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West Ham won’t be widening doors for ex-Man Utd youngster Ravel Morrison’s big head

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They might be preparing for a move to the Olympic Stadium, where no doubt the doorways and corridors are a bit wider than Upton Park, but West Ham will not be widening them any further to accommodate Ravel Morrison's big head. Manager Sam Allardyce says he is working hard to keep the former Manchester United [.

Who Are Ya? Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Yaya Sanogo Age: 20 Position: Striker Current club: Auxerre Fee: Free (with compensation) Did you know? Sanogo already has a cult following due to his propensity to turn into a virtual world-beater in the Football Manager computer game series.

Gunners boss: No focus on Spurs

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Arsene Wenger has rubbished suggestions that his side's terrific recent form is aimed at finishing above Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League standings, insisting that it was only a matter of time that his players displayed their true potential.

The Gunners have been sensational in the league over the course of the last few weeks, winning five in a row and outscoring opponents 18 goals to six during that stretch.


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Reports surfaced over the weekend that Danny Sturridge is soon to be rewarded for his good start to the season at Chelsea with a new contract being offered to him to tie him down to the club for the foreseeable future.

This for me is great news, Sturridge is our future and I have said it before and will say it again, his attitude since he came back to the club has been first class.

James Milner Asks City Players to Keep Their Feet On The Ground

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Despite feeling joyful after picking up a big win against their city rival on the weekend, Manchester City's midfielder, James Milner ordered his teammates to not exaggerating their victory against Manchester United.

Milner ordered his colleagues to keep their feet on the ground and don't lose their concentration in the upcoming matches since the famous win over United only gives them three points in the table and the title didn't end after that match.

Suarez Says Goodbye, Torres Says Hello, and Other Monday Notes

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Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in...

* Over in Amsterdam, Luis Suarez spent the weekend saying goodbye to his former club. There were fireworks, and an MC, and kicking souvenir balls into the crowd, and laughter and tears and smiles and waves and and and I really don't quite get it.


Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers: ‘We can’t get carried away’

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Brendan Rodgers: "It's been a great start for us but we can't get carried away." http://t.co/yxISLQJsg7 #LFC pic.twitter.com/i5or318GTp Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 7, 2013 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned his top-of-the-table players not to get carried away by their excellent start to the season.

Dalglish denies complacency

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Dalglish denies complacency

Kenny Dalglish insists Liverpool were always keeping their feet on the ground before back-to-back defeats.

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Martin Kelly Delighted With Capello's Words Of Praise

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Liverpool youngster Martin Kelly has revealed his delight with England manager Fabio Capello's recent words of praise.
The defender, 21, broke into the first team with the Reds under Kenny Dalglish last season and he has been reliable when called upon, though injuries have restricted his availability.

Gerrard: Qualification For The Champions League Will Be The Main Aim Next Season

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Captain Steven Gerrard has stated that Liverpool's main target next season will be to qualify for the Champions League but has warned that the club should not raise their expectations too high.
The Reds finished the season in encouraging fashion after Kenny Dalglish took the helm from Roy Hodgson and eventually finished sixth in the Premier League table despite a troublesome start to 2010-11.

Dalglish Praises Impact Of John Flanagan And Jack Robinson

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Kenny Dalglish has praised the impact youngsters John Flanagan and Jack Robinson have had since being thrust into first-team action after injuries had left Liverpool short of defensive options.
Both defenders have handled the spotlight of the Premier League exceptionally well and played a crucial part in the Reds victory over Manchester City and the draw with Arsenal at the Emirates.

Morgan Treble Sinks Owls

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Rodolfo Borrell hailed a 'fantastic' team performance after Liverpool U18s maintained their push for the Academy League title with a 3-0 triumph over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon.
Adam Morgan was the star of the show as he netted a treble to take his tally to 16 goals in his last 11 matches - but Borrell was eager to heap praise upon the collective effort rather than individuals.

Reds Pair Aid Kelly Progress

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Martin Kelly has revealed how Liverpool greats Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard are pushing him to be the best he can be.
The 20-year-old full-back had made just one start for the Reds before the current campaign but he has truly made the first-team breakthrough this term.
Not only has the Whiston-born defender earned an extended run but his form has been such that he has remained in the side, racking up 22 starts already this season including 10 in the Premier League.

Kenny Dalglish Keeping His Feet On The Ground About Young Prodigy Raheem Sterling

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish remains cautiously optimistic about youngster Raheem Sterling, who will become the club's youngest ever player if he features against Sparta Prague on Thursday.
The Reds boss is keeping his feet on the ground when it comes to the youngster, so as not to let hype hurt the development of the prodigy.

Hodgson Holds Top-Four Hope

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Roy Hodgson insists it is still possible for Liverpool to gatecrash the top four this season.
A torrid start to the 2010/11 campaign threatened to undermine the Reds' efforts, with their UEFA Champions League dreams fading fast.
They have, however, been able to establish some consistency since then, with stability achieved on and off the field.


Oxlade-Chamberlain – It will be an honour to play at Wembley but I still have to work hard

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The newest young Arsenal starlet to break into the England team, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, is really looking forward to making his official Wembley debut in this weeks World Cup Qualifier against the Ukraine after playing 45 minutes against Moldova on Friday. Bt he is still keeping his feet on the ground and admits he still has [.

