THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

425badge180The main task of North Korea's junior minister for re-information is to refute everything ever said by French intellectuals. One year he did a special on Jean-Paul Sartre and began with Sartre's assertion that "Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do". 

As it was a drowsy Friday afternoon, the junior minister simply made a quick call and renamed his local football team 4.25 Sports Club.

This made Sartre look very silly indeed, because the club play all their matches at 4.25pm. In fact every time they play, their fans chant "Are you watching, Jean-Paul Sartre?" and sometimes, when an opposition player makes a bad mistake, they will sing "Are you Sartre in disguise?". It's really quite a big thing there. 

The same year the junior minister also refuted Sartre's claim, "When the rich make war, it's the poor who die", by carpet bombing a South Korean Waitrose. No one reads Sartre in North Korea these days, as he has a comparable literary caché to Katie Price. Cameron Carter

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Pink whistles for girl footballers? The FA need to asses their "research".

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Imagine that - Pep may not have heard of Stan Collymore.

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from David Mason
"In a German amateur match, a player persuades a referee not to give him a penalty. The game was goalless at the time and his team went on to lose 3-1, but he's got some new mates now at least."

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Florent Malouda makes his mark in the Indian Super League final. (Nice cameo from Ian Rush.)

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Also in the news this week
Bizarre sacking of the season - Gary Rowett leaves Birmingham
Yaya Touré banned after unintentional drinking
It's his turn again. Cristiano Ronaldo wins he Ballon d'Or for the fourth time
Jürgen Klopp feuds with the Nevilles

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