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Larsson: Manchester United take care of their players

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Henrik Larsson spent two months on loan at Manchester United during the 2006-07 season and helped us win the league.

The Swede has claimed in an interview with FourFourTwo that only staying for a short time and not staying until the end of the season, and another one after that, is the only thing he regrets about his career.

Robin van Persie reveals he is the psychological opposite of Nicklas Bendtner

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Strikers are usually a very confident, self-aggrandizing bunch. Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner (currently on loan at Sunderland) is one of the more extreme examples of this, but it turns out the man currently atop the striker heap at the Emirates is pretty much his humble, pragmatic opposite.

From FourFourTwo:

"I was hoping to play as a second striker.

Chelsea v Manchester United - Who Plays?

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It's a massive game on Sunday and two sides in contrasting situations. Chelsea are not playing as well as we would like to see them playing and are still struggling to create chances and feed Fernando Torres. We find ourselves 12 points behind United.

United, with plenty of injuries are still picking up vital wins and are now back on level par with City.

FourFourTwo Soccer Stats Zone: iPhone App Review

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On August 16, 2011 the way we can view the Barclays Premier League changed forever. From background interviews with Opta, the football stats company, we have seen the developments made in statistics technology. With the help of FourFourTwo and Opta,...

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AC Milan

Thiago Silva didn’t want to leave Milan, apologizes to fans

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When a player that fans wanted to keep moves away from a club, the player is usually the first to be blamed for being greedy, heartless or just a flat-out heel. But after completing his joint move to PSG with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva has decided to make it clear that he didn't want to leave Milan and he wasn't lured away by PSG's riches.

Serie A Weekly Podcast – Matt Barker of FourFourTwo With Talk On Juventus-Roma-Udinese Drama

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Episode 2 of the New Year bring more surprises as the boys are joined by Matthew Barker a freelance writer who has been published in the pages of FourFourTwo, When Saturday Comes, Esquire, GQ, ITV and Skysports. Topics include the Macheda loan-transfer, Roma and Mexes, Juventus' crashing fall and Udinese's romp in the San Siro.

Copa America

Leo Messi’s lack of tattoos makes him ideal for odd Napoli owner

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Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is a strange man. We've already established this. He denounces his Italian citizenship and storms out of fixture draws before catching a ride on a stranger's scooter and he introduces new players to the press by putting them in lion masks. So it should come as no surprise that De Laurentiis has gone back on his previous opinion that Lionel Messi was a "cretin" and decided that he wants the brilliant Argentine to make like Maradona and move from Barcelona to Napoli.

A look back at the Under-20 World Cup

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By DAVID MOSSE

Brazilian soccer was recently pronounced dead by British magazine FourFourTwo, and, frankly, the senior team did very little to dispel that notion at the Copa America, but Ney Franco's Under-20 side salvaged the summer by capturing Brazil's fifth World Youth Championship.

Euro 2012

Slicked Cristiano Ronaldo quiet as Germany edge past Portugal

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It took some work, but Germany edged past Portugal to avoid a second Group B upset with a 1-0 win. It was a pretty dire match that provided ample time to consider that the term "Group of Death" was actually intended to be synonymous with "Group of Lifelessness," but Mario Gomez's 72nd minute goal was enough to give Germany an expected win.

Get Ready for Euro 2012, Part 4: Where To Go For Ongoing Coverage

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Following up on Parts 1, 2, and 3, here's Part 4: how to follow the tournament. We'll try to provide ongoing coverage over the next few weeks, but here's where we'll be going ourselves to keep up with the tournament (and by extension, here's a guide to following the beautiful game in general):

Guardian Football: Our primary source for football news.

Kicking Off Euro 2012, Part 4: Where To Go For Ongoing Coverage

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Part 4 of our Kicking Off Euro 2012 series: where to go for ongoing coverage over the next few weeks. We'll try to be posting, but here's where we'll be going ourselves to keep up with the tournament:

Guardian Football: Our primary source for football news. Still anglocentric in its top headlines and most-read articles, but probably the least so of the English papers, Go directly to their Euro 2012 section (but also see below for a more detailed guide to their coverage).

