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Top 10 longest Premier League bans

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OTP brings you the Premier League bad boys who have picked up the longest bans (minus drugs bans). 1. Eric Cantona nine months The powers-that-be determined that a kung-fu kick on a supporter was to be frowned upon, no matter how to despicable the individual in question happened to be. Cantona effectively lost a [.

Match Report: Liverpool 0 - 2 Chelsea

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Chelsea edged closer to the Barclays Premier League title with a crucial victory over Liverpool at Anfield.

An error by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard handed Didier Drogba a simple opening goal in the first half and Frank Lampard added a second after the break.

The result ensured Chelsea remained in pole position to win their first championship for four years but also finally put paid to the Merseysiders' hopes of securing Champions League football next season.

The Disease that Has Infected English Football

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Why can't officials get the big decisions right?

Win the Club Shirt Of Your Choice Simply by Speaking Your Mind!

Last weekend proved once again the appalling standard of refereeing in England. Shocking mistakes in both FA Cup semi-finals left both defeated teams, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur, feeling unjust after officiating more woeful than the Wembley turf.

Manchester City Up To Fourth in Premier League

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Gareth Barry scored a late equalizer as Manchester City scrapped a 1-1 draw at 10-man Stoke to move up to fourth in the Premier League.

After Stoke had Abdoulaye Faye sent off for a professional foul on Emmanuel Adebayor in the 53rd minute, Glenn Whelan gave Stoke the lead in the 72nd at the Britannia Stadium with a 20-meter strike.

Man City Up To Fourth In Premier League

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Gareth Barry scored a late equalizer as Manchester City scrapped a 1-1 draw at 10-man Stoke to move up to fourth in the Premier League.

After Stoke had Abdoulaye Faye sent off for a professional foul on Emmanuel Adebayor in the 53rd minute, Glenn Whelan gave Stoke the lead in the 72nd at the Britannia Stadium with a 20-meter strike.

Time women got some balls

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Apparently it takes balls to ref in the Premier League.

And by this I mean Daddy bags and man tonsils the treasured crown jewels about only half the world population possess. Not the ones you kick about or bring home under your arm to your ma.

Courage, the other type of ‘balls' we talk about in football is only second to the first type.

Alex Ferguson

Mid-Day Ticker: Ferguson hit with ban, Japan cancels friendlies and more

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been handed a five-match ban by the English FA following critical comments of a referee earlier this month.

The Scottish manager blasted match official Martin Atkinson following United's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on March 1.

Ferguson banned for 5-games

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As a follow-up to my recent post this week about the disappointing behavior from Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, BBC Sport announces that a Football Association tribunal has given Sir Alex Ferguson a five-match touchline ban for his comments about referee Martin Atkinson.

The Manchester United manager was found guilty of improper conduct for criticising Atkinson's display in the loss at Chelsea earlier this month.

FA Hit Fergie With Five Game Ban

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The FA threw the book at Sir Alex Ferguson today, banning the Man United manager for FIVE matches for his criticism of referee Martin Atkinson after his side's defeat to Chelsea earlier this month.

Ferguson was handed a three-match touchline ban, with the extra two games triggered from his suspended punishment for criticising Alan Wiley last season.

CONFIRMED: Fergie Banned For City Semi-Final

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Sir Alex Ferguson has been given a 5 match ban for his comments about Martin Atkinson at the end of our 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

For the second year running against Chelsea, Atkinson made crucial mistakes which changed the outcome of the game. John Terry blocked an on target Nani shot with his arm whilst David Luiz managed to stay on the pitch after committing three yellow card offences, one of which a deliberate trip on Rooney off the ball as he was running in to the box.

Fergie Charged With Improper Conduct And Ivanvic Admits Chelsea Shouldn’t Have Had A Penalty

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Things are generally never quiet around Old Trafford and the last couple of days have been no different. Since the defeat against Chelsea the fallout continues to rain down in the media with Sir Alex Ferguson's comments after the game attracting most attention.

After the loss Sir Alex said "You want a fair referee, or a strong referee anyway and we didn't get that.

