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United We Stand

by | 7th, July 2006


Tony Blair thinks there should be a Great Britain football team at the London 20102 Olympics. “I think it would be a good idea,” says Tony. The England and Northern Ireland football federations support the idea, but Wales and Scotland do not.

England have a player in the World Cup final. Hurrah! AC Roma’s Simone Perrotta, who featured in Italy’s win over Germany, was born in Ashton-Under-Lyne, near Manchester. His parents, Francesco and Anna Maria, arrived in Lancashire in the mid-1970s to run a bar. So come on, Simone, it’s time to end 40 years of hurt.

The orange-coloured Wags are to get their own TV show. They will be challenged to open their own shops see who can take – not spend – the most money.


PR guru Max Clifford claims four leading Premiership players – one of whom is rumoured to be an international player – broke FA rules by betting on their own clubs last season.

How did Zinedine Zidane – three-time World Player of the Year – prepare for the semi-final against Portugal? By meditating? No. With yoga? No. By smoking a cigarette? Er…

A statue of Ronaldinho, erected in the south Brazilian town of Chapeio, has been burnt do the ground. Upset at their team’s defeat to France, vandals set fire to the 22-ft monument. “All that is left is twisted metal,” says a spokesman from the local town hall.

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