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so, the big picture takeaway is that this is a really, really personalised thing for people. facebook estimates that more than half of its staff could work remotely in the coming years, but it insists the move is not about saving costs and it says it's committed to keeping its offices, like this one, open. other tech giants, such as microsoft and twitter, have also indicated staff could stay remote, even after lockdowns ease. on wall street, they seem less enthusiastic about the idea. the boss of goldman sachs rejected working from home as a new normal, labelling it "an aberration" instead. there are also fears it could create more inequality. the problem is, if you are working from home five days a week, and most of the rest of the team is in the office, you're likely to lose out in terms of promotions and, you know, pay increases. and looking at the data, it's clear that we see a much higher share of particularly women and young kids, disabled people, people living very far from the office that look like they're going to choose to work from home for five days a week.
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for many companies, the answer probably lies somewhere in the middle, with workers splitting their time between office and home. one thing's clear — the world of work will look very different to how it did before this crisis. nina nanji, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's matt taylor. good afternoon, i don't know what your garden is looking like at the moment, but across england and wales, dry cracked ground like this is commonplace at the moment, with one tenth's worth of april rainfall this month and very little in the forecast, too. not helped by strong april sunshine at the moment and if you are spending any time outside this afternoon, it is as strong as it is at the end of august. but some miss out on sunshine and rain for some, bleak conditions in the highlands with rain starting to push on. let me show you how that cloudiness translates onto the satellite imagery, the view from
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space, the weather front pushing into the west of scotland and northern ireland, clear skies elsewhere. this cloud out of germany and the netherlands tonight pushes towards eastern parts of england. most, another afternoon of clear blue skies, temperatures widely to the mid—teens for england and wales, up the mid—teens for england and wales, up to 18 celsius for some, 16 celsius in eastern scotland. there is that cloud and rain to western scotland and northern ireland, patchy rain and drizzle to begin with, some heavier bursts, and that pushes across scotland and northern ireland overnight, stopping temperatures dropping too much. the cloud out of germany, netherlands pushes into a broad area of low cloud that attaches to eastern coasts. in between, clearskies, mist and fog patches, a chance of some frost into tomorrow. tomorrow, scotland, northern ireland, cloud, patchy rain and drizzle before brightening up from the north later in the day, low cloud across eastern counties of england retreats back to the coast. some isolated showers, but most stay dry, light winds, feeling warm in the afternoon
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sunshine once again. with more north to north—westerly winds across the northern half of scotland and into northern ireland, temperatures here could be seven or 8 degrees lower than this afternoon by tomorrow. so that warmth holding on for england and wales. that goes as the cold front pushes southwards introducing cooler conditions for everybody, high pressure building backend, dry, with some showers and cloud pushing southwards across england and wales on wednesday. showers to the south—west on wednesday, some residual warmth is lasting, 15 or 16 here, but temperatures back to where we have been getting used to the late and chilly single figure highs across eastern counties of scotland and england. chilly for some eastern areas of england, but a lot of dry weather, sunny spells, temperatures rising into the start of the weekend and by the end of the weekend and into the start of next week, get ready for colder air on its way back, overnight frost and gardeners, keep watching can handy, still largely dry.
