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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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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? [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

Mourinho facing difficult choice between Cech and Courtois

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Mourinho facing difficult choice between Cech and Courtois - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea fans will be expecting manager Jose Mourinho to expend major efforts this summer on solving the striker- or should that be lack of a striker – crisis at the club. It's certainly true that not having a front man capable of delivering goals on a regular basis seriously hampered the club's progress last term, but the other end of the pitch will also be occupying some of the Portuguese's thoughts as he seeks the best path to a solution of the Cech/Courtois conundrum for next season.

Ginola – Newcastle Deserve Better Than Pardew

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Former Newcastle winger David Ginola doesn't understand why Alan Pardew is still the Newcastle manager, after two poor seasons that followed Alan Pardew's first full season at Newcastle, when he had us in 5th place, and was the Premier League Manager of the Season and the PFA Manager of the Season the first time [.

2013/2014 Season Round Up

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Well, what a crazy season that was! In August last year the majority of us would have snapped your hand off for 4th and guaranteed Champions League yet we found ourselves right in the mix of a Premier League race, something unfamiliar to many younger Liverpool fans. We pushed all the way to the last day but unfortunately some mistakes in our last few matches meant it was Manchester City's to lose, nevertheless it was a fantastic season for the Reds under Brendan Rodgers.

Arsenal

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.

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.

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 [.

Are Arsenal now ready to go all the way?

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Are the gunners ready? by TJ Many footballing fans around the world are expecting Arsenal to be one of the top teams in the coming season. With the signing of Alexis Sanchez, the superstar talents of Ozil and Ramsey and the breakthrough after winning the FA cup, many would expect this to be the season [.

FOUR reasons why Arsenal’s FA Cup win was so important

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Reasons the FA cup win was so important 9 long years Arsenal fans had went through without silverware of any sort. 9 long years Arsenal fans had suffered both heartbreak and mockery from the footballing world. Finally, it has ended with the FA cup victory last season. Here are 4 reasons why did that trophy [.

Arsenal need to build on FA Cup win – Just do it, Arsene!

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WHY ARSENAL SHOULD BUILD HER FUTURE ON THE F.A CUP WIN by Denis The feeling of exhilaration due to success after a period of hard work and major setbacks is so vital. The Arsenal drought had lasted for nine years. It had become a norm that either our season would collapse at one point in [...]

Should Arsenal fans back the team to win another Cup next season?

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Gunners Set To Fire Again by CR Arsenal ended their nine-year wait for a trophy in the FA Cup last season. Their victory over Hull in the final at Wembley eased the pressure off manager Arsene Wenger's shoulders as he finally delivered some silverware for the fans once again. The Gunners should be able to [.

FA Cup Winner Report Card

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That winning feel

Well.....quite a season 2013/14 has turned out to be. From the anger of our non transfer activity up until the very last day of the transfer window to the elation of signing Mesut Ozil to the magnificent run on top of the Premier League to the disappointment of slipping away to the jubilation of winning the FA Cup.

Arsenal Chief Reveals Gunners’ Summer Transfer Plan

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Arsenal Chief Reveals Gunners' Summer Transfer Plan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has revealed the Gunners are in talks with a number of targets and is confident the club will add players to their squad this summer.

The Telegraph reported the North London club will hand their manager Arsene Wenger a £100m transfer kitty in order to strengthen Arsenal's squad in the summer transfer window.

Arsenal: Wenger excited by ‘big advantage’ in the summer transfer window

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Arsenal: Wenger excited by 'big advantage' in the summer transfer window - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal are looking forward for a busy summer transfer window and claims that players are interested in making a switch to the Emirates.

The 64-year-old manager signed a new three-year dealtoday, which will keep him at the North London club till 2017, and the Frenchman has now assured the fans that the Gunners will beworking hard tobring in new faces to the club this summer.

Notorious Criminal (And Tottenham Fan) Charles Bronson Coats Himself In Butter And Attacks Prison Wardens After Arsenal’s FA Cup Victory

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By Chris Wright

The man most widely acknowledged as Britain's most dangerous inmate, Charles Bronson, lived up to his billing earlier this month after taking news of Arsenal's FA Cup victory really rather badly.

Upon hearing of the result of the final at Wembley, Bronson (who is a Tottenham fan, it should be noted) admitted that he "lost it" before smearing himself in butter and attacking 12 prison wardens in the yard atFull Sutton jail in York- regaling the incident in a letter sent to his friend Kate Kray, ex-wife of Ronnie.

FA Cup win 2014 – A Canadian Celebration

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The Game is still to be played...........

The Cup is still to be raised..........

The Story is still to be written...........

The game has now been played the Cup has been raised and here is GunnerN5's story -

At 8:00 a m on May 17, 2014 GunnerN5, JnrGunnerN5 and Mrs.

FA Cup win 2014 – A Canadian Celebration

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The Game is still to be played...........

The Cup is still to be raised..........

The Story is still to be written...........

