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Congrats, Yaya Toure, you deserve it

Football is a vision of excellence in this unhappy time of endless electioneering

Published 25/05/2014 | 02:30

Yaya Toure played a key role in Manchester City's title triumph
Yaya Toure played a key role in Manchester City's title triumph

LOOKS like they picked the wrong week to wind up the football season, with nothing but the thought of last night's Champions League final to get us through this unhappy time of incessant electioneering.

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Watching those Prime Time debates, we were able to identify one of the many things that makes the old football so attractive, a simple and obvious thing perhaps, but one that is rarely mentioned – it presents us with visions of excellence.

These visions are to be found even in the more humble of Premier League games, moments when we know that we have seen something that we ourselves could never do, and thus in some small way our hearts are lifted.

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