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English Premier League

State-of-art Spurs stadium to have unique feature

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur’s new 61,000-seater stadium will boast an historic feature by having the first dividing retractable football pitch, the Premier League side announced Thursday.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has said in the past he is keen to host a London NFL franchise and, with this in mind, there will be a grass surface for football and beneath it an artificial surface for American football.

State-of-art Spurs stadium to have unique feature

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur’s new 61,000-seater stadium will boast an historic feature by having the first dividing retractable football pitch, the Premier League side announced Thursday.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has said in the past he is keen to host a London NFL franchise and, with this in mind, there will be a grass surface for football and beneath it an artificial surface for American football.

Man Utd star talks up culture shock

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Park Ji-Sung has enjoyed a very successful career at Manchester United but the South Korea international has revealed some of the cultural challenges that made his journey very challenging at times.

The 31-year old midfielder spent time in Japan and Holland before venturing into the English top flight seven years ago.

England

JT & ENGLAND: "He is so much better than anything else England can trot out in France"

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It's a subject that will divide opinion amongst the public and especially those who do not follow Chelsea. In saying that, it would more than likely divide opinion amongst our own but John Terry IS STILL England's best defender.

All the crap in the past is done with. Everything that has needed to be said has been and John Terry has moved on, we have moved on and football has moved on.

Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio wants to slap ‘Playboy model’ Connor Wickham

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Paolo Di Canio says he is tempted to slap Sunderland youngster Connor Wickham to ensure he fulfils his potential. The Black Cats boss is keen to see the 20-year-old live up to the expectations that came when he arrived on Wearside from Ipswich for £8.1 million two years ago. He said: "Maybe, with this guy, [.

Gadsby wraps Euro 2012

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On the last Gadsby's England Euro2012 Special, Gadsby reviews a wonderful European Championships, and pays tribute to Spain, unquestionably the greatest team ever to walk onto a football pitch.

Euro 2012: Quarterfinals Fixtures

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The group stage is behind us 60 goals in 24 matches over 12 days and now the quarterfinals of Euro 2012 are upon us. Four matches in four days, starting with the first kicking off in a few hours. Â Here are your fixtures, along with a link for each:

Thursday, 21 June 2012 More » Czech Republic 20.

OTP Euro 2012 Podcast – June 21st: Rockin’ Blokhin

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June 21st Rockin' Blokhin by Off The Post on Mixcloud The OTP Podcast set about having a ‘man conversation' about England's progress in to the quarter-finals and quickly found themselves distracted by the apoplectic actions of Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin. We celebrate his gesture gymnastics on the sidelines and commend his fight proposal off [.

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Irked Local Woman Builds Fence Right Down The Middle Of Otelul Galati’s Training Pitch (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

"Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to completely screw up a football pitch we go"

Over in Romania, the Otelul Galati players that turned up for training at the crack of 10 o'clock this morning were greeted by a surprise new addition to theirZoltan David training complex a big bloody fence plonked right down the middle of the main pitch.

Pele Unveils New Football Pitch In Brazilian Favela Which Uses Players’ Energy To Produce Electricity (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Brazilian football icon Pele has helped unveil a brand new artificial football pitch in oneRio de Janeiro's poorest neighbourhoods which can harness the energy produced by players' movement in order to generate electricity.

Fundedby theShell oil company, the newly-refurbished pitch in Rio'sMorro da Mineira favela now uses 200 kinetic tiles to harness energy produced the players moving around on top of it as well as using solar panels to power six of its own LED floodlight to keep the arena safely and economicallyilluminated into the evening.

Bayern Munich Donate 255 Allianz Arena Seats To Macedonian School To Help Upgrade Their Football Pitch (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Cracking little Sunday morning feelgood story here, with the news that Bayern Munich have answered a cry for help from a Macedonian school in their continuing attempts to provide adequate football facilities for their pupils.

Writing on behalf of the school in Dollogozha, Bayern's worldwide fanclub politely requested that the Bavarian club donate 100 of the removed seats that were replaced during this summer's modernisation of the South Stand at the Allianz Arena.

FIFA

FIFA Select Wonky Pitch On Scottish Island Of Eriskay As One Of World’s ‘Most Unique Places To Place Football’

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By Chris Wright

A bumpy, gnarled, undulating, higgledy-piggledyand previously-five-cornered football pitch on a remote Scottish island has been deemed by FIFA to be one of the eight most interesting places to play football in the entire world.

As such, the pitch on the Outer Hebredian isle of Eriskay (population: 150) is set to feature in a documentary that is to be screened at FIFA's new museum in Zurich when it opens to the public next year.

