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Chelsea technical director Michael Emenolo on deciding where to send players on loan

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Chelsea technical director Michael Emenolo has been discussing how the Blues decide when and where to let their players go out on loan. Emenolo says the club has implemented a policy of sending out players on loan deals to help them to comply with Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules, but also to give regular first-team [.

Arsenal move for PSV Eindhoven pair Georginio Wijnaldum and Zakaria Bakkali

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Arsenal are plotting a double raid on Dutch side PSV Eindhoven for Georginio Wijnaldum and Zakaria Bakkali. Reports in Holland suggest the Gunners are interested in bringing both youngsters to the Emirates. Voetbal International claims that Peter Clarke, who scouts players in whom the club has already established serious interest, watched PSV's opening league match [.

Manchester United

Everton plot to spend Fellaini and Baines cash on Wigan’s James McCarthy and Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand

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Everton seem likely to sell Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines to Manchester United before tomorrow's transfer deadline and they are lining up replacements. According to reports in the Sunday Mirror, the Toffees will do business if the champions return with a joint-bid around the £45m mark. They are planning a £7m bid for Chelsea [.

Everything You Need To Know About VÃ¥lerenga

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Founded: 1913
Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion (national stadium), capacity 25,572
Colours: They played in green for their first year until Norwegian State Railways sold them their blue and red kit cheaply.
Honours: Norwegian Premier League 5 (1965, 1981, 1983, 1984, 2005).

Liverpool

NEC Nijmegen players get bikini car wash for winning man of the match

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Dutch side NEC Nijmegen is offering its players a bikini car wash if they win a man of the match award. Shunning the traditional bottle of champagne, NEC's hierarchy seem to believe that the prospect of getting their motor scrubbed by scantily clad ladies is the most effective way of getting the best possible performances [.

LFC Complete Assaidi Transfer

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Liverpool Football Club has completed the signing of Oussama Assaidi from Dutch side SC Heerenveen.
The 24-year-old winger passed a medical at Melwood before signing a long-term deal with the club.
Assaidi, who has represented Morocco 22 times, told Liverpoolfc.com: "I'm very happy to play for this big club.

Past Players: Volume 6 - Sami Hyypia

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Sami Hyypia was at Liverpool Football Club for a fantastic 10 years. As Houllier's signing in 1999, I grew up with the Finnish defender commanding the Liverpool back four. From a relatively unknown element brought into the Liverpool side he flourished into a fan favourite and a legend in his own right.

Mid-Day Ticker: Liverpool close in on Rodgers, Balotelli warns racists & more

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It would appear that Brendan Rodgers is Liverpool's man after all.Â

According to reports out of England, the young Swansea City coach will become Kenny Dalglish's replacement in the Liverpool coaches box less than two weeks after reportedly turning down an interview request from the club.

Suarez Dreams Of Spain Switch

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez admits he is dreaming of a switch to Spain.
The 25-year-old, who joined the Reds in a £23million deal from Dutch side Ajax in January 2011, says he would like to test himself in La Liga at some point of his career.
Uruguay international Suarez believes it is one of the top three domestic leagues, alongside the Premier League and Serie A, in world football.

Liverpool’s Summer 2012 Transfer Targets

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Liverpool's Summer 2012 Transfer Targets - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Domestically, Liverpool have had a strange season. Their league form has been nothing short of terrible, however, their performances in the cups have been extremely impressive.

Next season Dalglish (providing he remains in charge) will no doubt look to improve the core of the Liverpool team, allowing them to challenge for a top four position.

Transfer rumour : Liverpool Agree £8 Million Deal

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According to reports, The Reds have agreed an £8 million deal to sign Swedish midfielder Rasmus Elm from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.

The 24-year-old AZ Alkmaar midfielder who will represent Sweden at Euro 2012 has scored 10 goals in his last 17 games for the Eredivisie club this season It is reported that Elm will move to Anfield on a five-year contract worth a £40,000 a week.

Liverpool Send Chief Scout To Watch Swedish Midfielder

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Liverpool's former director of football Damien Comolli may have one last parting gift for the club after it was reported that he sent he club's chief scout to Holland to watch midfielder Rasmus Elm.
Comolli was in charge of helping identify potential signings and it seems he was keen to try and convince Liverpool to move for the AZ Alkmaar midfielder just days before he was sacked.

Liverpool Striker Linked With Shock Move To PSV Eindhoven

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Liverpool forward Nathan Eccleston could soon be presented with the option of playing his club football in Holland after it emerged that PSV Eindhoven were interested in the youngster.
According to Sky Sports, the 21-year-old has emerged as a genuine target for the Dutch giants, despite making just two Premier League appearances for Liverpool.

