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‘I’m One Of The Greatest Minds In Football’ – Sol Campbell Voices Frustration After Missing Out On Oxford United Job

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It's nothing short of a mystery, but football clubs the length and breadth of the English pyramid seem to keep passing up on the opportunity to appoint Sol Campbell as their manager.

The former England defender, 43, recently applied for the vacant Oxford United job but it looks like the League One club are about to give the role to the similarly green Craig Bellamy.

On This Day In 2001: Newcastle United End 30-Game London Hoodoo By Beating Arsenal

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Since last leaving the capital with something to show for their troubles in 1997, by the time their game against Arsenal came around in December of 2001 it had been a whopping 30 matches since Newcastle United last managed to win a match in London.

With that in mind, you can forgive most of the travelling Toon fansfor nursinga slight sense of foreboding ahead of their long-haul trip to Highbury.

English Premier League

Bellamy blasts Klopp and Rodgers for Liverpool's defensive woes

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Craig Bellamy believes both Jurgen Klopp and Brendan Rodgers are responsible for Liverpool’s inability to cope when the team is put under pressure.

The Reds blew a 3-0 lead at Sevilla to draw 3-3 in the Champions League on Tuesday and Bellamy insists the club’s current and former bosses must take their share of the blame.

John Carver – A Chair – Wrestling On The Floor And Craig Bellamy

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The great Sir Bobby Robson, who is an inspiration to us to this day, once said that "Craig Bellamy is the only man I know who could start an argument with himself", and Craig was certainly a challenge for one of the greatest managers England has ever produced. These two will continue at Newcastle A [.

Cardiff v Chelsea - Schurrle and Torres score to finish season on a high.

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Chelsea took the spoils in Wales yesterday afternoon in a game described by most as a non event really. Goals from Andre Schurrle and Fernando Torres ensured Chelsea avoided embarrassment against the already relegated Cardiff after Craig Bellamy's deflected effort had given our opponents the lead.

The FA Three-Man Panel – Time For A Change Already?

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After Yaya Toure was left off the hook for his kick on Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, and Craig Bellamy's three-game ban for his incident with Swansea's Jonathan De Guzman, the Football Association has been under a lot of criticism. In the case of Yaya Toure, I am not sure how he escaped any type of fine or ban.

Craig Bellamy Suspended For 3 Matches After Accepting FA Charge of Violent Conduct

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Cardiff City striker Craig Bellamy has been suspended for three matches after he accepted a charge by The FA of violent conduct for his behavior in the defeat against Swansea City.

After running up behind Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman, Bellamy punched him in the side of the face. Presumably Bellamy was getting frustrated by his hometown club getting thrashed by Swansea in the South Wales derby.

Cardiff City vs Swansea: How The South Wales Derby Takes the Premier League’s Center Stage

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There's a first time for everything. The Football League in England was founded in 1888, and since its inception there has never been a matchup in the top flight between two clubs from Wales. There are nine Welsh clubs competing in the English football league system and only two have ever won a major honor in England: Cardiff City (1927 FA Cup) and Swansea City (2013 League Cup).

Craig Bellamy Pours Water Over Referee During Cardiff Victory Over Manchester City: Nightly Soccer Report

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Here are tonight's world soccer news headlines:

Premier League

  • Craig Bellamy pours water over referee during Cardiff victory over Manchester City — Dirty Tackle
  • David Platt: 'Roberto Mancini wanted to sell Joe Hart' — Sports Mole
  • Yohan Cabaye saga leaves Alan Pardew in limbo at Newcastle United — The Guardian
  • Arsenal makes €30 million Angel Di María lunge — Marca
  • Wayne Rooney may use transfer loophole to buy himself out of United contract next summer — The Mirror
  • Peter Odemwingie of West Brom fits bill for Swansea City says Michael Laudrup — Evening Post
  • Jose Mourinho says Wayne Rooney has been unsettled by David Moyes — The Mirror
  • José Mourinho aims compliments and verbal swipes at David Moyes — The Guardian
  • Joe Kinnear hits out at the "negativity" surrounding Newcastle's start to the season — The Mirror
  • Sunderland still looking for missing link after Southampton draw — The Guardian
  • Chelsea refuse to rule out Juan Mata swap for Wayne Rooney — Metro
  • An occasional gamer's guide to buying a next-gen console: Xbox One — The Next Web

