Stones and Maguire were a liability all night with their passing at the back. A good amount of that will be down to being thrown cold into a semi final after three weeks with no games, but there is no denying I would be a lot happier with Gomez in place of one of the two. Still, there were plenty of positives before the extra time implosion, Chilwell has nailed down that left back role, Pickford had possibly his best game of the season and we probably just about shaded the 90 mins with one or at most two of the starters in the core 5 CBs and midfielders. This 3rd place playoff will surely be the most pointless game in footballing history. Let them go on holiday.
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    Cricket 34: Bring Your Own Sandpaper

    India requested their first fixture be postponed to give them a larger break after the IPL, so their and South Africa’s games vs Bangladesh were switched.
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    Cricket 34: Bring Your Own Sandpaper

    Good job there are no Associates clogging up the tournament with their terrible performances.
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    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    This final didn’t deserve a five goal second half. Even then it still felt so flat. Hazard has basically confirmed he is off on BT.
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    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    The stands being in a different postcode to the pitch help hide all those empty seats. They need to have a word with West Ham’s carpet supplier, though.
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    UK Politics: The End of May

    Campbell out, yet Farage’s best mate Kate Hoey retains her membership of the Labour party.
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    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    Union Berlin promoted to the Bundesliga
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    UK Politics: The End of May

    More MEPs called Alexandra Phillips in the South East than Tories
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    UK Politics: The End of May

    From Heidi Allen’s interview on the BBC just now, a CHUK merger into the Lib Dems seems on the cards. Which is lucky given how useless she came across - saying the European elections came sooner than she was expecting ffs.
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    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    Batshit ending in the Inter game. That needless tug by Keita in midfield before Brozovic’s goal almost cost them a Champions League place. Delighted Atalanta got the job done. They deserve that spot far more than the Milan clubs and have got there playing a much better brand of football. Nice send off for De Rossi at Roma. Feels crazy that he is 35 already - he spent so much of his career waiting for Totti to retire so he’d become captain that he only held it for a couple of years.
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    UK Politics: Awaiting MV3

    Voted Lib Dem in the end. A couple of different tactical voting websites gave different advice as to whether I should go for them or CUK in the South East, which wasn’t especially helpful. The polling station wasn’t particularly busy, but there was a rather anxious looking couple at the desk and a member of staff on the phone discussing how they weren’t down to vote when they thought they should be. Hopefully they weren’t EU citizens getting screwed over and it was resolved in the end.
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    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    Shame Union didn’t make it. Hopefully they become the first 2. Liga side to win in the playoff for what seems an eternity. Good story in Paderborn over the last five years. Their last few seasons: 13-14: promoted to the Bundesliga 14-15: relegated to 2. Bundesliga 15-16: relegated to 3. Liga 16-17: relegated to Regionalliga, but reprieved when 1860 Munich have financial issues 17-18: promoted to 2. Bundesliga 18-19: promoted to Bundesliga
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    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    Bielsa will be delighted - he’s got that end of season collapse down to its purest form. So John Terry vs Frank Lampard (& Ashley Cole) for a place in the Premier League (and the Chelsea job). I hope Villa win it. This Derby side is pretty useless, Leeds offered this win on a plate to them, but Villa will have a fighting chance with Grealish.
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    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    Cagliari get away with their monkey chants against Moise Kean because they had "an objectively limited relevance". So as long as you racially abuse only one guy at a time it is apparently okay.
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    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    Mike Dean in the away end at Forest Green vs Tranmere
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    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    So Liverpool need a side to make a three goal comeback in barely any time. Better start putting those red ribbons on the trophy.
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    Football: pool in to the Final Spur of the season

    They only need one goal if they don’t concede again.
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    Football, a Sterling effort, but Virgil got Dijk'd.

    UEFA have justified the allocation by saying Baku only has the infrastructure capable of hosting 15,000 visitors from overseas at a time. Maybe they should’ve thought of that before they awarded the final to them. Or given them a Euro hosting berth for next year.
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    Football, a Sterling effort, but Virgil got Dijk'd.

    Mkhitaryan - as Armenia and Azerbaijan have very poor relations. He missed the trip in the group stages when Arsenal played Qarabag.
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