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Disillusioned Premier League referees consider ‘boycotting Chelsea games’

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That's according to ex-Premier League referee Clive Wilkes anyway. Drawing on chats he has had with the current crop of officials, Wilkes believes that Chelsea's complaint against Mark Clattenberg could irrevocably damage referees relationship with the West London club and have a devastating knock-on effect for the top-tier itself.

Stoke 0-0 Arsenal: Solid, but toothless

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Match report Video By the numbers

It's measure of how assured our defensive performance was that at no stage did I feel the usual flutters of nervousness during yesterday's game. Normally Stoke are a team – much as we dislike them – that cause us real problems. From set-pieces or throw-ins, or even on the break, we find them difficult to cope with.

Branson Calls For Cup Rethink

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Virgin boss Richard Branson has asked the Football Association to rethink the timing of next month's FA Cup final in the light of travel problems faced by Liverpool fans.
Major maintenance work means rail travel, of which Virgin are the main providers, is likely to be severely disrupted over the Bank Holiday weekend.

D.C. United

Post-Game Hangover: Reflections on Crew @ Revs (again)

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A comprehensive, 90-minute performance was just what the doctor ordered for the ailing Revolution, and that's just what went down on Wednesday night against the Columbus Crew. For the first time in a long time (if at all) this season, Jay Heaps' squad not only limited the petty mistakes that have cost them so many points this year, but they also pressed high, played physical, and controlled the tempo.

Release the Kraken: It's Time for Gargan To Start Again

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Last Wednesday's game against DC United reinforced a point that many Fire fans have come to the conclusion of: it's time for Dan Gargan to be re-inserted into the starting XI. Although the team as a whole had an off game against DC, Jalil Anibaba was especially deficient at the RB position. He had a large share of the blame on a couple of DC's goals, and ever since moving to RB to make room for Austin Berry in the starting lineup, he has struggled to be honest.

Musket Rounds: Joseph, Altidore, Throw-Ins, and More

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We're closing in on Saturday's big East Coast clash with DC United, and the New England Revolution are scrambling to cope with the loss of captain Shalrie Joseph. Elsewhere, the dream season for Americans Abroad has continued as Jozy Altidore, Fabian Johnson, and others have put up some good numbers in mid-week action.

int. Meisterschaften

Die Setzliste zur Champions League Auslosung 2012/2013

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Heute Abend ab 18 Uhr schauen viele Vereinsverantwortliche mal wieder ganz gespannt nach Monte Carlo. Dort werden dann die Gruppen der Champions League ausgelost und wie immer wird vorher gehofft, gebangt oder ganz cool taktiert. Viele verweisen auch immer ganz easy auf die Setzliste ohne aber selber genau zu wissen, was das genau ist und [.

Heute vor 16 Jahren: Deutschland schlägt England

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Heute vor genau 16 Jahren! Deutschland spielt im Halbfinale der Europameisterschaft 1996 gegen Gastgeber England. Wie das ausgegangen ist, wissen wir alle, aber wer von Euch hat noch die Bilder davon im Kopf? Keiner mehr? Keine Sorge, wir schaffen Abhilfe. Sammer, Babbel, Kuntz & Co. zeigen, was England damals zur Verzweiflung hat uns ins Finale [.

EM2012: Arschball bei den Schweden

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Bei uns nennt man es Arschball, in Schweden "Gris". Übersetzt heißt das "Schwein" und ich glaube jeder Bolzplatzjünger kennt dieses Spiel auch. Einer muss ins Tor und dreht seinen blanken Arsch der Mannschaft entgegen. Die darf ihn bzw. seinen nackten Hintern dann abschießen und den Spieler so für irgendwas bestrafen.

Diese Vereinsmannschaften verdienen am meisten Geld bei der EM2012

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Kaum läuft die Europameisterschaft 2012, schon wird es interessant. Welche Spieler haben es am Ende wirklich ins Turnier geschafft, wer hat die Vorbereitung überlebt und wer nicht. Noch interessanter sind aber ein paar Hintergründe, nämlich was damit zu tun hat, dass etliche Vereinsmanager leuchtende Augen bekommen angesichts dieser hier folgenden Liste mit den Spielerabstellungen.

Das Finale der Champions League der Frauen

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Unfassbar! Am Vatertag ist das Endspiel der UEFA Women's Champions League? Wo gibt es denn so etwas? Natürlich...in München, im Olypmpiastadion. Für mich war das genau der richtige Tag, um einen schönen, gemütlichen Nachmittag beim Fussball zu verbringen. Vatertag hin oder her, es gibt wichtigeres als sich komplett ins Nirvana zu trinken und das ist [.

Bayern´s Weg ins Finale dahoam

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Bald ist es ja soweit, dann steigt das Spiel der Spiele für den FC Bayern München! Das Finale der Champions League und das zu Hause im eigenen Stadion. Für die Fans und für die Medien war der Traum vom Finale "dahoam" immer schon vorhanden und selbst der etwas steinige Weg im Achtelfinale gegen den FC [.

