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Adam Hurrey's analysis of the language of football: Enjoying the World Cup with @TeleFootball and #babb. The book's out in October 2014.

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Ashley Cole and Yaya Toure placing various clubs on RED ALERT today, a traditional precursor of "silly season".

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Get your prayer mats out, everybody - I seem to have injured my capitate bone.

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Great example of the rooted, statuesque, beaten-all-ends-up goalkeeper (via )

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Nice touch from the Spurs fans to confirm their half of the scoreline back to Walcott.

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Fuck you, purists - it's time for a 3D tin-foil FA Cup.

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Seamus Coleman doing a passable impression of Josimar, c.1982

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"My name is Maximus Decimus André Villas-Boas. And I will have my vengeance, in this managerial spell or the next"

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Went down in fewer installments than Paul Alcock, certainly.

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"Nonch", as they* say.

*Niall Quinn.

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Bit of chat about Asprilla on here tonight. Here's his Newcastle debut absurdity.

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Just settling down for a lovely long day of live football.

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Tricky ones, those shots that bounce just in front of the keeper...(via )

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Admirable that he stayed on his feet when, for once, it would've been justifiable to go down like he'd been shot.

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The Arsenal AGM (the only AGM, seemingly, we ever hear about) seems to be a little more friendly than last year's:

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"It's sat up well for him..."

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Just found this. Quite the #warchest back in '54, I imagine.

"Perfect conditions for football." Guaranteed headache, actually.

A̶b̶s̶o̶l̶u̶t̶e̶l̶y̶ ̶a̶w̶f̶u̶l̶,̶ ̶l̶i̶f̶e̶-̶t̶h̶r̶e̶a̶t̶e̶n̶i̶n̶g̶l̶y̶ ̶h̶o̶t̶ Perfect conditions for 5-a-side

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