FIFA Throws Book At Suarez And Uruguay

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Uruguay and Liverpool were both stunned today when FIFA announced that Luis Suarez had been suspended from all football-related activity for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

The Premier League's player of the year will miss the rest of the World Cup and well as at least the first nine games of the Premier League season plus three Champions League matches.

The Hijab on the Pitch

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(Article cross-posted from "Muslim Feminisms" forum at The Feminist Wire) Members of the Iranian National Women's Football team (Source: FIFPro)

On Friday, July 6, the French Football Federation announced that it would ban the wearing of hijab during all organized competitions held in France.

The Hijab on the Turf

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On Friday, the French Football Federation announced that it would ban the wearing of hijab during all organized competitions held in France. The Federation declared that in doing so it was fulfilling it's "duty to respect the constitutional and legislative principles of secularism that prevails in our country and features in its statutes.

The Veil on the Turf

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On Friday, the French Football Federation announced that it would ban the wearing of veils during all organized competitions held in France. The Federation declared that in doing so it was fulfilling it's "duty to respect the constitutional and legislative principles of secularism that prevails in our country and features in its statutes.

Arsenal

Tactics Column: Walcott on the periphery, Ramsey, Giroud on top form

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It wasn't long ago that Theo Walcott was considered Arsenal's most dangerous weapon, his breathtaking speed offering The Gunners a straight line alternative to their triangle passing. Part of this potency was that there was an almost otherworldly quality about his presence on the football pitch; like an Olympic sprinter transported on the football field to receive the baton, or a linebacker haring down the line onto a long pass which terrified opponents.

Thoughts On Liverpool and Manchester United Games

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That was the perfect storm, if there can be such a thing on a football pitch.

Arsenal's individual and tactical mistakes all came to the fore in the just right manner to accentuate Liverpool's corresponding strengths. Throw in a tiny but crucial dollop of luck for the home side and you get the recipe for a disastrous spell of football from Arsenal's point of view.

Photos: Arsenal set to play on a building site tonight

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Arsenal are going to play their match against Marseille on a building site, judging by these photos. The French side are in the middle of major works to their stadium and it shows. Daily Mirror reporter John Cross has posted these pictures on Instagram. He reports: "More of a building site than a football [.

Video: Arsene Wenger refuses to comment on Arsenal transfer targets

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has refused to comment on potential signings in the final week of the transfer window. The Frenchman was presented with the names of Real Madrid trio Karim Benzema, Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil, as well as being asked more generally about who he hopes to sign. But he would not [.

Arsenal want extra game to get Wilshere and Sagna ready for the Premier league

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After playing their first competitive football for Arsenal in 14 and 6 months respectively, Jack Wilshere and Bacary Sagna needed an international break like Steve Bould needs a hairdryer. The next scheduled under 21 match is not until the night of Monday 22nd October which would mean a two week break for the players.

Wenger brushes off striker exit

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After watching his side succumb to a second straight goalless draw, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger rubbished claims that they'll struggle to cope with the departure of talisman Robin van Persie.

The Gunners' leading goalscorer from last season completed a shocking move to Manchester United earlier this month, and while Arsenal fired yet another blank the Dutchman was on the scoresheet at Old Trafford.

Wenger: United couldn’t find anyone else

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has implied that Manchester United's aggressive pursuit of former Gunners skipper Robin van Persie this summer was a desperation move as the Red Devils couldn't find anyone else on the transfer market.

Wenger was responding to questions over his attacking signings this summer following the club's 0-0 draw at home to Sunderland yesterday and insisted that the likes of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud were some of the best available players on the market.

Arsenal Ladies Planning Bid For Olympic Boxing Champ Katie Taylor

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By Alan Duffy

After securing the first-ever women's Lightweight boxing gold-medallist, Irish heroine Katie Taylor was rumoured to be on the radar of Women's Super League champions Arsenal.

The Bray-born 26-year-old is an experienced Irish football international, representing the Girls In Green on 40 occasions.

Bendtner’s punishment sparks new controversy

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When Nicklas Bendtner showed the world his Paddy Power underwear after scoring against Portugal in Denmark's 3-2 loss at Euro 2012, he probably had no idea how much controversy his seemingly innocent actions would stir. But it's not actually Bendtner's action that has caused the newest uproar, it's UEFA's reaction that has fans bewildered.

Videos

Video: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s post-match bikini posing

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When you're Zlatan Ibrahimovic, enormous levels of self-confidence come with the territory. Still, wandering round a football pitch in what appears to be a bikini is brave even by the Swedish striker's standards. This video comes from PSG's friendly against Real Madrid. After the final whistle, Zlatan stripped down to a heart rate monitor and [.

