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Video: Sky Sports News reporter Nick Collins has a nasty on-air fall

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Sky Sports News reporter Nick Collins was broadcasting outside Wembley ahead of tonight's match between England and Scotland when he decided to venture into the field of slapstick comedy. Presumably standing on some sort of platform to ensure that Wembley was framed nicely behind his head, Collins somehow lost his footing and went flying out [.

Video: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres’ comedy fall / mazy run

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Fernando Torres gave the first indication that he intends to continue veering between the sublime and the ridculous this season during Chelsea's pre-season victory over AC Milan. The Spaniard managed to fall over the ball while under virtually no pressure whatsoever. But having recovered his footing, he went on a mazy run, beating three Milan [.

Euro 2012: Germany v Greece Highlights

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It's the Euro vs. Austerity... not really, but the country suffering through financial difficulties takes on the country most likely footing a majority of the bill... It wasn't even close. A great Samaras goal for Greece, but it was all Germany who went up 4-1 before giving up a token penalty by Boateng on a handball in the box late in the game.

Video: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is thrown to the ground by the weight of his dissenting arm

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Such were the levels of dissent shown by Liverpool striker Luis Suarez during yesterday's defeat to West Brom that he was forced to the ground by his own arm movement. The ferocity of the Uruguayan's appeal caused him to lose his footing and be flung to the ground, cartoon style. Via 101GG


Pitch invader accidentally performs brutal tackle from behind on Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough v Sunderland)

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Hoyte-y toity The undoubted highlight of Sunderland's extra-time FA Cup victory over local rivals Middlesbrough last night was this bizarre slide tackle on Boro defender Justin Hoyte from a pitch invader. A couple of morons ran onto the pitch. One of them lost his footing behind Hoyte and ended up sliding through the back of [.

Manchester City

Top five conclusions: Manchester City 2-2 Ajax

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1. Football is poking and prodding Roberto Mancini. The blinking, twitchy Manchester City boss is a man on the edge. 2. Sergio Aguero's decision to give his super slippery shoes a run-out backfired. After falling over in a few promising situations, it eventually turned out that the Argentine striker could only keep his footing when [.

Oh Pirlo! Germany’s Next – Italy Through To Semi-Finals After Beating England On Penalty Kicks

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From Andrea Pirlo's ridiculously cheeky penalty kick (Mio dio, WHAT a tease!) to England's spirited performance (gotta give it to the lads for fighting to the very end), tonight's quarter-final between England and Italy had it all even if we all had to go through 130 minutes of it!

Arsenal

Van Persie's hat trick bails out Man Utd against Southampton, 3-2

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Is it possible to be a legend in two clubs within two consecutive seasons? Robin Van Persie may just be on his way to being that. This like the other two previous matches was not Utd at its best. They are leaking goals, getting bossed in the midfield, and coincidentally like Arsenal last season, over reliant on Van Persie for their scoring.

Arsenal hero Robert Pires tells OTP that Wayne Rooney’s absence will give France the edge against England

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Former France international Robert Pires says Wayne Rooney's suspension will help his compatriots to victory against but he would have backed them to win regardless. Speaking exclusively to OTP, the once iconic goatee wearer said: "I am sorry but I will always have to say France, they will win, no Rooney, good news for [.

Gazidis Prepares For Grilling From Arsenal Fans

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Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is due to meet with around 300 Arsenal Supporters' Trust (AST) members at Emirates Stadium this week and it looks like from the questions submitted by AST members, that Gazidis will be on the hot seat.

According to the AST web site, Arsenal and Gazidis have agreed to cover the following topics:

  • The club's footballing expectations for this coming season, 2012/2013, and whether qualifying for the Champions League is the extent of the club's ambitions
  • Â The new Elite Player Performance Plans being introduced and what this will mean for youth development at Arsenal
  • Â The future of the Arsenal Fanshare scheme and club support to promote continued plurality in the ownership through supporter shareholders
  • Â What progress Ivan Gazidis feels has been made in his first three years at the club and an update on the club's five year strategic plan
  • What lessons have been learned from last summer's transfer window to make sure things go more smoothly and successfully this year, and the position regarding Robin van Persie
  • How the club will drive commercial income aggressively in the short term given the long-terms tie-ins on stadium naming, kit rights and shirt sponsorship and the need for more tertiary and overseas deals
  • The club's view of Financial Fair Play regulations and what plans we have should they have little impact
  • Given that Arsenal now has two billionaire investors owning over 96% of the club, is there a case for them investing funds to put us on a competitive footing before FFP starts to bite?

