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Pardew – It’s Hard To Believe – I’m Absolutely Gutted

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Alan Pardew is getting severe criticism from Newcastle fans, after the terrible form and hopelessrun of results we've been on and Pardew knows the results are simply not good enough for Newcastle United. Alan Pardew gutted But nothing like the Newcastle fans are gutted and fed up Alan Pardew has now served his [.

Too Many Players Want To Leave Newcastle This Summer

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We know there's going to be a sizable clear-out of players this summer, and that Mike Ashley will provide the manager with a decent war chest to bring in new players, but Newcastle cannot allow a mass exodus this summer, because for one reason we simply wouldn't be able to replace them all in one [..

Newcastle Fans Want Moyes As Manager

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With over 2,000 votes in 73% of fans want to see David Moyes as the next manager at Newcastle United. David Moyes fired Manchester United manager David's stock has fallen since he's been at Manchester United, but he was simply great at Everton and had the Goodison Park in the top six a total [...]

Newcastle Will Delay Decision On Ben Arfa Future

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27 year-oldHatem Ben Arfa is due to return to Newcastle this week after having treatmentat the France Clairefontaine Football Academy just outside of Paris, and he will be assessed to see if he is ready to play at the Emirates on Monday night. Ben Arfa in action at Stoke City With Newcastle sinking like [.

Liverpool

Liverpool Unveil New Designs for Anfield Expansion [PHOTOS]

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Liverpool Football Club have released new designs for the planned expansion of Anfield.

The regeneration of Anfield will see £260million invested into the local community as well as creating hundreds of jobs. The club will submit the new plans to the Liverpool City Council this summer. And if approved, construction will start next year and would be completed in time for the 2016-17 season.

Video: Liverpool’s Luis Suarez tackled by a little girl

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Luis Suarez has been bamboozling Premier League defenders with his skills all season but this little girl wasn't going to fall for his...

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Unlock The Game Before kickoff, you can find the best in the...

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Unlock The Game

Before kickoff, you can find the best in the world here, perfecting every detail of their game. Every freekick. Every dribble. They'll be ready to counter any attack, and they'll know where to where to move to find that extra inch of space.

Manchester United

Manchester United: Adnan Januzaj commits to Belgian national team

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Manchester United: Adnan Januzaj commits to Belgian national team - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj has committed his international future to Belgium, with national team manager Marc Wilmots revealing the breakthrough on Twitter.

J'ai reçu la confirmation officielle qu'Adnan Januzaj se met disposition de l'équipe nationale belge pour la suite de sa carrière!

Who will survive the summer cull?

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Much has been made of the urgent need for Manchester United to bring in new recruits this summer as they look to return to the top table of European football and make a swift return to challenging for the Premier League title.

Before Moyes' sacking yesterday, he seemed likely to oversee a fairly major player exodus in an effort to free up funds and squad space for incoming players.

Adnan Januzaj Selects Belgium As His National Team

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Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has decided to select Belgium as the national team he would like to play for.

Januzaj was eligible to select from a number of different countries to play his national team football including England, Belgium, Kosovo, Albania, Serbia and Turkey. But the Belgium football federation have today announced that Januzaj has chosen Belgium.

Manchester United Got The Wrong Man: How Moyes’ Failure Puts Roberto Martinez’s Everton Season Into Perspective

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In soccer, taking the reignsat a clubafter thedeparture ofan enormously significant figureis always a perilously difficult task.

For managers, the man who follows "the man"is often handed a poisoned chalice; unable to live up to the magnitude of his predecessor and incapable of galvanizing the team in a comparable manner.

LMA Criticizes Woodward For Handling Of Moyes Firing

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The League Managers' Association (LMA) have issued a statement in which they say that United were guilty of behaving in an "unprofessional manner" in the way they handled the firing of David Moyes yesterday.

Everyone knew on Monday afternoon that Moyes was going to be sacked, but it was not until a meeting with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Tuesday morning that he was actually told he was being let go.

The Story Behind David Moyes’ Departure From Manchester United

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A grim reaper haunted David Moyes from the stands directly beside the dugout as the Scot returned to Goodison Park to watch his old side Everton host Manchester United on Sunday. A day later, a leak from Old Trafford spread across all media outlets suggesting that Moyes had lost his job. Two days later, Manchester United FC officially confirmed the news.

David Moyes Releases Statement While LMA Criticizes Handling of Sacking

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David Moyes has released a statement over his sacking as manager of Manchester United. It reads:

"To have been appointed as manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, was and remains something of which I will always be incredibly proud.

