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Newcastle United

Swansea Plan To Use Fan Boycott To Win Saturday’s Game

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It's been another terrible season for Newcastle United, and it looks like the final five games of this season could be even worse than last year, when we lost four of them, and in all lost seven games of the last eight games played. If we lose all five games we could be relegated again [...]

Alan Pardew Named Newcastle United Manager

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Alan Pardew, the man who was sacked by League One side Southampton for being mediocre, has been named the new manager of Newcastle United. Pardew has agreed to a five and a half year contract, which is currently one of the largest managerial contracts in European football.

I think a lot of Newcastle fans would have reacted differently to the news if Chris Hughton was replaced by someone who had experience, someone who had won leagues or cups, and who's teams had been successful.

racism

A Parting Shot to a Corrupt Country

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During the sporting boycott of the apartheid South African state, certain sportsmen took the excessive blood money rewards to play in the country...
... Roy Hodgson was one such man.

Kind of puts the Terry/Ferdinand/Racism issue in a more "morally suspect" light.

And also, more than 50% of the England Euro 2012 squad are represented by just three agents.

Sport and human rights activist Isiah Stein dies in UK

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A stalwart of the anti-apartheid sport boycott movement, Isiah Stein, has passed away in the UK. After serving time in prison with Nelson Mandela in the mid-1960s, Stein left South Africa for Britain where he worked tirelessly with the exiled South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SANROC).

FA Cup

Liverpool & Everton Fans Unite For Semi-Final Action Against The Sun

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The Hillsborough Justice Campaign have announced they are to follow up their campaign that saw 25,000 posters distributed at the Carling Cup Final with another 30,000 Don't Buy The Sun posters for the FA Cup semi-final against neighbours Everton at Wembley.
The match takes place on the eve of the 23rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, and resulting boycott of the ‘newspaper' since.

Sky Blues & Grey Clouds – The Decline Of Coventry City

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Matches in the Third Round of The FA Cup frequently draw attendances that are lower than they would be otherwise. The simple fact that tickets are not usually provided as part of annual season tickets combined with the possibility of people feeling the pinch in the weeks after Christmas is usually enough to keep many away.

Champions League

As Neuchatel Xamax Turns

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Or doesn't turn, rather.

This club is something else, and it's all down to Bulat Chagaev, Chechen rebel hell bent on destroying tiny little football clubs from quaint Swiss cities. Despite showing up appearing as though he had bags of cash, and making some signings indicating money was on the way, it's been nothing but a complete trainwreck: a disaster while everyone rubbernecks from beyond the scene.

CL Preview: Chelsea v. Genk

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Belgian side Racing Genk visit Stamford Bridge on Wednesday in what appears, at least on paper, to be our simplest European match of the season. A win here and a win in the subsequent trip to Belgium would probably wrap up advancement for us into the knockout stages. Lots to play for today, then, plus it's a chance to get a proper look at the young attacking prospect below.

Liverpool

Clock End move ‘may lead to away fans boycott at Arsenal’

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I read with some interest the news from Ivan Gazidis that away fans could potentially be moved from their current position in the lower tier at the Emirates to the upper tier of the Clock End that houses away fans in cup ties.

Whilst I think this is a great idea in principal, this suggestion has raised a few questions that I'm sure will need addressing.

Clock End move ‘may lead to away fans boycott at Arsenal’

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I read with some interest the news from Ivan Gazidis that away fans could potentially be moved from their current position in the lower tier at the Emirates to the upper tier of the Clock End that houses away fans in cup ties.

Whilst I think this is a great idea in principal, this suggestion has raised a few questions that I'm sure will need addressing.

Clock End move ‘may lead to away fans boycott at Arsenal’

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I read with some interest the news from Ivan Gazidis that away fans could potentially be moved from their current position in the lower tier at the Emirates to the upper tier of the Clock End that houses away fans in cup ties.

Whilst I think this is a great idea in principal, this suggestion has raised a few questions that I'm sure will need addressing.

Clock End move ‘may lead to away fans boycott at Arsenal’

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I read with some interest the news from Ivan Gazidis that away fans could potentially be moved from their current position in the lower tier at the Emirates to the upper tier of the Clock End that houses away fans in cup ties.

