Not just a pretty face…

CONGRATULATIONS to ex-Northern Ireland international and Crystal Palace FC manager Iain Dowie. He may well be the ugliest man in the history of football, but he has a way with words – and his famous ‘bouncebackability’ catchphrase is now an official part of the English language. After a campaign by Sky TV’s Soccer AM show, ‘BBA’ has been included in the latest Collins dictionary!

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