When Is Racism Not Racism?

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Racism is based on fear.

In fact, everything is based on fear...
... existential fear, for a starter!

So it is now reasonable to take children away from their parents in order to do DNA tests, is it?
Has nobody ever heard of recessive genes?

This is becoming like Germany in the thirties.

When Is Racism Not Racism?

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Racism is based on fear.

In fact, everything is based on fear.

So, recent events in Eire suggest it is now reasonable to take children away from their parents in order to do DNA tests, do they?
Has nobody ever heard of recessive genes?
Meanwhile desperately poor Roma share upbringing of children in austerity-ravaged Greece and mafia-ravaged Bulgaria.


West Ham set to sign ex-Fulham striker Mladen Petric as Andy Carroll suffers new injury

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West Ham are set to snap up free agent Mladen Petric. The Hammers have moved to strengthen their already lightweight strikeforce after first-choice forward Andy Carroll suffered a new injury. The England international picked up a foot injury in training yesterday. The 24-year-old, signed from Liverpool for £15m in the summer, is waiting for confirmation [.

Gerrard Eyes Suarez-Torres Partnership

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Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres became Liverpool teammates for a mere matter of hours before the latter joined Chelsea on deadline day in January of last year.
But the forward duo will finally have the opportunity to play alongside each other - well at least in the imagination of Steven Gerrard, after the Reds captain revealed he had picked both players for his fantasy football team.

Academy Trio Spread Community Cheer

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Three of Liverpool's promising young players spent a day bringing cheer to children in the community recently when they paid a visit to the Royal School for the Blind and Alder Hey hospital.
Academy trio Henoc Mukendi, Yusuf Mersin and Villyan Bijev were a credit to the club as they firstly visited the pupils at the school in Wavertree before moving on to Alder Hey to hand out some presents to the children on the wards.

Brendan Rodgers Agrees Deal To Become New Liverpool Manager

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By Chris Wright

As best we know, Brendan Rodgers has just agreed a three-year deal that will see him leaving Swansea to become Liverpool's new manager. However, it's not been officially squared away quite yet as the two clubs are still in the process of finalising a £4 million-odd compensation payment.

TORRES: "We've talked and I just want to start next season already!"

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After the Torres story broke soon after Chelsea won the Champions League, it's been good to hear an update from Nando as it was clear he needed to speak with the club. I wrote a post straight after the story broke and made it clear that he has never said he wanted to leave and what's wrong with wanting to confirm the clubs plans for him and the future!

Carragher determined to Enjoy Wembley

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Jamie Carragher is determined to enjoy Saturday's FA Cup final after admitting he does not know how many big matches are left in his career

The Liverpool Vice Captain who has made 696 appearances for the Reds, lost his regular place in the starting lineup after the impressive partnership between Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger.


Spurs and Arsenal target Christian Benteke ‘won’t necessarily accept’ being forced to stay at Aston Villa

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Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke says he "won't necessarily accept" being told he has to stay at the club. The Belgium international was Villa's star man this season. Without his goals, Paul Lambert's side would probably have been relegated. While that has made him a hero at Villa Park, Benteke says he would have no [.

Kitman: New England kit unveiled by Jack Wilshere

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The new England kit has been revealed through the medium of a slightly strange tweet from Arsenal's Jack Wilshere. The midfielder posted a photo of the new kit on his Twitter account with the message: "Like this kid, my England dream began here, so he was first in #theshirt – England's new kit from @NikeFootball.

Arsenal need to make teams fear them again!

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What does it take to have a good run? I guess the players who made up the invincibles. Unfortunately, there will never be such a team ever again in the history of the premier league. The best a team can hope for right now is a great winning or unbeaten run spanning several games.

Will Arsenal Prove van Persie Wrong?

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At the time you read this, some events may have overtaken it, and I truly hope that is the case. Names in, or names out, either would make me feel good. Like most of you, one of the first things I do each day is check the news about Arsenal. Again, like last summer, this is not a normal transfer season.

Will Arsenal Prove van Persie Wrong?

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At the time you read this, some events may have overtaken it, and I truly hope that is the case. Names in, or names out, either would make me feel good. Like most of you, one of the first things I do each day is check the news about Arsenal. Again, like last summer, this is not a normal transfer season.

Will Arsenal Prove van Persie Wrong?

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At the time you read this, some events may have overtaken it, and I truly hope that is the case. Names in, or names out, either would make me feel good. Like most of you, one of the first things I do each day is check the news about Arsenal. Again, like last summer, this is not a normal transfer season.

Why are the Arsenal Board scared to invest in the club?

