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It Begins

I knew this was going to happen, of course. On some level, I think we all did. But I never thought it would be the Guardian. Especially not on a day when the Mail has a headline with the unnervingly sane beginning “Don’t write Liverpool off.”

Then again, weren’t the Guardian picking Liverpool to win the title less than three weeks ago? I guess it’s understandable that they’d be sensitive about this…

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It Begins

by Brian Phillips · August 25, 2009

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