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The Passion. The Pancakes. Etc.

Matt Barlow of the Mail has written an entertaining piece on Britain’s fiercest football derbies. It contains what I think can safely be called the single greatest sentence you will read on the football internet today:

Even in modern professional football, where the value of pancakes has been lost amid the clutter of nutritionists and conditioning coaches, the shuddering tribal roar remains a key element.

Too true. Too. True.

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The Passion. The Pancakes. Etc.

by Brian Phillips · November 28, 2008

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