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Marouane Fellaini

‘No Broken Nose, His Face Is Nice As Always’ – Jose Mourinho Claims Sergio Aguero’s Feigned Injury Got Marouane Fellaini Sent Off

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Jose Mourinho has chastised Sergio Aguero for over-egging the headbutt that saw Marouane Fellaini sent off in the latter stages of Thursday night's borderline-unwatchable Manchester derby.

The clumsyBelgian was shown a straight red card in the 84th minute for nuzzling headswith Aguero, though the slow motion replays appeared to show that the City striker certainly made sure of it.

Everton star Marouane Fellaini: ‘Moyes made me train one-on-one after Stoke headbutt’

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Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has revealed that former manager David Moyes brought him in for a one-on-one training session following his headbutt on Stoke's Ryan Shawcross. Moyes gave all the other players and coaching staff the day off, with only the Belgium international required to report for training.

Marco Materazzi

‘I’ll Headbutt Somebody On The Pitch Like Zidane’ – Gianluigi Buffon Plans To Retire In Style As And When The Time Comes

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Having already been on this Earth for 39 wholeyears, Gianluigi Buffon has reluctantly acknowledged that he might notactually be able to play on forever.

Indeed, Buffon is all set to makethe 1,000th appearanceof his career when Italy play Albania on Friday evening 220 for Parma, 612 for Juventus and 168 for the Azzurri.

Indian Super League: Kerala Blasters Supporters Given 35,000 Zinedine Zidane Masks To Goad Rival Coach Marco Materazzi

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Over in the Indian Super League, Kerala Blasters fans are reportedly gearing up to don thousands of Zinedine Zidane masks to goadthe managerof their rival club,who just so happens to beMarco Materazzi.

Zidane and Materazzi famously clashed in the final of the 2006 World Cup, culminating in the former introducing his cranium to the latter's breastbone with significant vim and vigour.

Do You Remember: Italy v Germany – World Cup 2006

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Nearly everyone in the world of football will remember Zinedine Zidane's infamous headbutt on Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup Final in Berlin. The Frenchman, arguably the world's best player at the time, finished his career in spectacular fashion, sending Materazzi to the pitch with a powerful headbutt to the Italian's chest.

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A Dutch warning to Arsenal on the risks of signing Suarez – He won’t change!!

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I'm sure most Arsenal fans are aware that our transfer target Luis Suarez played for two clubs in Holland before joining Liverpool. We also know that he has a bad reputation in England, but his potential transfer to Arsenal is making waves in Holland as well. The following article is a translation of a Dutch piece which went out on a well respected football site Voetball International, and is an interesting insight into what the Dutch think of him.

Fulham To Face Before Cup Final

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Stewart Downing; Ventriloquist extraordinaire...Liverpool welcome Fulham to Anfield on Tuesday evening for their last league game before the massive FA Cup final at the weekend. The Reds recorded a confident win over Norwich on Saturday thanks to a glorious Luis Suarez hat-trick and here's hoping that sort of result is repeated.

Newcastle vs Stoke 3-0 Highlights 2012 Yohan Cabaye Papiss Cisse Goals Video

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Liverpool’s kamikaze goalkeepers desperate to avoid FA Cup clash with Everton

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Meet Liverpool academy goalkeeper Jamie Stephens. The way things are going at the moment, he'll fancy his chances of getting a game in the FA Cup semi-final against Everton on Saturday. For it seems that Liverpool's senior goalkeepers have some sort of Wembley death-wish and are desperate to avoid the big clash with their neighbours.

Watch Blackburn v Liverpool Online

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Blackburn Rovers play host to Liverpool at Ewood Park with Blackburn looking to pick up as many points as possible to keep them away from the relegation zones, whilst Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is under great pressure to stop the bad run of games that they've been having.

This is undoubtedly Dalglish's toughest time as manager at Liverpool, at least this time around, and there have been many calls from within the media for the manager to step aside.

Newcastle vs Bolton 2012 Highlights 2-0 Ben Arfa Papiss Cisse Goals Video

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Swansea vs Newcastle 0-2 Highlights 2012 Papiss Demba Cisse Goals Dink v Swansea Video

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BBC Forced To Apologise Over MOTD2 Host Colin Murray’s ‘Headbutt’ Comment

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By Chris Wright

The BBC have been forced into apologising for comments made by Match of the Day 2 host and 'Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2007′ Colin Murray last Sunday, after receiving several complaints relating to Murray describing Pepe Reina's red-card offence against Newcastle as a 'lame headbutt.

Reds defender backs Reina replacement

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Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates has backed teammate Alexander Doni to make the most of his first start for the Reds this weekend when they host Aston Villa at Anfield.

