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Garry Monk pleasantly surprised by signing of Jack Cork from Southampton

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Swansea manager Garry Monk has expressed surprise that he has been able to capture Jack Cork from Southampton.

Cork has completedhis move to Swansea afterpassing hismedical on Friday afternoon in south Wales to put the finishing touches on the £3million deal.

Swansea head to Southampton on Sunday for a Barclays Premier League game but Cork's signing will come too late for the 25-year-old to make his debut for the club at St Mary's.

Garry Monk pleasantly surprised by signing of Jack Cork from Southampton

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Swansea manager Garry Monk has expressed surprise that he has been able to capture Jack Cork from Southampton.

Cork has completedhis move to Swansea afterpassing hismedical on Friday afternoon in south Wales to put the finishing touches on the £3million deal.

Swansea head to Southampton on Sunday for a Barclays Premier League game but Cork's signing will come too late for the 25-year-old to make his debut for the club at St Mary's.

Millwall vs Southampton Goals 0-2 Highlights League Cup 2014 Cork Pelle Video

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Pressure of success and financial gain put a stop to Chelsea's youngsters?

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I think it's a question that people will be debating for a long time if I am honest. We all know there is pressure in football, every single club has a degree of pressure on them whether it's to challenge for honours, to finish in the top half of the table or to avoid relegation. I honestly believe that the pressures of success in the Premier League has affected the youngsters coming through.

Jack Cork signs with Southampton, reflects upon Chelsea’s youth system

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Jack Cork, a part of the Chelsea academy since he was nine, follows in the footsteps of several of our older youth squad members in departing the Blues. He has signed a four-year deal with newly-promoted Championship side Southampton after spending last season on loan at Burnley. He also delivered a little parting comment about Chelsea's youth system on his Twitter account (which was promptly deleted).

Gems of the Lower Leagues: Jack Cork

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21 year old Jack Cork, son of former Wimbledon player and current Sheffield United assistant manager Alan Cork, is currently enjoying the best form of his early career. Under the new and more creative style of Burnley manager Eddie Howe the young midfielder is being looked to to provide his skills and work rate in midfield with a regularity that highlights just how much his exciting brand of midfield play brings to the table.

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South African pitch invader smacks referee with a vuvuzela

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Throughout the 2010 World Cup in South Africa there were calls to ban the vuvuzela, primarily because of the ear drum-persecuting drone that they insist upon. Now there's an even more pressing reason to cork the plastic horns one has been used to assault a match official! The sour note happened in the first [.

We have a game this weekend? Weird – and so awesome

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The World Cup ends. Club football begins. Thank God.

Still, can't believe it has arrived so soon.

Our beloved Chelsea Football Club opens its preseason calendar on Saturday yes, Saturday when Crystal Palace welcome the boys to Selhurst Park for an afternoon friendly. Chelsea TV will have the match for those of you who are afforded their services (not I).

Visual: The boys are back …

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The World Cup isn't even done, and the Blues are back in town. Man. Time does indeed fly.

Just seven weeks after lifting the FA Cup, Chelsea players and staff returned to Cobham on Monday for preseason training.

Plenty of solids to take away from our first session.

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Video: Cheeky fan chants ‘Kean Out’ while posing for a photo with the Blackburn boss

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Blackburn manager Steve Kean fell victim to a rather cruel prank during his side's pre-season trip to Cork. The Rovers boss had kindly taken the time to sign autographs and pose for photos with fans. He was just posing for one final photo when the cheeky Irish chap who had requested the picture started chanting [.

Shrove Tuesday Football Kicks Off In Ashbourne, Quickly Turns Into Complete Pandemonium (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

The annual Shrovetide Tuesday football match kicked off in Ashbourne, Derbyshire yesterday and, as is plainly visible from the photos below, the whole shebang reached levels of complete pandemonium very quickly as per usual. It's all so absurdly 'English' that it positively hums with rural whimsy.

