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The Empire Strikes Back (again)

Marcus, Luke and Vish pull the curtain down on the season, as the Baron Samedi of European football won their 15th Big One™. We celebrate some spectacular performances from the likes of Vinicius Jr and Lenny Kravitz, and wonder if Dortmund probably should’ve won it.


Elsewhere, the Dutch FA have proposed a new footballing rule book and are looking to legalise it, Emperor Mourinho’s arrival in Turkey divides the studio and England’s summer of glory begins TONIGHT!


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