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a reminder of our top story... the world of football is in turmoil over a proposalfor six top english clubs to form a breakaway super league with six european clubs. the prime minister says he'll try and stop the move. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are. two stories dominating the sports agenda today — the proposed creation of the european super league and the sacking ofjose mourinho. sports broadcaster and former professional footballer gary linekerjoins us now. professional footballer good professional footballer afternoon to you. thanks st much good afternoon to you. thanks so much forjoining us. really, what we have been calling a chorus of condemnation by and large over this move by the six english clubs. what
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is your own reaction?— is your own reaction? probably re is your own reaction? probably pretty much — is your own reaction? probably pretty much the _ is your own reaction? probably pretty much the same - is your own reaction? probably pretty much the same as - is your own reaction? probably pretty much the same as mosti pretty much the same as most people's reaction, i think. one of alarm, one of concern and discussed, in many ways at the way this has been done i think the main issue is, i have looked at it largely now, is the closed shop aspect. there is obviously a bit of a power play going on here, i wonder if there will be some sort of compromise with the proposed european super league and uefa, because i know the big clubs have been largely disgruntled and sometimes irritated by the way uefa have done certain things, particularly with the new concept for the champions league that was coming up. i wonder if there will be a compromise. i hope so. if it goes
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ahead as planned with the new european super league it will have massive ramifications on our game in this country. it will wreck the pyramid system that has been so important to local football clubs, to communities and teams. it takes out the competition really. imagine new teams need to qualify for this new teams need to qualify for this new european super league, it is a closed shop, therefore there is no qualification, nothing to play for in the champions league and our top clubs will already be there. will there be a separate champions league duty europa league, how would that fair without the clubs in it? it is a time of great concern. the preposals. _ a time of great concern. the preposals. the _ a time of great concern. the proposals, the clubs - a time of great concern. the proposals, the clubs have said that they want to go on playing in the national leagues, but the governing bodies have said that they won't allow that. i suppose if you are
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trying to look at it another way, you might say that the six clubs involved are not saying they want to remove themselves from the grassroots game.— remove themselves from the grassroots game. remove themselves from the crassroots came. ., , ., ., , grassroots game. no, they want to be in the premier— grassroots game. no, they want to be in the premier league, _ grassroots game. no, they want to be in the premier league, as _ grassroots game. no, they want to be in the premier league, as well. - grassroots game. no, they want to be in the premier league, as well. they. in the premier league, as well. they obviously want their cake and eat it, in many ways. of course not, but they are talking about our european super league, if you look at the plant is too late that they have leaked out, there are 20 teams in it, too leagues of ten, therefore they will play home and away, that is 18 games for the clubs to play before then going into a knockout stage of quarterfinals, semifinals and a one—off final. that is a hell of a lot more games. even if you only last in the league stage outfit, at the moment the teams play six games in the group stages, this means they will play 18 games, so at least 12 more games they need to fit into the congested football
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calendar. that needs to be properly thought out. again, i do see this as some kind of play between the big clubs and uefa, which they have done before, to try to get more of the money and more fixtures and more big games for them to make more money. you are a former player, of course. how much power to players have in a scenario like this? could they lead a revolt against their employers? well, i suppose they could chew. the important thing is to try and perhaps stop this is for supporters and fans of all clubs, because they all clearly feel very strongly about this, as do we all, and whether they can all come together, boycott games, that is possibly a way, but they obviously cackle to games at they obviously cackle to games at the moment anyway. we have seen how that will economically have struggled without fans in the