La Liga

  • Barcelona miss Lionel Messi but beat Málaga thanks to Adriano — The Guardian

International soccer

  • Blatter expects FIFA executive committee to approve winter 2022 World Cup — Pro Soccer Talk

Bundesliga

  • Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara ruled out for seven weeks with ligament injury — The Mail

The Nightly Soccer Report is tomorrow's news today.

Craig Bellamy pours water over referee during Cardiff victory over Manchester City

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As noted earlier on DT, Cardiff City earned their first ever Premier League victory on Sunday with a surprise 3-2 win over Manchester City. Prior to the match, City legend Mike Summerbee said the title contenders were wrong to let Craig Bellamy leave the club, telling Wales Online that they "would have to watch out for him.

Cardiff City vs Manchester City Projected Starting 11’s include Medal and Navas

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Cardiff City took a harsh dose of, "welcome to the Premier League," last week in their 2-0 defeat to West Ham United at Upton Park. While it seems a modest score line, it could have been much worse.

The Bluebirds still have a lot of growing together as a club and team on the pitch before things start to come together.

Cardiff City Gain Promotion To Premier League

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After three seasons of play-off disappointment, Cardiff City finally gained promotion to the Premier League next season, and they have a chance to go up as Champions if they win at Burnley on Saturday.

It has been 51-years since Cardiff were in the top tier of English football and for the first time the Premier League next season will have two teams from Wales.

Cardiff City secure promotion to the Premier League, mount impressive pitch invasion

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It's official: next season the league known to most people outside the UK as the English Premier League will be one-tenth Welsh. Cardiff City last night confirmed their promotion to the top-flight with a 0-0 draw against Charlton. That ensured that they will go up against south Wales rivals Swansea next season.

Cardiff City Promoted to Premier League: The Nightly EPL

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Cardiff City are promoted to the Premier League. The club needed a draw to clinch promotion from the nPower Championship tonight, and they got just that with a 0-0 draw, which is enough to mathematically move them up to the promised land of the Premiership.

Cardiff become only the second Welsh club ever to play in the Premier League.

Craig Bellamy Dedicates Wales Victory Against Scotland To Tragic Gary Speed: The Daily EPL

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Welsh footballer Craig Bellamy has dedicated Wales's 2-1 victory against Scotland to Gary Speed. The comeback victory against the Scots at Hampden Park was vintage Gary Speed. Bellamy said, "That's how [Speed] educated us to play and the way we have to perform in every match."

Here are today's Premier League news headlines:

  • Wales star Craig Bellamy dedicates Scotland win to tragic Gary Speed — Wales Online
  • Aston Villa stats with and without Andrea Weimann — Reddit
  • Unknown Chelsea kid will earn £1.

Suso To Get Reds Chance

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he is ready to hand Spanish starlet Suso his chance of a first-team place.
Rodgers admits Liverpool have left themselves short up-front, having sold Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy, and then loaned Andy Carroll to West Ham.
Liverpool had hoped to sign at least one forward on deadline day, but moves for the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Clint Dempsey faltered and they missed out.

Rodgers vows to give youngsters chance to impress

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Manager Brendan Rodgers admits he is looking forward giving a first team run for some of Liverpool's younger squad member after failing to add to his squad on deadline day.

Liverpool sold Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy during the recently concluded transfer window, while Andy Carroll joined West Ham on a season-long loan deal.

RODGERS HAS MY SYMPATHY & SUPPORT

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After the debacle of the last day of the Transfer-Window in which Liverpool failed to sign a couple of strikers, then the subsequent defeat at home to Arsenal, who did sign two goalscorers in Podolski and Giroud.

