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Reported attempts to sell recordings of conversations between England squad players and coaches have sparked a security breach investigation at the FA. Media outlets have been offered tapes reportedly made in the Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire where England's squad stayed in the run-up to last week's international friendly …


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Paris Hilton

Title-lation here

The Beeb have me confused, on their story ( they seem to imply it's a gay thing:


particularly the way in which his team has been affected by the John Terry and Wayne Bridge affair," said BBC sports news correspondent Gordon Farquhar.


Paris? Why the hell not, I can't seem to incorporate Jimmy Edwards, although both players are a bit Troll-like

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Must pay attention

When I read the headline and saw it was about football, for some reason I assumed the last word wasn't "bugged"

Big Brother

Place your bets

"It's unclear how the hours-long recordings were made, much less who made them."

Hmmm. I'm offering 2/5 on The News Of The World. Any takers?

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Probably correct, but.

Given what was almost certainly one of the hot topics in any England squad discussions at the time, that paper's long established unofficial name: "The News of the Screws" may be more appropriate in this context.

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Probably not NoTW

On the news last night they had some journo from The Daily Star saying they'd been offered said recordings. I would have thought that anyone wanting the big bucks would have gone to the hacks in Wapping first, as I'd put Sun/NoTW as the first port of call for such things with The Mirror next and then others.

So I don't think it'd be NoTW. I'd have thought they'd like to publish it themselves as they once again gear up to try and destroy the England football team before a major championship.


Who would want to listen to....

...hour after hour of footballers talking? I mute the sound when they're interviewed on Match of the Day for heaven's sake and that's only for a few brief seconds.


RE: Who would want to listen to....

Come on, conversations like this are few and far beteen:

1: What did you have for lunch?

2: my wife made me a lunch box. what did u have?

1: I went out for a curry.


1: looking forward to the game on saturday?

2: yep

3: me too

1: blah blah blah


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