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White Hart Lane

Spurs back for Moutinho in January

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is rumoured to be leaving on his jet plane again as he looks to go back in for Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho. The deadline day deal for the Porto player ultimately failed for conflicting reasons but it may seem as if the 25 year old remains the priority target.

Miracle Man: Fabrice Muamba plays football for the first time since his life-threatening collapse

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A57rFm8L04 With his heart stopping for more than an hour as paramedics fought for his life last March, it seemed an impossibility that Fabrice Muamba would rise again to walk, let alone kick a football. Fantastically, that very development has taken place the Bolton defender has played the game for the first time since [.

CD Chivas USA

FC Dallas Scouting Report : From the Ashes

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The Sounders put a big dent in Chivas USA's playoff chances last week and have a chance to finish them off with a knockout punch next week. Sandwiched between is the first of a one-two punch against the other team vying for the playoff spot the Vancouver Whitecaps seem so desperate to vacate.

FC Dallas won three matches in the first four months of their season - from March to the middle of July.

State of the MLS Run In: 12 Weeks To Go

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I'm going to start these a little sooner this season, in part because nothing else is going on this week (kidding!) and in part because the playoff race - at least the question of who is and who isn't in the playoffs - is resolving remarkably early this year. If we define a team as being in contention for a playoff spot if it has between a 20 and 80% chance of making it in, then our first State of the Run In last season in late August had 4 teams in contention - DC United, Houston, New York, and Chivas USA.

LA Galaxy Scouting Report: The Stars Come Out

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Last time the LA Galaxy came to town they were far from full strength. Thanks to a combination of David Beckham's porcelain reticence to play on turf and Bruce Arena's attempt at canny lineup shuffling with another match three days later, the Galaxy's brace of Eurostars stayed home. And they were without Omar Gonzalez, who missed the entire first half of the season with an injury.

Soccer Players

Questions: Standings and tickets

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By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Aug 30, 2012) US Soccer Players -- In Thursday's column, Tony asks what the Revolution needs to do after Wednesday's collapse, questions the ethics of consulting with a coach under contract to another entity, and wonders if Montreal will raise attendance by lowering ticket prices.

Fabrice Muamba retires on medical advice from football

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Fabrice Muamba who was last seen carrying the Olympic torch from Greenwich to Waltham Forest on July 21st announced his retirement after his doctors advised him against returning to the sport.

As everyone in the sporting world knows, Muamba collapsed this year in March while playing Spurs as his heart stopped beating for the next 78 minutes.

Fabrice Muamba retires on medical advice from football

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Fabrice Muamba who was last seen carrying the Olympic torch from Greenwich to Waltham Forest on July 21st announced his retirement after his doctors advised him against returning to the sport.

As everyone in the sporting world knows, Muamba collapsed this year in March while playing Spurs as his heart stopped beating for the next 78 minutes.

Defending The Playoffs

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By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (May 14, 2012) US Soccer Players -- Maybe I'm alone in this, but my response to the final day of the 2011-12 Premier League was that playoffs are still the way to go. Part of that was probably because I spent the better part of the afternoon watching playoff games in the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League's version the day before.

TFC

Dynamo v Toronto FC: Match Three of the Late Season Gauntlet

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The Dynamo play the third game of their late August/early September six match in 19 day gauntlet. There is plenty of good news though as we hit the half way point. The Dynamo are 1-0-1, fresh off their first ever in Central America over C.D. FAS on Wednesday. More importantly, the team's depth (a word rarely associated with MLS sides) stood up well in the mid week, allowing Kinnear to hold back most of his starters ahead of this weekend's TFC match and this coming Thursday's trip to Honduras for their second CCL match.

TFC continues to lose ties - TFC 1 New England 1

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The aircraft carrying the defending skills for the second half arriving two hours late


Today was the first TFC home game with the new manager in charge. Paul Mariner was probably hoping, as most of us were hoping, that he could bring to the home field all the energy of the first half the other night in Houston without the collapse at the end of the second half.

Arsenal

Backpage Roundup: Navas to Replace Walcott, Sahin Deal Delayed, Santos Warned, Gervinho’s Inspiration and More

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Gervinho Wants to Emulate Pires and Then Some

Arsenal attacker Gervinho has identified club legend Robert Pires as his role model and said that he wants to surpass the Frenchman's achievements with the Gunners.

After a quiet debut season in English football, Gervinho wants to up his game significantly and is looking at Pires' trophy-laden Arsenal career for inspiration.

