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Roma serves notice dismantling Inter, 3-1

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Antonio Cassano scored his debut goal for Inter but it was not enough to keep Zdenek Zeman's Roma team plundering three in return. Check out Marquinho's goal from the tightest of angles. A sliver of daylight and that is all that was needed.

Michael Bradley is out with a quadriceps injury and will not feature in the US national side's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Jamaica.

Dalglish Out!

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I honestly don't know this club anymore. I'd better get used to that fact.

Look, we're all aware this season's results were horrendous. The denizens of the Andromeda Galaxy are aware of that. The fact remains it was one season, the season after Hicks and Gillett nearly destroyed the club and Hodgson helped dig the hole deeper.

How The League Cup Was Won – Liverpool Beat Cardiff City On Penalty Kicks

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It has been sixteen years since Liverpool Football Club last appeared at Wembley Stadium. Much has changed in that intervening decade and a half, not least of which is the fact that the stadium itself has been knocked down and replaced by the monument to modern football which continues to justify its existence through the medium of playing as many games there as physically possible.

Fernando Torres

TORRES STILL SUFFERING WITH GREEDY CHELSEA!

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Ok now that things today have settled down after the game last night it's time to get into some discussion once again Chelsea fans.

I'm afraid it's the same old story that has come to a head again at least twice last night and someone needs to have a word with this lot and tell them to stop being so greedy!

The face of pure joy: Fernando Torres scores two goals in one match

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Fernando Torres scored two goals and set up two others in Chelsea 5-2 FA Cup quarterfinal win over Leicester (video here), snapping his 26-match scoring drought consisting of more than 25 hours of play in total. I will repeat that: Fernando Torres scored two goals in one match that I'm pretty sure wasn't just arranged as an elaborate ruse to boost his confidence.

Euro 2012

Fans despair at Poland exit and Czech through

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Fans of co-hosts Poland were consoling themselves after their team crashed out of Euro 2012 on Saturday. Franciszek Smuda's, who resigned shortly after the game could only watch as his team went down 1-0 to the Czech Republic in Wroclaw. The Poles had plenty of chances in the match but were thwarted by Petr Cech, the Czech goalie rediscovering his end of season form for Chelsea.

You’ll never beat the Irish spirit. Ireland needed a...

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You'll never beat the Irish spirit.

Ireland needed a result to prevent themselves from being knocked out of Euro 2012, but Spain were Spain, the best team in the world. Losing 4-0 in the dying minutes of the match, the 25,000 traveling Irish fans did the unthinkable. This was a time for despair.

Euro 2012 paper review: Holland despair over black night for Oranje

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This article titled "Euro 2012 paper review: Holland despair over black night for Oranje" was written by Sachin Nakrani, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 14th June 2012 08.25 UTC

Sometimes you do not need a love of foreign languages, or a co-operative translator on hand, to understand a message from overseas.

Euro 2012: Slaven Bilic seeking one last hurrah from Croatia

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This article titled "Euro 2012: Slaven Bilic seeking one last hurrah from Croatia" was written by Kevin McCarra, for guardian.co.uk on Saturday 9th June 2012 23.17 UTC

A major tournament is often a point of departure. Lives can change with either a culmination or a moment of despair, but there are managers who insist on deciding their own fate.

Arshavin Who?

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I'm counting on you

Well, the European Championship version 2012 got underway last night and it was a decent night of football. In some ways it was like watching Arsenal. There were despair, joy and then despair again. Wojciech Szczesny, Andrey Arshavin and Tomas Rosicky all played to that tune respectively.

My Disappointing Premiership Team of the Year.

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TweetAs the season draws to a close, I have taken time out of my day to celebrate my disdain, despair and dismay as I bring you my disappointing team of the Year. What became of the likely lads? (4-3-3) GK: Dorus De Vries - After four successful years including a 2010 goalkeeper of the year dong- at Swansea, De Vries made a move to [.

World Cup 2010

France vs Ukraine Preview

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Thanks a lot to everyone who's been following this site and leaving comments. We English-speaking France supporters must stick together. The "World Cup Blog" server has been going down often, so we'll have to give that some thought.

While France drew their first match, Ukraine won theirs, so they're top of the table, and have home-field advantage.

Live Blog: France – England

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16:45 CET (10:45 a.m. Eastern) Friends, I'll throw the starting line-ups on here when they're available, and any last-minute talking points. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. If nothing else, I'll pop in with my expressions of joy or despair at halftime.

