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  • n. Plural form of footballer.


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  • Not so long ago, driven by the extraordinary fame of David Beckham, it was assumed that the competing industry of mainstream celebrity might be the force that decisively liberated top footballers from the clutches of their clubs.

    Wayne's new world

  • Those comments have gone down badly at Old Trafford and Giggs said: It doesn't matter whether or not you sell your wedding photos, the exposure on footballers is massive compared to when I broke into the team.

    Ryan Giggs leaps to defence of troubled team-mate Wayne Rooney

  • • Kevin Keegan wrong to claim double standards, Giggs says• 'The exposure on footballers is massive'

    Ryan Giggs leaps to defence of troubled team-mate Wayne Rooney

  • T.K. Ayyoob, 28, a student in Delhi who hails from Malappuram, said people in his home town were obsessed with football and worshipped legendary Latin American footballers like Pele and Diego Maradona.

    India eNews

  • But that isn't the only sick habit adopted by our big-name footballers, with news reaching us that Premier League stars are grouping together in vicious virtual gangs to play violent shoot-em-up bloodfest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 over the internet.

    Football transfer rumours: Shay Given back to Newcastle?

  • The only time he and they become agitated is when the subject of refereeing decisions comes up; the penalties for Blackpool not awarded, the ones given against them, the cosy familiarity some referees appear to have with big-name footballers, a friendliness not extended to freshly-promoted ones.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Super lad who never goes looking for free kicks like some of the so-called footballers of today. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • The top income-tax rate of 50% kicks in at earnings above £150,000; there is no higher rate for super-earners such as footballers paid as much as £10m a year, their agents, Premier League chief executives on more than £1m, or the chairman Sir Dave Richards on his £350,000.

    David Cameron's sport cuts will leave Britain playing catch-up for years

  • As the main blog says, it is not too long ago when celebrities such as footballers lived amongst us and chatted down the local.

    BBC Ouch! Blog

  • Oh I nearly forgot about the unmasking of those world class 'footballers' who would have been hard pressed to play for their local pub. wrote:

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition


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