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Jude Collins in Daily Ireland uses Football analogies in his musings on the results of the recent elections – Who’ll be relegated next season?

Interesting parallels between battling teams and managers and one point that hasn’t had a lot of attention.

Similarly, the Sinn Fein vote in Derry increased dramatically two weeks ago – to a record high, in fact – and this while under media and political blitzkrieg from all quarters.

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