English Premier League

Thoughts On Tactics And Starting Eleven Against Everton

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In many ways, this season is going to be a bigger test for Roberto Martinez than last year. He did well in taking Everton to 72 points, their highest tally during the Premier League era. But now he has to show he can do it again or even better it. This won't be easy because a lot of other teams now know how his side play and will be better prepared.

There’s Optimism Now At Newcastle United

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If Newcastle can get a win at Villa Park tomorrow, then most Newcastle fans will think we've made a decent start in the first two games of the season with 3 points, and there's the possibility of getting another win at home to Crystal Palace nextSaturday. Daryl Janmaat one of our signings this summer [.

Pardew Praise For The Comeback Kid

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It's always good to see a Newcastle player whose Newcastle career seemed over a year ago come roaring back and that's exactly what has happened to our Algerian U23 International Mehdi Abeid, who Newcastle signed as a free agent from Lens three years ago. Mehdi Abeid in action in pre-season It looked [.

Arsene Wenger explains Premier League finances

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger certainly understands why Everton set a new club transfer record as we roundup Friday's soccer news. Read More

Barry Davies to Return to Match Of The Day As Part of 50 Year Anniversary

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August 22nd, 1964. Anfield. Liverpool, lining up with the legendary Roger Hunt up front, defeated Arsenal in a thrilling 3-2 match where both sides were separated by a last minute Don Howe own-goal.

It was another strong showing from the defending champions in front of their home supporters who were growing used to their team delivering full points in their own patch.

Wenger backs Jack Wilshere so Arsenal MUST start him at Everton

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I wrote a piece on Arsenal and Jack Wilshere the other day, my point being that the 22-year old midfielder was showing signs of getting back to the form that made him such a sensation before his fledgling career was interrupted and nearly ruined by a series of long term and niggling injuries. But I [.

Commentators for Premier League Matches On NBC Sports, Gameweek 2

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NBC has announced the commentators for this weekend's Premier League matches that will be shown on television and Internet across the United States.

Here's the line-up:

Saturday, August 23:

Aston Villa vs Newcastle, 7:45am, NBCSNand NBC Sports Live Extra; Jim Proudfoot & Chris Waddle
Chelsea vs Leicester, 10am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Daniel Mann & Tony Gale
Crystal Palace vs West Ham, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra andmovie theaters; Tony Jones & Alan Curbishley
Southampton vs West Brom, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Joe Speight & Barry Horne
Swansea vs Burnley, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Weaver & Andy Hinchcliffe
Everton vs Arsenal, 12:30pm, NBC and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Lee Dixon

Sunday, August 24:

Hull vs Stoke, 8:30am, NBC Sports Live Extraand NBC Sports Live Extra; Jim Proudfoot & David Pleat
Spurs vs QPR, 8:30am, CNBCand NBC Sports Live Extra; Ian Darke & Clive Allen
Sunderland vs Manchester United, 11am, NBCSN and Telemundoand NBC Sports Live Extra; Jon Champion & Danny Mills

Monday, August 25:

Manchester City vs Liverpool, 3pm, NBCSN and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Graeme Le Saux

Two days after playing against Arsenal, Tim Howard makes his season broadcast debut in the studio with NBC Sports Group joining Lee Dixon and ITV Sport's Matt Smith at the Manchester City-Liverpool match for a live on-site studio appearance for Premier League Live at 2 p.

Possible Manchester United starting lineup against Sunderland

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Possible Manchester United starting lineup against Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United travel to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland on Sunday afternoon, looking to bounce back strongly after their opening day defeat at the hands of Swansea.

New manager Louis van Gaal kept himself busy on the transfer front over the week, as Manchester United secured their third major signing of the summer, Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon.

Pardew Gives Injury Update – Tiote Almost Ready

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Ryan Taylor is training at the moment and its non competitive according to Pardew, and that probably means it's non contact right now, but Ryan is expected to resume full training in about three weeks time and Newcastle are right to be very careful with Ryan's comeback after what happened a year last [.

Hull City 2014/15 Umbro Third Kit

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Hull City AFC continued their first ever European campaign with a 1-0 UEFA Europa League [...]

