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West Ham new boy Razvan Rat works in the ticket office

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Having snapped up their summer signings, most clubs are keen to put their new players through some serious pain in pre-season training. West Ham opted to make Romanian defender Razvan Rat to do a shift in the ticket office instead. The ex-Shakhtar Donetsk player fielded telephone calls from fans and used the Hammers' booking system [.

Xherdan Shaqiri Scores Scintillating Scissor Kick After Four Minutes vs Luzern (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which 20-year old, Bayern Munich-bound Swiss tyro Xherdan Shaqiri opens the scoring for FC Basel in the fourth minute against Luzern in the Swiss Super League with an absolute stonker of a scissor kick.

This is what €10 million gets you in Switzerland these days.

Metalist’s Cristian Villagra Scores Titanic Free-Kick vs Dinamo Moscow – 70 Yards, No Bounce (Video)

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By Chris Wright

If I was to tell you that FC Metalist full-back Cristian Villagra scored a direct free-kick from 70 yards against Dinamo Moscow yesterday, you'd probably be envisaging some kind of hit-and-hope effort that gets carried the length of the pitch by the wind, hits a divot, bounces twice over a stranded goalkeeper and nestles soundly in the back of the net.

Football Fan Takes Out Anger On Seat, Loses The Fight…Badly (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Boom! Back in the saddle after a week in the wilderness (well, 'Scotland' to give it it's Latin name) and a couple of brief flirtations with death on the rather blustery drive home in the wee small hours of this morning. It's good to be home/alive.

After being cut off from the rest of civilisation for the past few days, I thought I'd kick-off the new year with the only football-related thing I've been exposed to in 2012 this video of an anonymous football fan, clearly irked by a shonky performance, attempting to take out his anger on a stadium seat and losing out badly.

Eran Zahavi Scores 25-Yard Scorcher 15 Seconds Into Palermo Debut (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Not quite his finest work (more on that shortly), but Eran Zahavi certainly has an eye for the spectacular marking his first league start for Palermo since joining from Hapoel Tel Aviv over the summer with a pearler from the edge of the box with just 15 seconds on the clock.

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Desde Rio de Janeiro: crónica del Botafogo 1-1 Fluminense

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RUMBO AL ESTADIO

Desde tierras cariocas escribo este post, pues ayer domingo fui a mi primer partido de futbol en Brasil, yo creo que uno de los grandes sueños que debe cumplir todo amante del futbol.

En mi caso fue para ver el Botafogo vs Fluminense, en el Stadium Rio, mejor conocido por estos lares como el Engenhão o João Havelange (nombre cada vez menos popular, supongo).

Hulk vs Ruck

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Apesar de já ter sido chamado aos trabalhos da sua selecção por diversas vezes, Givanildo Vieira de Souza parece que ainda continua a ser um desconhecido para muitos brasileiros. Quando foi chamado pela primeira vez, este blog registou um "boom" de visitantes que queriam saber mais informação sobre o avançado que o FC Porto foi "desencantar" no Japão.

Champions League

Chelsea ramblings: Hazard, Financial Fair Play and Champions League goodness

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Nicks' note: Our moving-towards-resident Chelsea writer Sahil is back with a criminally late post (the post is because of Sahil, it is criminally late because of me) about Chelsea; what they're doing, who they're buying, why they're so blue, and pictures of as many permutations of players lifting the Champions League trophy as he can muster.

England (Sans Ashley Young) Train At London Colney Ahead Of Big, Bad Belgium Friendly (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

With Ashley Young consigned to the gym after picking up a bit of ouchie against Norway at the weekend, the rest of the England squad (who welcomed the four Chelsea players given extra post-Champions League final leave back into the fold; Lampard, Cole, Terry and Cahill) trained at London Colney late yesterday afternoon in preparation for Saturday's pre-Euro 2012 friendly against the big bad Belgians at Wembley, i.

England (Sans Ashley Young) Train At London Colney Ahead Of Big, Bad Belgium Friendly (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

With Ashley Young consigned to the gym after picking up a bit of ouchie against Norway at the weekend, the rest of the England squad (who welcomed the four Chelsea players given extra post-Champions League final leave back into the fold; Lampard, Cole, Terry and Cahill) trained at London Colney late yesterday afternoon in preparation for Saturday's pre-Euro 2012 friendly against the big bad Belgians at Wembley, i.

