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The Argument: Time for Midweek Afternoon Matches?

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There are well over three million retail workers in the UK, many of whom work more Saturdays than not. Add on public service and transport employees and a whole stack of night shift workers and you a have significant portion of the country that cannot watch football at its traditional time of Saturday at 3pm.

The Argument: Is There Too Much Football on TV?

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When did being a football fan start to feel like such hard work? It's not that there's more football in the world than there used to be. What's changed is the availability and exposure of it all. Anybody with the right sort of television package, mobile phone contract or internet connection should never go more than 24 hours without a game to watch.

Book Review: From the Back Page to the Front Room

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From the Back Page to the Front Room by Roger Domeneghetti
Published by Ockley Books
2014, £9.99

Our latest book review features yet another offering from the industrious Ockley Books, an enterprise that has left no stone unturned in producing quality offerings from the football blogging community.

Paolo Di Canio is not welcome back at Sheffield Wednesday

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[T]oday, we welcome back Sheffield Wednesday fan John Leigh, co-author of The Football Lexicon and author of Voltaire's Sense of History. Here, John reacts to the rumours that are linking Paolo Di Canio with a return to Hillsborough. ... My brother was at THAT infamous England vs Croatia game at Wembley.

Liverpool

The Nuri Sahin twist and turn now favours Liverpool

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Finally the M57 to Liverpool to end all this in-sahinity

Reports from Spain, the Guardian, and the Beeb indicate that Arsenal were unwilling to budge from their position to keep Nuri Sahin on just a year long loan move seeking instead a provision to make him permanent. This did not find favour with Real Madrid.

Nuri Sahin coming to Arsenal

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As per the Daily Mail, ESPN, and the Beeb. Now backed up by AS. The Beeb says that it will be a year long loan move but with a view to making it a permanent deal. An announcement is expected early next week but there are reports that Sahin is already in London.

Jose Mourinho's first choice was Liverpool because of his past association with Brendan Rodgers who coached Chelsea's reserve side while he was there.

Liverpool Eye Up Johan Cruyff For ‘Director Of Football’ Role

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By Chris Wright

"Liverwho?'

The BBC read somewhere understands that, after surgically removing Damien Comolli from their staff yesterday for fluffing all their dollars on snakeoil and unicorn teeth, Liverpool owners FSG are eyeing up none other than Johan Cruyff (who, it says here, used to be a footballer of some distinction but is perhaps better known as the man from the asteroid) to step into the breach at Anfield.

Wigan Up Next For Out Of Form Reds

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Let's hope he can give a thumbs up come 90 minutes...Liverpool face Wigan at Anfield on Saturday and after falling to a terrible defeat against Queens Park Rangers in the week, the Reds are desperately after all 3 points. Wigan themselves have more than one reason to be battling for the points as they look to get themselves out of a relegation battle.

‘Whale Tea, Sea Cake And Frosties!’ – Mancini vs Gerrard Tunnel Spat Audio Emerges

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By Chris Wright

This audio has comes round the houses via the Beeb, and details the 'tunnel spat' ('chat' is somewhat closer to the mark) that Roberto Mancini and Steven Gerrard engaged in following yesterday's Carling Cup semi-final first leg at the Etihad...

Gerrard approaches Mancini to take him to task over his conduct following both Vincent Kompany's red card against Manchester United on Sunday and Glen Johnson's two-footed piledriver last night to which the City manager clearly replies (at the 0:13 mark), and I quote:

"Whale tea, sea cake and FROSTIES!

Welcome back to the BBC! Five great Fergie flare ups the Beeb have missed out on (video special)

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Welcome back to the BBC! Five great Fergie flare ups the Beeb have missed out on (video special)

Sir Alex Ferguson finally made peace with the BBC on Thursday, signalling an end to his staunch refusal to give interviews to the corporation since 2004. The breakthrough is certainly a significant one for the Beeb, who had angered the Scot by airing a programme about his son Jason.

