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Arsenal transfer news

Transfer rumours are great! But will it affect the Arsenal players?

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Transfer talk is exciting, but how will it affect the Arsenal players? by FD

After another week of intense transfer speculation, in which several players have been reported to be on the cusp of agreeing a move to the Emirates, I admit I'm becoming increasingly excited. And yes, like all Arsenal fans, I harbour bitter memories of being disappointed so many times that I really should know better by now.

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 .

English Premier League

Former Spurs man Didier Zokora rebrands as ‘Maestro’, Chelsea old boy Salomon Kalou becomes ‘Kalhuno’

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Too many African Cup of Nations tournaments will drive a player to distraction. The back-to-back competitions seem to have convinced several Ivory Coast players that they need to change their names in order to keep things fresh. Clearly jealous of team-mate Gervinho faux-Brazilian nickname, a couple of former Premier League players have rebranded themselves.

Clearing the air or something less sinister?

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The Hugo Lloris issue is an unwelcome distraction at the moment and while it's tempting to ignore it, the stories as to who is our number one just won't go away.

Over the weekend, Brad Friedel stirred those reports as he insisted that he remained AVB's first choice.

"The fact of the matter is, right now, we have four quality goalkeepers at the football club.

Fulham furious at Clint Dempsey Liverpool "tap up"

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Well, cue Ashley Cole like shenanigans at work over here. Fulham launched a complaint with the Premier League accusing Liverpool of making an unofficial approach for Clint Dempsey with the wantaway striker now poised to miss his second match in a row. The PL has now launched an investigation looking into comments made by Liverpool officials.

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Stoke City

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The coming nine season will be the fifth since Stoke City ascended back to the Premier League, and in surviving comfortably in this division they continue to frustrate the game's self-appointed purists. Stoke remain the nearest thing that the division has to an antithesis of the self-image of twenty-first century football.

New Season is here! Match Preview: Newcastle Utd vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Newcastle Utd vs Tottenham Hotspur, St James's Park, Saturday 18th August 2012, 5.30pm ko, ESPN & ESPN HD

So the day that excites nearly all football fans the most has finally arrived as we kick off our campaign at the team that most said over achieved last season by finishing 5th level on points with us.

Redknapp Loses His Value To Spurs

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So Harry Redknapp departs with my sincere gratitude but no tears. Tottenham Hotspur goes on, first, last and everything, as ever it will be. Those good players are still Spurs players. Daniel Levy is in charge, and he always was.Â

As news of Harry's dismissal leaked out last night, the social media debate raged over the rights and wrongs.

Harry Redknapp leaves Tottenham Hotspur

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I asked the question earlier this week whether whether Harry Redknapp On His Way Out Of Spurs? and the answer is Yes as news has came out that Redknapp has left Spurs after four years in charge of the club.

Redknapp and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy met on Wednesday to see if they could work out a new deal for Redknapp, who had just one year left on his current deal.

Rumour Mongering: Gylfi Sigurdsson, Returning Loanees, and a Million Wingers

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The Euros are almost here, and with it distraction from the offseason doldrums and transfer market lunacy. But they aren't here quite yet and Liverpool's had its manager sorted for a week now. Which means it's beyond time for the club to be linked to 37,581 players who will never arrive and half of whom nobody was previously aware existed.

Hope We Haven’t Forgotten Theo

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You're not going to catch me near your club John

So that's the end of the saga then. The story of the Belgian in France which had everyone captivated. The enduring story of his struggle in Lille and his journey to be free. Many postulated that he could end up in Manchester but that was not the case.

Hope We Haven’t Forgotten Theo

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You're not going to catch me near your club John

So that's the end of the saga then. The story of the Belgian in France which had everyone captivated. The enduring story of his struggle in Lille and his journey to be free. Many postulated that he could end up in Manchester but that was not the case.

Liverpool Suffer Worst League Season Since 1954

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People can talk about rebuilding. Even if the point of last summer's transfer strategy was to avoid long settling-in periods that would lead to 2011-12 becoming a rebuilding season. Even if it now appears that next season will end up something of a rebuilding season, too, with few entertaining realistic hopes of a return to Champions League action twelve months hence.

Martinez Happy With Links

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Roberto Martinez insists it is a 'compliment' to be linked with bigger jobs after the Wigan Athletic manager was mooted as a candidate to take charge at Liverpool.
The Wigan boss masterminded a stunning closing few weeks of the season as victories over several of the Premier League's leading clubs ensured top-flight survival.

