Modern Football Is Rubbish: Wayne Rooney Potentially Set To Star In Everton-Themed Version Of ‘Angry Birds’ Game

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As if you hadn't noticed, Everton have played their last few games proudly wearing the esteemed marque of the 'Angry Birds' game upon their royal blue sleeves.

The club have entered into a partnership deal with Rovio, the Finnish company responsible for developing the bird-hurling game we honestly thought people had stopped playing entirely somewhere around the 2014 point.

Leighton Baines’ goals inspired by being dropped by Everton team-mate Leon Osman

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Leighton Baines says he scored his stunning free-kick double against West Ham in response to being left out of Leon Osman's fantasy football. Osman dropped his Everton team-mate after claiming that he wasn't bringing in enough points this season. Baines vowed that was about to change and he wasn't wrong.


Find All 50 Clubs: Fancy Trying Your Hand At Football’s Hardest Quiz?

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WARNING: Pies hereby accept no responsibility for any pulling out of hair and/or temporary insanity incurred as a result of attempting this fiendish quiz

Oi, you. Yeah, you. Think yer bleeding clever do you?

If the answer to that question is 'Yes, reasonably' then why not have a stab at Find 50, the self-proclaimed (and not without reason) hardest quiz in football.

Video: Chelsea youngster Thorgen Hazard scores two for Zulte Waregem

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Chelsea loanee Thorgen Hazard helped current side Zulte Waregem to a 4-2 win over Lokeren yesterday. Eden's younger brother bagged the opening two goals of the game after benefiting from a couple of goalkeeping errors.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho criticises Spurs ‘special guy’ Jan Vertonghen

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Jose Mourinho has branded Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen as the 'special guy' for his apparent ability to influence referees. The Chelsea boss was infuriated by the Belgian's role in Fernando Torres' red card, which came in the same week that he had managed to avoid conceding a penalty despite pulling down the shorts of Aston [.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Juan Mata has impressed him, might start against Spurs

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Juan Mata could start for Chelsea against Spurs today after manager Jose Mourinho praised his determination to alter his game to suit Chelsea's new tactics. The Portuguese boss said the Spain international had "come in my direction" and that he was impressed by Mata's attempts to adapt to his style of football.

Video: Mesut Ozil’s three assists and individual highlights (Arsenal 3-1 Stoke)

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Arsenal's record signing Mesut Ozil had a hand in all three goals as he helped his new side to a 3-1 win over Stoke on his home debut. Ozil's free-kick was tucked home by Aaron Ramsey after Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic parried it out. Per Mertesacker and Bacary Sagna then headed in from the German [...

Video: Man Utd’s Patrice Evra said he was sick before his first Man City clash

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Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has admitted that he threw up before his first Manchester derby. Speaking ahead of this afternoon's derby, Evra said pre-match nerves coupled with an early kick-off time made him sick before the game. But he kept it a secret from Sir Alex Ferguson, fearing the then United boss would think [.

Video: Christian Eriksen and Vlad Chiriches sing at their Spurs initiation

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Tottenham new boys Christian Eriksen and Vlad Chiriches officially became Spurs players yesterday by undertaking an initiation ceremony. Ahead of today's game at Cardiff, the duo marked their first away trip with the squad by singing for their new team-mates. Right-back Kyle Walker was on hand with his camera so that we can all share [.

Video: Jermain Defoe says he doesn’t want to be Spurs’ super sub, but almost talks himself into it

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Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe claimed he doesn't want to be an impact player from the bench, then went on to explain why he's perfectly suited for the role. But having nearly talked himself into, the England international finally reiterates that the life of a super-sub is not for him. He said: "I don't want to [.

Video: Andre Villas Boas and Michael Dawson look forward to Spurs’ game against Cardiff

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Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas and captain Michael Dawson have both been talking about this weekend's trip to Cardiff. Villas Boas said: "We have started well in the league. It will be extremely important for us to get a win out of the game against Cardiff, understanding that they beat Man City and over there [.

Arsene Wenger: ‘Arsenal have the toughest Champions League group’

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his side have been drawn in the toughest Champions League group. The Gunners face Marseille this evening, but will also come up against Napoli and last season's finalists Borussia Dortmund in their group. Asked if it was the hardest group, Wenger said: "I would say yes, it's the hardest group [.

Video: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho praises Samuel Eto’o and Eden Hazard

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Jose Mourinho praised the efforts of Samuel Eto'o and Eden Hazard following Chelsea's 1-0 defeat at Everton. The Blues manager bemoaned his side's failure to take their chances, but was pleased to see new signing Eto'o involvement in key areas. He said: "Samuel was a killer all his career and the situations where he was [.

