What are you missing most about the absence of football?


1,3091,309viewing this pageGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreLive Reporting Emma SandersAll times stated are UKPosted at 12:1212:12Post updateSeriously efficient Tony!Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 12:1112:11commentsGet Involved#bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)Tony Henderson: Doing the ironing while…

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    Seriously efficient Tony!


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    Tony Henderson: Doing the ironing while listening to Newcastle’s away matches – the tension means you iron 10 times faster.

    Martin Brophy: The pre match few at the strawberry and the iconic roar of St james park on kick off.

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    Which Bruno?

    Hit the thumbs for your favourite.


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    Kyle: Watching Bruno play.

    Chris: Saturday afternoon watching all the final scores come in.

    RB: Apart from the constant buzz of the fans in the stadium, the passion, the skill, the tackling, the passing and the noise of the ball hitting the net… The actual football content on official club twitter accounts.

    Don’t miss the officials reviewing VAR decisions though.

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    That’s genuinely one of the best things I’ve ever read. Ian Holloway. Stevie Wonder. Acrylics. Painting.


  6. Ian Holloway painting Stevie Wonder

    Anyone else gone all Ian Holloway and turned their hand at painting?

    The Grimsby Town manager says he has always been into art and did a lot when he was younger.

    What’s he been up to in isolation?

    “At the minute, I’m at work on a portrait of Stevie Wonder. What I do is copy images I like and this particular piece is the image of him on the cover of his ‘Hotter than July’ album,” said Holloway.

    “I took an acrylic course last year in the local village, so I’m trying to use acrylics and can’t say I’ve cracked it at all.”

    Read more here.


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    Michael McMillan: The pub before and after the game.

    Danny McGhee: Andreas Pereira smashing one from the edge of the box towards the corner flag.

    Mark Darby: Missing the social side of it, few pints with the lads before KO.

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    Here’s something to fill the void for one minute and five seconds…

    Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler turns 45 today so here’s his two goals against Aston Villa in the 1996 FA Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.

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    Video caption: Robbie Fowler scores twice for Liverpool against Aston Villa in 1996 FA Cup semi-final

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    R: I’m actually missing the ups and downs (usually mostly downs) of being a Nottingham Forest fan & stressing everytime we go 1-0 up…

    Sam Shilling: I miss watching Bright Osayi-Samuel and Eberechi Eze running rings around opposition defenders. At the same time I know as soon as the season starts again we are closer to losing them both to Premier League clubs.

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    More Steven Nzonzi content please.


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    Paul Williams: Launched a Champ Man 01/02 game (with the Oct ’15 database) to return Oldham Athletic to the Premier League. 2 promotions in the first 3 seasons see me back there with Assombalonga leading the line & N’Zonzi in midfield (of the recognisable names).

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    But what about the inevitable VAR drama in the 44th minute, Ben?!

    I hope you didn’t miss Mitrovic’s winner against Swansea…


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    Ben Flanagan: What i miss most from football is the que for the legendary craven cottage pie at halftime (the trick is to go and que around about ten mins before the halftime whistle goes).

    Rachel Ellis: I miss going to the best stadium in the world, Anfield. As a wheelchair user it’s refreshing to go somewhere I’m not disadvantaged in anyway. I’m a football supporter like anyone else and am treated as such. I miss my boys in red.

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    On-loan Aston Villa forward Rushian Hepburn-Murphy has been trying to keep his football skills in touch…

    But it might prove costly.

    (Probably best not to try this at home).


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    Jack: Filling in the football void by rewatching Latics season review 2004-05 remembering being promoted – Magic!

    Neil Watson: I’m missing watching a dramatic game such as a team scoring a 90th minute winner. I’m filling the void by doing a sports quiz every day and a football quiz on friday on Twitter.

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    Starting to get a few suggestions on how people are filling the football void.

    Inter Milan’s Antonio Candreva has been bowling.

    And without the barriers up too!


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    One from a colleague…

    Saj Chowdhury: I miss getting the teas in for everybody, team news graphics, late goal rewrite, re-noses…

    Ah. The life of a BBC football journalist, eh Saj? I miss the office banter. And Saj making our teas.

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    You’ve got plenty of time Tom. Crack on!


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    Tom Dutton: The growing sense that Liverpool were going to steamroll the league. Every game “We’re gunna win the league” got louder and louder.

    I miss singing that in a crowd of 50 thousand.

    I could try and replicate it in Zoom but I don’t think it will be the same…

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    Have you perfected this Thierry Henry goal yet Lucy? If not, get on it.

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    Video caption: #GoalsAtHome: Can you recreate this stunning Thierry Henry goal?

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