Roy Keane tells Wayne Rooney to keep out of England manager debate

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In the immediate aftermath of Fabio Capello's resignation on Wednesday night, a number of England players shared their views on the matter via Twitter. "Gutted Capello has quit. Good guy and top coach. Got to be English to replace him. Harry Redknapp for me," said Wayne Rooney. These comments were relayed to his former teammate and current ITV pundit Roy Keane, who promptly eviscerated him.

Adidas Launch Snazzy New ‘Champions League’ Predator Colourway (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

A manilla envelope with a couple of snaps of Adidas' brand new, purple and acid green adiPower Predators (a vivid colour scheme that started with the new Finale 11 matchball) has just fallen through the letterbox at Pies Towers and, being the charitable chaps we are, we thought it was only right to share.

Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho responds to ‘Google’ critics who bash Real Madrid’s style

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Real Madrid celebrated their record 32nd La Liga title at Cibeles a day after beating Athletic Bilbao to seal the title and two weeks after finally beating Barcelona in a league match under Jose Mourinho. Madrid also set a new La Liga record for goals scored in a season (115). Given all that, Mourinho decided to take the opportunity to respond to critics who say his team plays too defensive and describe his style as "anti-football" compared to Barcelona's tiki-taka approach.

Ronaldo Free-Kick v Lyon

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Collar up Boom! Cristiano Ronaldo scores another awesome free-kick, hit with venom as Real Madrid lead Lyon 1-0 in France.

Enzo Zidane, problema para el Madrid

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Todo el mundo del fútbol, sin excepción, sigue hablando del ascenso del hijo de Zinedine Zidane al primer equipo del Real Madrid. José Mourinho llamó a Enzo para completar el entrenamiento de este pasado martes, ante la ausencia de prácticamente todos sus jugadores internacionales.

Major League Soccer

Time to Dust Off Your Kickstarter Account & Launch Eleven Quarterly

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We have been down this path before. Remember last fall, when you generously agreed to kickstart a little site known as The Classical? Since then, the site has rocked, gotten sponsors, and produced some quality writing. Now, a promising North American soccer quarterly needs your crowdsourced dollars.

MLS hits 1 million mark in only the 6th week of 2012 season

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Mike Woitalla of Soccer America writes of the continued boom in attendance for Major League Soccer in 2012.


After 53 games in the first six weeks of MLS's 2012 season, the league has announced a total attendance of 1,032,963 for an average of 19,490 per game. ... Kansas City and Philadelphia announced standing-room-only crowds and Seattle welcomed 38,360 fans for its 1-0 win over Colorado.

Bavarian Football Works - Bayern Munich News and Commentary

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Bavarian Football Works - Bayern Munich News and Commentary

Now that SB Nation has 19 MLS blogs and a strong EPL contingent, some La Liga and some Seria A what's next?

Boom - Germany. Hey there Bayern Munich, nice to meet you.

Could This Be The Perfect Playoff Format?

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Of all the topics upon which MLS fans love to bicker, nothing can touch the Playoffs. Some of us hate the dependence on conferences, some of us hate the amount of clubs that are admitted in, and some of us hate them all together. Me? I like the idea of a playoff, and I think the current model is okay, but just okay.

World Cup

Nike Launch New France 2012 Away Kit – Très Blanc Et Très Beau! (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Boom!

Mmmmmm'Vila

Seems like it's the day for it, with England rolling out their new home strip for Euro 2012 this morning and Holland set to follow suit later tonight (we'll have photos as and when). Sandwiched in the middle like a slice of jambon comes France's new away kit a classy, all-white affair from top to bottom.

Tiki-Taka Tactics

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It is the Barcelona and Spain team identity, "The Tiki Taka". It is what brought the World Cup and Euro to Spain and the big boom for Barcelona since 2010.

