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Newcastle Thump United 3-0

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Manchester United suffered a humiliating 3-0 loss away to Newcastle last night at St. James Park to see their chances of moving level on points with their city rivals Manchester City go up in smoke.

In spite of the loss, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is still putting a brave face as he maintains that his squad can come back from their latest set back .

Alex McLeish: Trading Up?

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Alex McLeish's hopes of a 'Freedom of the City of Birmingham' award sailing off into the distance. Image: Getty Images/Zimbio,

Years of vicarious experience has taught us that getting dumped is crap. We feel the need to use the word ‘vicarious' here not just because we like it, but because we're hot bishes who never get dumped.

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Anelka Denies Quitting Reports

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Chelsea seem to have lost all direction as was evident when they suffered their 3rd consecutive loss last night. The Blues have now lost 4of their last 5 games and the future is not only looking bleak for Villas-Boas, but also for a number of the club's stars.

Reports now emerging from London suggest that Anelka is thinking about leaving the club in the January transfer window.

SPL Should Consider Fan Investment

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Football loves its phrases. We speak of a player getting stuck in and having good feet for a big man, while saying his form is poor as he's gone off the boil. Some squads play Route One football and others just run about.  The sports lexicon is thick with these and many other sayings that at times can remind us in short order what message is attempting to be conveyed a little Richard Keys banter if you like and on other occasions cause us to grind our teeth slightly at their overusage again, a little Richard Keys banter if you like.

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Dutch Futbolita: Danish drown Dutch hope

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Oh boy, was I wrong yesterday, predicting scoring wouldn't be a problem for Oranje... Ahead of this tournament all the Dutch people focused on the problems with our back four. The defensive troubles made headlines in all the papers and was a returning subject on all the sports programmes. With all this in mind, you can image the Dutch are pretty confused after the 0-1 loss against Denmark.

FIFA: Blatter leaves more questions than answers in press conference

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Sepp Blatter's answers did not satisfy many at today's press conference

Just when FIFA President Sepp Blatter had the chance to reassure any sceptics that he is the right man to lead world football's governing body for a fourth straight term along comes a bizarre performance from him in a specially arranged press conference at FIFA House in Zurich this evening.

Italy: Serie A Weekend Preview

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Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti is wearing a brave face heading into this weekend's home game against Chievo while Udinese's Antonio Di Natale is looking forward to his reunion with Roma coach Vincenzo Montella in their Serie A clash
Inter Milan out to forget horror week
Di Natale anticipating Montella reunion

Embarrassing loss Roma in Champions League

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ROME, Italy  - AS Roma coach Claudio Ranieri was left to fight off loud boos and speculation his days at the club are numbered after an embarrassing 3-2 home defeat by Champions League knockout round debutants Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. Three Serie A games without a win and the club being up for sale had [.