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Dear Ghana

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You have been a shining example of African football for so long. Why this circus now, when all eyes are on you? We knew that there was already problems when rumours of match fixing arose (this was not the first time match fixing allegations surround Ghana), and then the players threatening to go home unless 3 mio USD were paid.

Top ten excuses for Luis Suarez

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Luis Suarez is surely not the best footballer ever, but the most stupid footballer ever, yes. That said, I would like to give him a helping hand, so I have some suggestions as excuses he can use to defend himself about his latest outrageous behavior: 10. "Ivanovic put his body into my mouth on purpose!

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal massacre

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There is no other word for what Chelsea did to Arsenal today: a massacre. 6-0. Everything started wrong for Arsenal when first Samuel Eto'o, and then Andre Schurrle brought them ahead 2-0 in good attacks exploiting Arsenal's weaknesses. The 3-0 goal proved highly controversial. I was watching the match in a bar in Monrovia, and nobody understood why Kieran Gibbs was sent off when it was clearly

Mark Clattenburg - Chelsea Involved in a New Race Row

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So by now you must have all heard the news, unfortunately Chelsea are right in the middle of another race row. Granted, this is a very sensitive and quite frankly unsavory subject, however i do feel it is important to look back at the allegations now that the initial frustrations from the game have died down.

Robin Van Persie? Really?

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"What the fuck were you doing?" Arsene Wenger shouted at Robin van Persie as he trudged off the field, following his second yellow card, soon after the second half kicked off with Arsenal a goal down against Southampton. It was the end of February and van Persie's sixth ever start in the league, after usually being kept on the bench late in to the game before replacing Robert Pires or Freddie Ljungberg.

Robin Van Persie? Really?

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"What the fuck were you doing?" Arsene Wenger shouted at Robin van Persie as he trudged off the field, following his second yellow card, soon after the second half kicked off with Arsenal a goal down against Southampton. It was the end of February and van Persie's sixth ever start in the league, after usually being kept on the bench late in to the game before replacing Robert Pires or Freddie Ljungberg.

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Former Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson was on texting terms with ref Mark Halsey

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Opposition fans have always felt that referees didn't do them any favours at Old Trafford, so you can understand the controversy surrounding the revelations that Sir Alex Ferguson used to text referee Hark Halsey. The details are revealed in Halsey's new book in which the ref admits texting Fergie, including to get his support for [.

MIKEL - Charged by FA for Misconduct (Unrelated to Initial Race Claim)

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Unfortunately I have to bring you yet more bad news in what has been a horrendous November for Chelsea Football Club. Before I go into the story, I must stress that John Obi is NOT being punished for making a claim against Mark Clattenburg, this is a separate incident.

It is understood that after the controversial United game Mikel stormed into the referee's dressing room and verbally abused the officials.

Mark Clattenburg - Found Not Guilty by the FA

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After a thorough investigation, the FA have found Mark Clattenburg not guilty of racially abusing Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel.

This is the full report taken straight off of the FA's official website;

The FA has concluded its investigation into alleged misconduct by Mark Clattenburg during the match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC on Sunday 28 October 2012.

football culture

“You Can Vote… On The Shorts”: Democracy In Action At Cardiff City FC

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It often seems these days as if there is nothing that professional football won't seek to either monetise or somehow turn into some sort of event, and if the thinnest veneer of an abstract notion of democracy can be applied to it, then the perpetual desire of clubs to keep throttling a golden goose can be set aside in favour of a momentary feeling of benevolence.

Context Lost In A Storm: On The PFA Awards Controversy

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Jon Bounds is a member of the National Council of Football Supporters' Federation (FSF), a founder member of STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading), and writes for the Reading FC fan-site The Tilehurst End, and last night he was at the Professional Footballers Association annual awards ceremony that has kicked off yet another storm in the press today.

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GIF It: Adel Taarabt literally ducks the chance to help QPR avoid relegation

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Adel Taarabt is never usually too far away from controversy. QPR fans have to watch his fleeting moments of sheer brilliance sprinkled amid a lot of frustrating and baffling displays. But he can rarely have been quite as frustrating is in the closing stages of yesterday's 1-1 draw with relegation rivals Wigan.

Ex-Wigan, Birmingham & Blackpool keeper Richard Kingson’s ‘witch’ wife ruined career and made him impotent

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Former Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson's wife has gone on Nigerian TV to claim she used black magic to sabotage his career and make him impotent. Adelaide Tawiah said her evil powers were used to make Kingson's life a misery between the sticks and between the sheets. She said: "I messed up Richard's life ever since [.