AC Milan Look To Scupper Arsenal’s Move For Promising French Midfielder

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AC Milan Look To Scupper Arsenal's Move For Promising French Midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Just when Arsenal looked in pole position to sign teenage sensation Adrien Rabiot from French champions Paris Saint-Germain, there has come a twist in the tale. According to the reliable Italian website Tuttosport, AC Milan are attempting a last-minute steal of Rabiot from the Gunner's clutches.

Debuchy warns rivals that Arsenal are on brink of brilliance!

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Without some of our best players and with a fair few of the others looking a couple of weeks off being fully match sharp, Arsenal have had a pretty decent start to the season, and according to one of the new boys, Mathieu Debuchy, you ain't seen nothing yet. The France international right back, signed [.

Real Salt Lake

Facing Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas gets first chance to match up against U.S. World Cup players

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FC Dallas' captain Matt Hedges (24) objects to the official's call during a Major League Soccer match against Salt Lake at Toyota Stadium in Frisco on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (Mark M. Hancock / Special Contributor)

FRISCO — Real Salt Sale goalkeeper Nick Rimando played Friday for the first time since fellow American goalkeeper Tim Howard announced earlier this week he was taking a one­year break from the United States national team.

FC Dallas takes down Real Salt Lake with 10 men, 2-1

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FC Dallas improved its unbeaten streak to 10 games with a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake in Frisco.

A scoreless first half ended with Blas Perez sent off, leaving FC Dallas with 10 men. But the home team scored twice, with Je-Vaughan Watson scoring 5 minutes into the second half and FabianCastillo hitting the net in the 74th minute.

Episode 145 – Trifecta of Pooch-Screwing

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Join the guys as they discuss DC United's past couple of matches, including the loss at Houston, RSL and the win against the Rapids at home. The guys also talk about United's upcoming games and other topics, including EJ's tweeting habits, injuries, and the "optimistic" news on the stadium front.

Join the guys as they discuss DC United'

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Join the guys as they discuss DC United's past couple of matches, including the loss at Houston, RSL and the win against the Rapids at home. The guys also talk about United's upcoming games and other topics, including EJ's tweeting habits, injuries, and the "optimistic" news on the stadium front.

MLS Week 24: A Look Ahead

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By RYAN TOLMICH

For the third and final time of 2014 MLS regular season, the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers are set to do battlein a Cascadia Cup showdown.

One of the league's fiercest rivalries continues Sunday, when theSounders and Timbers collide at Providence Park.

NYCFC’s Watson-Siriboe to join NASL’s RailHawks on loan

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Much like the five signings that preceded him, New York City FC's Kwame Watson-Siriboe is set to go on loan ahead of the club's first season.

The 28-year-old defender, who was acquired in a trade from Real Salt Lake on August 11, will join the Carolina RailHawks on loan for the remainder of the 2014 NASL season.

Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid 2014 Spanish Super Cup Highlights August 22 Second Leg 1-0 Manduzkic Goal Modric Red Card Video

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Diego Simeone And Atletico Madrid Play Their Own Version Of “Total Football”

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Johan Cruyff, the legendary Dutch player and former manager of Barcelona, was once asked his thoughts on the footballing philosophy known as "total football". The man, who is arguably the biggest proponent of the football tactic, replied: "Attackers could play as defenders and defenders as attackers.

AT MADRID 1 REAL MADRID 0 | ATLETICO WINS SPANISH SUPER CUP 2 -1 ON AGGREGATE

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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid, Spanish Super Cup 2nd Leg: Open Thread

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After a 1-1 draw earlier this week at Santiago Bernabeu, Atletico Madrid holds a slight advantage against their neighbors in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

The derby, which features the winners of the La Liga title against the Copa del Rey champs, will be shown live on US TV and Internet at:

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, 4:25pm ET, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3

Before, during or after today's match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

Sporting Kansas City

Match Day 25 - Top of the East

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Sporting Kansas City head into another big league match up after a 1-1 midweek draw with Real Esteli. The game is the second in a row against teams in a top three team in the East. Last week Sporting KC topped Toronto FC. This week, Sporting KC welcome second place DC United. United sits just two points behind KC and also has a game in hand.

