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Inspiration is lost for actors in silent movie

Tommy Conlon


Football without the heaving masses is more like a dress rehearsal

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‘Borussia Dortmund versus Bayern Munich was basically the game that would decide the Bundesliga title . . . But it was a match, not an occasion’

‘Borussia Dortmund versus Bayern Munich was basically the game that would decide the Bundesliga title . . . But it was a match, not an occasion’

‘Borussia Dortmund versus Bayern Munich was basically the game that would decide the Bundesliga title . . . But it was a match, not an occasion’

The sound of elite professional football has never been more egalitarian than it is now, given how closely it resembles the sound of Sunday morning amateurs all over the world.

It is the sound of a game stripped bare, bereft of its wall of noise. It is the sound of players shouting when there's no one watching and no one caring but the players themselves. It is the sound of soccer in public parks, of five-a-side games in local sports centres, of fellas with full-time jobs and mismatched socks and the touch of a JCB.


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