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Sioni Sais
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If our best junior players are managed well, stay fit and get game time in the Premier League things could be looking up for England, who have just won the Under-17 World Cup!

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Qualifying for the next World Cup is now completed.

Australia just made it after 2 playoff games (against Syria and Honduras). They look good in possession, but lack a decent striker. Tim Cahill (who has scored in each of the previous 3 WCs) is still a threat, but the best two strikers playing in
Australia this season are both ineligible. Besart Berisha is Albanian, and Sam Kerr with 27 goals in her last 23 matches is the pin-up girl of the Matildas (Australia's' very successful women's team.

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This isn't quite in the rarefied stratosphere of football usually celebrated on this thread, but I think the following from today's Scottish Highland League results is worthy of a mention:

Brora Rangers 16 Fort William 0

Maybe Fort William don't have a goalie ...

I can just imagine hearing James Alexander-Gordon or Tim Gudgin reading that out. [Killing me]

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Originally posted by Piglet:
This isn't quite in the rarefied stratosphere of football usually celebrated on this thread, but I think the following from today's Scottish Highland League results is worthy of a mention:

Brora Rangers 16 Fort William 0

Maybe Fort William don't have a goalie ...

I can just imagine hearing James Alexander-Gordon or Tim Gudgin reading that out. [Killing me]

Or left the drawbridge down.
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I think they must have done! [Big Grin]

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It’s been a rough Champions League run for my preferred side, Atletico Madrid, so far. So rough, in fact, that we need a win at Chelsea today, together with a Roma loss (or maybe tie?) against the Azeri champions, to not be eliminated.

Probably a long shot, but there’s always hope. Worst thing happens today, we probably still have a good shot at lighting up the Europa League with Costa coming back in January.

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Watched my locals win the treble this year.

Stood with my kid behind the goal for the final - too bad the goals scored were at the other end.

But it was glorious.

The National Anthem sung by 30K acapella and at full voice.

Then a full throated singing of "We are the Champions" at the end.

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In his first game back in red and white, Diego Costa came in off the bench as a sub and scored in his first five minutes on the pitch.

Sure, it was against a third-division team in the Copa del Rey. But it's great to have him back.

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Two games two goals and one red card for Diego Costa. Sounds about right.

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