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And then the rest about the big challenge against Man City on Sunday, and apparently John Terry will remain as captain. And la la la la la.

What are press conferences for? If you go to them, you ask standard questions about obvious things that everyone knows the answers to. If you ask an interesting question, you are returned with no answer or something incredibly dull.

If you miss the press conference, then you get an email from the club communications director with a neat summary of all the relevant quotes. Then these quotes are used as filler in match reports and op-eds, to little use or effect.

Anyway, Rafa’s back.