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Shearer restores England's pride

WORLD CUP FOOTBALL: Hoddle's men recover from early Poland goal to earn victory in a tense and combative night at Wembley England 2 Poland 1

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Hain: whatever happened to the workers' struggle (c1986)?

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Football: Liverpool leave it late to conquer

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the revenge of the raging queens

By the time you read this, it will all be over. The march, banners, beers, slogans, pick-ups, snogs, rubber shorts and nipple-rings, Portaloos, gay and lesbian dance groups, the surprise guests (Bananarama, it says here), Boy George, and the inevitable Jimmy Somerville, all will have fused into a warm, sticky, fuzzy memory of Gay Pride 96. Or rather, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride 96, to give the event its full, delicious, have-we-left-anyone-out-here? monicker. There will be disco divas, there will be drag queens, there will be Chrystal Rose and Toyah and Shakespears Sister but not Vanessa Feltz, who is, apparently, shopping in Rome. Why on earth would anyone want Vanessa Feltz on a Pride march anyway? "Oh, you know, it's that typical misogynistic thing: she's a blowsy blonde with big hair, a big voice and hideous clothes, so of course gay men are bound to love her," says a sneery friend of mine.

Sheer class of Shearer

Alan Shearer will remember Euro 96 with pride. By scoring five goals in five games he doubled his international tally in the span of the tournament. He also scored two penalties in the nerve-wracking shoot- outs against Spain and Germany. Stan Hey kept account of his individual contribution to England's epic match against the Germans which tells a tale of cool marksmanship, selfless running and, on occasions, isolation.

Seaman leads the ratings

David Seaman With safe hands and a heart of oak, England's goalkeeper laid the foundations. The late save against Switzerland, the clawing away of Gordon Durie's header and the penalty turned aside against Spain should end the "Nayim from the halfway line" chants.

Cruel, agonising and magnificent

Couch potato Keith Elliott suffers, but not in silence

Euphoria 96 for Pearce the brave

England come suddenly to life in sudden death as a penalty victim turns hero and a cool keeper has glory in his hands

Seaman a saving great

Even the vanquished Scots were obliged to hand it to England yesterday. Plunged to despairing depths by the right arm of Stuart Pearce on the opening day of Euro 96, England were guided back on course by the left elbow of David Seaman in Wembley's battle of Britain.

A sublime moment from the ridiculous

Euro 96: The world's oldest international football fixture proves its worth after a lay-off of seven years; Stan Hey witnesses a stirring revival of England's eccentric playmaker

Gazza leaves them gasping

Euro 96: England's enigma gives critics the perfect reply with an exquisite goal as spirit of Scots is drained; England 2 Scotland 0

Method behind the numbers game

England under Venables: the men who have worn the three lions: Terry Venables has called up 54 players to his various squads, but he has always had a long-term strategy in mind, says Glenn Moore
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