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Tottenham Hotspur

Gareth Bale could play at left-back for Real Madrid, Spurs fans smirk

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Tottenham fans will allow themselves a wry smile this morning at the news that Gareth Bale could be deployed at left-back by Real Madrid. Spurs played the Welshman as a full-back at the start of his White Hart Lane career, before realising they had one of the world's best wingers on their hands. And the [.

Dawson injury makes a defender a January priority

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Yesterday there was much talk of the injury gloom being lifted at Spurs after the return of Ledley King at the weekend, along with the good progress made by Sandro and Rafael van der Vaart.

Sadly, the jinx has struck again with news that Michael Dawson faces a two month lay off with an Achilles injury which he picked up in training prior to the Wolves game.

Friday Ticker: Injuries mount for Madrid/Spurs, Bosnia banned and more

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

Both Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur could be without some of their top players for their Champions League quarterfinal match Tuesday.

Madrid could be without forward Cristiano Ronaldo(thigh), winger Karim Benzema (thigh) and full-back Marcelo (ribs) for the first-leg tie at the Bernabeu.

Injuries update

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The race is on for several of our players to be fit for next week's Champion's League clash as well as Saturday's vital league game at Wigan.

Gareth Bale is very much ‘touch and go', but news on Aaron Lennon may be more encouraging. After withdrawing from the England squad to face Ghana with a hamstring problem, he trained at Spurs Lodge and is being monitored on a daily basis.

Arsenal

Arteta injury means that Ramsey must start against Chelsea

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Arsenal star midfielder Mikel Arteta has dealt another immense injury blow to his French manager Arsene Wenger after the many he has received over the course of the season. According to the many reports, Mikel is out for good this season after the Wigan game. With four matches still to go in the Premier League, [.

Per Mertesacker Could Be Done For Season

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Arsenal's week has gone from bad to worse as their manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that central defender Per Mertesacker will be missing for a long period of time due to a serious ankle injury.

The latest injury blow comes at a very bad time for the North Londoners, who will also be without the services of their other centre back Laurent Koscielny for tomorrow's FA Cup clash with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Agony as Wilshere suffers setback in Arsenal return

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Jack Wilshere has given Arsenal a massive injury blow after suffering a recurrence of the ankle problem which has kept him out this season.

AW said of the midfielder: "Wilshere has pain again in his ankle. He did it running so we stopped it straight away. He's seeing a specialist today.

Arsenal Transfer Speculation and Latest News for the Gunners

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Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images (Bleacher Report) Another week in the Gunners camp has seen Arsene Wenger have to shoulder yet another disappointing injury blow with his only shining star center back, Thomas Vermaelen, now looks to be out for three months.

This looks to be yet another set back for Wenger, who is desperate to get his club back on the right track after not only a poor month of August, but an utterly embarrassing 8-2 thrashing at the hands of Manchester United in their last game.

Wilshere set for long spell on the sidelines

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Arsenal have been dealt an injury blow with the news that midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out of action for around five months after having surgery on this injured ankle.

The 19-year-old picked up the injury in pre-season and hasn't been able to play since. He will now not return to action until the end of February.

Wilshere injury blow for Gunners | News

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Wilshere injury blow for Gunners | News: Well, I guess we know how Arteta's playing time is going to look for at least the next three months. Looks like the big question is how Ramsey and Benayoun divide the time next to the Spaniard. It is definitely going to be an interesting few months until January for Arsenal.

Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen: His Achilles Heel Is His Achilles Heel

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By Alan Duffy

Arsenal physio Colin "Shipman" Lewin has been at it again for Arsenal, with Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen the victim this time around.

According to reports, the centre-half has been ruled out for two months after having yet another operation on his troublesome left heel.

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo - MLS #4 - Three Questions...sort of

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After yet another agonizing bye week for the Fire in this young 2012 MLS season, it's finally that time again. I am back to prep you for the Fire's Sunday night showdown with the Dynamo with our customary 3 questions exchange. Instead of having 6 total questions like we usually do, Zach Woosley over at Dynamo Theory was kind enough to answer the 3 questions that we had for him.

Match #29 Preview: Philadelphia Union At Sporting Kansas City

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Setting: Friday, September 23 at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas; kickoff scheduled for 8:36:30 PM Eastern

Broadcast Information: Fox Soccer (JP Dellacamera, Kyle Martino, Brian Dunseth) and Fox Deportes (Jorge Caamaño, Alejandro Luna) nationally as 'Soccer Night in America', with coverage beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern with a pre-game show / La Gran D 1340 KDTD-AM (Raul Villegas, Enrique Morales) in Kansas City

Kansas City's Record: 10-9-10, second in East

Kansas City's Last Match: L, 1-0 at Real Salt Lake

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Liverpool

Liverpool Star admits: "It feels HORRIBLE when I don't play..."

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Liverpool left-back Fabio Aurelio is fit again after his recent injury blow, and despite the frustration of having to deal with regular setbacks, the Brazilian is raring to go. However, it has been difficult for him to actually get into the team, something he admits is very frustrating.

Liverpool will be tested by Lucas injury blow – Kenny Dalglish

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Liverpool will be tested by Lucas injury blow Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says the club will be tested by midfielder Lucas Leiva's absence with a knee injury.

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FABIO AURELIO: It's frustrating, but my faith gets me through...

