Who Ate All the Pies Archives for January 2016

Friendly: Oliver Giroud And Dimitri Payet Net Stunners As France Beat Cameroon 3-2 (Video)

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Olivier Giroud was booed by the home fans during France's friendly with Cameroon in Nantes on Tuesday night. However, the Arsenal hitman still managed to score a fine volley, with West Ham's Dimitri Payet netting a superb free-kick late on.

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Goals from Blaise Matuidi andVincent Aboubakar made the scores level before, on 41 minutes, Paul Pogba conjured up an incredible assist for Giroud, who coolly volleyed home.

German Football Fans React Wonderfully After Right-Wing Politican Makes Racist Quip About Jerome Boateng (Photos)

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German football fans used yesterday's friendlyagainst Slovakia to stage a mass show of support for Jerome Boateng after a right-wing politician disgorged a crass, racist quip about the Berlin-born, Berlin-raised centre-back recently.

Alexander Gauland, deputy chief of the anti-immigration 'Alternative für Deutschland' party, was quoted by theFrankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaperas saying "people like him as a football player, but they don't want to have a Boateng as their neighbour.

Barcelona Unveil New Retro-Flavoured Home Kit, Inspired By Success Of 1991/92 European Campaign (Photos & Video)

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What you're looking at there is Barcelona's freshly-unveiled home kit for next season, a slinky little number thatchannels the strip the Catalan side wore during their all-conquering 1991/1992 European endeavours.

According to the official blurb, the shirt is "an expression of both Barca'sheritage and theirfuture" which is dubiousdesign speak for "we made minor tweaks to a 25-year-old design".

Young Lions: England U21s Win Toulon Tournament For First Time Since 1994

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Courtesy of a 2-1 win against hosts France in Sunday's final, England's U21 side won the Toulon Tournament for the first time in 22 years.

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Lewis Baker, who spent the 2015/16 season on loan from Chelsea at Vitesse Arnhem, headed home the opener on eight minutes. Another Blues' youngster, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, then doubled his side's advantage.

Champions League: Juanfran Pleads For Forgiveness With Atletico Madrid Fans After Shoot-Out Misery (Video)

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Atletico Madrid pushed rivals Real Madrid all the way in Saturday night's Champions League final, only for Cristiano Ronaldo's decisive shoot-out spot-kick to secure an 11th title for Los Merengues.

Juanfran missed the crucial spot-kick for Atletico and after the game, the full-back was distraught, apologising to to the travellingRojiblancos fans.

Havin’ It Large: Sam Allardyce Spotted Raving The Night Away At Marbella Pool Party (Video)

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Hi folks. Yer man Chris here, finally back in the Pies saddle after spending the last week on my 100-mile charity mega-trek (many thanks to everybody that donated, much appreciated!).

To celebrate my glorious return, we thought we'd treat you to a marvellous video of Big Samuel raving the night away at a poolside party in Marbella.

Tottenham Set To Play Champions League Games At Wembley Next Season

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Following in the footsteps of Arsenal at the end of the 1990s, Tottenham will play their Champions League games next season at Wembley stadium.

In agreeing a deal with the FA, the Spurs also have an option to play all their home league and cup games (and potential European fixtures) at Wembley in 2017/18.

Bayern Munich Boss Carlo Ancelotti Boldly Goes Where No Manager Has Gone Before, Lands Cameo Role In New Star Trek Film (Video)

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Carlo Ancelotti has taken centre stage for a number of Europe's biggest clubsover the years,both as player and manager. However, now the Italian manager is set for a rather different role, in the next Star Trek film.

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While the Bayern Munich not-seat awaits Ancelotti, the 56-year-old former Chelsea boss has been keeping himself busy by bagging a cameo role, as a doctor, in the new Star Trek Beyond' movie, which is set for release in July.

Friendly: Dream Debut For Rashford As England Beat Australia 2-1 (Photos & Highlights)

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Marcus Rashford's dream season continued at the Stadium of Light on Friday night, with the Manchester United starlet scoring just two minutes and 19 seconds into his senior England debut. The goal, along with a second-half effort from sub Wayne Rooney helped the Three Lions to a 2-1 win in their penultimate friendly before EURO 2016.

Official: Man Utd Confirm Jose Mourinho As New Manager

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As expected, Jose Mourinho is the new Manchester United manager after signing a three-year deal with the Red Devils.Mourinho replaces Louis van Gaal, who was sacked on Monday after a disappointing two-year reign.

Mourinho himself was sacked last year after Chelsea endured a dreadful title-defence.

Seven-Year-Old Boy Applies For Vacant Inverness Caledonian Thistle Job, Receives Superb Reply From Club

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While 53-year-old Jose Mourinho is set to take over at Manchester United, a seven-year-old boy is angling for a shot in the Inverness Caledonian Thistle hot-seat.

Following the departure of John Hughes from Caley Thistle, the club received a hand-written letter from schoolboy Ewen MacKenzie.

Ouch: Arsenal Assist-King Mesut Ozil Gets Pawed In The Privates By Tiger (Video)

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After helping Arsenal to a second-place finish in the Premier League, playmaker Mesut Ozil has been taking some time out in the Middle-East before the beginning of EURO 2016. While in Dubai, the German schemer got up close and personal with a youngtiger, leaving the Gunners' star looking (understandably) uneasy.

Man Utd’s Anthony Martial Wins Premier League Goal Of The Season (Video)

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Despite an overall disappointing season for Manchester United (despite the FA Cup win),Anthony Martial was one of the shining lights in Louis van Gaal's last season with the Red Devils.

Now, the French attacker can add the Premier League Goal of the Season gong to his Cup winner's medal, after fans voted his cracking curler against Stoke City as the best strike of the 2015/16 campaign.

FAIL: Lithuanian Cup Clash Sees Mother Of All Paneka Penalty Flops (Video)

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When it's done right, the classic 'Panenka' penalty is a thing of impudent beauty. However, during the Lithuanian Football Federation Cup clash between Silute and Silas, one player got the classic penalty all kinds of wrong.

With the scores at 0-0 after extra-time, the two sides played out a penalty shoot-out, with Silas player Gytis Siugzda's attempted 'Panenka' surely one of the most appalling spot-kicks ever caught on (rather poor quality) video.

Official: Swiss Hardman Granit Xhaka Joins Arsenal As Arsene Wenger Bulks Up Midfield

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As expected, Arsenal have signed midfielder Granit Xhaka, on a long-term contract and for an undisclosed fee (thought to be around £30million). Photos of the Swiss international wearing the new Gunners'kit were leaked earlier this week, but now the move has been announced by theclub.

The 23-year-old was s star performer for Borussia Monchengladbach, captaining them to fourth place last season and helping them secure a Champions League berth in each of the last two seasons.

Bayern Munich Fan Beats Cancer, Has Club Crest Painted On Glass Eye (Photos)

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Football is indeed a global game and an often uplifting one, as the story of Bayern Munich fan Ryan Gibson perfectly exemplifies.

The 33-year-old American lost his right eye to a rare form of cancer calledocular melanoma, but the tragedy has now allowed him to show off his love to Bundesliga behemoths Bayern.

Injury Scare: Cristiano Ronaldo Hobbles Out Of Training Ahead Of Saturday’s Champions League Final (Video)

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Ahead of Saturday's Champions League final clash with Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid were given a scare when Cristiano Ronaldo limped out of training after a clash with 'keeper Kiko Casilla.

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The Portuguese mega-super-star went to ground after challenging for a cross during a training match.

Super Swede: PSG Release Superb Zlatan Ibrahimovic Best Of Compilation (Video)

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Strongly linked with a move to Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will entertain where he goes, on and off the pitch. Following his departure from PSG, where he lead to French giants to four consecutive league titles, the club has put together a superb montage of the Swede's best moments.

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Netting a pretty impressive 156 goals in 180 games for the French giants, Ibrahimovic's mix of footballing genius, social media prowess, sense of humourand unbridled arrogance,gave PSG a limitless supply of superb memories.

Official: Man Utd Sack Louis Van Gaal As Jose Mourinho Waits In The Wings

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As expected, Louis van Gaal's two-year reign at Old Trafford has come to an end, with Manchester United sacking the 64-year-old on Monday.

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After two seasons of underwhelming football and disappointing league finishes (4th and 5th), despite a huge outlay on transfers, van Gaal was living on borrowed time in Manchester, An FA Cup win was a nice way to finish his tenure with the Red Devils, but now Jose Mourinho looks set to replace the Dutchman in the United hot-seat.

Alexis Sanchez Gets New Number Seven As Arsenal Launch Slick New 2016/17 Kit (Photos)

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Arsenal and PUMA have launched their new kit for the 2016/17 season, and it's a rather fine, skintight creation in a classic style, which is sure to please the club's fans.

A feint stripe down the front is a rather odd addition, with a black trim on the collar another new feature...

Presenting the 2016/17 @pumafootball @Arsenal home kit.

Friendly: Jamie Vardy Fires England To Victory v Turkey, But No Party For Unconvincing Three Lions (Photos & Highlights)

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A late strike from Jamie Vardy secured a 2-1 win for England against Turkey at the Etihad on Sunday evening. However, Roy Hodgson's side were somewhat lucky to win the game, with the Three Lions' backline looking shaky throughout.

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Harry Kane, starting up front alongside Vardy and Raheem Sterling in a 4-3-3 formation, opened the scoring after just three minutes following good link-up play with club team-mate Dele Alli.