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Harry Redknapp And Mick McCarthy Join ‘Match Of The Day’ Panel For 2012/13

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By Chris Wright

The BBC have announced that along with dug-in regulars Mark Lawrenson, Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer, the Match of the Day studio will be graced by none other than Harry Redknapp and Mick McCarty as of this Saturday evening with the pair tasked with bringing 'their considerable managerial expertise and experience to the country's most popular football programme.

Harry Redknapp And Mick McCarthy Join ‘Match Of The Day’ Panel For 2012/13

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By Chris Wright

The BBC have announced that along with dug-in regulars Mark Lawrenson, Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer, the Match of the Day studio will be graced by none other than Harry Redknapp and Mick McCarty as of this Saturday evening with the pair tasked with bringing 'their considerable managerial expertise and experience to the country's most popular football programme.

Euro 2012: Alan Hansen Tips Germany, Holland & Portugal For Semi-Finals – There’s Just One Small Problem…

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By Chris Wright

Maverick predictions from the boy Hansen there. Who says the Beeb's pundits are just phoning it in these days?

Can you spot the small, almost insignificant ricket in Hansen's tips? That's right; Germany, Spain and Portugal are all in Group B together and therefore cannot all reach the semis by process of elimination.

Euro 2012: Alan Hansen Tips Germany, Holland & Portugal For Semi-Finals – There’s Just One Small Problem…

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By Chris Wright

Maverick predictions from the boy Hansen there. Who says the Beeb's pundits are just phoning it in these days?

Can you spot the small, almost insignificant ricket in Hansen's tips? That's right; Germany, Spain and Portugal are all in Group B together and therefore cannot all reach the semis by process of elimination.

BBC Forced To Apologise Over MOTD2 Host Colin Murray’s ‘Headbutt’ Comment

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By Chris Wright

The BBC have been forced into apologising for comments made by Match of the Day 2 host and 'Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2007′ Colin Murray last Sunday, after receiving several complaints relating to Murray describing Pepe Reina's red-card offence against Newcastle as a 'lame headbutt.

Tim Gudgin, Legendary Voice Of The BBC’s Results Round-Up Retires (Video)

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By Alan Duffy


For many of you young whippersnappers reading this on your swanky tablets and uber-powerful laptops, whilst no doubt drinking trendy takeaway lattés and listening to underground grime on your iPhone 4s (god, I hate you smug b******s, with your lives still ahead of you), the name Tim Gudgin will mean little to you, as will his massive importance in the world of football broadcasting.

Let’s Hear It For Tim Gudgin – Legendary Voice Of BBC’s Results Round-Up Retires

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By Alan Duffy


For many of you young whippersnappers reading this on your swanky tablets and uber-powerful laptops, whilst no doubt drinking trendy takeaway lattés and listening to underground grime on your iPhone 4s (god, I hate you smug b******s, with your lives still ahead of you), the name Tim Gudgin will mean little to you, as will his massive importance in the world of football broadcasting.

Let’s Hear It For Tim Gudgin – Legendary Voice Of BBC’s Results Round-Up Retires

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By Alan Duffy


For many of you young whippersnappers reading this on your swanky tablets and uber-powerful laptops, whilst no doubt drinking trendy takeaway lattés and listening to underground grime on your iPhone 4s (god, I hate you smug b******s, with your lives still ahead of you), the name Tim Gudgin will mean little to you, as will his massive importance in the world of football broadcasting.

Robbie Savage Breaks His Nose On Strictly Come Dancing (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

The former Leicester City hardman has managed to keep himself in the public eye courtesy of some ropey punditry and a spell on the Beeb's Strictly Come Dancing show.

However, on Strictly at the weekend, the blonde media node made a right eejit of himself (again) when a naff kissing of the camera move earned him a broken nose.

45-Year Old Steve Claridge Comes Out Of Retirement, Signs For Gosport Borough

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By Chris Wright

"For me, Manish, the guy's too old to be effective at this level"

The Beeb are reporting this afternoon that mumbly pundit and Football League hipster (the Premier League is soooo mainstream) has come out of retirement at the grand old age of 45 to sign on as a player and coach for Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South & West side Gosport Borough his 25th contract in a meandering pro career that both began and ended at Bournemouth (1984-2006), with a smattering of non-league appearances and managerial posts thereafter.

