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Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard Question’s Player’s Hunger Following Basel Defeat

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard doesn't beat around the bush about Liverpool's defeat to Basle tonight as he question's his team-mates hunger which was non evident in Basel tonight!

And having watched the game he was spot on, on his analysis of the game as he admitted the Swiss side were hungrier for the win which is alright to say at Anfield this season as Suarez has moved on to pastures new!

Carroll Hails Gerrard

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Andy Carroll has described Steven Gerrard as an inspirational figure and admits he used to pretend to be the midfielder when he was a kid playing in the park with friends.
The 31-year-old Liverpool skipper has led from the front for both his club and country and won admirers all over the world with his all-action displays.

Carroll wanted to be like Gerrard

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Though the striker was born and bred in the north-east, Carroll admits that when he played football with his mates he was inspired by Steven Gerrard and the Reds skipper is still inspiring him now.

"You see Stevie playing the way he did against Everton, scoring three and driving the team on.

Breaking: Andy Carroll Thinks Steven Gerrard is Nice

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Here at the Liverpool Offside we've got some shocking news to share with you today: Andy Carroll thinks Steven Gerrard is kind of awesome. No confirmation on whether he thinks he's big and fucking hard, too, though if you really dig for it you could infer that he does. And that could probably get a little awkward for some of you if we decided to mention Steven Gerrard's Groin alongside regular Steven Gerrard right about now.

Happy Dalglish Eying More Silveware for Liverpool

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Liverpool ended their six years title drought after successfully lifting the Carling Cup on Sunday after dramatically beating Cardiff City in an intense penalty shoot out.

This success is being cherished by the Reds' manager, Kenny Dalglish, who aside from believing that his team truly deserved the title is also stating his hunger to give more silverwares for Merseyside based outfit.

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Vincent Kompany senses that Manchester City are hungry

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The problem with relocating Manchester City away from Rusholme's Curry Mile is that good food just isn't as easy to come by as it once was for the club's players. That's the verdict of captain Vincent Kompany, who's detected some hunger among the squad. We jest, of course. Vinny is merely making the requisite pre-season [.


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Sir Alex Ferguson has had his say (as he does on most things) about Chelsea overnight and has already tried to put pressure on us for this season. Fergie, like most football fans will know, Chelsea had been fighting to win the Champions League ever since Roman Abramovich took over as owner and now we have won it, Fergie believes there will be even more pressure at Stamford Bridge.

Midfielder ‘honored’ by Toffees interest

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Former Bayern Munich wing-back Danijel Pranjic has hinted that he is closing in on a move to Everton as he took time away from a family holiday to acknowledge the Toffees' interest as an honor.

Pranjic spent most of his time at Bayern on the bench last season but despite a frustrating club season that he ended as a free agent, the 31-year old managed to feature for Croatia in Euro 2012 group stage last month.

Fernando Torres Rains On Chelsea Victory Parade

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The good feeling that Chelsea fans have from being Champions of Europe, took a hit today as a result of the interview that Fernando Torres had with Guillem Balague after the win in Munich last night.

Amidst the Chelsea celebrations, Torres could not hid his disappointment and frustration to Balague about his move to Chelsea from Liverpool"

"It's contradictory because I feel like I'm at a peak moment in my career, with more desire and hunger than I've felt in a long time but I've had to spend the final on the bench.

City trio determined to beat United again

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Manchester City may not have enjoyed the most popular title celebration this week but that doesn't bother the club's players, who firmly believe that they can beat bitter rivals Manchester United to the crown next season.

Carlos Tevez stole headlines earlier this week when he held up a 'RIP Fergie' sign given to him by a fan during City's parade across Manchester.

Sir Alex Ferguson wins Best Manager in EPL 20 Seasons awards

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has won the "Best Manager" in the English Premier League for the first 20 seasons awarads. The awards mark the 20th season of the EPL era and Ferguson was the clear choice as United won 12 of 20 league titles. Â The following is an excerpt from the news on the official Premier League site.

EXCLUSIVE: Guardiola won’t replace Wenger at Arsenal, says Parlour

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Arsenal will miss out on snaring Pep Guardiola as a new manager because he will take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.  That is the belief of former Gunners midfielder Ray Parlour, who accepts that Guardiola's footballing philosophy he and Arsenal have been cited as a good fit by supporters and pundits alike makes him an ideal candidate for the position should Wenger leave or "move upstairs".

Mancini Re-found Trust On Tevez Again

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Roberto Mancini seems to show that he is not someone who likes to hold a grudge especially towards his players, as the Italian coached recently stated his joy on welcoming Carlos Tevez back with the first team.

