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Report: Bedoya signs with Helsingborg

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Alejandro Bedoya is on his way back to Sweden.

Bedoya has left Rangers and signed with Helsingborg, a team currently in the mix for a place in the UEFA Champions League group stage, through the rest of the Allsvenskan season, according to Yanks Abroad. Ironically, Helsingborg's opponent in the final UCL qualifying round is Rangers' rival, Celtic.

SPL: Civil jaw-jaw

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"It's not potential civil war. It's on."

So threatened an unnamed SPL chairman on Wednesday.

The spark of our latest top flight conflagration is a move by the SPL's non-Old Firm teams to flex their muscles.

They want changes to the leagues voting structure which, with an 11-1 mechanism kicking in on certain issues, has long been seen by many as a way of allowing the Old Firm to exert a degree of control over the rest of the clubs.

Mick McCarthy pays price for misplaced priorities

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Mick McCarthy pays price for misplaced priorities - originally posted on

Wolves have quite literally taken the ‘Mick' out of their own club following the sacking of Mick McCarthy after just over five and a half years in charge. A difficult season for McCarthy culminated in a crushing 5-1 home defeat to fierce Black Country rivals West Brom.

Koilapani's league campaign marred by financial crunch

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KATHMANDU, May 24: Koilapani Polestar, the only team from outside the Kathmandu Valley in the history of the Martyrs Memorial A Division Football League, is hard hit by financial crunches. Despite creating a history, the Nawalparasi-based Koilapani is having a hard time at the top-flight league due to ever increasing expenses.

Koilapani's league campaign marred by financial crunch

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KATHMANDU, May 24: Koilapani Polestar, the only team from outside the Kathmandu Valley in the history of the Martyrs Memorial A Division Football League, is hard hit by financial crunches. Despite creating a history, the Nawalparasi-based Koilapani is having a hard time at the top-flight league due to ever increasing expenses.


Administrators look to accelerate Rangers sale after players reject pay cuts

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The downward spiral that has enveloped Rangers FC continues to get more overbearing.

After players rejected pay cuts that would have relieved the club's financial burden, team administrators released a statement saying that they are accelerating the sale of the team. The club is currently in "a perilous financial situation" to the point that it might not be able to afford to play the rest of its games this season, according to the statement.

Bologna's crisis is only a financial one... for now

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By Mirko Corli, writing from Torino

Bologna is now facing a huge financial crisis. The club has not been able to pay wages to the players since last August. According to the Italian regulations, after three months of unpaid salaries, the players have the right to put the club into administration.


The Pitch Invasion Podcast Episode 1

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The Pitch Invasion Podcast Episode 1

Can't wait to take a listen to this:

"Peter Wilt and Tom Dunmore host the inaugural Pitch Invasion podcast, exploring soccer culture around the world from the American Midwest. In the first show, Peter and Tom talk first to Montreal Impact head coach Jesse Marsch about the challenges of starting a soccer club, putting together a team from scratch, and fan culture in MLS.

Police To Cancel Football In England?

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How many times over the years have I commented about police cancelling football matches because they cannot guarantee security?
Well, now it has happened in England with a friendly at Wembley being called off because of the riots initially in London but spreading round the country.
I remember when the financial crisis spread through South East Asia back in the 1990s.

Bambang Pamungkas v Darren Bent

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Never quite seen the attraction in Darren Bent. Old school forward, nothing more. Does a job at fair to middling clubs. Moving to Villa for 24 million is lunacy, I thought England was in the middle of a financial crisis?
Anyway why don't we start valuing players based on the number of followers they have on Twitter?


Arsenal to be cautious with signings

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Here we are in the January transfer window, and we are all excited over the new stars that will be coming to the Emirates.

There is talk of this one, and talk of that one. Yet behind all the hype in the press you have Wenger telling us what I am afraid is going to be a very big disappointment for us all, and that is they do not want to spend any money with this financial crisis going to only get worse.

Arsene Wenger: What I told the players after the Bolton first half

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted that disappointing results as well as the financial crisis are two reasons why the Emirates Stadium is not enjoying a full attendance. Speaking after the 3-0 win against Bolton Wanderers on ...

Wenger stunned about shocking injury

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he knows nothing about Theo Walcott's freak injury at the end of Arsenal's 3-0 win over Bolton.

The Gunners were on course for a major celebration as skipper Robin van Persie completed a century of goals with an impressive brace and Alex Song struck late with a clinical finish.

When There Is No Plan B

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Singapore prides itself on being a slick, efficient country where everythng works on time and there are no surprises. Maybe, but not in football.
Two or three years ago the National Stadium was scheduled to close while they built a glorious new hub, Singapore as well as Malaysia and Thailand call everything a hub.

Arsene Wenger must have his fingers crossed!

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After the financial crisis of the past few years, and the looming reality that clubs will either regulate themselves or be forced to curb their spending by UEFA, it seemed that the big spending days of the Premier League were behind us.


