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How to solve the football season dilemma

Bernard Wilson suggests a way to get round the problems caused by the coronavirus-related shutdown of English footballCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt hardly matters in the grand scheme of things but, in anticipation of a …

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Walking football is still alive and kicking

Live sport | Key workers | Learning lessons | Ventilators | PointlessWell done, Max Rushden (You don’t know what you’ve got as a sports fan till it’s gone, Sport, 20 March). Not sure whether Walking Football, which comprises a bunch of argumentative ov…

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Football fans may need to take the lead in tackling racism at grounds | Letters

David Wall and Phillip Vine respond to Barney Ronay’s call for English football to combat racism, while Phil Richards points to Brexit as a cause for the resurfacing of the problemBarney Ronay argues that English football should take the lead in trying…

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Are Bury FC dead, or will they return? | Letters

UK financial practice is to blame for the club’s demise, says Steve Lupton; look at what Rangers have done, says Mike Pender; and Andrew Bibby remembers a witty crossword clueThe sad demise of Bury FC is more than a comment on professional football (Re…

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Duane Pipe and the sorely missed loo roll | Brief letters

Women’s football | Loo roll | Rare names | Kim Darroch | HeadlinesOne likely outcome of England’s performance in the World Cup (What will be the legacy of England’s Success?, 6 July) is that we will no longer be able to watch them live and free on TV a…

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Liverpool and Spurs’ Champions League wins have European roots | Letters

UEFA wins for Spurs and Liverpool should be seen as a triumph for European integration, say Malcolm Bower and Sean Day-Lewis. Myrna Hughes is worried about the environmental cost of the final. Tim Davies says the clean sweep for English sides deserves …

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Don’t forget football racism of the past | Brief letters

Tommy Smith and Howard Gayle | Period poverty | Road deaths | Moira and the Mice | Songs about Europe | Sajid JavidYou rightly focus on the “return” of football racism (Sport, 13 April) and yet do not acknowledge its crude past a couple of days later i…

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Don’t forget football racism of the past | Brief letters

Tommy Smith and Howard Gayle | Period poverty | Road deaths | Moira and the Mice | Songs about Europe | Sajid JavidYou rightly focus on the “return” of football racism (Sport, 13 April) and yet do not acknowledge its crude past a couple of days later i…

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Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters

White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit BrelI’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on…

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Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters

White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit BrelI’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on…

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The perfect view of Gordon Banks’ greatest save | Brief letters

Gordon Banks | Lynton Crosby | Sleep disruption | MasturbationWhile popular opinion would have it that the save that Gordon Banks made at the 1970 World Cup was the greatest ever (Pelé leads tributes to ‘a goalkeeper with magic’, 13 February), I unders…

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Female footballers list is a massive win | Brief letters

Top 100 players | Low minimum wages for young people | Steve Bell, Peter Schrank and Keira Knightley | Sandwich puzzle | Placenames: Dorset’s River Jordan and Sodom in WalesAlmost a year ago, I wrote to you after your list of the 100 best footballers i…

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After José, it’s olé Ole, but should it be ooh aah Cantona? | Letters

Readers respond to the sacking of José Mourinho at Manchester UnitedJosé Mourinho is “safe from the sack for the immediate future”, writes Jamie Jackson (Manager safe for now…, 18 December). Can he please now do a piece suggesting Theresa May will rema…

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Wembley stadium sale is no cause for concern | Letter

Paul Lorber says Wembley could still be the England football team’s homeAt the time of English Football’s greatest triumph, in 1966, Wembley stadium was owned by a private company. Wembley Stadium Limited owned it from 1923 until the mid-90s, when the …

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The normalisation of gambling in football | Letter

The World Cup revealed the extent to which the gambling industry has become embedded in professional sport, writes the bishop of St Albans, Alan SmithIt is right for Simon Stevens of NHS England to highlight the worrying connection between gambling and…

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The normalisation of gambling in football | Letter

The World Cup revealed the extent to which the gambling industry has become embedded in professional sport, writes the bishop of St Albans, Alan SmithIt is right for Simon Stevens of NHS England to highlight the worrying connection between gambling and…

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A trophy that José Mourinho has never won | Brief letters

Women’s football | Premier League | José Mourinho | University Challenge | Teaching about PeterlooBarry Glendenning’s defence of women’s football (Game’s dinosaurs still have an axe to grind but it’s getting duller by the day, Sport, 27 August) wo…

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Jimmy McIlroy: a footballer who graced his team and his town | Letters

John Lingard on Jimmy McIlroy, Steve Rigby on the first black football manager, and Patrick Vallance on Manchester UnitedBrian Glanville’s obituary of Jimmy McIlroy (21 August) was factually comprehensive but fails to capture his class, skill and footb…

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Mesut Özil’s two hearts and the dual identities of white Europeans | Letters

Readers respond to Afua Hirsch’s piece about the German footballer, which asked why people of colour should have to ditch their national heritageI agree with Afua Hirsch that German-born Mesut Özil should feel free to celebrate his German and his Turki…

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Caution! Stalled government ahead | Brief letters

Alan Gilzean | Eldorado at the BBC | Motorway speeds | Morris Minors | Fake newsRumour has it that the only reason Alan Gilzean (Obituary, 12 July) stayed with Tottenham Hotspur after Jimmy Greaves left was that with the advent of substitutions, the Sp…