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Video: Ashley Cole praises Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard ahead of his 100th England cap

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Ashley Cole has paid tribute to his international and Chelsea colleague Frank Lampard, who will join him in England's 100-cap club this evening. The left-back reached the milestone at the end of last season and is now delighted to see his team-mate become a centurion. Cole said: "It's a great achievement, I think he was [.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho doesn’t want mind games with Man Utd counterpart David Moyes

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has refused to comment on Manchester United boss David Moyes because he doesn't want to be accused of mind games. The Special One said that talking positively about the champions' new manager would be perceived as mind games in the media. And he hinted that it would be exactly the same [.

Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova says Pep Guardiola wasn’t there when he needed him during cancer treatment

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Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has criticised Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola for not visiting him during his cancer treatment. Vilanova, Guardiola's former assistant at Barca, said his old boss was not there for him when he needed him. He travelled to New York for lengthy treatment and rehab but was not visited by Guardiola, despite [.

Video: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez finds office work during ban

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Luis Suarez is occupying himself during his 10-match ban by working in office. At least that's what he's up to in this hilarious TV advert for Uruguayan internet firm Abitab. Unfortunately, the Liverpool striker is unable to leave his bad-boy tendencies on the football pitch and it turns out he's just as much of a [.

Newcastle United vs Man City match highlights

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Highlights of today's game between Newcastle United and Man City at St James' Park. I will update these when better ones are available, and posting a full match video, interviews if / when they become available too. My colleague, UTD111 will also be posting his report on the game in the fullness of time.

Wigan Athletic vs Newcastle United match highlights

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Highlights of the game. Well, highlights of you're a Wigan fan anyway! I shall be endeavouring to post longer / better highlights when they become available, and also a video of the whole match too. My colleague, UTD111 will also be writing up a full report of the rout. Teams Wigan Athletic (4-3-3): Ali Al [.

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Chelsea’s Gary Cahill defends Man City keeper Joe Hart

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Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has praised his under-fire England colleague Joe Hart, saying he is "top drawer". Manchester City keeper Hart's form over the past 12 months has been questioned by many critics, not least his new club boss Manuel Pellegrini, who suggested that reserve keeper Costel Pantilimon could challenge for his first-team spot.

Burea IF -3 – -3 Bygdsiljum SK: Selection Errors See Swedish Division 6 Game End With Negative Score

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By Chris Wright

Here's a new one on us. Over in the eighth tier of Swedish football (Division 6) the recent game between Burea IF and Bygdsiljum SK finished with both sides racking up a negative goal count, after shenanigans in their respective squad selections incurred penalties from the local league authority.

What An Incredible Fluke LV!

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Lord Redknapp of The Sandbanks or Woy The Hedge or Stuart Pearce?

A colleague has had an entertaining conversation with a senior HMR&C official and was informed that the police found copious amounts of highly incriminating evidence when the mansion of a certain individual was raided.

Tottenham Hotspur

Photo: New Spurs signing Etienne Capoue’s first training session

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New signing Capoue up against @mousadembele in training today. #THFC pic.twitter.com/yMPOvQaHk7 Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 15, 2013 Etienne Capoue took part in his first training session with his Tottenham team-mates yesterday. The tough-tackling midfielder resisted any urge to clatter colleague Mousa Dembele.

Andre Villas-Boas was turned down by Burnley as they didn’t understand his job application

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Before he touchline-crouched his way to domestic and European success with Porto — and even longer before he flexed his knees on the side of the pitch at Stamford Bridge — Andre Villas-Boas was lined up to make his Premiership managerial debut in Lancashire.

In his upcoming autobiography, Burnley chief executive Paul Fletcher reveals that the current Tottenham manager was interviewed for the vacant position at Turf Moor when Owen Coyle departed in 2010.

IT’S HERE!!!! Dave Disco Strikes again!

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Welcome to my blog I am Dave Disco I'm 32 years old I currently live in Swansea and I am (I think I may have mentioned this in intro) a TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR fan and along with a former colleague have become researchers of the weird and wonderful world of the bizarre football. We are embarking [...]

Familiar face backs new Spurs boss

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Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has backed new Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas to succeed in his second stint in the Barclays Premier League.

Di Matteo served as the assistant manager to Villas-Boas at Chelsea last season and following the Portuguese's premature sacking in March, the Italian took over as interim boss to guide the Blues to FA Cup and UEFA Champions League glory.