Whilst I think this is a great idea in principal, this suggestion has raised a few questions that I'm sure will need addressing.

The Sun’s Hillsborough source has never been a secret – it was the police

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The Sun's Hillsborough source has never been a secret it was the police

I see that the Hillsborough family support group has called on The Sun to reveal the sources for its notorious story about the 1989 football disaster in which 96 people died. The paper ran a splash, headlined THE TRUTH, which blamed Liverpool fans for causing the tragedy.

Hillsborough families call on the Sun to reveal sources of disaster story

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Hillsborough families call on the Sun to reveal sources of disaster story

Demand comes as MPs consider e-petition calling for 'full government disclosure' over 1989 football ground disaster The chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group has called on the Sun to reveal the identities of its sources for a notorious story which in effect blamed Liverpool fans for causing the 1989 disaster, in which 96 of the club's supporters died.

Don’t Buy The Sun – the concert

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Don't Buy The Sun – the concert

Impressive line-up for the 24th September gig ONE campaign that always unites supporters of both of Merseyside's Premier League clubs is a campaign that has been going for 22 years and remains as strong now as it was the day it began.

Why Chelsea should threaten Malaysian boycott in wake of anti-Semitism

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Why Chelsea should threaten Malaysian boycott in wake of anti-Semitism

Chelsea are a difficult football club to love. Their default mode is one of snarling introspection. Yet credit where it is due. They stood up for Yossi Benayoun's human rights. The Malaysian FA's apology, for anti-Semitic abuse, didn't go far enough A threat to refuse any more pre-season friendlies should do the trick.

22 years later The Sun boycott continues. Every day of the week.

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22 years later The Sun boycott continues. Every day of the week.

Liverpool supporters don't buy The Sun and haven't done so for 22 years. The decision in 1989 by the then-editor of the ‘paper', Kelvin MacKenzie, to publish a catalogue of complete lies under a massive headline proclaiming it as "The Truth" saw a boycott begin that still holds strong to this day.

Alex Ferguson

Fergie Ends BBC Boycott

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has ended his 7 year BBC boycott after agreeing to put the past behind them.

Fergie hasn't given an interview to the BBC since 2004 when they broadcast a programme which insinuated his Son Jason was a corrupt football agent.

Fergie had received a series of fines last season as he went against protocol whereby managers must make themselves available to broadcasters who pay to cover matches.

BBC and Fergie

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After going seven years without speaking to the BBC, Sir Alex Ferguson has now put an end to the boycott and will replace Mike Phelan as the voice of Manchester United on MOTD.

"Sir Alex and the BBC have put behind them the difficulties which led to Sir Alex feeling unable to appear on BBC programmes.

Fergie still embarrassing himself with his petulance

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Sir Alex Ferguson has had a major influence on Premier League football over the years and has also had a big say on the careers of youngsters up and down the country. However, he continues to undermine his admirable actions by refusing to let bygones be bygones by granting the BBC access to his pearls of wisdom once more.

Fabregas

RTK RANT : Gooners and Gunners must Unite under Fire

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Love ARSENAL... Hate SKY this is my new mantra as many of you will be aware following my earlier rant. Now today the papers are full of "Crisis at The Emirates" If Gunners fail CL challenge Arsene Wenger will be on borrowed time. John Cross of the Mirror had better apologise for his article on 18th August 2011 where he trumpeted arrogantly "It's the Arsenal fans who are turning on Wenger, not the media" well using the evidence of my own eyes today, I don't see Gooners working for the tabloid rubbish that they issue as "copy".

Kop That: A Day In Tweets…

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  • Kop That: Why Chelsea should threaten Malaysian boycott in wake of anti-Semitism http://bit.ly/qlbY3e 23:49:31, 2011-07-30
  • Kop That: Ronaldo does England a huge favour http://bit.ly/oGDlyC 23:49:27, 2011-07-30
  • Kop That: Nolan on Carroll: He's no boozer he's one of the most misunderstood people I know http://bit.

five games

This Week in American Soccer History

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Contributing Editor Dillon Young


This Week in Soccer History: 1976 - Ace comes for the Kicks

On April 26, 1976, the Minnesota Kicks signed South African great Patrick "Ace" Ntsoelengoe for their inaugural season. During that season, Ace went on to score five goals in his first five games and became an instant fan favorite for amazing footwork on the field and his shockingly shy personality off of it.

