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Graham Taylor versus The Sun: they came to bury him not to praise him

by | 13th, January 2017

More on Graham Taylor in the Sun , where he is “Golden Graham”, “legend” and “hero”. Taylor “never bore a grudge”, says the Sun , “even after this.” The ‘this’ was the paper’s headline ‘Swedes 2 Turnips 1’, dreamt up after Taylor’s England side had lost a big match.

 

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Far from holding a grudge, the Sun says Taylor “admired” the headline that “summed up his failure as England manager”.

 

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But did that headline really sum up Taylor’s tenure as England’s manager? The Sun is being far too modest. Surely the headline that said so much was this one,which called golden Graham “Turnip Taylor’ and for added ooomph superimposed the root vegetable on his head.

The Sun came to bury him.

 

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