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Solskjær cannot continue to survive on goodwill and fond memories

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It was an afternoon to stir the soul, a thrilling game of three outstanding goals and a Leicester performance that suggested their injury problems may be behind them and their season may be about to begin. Even in the...

Anthony Joshua stirred by local clubland memories before Usyk test

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‘Oh, yeah, the Opera House,” Anthony Joshua exclaims in a box at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as his face creases with amusement and nostalgia. Rather than revealing a sudden passion for opera in Covent Garden, the w...

Readers on their memories of 9/11: ‘I think about how lucky I am every day’

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Most people who were old enough at the time remember where they were on 9/11, as live TV images of the attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington DC were beamed around the world. For Americans, the 20th annivers...

A visit to a dinosaur theme park – and happy, if embarrassing, memories…

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I don’t think my wife has ever liked dinosaurs, which makes our happy marriage all the more impressive. Like many precocious, bowl-cut-sporting children, I spent an unfortunately large portion of my childhood carting ...

Strangers on a Pier by Tash Aw review – memories of a Malaysian outsider

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The novelist Tash Aw was 15 when he noticed the difference. He knew that his classmates at school weren’t all ethnically Chinese like him. There were Tamil kids who played hockey, “Malay rocker boys” who cut out pictu...

‘A demonstration of female energy’: Greenham Common memories

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Forty years ago, 36 people, mainly women, walked from Wales to RAF Greenham Common in Berkshire to protest at the storing of US cruise missiles on British soil, and raise public awareness about the imminent threat the...

Speak, Silence: In Search of WG Sebald by Carole Angier review – the artful master of repressed memories

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The German writer WG Sebald, who died in a car accident in 2001 at the age of 57, left behind a slender body of complex work that is even more intricate – and troubling – than it first looks, as Carole Angier’s extrao...

High summer’s abundance brings memories of a Devon childhood

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We arrive tired around midnight. The meadow is fantastical in the headlights. Six weeks of high summer growth and the ragged post-lawn we left is almost otherworldly. We dump our bags by the car and explore by phone t...

Seoul boxing memories, Serie A’s heyday and the great Sally Gunnell

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1) The Olympic boxing is in full swing, so let’s have a look back to the memorable 1988 edition. Here’s the great Roy Jones Jr losing his gold medal fight to Park Si-hun in a robbery so outrageous that he considered q...

Team GB’s Magic Monday brought my Super Saturday memories flooding back

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This might sound a touch bizarre but I don’t think I quite understood the emotions that millions went through on Super Saturday until I was poolside on Magic Monday. You know that feeling when there is alchemy in the ...

Esther Freud on Hideous Kinky: ‘Memories came back to me, humorous and chilling’

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I was 24 when I signed up for an Arvon creative writing course and set off with 40 pages of what I hoped might be a novel. It was based on my early childhood on the hippy trail in Morocco and was structurally complica...

England v Romania memories, baseball bungling and flying stumps

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1) Italy pulled out all the stops for their Euro 2020 squad announcement, with the selected players taking part in a three-hour variety show. All in good fun, even if the rap segment might have been a bit much. It was...

Share your favourite memories from the Glastonbury festival

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One year off, we could handle. After all, Glastonbury often has a fallow year to let the land, and the workers, have a bit of a rest. But two cancellations of the festival in a row is really quite depressing, leaving ...

F1’s Mr Monaco, Women’s FA Cup classics and Agüero memories

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1) The Monaco Grand Prix takes place this weekend. The winding streets of Monte Carlo do not often make for the most exciting racing but when drivers do make a move, it can be very dramatic. There have been some crack...

Happy memories: Myanmar migrants in Australia share stories beyond the trauma of war – a photo essay

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Whenever Hsay Wah Thu Kree thinks about his favourite childhood memory, it makes him smile. “One day, my older brother gave me his unused old bicycle wheel rim, which made me so happy. As a child, I played with that w...

Memories of My Father review – loving portrait of a parent

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A Colombian child’s hymn to his heroic father is absorbing and blessed with memorable imageryA child’s-eye view of a hero father – Javier Cámara stars as dedicated parent, doctor, human-rights leader and all-round goo...

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