Kicking Off Euro 2012, Part 3: Many Miscellaneous Previews

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Part of our Euro 2012 kickoff series: a very loosely curated collection of various tournament previews. Clearly we haven't read them all this serves as a sort of list of bookmarks that we'll try to return to over the course of the tournament:

General tournament previews:

  • What To Watch At Euro 2012 | ESPNFC.

Kicking Off Euro 2012, Part 3: Many Miscellaneous Preview Links

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Part 3 of our Kicking Off Euro 2012 series: a very loosely curated collection of various tournament previews. Clearly we haven't read them all this serves as a sort of list of bookmarks that we'll try to return to over the course of the tournament:

Tournament previews & predictions:

  • What To Watch At Euro 2012 | ESPNFC.

Liverpool

Win four tickets to the Liverpool v Everton FA Cup semi-final

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OTP has teamed up with FA Cup sponsors, Budweiser, to offer one lucky winner four tickets to the mouth-watering semi-final between Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton this Saturday, 14 April. To be in with a chance of winning, simply email editor@offthepost.info with your answer to the following question along with your, name, age, postal address [.

Henderson v Kuyt: Four Games on the Right Flank

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Below is a comparison of individual statistics from Henderson and Kuyt's last four league games when played on the right of a 4-2-2-2. Formation notation is subjective, especially with this season's group of players, but these are how I saw each formation at the start of matches. For Henderson, that's wins over Wolves and Bolton, the draw against Sunderland, and loss at Stoke.

Midfield Partnerships vs Pairings

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A quick note. Instead of the usual Guardian Chalkboards, there are links to the FourFourTwo StatsZone diagrams. Similar utilities, but StatsZone has a couple of features I like better, primarily the way they classify tackles, show passes in the final third, and its ease of use. If you have an iPhone, iPad, etc.

African football

Africa Cup of Nations 2012 – Zambia answer the call of destiny

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Africa Cup of Nations 2012 Zambia answer the call of destiny is a post from: Just Football

In my final Africa Cup of Nations 2012 column for FourFourTwo I took a look at Zambia's triumph on penalties in a final of incredible drama, tension and, ultimately, joy for the Chipolopolo and despair for Côte d'Ivoire:

When he saw the shot sail wide he could take it no more.

Heartbreak for Gabon and Aubamayeng but a bright future awaits…

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Heartbreak for Gabon and Aubamayeng but a bright future awaits... is a post from: Just Football

In my latest column for FourFourTwo I take a look at co-hosts Gabon and their exciting but ultimately heartbreaking Africa Cup of Nations campaign:

After the laughter comes tears.

Why Senegal failed at Africa Cup of Nations 2012

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Why Senegal failed at Africa Cup of Nations 2012 is a post from: Just Football

My latest African football column for FourFourTwo looks at Senegal, who slumped to bottom of their group and an early trip home despite being one of the pre-tournament favourites. Why did they fail?

Tunisia – The team to beat at Africa Cup of Nations 2012?

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Tunisia The team to beat at Africa Cup of Nations 2012? is a post from: Just Football

My latest African football column for FourFourTwo looks at Tunisia and whether they are the team to beat at this year's AFCON:

For a team that could just as easily be sitting at home watching on TV, they made a pretty good start.

Group A: African Cup of Nations Preview (Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Senegal, Zambia)

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Group A: African Cup of Nations Preview (Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Senegal, Zambia) is a post from: Just Football

No introductions, you know what this is. The African Cup of Nations 2012, in all its resplendent glory. This will be the 28th edition of the Cup of Nations and the third covered on Just Football after 2008 and 2010.

African XI – Team of the season 2010-11

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African XI Team of the season 2010-11 is a post from: Just Football

It has been quite a successful season for African footballers in Europe. Fresh from a first World Cup on the continent last summer in South Africa, several players have returned to their clubs to go on and inspire them to victory and silverware.

Ghana ready for bright lights of Wembley on historic night

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Ghana ready for bright lights of Wembley on historic night is a post from: Just Football

England meet Ghana tonight for the first ever time at senior level, a historic occasion for the 2010 World Cup quarter finalists even if Fabio Capello has watered the clash down somewhat by sending home several senior players.

The Rest

Around The Forest: The LA Galaxy close to record deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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SKC defender released from hospital, the state of the USMNT goalkeeper situation and more..

