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Ryan Taylor – I’m Available – Ready For Comeback

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On Monday, Ryan Taylor played his first full game for Newcastle since August of two years ago, when he suffered the first of two successive and very serious ACL knee injures. Ryan Taylor ready for comeback after 26 months out After more than26 months out of the game, Ryan completed his first full game [.

Marveaux Showing Vast Improvement In France

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We had thought when Sylvain Marveaux moved to Guingamp on a season long loan in the summer, that would be the last we would see of him, but given what's happened so far this season, maybe that Sylvain could still be at Newcastle next year at this time. Sylvain Marveaux playing against Fiorentina Sylvain has [.

Even More Good News On The Injury Front

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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew said yesterdaythat he expected Mike Williamson, Manu Riviere and Sammy Ameobi to be fit for the game at Spurs, and now he's added Cheick Tiote to that list. Cheick Tiote back at Spurs The 48 times capped Ivory Coast international was injured in the warm-up to the Leicester City [.

Newcastle Veteran – It Was A Relief – It Could Be Turning Point

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Newcastle United 28 year-old defender Steven Taylor has come in for some criticism in his ten years playing for the Newcastle first team, but he put in a very good solid performance at the back for us on Saturday afternoon against Leicester. Steven Taylor in action against Leicester And we need to see more [.

We Almost Sold Him – Now He’s Confident And Unplayable

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There has been an awful lot of attention given to Gabby Obertan this season, because the 25 year-old is one of the few players who have been playing at or near their best for Newcastle this season. Gabby Obertan running at full tilt Love the pink boots Gabby has set up chances for players [...]

Everyone Wants To Be Successful At Newcastle

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Things may be starting to look up at Newcastle, and after the lads got our first league win of the season, apparently the dressing room was a very positive place after the game, and even owner Mike Ashley was there thanking the players and the coaches. Jack Colback in action on Saturday It's probably [.

Siem De Jong Gives Time Estimate On His Return

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Newcastle are starting to get some of our injured players back, and good news today that Ryan Taylor completed his third game on his comeback trail from two serious knee injuries, and he scored a penalty in the 3-1 Newcastle U21 win over Brighton this afternoon at Darsley Park. Siem de Jong still two [.

Newcastle More Likely To Finish In Top 10 Than Be Relegated

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There's a decent article on the Betfair site today and it's quite positive about Newcastle United, which is why we are pointing it out, and it's after we were able to secure our first win of the season on Saturday. Alan Pardew on Saturday looks like Obertan had him going the wrong way [...]

It’s A Great Feeling For Me And The Team

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It's just great that Gabriel Obertan is not only playing well for Newcastle these days, but is also getting the credit he deserves, and maybe Saturday was the pinnacle of his career at Newcastle United, when he scored a terrific goal that gave Newcastle all three points in the league for the first time this [.

Manchester United

Alan Irvine Finally Showing His Managerial Mettle At West Brom

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Despite only being appointed in the summer of 2014, Alan Irvine's tenure at West Bromwich Albion was never expected to be one of longevity. The Baggies supporters greeted the his acquisition with a collective shrug of the shoulders; after all, for all Irvine's gentlemanly qualities, he's yet to truly make his mark as a top quality manager.

Sir Alex Ferguson: Manchester United Made Decision to Hire David Moyes, Not Me

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Sir Alex Ferguson insists it is "nonsense" to suggest the correct processes were not followed prior to the ill-fated appointment of David Moyes as his Manchester United successor.

Moyes took charge of the Red Devils in the summer of 2013 as defending Premier League champions following Ferguson's retirement.

Why Southampton Can Finish In The Top 6 This Season.

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Why Southampton Can Finish In The Top 6 This Season. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite all the intriguing plots and sub-plots that have gone on this season, the story of the campaign has undoubtedly got to be that of Southampton. Predicted to be set for doom and gloom after a mass summer exodus that saw all of their star players from last season leaving, the Saints have forged an incredible revival under new manager Ronald Koeman.

Manchester United Legend Set To Be Axed By Club After Just 6 Months

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Manchester United Legend Set To Be Axed By Club After Just 6 Months - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Rio Ferdinand's adventure with Queens Park Rangers may be set to come to a premature end, as the club are considering releasing the Englishman in January, according to reports in The Guardian today.

Top five conclusions: West Brom 2-2 Manchester United

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1. Manchester United's galaticos need Marouane Fellaini to enjoy a successful season Even the worst critic of Manchester United cannot deny the that...