Mancini revealed that he has already forgotten the problem that previously occurred between him and Tevez, adding that the Argentinian recent effort in training has simply pleased the former Inter Milan manager.

Bruce: Giggs and Scholes Stand Out From All The Rest

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Steve Bruce has claimed that of all the players to have graced the Premier League, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes stand out from the rest.

"The achievement of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, to play 900 and 700-odd games respectively for Manchester United is remarkable," he said. "To still have the hunger and desire to be as good as they are is remarkable.


Arsenal need a manager with the HUNGER TO WIN!

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Arsenal have sacrificed our football legacy for a financial one. by GP

Let me be very clear. Arsene Wenger is the best manager we have ever had. Because of the contribution he has made to not only the English but the world game, I have him up there with the very best. Not winning the champions League maybe be a blot on his Arsenal CV to some but his record as a coach developing players into great players cannot be equalled by anyone else.

Fighting talk from Wenger-Arsenal have strength and hunger !

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Arsene Wenger wants his players to strike a blow at the heart of last season's champions, Manchester City, tomorrow. The French tactician is well aware that tomorrow's result will not decide the title race, but an Arsenal win could have a massive psychological effect on the Citizens.

City are at home and the pressure is on them to perform after a slightly shaky start and a demoralising defeat by Real Madrid in the champion's league.

Shock: Robin Van Persie declines to renew contract

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This sums up the Gunners mood today

In a nightmare for Arsenal and its fans, Robin Van Persie declined to renew his contract leaving the club with no alternative other than to sell him to the highest bidder although he still has that final year of his contract to see out. This paves his path to the Etihad in a by now familiar pattern of exits.

Backpage Roundup: Rosicky’s Age, Song’s Future and Wilshere’s Withdrawal

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Rosicky Claims His Footballing Age Is 29

Arsenal FC midfielder Tomas Rosicky has said that there is plenty of football left in him even though he is now in his thirties. The 31-year-old playmaker has missed a large chunk of his Arsenal career due to a series of injuries and therefore, he claims that his hunger and desire to play at the highest level is more than his age suggests.

Napoli v Chelsea - Who plays?

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Simple question but with a difficult answer as Chelsea simply cannot afford to have the same result as Arsenal did last week in Italy.

We're down in the dumps, struggling for form and taking flack from everywhere as AVB continues to struggle with our players. Like I said yesterday, it's as much the players fault as it is AVB and I am glad people are finally seeing that too.

Ibra Tells Van Persie To Leave Arsenal

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Arsenal fans are still trying to come to terms with their shock FA Cup exit after they suffered a 2-0 loss to Sunderland yesterday in a FA Cup 5th round tie to cap a horrible week for them in Europe as well as domestically.

It's now very certain that the Gunners will end the season without any silverware extending their trophy drought to an astonishing 7 years.

Wayne Rooney

Rooney: I Made A Big Mistake

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In his exclusive interview with the Evening News, Wayne Rooney has reflected on October 2010 when he dropped the bombshell of wanting to leave United for a club that could meet his ambition.

After changing his mind, he lifted United's record breaking 19th title at the end of the season, making them the most successful English club in history, as well as scoring in the Champions League final, making a mockery out of his suggestion that United weren't a match for him.

Rooney: I Made A Big Mistake

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In his exclusive interview with the Evening News, Wayne Rooney has reflected on October 2010 when he dropped the bombshell of wanting to leave United for a club that could meet his ambition.

After changing his mind, he lifted United's record breaking 19th title at the end of the season, making them the most successful English club in history, as well as scoring in the Champions League final, making a mockery out of his suggestion that United weren't a match for him.

Bilbao Secured Europa League Passage After Another Victory Over Man United

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Athletic Bilbao finished what they've started as Marcelo Bielsa's team spectacularly eliminated Manchester United from the Europa League with another inspiring victory in the second leg. Marcelo Bielsa's team once again showed their quality and defeated Man United 2-1 on the night, extending the total aggregate to 5-3 in favor of the Basque outfit.

Didier Drogba

Lukaku don't do it - Too late you already have!

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Romelu Lukaku has taken a major swipe at Chelsea, the second player to do so in two days after sealing a loan move to West Brom.

He said:
"I couldn't see myself staying at Chelsea. I sacrificed a year of my career with them and didn't want to put up with it any more.

