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The Week in Guff: Charlie’s heavy breathing and a big week for irony

Plus another Merse Code classic from the vault.

Ireland and Lancashire’s Lawro reckons Podolski should play for Poland

And all the other guff from Day Two at the Euros.

The obligatory Euro 2012 WAGS shortlist

Where will frisky TV directors point the cameras during injury stoppages this month?

A lot more to Paul McGrath than drink and depression

Mick O'Keeffe believes The Late Late Show missed a great opportunity to dig deeper into the real Paul McGrath.

Steve Kean verbals take Ronglish forward

Blackburn gaffer breaks new ground and all the guff

Where did it all go wrong?

"They lived the dream" became an expression synonymous with failure following Leeds United's demise in 2004. Sadly lessons haven't been learnt from the West Yorkshire club's misfortunes if recent events are anything to go by. First up Crystal Palace, who after...

Henry escapes scot-free, surprise surprise

So with nothing more than a stern look and a slap on the wrist Thierry Henry is free to continue his World Cup adventure, stolen so agonisingly from the Irish. After a meeting of the FIFA disciplinary committee this week...

Leeds save the FA Cup

Thank goodness for Jermaine Beckford, who gave the headline writers the chance to rekindle the magic of the cup. It was a sports journalist's dream, with Leeds bringing back memories of glory days lost and giving Fergie another excuse to...

Coupon busters

I've never been the most successful gambler but even I have never failed to predict at least one result - until this weekend. Injuries, loss of form, blame it on what you will, but there were a number of surprises...

Best of a bad bunch?

The cheeky grins on the faces of the Liverpool fans said it all. After a nightmare week and a call to resurrect their season Rafa's boys actually put in a worse performance than even their recent poor standards but...

Life’s a beach

Oh come on, are you saying I can't join in the 'hilarious' beach-ball related antics after Darren Bent's winner on Saturday? There are simply too many to mention as Liverpool's odds of winning the Premier League were further deflated (you...



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