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The Premier League is back next week and we give thanks for the end of the hell that is summer

Published 02/08/2015 | 02:30

The Premier League is back next week and we give thanks for the end of the hell that is summer
The Premier League is back next week and we give thanks for the end of the hell that is summer

Thank God," my friend said, when I met him on the street last week. "Just thank God."

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Though he would not be a man for the organised religion - he would be more the "spiritual" sort - so extreme was his emotion he seemed to have connected with the old-fashioned idea of a single deity which controls all things for good or ill.

In this case, the "ill" was the lack of top action from the Barclays Premier League during the summer, and the "good" is the return of that top action next weekend. God - or God as this desperate man understands him - is good.

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