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30 September 2016 ~

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Well at least Sam Allardyce will have that work lined up, making speeches to businessmen in Asia. He'll even have a new theme for one of his talks, on the importance of making sure that conversations with potential contacts are not being secretly filmed.

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Achilles150Badge of the week ~ Achilles '29, Netherlands
The Dutch were very into the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album when it came out and the film caused a sensation. In Rotterdam, young people dressed up as Beatles and went on mystery tours, although the way the Dutch do mystery tours is a bit different from here in the UK in the sense that you know your destination but you don't know the model of the vehicle you're travelling in. There was also a riot in Rotterdam when a government minister told a journalist off the record that I Am The Walrus was a nice pop song he could hum. 

Achilles '29 originally had as their club motif an image of the Greek hero Achilles firing a bow and arrow from a chariot but when Magical Mystery Tour came out everything changed and a stylised representation of Paul McCartney in profile was quickly adopted as the new image for the crest. The Beatles are still very popular in the Netherlands, although these days the Sweet are starting to catch up. Cameron Carter

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Big Sam's old adversary Chico Flores was enjoying himself earlier this week.

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Gary Lineker may have reschedule his week.

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Meanwhile, Brian Glanville thought England were being managed by a "voracious lout".

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This is how you miss a penalty.

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from Rob Weston
"I hope none of the Derby players saw any of this half-time entrainment. They seem traumatised enough as it is."

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Also in the news this week
Jamie Vardy used to dissolve Skittles in vodka
FIFA abolish anti-racism task force
Silky skills from the London giants
Coventry City ban their local paper

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