Spellbinding: Jubilant Hibernian Fans Sing ‘Sunshine On Leith’ After Scottish Cup Win v Rangers (Video)

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Alan Stubb's Hibernian side won their first Scottish Cup since 1902 on Saturday, after a pulsating clash with Rangers saw the Hibees come out 3-2 winners.

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Anthony Stokes, on loan from Celtic of all sides, bagged a brace for Hibs while Kenny Miller and Andy Halliday netted for Rangers, leaving the game all square as extra-time beckoned.

Ouch: Bayern Munich Winger Franck Ribery Gets Away With Nasty Eye Gouge During German Cup Final (Photo)

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No stranger to nasty behaviour, Bayern Munich Franck Ribery was at it again on Saturday during theDFB Pokal cup final against Borussia Dortmund.

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In the first-half, the French attacker got himself into a bit of a state before attempting a rather hideous eye gouge on Dortmund's Gonzalo Castro.

Reports: Jose Mourinho To Be Named As New Man Utd Boss After Deal Agreed in Principle

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On the day that Louis van Gaal led Manchester United to FA Cup final glory, the Red Devils are reportedly set to replace the Dutch coach with none other than Jose Mourinho.

The storycomes from the BBC, who report that a deal to bring the 53-year-old Mourinho to Old Trafford was agreed in principle before the FA Cup final on Saturday.

FA Cup Final: Jesse Lingard Fires Man Utd To Glory v Crystal Palace After Injury Time Drama (Photos & Video)

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In what may well have been Louis van Gaal's last game in charge of Manchester United, the Dutchman saw his side come from a goal down to lift the FA Cup for a joint-record 12th time.

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The majority of the game, in normal time, was a disappointment, with Mark Clattenburg not once, but twice wrongly failing to give an advantage to Crystal Palace when the Eagles were bearing down on goal.

Sweet FA: Singer Karen Harding Misses Cue For National Anthem In FA Cup Cock-Up (Video)

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The pre-match entertainment for Saturday's FA Cup final was a dog's dinner of disorganisation, with singer Karen Harding missing her cue for the national anthem and Tinie Tempah delaying the kick-off after appearing late for his sub-Superbowl turn.

No doubt X-Factor star Harding had rehearsed her big moment a number of time, however, when it came to the crunch, for some reason she was left with egg on her face, smiling awkwardly as the national anthem plodded on.

Rock Hard: Granit Xhaka Pictured In Arsenal Kit As Gunners Swoop For Swiss Midfielder (Photos)

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Though yet to be officially confirmed, Granit Xhaka's move to Arsenal looks done after photos emerged showing the Swiss midfielder in the Gunners' kit.

The Borussia Monchengladbach star has been tracked by Arsene Wenger for sometime, with the Arsenal boss eager to add some more muscle to his midfield.

Official: Celtic Appoint Ex-Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers As New Manager

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Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been chosen as the man to replace Ronny Deila at Celtic.

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Sacked by Liverpool back in October, Rodgers saw off competition from the likes of David Moyes, Neil Lennon and Roy Keane to secure the job with the Glasgow giants.

Celtic bigwig Dermot Desmond apparently played a pivotal role in the getting the Ballymena-born Rodgers to sign on the dotted line for the Bhoys, who are desperate toreassert their credentials after a number of disappointing performances in Europe.

Ligue 1: Bordeaux Unveil Gaudy New Third Kit, Featuring Neon Pink Postcard Images Of Their Home City (Photo & Video)

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On the subject of gaudy new kits, Girondins de Bordeaux have partially unveiled their third strip for next season.

We'd love to tell you that it'sa demure little number in that classic French style, but it's actually a garish neon pink, purple and blue number that is made up of a collage of images of famous Bordeaux landmarks.

Wayne Rooney Produces Yet Another Awkward Cameo In Flashy Man Utd X-Men Promo (Video)

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Hot on the heels of daubing blue paint all over a handful of poor mascots at Old Trafford earlier in the week, Manchester United have now gone up a gear in their megabucks marketing partnership with movie giants 20th Century Fox.

In a rather bizarre new promo for the X-Men: Apocalypse film, club captain Wayne Rooney joins 'Professor X' aka James McEvoy for a big budget advert.

Middlesbrough’s New 2016/17 Home Kit Comes With Puzzling ‘Gastric Band’ Round The Middle (Photos)

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Middlesbrough have unveiled the shirt they'll be wearing for their big return to the Premier League next season, and to say that the home strip has left their fans puzzled is something of an understatement.

As you can see, the 2016/17 home shirt is mainlyred but comes with a rather conspicuous wonky white band dolloped around the midriff a design feature that is sure to accentuate the svelte physique of your average Boro supporter.

Crystal Palace: Yannick Bolasie Hoping To Win FA Cup As Special Birthday Present For His Dear Old Mum

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Yannick Bolasie is hoping to win the FA Cup this weekend not only for the glory and prestige, but also as a "special" birthday present for his dear old mum.

The winger's momma, Yolanda, turns 54 on Saturday the very day Crystal Palace and Manchester United meet at Wembley to contest the 2016 FA Cup final.

Random Great Goals: Leeds Cult Hero Mel Sterland Breaches Sheffield Utd’s Unorthodox Wall With Monstrous Free-Kick, 1989 (Video)

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If you're wondering what type of player Mel Sterland was, the titleof his autobiography "Boozing, Betting &Brawling" is a fairly good indicator.

Position-wise, Sterland was probably what you'd now refer to as a "flying right-back", though his perpetual propulsion was not a resultof elite athleticism and cardiac conditioning, oh no.

Toulouse Coach Pascal Dupraz Delivers Immense Inspirational Team-Talk On Final Day Of The Season (Video)

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Going into thevery lastday of the Ligue 1 season, Toulouse knew that only a win over Angers would be enough to guarantee they'd be safe from relegation come the final reckoning.

Knowing exactly what was on the line, coach Pascal Dupraz earned his crust before the game by delivering an absolute spine-tingler of a team talk, channelling Al Pacino, Maximus Decimus Meridius, Remember The Titans, William Wallace, Invictus and the president from Independence Day as he riled his troops up into a lather.

Heart-Warming Scenes As Liverpool Fan Finally Reunited With ‘The Man Who Saved His Life’ At Hillsborough (Video)

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Rememberthe Liverpool fan who launched an appeal to find the man who "saved his life" at Hillsborough after spotting himself as a young boy among the chaos while watching the recent BBC documentary about that tragic day in 1989.

Joe Smith was just eight years old when he found himself being plucked from the morassin the Leppings Lane end by a good samaritan, who hoisted the youngster up onto his shoulders and carried him to safety.

Adebayo Akinfenwa Posts Brilliant Response After Ian Holloway Cracks Joke About Him ‘Eating His Twin’ (Video)

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Shortly after Adebayo Akinfenwa had scored to help book AFC Wimbledon's place in the League Twoplay-off final on Wednesday night, Ian Holloway hadSky Sports anchor Scott Minto in stitches while the pair discussedthe striker and his legendarily "ample" frame.

While going over Akinfenwa's various merits, Holloway quipped "I heard he had a twin and he ate him", which duly reduced Minto to a giggling puddle of pink goo live on air.

Newcastle And Tottenham Legend David Ginola Collapses In South Of France, Tweets He’s Okay From Hospital Bed

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Former Newcastle and Tottenham star David Ginola eased fans' fears with an upbeat Tweet after the hunky French legend collapsed from what was initially reported as a heart attack on Thursday.

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The 49-year-old had beentaking part in a celebrity golf tournament in Mandelieu when he is reported to have collapsed.

Retro Football: The Ugliest Goal Ever Scored, Norwich vs Sheffield Utd, 1997-ish (Video)

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Steady thine self pilgrims, for you are shortly about to bear witness to perhaps the ugliest goal ever scored in a professional football match.

It came back in the dank, squalid, culture-less mire that was the late 1990s roughly 1997-ish by our reckoning during a game between Sheffield United and Norwich City in the old Division One, now known colloquially as 'The Championship'.

Euro 2016: England’s First Training Session Gatecrashed By Imposter Wearing Full Kit (Photo)

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"Who's this old guy with the mad pace?"

England hadtheir first Euro 2016 training session interrupted on Wednesday when a bloke clad in full regalia somehow made his way out onto the pitches at St George's Park.

He was soon escorted back from whence he came by security but not before he managed to knock a few balls about with some of the players.

Reports: John Terry Takes Significant Pay Cut To Stay At Chelsea For One More Year

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Poor old John Terry will likely be reduced to existingon nothing but broken dreams and12p Lidl baked beans next year after it emerged he agreed to take a significant pay cut to stay on at Chelsea for one more year.

After several months of umming and ahhing, Chelsea finally got around to offering their veteran captain a new contract last week, shortly after a £12million deal was lodgedfrom the Chinese Super League.

Liverpool: Philippe Countinho Somehow Manages Not To Slap Dozy Selfie-Seeking Fan After Europa League Final Defeat (Video)

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Our hat truly goes off to Philippe Coutinho who, despite being obviously distraught having just lost a European cup final, somehow managed not to do a selfie-seeking fan an extreme physical discourtesy in the aftermath of the match.

The oblivious supporter charged over and attempted to take a photo with the Liverpool man, who just about managed to feign interest long enough for the grinning imbecile to take his silly picture.

Europa League Final: Jamie Carragher Begs Liverpool To Sign Proper Left-Back After Alberto Moreno Goes Haywire In Basel

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It seems you can take the boy out of Liverpool but you can't take Liverpool out of the boy after all.