The game has now been played the Cup has been raised and here is GunnerN5's story -

At 8:00 a m on May 17, 2014 GunnerN5, JnrGunnerN5 and Mrs.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: ‘One FA Cup in nine years – that’s a nice moment for Arsenal’

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had described Arsenal's FA Cup triumph as a "nice moment" pointing out that's the only...

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The Story of Arsenal’s season – from an Anguished Fan!

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THE SEASON DEFINING MOMENTS OF OUR BELOVED ARSENAL.. by Philthompsonsnose How was it for you my fellow gooners...? My first comment must be to congratulate the players and manager for a truly memorable victory.. And a great game for many neutrals as well as us heart attack victims watching it especially Mertesackers calamity (almost).

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Ryu x Rio - AFR Voice Ep. 41

Over the last few years, AFR has had the great fortune of sharing with you the work of Ryu Voelkel – professional football photographer and host of the Big Lens Fast Shutter podcast. Thank the football gods, he'll be in Brazil this summer to capture the essence of the beautiful game in his unmistakable style – poetic, poignant and just plain beautiful to look at.

A fantastic win for Arsenal – but we still need to invest to improve!

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FA Cup win must be a springboard to success by Konstantin Good times to be a gooner. A trophy finally. And you can immediately see what it meant to everyone at Arsenal. The players were so happy, that's what they play for. To tell the story of how they won trophies. You could just see [...]

Video: Hull’s Matty Fryatt brands Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski ‘arrogant’

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Lukas Podolski is arrogant, according to Hull striker Matty Fryatt. The Arsenal striker was asked about the threat posed by Fryatt ahead of last...

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‘Drunk’ Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny defends his right to an FA Cup medal

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Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has drunkenly defended his right to celebrate the club's FA Cup triumph. Although he is the Gunners'...

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Jack Wilshere Leads Arsenal Fans In Rendition Of ‘Tottenham Are Shit!’ During FA Cup Winners Bus Parade (Video)

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By Chris Wright

As the Arsenal FA Cup winners parade bus made its merry way around Islington yesterday, Jack Wilshere provided the highlight by forcing Sky Sports News into apologising for broadcasting bad language in the middle of the afternoon bytaking to the microphone and gleefully leading fans in a chorus of "what do we think of Tottenham?

Nike Commemorate 20 Years As Arsenal Kit Provider With Limited Edition ‘Patchwork’ Mish-Mash Shirt (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

With a new contract with Puma due to kick in over the summer, Nike are signing off as Arsenal's official kit provider after a 20-year relationship with the club.

To commemorate Arsenalwinning the FA Cup in the final year of that two-decade love affair, Nike have produced a rather nifty limited-edition "patchwork" jersey featuring swathes of every shirt they've designed for the Gunners over the years.

North London is Red ……… The Parade

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Waking up on Sunday was accompanied with a warm fuzzy feeling that something momentous had happened the day before. Well that's what my head, stomach and less mentionable parts were telling me anyway. Winning at the new Wembley was done, the monkey was off the back, as Lukas would say and all that was left of an up and down but ultimately successful Arsenal FC season was to watch North London turn into a sea of red.

North London is Red ……… The Parade

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Waking up on Sunday was accompanied with a warm fuzzy feeling that something momentous had happened the day before. Well that's what my head, stomach and less mentionable parts were telling me anyway. Winning at the new Wembley was done, the monkey was off the back, as Lukas would say and all that was left of an up and down but ultimately successful Arsenal FC season was to watch North London turn into a sea of red.

Arsene Wenger FINALLY agrees bumper new contract at Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger FINALLY agrees bumper new contract at Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has finally agreed a new contract with the club, with the Frenchman set to put pen to paper over a new three-year deal worth £7.

Gazidis: Arsenal still a work in progress, but FA Cup win a big step

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Gazidis: Arsenal still a work in progress, but FA Cup win a big step - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has urged the Gunners to use their FA Cup final victory as a platform to build on for more success next season.

Aaron Ramsey's stunner in the extra-time saw Arsenal come from two goals down to end their nine-year long wait for silverware, and Gazidis now wants the Gunners to use their FA Cup success to achieve great heights next season.

The champions

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I managed to watch both matches yesterday on two screens in a bar in Monrovia. And both teams I was supporting came out as champions. For a week I will be Atletico Madrid fan, and yesterday they took the first step in what could be their greatest season ever. 1-1 against FC Barcelona was enough to give them the Spanish league.

Video: Arsenal stars FaceTime Theo Walcott from Wembley pitch

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Arsenal's players didn't want injured team-mate Theo Walcott missing out on yesterday's FA Cup celebrations. Carl Jenkinson, Alex...

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The Rest

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.

Past Players: Volume 8 - Ian Callaghan

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Ian Callaghan is a player stamped into Anfield folklore after recording a massive 857 appearances for the club. Callaghan who was born in Toxteth in April 1942 was a versatile midfielder who began his career at Liverpool on the right wing and eventually ended up in the centre.

Callaghan is a name you learn as a Liverpool fan no matter what age you are sucked into the club but it is the older generation who had the privalege to experience his ability and charm first hand.