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Tuesday cannon fodder: outdated ground based tournament

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Are cities starting to see World Cup hosting duties as a poisoned chalice? | Football | The Guardian
Cities are finally starting to see through the scam that is publicly funded sports.

Game over in La Liga: Atlético's title hopes fade in league that stands still | Sid Lowe | Football | The Guardian
Atlético’s loss at Villarreal means Barça are set to win a league in which the same faces have sat in the same places for some time.

US football chief believes rest of world will follow on youth heading ban | Football | The Guardian
I see nothing wrong with protecting the brains of small children. The game will evolve and be fine.

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United manager looking outdated - Chris Sutton - BBC Sport
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is "looking outdated" and his personality has changed, says ex-Chelsea striker Chris Sutton.

Leo Messi explains why he used to puke on the pitch so often - Howler Magazine
Turns out it was a very pedestrian reason.

Cristiano Ronaldo claims nobody will compare with his career |
Cristiano Ronaldo thinks quite highly of his body of work.

Van Gaal: Man United failed in Lewandowski bid and says players were unprofessional
Not submitting to email tracking is "unprofessional", says the currently unemployed Louis Van Gaal.