Liverpool's 3-1 capitulation to Sevilla in last night's Europa League final will have left millions of people angry and hurting worldwide. As Jurgen Klopp's side came a cropper in the Swiss city of Basel, one Liverpool legend made his feelings known in a hastily-deleted tweet.

Europa League Final: Liverpool Fall At Final Hurdle As Sevilla Win Third Title In A Row (Photos & Videos)

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Despite producing an impressive first-half display which saw Liverpool 1-0 up at the break, the Reds were comprehensively outgunned in the second-half, with Sevilla winning 3-1 to lift their fifth Europa League title in 11 seasons.

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Jurgen Klopp's side went ahead on 35 minutes, courtesy of a superb effort from Daniel Sturridge, with the striker bending in a cracker with the outside of his boot.

Europa League Final: Daniel Sturridge Nets Magnificent Curling Opener For Liverpool v Sevilla (Video)

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A supremely gifted player, Daniel Sturridge has seen his season hamstrung by injury. However, in the Europa League final on Wednesday night, the Liverpool striker produced a fabulous outside-of-the-boot effort to open the scoring on 35 minutes.

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Picking up the ball on the edge of the Sevilla box, the striker produced a wonderful curling effort which left 'keeperDavid Soria with no chance.

On This Day In 1970: Bobby Moore Accused Of Stealing A Bracelet From Colombian Jewellery Store

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In possibly the most famous diplomatic incident in football history, 18th May 1970 saw England captainBobby Moore accused of half-inching a bracelet from a store in Bogota, Columbia, while on a shopping trip with Bobby Charlton.

With England in town as part of their training regimefor the World Cup in Mexico, the pair were shoppingfor a present for Charlton's wifeatthe Green Fire shop inside the Tequendama Hotel when the owner accused Moore of walking out of the shop with a £600 bracelet stuffed in his pocket.

Southampton: Kelvin Davis’ 11-Year-Old Son Beats Him With Corking Penalty During Farewell Testimonial (Video)

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After racking up 10 years down on the south coast, Southampton gave veteran goalkeeper Kelvin Davis his testimonial last night.

Super Kev, who retired at the end of the season, was part of the 'Promotion XI' that took on aside made up of current Saints players at St Mary's.

However, the 39-year-old stopper saw his team pipped in the very last minute of the game when he was foiled by his own flesh and blood.

You Never Lose It: Jay-Jay Okocha Scores Lovely Little Goal While Lighting Up Bolton Legends Charity Match (Video)

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The great and good of the Bolton Wanderers alumni fraternity descended upon the Macron Stadium yesterday afternoonfor a charity exhibition game in aid of the club's Supporters and Community trusts.

The two sides were captained by Bolton old-timers John McGinlay and Tony Kelly, with likes ofJay-Jay Okocha,Jussi Jaaskelainen,Kevin Nolan, Gudni Bergsson, Ricardo Gardner, Ivan Klasnic and Fabrice Muamba all turning out for the occasion.

Reports: Rafa Benitez ‘Verbally Agrees’ To Stay On As Newcastle Manager Next Season

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Go ahead and chalk up another victory for the polite hand-written A4 sign brigade, Rafa Benitez has been swayed.

That's according to the Daily Mail, who are reporting that Benitez has "verbally agreed" to stay on as Newcastle manager in the Championship next season after having a post-season pow-wow with owner Mike Ashley.

Dinamo Bucharest Fans Perform Enormous Tifo Tribute To Patrick Ekeng Before Romanian Cup Final (Video)

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Dinamo Bucharest fans performed a gigantic, stadium-wide tifo tribute to Patrick Ekeng after the 26-year-old midfielder tragically passed away at the beginning of May.

Ekeng suffered a heart attack on the pitch after coming on as a 70th-minute substitute againstViitorul and later died in hospital.

Man Utd Paint Pre-Match Mascots Blue To Promote New X-Men Film (Photos)

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Ahead of their Premier League clash with Bournemouth at Old Trafford, Manchester United sent out a number of their pre-match mascots resplendent in blue face paint to promote the newX-Men: Apocalypse film.

Having linked up with film distributors 20th Century Fox, United got themselves involved in the promotion for Leonardo DiCaprio's epic The Revenant earlier in the season, with players taking to social media to advertise the movie.

‘The Worst Groundsmen In The World’ Become Unwitting Stars Of Norwegian Seventh-Tier Football (Photos)

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The two thoroughly sheepish gentlemen you see afore ye are none other thanQuang Minh Ha and Nick Duy Do, otherwise nowknown as the worst groundsmen in the entire world.

The hapless pair were tasked with marking out the pitch just 30 minutes before the recent Norwegian 7th-tier game betweenJulebygda and Riska 3 was scheduled to kick-off.

FAIL: Liverpool Fans Inadvertently Paint Massive Mamadou Sakho Banner Slogan Onto Their Patio (Photos)

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Asthe rest of the Liverpool lot continue to gear up for the Europa League final on Wednesday evening, one man who won't be featuring for Jurgen Klopp's side any time soon is Mamadou Sakho.

Indeed, the French centre-half is currently suspended having flubbed a drug test in lateApril, shortly after he scored a crucial goal in Liverpool's dramatic comeback victory over Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals.

Richard Wright Retires After Making Grand Total Of Zero Appearances In Four Years At Man City

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Don't worry, this photo was taken during a pre-season friendly

The news might have passed you by, but it's with a heavy heart that we learned Richard Wright finally called time on his careeron Sunday.

The 38-year-old shuffled off with next to no fanfare, perhaps hardly surprising given that he hasn't appeared in a professional competitive game since 2011.

Wigan Fan Awarded Free Season Ticket For Creating All-Conquering ‘Will Grigg’s On Fire’ Chant (Video)

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Not so very long ago, a video did the rounds of a group of Wigan fans belting out an ode to top-goalscorer Will Grigg after the striker scored his 27th goal of the season in a 4-0 away win over Blackpool.

Wigan duly went on to tie up the League One title, with the Grigg chant which borrows heavily from mid-90s Euro dance classic 'Freed from Desire' by Gala quickly becoming a terrace staple at the DW Stadium.

Snapshot: Leicester City Fan Brings Actual Fox To Enormous Title Celebration Party In Victoria Park…

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Leicester City staged their open-top bus victory parade through the city streets yesterday afternoon, with legions and legions of fans turning out to celebrate with Claudio Ranieri and his team o' legends.

It was estimated that around 240,000 people turned out to watch the Leicester convoy make its way from Jubilee Square to Victoria Park, where the Foxes took to the stage and the revelry really began as Kasabian knocked out a few of their gibberish hits.

On This Day In 2015: Sadio Mane Scores The Fastest Hat-Trick In Premier League History (Video)

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On the final day of the 2014/15 season, Southampton gave Aston Villa a taste of what was to come by sending their guests off for the summer with a 6-1 humiliation at St Mary's.

On that fateful day, May 16th, Sadio Mane helped himself to the fastest ever Premier League hat-trick by banging in three goals in the space of just 2minutes and 56 seconds.

Ray Parlour Reminisces About The Time Dennis Bergkamp Accidentally Convinced Arsenal To Sign Igors Stepanovs

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"I know lads, I can only apologise..."

With his new autobiography (complete with its magnificent front cover) on sale now, Ray Parlour has been doing the PR rounds of late, spouting off cheerful, chirrupy anecdotes of his playing days at Arsenal left, right and centre.

As such, an excerpt from "The Romford Pele" appeared in the Guardian recently, in which Parlour reels off a smashing little yarn about the day he and Dennis Bergkamp, in the act of teasing Martin Keown, unwittingly convinced Arsene Wenger to spend £1million on Igors Stepanovs theLatviancentre-halfwidely regarded as one of the worst, most cumbersome playersever to have played for the Gunners.

Roy Hodgson Announces Provisional England Squad For Euro 2016: Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere And Marcus Rashford Sneak In

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True to his word, Roy Hodgson announced his provisional England squad for Euro 2016 at 11am on the dot this morning.

The first draft of the squad includes 26 players and will eventually be whittled down to 23 over the course of the next two weeks.

So, here it is in all its glory...

Goalkeepers (in alphabetical order): Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, Tom Heaton

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Rose, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier, Danny Drinkwater, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere

Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy

Obviously, nothing is set in stone as yet and threeof those named above will be stood downbefore the end of the month.

Santi Cazorla’s Five-Year-Old Son Enzo Is Already A Much Better Footballer Than You (With Video Evidence)

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It would appear that not only has Santi Cazorla's infant son not only inherited his dad's mighty 5ft frame, but also a fair dash of his exquisite mastery of the football too.

Five-year-old Enzo Cazorla was filmed showing off his dribbling prowess as Arsenal celebrated their second-place finish on the pitch at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

Reports: PSG To Name One Of Their Stands After Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Havingscored twice in his final game against Nantes to bow out as both PSG's record all-time and single-season goalscorer, it would appear that the club's owners are set to bestowZlatan Ibrahimovic with one of the highest honours the football world has to give.

The 34-year-old Swede is due to leave Paris when his contract expires at the end of June, though not before he gets a stand renamed after him at the Parc des Princes.

Man Utd Fan Travels 5,000km From Sierra Leone Only To Have His First Match Abandoned, Supporters Help Arrange FA Cup Final Ticket Instead

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The dud-bomb palaver that enveloped Old Trafford yesterday thankfully proved to be little more than an inconvenience for many Manchester United fans.

