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The Weekend In Football: Anarchy In The UK & Beyond

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Only in football can the refusal to wear a t-shirt cause more of a furore than a fan running onto the pitch during a televised game and heroically smacking the unsuspecting opposition ‘keeper in the face.

Here’s our round-up of the European leagues, with a generous side of scorn and a hot, lemon scented towel.

You’ll need that.

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Mario Balotelli: An Exciting New Approach

Mario Balotelli embraces his mother Silvia after scoring two goals in Italy’s Euro 2012 semi-final vs. Germany. Image via facebook.

After the game, when I went to my mum I said ‘these goals are for you,

I waited for this moment for so long and I wanted to make my mum happy.

Rumours that Silvia has been approached by Manchester City for an assistant coach role alongside Roberto Mancini cannot be verified at this time.

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England vs. France: Sparks In The Dark

Images:  FRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages, Lars Baron/Getty Images.

Given England’s past form in major tournaments , it would not have been unreasonable of fans to have seen Ray Clemence’s pre-match injury as a portent of doom. The goalkeeping coach snapped his achilles tendon before England’s opening Euro 2012 fixture vs. France, bringing the number of Roy Hodgson’s staff who have succumbed to injury before a ball is kicked in anger to five.

Fortunately, everyone else survived the journey from the pitch to the changing room and back, and ten minutes later, with media hype and optimism at a new and refreshing low, kicked off against a team who hadn’t tasted defeat in 21 international fixtures.

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