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Alienation and Despair at the Sun

Goya's Old Woman Eating from a FootballHOW DID WE GET AWAY WITH THIS?

“HARRY REDKNAPP is approaching tonight’s Carling Cup tie at home to Liverpool with a sense of dread.”

“his side could have been swamped that day”

“utter disbelief”

“I dread to think what might happen…they murdered us”

“We could have been dead and buried”

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Alienation and Despair at the Sun

by Brian Phillips · November 12, 2008

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