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Mansfield Town introduce children to drug

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MANSFIELD Town allowed fans to pay what they liked to watch the team play Gateshead yesterday.

The decision was deemed a success with an attendance more than double what they have averaged this season, even forcing a ten-minute kick-off delay.

But football matches are not consumer goods, they are not a Radiohead album.

Football matches are an addiction, they are a drug. Read the rest of this entry »

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Coyle betrays those who loved him

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BURNLEY came to the Reebok Stadium on Tuesday night to take on Bolton and their former manager Owen Coyle.

Rarely has such vitriol greeted an ex-manager as that which was aimed at Coyle by the Burnley fans.

And most of it was understandable. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

January 28, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Tévez gets Fergie where it really hurts

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CARLOS TÉVEZ was unveiled at Manchester City yesterday and wasted no time in getting one up on his old boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Not by refuting Ferguson’s suggestions that he had tried to contact Tévez several times, by saying: “I was there for two years and Sir Alex never called or sent any text messages in that time.” Harsh words, Carlos.

No, what will have riled Ferguson most is Tévez solving the mystery of what happened to the other half of my grandma’s tea cosy. Read the rest of this entry »