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Cardboard fans and fake crowd noise? It'd be better than no sport at all

Gerard O'Regan


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'We can but ponder what might have been for Liverpool, Manchester United, and those other dream teams branded in our consciousness.' Photo: Phil Noble/PA

'We can but ponder what might have been for Liverpool, Manchester United, and those other dream teams branded in our consciousness.' Photo: Phil Noble/PA

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'We can but ponder what might have been for Liverpool, Manchester United, and those other dream teams branded in our consciousness.' Photo: Phil Noble/PA

We don't seem to have weekends much any more. One day tumbles into the next. The passing of time - always mysterious - merges with some giant shadow.

That old Friday evening feeling, with glorious anticipation of Saturday and Sunday indulgence, no longer holds the cachet of pre-Covid times.

What with lockdowns and shutdowns, there is for many too much enforced leisure. The world of work is suspended on a trip wire.