However, nobody inside the stadium was more put out than United fan Moses, who had travelled all the way from Sierra Leone to watch his beloved team in action live for the very first time only to have the game abandoned a few minutes before kick-off.

Ooops: Old Trafford Suspect Package Was Training Device Left By Private Company

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Old Trafford was the scene of a major security alert on Sunday, with Manchester United's final day clash with Bournemouth postponed after a suspicious device was found at the stadium. However, on Sunday evening, police confirmed that the package was nothing more than a training device left behind after a training exercise.

Emotional: Chelsea Captain John Terry Tells Fans He Wants To Stay At Stamford Bridge (Video)

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On the day where ex-Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri and his all-conquering Leicester side were given a guard of honour at Stamford Bridge, Blues' captain John Terry gave an emotional post-match speech in which he hinted at a possible new deal with the west Londoners.

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35-year-old Terry was expected to leave Chelsea at the end of this season, with his contract coming to an end.

It’s Happened Again! Arsenal FInish Above Tottenham After Lilywhites Collapse At Newcastle

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With their hopes of a Premier League title dashed in the final weeks of the season, Tottenham came into the final day of the season on the cusp of at least finishing ahead of rivals Arsenal for the first time since 1995.

However, instead the Lilywhites endured an horrific afternoon at St. James' Park, going down 5-1 to a 10-man Newcastle side.

Final Day Drama: Manchester United’s Game Against Bournemouth Abandoned After ‘Suspect Package’ Found At Old Trafford

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Manchester United's final day game against Bournemouth had to be abandoned shortly before kick-off after a suspect package was found at Old Trafford.

Both the Stretford End and the Sir Alex Ferguson stand were evacuated completely after thesecurity threat was identified.

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A red alert was sounded over the public address system 20 minutes before the game was scheduled to begin (15:00) and fans were ushered to safety.

Tim Howard Pens Emotional Farewell Letter To Everton Ahead Of His Move Back Home

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After a decadeof faithful, shouty service at Everton,the end of the season will see Tim Howard mosey off into the sunset as heprepares to make the final Quantum Leap back home to MLS with the Colorado Rapids.

Understandably, it's all been a bit of a wrench for the 37-year-old goalkeeper, who decided to say farewell tohis adopted Evertonian family by way of an emotional open letter.

Leicester City: Glass Jars Of ‘Title-Winning Air’ From King Power Stadium For Sale On Ebay (Photo)

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As the incessant monetising of Leicester City's title win continues apace, several enterprising fans are attempting to sell jars of "title-winning air" from the King Power Stadium on Ebay.

Of course, the chance to huff away at the very essence of Jamie Vardy doesn't come cheap.

Several listings have popped up on the auction site, with the going rate starting at an entirely reasonable £15 and rising all the way up to £30.

Match Of The Day Brings In Expert Panel For Goal Of The Season To Scupper Arsenal Fans’ Voting Hijack

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In order to stop another Arsenal fantakeover, the BBC have decided to change the voting procedure for the 2015/16 Match of the Day's Goal of the Season competition.

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Last season, Arsenal fans, famed for their massive social media presence, mobilised their numbers and voted Jack Wilshere's decent (but hardly awe-inspiring) strike against West Brom to the top of the pile in the Goal of the Season competition, ahead of more worthy strikes from the likes of Bobby Zamora and Angel Di Maria.

Bundesliga: Chelsea Flop Papy Djilobodji Saves Werder Bremen From Relegation With Last-Gasp Strike (Video)

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One of the stranger transfer of the season, Papy Djiliobodji's total contribution to Chelsea's 2015/16 campaign was a very short cameo at the end of the Blues' Capital One Cup clash with Walsall back in September. However, after a (mixed) loan move to Werder Bremen, the Senegalese defender ended the season on a high, by scoring the goal which kept his side in the top-tier of German football.

Women’s FA Cup Final: Danielle Carter Bags Curling Cracker As Arsenal Beat Chelsea 1-0 At Wembley (Video)

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In front a record crowd of 32,912. Arsenal Ladies lifted their 14th Women's FA Cup trophy at Wembley on Saturday, courtesy of a deserved 1-0 win against holders Chelsea. Danielle Carter was the match-winner for the Gunners, with the attacker netting a cracking solo effort.

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Carter's goal came on 18 minutes after a strong start fromPedro Martínez Losa's side, with the England forward jinking into the box before producing a sublime curling effort which sailed past 'keeperHedvig Lindahl and into the back of the Chelsea net.

Leicester City: Jamie Vardy & Riyad Mahrez To Play Final Game Wearing Special ‘Vahrez’ Nike Boots (Photos)

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Nike have seen to it that Leicester City's two top goalscorers will take to the pitch in customised boots for their final game of the season against Chelsea tomorrow.

The Foxes' pair have both been furnished with a custom pair of Hypervenoms decked out in a special blue and white 'Vahrez' (that's Vardy + Mahrez in case you were struggling) colourway.

Championship Play-Offs: Ross Wallace Bags Belter As Sheffield Wednesday Beat Brighton 2-0 In Semi- Final 1st Leg (Video)

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Sheffield Wednesday will travel to the south coast with a two-goal lead in the this Championship play-off semi-final after the Owls downed the Seagulls 2-0 at Hillsborough on Friday night. Ross Wallace and Kieran Lee scored the goals for the hosts, with Wallace producing a fine long-range strike.

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Wednesday thought they had taken the lead throughFernando Forestieri, only for ref Andre Marriner to correctly rule the effort out for offside.

‘Glad All Over Again’ – Doc Brown’s Unofficial Crystal Palace FA Cup Final Rap Song Is Pretty Bloody Decent (Video)

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Not only does he possess one hell of a Vince Hilaire t-shirt, but stand-up comedian/rapper Doc Brown has also knocked out a more than handy unofficial anthem to accompany Crystal Palace's upcoming appearance in the FA Cup Final.

With a bit of help from producer Verb T, Brown has produced his own 2016 FA Cup Final song entitled 'Glad All Over Again'.

Shocking: Chelsea Offer John Terry New One-Year Contract Extension

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The A4 placards have spoken. Out of the blue, Chelsea have offered John Terry a new one-year extension to his current contract, which is due to expire at the end of this season.

Given that Chelsea this morning cancelled a 'Farewell John' tribute segment at their upcomingend-of-season awards shindig, the whole thing hasn't come as much of a surprise.

Eight Famous Football Grounds We’ve Said Goodbye To Over The Years

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This week has seen much written about West Ham's Boleyn Ground which the club areleaving to move into theircavernous new home at the Olympic Stadium ahead of next season.

Given the media furore you'd think they were the first, but in fact the Hammersare in the process ofbecoming the eighth of the current Premier League sides to have moved to a new stadium over the years.

Leicester City: Jamie Vardy Named Barclays 2015/16 Premier League Player Of The Season (Photo)

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The awards just keep on coming for Leicester City, with Jamie Vardy now able to add the 2015/16 Barclays Player of the Seasontrophy to his groaning mantelpiece.

Having scored 24 Premier League goals this season, Vardy has already been crowned FWA Footballerof the Year, thus becoming the first player to take a clean sweep of both awards since Eden Hazard did it last year.

Fitba Thatba Imagine What ‘Jamie Vardy: The Movie’ Might Actually Be Like (Video)

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"I'm just a boy, standing in front of a ref, telling him to 'F**KING F**K OFF YOU W*NKER C*NT!!!'"

We're not entirely sure how, but our good buds over at Fitba Thatba have managed to get their grubby paws on an advance copy of the teaser trailer for the seemingly imminent Jamie Vardy movie.

Spanish Fourth-Tier Side CD Palencia Unveil Marvellous New ‘Anatomical Muscle Diagram’ Kit (Photos)

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We have a latest entrant in the arms race that is the ongoing "who can produce the most diabolical kit?" contest down in the Spanish lower leagues.

In the recent past we've seen some absolute horrors from the likes of La Hoya Lorca(broccoli-themed), Cultural Leonesa (tuxedo), CD Luogo (beer and octopus),AD Caravaca de la Cruz (?

‘I Came A King, I Left A Legend’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic Confirms PSG Exit With Typically Humble Social Media Update

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After months of speculation, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has all but confirmed that he will be leaving PSG at the end of the season.

The Swedish striker announced his decision to move on with typical humility via a pan-platform social media status update this morning in which he declared himself both a "king" and a "legend".

Official: Watford Confirm Quique Sanchez Flores Will Leave Club At The End Of The Season

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Watford have this morning confirmed that Quique Sanchez Flores will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

By most measuring sticks, the devastatingly roguish 51-year-old has overseen a fairly successful season at Vicarage Road, guiding Watford to Premier League safety with ease and even making it to the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley into the bargain.

Bleu Steel: Leicester’s N’Golo Kanté One Of 10 Premier League Players Named In France EURO 2016 Squad

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On the day N'Golo Kanté was named Leicester City's Player of the Season, the combative midfielder has also been rewarded for a magnificent title-winning campaign in Englandwith a place in France's squad for EURO 2016.

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Joining Kanté in Didier Deschamp's squad are nine other Premier League players, including West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet, Manchester United's Anthony Martial and Arsenal's Olivier Giroud.

Official: Everton Sack Manager Roberto Martinez After Lethargic, Underwhelming Season

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It's felt like an inevitability for several weeks, but today Everton have finally pulled the plug on Roberto Martinez's three-year stintin charge at Goodison.

The clubare yet to formally announcement the news, but it's already been confirmed by BBC Sport.

