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Photo: Real Madrid have to dismantle the Bale Box, Gareth Bale still a Spurs player

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Here is the photo to make every Spurs fan smile before the NLD tomorrow. Goodbye stage! (for a day at least) #Levyed pic.twitter.com/9ZGK9vQHTo Spurspanyol (@spurspanyol) August 31, 2013 Real Madrid have been forced to dismantle the presentation stage dubbed the Bale Box. The stage, scaffolding and perspex screens were put in place just over [.

Pictorial Evidence of Chirpy's Decent into Evil

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With the news that beloved Tottenham mascot Chirpy is about to get a makeover in time for our home game against QPR, I thought we'd take a look at that mad bird through the ages

When he was young, he was fresh faced, chubby chopped, happy ChirpyEvent when standing near his arch rival, he was still happyChubby Chopped Chirpy was loved by the ladiesBut then, as he got older.

Pardew Wants One More Player – Debuchy Still Possible

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Alan Pardew looked confident as usual in his press conference for the upcoming Tottenham game yesterday, and he was obviously excited by the fantastic first week ahead with a home game against  Tottenham, the Europa League game in Athens, and then Chelsea at Stamford Bridge a week come Saturday,  and Alan said he was really looking forward to it as no [.

English Premier League

Man Utd’s Rio Ferdinand: Chelsea match not as big as Liverpool or Man City

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Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has played down the rivalry with fellow title contenders Chelsea, saying beating them doesn't mean as much as winning against Liverpool or Manchester City. The two sides meet in the Premier League on Monday in David Moyes' first competitive game in charge of United.

Video: Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway disappointed with lack of belief against Spurs

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Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway said he was disappointed by the lack of belief shown by his players during their 1-0 defeat to Spurs in their opening Premier League match. The Eagles never really looked likely to get a result against their London rivals, but in the end only a Roberto Soldado penalty separated the [.

Southampton 0-2 Wigan – Impressive Latics Spoil The Party At St Mary’s (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Southampton 0-2 Wigan Athletic Premier League 25 August 2012

Playing in their first home game in the top tier in seven seasons, the Saints were looking to give their fans something to celebrate. However, an impressive display by visitors Wigan spoiled the party and gave Roberto Martinez's side a deserved victory.

Match Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs West Bromich Albion

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Tottenham Hotspur vs West Bromich Albion, Saturday 25th August 2012, White Hart Lane, 3pm kick-off

After a disappointing result at Newcastle, even with a decent performance to start the season, the boys return to the Lane to have their first home game. THFC1882 welcomes back Kenny Palmer to preview the West Brom game:

Saturday's first home game of the season against Steve Clarke's WBA, in the battle of the Jose Mouriniho protégés, gives the White Hart Lane faithful a first-hand glimpse of Andre Villas-Boas's new look Tottenham.

Man City Need To Come From Behind To Win While Hazard Impresses For Chelsea

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It was deja-vu all over again for Manchester City as the Premier League champions opened their title defence with a thrilling win over newly-promoted Southampton. Not only was the score exactly the same as that never-to-be-forgotten final home game against Queens Park Rangers last season, so was the scoring sequence, and even the ends they went in at the Etihad Stadium.

Arsenal v Sunderland Preview : It’s Here Again

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More games for the Coq

Match day. No sweeter two words after a 2 months plus break from The Arsenal. Unless of course the two words are "Champions Now". Then again, that's not the way the game is played. There's the entire season ahead of us and today is the beginning of it all. Another full season for us to savour, enjoy or be upset about.

Chantaburi Heading For The Drop

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I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that Chantaburi are favourites to get relegated from Division One in Thailand. I know, it's not often I go out on a limb like that but I just get that feeling that their days are numbered in Thailand's second tier.

Never seen them play so can't say I have any special insight.

New strategy to turn Anfield into fortress

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping that introducing his strategy of pressing aggressive football at Anfield will turn the stadium into a fortress for the Reds.

