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El Salvador allege bribes for Canada match

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San Salvador (AFP) Members of El Salvador's national team say a businessman offered them bribes to ensure their World Cup qualifier against Canada on Tuesday helps Honduras make it through to the next round.

At a press conference hosted by El Salvador captain Nelson Bonilla, the group played an audio recording they said was of Salvadoran businessman Ricardo Padilla offering them bribes to fix the match, local media reports said.

El Salvador allege bribes for Canada match

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San Salvador (AFP) Members of El Salvador's national team say a businessman offered them bribes to ensure their World Cup qualifier against Canada on Tuesday helps Honduras make it through to the next round.

At a press conference hosted by El Salvador captain Nelson Bonilla, the group played an audio recording they said was of Salvadoran businessman Ricardo Padilla offering them bribes to fix the match, local media reports said.

clubs in crisis

Port Vale: Reserving The Right To Criticise

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The benefits of hindsight are many. And reviewing the fretful close season that Port Vale fans have just endured, I am glad that I "knew the result" of the negotiations on Lancashire businessman Keith Ryder's putative club takeover. Otherwise I would have feared for them mightily. Vale ended last season in administration with "preferred bidder" Ryder having agreed a deal with creditors to take the club out of administration.

Port Vale: Reserving The Right To Criticise

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The benefits of hindsight are many. And reviewing the fretful close season that Port Vale fans have just endured, I am glad that I "knew the result" of the negotiations on Lancashire businessman Keith Ryder's putative club takeover. Otherwise I would have feared for them mightily. Vale ended last season in administration with "preferred bidder" Ryder having agreed a deal with creditors to take the club out of administration.

The Dog Returns to the Pompey Manger.

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You have to admire the stoicism of football fans. No matter how much the parameters of the game are manipulated to the advantage of those with little emotional investment in our clubs we continue to process through the turnstiles. We tolerate being frisked for lethal bottle tops and are directed to seats where we are ordered to sit down and play nice.

Stockport County Take-Over Stalls Over A Lack Of Detail

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Stockport County entertain Grimsby Town at Edgeley Park in the Blue Square Premier this evening, in a match which hints at the extent to which the fortunes of clubs can wax and wane over a period of time. Ten years ago, both clubs were in what we now know as the Championship. They start this evening as non-league clubs, and not exceptionally successful ones on the basis of their starts to the season.

Just Another Ordinary Week In Wrexham

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As ever, it was down to the supporters of the club to get to what looks like somewhere near the bottom of what has been going on. It was probably too much to hope that, after a unanimous vote at their SGM last week, the Wrexham Supporters Trust would merely be allowed to get on with the job of completing their due diligence and purchasing Wrexham Football Club, but the way in which the story has continued to expand out over the last six days is enough to start to cast doubt over whether several of the key players in this ridiculously distended story and not, as we will make clear, players from the side of the trust organisation itself have an agenda which is intent on torpedoing the bid for their own ends.

The Further Adventures Of Stockport County

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Stockport County director Lord Peter Snape declared in March 2009, one month before the club entered administration, that he wanted "Stockport County Trust to vote to relinquish ownership of the club," because if it "had been run properly we wouldn't be in this mess." Snape now knows it wasn't as easy as it looked; and the consequences of 'his' consortium's "mess" are currently unclear.

Arsenal

Santi Cazorla to Arsenal

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The Guardian is reporting that Malaga winger, Santi Cazorla will be the next transfer arriving at the Emirates for a reported £16m. Malaga is in serious financial trouble unless the Qatari businessman, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani, bankrolling them does not come up with a last minute cash infusion.

Arsenal Debate: Is Stan Kroenke really the man we want?

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A little bit of background info on "silent" Stan Kroenke. By SC Stan Kroenke is an American real-estate and sports-mogul businessman from Missouri, US. There has been demand from the fans for some history on silent Stan. It is no surprise that we know relatively little about him, as he takes the same role in [.

Liverpool

Liverpool Wary Of Doing Business With Newcastle Again

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There is a growing feeling that the Liverpool owners seem to be just a little unwilling to do business with Newcastle for Andy Carroll, and would welcome selling him to another club, other than back to the Magpies. This businessman probably makes the Liverpool hierarchy very nervous And the reason seems to be that it would frame  just how bad a deal Liverpool completed for the Newcastle striker, [.