Ferguson on trial for ref rant

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ALEX FERGUSON faces 'trial by TV' after the FA demanded to see film footage of his Stamford Bridge rant against referee Martin Atkinson.

And the refs' union also demanded the Manchester United boss apologise publicly or come clean on why he thinks Atkinson is incompetent.

Gomes: Scholes Told Nani To Shoot

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Heurelho Gomes has blamed his embarrassing blunder at the weekend on referee Mark Clattenburg.

Despite the referee not blowing his whistle or the linesman holding up his flag, Gomes decided that a freekick had been awarded, then proceeded to throw the ball 10 yards away from where the incident occurred.

Most gigantic preview: ‘Will or won’t they throw it?” edn.

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The time, my friends, is now. Chelsea. Liverpool. Anfield. The Premier League crown in the balance.

"I am confident and I have to be confident. Great clubs don't throw their histories away. They don't throw their traditions away for one game. ... I think Liverpool will do their best on Sunday.

Manchester Utd 3-0 West Ham: Business As Usual For United

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The race to the top narrowed Tuesday night as Manchester United swept aside West Ham United at Old Trafford.

Shades of 1966 early on as Man United's Ben Foster dropped Alessandro Diamanti's dipping shot onto the goal-line. Did it cross? Sir Alex Ferguson's sometime nemesis, referee Alan Wiley, thought not.

Arsenal At The Top After Back-to-back Wins Against Bolton

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Belief is an oft-used word by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, as he has belief in his team's abilities to vie for the league and perhaps more. There's unquestionably great technical skill at the Emirates, but more often, at crucial moments, belief is what Arsenal lack. The Gunners will relish their top spot in the league for a few days, and it's deserved, in developing a bit more grit since a humiliating loss to Chelsea at home in November.

There Is No Justice In Football

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Alan Wiley's been having a tough year, what with being called out by Fergie as a Fatty McFatty and all. His year's about to get tougher as the circumstances surrounding Arsenal's second goal hammer tomorrow's newspaper whilst Mark Davies' ankle is stitched back together. William Gallas went for the ball with all the precision of an [.

What Is Your New Year’s Resolution?

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What is your New Year's resolution?

Mine is likely the same as Premier League referee Alan Wiley. To hit the gym or at least the treadmill every day. But it seems to me that this resolution is too popular for just about everyone here in America in January.Â

And sure it makes perfect sense here in the states where we are renowned as the most obese nation in the world.

Bobby Zamora

In Another Life: John W Henry Is A Retired Women’s Tennis Professional

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By Ollie Irish

In another life, John W Henry was a mid-ranking women's tennis professional called Margaret. Margaret retired to California, where she now plays a lot of golf and walks her two labradors (Martina and Billie?) daily. Margaret eats no meat.

With a generous hat tip to the pioneering blog Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians

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Dimitar Berbatov, Video Rental Store Manager

Phil Brown, Bodybuilder

John Terry and Bobby Zamora, Big-Game Anglers

Rafa Benitez, Wine Waiter

Joe Hart, Women's Rugby Forward

Joachim Low, Catalogue Model

Alan Wiley, Aerobics Guru

Nigel de Jong, boxer

Arsene Wenger, child catcher

Steven Gerrard, Boro fan and secret time traveler

In Another Life: Steven Gerrard Supports Middlesbrough

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By Ollie Irish

You're looking at an old photo of a topless Tony Mowbray in his Middlesbrough days, celebrating some victory or other (a Boro promotion?). I have no more details than that. If I had to date the pic, I'd say late 1980s? I'm sure one of you lot will come up trumps.

In Another Life: Arsene Wenger Is The Child Catcher

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By Ollie Irish

"Yar! To the Emirates we go! Yar!"

Don't have nightmares.

