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Guest post: Missed the World Cup magazines?

by Gav Reilly

Looking for a handy way of catching up with all the runners and riders in this week’s (yes, this week’s!) World Cup? Looking for an excuse to buy an actual newspaper? You old fogey, you. Never fear, though – guest blogger Ronan Hunt-Murphy guides you through the best of the newspaper supplements devoted to the greatest footballing show on earth.


Opinion: the Italian Blob

by Gav Reilly

Returning from a professional sabbatical and into actual sunlight for the first time in what feels like several years, Gav Reilly thinks that Football might finally, in 2010, come home

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Fulham complete Duff signing

by Gav Reilly

London side Fulham have signed Irish international Damien Duff from Newcastle United for a fee believed to be about £4m. The 30-year-old joins the Cottagers on a deal believed to match his Newcastle wages of £60,000 per week. He began his career with Blackburn Rovers, where his new boss Roy Hodgson handed him his first […]

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Opinion: The Great 3pm Blackout

by Gav Reilly

The singular beauty of football, the reason it’s known worldwide as The Beautiful Game, is the sheer simplicity of the sport. Gary Lineker once famously quipped that football “is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.” While the ultimate outcome might not be quite […]