While Rodgers was at Swansea impressing the rest of the Premier League with his entertaining brand of football, Liverpool struggled with a below-par home record, dropping many shocking points en route to a disappointing eighth place finish.

Arsene Wenger

Five football moments defined by iconic commentary

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The work of a football commentator can be a varied bag. When it's bad it can numb the very soul. Trivial banter back and forth between jaded broadcasters and witless pundits can leave one feeling indebted that our lives, for all their occasional perks, are limited in span and that one day the welcome finger [.

POTD : Julio Cesar And Susana Werner Arrives At Queens Park Rangers And Theo Walcott To Stay

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Susana Werner is a Brazilian actress who was formerly engaged to Ronaldo (the original, more legendary Brazilian one) before finding love with Queens Park Ranger's new goalkeeper, Julio Cesar in 2002. Of course, Cesar recently finalised a move to the English side on a four-year-deal after seven seasons at Inter Milan.

Wenger: Sunderland defended well but Arsenal lacked sharpness and quality

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In a game of very few chances, albeit the ones that did come fell Arsenal's way, the Gunners only took a single point from their opening home game against Sunderland. Although Arsene Wenger praised the team's spirit, he felt that they lacked a few things needed to break the deadlock. Wenger said after the game: [.

Sir Alex Ferguson

Newcastle trying to sign Wayne Rooney from Man Utd, claims Mike Ashley’s website

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Newcastle are in early-stage discussions with Wayne Rooney's agent about a move from Manchester United, according to an article on the news section of Mike Ashley's business website. The Sports Direct website claims the Magpies are preparing a bid for the England international. The article read: "Newcastle United are preparing a shock bid for want-away [.

Video: Sir Alex Ferguson’s emotional farewell speech to Manchester United

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Alex Ferguson's farewell speech at Old Trafford by footballdaily1 Sir Alex Ferguson said goodbye to Old Trafford with an emotional speech following Manchester United's win against Swansea in his final home game in charge. Fergie's unscripted talk was sandwiched between the match and United's title celebrations.

Robin van Persie: United build a fearsome arsenal

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Robin van Persie or Nick Sobotka?

"Defend, defend ... defend, defend, defend," the Manchester United fans cry in unison, as the opposition launch a counter-attack, outnumbering the United defence by six to one. This is a re-working of the elaborate "attack, attack, attack" chant that so often boomed out of the stands in the seasons before, now a humorous, yet slightly concerned response to the signings of Shinji Kagawa, some Chilean bloke and Robin van Persie from Arsenal.

Aston Villa

Former Aston Villa boss John Gregory sings emotional tribute to Stiliyan Petrov

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The idea of John Gregory singing at all, let alone a Bruce Springsteen song, should sound like a very special story indeed. And it certainly is for all the right reasons surprisingly enough. The former Aston Villa manager who is still remembered fondly by the Villa faithful chose a charity fundraising gig [.

QPR Report: "The Horror. The Horror..." Swansea Match Reports, Comments, Photos, Video...."On This Day" QPR Opening Results

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- Collection of Zimbio Photos from QPR vs Swansea

- Visit the Football-Only QPR REPORT MESSAGEBOARD


- See the Truly-Brilliant Bushman Photo Archives for more Old QPR

- Comparing Premiership Websites

- On This Day, August 19, QPR Games: Several QPR Promotion and Relegation Seasons Began

- Various Pre-Season Premiership Previews (Including QPR)

- Courtesy of Manchester City - Stats on Every player at Every club in Every Game in the Premiershiphe New MCFC Stat Site

"On This Day" (August 19) QPR Games.

CD Chivas USA

Want Tickets? Tell Your Travel Story

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One of our loyal readers has three tickets he's unable to use for Saturday's match as he's out of town. He'd like one of you to get them. All you have to do is share your favorite away travel story. Why away travel to win tickets to a home game? Because in this reader's case all games he attends are away games.

