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Champions League Observations, Pt. II: A Warning To You All

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Yeah alright, you beat us. You don’t have to rub it in. Image: AP Photo/Manu Fernandez.

We offer you a little insight into our minds during this quickie round-up, but obviously it comes at a price.

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Champions League Observations, Pt I: Comments On Comebacks

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Arsenal fans? Allow us to distract you with a bulge/bottom/belly related three-fer!

Two football matches, four teams, 44 players, five goals on the night, fourteen across the fixtures.

Holy smokes! We can’t believe we got that right on the first second attempt!

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A Kickette Review: On-Pitch Distraction Techniques

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Hang on, guys, let’s not get carried away. If taking your shirt off earns a yellow, we can only imagine what kind of punishment an on-pitch Jersey Turnpike would attract. Image: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images.

Referees have a tough time of it these days, what with television replays, shouty captains and we punters all desperate to be the first to tell them how poor their decision making skills are.

The pressure is on to maintain discipline among a bunch of guys whose best interests are served by trying to fool the man in black, and since kicking the hell out of a guy’s shins is not a FIFA-approved method of tacking, players have developed innovative new ways to distract, confound or otherwise nick the ball off their man.

Let’s take a look at some examples.

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Champions League Observations, Part II: Why? What? Really?

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We should pay more attention to FC Basel ‘keeper Yann Sommer.

We’re warming to this observations business. It’s quick, easy and most importantly, allows us to sneak out of the office for an extended lunch break. Super!

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Thomas Müller: What Lies Beneath?

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What is Thomas Müller guiltily hiding beneath that jacket, Kickettes? If it’s what we hope think it is, he’s gonna need a bigger coat. Image: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images.