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    Rodgers, and Extenuating Circumstances

    Posted by Paul Tomkins on May 28th, 2015

    Rodgers, and Extenuating Circumstances

    By Paul Tomkins. Having spent the past few days undergoing psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and even the brain-wiping treatment used in The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (complete with Kirsten Dunst dancing on my bed), I can still recall a vague sense of something really bad happening on a football pitch on Sunday. The numbers ‘6’ [...]


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