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Reinvention Is Survival

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Reinvention is survival. It's one of the most often quoted aphorisms in business because complacency can be as fatal to any enterprise as a economic downturn. Any leader knows that change is necessary but painful. The best way forward is to establish a clear goal that's mutually agreed by everyone and build on existing strengths so that development is gradual rather than a transformative shock.

Monday Meanderings. And Meditation on a Fine Weekend.

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I won't lie to you. Because of a family bash, I missed Saturday's match and I've not tried to confabulate an in-depth, incisive match report on the basis of MOTD and Football First. All right then, you forced it out of me, even then I dozed off for a moment or two. Not my side of [...]

Breaking Injury # 2: Cudicini Crashes Bike

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Usually when the injury news pops up over the International Break it comes in the form of pulled hamstrings or strained thighs - as in Frank Lampard's case with England today.
But this year continues to be the year of sad and scary high speed road accidents in world football.
First the d(r)iver Cristiano Ronaldo wrecked his Ferrari.

Real Madrid

Athletic Bilbao wonder-dribble gets the Ray Hudson orgasmic commentary treatment

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Ray Hudson, do your wonders never cease? The Geordie commentator, who plies his eclectic linguistics on an American sports channel, is a fan of football first and a describer of football matches second. We expect he requires a bib in the gantry given his habit of salivating like a hyena at a barbecue during his [.

Brazilian goals and news in Europe

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Brazil and Lyon fullback Michel Bastos has denied transfer rumors linking him to leave the french club after the World Cup in South Africa. Bastos will definitely be in Dunga's list of 22 for this year's football highlight and will likely cause some interest with bigger ambitions than Lyon. The french club proved to have a small team mentality after their pathetic elimination from the UEFA Champions League to Bayern Munich.

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Crowds

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7:1 win vs Adelaide last night. Oh yes oh yes oh yes. Ra ra ra. We actually are the best in the World and everyone else is, slowly but surely, learning to live with it.

The question being repeated everywhere is, how come only eleven and a half thousand people saw one of the greatest football spectacles we might expect to see in club football?

Fergie Time: England vs. The Sun, Liverpool, Newcastle, Everyone

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Welcome to Fergie Time, a roundup/newsletter type deal that delivers news, opinion and links directly to your screen. As the name suggests, there will be some exaggeration, nsfw moments, canceled press conferences (oh, who are we kidding) and late, late, late scoring of points. You'll like it, trust me.

English football

Chelsea Eye Brazilian Wonder Kid Neymar

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Reigning English champions Chelsea are lining up a bid to land Brazil's hottest talent Neymar. The 18 year old has been the talk of the samba nation ever since he burst into the limelight with Brazil's youth team in last year's u-17 World Cup finals staged in Nigeria.

Now i won't pretend and say that i have watched any of Neymar's games because i haven't , but just for the record, this is definitely not the first time i am hearing of Neymar.

Beckham goes down, out of World Cup

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David Beckham suffered a rupture of his Achilles tendon in the closing stages of the Milan-Chievo match today. He will fly to Finland tomorrow for a more complete scan and surgery. Not only does this injury mean the end of his World Cup aspirations for England, it also spells the end of his England national team career, his European club career, and his 2010 MLS season.

Portsmouth, Chester City, Southend - A Dark Day for English Football

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Prominent sports writer Brian Glanville has for some time referred to the Premier League as the 'Greed is Good' League. A cynical reflection of the fact that English football's top flight, with it's £3.4 billion pounds worth of total debt, has for some time been living well beyond it's means in a desperate, rampant scramble for dollars and cents.

A good week or bad week for English football?

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In a week where Liverpool struggled to beat a team that sounds like an STI, Lukasz ‘Flappy-hand-ski' handed Porto a slim lead, Scotland lost a champions league place, Man Utd struggled to beat a team with more OAPs then a bingo hall, Portsmouth look like going under and a champions league play off was proposed, overall not a great week in English football.

Proving that both the English league and Champs league are corrupt

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I will admit at once that there are two problems in proving corruption exists within English football. First, the only people who stand a chance of proving corruption are a) the police b) the football authorities c) an insider in a club, or a journalist with exquisite sources. As I will outline below, part of my argument is that the [.

Calderon is Gone; Ronaldo Rumors Gone Too?

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Friday evening Real Madrid's most controversial figure, Ramon Calderon, resigned from his presidential duties. The 57 year old was caught up in a voting scandal, where Spanish newspapers accused Calderon of "irregularities" in the way that he got the club's accounts approved. Apparently he stacked the general assembly with fake delegates, one of whom is actually a season ticket holder at Atletico Madrid.

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Robert Pires rejects Philadelphia move

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Philly is now claiming they never made him an offer:

"It's a bit of a shock as to where all this is coming from," said [Philly owner Nick] Sakiewicz. "A, He's never been here and B, we never made him an [official] offer. Look, I think Robert is a good player with a lot of experience and a lot of good football left in him, but he may just not have been for us; and obviously, given his comments, he clearly is not for us.

Robert Pires rejects Philadelphia move

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Philly is now claiming they never made him an offer:

"It's a bit of a shock as to where all this is coming from," said [Philly owner Nick] Sakiewicz. "A, He's never been here and B, we never made him an [official] offer. Look, I think Robert is a good player with a lot of experience and a lot of good football left in him, but he may just not have been for us; and obviously, given his comments, he clearly is not for us.

The Rest

Video: Dave Bassett whets your appetite for some thrilling analysis on Football First

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While you're enjoying the Aston Villa vs Newcastle highlights, the Sky Sports team are busy checking Dave Bassett's pulse.

Ireland Goes Sadly Retro: Banana Thrown At Gael Clichy During Man City Friendly In Limerick

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By Alan Duffy

It must be retro-week in football. First English fans rioting in Europe and now bananas being thrown at black players.

In a story which makes me, an Irishman, weep with despair, Man City's Gael Clichy has complained that a banana was thrown at him during his side's friendly game with League of Ireland side Limerick City at Thomond Park on Sunday.

More Embarrassment In Thai Football

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As a farang we are not expected by Thais to have any concept of face. We don't understand their notions of power, patronage or status. We don't understand what it means to lose face in front of others and expunge that loss with a wai and a vague promise to enter a monastery at some undetermined future date.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Sergio Ramos vs Daniel Alves

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The two best right backs in world football First up is the right back position and I think the answer is  clearly NOT OBVIOUS in this case as both are extremely good, extremely fit, extremely motivated and extremely competitive. One thing to note about both these defenders is that they both made their BIG money move [.

Sound Of Football Podcast 13

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Welcome aboard for another edition of the Sound Of Football Podcast. This week your master of ceremonies Chris Oakley, ably assisted by is ushers Graham Sibley and Terry Duffelen discuss the comings and goings (with the emphasis on the latter) in the world of football.

First up is beleaguered Hull City boss Phil Brown but unlike others the chaps aren't too quick to poke him with sharp sticks until he falls over the precipice.

United 2-1 Arsenal: The game we contrived to throw away

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Man United 2 (Rooney pen 59, Diaby og 64) Arsenal 1 (Arshavin 40)
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I missed Saturday's game as it was the last day of our club's cricket season, but having listened to it on the radio, and now watched the whole match in retrospect, I finally feel in a position to comment.