Elton John

Watford

‘It’s Okay To Dream About It’ – Watford Signing Richarlison Hopes Elton John Might Write ‘Special Song’ About Him Some Day

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Watford are hoping to capitalise on Richarlison and his famously low centre of gravity

He may have only been at Watford for five minutes, but Richarlison has already become something of a fan favourite at Vicarage Road.

The 20-year-old Brazilian striker scored the winning goal against Bournemouth on his debut last month, which is always a quick and easy way of lulling supporters into taking a instant shine.

Kevin Phillips sends Crystal Palace to Premier League with extra-time penalty in playoff final

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With Jose Mourinho and Watford honorary life president Elton John in the stands at Wembley, Kevin Phillips fired Crystal Palace in the Premier League with an extra-time penalty in the Championship playoff final. This single match has been estimated to be worth anywhere from £120 million to the made-up sum of £3@Q courtillion, depending on how confused the person beating you over the head with the match's importance is, and Watford defender Marco Cassetti was the man who gift wrapped it and handed it over to Palace.

Manchester United

Elton John leads tributes at funeral of former England football manager Graham Taylor

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) Music star Elton John said Graham Taylor was the "most honest and open man I'd ever met" as tributes were paid to the former England manager at his funeral in Watford on Wednesday.

Taylor, who made his reputation as manager of Watford and had spells in charge of Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers, died on January 12 aged 72 after a suspected heart attack.

Elton John leads tributes at funeral of former England football manager Graham Taylor

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) Music star Elton John said Graham Taylor was the "most honest and open man I'd ever met" as tributes were paid to the former England manager at his funeral in Watford on Wednesday.

Taylor, who made his reputation as manager of Watford and had spells in charge of Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers, died on January 12 aged 72 after a suspected heart attack.

FLASHBACK – A 1958 Man United v Fulham classic

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In the eyes of most football fans, Manchester United's Premier League visit to Fulham on Sunday is by no means a blockbuster yet there was a time 52 years ago when two meetings between the clubs had...

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I DON'T fear Manchester City

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Manchester City are spending more money on players than Elton John does on flowers and most people I know are immediately assuming that a top four finish on the cards for them at the expense of Arsenal.

It makes me laugh. Of course if Manchester City keep spending at the rate they are then they will eventually challenge for a place in the top four.

Arsenal

The indomitable lion

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It's quiet. Very quiet. So quiet I'm beginning to wonder if it might just be best to put today on snooze and come back tomorrow when hopefully something will have happened.

The only snippet of Arsenal related news is that Carl Jenkinson was invited to train with the England squad yesterday as they had a session at London Colney.

Arsene Wenger Celebrates 15 Years At Arsenal (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

15 years ago today a rather studious-looking (and relatively unknown) Frenchman took over at Arsenal. The rest is, indeed, history and while the latest chapter in Arsene wenger's Arsenal story may not be the easiest to read for either him or the fans of the north London club, it is fair to say that he has more than made his mark on English football.

I'm Manuel Almunia...Get Me Out Of Here!

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Poor old Manuel Almunia really looks like he has had enough doesn't he?

He looks about as interested in playing for Arsenal as Elton John would be in a threesome with Megan Fox and Cheryl Cole and about as nervous as a virgin in the same situation.

To be fair who could blame him?

Health

This is actually a manly post.

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During the friendly against Uruguay, it was not only the style of play expectorated out by our boys in blue that caught the eye, nor simply Riccardo Montolivo's pale, cold, and bewitching face, and more than just Cesare Prandelli's jacket, it was the dazzling new blue shirts worn by the Azzurri that truly slapped the mind of this restless footballing warrior (apologies to Elton John for that metaphor) with the cold hand of seduction, perfumed on the wrist with a heady glamour tinged with the unearthly fumes of nostalgia, all the while softly intoning in a luscious Pisan accent a call for it's soft, azure fabric to be worn in sickness and in health, an irresistible siren's call from an antique realm.

Daily Dose: January 5th, 2009.

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You will never look at Jamie Redknapp the same again. Bold statement of the day: Franck Ribery is overrated. (Ligue 1 Talk) The Rocket Man that's Sir Elton talks football. (BBC) The Bolton/Burnley debate is bad for one's health. (The DA) Television is killing the football. (Jonathan Wilson) Steve McClaren: still doing big things in Holland.