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Video: Team GB Olympics team suffers behind-closed-doors defeat to Mexico

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Team GB fell to an almost unmentioned 1-0 defeat to Mexico on Sunday as they prepared for the London 2012 Olympic games. Stuart Pearce's side played the behind-closed-doors friendly at the new St George's Park training centre, in Burton, with the media excluded from the match. Footage of the game has eventually leaked out though, [.

What's your opinion on Frank Arnesen?.

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As we all know Frank Arnesen has announced that he is leaving the club when his contract expires at the end of the season. People have a very divided opinion about Arnesen. There are people with the opinion that he hasn't done enough and people who have the opposite opinion. Arnesen himself commented himself the other day and stated that he believes the club should be very excited.

Video: Portugal 0-1 England (Under-21s)

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Young Studge. Doing thangs.

Last night, Daniel Sturridge kept hope alive for the Three Lions in their bid to progress to the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Denmark. Sturridge's deft chip after 32 minutes separated England from Portugal, who were eliminated with the result. England moved closer to Group 9 leaders Greece via the 1-0 win.

Transfer roundup: Cork to Burnley, Burkina Faso starlet joining?

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A couple of quickies.


Shipped out once again.

Cork heads back to Burnley
• The loan adventure for midfielder Jack Cork enters its seventh dimension. The 21-year-old is returning to Burnley for the second consecutive term, this time on a season-long loan.

The Chelsea Daily Drivel

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The Chelsea Daily Drivel is a daily update of all the stories concerning our club, the rumours, the opinions and more....

So here is the latest from around the web on Friday 30th July 2010 including: Deco's gone?, Benayoun talks up the challenge at Chelsea, Carlo's view on City's spending, Van Der Wiel linked with £20m move?

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What Might Have Been: Wesley Sneijder Admits Man Utd Move Was Mighty Close

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By Chris Wright

Just look at him, the dirty flirt!

Wes Sneijder has been busy this morning, cork-screwing his metaphorical dagger into the hearts of thousands of Manchester United fans across the globe by regaling Dutch daily AD with tales of just how close he came to turning up at Old Trafford over the summer:

"I just felt that it was close, yes [I thought I was going to join Manchester United].

Niall Quinn backs David Meyler return

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Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn is backing Cork born midfielder, David Meyler to return from his injury nightmare stronger than ever.

The Ireland u21 international returned to training with Sunderland this week after cruciate ligament damage, but it will be some time before the Irishman is back in red-and-white stripes.

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‘Transfer snub’ round up: Man United, Liverpool, Jagielka, Cork, Forlan and Mourinho

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'Transfer snub' round up: Man United, Liverpool, Jagielka, Cork, Forlan and Mourinho

Who's snubbing who?

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Mascherano Heading Out & Aquilani Wants A One Way Ticket

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Javier Mascherano maybe about to start rubbing his hands at being on the verge of a move out of Anfield in the next 48hrs, to his preferred choice of Barcelona (or was that Inter?) but while he gets ready to pop the cork of the champagne, Roy Hodgson like many others in the game thinks a little deeper on the subject.

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Borini's parting shot at Chelsea.

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Fabio Borini is expected to line up for Swansea tomorrow in the play off final against Reading in what is considered as the richest game in the world as whoever wins is promoted into the Premier League. Borini found is chances at Chelsea limited to say the least and as we all know had to go out on loan to find himself regular first team football and we have to hold our hands up and say he has done well.

"I have a year left at Chelsea but I don’t see that as a permanent option"

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Jack Cork has spoken of the situation he finds himself at in a key point in his career and doesn't see his future with Chelsea. Featured in the Mirror, Cork has spoken of his intention to see out the remainder of this season and to then decide and see what happens. He said:
"I just want to finish my season and reflect on it at the end and see what everyone wants me to do, I'm not sure yet.

Daily Drivel

The Chelsea Daily Drivel (Catch up) Friday 13th August.

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The Chelsea Daily Drivel is a daily update of all the stories concerning our club, the rumours, the opinions and more....