Tottenham midfielder Sandro becomes world’s least likely darts player, gets tips from Bobby George

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Spurs star Sandro has revealed he's been enticed by the great British past-time of darts. The midfielder reckons he might be the first Brazilian 'baller to try his hand at arrows. And Sandro is so caught-up with his new hobby that he regularly has darts legend and walking pawnshop Bobby George round for a game.

Arsenal

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reveals Jack Wilshere has screw issues

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Jack Wilshere's latest injury scare is a minor issue caused by a screw in his ankle, according to Arsenal team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Gooners will have feared the worst when it was touted that the England international will probably undergo another operation at the end of the season. But midfield colleague Oxlade-Chamberlain says the problem only [.

Sahin Ruling Nothing Out

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Nuri Sahin has refused to rule out the prospect of completing a permanent switch to Liverpool if his loan deal proves to be a success.
The Turkey international has linked up with the Reds on a season-long agreement from Real Madrid.
Arsenal were also believed to be keen on acquiring his services, but Sahin will spend the 2012/13 campaign at Anfield after being convinced to head for Merseyside by Real colleague Xabi Alonso.

Barcelona sign Arsenal’s Alex Song, praise his low fat percentage

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Arsenal midfielder Alex Song has completed his £15million switch to Barcelona and immediately been praised by the Catalan giants for his lack of fat. The Cameroon international was widely expected to move to Camp Nou subject to a medical. Not only did he pass that formality with flying colours, Barca's quacks were impressed by Song's [.

Another Seven Years without a Trophy?

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How to be a happy Gooner, despite not winning any silverware for seven years and counting!

About twenty years ago, I read for the first time, the well-known ‘Management' bestseller ‘Seven habits of highly effective people' by Stephen Covey. The one bit I still remember clearly from Covey's book is ‘Habit two': ‘Begin with the end in mind'.

Another Seven Years without a Trophy?

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How to be a happy Gooner, despite not winning any silverware for seven years and counting!

About twenty years ago, I read for the first time, the well-known ‘Management' bestseller ‘Seven habits of highly effective people' by Stephen Covey. The one bit I still remember clearly from Covey's book is ‘Habit two': ‘Begin with the end in mind'.

NUFC 'Blog

It’s time for change!

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Dear readers, just thought I'd take some time to let you all know, especially you regular readers out there, what's happening with the site. As you may have realised, there have been less blogs than usual over the last few months, and no prediction competition for the first half of this season too. My colleague, [.

It’s time for change!

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Dear readers, just thought I'd take some time to let you all know, especially you regular readers out there, what's happening with the site. As you may have realised, there have been less blogs than usual over the last few months, and no prediction competition for the first half of this season too. My colleague, [.

Where will Newcastle United will finish in the Premiership next season? [Poll]

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My esteemed colleague, Jimbob, has already taken a look back at the season past, you have already voted Fabricio Coloccini as our "Player of the Season," but now it is time to look forward to next season. Being the hopelessly deluded, stereotypical Geordies that we are, Alan Pardew seems to think that our expectations will [.

Rangers

American set for move

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United States international Maurice Edu appears set to move to England as he closes in on signing a deal with Championship outfit Ipswich Town. Edu is currently contracted to Glasgow Rangers, but Ally McCoist has admitted a move could be imminent despite pen not hitting paper just yet.

"There is nothing at the moment," McCoist told Sky Sports News.

Newco Rangers Will Remain in the SPL

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From a colleague north of the border...

"A troubling thought.

"I'm hearing mixed messages from people with good connections to the board. There is no question that there will be a massive number of Celtic die-hards who will not renew their season tickets if the board do anything other than oppose NewHuns in the SPL.

Liverpool

Suarez Slams Boo-Boys

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Luis Suarez has hit back at those fans that jeered him as his Uruguay team were dumped out of the Olympics in a 1-0 defeat by Great Britain.
The Uruguay captain was targeted by fans at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday evening, having previously been booed at Old Trafford and Wembley.
But the Liverpool forward was particularly aggrieved by the fact that sections of the crowd also decided to boo Uruguay's national anthem.

Olympic Call For Suarez

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been included in Uruguay's 2012 Olympic squad, along with club colleague Sebastian Coates.
A strong 18-man line-up also includes Napoli's in-demand forward Edinson Cavani, who continues to be linked with big-money moves to Europe's top clubs.
Suarez, Cavani and Arevalo Rios have been selected as over-age players.