Kop

What are the odds Carlos Tevez DOES play for City again? Derek McGovern’s Bets of the Day

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What are the odds Carlos Tevez DOES play for City again? Derek McGovern's Bets of the Day

Roberto Mancini has suggested Carlos Tevez may still have a future at Manchester City – as if that's the news he really wants to hear. Mancini says the wantaneck striker will be considered for first-team duty if he apologises for that Munich mix-up, but that ain't gonna happen.

The Rafa Benitez Chronicles Part One

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He had already memorized the team sheet, memorized the formations and counter formations in case Lyon went a goal up in the first twenty-five minutes, where he would slot Voronin in case the first Lyon goal came after the first half. But this, different: the sweat on his palms, the trouble he had gripping his pencil as he jotted notes in the tunnel while Lee said whatever it was he felt needed to be said to the dressing room.

Graham Taylor

The Black-And-White Years: 15 Retro-Riffic Photos Of Elton John At Watford

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By Chris Wright

For no other reason than 'Madman Across The Water' is currently on in the background at Pies Towers, here's a fifteen-strong gallery of former chairman and current 'Honorary Life President' Elton John flamboyantly going about his business at Watford down through the years.

Will the Hornets sting at St James Park?

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And we thought we had problems? The visit of Watford Town to Saint James Park on Saturday will be a welcome distraction for the Hornets, a club rumoured to be on the point of administration as early as Christmas, unless the club can find £5.5M pronto. The Hornets were forced to go cap in hand to [..

World Cup 2010

Ballack's agent: A "gay combo" defines German football

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Alexander Osang's article in Der Speigel highlights the new German football- attractive, full of flair and invention, with a multicultural face that captured the nation and won followers all around the world.

In that same article, he also talks about how Michael Ballack's agent Michael Becker makes explosive allegations that there is "a gay combo" that defines German football today.

Official Opening of Moses Mabhida Stadium

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The official opening of the new Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban has been set for 28 November 2009. In the months following the opening there will be numerous PSL matches, concerts (including the ex-Watford Chairman, Reg Dwight or Elton John as he likes to be called) and other events held at the stadium, so the facilities should be well broken-in by the time the big event comes around.

Honour

A Man Who’s Very Tall: An Ode to Nicky Bendtner

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In honour of the Danish NT's sad departure from the World Cup, we have composed this short song about Nicklas Bendtner. Ahem.

A Man Who's Very Tall
(to be sung raucously to the tune of Elton John's 'Candle In The Wind')

Goodbye Nicky B
Though your team is out of the Cup
You had the grace to take the hit
And not look like a fool.

A Man Who’s Very Tall: An Ode to Nicky Bendtner

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In honour of the Danish NT's sad departure from the World Cup, we have composed this short song about Nicklas Bendtner. Ahem.

A Man Who's Very Tall
(to be sung raucously to the tune of Elton John's 'Candle In The Wind')

Goodbye Nicky B
Though your team is out of the Cup
You had the grace to take the hit
And not look like a fool.

Chivas

La canción favorita del Chicharito

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¿Irá a ser posible lograr que el "Chicharito" olvide a la Arrolladora Banda Limón para concentrarse en los Beatles, Elton John y demás intérpretes europeos? Gran jugador, pésimos gustos musicales.

La canción favorita del Chicharito

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¿Irá a ser posible lograr que el "Chicharito" olvide a la Arrolladora Banda Limón para concentrarse en los Beatles, Elton John y demás intérpretes europeos? Gran jugador, pésimos gustos musicales.

Ronaldo

In Training: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul

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Let's compare and contrast Cristiano Ronaldo's weight-lifting technique to Raul's, shall we?

C-Ron appears as if he is lifting a lightweight man-bag filled with helium, cotton wool and some Elton John concert tickets. He's 24.

Raul, on the other hand, is 32.

In Training: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul

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Let's compare and contrast Cristiano Ronaldo's weight-lifting technique to Raul's, shall we?

C-Ron appears as if he is lifting a lightweight man-bag filled with helium, cotton wool and some Elton John concert tickets. He's 24.

Raul, on the other hand, is 32.

Ronaldo and the car windscreen: that supposed video

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After yesterday's story regarding Cristiano Ronaldo kicking a car windscreen, it was said that the footage was somewhere on the internet.

Well this is supposedly the footage of the said incident.

Ronaldo is seen getting out of his Ferrari, dressed in a white shirt and running like a mad-man, towards the girl with the video camera.