Come on you Blues.

The first thing making the rounds is that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will start for England.

Network Shows

Glory Glory Leeds #237 now available on CSRN

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Twiggster has been scrattin around for topics to present on this weeks show! No takeover news, no signings. Nothing! But yet again, Twiggs has managed to bring you a full Glory Glory Leeds Show!
Leeds Ladies news, another youth player signs professional...HEY! A new secondary shirt sponsor! How exciting is this weeks show?

Glory Glory Leeds #226 now available @ CSRN

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The Mathematically Impossible Glory Glory Leeds Show! Please listen to find out why! Following the disasters of the W.Ham and Forest games, a remarkably upbeat show this week! Twiggster takes the positives (and the mickey) out of recent events and looks forward to the Millwall game. Some excellent listener emails cheer the show up and make your host laugh!

Champions League

ANDRÉ VILLAS BOAS SOUGHT BY LIVERPOOL OWNERS

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Liverpool's increasingly frantic search for a new Manager have them focussed on André Viias-Boas.
According to many reports in the media this weekend, FSG have zoned in on AVB as their choice to succeed King Kenny at Anfield.

On his arrival yesterday at the Portuguese Cup Final between Academica and Sporting, the 34-year-old said: "I'm still choosing the right project and that decision will take the necessary time.

The aftermath of losing… There’s losing, and then...

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The aftermath of losing...

There's losing, and then there's losing with your head held high. The Champions League final in Munich was a game of inches. Chelsea soaked up pressure, which is exactly how they hoped to play. But Bayern had every right to be in an oddly dignified state of despair.

Lifeline Given But Soul Sold

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Give me a hand, someone?

I believe we all woke up with renewed hope today. We were staring at the despair of a summer break knowing full well we have screwed up our chances of being in the Champions League proper, via direct qualification. Yet, just 24 hours later, we are all celebrating the fact that we've been thrown a rope, a lifeline and everything is back in our hands again.

Lifeline Given But Soul Sold

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Give me a hand, someone?

I believe we all woke up with renewed hope today. We were staring at the despair of a summer break knowing full well we have screwed up our chances of being in the Champions League proper, via direct qualification. Yet, just 24 hours later, we are all celebrating the fact that we've been thrown a rope, a lifeline and everything is back in our hands again.

Defensive Errors Cost Chelsea a Defeat Against Napoli

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Another disappointed result earned by English sides on Italian soil as after Arsenal's defeat against Ac Milan not long ago, this time it's Chelsea's turn to suffer a similar outcome although Andre Villas-Boas ' team did put out a better effort than Wenger's boys.

Playing against Napoli at San Paolo, the Blues actually managed to take an early lead but got pummeled 3-1 in the end, leaving Villas-Boas in despair as his team suffered another disappointment.

English Premier League

Sunday Bloody Sunday

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After a campaign of both joy and despair, it has come to this. Spurs are within touching distance of an automatic Champions League spot and although I would have been devastated by the prospect had you told me this is where would would end up back in January, it is only thanks to a resurgence in the last few games that we have any chance of playing against Europe's elite next season.

FELLOW LIVERPOOL FANS: HOW ARE YOU FEELING AHEAD OF NEWCASTLE?

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After the recent defeats to QPR and Wigan, most Liverpool fans will be in despair at the downturn in results and peformances by our club.All of a sudden, there are questions over Kenny Dalglish's future, the players he bought and the lowly position of 7th in the Premier League in which we find ourselves.

John Spencer

Five Reasons Not to Panic (Too Much)

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People are panicking in the streets of Portland. The Portland Timbers are just six matches into their 2012 campaign and already they've managed to build their longest losing streak since losing five straight between the last four games of 2008 and the start of the 2009 season.

Adding a heavy dose of despair to our panic, our next game on the schedule comes against a team that has won all six of its games so far (this before Sporting Kansas City's match Wednesday night against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place).

Portland Timbers 1:1 San Jose Earthquakes - Timbers Player Ratings

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Timbers fans saw a lot of sights many thought they might never see on Monday night. John Spencer played something other than a 4-4-2 to start the match, Jack Jewsbury got into a shoving match with a San Jose player who thought he could get away with something, and Kalif Alhassan scored a goal in a two-tone timbers kit.

