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Iker Casillas

La Liga: Just Football’s Team of the Season 2011-12 (minus Messi and Ronaldo)

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La Liga: Just Football's Team of the Season 2011-12 (minus Messi and Ronaldo) is a post from: Just Football

by Ashley Escobar

The subjective nature of football is never more obvious than when a "team of the season" is composed. There are often a few obvious names who demand inclusion whilst other names are thrown in due to the way the composer of the team enjoys his or her football.

Joe Hart goes from third choice goalkeeper for England to “Best in the World” in less than a year

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For just about the last 30 years, English goalkeepers have slipped down the rankings of the world's best despite the legacy that they bring with them from days gone by. There was a time when it didn't matter who played in nets for the national team (as long as it wasn't Peter Bonetti!

IFFHS NAMES IKER CASILLAS BEST GOALKEEPER

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The FIFA back "International Football Federation of History & Statistics" ( IFFHS ) has released its calculations & list for the "Best Goalkeeper in World Football". REAL MADRID CF & Spanish International IKER CASILLAS has been chosen & thus gains his 4th recognition from the IFHHS. On the list FC BARCELONA goalie VICTOR VALDES comes in 3rd placed.

LFC Legend PHIL NEAL: "He's the best in the Premier League..."

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Liverpool legend Phil Neal won an astonishing 4 European Cups as a player at Anfield, and he played alongside some fantastic goalkeepers, including Ray Clemence and Bruce Grobbelaar. Clearly, he knows a good keeper when he sees one, and Pepe Reina is no exception.

Speaking on LFC TV, Neal paid a glowing tribute to Liverpool's shot-stopper:

"He's the best goalkeeper in the Premiership, and for Spain.

English Premier League

De Gea to Face Eye Surgery?

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Being blamed for some of the goals that Manchester United conceded in the last few matches, David De Gea doesn't only lost his starting spot to Anders Lindegaard but might also be asked by the club to do an eye operation.

According to the latest reports in England, the Red Devils are preparing a full-time optometrist to treat De Gea, who is actually having a problem with his vision as he always wears glasses since kids, only to replace it with contact lenses during matches.

Liverpool’s defensive record is no surprise for Kenny Dalglish

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Liverpool's defensive record is no surprise for Kenny Dalglish

• Liverpool manager praises Reina, Skrtel, Agger and Enrique • Reds closing in on deals for Rory Donnelly and Jordon Ibe Kenny Dalglish has identified the quality of Liverpool's defending this season as instrumental in their challenge for a top four finish.

"Pepe Reina has always had that problem, and I think he realises it..."

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Pepe Reina once went 11 games without conceding a goal for Liverpool, a fantastic achievement that illustrates his prodigious ability between the sticks. This season, Reina hasn't been as lucky, but he's still been integral to the club's excellent 11 game unbeaten run. Liverpool legend Gary Gillespie is a big fan of Reina, but argues that he still needs to improve one specific area of his game.

Stat Attack: Who’s the best goalkeeper in Manchester?

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Stat Attack: Who's the best goalkeeper in Manchester? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With David De Gea's arrival, Manchester hosts two of the most promising young goalkeepers in European football today. And as Manchester City and Manchester United make their preparations for their first of several clashes this season (the 2011 Community Shield), De Gea looks certain to make his debut in the United goal.

World Cup

WNT Wrap-Up

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In what was an historic year for U.S. Women's Soccer, the Americans finished at 13-3-4 while scoring 41 goals and allowing 17.

The U.S. team started and finished the year ranked #1 in the world.

Abby Wambach led the USA in scoring (surprise!) with eight goals and four assists, but Carli Lloyd (6 goals) and Lauren Cheney (5) also had quality goal scoring years.

Golden Generation or Fool’s Gold?

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Golden Generation or Fool's Gold? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barring an almighty flop, England will qualify for Euro 2012. They'll do so in marginally convincing fashion, maybe even topping a group which while not robust, provided more challenging than first thought. Now, England manager Fabio Capello said he knew Tuesday's performance against Wales would be sub-par from watching the players warm up.

