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Video: Former Liverpool favourites Rafa Benitez and Pepe Reina are presented at Napoli

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Liverpool fan favourites Rafa Benitez and Pepe Reina have been officially presented to fans at their new club Napoli. Former Anfield boss Benitez and his regular goalkeeper were welcomed to the Serie A club, along with former Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain. Benitez had a starkly different start than he had in his last job.

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez rightly annoyed by anthem booing, shows shocking lack of self-awareness

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was quite rightly disappointed at booing during Uruguay's national anthem. But he's got completely the wrong end of the stick when it comes to guessing why he was booed. The Uruguayan anthem was interrupted ahead of last night's Olympic match against Great Britain when Suarez's image flashed up on the big [.

Shambles in Shanghai: Tigana, Tantrums and Anelka as manager

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by Andrew Crawford

The Chinese Super League (CSL) is once again watching its most noisy tenant, Shanghai Shenhua, soak up all the attention. Its big name manager, Jean Tigana is gone, replaced, or rather deposed, in headline-grabbing style by Nicolas Anelka, who will now try to rescue the club from its plunge into the bottom half of the league.

D.C., Sounders battle to physical draw

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By THOMAS FLOYD

WASHINGTON -- There were no goals to speak of when D.C. United and the Seattle Sounders wrapped proceedings Saturday, but that's not to say the match was completely devoid of drama.

The teams traded opportunities throughout, even though neither side found much of a rhythm in what often amounted to a battle of physicality in the middle of the park.

Balotelli and Kolarov get into it over a free kick

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szólj hozzá: Balotelli kolarov

Mario Balotelli busted into Andrea Stramaccioni's press conference unannounced last week and against Sunderland yesterday he tried hijacking Kolarov's free kick. Lots of jostling and pushing as Nigel de Jong tried crowding him out till finally Vincent Kompany, City's captain having had enough told him to take a hike.

English Premier League

Crystal Palace play-off winner Kevin Phillips says he was spurred on by Watford boos

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Kevin Phillips says the boos from fans of former club Watford spurred him on as he secured promotion to the Premier League for Crystal Palace. The veteran striker started his long career at Vicarage Road, but was not given a warm reception by the Hornets supporters at Wembley. And they probably like him even less [.

Hodgson Makes His Anfield Return, and Other Friday Notes

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With some distance between Saturday's win over Everton in the FA Cup semi-final, we can turn our attention to the weekend and Liverpool's return to Premier League action. For all their success in domestic cup competition, league performances have been all over the map, and this weekend's match-up promises to have a healthy dose of awkward to go with the uncertainty of which version of Liverpool we'll be watching come Sunday.

No Laughing Matter

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Reina let's the occasion get the better of him...Liverpool fell to a 6th defeat out of 7 league games on April Fool's day as Papiss Cisse confidently put two past the later dismissed Pepe Reina. In an embarrassing display which actually began with a lively start from Liverpool, fans were left completely deflated as they made their way back from St James' Park.

Wigan 0-0 Aston Villa – Latics Fail To Capitalise On Another Dour Villa Performance (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Wigan Athletic Aston Villa Premier League 25th February 2012


The hiring of Alex McLeish by Aston Villa was always something of a strange decision. Villa, a club with a history of playing good football, put their faith in a man whose trademark footballing style is the epitomé of dour.

AVB’s Reaction To Chelsea’s Loss

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Chelsea lost the chance to consolidate their fourth place position in the league yesterday after they were humbled 2-0 by Everton at Goodison Park. Goals from Steven Pienaar and Denis Stracqualursi condemned Villas-Boas to his 6 loss of the season and saw Arsenal overtake them into 4th place after a 2-1 away over Sunderland.

Manchester United v Liverpool: Suarez to inspire a Liverpool win at Old Trafford?

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Suarez v Evra. Talking point.

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Doting Daddies: Ashley Young & Darren Fletcher

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Injured Manchester United players Ashley Young and Darren Fletcher made it a family day out to Old Trafford on Saturday.

Ashley brought his adorable 5-year-old son Tyler to United's match against Bolton, although Tyler probably just played Transformers or dinosaurs in the on-site creche while daddy hobnobbed with the big fellas.

AVB Blames League Fixtures For Chelsea’s Bad Form

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New year celebrations for Chelsea fans were cancelled after the Blues suffered a humiliating 3-1 home loss to Aston Villa yesterday. Not only has this loss pushed Chelsea down to 5th position in the league, but coach AVB has also conceded that his primary target now is to ensure Chelsea challenge for a top 4 finish.

Luis Suarez

Juventus Reignite Interest In Liverpool Forward

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Luis Suarez's souring relationship with English football may open the door to a move to Serie A giants Juventus, reports from Italy suggest.
Italian outlet calciomercato suggest that Juventus are willing to offer the perturbed Liverpool forward a route out of the Premier League, as they consider alternatives should they fail in their attempts to lure Arsenal's Robin Van Persie to the club.

