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Football: BRAZIL FAWLTY'S GUNNING FOR IPSWICH.



Byline: STEVE BATES

NO wonder you're football daft when your dad names you after Brazilian legend Zico and home is called 'The San Siro
For the town in the province of Como, see San Siro (Como). For the saint after which these places are named, see Syrus of Pavia or Syrus of Genoa.
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 Stadium'.

But 18-year-old Guernsey-born Ryan-Zico Black aims to have the last laugh on all those who give him stick for his bizarre monika.

He will achieve a boyhood dream when he lines up against Premiership Ipswich Town in the FA Cup third round next Saturday. "I love being called Zico," he says. "People sometimes have a go but it's all harmless fun."

It's no surprise then that he has never considered anything but a footballing career.

Being booted out by Bournemouth as a schoolboy left his dreams in tatters tat·ter 1  
n.
1. A torn and hanging piece of cloth; a shred.

2. tatters Torn and ragged clothing; rags.

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. And he admits: "I was devastated when that happened - it took me 18 months to get over it

"But Morecambe boss Jim Harvey Jim Harvey (born May 2 1958 in Lurgan) is a Northern Irish football player and coach.

Harvey is the current manager of Nationwide Conference side Forest Green Rovers.
 spotted me and gave me another chance. Playing Ipswich will be a fantastic experience but we're not just making up the numbers.

"We think we have a chance, especially as the game is at our place."

And, of course, dad will be there.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Dec 31, 2000
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