English Premier League

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Weekend

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The influx of investment into Manchester City has seen the Manchester derby become one of the biggest games on the continent, and ahead of this weekend's clash between the age old rivals, there is plenty to get excited about.

Aside from the match between Manchester's finest at the Etihad, Germany and Russia both host their own version of "el Clasico", as arguably the biggest sides in each league go head-to-head.

Newcastle Youngster Impressive – On Fast Track For England?

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Rolando Aarons does not want to be compared to Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, who at 19 years old, has already played 11 times for England, but if Rolando keeps up the excellent form he has shown this season, including a great goal last night at the Etihad Stadium, he could even find himself in the England [.

This Is Exactly What We Want To See At Newcastle

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In the last two game, both of which we have won away from home against very good opposition, we have seen many of Newcastle's players starting to hit somewhere near their top form. Ryan Taylor in great form on Wednesday night On Sunday, Sammy Ameobi and Ayoze Perez both looked good and scored good [.

Can Magpies Make It Four Wins In A Row Against Liverpool?

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Our next game at home to Liverpool inthe early kick-off game on Saturday is only just over 36 hours away, so there's not much time to recover from last night's game and get ready for the next big test. Alan Pardew - last Sunday at Tottenham But it will help that only four players [...]

Preview: Stoke City vs West Ham

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Fresh from a Capital One Cup exit, Stoke City will turn their attention to the league when they welcome high-flying West Ham on Saturday. The Potters...

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Manchester United’s Defense Faces Its Biggest Test Against Manchester City

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Prior to last weekend's showdown at Old Trafford, it wasroundly statedthat Manchester United was going to face its biggest challenge of the new campaign when Louis van Gaal's side matched up with league leading Chelsea.

Following the contest,the majority offootball experts agreed that Uniteddisplayed their best performance of the early season by securing a last-minute draw against Jose Mourinho's men.

Cesc Your Shorts – SY 10-29-14

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On this week's Soccer Yanks Podcast: Manchester United grab a late goal to draw Chelsea in the match of the weekend, with big performances from Newcastle and West Ham to boot! Other ways to listen: Download the Podcast Here!(Right click, save as) If you like this podcast please..

Newcastle Manager Delivers Some Good News

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In his press conference for the upcoming home game against Liverpool on Saturday, Alan Pardew had some good news on the injury front today. Mehdi Abeid holding off Edin Dzeko last night Mehdi had a very good game again Alan was asked what the injury situation was, and he said the only real doubt [.

Bojan Krkic Still in Mark Hughes’ Plans at Stoke City

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Mark Hughes insists Bojan Krkic has a big part to play for Stoke this season.

The signing of the former Barcelona forward in the summer attracted plenty of attention but he has quickly become a peripheral figure.

Bojan's appearance in the Capital One Cup fourth-round tie against Southampton on Wednesday night was his first for nearly a month, and just his third start.

Alan Pardew Press Conference For Liverpool Game – Video

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Alan Pardew seems down to earth in part of his press conference today, and the manager seems quite confident about our chances against Liverpool. Another win would be just terrific, and Alan says the only injury doubt is Papiss Cisse and whether he will have a reaction to training with that knee of his.

Harry Kane Eyes League Start for Tottenham Hotspur

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Harry Kane notched his seventh goal of the season as Tottenham saw off Brighton in the Capital One Cup and now he wants to take his form into the Premier League.

The 21-year-old wrapped up the 2-0 fourth round victory over the Seagulls after substitute Erik Lamela had opened the scoring and Kane has now moved further clear as Tottenham's top goalscorer this season.

Preview: Chelsea vs QPR

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Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways when they welcome west London rivals Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. Former Chelsea winger Shaun...

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PHOTO: Diego Costa returns to training ahead of Chelsea’s clash against QPR

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PHOTO: Diego Costa returns to training ahead of Chelsea's clash against QPR - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have been handed a massive boost after star striker Diego Costa was spotted during the training sessions on Thursday.

The Spain international has been on the sidelines after the international break earlier in October as he missed the west London club's fixtures against Crystal Palace, Maribor, Manchester United and Shrewsbury Town.

Man Utd’s Luke Shaw: ‘Let’s bring home three points from Man City’

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Let's bring home the 3 points, looking forward to the #ManchesterDerby !! #ComeOnYouReds pic.twitter.com/YTlf6acHIy Luke Shaw...

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Manchester United

Roy Keane tears into another former team mate

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Roy Keane was, without doubt, one of the most influential footballers Manchester United have ever employed not to mention one of the very best central midfielders in the history of football.

Since his acrimonious departure from Old Trafford however, Keane has found it startlingly easy to make comments about the club, Sir Alex Ferguson or his previous team mates.

