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‘Usain I Couldn’t Play For United?’ – Sprint Super-Hero Bolt Ready For Red Devils Run-Out

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By Alan Duffy

Hot on the heels of his explosive 100m victory at London 2012, Jamaican megastar Usain Bolt has reiterated his desire to play for his beloved Man Utd.

The sprinter visited Sir Alex and co back in 2009, when he floated the idea of having a trial with the club.

Who are the real footie fans?

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Written by Red Arse

I am a fan! Like many Arsenal fans I call myself, with a great deal of pride, a ‘Gooner'. This clearly identifies me as a fan of the greatest footie club in the world. I bet you do too.

But here is the thing. Although the behaviour, the thought processes and the values of many who also call themselves Gooners chimes very closely with my own ideals, there are many others who seem to have decidedly different views of what constitutes a real fan.

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Calling International Gooners

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Lieutenant-Colonel Richard DidIt DSO and Bar, otherwise known as My Great Uncle Dick DidIt, was far from the hero his gongs would imply. The reality is that the man was simply a massive Con Artist, or what we refer to these days as a Salesman. History is littered with such rogues. Stan Flashman, Gerald Ratner and Harry Redknapp all spring to mind.

Calling International Gooners

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Lieutenant-Colonel Richard DidIt DSO and Bar, otherwise known as My Great Uncle Dick DidIt, was far from the hero his gongs would imply. The reality is that the man was simply a massive Con Artist, or what we refer to these days as a Salesman. History is littered with such rogues. Stan Flashman, Gerald Ratner and Harry Redknapp all spring to mind.

When Arsenal finally wins the CL, we WILL do London proud

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Johan Cruijff: "Chelsea winning the CL final is a defeat for proper football. I'd rather not win it than to have to play this way."

Recently, I have been extremely grumpy and needed a bit of time to reflect on a bad week for honest, beautiful football, which started with the Northern Oilers succeeding in buying the title, and finished six days later, with the London Oilers getting their greasy hands on the ‘Cup with the big ears'.

When Arsenal finally wins the CL, we WILL do London proud

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Johan Cruijff: "Chelsea winning the CL final is a defeat for proper football. I'd rather not win it than to have to play this way."

Recently, I have been extremely grumpy and needed a bit of time to reflect on a bad week for honest, beautiful football, which started with the Northern Oilers succeeding in buying the title, and finished six days later, with the London Oilers getting their greasy hands on the ‘Cup with the big ears'.

FA Cup 2012: The Afters

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Chelsea won the FA Cup final 2 -1 over Liverpool on Saturday. Well done lads.

Now let's get to what we do have the authority to speak on: footballers' party habits.

To both Chelsea and LFC fans, we have the following to offer for either maintaining your good mood or improving your irritation:

- In the locker room post-match, most of the exciting action occurred over Didier Drogba's shoulder whilst he was being interviewed by Chelsea TV: Branislav Ivanovic tried to dance (0.

We Told You Last Year Fergie Was Building a New Team

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It seems all the major footie Journalists have decided to jump on the band wagon, telling us about Fergie building a new squad of young tallent.

 But hold on a second just last season these guy's were telling us how United were finished as a major power in English football because of their ageing squad who won the Premier League Title last season.

James Owen: Future Fashionable Footy Star

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Michael Owen snapped this shot of his son, James, sporting his own (mini) England NT kit before the father and son duo skipped out to a kiddie training session. Seeing Mikey's boy all proud in his footie clobber was so overwhelmingly endearing that even our office wheelie chairs caved to the cuteness.

Good Week/Bad Week: Lost In Translation

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With stories as vital and varied as David Luiz' language lunacy, Helen Flanagan's root issues and Peter Crouch's wedding woes, Kickette's Good Week/Bad Week column is the only place you can arm yourself with the information you need for a successful weekend.

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Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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FYI, Kickettes a few of our staffers are making the trip up to Manchester for tonight's derby, which means fact/spell-checked stories and drunk tweeting can not be guaranteed.

Otherwise, how's Monday going over thus far for you?

Saturday

- Jermain Defoe is allegedly back to his old ways, stepping out with some girl who isn't his current steady, Alexandra Burke.

Movie Titles To Describe Your Sex Life: Too Much Information?

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When we're not watching the footie, we love nothing better than kicking back with an industrial sized bucket of popcorn and criticising the hell out of the latest offerings from Hollywood. We were therefore thrilled when a "Movie Titles To Describe Your Sex Life" thread broke out on Twitter yesterday.

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Barcelona – All the Possessions, Get Robbed

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Barcelona have all the possessions. 75% of the play, hundreds of passes, gold ingots embossed with Messi and his ilk. All that treasure waiting to be robbed. It's a perfect plot for some good old London gangsters to exploit. Today, Chelsea burgled the Catalans, stealing the goal in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final in England's capital.

Futbolita’s Travelling Postcards From London!

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One of the best parts about travelling is meeting exciting and inspiring individuals from all walks of life. Here are some of the fabulous folks, futbolitos and futbolitas in London posing with Futbolita and/or our postcards! We'll share a lot more including video footage very soon!

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Kraut Kaputs County and Knicks Your Cash

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We'd like to tell you a brief story.

After two relegations in a row Stockport County appointed former German international Didi Hamann as manager three months ago.

And it is already looking as though a third demotion from the Conference National is on the cards as County are level on points with Lincoln City who occupy the fourth relegation slot currently.

