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ITS Funny Video Of The Week: Epic Clearance Fail!

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The In The Stands funny video of the week sees two Corinthians defenders totally screw-up what should have been a straight forward clearance away from goal! The incident occurred during Corinthian's Campeonato Brasileiro clash with rivals Vasco Da Gama. Deep into injury-time and with the scores at one-a-piece, nervous Corinthians defenders tried desperately to secure [.

Things We Like: Wacky Commentary!

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 We at In The Stands could not resist a chuckle at what is perhaps the most outrageous piece of football commentary ever from legendary Italian commentator Carlo Zampa.Â

Zampa's moment of madness occurred after AS Roma fullback John Arne Riise scored Roma's winner against Juventus during the rivals' clash at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino in 2010.

Manchester United

ITS Goal Of The Week: Fernando Llorente Goal vs Manchester United

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TweetThe In The Stands Goal of The Week comes courtesy of striker Fernando Llorente whose Van-Basten-like volley helped Athletic Bilbao overcome Manchester United in the Europa League The big Spaniard already has an amazing 22 goals to his name this season but none have been finer than his first-time volley as Athletic Bilbao trounced Premier [.

In The Stands: UEFA Champions League 2011/2012 Preview

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In The Stands' Rolly Pelovangu grabs a cold beer before looking ahead to another season of the UEFA Champions League – the pinnacle of club football. We all know how the theme song goes as 22 players lineup prior to kick-off looking vacantly at the stands where some European football bureaucrat in a grey suit, [.

Champions League Matchday 1: Pick of The Matches

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Every week In The Stands will single out the pick of the week's UEFA Champions League fixtures commencing with Matchday 1. Amongst the highlights of matches on the first day of the 2011/2012 UEFA Champions League clashes, there is a match pitting two European giants against eachother, a return of former club heroes and an intriguing [.

After 8-2 Obliteration Should Arsenal Fans Commit Suicide?

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In The Stands' Rolly Pelovangu takes a satirical look back at Arsenal's 8-2 mauling at the hands of Manchester United. Monsieur Wenger is seemingly an intelligent man, very philosophical in fact. So upon mentioning the name Albert Camus, the belated Gunners boss will know exactly who I mean. Albert Camus was an eminent 20th century [.

Butt’s Brain: Tuesday

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What's going on in Butt's Brain on this Champions League Tuesday... Carlos Tevez visits Marseille's hotel and tells those players about Manchester United's weaknesses [Sport.co.uk] An interview with Grant Wahl on the importance of changing FIFA [A Football Report] "There ... Continue reading →

Butt’s Brain: Tuesday

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Some mid-week news as we prepare for international friendlies and a big Premier League gameweek to come... Fabregas to Chelsea? [A Football Report] Are the only people who read Football Corner Liverpool fans? 62% of readers (currently) think Liverpool will ... Continue reading →

Top 10 of the week – Football Chants 2011 redux

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Football chants are the metaphoric glue that bonds fans together in banter. For some players these are songs praising their talent, for others, well, it's best not to go there. Unfortunately there are some offensive corkers we had to leave out, but the ones we left in are equally class.

ITS Awards ’10: Team of the Year results and Player of the year poll

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The results are in!...Last Monday we asked you, the readers to vote for those you thought were the best Premiership players in 2010.  So without further freddie-adu here is In the Stands Premiership Team of 2010

Here's how much they won it by (Voting rounded up)

GK: Joe Hart 44%

LB: Leighton Baines 32%

RB: Bacary Sagna 29%

CB: Nemanja Vidic 28%

CB: John Terry 11%

RW: Nani 31%

LW: Gareth Bale 33%

CM: Cesc Faberegas 23%

CM: Samir Nasri 19%

FW: Dimitar Berbatov 16%

FW: Carlos Tevez 20%

So with this in mind, who do you think warrants the ITS player of the year Awards.

Best Football Advert Ever… Cristiano Ronaldo – Timeforce Watches

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Well I have gone for a strange one this week, C-Ron's new advert for a watch company. Why have I picked this? Purely because I miss Ronaldo and it's good to have him on my screen for any reason...

Click here to view the embedded video.

Butt's Brain: Monday

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  • Luka Modric breaks his leg - out at least six weeks. Will Harry go in for Kranjcar at Portsmouth? Â [USA Today]
  • Despite the win, Everton clearly miss Mikel Arteta. When he returns, the team should get back to being a very tough side to beat [Unprofessional Foul]
  • Vote for your favorite Goal of the Week [In the Stands]
  • Wes Brown called into England squad.

"Nani! Pass the F-cking Ball!"

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From our buddies at In the Stands, this one is for all you lip readers out there. If this reaction by SAF is any indication, it looks like Nani probably won't be in the running to fill C-Ron's departed scoring boots this season.
[ via In the Stands ]

Butt's Brain: Monday

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Manchester United Clock Challenge
  • A fun article on deep lying playmakers. Will you have one in your fantasy football team this season? [SoccerLens]
  • Let's run it back two years to check out this obscure but excellent goal from Sweden [In the Stands]
  • Giggs grabs a hat trick as United score eight against Hangzhou Greentown, a team from the (clearly not so) Super League in China [Football 365]
  • Strange Ibracadabra airport video [Dirty Tackle]
  • Streaker on the pitch with a decent dummy during an exhibition match yesterday [Off the Post via 101 great goals]

Butt's Brain: Friday

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Ji-Sung loves Korean women, according to teammate Evra
Not much going on in the world of footie other than Gerrard being found not guilty and Zlatan moving to Barca as we continue the (too long) summer break, but here are a few interesting links from our Butt Buddies and others to keep you going on a Friday.