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stadium. if they disenchant all the fans at the same time, that could shift things. as for players, it is difficult for them. they have contracts to play and they will probably have to to do as they are told. the interesting thing will be some of the reactions of the managers to test, people like pep guardiola, jurgen klopp, he always comes across as a man of the people, obviously he is from germany where so far they have stood back from this. how can you have a european super league without a club like bayern munich, or psg for that matter? whether they will come in at another stage and make their thoughts known, i'm not sure. it is a difficult one for the players. i suspect one or two of them will be concerned about this because, like all footballers, you start out as fans of the game of football, and
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this is a threats to what football is really all about.— is really all about. people are talkin: is really all about. people are talking about _ is really all about. people are talking about it _ is really all about. people are talking about it as _ is really all about. people are talking about it as if - is really all about. people are talking about it as if it - is really all about. people are talking about it as if it is - is really all about. people are talking about it as if it is a - talking about it as if it is a betrayal, and he said at the beginning you were disgusted by this move. it is provoking really strong feelings, isn't it? anybody who is not interested in football, they will wonder why this has triggered such strong emotions.— will wonder why this has triggered such strong emotions. because of the avaricious nature _ such strong emotions. because of the avaricious nature of— such strong emotions. because of the avaricious nature of it, _ such strong emotions. because of the avaricious nature of it, i _ such strong emotions. because of the avaricious nature of it, i think. - avaricious nature of it, i think. that is the first thing that comes to mind. they are saying stuff like, yes, but what we will do from this, we will earn more money which we can pump into the grass roots and the pyramid, but i think we know what this is really all about and that upsets people, it upsets the supporters. i understand why supporters. i understand why supporters would feel betrayed. especially probably the supporters of the clubs concerned because if
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you need competition, and without the competition to qualify for these tournaments, the competitions don't mean quite the same thing. 15 teams that are in it, only 12 at the moment, but the set will be 15, are guaranteed to be in the competition for ever more and only five teams per season can qualify for x. ijust don't know how they will make this work. i don't know how they will make this work. , ., ., ., ,~' i., don't know how they will make this work. , ., ., ., i. ., work. i 'ust wanted to ask you a related work. ijust wanted to ask you a related question, _ work. ijust wanted to ask you a related question, a _ work. ijust wanted to ask you a related question, a former- work. i just wanted to ask you a - related question, a former tottenham player, tottenham is one of the clubs involved here, and it has todayjust clubs involved here, and it has today just fired as clubs involved here, and it has todayjust fired as manager. what is your reaction to that?— your reaction to that? probably a aood da your reaction to that? probably a good day to _ your reaction to that? probably a good day to hide _ your reaction to that? probably a good day to hide bad _ your reaction to that? probably a good day to hide bad news! - your reaction to that? probably a good day to hide bad news! the | good day to hide bad news! the cynical side of me also thinks that perhaps he did it we —— this week before the cup finaljust in case they won the cup final then they would be stuck with jose they won the cup final then they would be stuck withjose mourinho. it has been a struggle for him. he
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was a magnificent manager for many years, hugely charismatic, massively successful in our game and four different clubs for years. the game has moved on, it is about tactically and i'm not sure he has quite evolved with it and he never really looked like a good fit for tottenham. it is a shame when these things end, but i'm not overly surprised. things end, but i'm not overly surprised-— things end, but i'm not overly surrised. , ., i. surprised. 0k, very good to get your thou~hts surprised. 0k, very good to get your thoughts on — surprised. 0k, very good to get your thoughts on all _ surprised. 0k, very good to get your thoughts on all of _ surprised. 0k, very good to get your thoughts on all of these _ surprised. 0k, very good to get your thoughts on all of these things, - thoughts on all of these things, thank you so much, gary lineker. thank you. good afternoon. huge news from the footballing world, as 12 big clubs so far propose to form a european super league, but first, to developments at tottenham. the club have sacked manager jose mourinho just six days before their league cup final.