I have every sympathy for new Liverpool Manager, Brendan Rodgers.


He is now working with one hand tied behind his back, with the loss of Dirk Kuyt, Maxi, Craig Bellamy and Andy Carroll.

Liverpool’s transfer window: Lack of deadline day action overshadows quartet of signings

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After a massively-disappointing end to 2011-12, Brendan Rodgers has been handed the considerable task of restoring Liverpool to their former glories and challenging for a top-four finish this term.

Champions Come To Anfield

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Sahin, welcome to Anfield...
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Liverpool welcome Mancini's side to Anfield on Sunday as they look to improve on their performance against West Brom last weekend. Most fans looking at this fixture would agree that anything is a bonus and so the pressure is somewhat off, this is the kind of game last season that we'd come out in and we always seemed to fair better against bigger opposition, but will it be the same again for Brendan this year?

Rodgers: Signing will go a long way

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has assured the club's supporters that yesterday evening's cracking goal against Gomel is only the beginning in the promising development of Fabio Borini at Anfield.

Borini arrived from Roma last month and wasted little time in making an impact as he struck home brilliantly to kick-start the 3-0 destruction (4-0 on aggregate) of the opponents from Belarus in front of a thrilled home crowd.

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Cardiff’s Craig Bellamy accepts three-match ban over Swansea clash

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Cardiff's Craig Bellamy will miss the club's next three games after accepting a violent conduct charge from the FA. The veteran striker was charged for striking Swansea's Jonathan De Guzman during Saturday's south Wales derby defeat. Bellamy has decided not to appeal the ban. Cardiff tweeted: "Craig will now miss Cardiff City's next three matches [.

Craig Bellamy Pours Water Over Referee Lee Probert

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If this was any other official other than Lee Probert Cardiff City may have been down to ten men as Bellamy pours a bottle of water over the ref's head during a water break just before half-time in Cardiff's 3-2 win over City. Just as-well then the official has a good sense of humour then eh.

GIF It: Craig Bellamy tips water over ref Lee Probert (Cardiff vs Manchester City)

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It's a good job for Craig Bellamy and Cardiff City that referee Lee Probert has an above average sense of humour for a referee. Bellamy gave Probert a right soaking in the first-half of this afternoon's match against Manchester City while the official was involved in a touchline debate with Cardiff boss Malky Mackay.

Malaysian-owned Cardiff City cancel Malaysian tour due to ‘poor air quality’

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Newly promoted Cardiff City are owned by Malaysian businessman Vincent Tan and for the past few seasons have sported the word "Malaysia" on the front of their kit in lieu of a sponsor. They even changed their club colors from blue to red to appease their Malaysian investors (which was a bitter pill to swallow for fans of a club nicknamed The Bluebirds).

Friday Kickoff: Juventus coach banned, Spurs' Parker has surgery and more

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Defending Serie A champion Juventus will have to embark on their quest to repeat with a new coach.

Juventus manager Antonio Conte was banned for 10 months by the Italian soccer federation as part of a widespread match-fixing scandal that dates back to his time as manager of Siena.

Cardiff

Bellamy Scores First Goal in 31 Games in Cardiff’s 2-1 Smash and Grab Win Against Norwich

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Two goals in three minutes early in the second-half from Craig Bellamy his first in 31 games, and debutant Kenwyn Jones
completed a real smash and grab victory for Ole Gunnar Solksjaers Cardiff who still lie second from bottom despite their victory.

Cardiff and Wales star Craig Bellamy says Gary Speed’s death caused marriage break-up

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Craig Bellamy says the death of his best mate and former Wales manager Gary Speed has contributed to the break-up of his marriage. The Cardiff striker says he's experienced the "worst time in my life" as he's struggled to come to terms with Speed's death. He told the Sunday Mirror: "All I know is that [.

