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Halifax housing economist Martin Ellis suggested that lower mortgage payments softened the blow for homeowners over the past year.
Hazard will be tough to replace but Lille have softened the blow by signing Salomon Kalou from Chelsea and Marvin Martin from Sochaux.
Ellerslie George (11-2) at least softened the blow with a game twolength verdict over Borora in the skybet.