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Man City skipper Vincent Kompany could now miss Man Utd clash

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Team was great. I felt great. Injury is a blow after all the hard work. I'll be back to that level in no time. Thanks for all the support!. Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) August 19, 2013 Vincent Kompany is a serious doubt for the Manchester derby because he is taking longer than expected to recover [.

The Rooney Ultimatum: Will He Stay or Will He Go?

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Follow Eddie on Twitter Make no mistake, whatever you think of Wayne Rooney, he's had an exceptional career at Manchester United. Scoring goals, assisting goals, complementing great players,...

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OTP Rebounds: Man Utd fans crowd-fund Cristiano Ronaldo transfer, Stoke’s goodbye to Michael Owen and Arsene Wenger is psychic

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Stoke's squad bid farewell to Michael Owen by caking his car in flours and egg [Twitter] A group of Manchester United fans are trying to crowd-fund a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo by pledging to purchase replica shirts bearing his name [Bring Ronaldo Home] Arsene Wenger told his Arsenal staff months ago that this would be [.

OTP Rebounds: Vinnie Jones sings Arsenal songs and kills himself, Rafa Benitez forced Fergie to quit Man Utd and QPR fine Mbia

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Playing tiki-taka with the interwebs Vinnie Jones appears in US television show Elementary as a psycho killer Arsenal fan. Then commits suicide [101GG] Rafa Benitez claims responsibility for Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement [Dirty Tackle] As one Fergie closes... Darren is wanted by Wolves [Guardian] Wigan's Ronnie Stam puts in one of the Premier League's shortest [.

OTP Rebounds: Brazilian prostitutes take English classes, Man Utd’s transfer tweaks and Fernando Torres flashes you

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Playing tiki-taka with the interwebs Self-styled 'Bad Mourinho' strikes back. 300 Brazilian prostitutes have signed up for English lessons ahead of next summer's World Cup [Global Post] Sir Alex Ferguson will aim to sign "one or two" new Manchester United players this summer [Guardian] Fernando Torres flashes his bits around [101GG] Mauricio Pochettino says he [.

OTP Rebounds: Man City sponsors raise a laugh out of Man Utd title win, funny Arsenal vs Man Utd preview and the Messi Gallery

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Playing tiki-taka with the interwebs Manchester City's sponsors Etihad haven't had the last laugh in Manchester United's title success, but they have had a laugh [101GG] Check out the Messi Gallery [Adidas/Facebook] Spartak Moscow coach Valery Karpin suggests he may use the stadium PA system to circumnavigate a touchline ban [Guardian] An, erm, alternative Arsenal [.

OTP Rebounds: Swansea’s Kemy Agustien has more points than QPR, a sweet overhead kick and Man Utd star Phil Jones’ dog twin

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Playing tiki-taka with the interwebs Sebastián Driussi scores a beautiful overhead kick for Argentina under-17. Shades of Trevor Sinclair. [101GG] Swansea midfielder Kemy Agustien has clocked up an impressive 39 points on his driving licence. He's now banned, unsurprisingly [Dirty Tackle] Manchester United utility man Phil Jones' doggy doppelganger [@paddypower] See how much debt each [.

RoM Reads

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Beautifully Red has Danny Welbeck's 5 most beautiful moments in GIF form.

The Daily Mail looks at what has become of George Best's council house in Belfast.

The Guardian reckons United and Chelsea's on-pitch appeal trumps City's money.

The Telegraph reports on Ferguson's claim that the spending is over.

Robin van Persie arrives at Man United, says he has a little boy inside him

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After enduring the awkwardness of training with Arsenal in the lead-up to his transfer, Robin van Persie has arrived at Manchester United to meet his new coworkers and begin training. He also told the press about the screaming little boy inside of him.

From the Guardian:

"Manchester United breathe football in every aspect, for me it was quite soon that I made my decision," he said.

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By Far The Greatest Team shows Robin van Persie is the 9th Arsenal player in ten years to kiss their badge then leave.

The Mirror reckons Chicharito might join Arsenal.

The Guardian claims signing RvP shows we mean business.

United Rant has a preview of 2012/2013.

By Far The Greatest Team has pictures documenting RvP's career so far.

No shock as van Persie goes, but what a shame

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The bottom line is that I want to win trophies with Arsenal, not with anybody else. I know you can win trophies in many countries and in many ways, but I want to do that in our way and in an Arsenal shirt.

‘I'm sure I could win things at another team in another country, but would it feel like our trophy, my trophy?

RoM Reads

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Beautifully Red has the best GIFs from United's friendly against Barcelona.

Reuters has a good article on the IPO failure.

The Guardian previews 2012-2013 for United.

The Telegraph reports on Rooney's welcoming for Robin van Persie.

By Far The Greatest Team has an interesting article on the history of Ashley Cole's relationship with Arsenal fans.

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By Far The Greatest Team has an excellent article on Roy Keane's time at Manchester United.

Beautifully Red has made GIFs of the best moments from yesterday's friendly.

The Guardian writes about Vidic's return.

MUST have written an open letter to the Glazers.

