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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”


Alienation and Despair at the Sun

by Brian Phillips · November 12, 2008

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