Javier Hernandez for Manchester United (v Bolton Wanderers), 10 September 2011

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Emma Davies on Twitter: "For all the ill-informed haters ... Kevin spoke to Tom Cleverly [sic] on the phone earlier. He would never intentionally hurt anyone."

Name football's dirty players. Paul Scholes, perhaps. Midfield hardmen like Lee Bowyer and Joey Barton. Football's hard-tackling cheats are idiots, aren't they?

Major League Soccer

The YSA Report: August 2011 now available @ CSRN

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Welcome to the newest show on CSRN, The YSA Report, covering the Philadelphia Union of MLS!

The August Edition of the YSA Report features panelists: Jon Marks, Nick Youngstein – Unholy Union blog, Earl "Kemosabe" Gardner – Evil Genius Producer and as always Murph.

In the August YSA Report Podcast we break down the Columbus Crew match, talk about the Union's new signing Freddy Adu, hear about Roger Torres new business venture, talk to Union Ultras the Bearfight Brigade, examine Nowak's preferred XI, and his foray into Twitter.

The First Fan (Of Soccer and Beer)

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The President's posse... the Colorado Rapids.The President welcomed the reigning Major League Soccer champions Colorado Rapids to the White House this week building on his already bulging soccer credentials. He even compared himself to Barcelona great Lionel Messi.

Even though its customary for Presidents to welcome league title holders in American sports, Barack Obama has proven to be unique in his soccer fandom from his predecessors.

THE WEEKLY FIVE - What The Premiership Could Learn From MLS

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Welcome to The Weekly Five. Each week I address a topic by presenting a list of five examples that support, oppose or simply relate to the subject.

There is no doubt that the English Premiership, one of the top (if not the) best soccer leagues in the world, is better than Major League Soccer.

The Rest

The Most Painful Euro 2012 Ireland Pump-Up Video You Will See Today

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Video: "Put the Green Cape On" by Jedward (aka "Why Joyce Left Ireland")

Spotted by Footie and Music.

Quick Thoughts On: United v. Fire

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Apologies if this is a bit scattershot, but the web feed was pretty rough (though much appreciated) and I'm enjoying some Cabernet Franc with my footie tonight...

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Chicago controlled much of the possession and had more and better chances, but Hamdi Salihi did what he's been paid the DP cash to do.

Cascadia: Assembling the Cascadian Men's National Team

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Today it was announced that yet another US Men's National team game was scheduled for somewhere somewhere thousands of miles away from the Pacific Northwest. The game is to be played against Scotland and will be held in the very, very soccer friendly state of Florida. Jacksonville, to be precise.

FC Nantes’ New Sponsor Releases Possibly The Sexiest Soccer Ad Ever

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Currently in 6th place in France's second tier of soccer, French Ligue 2 club FC Nantes has a new sponsor in the form of brick and mortar and online footie...

MLS: Working the Marketing Machine

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More Seattlish stuff...

(First, apologies, if you just flew over from Twitter based upon a certain Megan Fox tweet that bent the truth. This is, afterall, a piece on marketing. Read on friend for the connector.)

A great tweet on Sunday for MLS: 64,140 people watched Seattle beat San Jose in MLS this weekend.

What Did We Learn: Week 2

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Still one match left to go and we still haven't seen Spurs play. That aside, here are some observations from a weekend where I got to watch a pretty serious amount of footie. Here we go... Mo Rules - As we mentioned over the summer, buying road players is a dodgy proposition. Â Exhibit A from this weekend is Manchester City.

Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story

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What a great footie story: USMNT and Vancouver Whitecaps centre back Jay Demerit. I was fortunate enough to meet DeMerit last winter after he left Watford and just as he had begun his winter training camp with Vancouver and ... Continue reading →

Ireland football podcast - Episode 1

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From Dublin to Australia to the Ukraine, we catch up with Gary and John from YBIG.ie and Foot.ie who talk about the forums and Irish soccer.

Some of the topics discussed include:

- European Fans Championships
- Players on the Move
- Dodgey Posters

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Debacle! FIFA12 Will Not Feature Every MLS Club

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This is sure to bring out the pitchforks and torches from the FIFA faithful: this year's version of the finest footie game around will only feature a partial selection of MLS clubs. To say this is disappointing is an understatement; how else can Red Bull New York win the league if not for a prolonged campaign of late-night button mashing on my couch.

VIDEO: Walk Among Us Trailer

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If you're in Seattle ahead of Saturday night's big Sounders-Timbers steel-cage death-match, you should make it a point to stop by Golazo HQ on Friday night. The footie-fixated energy drink manufacturer are throwing what looks to be a proper party under the moniker of Los Fanaticos featuring 3v3 soccer, DJ's, FIFA 11 tournaments, and complimentary (read: free for your broke/cheap/stingy ass) Golazoritas & Brougham Bitter, the bespoke brew of the ECS.

AC Milan: Clowning Around?

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Smiling through the pain? Mark van Bommel, Clarence Seedorf and Luca Antonini model the new AC Milan home strip. Image via soccereviews.com

The Serie A champions launched their new home kit last week, and being the self-appointed connoisseurs of all this fash and footie on the web, we would be derelict in our duty if we were to neglect to make some sort of comment.

The Seven Ages Of Fan, Part Five: The Justice

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As some of you will already be aware, for the next few weeks Monday night is now literature night here on Twohundredpercent. We are delighted to welcome Football Hobo's Alan Smithy back to our pages this evening for the fifth act of his seven part epic which traces the life of the football supporter in relation to the celebrated monologue from Shakespeare's "As You Like It", which is better known as "The Seven Ages Of Man", or "All The World's A Stage".