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Football: Israel club official quits after anti-Muslim remark

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Jerusalem (AFP) – The professional adviser of an Israeli football club known for its far-right fan base has resigned after saying he would never sign a Muslim player, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Eli Cohen, a veteran manager who was hired to the position at Beitar Jerusalem earlier this month, had said that past attempts to bring Muslim players to the club failed bitterly.

Ex-Disney boss completes Portsmouth purchase

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London (AFP) – Former Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner has completed his takeover of English third-tier club Portsmouth, he announced on Thursday.

Eisner’s Tornante Company has been conducting due diligence since May and is believed to have paid £5.67 million ($7.44 million, 6.

Ex-Disney boss completes Portsmouth purchase

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London (AFP) – Former Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner has completed his takeover of English third-tier club Portsmouth, he announced on Thursday.

Eisner’s Tornante Company has been conducting due diligence since May and is believed to have paid £5.67 million ($7.44 million, 6.

Montpellier football club founder Nicollin dies on 74th birthday

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Montpellier (France) (AFP) – French industrialist Louis Nicollin, the iconic president of Montpellier and the Ligue 1 side’s founding father, died Thursday as he celebrated his 74th birthday, the club announced on Twitter.

“It’s with immense sadness that we have learnt of the death of of our president Louis Nicollin,” tweeted the club.

Sunderland in talks over potential sale of football club

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London (AFP) – Sunderland confirmed on Friday that they are in talks with several groups over the potential sale of the Championship club.

Black Cats owner Ellis Short has been keen to sell up for some time and it was recently reported the American is in advanced talks with a German consortium.

Sunderland in talks over potential sale of football club

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London (AFP) – Sunderland confirmed on Friday that they are in talks with several groups over the potential sale of the Championship club.

Black Cats owner Ellis Short has been keen to sell up for some time and it was recently reported the American is in advanced talks with a German consortium.

Manchester United

Lukaku’s signing shows United ready to fight for major silverware in 2017-18

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Given that Zlatan Ibrahimovic's tenure at Old Trafford came to an end last month, signing a centre-forward of note was always going to be Manchester United's main priority this summer.

In Romelu Lukaku, the Red Devils have landed a player that can become one of the world's best and someone that has proven himself as a predatory force in the Premier League over recent seasons.

David Moyes – Manchester United manager

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David Moyes has finally been confirmed as the new manager of Manchester United after signing a six year deal with the club.

"It's a great honour to be asked to be the next Manager of Manchester United," he said. " I am delighted that Sir Alex saw fit to recommend me for the job. I have great respect for everything he has done and for the Football Club.

Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season

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Sir Alex Ferguson will step down as Manchester United manager at the end of the season and become a director at the club. A club statement confirmed rumours that Fergie was planning to announce his decision to bow out ahead of Sunday's match against Swansea. Sir Alex said: "The decision to retire is one I [.

Chelsea

Chelsea confirm they’ve agreed to sign Willian, Spurs misery confirmed

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Chelsea have confirmed they have agreed a deal to sign Willian from Anzhi, subject to the player being given a work permit. The Blues have beaten Spurs to the £30m signing of the Brazilian star after he agreed personal terms with them and a deal was struck with the Russian side. A statement on the [.

HE'S STAYING!

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Ron Gourlay is heavily featured in the press at the moment speaking from Bangkok after announcing Chelsea's summer tour to the Far East. During his interview, he has given reason to debate on one or two things and it's interesting to hear what he has said. From Frank Lampard to next summer, I would like to start on what he has said about Rafa Benitez.

Videos

Video: Man Utd boss David Moyes refuses to comment on Rooney after Kitchee win

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Manchester United manager David Moyes stayed tight-lipped on Wayne Rooney's future after his side's 5-2 win over Hong Kong outfit Kitchee. Moyes indicated that there were no further developments since the champions had told the media that Rooney is not for sale. He said: "I couldn't give you any more update than already I've said [.

Dwight Yorke backs Spurs and Chelsea to challenge Man Utd for the title

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Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke reckons Spurs and Chelsea will be contenders as his old club seek to defend the Premier League title next season. Yorke couldn't bring himself to name Manchester City, but said that United's "noisy neighbours" would also "definitely" challenge for the title.

Video: Liverpool unveil Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure

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Liverpool new boys Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure have faced the press for the first time as Reds at their official unveiling. Goalkeeper Mignolet, signed from Sunderland, says he is looking forward to the competition with Pepe Reina to become Brendan Rodgers' first-choice keeper. He said: "Competition is going to be in every single club.

Bobby Robson – This Is What A Football Club Is All About – Video

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Here is just the video we all need at the moment, and it's been created by one of our readers, Bev Crichton it's silent but gripping and the words you see are about what a football club is all about and they come from who else but the great Bobby Robson [...]

