Football Diary 28

Football Diary

by Patrick O’Connor

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FABIO Capello and Harry Redknapp have been the names in the headlines this past week but for the majority of football clubs in England there are more pressing matters.

Apparently those wise men at Fifa are planning to scrap the emergency loan window (whereby clubs outside the Premier League can loan players outside the main transfer windows) in 2014.

Football Diary 12

Football Diary

by Patrick O’Connor

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AT last, a football referee exercising common sense!

When the Doncaster Rovers striker Billy Sharp scored in the 14th minute of their Championship home game against Middlesbrough last week he ‘celebrated’ by revealing a message on a T-shirt underneath his Rovers shirt.

English In Use + ‘Splat The Blatt’

A selection of headlines from stories in the news. They use English in a way that you might think is intended to confuse but it’s all perfectly clear to the native speaker.

Football Diary 46 – Nincompoops

I fancy a Brazilian!

No, that’s not a suggestion to my barber but my tip for who will pick up the World Cup.

We’re approaching the quarter-final stage and now that the English imposters have been walloped, it’s time to concentrate on the real contenders.