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Analysis & Ratings: Wolves v Blackburn

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The first anger after the game have given way for the usual disappointment and despair. It's not a good idea to write abut the game when still upset and angry, even if it's probably more interesting to read, because your senses gets distorted by the sentiment in action. Yesterday I wouldn't be able to write [.

History repeats itself as Arsenal bow out meekly

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Sunderland 2-0 Arsenal

In a straw text poll before the match last night, I asked 7 people whether it was going to be W, D or L at the Stadium of Light. Four went for a win, two for a draw (one of which was me) and two for a defeat. It just goes to show that optimism often triumphs over despair, despite most of the evidence stacking up against it.

The Rest

Should Lionel Messi Start against Atletico Madrid?

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Cometh the Hour; Cometh the Man.

How things change in a week's time? Last week there was despair and fear of Lionel Messi not being in 2018 next Summer. It was too much for me to even imagine! But on Tuesday night all balance was restored and by the Messiah itself. Such was the brilliance in the performance that everyone have started the "Greatest of All Time (GOAT)" debate once again for the umpteenth time.

All the dead Christmas trees: Freedom Kicks Thursday October 12 2017

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Despair, despair, despair!

Hello. I'd warn you about this being just super bleak and depressing but with how 2017 is going you should just assume that's the case when you're reading something here. On that cheery note, let the despair continue!

USMNT World Cup failure: Bad coaches to blame more than anything else - SBNation.

Ireland Goes Sadly Retro: Banana Thrown At Gael Clichy During Man City Friendly In Limerick

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By Alan Duffy

It must be retro-week in football. First English fans rioting in Europe and now bananas being thrown at black players.

In a story which makes me, an Irishman, weep with despair, Man City's Gael Clichy has complained that a banana was thrown at him during his side's friendly game with League of Ireland side Limerick City at Thomond Park on Sunday.

At last, some -meager- news

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No, no, please don't thank me. I know you've all been grateful for the fact that I heroically resisted the urge to post every day in order to tactfully avoid you saturating, dear readers of this blog.
To be honest there wasn't much to be said anyway, as apart from a few high profile transfers the French transfer market was as flat as ever.

Rangers: The Sheer Brassneckery Of Administration

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The rural west of Ireland is quiet at its noisiest. And two weeks away from the noise of the Rangers saga was blissfully quiet. I knew I was returning to something major, however, as I was aware that the BBC's Mark Daly had fronted another Ibrox insolvency-related documentary and that administrators Duff and Phelps had finally published their "best-and-final" CVA.

Signings, signings, but not those kind of signings

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Everyone loves a new signing, right? That's what this summer, and every summer, is all about. Waiting, watching, speculating and hoping, until that magic moment arrives when the announcement is made on the official site:

Arsenal are delighted to announce the signing of Rupert P Winkletosser on a long term contract for an undisclosed fee .

Dutch footballer’s young daughter consoles him after relegation

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The most prominent images this time of year are often of the unbridled joy on display during title celebrations, but the despair of players on the opposite end of the table is often just as intense.

On Sunday, De Graafschap were relegated from the Dutch Eredivisie after only managing a 1-1 draw at home in the second leg of their promotion/relegation playoff against FC Den Bosch.

Snapshot: Malky Mackay & The Bubble Of Pure Despair

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By Chris Wright

Brilliant photo from West Ham's 3-0 Championship Play-Off Semi-Final trouncing of Cardiff City at Upton Park yesterday; all the exhaustion, the exasperation, the doleful resignation, etched across Malky Mackay's face as the 'Ammer's elusive fortunes suddenly come out of hiding, encapsulated in an opalescent sphere of subtle metaphor, succinct imagery and two parts Fairy Liquid.

Reading FC: a suitable case for financial investigation.

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By Billy the Dog McGraw. Our man in the Depths of Despair

Way way back in the dim and distant past well in 19969 to be exact Swindon Town beat Arsenal in the league cup final on a ploughed field. The Arsenal team contained famous names like Wilson, Storey, McLintock, Radford, Graham, Gould [.

Africa Cup of Nations 2012 – Zambia answer the call of destiny

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Africa Cup of Nations 2012 Zambia answer the call of destiny is a post from: Just Football

In my final Africa Cup of Nations 2012 column for FourFourTwo I took a look at Zambia's triumph on penalties in a final of incredible drama, tension and, ultimately, joy for the Chipolopolo and despair for Côte d'Ivoire:

When he saw the shot sail wide he could take it no more.