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Wednesday cannon fodder: reimagining pay up

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Premier League/England

PSG prove too good for Manchester United and Paul Pogba is sent off | Football | The Guardian
Ole Gunnar Solskjær suffered his first defeat as Manchester United manager.

Gordon Banks obituary | Football | The Guardian
Supremely agile World Cup-winning England goalkeeper was responsible for ‘the greatest save ever made’.

Curd your enthusiasm: Spurs shred plans for new stadium cheese room - Cartilage Free Captain
I can’t believe how much cheddar they wasted trying to do this.

Herbert Chapman: the mastermind who reimagined football in the early 20th century
Modern soccer owes many debts to Herbert Chapman.

Cardiff ‘not in agreement’ with Nantes over Sala payment - Football365
”There are a lot of questions which need to be answered and that is what we are trying to do.”

Burnley fan charged with racially abusing Brighton’s Gaëtan Bong | Football | The Guardian
A Burnley supporter has been charged with a racially aggravated offence after allegedly aiming abuse at Brighton & Hove Albion’s Gaëtan Bong last Saturday.\

Europe

Barcelona president: La Liga should play 3 games outside of Spain
The Catalan giants were to play Girona in Miami last month but those plans were scrapped in December due to opposition from various football bodies. So playing more games outside Spain must be a better idea!

Bad Man Prevented From Stealing Bayern Munich Jersey From Child
A little Bayern Munich fan’s dream was almost dashed this weekend because adult sports fans suck.

Jadon Sancho: ‘It hasn’t been easy. I’ve had to work for this’ | Football | The Guardian
Sancho will be back in London to face Spurs at Wembley on Wednesday.

Real Madrid can ‘pay me up’ and I’ll leave if they want: Marcelo
Marcelo has been regularly linked with a move to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus and says he would reluctantly accept an exit.

Other

Michail Antonio: Clubs should be docked points for fans' racial abuse - BBC Sport
Clubs should be docked points or forced to play behind closed doors if their fans are guilty of racial abuse, says Michail Antonio.

Fiorentina's Federico Chiesa and the Art of Shot Selection | StatsBomb
Does he take too many wild shots?

Non-Soccer

Map Shows the Most Popular Girl Scout Cookie in Each State - Fatherly | Fatherly
'Tis the season.