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Manchester City

Manchester City offer to triple Adnan Januzaj’s Manchester United wages

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Manchester City plan to offer Adnan Januzaj a big money deal to quit rivals Manchester United. Reports in the Metro suggest City plan to take advantage of the 18-year-old stalling over a new contract by offering him a £45,000-a-week deal to move across Manchester. That would triple his current United salary.

Arsenal move for PSV Eindhoven pair Georginio Wijnaldum and Zakaria Bakkali

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Arsenal are plotting a double raid on Dutch side PSV Eindhoven for Georginio Wijnaldum and Zakaria Bakkali. Reports in Holland suggest the Gunners are interested in bringing both youngsters to the Emirates. Voetbal International claims that Peter Clarke, who scouts players in whom the club has already established serious interest, watched PSV's opening league match [.

Chelsea

GIF It: Kyle Walker puts a hole in Eden Hazard’s sock (Tottenham vs Chelsea)

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Chelsea's Eden Hazard was left with a hole in his sock and a sore ankle after this collision with Tottenham's Kyle Walker. The England right-back's studs raked down Hazard's ankle as the pair landed after a challenge in the air. After a bit of treatment, his scruffy appearance seemed to be the only lasting damage [.

Chelsea favourites to sign England Under-21 international Eric Dier

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Chelsea are the frontrunners to sign English-born Sporting Lisbon defender Eric Dier. He was a regular for Sporting last season, but his contract contains a £4.2m buyout clause that is proving too tempting for some of Europe's big clubs. The Blues are currently the favourites to complete a deal for Dier.

Was Jose Mourinho scouting Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah during Crystal Palace vs Watford?

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Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho was an unexpected visitor for yesterday's Championship play-off final between Crystal Palace and Watford. The Special One's appearance at Wembley sparked a series of theories, the most plausible of which is that he was running the rule over Watford's on-loan Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah.

Swansea ball boy kicked by Chelsea’s Eden Hazard planned time-wasting pre-match

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The king of all ball boys is back making his final appearance #needed #for #timewasting Charlie Morganâ„¢ (@CHARLIEM0RGAN) January 23, 2013 The ball boy involved in the incident that saw Chelsea star Eden Hazard sent-off in tonight's Capital One Cup semi-final had admitted in pre-game tweets that he planned to use timewasting tactics.

Brazil squad versus Colombia 14 November 2012 includes Chelsea trio

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Coach Mano Menezes has named his squad for the friendly against Colombia in New Jersey. Chelsea's David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar have been included as well as Tottenham's Sandro Ranieri. Kaká keeps his place after decentperformancesagainst Iraq and Japan. The match is Brazil's 1000th outing and their last appearance of 2012.

Videos

Video: Arsenal old boy Gervinho scores his first goal for Roma

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Until now, Gervinho's brief spell at new club Roma had been notable only for a couple of glaring misses of the kind that Arsenal fans had come to know and love. But perhaps he's turning a corner... The Ivorian grabbed his first goal for the Italian side in last night's clash with Sampdoria, which was [.

Video: Libor Kozak scores his first Aston Villa goal vs Norwich City

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New Aston Villa signing Libor Kozak scored his first goal for the club less than a minute after coming off the bench a real Kozak moment The former Lazio man signed for £7m broke his Villa duck in just his second appearance for the club. The Czech international managed to fluffed an [...]

Video: Manchester United 1-3 Sevilla

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Nobody gave Sevilla the script ahead of Rio Ferdinand's testimonial as they came away from Old Trafford 1-3 winners in last night's match. Manchester United fielded a weakened side with the Community Shield against Wigan less than 48 hours away. Vitolo was played in to become the first player to score against a David Moyes [.

Video: Pay-to-play Macclesfield fan nearly scores against Stoke

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And when we say 'nearly scores' we mean 'flings himself in the general direction of a cross'. Macclesfield Town supporter Jomes Gorfin became the first person to take advantage of the club's pay-to-play initiative. The 40-year-old stumped up £10,000 to train with the first-team squad for a week ahead of a substitute appearance against the [.

Video: Neymar unveiled at Barcelona

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New Barcelona signing Neymar has been officially unveiled at Camp Nou. The Brazil star followed his appearance in the game against England on Sunday evening by hopping straight on a plane to Spain. He went through the tried and tested Barca marquee signing course of airport mobbing, undergoing a medical, posing with the short and, [.

Video: Tottenham’s Tom Huddlestone sings Manchester City anthem Blue Moon on the bench

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Given his game-changing substitute appearance, there's no doubting Tom Huddlestone's commitment to the Tottenham cause. But he did provide a comedy moment when TV cameras caught him joining Manchester City fans in a rendition of Blue Moon from the comfort of the Spurs bench. It is a catchy tune. This follows hot on the heels [.