There’s nowt funny about Chelsea at the moment

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Nicks' note: What, you thought Sahil Dumir was like Romelu Lukaku, that he would swirl his cape around and swoosh into nothingness after one blog post? He's back for seconds, and not very tasty ones at that. The little blue tyke dissects Chelsea's loss to West Brom here.


United States v Brazil – Match Preview – 30 May 2012

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The United States continues their warm-up for World Cup qualifying with a friendly against Brazil. The match will take place at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland with kickoff scheduled for 8:00 PM USA Eastern time.

USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann

"Tomorrow, it's down the players to suffer and chase these yellow shirts [Brazil] that are pretty good.

Celtic v Inverness – Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds – SPL – 11 February 2012

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Celtic v Inverness Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds SPL 11 February 2012 - The 90th Minute Soccer Blog

Celtic have not lost a league match since early October as they host 10th place Inverness in the Scottish Premier League. The match will take place at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday, February 11, 2012.

The Rest

Sons of Ben hosting fifth annual Help Kick Hunger benefit

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For the fifth straight year, the Sons of Ben are hosting the Help Kick Hunger benefit and food drive.

The Sons of Ben are hosting their fifth annual Help Kick Hunger benefit and food drive next Saturday at Brauhaus Schmitz. I was able to talk to the SoB's Director of Philanthropy Bill Gusler about this.

Für den kleinen Hunger zwischendurch

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Für den kleinen Hunger zwischendurch

Nein, dieser Beitrag ist kein Sponsoring oder sonst irgendeine Kommerzveranstaltung. Das hier ist einfach nur die bittere Realität. Mahlzeit! Fritten, Fussball & Bier - Ein alternativer Fussball-Blog, der sich um die wirklich wichtigen Themen des Fussballs kuemmert!

Young: Everyone Wants To Beat The Biggest Club In The World

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Ashley Young has reflected on his first year at United, claiming that his strong desire to win is something he shares in common with Sir Alex Ferguson.

"Sir Alex Ferguson has been a massive influence on me," Young told The Mirror. "I said at the time that as soon as Sir Alex comes knocking at the door, it's a no-brainer.

Boyd takes success in stride, eyes bigger opportunities for club and country

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- When Terrence Boyd found out he would start in the U.S. men's national team's friendly against Scotland last week, he could not help but smile. Boyd was happy as can be knowing he would get a big chance to prove his worth in just his second cap with the United States, and he called his parents to share his excitement.

D.C. United Notes: Club eyes first place, injured group nears return and more

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D.C. United is on the cusp of earning what has turned into a rare distinction for the club this deep into the season in recent years. With a win over the New England Revolution Saturday night, D.C. will enter its three-week international break in first place in the Eastern Conference.

Vidic: Rio Has Proved People Wrong

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Following a few seasons plagued by injury and losing out on his place in the England squad, people wondered whether Rio Ferdinand's career was coming to an end.

Rio has gone from strength to strength this season, having already played in more games than he has in the past two seasons, and Nemanja Vidic has claimed his top performances shouldn't have come as a surprise.

US Soccer Needs New Hunger Games

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If you don't replace the foundation, the building might fall down. This applies to the national team. The upper floors of international US soccer have been furnished over the last decade with consecutive World Cup appearances and thrilling moments. We can hang the portraits of the heroes Landon Donovan, Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey, and Tim Howard on the walls and admire their commitment to the colors.

Nike Soccer: The Chance: Mia Hamm's First Find

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Partnering with ECNL, US Club Soccer, and US Soccer, Nike will be inviting the top 100 female soccer players around the country to attend a 3-day National Final Camp at Nike's World Headquarters Campus in Beaverton, Oregon at the end of July.

From that Camp, Nike will select the final team of girls that will receive an international soccer experience of a lifetime.

Raul Gonzalez: Clear & Present Danger

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Here's Raul during the launch of the campaign "Football against Hunger" in Brussels lsat week. Image:Â AP Photo/Yves Logghe.

This lady is employing a classic Kickette distraction technique. Watch and learn, everybody, as she casually points to a random object in the middle distance, waits until her mark (in this case, the deliciously dressed and entirely unsuspecting Raul) is sufficiently engaged and then pounces, hurling him to the ground and doing what we all would, given this level of access.

Barry Robson move a "no-brainer"

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New signing Barry Robson has moved to reassure VancouverWhitecaps fans he has not moved to MLS for a cosy end-of-career wind down.

The franchise announced this week they had brought in the former Rangersfavourite as a Designated Player and Robson says he cannot wait to get goingacross the Atlantic and try and transform the Whitecaps into one of the MSL's major soccer betting tips.