‘Paul Scholes couldn’t be ar***’ with media at Man U…now he wants the cash’, says Roy Keane

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Roy Keane's onslaught following the release of his book The Second Half has now turned to his former Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes,...

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‘Don’t panic’, Joe Hart tells Man City team-mates ahead of Man Utd clash

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Joe Hart has told his Manchester City team-mates to remain calm and trust in themselves as they prepare to take on local rivals Manchester United...

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Man Utd’s Wayne Rooney will be fired up for Man City game, says Andy Cole

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Wayne Rooney will be fired up for Manchester United when they take on local rivals Manchester City in the Premier League clash on Sunday, says former...

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Man City star Stevan Jovetic says team’s cure is lots of goals over Man Utd

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Manchester City star Stevan Jovetic says his side's cure to their recent troubles is to score lots of goals and beat rivals Manchester United...

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Roy Keane: I had lots of booze rows with Alex Ferguson at Man Utd

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane says he had lots of blazing rows with boss Alex Ferguson many of which centred around his penchant for...

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‘Going out of the League Cup’ could be blessing in disguise for Man City, says ex-Arsenal star Martin Keown

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Going out of the League Cup to Newcastle could be a blessing in disguise for Manchester City as it will allow them to focus on the Premier League,...

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Arsenal

We are all part of the Arsenal FAMILY – Win or lose….

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COYG. by RH I don't know when exactly it happened... I just know it happened, and the same can be said about why it happened but again it did, truth be told it does not keep me up at night I'm just glad I am part of the Arsenal family that screams COYG! I didn't [...]

Anatomy of a Gunner: How the Arsenal team inspired me!

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Anatomy of a Gunner: How the Arsenal team of 1939 inspired me to write a crime novel by Philip Kerr Like Glasgow, Edinburgh has two football teams that divide the city, Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian. I come from a family of Hearts supporters but growing up in the 1960s I found this loyalty strained [.

Photos: Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil posts updates on his injury recovery

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no, this is neither a red carpet nor a magic carpet. it is just the place where I'm working for my comeback. pic.twitter.com/rxeg6atQJT ...

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Alexis: Tight fit

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"Alexis is one of the best. He's very committed. Even in recovery sessions he wants to go outside and train to keep improving."

So said Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta of his new teammate Alexis Sanchez. There were flashes of brilliance in Alexis' opening games for Arsenal, even if the understanding with his teammates had yet to arrive.

Sanchez is unhappy at Arsenal? Mikel Arteta disagrees!

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I have just read one of the most ridiculous Anti-Arsenal articles of all time! According to a report in today's Star, they report: "The £35m summer signing from Barcelona, according to Chilean newspaper La Tercera, has already fallen out with some of his team-mates, including the Gunners' record signing Mesut Ozil.

Arsenal just missing a Patrick Vieira type player, says Robert Pires

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Arsenal are missing a Patrick Vieira type of player, according to former Gunner Robert Pires. The Frenchman thinks the powerful midfielder's...

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Major League Soccer

Soccer News: MLS plays the numbers game in LA

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LAFC is only hours old but the expectations for MLS in the Los Angeles market remain quite high in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

MLS announces Los Angeles Football Club owners

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Out with the old and in with the new. At least that is how it feels with Chivas USA leaving and Major League Soccer announcing the new owners of the LA2 franchise that will begin in 2017. It may or may not be called Los Angeles Football Club, or LAFC.

The list of owners announced today was rather impressive.

LAFC replaces Chivas USA as second LA MLS team

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MLS announced that LAFC will begin play in 2017 in an event in Los Angeles to introduce the club's ownership. Read More

Seattle Sounders Wins MLS Cup in ‘Football Manager’ Simulation

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The makers of theFootball Manager computer game, fromSports Interactive and Sega Europe, have run the 2014 MLS Playoffs through its game to simulate who will be crowned 2014 MLS Cup champions.

According to the data, the 2014 MLS Cup champions will be Seattle Sounders, led by Clint Dempsey.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs face ambitious offer for defender Jan Vertonghen from Milan

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AC Milan are preparing an audacious swoop for Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Jan Vertonghen in January, according to reports. The 27-year-old has been...

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Spurs star Andros Townsend’s brutal assessment: I’m not doing enough

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Tottenham star Andros Towsend has made a brutally honest assessment of his form by declaring he is not doing enough to justify being handed a...

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Tottenham tracking Cagliari’s Albin Ekdal

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Cagliari midfielder Albin Ekdal is a transfer target for Tottenham, according to reports in Italy. The 25-year-old Sweden international is a January...

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Team Sponsored By ‘Adult Special Interest Tube Site’ Banned From Playing In University League

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By Chris Wright

An amateur football team have been forced to pull out of a university league after officials were offended by their "totally inappropriate" choice of kit.

