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Possibly in a new jacket; views pls.

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On the Manchester City bench Mancini offers his assistant a sweet, it looks like a fruit pastille. They are playing Balotelli on the left wing (he is a striker) and now here he is again, gathering a pass on the … Continue reading

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In the second half, on the seventieth minute, the mood changed. A cold white panic swept through the crowd as the young Arsenal player Jack Wilshere went in on Pennant with his studs up. Our winger took exception to this … Continue reading

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Six or seven hours later; the old Telly Savalas

A picture that paints a thousand words, from elsewhere.

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Pictorial # 5

These girls were hanging over the bridge post-match waving their Barcelona scarves: ‘We are all anti-Man United supporters today,’ they were saying ahead of some other match and the Manchester City fans more than appreciated the gesture.

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Pictorial # 4

Afterwards I turned round and saw this man sobbing his heart out and wiping his tears away on his tattoos. I feel a bit of a paparazzi about the shot, but anyway the News of the World weren’t interested so … Continue reading

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We interrupt this pictorial for a public service announcement

I was reading the small print in the back of the programme (£10) last night. The very last message is ‘Mind Your Language.’ ‘The FA will not tolerate foul language (except by players to the ref) or any abusive, racist, … Continue reading

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Pictorial # 3

Everywhere you look there is someone taking a photograph or a video; is recording the day more important than being at the day I asked myself. The answer I gave was No. I have heard this head wear described as … Continue reading

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Pictorial # 2

And Lo! from below a Delilah did rise

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Pictorial # 1

On the way down Sky phoned and asked me to do a bit to camera. Their HQ was on the roof of the Premier Inn just by Wembley Park underground; ‘Rooms from £29 a night’. It was a most Heath … Continue reading

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