Weekend Results: More Of The Same

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Despite everyone's best efforts, the source of Bayern Munich's current dodgy form has not yet been located. For the time being, the search continues. Image:Â REUTERS/Alex Domanski.

More facetious remarks accompanying amusing pictures of cute players hugging, fiddling with their bits and pointing their erogenous zones at cameras is right this way.

Euro 2012

Euro 2012: Gazzetta Dello Sport Depict Mario Balotelli As King Kong, Issue Non-Apologetic Apology

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By Chris Wright

Italian newspaper Gazzetto dello Sport have been backed into issuing a kinda sorta apology after a caricature of Mario Balotelli imagined as King Kong swatting flying footballs away from the top of Big Ben was published in Monday's edition following Italy's win over England the night before.

Never Mind, Ashley

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England are out of Euro 2012 after losing on penalties to Italy in the quarter-finals. After Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney scored their penalties, Ashley Young smashed his penalty against the crossbar before Ashley Cole took a tame penalty which was an easy save for Buffon.

Young lifted his penalty, with Buffon getting nowhere near it, so it's puzzling as to why he felt the need to hit it so hard.

Never Mind, Ashley

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England are out of Euro 2012 after losing on penalties to Italy in the quarter-finals. After Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney scored their penalties, Ashley Young smashed his penalty against the crossbar before Ashley Cole took a tame penalty which was an easy save for Buffon.

Young lifted his penalty, with Buffon getting nowhere near it, so it's puzzling as to why he felt the need to hit it so hard.

Peter Nowak

Fans’ view: Where has the DOOP gone?

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Here's the next in our series of fan posts, courtesy of Union fan and PSP reader James Scharnitz.

Where has the DOOP gone?

Which clubs come to mind when you think of sellout crowds, championship aspirations, and a world class football atmosphere.

Source: Front Office Pressure Is On Peter Nowak To Succeed This Year

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A three loss start to the 2012 Major League Soccer regular season was not lost on Philadelphia Union fans last week and they made themselves heard through boos directed toward head coach Peter Nowak prior to the start of last week's scoreless draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Union's front office has recognized the importance of results as well, a source with knowledge of internal discussions told the Brotherly Game.

FA Cup

The Top Five Best and Worst Moments of Arsenal's Season

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To paraphrase a quote from the end of "Band of Brothers" - 'It's been a long season; it's been a tough season'.

Maybe I'll have deeper thoughts on this as the next couple of weeks go by, but, for now, here's a list of the best and worst moments of the last few months. Let's get the horrible stuff out of the way first.

Chelsea 1-1 Birmingham - What did you make of the game?

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It was disappointing to say the least wasn't it. We were looking for a positive reaction after a traumatic week and being honest we never got what we were looking for. It's been a long time since I heard the amount of boos around the ground as Chelsea walked off at half time. To be fair, they were exactly right and were well deserved.

Newcastle United

A snapshot of the send-off Newcastle fans gave Andy Carroll

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Andy Carroll's return to Newcastle went about as bad as he probably feared on Sunday. Not only did Fernando Torres, the man Liverpool sold for a tidy £50 million before quickly spending the majority of it on Carroll, score for Chelsea the day before, but Newcastle won 2-0, with their new No.

Pardew – We’ll Take Positives Into Sunderland Game

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When the final whistle blew on Saturday afternoon, we heard just a few boos from some of our fans,  and the lads didn't look happy when they left the field. Fabricio Coloccini manger thinks he's getting back to his best They knew, as the fans knew, that home games against sides fighting  against relegation have to [.

Arsenal

A magnificent response from Arsenal as they shred Spurs, 5-2

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szólj hozzá: Arsenal Tottenham 3:2 HIGHLIGH

Football is a funny old sport. The sharks were out circling Wenger and Arsenal before this match with so many negative articles written, admittedly many here on this blog. Spurs had outwitted Arsenal according to Amy Lawrence and there was no escaping some of the salient points she made.

Football’s Winter Of Discontent Reaches Arsenal

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There's something in the air at The Emirates Stadium. Arsenal Football Club has had a difficult 2012 so far, and patience for some, at least is starting to wear thin, leading to a protest that has brought puzzled expressions from elsewhere. At this lunchtime's match against Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League, a group of supporters plans to place black bin bags on seats at the ground prior to the match.

Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa: comebacks are fun

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Match report Video

At half-time yesterday Arsenal left the pitch to a chorus of boos. 2-0 down against Aston Villa, it looked as if we were heading for a fourth January defeat. We hadn't played particularly badly, to be fair, but got caught out twice in ways we really shouldn't have.