Michel Preud’homme

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Name: Michel Preud'homme DOB: 24/01/1959 Height: 6ft 0in (1.83m) Clubs: Standard Liege (1977-86) KV Mechelen (1986-94) Benfica (1994-99) Years Active: 1977-1999 Club Appearances: 649 International Appearances: (Belgium) 58 Michel Preud'homme was the first ever winner of the Yashin Award for best goalkeeper in a World Cup in the USA 1994 tournament, which was a fitting [.

53rd

Satdobato Youth Club crowned 'C' Division League Champion

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Kathmandu: 7 September, 2011: Satdobato Youth Club clinched the title of Martyrs Memorial C Division League on Wednesday as it defeated Shree Kumari Club 2-0 in the last league match played at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato. Satdobato and Shree Kumari had already confirmed their promotion to the B Division.

Satdobato Youth Club crowned 'C' Division League Champion

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Kathmandu: 7 September, 2011: Satdobato Youth Club clinched the title of Martyrs Memorial C Division League on Wednesday as it defeated Shree Kumari Club 2-0 in the last league match played at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato. Satdobato and Shree Kumari had already confirmed their promotion to the B Division.

The Rest

Fabregas, Gerard Pique, Shakira Party It Up, Del Bosque Calls For ‘Calm’ After Spain Euro 2012 Call Ups

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Gerard Pique, Shakira, Cesc Fabregas and his girlfriend Daniella Semaan were at one of their favourite hang-outs, the glitzy W Hotel in Barcelona for dinner last night (a simply breathtaking place!) They were joined by the entire FC Barcelona squad, which comprised of Pep Guardiola, David Villa, Messi, Xavi, Mascherano, Ibrahim Afellay and newly-crowned Zamora (Best Goalkeeper) winner, Victor Valdes.

AVB easy as 1-2-3! The Chelsea Football FanCast #194

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Chidge, ChelTel, Celery Terrorist, Pablo, Dazza Mental and the ‘Benches' report back on what seems like Chelsea's first win in ages, against Bolton, and the welcome return of Super Frankie Lampard and The Bison!

Chelsea got back to winning ways on Saturday with a fairly easy win against Bolton, but of more significance for the supporters was that AVB seemed to get with the programme and actually picked the right team.

Steve Clarke selects rival keeper over Reina as 'No 1 in England''. Is he right?

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Many Liverpool fans believe that Pepe Reina is currently the best goalkeeper in England, Kenny Dalglish's assistant Steve Clarke clearly doesn't agree. In an interview on LFC TV last night, Clarke was previewing today's Carling Cup semi-final first leg, and he inadvertently admitted that he believes Reina is behind City keeper Joe Hart in the overall quality stakes.

Picking the Creamsicles

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In the spirit of full transparency, and wasting no time since the balloting was announced, I am jumping in with both feet and giving you my picks for Dynamo Theory's 2011 Creamsicle Awards. Hopefully, we can finish the year and start the next with a healthy discussion and debate on reviewing what was, for me, the most fun Houston Dynamo season that didn't have a trophy-winning celebration at the end of it.

Luis Suarez Makes Ballon d’Or Shortlist, and Other Wednesday Notes

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Football federations are clueless at best, corrupt at worst, and in other breaking news the sky is blue. At least when it's not overcast. Though even then it's probably blue above the clouds. Unless there are no planes flying overhead and so nobody to see it, because then you're getting into trees falling in the forest territory.

FIFA: Hosts Mexico claim Under-17 trophy in style (+video)

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The FIFA World Under-17 Championship has been won by hosts Mexico in what was a thrilling climax to a hugely successful tournament.

Mexico got to the final having topped Group A ahead of Congo, North Korea and European champions the Netherlands before getting past Panama, France and Germany in the knockout rounds.

Turkey’s Sahin voted Bundesliga player of the season

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BERLIN, Germany — German-born Turkish international Nuri Sahin, who is leaving Borussia Dortmund for Real Madrid, has been voted Bundesliga player of the 2010-11 season by his peers, Kicker magazine said Monday. The 22-year-old midfielder was voted best outfield player with 46.1 percent of the vote, the magazine's survey of 298 players showed, followed in [.