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the wonder and terror of soccer.

We left the window open during a match in October 2007 and a strange wind blew into the room.

Now we walk the forgotten byways of football with a lonely tread, searching for the beautiful, the bewildering, the haunting, and the absurd.

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The Real News for November 1

  • Micah Richards is hurt, and so is England. UPDATE: Richards is okay. England, I don’t know about. (The Guardian)
  • Aaron Mokoena may have a broken leg. (TEAMtalk)
  • From Quique to Koeman: Valencia’s coaching situation is a Beach Boys song waiting to happen. (ITV)
  • Dave Bassett replaces Gus Poyet at Leeds. He, too, speaks English. (TEAMtalk)
  • Birmingham give Wilson Palacios permission to return to Honduras after the kidnap of his brother. (The Guardian)
  • Gary Neville is coming back. So no need to worry about Micah Richards, then. (Football365)
  • After the win, Avram Grant dazzled the assembled reporters with his flawless recreation of the “Yam Dance” from Carefree.

Carling Cup 4th Round:
Chelsea 4 – 3 Leicester
Coventry 1 – 2 West Ham
Luton 0 – 1 Everton
Portsmouth 1 – 2 Blackburn
Sheffield United 0 – 3 Arsenal
Bolton 0 – 1 Manchester City
Liverpool 2 – 1 Cardiff
Tottenham 2 – 0 Blackpool

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by Brian Phillips · November 1, 2007

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