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Liverpool

Liverpool vs. Stoke City: Brendan Rodgers Risks Premier League Starters in Europe

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Luis Suarez of Liverpool (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

With a much greater emphasis this season for Liverpool being placed on their Premier League form and placing than last year, where Kenny Dalglish aimed for cup glory at the ultimate expense of league wins, Brendan Rodgers looks has named something of a surprise team tonight for the Reds' Europa League clash at Anfield against Udinese.

Liverpool starlet: Honor to play with Stevie

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After signing a new long-term deal to remain at Liverpool, promising young midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has stated that it is an honor to learn from someone like Reds skipper Steven Gerrard.

Shelvey, 20, played alongside Gerrard in the second half of last season, tasting Carling Cup glory but also experiencing FA Cup heartbreak and a frustrating Premier League run.

Reds To Speak With Martinez

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Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has confirmed that Liverpool have been given permission to discuss their managerial vacancy with Roberto Martinez.
The Reds took the decision to part with Anfield legend Kenny Dalglish on Wednesday.
He helped the club to Carling Cup glory in 2011/12, but paid the price for a disappointing eighth-place finish in the Premier League.

Umbro Neo 2 Pro FA Cup Final Ball

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Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC will meet on Saturday in the Final of the 2011/12 English FA Cup at Wembley Stadium. As they search for cup glory, the two popular...

Distin Takes Responsibility

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Sylvain Distin felt that he had cost Everton a place in the FA Cup final after his mistake kick-started Liverpool's comeback at Wembley on Saturday.
The Toffees were leading their Merseyside rivals 1-0 when Distin attempted to pass the ball back to goalkeeper Tim Howard but only succeeded in playing in Luis Suarez.

Distin Takes Responsibility

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Sylvain Distin felt that he had cost Everton a place in the FA Cup final after his mistake kick-started Liverpool's comeback at Wembley on Saturday.
The Toffees were leading their Merseyside rivals 1-0 when Distin attempted to pass the ball back to goalkeeper Tim Howard but only succeeded in playing in Luis Suarez.

Kenny Hails Reds Improvement

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Kenny Dalglish believes that Liverpool have made progress at all levels over the last year.
The Kop icon led the club to Carling Cup glory in February to help them clinch their first trophy since 2006.
That triumph was expected to signal the start of an assault on the league for a top-four finish, but over recent weeks the Reds have struggled and are now seventh in the table.

Dalglish hits back at Wenger over Suarez

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Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has slammed Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger for publicly accusing Reds striker Luis Suarez of diving, suggesting that the Frenchman should be charged by the FA.

Dalglish has seen an eventful month at Merseyside go from celebrating Carling Cup glory to losing back-to-back Premier League fixtures that have put his side on the verge of yet another disappointing finish in the domestic standings.

Rafa Not The Answer At Chelsea

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Rafael Benitez's agent has reiterated his desire to return to work in England but stressed there had been no contact from Chelsea.

There have been several reports today that Chelsea had approached Benitez with a view to him replacing Andre Villas-Boas at Stamford Bridge. But Manuel Garcia Quilon told journalists that Chelsea had not been in touch.

Youtube: LFC kids to watch

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Youtube: LFC kids to watch

Liverpool's youngsters kick off their bid for FA Youth Cup glory at Swansea tonight but what do you know about our starlets? Watch this great video now to find out more.

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Chelsea – Liverpool Preview: Andre Villas-Boas hunting League Cup glory to soften blow of worst start to a season since Roman Abramovich bought club

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Chelsea – Liverpool Preview: Andre Villas-Boas hunting League Cup glory to soften blow of worst start to a season since Roman Abramovich bought club

The Blues have had a poor start to their campaign in the top flight, and with the Reds on a 10-match unbeaten run they will have their work cut out at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea – Liverpool Preview: Andre Villas-Boas hunting League Cup glory to soften blow of worst start to a season since Roman Abramovich bought club

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Chelsea – Liverpool Preview: Andre Villas-Boas hunting League Cup glory to soften blow of worst start to a season since Roman Abramovich bought club

The Blues have had a poor start to their campaign in the top flight, and with the Reds on a 10-match unbeaten run they will have their work cut out at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea – Liverpool Preview: Andre Villas-Boas hunting League Cup glory to soften blow of worst start to a season since Roman Abramovich bought club

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Chelsea – Liverpool Preview: Andre Villas-Boas hunting League Cup glory to soften blow of worst start to a season since Roman Abramovich bought club

The Blues have had a poor start to their campaign in the top flight, and with the Reds on a 10-match unbeaten run they will have their work cut out at Stamford Bridge

View the full story here: Goal

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Chelsea – Liverpool Preview: Andre Villas-Boas hunting League Cup glory to soften blow of worst start to a season since Roman Abramovich bought club

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Chelsea – Liverpool Preview: Andre Villas-Boas hunting League Cup glory to soften blow of worst start to a season since Roman Abramovich bought club

The Blues have had a poor start to their campaign in the top flight, and with the Reds on a 10-match unbeaten run they will have their work cut out at Stamford Bridge

View the full story here: Goal

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English Premier League

Former Premier League Legends sign for FC Wembley!

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Wembley FC play in the English Combined Counties League which is eight divisions below the top-flight have not only gone Stateside thanks to the help of sponsors Budweiser but they have also signed several former Premier League stars in a bid for FA Cup glory or at least qualify for the first round proper at least.

Match Of The Past: Reading FC

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Reading FC will start their second spell in the Premier League next season having emerged from the pack in the Championship to lift the title by a single, solitary point. This, however, is a club with a very lengthy history. Founded in 1871, Reading joined the Football League in 1920, but the amount of time that they spent in the lower divisions means that finding archive footage of them can be a little tricky.