Video: Linesman John Brooks wades in on the Arsenal vs Manchester City ticket price controversy

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Match officials are usually only thrust into the limelight when they make poor decisions, but linesman John Brooks is set to gain cult status (at least one letter apart from the status fans usually afford linesman) after commenting on Arsenal ticket prices within range of a TV microphone. Brooks could be heard telling Manchester City [.

Is Gareth Bale a faker or a miracle man?

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While we are waiting for some confirmation on Cazorla, RvP etc. I thought we could enjoy the controversy surrounding the Spuds and their miraculous medical team. Gareth Bale was close to death earlier this week after the Liverpool player Charlie Adam had the temerity to tackle him during a pre-season game.

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Video: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini now able to laugh at Carlos Tevez saga

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Roberto Mancini seems to be able to joke about the Carlos Tevez fall-out that almost derailed his side's title challenge last season. The Manchester City boss has claimed that his Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho should consider sending Cristiano Ronaldo on a six-month sabbatical to help them win a second successive La Liga title.

Carlos Tevez From Zero to Hero

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For all the Carlos Tevez fans here is a great video compilation of the star footballer, all set to some nice music by Emeli Sande song title title is Heaven. Carlos Teves the Argentinian striker is without a doubt a very skilled player but he does seem to surround himself with some controversy, so lets forget all that and just enjoy some of his skills, highlights and some great music.

Major League Soccer

Union and Perlaza Mutually Part Ways

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Controversy seemed to have started to slip away from the Philadelphia Union in recent weeks, excluding questions surrounding Freddy Adu and his ability to handle a benching. It was, however, simply a calm before a storm.

The Philadelphia Union and Jorge Perlaza chose to mutually part ways yesterday, according to a report by Philly.

Lacklustre Home Loss – TFC 0 – Dynamo 2

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Some brief video thoughts on a lacklustre display Saturday past by Toronto FC at home versus Houston Dynamo that saw TFC go down to defeat 2-nil at home. I also address the recent controversy surrounding TFC Fromt Office staffer Earl Cochrane and take a look ahead to the possible debut of Eric Hassli on Champions League night this coming Wednesday.

“It was awesome”: Recaps & reaction to Union comeback win, more news

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Recaps and reaction to Union's comeback win. Wambach on being sucker-punched. Another Hope Solo controversy, hurray! Califf scores gamewinner. Lehigh Valley's FC Sonic NPSL national champions. More news

Recap: Late Heroics Make It Three In A Row For Surging Union

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Devastation was in the air at PPL Park.

A silence came over the crowd as they witnessed, in horror, the ball enter the back of the Philadelphia Union's net, transitioning their thoughts from three points to only one in the matter of seconds.

Keon Daniel's mistake, one in a long line of problems the Trinidad and Tobago international has had during his defense of corner kicks this year, gave the Impact a lifeline to leave Philadelphia with a point.


Gadsbys England this week looks at Roy Hodgson comments relating to problems with Brazil 2014

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On this week's Gadsby's England, it's the first roundup since May following Euro2012 and the Olympics. Gadsby just about remembers how to do it, with news that Rooney looks set to miss the qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine with a knee gash, Hodgson courts controversy by talking about problems at Brazil 2014, and which young players have staked a claim to be regulars in Hodgson's England?

And We’re Back…

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It's been several weeks since we've had a new post here on Two Touch Pass, and I've spent a week or so contemplating my first post back. I suppose the reason we went away for awhile had to do with our busy lives, full of new adventures, big moves, and the many distractions we have in life. But, I'll be completely honest, my absence has been due to a post-Olympic hangover that has required me to catch my breath (weeks later) after stressing for 3 weeks.

Drunk Soccer Bitches

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Okay, what's more offensive: the title of this blog, or the "controversy"--instigated by the precious soul that is U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo, who has never been in the center of a controversy before, ever--regarding some of the U.S. women's national team members being drunk on live television after having won gold in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing?

USA tops Canada in extra time in Olympic semifinal thriller

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A stoppage time goal from Alex Morgan after the second period of extra time puts the US into the gold medal match after an epic battle with Canada that was not without controversy.

Olympics show just how far British football has fallen

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The Olympics have created a lot of controversy ever since professional athletes were allowed to compete in the Games. Many supporters feel they should be for amateurs only while others argue that most of them are in fact professionals since they train for their chosen sport 12 months a year.

Why does Liverpool’s Charlie Adam hate Tottenham’s Gareth Bale?

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Liverpool's Charlie Adam continued his mysterious personal crusade to obliterate the ankles of Tottenham's Gareth Bale during a pre-season friendly in America. The Scotsman may have just been unhappy at the Welshman's refusal to turn out for Team GB at this summer's Olympics, but given the pair's previous something sinister could be lurking underneath the [.

