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Liverpool v Manchester City: Five classic meetings between the two teams ahead of Anfield showdown

Things went downhill for Liverpool after Sergio Aguero’s 24th-minute opener. Just before half-time Sadio Mane saw red for a high challenge on City goalkeeper Ederson and the home side took full advantage. Two goals apiece from Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane secured City’s biggest win over Liverpool in 80 years. Friday, January 12, 2018 Liverpool and Manchester City clash at Anfield on Sunday in the Premier League. The Reds are bidding to keep their top four hopes alive while the visitors are looking to continue their unbeaten run and seemingly unstoppable…

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Boxing Day Christmas crackers: Classic encounters from recent years

Defending often seems to take Christmas off and 2002 was no exception. When three goals were scored in the first ten minutes, it was clear football fans were in for a festive treat. An Alan Shearer equaliser in between goals from Jay-Jay Okocha and Ricardo Gardner set the tone for a thrilling encounter. Michael Ricketts, who once played for England, scored a brace before Shola Ameobi and Shearer set up a tense finish. Saturday, December 23, 2017 The football festivities of Boxing Day are nearly upon us.  Fans from up…

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Culture 

This Cult Classic Christmas Special Is Quintessential Jim Henson

While it may not be as well-known as the North Pole, Whoville, or Bedford Falls, for Muppet aficionados, no holiday season is complete without a trip to Frogtown Hollow. It’s the rural home of “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas,” the television special created by Muppet visionary Jim Henson that celebrates its 40th anniversary this week. In 1976, following the first season of “The Muppet Show,” Henson was riding high. He decided to fill the break between seasons with a quixotic adaptation of Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, a 1971 book by prolific…

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Culture 

Gulliver's Travels Wasn't Mean to Be a Children's Book And More Things You Didn't Know About the Literary Classic

Happy 350th birthday, Jonathan Swift. Widely recognised as the leading satirist in the history of the English language, Swift found his way into the world 350 years ago on November 30, 1667. Celebrations of his life and legacy have been underway across the globe – not only in his home city of Dublin but also Philadelphia, Münster, Yokosuka City, Dundee and beyond. Gulliver’s Travels is Swift’s most famous work. Since it first appeared in 1726, it has captivated readers, authors and artists alike. But many people’s engagement with this astonishing book tends to get lost in fantastical…

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Gaming 

The Nintendo Switch, SNES Classic Just Beat the Snot Out of Sony, Microsoft

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If a report from the NPD Group is accurate, Nintendo is eating Sony and Microsoft’s lunch in the United States. The Switch was the #1 selling console in October, while the Nintendo SNES Classic is #2. Add in 3DS sales, and the Nintendo Empire supposedly accounted for a stunning 66 percent of video game hardware sold in the US in October. Nintendo cheekily notes that the US console hardware market broke one million units in…

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Gaming 

Blizzard Unveils an Official World of Warcraft Classic Server, and We’ve Got Questions

After more than a year of argument, meetings, random unofficial server mergers, and yet more arguments from various members of the community, we’ve finally got an announcement on Blizzard’s Classic Server push for World of Warcraft: It’s coming. The company even unveiled a trailer at Blizzcon: [embedded content] There are a lot of questions to be answered about this new server, listed below in what I personally feel is order of importance: Which version of vanilla will the game use? Will negative aspects of the Classic game, like an Honor…

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