Indeed, the University of Kent sports department have since discharged The Rutherford Raiders from theirinter-college football league entirely.

St Albans City Striker Forced To Apologise After Skipping FA Cup Match To Watch El Clasico

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By Chris Wright

Conference South side St Albans City have hit striker John Frendo with their maximum fine after the 29-year-old dipped out of an FA Cup game at the weekend in order to attend the El Clasico game between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

According to the Herts Advertiser, Frendo flew out to watch Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Bernabeu while his St Albans teammates were busy slogging their way to a 1-0 cup defeat against Concord Rangers.

The Rest

Indonesia Hopes History Repeats In East Java

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Back in 2015 Sidoarjo and Gresik hosted the AFF Under 19 Championships. Indonesia of course went on to win the event, defeating Vietnam in the finals. So the Indra Sjafri legend was born as the Under 19s became immortalised in a movies, travelled the length and breadth of the archipelago and Spain and ultimately left Myanmar empty handed.

PSS & PSIS Disqualified After Own Goal Fiesta

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Apparently neither club wanted to win because neither club wanted to play another club; they felt if they played another club they would not be allowed to win and be denied a promotion spot for 'non technical' reasons.

So neither team played. Rather, they played to lose and the game became a flood of own goals with five scored in the last few minutes.

Say Ciao To Jersey Sponsorship?

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This Denver Post headline does not bode well for the future of the Ciao sponsorship:
Colorado Rapids sue Ciao Telecom over missed sponsorship payments
The article details how Ciao only paid $75K of the initial $80K to close the sponsorship deal and since then they've missed payments of $240K both at the end of Q2 and Q3, with a third payment of the same amount due at the end of next month.

Fare Thee Well, Alex

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Today marks the end of an era. Aleksander Duric will walk on to the pitch at Clementi Stadium for the last time as Tampines Rovers take on DPMM in what is effectively the title decider. If Duric leads Tampines to victory his last deed as a professional footballer could be to help one of his former clubs, Warriors, to list the SLeague.

Results 30/10

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Indonesia Super League Play Offs

Pelita Bandung Raya v Persiib 2-1 (Kim Jeffrey Kurniawan, Wawan Febrianto; Tantan) 5,000

Well well, a bit of a turn up. Many people were expecting Persebaya to clinch the final semi final berth joining Persib, Arema and Presipura but oh no, it is PBR.

Menino Gave Soccer Proper Due

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Photo credit: New England Revolution

Yesterday, I wrote a story about the Revolution's memorable come-from-behind victory over the Metrostars in the 2005 playoffs, a match I dubbed "the greatest Boston game of all time." It was written in part to remember a great moment in the region's sports lore,and alsoa reminderon how thelocal sports media at large often cast soccer to the side.

OTF Radio Archive

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The 25-episode adventure in pirate soccer radio is back up in all its glory...

Tune in and have a laugh (or a good cry) at otfradio.podbean.com


Celtic’s Aleksandar Tonev Banned Seven Games For Racist Abuse

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Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev has been banned for seven games for racially abusing Aberdeen's Shay Logan during a Scottish Premiership match on September 13th.

The Bulgarian international, who is on-loan from Aston Villa, denied the charges but officials from the Scottish league have confirmed that the complaint had been upheld after a disciplinary tribunal.

‘I’m happy to learn from captain john Terry’ says Chelsea starlet Kurt Zouma

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Chelsea starlet Kurt Zouma says he is happy to learn from captain John Terry as he seeks to hone his game and force his way into the reckoning of...

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The NFL in Europe

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What does the NFL targeting London for a team mean for soccer there and in the rest of Europe? Read More

Winner winner, Kljestan buys chicken dinner.

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I think that is how it works when you hit the decider in an Anderlecht victory, no? The funny thing is I actually missed noticing this game when I made up my daily morning schedule of games with Americans yesterday. Knucklehead. - Greg Seltzer

MLS Season Awards: Bobby Boswell for Defender of the Year

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Thought to be on the decline in Houston, Bobby Boswell has jumped back into the conversation for Defender of the Year.

When D.C. United acquired Bobby Boswell in the offseason, many fans were happy but wary. A former Defender of the Year with D.C. United and a popular player both on and off the field, but Boswell was seemingly on the decline in Houston.

Soccer TV: Schalke vs Augsburg and Deportivo vs Getafe

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Schalke and Augsburg meet in the Bundesliga on GolTV and Deportivo play Getafe on beIN en Espanol on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Brendan Rodgers confident of striker options ahead of Liverpool’s match against Newcastle

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is feeling more confident of his striking options as his side prepare for the visit of in-form Newcastle this weekend....

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