The Telegraph reports on Darren Fletcher's return to training with Scotland.

Arsenal

Real Madrid will move for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez if Arsenal sign Karim Benzema

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In a bit of a perverted transfer love triangle, Real Madrid are planning to sign Liverpool's Luis Suarez if they lose Karim Benzema to Arsenal. Suarez, of course, was the Gunners' first-choice for a new striker, but Liverpool have refused to sell to them France international Benzema now appears to be their preferred target, having [.

Liverpool would have sold Luis Suarez early this summer, says John W. Henry

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Liverpool owner John W. Henry has suggested the club were ready to sell Luis Suarez at the start of the summer, despite their public proclamations that he was not for sale. Henry now says that Suarez will not be sold under any circumstances because it is too late in the transfer window. He said: "He [.

OTP Rebounds: Sunderland fans’ dirty knees chant, QPR finance plot thickens and Arsenal better without Jack Wilshere

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Playing tiki-taka with the interwebs Sunderland fans rather like Paolo Di Canio. And they want dirty knees too [101GG] QPR secure a bank loan the first in Tony Fernandes' time at the club [Guardian] Arsenal are better when Jack Wilshere doesn't play [Daily Mail] Uli Hoeness on a scooter, riding down the touchline [Dirty [.

The Blizzard: Interview with Jonathan Wilson

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Ducky's Note: If BigFourZa were to be asked 'who do you want to be when you grow up?', then The Blizzard would likely feature at the top of the list. The self-described Magabook (or Bookazine), The Blizzard is fast becoming the pinnacle of football writing and analysis that the rest of us wannabes aspire to be.

Arsenal fail in £18million opening bid for Edin Dzeko

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Arsene Wenger has stated that he only intends to sign "Special Special Special" players if they become available, and according to the Guardian Arsenal have made an £18m offer for Man City's hotshot striker Edin Dzeko. They don't state their source but they have made a headline out of it so they must be pretty [.

Podcast – Episode 33 – Dom Fifield talks Chelsea, EPL, Clint Dempsey

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The Guardian's Dom Fifield talks about Chelsea's strong start in the EPL, the race for 4th place, and where Clint Dempsey will end up at the end of the transfer window. You can follow Dom on twitter @domfifield and read his work online at http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/dominicfifield

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Daniel Taylor on United as favourites and Rooney staying put

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Daniel Taylor, chief football writer for The Guardian and author of This Is The One, has shared his thoughts on United ahead of the 2012-2013 season.

Scott the Red: United never implode at the end of the season. What do you think happened?

Daniel Taylor: Lots of things.

Nuri Sahin turns down Spurs as Arsenal talks continue

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While Arsenal are continuing to haggle with Real Madrid over the terms of Nuri Sahin's one year loan deal, there are conflicting reports about the possibility that either Tottenham or Liverpool could also be in with a chance of landing the Turkish international. Both the Guardian and the Mail report that Sahin himself has turned [.

Tottenham Hotspur

Willian snubs Tottenham and will sign for Chelsea

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Willian's widely expected transfer to Tottenham is off, according to The Guardian. They quote a source close to the move as saying the Brazilian playmaker will definitely not be moving to White Hart Lane. He is now expected to be unveiled as a Chelsea signing in the not too distant future. The Guardian claims: "Despite [.

Liverpool Target Desperate To Leave Fulham

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Clint Dempsey is looking increasingly likely to leave Fulham following the news that Martin Jol has left the American out of his squad for the club's first game of the season against Norwich Saturday afternoon.
Despite the fact that Liverpool are yet to make an official bid for the player, Dempsey has made his intentions to leave Craven Cottage clear, and has consequently spent much of Fulham's pre-season training away from the first team.

Will the spending start when Modric leaves?

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Things finally seem to be moving in the ongoing Luka Modric saga with reports that the player is in Madrid putting the finishing touches to this long running transfer. The press still can't seem to decide on the fee however, with reports starting at £23m and going to £30m plus add-ons but the final sum may be a fair way short of the £40m being punted around at the start of the summer.

Rebounds

OTP Rebounds: Man City star Carlos Tevez KO’d by Wembley step, Kendall backs Big Dunc for Everton job and Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola re-creates a Lampard special

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Carlos Tevez and a linesman both succumbed to a potentially lethal step at Wembley [101GG] Former Everton boss Howard Kendall has backed Duncan Ferguson to become the club's new manager [BBC] Wigan's Callum McManaman has won his first England under-21 call-up... and he's off to the European Championships [Guardian] Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola recreates a [.

OTP Rebounds: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s RVP congratulations, Liverpool hit back and Mario Balotelli has more clothing issues

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Playing tiki-taka with the interwebs Antonio Nocerino not impressed at how long it takes AC Milan team-mate Mario Balotelli to get dressed [101GG] Matt Le Tissier makes his Guernsey debut [BBC] Get your custom-made Barnet coffin [Pies] Arsene Wenger's entirely fictional congrulations to Robin Van Persie on winning the title [Dirty Tackle] Liverpool [.