View From The Press Box: Revs v Chivas USA

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The New England Revolution met former captain Shalrie Joseph and Chivas USA in an entertaining 3-3 draw at an empty Gillette Stadium tonight.

New England came out on fire scoring three goals in the opening 20 minutes through Sene (2) and a McKenzie own goal. After struggling to score all season, suddenly the Revs had scored 6 goals in the last 1 1/2 games, and they seemed destined to go on and win this match.

Major League Soccer

The Monday (Tuesday) After

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I hope everyone had wonderful holiday weekend and enjoyable end of Summer. For fans of Major League Soccer, the post-labor day period means its time for the final push to the playoffs. Fall is a great time for soccer in the United States and the playoffs are now just weeks away.

In truth the biggest business news over the last few days came from across the sea, with the transfer window closing across Europe.

MLS Match Night: Your Running Commentary

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Three matches unfold across Major League Soccer tonight, each with its own playoff implications as the regular season's stretch run continues.

In the Eastern Conference, a matchup between two teams currently occupying playoff spots sees the Chicago Fire host the Houston Dynamo with just one point separating the two teams.

2012 MLS, Week 25: What To Watch For

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Montreal looks to continue their quest for a playoff berth against D.C. United. (Getty Images)

The make or break part of the season is here. At this point teams can earn a lot or nothing at all. Most teams are hitting that final stretch of games that will either put them in the playoffs or will put them in a position to have a high draft pick in next January's SuperDraft.


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In this post game video I take a quick look back at the abject road loss that saw Toronto drop three more points on the road, this time in Columbus. I also take a personal look at the increasing level of apathy and resignation among the hard core support for this team, I take a quick look ahead to the last meaningful home game of the season, I come out in DEFENSE of Paul Mariner and I ask Toronto FC if its time to announce a 2013 price freeze.

Sporting Kansas City

Attendance Comparison for the 14th Home Game

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photo courtesy of Jarred Donalson

Another comparison of the home attendance, with the stage out, Sporting still had a sell out crowd at Livestrong Sporting Park. Here's a look at the rest of the attendance comparisons for the 14th home game of the season.

1996 - Arrowhead
Sunday September 1, 1996 vs New York 2-2(3-1) shootout win
Average - 12,646

1997 - Arrowhead
Thursday August 28, 1997 vs Colorado 1-0 win
Average - 8,835

1998 - Arrowhead
Saturday August 29, 1998 vs Chicago 2-2 (2-3) shootout loss
Average - 7,804

1999 - Arrowhead
Saturday September 18, 1999 vs Dallas 1-1(0-3) shootout loss
Average - 9,511

2000 - Arrowhead
Saturday August 5, 2000 vs Los Angeles 1-5 loss
Average - 9,253

2001 - Arrowhead
Season finished
Average - 10,954

2002 - Arrowhead
Saturday September 14, 2002 vs Colorado 1-2 loss
Final home game of the 2002 season.

A Must Win for the Supporters' Shield

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With 8 games left in the season, Sporting KC is currently 3 points out of the race for the Supporters' Shield. Behind San Jose, KC doesn't have many games that you can immediately look at and say "oh yeah that should be a win," but tomorrow night at Livestrong Sporting Park, KC has one of those games.

Matchday @The Lair of the Great Satan: Red Bulls vs. DC United

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I'll take "Stadiums in Better Shape than RFK " for $200, AlexDown the stretch they come!

The New York Red Bulls are right in the thick of things at the top of MLS' Eastern Conference after somehow escaping Livestrong Sporting Park with a draw on Sunday night. Tonight they square off against the Great Satan, DC United, for the third and final time of the 2012 regular season.

Attendance Comparison for the 13th Home Game

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Here's this week's comparison for home games. Through 13 home games, Kansas City has once again gotten another sellout at Livestrong keeping the 2012 season well ahead of last year's pace for the most well attended season.

1996 - Arrowhead
Thursday August 15, 1996 vs San Jose 4-1 win
Average - 12,762

1997 - Arrowhead
Saturday August 17, 1997 vs New York 3-3(2-0) shootout win
Average - 8,928

1998 - Arrowhead
Wednesday August 26, 1998 vs DC 1-2 loss.