Video: Spurs old boy Gareth Bale scores on his Real Madrid debut

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Gareth Bale needed just 39 minutes as a Real Madrid player to score his first goal for the club. The world's most expensive player drifted off the flank to score an equaliser for his new side. Bale had not made much of an impact in the game against Villarreal until he found himself in the [...]

Video: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says signing Mesut Ozil was dependent on Spurs selling Gareth Bale

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Arsene Wenger says he thinks he was only able to bring Mesut Ozil to Arsenal because Spurs sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. He said he was surprised that Real Madrid were prepared to let the Germany international leave and thinks the arrival of Bale from Spurs must have been the reason for that. He [.

Joey Barton goes through the back of Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio (Newcastle XI vs AC Milan XI)

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Testimonials are usually friendly affairs, but not so when you've got an allegedly fascist Sunderland manager up against an amateur left-wing philosopher with a penchant for violence representing Newcastle. Sounds like an unlikely set-up but that's exactly what happened when Newcastle and AC Milan met for Steve Harper's testimonial last night.


GIF It: Luis Suarez grabs his second of the game (Sunderland vs Liverpool)

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Luis Suarez scored Liverpool's first second-half goal of the season and his second of the game to put the Reds 3-1 up at Sunderland. The Uruguayan marked his return to Premier League action with a brace at the Stadium of Light. And he survived a two-footed tackle from Steven Gerrard. See his first goal here.

Liverpool monster Mamadou Sakho banned from the club gym

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Sakho: "It's all going well and I've settled in quickly. I'm excited about the project here." Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 20, 2013 Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been banned from the training ground gym for being too strong. The Frenchman is barred from using the equipment until the Reds get it reinforced.


Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez return will improve Daniel Sturridge

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Photo: The manager in conversation with @D_Sturridge and @VictorMoses at Melwood Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 27, 2013 Brendan Rodgers insists Luis Suarez's return to Premier League action with Liverpool will only help in-form Daniel Sturridge, and not stifle his excellent start to the season.

Spurs boss AVB: ‘Knowing Mourinho is no advantage for Chelsea match’

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas says his previous work on Jose Mourinho's backroom staff will not give him any advantage as he prepares his side to face Chelsea this weekend. The two managers previously worked together at Stamford Bridge, but Villas Boas doesn't think that will have any impact on what happens on the pitch [.

Robin Van Persie out of Man Utd’s game against Liverpool

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Robin Van Persie has been ruled out of tomorrow's Capital One Cup clash with Liverpool and is a doubt for Saturday's game against West Brom. The Manchester United striker missed his side's derby day defeat to Manchester City on Sunday and will not feature against the Reds. United boss David Moyes said: "I don't think [.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho maintains Romelu Lukaku is better off at Everton

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Jose currently addressing the media here at Cobham...#CFC Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) September 20, 2013 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has defended his decision to let young striker Romelu Lukaku go out on loan. He also confirmed that the Blues are unable to recall the Belgium international in January.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirms Samuel Eto’o will make his debut

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Here is Jose Mourinho mid conference. #CFC Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) September 13, 2013 Samuel Eto'o will make his Chelsea debut against Everton tomorrow, Jose Mourinho has confirmed. The Blues boss didn't say whether the Cameroon international would be in his starting line-up or on the bench, but indicated that he was likely to [.

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Man Utd’s Robin Van Persie will be involved against West Brom, says David Moyes

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Moyes on van Persie: "Robin will be back, involved somewhere. He trained today and is fit. But we'll have to see exactly where he is." #mufc Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 27, 2013 Robin Van Persie will return from injury to play some part in Manchester United's game against West Brom tomorrow, according to David [.

Manchester United to scout Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera ahead of new bid

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Manchester United are planning to step-up their scouting of Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera with a view to launching a new attempt to sign him in January. The champions bid €30m for the 24-year-old at the end of the summer transfer window. It was also reported that they tried to activate his €35m buy-out clause [.

Wayne Rooney thanks Man Utd fans

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Wayne Rooney has thanked Manchester United's supporters for the reception he got after scoring his 200th goal for the club. The striker netted twice in last night's Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen to become only the fourth player in United's history to hit the 200 goals mark. Supporters showed their appreciation when he was [.


Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla pencils in West Brom game for comeback

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Santi says: "I will be fit maybe in one week, I hope I can play at West Brom" #AskSanti (@Arsenal) September 26, 2013 Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is hoping to be fit for a return to first-team action in about a week and has pencilled in the games against West Brom on October [...]

