Mark Ogden

Mark Ogden


Senior Writer, ESPN http://espn.co.uk/football/

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Pepper spraying fans outside stadium in Paris

Suspect the main issue at the FA (apart from money) about moving the Lpool-City semi is that the atmosphere and occasion will so much better at OT or Villa Park that there’ll be an unavoidable clamour to abandon Wembley semis forever

Police letting fans in ridiculously slowly. Pepper spray still in the air among the Liverpool fans. Police too heavy handed. Fans are calm and behaving themselves

Chelsea would never have entertained the prospect of signing a 37-y-o Ronaldo under previous owners. Suggests naivety and distraction by big names if the new owners think moving for him makes sense

Red On Red - A book about the fiercest rivalry in world football — not my words. Any objections, raise them with @philmcnulty  and @jimw1 

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Bayern fans protesting against impact of Queen’s death on fixtures — Rangers v Napoli games seem to be central to this one

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Al Thumama Stadium listed as having a 40,000 capacity in WC media guide. Despite the many empty seats, today's attendance just announced as.....41,721

Morocco celebrate their win against Spain with a Palestinian flag. Every North African and Middle East team has made sure that the Palestine issue is prominent at every game

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It wasn’t Qatar’s moment to cover Messi’s Argentina shirt with their own garment of clothing

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Interesting how Ajax and United have progressed since the Europa League final two years ago, especially when considering the money spent / players sold by each club...

If Juventus can get Blaise Matuidi for £18m from PSG, some PL clubs need to ask themselves a few questions about player valuations...

Before Mourinho cites injuries etc, Burnley winning 2-0 without Brady, Wood, Heaton and Tarkowski...

Leicester fans taunted Lpool fans -- 'Like Nottingham Forest, you live in the past.' A low blow...

England fans haven't sung one song about a player on the pitch yet. Just the War, the IRA and 'staying here to drink beer.' Classy.

Mourinho making a worse start to a title defence than David Moyes at Man Utd. Still, early days...

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