John “Motty” Motson Celebrates 40 Years At The BBC

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By Alan Duffy

The ultimate football anorak (or sheepskin coat), iconic commentator John Motson has now been with the Beeb for 40 years, quite an achievement.

In a world before Sky Sports, self-important celebrity pundits, the overuse of ironic puns and Clive Tyldesley, Motson was football television's Mr Big, the A-list commentator who shared football's iconic moments with the nation.

Manchester United

Agent Claims Clutch Of PL Clubs Chasing Michael Owen, But Can The Striker Still Cut It At The Top?

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By Alan Duffy

The Beeb is reporting that, according to Michael Owen's agent, there are a number of Premier League clubs chasing the signature of his injury-plagued, horse-owning client.

Now the hooftastic Stoke City have already been linked to the out-of-contract Owen this summer, but the identity of the other  clubs reportedly sniffing around the player remain unknown.

Straw Poll – Is David Moyes The Man To Replace Sir Alex At Man Utd?

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By Alan Duffy

"If you're going to intimidate the ref like I do, you're going to have to look angrier than that, David."

A Manchester United manager during the mid-seventies, Tommy Docherty has claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson will be allowed to choose his successor at Old Trafford, with Everton boss David Moyes favourite for the job.

‘I’ve Got Plenty Of Ammunition’ – Sir Alex Cocked And Ready For Man City’s Mind Games

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By Chris Wright

"You come at the King, you better not miss BROSEPH!!!"

Seasoned 'snarky combat' vet Sir Alex Ferguson has reliably informed anyone that will listen that he is primed and ready for Manchester City's war o' words as the Premier League title race reaches the smelly end, after City mouthpiece Patrick Vieira insisted Ferguson's decision to bring Paul Scholes out of retirement showed weakness on his part an 'act of desperation' if you will.

Bolton’s Kevin Davies: Tom Cleverley Has Told Me To Forget Tackle

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By Alan Duffy


What a fine, upstanding young man Kevin Davies is. Following the injury to Manchester United's Tom Cleverley on Saturday, in which the Bolton man was "involved", Davies made sure he cleared the air with the young United starlet.

Videos

Owl takes pride of place in Colombia v Venezuela

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Keeper makes a 'owler If you have been watching Frozen Planet on the Beeb recently, you will be aware of some of the incredible footage of animals at extreme North and South of our planet. However, it appears that a Colombian owl has got a touch jealous of its polar cousins, and decided to gain [...]


Owl takes pride of place in Colombia v Venezuela

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Keeper makes a 'owler If you have been watching Frozen Planet on the Beeb recently, you will be aware of some of the incredible footage of animals at extreme North and South of our planet. However, it appears that a Colombian owl has got a touch jealous of its polar cousins, and decided to gain [...]


Paolo Di Canio Scuffles With His Own Player After Carling Cup Defeat (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Amazing, really, that it's taken this long, but Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio managed to come to blows with one of his own players in the tunnel at the County Ground after last night's 3-1 Carling Cup defeat to Southampton.

According to the Beeb, Swindon striker Leon Clarke got himself embroiled in a 'heated debate' with fitness coach after the final whistle when Di Canio intervened and attempted to shepherd Clarke down the tunnel by tugging his shirt a move that didn't go down too well.

BBC

An Alternative View on the Media Bans

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Football clubs and the media covering them live together as slightly estranged bedfellows, desirous of one another's company but at times cold or distant when the other's been bad in the sack. Quite often it is the club in some capacity turning away, demanding the media pick up the blanket off the end of the bed and to go sleep on the couch for the night.

Race Issues: Paolo Di Canio Gets Lost On Two-Mile Fun Run, Completes Half Marathon By Mistake

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By Chris Wright

"This way?"