More in this series

Dimitar Berbatov, Video Rental Store Manager

Phil Brown, Bodybuilder

John Terry and Bobby Zamora, Big-Game Anglers

Rafa Benitez, Wine Waiter

Joe Hart, Women's Rugby Forward

Joachim Low, Catalogue Model

Alan Wiley, Aerobics Guru

Nigel de Jong, boxer



In Another Life: Nigel De Jong Is A Middleweight Boxing Champion

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By Ollie Irish

In another life, Nigel 'The Eastlands Assassin' De Jong is a feared middleweight boxing world champion, albeit one with dubious taste in underwear.

Bonus points for anyone who guesses which real boxing champ's body we used for this Photoshoppery?

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Refs Agree That Spurs Should Point Finger At Gomes

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Alan Wiley

"First and foremost, what we have to remember is that the goal is within the laws of the game. The game hadn't stopped and so, in essence, Mark was right in law. You're taught right from the very start that you don't stop until the whistle blows or the ball goes out of play, so in law the goal is a correct goal.

God is not a Tottenham fan

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Numb. Will write something more substantial later. Until then, relive the key, gut-wrenching moments of injustice from our daylight robbery at Wembley.

1751: How have Spurs not scored? Gareth Bale fires over another cross from the left that Peter Crouch diverts goalwards and David James gets enough on it to divert it away.

Owen Coyle furious about Gallas tackle, and Wenger apologises!

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Arsenal were 2-1 down to Bolton and on the defence when William Gallas scythed through Mark Davies and left him for dead on the floor, but the referee, Alan Wiley, waved play on and Cesc Fabregas finished off the counter attack by scoring the equaliser. Owen Coyle was absolutely furious that neither the referee or [.

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THE PROMISED LAND 2009/10 END OF SEASON AWARDS

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Last season, nobody read the script.

Manchester United were supposed to land that coveted four-in-a-row. Manchester CITEH were supposed to be a Champions League side come August. Liverpool were supposed to challenge United all the way in the battle for Number 19. Real Madrid were supposed to win everything.

Rafael Benitez May Already Have Exit Strategy At Liverpool

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When referee Alan Wiley blows his whistle to signal full time at 3.30pm at Anfield on Sunday, the Premier League will have its answer. So, too, will the Kop. The questions they are asking, though, are rather different.

While hundreds of lenses and millions of viewers will judge the closing chapters in a nerve-shredding title race by the looks of despair or of joy on the faces of Chelsea's players, Liverpool's minds will turn exclusively to Rafael Benítez.

The Rest

Longest football bans: Joey Barton the latest in a conspicious list

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Longest football bans: Joey Barton the latest in a conspicious list - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The FA have slapped QPR midfielder Joey Barton with a 12-match ban following the temperamental midfielder's sending off against Manchester City on the last day of the Premier League season.

Video: FA Cup semi-final: Portsmouth 2 Tottenham 0 (ET)

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In extra time, Wilson lofts the ball into the box towards Boateng but it is Bassong who heads it down towards goal. Frederic Piquinonne hovering between Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone, pounces on the ball as Dawson loses his footing and Tom Huddlestone remains frozen. As Dawson tumbles to the ground, Gomes stops his forward progress and Piquionne puts the ball into the net.

The Ball's In Our COURT. We Intend To Keep IT There #

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We're Forever Blowing Bubbles, Helium Inflated Premier League Olympic Stadium Competition Distorting Bubbles In The Air

With the Porn Barons countersuing the Billionaire Betting Barber, a financial situation both murky and opaque, ##############################################, the London Depression Olympics and a relegation battle to boot.

Match Review and Highlights: Tottenham Hotspur 2 Leeds United 2

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The Light Network got the neutral pleasing barnstormer that they'd hoped for, but Tottenham were left disappointed. Having now gone three games without a win, I think we'd all settle for a dull 1-0, George Graham special.

Our line up suggested that we were going for an early knockout blow.

The Sweeper: Leeds Go From “Dirty” to “Loveable”

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Big Story

Rob Smyth capped off his Guardian minute-by-minute report yesterday by printing an email from someone named Scott W., who wrote: "I never thought I'd say this, and as a United supporter you might not like to hear it, but Leeds United have become loveable, haven't they?