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Robin sinks Dortmund with his second

I had a disastrous start to the evening, the Underground was beyond ridiculous and the tickets I’d secured for my American friends fell through. I eventually headed in with a German pal who had to put up with the muppets behind me making Nazi references all game. Luckily, my pal took it for what it was… ‘I can’t imagine it would happen outside the ground, it’s part of the spirit’… hmmm, I’d like to think so. Honestly, Nazi comments in this day in age?

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Wenger say nein to Götze… for January at least | Wilshere starts gambling | Dortmund Preview

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Götze <- That 'o' has an umlaut. Just so you know.

Oh my, what’s that? The two Manchester teams, flunking out against teams they really should be beating? Yeah it is. Amusing. I’d gloat more, but we haven’t dealt with the stern challenge of Dortmund yet.

It’s nice to know that Manchester City aren’t the footballing gods many have painted them out to be. Like all clubs, they’ve still got to adjust to European football and it’s good to know that if you take the game to City, they can falter. Hopefully the rest of the Premiership was watching that and we won’t see quite so many pant dropping sessions through December. United continue to slog through without impressing. It’s all looking good, providing we can win this evening.

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£30million Jan move looks a nonsense | Eboue shame | Arsenal too good for FFP… oh yeah! Woo!

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A bit of a crap night last night, our slightly irritating neighbours took another 3 points and went past us on points. They’ve been blessed with a lack of injuries so far and it’s hard to deny that they’re looking a bit of a force if they can keep their players fit. Scott Parker is going strength to the strength and that still sticks in the throat. Not as much as Adebayor banging in goals, but there we go. Parker apparently made just as many successful attacking passes last night as Modric. Villa are looking unbelievably bad. The appointment of Alex Mcleish is looking like a dismal one.

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