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Giles Smith is a New Statesman columnist and previously wrote for the Times.
The whistle would blow and on everyone would come, in a stampede, while the players dashed for safety. Not any more.
Trump isn’t the first commander-in-chief to acquire a reputation for bending the rules.
TV cameras had shown the incandescent Neil Warnock screaming in unmistakably salty terms at the fourth official, Chelsea’s manager and passing Chelsea players out on the field.
The Arsenal striker stood with his arms crossed in the “Wakanda forever” pose, honouring the Marvel character’s fictional homeland.
The insistence that statues of players actually look like their subjects shows the perennial conflict between visionary artists and the baying mob.
The proper record for getting thrashed in an official match is held by Bon Accord of Scotland, who were stuffed 36-0 by Arbroath in 1885.
A Snickers, going to the loo and listening to the raffle over the PA…
Offered the chance to see skating performed by dedicated professionals, most of Britain would rather see it done badly by someone who used to be in Westlife.
Wanted: polite short people adept at holding hands with footballers, with £700 to spare.
The President has published 17 books. Big win! Giles Smith ploughed through 5,000 pages of anecdotes, grievances, business “wisdom” and “truthful hyperbole” to try to uncover what drives him.