Video: Roberto Martinez has promised Champions League football to Everton

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Roberto Martinez talked himself into the Everton job by promising Champions League football, chairman Bill Kenwright has revealed. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Kenwright said: "Roberto, almost his first words to me were 'I'll get you in the Champions League', and that is extraordinary for a man who doesn't know much about the football [.

Video: Sir Alex Ferguson’s emotional farewell speech to Manchester United

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Alex Ferguson's farewell speech at Old Trafford by footballdaily1 Sir Alex Ferguson said goodbye to Old Trafford with an emotional speech following Manchester United's win against Swansea in his final home game in charge. Fergie's unscripted talk was sandwiched between the match and United's title celebrations.

OFFICIAL PROMO VIDEOS: "IT’S BLUE, WHAT ELSE MATTERS?"

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To celebrate the launch of the new adidas Chelsea FC home shirt for the 2013/14 season, adidas has launched a bold new campaign –‘It's Blue,What Else Matters' encouraging Chelsea fans across the globe to go ‘all in' and buy the new 2013/14 home kit before seeing it.



To mark the occasion, adidas created a film featuring some of Chelsea's biggest stars and iconic imagery that will adorn the club for the 2013/14 season.

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Brendan Rodgers knew Pepe Reina would be leaving Liverpool ‘from last season’

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has indicated it was well-known among the club's hierarchy that goalkeeper Pepe Reina would leave the club this summer. Reina has joined former Reds boss Rafa Benitez at Napoli on a season-long loan deal. And Rodgers' determination to bring Simon Mignolet in from Sunderland makes even more sense in light of [.

Roberto Martinez confirmed as new Everton manager

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Everton have confirmed that Roberto Martinez is their new manager. The FA Cup-winning (and relegated) Wigan boss will be officially unveiled as a press conference this afternoon. A statement on the Toffees' website reads: "Everton Football Club is today delighted to confirm the appointment of Roberto Martinez as its next manager.

Newcastle United

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew reprimands Joe Kinnear over mispronounced names

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has told the club's new director of football Joe Kinnear that he needs to show more respect to the players. The Magpies boss appeared less than impressed with Kinnear's dodgy pronunciations of some of the stars of his squad. He told BBC Radio Newcastle: "Some of the things Joe said he [.

Pardew – The Win Was Very Very Important For This Football Club

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It was a great result this afternoon when Newcastle beat Fulham with a stoppage tome goal from who else Papiss Cisse, but Newcastle are still down to the bare bones and this time it was Davide Santon, who damaged a hamstring and from the look of it he will be out [...]

Walter Broeckx

Cazorla the Spanish agent who moves the bus

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By Walter Broeckx

I think this was a game that was a great summary of our football club in this season. Being the best team, being on top for most of the game but still have to work incredibly hard to get a victory.

Let us start with the bad things. Again we had enough [...]

Loving a football club is like falling in love

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By Walter Broeckx

I have on a few occasions suggested that choosing a football club is the same thing as choosing a wife. You fall in love with it/her and even sometimes the reasons are not really understandable. Some people may not think she is beautiful but for the man who chooses his wife he [.

The Rest

Group One Descending Into Farce As Pro Duta Withdraw

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If I'm being totally honest I couldn't find Persih on a map. I know they come from somewhere in Sumatra but quite where I have no idea until I check wikipedia*. Playing in Group One of Liga 2 they are a football club that rarely makes the news even though they have been a regular name in the second tier for several years.

‘I Want Him To Leave This Club’ – Carlisle Boss Keith Curle Ain’t Got No Time For Lovey-Dovey Man-Management

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By Chris Wright

Anybody who can remember Carlisle boss Keith Curle during his playing days (*shudder*) will probably not be all that surprised to learn he's not really the type of manager to pull punches and mince his words.

Indeed, while discussing the return to training of previously sidelined midfieldduoAlex Marrow and Danny Kearns in a brief chat with the club's website, Curle demonstrated his no-nonsense approach to man-management.

Bali United Pusam

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The 2014 Indonesia Super League wasn't the best of seasons for Pusam (Putra Samarinda). The campaign started badly when the supporters, disappointed with the management of the football club, decided to form their own club.

They eventually purchased the rights to Perseba Super Bangkalan, renamed them Pusamania Borneo and entered the second tier Divisi Utama.

Home Comforts

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In England, a football club's home ground is as much a part of the club's heritage as the shirts and the great names who have worn them in years gone by. Fans grew supporting their team and making a pilgrimage to their home ground and that home ground rarely moved.

The first team to move in my lifetime was, I think, Scunthorpe United which didn't concern.

Son Of Sunda

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Persib are a big club in every way possible. In an era of football austerity as clubs adapt to life without local government funding, Persib have entered the market place and found themselves companies willing to pay hard cash to be associated with the team and of course reach out to the large numbers of supporters.

