Andrew Warshaw: Gary Speed suicide shows high-profile football figures not immune to pressures of life

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Bill Shankly, the legendary former Liverpool manager, is remembered for many things, not least his famous remark – paraphrased by all and sundry since – that football isn’t life and death, it’s far more important.

If ever that observation, made in good faith at the time by a passionate man who lived and breathed the game, was shown up to be somewhat of an exaggeration, it is right now as the football world continues to take stock of Gary Speed’s untimely death.

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FA Cup goes on tour in China

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By Andrew Warshaw

November 29 – Sponsors of the FA Cup, the world’s oldest domestic knockout competition, have taken the trophy to China in an attempt to generate the same kind of passion that Asia has for the English Premier League.

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