Liverpool

Ex-Liverpool and Spurs director of football Damien Commoli says Man Utd need someone in that role

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Manchester United need to appoint a director of football, according to Damien Commoli. The former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football claims the champions' activity during the transfer window indicates that they need to create a similar role at Old Trafford. "If there was a club in need of a director of football to ease [.

FA Cup Preview: Oldham vs Liverpool

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Liverpool's attempt to reach the FA Cup Final two years in a row continues this weekend with a trip to League One side Oldham Athletic.
The Lancashire club is relishing the opportunity to play the Reds, but who were humiliated in the third round of the competition last season 5-1 at Anfield.
There were five different scorers for Liverpool that day – Craig Bellamy, Steven Gerrard, debut goals for Jonjo Shelvey and Stuart Downing, and Andy Carroll.

Liverpool Chose Henderson Over Gotze

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Liverpool briefly considered making a move for Borussia Dortmund starlet Mario Gotze in the summer of 2011, but instead the club chose to pursue and eventually sign Jordan Henderson from Sunderland.
The Times report that former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish and the club's former director of football Damien Comolli that the Germany international was briefly considered when the club outlined their summer transfer plans, only to discard his name and push forward with their efforts to bring Henderson to Anfield.

Liverpool Lead Race For £10m Winger

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Liverpool and Manchester City lead the chase for Crystal Palace winger, and reported Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha, according to Goal.com.
The England U21 international has attracted widespread interest from a number of Premier League suitors, after a series of scintillating performances in the Npower Championship.

2012-13 Liverpool Season Preview

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Year Zero? Year Zero.

Is this the third year zero or the first? It's the third year in a row where Liverpool have started the season with a new manager, something that's never happened in the club's 120-year history. Brendan Rodgers replaces Dalglish who replaced Hodgson who replaced Benitez.

Bellamy Joins Cardiff City

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Cardiff City has signed forward Craig Bellamy from Liverpool on a two-year contract.
Sky Sports revealed earlier on Friday that the Bluebirds were in negotiations with the Wales international, and discussions have now come to fruition.
Bellamy officially put pen to paper on Friday after having successfully undergone a medical on Thursday.

Liverpool Transfer Update

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Liverpool Football Club have today confirmed that Craig Bellamy has completed a move to Championship side Cardiff City. Family reasons have been cited as the cause of his departure.
The 33 year old's family has lived in Cardiff throughout his long career as a footballer which has seen him travel a lot due to the large amount clubs he has been at.

Manchester United

Owen: Fans Will Always Remember My Derby Day Winner

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Former Liverpool legend, Michael Owen, was part of United's record breaking 19th title squad. However, the highlight of his time at United is probably the injury time winner he scored against City, after Craig Bellamy had levelled the score in the last minute of the game.

"I think if you ask any United fan what was the best ­moment of Michael Owen's time here they'd all say that derby goal – and it's probably the stand-out moment for me too," he said.

Michael Owen Reportedly Set For Liverpool Return

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Liverpool is considering a sensational swoop for Michael Owen, following his release from Manchester United earlier in the summer.
Brendan Rodgers' side were severely lacking in fire power in their 2-0 defeat at home to Arsenal Sunday afternoon, Liverpool's second defeat of their three Premier League games.

The Rest

10 Classic ‘Cheeky Dig’ Goal Celebrations

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With a nod to Wayne Rooney indulging in the time-honoured practice of having a cheekydig via hisgoal celebration at Old Trafford yesterday, we thought we'd have a timely butcher's at some others who have done likewise over the years...

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EPL Primer: Prem’s Entertainment Best XI

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What really counts is ridiculousness.

Welcome back to the Prem, Tiger Wales ... not the mug, but the fans have missed ya...

Here's the question: On field or off, which SOBs are the craziest and most entertaining motherf*ck*s to have played some Premiership ball?

Rules: There are none.

Crotch Collision: Craig Bellamy & Manuel Almunia

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What is there to be said about this photo? Ona day when we can't seem to find any form of a reliable hangover cure, not much apparently. Now if you don't mind, we'd like to be left alone with this video. Seriously Kickettes, please go.