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Difficulties are imposed by a ludicrous interpretation of the laws that discourages players from trying to win the ball properly

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JOHN PERLMAN

Police in hunt for football gang

Police are examining possible links between three robberies on prominent football personalities after the wife of Ron Atkinson, manager of Coventry City, was left handcuffed at her home overnight.

Genoa produce high strike-rate

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Bogie's lightning strike catches Stoke cold

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