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News and links for Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

Burnley v Arsenal - Premier League Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Sorry I’m a bit late today folks! Let’s make with the Cannon Fodderererring!

This is neat and worth a look. Thanks to PDB for sending it my way for today’s CF!


Some of these are... interesting, but at least we’re seeing more Arsenal players break into this totally arbitrary list! Woo hoo, Shkodran Mustafi, as well as Santi Cazorla and Laurent Koscielny. Can we talk about the fact that Alexis isn’t on this list when those other guys are? Doesn’t really make sense to me, but whatever! Enjoy.


I will never not laugh at dumb things Joey Barton does.


More on Cheatin’ Bob Bradley.



As Brighton and Hove Albion step up to Women’s Super League Division 2 after their promotion play-off, there’s all sorts of controversy about promotion and relegation in the women’s football pyramid in England. The football structure in England has always been based on promotion and relegation rather than a closed system – but women’s football is adopting methods that have never been used (or welcomed) here before, with teams no longer guaranteed a place in a division based on their on-pitch success. Why is this happening – and how successful is it proving?


And, finally, for a terrific laugh (seriously, all of these are great):