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Former Liverpool star eyes reunion with Rafa Benitez

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Former Liverpool star eyes reunion with Rafa Benitez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italian side Napoli are keen to bring in Real Madrid's right wing back Alavaro Arbeloa in the summer, claims talksport.

Manager Rafa Benitez is keen to reunite withArebeloa, with whom he worked during his tenure at Liverpool.

Real Madrid blow to Liverpool’s €40m Croatian transfer target

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Real Madrid blow to Liverpool's €40m Croatian transfer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League side Liverpool are set to miss out on Sevilla's dazzling midfielder Ivan Rakitic in the coming summer after the Croatian gathered interest from Spanish Giants Real Madrid, claims talksport.

Manchester United player ratings vs Aston Villa – Rooney superb

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Manchester United player ratings vs Aston Villa Rooney superb - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A Wayne Rooney double and a goal each from Juan Mata and Javier Hernandez ensured Manchester United settled early nerves to emerge 4-1 winners over Aston Villa in the lunch time kickoff at Old Trafford.

Chelsea: The Great Hope Invested In Mohamed Salah

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Chelsea: The Great Hope Invested In Mohamed Salah - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Just a couple years ago, Mohamed Salah was playing for an Egyptian league team owned by an engineering contracting company. The team, perhaps not coincidentally, was called the Arab Contractors.

It was not a glamorous life.

TWIF: MLS 3.0 Strikes Again With Michael Bradley And New TV Deal

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TWIF: MLS 3.0 Strikes Again With Michael Bradley And New TV Deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

THIS WEEK IN FOOTBALL

On a week when Michael Bradley one-upped Clint Dempsey in returning to MLS, Toronto shot out of a franchise-long monotony of losing, Allardyce's West Hamembarrassed, and Manausreceivedanother compliment.

10 Biggest Football Stories Of 2013

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10 Biggest Football Stories Of 2013 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

2013 was a varied and often frustrating year in football on the world stage. From the Qatar World Cup debacle, to the looming outline of match-fixing becoming ever clearer behind the curtain of the game, there were plenty of scandals and sagas.

In Germany, Klinsmann Faces The Monster He Built

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In Germany, Klinsmann Faces The Monster He Built - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The best kind of questions asked in press events with football managers leave no room, no backdoor for a clichéd escape. The best kind of questions are poignant, unobvious, and make even the person answering the question think.

Of Revolutions, Hopes, and Home: Bob Bradley In Egypt

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Of Revolutions, Hopes, and Home: Bob Bradley In Egypt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There was no fairytale ending to this story, because this story was no fairytale. This story, one of the most amazing in sports and life we have ever seen, was about preservation, fear, family, work, and just a little bit of soccer.

The Unrivaled Drama Of The World Cup

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The Unrivaled Drama Of The World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

You know the story by now. As the seconds drained away in Costa Rica and Panama, Mexico had completed their final and ultimate capitulation: Needing just a point to seal a playoff berth, El Tri were dreadfully losing 2-1 in the rain against a Costa Rica side with nothing to play for, under their third manager in three months.

Stats

S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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Graham Zusi's goal was the first goal for KC in Colorado by someone other than Teal Bunbury since Ryan Smith in May of 2011.

Zusi's goal was his 18th in league play for KC, tying him with CJ Sapong for 18th on that list.

It was his 20th goal in all competitions, tying him with Chris Brown and Igor Simutenkov for 12th on that list.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Graham Zusi picked up his 41st assist in all competitions, breaking his tie with Davy Arnaud for 3rd all time on that list.

Zusi made his 148th appearance in all competitions, breaking his tie with Diego Gutierrez for 15th on the all time list.

Zusi started his 114th game in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Sean Bowers for 18th place on that list.

S.A.S. Wednesday After Stats

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Some stats from last night.

Jacob Peterson made his 200th appearance of his MLS career in all competitions.

In the 70th minute, Matt Besler passed Diego Gutierrez and moved into 13th place for minutes played in all competitions, Besler finished the game with 12,267 minutes played.

Arsenal

Manchester United to miss out on former Arsenal star?

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Manchester United to miss out on former Arsenal star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italian Giants Inter Milan are set to beat Manchester United in their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Alex Song according to talksport. The Cameroon International is set to leave the Camp Nou after Barcelona made the former Arsenal star available for £12m in the coming summer.

Competion: Win an Oxlade-Chamberlain print

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Get yourself one of these fantastic Dan Leydon made Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain prints in our competition.

All you have to do is answer the following question: From which club did Arsenal sign The Ox. Was it:

a) Southampton b) South Park c) South Pole

Answers please to competition@arseblog.

Win a chance for your child to appear in next week's Matchday programme!

