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There’s Optimism Now At Newcastle United

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If Newcastle can get a win at Villa Park tomorrow, then most Newcastle fans will think we've made a decent start in the first two games of the season with 3 points, and there's the possibility of getting another win at home to Crystal Palace nextSaturday. Daryl Janmaat one of our signings this summer [.

Pardew Praise For The Comeback Kid

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It's always good to see a Newcastle player whose Newcastle career seemed over a year ago come roaring back and that's exactly what has happened to our Algerian U23 International Mehdi Abeid, who Newcastle signed as a free agent from Lens three years ago. Mehdi Abeid in action in pre-season It looked [.

Pardew Gives Injury Update – Tiote Almost Ready

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Ryan Taylor is training at the moment and its non competitive according to Pardew, and that probably means it's non contact right now, but Ryan is expected to resume full training in about three weeks time and Newcastle are right to be very careful with Ryan's comeback after what happened a year last [.

How Will Newcastle Fare Against Aston Villa?

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Let us know how you thing Newcastle will fare at Aston Villa tomorrow. Comments welcome. Note: Paul Lawson is a NUFC season ticket holder living in Birmingham, and wonders if there are any other season ticket holders in the area, so they can share the car expenses to Newcastle you can contact Paul at [.

What’s Newcastle’s Best Team Against Aston Villa?

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Siem de Jong is back in the squad and he could make his debut at Villa Park tomorrow, although Alan Pardew has told the Dutchman he will have to work hard to make the starting line-up. Siem de Jong could start for Newcastle Whether he plays or not will depend on how he looks [...]

Newcastle Winger Working To Build Up Strength And Physique

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RemyCabella has been interviewed today, and the Corsica-born player has admitted he will have to build up his strength and endurance so he is able to copewith the much more physical game in England than he was used to in France. Remy Cabella working to build up strength And the 24 year-old seems willing [.

Everton

Arsene Wenger explains Premier League finances

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger certainly understands why Everton set a new club transfer record as we roundup Friday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer TV: Everton vs Arsenal and Manchester City vs Liverpool

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Another NBC Premier League game with Everton vs Arsenal on Saturday along with the rest of the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Win tickets to Everton v Chelsea and a copy of EA Sports FIFA 15

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Win tickets to Everton v Chelsea and a copy of EA Sports FIFA 15 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Soccerlens has teamed up with EA SPORTS™, the Official Sports Technology Partner of the Barclays Premier League, to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to Everton v Chelsea on 30.08.

Arsenal

Barry Davies to Return to Match Of The Day As Part of 50 Year Anniversary

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August 22nd, 1964. Anfield. Liverpool, lining up with the legendary Roger Hunt up front, defeated Arsenal in a thrilling 3-2 match where both sides were separated by a last minute Don Howe own-goal.

It was another strong showing from the defending champions in front of their home supporters who were growing used to their team delivering full points in their own patch.

Wenger backs Jack Wilshere so Arsenal MUST start him at Everton

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I wrote a piece on Arsenal and Jack Wilshere the other day, my point being that the 22-year old midfielder was showing signs of getting back to the form that made him such a sensation before his fledgling career was interrupted and nearly ruined by a series of long term and niggling injuries. But I [.

AC Milan Look To Scupper Arsenal’s Move For Promising French Midfielder

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AC Milan Look To Scupper Arsenal's Move For Promising French Midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Just when Arsenal looked in pole position to sign teenage sensation Adrien Rabiot from French champions Paris Saint-Germain, there has come a twist in the tale. According to the reliable Italian website Tuttosport, AC Milan are attempting a last-minute steal of Rabiot from the Gunner's clutches.

Debuchy warns rivals that Arsenal are on brink of brilliance!

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Without some of our best players and with a fair few of the others looking a couple of weeks off being fully match sharp, Arsenal have had a pretty decent start to the season, and according to one of the new boys, Mathieu Debuchy, you ain't seen nothing yet. The France international right back, signed [.

Everton vs Arsenal: Preview, possible lineups & Predictions

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Everton vs Arsenal: Preview, possible lineups & Predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal face a stern test if they are to make it two wins from two on Saturday with a trip to Goodison Park.

The Gunners left it late to beat Crystal Palace last weekend thanks to Aaron Ramsey's winner in stoppage time.

Ramsey and Wilshere. Together?

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Chalk and Cheese. Lampard and Gerrard.

Bacon and Eggs. Sausages and Marmalade.

Some things do. Some things don't.

If I am being completely honest with myself, then I must admit that had I been The Manager against Palace and Besiktas, we would have won both games. The reason is simple.

Five Players Who Simply Have To Perform This Season

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Five Players Who Simply Have To Perform This Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If you include Manchester United as one of the Premier League's top five, then four of the top five started the season with a win at the weekend. Already, the Premier League table has an ominously familiar look to it as the top four of last season now occupy similar places in the table once again.