Seven good minutes enough for Arsenal

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Three goals in seven second half minutes that's all it took for Arsenal to win a game in which they were otherwise unimpressive. While the comeback was miraculous and the result crucial, many problems still remain.

As has been the case for the last month or so, Arsenal started at a pedestrian pace.

Let’s Boo ‘aving ya

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I have spent the last season and a half bemoaning the boo boys, this week I was not alone as Arsenal fans rallied round our beleaguered manager and club in an attempt to rid us of the discontented.

But today as we prepare ourselves for our pilgrimage to the red half of North London it is time to consolidate, stand side by side and live alongside each other in harmony.

Let’s Boo ‘aving ya

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I have spent the last season and a half bemoaning the boo boys, this week I was not alone as Arsenal fans rallied round our beleaguered manager and club in an attempt to rid us of the discontented.

But today as we prepare ourselves for our pilgrimage to the red half of North London it is time to consolidate, stand side by side and live alongside each other in harmony.

Let’s Boo ‘aving ya

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I have spent the last season and a half bemoaning the boo boys, this week I was not alone as Arsenal fans rallied round our beleaguered manager and club in an attempt to rid us of the discontented.

But today as we prepare ourselves for our pilgrimage to the red half of North London it is time to consolidate, stand side by side and live alongside each other in harmony.

The Boo-Boys are an embarrassment to Arsenal Football Club

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Unfair on Arshavin, Unfair on Arsenal FC (By S.H) The home stadium erupted in loud BOOS in protest over Wenger‘s decision to substitute Oxlade-Chamberlain for Andrey Arshavin. Even Robin van Persie appeared to show his dissent over the manager's decision. The Ox had played a marvellous game, and I too, was disappointed to see him [.

This Could be Start of the End – Wenger

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Dateline 22 January 2012, this date will go down in history, it is the date the fans at the Emirates turned on Arsene Wenger.

The fans booed the team off at half-time and were rewarded when youngster Nico Yennaris replaced the hapless and hopeless Djourou who becomes a bigger liability every time he puts on an Arsenal shirt.

Arsenal 1-2 Man Utd: Wenger Booed As Welbeck Pinches Victory For United (Photos & Highlights)

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By Chris Wright

United made it Manchester 2-0 North London in the second of Sunday's super-duper all-singing-all-dancing encounters, beating Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates to whittle City's lead at the summit of the Premier League back down from six points to three.

Arsenal 1-2 Man United: a watershed moment

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Match report Video -

It's interesting that even this morning the focus appears to be on a controversial substitution when the bigger issue is the fact we've just lost our third league game in a row, taking our total of defeats in the league this season to eight.

When Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's number went up in the 74th minute many of the 60,000 at the stadium made it quite clear what they thought of the decision.

Why Did Arsene Wenger Sub Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain vs Manchester U?

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Arsenal slumped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Manchester United as boos rang out after Arsene Wenger inexplicably substituted Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with the scores at 1-1 The nippy and technically astute youngster was having his best game in an Arsenal shirt and after much persistence from the hosts, set up striker Robin Van Persie [.

Wojciech Szczesny Scores Twitter Own-Goal, Jokes That Aaron Ramsey ‘Looks Like A Rapist’

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By Alan Duffy


Arsenal's gifted young goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has made the latest in a long line of footballing Twitter boo-boos. Indeed, it's not even his first offence.

On responding to a photo team-mate Aaron Ramsey has posted of himself at a golf event, the Polish international Tweeted: "I don't wanna be rude mate but you look like a rapist on that picture.

Chelsea's Luiz motions sink them against Villa, 1-3

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szólj hozzá: Chelsea v A.Villa 1:3 MOTD

David Luiz was AWOL as Villa took advantage of Chelsea's non-existent central defense to first slip in Steve Ireland, then Stilyan Petrov, and finally Darren Bent. The last two came within minutes of each other towards the end of the match. Stamford Bridge erupted in boos.

The Rest

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho and Manchester City’s Maicon poke fun at new Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez

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After just a few days in the job, it appears to already be open season on Rafa Benitez. Sir Alex Ferguson mocked the Spaniard for being 'very lucky' at landing the job and now footage has emerged of old foe Jose Mourinho landing a blow just for good measure. In the build up to the [...]


West Ham United’s Faustian Pact Bares Its Teeth

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A quite, considered hush fell over Upon Park about ten minutes into the second half of West Ham Uniteds match against Reading yesterday afternoon. As the visiting team dispatched their third goal, a penalty kick from Ian Harte after a clumsy tackle by Abdoulaye Faye in fifteen minutes either side of half-time and extended their lead to three-one, it was as if this was the collective moment of realisation for their supporters that, having been there or thereabouts for most of this season, the possibility of thereabouts being the sum total of their forty-six league matches us starting to become rather more of a likelihood.