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It’s snow fun –
After the worse start to the Europe ski season for over ten years due to very little snow, a large drop in temperature and a snowfall of over 12 inches (30 cm) in 12 hours causes chaos in the French Alps.
Fallen Fernando –
Once the world’s top striker Chelsea’s Fernando Torres is expected to be bought by Italy’s AC Milan in January but then loaned out to Atletico Madrid so ending up back in his native Spain.
Taxing issue –
The UK overtakes France as the fifth largest economy in the world after the money made from prostitution and drugs was counted in the GDP figure for the first time.
Britain’s economy is expected to be worth a total £1.86 trillion in 2014 – up from £1.63 trillion the previous year.
First manager sacked in EPL –
Neil Warnock is the first English Premier League manager to be sacked this season after Crystal Palace dispensed with his services for a second time. It is the latest a manager has been fired in the season since 1996 (January 2nd)
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Fernando Torres Career [from Soccerbase.com]
|CLUB||FROM||TO||FEE||LEAGUE||FA CUP||LGE CUP||OTHER|
|Milan||01 Jan, 15||Transfer||No appearance data available|
|Atl Madrid||29 Dec, 14||Loan||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0|
|Milan||29 Aug, 14||26 Dec, 14||Loan||7 (3)||1||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0|
|Chelsea||31 Jan, 11||01 Jan, 15||£50,000,000||72 (38)||20||7 (6)||4||5 (1)||3||33 (10)||19|
|Liverpool||04 Jul, 07||31 Jan, 11||£26,500,000||91 (11)||65||6 (1)||1||2 (1)||3||27 (3)||12|
|Atl Madrid||01 Jul, 01||04 Jul, 07||Trainee||200 (14)||84||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0||0 (0)||0|
|Totals||£76,500,000||374 (71)||170||13 (7)||5||7 (2)||6||64 (14)||34|
|Goals per Game||0.38||0.25||n/a||0.43|
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