Liverpool Striker Wanted By Dutch Side In Cut Price Deal

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Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt could be returning to Holland to join former club Feyenoord after being linked with a summer exit.
The Holland international has fallen down the pecking order under manager Kenny Dalglish as his seen his place on the right hand side go to summer arrival Jordan Henderson.

English Premier League

Who Are Ya? Nacer Chadli (Tottenham)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Nacer Chadli Age: 23 Position: Left winger Signed from: FC Twente Fee: £7m Did you know? As a young triallist at first club AGOVV Apeldoorn, he was forced to call himself Kaliffe to stop other clubs poaching him before he had signed a deal.

Man Utd agree to transfer with Arsenal for Robin van Persie

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Manchester United have agreed to a transfer for Arsenal's Robin van Persie for around 22 million pounds (around 34 million US dollars). Van Persie had been linked with United, Manchester City, and Juventus.

Arsenal released the following statement about the deal.

Arsenal Football Club can confirm that terms have been agreed for the transfer of Robin van Persie to Manchester United.

Marco Pappa to SC Heerenveen After All

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There have been stories of Marco Pappa joining Dutch side SC Heerenveen. There have been stories of Marco Pappa joining EPL club Wigan in the winter. It turns out the full story is a mix of the two. Pappa will join SC Heerenveen at the conclusion of the 2012 MLS Regular Season.

The Dutch league should suit Pappa better than the EPL so this is a very good move.

Spurs Sign Jan Vertonghen From Ajax

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Tottenham Hotspur have signed central defender Jan Vertonghen after agreeing a fee with Ajax.

The Belgium international will undergo a medical with a view to becoming Andre Villas-Boas's second signing after Gylfi Sigurdsson.

"We're delighted to announce we have reached agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Jan Vertonghen, subject to a medical," a Tottenham statement read.

Bundesliga Outfit Confirm Interest In Liverpool Attacker

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The chairman of German side Hamburg has confirmed that he is interested in opening talks with out-of-favour Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt.
Kuyt has been heavily linked with a move away from Anfield after finding his first team opportunities limited this season, with rumours swirling that a number of European clubs are considering moves for him.

Ajax

Video: Manchester City ponder why Ajax’s Siem De Jong couldn’t have been in this form against them

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Ajax hotshot Siem De Jong looked like one of the best strikers in Europe when he bagged two goals at the Etihad Stadium to put one of many nails in the coffin of Manchester City's Champions League campaign. But an entirely different player appeared to turn up for the Dutch side's friendly against Vasco Da [.

Who Is Alexander Büttner?

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Manchester United have apparently agreed to sign Alexander Büttner today from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, with a medical scheduled to take place tomorrow. You may recognise the name because he was in the news last month after agreeing to join Southampton. However, a third party ownership issue stopped the transfer from taking place.

Adelaide Utd offer trial to player who doesn’t exist

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Following an extensive search for homegrown talent, Australian A-League side Adelaide Utd announced last week that they were handing trials to two new overseas prospects. The first was Portuguese striker Fabio Ferreira, who made a few appearances for Chelsea's second string in 2008/09.

The second was a promising 25-year-old American named Dexter Rosales, whose resume includes Ajax, Valencia, River Plate, Club Atletico Junior and the US at Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 levels.

saturday night

Blackburn Rovers Friendly Called Off After Fans Riot In Holland

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By Alan Duffy

In a retro throwback to English football's darker days, Blackburn Rovers' fans have apparently been rioting during their club's tour of the Netherlands, although it seems as though the host fans have been just as much to blame.

Rovers were meant to be played Dutch side NEC Nijmegan on Sunday afternoon, but the game was called off by the police due to the apparent threat of more violence.

Agger Shines In Denmark Win

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Daniel Agger skippered Denmark to an unexpected victory in their Group B opener against one of the tournament's favourites Netherlands on Saturday night.
The Dutch side boasted an attacking line-up that featured some of the most talented players in European football, like Arsenal's Robin van Persie, Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder and Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben.

Newcastle United

ADO Den Haag vs Newcastle United match highlights

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Highlights (if that's the right word) from today's 0-0 with Den Haag at the Kyocera Stadium in the Hague. It was something of a lacklustre performance from the Magpies against a Dutch side who were about the equivalent of a middle ranking Championship side over here. It was once again a return to Pardew's "back [.

Reports Newcastle To Play In Holland Early August

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There is a report in Holland that Newcastle will play Dutch side ADO Den Haag on Saturday, 4th August at the Kyocera Stadium. Newcastle have only announced four pre-season games so far, and we would expect them to announce their full schedule of  pre-season games very shortly, and maybe before the end of this week.