Carroll Feeling Confident

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Andy Carroll says England are feeling '100 per cent' confident ahead of their final Euro 2012 group game against Ukraine following the win over Sweden.
England followed up an opening 1-1 draw with France by edging out Sweden 3-2 in a thrilling tussle in Kiev on Friday evening.
Carroll rewarded the decision to hand him a start by heading England in front on 23 minutes, but he conceded a cheap free-kick early in the second half which led to Sweden's equalizer.

The key to Andy Carroll’s recent success is Jordan Henderson’s hair gel

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It's no secret that Andy Carroll's 42 performances in a Liverpool shirt this season have been largely forgettable, but his presence has been critical to success in the last two outings: he headed in a late winner in the 3-2 win over Blackburn, and his skull was also responsible for the goal that put the Anfield side through to the FA Cup Final.

Fabricio Coloccini

Coloccini So Loyal To Newcastle – Other “Stars” Were Not

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One of the things that Newcastle just love about their captain Fabricio Coloccini, is that he's been so loyal to Newcastle,  in his almost four years at the club. Coloccini - Newcastle captain so loyal to the club Colo and his Argentine colleague Jonas Gutierrez elected to stay on Tyneside, when the club were relegated in May of 2009, while other players couldn't get out of the door quickly enough.

Fabricio Coloccini – It’s All Good News At Newcastle

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As we reported earlier this morning Danny Simpson is till refusing to sign the latest contract offer from Newcastle United. Fabricio Coloccini Newcastle's loyal captain But Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini didn't hesitate too much, Â before joining his Argentine colleague Jonas Gutierrez, Â in signing on for a long-term deal to stay at Newcastle until the [.

The Rest

[Annual Review] "How is S.League?"

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Some of those "ice-breakers"
"How is S.League?"asked a colleague whom I chanced upon months ago.

I replied:"If you ask this question, it would mean I didn't do my job properly,

"It means somehow the league itself and its relevant information did not reach out to the wider audience they intended to.

Andre Villas-Boas Almost Got The Burnley Job in 2010, Jargon-Filled CV Blew His Chances

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By Alan Duffy

It all could have been so different for Andre Villas-Boas. Instead of walking a path which took in Euro-success with Porto, lack-of-success with Chelsea and not-sure-yet-if-he'll-have-any-success with Tottenham, the Portuguese tactician could have been the main man at none other than Burnley FC.

Post-Game Hangover: Reflections on Union @ Revs

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10 games without a win. It's the easiest stat to dwell on. And it should be dwelled on. I think you know why.

But there are other stats from the match that are worth noting as well. From the run of play, for example, the Revolution and the Philadelphia Union were almost even in all categories except for two that stand out: Attempts on goal and possession.

Bellamy Will Bounce Back

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Craig Bellamy is confident he will be fit for Team GB's second Olympic fixture despite taking a few knocks during a physical opening encounter with Senegal.
Stuart Pearce's side were held to a 1-1 draw by their Group A rivals on Thursday after putting in a nervy display at Old Trafford.
Their efforts to make a flying start to their gold medal quest were not helped by some rather questionable challenges from the Senegalese.

The Beautiful Game: Bay Area Represent, Street Soccer USA In Full Effect

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In the words of Chali 2na: "BAY......AREAAAAA!"

This piece by Chandrima Chatterjee. Find out how you can help the Bay Area Street Soccer USA team here.

There's less than two weeks until the 2012 Street Soccer USA National Cup in NYC, yet there's one team that's been quietly yet diligently working away at practices, fundraisers and program building over the past few years and they are contenders both for the Cup and for the hearts of fans.

Magnum Look Ronaldo Fails To Do His Maths..

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So, another scintillating goal-fest in the Euros in the first Semi-Final between Spain and Portugal. This was a real game for the purists, with attacking football at is finest, and chances being created nearly every minute in front of a capacity crowd who could barely control their excitement.

NTR: MLS Needs Female Fans, Not Simon Borg

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We've already covered this a bit when we quoted and linked to our fellow SB Nation colleague, Alicia Ratterree, and her editorial on the whole Simon Borg fiasco, but I really, really wanted to add my two cents.

In a new relatively young league that trends toward youth, the last thing that MLS needs is an MLSsoccer.

Sidewalk Style Off: Antonio Valencia vs Patrice Evra

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We haven't hosted a decent t-shirt and jeans street style test between teammates in some time, but Antonio Valencia's cracking goal last night inspired us to change our sartorial tunes.

Seen leaving San Carlos restaurant in a pair of properly fitting denim and classic white trainers last Thursday was Valencia, whose getup did no wrong in our own squinty eyes.