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It's not often Paper Monitor ventures to the back pages, but the word among colleagues is that there was a football bout on last night in which a contingent popularly known as Man United, in recognition of its exclusively male cast (though, by sheer coincidence, it is also ensconced in the city of Manchester) was partaking.
Now, fans of The Soccer, it's well known, like a headline that achieves two things simultaneously - relaying a story while also conveying some of the humour characteristic of the good cheer among abettors of the game. (Links supplied only where headlines have been replicated online.)
"We're in Rooins"
"Catalan v Matalan"
"Thrown to the Lionels"
"The Fall of Rome"
"That's another fine Messi"
"Lionel Flair is perfect 10"
"Lionel Flair puts Ron in his place"
"As gladiators clash in Rome, United are put to the sword"
"Markets, investor jitters halve Man Group profits"
Er, are you sure about that lads?