Signore Pantalone and the Pompey Comedy of Errors

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It is often the last resort of the villain in a pantomime to curse his conquerors with his dying breath. Which thought leads me directly to  the vainglorious attacks of  Pompey's chief creditor, Balram Chainrai, on the Pompey Supporters' Trust. Indeed, not only the Pompey Trust but the entire Trust movement.

Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United - MLS #25 - Preview

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The Chicago Fire will take their three-game winning streak to the nation's capital Wednesday night to battle a struggling D.C. United side who has one win in their last five games. However, United have yet to lose a home game since the opening week of the season having logged an 8-1-3 record with a +15 goal differential.

Real Salt Lake

Union, RSL play to scoreless draw at PPL

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With the MLS playoff race heating up, both the Philadelphia Union and Real Salt Lake could have used three points from their match on Friday night. But in a game where chances were few and far between, each team was forced to settle for a bore draw, although it was the Union who came away more disappointed.

Real Salt Lake vs. Tauro: Your Running Commentary

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Real Salt Lake hope that home-field advantage will change the club's CONCACAF Champions League fortunes, as the 2010-11 tournament finalists look to bounce back after dropping their group opener.

RSL welcome Panamanian side Tauro FC to Rio Tinto Stadium for a key Group 2 battle (10 p.

The Rest

Win tickets to Arsenal v Southampton

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Arseblog has teamed up with Thomas Cook Sport, official travel partner of Arsenal, to offer two lucky fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to this Saturday's home game against Southampton.

Arsenal will be looking to continue their good start to the season against a team that has scored twice against both Man United and Man City, and you could be at Emirates Stadium to watch all the action LIVE!

World Cup Qualifying: European teams start their journeys, CONMEBOL action resumes, and more

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World Cup qualifying is set to get back into full swing on Friday and there should be plenty of quality and drama as 66 teams will be in action in an attempt to further solidify their place in Brazil 2014.

Europe will be the site for most of those matches, as UEFA's World Cup qualifying will begin with 22 matches.

UVA College Soccer Wrap-Up

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University of Virginia- Virginia Men's Soccer Scores Late to Drop No. 22 California, 2-1 Carroll heads home game winner in 84th minute
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men's soccer team scored its first win of the season Friday night with a 2-1 victory over No.

Newcastle Injury Update – Nothing Serious

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Injured Cheick Tiote could be back for Newcastle's important home game against Aston Villa on Sunday, and that will be good news for Newcastle fans. Cheick Tiote in action against Tottenham Newcastle play tomorrow night against Greek Super League side Atromitos, and then against Aston Villa on Sunday, and two wins will see Newcastle in fine [.

La Liga To Stagger Kickoff Times

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This season's third round of La Liga matches will be staggered over 10 different kick-off times, Spain's Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) said Tuesday.

Four matches will take place on Sept. 1, with five more the following day and Real Betis hosting Atletico Madrid on Sept. 3.

The weekend kicks off with Celta Vigo taking on Osasuna at 10 a.

Repeat of first home game 2006/2007 – Fulham

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Manchester United's first home game of the brilliant 2006/2007 season was that 5-1 stuffing of Fulham. We sold our top scorer, Ruud van Nistelrooy and didn't buy a replacement. We brought in Michael Carrick as our new number 16 but there weren't many who had him as their first choice to replace Roy Keane.

Match Report: Liverpool 3 - 0 FC Gomel

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Luis Suarez was the inspiration as Liverpool cruised into the final qualifying round of the Europa League with a 3-0 win over FC Gomel - and it seems Joe Allen is about to provide further cheer for the Anfield faithful.
After telling Swansea he wants to move north, Allen was present to watch Suarez create first-half goals for Fabio Borini and skipper Steven Gerrard as the Belarus outfit proved no match for the Merseyside giants.