They report that Martinez has been removed from his post with immediate effect after overseeing a largely underwhelmingcampaign in which Everton have won just five league games at home all season.

Liverpool Remove Famous ‘This Is Anfield’ Sign As Demolition Work Begins On Anfield’s Main Stand (Photo)

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There were troubling scenes for those of a Scouse persuasion at Anfield this afternoon when it emerged that the famous 'This Is Anfield' sign that has hung over the tunnel for decades had been removed for the first time in yonks.

The sign was originally put in place by Bill Shankly to both intimidate visitors and inspire Liverpool players on their way out onto the pitch.

Official: Tottenham Boss Mauricio Pochettino Signs New Long-Term Contract Until The Distant Future (Photo)

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It was "verbally agreed" a week or two back but today it's been made official: Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new long-term contract that ties him to Tottenham until the year of our Lord, 2021.

Pochettino's back-room staff have also been rewarded withsimilar deals, with the club announcing the glad tidings just a few short moment ago.

Classic Moments: Five Minutes Of Absolute Madness As Sunderland Nabs FA Cup For Arsenal, 1979 (Video)

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Now,we've covered a few retro-flavoured items recently that will have no doubtreminded Arsenal fans ofmore than a fewmoments they'd rather forget.

So, in an attempt to redress the balance things out,here's a moment the Gooners of a certain vintage out therewon't mind revisitingone little bit.

Aberdeen Lay On Cracking Tribute To Late Superfan Norman, 87, Who Was Famous For His Mis-Matched Socks (Photo)

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Aberdeen have laid on a special tribute for one of their most dedicated supporters who sadly passed away after suffering a strokeearlier this month.

Norman Goldie, who was 87-years old, was a Dons superfan and season ticket holder who became something of a cult hero in and around Pittodrie due to the fact he always attended matches in his sandals while wearing one red sock and one white.

Liverpool Fan Launches Emotional Appeal To Find ‘The Man Who Saved His Life’ At Hillsborough After Spotting Himself In BBC Documentary

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A Liverpool fan has launched an emotional appeal to help track down the man who "saved his life" amid the chaos, carnage and tragic confusion of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

Having been inside the ground on that fateful day, Reds supporter Joe Smith was revisiting those painfulHillsborough memorieswhile watching Daniel Gordon's superb BBC documentary earlier in the week when he suddenly caught sight of himself as a eight-year-old boy.

Reports: Roma Set To Offer Francesco Totti New One-Year Contract Extension

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There was a time, not so very long ago, when it looked for all the world like Francesco Totti was saying his goodbyes at Roma.

Unfanciedby coach Luciano Spaletti, itseemed like Totti would be spending the entirety of hislong farewell hunched sourly in the back row of the Giallorossi dugout.

‘Together Stronger’ – Manic Street Preachers Unveil Their Euro 2016 Anthem For Wales (Official Video)

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With less than a month to go before the tournament farts into life in St-Denis, the Manic Street Preachers have released the official anthem they are hoping will inspire Wales to glory/semi-glory at Euro 2016.

Entitled ‘Together Stronger (C'Mon Wales)', the song itself features all the classic Manics hallmarks: ripping guitar riffs, slightly too many words crammed into the verses and a massive chorus.

Swanky: Umbro Get It Spot On Again With Gorgeous New Everton Home Kit For 2016/17 (Photos)

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What you're looking at there is the mighty handsome new home shirtthat Umbro have knocked out for Everton next season.

The kit is inspired directly by Goodison Park itself, with the ground's grid co-ordinates (53.4389°N 2.9664°W) featuring prominently, notably imprinted inside the neck of the shirt.

Back To His Best: Resurgent Eden Hazard Nets Stunner As Chelsea Draw With Liverpool (Video)

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After a disappointing 2015/16with Chelsea, who themselves have endured a dismal campaign, Eden Hazard has come to the life in the final weeks of the season. Having netted three goals in his previous three games with the Blues, the Belgian winger produced another moment of magic in his side's 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Saved! Amazing Scenes At Stadium Of Light As Sunderland Avoid Relegation (Video)

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Despite having spent most of the season mired in the drop-zone, Sunderland booked their place in next season's Premier League after a convincing 3-0 win against Everton at the Stadium of Light. Understandably, the fans, players and staff were rather pleased.

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The goals all came courtesy of defenders, with Patrick van Aanholt opening the scoring on 38 minutes before Lamina Traore bagged a brace against a tepid Everton side.

‘This One’s For You’ – The Official Euro 2016 Song Is Upon Us And It’s Instantly Forgettable (Video)

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Saints be praised, for the official Euro 2016 tournament song is finally upon us.

Farted out by French 'DJ' David Guetta and featuring Swedish popstrel Zara Larsson, the track is called 'This One's For You' and, in the grand tradition of football tournament anthems, it's instantly forgettable.

On This Day In 1993: Tottenham Take All Three Points At Highbury To Finish Ahead Of Arsenal (Video)

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The annual race betweenTottenhamand Arsenal to finish on top of one another has been fairly one-sided of late, though at the tail end of the 1992/93 season, Spurs found themselves needing just one solitary point to end up abovetheir beloved neighbours in the Premier League's inaugural campaign.

Eammon Holmes Drops Himself In It After Comparing West Ham Fans Chucking Bottles At Man Utd’s Bus To Hillsbrough Disaster

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Eammon Holmes has gone an dropped an almighty clanger after comparing West Ham fans lobbing bottles of beer at Manchester United's team bus (zero casualties) last night to the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 people died.

Speaking on his Sky News show, Holmes a United fan by trade began by berating the Hammers fans responsible for the moronic scenes outside Upton Park before casually comparing the incident to the worst stadium disaster in the history of British sport.

Spain’s First Openly Gay Referee Walks Away From Football After Receiving Constant Homophobic Abuse

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Spain's first openly gay referee says he's been forced to walk away from football as he simply "cannot take anymore" of the nigh-on constant abuse he was receiving from, well, pretty much everybody.

Having begun his refereeing career at the age of 11, Jesus Tomillero had beenofficiating in the Andalucian regional leagues but made the decision to quitlast weekend after being subjected to homophobic haranguingforgiving a penalty during the game between Portuense and San Fernando Isleno.

Manchester United Release First Images Of New Blue Away Kit For 2016/17 (Photos)

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Amid all the hubbub at Upton Park last night, Manchester United gave their fans a sneak peak at their away kit for next season when they plastered their various social media channels with images of their new blue strip.

As is evident in the promo shot above, David De Gea just can't get enough of it.

What A Palavar! Man Utd Players Bemused As West Ham Fans’ Attack Coach Ahead Of Boleyn Ground Farewell (Video)

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Despite David Sullivan's rather odd remarks concerning the delayed 8.30pm kick-off of West Ham's final Boleyn Ground hurrah against Manchester United, video footage taken from inside the Red Devils' team bus by a rather amused Jesse Lingard shows the visitors' being pelted by bottles.

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Surrounded by West Ham fans on the infamous Green Street, the United players were rather shocked to receive a very eighties welcome from the local fans, ahead of the last game at the Boleyn Ground.

West Ham: David Sullivan Makes Baffling Claims After Man Utd Delayed By Moronic Attacks On Team Bus Outside Upton Park (Photos)

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Kick-off ofWest Ham's final game at the Boleyn Ground had to be knocked back from 7:45pm to 8:30pm after the Manchester United team bus was besieged by unruly Hammers fans as it made itsway down Green Street.

Windows were shattered as the United bus was pelted with bottles and other sundry missiles as police struggled to quell the ugly scenes right outside the ground.

Liverpool: Joe Allen Vows To Shave Off His Hair And Beard If He Scores In Europa League Final

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Dirty, manky, scraggy, infested, knackered and matted all perfectly serviceable words to describe Joe Allen's current hair and beard situation.

However, the hirsute Liverpool midfielder has reportedly vowed to unburden himself of his dense thicket on one proviso he scoresin the upcoming Europa League final.

Put Your House On It: Irrefutable Proof That Wales Are Definitely Going To Win Euro 2016

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Despite being pegged among the rank outsiders by more than a few bookies, we have now been presented with nigh-on irrefutable proof that Wales are going to emerge as the winners of Euro 2016.

The results have been posted by FourFourTwo, who used their review copy of the new official Euro 2016 gamemode on Pro Evolution Soccer to stage a scientific simulation of the entire tournament.

Classic Moments: Nayim Lobs David Seaman From Quite Far Out, 1995 (Video)

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It was a goal that further fed the footballing schismNorth London, bringing with it agony for the red half and unbridledjoy for the white– the latter merrily celebrating it in song for years to come.

Indeed, it was 21 years ago this very day that Arsenal's European trophy dreams were smashed by Mohammed 'Nayim' Ali Amar.

Commentator Can’t Help But Laugh As Brazilian Player Somehow Manages To Send Himself Arse Over Biscuit (Video)

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There's a fair old chance you missed the recent Campeonato Alagoano match between Brazilian adversaries CSA and CRB, but the game was rendered notable thanks to one suitably befuddling passage of play.

As CRB midfielder Diego Pereira Correa advanced up-field, his progress was suddenly and dramatically halted when he appeared to steam headlong into an invisible item of furniture than had been left in the middle of the pitch.

Official: Dortmund Confirm Mats Hummels Has Joined Bayern Munich, Subject To Medical

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Wow. Theink isn't even dry on Renato Sanches' contract yet andBayern Munich still gone out and tied up a transaction topilferMats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund.

As per reports emanating from Germany, the deal to take Hummels back to his native Munich is worth approximately€38million.

