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Liverpool legend says Chelsea will not win quadruple this season

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea will not be able to win the quadruple this season.

The West London club have a very good chance of winning four competitions after making it to the last four of the Capital One Cup earlier this week.

Liverpool beware: Eddie Howe is establishing himself as one of England’s brighest young managers

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This could turn out to be a monumental week in Eddie Howe's fledgeling managerial career and in the history of his high flying AFC Bournemouth side, writes Jon Vine.

This Newcastle Team Can Make History This Season

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Bobby Moncur as he was known in those days was captain of the Newcastle United side that beat Hungarian side Ujpesti Dozsa6-2 on aggregate back in 1969 to win the last trophy for Newcastle United The Inter-City Fairs Cup now known as the Europa League. Bob Moncur speaking about another [...]

Newcastle Could Appeal Emergency Loan Decision

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Newcastle's initial overtures to the Premier League for an emergency goalkeeper last week were rejected out of hand, but the Mail are now reporting that Newcastle may go back and argue their caseagain. Jack Alnwick no chance with this Giroud header Newcastle didn't play well on Saturday at Arsenal and Jak Alnwick looked a [.

Newcastle On The Road – Yet Again

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Newcastle United have not got a particularly easy draw in the third round of the FA Cup, as we were tonight drawn away at Premier League club Leicester City. Pity we couldn't have been drawn at home to a division three side. All of out three wins in the Capital One Cup have also been [...]

Complete Draw for 3rd Round FA Cup Revealed: Man United to Play Accrington or Yeovil

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The drawfor the FA Cup Third Round has been made, and there are a number of glamor ties drawn including Manchester United vs Yeovil or Accrington, a rematch of the 2014 FA Cup final with Arsenal playing Hull, AFC Wimbledon vs Liverpool, Sunderland vs Leeds United, Blyth Spartans vs Birmingham City and many more.

Complete Draw for 3rd Round FA Cup Revealed: Man United to Play Accrington or Yeovil

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The drawfor the FA Cup Third Round has been made, and there are a number of glamor ties drawn including Manchester United vs Yeovil or Accrington, a rematch of the 2014 FA Cup final with Arsenal playing Hull, AFC Wimbledon vs Liverpool, Sunderland vs Leeds United, Blyth Spartans vs Birmingham City and many more.

Watch the FA Cup 3rd Round Draw Live at 2pm ET/11am PT [LIVESTREAM]

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The draw for the FA Cup Third Round will be streamed live on World Soccer Talk beginning at 2pm ET/11am PT.

The draw isn't scheduled to be shown on US television.

Out of all of the teams that are in the draw (listed below), the most remarkable one is Blyth Spartans who are in seventh tier of English soccer.

Watch the FA Cup 3rd Round Draw Live at 2pm ET/11am PT [LIVESTREAM]

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The draw for the FA Cup Third Round will be streamed live on World Soccer Talk beginning at 2pm ET/11am PT.

The draw isn't scheduled to be shown on US television.

Out of all of the teams that are in the draw (listed below), the most remarkable one is Blyth Spartans who are in seventh tier of English soccer.

Newcastle Closing In On Some All Time Records

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The Newcastle United defense has done very well over the last six games in conceding only one goal, and Newcastle are now getting close to setting some records if we can keep this winningstreak going. Alan Pardew on the sidelines on Saturday Newcastle now have six wins in a row in all competitions, [.

Should Petr Cech leave Chelsea in January?

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Should Petr Cech leave Chelsea in January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The upcoming January transfer window is going to be an exciting period for Chelsea Football Club. With the likes of Raphael Varane and Marco Reus being mentioned as possible targets, the club are looking to rake in a couple more players to add to what already looks a near-unbeatable squad.

Magpies Target For The Season A Big Surprise?

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Newcastle fans didn't get too much out of the Fans' Forum meeting on Monday night at St. James' Park, with the club answering the fans' questions very carefully and trying not to give too much away. Lee Charnley target is top 10 finish minimum We did hear Newcastlehad a replacement for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa lined [.

Newcastle Will Be Without Two Best Players Soon

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The African Cup of Nations takes place every two years, rather than the other major International competitions like the European Championships and the World Cup, which take place every four years. Papiss Cisse has been in sparkling form for Newcastle And that means Premier League clubs lose some of their best players for six [.

Why Newcastle Will Never Win Anything Under Mike Ashley

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The ambition is being drained from Newcastle United by Mike Ashley's approach to the Premier League and the local cups in England. Mike Ashley - delighted with 2-2 draw at home to Hull City The Premier League is all important to Ashley because of the huge money paid out to the Premier League clubs every [.