Brazilian goalkeeper Doni is yet to make a competitive appearance for Liverpool due to the consistency of first-choice Pepe Reina but the Spaniard's three-game suspension has created a surprise opportunity for the 32-year old back-up.

Liverpool Player Ratings: Newcastle vs Liverpool

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Jose Reina – 5.0

Reina was a steady influence from the back. Did well to come out and collect crosses that his defense allowed to slip past. However, he undid all of his hard work but when he lost his cool in second-half and was sent off for violent conduct for appearing to headbutt James Perch, he should of never put himself into this position.

Premiership Party : Andy Caroll Gets A Hug, Liverpool’s Woes and Chicharito’s Funky Glasses

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After their 2-0 "mulling" in the hands of Newcastle last night, it would be fashionable to mock Liverpool today. But the only thing we're laughing about is the way Jonás Gutiérrez is hugging Andy Caroll in that photo above.

Nelson Rivas

Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union - MLS #23 - Preview

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The Chicago Fire hit the road to PPL Park this Sunday evening looking to bring back three points from Philadelphia for the first time in club history. While the Union are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, they have also played the fewest games with 20. The Fire, meanwhile, find themselves in fifth place, the final Eastern playoff spot, only one point behind fourth place D.

Union Freekicks - New plans to bring back Women's Professional Soccer

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New professional league announces plans for 2013 season

Thanks to phillyhoosfan for the link. It seems like another womans soccer league is sprouting up in the North America. Currently 8 teams are going to be apart of the league, but only four have finalized the deal. I wonder if philly is one?

MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends Rivas, fines Wondolowski

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It was only a matter of time before Nelson Rivas received a decision from the MLS Disciplinary Committee on his headbutt of the Philadelphia Union's Antoine Hoppenot, and as expected, the Montreal Impact defender faced some harsh punishment.

Rivas was suspended for two additional games, on top of the automatic one-game suspension that accompanies his red card, MLS announced Thursday.

Union Freekicks - Union won't appeal Red Card

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Union won't appeal, McInerney to miss game

The Philadelphia Union will not appeal McInerney's red card recieved for retalition of the Nelson Rivas headbutt during last weeks Montreal game. He will miss this weeks game against Chicago.

Bakary Soumare returns to game action in reserves defeat

Completely missed this a few days ago.

Waiting on a decision

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Following the Nelson Rivas headbutt to Antoine Hoppenot, PSP looks at the Disciplinary Committee's guidelines and past decisions to understand how much additional suspension might be expected and when a decision could be announced. Also, why the club may have decided not to appeal Jack McInerney's red card.

DTotD: Montreal’s Nelson Rivas headbutts Philadelphia’s Antoine Hoppenot

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In the 69th minute of Montreal's 2-0 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night, Philly midfielder Antoine Hoppenot decided to toss Montreal defender Nelson Rivas on the ground. This was a mistake. Rivas then got up and walked his forehead into Hoppenot's face, prompting the Frenchman to fall over.

Major League Soccer – Match Recaps – 4 August 2012

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DC United edged Columbus, Montreal won again at home, Sporting KC ended a three match winless streak, Chicago came from behind to beat Toronto, and Colorado earned a clean sheet against Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer on August 4, 2012.

DC United 1-0 Columbus Crew

Chris Pontius scored his 10th goal of the season to put DC two points within third place New York.

La Vie en Rouge: Philadelphia Union 0, Montreal Impact 2

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The Philadelphia Union came to Montreal with hopes of three points, but those hopes were dashed at the Stade Saputo as L'Impact scored two brilliant goals en route to victory over the Union.

Montreal Impact got on the board first with a chip from Patrice Bernier to Andrew Wenger who headed it in near the right post past a helpless MacMath.

Joey Barton

Mid-Day Ticker: Schweinsteiger questionable, River Plate promoted and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

If Germany is to defeat Italy in the Euro 2012 semifinals and advance the the tournament finale, they might have to do it without one of their key midfielders.

Bastian Schweinsteiger is questionable for Germany's semifinal bout on Thursday against Andrea Pirlo and the rest of the Azzurri with an ankle injury.

Has Joey Barton Been Given The Right Ban For The Wrong Reason?

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The FA has passed down it's judgement on Joey Barton, and he has been suspended for a total of twelve games for his misdemeanours in the last game of the season against Manchester City. The first four games of the ban cover the sending off for violent conduct, plus an extra game ban for it being Barton's second sending off of the season – every time a player gets sent off more than once in a season in England, they have an extra game added to their suspension for eqch subsequent dismissal.

Joey Barton awarded a 12 match ban: QPR career in doubt

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In the senselessness that is Joey Barton, the greatest tragedy is his thinking Twitter is some sort of substitute for actual therapy.

Barton receives a 12 match ban for going berserk on the Premiership's last day after Carlos Tevez elbowed him. In addition he's lighter by £75,000.