Michael Owen on a Goal per Game Pace at United

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Two pre-season matches for Manchester United. Two goals for new striker Michael Owen. A solid ratio so far - but will his anterior cruciate ligaments / metatarsals / insert other body parts here hold up enough to allow Owen to feature (and produce) regularly?

Discussion

Why You Need To Be an Arsehole to Play Football…

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Football is a game full of Arseholes, even Messi (especially Messi). Please don't exit page just yet, I do go on to explain... Gareth Bale. He's a nice guy. He's dedicated to the game. He always gives 100%. He doesn't drink. And he never draws any bad press. But when he was younger, he was [...] Related posts:
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England Beat Wales But Who Is Convinced???

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England all but secured their place in Euro 2012 after a laboured 1-0 win over Wales at Wembley in a display which raised more questions than answers. New Wembley, same old s*** is the feeling coming out of the press and the mouth of pundits everywhere after a poor showing on Tuesday night from the [.

How to make a your football blog a success

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We have all the inside knowledge and we can make your football blog a thing of beauty. Just follow this simple guide to make you Football website a success... Ground work Use Wordress as a base. Downloads the SEO Platinum and Google Analytics 360 plug-in's. It will make your life easier. Don't have a .

How to make your football blog a success

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We have all the inside knowledge and we can make your football blog a thing of beauty. Just follow this simple guide to make you Football website a success... Ground work Use Wordress as a base. Downloads the SEO Platinum and Google Analytics 360 plug-in's. It will make your life easier. Don't have a .

Goal of the Month

In The Stands: Goal of the Month

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 The time has come again for In The Stands to once again reveal the cream of this month's goals with May's winner coming from a low-key second division Greek championship match.

 Step forward Dimitrus Sialmas whose perfectly executed bicycle-kick, suitably preluded by an amazing piece of skill by team-mate Manwlis Skoufalis, wowed the small crowd during PAS Giannina second division match against Ethnikos Asteras in early May.

In The Stands Goal of the Month: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Goal v Lecce

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In The Stands' Goal of the Month section takes into consideration all the finest strikes across the continent which deserves to be replayed over and over again...

This month the winning strike comes from AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic whose sublime lob from distance against Lecce in mid-January ensured his side earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw at the Stadio Comunale Via del Mare.

Fantasy Premier League

Butt’s Brain: Wednesday

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Flying across the country today for the holidays so the posts will be sporadic this weekend, but of course we'll make sure to pump out a weekend fantasy preview for all managers to check out on Thursday or Friday... ... Continue reading →

Butt’s Brain: Thursday

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A bit of what's going on in Butt's Brain from around the footie web: Balotelli, Rooney, Ashley Cole, and others smoking cigarettes [FootballSup via Unprofessional Foul] Liverpool leave all star players at home (Gerrard back, Torres fatigue / ... Continue reading →

Watch Your Head this Weekend

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Collects yellow cards like kids collected pogs in the 1990s - nonstop
Good luck to all Fantasy Premier League managers this weekend. Enjoy the clip above.
[via In the Stands]

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Butt's Brain: Monday

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Beckham learned a thing or two from Pato and Ronaldinho in Milan
  • Theo Walcott's girlfriend Mel has "shunned the WAG lifestyle" to continue her university studies, yet still drives around London in a Ferrari. The winger is out for a month with knee ligament damage [The Sun]
  • Walcott's young teammate Nicklas Bendtner is also facing a month long spell on the sidelines after picking up a groin injury against Tottenham.

Butt's Brain: Wednesday

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  • Portsmouth now loaded with some Arab money [Football 365]
  • Footballers on Facebook. Nicky Butt likes this [In the Stands]
  • Chelsea players booed by own fans at open training session [Unprofessional Foul]
  • SAF's enemy Michael Carrick swapped for Luka Modric?

FC Dallas

In the Stands, v8

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My favorite FCD produced bit is back.

In the Stands 6

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Minor Soccer Celebrity Bobby Rhine is hearing voices and talking to Shaka Hislop.

The Rest

UEFA Champions League Last 16 2nd Leg: What In The Stands Learnt

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TweetAnd then there were eight. The UEFA Champions League chewed up eight more teams as the last 16 came and flew by but not before teaching us some very important things. Where to begin? Perhaps the fact that England has been reduced to just one representative and that particular team being only the fifth best [.

Simon Taylor’s Football Diary

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Simon Taylor, a professional footballer, give insight into his life inside the game. Every week, exclusively for In The Stands...  Introduction to me, and my Diary Hi. My name is Simon Taylor and I am a professional-footballer. Now, before I go into more detail, I am by no means famous. In fact if you Google my [.

Transfer Deadline Day Looms

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All aboard shut the doors please! It is that time soon when the helter-skelter known as the transfer window deadline fast approaches with many clubs hoping to bolster their squad before the clock strikes midnight. Will Sagna and Song be joined by Malouda by the end of today? We have seen some blockbuster moves [.