Spurs’ True Chances of Success This Season

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Tottenham will be fighting on four fronts during their 2014/15 campaign with the Premier League, Europa League, League Cup and FA Cup all on the agenda for Mauricio Pochettino's men. Daniel Levy appointed the Argentinian with a main objective of returning to the top four of the Premier League in mind.

Magpies Should Be Aiming For Top Six And Winning A Cup

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After not winning a local trophy in England since we smashed Manchester City3-1 back in the FA Cup final of 1955 maybe this is the season we can at least have a good cup run and even reach a cup final and maybe even win a trophy for the first time in decades? [...]

Five reasons why Arsenal could win Premier League title this Season

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Five reasons why Arsenal could win Premier League title this Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

I have never really been able to take a man of fifty two that still wears an earring seriously, but Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas' recent prediction that Arsenal will win the title this season is certainly not one that should be sniffed at.

If Pardew Wins A Trophy For Newcastle – It Will Be Unbelievable

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If Alan Pardew wins a trophy for Newcastle United he will go down in the annals of Newcastle great history and folk-lore, and that's simply because we last won a trophy back in 1969, when we won the Inter-City Fairs Cup now the Europa League and we last won a domestic trophy way [...]

Wembley memories – FA Cup 2014

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A Vines' Day out at Wembley

Saturday 17th May 2014

We set off at 8am from Nottingham to make sure of getting to Moons in plenty of time to become completely incoherent by 5pm. Arriving at our Beaconsfield ‘budget' hotel at just after 10am gave us plenty of time to get a car park sticker (too early to check in), walk to the bus stop for a short trip to Beaconsfield railway station and catch the 10.

Premier League Referee Howard Webb Announces Retirement

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Premier League Referee Howard Webb Announces Retirement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Long-standing Premier League referee Howard Webb has announced his retirement from the game, The Guardian reports. He has been appointed as the technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL).

Lyon President – Ben Arfa One Of The Very Best – Video

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Newcastle's Ben Arfa could find himself back at the club he started at back in 2002, after he graduated from the French Clairfontaine Academy and joined Lyon, but if he is to do that he would need to take a cut in wages. Ben Arfa such a talented player Lyon President Jean Michel-Aulas has [...]

Cazorla – Relaxed Arsenal ready for more trophy success!

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The pressure had been building on Arsenal for nine years, with a defeat in one Champions League final and two League Cup finals along the way. So it should not have been a surprise to see the Arsenal players struggle to cope with the pressure and expectation last season. But that pressure so nearly made [.

Why Didier Drogba’s shock return to Chelsea makes perfect sense

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Why Didier Drogba's shock return to Chelsea makes perfect sense - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's been one hell of a transfer window for Chelsea Football Club. After a trophy less campaign, it hasn't taken manager Jose Mourinho to wring the changes and turn the Blues into a formidable-looking force.

Manchester United

Man Utd’s Ander Herrera focuses on football after match fixing allegations

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Manchester United's Ander Herrera is focusing on the joy of being involved in the FA Cup as he looks to take his mind off match fixing...

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Man United vs Liverpool blasts from the past.

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Man United vs Liverpool blasts from the past. With the match between Manchester United and Liverpool on the horizon, I thought it would be a good chance to go down memory lane, and take look back at...

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2014/15 FA Cup Third Round Draws up some Fascinating Encounters

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The 2014/15 FA Cup Third Round draw has thrown up some fascinating ties with last season's FA Cup Finalist's Hull City and Arsenal pitted against one another while AFC Wimbledon got their dream tie Liverpool in a game which will bring up great memories for the supporters having beaten them in the 1988 FA Cup Final with the winner scored from Lawrie Sanchez and a penalty saved for the first time in a Final with Dave Beasant denying John Aldridge an equalizer and ruining his 100% record from the spot into the bargain.

2014/15 FA Cup Third Round Draws up some Fascinating Encounters

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The 2014/15 FA Cup Third Round draw has thrown up some fascinating ties with last season's FA Cup Finalist's Hull City and Arsenal pitted against one another while AFC Wimbledon got their dream tie Liverpool in a game which will bring up great memories for the supporters having beaten them in the 1988 FA Cup Final with the winner scored from Lawrie Sanchez and a penalty saved for the first time in a Final with Dave Beasant denying John Aldridge an equalizer and ruining his 100% record from the spot into the bargain.

Van Gaal: I want to win the FA Cup

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It has been over ten years since Manchester United last won the FA Cup and Louis van Gaal has claimed that whilst the league is the priority, he will be taking the cup seriously in the new year.