Joe Januszewski Played Key Role In Liverpool FC Takeover

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John Henry and Tom Werner dominated the spotlight a year ago but there was another member of Fenway Sports Group who was key to their takeover of Liverpool FC.
Joe Januszewski, the senior vice president of Corporate Sales and Fenway Enterprises, is also one of Boston's most passionate Reds fans.

The Eto’o mega deal has put Anzhi Makhachkala on the map, but what sort of reception will he get?

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The Eto'o mega deal has put Anzhi Makhachkala on the map, but what sort of reception will he get?

For the new season, MirrorFootball is teaming up with some of the blogosphere's best new writers to bring you even more great football reads every single day. Here's Russian football expert Eliot Rothwell on the mega money deal that's shocked world football.

The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Previews: Sunderland

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Well, no-one can say that he's not ambitious. Steve Bruce's summer in the transfer market has been one of the most interesting of all Premier League clubs, with a clutch of signings which hint at a manager that is no longer satisfied with perpetual Premier League survival and mid-table security, and would like to push on towards something a little more substantial.

Speculation

Romney Would Fail the VP Vetting Process

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Hypothetically speaking, if Romney were answering calls to be a running mate now, a Vice-Presidential candidate, he wouldn't make it through the vetting process.


The issues of Romney's taxes and his experience at Bain Capital raise too much speculation on personal ethics and business tactics.

Newcastle United Lettering

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Well over the past month Newcastle United have had reason to complain with Mike Ashley and the board, firstly renaming the stadium, secondly failing to bring a number 9 in, but his latest stunt must be the last straw.

Ashley has shown time and time again he is not a football chairman but rather a businessman, though I am not saying this matters as these days it doesn't seem like it matters as the two have become mutually exclusive.

European Soccer

Miller withdraws bid to buy Rangers

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An American won't be purchasing Rangers after all.

Bill Miller, a Tennessee-based businessman who appeared poised to take over as new head of Rangers after his bid was accepted by Rangers administrators last week, withdrew that bid on Tuesday, putting the club back in a tenuous and precarious situation when it appeared that it was finally ready to take significant steps forward.

American set to become Rangers owner

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All signs point to another American joining the fold at Rangers, only this one won't be playing on the field. He'll be sitting in the owner's box.

After a drawn out process that has seen the legendary Scottish club go into administration and reach the brink of liquidation, the club's administrators have approved the sale of the team to American Bill Miller, a Tennessee-based businessman.

top flight

Smash & Grab! Bristol Rovers – The Warboys & Bannister Years

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It is now almost forty years since Bristol Rovers ran up one of the most remarkable unbeaten runs in the entire history of the Football League, and their attack at the time was one of the most feared around. Here's Paul Caulfield on a team that is fondly remembered by its supporters, and the strikers that took them to promotion from the Third Division.

Torino FC – The stuttering rebirth of Torino Calcio

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Torino FC The stuttering rebirth of Torino Calcio is a post from: Just Football

by Marco Maioli

On the final day of last season, Torino needed three points to qualify for the play-offs and maintain some hope of promotion. The 24,244 fans who turned up to Stadio Olimpico (a record for 2010-11 Serie B) and watched their team lose 2-0 were certainly disappointed, but even they would recognize that, if there was ever a side that deserved a chance to advance to the top flight, that was not Torino.

A Quiet Revolution Brews in the South of Spain

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By Saheli RC, writing from Singapore

French political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville once said, "In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end." While the end is nowhere in sight, the road leading out of Málaga, one of the oldest cities in the world that has been around for a whopping 2,700 years, is buzzing with optimism and excitement.

corruption

Cruddas asks foreign businessmen for 250k for access to Cameron

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Well that couldn't look any more damning could it. Disgusting is the word for it. The Conservative party treasurer (not some rogue underling or eager young loose cannon fundraiser) telling foreign businessmen, who aren't legally allowed to donate to uk political parties remember, to pay 250k for shady private dinners with David Cameron at 10 Downing Street.

Future News: Lionel Messi admits hatred of Sepp Blatter spurred hat trick against Swiss

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Lionel Messi scored his first international hat trick in Argentina's 3-1 win against Switzerland on Wednesday and he is crediting the breakthrough to the intense hatred football fans have for FIFA's Swiss president, Sepp Blatter.

Though Messi has scored six hat tricks for Barcelona this season and a total of 13 over the last three years for the Catalan club, he had never been able to score three goals in one match for his country.