Is Wenger right about Arsenal NOT needing Fabregas?

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The subject of whether Arsenal should have tried to use the first refusal option to buy back the former club captain Cesc Fabregas was always going to come up after the Spanish midfielder joined our Premier League rivals Chelsea. And once Fabregas put in an impressive display in his first Premier League game for them, [.

Time for Arsenal to start with Alexis Sanchez up front?

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I am not one of the Arsenal fans who groans and moans about everything that Olivier Giroud does. I actually quite like the big Frenchman and appreciate what he does for the team, but he was quite honestly shocking against Besiktas on Tuesday and I do not think we should start with him up front [...]

3 Players Arsenal Must Sign To Challenge For The Premier League

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3 Players Arsenal Must Sign To Challenge For The Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have had a decent transfer window, by their standards. Normally, the onset of the summer signifies the end of at least one big-name player's career at the Emirates. The Gunners have though, managed to retain all their stars this year, whilst also adding to the squad by signing three talented players in Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers and Alexis Sanchez.

Possible Arsenal starting lineup against Everton

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Possible Arsenal starting lineup against Everton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal travel to Merseyside to face Everton on Saturday in the Premier League late kick off looking to maintain their unbeaten run to the season so far.

The Gunnershad to fight hard against Crystal Palace to get three full points on the opening day of the season.

Manchester United

Possible Manchester United starting lineup against Sunderland

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Possible Manchester United starting lineup against Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United travel to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland on Sunday afternoon, looking to bounce back strongly after their opening day defeat at the hands of Swansea.

New manager Louis van Gaal kept himself busy on the transfer front over the week, as Manchester United secured their third major signing of the summer, Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon.

Manchester United Midfielder Heading For Old trafford Exit

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Manchester United Midfielder Heading For Old trafford Exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Nani and Anderson were brought to Manchester United by Sir Alex Ferguson from Portugal in 2007, they were compared to Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Scholes respectively. Two years later, when Ronaldo left and Scholes neared retirement, they were seen as the heirs to the thrones vacated by these Old Trafford legends.

Angel Di Maria Left Out Of Real Madrid Squad; Man United Makes £56m Bid, Says Report

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Carlo Ancelotti has not included Angel Di Maria in the squad for tonight's second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Atletico Madrid, according toSpain's oldest and largest radio network,Cadena SER.

Spanish broadcaster 'Cuatro' reports that Di Maria was excluded because the club wants to avoid Di Maria picking up an injury which could undermine his chances of being sold this summer.

Analyzing Louis van Gaal’s 3-5-2 formation at Manchester United

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During the World Cup we saw the renaissance of the 3-5-2 formation. Typically known as the classical continental formation of the 1970′s and 1980′s. Louis Van Gaal, who took charge of The Netherlands at the 2014 World Cup, has stood by a philosophy akin to the Dutch "total football" during his managerial career.

Sunderland vs Manchester United: Preview, possible lineups & Predictions

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Sunderland vs Manchester United: Preview, possible lineups & Predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United travel to the Stadium of Light on Sunday in search of their first points of the 2014-15 season and first under manager Louis van Gaal.

The Red Devils suffered a surprise defeat at home to Swansea City last weekend to start their season.

Angel di Maria: Now or Never for Manchester United

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Angel di Maria: Now or Never for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has made it clear today that star winger Angel di Maria wishes to leave the club.

The news should ignitehope to the Manchester United camp as they are one of the reportedly interested parties to land the Argentine.

Liverpool

Why Mario Balotelli will be a hit at Liverpool

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Why Mario Balotelli will be a hit at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mario Balotelli is on the brink of a return to the Premier League, with Liverpool agreeing a £16m fee with AC Milan. Balotelli is due on Merseyside to complete the deal. Some have questioned the move, whereas others have applauded it.

3 to see: Barcelona and Dortmund return while two Premier League heavyweights clash

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Two more of Europe's biggest competitions return to action this weekend, with intriguing fixtures in the Bundesliga and La Liga making up the bulk of Just Football's Three to See.

From Italy: Liverpool could involve in transfer with Serie A club

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From Italy: Liverpool could involve in transfer with Serie A club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A giants Napoli are targeting Liverpool duo Lucas Leiva and Fabio Borini, according to reports from Italy.

Italian newspaper Tuttosport claim that Napoli are monitoring the possibility of signingLiverpool duo Lucas and Borini, however, a lot will depend on the outcome of their match against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.

Manchester City vs Liverpool: Preview, possible lineups & Predictions

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Manchester City vs Liverpool: Preview, possible lineups & Predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The bank holiday weekend ends with a mouth-watering tie as the top two teams from last season go head-to-head at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City and Liverpool both started their season with a victory and if either side can maintain their 100% start after this match they will have every reason to feel confident about the remainder of their season.