Liverpool’s New 2016/17 Home Kit Is A Largely Unexciting Affair (Official Photos)

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At least Jordan Henderson enjoyed himself

Liverpool took the time to launch their new 2016/17 home kit at an "event" in front of the Royal Liver Building.

As we all saw when New Balance accidentally leaked their own strip a couple of weeks back, it's mainly red with yellow trim and there's not an awful lot else you can say about it really.

Official: Bayern Munich Sign Renato Sanches For €35m From Right Underneath Manchester United’s Noses (Photo)

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Looks like Bayern Munich are moving to get their summer transfer business tied up early with the announcement today that the Bavarians have spent €35million on procuringRenato Sanches from Benfica.

Sanches, a highly-rated, all-action midfield-y type of player, was known to be on Manchester United's radar, but Bayern have beaten their sluggish English counterparts to the punch.

Chelsea: John Terry Hires Out Stamford Bridge For Farewell Friendly Match (And Barbecue)

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With a new contract looking increasingly unlikely to materialise, it looks very much like John Terry may have played his last game for Chelsea.

The Blues stalwart signed off in style with a red card against Sunderland, meaning that he'll be forced to sit out the final two games of the season through suspension.

FAIL: Joey Barton Misses Out On Medal After Mix-Up At Burnley’s Championship Celebrations (Video)

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Back in the Premier League, Championship title-winners Burnley celebrated their success on Tuesday with a classic open-top bus parade around the town. However, when the medals were given out, a couple of players were left embarrassingly empty-handed, included the club's player of the year, Joey Barton.

Farewell To The Boleyn: 17 Majestic Photos Of West Ham’s Famous Old Stadium Through The Years

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As we're sure you're aware, tonight's Premier League tie against Manchester United will representWest Ham'sfinal ever game at Upton Park, the club's home for the last 112 years.

It truly is the end of a footballing epoch, and is certain to be an emotional night for everybody involved as the The Hammers gear up to move out and into the nearbyOlympic Stadium as of next season.

Bury Striker Callum Styles, 16, Becomes First Player Born In 21st Century To Make Football League Debut

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After coming on as a 75th-minute sub over the weekend, Bury striker Callum Styles became the first player born in the 21st century to make his senior Football League debut.

Aged just16 years and 41 days, Styles came on for The Shakers for the final 15 minutes of their 3-2 win over Southend on Saturday thus sealing his place as a pub trivia quiz answer for the ages in the process.

On This Day In 1961: Ian St John Hits Ground Running At Liverpool With Debut Hat-Trick Against Everton

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On 9th May 1961, Liverpool gave a first-team debut to their record signing. The player was Ian St John, the fee had been £37,500, and the occasion was the final of the Liverpool Senior Cup.

With the Reds squaring off against cross-city rivals Everton that day, there couldn't have been a more perfect time for the new man to make an impression and make an impression St John most certainly did.

The BIG Question: Pick Your England Squad For Euro 2016

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The big(ish) news today is that Roy Hodgson is planning toannounce his England squad for Euro 2016 on Thursday,a fullthree weeks before UEFA's deadline on 31st May.

Having seen a number of prominent players succumb to injuries over the past couple of weeks, Hodgson is reportedly cobbling together a provisional squad that will includeseveral more players than the 23 he'll eventually be taking to France in the summer.

Foam In The Wind: Portuguese Referee Pays Tribute To Late Ex-Colleague With ‘Vanishing Spray’ Salute (Video)

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Last week, the world of Portuguese officialdom was rocked by the death of veteran referee Paulo Paraty, who succumbed to cancer at the age of just 53 after a long fight against the disease.

In order to pay tribute to his fallen comrade, fellow ref Joao Capela used the minute's applause before Porto's game against Uniao de Madeira to pay tribute to his old mucker in the only way he knew how by writing 'RIP' in the centre-circle using his vanishing foam spray.

PSV Snatch Eredivisie Title From Ajax On Dramatic Final Day, Promptly Drop The Trophy (As Is Traditional In Dutch Football)

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There were scenes of a decidedly dramatic nature over in the Netherlands this weekend, with PSV leap-frogging Ajax on the final day of the season to win their 23rd Eredivisie title at the last possible moment.

Having topped the table for months, Ajax went into the last round of games knowing thattheir superior goal difference meant a win over relegation-flirtingDe Graafschap would be enough to seal the championship in their favour.

Italian Legend Luca Toni Retires, Bows Out With Audacious Panenka Penalty Against Juventus (Video)

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At the ripe old age of 38, legendary striker Luca Toni decided to hang up his boots after a fabulous career which has saw himlift the 2006 World Cup, pick up a couple of Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich and net a rather impressive 324 career goals.

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In his final game for Verona against Serie A champions Juventus on Sunday, the targetman signed off with a sumptuous Panenka spot-kick in front of the home fans.

Anti Climax: Manuel Pellegrini Bids Farewell To Man City Fans At Strikingly Empty Etihad (Photos & Video)

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Manchester City's entertaining 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Etihad Sunday has left their hopes of a top-four finish in serious doubt. The game also saw Citizens' boss Manuel Pellegrini bid farewell to the City faithful, albeit in front of a disappointingly empty stadium.

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With rivals Manchester United now in pole position to nab City's place in the top four (and the Champions League), the club's fans didn't seem to eager to give Pellegrini a memorable send-off, with the whole thing rather awkward.

Ritchie De Laet Shows Off Medals After Winning Premier League With Leicester And Promotion With Middlesbrough On Same Day (Photo)

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Saturday wasa bit of a success forRitchie de Laet, who managed the unprecedented feat of winning the Premier League and securing promotion to the Premier League on the exact same afternoon.

The Belgian full-backplayed 12 times for Leicester City at the start of the season before moving to Middlesbrough on loan in January, where he made a further 10 appearances thus entitling him to both a Premier League winner's medal and a similar trinket for tying up automatic promotion to the league he'd just won!

Cheap Shot: New York Red Bulls’ Karl Ouimette Stretchered Off After Being Brutally Studded In The Spine (Video)

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Having been red-cardedjust moments before, New York Red Bulls II defender Karl Ouimette was forced to leave the pitch on a stretcher after being kicked in the back by an irate opponent.

As Ouimette turned to leave the field, he was floored by a vicious sneak attack from Pittsburgh Riverhounds striker Romeo Parkes, who planted hi studs into the Red Bulls man's spine in brutal fashion.

Gnarly Scenes: Leeds Fan Crowd Surfs (Literally) During Final Day Clash With Preston (Video)

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Leeds United may have endured yet another uninspiring campaign in the this season's Championship, but one Whites fan in particular was eager to make the most of his side's final game of the season against Preston North End.

Somehow, the bonkers fan in question managed to get a surf board into Deepdale before proceeding to crowd-surf on said board over the away fans.

Crocked: Man City & Belgium Captain Vincent Kompany Rules Himself Out Of EURO 2016

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A magnificent player when fit, Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has endured yet another injury-jinxed season, chalking up a reported 33rd injury with the Citizens during their midweek Champions League defeat at the hands of Real Madrid.

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And now the centre-half has revealed, via a Facebook post, that that injury will keep him out this summer's EURO 2016, which is a massive blow for both the player and Belgium.

Dilly Ding Dilly Dong! Leicester City Lift Premier League Trophy At King Power Stadium (Photos & Video)

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On a momentous day of celebration at the King Power Stadium, unlikely champions Leicester City finally got their hard-working mitts on the Premier League trophy after beating Everton 3-1.

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The Foxes won the league last week after Tottenham failed to beat Chelsea, but had to wait until after their home clash with the Toffees to finally lift the trophy after a brace from Jamie Vardy and a goal from Andy King secured a deserved win against Roberto Martinez's visitors (who netted a consolation goal via Kevin Mirallas).

Leicester City: Andrea Bocelli Silences Raucous Stadium Atmosphere With Wonderful Rendition Of ‘Nessun Dorma’ (Video)

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Just as he promised to do, Andrea Bocelli turned up to muck in with the raucous celebrations at Leicester City's final home game of the season.

With Claudio Ranieri on the stage and the King Power in full voice before kick-off, the Italian tenor quickly managed to silencethe entire crowd with a soaring rendition of 'Nessun Dorma' up until the point everybody started joining in for the Vinceros at the end.

Champions: Leicester City Have Their Name Engraved On The Premier League Trophy (Photos)

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With the silverware due to be officially handed over at the King Power this afternoon, the master engravers at Asprey of London have been busy adding a new name to the base of the Premier League trophy.

The duties fell to head engraver Phillip Sale, who allowed his immaculate handiwork to be documented as he chiselledLeicester City's name onto the honour roll and into the history books.

Snapshot: Middlesbrough Secure Promotion Back To The Premier League In Final-Day Clincher…

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Sincere congrats are most definitely due to Middlesbrough, who today secured automatic promotion to the Premier League thus bringing an end to their seven-year absence from the top flight.

Ananxious1-1 draw in their winner-takes-all final day clash against rivalsBrighton was enough to secure Boro's returnvia the slimmest of margins a mere +2 goal difference over their fellow promotion hopefuls.

Hartlepool Fans Mark League Two Final Day With Superb Stormtrooper Fancy Dress Extravaganza (Photos)

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Famed for their final day fancy dress shenanigans, Hartlepool United fans have kitted themselves out in everything from Thurderbirds to Smurfs' outfits in recent season. However, on Saturday, the Pool's faithful surpassed themselves with an incredible Star Wars stormtrooper extravaganza.

