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Luka Modric As Lady Edith From Downton Abbey [PHOTO]

lady edith luka modric Luka Modric As Lady Edith From Downton Abbey [PHOTO]

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfield maestro (and current Real Madrid disappointment) Luka Modric bears a striking resemblance to the one-and-only Lady Edith of the PBS and ITV hit Downton Abbey.

On a separate note, I had a very interesting conversation earlier this week with a friend about the comparisons between Downton Abbey and English football. We discussed a few of the similarities — two entities steeped in tradition that, in some ways, still speak an older language (“grandstand,” “ground,” “Kop,” etc), feature uniquely British characters and play out a weekly soap opera that is absorbing.

It’s no wonder that Downton Abbey and Premier League fever is spreading across the USA.

H/T to the exceedingly erudite Men In Blazers.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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