Week 1 is in the Bag – SY 8-22-14

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This Week on the Soccer Yanks Podcast: We are without Dave, but reinforcements were called in. Jay (@rescindedred) and Kyle (@kbjelly) join Dan (@socceryankdan) to discuss LvG and United, the Glazers, Southampton vs Liverpool, Balotelli at Merseyside, bad calls, Moody and Mackay, and more. Other ways to listen: Download.

Mario Balotelli: The Man, The Myth, The Legend [VIDEOS]

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Mario Balotelli's name precedes him, just as it was with the man he'll be replacing with his imminent arrival at Liverpool. When Premier League fans think of Balotelli, they think of "Why Always Me", bathroom fireworks, and his slew of training ground bust-ups with teammates and coaches alike. But just as it's unfair to refer to Suarez for his lapses in judgment so to speak, without mentioning that he was, indeed, the greatest player in the world during the 2013-14 season, it's unfair to mention Balotelli without mentioning his talent.

BREAKING: Liverpool close to signing Mario Balotelli in £16million deal – the latest

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BREAKING: Liverpool close to signing Mario Balotelli in £16million deal the latest is a post from: Just Football

Liverpool are reportedly on the brink of signing Mario Balotelli for £16million, a deal that would go down as one of the biggest and perhaps most surprising of the summer.

Serie A

The Cord Cutter’s Guide to Watching Soccer

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If you are like many out there who don't want to have a monthly cable/satellite bill anymore, but still want to watch live soccer matches, you are in luck. "Cord cutters" now have many different ways to watch live soccer events without having to fork out $50, $60, or $70 a month in television provider fees.

Why Balotelli at Liverpool will work

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Mario Balotelli looks set to become a Liverpool player, after a £16 million price was agreed with AC Milan. But can the Italy forward keep himself in the starting lineup and out of trouble?

As a Liverpool supporter, news that that Liverpool had spoken to AC Milan over a possible loan deal made me optimistic that the player could have a big impact in Liverpool's league finish.

The Rest

Commentators for Premier League Matches On NBC Sports, Gameweek 2

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NBC has announced the commentators for this weekend's Premier League matches that will be shown on television and Internet across the United States.

Here's the line-up:

Saturday, August 23:

Aston Villa vs Newcastle, 7:45am, NBCSNand NBC Sports Live Extra; Jim Proudfoot & Chris Waddle
Chelsea vs Leicester, 10am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Daniel Mann & Tony Gale
Crystal Palace vs West Ham, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra andmovie theaters; Tony Jones & Alan Curbishley
Southampton vs West Brom, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Joe Speight & Barry Horne
Swansea vs Burnley, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Weaver & Andy Hinchcliffe
Everton vs Arsenal, 12:30pm, NBC and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Lee Dixon

Sunday, August 24:

Hull vs Stoke, 8:30am, NBC Sports Live Extraand NBC Sports Live Extra; Jim Proudfoot & David Pleat
Spurs vs QPR, 8:30am, CNBCand NBC Sports Live Extra; Ian Darke & Clive Allen
Sunderland vs Manchester United, 11am, NBCSN and Telemundoand NBC Sports Live Extra; Jon Champion & Danny Mills

Monday, August 25:

Manchester City vs Liverpool, 3pm, NBCSN and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Graeme Le Saux

Two days after playing against Arsenal, Tim Howard makes his season broadcast debut in the studio with NBC Sports Group joining Lee Dixon and ITV Sport's Matt Smith at the Manchester City-Liverpool match for a live on-site studio appearance for Premier League Live at 2 p.

Hull City 2014/15 Umbro Third Kit

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Hull City AFC continued their first ever European campaign with a 1-0 UEFA Europa League [...]

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Weekend

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Back in the routine yet? You probably will be after this weekend!

Competitive soccer is back on the menu all over Europe, and after the Premier League curtain raisers were played out last weekend, a host of leagues across the continent begin their season too.

But such is the calibre of the fixtures that are to take place in the English football league this weekend, our focus falls primarily onto some potentially enticing clashes as we select our top five games to watch this weekend.

Mackay & LMA Show the Worst of English Football

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Mackay & LMA Show the Worst of English Football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When you have to issue an apology for a press release that was supposed to act in part as an apology, you know you're in big trouble.

The Malky Mackay situation went from repugnant to absurd to borderline comical after the LMA's press statement released on Thursday had the audacity to downplay racist, homophobic, and sexist texts exchanged between Malky Mackay and Iain Moody.

Can You Buy Success in the Premier League? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Much of the banter regarding Premier League teams these days is focused on money. An disagreement among fans will often descend into a rant about how "so and so" club bought the title. But are some of the club "saints" among the "sinners"? Or can they all be painted with the same brush.

To learn more, the folks over at TonyBet have put together this informative infographic.