"Taking charge after such a long period of continuous stability and success at the club was inevitably going to be a significant challenge, but it was one which I relished and never had a second thought about taking it on.

Paul Scholes Returns to Manchester United as Interim Coach

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Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs has brought Paul Scholes back to Old Trafford as an interim coach to help train the first team.

With the return of Scholes to Manchester United, he joins Giggs, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt at Manchester United's training complex.

Following the departures of David Moyes, Steve Round and Jimmy Lumsden, the trio of Scholes, Neville and Butt were alongside Giggs for this morning's training session.

Top five things that conspired against David Moyes at Man Utd

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David Moyes came to Manchester United armed with more than a decade of experience in the Premier League. He inherited a squad that had won two of the...

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Reclaiming Its Identity Is The Key to Manchester United’s Future Success

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I was eleven years old when Manchester United beat Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final. At the time, I was not aware of treble implications, David Beckham's unanticipated introduction into the starting eleven, or even Sir Alex's construction of a football dynasty. The only thing I understood was that the team in red never gave up, never surrendered, and never lost faith.

Top 5: David Moyes’ Worst Matches as Manchester United Manager

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So it ends. David Moyes' 10-month reign as Manchester United manager came to an abrupt, rather unexpected conclusion this morning, with the Scot finally relieved of his duties after an exasperating 51-game stint in the toughest club job on the planet.

The Scot was deemed 'the Chosen One' by exiting legend Sir Alex Ferguson back in May, but following what has become United's worst ever season in the top flight, fans are now insisting that Sir Alex got his last and most important decision at the club very wrong.

Manchester United can’t lose

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Like Europe's other super clubs, Manchester United have helped create a scenario where they have to win every season. Read More

With a Side Made Up Mostly of British Players, Burnley Now Faces Its Next Big Challenge

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While a British manager was about to be sacked down the road at Manchester United, Burnley achieved a remarkable feat at Turf Moor on Monday – achieving promotion to the Premier League with a squad made up almost entirely of players from the British Isles.

Manager Sean Dyche was given a raw deal at Watford – sacked by the club's new Italian owners in the summer of 2012 despite overachieving with an underfunded club.

Here’s my CV! David Moyes’ odds hint at swift Premier League return

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Here's my CV! David Moyes' odds hint at swift Premier League return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sacked Manchester United manager David Moyes may not be out of a job long, with Newcastle installed as the favourite destination for the deposed boss by bookmakers 'Ladbrokes', with the Scot also linked with taking over at other Premier League clubs.

5 Highlights of David Moyes’ Tenure As Manchester United Manager

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While most of the media coverage today will be on all of the mistakes that Manchester United and Moyes have made in the past 12 months now that Moyes' reign has come to an end, let's take a look at five of the highlights of his short career in charge of the Red Devils:

5. Manchester United vs Wigan (Community Shield) – August 11, 2013

Had it been any other trophy, it surely would be #1 on the list.

5 Leading Contenders to Replace David Moyes as Manager of Manchester United

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The best-kept secret in English football is out. David Moyes has been sacked and will no longer be forced to prowl the Old Trafford touchline, scowling and wincing in equal measure, as Manchester United's season goes down the proverbial drain.

As with Sir Alex this time twelve months ago, soccer moves on relentlessly.

Chelsea

Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria Charged By The FA

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The FA have charged Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria as a result of what happened during the Premier League match last Saturday where Sunderland defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea midfielder Ramires has been charged for violent conduct following an off-the-ball incident that was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

In Defense of Jose Mourinho For Chelsea’s Tactics Against Atletico Madrid

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Boring, boring Chelsea! What lowly scoundrels of asinine, archaic, and acerbic anti-football. How dare they let down the neutral fan with these putridly pedestrian performances! Don't they know? Soccer is all about entertainment; bringing bread and circuses to the hungry masses, not serving self-interest and chasing silverware.

Mourinho Set To Hand Liverpool The Title

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he wants to rest key players for Sunday's trip to league leaders Liverpool a move that could well hand Liverpool the title.

Brendan Rodgers side are five points clear of Chelsea with three games left but Mourinho wants to focus on the Blues' Champions League semi-final, level at 0-0 after Tuesday's first leg.

Will Cech injury mean an early Chelsea return for Courtois?

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Will Cech injury mean an early Chelsea return for Courtois? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Standing at the opposite end of the pitch, Thibaut Courtois will probably not have had a particularly good view of the injury sustained by Chelsea's Peter Cech early in the Champions League semi-final at the Vicente Calderon stadium last night.

