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Winning team, winning melodies: Euro 2020 and terrace anthems

From Sweet Caroline to Southgate You’re the One, England supporters’ songs have a less macho feel these daysAs the sun sets on a sensational Euro 2020, the din ringing in our ears has a different tone from usual. Chants emanating from Wembley, pubs and…

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Winning team, winning melodies: Euro 2020 and terrace anthems

From Sweet Caroline to Southgate You’re the One, England supporters’ songs have a less macho feel these daysAs the sun sets on a sensational Euro 2020, the din ringing in our ears has a different tone from usual. Chants emanating from Wembley, pubs and…

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Sing when you’re winning – take our Euro 2020 football anthems quiz

Do you know your Ant from your Dec and your Three Lions from your Atomic Kitten? Find out with our tricky and slightly silly quizThey are the soundtrack to our summers of joy and despair. The songs that accompany the moments when our hearts soar as goa…

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Sing when you’re winning – take our Euro 2020 football anthems quiz

Do you know your Ant from your Dec and your Three Lions from your Atomic Kitten? Find out with our tricky and slightly silly quizThey are the soundtrack to our summers of joy and despair. The songs that accompany the moments when our hearts soar as goa…

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Bruce Springsteen’s daughter Jessica selected for US Olympic showjumping team

29-year-old was an alternate at London 2012 OlympicsSpringsteen will ride stallion Don Juan van de DonkhoeveJessica Springsteen, the daughter of Bruce Springsteen, has been selected for the Tokyo Olympics show jumping team, the US equestrian team annou…

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Bruce Springsteen’s daughter Jessica selected for US Olympic showjumping team

29-year-old was an alternate at London 2012 OlympicsSpringsteen will ride stallion Don Juan van de DonkhoeveJessica Springsteen, the daughter of Bruce Springsteen, has been selected for the Tokyo Olympics show jumping team, the US equestrian team annou…

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Arsenal’s 1989 title-winning match to get orchestral treatment

Work by Mark-Anthony Turnage at Barbican celebrates famous 2-0 victory against Liverpool at AnfieldFor some Arsenal fans it was the greatest night of their lives and for most football supporters it was, at the end at least, nothing short of thrilling.F…

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Prue Leith, Lemn Sissay and Alison Moyet recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

Key figures in UK arts, culture and sport rewarded in list dominated by heroes and heroines of pandemicThe Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith, the poet Lemn Sissay and the singer-songwriter Alison Moyet are among notable figures in the arts to hav…

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When Snooker Loopy became an unlikely smash hit 35 years ago

It sounds far fetched, but five snooker players once rocked up the charts with a single about hairlines, glasses and tearsBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog“A record called Snooker Loopy is released today. It is an unexceptional example of public…

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When Snooker Loopy became an unlikely smash hit 35 years ago

It sounds far fetched, but five snooker players once rocked up the charts with a single about hairlines, glasses and tearsBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog“A record called Snooker Loopy is released today. It is an unexceptional example of public…

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When Snooker Loopy became an unlikely smash hit 35 years ago

It sounds far fetched, but five snooker players once rocked up the charts with a single about hairlines, glasses and tearsBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog“A record called Snooker Loopy is released today. It is an unexceptional example of public…

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When Snooker Loopy became an unlikely smash hit 35 years ago

It sounds far fetched, but five snooker players once rocked up the charts with a single about hairlines, glasses and tearsBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog“A record called Snooker Loopy is released today. It is an unexceptional example of public…

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When Snooker Loopy became an unlikely smash hit 35 years ago

It sounds far fetched, but five snooker players once rocked up the charts with a single about hairlines, glasses and tearsBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog“A record called Snooker Loopy is released today. It is an unexceptional example of public…

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When Snooker Loopy became an unlikely smash hit 35 years ago

It sounds far fetched, but five snooker players once rocked up the charts with a single about hairlines, glasses and tearsBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog“A record called Snooker Loopy is released today. It is an unexceptional example of public…

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Has a player played more games in a league season than their team?

Plus: retrained goalkeepers, more kits inspired by musicians, and grounds named after long-dead folkMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Beitar Jerusalem midfielder Yarden Shua has made 27 league appearances this season, even though Beitar …

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Which football teams have played in kits inspired by musicians? | The Knowledge

Plus: top-flight ‘pay footballers’, the biggest international upsets and an engraving error at Upton ParkMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Recently, the Seattle Sounders released a Jimi Hendrix-inspired kit,” writes Rashaad Jorden. “Have…

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How You’ll Never Walk Alone came to define Liverpool FC’s spirit

The Rodgers and Hammerstein number became a football anthem via the late Gerry Marsden, bringing euphoric determination to every era of Liverpool FC from Shankly to Klopp“It never stops creating goosebumps,” is how Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp descri…

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El Gothico: the drunken-bet fixture that raises money and spirits

Whitby Town usually host a biannual charity game involving locals and visiting goths. Now the friendships that have been forged are helping the club surviveFootball’s unlikeliest fixture began as many of the very best ideas do, as a drunken bet. Yet th…

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Will Miller: ‘Ugo passed and I said let’s turn this into a song. Emotion flew out of me’

The former Spurs and Burton midfielder discusses the impact of Ugo Ehiogu’s death, swapping football for a creative career and helping players with depressionI have been playing a song about life and death on a loop today. While waiting to interview Wi…

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UFC’s Brian Ortega apologizes for slapping Korean rapper Jay Park at fight

Featherweight apologizes for altercation at Saturday’s UFC 248Ortega slapped Korean rap star amid feud with Chan Sung JungUFC featherweight contender Brian Ortega has apologized for allegedly slapping Korean rapper Jay Park during a scuffle at Saturday…