Portland:

WATCH | FourFourTwo USA provides a fan's guide to watching the Timbers at Providence Park | Portland Timbers
FourFourTwo USA, the great soccer and culture publication, recently worked with long time Timbers fan and writer Shawn Levy to give an inside look of what it's like to attend a Portland Timbers match at Providence Park from a fan's perspective.

FourFourTwo & World Soccer Magazine Subscription Giveaway

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Our buddies at Zinio are offering 10 free digital magazine subscriptions to the loyal readers of Never Captain Nicky Butt, and we're excited about all of the great football titles they have, like FourFourTwo and World Soccer. To enter the ... Continue reading →

This is the perfectly timed FourFourTwo cover about ‘Arsenal’s master plan’

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It's a tumultuous time at Arsenal. After getting knocked out of the Capital One Cup by League Two side Bradford in a penalty shootout, Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis apologized to the club's understandably irate fans as journalists and even former players criticize Arsene Wenger. Every aspect of the club, from the owners down to the players, is being scrutinized and nitpicked and berated on a minute by minute basis.

QPR Report Saturday: Omens? Sixteen Years Ago Today: QPR's Premiership Relegation...43 Years Ago: Relegated QPR's Final Home Game of Season: Vs Stoke...A "

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Farewell Editorial in QPR's Final Home Game of the Season Against Stoke (with one away game to go)...QPR Relegated: Flashback to 1968-69!
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- Sixteen Years Ago Today: QPR Relegated from the Premiership - even as they beat Nottingham Forest - and it took QPR Fifteen Years to Get Back

- Bobby Zamora Speaks to John Terry!

Off-Season Orange Slices: Dynamo Ready for Season Opener

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Dynamo News

  • Dynamo team previews (SB Nation) (Houston Dynamo)
  • Dynamo depth chart (Houston Dynamo)
  • Ching truly loves Houston (FourFourTwo.com)
  • BBVA Compass on track for opener (Houston Business Journal)
  • Int. rugby match set for BBVA Compass (Rugby Mag)
  • Davis is near full fitness (MLS Soccer)
  • Cameron gives teammates wake-up call (Houston Dynamo)
  • Brad Davis Interview (Houston Dynamo)
  • Dynamo fall to Dallas in final preseason match (Houston Dynamo) and highlights (Houston Dynamo)
  • Sarkodie wants to go to the Olympics with Porter (Houston Dynamo)
  • Ching's final season?

Kristan Heneage (EPL Talk Interview)

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Today, Newcastle based journalist Kristan Heneage, who has seen his name spread across the football blogging world in 2011 featuring on EPL Talk, MLS Talk and FourFourTwo and The Guardian, to name a few. You know him as one of ...

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Get a Free FourFourTwo Magazine

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This is pretty cool offer from FourFourTwo they are offering a free digital copy of the first US edition of their online magazine. It is packed with over 300 pages of top soccer action and news, with features on the likes of Rooney and Hernandez, Chelsea's new 33 year old manager and a full preview of the 2011/12 season.

11 v 11 still rife for U7 in Australia! What is going on?

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Seeing my club change some years ago to SSG and slowly seeing kids working with a ball you can see the impact the changes are and can have on Aussie football.

My club is no Barcelona - not in culture of skills, but we do play SSG's. I'd like to see 5 v 5 taken to at least U11s but that's clearly just me.

Allardyce on Thatcher

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"Since Margaret Thatcher stopped teachers being paid extra money for coaching sports after school, all sporting activities have diminished on a competitive basis.

"Kids are now more obese and unfit than ever. All the prime young athletes we were ready to develop just aren't there, so we get a lesser quality of player.

Edwin van der Sar - A trendsetter. A pioneer.

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Edwin Van der Sar's heroic career has ended and we're proud to have two of the best experts on Dutch football and Ajax, Mohamed Moallim and Babette van Haaren, each pay their respect to one of Holland's greats. We start with the biography-esque piece from Mohamed (Twitter / Personal Blog), who is a British freelance journalist currently writing for publications such as World Football Columns and FourFourTwo amongst many others on the brilliant world of Dutch football.

Rapids on the doorstep

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Before the season, my Eurosport catalog arrived with an MLS preview from the scribes at "FourFourTwo" magazine.

The insert detailed the Rapids as one of the worst teams in the league. Pablo Mastroeni was called out for being past his use-by date, Conor Casey was listed as a failure since returning from Germany, and the team was picked to finish in or near the cellar.