Video: Is this madman Cristiano Ronaldo?

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Footage of the window-kicking incident Remember we told you Cristiano Ronaldo had smashed a car window over a 17-year-old who was filming him? Well, this is supposedly the footage. The alleged Ronaldo, dressed up in a crisp white shirt as he headed to, erm, and Elton John concert, is seen racing towards the camera like a lunatic.

QOTD: Cristiano Ronaldo on Anger Management

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"When my mother is involved, then I'm sorry but I don't let anyone, I repeat anyone, harass her...

I regret what I did, but I can't promise that I would not react in the same way again, because when my mother, [Dolores], is involved it is difficult for me to keep a calm state of mind.

QOTD: Cristiano Ronaldo on Anger Management

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"When my mother is involved, then I'm sorry but I don't let anyone, I repeat anyone, harass her... I regret what I did, but I can't promise that I would not react in the same way again, because when my mother, [Dolores], is involved it is difficult for me to keep a calm state of mind."

Cristiano explains why he kicked in the car window of a girl filming him and his mother on their way to an Elton John concert in Lisbon.

The Rest

The 200% World Cup: Artist’s Impression, number 6

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As the noted football pundit Sir Elton John so sagely pointed out, it's the circle of life. It's the wheel of fortune. He was probably drawing on the philosophy of Boethius, whom I believe was a classmate of Sir Tim Rice's at Lancing College.

It's my belief that history is a wheel.

The Weekly Shuffle: And Me into a Rocketman

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Each week, just because it's fun, I'm gonna hit shuffle on my iPod and write about the songs it plays. If there's a story surrounding the song, that connects with my life, I'll tell it. If not, I'll just try to remember why I liked the song, something, anything?

Here goes, welcome to The Weekly Shuffle.

What can we say? It's pretty simple.

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Okay, Cup Final. You're the manager. This is the biggest game of your career. You've been exchanging emails with Capello and reading Zonal Marking endlessly, searching for the answers that will bring home the silverware. You've made a list of things to tell you players. Then you made another list.

Goodbye Kelvin Wilson

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I was listening to Elton John's fantastic Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album today as I trod the familiar track to work in the morning. As the resplendent, epic tones of 'Funeral For a Friend' died down and Elton struck up the moving 'Candle in the Wind' with the words "goodbye Norma Jean", I somehow found myself thinking about the departure of Kelvin Wilson from the City Ground [.

Curiouser and Curiouser: United’s season so far

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Ducky's Note: As I stand suitably chastised for writing off our team in Valencia, where they came back with a classic smash and grab, Ankur is back with his second post for BFZ. While it's not an emotion we would expect after what should be a Serotonin-inducing victory yesterday, we must admit it's something that's been on every Manc's mind for long.

125 Years Of Lewes FC

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They had talked, during the week, of what the crowd might be on Saturday. That the average home crowd of Lewes FC in the Blue Square South has risen by fifty per cent this season in spite of being near the bottom of the table says something in itself about the moves that are already being made to restore the links between the clubs and its community, but the club's hopes of getting the crowd up to 1,200 for the visit of Chelmsford City seemed optimistic.

TTU Awards 2009/2010: Worst Pitch

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Like our Worst Kit award, this category could have only been conceived with one particular culprit in mind. A combination of hosting arena concerts over three successive summers (Elton John, George Michael, Meatloaf, Westlife and Rod Stewart if you're interested) and an intemperate couple of winters meant that Plymouth Argyle's Home Park pitch was practically ruined before the campaign even began

South Africa's Most Hardcore Supporter

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You know all those pimped-out hard hats with the chandeliers and antlers hanging off of them that South African dudes wear to soccer matches? I've seen them during games on TV for while now but I've never known their name until recently. They're called "makarapa" and alongside those out-sized Elton John-glasses that seem to be going around down there they are the must-have South African soccer-watching accessory (so can it vuvuzela).

Elton John & George Best vol.2...

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George Best yanında o gözlükler ile elinde topla poz vermiş Elton John'u görüp Amerika'dan dönme kararı almış denilir rivayetlerde. Gerçeklik payı yüksek!

Happy Birthday, Arsene Wenger

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60 years young today.

What's he doing to celebrate? Probably having some kind of big, lavish party, with Elton John playing songs while young starlets mill around drinking champagne? How about it, Arsene?:

No, I have nothing to celebrate. It will be very quiet. I have the AGM.