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The case for 7 (seven)

3 Nov

We’ll get to Brentford, who made it four in a row yesterday, in a minute but firstly, Manchester City.

An odd decision to start with Herr Rösler’s old boys, perhaps, but the Premiership highfliers have given me good reason. Footballing Tradition.

On Saturday they beat Norwich City by an incredible scoreline of 7-0. Surely they aren’t that good, or the Canaries that bad but whatever the reason, it invoked that rarest of things – videprinter brackets.

I love these. As the full time results start to roll in on the TV sports channels, any team who have managed seven goals or more have the privilege of the score being written, in addition to the standard numerical format. Just to make the point that – this really isn’t a typo; they have been hammered by that many.

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 Thanks for reading over the course of the campaign. For now I need to make space on this page for any follow up.  The ‘close season’ / World Cup columns continue in full, further on in this site.