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Photos and Tweets: Man Utd players respond to West Brom draw

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Dissapointed not to take all 3 points back home with us tonight but happy with the way we played and the way we got back into the game. Happy with my...

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Tactical Review: West Brom 2-2 Manchester United

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West Bromwich Albion tactics Manchester United have been struggling to defend when subjected to immense pressure, so Alan Irvine opted to start with...

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Manchester United Manager Louis Van Gaal: We Can Catch Chelsea

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Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United can still close the gap to Chelsea at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

United drew 2-2 at West Brom on Monday to drop more points as they try to catch Jose Mourinho's leaders, who they host on Sunday.

Daley Blind scored an 87th minute equaliser after Saido Berahino's sixth league goal of the season almost wrapped up victory for Albion.

West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United; TV Times and Open Thread

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After 36 goals in 9 Premier League matches from the weekend, all attention turns to the Hawthorns today to see if there'll be another goals extravaganza with West Bromwich Albion hosting Manchester United.

Here's today's TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States:

West Brom vs Manchester United, 3pm, NBCSN and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra

Before, during or after today's match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United: Confirmed lineup

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West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United: Confirmed lineup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will face West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League clash atThe Hawthorns on Monday.

Good news for Red Devils fans and Louis van Gaal is they welcome several of their first team players from injury.

Former Chelsea super star blames Jose Mourinho for Stamford Bridge exit

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Former Chelsea super star blames Jose Mourinho for Stamford Bridge exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juan Mata has revealed he had no relationship with Jose Mourinho and has blamed the Portuguese manager for his Chelsea exit.

The Spain international arrived at the West London club from La Liga outfit Valencia in the summer of 2011.


Why Wilshere suspension NOT so bad for Arsenal

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It was surely no surprise to Arsenal fans when Jack Wilshere fouled Hull City's Gaston Ramirez after about an hour on Saturday and even less of a surprise that the referee showed him a yellow card for the challenge. Because that is unfortunately a part of the England midfielders game and the fact that it [.

Arsenal Arsenal what’s the score? …. Arsenal … what’s the score?

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In order to score more, do you need to be prepared to concede more?
Let's face facts. City and Pool did last season and finished 1st and 2nd. They also played the most attractive and exciting football.


Question posed by MickyDidIt89

Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski Says ‘Hell Will Freeze Over’ Before He Joins Tottenham

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Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has responded to transfer speculation linking him with a move to London rivals Tottenham via Twitter.

The German international voiced his opinion on the social media site in response to arumor posted on the official BBC Sport Twitter account.

BBC Sport speculated that Spurs were lining up a £10 million January bid for the Gunner's forward, who has not seen much playing time this season.

European club hints interest in Liverpool star, also wants Arsenal transfer target

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European club hints interest in Liverpool star, also wants Arsenal transfer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has hinted his side's interest in signing Liverpool youngster Suso and Real Madrid star midfielder Sami Khedira.

The 20-year-old Reds midfielder's contract situation at Anfield is still not resolved and has less than a year left on his current deal with the Merseyside club.

Manchester City

Questions Over CSKA Supporter Ban After Fans Gain Entry to Manchester City Match

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UEFA will face questions over its enforcement of ground closures after a number of CSKA Moscow supporters appeared to gain entry to their side's UEFA Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Khimki Arena.

The Group E match, which ended in a 2-2 draw, was officially played behind closed doors after the European governing body punished the Russian club for repeated racist offences by their fans.

Analyzing Manchester City vs Tottenham; Premier League Tactics Corner, Gameweek 8

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Sergio Aguero is fast off the ball and perhaps even quicker with it at his feet. He skips by defenders in and around the 18-yard box weekly and evades them to find the two inches of space he needs to punish the opponent with a sublime finish. If he doesn't get off a shot, he'll get fouled to draw a free kick, which could be finished by any of the world-class players on the Manchester City roster.

Vergini, Tadić, Aguero… Names of the Premier League, week 8

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Vergini, Tadić, Aguero... Names of the Premier League, week 8 is a post from: Just Football

From own goals to puzzling penalty decisions, it was quite an interesting weekend for the Premier League. Here are the star Names of the Premier League for week eight....

Sergio Agüero, Manchester City

With persistent knee problems and a disappointing performance at the World Cup, some began to speculate that Manchester City's Argentinian striker was due for a fall from grace.


