THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

2 February ~ Chile is an unpredictable place, epitomised by the desert city of Antofagasta ("Anto" is Spanish for opposite, while "fagasta" can be loosely translated as "Reeaally?"). The club's crest refers to the constant state of alert locals are in when disposing domestic refuse and recycling. It is not unknown for residents and council employees to be surprised by a white panther rearing up at them from inside wheelie-bins. Grown to excessive size by feasting on human detritus, these scavenging behemoths were responsible for the phenomenon of "mob recycling", in which armed parties of up to 30 neighbours separated their glass, paper and card accompanied by a priest and a doctor. Deportes Antofagasta have used this terrifying image to suggest Dormant Menace, which, coincidentally, is pretty much Andy Carroll's role in the current Liverpool side. Read more

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