Jose Mourinho Threatens to Rest Key Players For Match Against Liverpool: Nightly Soccer Report

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has threatened to rest key players for his club's game against Liverpool at Anfield this Sunday. If Mourinho follows through on his promise, his actions will undoubtedly anger Manchester City supporters as they may feel that Chelsea will wreck City's best chance to win the league if Chelsea can defeat Liverpool this weekend.

The strange case of the Arsenal defence

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Normally, you would safely say that any team which had been beaten 6-0, 5-1 and 6-3, like Arsenal were, in the same season, had a serious problem with their defense. But that is not really the case with the Gunners. If you take way those 17 goals in three games, Arsenal have only conceded 24 [...]

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea, UEFA Champions League Semi-Final, 1st Leg: Open Thread

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Two of the most defensive teams in Europe clash today in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. This one could be a very tense affair indeed.

Today's TV/Internet schedule for viewers in the United States is:

All times Eastern

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 andFOX Soccer 2Go

Starting line-ups:

Atletico Madrid:Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe; Mario, Gabi; Koke, Raul Garcia, Diego; Costa

Subs:Aranzubia, Alderweireld, Tiago, Sosa, Arda Turan, Cristian Rodriguez, David Villa.

Man City dreaming of a Terry-Kompany partnership?

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Man City dreaming of a Terry-Kompany partnership? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Approaching the summer transfer window, where rumours appear more than stars in the sky, an interesting and unexpected one has emerged concerning Chelsea skipper John Terry. According to the Daily Mail, Man City are scheming a cheeky little move to pinch a highly experienced individual from under the noses of one of their closest rivals.

Arsenal

Arsenal in talks to sign the ‘next’ Cristiano Ronaldo

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Arsenal are in talks to sign Portuguese wonder kidGoncalo Guedes from Benfica in the summer, according to the Guardian.

The 17 year old has come up the ranks from Benfica's youth system, with Arsene Wenger believed to be interested in the player who has been dubbed the 'next Cristiano Ronaldo'.

It’s Time For Change At Arsenal This Summer

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As the Gunners scrape toward another fourth place finish in the Premier League, both fans and the media are embroiled in the annual debates about the future of Arsenal. The failings of seasons past now have a familiar rhythm to them, though the scale and manner of multiple humbling defeats at the hands of title rivals has ratcheted tensions inside the Emirates to almost unbearable levels.

What Arsenal need to change to become BPL champions…

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Imagine if we kept Ramsey and Ozil fit all season ... by K.M. The weekend finally saw Arsenal produce a good game and a routine win. It was easy to see the difference of having Ramsey and Ozil back in the squad. It seemed like we had two times more talent and we looked like [...]

The Rest

Jozy Altidore: Take 2

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Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Starting 11 player to first team player to U-21 squad player. Jozy Altidore came into the 2013-2014 Premier League season with high hopes. He had signed a new contract with Sunderland and was coming off a 31-goal season with AZ Alkmaar. Altidore was returning to the Premier League to make amends for his lackluster season with Hull City in the 2009-2010 campaign.

Could the Case of Dexter Blackstock Be the Final Blow for Tackling in the Beautiful Game?

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Football has no doubt drastically changed in the last fifteen years. The influx of foreign players, greater financial investment, sports science and the styles of play have all added to the global appeal of the English Premier League; making it the most watched and most admired football league in the world.

Time For This Newcastle Player To Move On

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There's news in the Northern Echo today that Newcastle are set to begin talks with Shola Ameobi at the end of the season, with a view to giving him an extension on his contract, which runs out at the end of June. Shola Ameobi scoring on Saturday And the question we have to ask is [...]

JDT II Coach Accused Of Slapping Ref

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Police have started investigating the alleged attack on a referee after a Premier League match at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council on Saturday, following a report lodged by the victim. The referee, Sukri Abd Rahman was officiating a match between Johor and UiTM FC which ended 2-2.

Following the final whistle, Sukri, 40, was walking towards the sideline when Johor team manager On Jabbar allegedly punched him.

Top five conclusions: Manchester City 3-1 West Brom

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1. City took a leaf from Liverpool's book Manchester City started the game with a Liverpool-like fast start and benefited with two early goals....

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Gary Neville blasts Man United over handling of David Moyes sacking

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Gary Neville has blasted Manchester United for the way they handled the sacking of David Moyes.

Reports of Moyes' imminent departure emerged on Monday afternoon and Neville was sad that the United manager's exit proved to be an undignified one.

"The last 15, 16 hours or however long it's been, I don't like it, it's not the way in which the club should portray itself," the former right-back, who won eight Premier League titles with United, told Sky Sports News.