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Robert O'Connor
A football writer - Daily Mirror, Goal, the Independent, BBC, Foreign Policy, the Telegraph, Irish Times, Al-Jazeera, New Internationalist, VICE, FourFourTwo
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Robert O'Connor Jul 7
Hello Igor, could I ask for you to follow me back so that I may send you a DM? Thanks.
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Robert O'Connor Jun 25
Replying to @IlaydaArden
Most lanes don’t allow flowing robes. Call ahead to check
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Foreign Policy Jun 5
In the separatist state of Transnistria, one soccer team's fortunes illustrate the changes taking place in the volatile region.
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Robert O'Connor Jun 5
Another dispatch from me on the dark world of football and trade in Transnistria. "Sheriff Tiraspol's owner is a former officer of the Soviet KGB security agency - he monopolises and controls all aspects of life in Transnistria" Via
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Robert O'Connor Jun 1
They could have waited to put the trophy on the podium till after Tottenham had gone up for their medals
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Robert O'Connor Jun 1
Wishing success and happy times to all involved in the European Championship in Nagorno-Karabakh this week. Take a long, lingering look at those gorgeous mountains for me.
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Robert O'Connor Jun 1
Whirled Trade Centre
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Robert O'Connor May 29
Replying to @radioriley
You'll still be eligible to pay full price, Phil. If you're finding it too emotional.
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Robert O'Connor May 22
The United Stoats of America
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Robert O'Connor May 22
Another report of mine from Chișinău and Tiraspol. On the football kinship between Moldova and Transnistria despite political partition and military actions. Lovely job with nice photos (taken by somebody else). Via
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Artellus May 17
Fascinating piece by our author Robert O'Connor. Keep your eyes peeled for his book all about on the fringes which is in the pipeline...
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BBC Sport May 16
"Can you imagine the shock of arriving in a city you know well and seeing bombs exploding in the streets?" How one football club is helping to soothe the horrors of the past in the 'smuggler's haven' republic of Trans-Dniester. In full:
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Robert O'Connor May 16
My dispatches from the 'smugglers' paradise' Trans-Dniester, for Illegal weapons trade, contraband and a football club that's cleaning up off the proceeds. My report from four days spent in a Soviet time warp.
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Robert O'Connor May 14
Replying to @AlexShakespeare
Two words - chips.
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Robert O'Connor Apr 22
Replying to @willptaylor
Us blokes need to stick together
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Robert O'Connor Apr 22
Replying to @willptaylor
This is good from you
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Robert O'Connor Apr 16
Replying to @radioriley
What are you watching instead, Phil?
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Robert O'Connor Apr 10
Replying to @HelenAliceSimms
Real as eggs
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Robert O'Connor Apr 10
Leaving Transnistria behind. It’s been real.
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Robert O'Connor Apr 7
The sun dips behind the east stand of Sheriff Tiraspol Stadium, in Transnistria
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