A Lap of Honour for the Already Departed

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The season is over. Only it isn't. Not quite yet. Though it does feel as though an autopsy should be done, even if after a long campaign that has seen so many of the problems and complaints remain depressingly consistent it feels as though everything has already been said a dozen times over and that there is really nothing left to say.

Champions League

Extra Time: Josh Gatt

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I know you're all distracted by other things, but perhaps a distraction for your distractions? You know the drill, here was the OG. On switching focus after falling out of the Champions League in harsh circumstances:"We were a PK away from moving on in the Champions League and that was hard to take for everyone.

Spurs shoot themselves in the foot

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I can't quite understand it myself and most Arsenal fans are feeling pretty good this week with the news that Harry Redknapp has been sacked by Spurs. This is credit to a manager who has made our neighbours a genuine threat for the first time in what feels like forever. And yet, most Spurs fans are happy too!

Harry Redknapp Out As Spurs Manager

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I asked the question earlier this week whether whether Harry Redknapp On His Way Out Of Spurs? and the answer is Yes as news has came out that Redknapp has left Spurs after four years in charge of the club.

Redknapp and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy met on Wednesday to see if they could work out a new deal for Redknapp, who had just one year left on his current deal.

Can’t pull the wool down

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So the season is over and another summer is upon us. It's been here for four days and already I'm bored of it. As Mick Jagger once drawled, "the sunshine bores the daylights out of me." (Not that that presents a problem in London, but stick with the metaphor). Already I find myself looking ahead to those glove handed, dribbly nosed November afternoons.

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: Caleb Confirmed Edition

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The Portland Timbers held a closed practice today at the team's Beaverton training facility, but like yesterday very little attention was being paid to what was happening on the field. Instead, everyone in attendance was waiting for team owner Merritt Paulson to arrive and make the formal announcement that Caleb Porter had been hired on as the Timbers' new coach, which he did as practice was wrapping up.

Portland Timbers vs. ASton Villa Match Thread [7:30 PM]

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Regular season got you down? Tired of seeing yet another three points slip away from a team that continues to disappoint? I'm right there with you. Which is why I'm actually kind of excited about tonight's exhibition match. Were the Portland Timbers setting the league on fire, I would see it as a nuisance.

UEFA Euro 2012 Final Discussion Thread: Spain vs. Italy

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So I guess there's this tiny, little match coming up later today. I don't know, I guess it's something important. Maybe you've heard of it. The UEFA Euro 2012 Final between Spain and Italy? Yeah me either... Obviously, by now you can tell I'm just being facetious. In any case, after the Portland Timbers incredible flame out against Colorado last night I figured we could all use a nice distraction.

Hope Solo

POTD : Ryan Giggs and Great Britain Squad Arrive At Olympic Village, Hope Solo On ‘Temptations’

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The Great Britain football teams arrived at the Olympic Village in London yesterday and immediately began to suss out the place to look for potential "hotspots". We're just kidding of course, but after what USA goalkeeper Hope Solo told ESPN earlier this week, you'd be terribly naive to think the Olympic village is a place for £8 curry rice and card games!

Hope Solo Tests Positive for Banned Substance

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With the 2012 London Olympics just weeks away, the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team is now forced to deal with an unwanted distraction as news that starting Goalkeeper, Hope Solo, has tested positive for a banned substance.


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Euro 2012

Euro 2012 Final : Spanish And Italian Futbolitas Share Predictions, Send Their Light And Strength!

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Euro 2012 Final Spain vs Italy (Kiev, Sunday : 1945) The Euro 2012 is finally upon us and what better way to celebrate it than with our Spanish and Italian Futbolitas Christina (Madrid) and Verdiana (Milan) respectively? They discuss what it means for their economically-affected nations to reach the final, what they will tell the players, their fears, excitement and of course, predictions!

Buffon Storms Off Pitch After Semi-Final Victory, Admits He Feared Germany Would Win 9-2 In Injury Time (Video)

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By Chris Wright

You may have noticed that Italy 'keeper Gigi Buffon stormed down the tunnel in a furious funk after Italy's Euro 2012 semi-final win over Germany last night, shrugging off the congratulatory advances of his deputy, Morgan de Sanctis, and having to seriously restrain himself from belting the Euro 2012 mascot across it's foam-rubbery face on the way.

Euro 2012: Czech Republic v. Portugal Kicks Off the Quarter-Finals

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The Euros start up again today, and with them we've got four more days of blessed distraction before it's back to worrying about how June is almost over and Liverpool haven't signed anybody while Hulk and Hazard and Marin are already sipping martinis in Roman Abramovich's lair/discotheque beneath Stamford Bridge while the Chelsea owner strokes Jose Bosingwa's eyebrow.