Newcastle May Take Pass On Big Brazilian Defender

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News today that Dutch side FC Twente want as much as £5M for their center-back Douglas. Douglas Newcastle may be priced out of this player The Brazilian came out yesterday and said there was a bigger club than Newcastle after him, which seemed to put some of our readers off him because that's [.

Euro 2012

WW: Louis van Gaal’s New Task As Netherlands Coach & Brazil’s Olympic Football Squad

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Louis van Gaal took the 'Oranje oath' today and in doing so, returned to his unenviable position as Dutch national coach after a decade. Sure, The Netherlands are an emotionally-stricken side at the moment, but you could almost say the same for Italy and Portugal after what happened to them at Euro 2012.

Van Marwijk: Dutch stars were disappointing

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Netherlands manager Bert van Marwijk is bitterly disappointed after his side's 2-1 loss to Portugal yesterday evening confirmed their elimination from Euro 2012.

While the head coach took accountability for a highly fancied Dutch side's three-defeat showing in the group stage, he also made it clear that the World Cup runners-up were beaten in all their matches due to below-par performances from main stars.

Euro 2012: Portugal 2-1 Netherlands: Dutch Dissolve As Rampant Ronaldo Hits Stride (Photos & Highlights)

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By Chris Wright

"Everybody do the Duck Walk!"

Well, that's Bert van Marwijk out of a job then. Ten early minutes of masterful control culminated in a fantastic Rafael van der Vaart curler from the edge of the area to put Holland within one goal of the winning margin required to stand a chance of making it out of Group B alive, but a Dutch side top-heavy with at least one too many squabbling, diva-ish malcontents soon reverted to type gradually dissolving into a fine mist while allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to step into the breach, get his arse in gear and finally put in a shift befitting his imperious domestic season.

Euro 2012: Dutch ball hoggers vs Portugese ball hoggers

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The Dutch have been the poorest shooting team in the Euros averaging almost 14 attempts off target per match. They managed to beat Russia and Aleksandr Kherzakov to second best by about 3 attempts. Against Denmark, the Dutch sprayed the ball all over the place like drunks taking a wiz.

Most of this scoring futility has been the result of leaving the ball at the feet of Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie.

Ruthless Germany looking ominous in early Euro 2012

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Ruthless Germany looking ominous in early Euro 2012 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wednesday night served up two exciting and enthralling Euro 2012 fixtures, with the ‘group of death' starting to take shape. Portugal made it hard for themselves in beating Denmark but got there with a late goal, whilst early favourites Germany continued their winning streak by all-but damning Netherlands to a competition exit.

Euro 2012 News: Spain v Italy, The Irish have Long-Cox and Denmark defy Euro 2012 odds

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Euro 2012 News: Spain v Italy, The Irish have Long-Cox and Denmark defy Euro 2012 odds - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After two close games in the group of death, Sunday sees holders and world champions Spain start their campaign, with a troubled Italy side first up for Vicente del Bosque's men (get the best bets on Spain v Italy here).

The Rest

Fire announce Marco Pappa transferred to SC Heerenveen now; not later

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The Chicago Fire announced on Thursday that midfielder Marco Pappa will be transferred to Dutch side SC Heerenveen immediately as opposed to at the end of the season.

The idea that a European club would essentially wait half a season to get a player seemed a bit farfetched at the time. We may never know if this was the plan all along or if Heerenveen made a last-minute offer that the Men in Red couldn't turn down.

UEFA Champions League – Match Recaps – 7 August 2012

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Dynamo Kiev defeated Feyenoord Rotterdam and BATE Borisov blanked Debrecen in UEFA Champions League qualifying on August 7, 2012.

Feyenoord Rotterdam 0-1 Dynamo Kiev

Dynamo scored a very late stoppage time to goal to cap off a 3-1Â aggregate victory over the Dutch side. Dynamo have experience in this competition and will likely be favored to make it to the group stage.

Canada Corner: De Guzman brothers keep CANMNT guessing on Jonathan

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By KURTIS LARSON

TORONTO -- Julian and Jonathan de Guzman are polarizing figures -– two of Canada's most gifted players who continue to pull Canadian supporters in opposite directions.

Following CONCACAF's second round of World Cup qualifying, Julian acknowledged that his brother, Jonathan, who is currently under contract with Spanish side Villarreal, was looking to take steps to become eligible for selection by head coach Stephen Hart and the Canadian national team.

Champions League Final Four Set, Europa Coming Up Today

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So the semifinalists are set for the Champions League, making for some tantalizing fixtures coming up in a couple weeks:

Tues 17 April: Bayern-Real Madrid
Wed 18 April Chelsea-Barcelona

Tues 24 April: Barcelona-Chelsea
Wed 25 April: Real Madrid-Bayern

(and the final: Sat 19 May at Fußball Arena München, Munich)

And now on to today.