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ARSENAL FC by Ozzy AFC, Why do the board and Wenger fear spending money and allowing Investment from Usmanov? And why do they allow us to be the laughing stock of the premier league?? There have been countless articles on here about the on going Kroenke / Usmanov debate and this in turn leads to [...

Should Wenger bring more English players to Arsenal?

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Do Arsenal Fans Feel Any Need For More English Players? By JG A wave of pure elation swept through the masses of Arsenal fans yesterday as the official announcement was made for the signing of Lucas Podolski. Many are very relieved regarding the punctuality of this signing, due to the fear that other clubs might [.

Three strikers linked with Arsenal – Who would be best?

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Arsenal's season-long fear was related to its captain Robin Van Persie and it was actually related to two different possibilities. On one side, everybody was afraid that Robin would choose to make a move to some other club (and everybody still is afraid), while the second side of the nightmare was related to a possible [.

Wenger Disappoints UEFA

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Comfortable cushion chair in executive lounge, what's not to like?

Yesterday night was UEFA's worst nightmare wasn't it. They wanted something so much that they'll do anything to get it. Michel Platini has been dreaming for this scenario to happen but it didn't. The governing body of European football eventually did not get what they wanted.


Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci foils attempted armed robbery by punching mugger in the face

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Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci escaped unharmed from an attempt to rob him at gunpoint by punching his attacker in the face. The Italy international was leaving a Ferrari dealership in Turin with his wife and baby when he was approached. A man held a gun against his head and demanded Bonucci hand over his expensive watch.

New AC Milan 2012/13 Home, Away & Third Kits

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New AC Milan 2012/13 Home, Away & Third Kits - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

AC Milan's campaign for the 2012/2013 jerseys is based on the saying of a founding member of the club, Herbert Kiplin, in 1899 that, "We are a team of devils. Our colors are red as fire and black, to invoke fear in our opponents".

Jose Mourinho

Viggo Mortensen hates Jose Mourinho

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The shadow of Mourinho is upon us, Aragorn

The star of the Lord of the Rings trilogy is a big fan of San Lorenzo and Real Madrid. In his childhood days living in Argentina, he grew up loving San Lorenzo while in Europe he is an ardent follower of Real Madrid. But he hates the present coaches of both clubs, that is, Ricardo Caruso Lombardi and Jose Mourinho.

Today In Jose’s Humility

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This is Jose Mourinho. You know Jose Mourinho. To know Jose Mourinho is to know self-aggrandization. It's also to know a lot of armchair psychology and a lot of non-professional professional diagnoses. (So axis tw....) Here's his latest:

"In England, I was presented as the 'Special One'," Mourinho told Portuguese TV channel SIC on Monday night.


Napoli boycotted Supercoppa Italiana ceremony after trio of red cards

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Juventus beat Napoli 4-2 after extra time in the Supercoppa Italiana and the Azzurri were so upset about the three red cards they were shown near the end of the first 90 minutes that they walked out on the post-match ceremony. Goran Pandev was sent off for dissent when he argued a penalty that was given to Juventus in the 73rd minute, Juan Zuniga followed him back to the dressing room after a second yellow during injury time and manager Walter Mazzerri was sent off for arguing the first two decisions before extra time.

DTotD: Phil Scolari gets accosted by his celebrating players during press conference

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With a 1-1 draw against Coritiba in the second leg of the final, Palmeiras won the Copa do Brasil, their first major trophy since 1999. During manager Phil Scolari's post-match press conference, several of his jubilant players invaded what was a rather sedate question and answer session to bring the party to their boss.


DTotD: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is already hurting his much weaker PSG teammates

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Like the truly dominant creature that he is, Zlatan Ibrahimovic does not waste time in exerting his superiority over whatever herd he finds himself leading. So even though he has only been training with his new PSG teammates for a few days, he has already decided to instill the fear of Zlatan in them by inflicting pain upon several of them in one training session.

Steve Zakuani Will Be Ready When He's Ready

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As most of their teammates were packing and getting ready to leave for Wednesday's road game against Real Salt Lake, a group of eight continued to kick the ball around at the training field.

Osvaldo Alonso was the most obvious, as normally he'd be getting ready to take the trip. He was joined by assistant coach Kurt Schmid; recently signed defender Daniel Steres; seldom-used players likes Michael Seamon, Michael Tetteh; veteran Roger Levesque; and forward Sammy Ochoa.

DTotD: Mohamed Zidan gets pushy with a teammate during Egypt training

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When Bob Bradley was manager of the U.S. team, it seemed there weren't many (if any) incidents of training-ground scuffles between teammates, presumably because the players were terrified of his wolf-like stare haunting their nightmares if they stepped out of line. Bradley's Egyptian squad apparently doesn't have that same fear (yet).