Sunderland Players Offer Ticket Refund To Supporters Who Traveled To Southampton

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Yesterday, Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone suggested that Black Cats players should reimburse supporters who had traveled to St Mary's on Saturday only to witness the club fall to a humiliating 8-0 defeat against Southampton.

"I will personally talk to the team to see if it is possible to pay [for the fans'] tickets and their trip," Mannone said.

Vito Mannone Believes Sunderland Should Reimburse Fans Following Southampton Beating

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Former Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio was interviewed on Sky Sports: Goals on Sunday yesterday and shared his thoughts on the Black Cats' embarrassing 8-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday. Di Canio commented that when he played, he would "punish himself" for such a performance and expressed that Sunderland's players and coaches should "pay something".

La Liga

How to Watch Champions League for Free With FOX Sports GO

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One of the biggest secrets at FOX Sports is their free and seldom-promoted FOX Sports GO app, not to be confused with their FOX Soccer 2GO service, which is a different streaming product.

With FOX Sports GO, you can watch your favorite soccer games from FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 streamed for free to your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Jamie Carragher Suggests Leaving Mario Balotelli Out Against Real Madrid [VIDEO]

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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has suggested that Brendan Rodgers leave striker Mario Balotelli out of his starting eleven in order to give his side the best chance of beating Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Speaking onSky Sports: Monday Night Football, Carragher urged the Liverpool boss to drop the Italian international from the lineup and moved Raheem Sterling further forward.

Jose Mourinho

Fàbregas: Mourinho makes me feel valued

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Fbregas: Mourinho makes me feel valued - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Cesc Fbregas has said that Chelsea manager José Mourinho has made him feel he is a very important part of the team.

The Spanish international joined the Premier League side from Barcelona over the summer where he had previously been in and out of the La Liga giants' side as well as playing in several positions.

Can Chelsea Cope With Diego Costa’s Absence For Long?

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Can Chelsea Cope With Diego Costa's Absence For Long? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2014/15 season has been near-perfect for Chelsea Football Club thus far. Unbeaten in all competitions, the Blues are sitting comfortably at the top of the Premier League and are on course to succeeding on other fronts as well.

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho Frustrated by Diego Costa Injury

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has spoken of his simmering discontent over uncommunicative national team managers over the treatment of his players in the continued absence of striker Diego Costa.

Spain striker Costa is out of Tuesday's Champions League Group G clash with Maribor with a hamstring problem which has plagued him persistently this season.

Jose describes Palace win as having "Big Balls" - do you agree?

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When asked to describe Chelsea's win at Crystal Palace Jose Mourinho scribbled on a Journalist's notepad "Big Balls" (as in the photo above) I am wondering if you agree?

He said:

‘If you were in another league I would say immediately "yes, we'll do it". In the Premier League the only thing I can say is that we can do it.

Queen's Park Rangers

Adel Taarabt Hits Back at QPR Manager Harry Redknapp

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QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play.

Redknapp launched an attack on the Morocco international after QPR's 3-2 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, claiming Taarabt was "not fit to play football", adding, "I can't keep protecting people who don't want to run about and train, who are about three stone overweight".

Job Dunne

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It's a rare occasion when ten minutes of a match end up making the bulk of your match report but that's exactly what has happened after Sunday's eventual win over QPR. An own goal from Richard Dunne after an hour of play appeared at one stage to be the only difference between the two sides however mayhem would ensue within the final moments of the game, denying a gutted Harry Redknapp his second win of the season.

The Rest

Highs and Lows of Weekend Premier League Soccer Coverage

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After a two week international break that felt like a month, it was a welcome return to see the Premier League back on our television sets this past weekend.

It almost felt as if the teams had bottled up all of their energy and excitement into one weekend of matches as there were arguably 10 entertaining games in store.

Southampton, the Feel Good Story of the Premier League Season Thus Far

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Fresh off of an 8-0 thrashingof Sunderland, Southampton are sitting in third place in the Premier League standings, just one point behind the defending champions in Manchester City. While many figured that the Saints would struggle and perhaps even find themselves embattled in a relegation fight at the end of the campaign (although I predicted otherwise six weeks ago), the team from the south coast has more than held their own to begin the 2014-15 Premier League season.

Player Ratings: Everton 3 Aston Villa 0

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Smiles were brought back to Goodison Park as the Everton faithful witnessed their team finally announce themselves for this season. The team's 3-0 win over Aston Villa was much needed, and much deserved.

Roberto Martinez had clearly worked hard with the team on the training pitch to improve the defensive side of Everton's game an area which had been the team's Achilles heel in their relatively poor start to the season.