Farewell then Yaya Touré, Manchester City’s clanking midfield giant | Barney Ronay

The Etihad Stadium said goodbye to the Ivorian this week and he leaves with the feeling that the Premier League never quite appreciated how good he was at his peak

Being a parent isn’t easy. Over time you just hope you can pass on as many of your own flaws and prejudices, minimise the chances your children might become better, kinder human beings, and trust they can instead spend their lives staring at screens, leaving things on the floor and responding to attempts at conversation with remarks like, “Mmm. He’s doing one of his funnies”.

I think that was the idea anyway. Looking back, the original instructions seem quite vague. It could have been the other way round. Passing on the virtues. Eliminating something else. Who knows. Just, so very tired.

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