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The striker will play no part in the Netherlands' international friendlies against Chile and Germany after he was deemed unfit to compete

Aaron Ramsey, left, celebrates his second goal
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Last Night's Viewing: Dirk Gently, BBC4
The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, BBC2
Watson & Oliver, BBC2

How much plot can a comedy sustain before it starts to get stodgy? Obviously, the answer to this question is going to vary (last night offered two comedies that made that very clear), but to my mind the ratio between narrative scaffolding and comic liberty needs to be pretty tight. Let the storytelling get out of hand and, unless the plot itself is a wellspring of hilarity, you may be left with the sense that there's not quite enough sauce to cover the meat. You prepared for a poussin and suddenly there's a 20lb turkey on the table and it's dry going. Dirk Gently is a good case in point. Nothing wrong with the sauce, which includes two very fine comic actors in Stephen Mangan and Darren Boyd and some nice moments from Howard Overman's script. It's just that those qualities in the end spread a little too thinly over a nonsensical thriller plot.

Robben fires home the Netherlands winner

Same old anxieties cloud over Pearce's new dawn

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Liverpool progress as Brighton self-destruct

Liverpool 6 Brighton 1

Jamie Carragher insists Brighton will be a tough test as Liverpool seek a place in FA Cup quarter-finals

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The Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is ignoring the odds ahead of Sunday's FA Cup fifth-round tie with Brighton and expects another tough test against the Championship side.

Referee Andre Marriner steps in as Luis Suarez (left) and Patrice Evra argue at Anfield in October

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Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt believes their performances against the top sides have improved their chances of regaining Champions League football.

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