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9 September 2016 ~

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The big day is nearly upon us. Whatever the result of the Manchester derby, it's a guaranteed win for sellers of half-and-half scarves around Old Trafford.

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MorneJaloux150Badge of the week ~ Morne Jaloux SC, Grenada 
Difficult to say whether Morne Jaloux's motto, "We Moving On", refers to their commitment to progress, never satisfied with the current state of things, always looking to improve; or whether the club is a bit like the Littlest Hobo or the bloke outside Boots I lent a tenner last February so he could visit his new child in hospital and is always moving on. He said he'd definitely pay me back though. 

Apparently the club is an itinerant one, setting up colourfully on the outskirts of towns, often having an adventure before ending its stay with a game against the local football team. For example, before their last game, the club, newly arrived in town, befriended a paraplegic boy and helped him to enter a frisbee-throwing contest, strictly against the wishes of his father, who hated itinerant football teams because, swerving to avoid an itinerant football team several years earlier, he had driven off the road, an accident that resulted in the injuries to his son for which he still experienced a debilitating guilt. 

There was a confrontation between the father and the Morne Jaloux squad but the Morne Jaloux players threatened to punch his lights out and the child won the frisbee competition and it all worked out ok. Cameron Carter

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The best goal in this season's FA Cup has already been scored

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England no longer expected to win the 2022 World Cup. That's a weight lifted.

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from James Potter
"Mike Ashley could buy a League Two club with the money he has just taken out of his pocket." 

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Manchester United players are being taught how to fall properly (really). 

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Also in the news this week
Girls' teams to play in boys' league
Matt Busby plaque removed at Old Trafford
World Cup bribery attempt
It's not for Sam Allardyce to say where Wayne Rooney plays

 

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