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Gazprom are offering young fans the chance to appear next to their heroes in their matchday programme ad for the Arsenal game.

For a chance to win this unique prize for your child, as well as two tickets to the game, simply send a picture of your child showing their line-up pose, just like their heroes, to @GazpromChelsea on Twitter using #GazpromCFC.

Predict Arsenal vs. Everton score and win an exclusive T-shirt

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It is competition time again Arsenal fans, and I am not talking about the FA cup. Well, I am I suppose because the competition is to predict three things about tomorrow's 6th round tie between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates tomorrow. You should all know the drill by now. We want you to predict [.

Predict the Arsenal score at Stoke to win a JustArsenal T-Shirt

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So we have yet another crucial game in the ever-tighter race for the Premiership title and the winner will get an exclusive JustArsenal T-Shirt. Not to be sniffed at! I am going to start a Gallery of JustArsenal readers very shortly so any previous winners should send me a picture of themselves in the magic [.

JustArsenal design update – Admin statement

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Hi everyone, I know that some of you don't like the current layout but I assure you all that this is DEFINITELY a temporary solution. The latest update to WordPress killed off my previous design as it was a free one that has never been maintained (although i loved it). It suddenly started using too [.

Predict the Arsenal score competition – and Xmas giveaway!

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Hi everyone and seasonal greetings to all the JustArsenal readers, whatever faith or allegiance you subscribe too. And a non-denominational Hello to all our fellow Gooners including atheists and Goths! As usual we will be giving away a classy JustArsenal T-Shirt to the winner of our predict the score competition, and the rules are the [.

Predict the Arsenal score at Man United to win a Just Arsenal T-shirt

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It is competition time Arsenal fans! If you want to celebrate a great week for the Gunners by making your friends jealous, enter this prediction competition and become the proud owner of an exclusive Just Arsenal T-shirt. This weeks prize is being sponsored by bettingsites.co, who don't just help you get free money from the [.

Arsenal News: Match Winner Aaron Ramsey Speaks After Dortmund Victory

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Arsenal continued their strong start to the season on all fronts with what some will call, "lucky," and others will call, "impressive," 0-1 victory over German side Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League.

Along with the club, star midfielder Aaron Ramsey was once again the man that did the damage to see his side through as he scored his eleventh goal in all competitions this season.

Predict the Arsenal score at Crystal Palace to win a JustArsenal T-shirt

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We are back to the bread and butter of the Premier League, and Arsenal will be desperate to put Tuesday's unfortunate loss to Borussia Dortmund firmly behind them with a thumping win against relegation threatened Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park tomorrow. Personally, I will be happy with scraping a 1-0 win with a dodgy penalty, [.

Predict the score against Stoke and win a JustArsenal T-Shirt!

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It is time for me to ask for entries to our weekly competition (all this season) to win a brand new, limited edition, stunningly fashionable JustArsenal T-Shirt! We had an excellent turn out last week with over 180 entries, and the winner Alexhare got all three prdeictions exactly right, but for some reason hasn't answered [.

Predict the score against Sunderland and win a JustArsenal T-Shirt

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Arsenal fans are set to see the debut of our new super-signing Mesut Ozil this weekend at the Stadium of Light and he couldn't really hope for an easier team to face. The Black Cats have gained just one point this season and in fact haven't won any of their last seven League games, and [...]

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Competition: win a pair of Santi Cazorla’s signed boots

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Once more we've teamed up with Puma to give you a chance to win a pair of boots signed by Santi Cazorla.

To enter, simply answer the following question. From which Spanish club did we sign Santi?

Was it? a) Malaga b) Marbella or c) Mallorca

Answers to competition@arseblog.

Win a Mesut Ozil print

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To cure your Interlull tedium, how about a competition?

You can win one of these cool Mesut Ozil prints from our good pal Dan Leydon.

To enter, simply answer the following question: Real Madrid paid how much for Gareth Bale when they already had Mesut Ozil?

Was it a) LOL b) hahaha c) ROFLBRMASFCAWGMÖ

Answers to: competition@arseblog.

Kits & fashion

Competition: WIN! A Pair Of Warrior Superheat Football Boots

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By Chris Wright

The competitions are coming thick and fast at the moment here on Pies, with the latest seeing us team up with one of the freshest boot providers on the scene, Warrior, to give away a pair of their blazing new 'Superheat' lightweight speed boots to one lucky reader.

Competition: WIN! Newcastle United Shirt In Swanky Limited Edition Presentation Box

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By Chris Wright

It's competition time again here on Pies.Don't say we never treat you! This time, courtesy of our friends over at Puma Football, you're in with a chance of getting your grubby mits on a Newcastle United home shirt, which comes in a very swanky, limited edition and totally exclusive Puma presentation box.

