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Addio "Robbéry": fine di un'èra

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Per tifosi e media è - e resterà - "FC Hollywood", per il debordante, atavico ego delle sue mille superstar. Ma senza più "Rib & Rob" nel cast, la sceneggiatura - per quanto originale - non sarà più come prima. Piaccia o no - e in Baviera è piaciuta eccome - al Fußball-Club Bayern, si chiude un'era: quella della "Robbéry". Arjen Robben & Franck Ribéry.

La strana coppia che per un decennio ha saccheggiato l'argenteria domestica, europea e mondiale (tra cui l'Oscar per Das Triple 2013). Sulle loro rispettive scorribande sulle fasce, il Bayern moderno è tornato la superpotenza che era quasi sempre stato.  
Ribéry c'era arrivato controvoglia, dall'amato Marsiglia per 25 milioni, nel 2007. Lui, "Scarface", La Canebière l'avrebbe lasciata solo per il Paseo de la Castellana, sponda merengue. E proprio da lì, due anni dopo, nel 2009, illustre scarto da 24 milioni del Real Madrid, sarebbe arrivato il suo gemello diverso R…

ALLEZ IRLANDE! THE GLORY DAYS OF STEPHEN ROCHE

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https://www.amazon.com/Sporting-Legends-Ireland-Fennell-2010-09-02/dp/B01K91UA54/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=%22Sporting+Legends+of+Ireland%22&qid=1557056237&s=books&sr=1-1-fkmrnull

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Merville Dairy, Finglas, County Dublin, Ireland 7 Lennox Street, Portobello, Dublin, Ireland Champs-Élysées, Paris, France Roche Marina Hotel, Antibes, Cote d'Azur, France
It was way past midnight and Stephen Roche was still lying on his back, covered in grease and milk, trying to find the damned leak. Such, he philosophised, is the lot of a maintenance fitter. It was a general breakdown at the Merville Dairy in Finglas, Co. Dublin, where he worked. It took until 3am for someone to work it out.

As the dairy creaked to life again and the employees began to file out, Stephen’s boss, Ramor Craigie approached. ‘Ahm, will we see you at 9am, Stephen?’ he asked, a little hesitantly. ‘Of course’, replie…

The Six-Day race Stephen Roche and Tony Doyle lost to a home-town decision

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http://www.thebikecomesfirst.com/the-six-day-race-stephen-roche-and-tony-doyle-lost-to-a-home-town-decision/
By Graham Healy - The Bike Comes First Nov 27, 2015
In November 1985, Stephen Roche crashed in the Paris Six-Day damaging his right knee and he would suffer from the injury for the rest of his career. 
However, he did return to the track and came very close to a victory in one of the prestigious six-days when he finished second with Tony Doyle in the 1991 Grenoble Six-Day. However, it was felt by many that Doyle and Roche should have been declared the victors.
It was a star-studded line-up that year. Amongst the big names from the road were Thierry Marie, Claudio Chiappucci, Laurent Fignon who was paired with Laurent Biondi and Thierry Marie.
Roche’s partner Tony Doyle was an excellent six-day racer who had won numerous events including the Six Days of Munich, Ghent, Berlin and Copenhagen. He had also won in Grenoble before, back in 1986 with Francesco Moser.
The English-speaki…