Tottenham Defender Steven Caulker Signs For Cardiff City On 4-Year Club Record Transfer Fee

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Tottenham central defender Steven Caulker has joined Cardiff City today on a four-year deal that smashes the Welsh club's previous record transfer fee.

Although Cardiff City have not revealed the amount of the transfer fee, it's believed to be £8million plus add-ons, which breaks the previous record of £7.

RVA FC and Erie Admirals ready to kick off NPSL semis in Richmond

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By SCOTT WYANT wyantss@vcu.edu

RICHMOND, Va. (Thursday, July 25, 2013)—RVA Football Club set out to do something special when head coach Grover Gibson established the club in January, now the team is in position to do just that.
Gibson's belief going into the season was that RVA FC would contend come National Premier Soccer League playoff time.

Mark Hughes Comments Today on #QPR and #Stoke

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STOKE CITY OFFICIAL SITE

y May 30, 2013 10:54 stokecityfc.com: Welcome to stokecityfc.com as we bring you live updates from new manager Mark Hughes' first ever press conference.
10:58 stokecityfc.com: Stoke City Player camera's have already sat down with the new boss - so keep your eyes peeled for that interview, which should be online shortly.

Brighton apologise to Crystal Palace over dressing room excrement

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Brighton have apologised to Crystal Palace after excrement was found smeared on the Amex Stadium's away dressing room walls ahead of the Championship play-off semi-final second leg. Someone at Brighton with access to the dressing rooms had staged a dirty protest ahead of the match, and the Eagles arrived for the game to discover their [.

Roberto Mancini Sacked By Manchester City: Official Statement

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Manchester City Football Club have sacked manager Roberto Mancini.

In an official statement by the club, it reads:

"It is with regret that Manchester City Football Club announces that Roberto Mancini has been relieved of his duties as Manchester City Manager.

"This has been a difficult decision for the owner, Chairman and Board to make and it is the outcome of a planned end of season review process that has been brought forward in light of recent speculation and out of respect for Roberto and his extensive contributions to the Football Club.

CHELSEA 2013 SO FAR: Champions of Europe to nearly men!

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The title of this post is a statement none of us ever thought we would be making back at the beginning of the season. Fresh from the best night of our footballing lives in Munich, we realised we had finally done it. We were finally Champions of Europe.

After the celebrations had died down and we saw Chelsea Football Club invest in players for the future, we still had hopes and dreams of another successful season.

Paolo Di Canio and Sunderland Attempt to Diffuse Fascist Allegations, But Open Up a Can of Worms Instead

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Sunderland Football Club released an official statement today attempting to diffuse the controversy regarding the appointment of new manager Paolo Di Canio, who — as some believe — is a self-proclaimed fascist. The club has also moved quickly to stamp out allegations of racist beliefs.

But by doing so, Sunderland have opened up a can of worms.

Torquay United: Providing a Case Against Fans in the Boardroom?

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[M]aking his first appearance on these pages, James Bennettconsiders what fan ownership has done for the club he supports, Torquay United, and wonders whether the club's recent downturn form is perhaps indicative of a wider malaise. ... When a football club is in serious trouble, fans usually look for a reason, a suitable scapegoat for why things have gone so catastrophically wrong.

Football Art: Non-League Lewes FC Have Cornered The Market In Brilliant Matchday Posters (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

We're pretty late on the uptake here, but that's just the way it goes sometimes. Anyway, Lewes FC are an East Sussex-based club currently playing in theIsthmian League Premier Division which is, by our count, the seventh tier of English football.

Known as "The Rooks", Lewes have played at The Dripping Pan a 3,000-capacity (though only 600 seater) former cricket ground since their inception in 1885 and, since 2010, have been a member-owned football club, with comedian Patrick Marber (of "Alan Partridge" and "The Day Today" fame) one of the six founder members of the Rooks' community ownership board as such, the club count the likes of Charles Saatchi, Nigella Lawson and Steve Coogan as shareholders.

Persija Lack Vision

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The Indonesia Super League table doesn't make pretty reading for fans of Persija Jakarta. Their team sits rooted firmly to the bottom with two wins a meagre return from their opening 11 games and last weekend saw a comprehensive 3-1 thrashing by their bitterest rivals Persib Bandung.
The defeat away to Bandung meant the feint ray of hope that followed the narrow 1-0 triumph of Persita Tangerang soon disapated and the club are facing some harsh decisions.

Is The Curse Of The Vaughans Striking Again In Malta?

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It is said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat its mistakes, and it has become increasingly apparent in recent years that Stephen Vaughan and his gaggle of followers may be doomed to repeat their mistakes forever. The first current owner of a football club to fail the Football Association's Fit & Proper Persons Test while the owner of the soon to be deceased Chester City, Vaughan is still serving an eleven year long disqualification from acting as a company director in this country, but this didn't stop him from heading to the Mediterranean in the summer to have another go at running a football club with, as it is starting to look, predictable results.