Joey Barton Given 12 Match Ban By FA

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The FA has thrown the book at Joey Barton for his out-of-control temper tantrum against Manchester City on the last day of the season.

Barton has been given a huge 12-game ban and fined £75,000 for his antics.

The FA gave the QPR midfielder an automatic four-game suspension when he elbowed Carlos Tevez in the face.

Mid-Day Ticker: Barton banned 12 games, Chelsea's Lucas bid rejected & more

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Joey Barton is paying a hefty price for his actions during Queens Park Rangers' season finale against Manchester City.

Barton was fined £75,000 and banned eight games on top of the four he had already accrued for being sent off for violent conduct and for already having been sent off before during the season.

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Joey Barton Takes The Rap For Aguero Attack, Denies Trying To Headbutt Kompany

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By Alan Duffy

Kenny Dalglish wasn't the only ex-Liverpool star having a hard day of it on Wednesday. While King Kenny was clearing out his office, poor old misunderstood intellectual Joey Barton was preparing to fight The FA over a violent conduct charge relating to his meltdown against Man City last weekend.

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Maradona’s Al Wasl Politely Request Own Keeper Be Suspended For Entire Season Without Pay After Idiotic Headbutt (Video)

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By Chris Wright

The directors of Diego Maradona's UAE-based side Al Wasl have politely requested that their first-choice 'keeper Majed Nasser be suspended for a year without pay after being sent-off for laying an idiotic Zidane-style headbutt on Esmail Abdullatif just ten minutes into the Gulf Clubs Champions League Final against Al Muharraq.

Maradona’s Al Wasl Politely Request Own Keeper Be Suspended For Entire Season Without Pay After Idiotic Headbutt (Video)

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By Chris Wright

The directors of Diego Maradona's UAE-based side Al Wasl have politely requested that their first-choice 'keeper Majed Nasser be suspended for a year without pay after being sent-off for laying an idiotic Zidane-style headbutt on Esmail Abdullatif just ten minutes into the Gulf Clubs Champions League Final against Al Muharraq.

Liverpool FC Keeper Out Of FA Cup Semi

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Pepe Reina has apologized to his Liverpool team-mates for the red card that has ruled him out of the Wembley FA Cup semi-final derby against Everton.
Reina was dismissed eight minutes from time for aiming a headbutt at Newcastle United defender James Perch as two goals from Papiss Cisse sent Kenny Dalglish's side tumbling to a 2-0 defeat at St James' Park.

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FAIL: Ex-Sevilla Striker Luis Fabiano Sent Off After Referee Feigns Headbutt During Brazilian Match (Video)

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Luis Fabiano found himself the recipient of one of the softest red cards theCampeonato Carioca has ever seen when the veteran striker was dismissed during the 54th minute of Vasco da Gama's 2-2 draw with Flamengo on Sunday evening.

Having already picked up a yellow earlier in the match, Fabiano made the mistake of getting all up in the referee's business only to find that the official had been taking pointers from his hero, one Paul Alcock.

Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 15-16 December

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1. There were some unbelievable Bentekkers on display in the Liverpool vs Aston Villa match. Two goals and a crazy backheel assist for Villa's young Belgian striker. 2. Kolo Toure has finally come clean and told Roberto Mancini that he's a footballer, not a car salesman, and is promptly flavour of the month.

You Choose POLL: McInerney Red Card Leaves Choice of Hoffman, Hoppenot, Martinez or Perlaza

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Jack McInerney's controversial red card, handed out against the Montreal Impact for his involvement the post-Martin Rivas headbutt 'scrum,' has left a hole at the starting false nine or central advanced forward role in the Philadelphia Union's hybrid 4-3-3.

The Union's options to replace McInerney have little starting experience in Philadelphia colors, but they do provide the team with some attributes not seen on the field otherwise.

The Tuesday 10: World Cup 2014 Opening Ceremony Edition

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By "The Other 87 Minutes / Senior Unemployed English Major Correspondents

If you were anywhere near a TV Friday afternoon/evening, then you likely already know that the World Cup is in danger of falling behind in the all-important opening ceremonies arms race.

Crew's Renteria suspended one game

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Emilio Renteria's reaction to a hard challenge has cost him a game.

Renteria was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for delivering a headbutt to Sporting Kansas City midfielder Paulo Nagamura in the second half of the Crew's 2-0 loss Saturday night.

Match Report: Newcastle 2 - 0 Liverpool

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Newcastle piled the misery on struggling Liverpool with a 2-0 win at St James' Park to move 11 points clear of the Merseysiders.
Papiss Cisse was the hero for Newcastle as the new Magpies No.9 outshone the returning Andy Carroll with both goals to move the home side level on points with Chelsea.