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  • proper noun A common nickname for Terry Venables.

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  • Venables has started his career at London sides Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers, then moved to Barcelona where he earned the nickname El Tel, and he stayed at Camp Nou three eyars until 1987, taking Barca to a European Cup final, which they lost to Romanian giants Steaua Bucharest.

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  • Indeed, the 4-3-2-1 was around long before El Tel stuck Alan Shearer on his own up front.

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  • There was, as El Tel pointed out, a new eastern bloc that was always going to deliver a different verdict.

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  • Indeed, the 4-3-2-1 was around long before El Tel stuck Alan Shearer on his own up front.

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  • We dont want Venables weve got Kinnear - freefalling Magpies rule out swoop for El Tel

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  • What would El Tel, 'arry and Cloughie make of his teetotal transfer dealings?

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  • El Tel - any more news o the Spanish / Portuguese link?

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  • You all know that I was waiting to see if Arsenal banned me for my little spat with the stewards at the Liverpool game, you remember I made the mistake of standing up and singing, all laced with a bit of colourful language, well common sense has prevailed and I'm okay, but the point of over zealous stewarding got home, so hopefully we may see a little less aggression from the few who try and take away our match day experience, El Tel and Angela you are the exception, if you're reading keep up what you're doing because we know you do a great job, there are some jerks out there on our side too.

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