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The Street Pharmacists Guide To Football: I Can Give It Up Any Time I Like

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The excellent weekly radio football show Cafe Calcio returns to the air next Friday, and for this series one of its regular features will be the Street Pharmacists Guide To Football. Here's co-host Chris Roberts on the more-ish effects of the Premier League for the supporter of a newly-promoted club.

Thoughts On Tactics And Starting Eleven Against Sunderland

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It's all back. The League, the buzz, the anticipation, even typing that blasé headline has me tingling, everything's back.

Arsenal start at home. Martin O'Neill's Sunderland provide the first hurdle. Big games are just around the corner and the transfer scene is very much alive, but once again we're at the time where the next game means more than anything else.

Last Train

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Here and ready to go

It's finally been confirmed and Santi Cazorla is now officially an Arsenal player. We don't have to wait any longer and that's a huge sigh of relief. This signing has created a big buzz around the fandom because unlike the ones we've done in previous season, this was a signing of real intent.

Gunners secure Cazorla signature

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Arsenal have continued to make impressive signings this summer with the capture of Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla. Aside from the Robin Van Persie saga, Arsene Wenger will consider this a successful summer in the transfer market so far.

Cazorla joins after being mentioned with regards to an Arsenal move for a few weeks now.

Manchester United signs 7-year shirt sponsorship deal with Chevrolet

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English Premier League side Manchester United have announced a seven year shirt sponsorship with Chevrolet. Details on the deal have not been disclosed but its expected to be around $30 million per season.

Chevrolet will be the club's fifth shirt sponsor. The previous sponsors were Aon (2010-14), AIG (2006-2010), Vodafone (2000-2006), and Sharp Electronics (1992-2000).

Second Half Surge Pushes Montreal Past Red Bulls

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 The big buzz for Red Bulls fans has been Tim Cahill transferring over from Everton in the English Premier League to the Red Bulls. Even though he is only a P1 Visa & ITC card away from officially suiting ...

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Arsenal starlet credits Henry for turnaround

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Robin van Persie may have picked up all the accolades but Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is fully aware that the impact of Thierry Henry's loan spell midway through the season played an instrumental role in reviving the Gunners' Premier League season.

In particular, Szczesny recalls Henry's last-gasp match winner in the 2-1 win over Sunderland on February 11.


Ibrahim Affelay departs for Schalke on loan

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Ibrahim Affelay who never really jelled at Barcelona having been injured for long spells in his two seasons departs for FC Schalke on loan with an option to buy. He will reunite with his old PSV Eindhoven coach, Huub Stevens. The German club sent Juan Manuel Jurado to Spartak Moscow which means Affelay is expected to fulfill the attacking midfielder role.

Arsenal linked with two more M’Vila alternatives

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Defensive Midfielder Rumours – by JG The buzz regarding defensive signings for the Gunners midfield is focused around two players today. Both of them are French and they have been mentioned before, but were thought to behind Yann M'Vila in Arsenal's wishlist. But with the M'Vila deal seemingly dead, today's Arsenal transfer rumours reveal that [.

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Footiebusiness Vault: Marketing in Portland

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On the road here is a post from the vault featuring Timbers' VP of Marketing Cory Dolich. We completed this chat just weeks before thei Timbers kicked off their inaugural campaign in MLS.

Over the last couple of years, we have conducted interviews with a number of marketing professionals throughout MLS.

Did MLS Block a Player Transfer?

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There was plenty to talk about with the MLS All-Star game last night as MLS defeated Chelsea 3-2. But just as intriguing as the victory was the interview with MLS commissioner Don Garber at halftime. Halftime interviews can be a waste of time, but kudos to the cast of ESPN, specifically Kasey Keller and Alexi Lalas, for asking some tough and direct questions.

Questions: Of Montreal

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By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (July 3, 2012) US Soccer Players –Thursday's questions, where we study Montreal's response to already declining attendance and other issues around Major League Soccer. Where's the new franchise/new stadium buzz gone in Montreal? With an announced attendance of 13,400 against Houston on June 23rd, 14,400 against Toronto on the 27th, and last night's 12.

Impact look to add another DP

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Just last month, the Montreal Impact signed their first ever Designated Player, coming to an agreement with the Italian ace Marco Di Vaio. Di Vaio was one of the greatest scorers in Serie A history, scoring 142 goals in 342 matches.

Before the Italian has even stepped onto the pitch with his teammates (transfer window does not open until June 27th), reports have the Impact in talks with another Serie A veteran.

Walker End Houston -- A "fan" Point of View

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There's been some recent buzz around the Houston Dynamo, and it's not all centered around the brand spankin' shiny new toy, BBVA Compass Stadium. As we continue to count down the final week until the first Houston Dynamo home match on their pretty new pitch inside their absolutely gorgeous new stadium, an announcement was made which has polarized certain entities and united others.


USWNT Anxious to Start Olympics

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USWNT Anxious to Start Olympics

The Americans start group play against France at historic Hampden Park, the only Scottish venue for the Summer Games. One can barely move around in London without noticing something that has to do with the Olympics, but the buzz in Glasgow just isn't the same. Some 37,000 fans are expected for the U.

Dinner Out in Glasgow

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U.S. players enjoying the evening before dinner in Glasgow

The U.S. WNT had dinner out tonight, going en masse to famed British chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant in Glasgow. Great food and a fun time was had by all. If eat there and are looking for an appetizer, may we suggest the baked chestnut mushrooms with smoked mozzarella, thyme and crispy bread.


Liverpool Unveil New Purple Third Kit – Bad, But Not Nearly As Bad As We Hoped It’d Be! (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Liverpool have finally gotten round to unveiling their new Warrior third kit for 2012/13 and, while it's really quite bad, it's not nearly as horrendous as we all collectively hoped it was going to be.