Villa preview : more of the same, please

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Morning all,

as I sit here, head in hands, drinking a quite foul cup of hotel room coffee, I dearly wish I had one onomatopoeic word to sum up how I'm feeling.

Today we play Aston Villa. A team who have been obdurate, difficult and, let's not forget, managed by a shrunken, withered, sunburnt testicle.

Oxlade-Chamberlain just happy to learn from Van Persie and Henry

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The newest Arsenal starlet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has burst onto the scene since the New Year and is already being tipped as a certainty to go to the Euro 2012 tournament with England this summer. But the youngster himself is keeping his feet on the ground and is more than happy to just listen and learn [.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Not Believing the Hype

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Keep calm and carry on isn't just a greetings card company, it's a quintessential English saying that Oxlade-Chamberlain adheres too.... In an interview with Sky Sports, The former Southampton Academy graduate stated that, "I have to keep my feet on the ground and keep working hard." An attitude most 18 year olds may push aside [.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Why there’s a lot more to come from me

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Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain confessed that it's not hard to keep his feet on the ground as he's still learning in his first season with the Gunners. Speaking to Arsenal Player, the Englishman declared that at ...

Alan Pardew

Pardew – The Most Important Games Still To Come

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Alan Pardew is not getting carried away with Newcastle's high position in the league table. James Perch challenges Peter Odemwingie on Sunday We are trying to keep our feet on the ground too, but we have to keep pinching  ourselves sometimes, like at half time on Sunday,  when Newcastle had just ripped apart a decent West Brom apart and [.

Newcastle Not Getting Ahead of Themselves

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We've written a few articles recently about the possibility of Newcastle qualifying for the Europa Cup next season. Alan Pardew keeping his feet firmly on the ground That will be at least one season earlier than any official plans at St. James' Park,  and we are also trying to keep our feet on the ground and not get too carried [.

Pardew Happy With Draw On Saturday – But We Need A Win

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Alan Pardew is trying to make sure that his players keep their feet on the ground. Alan Pardew happy after great win at Stoke And the Newcastle manager, who has been a huge success so far on Tyneside, thinks that if Newcastle can get a point against Everton at home on Saturday afternoon, it will be a good result for the side, [.

If We Win Against Wigan We’re Halfway There

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One of the things that Alan Pardew himself doesn't want to do, and certainly he doesn't wants his coaches or players doing is to get ahead of themselves. Alan Pardew keeping his feet on the ground So even though Newcastle are now playing some good football to go with their excellent results, Alan fends off questions about Newcastle possibly qualifying Europe this [.

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STURRIDGE: "I could play a lot better than I am"

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Danny Sturridge fully deserves the chance he has been given this season so far under AVB. He has earned it by working hard when he was away at Bolton and by working hard ever since he came back to the club.

I wrote the other day how I couldn't understand how Fabio Capello overlooked him for the last England squad so much so even Ashley Cole has come out this week and said:
'He should have been in the last England squad and, if he keeps doing what he is doing, he will be in the squad for Euro 2012, no problem at all.

Arsenal's Wilshire latest victim of England hype machine

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Here we go again.

With the class of 2010 ruthlessly chewed up and spat out by the media; labelled spoilt over-paid, over-rated wasters, the press hordes have moved onto their next target.

That person is Jack Wilshire, a young player of extreme talent yes, but one who is already been placed on a pedestal he is not yet qualified to fill.

The Rest

David Weir Says Goodbye

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Fare ye weel, Davie Weir.

The Scottish Football Blog has often been facetious about the Methuselah of Scottish football.

Unfair that. Davie Weir was playing at the highest level in Scotland in his 40s and I'm often too lazy to play dominoes in my 30s.

Perhaps unsurprisingly Weir and Rangers will part company this week.

L'Uomo Vogue: Super Mario revealed

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The latest L'Uomo Vogue has Mario Balotelli featured on the cover and a candid and revealing interview with the City star that doesn't quite give the lie to a grumpy, immature, prankster. Yes, he did total his £100,000 Audi the next day, set off firecrackers in his bathroom causing major damage, got into a training ground spat with Micah Richards, and earned Mancini's disapproval smoking cigarettes.

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Eduardo Salgado keeps son Omar grounded

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Eduardo Salgado, father of Vancouver Whitecaps rookie Omar Salgado, has done a great job keeping his son grounded as he starts his professional career.

Omar Salgado, the No. 1 pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, has received a lot of attention, but his father is glad his son is with the Whitecaps.

CHOPPER HARRIS: The future is bright for Chelsea.

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Chopper Harris the Chelsea Legend has spoken of Josh McEachran and believes out of the current crop of youngsters coming through, he is the best of the bunch and has spoken of a bright future for Chelsea.

He said:
"Josh is one of the brightest prospects I've seen for quite some time, Provided he keeps his feet on the ground I think he's got a fantastic future with Chelsea.

Dortmund winter ‘meister’ Germany

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BERLIN, Germany — League leaders Borussia Dortmund took a big step towards their first Bundesliga title in nine years on Sunday as a 2-0 win over Nuremberg extended their lead at the top to 10 points. In heavy snow, goals either side of half-time by Germany defender Mats Hummels and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski saw [.