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If shops are allowed long queues then why aren't we allowed to watch football while social distancing?

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Mixed emotions: It looks like more celebrations for Linfield but the misery is set to continue for Institute

Mixed emotions: It looks like more celebrations for Linfield but the misery is set to continue for Institute

Windsor Park, aka the National Stadium

Windsor Park, aka the National Stadium

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Mixed emotions: It looks like more celebrations for Linfield but the misery is set to continue for Institute

At 3.00pm last Saturday, my phone bleeped and I looked down to see a message from a chum.

Nothing hugely surprising in that, I hear you cry, but the time was significant as that is a time sacrosanct for followers of the beautiful game, certainly in this part of the world where the great dictator, television, hasn’t ordered us to play at 8.15pm on a Thursday.

The message was as follows: “In M&S, they are queued the whole way around the shop and up the car park, it’s like Christmas Eve, you can’t move.”