Video: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez finds office work during ban

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Luis Suarez is occupying himself during his 10-match ban by working in office. At least that's what he's up to in this hilarious TV advert for Uruguayan internet firm Abitab. Unfortunately, the Liverpool striker is unable to leave his bad-boy tendencies on the football pitch and it turns out he's just as much of a [.

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos sent-off for kicking opponent in the face

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The thing with a winter break in football is that it forces a hardened card addict like Sergio Ramos to go cold turkey. Let them loose on a football pitch again in January and they're bound to overdose. The Real Madrid defender got his fix during last night's victory over Celta Vigo. He satisfied his [.

A Seasoned Display of Jubilation – The Best Goal Celebrations

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Here's a video that may brighten up your Monday morning a little a montage of some of the best goal celebrations seen on a football pitch, as performed by some fans of the game.

Maybe the guys could learn a few tricks from StJarnan FC of Iceland, whom ply their trade in the top league of Iclandic football, who seem to have made a habit of performing some quality celebrations.

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.

TOP FIVE: Moments of the Season So Far

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Well, well, well, finally a TOP FIVE surrounded in optimism and football joy. After having to find excuses to talk about anything other than the actual football on the pitch so far this season, we can finally revel in the relentless winning machine that is Manchester United.

Incidentally, this was written before the Hull game, but surely, SURELY, Mike Phelan won't stand in the way of his beloved Red Devils' march to Wembley.

Essential reading

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Since I started this site an underlying ethos (!)has been that we really shouldn't be half as certain about things we see on a football pitch as we are. I'd get into message board arguments over this kind of thing, people taking positions that I felt couldn't really be justified with any great certainty.

What is the Sir Matt Busby ‘Believe’ movie all about?

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'Believe' is a fictional story about Sir Matt Busby which has been shown in a few cinemas up and down the country over the past week and is now available on DVD.

It is set in Manchester in the 1980′s and is based on Busby's love for nurturing young talent and getting the best out of local lads on the football pitch.

Snapshot: Another Brazilian Football Pitch That Won’t Be Ready In Time For The World Cup…

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By Chris Wright

Err, your pitch is a bit underwater mate...

We know what you're thinking but, no, this isn't one of Brazil's several unfinished World Cup stadiums rather a beach-side football pitch in the tourist resort of Beberibe, just outside of Fortaleza (one of the 2014 World Cup host cities), photographed a couple of days ago after being submerged by a high tide.

Competition: Win a pair of miadidas camouflage Nitrocharge or Predator Lethal Zones boots

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OTP has teamed up with Adidas to give you the chance to win a pair of miadidas camouflage Nitrocharge or Predator Lethal Zones boots customised to your specifications. While we'd be a bit cautious about adopting Adidas' take on camouflage on the battlefield, we'd have no such qualms when it comes to the football pitch.

Squad Appraisal: Batman, Robin and so much more up front!

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What a time to do a review of our striking options, eh? Robin van Persie just saved our sorry asses against Southampton with a brilliant hat-trick. Who needs Rooney, and so on and so forth. We have Arsenal! Yes, the very same person who said we didn't really need Robin is now going gaga over our star striker.

Andres Iniesta Nike Football CTR360 Maestri III “Take Control” Ad

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Nike Football introduces the CTR360 Maestri III football boot with a new commercial entitled "Take Control" featuring FC Barcelona soccer great Andres Iniesta. The advert showcases Iniesta and the competition as string puppets before reverting to real life footballers.

Ad Credits:
The music in Nike commercial is Zigeunerweisen, Op.

Fabrice Muamba Retires From Football

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Sad to hear that Muamba has had to retire from football but based on whats happened to him healthwise no-one at all can blame him! I think the majority of football fans would have felt fearful to see Fabrice back on a football pitch so I can't imagine how family or friends would have felt had he returned as a player.

Why I’m up for the Czechs tonight + boardroom thoughts

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Good morning to you as the rains return. Yesterday was nice, somewhat warm, and occasionally sunny. This morning it's lashing down, grey and miserable. And it's the longest day of the year too. Oh well.

It was a Euro 2012 free zone last night and I have to admit I kinda missed it. Although I'm not the biggest fan of the international game, it's nice to watch football without the tension and nervousness there is with every Arsenal fixture.

A Tale of Four Cities

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Now coming towards the end of my tour of Ukraine, I thought it was time to discuss what the Ukraine has to offer.

Before the tournament started there was plenty of bad publicity. Now I believe that the reason there are not as many supporters here as normal is the ridiculous prices being charged from the outset by the local hoteliers.