Goliath

Irked Man Utd Fan Sells Land Outside Man City Stadium To Block Etihad Expansion

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By Chris Wright

Some people, eh? Businessman and jilted Manchester United fan Shaun O'Brien is hoping to stymie Manchester City's stadium expansion plans by selling off thousands of parcels of land in the mostly-derelict 80-acre site outside the Etihad that City have earmarked for a swanky new £100 million training complex (you can have a butcher's at the plans here).

United fan blocks City expansion by selling his land online

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Manchester United fan? Hate Manchester City? Go ahead and buy the same land that City are looking to purchase and redevelop into a training complex / business center.

The Manchester rivalry has taken an amusing turn with Manchester United fan and businessman Shaun O'Brien to divide the land at his vehicle recovery company, OB Trucks, near City's Etihad Stadium, into 18,500 square-foot plots for sale in a bid to disrupt a proposed council order to make him sell it.

football club

Another Singaporean Farce?

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It doesn't matter how honourable intentions may be at the Football Association of Singapore they always seem to put their foot in their mouth big time. The latest faux pas comes with the news that their newly appointed SLeague deputy CEO, and former Etoile chairman, is a declared bankrupt back in his home country of France and banned from running a business there for five years.

Jose Mourinho Turns Down €25 million A Year (After Tax)

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By Alan Duffy

The latest nouveau riche football club to start flashing its jewellery at the game's old money are Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, who are bankrolled by businessman Suleyman Kerimov, a man reported to be worth around $20 billion.

After enticing the legendary Samuel Eto'o to Russian football with a massive money offer which sees the former Internazionale man earn £5675838,34353853885,1239232.

The Rest

Leslie Alexander Reportedly in Talks to Buy Dynamo

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Interesting news breaking today about a potential new owner for the Houston Dynamo. According the local Houston FOX affiliate, Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is currently in negotiations with the league to buy out the three partners who currently own the Dynamo.

At the moment, the Anschutz Entertainment Group are the primary owners with 50% control of the team.

Eight-Year Old Lad Scores Wondergoal After Replacing Russian Veteran Vadim Evseev In Final Game (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which Russian veteran Vadim Evseev is subbed off after an hour of his final game before retirement (a testimonial that saw his Russian XI play a 'World XI' featuring the likes of Roberto Carlos, Valery Karpin and Sergei Rebrov) to be replaced by the eight-year old son of a local businessman who duly tears up the World XI defence, racing through on goal, evading challenge after despairing challenge before rolling the ball home to pull one back for Evseev's side.

Horror Hair: Montpellier President Louis Nicollin Vowed To Have Orange Mohawk If Club Won Ligue 1…

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By Chris Wright

With an annual budget of just £27 million, little Montpellier beat Auxerre to win their first ever Ligue 1 title on the final day of the French season at the weekend, knocking nouvelle riche fatcats Paris Saint-Germain back into second spot in the process which meant that, courtesy of a bold wager made back in April, Montpellier's owner, 68-year old businessman Louis Nicollin, had to do this to his hair (orange and blue being MHSC's club colours).

#TFCDreamJob / #5YearPlan

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Bio Pic: You can use either...In their latest effort to win back some of the fans lost to years of mediocrity, Toronto FC is running a competition to win the "Toronto FC Dream Job". Fans are being welcomed to enter a bio online and garner votes in a bid to land a coveted role with the club.

Trapattoni Extends Republic of Ireland Contract

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Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has signed a new contract to stay in the role, meaning that he will coach the team throughout the 2014 World Cup qualification campaign. Those over at casinos online .com note how Ireland secured their place in Euro 2012 with an excellent play-off victory over Estonia earlier this month of course and the Italian signing a new deal is a testament to the job he has done.

Everyone’s New Favorite Club: Neuchatel Xamax

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That, friends, is the face of insanity.

Neuchatel Xamax, a smallish Swiss club in a town of under 33,000, has quickly taken the headline storm which makes Maurizio Zamparini's Palermo look the picture of tenure and sanity.

On the opening day, they gave up three goals. The keeper was canned immediately.

BBC – David Bond: Qatar ‘spent big’ to win 2022 World Cup

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BBC David Bond: Qatar 'spent big' to win 2022 World Cup.

I can't help wondering as I listen to David Bond's interview with Hassan al Thawadi, the executive in charge of Qatar's successful bid to host the World Cup in 2022, that we all got suckered in by first of all, a very smart intelligent businessman who knew exactly what he was doing, and by FIFA's decrepit bid evaluation rules that allowed all kinds of shenanigans to take place, "within FIFA rules", as he so eloquently points out.