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Steven Gerrard - Liverpool Third Kit 2012/13

It's more 'unusual' than it is 'absolute pigging eyesore', which is a bit of a let down once you consider who fantastically shite the various waves of mock-ups we've been treated to over the last few months.

Euro 2012: Group D: England exceed expectations as they draw France, 1-1

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The buzz is all about James Milner missing what should have been an easy as pie goal. Add Joe Hart's bumbling attempt to stop Samir Nasri's shot which had pace but could have been easily saved near post. England could have pulled it off despite the soft centre where France won the possession game and looked extremely threatening especially just before half time.

Fans get the Euro 2012 buzz as the action hots up in Poland and Ukraine

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Some teams still haven't played their first games but Euro 2012 is well under way now, and the fans filling up public places around the cities of Poland and Ukraine have been getting into the spirit, enjoying fine weather and local hospitality across the eight venues staging games.


We Love Mario Balotelli

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Euro 2012 Stars: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Goal against France

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Chelsea to Make a Bid for Shevchenko?

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The Greatest Goals from 2011/2012

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Transfer Rumors


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This started as a "buzz" & has turned into a full fledged transfer rumour. REAL MADRID has put its eyes on Croatian International & TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS 27 year old midfielder LUCA MODRIC. The player overtakes the DAVID SILVA option after this opeartion looks difficult from the Manchester City stance.


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This started as a "buzz" & has turned into a full fledged transfer rumour. REAL MADRID has put its eyes on Croatian International & TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS 27 year old midfielder LUCA MODRIC. The player overtakes the DAVID SILVA option after this opeartion looks difficult from the Manchester City stance.

Euro 2012 preview – Keep an eye on…

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With last season's heartbreak only three weeks old, watching football over the summer could be seen as slightly masochist by the vast majority of United fans. Sure, the buzz when watching England is nowhere near as big as when watching our club from August to May (in some cases it is virtually non existent) and [.

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Revolution 2, Chicago Fire 0: Rowe and Feilhaber Link Up Big, Lead Revs to Important Victory

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The New England Revolution snapped a 10 game winless streak against the Chicago Fire tonight at Gillette Stadium, largely thanks to the 2nd half substitution of Kelyn Rowe (1 goal, 1 assist) who gave the Revs the spark they needed to put away two goals and assure themselves of 3 points. Benny Feilhaber was also largely responsible for the win, as he notched a goal and an assist of his own on the night, the first of either that he's had so far in this 2012 campaign.

Behind the Axe: Complaints about JELD-WEN Field go viral

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Behind the Axe takes a look at some recent buzz surrounding JELD-WEN Field, and whether it is too small after Chicago Fire defender Dan Gargan critized the pitch dimensions after the Fire suffered defeat. Just like their diving tactics couldn't secure a win on May 20, his claims are unjustified.

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Football betting can be fun – but have you tried online poker?

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Are you bored with having to rely on luck or the performance of others to win money? Football betting can be fun of course and can win you substantial amounts of money, yet you have ultimately have no control over the results. There are many options provided for us with regards to gambling online out [.

Soccer Speak USA Celebrates A Mini Milestone & Recaps On Its 5 Most Read Articles

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Recently Soccer Speak USA, a humble blog of ideas that was created to help act as discussion tool and more optimistically, a catalyst for change at the grassroots of U.S. soccer – surpassed 5000 hits.

Not a number that screams ‘listen to my me because my ideas are great' but rather an indicator that there are indeed people out there that believe soccer can reach its potential in this country through innovative approaches to help foster a cultural shift in the big four ‘Americanized' sports of NFL, Baseball, Basketball and Ice Hockey.

Anton Ferdinand & Shaun Wright-Phillips: Boys Night Out At Whiskey Mist

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Image: Shaun Wright-Phillips had just been dropped off by a chauffeured car with his mate, Anton Ferdinand, when these photos were taken. Usually players look fiendishly drunk upon exiting Whiskey Mist, so respect to them for getting their buzz on before even stepping foot inside the London nightclub.

Rangers fans don’t seem too discouraged by being at the bottom of the Scottish Football League

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Rangers played their first match at Ibrox since the club was liquidated and placed in the Third Division (the fourth tier of Scottish football). It was a Scottish Communities League Cup first-round match between a Third Division club and a Second Division club (East Fife), yet 38,160 people showed up to watch the home side win 4-0.

Chevrolet To Replace Aon… Five Days After Becoming Liverpool Sponsor

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It has been announced today that from 2014/2015, Chevrolet will replace Aon as United's shirt sponsor, signing an undisclosed seven year deal.

"This is a fantastic, long-term deal for the Club," said United's Commercial Director, Richard Arnold. "We have been partners with Chevrolet for only six weeks, but already they have produced some fantastic ideas that will benefit both the partnership and our 659 million followers around the world.

Gearing Up for Development Academy Finals Week

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The prize is there for all to see.

Two gleaming trophies, one each for the U-15/16 and U-17/18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy champions, sit in clear view for all the players to see as they check into lodging prior to the 2011-12 Development Academy Finals Week in Houston.

One of the first things players see as they arrive at Finals Week are these two immaculate trophies

Teams have been arriving throughout the weekend and are quickly experiencing the professional environment that has been established as they prepare for the first set of matches to kick off Monday (U-17/18) and Tuesday (U-15/16) at Houston Amateur Sports Park.

Recap: Midweek Swedish recap

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Cobi Spans first start generated a significant amount of buzz in Sweden while veteran Ryan Miller chipped in another fine performance for Halmstad.

Red Bulls and Chivas USA Swap Agudelo For Pearce

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