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we can cross live to the tottenham hotspur stadium and our senior sports news reporter, laura scott, where news is still sinking of mourinho's departure. yes, absolutely. i have been speaking to fans outside the stadium this morning. they aren't really sure which piece of news to be more shocked by, but also which to digest more. last night they heard about this european super league, this morning came the news thatjose mourinho had been sacked afterjust 17 months in charge. tottenham are currently seventh in the premier league table. as things stand, they are unlikely to get champions league football next season. the club has been knocked out of the europa league. they are in a final, the caribou cup final this weekend, but for the fans i spoke to they always thought that mourinho's days were numbered, and they didn't
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he adapted his style to fit the club, and the talk that harry kane might leave the club. i think they were surprised by the timing of it in a week of such a big match for the club, and also after this news about the european super league. this comes only a few hours after it was announced that tottenham are one of the clubs who have signed up to the european super league proposals, which have proved to be so controversial. what has been the reaction so far where you are?— what has been the reaction so far where ou are? ., , , ., where you are? there has been a huge amount of reaction _ where you are? there has been a huge amount of reaction from _ where you are? there has been a huge amount of reaction from the _ amount of reaction from the footballing world. from here outside the tottenham hotspur stadium, primarily it is one of dismay from the fans. the ones i spoke to said that they think this is a concept driven by greed and self interest. tottenham hotspur supporters trust put out a statement last night saying it was a betrayal of the club and its fans. they say that the urgently asked the board to step
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away from this proposal, saying enough is enough because there hasn't been found consultation on this. that is one of the biggest sticking points by fans, that they didn't know about this proposal. of course, some people are seeing it as a bargaining tool to get the reform that these big clubs so badly once in europe and domestically. we are seeing a lot of pushback from the governing bodies to this proposal. the premier league are expected to convene an urgent meeting of shareholders in the next few days, and under the premier league's rules, the six clubs who have signed up rules, the six clubs who have signed up to the european super league would not be able to play in it because the rules state that clubs, shareholders can only participate in approved competitions, and to add this competition to the list they would need a majority vote of 1a clubs and a lot of people say this is unlikely to happen. we are expecting to be hearing from the
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uefa and fifa chairman is today. a lot still to be worked out, a lot of questions remain unanswered. one group caught in the middle of all of this are the players. we haven't heard from them yet. the global players union said it has a lot of concerns and questions about this and they are very unhappy about what they say the players are being used as h in the situation, as assets. we will hear a lot more from the players and managers over the next few days to see where this all ends up. few days to see where this all ends u . _ ., ., few days to see where this all ends up. laura scott, thank you very much indeed. ding junhui leads stuart bingham by five frames to four after the opening session of their first round match at the world snooker championship in sheffield. in a match between two players who've won multiple major titles, bingham took control early to lead 3—1, before ding hit back to level at four frames all, and took the lead for the first time in the match with an outrageous piece of luck. on the other table, gary wilson leads last year's beaten
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finalist kyren wilson 5—4. closing arguments will begin today in the trial of the former american police officer charged with murdering george floyd in in minneapolis last year. derek chauvin denies causing mr floyd's death, which sparked mass protests in the us and across the world. the outcome of the trial is being seen as a pivotal test of police accountability as they face accusations of bias against black americans. our correspondent barbara plett usher visited neighbouring wisconsin to speak to people there about the trial this feels very far away from a murder trial in a minneapolis court room, yet even here, at this dairy farm in wisconsin, the death of george floyd casts a shadow. tina hinchley takes great pride in her cows.
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she loves to introduce them to visitors on farm tours, but she is troubled about the racial and social divides the trial is putting on display. it's so upsetting, and you know what? it's embarrassing. for people that are coming to our farm from other parts of the world, they are embarrassed to see what we've got going on. and i'm embarrassed for what's happening as well. these students from a milwaukee college have been leaning on each other for support. they find watching the trial and waiting for the verdict emotionally exhausting. do you fall on the hopeful side that's been proven wrong again and again? or do you succumb, i guess, to the dread and anxiety ofjust, like, there's no finality, there is nojustice there? if he is convicted, i don't want it to seem like people are going to stop, just because, "oh, yeah, we did our part. we can relax now." because we really can't relax now. it's still the beginning of this whole entire movement.
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in the suburbs of milwaukee too the trial is being watched closely. if there isn't a murder conviction, will the verdict be a triggerfor violence? that's the fear of scarlettjohnson. she says it would damage the cause for racialjustice. with looting, violence, with throwing rocks at police, that's not going to get what you want. i think working with police to say, we want better training, i think more funding, but used in a different way. i think that needs to be the focus, instead of saying abolish the police, or the whole system, it should be burned down. i don't think that's the answer. there is fear and there is hope. for tina, george floyd's death has made her want to understand his life. i don't know what it feels like to be black. feels like to have someone attack me. i don't know what it feels like to have someone pull me over by the colour of my skin. so i can't relate to that, but if this trial brings out some of those feelings and how these people are racially
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attacked, i think it's going to be enlightening. so perhaps ultimately this trial will deliver more than a verdict, but right now the verdict is what the country is waiting for. barbara plett usher, bbc news, wisconsin. and we'll have more from the courtroom in minneapolis just after 3.00pm this afternoon as the closing arguments get under way. more than three—quarters of licensed premises in england remain closed, despite the easing of lockdown restrictions — that's according to a survey by the hospitality industry. pubs and restaurants in england have been allowed to serve customers outside for a week and many of those which did open enjoyed a busy weekend, asjon donnison reports.