Solid: A Case for the Defence

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What can we conclude from the last 9 games? In my opinion we can say without doubt that the defence has done some hard work on the training ground and it is a solid defence that wins games.

Look at the stats. Last 9 games 6 goals conceded. Previous 9 games  15 goals conceded. Our first 9 games saw us concede 17 times!

Solid: A Case for the Defence

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What can we conclude from the last 9 games? In my opinion we can say without doubt that the defence has done some hard work on the training ground and it is a solid defence that wins games.

Look at the stats. Last 9 games 6 goals conceded. Previous 9 games  15 goals conceded. Our first 9 games saw us concede 17 times!

Arsenal Revival Against Tottenham – Postgame Vlog

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Welcome to the video blog by Jules for Arsenalinsider.com. Jules takes us through the weekend victory over Tottenham.

Tottenham came into this match with a 10-point lead over Arsenal and it is clearly their best start to a domestic season in 50 years. Arsenal on the other hands, are experiencing their worst domestic campaign of the past fifteen years but they were determined to prove that class is permanent and form is temporary.

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Pompey’s Spider Trap: Chainrai Walks But His Web remains

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It appears us Pompey fans have upset Mr Chainrai and he no longer wants to own our club. In an spate of dummy spitting of some awe-inspiring magnitude on Wednesday he withdrew his bid to be our 'reluctant saviour' for a third time. Firing a tirade of self-exposing blame-shifting Mr Chainrai has taken up Portpin's bid and walked.

Pompey’s Spider Trap: Chainrai Walks But His Web remains

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It appears us Pompey fans have upset Mr Chainrai and he no longer wants to own our club. In an spate of dummy spitting of some awe-inspiring magnitude on Wednesday he withdrew his bid to be our 'reluctant saviour' for a third time. Firing a tirade of self-exposing blame-shifting Mr Chainrai has taken up Portpin's bid and walked.

Major League Soccer

2012 MLS, Week 23: Predictions

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Seattle hopes to bounce back from their Open Cup loss. (Getty Images)

A quick note to start off this week's predictions post. The Columbus-Toronto game that was originally scheduled for tomorrow afternoon has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 22. MLS and the two clubs agreed to the move of the game yesterday evening so the Crew could attend the funeral of Kirk Urso.

Midfield Letdown

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Lee Nguyen struggled to make a impact against Sporting Kansas City's physical defending. (Photo: Chris Aduama/aduama.com).

Let's be honest with one another: the Shalrie Joseph trade to Chivas USA had nothing to do with the New England Revolution's 1-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City. This loss was about New England's poor play through the midfield, though.

The Resurgence of Branko Boskovic

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Article by Anders Aarhus



There were plenty of expectations for Ben Olsen and DC United coming into this season as the team was finally expected to turn around their bad form of the last few seasons and contend for a playoff spot. And through the first third of the season those expectations have been met, even exceeded, as the Black and Red are in second place in the Eastern Conference.

Revs Have Quiet Optimism Heading Into MLS Season Opener

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It has been an extremely busy offseason for the New England Revolution. Not only did the Revolution replace log-term coach Steve Nicol with Jay Heaps, but the roster has undergone a total makeover, with 11 new players coming in and 12 players leaving. Expect the Revs to add at least another two more players in the next week or so.

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Berry winner lifts Fire past TFC

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BRIDGEVIEW, IL- The Chicago Fire returned to Toyota Park Saturday night to take on Toronto FC, relying on a game-winning header from ROTY candidate Austin Berry late in the 2nd half. Â The win extends Chicago's unbeaten streak at home against Eastern Conference opponents, while also giving them more wins on the season than either of their previous two campaigns.

Post-Game Hangover: Reflections On Revs @ Quakes

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After taking a day of rest to think about everything, I guess the match Saturday night wasn't that bad. After all, that's what we do here at The Bent Musket--find the positives whenever and wherever we can. And if you're going to get the positive juices flowing out of me, then the start of the season is prime-time for it.