Nicklas Bendtner hails ‘emotional’ Arsenal return

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Nicklas Bendtner managed an assist and converted a penalty as he made his return to the Arsenal first-team. The Dane scored from the spot during a shoot-out win for the Gunners against West Brom in last night's Capital One Cup tie. And the striker said he had been moved by the reception he received from [.

Arsenal chairman Chips Keswick promises more big spending

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Arsenal are preparing to follow the Mesut Ozil signing by splashing the cash again, according to their new chairman. Chips Keswick, who became the Gunners' chairman in June in an appointment that ruined search engine optimisation for Cumbrian take-away businesses, said that Arsene Wenger will be given cash to spend on strengthening his squad even [.

Mathieu Flamini allegedly warned by FA for threatening to blind Stoke’s Marc Wilson

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Rumours coming out of Arsenal suggest that Mathieu Flamini was cautioned by the FA over suggestions that he threatened to blind Stoke defender Marc Wilson. We can't verify how much factual basis there is to the suggestions. Certainly the Frenchman was seen having words with Wilson while pointing to his eyes during yesterday's game.

Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson targets England right-back spot

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Carl Jenkinson believes he is the long-term answer to England's right-back problems just as soon as he can overtake Bacary Sagna in the Arsenal pecking order. The 21-year-old thinks he can find another gear if he gets regular first-team football and hopes that would help him to secure a spot in Roy Hodgson's starting [.

Mikel Arteta could be included in Arsenal squad to face Stoke

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Arsene Wenger has released the latest team news ahead of #AFCvSCFC (@Arsenal) September 20, 2013 Arsene Wenger says Mikel Arteta could make his return from injury this weekend. The Spaniard picked up a thigh injury ahead of Arsenal's Premier League opener against Aston Villa.

Yohan Cabaye issues apology to Newcastle fans over failed Arsenal move

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Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has apologised to the club's supporters for his attempts to engineer a move to Arsenal during the transfer window. The France international refused to play for the Magpies as he attempted to force through his transfer to the Gunners and has received a mixed reception since coming back into the team.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: ‘Mesut Ozil was like a guy who was invited to play for us’

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Mesut Ozil was like someone who had been invited to play for Arsenal for one match, says manager Arsene Wenger. Gunners fans don't need to pinch themselves the Germany international is definitely at the Emirates for keeps. But having missed training on Friday through illness, the £42.4m club record signing walked onto the pitch [.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: ‘I trust Juan Mata’

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Here is Jose Mourinho mid conference. #CFC Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) September 13, 2013 Jose Mourinho says he likes and trusts Chelsea star Juan Mata. The Spaniard has been on the fringes since Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge. The Blues' player of the season two years running has been linked with moves to Arsenal, [.

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Chelsea defender David Luiz: ‘I have nothing to prove’

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David Luiz insists he has nothing to prove to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. In fact, he said he respects Mourinho's rotation policy and has even adopted the Special One's tactics of talking about himself in the third person. Speaking about being left out of the squad for Saturday's win over Fulham, Luiz said: "It was [.

Photo: Demba Ba and Michael Essien put Chelsea’s Champions League defeat behind them

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Smiles from @dembabafoot and @michaelessien during training today... #CFC Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) September 19, 2013 Chelsea duo Demba Ba and Michael Essien appear to have put the disappointment of last night's Champions League defeat to Basel behind them very quickly. Ba, who came on as a sub, and Essien, who did not feature [.

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GIF It: Paulinho’s injury time winning goal (Cardiff 0-1 Tottenham)

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Spurs midfielder Paulinho scored a backheeled winner deep in injury time to earn his side three points away at Cardiff. The game seemed destined to finish goalless until the Brazil international popped up with this 93rd minute goal to make it a 0-1 win away win for Andre Villas Boas' side.

Andre Villas Boas: ‘Spurs players’ careers are at risk’

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas says his players are being forced to jeopardise their careers by the scheduling of this season's Capital One Cup. Following tomorrow night's Europa League clash with Tromso, Spurs face Cardiff City in the Premier League on Sunday just two days before their Capital One Cup third round clash with Aston [.

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Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirms Micah Richards, David Silva, Gael Clichy and Vincent Kompany are out of Stoke match

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PRESS CONFERENCE: Manuel Pellegrini has arrived for his pre-match press conference at Carrington. #stokevcity Manchester City FC (@MCFC) September 13, 2013 Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Micah Richards, David Silva, Gael Clichy and Vincent Kompany will all miss Manchester City's game against Stoke.