Fulham 1-0 Aston Villa – Baird Fires Whites To Victory In Scrappy Clash At The Cottage (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Fulham 1-0 Aston Villa Premier League 20th October 2012

Making his 150th appearance for Fulham, defender Chris Baird capped his milestone appearance with the only goal of the game at Cravan Cottage on Saturday, netting from a corner on 84 minutes.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson gatecrashes Andy Murray’s US Open press conference

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Sir Alex Ferguson is famously very picky about who can and can't attend his press conferences, so it was a tad hypocritical of him to turn up unannounced at tennis star Andy Murray's post-match presser following his US Open semi-final victory. In a veritable Who's Who (Scotland Edition), Fergie and James Bond star Sean Connery [.

Vito Mannone to start against Stoke

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Wojciech Szczesny is out with a rib injury. With Per Mertesacker and Carl Jenkinson filling in for Laurent Koscielny and Bacary Sagna, this means more pressure on the back four to step up. Add Abou Diaby making his second Premiership appearance after a long, long injury absence and this could be a very long afternoon for the Gunners on set pieces and counterattacks.

Spot The Baller: Guardian’s Secret Footballer Appears On Camera For First Time – Who Is It?

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By Chris Wright

What you're about to see it The Guardian's 'secret footballer' (@TSFGuardian) first ever appearance on camera. If you're not familiar, the secret footballer is an industry insider, whose documents the riches, debauchery and pressure that professional footballers are subject to from a first-hand perspective.

English Premier League

Man City skipper Vincent Kompany could now miss Man Utd clash

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Team was great. I felt great. Injury is a blow after all the hard work. I'll be back to that level in no time. Thanks for all the support!. Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) August 19, 2013 Vincent Kompany is a serious doubt for the Manchester derby because he is taking longer than expected to recover [.

GIF It: Spurs star Sandro slaps himself around the face

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How do you get yourself ready for the power and aggression of a Premier League midfield after a long injury lay-off? In the case of Tottenham midfielder Sandro, the answer appears to be to slap yourself around the face repeatedly until you're allowed on as a substitute. The Brazil international displayed an interesting approach to [.

Türkish delight in Liverpool as wonderkid joins the Reds

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Liverpool have reportedly agreed a £1 million fee with Sami Hyppia's Bayer Leverkusen for 18 year old Turkish starlet Samed Yesil. Like recent Liverpool arrival Nuri Sahin, Samed was born in Germany however is of Turkish descent. Unlike Sahin though, Samed chose to play for Germany.

He notched up an impressive 19 goals in 21 games in the 2010/11 season for the Germany u17 national team.

UKFF Exclusive: West Ham Sign Kamara

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We have been keeping you up to date and now UKFF FC Academy can exclusively reveal that the West Ham Academy are to sign Ishmael Kamara after just one appearance for the UKFF Reserves.Â

Denva McKenzie who gained the permission from UKFF to take Ishmael to West Ham said.

AVB praises “new Ledley King”

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Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has praised new signing Jan Vertonghen, likening the Belgian defender to retired captain Ledley King. King made an appearance before the club's clash against West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane on Saturday and received rapturous applause, which manager AVB is confident is on the cards for Vertonghen.

Virtuoso three-minute sub display earns Everton’s Johnny Heitinga a spot in the Mirror’s team of the day

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To the uninitiated, Johnny Heitinga's 87th minute substitute appearance against Aston Villa appeared to serve the dual purpose of wasting a few seconds as the Toffees wound down time towards a 3-1 victory while also bolstering the defensive ranks. Despite David Moyes' side having done most of their good work prior to the last three [.

Well Suited: Edin Dzeko

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Image: Tumblr. Wait don't panic. Edin Dzeko did not get married without telling any of us first. His sister Merima did, though, recently tying the knot with her Bosnian singer-boyfriend, Mirza Soljanin. About Mr Dzeko's appearance in this wonderfully candid wedding day pic, we are filled with a deep sense of dislike for his sideburns (if [.

Tottenham Hotspur

Caulker staking his claim

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Unless Spurs take the unlikely step of loaning Steven Caulker out to a Championship side once the relevant window is open, the centre half is set for a full season at White Hart Lane. Caulker reminded the club that he has plenty to offer at the back after an assured display was rounded off with the opening goal for England Under 21's as they saw off Azerbaijan last night.

Spurs target second Roma midfielder

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Earlier this week it was reported that Spurs were in the market for Roma's Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic. The 22 year old had seemed a viable replacement for Luka Modric but as soon as the stories broke, the player's agent was denying that a deal would take place.

"Tottenham made a move for him, but both Roma and Pjanic thanked them for their interest and politely declined the offer," said Michele Gerbino.