Random Pings from the Expectant Satellite Mind

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Apologies for the paucity of posts of late. For those that aren't yet aware, clan Fullback is expecting its fourth member any day now, so you'll understand my distraction. But while I have a moment, let me clear the metaphorical decks...

  • ZonalMarking's Euro 2012 team-by-team previews are excellent.

Euro 2012 News: Italy’s Euro 2012 Camp Hit by Dawn Police Raid

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The Italian national team for Euro 2012 was hit this morning with a dawn police raid regarding allegations of more match-fixing scandals in Serie A. The dawn raid could be a massive distraction to Team Italia especially if players have ...

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World Cup

Euro 2012: The Runners & Riders – Italy

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Those that do not learn from history are destined to repeat its mistakes. Italian football has been gripped by scandal before and the events of the last couple of weeks have been the culmination of a story that has been bubbling under for some months now, but those writing Italy off on account of the distraction that the recent match-fixing allegations may bring with them should, perhaps, proceed with caution.

Canada v United States – Match Preview – Friendly – 3 June 2012

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Canada continues their centennial celebrations with a friendly match against the United States. The match will take place at BMO Field in Toronto, Canada on June 3, 2012 with kickoff is scheduled for 7 PM USA Eastern.

USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann

"Canada is always a team that can score a goal out of nothing, let's say with a set play or with a counter-break.

The Rest

Latest on Les Alexander Buying the Dynamo

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After a burst of news last month, the story concerning Houston Rockets' owner Les Alexander buying the Dynamo went silent, but that doesn't mean the wheels weren't turning behind the scenes.

According to separate reports from the Sporting News and the Chronicle, the deal is progressing and couple be wrapped up within the month.

Upside: The result we need

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Their Words "Back in '99, I think we were just expected to go and score every time we had the ball, but nowadays I think fans appreciate we'll play a certain way in order to get the result we need." retired Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel. Other Sources Real Salt Lake's game preparation is a 24-hour commitment - from The Salt Lake Tribune's Martin Renzhofer: preparation becomes even more important.

Why your smart device can't get WiFi in the home team's stadium - Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica

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Why your smart device can't get WiFi in the home team's stadium - Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica

This featured article gets into the nitty gritty of WiFi and Cellular connections at sports stadiums around the country. Stadiums are working to keep cell phones online and WiFi available, but they might not be able to keep up with the demand.

Movie Time!

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As you've probably surmised, I'm down in the NSC Bat Cave, which means I owe you all a token. And should probably throw you in front of the tube for distraction. Hence, we have one of my absolute favorite films in recent years, for your enjoyment/brain derailment to avoid loss of sanity from fretting our open transfer situations.

The Sin of Sene

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"I play for the Revolution."

Pride is a funny thing. Everyone is repeatedly told while growing up that you should have pride in your work, pride in your appearance, pride in your family and pride in who you are. Alternately, pride is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Too much pride, we are also told, is a bad thing.

Blackburn fans’ ‘Kean Out’ campaign goes to the Olympics

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We're only a few days into the London Olympics and the Games have already served as an all-consuming distraction for a large portion of the planet. One group that has not been distracted from their primary focus, even while attending Olympic football matches, is that of Blackburn fans (and their chickens) who really, really want the club's manager, Steve Kean, and ownership group, Venky's, as far away from their club as humanly possible.

Pre-season Analysis: Liverpool

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Tweet Usually when the football season is over the void tends to be filled by days in the park, music festivals, and beer-garden jollies. But instead life has been rather glum while Britain has had it's rainiest summer ever. Hopefully me writing this and you reading this will pose as a distraction Stangely this year; [.

Someone said something I disagreed with

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We currently sit marooned in the post season pre European Championships no man's land. It's sometimes a bit crazying to watch my fellow inhabitants of this post apocalyptic wasteland roaming the thunder dome for scraps of tumbleweed with which to forge transfer speculation – desperately looking to fuse liquid gold from its drying spores.

Checking Out for the Weekend

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There's going to be plenty of time to talk about the changes Liverpool have coming, and they might yet interrupt the next couple of days. Announcements aren't necessarily commonplace on the weekend, though, so it's probably time to pay attention to other stuff for a bit, especially considering the fact that if you're looking to engage in Liverpool-related conversation at this point there's a good chance you'll lose an arm.