Speaking to the BBC, Hartlepool boss Craig Hignett said:

"Every year I look forward to seeing what they go in.

Boxing Promoter Oscar De La Hoya Congratulates Leicester City On Overcoming 5,000-1 Odds To Win The UEFA Cup (Video)

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In his guise as promoter for Amir Khan's big Las Vegas bout against Canelo Alvarez tonight, Oscar de la Hoya managed to make a sizeable gaffe while attempting to crowbar an English-friendly reference into his pre-fight waffle.

While clumsily shoe-horning football into the equation, De la Hoya gave a topical shout-out toLeicester City and the seemingly insurmountable odds they had to overcome to win the UEFA Cup this season.

Dinamo Bucharest Midfielder Patrick Ekeng, 26, Passes Away After Collapsing On The Pitch

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Tragic news from the Romanian league is reaching Pies this morning thatPatrick Ekeng, of Dinamo Bucharest, passed away last night after collapsing on the pitch.

He was only 26 years old.

Ekeng came on for Dinamo as a63rd-minutesubstitute againstViitorul on Friday night.

Leicester City: Premier League Champions To Lay On Free Beer AND Pizza For Fans At Final Home Game

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To the victors go the spoils. Leicester City have announced that, as yet another thank-you from the owners, there will be complimentary beer and pizza laid on for fans at the King Power for the final home game of the season, this Saturday against Everton.

The newly-crowned Premier League champions first issued a 'beer alert' to announce that in order to toast the team, a free bottle of Singha will be dispensed to fans with a valid match ticket upon arrival.

On This Day In 1978: Ipswich Midfielder Roger Osborne Scores Winner In FA Cup Final And Promptly Faints (Video)

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Two very differentbut equally memorable FA Cup Final victories came on 6th May. The first was in 1961, when Tottenham beat Leicester City to secure the first league championship and FA Cup double of modern times.

Spurs won the game 2-0 thanks to second-half goals from Bobby Smith and Terry Dyson.

Former Charlton Club Sponsors Agree To Financially Support Main Anti-Roland Duchatelet Protest Group

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Mere days after much-maligned Charlton Athletic owner Roland Duchatelet had the brass danglies to suggest that "only a couple of hundred" are revoltingagainst him, it's been revealed that one of the beleaguered club's former sponsors have agreed to throw their financial oomph behind the main anti-Duchatelet protest group.

Liverpool: Daniel Sturridge Forced To Celebrate On His Lonesome After Returning From Post-Match Drug Test (Video)

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When Daniel Sturridge scored in Liverpool's 3-1 drubbing of Villarreal last night, his manic, swivel-eyed celebrations were somewhere on the 'Maradona versusGreece at the 1994 World Cup' spectrum.

As such, it was perhaps little surprise that the striker was selected to undergo a 'random' drug test after the final whistle.

Leicester City: Premier League Champions Unveil ‘Fearless’ New 2016/17 Home Kit (Photo & Video)

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"Yes officer, it was the one on the right"

Leicester City have revealed the togs they'll be staging their Premier League title defence in next year after unveiling their brand new home kit for 2016/17.

In truth, it's largely indistinguishable from this season's kit, bar the altered collar and the fact that the patches on the arms will be a different colour this time round.

Final Countdown: Klopp Leads Liverpool Closer To Europa League Glory After Anfield Cruise Against Villarreal (Photos & Video)

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Jurgen Klopp remains on course to land a trophy in his first season with Liverpool after the Reds cruised to a 3-0 second leg win against Villarreal an Anfield on Thursday evening.

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With a 1-0 first leg deficit to overcome, the Reds got off to a perfect start on the night, withBruno Soriano putting through his own net.

Leicester City Confirm Andrea Bocelli Will Perform Before Next Game After Promising Claudio Ranieri He Would

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Leicester City have confirmed that Andrea Bocelli will sing for the King Power crowd before this weekend's game against Everton.

According to the club's official website, the world-renowned Italian tenorwill entertain the crowd with performances of two of his operatic staples, 'Nessun Dorma' and 'Con te Patiro' (Time To Say Goodbye).

Lovely Scenes As Claudio Ranieri Given Heartfelt Standing Ovation Before First Post-Title Press Conference (Video)

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There were lovely scenes ahead of Claudio Ranieri's first post-title win press conference today when the assembled media arose to give the Leicester City manager a heartfelt standing ovation upon his arrival.

The wonderful moment was captured by BBC Sport's Dan Roan...

Standing ovation for Claudio Ranieri as he arrives for press conference & as usual a handshake for every journalist pic.

‘We Are The Champions’ – Shaquille O’Neal Serenades Northampton Town After His Favourite Football Team Win League Two (Video)

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You may recall, not so very long ago, when NBA royalty Shaquille O'Neal outed himself as the world's most unlikely Northampton Town fan by addressing a personal good-luck message to the League Two side via their official Youtube channel.

Well, since the big chap posted his message, The Cobblers have gone on to be crowned champions of League Two, which of course came as welcome news to their biggest celebrity fan (quite literally he's 7′ 1").

Empty Terraces: The Grim Day Arsenal Only Managed 4,500 At Highbury And Several Other Similarly Sparse Examples

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On 5th May 1966, just a couple of months before English football's finest hour, a sparsecrowd of just 4,554 fans turned up at Highbury to watch Arsenal play Leeds.

The average home attendance that season was roughly 30,000. The Gunners lost 3-0, possibly vindicating those who stayed away.

Horrendous: Promising 16-Year-Old Has Knee Wrecked By Disgusting ‘Tackle’ In Norwegian Sixth-Tier Game (Video)

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What you're about to see ain't pretty. In fact, it's downright deplorable.

The incident occurred during a recent game between amateur sidesFra AFSK and Aurskog-Høland FK down in what we believe is the sixth tier of the Norwegian football system.

Having overplayed the ball slightly, the AFSK hoodlum (No.

Shit Football Ink: Eljero Elia Celebrates Feyenoord’s Dutch Cup Win With Absurdly Error-Strewn Tattoo (Photo)

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Not so very long ago, Feyenoord beat Utrecht to lift the KNVB Beker (i.e, the Dutch cup) in Rotterdam.

To celebrate the victory and record it for posterity's sake, Feyenoord winger Eljero Elia decided to have the momentous day forever emblazoned about his person in the form of a celebratory tattoo y'know, how footballers generally tend to do.

Ouch: Raheem Sterling Taken Out By Horror Lunge From Lucas Vasquez As Man City Lose To Real Madrid (Video)

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Manchester City's dreams of a Champions League final appearance came crashing to a halt on Wednesday night, after a Gareth Bale goal fired Real Madrid to a 1-0 aggregate victory at the Bernabeu. And City player, Raheem Sterling, was lucky not have his leg broken as well, after a horror lunge from Lucas Vasquez.

‘He Was Drinking Booze Everyday’ – Leicester City Vice-Chairman Reveals Jamie Vardy Wasn’t Always The Picture Of Professionalism

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This may be tough to take in at first, but it's been claimed that Jamie Vardy wasn't always the very modelof sportsmanship and professionalism he is today.

According to Leicester City vice-chairmanAiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Vardy struggled to adapt to life as a full-time professional when he first arrived at the club and resorted to frittering away large chunks of his new-found riches on booze.

Mercy: Sobbing Spanish Player Comforted By Referee After Seeing His Team Go 10-0 Down (Video)

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In football as in life, it's never nice to find yourself on the wrong end of a cruel and merciless battering.

Sadly, that is exactly the fate that befell Urraca B in the Spanish lower leagues recently, who were rendered powerless as their opponentsLenense Proinastur absolutely ran riot.

Indeed, it all got too much for one Urraca forward, who broke down and wept shortly after Lenense scored to go 10-0 up.

When The Worlds Of Rock N’ Roll And Goalkeeping Combine: Five Fascinating Musical Facts About Goalies

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Mix it up a wee bit, my editor said. So I got to 4th May, and I notedthat on his day in 1966, the great Peter Shilton made the first of his record 1,005 football league appearances when he stepped up between the sticks for Leicester City (whatever happened to them?) against Everton.

That would normally be the cue to spin headlong into a list of the best goalkeepers of all time or the worst goalkeeper of all time or the Top 10 goalkeepers most likely to have owned Vauxhall Cavaliers at some point in their lives, etc, etc.

Chelsea Unveil New 2016/17 Home, Features Little Dancing Lions All Over It (Photo & Video)

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With precisely nothing left to play for this season, Chelsea have already drawn a line under 2015/16 and begun to look forward to next year, launching their new home kit via a Facebook video.

The short clip sees Eden Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek revealing the new 2016/17 home strip in a secret panic room located deep beneath Cobham while both looking positively thrilled to be involved.

Ridgeway Walk 2016: Pies Are Doing A Charity Hike To Raise Funds For The Air Ambulance Service

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DearestPies fans, a moment of your time please.

In a change fromour regularly scheduled footballing irreverence, I'd like if I may to alert you to the fact that during the last month of May 2016, I (Chris) will be undertaking a charity hike in the hope of raisingfunds for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.

Harry Redknapp’s First Act As Central Coast Mariners’ New Football Consultant? Getting Their Name Wrong

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"Me? I ain't got a friggin' Scooby mate!"

Having recently been hired by Central Coast Mariners as an expert 'football consultant', Harry Redknapp's first order of business was to get the A-League club's name wrong while discussing his new job role on theradio.