D.C. United versus Sporting Kansas City preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ Kansas City blog The Blue Testament

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In which we talk to Ben Gartland to get the lowdown on all things Sporting.

D.C. United travels to Kansas City to take on Sporting Kansas City in a showdown of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. To preview the game, we talked to Ben Gartland of The Blue Testament to get the lowdown on all things Sporting.

Transfer News and Gossip

Samuel Eto’o undergoing Liverpool medical

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Liverpool look set to continue their astonishing summer of signings by adding former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o to their squad, according to...

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Spurs and Man Utd miss out on PSV’s Memphis Depay

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Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United look to have missed out on highly rated Dutch star Memphis Depay after he reportedly signed a new deal with...

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Bayern Munich

Video Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg August 22 2014 Goals 2-1 Highlights Robben Muller Olic

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Bayern Munich Forgotten Man Holger Badstuber Back In Bundesliga Action After 629 Day Lay-Off

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By Alan Duffy

Absent from Bayern Munich's domestic and European successes and having to watchGermany's World Cup win on TV, forgotten man Holger Badstuber has missed out on some major footballing moments in the last couple of years.

However, despite two cruciate ligament injuries, the 25-year-old is finally back in action, making his Bundesliga return for the Munich giants against Wolfsburg on Friday night, 629 days after his last game in the German top-tier in December 2012.

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Manchester United manager wants expectations lowered

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Manchester United manager wants expectations lowered - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has called for patience with regards to turning the club's fortunes around.

The Dutch manager is not enjoying the fans who are expecting instant success in his first season at Old Trafford.

Arsenal face tough test at Everton on Saturday

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Four days after travelling to Istanbul, Turkey and drawing 0-0 with Beşiktaş, Arsenal return to Premier League action on Saturday to face Everton at Goodison Park.

Everton were 3-0 winners in this fixture back in April as the Gunners momentarily let slip of fourth place and UEFA Champions League football before finishing the season strongly.

Chivas USA

The Warm Up: #NEvCHV

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Following a disappointing 1-1 draw to the Portland Timbers last weekend, theRevolution will be looking for more at both ends of the pitch when theyhost Chivas USA on Saturday.

Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro.

Scheduled kick-off: 7:30 p.

Chivas USA finally make it to Mexico

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In their final season before a re-branding, Chivas USA has a player make the Mexico National Team squad. Read More

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Football Vine: Wolfsburg’s Junior Malanda Misses Almighty Sitter vs Bayern Munich

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By Chris Wright

Junior Malanda, hand your head in shame...

Ouch.

‘I’m No Racist Or Homophobe, I’m A Human Being And I Made A Mistake’ – Malky Mackay Apologises Over Gay Snake-Gate

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By Chris Wright

Malky Mackay has publicly apologised forthe offensive text messages that have come to light as part of the ongoing FA investigations into Cardiff City's allegations of misconduct against their former manager.

In what is now being referred to across the board as "Gay Snake-gate", Mackay is alleged by Cardiff City to have sent and received a number of offensive texts from ex-Bluebirds sporting director Iain Moody.

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Will Cavani transfer complete the Arsenal title jigsaw?

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According to some of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, Arsene Wenger is planning to make one more big splash in the summer transfer window, with a stunning swoop for the Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. And if the Prof can pull this one off, I reckon it could be the final piece in the puzzle [.

Evian vs PSG 2014 Highlights Video Cabaye Red Card

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FC Dallas still working without healthy midfield as Diaz, Moffat remain out

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FC Dallas' Fabian Castillo (11) out maneuvers Real Salt Lake's Kyle Beckerman (5) during a Major League Soccer match at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (Mark M. Hancock / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News)

Additional help on defense was available Friday for FC Dallas against Real Salt Lake, but key members were still missing from a lineup making a push for the playoffs.

A Race Happened, Apaprently

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The weather in the mountains kept the relay plane grounded today, so all we saw was parts of the final 10K (any camera in town in Breckenridge plus occasional glimpses from the helicopter. Apparently a 12 man group broke away with 60K to go, then over Hoosier Pass a 4 man group consisting of Didier, Acevedo, Ben King, and Britton broke away and stayed away to the finish.