So here are the Chelsea news updates from Thursday 12th and Friday 13th August 2010 including: Chelsea's move for the Brazilian Neymar, Ramires to sign on the dotted line today?

The Chelsea Daily Drivel - All the Chelsea news and more!

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The Chelsea Daily Drivel is a daily update of all the stories concerning our club, the rumours, the opinions and more....

So here are the Chelsea news updates on Monday 8th August 2010 including: Jose finally admits defeat with Ashley Cole, Kaka and Ray Wilkins on Ramires, Jack Cork told he can leave the club?

The Chelsea Daily Drivel

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The Chelsea Daily Drivel is a daily update of all the stories concerning our club, the rumours, the opinions and more....

So here is the latest from around the web on Wednesday 28th July 2010 including: Jack Cork to be loaned out to Swansea?, Chelsea told to up their bid for Benfica's Luiz, Khedira off to Madrid and Ray Wilkins speaks about Pre Season so far.

The Rest

Smyth, Ireland face must-win after loss

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Shannon Smyth (Mequon/Milwaukee DSHA) and the Republic of Ireland women's national team saw their hopes of qualifying for their first major tournament take a major hit Saturday.

Helen Lander's 71st-minute goal gave visiting Wales a 1-0 victory over the Irish at Turner's Cross in Cork, dropping Ireland into fourth place in Group 4 of Women's Euro 2013 qualifying.

Union Freekicks: What The MSM Had To Say About The Firing Of Nowak

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Sakiewicz pulls the cork on Nowak's reign with Union (With Video) - delcotimes.com
Chris Vito's article on the firing of Peter Nowak. More of a straight news piece than anything else. See the links below for a column by one of Vito's colleagues for opinion.

John Smallwood: Union shrouds reason for Nowak's firing in secrecy

Smallwood asks questions about the answers that were given to him and the other reporters at yesterday's press conference.

We keep smacking our head off the table + Arsecast 236

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Morning all, today starts with a mild *boilk* but it's not my fault. It's all the fault of The Man from East Lower who has left his comfortable surrounds and is in Dublin instead and insisted that I drink beer with him.

"No," I said, "I am an abstemious man who rarely partakes of the demon drink, especially around this most holy of times.

Conor Clifford Extends Contract

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Good news for those of you keeping tabs on our suddenly-replete-with-talent youth squad. More, after the jump:

I shall dub thee 'Irish' for short

First things first, props to the entire youth set-up for advancing through to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup for chitlins (that's children for those of you that haven't spent time in the south).

Carlos Tevez mocks George Eastham's legacy of a fair wage

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Less than two weeks ago, Arsenal legend George Eastham celebrated his 75th birthday, in comfortable retirement in South Africa. He is best remembered by his peers as a skillful inside forward with an exceptional eye for a pass. Qualities that led to 19 England caps and selection to the 1966 World Cup squad.

Seattle 1, Monterrey 0: 'Nuff Said

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Alvaro Fernandez says, "Eh Dallas? You want history? I got 'ya history right heee." (I know he's not an Italian mobster. But it just works better). Just when you think MLS has popped the cork on some history and plopped back on a recliner to take stock of the full measure of its accomplishment, Seattle storms Castle Monterrey and, well, did it again a week later.

The Joy of Six: FA Cup Semi-final Memories

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From a Welsh wine bar owner to Alan Cork's beard, via Gazza and Giggs genius, here are some of our favourite recollections.


Bid on Sammy Sosa's Corked Bat

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Sammy Sosa's infamous corked bat is for sale. When the incident occurred in 2003, Chicago Cubs teammate Mike Remlinger hid the bat in his locker for Sosa. After holding onto the corked bat for seven years, Remlinger has now put it up for auction. According to Remlinger, he first attempted to give the corked bat back to Sosa, but Sosa didn't respond so he has made it available for a hardcore Cubs fan to purchase.

Hurling Balls* and Wayward Drives

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A stunning stadium

- It's been one of my busier sporting weeks, I guess anytime you end up at the Aviva Stadium and Croke Park in the space of a few days has to be categorised as such.