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Liverpool left-back Fabio Aurelio is fit again after his latest injury blow, and despite the frustration of having to deal with regular injury setbacks, the Brazilian is raring to go, and can't wait to get back into the first team.

Since arriving at Anfield in 2006, Aurelio injuries have kept him on the sidelines for an astonishing 23 months, but right now, he's fit, strong and ready for action:

"I feel strong, but when you don't have many minutes on the pitch then match fitness is not the same.

Liverpool Steven Gerrard suffers fresh injury blow

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Liverpool Steven Gerrard suffers fresh injury blow

Kenny Dalglish promised to tell England manager Fabio Capello the full extent of Steven Gerrard's ankle injury in the next 48 hours.

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H-T Arsenal 0-0 Liverpool: Nasri starts for home side

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H-T Arsenal 0-0 Liverpool: Nasri starts for home side

Gunners also suffered fresh injury blow as Koscielny subbed after 15 minutes

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Liverpool 2 Valencia 0: Dalglish faces injury blow as Glen Johnson limps off in friendly

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Liverpool 2 Valencia 0: Dalglish faces injury blow as Glen Johnson limps off in friendly

Glen Johnson is facing a fight to be fit for the start of the new Barclays Premier League season after he was injured in Liverpool's final warm up game

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Liverpool Confirm Gerrard Out For Rest Of Season

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Liverpool have suffered a second injury blow in three days after captain Steven Gerrard was ruled out for the rest of the season.

Gerrard had returned to training last week for the first time since a groin operation in early March but last Friday he sustained a similar but not identical injury.

Reds Pair Aid Kelly Progress

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Martin Kelly has revealed how Liverpool greats Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard are pushing him to be the best he can be.
The 20-year-old full-back had made just one start for the Reds before the current campaign but he has truly made the first-team breakthrough this term.
Not only has the Whiston-born defender earned an extended run but his form has been such that he has remained in the side, racking up 22 starts already this season including 10 in the Premier League.

Champions League

KOs, woes and hammer blows

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Hammer blow, Devastating injury blow, Major blow. Just three ways to cook the same story, namely Vermaelen's latest crock. It's an injury that has rocked us, added to our woes and amounts to nothing less than a KO. Well, so we're told. Maybe it's not that bad though? He's off school for another month, and should be back in six weeks.

KOs, woes and hammer blows

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Hammer blow, Devastating injury blow, Major blow. Just three ways to cook the same story, namely Vermaelen's latest crock. It's an injury that has rocked us, added to our woes and amounts to nothing less than a KO. Well, so we're told. Maybe it's not that bad though? He's off school for another month, and should be back in six weeks.

Lyon deliver message to Real with Nancy stroll

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PARIS, France — Lyon gave themselves the perfect morale boost for next Tuesday's Champions League home clash with Real Madrid on Friday as they eased to a 4-0 victory over Nancy. However, while goals from Yoann Gourcuff, Jeremy Pied, Miralem Pjanic and the outstanding Jimmy Briand saw them move into provisional second in the league [.

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Arsenal hit with Vermaelen injury blow

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Arsenal have been hit with the news that central defender Thomas Vermaelen will be out of action for a further month.

The 25-year-old who has had plenty of injury problems during his Arsenal career suffered an ankle knock during the Champions League qualifier with Udinese.

Match Report: West Brom 2 - 1 Liverpool

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Chris Brunt's second-half penalty double enabled West Brom to win the battle of Liverpool managers past and present at The Hawthorns.
Current Reds manager Kenny Dalglish saw Martin Skrtel head his side in front five minutes into the second half.
But his predecessor, Roy Hodgson, was indebted to Brunt for initially levelling matters from the spot and then scoring the 88th-minute winner.

The Rest

SEASON REVIEW - JULY: WINS, PRESSING AND AVB'S FRUSTRATIONS!

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Following on from June we now move into July 2011 and our pre season begins. There are constant rumours flying around about potential signings, AVB keeps talking the talk and an injury blow hits us. Here we go!.

So the month started with AVB spouting off more about what he and his technical staff look to to achieve.

SUB WATCH: Week 6

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Fun Fact: The Sub In This Ad Shares Many Features With RBNY's Tyler RuthvenBack safe and sound in the crystal clear waters of the mighty Passaic River, SUB WATCH returns for Week 6 as the New York Red Bulls take on the San Jose Earthquakes' stingy D and their star striker Chris Wondolowski.

Reactions To Victory Over Arsenal

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1. After the man that should have been sent off for a nasty stamp won and scored a match winning penalty in injury time for Manchester City, you had to wonder whether today was going to be our day. There had been plenty of talk of "revenge" from Arsenal players ahead of kick-off, in reference to the 8-2 battering we dished out at Old Trafford, so we knew they would be up for this game even more than usual.

Andres Iniesta out four weeks with hamstring injury

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Iniesta out four weeks following hamstring tear against AC Milan (Photo: Reuters Pictures)

Last week FC Barcelona lost winger Alexis Sanchez for eight weeks with a thigh injury suffered in their 2-2 league draw against Real Sociedad.

Last night in Barcelona's 2-2 draw against AC Milan in Champions League play they suffered another injury to their starting lineup.

Bolton’s Mears breaks leg

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Bolton defender Tyrone Mears has been dealt a cruel injury blow ahead of the new season after breaking his leg in training on Thursday morning.