Almanack: Struggling soccer

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NO wonder soccer is struggling in the States. Alexi Lalas, a star of the US team, last week revealed his revolutionary technique for scoring goals with his head: 'The ball is there, hits off my head and goes in the right direction.'

CHANT of the week (ironic): 'Boring, Boring Arsenal . . .' Arsenal fans' comment as their team demolish Norwich.

CHANT of the week (non-ironic): After Leeds had gone 4-0 up at the start of a riotous second half against collapsing Chelsea, Elland Road rocked to:

'Let's All Laugh At Chelsea,

Let's All Laugh At Chelsea,

Na, Na, Na, Na'.