Platini lashes out at rebel French players

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PARIS, France — UEFA president Michel Platini believes the French players responsible for the World Cup fiasco should have been handed lifetime suspensions. Platini labeled the rebel players "completely useless" and "absolute idiots" after they boycotted a training session in protest at Nicolas Anelka's expulsion from the tournament.

premier soccer

The Sun Boycott Remains As Strong As Ever

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On Monday, shortly before RTÉ released a public statement about the issue, a text came through: Ronnie Whelan and Ray Houghton would not now be appearing on the Sun-sponsored ‘Premier Soccer Sunday'.
The decision to remove them from the show was thanks to the tireless campaigning of Irish Reds and came as a huge relief.

Liverpool Fans Demand Irish Duo Quit TV Show

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Ronnie Whelan and Ray Houghton were last night under intense pressure from Liverpool supporters to withdraw from an RTE television program sponsored by The Irish Sun newspaper.
The two former Liverpool and Ireland players are being criticized by supporters of the club because of their involvement in the planned live screening of Premier Soccer Sunday on May 1, sponsored by the paper.

The Rest

Serie A : Lazio Forced To Play In Near-Empty Stadium After Furious Fans Boycott Atalanta Match

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For a team with an identity so culturally and historically tied to their fans, Lazio have always enjoyed the best kind of support from their passionate and occasionally overzealous supporters.

So when their fans boycotted yesterday's Serie A home match against Atalanta in protest at president Claudio Lotito's run at the club, it was no surprise that Lazio lost 0-1 the match in front of a near-empty Stadio Olimpico.

A call to arms for the Gunners and the Gooners!

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Time for Arsenal supporters to act by Tohans

Hi,

It is time for action, Gooners. The supporters keep the club alive – but we don't get a hearing. Without us they will not survive. There would be no big wages, no sponsorships and no transfer money. The whole club has its existence because it has so many supporters, but yet we get ignored in our calls for some form of return to glory.

Sparta Praha B v Zbrojovka Brno

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Brno Boycott Blues Sparta Praha B 2-2 Zbrojovka Brno (22:10:11) Day 3 of the Oktoberfest and the EFWers are split between those who fancy staying a lie-in and those who are keen for a bit of Czech Division Two action. Britski Belasi's Dan Richardson was in the latter group.... A reality of having ‘B' teams in the league pyramid is that with one relegation you can find yourself playing your

Boycott News International and News Corps, it can be done.

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Sent this to The Times today

Sir,
Unfortunately I will no longer be buying The Times due to your parent company's association with the News of the World and its actions by standing by Rebekah Brooks. I know this scandal is nothing to do with The Times and it is with a heavy heart I end my longstanding loyalty to your fine newspaper however I have no other way of protesting and voicing my utter disgust at this vile episode and the arrogance your parent company has displayed.

Halesowen Town Back On The Edge

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It had been hoped that, when Halesowen Town of the Zamaretto League Premier Division entered into administration in September of 2009 that their problems might finally be starting to come to an end. The club exited administration after having been bought by the brothers Graham and Godfrey Ingram (Godfrey was a former player with Luton Town, just in case the name is ringing any bells) and the Supporters Trust, which had been boycotting thee club on account of the mismanagement of previous owner Morrell Maison, cautiously ended the boycott of the club that had seen crowds slump by 70% to only around the 100 mark.

Two Tribes, part three

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Yet another objectively evil regime was hosting yet another Summer Olympics, and someone asked Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice about a boycott. She spoke out strongly against it.

Quote: "I do not think the boycott of the '80 Olympics was very effective. In fact, I think it looked feckless," she said.

Don't be shy, say hello!

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Group hug!

I'm trying very hard to get this blog hopping again, and I really appreciate the welcome you've all given me! I've never done anything quite like this before, so I hope you'll excuse any blundering as I feel my way in the exciting world of sports blogging. Now, I know there's a whole lot of you out there, passing your eyes over these words, but not commenting - the numbers tell me so!