Thankfully we return to domestic action after an International break that brought with it some surprising results and appalling scenes on the terraces in Bulgaria.
Credit to Gareth Southgate. The England manager handled the situation well and spoke candidly and honestly about how England's black footballers were able to handle the abuse they received because they have grown hardened to it on home soil. A sorry state of affairs and a sad truth.
Having watched football as a spectator since the 60's, and covered for newspapers and television from the 70's, I can recall fine footballers such . . .
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