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Win a pair of Warrior Superheat boots

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Fancy a new pair of football boots before Christmas? Well, thanks to Warrior, we've got a pair of their brand new Superheat boots to give away.

What are Superheats, you ask? Well, take it away marketing bumph!

The Superheat upper uses revolutionary Tri-fusion bonded skin for limitless touch and speed.

Win a signed Dennis Bergkamp autobiography

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Right then, something a bit cool for you this afternoon. As you probably know, Dennis Bergkamp has released his autobiography Stillness and Speed and we've got some copies to give away to you.

As well as 5 unsigned copies of the book, we've got one star prize of a signed edition and a signed Arsenal football.

Chelsea

REPOST: FREE COMPETITION - WIN A RETRO CHELSEA SHIRT!!

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Tambling, Venables, Harris, Osgood, Hutchinson, Wilkins, Walker, Nevin, Dixon, Vialli, Wise, Di Matteo and Zola are all names etched in our memories and into Chelsea legend. The football shirts they wore hold fantastic memories for the Chelsea supporters.


We have teamed up with Campo Retro to present this competition to YOU the Chelsea fan reading this post.

COMPETITION: WIN a retro Chelsea shirt from your era of choice!

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Tambling, Venables, Harris, Osgood, Hutchinson, Wilkins, Walker, Nevin, Dixon, Vialli, Wise, Di Matteo and Zola are all names etched in our memories and into Chelsea legend. The football shirts they wore hold fantastic memories for the Chelsea supporters.


We have teamed up with Campo Retro to present this competition to YOU the Chelsea fan reading this post.

The Rest

Rennes vs Lyon : a series to extend

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Travelling this Sunday to meet Stade Rennais, the Olympique Lyonnais begins a crazy program in February : 8 matches in 25 days and 4 key competitions. So obviously Rémi Garde will have to think about turnover , especially as some players have gone missing recently due to injury.

Since the beginning of 2014 , the club played six matches in all competitions, for 6 wins.

Fletch: Reports about Moyes make us angry

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During United's awful form over the past few weeks, losing three games on the trot in three different competitions, reports emerged in the papers that David Moyes had lost the dressing room.

Darren Fletcher has spoken of his frustration about these claims and insists that the team in united.

Win a signed copy of FIFA 14

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How would you like to win a copy of FIFA 14 for PS3 or xBox with two signed covers? One by Aaron Ramsey and the other by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?

You would?! Well, you've come to the right place because that's exactly what we've got to give away with thanks to Game.co.uk

To enter, simply answer the following question: When playing FIFA 14 online and you're winning 2-0 with just 5 game minutes to go, do you:

a) Go for another goal b) Play keep ball across your back four or c) give it back to your goalkeeper and make him do keepy-ups so the opponent RAGE QUITS and then sends you a message calling you a nasty name?

Competition: WIN! Copy Of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team (For PS3 Or Xbox360) Signed By Gareth Bale, Juan Mata Or…Erm…Darren Bent

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By Chris Wright

Don't ask us how, but Pies have managed to get our hands on a small stash of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team goodies and, because we're mega awesome chaps, we've decided to give them away to you lot by way of one of our world famous competitions! We're excited, and so's Gareth!

Competition: Win a Savile Rogue cashmere football scarf

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OTP has teamed up with Savile Rogue to give you the chance to win one of the world's finest cashmere football scarves. Savile Rogue scarves give a nod to football terraces of yesteryear, shunning in-your-face logos and cheap nylon in favour of a traditional design and the comfort, quality and warmth of top grade wool.

Competition: Win a copy of FIFA 14

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Arseblog has teamed up with GAME to give you a chance to win a copy of FIFA 14 for PS3 or xBox.

To enter, simply answer the following question: Which of the following is not a classic games console?

It is a) Super Nintendo b) Akai Splatblaster c) ColecoVision

Answers to: competition@arseblog.

Win VIP tickets to Arsenal v Chelsea

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Arseblog has teamed up with Junior Gunners scheme to offer a pair of VIP tickets to Arsenal's Capital One Cup tie with Chelsea on Tuesday 29 October.

The Junior Gunners will be celebrating their 30th anniversary at the match, and there'll be lots of special activities taking place. Our winner will get to take part in some of them.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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By FRANCO PANIZO

If Aron Johannsson keeps this up, Jozy Altidore's record of goals scored in a European season by an American will be in serious danger.

Johannsson notched his sixth goal across all competitions on Sunday, converting a game-winning penalty kick in AZ Alkmaar's 3-0 triumph against Go Ahead Eagles.