Bruce Winfield

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The death of Bruce Winfield on Monday at the age of sixty-one marks the end of a short spell as the co-owner of Crawley Town, but supporters of the club are paying lavish tribute to a man that reinvented the club in the last months of his life. After several years of seemingly perpetual financial crisis, Winfield's revolution began at the start of July.

Halesowen Town Back On The Edge

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It had been hoped that, when Halesowen Town of the Zamaretto League Premier Division entered into administration in September of 2009 that their problems might finally be starting to come to an end. The club exited administration after having been bought by the brothers Graham and Godfrey Ingram (Godfrey was a former player with Luton Town, just in case the name is ringing any bells) and the Supporters Trust, which had been boycotting thee club on account of the mismanagement of previous owner Morrell Maison, cautiously ended the boycott of the club that had seen crowds slump by 70% to only around the 100 mark.

The Rest

Americans Abroad: Bradley out for Inter match, McCoist talks Bocanegra & more

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Michael Bradley's first season with Roma has hit its first speed bump.

According to Italian publication Gazzetta Dello Sport, Bradley suffered a muscle strain in his right leg and will be out for Roma's trip to Inter Milan this weekend. There is no timetable given for his return, and the injury will be monitored in the coming days, so it is unclear how it will affect his standing for the U.

Friday Crackovia Club : Ronaldo The Tutor, Ramos And Pique’s Awkward Dinner

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Welcome to the Friday Crackovia Club! This week's episode focuses on the Euro Championships and Ronaldo's newly-minted 'role' as a nationalised property of Spain. Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos decide to have dinner together to dispel the 'bad blood' between them before defending their Euro 2012 title.

Rangers Consider Administration

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The financial crisis at Rangers has moved to the next stage, with the club announcing they're serving notice of intention for entering administration over its debt. Rangers are involved in a court case over roughly $78 million they reportedly owe in taxes. "From my early days as chairman I saw that administration was a very real option to enable the Club to address these challenges and make a fresh start," Rangers chairman Craig Whyte said.

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 Just why are so many managers in football unemployed and out of work at the moment. Could be that the financial crisis is effecting managers too? Or is it simply because they are bidding their time, before going back into the big time job. This article is going to look at all these reasons and [...

Having a Home Built

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The financial crisis is affecting everyone. People are losing their jobs and some have to foreclose their homes. As a result, there is a decline in home building making some doubt that now is now the right time to build a home. But what if there was no financial crisis? What if you can borrow money from the bank?

Reina Reveals Gunners Snub

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Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina claims the club blocked him from making a £20million move to Arsenal in the summer of 2010.
Reina admits he was tempted to leave Merseyside after returning from Spain's victorious World Cup campaign last year to find the Reds in a downward spiral.
Manager Rafa Benitez had been sacked, while director Christian Purslow was desperately seeking new owners to replace Tom Hicks and George Gillett as the club struggled under a financial crisis.

Anderlecht 4-1 AEK

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Yep. Not looking good for us.

I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting much at all from this match. However, after seeing our players give it their all for much of the first half, I almost felt like we had a chance for the three points. But sadly fatigue, and terrible goaltending (if it can even be called that?

Everton Further Depleted by Baines Injury

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Everton were only able to register a first-team squad of 18 (out of a possible 25) players. Their financial crisis has seen them sell their best midfielder, Mikel Arteta; their starting striker, Jermaine Beckford; and sell or loan bit-part (but experienced Premier League campaigners) Yakubu and Yobo.

Karl Marx was right?

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Interesting piece on the BBC about people re-evaluating Marx's theories on Capitalism

As a side-effect of the financial crisis, more and more people are starting to think Karl Marx was right. The great 19th Century German philosopher, economist and revolutionary believed that capitalism was radically unstable.

Counting our Blessings

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It's probably no coincidence that while Barcelona dominates the club football landscape and the Spanish National Team, youth and adult, has seemingly won every trophy available to them in the past 3 years, Â the Spanish domestic league isn't just in shambles, it's shutting down indefinitely through a player strike.

June 30 Public Sector strikes. Mark Serwotka skewers Francis Maude

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Don't believe the hype over yesterday's strikes. The lollipop ladies and nurses didn't cause this financial crisis so why are the government raiding their pensions? This article on New Statesman outlines exactly why these changes to the pensions are unjustified.
Just look at the graph, the pensions outlay is decreasing as a percentage of GDP.

Misguided Football League wrong to penalise Plymouth

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It is no secret that the football authorities of this land are as useful as chocolate dildos but yesterday's announcement that the Football League were deducting 10 points from Plymouth Argyle was further confirmation of that fact.

The penalty was an automatic one, foisted on the Pilgrims after they appointed administrators to help them out of the financial mire.

Qatar Beats U.S.

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The U.S. had long been considered a favorite to host soccer's World Cup in 2022, but they were beaten out by the tiny Middle East nation of Qatar. FIFA revealed on Thursday that Russia was chosen to host the tournament in 2018, and Qatar for 2022. Qatar won the final round of voting 14-8 over the United States.