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The Daily Hilario: Festive friendlies

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So what's the point of a winter break if you're just going to fill it with friendlies?  Why not just continue the league then?  In any case, there's some glamorous friendly games today to fill your daily quota of football.


Black Monday | SB Nation
Even more NFL coaches fired following yesterday's pre-Black Monday action.

Andi's January transfer window preview | SB Nation
No mention of Chelsea, for once.

ACN preview from the Premier League angle | SB Nation
No mention of Chelsea, for once.

Here's that 747 landing at Gatwick with just 4 set of wheels | Gizmodo
This was a confusing story initially, but it goes a little something like this.  The plane took off from Gatwick, ready to fly to Las Vegas.  Soon after, it developed some sort of hydraulic problem and the crew decided to return.  They circled for a bit to dump some fuel.  Then, upon approach, the right main gear failed to extend.  They performed a fly-by of the airport to confirm the diagnosis, then circled around to dump/burn-off some fuel and eventually landed safely.  The whole thing took about 4 hours.

Jay from the Adnan Syed case tells his side of the story (part 1) | Intercept
I'm a bit over Serial, Season 1 at the moment, but I might read this at a later point.

FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
16.00:  Friendly:  Real Madrid vs. AC Milan
19.00:  Friendly:  PSG vs. Internazionale 
19.45:  Championship, 4th vs. 20th:  Derby County vs. Leeds United

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