The league is our priority but the draw for the FA Cup will be made after this coming weekend's matches.

Newcastle United

Pardew Has Chance To Emulate Sir Bobby Robson Tonight

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It's a huge opportunity tonight for Newcastle to finally advance to the semi-finals of a local Cup competition, and it would be the first time since the great Sir Bobby Robson has us in the semi-final of the FA Cup back in 2000. Sir Bobby Robson last manager to get us to any Cup [...]

He Was Brilliant For Us At Newcastle

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In his press conference yesterday manager Alan Pardew gave the plaudits to our former captain and midfield player Kevin Nolan, who couldn't reach an agreement on a new contract at Newcastle in the summer of 2011 and left for West Ham United. Kevin Nolan while at Newcastle Kevin joined Newcastle in January of our relegation [.

Praise For Newcastle Manager From Returning Veteran

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Ryan Taylor has made a great comeback so far this season, after returning from a double ACL knee injury that kept him on the sidelines for over two years, and Ryan has talked today about wanting to reach a Cup Final with Newcastle. Ryan Taylor would love to reach a Cup Final with Newcastle [...]

This Doctrine Ensures Magpies Will Never Win Anything

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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has repeated the Ashley Doctrine which is to say that the Premier League is the only important competition for the club, and therefore the FA Cup and the League Cup are not. Mike Ashley's Doctrine not good With his strategy Newcastle will have very little chance of winning a [.

What Are Newcastle’s Priorities This Season?

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You cannot question the enthusiasm that 24 year-old Remy Cabella has brought to Newcastle this summer, and like every other player whohas arrived in this summer's transfer window,he seems to be delighted to have signed on for Newcastle United. Remy Cabella delighted to be on Tyneside And this is whatRemy has said in the [.

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St Albans City Striker Forced To Apologise After Skipping FA Cup Match To Watch El Clasico

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By Chris Wright

Conference South side St Albans City have hit striker John Frendo with their maximum fine after the 29-year-old dipped out of an FA Cup game at the weekend in order to attend the El Clasico game between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

According to the Herts Advertiser, Frendo flew out to watch Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Bernabeu while his St Albans teammates were busy slogging their way to a 1-0 cup defeat against Concord Rangers.

Alfreton Town Manage Fairly Respectable Result Against Lincoln City Despite Having A Midfielder In Goal All Night

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By Chris Wright

Despite losing by a fairly hefty old margin, mitigating circumstances meant that Alfreton Town's heavy loss to Lincoln City in theFA Cup fourth qualifying round replay last night remained a relatively respectable result.

A raft of injuries meant that Alfreton were left without a recognised goalkeeper for the replay and, unable to register any new players who weren't registered with the club for the first game on Saturday, were forced to play the entire replay with an outfield player in goal.

The Rest

Scunthorpe United Knock Worcester City Out Of FA Cup After Mammoth, Record-Breaking Penalty Shoot-Out

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By Chris Wright

It may have taken them an absolute age but Scunthorpe United eventually managed to put an end to non-league Worcester City's FA Cup heroics by way of an epic, record-breaking penalty shoot-out at theAggborough Stadium last night.

With the second-round tie finishing 1-1 after extra-time despite a total of 54 chances raining in on goal (28 for Worcester, 26 for Scunthorpe) over the course of 120 minutes, what followed was thelongest penalty shoot-out in FA Cuphistory.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 4: The first account of soccer-style football after codification?

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Our series continues with a look at football in Philadelphia after the 1863 code, including what may be the first newspaper accounts of a soccer-style game in the city.

Put it in the ground where the flowers grow

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"2-0 down! 3-2 up! That's how Arsenal won the cup, with a nick knack paddy whack give a dog a bone, Aaron Ramsey poked one home."

So sang a gentleman behind me at Leicester in August. Repeatedly. I joined him in his choral appreciation of Arsenal's recent F.A. Cup win. I mean, why the hell not?

Aged Just 22, Romsey Town Boss James Phillips Set To Become FA Cup’s Youngest Ever Manager!

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By Chris Wright

Frankly, Pies can't really remember an awful lot of what we were getting up to at age 22, but we think it was probably the usual: scrumping for apples, larking around on the railway tracks, doing wheelies on our push bikes, pushing girls we fancied into nettle patches and the like.

The FA Cup Final: A Neutral’s Perspective

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The FA Cup Final: A Neutral's Perspective - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football is a polar game. Attack versus defence. Them versus us. Those who watch football are defined by the teams that they follow, the colours that they wear and the seat in which they sit. Adopting any middle ground is distinctly frowned upon.