Cazorla and Sahin, Vapour Transfers and the trapping of RVP

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Who invented away support? ———————

By Tony Attwood

In the last few days we have been discussing the collapse of the transfer market and would you believe it, just as I get ready for the final part in the series of articles on Vapour Transfers we find that Santi Cazorla [.

The Vapour Transfer: how the mechanisms of football have been corrupted

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By Tony Attwood

I wrote an article yesterday on The transfer market at the edge of collapse. I want to continue the theme with an example from a completely different world the IT industry. But please stay with me even if IT bores you stupid there's a footballing point to this.

So, [.

Hello from Lachlan and quick news roundup

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Just when we all started to think that things were going to settle down after the Euros, there is some good news for us all. We have another new writer for the Arsenal Offside! Some of you may know me from the comments section over the past few seasons, but for those of you who don't, I will try and fill in the gaps.

Spurs ace: We didn’t deserve CL

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart believes that despite finishing fourth, the Spurs were not unjustly excluded from next season's UEFA Champions League. Instead, the Dutchman feels that his side's poor form down the stretch warranted such an outcome.

Van Der Vaart was instrumental in powering the Spurs to title contention as recently as the opening weeks of 2012.

Arsenal v Tottenham v Newcastle: The Race for Third Place

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Arsenal v Tottenham v Newcastle: The Race for Third Place - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It seems the competition for third place in the Premier League is now going to be decided on the final day of the season. Here I take a look at each team's final fixture and their chances of finishing ahead of their rivals.

Do Arsenal Deserve Third Place?

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If we retain the precious third spot after next weekend, will we, as fans, really be celebrating?

I don't mean celebrating as if we won a cup, or the league. But will we really feel satisfaction or accomplishment? I know, that with about eight weeks left, looking at the run in for ourselves, Spurs, Newcastle and Chelsea, it was exciting.

Do Arsenal Deserve Third Place?

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If we retain the precious third spot after next weekend, will we, as fans, really be celebrating?

I don't mean celebrating as if we won a cup, or the league. But will we really feel satisfaction or accomplishment? I know, that with about eight weeks left, looking at the run in for ourselves, Spurs, Newcastle and Chelsea, it was exciting.

Arsenal lose grip on 3rd place

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With five games to go, 3rd place was in Arsenal's hands. It wasn't the season we'd hoped for, but considering how badly we started, we looked like saving some dignity. Four games later, we are looking at another typical end-of-season collapse.

Of course, it's nothing like last season, where the prize we'd lost was far greater.

Arsenal don’t deserve a Champions League spot with that team

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What is it with Arsenal and their uual end-of-season collapse? What is it with Ramsey and Gibbs being preferred to Santos and Oxlade-Chamberlain. What happened to Szczesny's safe hands? Arsenal take the lead after a minute but by half-time they had managed to turn it around to a 2-1 reversal by half-time, but when Robin [.

Should making the Champions League really matter so much to Arsenal fans?

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Would we really miss it?

Arsenal's focus since their elimination from the Champions League by Milan back in March (or February if you accept the tie was over after the first leg) has been on securing a top four place in the Premier League. Tottenham's remarkable collapse has even made third place a likelihood now, which is just as well given Chelsea might take the fourth English club place in the competition if they win in Munich on May 19th.

Olympics

La Liga 2012-13: An alternative look at the new season in Spain

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La Liga 2012-13: An alternative look at the new season in Spain is a post from: Just Football

by Ashley Escobar

It's back! Like an action movie villain with a bad attitude, La Liga sneaks back into our psyche. Spain's victory at the European Championships is still fresh in our minds but fresher still is their epic collapse at the Olympics (see, I told you Wales would win!

Radio Cuju: Episode 15

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Radio Cuju is back with plenty to discuss. Sir Alex Ferguson sounds off on Luis Saurez, Portsmouth is on the verge of collapse and there were flag issues on the opening day of the Olympics. We also have an e-mail from a real listener, headlines and a question of the week.

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English Premier League

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Manchester United

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Here we go again, then. This has been a summer of discontent at Old Trafford, with any activities in the transfer market comfortably overshadowed by the issuance of and reaction to a highly controversial IPO which has further divided supporters of a club which has seldom seemed 'United' in any sense other than in the continuing and relentless pursuit of success.

BSkyB shares hit by cost of football TV rights ‘blowout’

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This article titled "BSkyB shares hit by cost of football TV rights 'blowout'" was written by Rupert Neate, for The Guardian on Thursday 14th June 2012 20.47 UTC

More than £400m has beenwiped off the value of BSkyB after analysts warned that the company had spent too much on "blowout" TV rights for next year's Premier League.