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reason for cheer. for many in england, this weekend saw them out on the town for the first time in months. a little bit of sunshine adding to the mix. it was about an hour and a half to two hours we queued up. it wasn't too bad. we had a couple of drinks in the queue. we ordered our food, whatever, happy days. but with only outdoor table service allowed, figures from the hospitality industry show less than a quarter of licensed premises in england have actually been able to reopen. around a third of all pubs are back pulling pints, many with beer gardens, but it's been much tougher for restaurants, which are far more dependent on indoor dining. some of the country's biggest hospitality firms have signed a letter urging the government to stick to plans to allow that in england from may the 17th. and unlike in england, pubs and restaurants will only begin to reopen in wales, scotland and northern ireland later this month. covid infection rates are now at their lowest level since last september.
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but as people mix more, that could change and there remain concerns about new variants of the virus reaching the uk, the latest of which seems to have originated in india. the hospitality industry is hoping this isjust the beginning. but health officials will be watching closely to see what impact this latest easing of restrictions has. jon donnison, bbc news. more than three million households in the uk are reported to have got a pet since the start of the pandemic, but for many dog owners the return to work means finding someone to look after their animal, and that can be a problem. jayne mccubbin reports. # who let the dogs out? are you ready? go! before sue became a professional dog walker, she was a prison guard — read into that what you will. hey, good boy!
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today, she's looking after an ever—increasing number of furlough fur babies and lockdown doggos — the pets who — any day now — are in for a bit of a culture shock. well, they're not going to know what's hit them, really, because they're just used to someone being there all the time, every single minute of the day. then all of a sudden there's going to be no—one, the house is going to be empty and they're going to wander around thinking, "what have i done? why's everybody left me? where am i going to get all my treats from? my walks, my plays? who's going to play with me? who's going to talk with me?" there's going to be no—one here. it's all going to be empty. i know. sad, isn't it? sad?! it's heartbreaking! mummy and daddy been at home with you? have you been spoilt? yes, you have, you've been spoilt. what's happening now? mummy and daddy, they're going back to work. they're going back to work. don't be fooled by that joyful exterior — moyes is devastated!
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# who let the dogs out? as lockdown eases it's less about "who let the dogs out?" and more, "who let all the humans out?"! dogs have gotten used to having their non—furry friends around. now more and more find themselves in doggy daycare getting un—used to it. the last month i'd say it's gone up by at least 40% to 50% of people phoning up, asking for daycare. "i'm going back to work, i need help." "i need help and i need it now." and now is a big problem if a little puppy hasn't been properly socialised because they've been in isolation. we want people to say, "i'm going to work in three weeks, four weeks, five weeks' time," not, "i'm going to work tomorrow." we are getting that people are ringing up, saying, "can i do an assessment today and bring the dog, full 12 hours tomorrow?" jayne gasps which is not possible. we're working with a living creature here at the minute — we need to think about the dog's feelings, notjust us
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getting back to work. that's exactly what heather is doing as she prepares for the sad but inevitable separation from luna. heather, tell me about your situation. i'm constantly working from home at the moment and i will be, sort of as of next month, starting to go back into the office one to two days a week to start with but that may increase to sort of three as time goes on and obviously restrictions lift further. and how are you feeling about that? yeah, ok... but really not! yeah, yeah! the options are that sort of doggy daycare when we're all out of the house or actually getting a dog—walker to come in. can you afford those options? they weren't in the plan, but you do what you need to at the end of the day — it's a family member. # it's been a long, a long time coming. # but i know a change is gonna come.