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Jerry Watch London 2012: Bengtson Knocks Spain Out

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Jerry Bengtson and Honduras pulled off an incredible upset yesterday at St. James' Park in Newcastle, drumming out the tournament favorite by beating Spain 1-0. Jerry scored the match's lone goal with an excellent early-game header, continuing his red-hot run of form in the tournament.

Despite the scoreline, Spain dominated the match if the highlights are any indication.

Liverpool 0-1 Fulham

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Skrtel (OG) 6'

Well, that was embarrassing. On Hodgson's big day, a performance reminiscent of his horrific tenure, against another of his former clubs.

Because of Liverpool's multiple, frequent failures earlier this season, the result's basically meaningless.

Seattle Sounders Vs. Santos Laguna: 2-1 Win Wasn't Perfect, But It Was Close

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The Seattle Sounders knew they needed to play one of their best games ever to beat Santos Laguna on Wednesday in the home leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal. While they weren't quite perfect, the Sounders were certainly close enough to it to pull out a 2-1 victory and head into the return leg with any number of possible ways to advance.

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Seattle Sounders at Montreal Impact - Gamethread

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The Seattle Sounders restart their MLS campaign with a quick trip to Quebec to face the Montreal Impact. Seattle is a good team when they see an expansion team for the first time 2-0-2. With Osvaldo Alonso out for his suspension there was some question about who would start in the defensive mid, that's been answered with Andy Rose.

MLS Western Conference Week 10: The Cascadia Cup Commences

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The 2012 Cascadia Cup competition begins this weekend with a very different set of expectations than were present a year ago. Seattle and Vancouver have two of the best defenses in the Western Conference right now, Seattle having allowed only four goals so far. Vancouver barely eke out the rest of the pack with 11 goals allowed, albeit in fewer matches than San Jose and RSL.

Philadelphia Union

A look back at Adu's bittersweet Sunday

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Freddy Adu was having a day. The Philadelphia Union midfielder was toying with the New York Red Bulls defense, pulling off amazing moves and setting up Philly forwards with chance after chance. The game had all the makings of a banner day for Adu.

Wet Tragedy: Union 1 – 3 Portland Timbers

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Following their tumultuous off-season, the Blue and Gold got their third year off on the wrong rain-soaked foot, falling 3-1 in a game mostly characterized by experimentation and tinkering with Philadelphia's controversial new iteration of itself. Despite a brave but bewildered struggle to find their footing, the Union just couldn't find the key to Portland's end of the astro-pitch.

The Rest

DTotD: Fan does a faceplant while trying to catch ball at Morelia-Pumas match

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Trying to catch a ball and maintain balance in the stands proved too difficult for one fan at a Liga MX match between Morelia and Pumas. As he leaned forward to try and make the grab, he lost his footing and faceplanted into the seat in front of him. He also failed to catch the ball. And the two people in front of him thought it was hilarious.

Howard, Everton open season by blanking Manchester United

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Everton have been notoriously slow to find their footing at the start of the past few Premiership seasons, but the Toffees got off to a flying start to the new campaign on Monday.

Everton upset and blanked Manchester United, 1-0, in their season opener at Goodison Park, winning courtesy of a Marouane Fellaini goal early in the second half.

Match #15 Preview: Crew v. Fire - Round 2

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Last Sunday, the Chicago Fire ended the 6 game unbeaten streak of the New York Red Bulls. This Saturday, another team with a 6 game unbeaten streak comes to Toyota Park, where unbeaten streaks come to die. Yes, you read that right, the Columbus Crew are riding a 6 game unbeaten streak. Their streak is not as impressive as the one the Red Bulls had, but it is an unbeaten streak none the less.

Does Uncle Teo provides ferry to Clementi??

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"It just got off from a shaky footing when there are many in reality is trying so hard to look good..."
Clementi Stadium in rainJust less than a week from the kickoff of the 2012 S.League season, the league authority dropped another shocker that totally caught everyone in the fraternity off guard when it was announced defending champions Tampines Rovers will be relocated to Clementi Stadium, while its previous tenants Tanjong Pagar United will be "heading home" to Queenstown Stadium.