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Quick Reads

Stories involving Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea all made us smile this week.

The international break can be a tough time for football fans, especially when we are yet to even see the majority of teams play.

Thankfully, there has still been a number of entertaining stories this week, and we’ve picked out some of the best for you.


What excuse did your mates who copied that haircut at school have?

Andres D’Alessandro

He still oozes class when he wants to. We still think of him during Portsmouth’s Great Escape.

Lionel Messi & Sergio Aguero

Admittedly we’d be a little intimidated if these two turned up to training when we were seven.


Perhaps releasing Brazil’s new away kit with a still from their 7-1 defeat to Germany was a bad idea.

Gareth Bale

There were suggestions Bale might not be fit to line up for Wales against China, but he went on to score a hat-trick to become his country’s record goalscorer. What a player.

Manchester United Women

About time.

Diego Costa

Costa has rejected suggestions he is relieved that Alvaro Morata has not been picked for the latest Spain squad. Maybe he’s not such a big sh*thouse after all.


German football clubs met to discuss whether the 50+1 ownership rule should stay in place this week, with the majority agreeing it should.

James Milner

What a start to life on Twitter from the man who is more than happy to live up to his stereotype.

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