OTP Rebounds: Manchester City’s summer clear-out, Gary Neville’s guide to assassination and Tottenham keeper Brad Friedel’s mum

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Playing tiki-taka with the interwebs Uber-pundit Gary Neville knows everything. Here's his guide to assassination [YouTube] Carlos Tevez, Gareth Barry, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri could all be sold by Manchester City this summer [Guardian] Young Athletic Bilbao fan not pleased by Fernando Llorente's impending move to Juventus [101GG] Brad Friedel inherits his boundless energy [.

Videos

Spot The Baller: Guardian’s Secret Footballer Appears On Camera For First Time – Who Is It?

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By Chris Wright

What you're about to see it The Guardian's 'secret footballer' (@TSFGuardian) first ever appearance on camera. If you're not familiar, the secret footballer is an industry insider, whose documents the riches, debauchery and pressure that professional footballers are subject to from a first-hand perspective.

Who is The Secret Footballer? Whoever’s in this video, that’s who

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Since his column began appearing in The Guardian, the identity of The Secret Footballer has been a source of much debate and conjecture among fans. Now to plug his new book, the mystery player has appeared in the viral video above. His identity remains hidden, but feel free to look for any clues you might [.

On Tap: Mexico v USA

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In the spirit of our good friends over at The Shin Guardian, I'd like to proffer a film reference to illustrate my point on today's upcoming game. This one involves the 1960 classic Inherit the Wind, in which Spencer Tracy turned in an Oscar-nominated performance for his role as defending attorney Henry Drummond in the midst of the Scopes Monkey Trial.

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Op-Ed: Interpreting Di Vaio’s Words On MLS

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DiVaio's debate.

James Grossi writes from Toronto for The Shin Guardian

Bare quotes are always dangerous without context.

In what amounted to a vain attempt at researching the actual source of the attributed quotes, only to discover that the Gazzetta Dello Sport website has a pay-wall – though it must be admitted that comprehension would have been a problem anyways – the problem of what to make of snippets from a player or manager who has been asked for their view on MLS has reared its head again.

Luis Suarez thinks people boo him because they fear him

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With a 1-0 loss to Team GB in their final group-stage match, Uruguay were knocked out of the Olympic football tournament. This was celebrated by the fans in Cardiff not only because it allowed Team GB to advance to a quarterfinal match against South Korea, but also because it meant the elimination of perhaps the most disliked player in the competition -- Luis Suarez.

The Rest

55% Of Top 100 Soccer Blogs Recommended by The Guardian in 2011 Are Now Gone

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In October 2012, World Soccer Talk published an analysis of the health of the top 100 soccer blogsaccording to a 2011 list that was created byThe Guardian newspaperof the best soccer blogs worth following.At the time of the review of the list in 2012, 37% of the blogs were defunct with more on the edge of extinction.

Carragher Is Irreplaceable, Says Rodgers

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Jamie Carragher is one of a ‘dying breed' and will be irreplaceable at the club when he retires at the end of this season.
"He has been a giant for me since I came in here, an incredible man, he is one of a dying breed," Rodgers told The Guardian.

Art: Zoran Lucic’s Posters

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Zoran Lucic's posters have been floating around the interwebs for awhile now, and The Guardian's run a small gallery of his previous work, all of which is fantastic. As Zoran's going to be featured in a proper London gallery, it's worth looking at the whole thing again, entitled Sucker for Soccer, as part of a larger showing called Fantasista.

37% Of Top 100 Soccer Blogs Recommended by The Guardian In 2011 Are Now Defunct

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On New Years Eve in 2010, The Guardian published a list of the top 100 soccer blogs worth following. The list was an unbiased review of the best soccer blogs on the planet. Now, almost two years later, a shocking ... Continue reading →

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Friday Orange Slices: Bain is Coming! For AEG!

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AEG, the current majority owner of the Dynamo, is up for sale. There's been no reports about if this will change anything in relation to Les Alexander's attempts to buy the team. What we do know is that so major public equity firms are in the mix to buy AEG...like Bain Capital. [Houston Business Journal]

Enjoy some highlights from last night's Dynamo victory over FAS [CONCACAF.

Third party ownership casts a shadow over failed Moutinho deal

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When is a deal between two clubs not a straight deal? When it involves a third party.

Spurs found out Joao Moutinho's economic interests were not just owned by Porto but a third party investor who wanted to be paid his share of the transfer fee. It's all quite complex and the Guardian has the goods.

Klinsanity

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Aching for a verbal replay of the Mexico game in all its nuttiness? Finding yourself wanting to soak up more of last night's ridiculousness? I'm here to help. I authored a running commentary post for The Shin Guardian last night that you can read here. If you like to jump from Karate Kid to Honey Badger references with the snap of a finger, I'm your man.

More Fallout From Controversial Referee Call in US vs Canada Olympic Women’s Soccer Semifinal

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The fallout from the Women's Olympic Soccer match between the US and Canada that the Fiver of the Guardian is calling, "The greatest knockout match in major-tournament football since 1982,"Â is still having repercussions. A number of big stories about the incident broke yesterday. First, the CBC reported yesterday that FIFA is investigating both the Canadian [.