Germany may still have done so but for an excellent save from David Seaman to keep out Jörg Böhme’s low drive as the game entered stoppage time. Moments later England won a free-kick near the right-hand corner flag, from which Beckham’s cross was headed back into the path of Steven Gerrard, who with the last kick of the half slammed a low shot into the corner of the net from 25 yards. “I remember us getting a set piece, it was cleared, got put back in and was cleared out,” Gerrard said. “I remember thinking to myself: ‘Just get a good touch on it, try and set it for a strike on goal.’ My touch was perfect for once and I got fantastic contact – the pitch was wet and I put enough power on it to slide past a top keeper in Oliver Kahn.” … [Read more...] about Germany 1-5 England: 15 years on World Cup qualifier is still music to ears of many
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"Streaming suits catalogue but cannot work as a way of supporting new artists. Spotify and the like either have to address that fact and change the model for new releases or else all new music producers should be bold and vote with their feet. Spotify say they have generated $500 million for "license holders." The way that Spotify works is that the money is divided up by percentage of total streams. Big labels have massive back catalogues, so their forty-year-old record by a dead artist earns them the same slice of the pie as a brand new-track by a new artist. … [Read more...] about Spotify vs Musicians: 10 things to read to better understand the debate