Steve Harper To Get First Newcastle Start In 28 Months

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Steve Harper seems to be the Newcastle number two this season having nudged ahead of former Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Rob Elliot and Steve was on the bench on Saturday when Newcastle beat a strong Tottenham side 2-1, and will make his first senior appearance for well over two years for Newcastle in a competitive game Athens, Greece tomorrow night.

coach

Soccer Embraces Big Data to Quantify the Beautiful Game

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Soccer Embraces Big Data to Quantify the Beautiful Game

The Timbers' own Andrew Jean-Baptiste makes an appearance in this Wired article on the Adidas Mi Coach tracking technology.

Sunday After Stats

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Paulo Nagamura's goal was his 10th in league play in his MLS career.

At 20 years and 56 days, Oriol Rosell is the 3rd youngest player to score a league goal for KC. He knocked Chris Brown at 22 years 31 days out of the top 10.

Rosell became the 4th youngest in all competitions to score a goal, knocking Eddie Johnson at 22 years 1 day out of the top 10.

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Sundhage stepping down as USWNT head coach to return to Sweden

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Pia Sundhage has led the U.S. Women's national team to two Olympic gold medals during her four years in charge, but that wasn't enough to keep her around for another four years.

Sundhage's desire to return to her native Sweden has led her to decide to leave the U.S. teamÂ

"It was an honor to be able to coach these players for five years and I learned a tremendous amount from them," Sundhage said in a statement released by U.

Report: Wooten loaned to Sandhausen

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If Andrew Wooten is to find consistent minutes in the 2. Bundesliga this season and further his development, it apparently won't be with Kaiserslautern.
According to a report, Wooten is set to go on a season-long loan to recently-promoted club SV Sandhausen in a quest for playing time.

North American Soccer League

Espinoza Called Up and Warzycha Loaned Out

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The Roger Espinoza news continues today as Honduras announced their roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers on September 7th and 11th, both against Cuba. Even though he's suspended for their first game on the 7th due to his red card in the Olympics again Brazil, Espinoza has been named to the roster.

Sounders Loan Michael Tetteh To Ft. Launderdale Strikers

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For the second time in about a year, the Seattle Sounders have loaned out Michael Tetteh to a Florida-based lower-division team. This time, he's joining the Ft. Launderdale Strikers of the NASL as they head into the final stretch of their season. Last year, he played a handful of games for Orlando City of the USL-Pro.

Random 1990s

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #35 Gary Charles

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Name: Gary Charles In his 90′s prime for: Nottingham Forest, Derby, Aston Villa, West Ham Lowdown: Joining Nottingham Forest under Brian Clough in 1987, Charles made more than 50 appearances for the club, but often struggled to hold down a first team place. His most well-known appearance for the club was in the FA Cup [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #35 Gary Charles

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Name: Gary Charles In his 90′s prime for: Nottingham Forest, Derby, Aston Villa, West Ham Lowdown: Joining Nottingham Forest under Brian Clough in 1987, Charles made more than 50 appearances for the club, but often struggled to hold down a first team place. His most well-known appearance for the club was in the FA Cup [.

The Rest

Amazing Neymar Goal on 200th Appearance v Atletico-MG

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Brazilian whizz-kid Neymar put's Santos 2-0 up against Ronaldinho's Atletico-MG with an amazing solo run on his 200th appearance for the club, hence the 200 on the back of his Santos shirt.

‘Little Zlatan’ Pops Up, Makes An Appearance vs Dynamo Kiev (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Zlatan was being extra cocky against Dynamo Kiev last night (hint: it's circled just in case)...

Is that a Kinder Egg in your shorts or are you just pleased to see me?

Sounders Manage 1-1 Road Draw v FC Dallas

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Steve Zakuani's return and assist should be the glory of the game. That moment put smiles on so many faces. After many long months of hope Zakuani returned to the pitch and performed admirably. September 2nd isn't a day that will be remembered as a the Sounders first ever US Open Cup win, but as the day that Steve Zakuani didn't just play, but played well and was clearly a starter.

Bartley reveals reason he left Arsenal

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After a grand total of one competitive appearance for the Gunners, against Olympiakos in the champion's league in 2009, Kyle Bartley has decided to call an end to his Arsenal career. I am not really being fair to the lad, he was desperate to play for Arsenal but never quite managed to force himself in [.

Snapshot: ‘Impossible Without You!’ – David Villa Scores Nine Months After Snapping Shin, Thanks Wife And Kids…

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By Chris Wright

David Villa made his first competitive appearance for Barcelona since snapping a shinbone back in December of last year at the weekend, scoring ten minutes after coming on as a substitute against Real Sociedad a cathartic goal that Villa celebrated by unveiling an excellent photo of his wife and two daughters along with the message 'Imposible sin Vosotras!