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Half-hearted Premier League All-Stars, minimal backlift and flies on dressing-room walls

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Episode notes

The Athletic's Adam Hurrey is joined by Charlie Eccleshare and David Walker for the Adjudication Panel. The latest agenda includes: the grim reality of what would be the Premier League All-Star game, whether "minimal backlift" is actually a thing or not, the practicalities of being a proverbial half-time fly on a dressing-room wall and the difference between midweek "exploits" and "exertions".

Meanwhile, the panel analyse the NFL’s slightly-too-literally-worded equivalent of our beloved Super Sunday theme tune.

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