Euro 2012

Brave Hart happy to take England penalty

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England goalkeeper Joe Hart has revealed that he will happily step up to take a penalty for the Three Lions if needed at any point during the knock-out stages.

Penalty shoot-outs have been one of England's weak points in major international tournaments and as Roy Hodgson's men prepare for Sunday's tricky quarterfinal against the gritty Italians, concerns over spot-kick situations are inevitable.

Hackworth: “Play without fear,” more news

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Philadelphia Union

John Hackworth spoke at Wednesday's press conference about life as a the Union's new head coach. "The days have been long, but I enjoy the work. The group of guys that we are working with and the whole staff has been fantastic...but there is a lot of work to be done and it's the type of work anyone in my shoes would like to do.

Euro 2012: Shay Given declared fit for Ireland opener against Croatia

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This article titled "Euro 2012: Shay Given declared fit for Ireland opener against Croatia" was written by David Hytner in Sopot, for The Guardian on Thursday 7th June 2012 22.11 UTC

Shay Given's ability to stay the course for the Republic of Ireland in Euro 2012 Group C will only become clear after the opening fixture against Croatia on Sunday, according to the team's assistant manager, Marco Tardelli.

Refs can STOP Euro 2012 games when racism strikes

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The threat of racism in Poland and Ukraine has become a feature of the build-up to Euro 2012. With players and supporters uncertain if there is a real danger of being a victim of racially-motivated prejudice.

But now UEFA have made their position clear on the matter. The president of European football's governing body, Michel Platini, has allowed referees to halt matches should instances of racism be encountered.

Euro 2012 News: Gary Cahill Set for New Scan as England Fear Injury Crisis

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The countdown for Euro 2012 is nearing its end. Just five days to go. Here are the latest Euro 2012 stories: Gary Cahill set for new scan as England fear injury crisis — The Guardian Wesley Sneijder says Euros are ...

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“Respect who you’re playing against, if you...

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"Respect who you're playing against, if you don't, for sure you'll lose."

Says the legend who always played with no fear between the posts. Euro 1992 champion and former Manchester United star Peter Schmeichel has been appointed as Carlsberg's Global Ambassador for Euro 2012.

The Rest

Upside: That freedom

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Their Words "I think if a player plays with fear, there's only one way he's going to go. There'll be times when you think 'what's he doing?' but you have to give them that freedom." Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert. Other Sources U.S. aims to close gap on Mexico, the world - from ESPNLosAngeles' Scott French: Now the U.

Rafael: I Love Playing For Manchester United

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Rafael da Silva has signed a new four-year deal with Manchester United today.

"I am so happy to sign a new contract," Rafael told the official site. "I love playing for Manchester United, there is a great team spirit here and a real desire to win. My time here has been unbelievable; winning two league titles, a league cup and a Club World Cup has made me hungry for more trophies.

Regarding the Friendly Against Valencia... An Informal Poll

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So I'm in the middle of working on the player ratings right now -- they'll be up in a bit, never fear! -- and it struck me that tomorrow is the Valencia friendly! It's not that I had completely forgotten, but rather with last weekend's win and the upcoming important Cascadia Cup match on Saturday I just had other stuff on my mind.

Watch Out for the RSL Alligator

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One of the intriguing - and sometimes scary, let's say - aspects of being in Florida is the opportunity to see alligators. As you ride around the Disney complex, you can often spot them in the waterways that travel throughout the park property, as several of the players can attest. No matter what, you certainly don't want to approach them.

Thoughts on the van Persie situation

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So, it has begun already. The season is barely finished and the summer transfer madness has kicked in. I say madness because there's a lot of talk, a lot of hype, a lot of speculation and frankly, it should barely register on our Give-a-fuck-ometers because it's nothing anyone who has even a passing interest in football couldn't have predicted.

Maurizio Galdi, who follows football corruption for sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport, said up...

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Maurizio Galdi, who follows football corruption for sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport, said up to 12 Serie A sides, representing more than half the division's 20 teams, could be implicated. "About 75 matches since 2009 are now being investigated and at the end of all this we could see around 50 players sent for criminal trial," said Roberto Pelucchi, who also writes for the paper

Serie A players in fear as fan violence and spectre of match-fixing return | Football | The Observer

Something is broken in Italian football.

Just the ticket for 2012

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More tickets go on sale tomorrow for the 2012 Olympic Games football tournament. The latest batch is available online from 11am Monday 30th April until 11pm Sunday 6th May. However, according to IOC rules, only residents of the UK and European nations are eligible to apply via the website. If you are US-based, then CoSport remains the official ticket supplier, but fear not if you don't know