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for so many pets, big change is just around the corner. the advice is, prepare now to avoid tears then. now it's time for a look at the weather with matt. first, i will bring you a few comments from the uefa presidents, who says that proposals for a european super league or a spit in the face of all football lovers, so some strong words there. so, now the weather. so, now the weather. hello. the ground across many parts of the uk continuing to dry out under strong april sunshine. clear blue skies like we saw earlier in warwickshire. there has been a little bit of rain around so far today. a rather bleak looking scene in the western isles of grey skies,
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patchy rain or drizzle. that continues throughout the rest of today into the evening. this is the area of cloud responsible. also pushing into northern ireland. at the same time, just want to draw your attention to this cloud now working out of germany and the netherlands towards us. that's going to push into the north sea and then develop into a larger area of low cloud for tonight and into tomorrow. but to end the day, blue skies for much of england and wales and eastern scotland. an isolated shower towards the very south—east. temperatures above where we normally expect this time of year. 17,18 celsius in england. maybe 16 celsius to eastern scotland. into this evening and overnight, patchy rain and drizzle into scotland and northern ireland a little bit more widely. there is that low cloud blossoming over the north sea, pushing into eastern parts of england to give a rather murky start to tomorrow morning. another cool start tomorrow. temperatures below freezing in some rural parts of england and wales. less so for scotland and northern ireland, because it is here we start the day cloudy. patchy rain or drizzle. brightening up through northern scotland through the day. grey, misty, murky start through eastern counties of england. that will push back to the coast through the day. an isolated shower here,
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maybe over the welsh hills too. but the main zone of cloud and patchy rain and drizzle will be across northern ireland, southern scotland, the very far north of england by the end of the day. north of that, north to north—westerly winds developing, scotland and northern ireland are much cooler day tomorrow. across some parts of eastern scotland, temperatures down around seven or eight celsius on what we have seen through today if not more. temperatures still into the mid teens for england and wales. that will change as we go through tuesday night into wednesday. a cold front pushing its way southwards. high pressure building in behind, keeping things largely dry, and thatjust means on our cold front, this zone of cloud pushing south through england and wales during wednesday, only one or two showers confined to the south—west later. a bit of a breeze here, but around 15 or 16 celsius. elsewhere a much cooler day on wednesday. most notably down those eastern coasts. temperatures in single figures. it stays cool across some eastern areas throughout the rest of this week into the weekend. elsewhere drier weather dominates. light winds, strong sunshine overhead. feeling very pleasant by day. chilly by night once again and that chilly theme will become a bit more widespread into next week.
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temperatures dropping again. overnight frosts becoming more widespread too.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: the world of football in turmoil over a proposal for a breakaway super league. the prime minister says he'll try and stop the proposals as former players condemn the move. it is pure greed, they're imposters, they're nothing to do, the owners of liverpool and chelsea and manchester city are nothing to do with football in this country. i city are nothing to do with football in this country.— in this country. i don't think it is aood in this country. i don't think it is good news _ in this country. i don't think it is good news for — in this country. i don't think it is good news for fans, _ in this country. i don't think it is good news for fans, for - in this country. i don't think it is good news for fans, for football| in this country. i don't think it is l good news for fans, for football in this country. its good news for fans, for football in this country-— this country. its all money orientated. _ this country. its all money orientated. they - this country. its all money orientated. they have - this country. its all money i orientated. they have taken this country. its all money - orientated. they have taken the this country. its all money _ orientated. they have taken the fans consideration _ orientated. they have taken the fans consideration at _ orientated. they have taken the fans consideration at all, _ orientated. they have taken the fans consideration at all, it _ orientated. they have taken the fans consideration at all, it is _ orientated. they have taken the fans consideration at all, it is all - consideration at all, it is all about greed and business. high street lenders offer mortgages to borrowers
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