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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Picture: PA

Why it has all gone quiet over there

Not altogether certain I agree with most of what comes out of the mouth of Jose Mourinho, but his comments about the Chelsea crowd being quiet do ring a bell. A bell that wouldn’t get drowned out by a cacophony of noise at most grounds.

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The Manchester United Trinity statue of Best, Law and Charlton outside Old Trafford.

My uncle Johnny and his red guiding light

Growing up in the black and white days of the 60s and 70s, I could never work out what was happening in the minds of fellow schoolboys who didn’t support a English football team.

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heat 2 Kyle Newman of Poole Pirates leads -Poole Pirates v Kings Lynn Stars - Elite League Speedway match at Poole Stadium, Dorset. Picture: Denis Murphy.

Speedway: has it simply lost its way?

In the late 60s, when most things were done in black and white, my father took me to King’s Lynn to watch speedway.

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Cricketer Kevin Pietersen during a book launch at Waterstones Canary Wharf, Jubliee Place. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

A tale of two book launches

Not sure what Kevin Pietersen is going to put on his mantlepiece this Christmas – it certainly won’t be cards.

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