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Dark Forces, Part 2

Marcus, Vish and Jim are here to bemoan the refereeing that made England not have a shot on target until the 64th minute against Malta. WHERE’S THE INTERNATIONAL PGMOL?!


We also react to the seismic news of Everton’s 10 point deduction and ask where it leaves the club, the fans, and… other clubs. Plus, Sergio Ramos awards Shakira a Grammy for a song all about slagging off Gerard Piqué and we reappraise the goalscoring enigma that is Romelu Lukaku. 


And is anyone able to look through France’s finances for us before next summer, please?


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