Muamba Makes Emotional Return to The Reebok

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Fabrice Muamba made an emotional return to the Reebok Stadium tonight as Bolton hosted Tottenham in the EPL, the same fixture which saw the Bolton collapse with a heart-attack in an FA Cup tie a few short months ago.

And both sets of fans gave the midfielder a deserving hero's welcome, to the tearful and emotional Muamba.

Major League Soccer

Learning From Open Cup Failure

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Seattle Sounders FC failed to generate many chances in the run of play in their loss to Sporting Kansas City. This wasn't because of poor form, or a lack of confidence. It was because of how Sporting defended.

There were three basic elements to what KC did that are most notable. First, was the high pressure from the three forwards (yes, Graham Zusi was a forward on the night).

MLS duo tracking Rangers winger

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The New England Revolution and Houston Dynamo have a long history with each other. The two rivals met back-to-back years in the MLS Cup final (2006 & 2007), with the Dynamo edging the Revs in both contests.

The rivals are once again in competition against each other, this time for the services of Glasgow Rangers winger Sone Aluko.

Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew - MLS #12 - Three Questions (Literally)

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This 3 questions exchange will be a bit more abbreviated than it normally is (at least for right now). Due to time constraints, I was able to get our questions answered by Matt Bernhardt over at Massive Report. However, Matt has not been able to get questions to me yet, but if he does I will post them on the end of this article once I get them answered.

The Rest

Scottish Sun Pull Book Serialisation After Rangers’ Fans Kick Up A Stink

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By Alan Duffy

After publicising the serialisation of a book telling the inside story of the collapse of Rangers FC, the Scottish Sun has now done a major about-turn and decided to drop the feature after their switchboard was inundated with complaints from angry Rangers fans.

Hot Cast In Old Town #9: Capitol Collapse

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Hot Cast In Old Town #9: Capitol Collapse

Hot Cast In Old Town makes its triumphant return after a week off to review the Fire's night off in a 4-2 loss at D.C. United, preview Sunday night's huge game against Houston, looks at the ever tightening Eastern Conference playoff race, reviews the Klopas era thus far, discuss the Carlos Bocanegra rumors in this week's Player Insanity, and previews the CONCACAF Champions League games that have almost certainly already happened.

Mark Ogden on signing RvP, imploding and conspiracy theories

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Mark Ogden, Daily Telegraph Northern Football Correspondent, looks ahead to United's 2012-2013 season.

Scott the Red: United never implode at the end of the season. What do you think happened?

Mark Ogden: United have had a few wobbles during the run-in in the past, so it wasn't totally unusual that it happened last season.

Scottish football: Destiny delayed?

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The time has finally come for Scottish football to greet the future.

What should happen when the Scottish Football League clubs meet at Hampden today?

Problems and issues should be fully discussed. Threats made by other bodies should be retracted. Fears over the sustainability of the current incarnation of the newco Rangers should be allayed.

100 Owners: Number 90 – Jim Thompson (Maidstone United & Dartford)

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It was, as you will no doubt be aware by now, the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Premier League next month, but what will likely be forgotten in the slew of retrospectives is the fact that just three days after the behemoth which has come to eat English football in that intervening two decades the Football League saw its last to date resignation during the season.

Revs rally for draw as TFC squanders another lead

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Toronto FC is getting the hang of scoring goals and starting games strongly, but the whole keeping a lead thing is still a work in progress.

For the second straight match, TFC opened up a multiple-goal lead on an opponent, and for the second straight time they watched that lead disappear late.

The Full Euro 2012 Opening Ceremonies

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For those unable to watch the most pointless ceremony in football outside of the Ballon d'Or awards 2009-____, here are your festivities from Warsaw.

The good news is the whole thing didn't collapse, necessitating an earlier start on the Poland Greece fixture. The bad news is the same.

Manuel Preciado dies a day after being named Villarreal manager

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On Wednesday, 54-year-old Manuel "Manolo" Preciado was announced as relegated Villarreal's new manager and the man tasked with getting the club back in La Liga as quickly as possible. A press conference unveiling Preciado was scheduled for Friday, but early Thursday morning Preciado suffered a heart attack and passed away.

Who will be Turkey's Champions? Galatasaray or Fenerbahce

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Turks in Turkey and around the world will be glued to LIGTV today for Turkey's biggest match!


Galatasaray needs a draw to claim the 18th league title .....


On the other hand, Fenerbahce already won the league title 18 times .