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126. Sports Movie Night

It was my choice of movie last night, so the LittleDavys had the education of watching The Damned United.  It’s the story of Brian Clough’s 44-day reign as manager of Leeds United in 1974. Spoiler alert: 44 days is not a … Continue reading

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024. Shoot Out At The World Cup Corral

As we head into the business end of the Futbol Mundial, we’re all getting too much experience of the exquisite cruelty that is the penalty shoot out. In a supreme example of leaving nothing to chance Luis van Gaal, the … Continue reading

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015. The Greatest Drama

Costa Rica 1-1 Greece Costa Rica advanced to the quarter-finals of Futbol Mundial 2014 by winning the penalty shootout 5-3 after 90 minutes of extra time. This game was a study in why we love, and love to hate, sport. … Continue reading

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011. Teeth, Eyes, Brain, Nose

Only slightly less bizarre than the sight of Luis Suarez sinking his dentals into the shoulder of Giorgio Chillieni in their World Cup pool match have been the responses of the Uruguay supporters to the inevitable judicial consequences: Uruguay federation … Continue reading

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009. The Second Best World Cup

Rugby is my game, in case you haven’t noticed. Apparently a few people follow a different football game, played with an oddly round ball. And it is, truly, a beautiful game, in large part because of its utter simplicity. A … Continue reading

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