Celaya vs Irapuato Sábado 23 de Agosto

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Y si se le quiere dar notoriedad a este encuentro, le podríamos llamar el "clásico guanajuatense" y es que desde que el León ascendió a la Liga MX y el Irapuato se ausentó de esta división, dejaron de presentarse duelos entre conjuntos del estado de Guanajuato, ahora con el regreso del conjunto Fresero, se reviven estos enfrentamientos los cuales generalmente despiertan el interés de los aficionados de la región.

Atlético San Luis vs Mérida Sábado 23 de Agosto

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El Atlético San Luis como que quiere y como que no quiere, a veces ganando, a veces perdiendo y hasta con un empate en la última fecha, el caso es que ni cae posiciones, pero tampoco sube mucho, y ahí se la ha estado llevando a media tabla.

Actualmente tiene 7 puntos y se encuentra en el lugar 7 de la tabla, en los límites de la zona de calificación, así que para este partido podrá subir algún número de peldaños si gana, pero también caer varios lugares si pierde, a menos que consiga un empate, con ello seguirá como hasta ahora, en 3 y 2.

Opportunity knocks for Pochettino.

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We're definitely going somewhere. Just not sure where or how far yet. . The JimmyG2 Column. . Thought I'd give it a couple of weeks before I launched into my definitive analysis of the season so far; our prospects for the future; who should leave; who might come in; how long Mauricio will last; when the new Stadium will be completed and other related Spurs matters.

What I am watching for in Portland Timbers versus Seattle Sounders third match

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The Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC renew their rivalry on August 24 when the Sounders visit for the second time in 2014. Seattle has the advantage with a draw in Portland back in April and a win at home in July, but the Timbers are a very different team from those previous matches. It should be a very entertaining, feisty battle in front of a national audience on ESPN2.

Zacatepec Siglo XXI vs Altamira Sábado 23 de Agosto

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Y ahora sí, Ignacio Rodríguez, técnico del Zacatepec Siglo XXI se encuentra en la cuerda floja, difícilmente podrá resistir un mal resultado más en este partido de local ante el Altamira.

La situación del equipo cañero no podría estar peor, último lugar en la tabla general con solamente un punto, sin embargo a pesar del mal torneo de liga, se avecina un buen momento en lo económico ya que en la semana próxima, en su nuevo estadio, tendrán la visita del Guadalajara dentro de la Copa MX y no importa como ande de nivel el Zacatepec ni tampoco que el Guadalajara se presente con reservas, de todos modos la afición dará la gran entrada y con ello las finanzas del club tendrán una recuperación ya que en otros tipos de partidos difícilmente el aficionado se hace presente en buena cantidad como seguramente lo hará ahora en ese partido ante Las Chivas, atraído tanto por la fama del conjunto visitante como por la novedad del estadio.

U-18 USMNT 3, Hungary 1: Match Highlights

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Hannover 96 Jako 2014/15 Home, Away and Third Kits

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The only non-Bundesliga team to have won the DFB-Pokal (German Cup), Hannover 96 kick off [...]

Magpies Only After Players Good Enough To Wear The Shirt

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Southampton paid out an amazing £12M for Hull City striker Shane Longrecently,and the striker is simply not worth that amount of money, and Shane has said himselfhe was surprised at how high the transfer fee was-we were pleased it wasn't Newcastle overpaying for the Irish International. Shane Long Hull sold this striker for £12M [.

College notes: More preseason honors for Bell, Sjoberg, Nortey

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Prep boys notes: Merrill rallies for 7-7 tie with Medford in wild opener

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Mario Balotelli Arrives At Liverpool’s Melwood Training HQ To Undergo His Medical (First Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Coming via the Liverpool Echo, here's the first photo of Mario Balotelli arriving at Liverpool's Melwood training ground this afternoon in order to undergo his medical with the completion of his £16million move from AC Milan just the width of a gnat's danglies away now.

The Philadelphia Union Hope To Be Earthquake-Proof vs San Jose

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A Home game against a team 8 points away from the playoffs, should be a win right? Lets see how the game should play out.

The San Jose Story.

At full time last Friday, the Union players were coming off a hectic schedule that had the team playing 300+ minutes of soccer in the space of seven days.