AVB Fury At Adam's Bale Tackle

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has criticized Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam for a heavy challenge on Gareth Bale in their goalless pre-season friendly in the United States.
Spurs and Liverpool played out a 0-0 draw at the M&T Bank Stadium, home of NFL franchise the Baltimore Ravens.
In a game which marked the Liverpool debut of summer signing Fabio Borini, Villas-Boas was critical of Adam who has previous history with Bale.

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As soon as Gareth Bale took to the field to face LA Galaxy in the early hours of yesterday morning, collective eyebrows were raised at the Welshman's inclusion. Having pulled out of the Team GB Olympic squad last month, he wasn't expected to play any part in this US tour and his appearance in the 1-1 draw sparked a chain of controversy.

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Yeah, Yeah: It's Time for All of Us to Shut the Hell Up About Hope Solo

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Hope Solo: American Keeper in Danger of Becoming Personal Parody

Who cares, fellas? I hope someone wrote a post for about concerns with Ochocinco becoming a self-parody, or Dennis Rodman, or Terrell Ownes, or LeBron James, or some other athlete with a big mouth and huge ego who likes attention on them always.

Controversy On and Off the Field for US Women’s National Team

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There were fireworks both on and off the field for the US Women's National Team who defeated Colombia 3-0 on Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. Abby Wambach has called for the Olympic Committee to review and discipline the Colombian player who "sucker-punched" her during the game. And after the match Hope Solo went pubic on Twitter [.

LA Galaxy

CONCACAF Champions League – Match Recaps – 23 August 2012

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The Los Angeles Galaxy cruised past Isidro Metapan and Municipal won at Chorillo FC in the CONCACAF Champions League on August 23, 2012.

Los Angeles Galaxy 5-2 Isidro Metapan

The Galaxy won their opening Group Stage match in the CONCACAF Champions League despite a red card and being without Landon Donovan.

Gareth Bale Could Be Banned From Playing For Spurs; Plus More EPL News and Links

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Who would have expected that last night's draw between LA Galaxy and Tottenham Hotspur would have created so much controversy? Gareth Bale, the man who was such a centerpiece of the Team GB football Olympic squad, ruled himself out of ...

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Chelsea Controversy - Hazard Red Carded for Kicking a Ballboy

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Chelsea never seem to be more than a stone's throw away from controversial incidents, once again we find ourselves under the negative spotlight.

Don't believe what they say folks, not all forms of publicity are good publicity.

So, late on in the semi-final League Cup tie against Swansea, ballboy Charlie Morgan decided to time waste by keeping the ball away from Eden Hazard as he was trying to retrieve it.

Di Matteo SACKED!

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I am shell-shocked by this decision, I have to say i am SO frustrated with our clubs knee jerk decisions!

Absolutely ridiculous in my mind, the man has lead us to Champions League glory and the FA cup in a few short months, plus we are only a few point off of the top of the league!

Adrian Mutu says he’s having a ‘duel from a distance’ with Zlatan Ibrahimovic this season

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Adrian Mutu's conflict and controversy filled career has led him to sign with Ligue 1 clube Ajaccio, putting him back in the same league as former Juventus teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Though the 33-year-old Romanian striker only scored eight goals for relegated Cesena last season, he believes that he and Zlatan are engaging in a goal-scoring battle for the ages.

A Not-So Friendly Affair

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  • Absence of Major Stars annoys Hamburg Fans.
  • Messi was ruled out following a last minute injury.

FC Barcelona vs Hamburg Controversy

Barcelona management wouldn't have anticipated how quickly a normal pre-season friendly turned out to be everything other than that.

Champione Champione Ole Ole Ole

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It's been eight years since KC last lifted the trophy. That drought ended last night on penalty kicks as KC won 1-1(3-2) on penalty kicks against the defending champion Seattle Sounders FC. The game had plenty of talking points and a little bit of controversy especially late in the PK shootout as Michael Gspurning saved Paulo Nagamura's PK but was called for being off his line too early and Nagamura buried his second attempt before Eddie Johnson skied his effort to give the US the title.

The Finest Five: Seven Minutes In (Six Pack) Heaven

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For those blissfully unaware, the Kickette F5 list tends to rage controversy and war across the land. No matter that these "hot list" choices are entirely subjective and based on the mercy of our whims and alcohol intake for the day; we remain braced for the inevitable threats, bribes, anger, elation and tears from the [.

Juventus Quashes The Stars Debate

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Sort of.

The Serie A champeens revealed their much anticipated shirt it's a Jeep thing today and lo, no stars whatsoever, putting the kibosh on the "two or three" debate.

Of course, they might just be courting more controversy by slapping '30 sul campo' - 30 on the pitch underneath the badge.