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I couldn’t settle in Italy – it was like living in a foreign country.” Ian Rush

The game is in a neutral country for both teams. – David Beckham

What is The 4th Official ?

The 4th Official is a UK-based  football blog which focuses on the big stories currently circulating in the world of football.The aim of the site is to provide an unbiased view from a supporters viewpoint on everything football.

Our mission is to look at the game from as wide a perspective as possible and analyse the ” beautiful game ” with a degree of balance and not provide comments and opinions often spoon-fed to us by today’s over dictating media.

Finally and most importantly , The 4th Official is a forum for fans of all ages aimed at bringing together all those who love the game ,  and with this in mind we encourage you to contribute by using the comments field on each article to share your views.

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” That was an inch perfect pass to no one.” –  Ray Wilkins

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