Di Matteo compares old job to ex-girlfriend

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Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has reiterated his complete focus on this Saturday's Champions League final against Bayern Munich by rubbishing reports of a return to manage West Bromwich Albion.

Di Matteo was relieved of his duties at West Brom last February, only six months into his first season managing in the English top flight.

City ace gives United due respect

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has attempted to cool the emotional exchange between Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and City's Football Development Executive Patrick Vieira, insisting that his team's confidence in the title race is not meant as a token of disrespect to the Red Devils.

Why Chelsea Need To End Reign Of Player Power

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When Andre Villas-Boas took over as Chelsea Manager in June 2011, he probably didn't envisage the club's dressing room being his biggest problem during his first season in English football. A dressing room filled with international footballers and seasoned professionals would surely have been an attraction for any potential Chelsea manager following the ruthless sacking of Carlo Ancelotti.

Nerazzuri skipper wants City ace

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Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti is relishing the prospect of linking up with Argentine compatriot Carlos Tevez in January as speculation rises over the future of the unsettled Manchester City forward.

Tevez enjoyed a remarkable run at Eastlands, leading City to FA Cup glory in a season where many considered him to be the club's best player.

FA Cup

Glory Glory Leeds is perplexed with Ken Bates and his view of Leeds fans

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Very downbeat show this time. Bates' comments this week have Twiggster perplexed. Difficult to produce a show when the chairman is again knocking the fans.
Also when the chairman's comments and those of the manager regarding new signings, are in conflict. So another rant from Twiggster this week!

Liverpool’s FA Cup Tie Against Everton Key For Dalglish

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Kenny Dalglish could be dethroned when Liverpool take on arch rivals Everton in their FA Cup semi-final on 14 April.
It was only a few months ago that his followers were chanting "Long live the King", but it is league championships and Champions League football the Kop crave, not the Carling Cup and Europa League qualification.

United look for cup revenge

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Manchester United will be out for revenge when they take on cross-city rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the FA Cup third round next month.

It will be the first time the two sides have met since FA Cup holders Manchester City stunned Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford in the league in October.

LA Galaxy

Finishing up in Los Angeles after Sunday's MLS Cup final

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Congrats to the Los Angeles Galaxy for claiming MLS Cup glory last night.

What I particularly like about Sunday's soggy outcome is this: For now, at least, we can put away a lot of arguments about how Major League Soccer works. As I said in our SI.com live chat last night:

LA Galaxy was the best team in Major League Soccer wire to wire.

MLS Cup Final preview: LA and Houston clash for their third MLS Cup

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LA Galaxy will lock horns with Houston Dynamo as the underdog tags remains very much on the Texans for this tie. With the Californians at home for this highly-anticipated clash, the onus is on them to capture cup glory to ...

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The Rest

Glory Glory Leeds # 238 now available on CSRN

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Twiggster does it again! Another full show this week, with every possible tidbit regarding our club! Leeds Academy kids sign pro! League Cup first round fixture news! Warnock is back from his holidays and looking forward to the coming season! OK. that is scraping the barrel (LOL!) but despite the lack of listener emails this week, a wonderful recorded interview with the co writer of our anthem plus Twiggsters memories of past LUFC League Cup Glory have made this week's Glory Glory Leeds a fan interest packed show.

Vancouver Whitecaps Scouting Report: Cascadia MLS Year (Le)Two

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Last year, first MLS edition of the Cascadia Cup worked out quite nicely for the Seattle Sounders. Two early home draws - thanks consecutively to a late Futty Danso goal for the Portland Timbers in the pissing rain and an incredible stoppage-time goal of the year candidate for the Vancouver Whitecaps from Eric Hassli - created early drama.

Bolton Preview - Opposition Fan Forum View, Pub Ammo & Team News (FA Cup 1/4 Final)

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Bolton are in a relegation scrap in the league and there is a real division in their fans between playing their strongest team against us and going for cup glory, or resting their players for the fight for survival.
"Some say we should play the best XI for each game, that momentum overcomes tiredness.

The Passing of a Legend

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Most if not all of the tributes to John "Clarkie" Souza, who passed away at age 91 on Sunday, make mention that the Fall River, Mass. native was on the United States starting XI that shocked England in the 1950 World Cup. And to many, that is what he is most famous for.

But there was more so much more to the life and career of the Portuguese-American playmaker who, without exagerration, was a pioneer of the sport in this country.

Mid-Day Ticker: Howard signs new deal, Dawson likely out for EPL season & more

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 Photo by Marc Atkins/ISIphotos.com

By THOMAS FLOYD

Tim Howard won't be leaving Goodison Park any time soon.

The U.S. national team goalkeeper has signed a new contract that will keep him with Everton until 2016. By the end of the deal, Howard will have spent a full decade between the posts for the Toffees.

Snippet: Warnock Yaps On Beckham

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How can you not love Queens Park Rangers this year (in a fantastic Premiership campaign nonetheless).

Huh?

They head up back to the top flight.

They procure the ever-docile Joey Barton.

Armand Traore behaves like Jose Boswingwa on mushrooms with a shaved unibrow he shares the assist lead with Barton for a grand total of.

Blogathon: Pyramid selling

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So it's 8pm. And I'm still going strongish. Big kicks this hour to all my mates at the Hibs Club for the support - financial and alcoholic - they've given this venture. More than just a club and going strong since 1955.

This suggestion came in from @thecoldend in the last hour.

Does Scottish football need a pyramid system?