According to the Beeb, Swindon Town manager Paolo di Canio unwittingly completed the town's half marathon after making an impromptu right turn on the two-mile fun run course he was supposed to be running.

43-year-old Di Canio was present to sound the horn to start Sunday's 13.

We Serve Football Any Way You Like It: BBC Sport Promo Video

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New Season Football from Clive Norman on Vimeo. Trust the Beeb to do something artsy to promote their football coverage for the 2011-12 season. The BBC created this above video to promote the array of football coverage they have, from their...

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Two Bids Accepted: Fabregas & Nasri Teetering On Arsenal Exits

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By Chris Wright

A pretty pap pre-season is about to get a whole lot worse for Arsenal, with the news breaking today that both Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri are teetering on the brink after the Gunners agreed fees with Barcelona and Manchester City respectively.

The BBC are reporting that Arsenal have shook hands over a £35 million deal for Fabregas and that City have had a bid over somewhere between £22-27 million accepted for Nasri and that both transfers are expected to be tied up before the weekend is out.

The Rest

Radio Review: The Monday Night Club

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[S]ome excuses to start with – I'm tired after the weekend, the work has piled up and I have rarely organised alternative activities. I don't fancy embarking on thebox set that has arrived from Lovefilm and I'm yet to be enticed into downloading any album so far released in 2013. So I invariably find myself tuning in to BBC Radio Five Live and that station's Monday Night Club – a roundtable football discussion hosted by the omnipresent Mark Chapman, varying from an hour to two and a half hours in length depending on whether there is a game on or.

Chelsea Bid For Battersea Power Station Site – Plan 60,000 Capacity Stadium With Four Chimneys Intact

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By Chris Wright

Chelsea have confirmed via their official website that they have submitted a bid to acquire the Battersea Power Station site in order to build a new 60,000-seater stadium on said land.

The club have announced they along with their 'property development partners' Almacantar are hoping to acquire the 39 acres of land, which they plan to redevelop if, as and when they should decide to up-sticks and leave Stamford Bridge.

Special Television Education

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Is Special 1 TV on the Beeb lacking something from its glorious past? It seems so, but perhaps the premature loss with Setanta forced it to be romanticized in the eyes of some (guilty) and it's always been the same.

It's worth another look while you determine which of your gifts to return and which to "pay forward" in the form of "Thanks for removing an errand from my list of things to do, I'll give this to someone else.

Euro 2012 Draw In ‘Not That Dull’ Shock

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Is Group C of the Euro 2012 finals Croatia, Italy, Ireland and Spain the most catholic group in international football tournament finals history? That thought occurred with the fourth team in two of next summer's groups still to be drawn out and Italy's and England's balls still to be opened. When Saturday Comes magazine asked the question of one of the 2002 World Cup finals groups – also involving Italy and Croatia, alongside Mexico and Ecuador so it wasn't an original thought (when I have one, I'll surely let you know).

Jilted Newcastle Fan Pulls Up Father’s Commemorative Brick Outside ‘Sports Direct Arena’

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By Chris Wright

According to the Beeb, this 'ere jilted Newcastle fan has dug up and removed a commemorative brick from outside what used to be St James' Park in protest over Mike Ashley's decision to award the stadium's naming rights to himself last week and rebrand the ground as the 'Sports Direct Arena'.

Wilshere: I’ll miss three months of Arsenal action

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Jack Wilshere will be sidelined for up to two months due to his ankle injury. Wilshere has just tweeted: "I can confirm I will be out for around 2-3 months! I am working hard in the gym to stay fit and I am gutted but I will be back stronger!"

Both Sky Sports and the Beeb had been reporting that Arsenal have confiemd the Sunday Mirror story this morning that the 19-year-old will be out for a lengthy spell.

Mute point

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So, three weeks into the new Football League season and in many ways it's much the same as the last. The divisions might be different, but Southampton and Brighton are still dazzling on the south coast; Peterborough are still serving up improbable goalfests at London Road; Crawley are still cruising at the top of the league; and, less happily, Plymouth's horrific decline continues seemingly