Here is a wonderful video explaining its tactical concept:



Four more guys from Uruguay who Liverpool could sign

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Four more guys from Uruguay who Liverpool could sign

After signing Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates, Liverpool are looking at more signings from Uruguay. Here's guest writer Christopher Atkins to explain why the country is in a football boom and which stars could be headed to Anfield next.

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Gary Lineker Destroys Piers Morgan On Twitter For The Second Time

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By Chris Wright

For reasons unbeknownst or cared about by anyone other than himself, Piers Morgan has continued in his po-faced attempts to rile Gary Lineker using his entirely flaccid 'thorn in the side of celebrity culture' Twitter mumblings and found himself, once again, subtly yet completely and utterly owned by MoTD's velvety host.

Snapshot: Smug Git Piers Morgan Owned By Gary Lineker On Twitter

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By Alan Duffy

Gary Lineker may himself exude a certain charm-free smugness but next to the high king of smug gobshitery that is Piers Morgan, the Match Of The Day host is a crisp-promoting little sweetie bum.

Morgan took on Lineker on Twitter today, as he continues to cultivate his contrived "Mr Nasty" image.

Arsenal

Violently Happy, KOZ We Love You!

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Aston Villa 1 – 2 Arsenal Match Report

1st half observations from a bad stream

The first 45 minutes were pretty different from what I expected. Aston Villa did not close us down frantically and allowed Arsenal plenty of space. Especially Gervinho and Theo saw plenty of the ball, as Villa sat deep in the beginning, allowing our wingers to attack them from the sides.

NEWCASTLE BUBBLE TO SOON BURST

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With the Manchester teams and Chelsea the next three fixtures, Demba Ba won't be celebrating another hat trick anytime soon.

Not long ago, Newcastle United found itself relegated to the Championship and Mike Ashley couldn't pay someone to take the team off his hands. (Ok, that's going a bit far.

The Rest

Ghosts of Azteca

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Boom. Roasted. Can you take me high enough? To fly me over, yesterday." -- Damn Yankees, "High Enough." So much of what we do when we sit back and discuss the U.S. National Soccer team operates in the margins, the gray areas, the big picture and the abstract. There's always something, a yeah but .

Calen Carr named MLS Player of the Week

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Calen Carr named MLS Player of the Week

2 goals against Sporting KC, 1 assist against Montreal. Boom! Player of the Week award. Well done Calen!

“MVP” Hulk vai deixar a liga portuguesa

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Sem surpresa, Hulk foi considerado, pela maioria dos leitores que participaram na última votação, o melhor jogador da liga portuguesa na época 2011/2012. Apesar de ter estado uns furos abaixo do que produziu em 2010/2011, o avançado brasileiro foi decisivo na conquista de mais um título pelo FC Porto, reunindo a preferência de 48 dos 103 participantes na votação que encerrou ontem.

Casinos online

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Sin dudas que las tragamonedas han sido, este último tiempo, de los juegos mas populares que las personas eligen al entrar a un casino. Esto se debe a que es ideal para aquellos que quieren apostar un porción menor de dinero y no ir por las apuesta fuertes.
Los juegos de casino online tambien han acaparado la atención de los internautas y las visitas a los mismos se han triplicado y cuadruplicado para transformarse en un boom.

Victory need an Aussie Coach

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Melbourne Victory need an Aussie Coach.

Someone who understands Australia, our football history and our football present. Ernie Merrick was a guy who understood Melbourne and Melbourne Victory he was an Aussie Coach in my book having lived here for 20 years.

Just like I'm an Aussie Blogger.

Geoff Cameron is Not a Jesse Marsch Fan

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Boom. Well, at least if Ching is gone, we have no doubt that Geoff Cameron is ready to step up in to a team leadership role...not that we ever doubted that would happen anyway.


Well said Geoff. I believe this is what you might call a "verbal bitch slap".

Ryan Grant Bruised Kidney – Fantasy Football Update

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Ryan Grant missed the Green Bay Packers run to the Super Bowl championship last season. For that reason, he's looking to play as much as he can this year. Unfortunately, he suffered a bruised kidney in Week 3.

Although Ryan Grant says he feels fine, it is expected that the Packers will hold out their running back.