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o We don't know what they're teaching on the training grounds at Cobham, but it certainly appears that, in addition to any footballing lessons they may be learning, Chelsea players could use a crash course in Twitter etiquette. Although the Manchester United players who use Twitter may be in need of a spelling refresher, it's a good thing that swear words are so easy to spell -- first Ashley Cole and now Ryan Bertrand seem to have that part down cold.
o I read an interesting article in the New York Times this week about how certain British-isms are stealthily working their way into "American" English. Words like "mate" for friend, "ring" for calling someone on a phone, and "flat" for apartment. Pretty soon we'll be talking about donning our kits and putting on our boots before running out onto the pitch. Oh, we're actually doing that already here on this website..... Just another example of how farlieonfootie has always been about setting trends rather than reacting to them....
o As we're currently dealing with another dreary international break -- England vs. San Marino, anyone...? Anyone...? -- we've sent our crack team of reporters to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado this week. Now in its 31st year, GABF is the largest celebration of beer in the United States, with almost 600 breweries serving more than 2,700 of their best offerings to the faithful (36,500 gallons of beer served in three days -- now that's alot!). If we can sober our Correspondents up in time for their return, we'll offer you thoughts and reviews from our trip to the Rocky Mountains. Until then, Cheerio...! Or is it Tarah?!
This is Farlieonfootie for October 13.