Redknapp has been brought in as a consultant to help revive the Mariners' fortunes after the side finished bottom of the league this season with just three wins from 27 games.

Cesc Fabregas Accused Of Sparking Chelsea-Tottenham Fracas By ‘Slapping Several Players In The Balls’

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Not that it'll come as a major surprise to anybody who actually watched the match, but Cesc Fabregas has been accused of instigating the hostility that pervaded the 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Tottenham that handed the title to Leicester City on Monday night.

The tempestuous game was flecked with various momentsof ill-discipline.

Spanish Lower Leagues: Authorities Step In After Solo ‘Wonder Goal’ Scored In Highly Suspicious Circumstances (Video)

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A tepid end-of-season encounter between Spanish Tercera Division Group 18 sides CD Marchamalo and Toledo B won't have been on many people's radars but it has provided one of the weirdest moments of the European season so far.

With his side already one up with a minute until full time, Marchamalo's Mario collects the ball in his own half, beats three opponents, rounds the ‘keeper and pokes it past a sprawling defender on the line.

Champions League: Diego Simeone Gets Slap Happy As Atletico Madrid Down Bayern Munich (Video)

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Poor old Pep Guardiola, who, on Tuesday night, saw his final chance of leading Bayern Munich to Champions League glory snuffed out by awell-drilled Atletico Madrid side. Victorious boss Diego Simeone, on the other hand, was once again at his theatrical best, even giving one of his own staff a meaty slap towards the end.

Snapshot: Jamie Vardy Celebrates Leicester City’s Premier League Title Win With Replicant Clone…

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Either we (and Leicester for that matter) have had far too many WKD daiquiris over the Bank Holiday, or the clones really are walking among us.

On This Day In 1972: Tottenham Legend Martin Chivers Scores Two Thumpers In Least Glamorous UEFA Cup Final Of All Time (Photos & Video)

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The players' wives, it's said, were not happy. Tottenham had foughtthrough to the UEFA Cup Final, with it coming the promise of a sojourn inone of Europe's more glamorous cities.

Sadly, the destination for the first leg of the 1972 UEFA Cup final turned out to besunny Wolverhampton, 100 distinctlyun-captivatingmiles up the road, with Wolves themselves providing the opposition.

High Press: How Different Newspapers The World Over Reacted To Leicester City’s Miraculous Title Win (Photos)

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As we've seen over the past few weeks, Leicester's improbable gallop toward the Premier League titlehas slowly but surely become an international phenomenon.

As such, when the deal was sealed last night, the Foxes were splashed acrossfront and back pages worldwide.

Here's just a small glimpse into how Claudio Ranieri and his intrepid team were heralded by newspapers across the continent.

Football Tat: Captain Morgan Launch Limited Edition Bottle Of Wes Morgan-Themed Spiced Rum (Photo)

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Sensing a timely bandwagon to hurl themselves on, the good folks at Captain Morgan have announced that they're planningto knock out a special limited edition bottle of rum in honour of Leicester City's title-winning skipper Wes Morgan.

The decision apparently came about after a 'chance' Twitter interaction with Morgan, if you can believe that.

‘He Just Said ‘Thanks’ About Five Times’ – Weepy Claudio Ranieri Calls Guus Hiddink Immediately After Chelsea’s Draw With Tottenham

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Guus Hiddink has revealed he received a phone call from an emotional Claudio Ranieri just minutes after Chelsea torpedoed Tottenham's title chase and handed the Premier League to Leicester City last night.

Thefractious game(in which Spurs became the first Premier League side to receive nine bookings in one game) at Stamford Bridge ended in a multi-man scuffleat the entrance to the tunnel, in which Hiddink managed to get himself embroiled before swiftly ending up on his backside.

Breaking News: ESPN Sportcenter Presenter Announces Tottenham As Premier League Winners (Video)

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Proof that many of our American chumsstill haven't quite got the hang of this football malarkey, here's the cringe-inducing moment that an ESPN presenter cheerfully announced the breaking news that Tottenham had won the 'EPL' live on Sportscenter last night.

Pies’ Sincere Ode To Leicester City: 2015/16 Premier League Champions!

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It's barely even begun to sink in, the magnitude, but congratulations of the highest order are most definitely due to Leicester City, who last night became the 24th team to win the English top flight the first title in their history and the first new club to win one for 38 years.

It's been quite a ride.

Pandemonium: Christian Fuchs Captures The Moment Leicester City Players Realise They’re Premier League Champions (Video)

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Gathered at Jamie Vardy's house to watch the Chelsea-Tottenham game, Christian Fuchs had his camera on to capture the precise moment (the final whistle) that the Leicester City squad officially becamechampions of England.

Cue utter pandemonium...

CHAMPIONS!

They’ve Bloody Well Gone And Done It! Leicester City Are Your 2015/16 Premier League Champions!

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It's bloody well official! With Tottenham only drawing against Chelsea tonight, Leicester City are the 2015/16 Premier League champions!

There are no words left to describe Leicester's achievement this season. It's a trulymaddening, scarcely fathomable triumph.

It looked like Tottenham may have prolonged the agony for at least another week with 45 minutes played, but Mauricio Pochettino's side surrendered a 2-0 lead in the second half at Stamford Bridge to draw 2-2 in what proved to be a tetchy, unruly encounter.

Retro Football: Remembering The 1953 FA Cup Final – Was ‘The Matthews Final’ Really All It Was Cracked Up To Be?

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Possibly one of the greatest, and certainly one of the most iconic, FA Cup Finals of all time took place on this very day back in 1953.

It was contested by Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers. Blackpool won 4-3, with Stan Mortenson scoring a hat-trick, but curiously the game has gone down in history as 'The Matthews Final' – that's Stanley Matthews, in case you were wondering.

Official: Jamie Vardy Named 2016 FWA Footballer Of The Year

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Jamie Vardy has been named the 2016 Footballerof the Year by the Football Writers' Association, narrowly pipping Leicester City teammatesRiyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante in the poll.

290 journalists were asked to vote on the winner, with the Foxes' 22-goal hero coming out on top. Apparently seven different Leicester players received nods in the voting, withVardy, Mahrez, Kante, Wes Morgan, Danny Drinkwater, Kasper Schmeichel and Danny Simpson all included in the running.

Southampton: Referee Andre Marriner Pretends To Steal Sadio Mane’s Hat-Trick Match Ball (Video)

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With a Champions League semi-final second leg on the agenda, Man City played a weakened team against Southampton on Sunday and duly got pasted for their troubles, losing 4-2 at St. Marys.

Sadio Mane helped himself to a hat-trick on the day, though it was referee Andre Marriner who stole the limelight after the final whistle with a rare show of what we humans might call 'humour'.

‘My Mother Is 96, I’d Like To Have Dinner With Her’ – Claudio Ranieri Reveals He Probably Won’t Be Watching The Tottenham Game

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Despite there being rather a lot riding on the outcome for Leicester City, manager Claudio Ranieri has revealed that he probably won't watch tonight's Chelsea-Tottenham game as he's otherwise engaged.

The Foxes will snaffle the Premier League title if Spurs do anything other than win at Stamford Bridge, but Ranieri has prior engagements.

Still Got It: Robin Van Persie Bamboozles ‘Keeper With Superb Solo Goal For Fenerbahce (Video)

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Since moving to Turkey last summer, Robin van Persie hasn't quite hit the heights he reached in the Premier League with both Arsenal and Manchester United. However, the 32-year-old Dutchman has netted a decent 14 goals this season for Fenerbahce, including a goal on Sunday which was athing of utter, impudent beauty.

Dirty (Red) Devil: Louis Van Gaal Pulls Interviewer’s Hair, Gets Fruity Over Marouane Fellaini’s Clash WIth Robert Huth (Video)

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Louis van Gaal's rather prosaic brand of football has hardly endeared himself to Man Utd fans. However, when it comes to press conferences and post-match interviews, the Dutch tactician is a master of entertainment.

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After the Red Devils' 1-1 draw with Leicester City on Sunday, van Gaal discussed Marouane Fellaini's contentious tussle with Robert Huth, which saw the lanky Belgian appear to elbow his opponent in the face.

Ref Andre Marriner Pranks Hat-Trick Hero Sadio Mané After Southampton’s Man City Mauling (Video)

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They may find themselves target of appalling abuse, anger and vitriol, and be the subject of unforgiving analysis. However, at the end of the day, refs just wanna have fun. And after Southampton's impressive 4-2 defeat of Manchester City on Sunday, the man in the middle Andre Marriner shared a nice little moment with hat-trick hero Sadio Mané.

All Elbows: Man Utd Dreadnought Marouane Fellaini Clobbers Robert Huth After Leicester Defender Grabs His Bouffant (Video)

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Premier League champions-in-waiting Leicester City were forced to postpone their celebrations until Monday evening at the earliest after grinding out a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

As was to be expected with Maroune Fellaini pushed further forward, it didn't take long for the bouffanted Belgian toclash with man-marker Robert Huth the German defender's comeuppancefor grabbing a handful of afro beinga swift face-full of elbow.

Welsh Premier League: Mass Brawl Breaks Out After Cefn Druids Player Leaps Over Railing To Scuffle With Caernarfon Town Fans (Videos)

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There were depressing scenes at the end of Saturday'sWelsh Premier League game between Cefn Druids and Caernarfon Town when players and fans came to blows in the terraces.

Third place Druids were soundly thrashed 7-0 by table-toppers Caernarfon. To make matters worse, they ended the game with ten men on the pitch after having a player dismissed for a reported head-butt.