Was verdient man in der Champions League im Jahr 2012

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Souverän ist der FC Bayern München letzte Woche ins Halbfinale der Champions League eingezogen. Olympique Marseille war dabei zu keinem Zeitpunkt ein ernstzunehmender Gegner, was alle verwundert hat. Eigentlich sollten aber schon alleine die UEFA-Prämien genug Anreiz sein, sich nicht einfach wehrlos zu ergeben.

referee

Goal line technology good idea or not?

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With the new season rapidly approaching, and managers plus players calling for goal line technology to be enforced you have to sit and think whether this is really a good idea or not?.

See referee's will probably agree with this so they can cower out of making the big decision which is, did it cross the line or not?

Football Glossary: Assistant referee

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Assistant referee: Formerly known as the linesman, this person helps the referee to make decisions during the game, including offsides, throw-ins and off-the-ball incidents.

Arsenal

The Sagna Conundrum

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The Sagna Conundrum

The first thing to know about the Sagna Conundrum is that it does not involve Bacary Sagna.

The Sagna Conundrum is a problem created not by his presence, but by his absence, and it comes down to this: when our super-consistent French right back is not available, who should take his place?

The Sagna Conundrum

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The Sagna Conundrum

The first thing to know about the Sagna Conundrum is that it does not involve Bacary Sagna.

The Sagna Conundrum is a problem created not by his presence, but by his absence, and it comes down to this: when our super-consistent French right back is not available, who should take his place?

Gazidis Prepares For Grilling From Arsenal Fans

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Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is due to meet with around 300 Arsenal Supporters' Trust (AST) members at Emirates Stadium this week and it looks like from the questions submitted by AST members, that Gazidis will be on the hot seat.

According to the AST web site, Arsenal and Gazidis have agreed to cover the following topics:

  • The club's footballing expectations for this coming season, 2012/2013, and whether qualifying for the Champions League is the extent of the club's ambitions
  • Â The new Elite Player Performance Plans being introduced and what this will mean for youth development at Arsenal
  • Â The future of the Arsenal Fanshare scheme and club support to promote continued plurality in the ownership through supporter shareholders
  • Â What progress Ivan Gazidis feels has been made in his first three years at the club and an update on the club's five year strategic plan
  • What lessons have been learned from last summer's transfer window to make sure things go more smoothly and successfully this year, and the position regarding Robin van Persie
  • How the club will drive commercial income aggressively in the short term given the long-terms tie-ins on stadium naming, kit rights and shirt sponsorship and the need for more tertiary and overseas deals
  • The club's view of Financial Fair Play regulations and what plans we have should they have little impact
  • Given that Arsenal now has two billionaire investors owning over 96% of the club, is there a case for them investing funds to put us on a competitive footing before FFP starts to bite?

An Analysis of Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea’s final games – 7 Cup Finals!

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Comparing the run-ins: by SV We are at a stage of the season now where the ‘every game is a cup final' attitude could not be more useful. We are in what I see as a three horse race for the 3rd and 4th spots; with the other two horses being Spuds and Chelsea. The [...]

Major League Soccer

Recap: Late Heroics Make It Three In A Row For Surging Union

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Devastation was in the air at PPL Park.

A silence came over the crowd as they witnessed, in horror, the ball enter the back of the Philadelphia Union's net, transitioning their thoughts from three points to only one in the matter of seconds.

Keon Daniel's mistake, one in a long line of problems the Trinidad and Tobago international has had during his defense of corner kicks this year, gave the Impact a lifeline to leave Philadelphia with a point.

Revs star will scoop for Boston’s children

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New England Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber will arrive on Boston's famous Newbury Street on the afternoon of Friday, July 6, to scoop Ben & Jerry's Ice cream as part of a fundraiser for the Boston Children's Hospital.

In an official press release yesterday, the Revs announced that the 27-year old Feilhaber will step behind the counter at the Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop (located at 174 Newbury Street) to scoop orders placed between 4 p.

Europe

Argentines Abroad: getting set for season’s end

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Most of Europe's top leagues come to an end this weekend, so the final full-sized Argentines Abroad of the year gets you ready for the remaining title run-ins in England and France, as well as recapping the action from Spain ... Continue reading →

Is the new Mars advert the worst thing in football?

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Yes we have problems within football, including: Diving Our national team is rubbish Our teams have underperformed in Europe We have only one good keeper Our best players are dickheads Ticket prices are too high Real fans are being excluded from the game New stadiums are soulless Glory hunters Bore draws Joey Barton Phone-ins Timewasting [.

The Rest

Jakob Kohler der Artist unter den Torhütern

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Jakob Kohler ist Torhüter beim dänischen Verein BK Frem. Dieser Verein spielt in der 2. dänischen Division Ost, was der 3. Liga entspricht, nur um das was hier zu seghen ist, ins richtige Licht zu rücken.Jakob Kohler der Artist unter den Torhütern

More Viggo Mortensen: Simeone would give Mourinho a good kicking

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Lets face it. The actor who played Aragorn is not a fan of the Real Madrid manager. He was in Madrid to promote his new film and he took time off to say what he thought of Jose Mourinho who has had his share of run ins with the milder mannered Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova but would never do the same with Diego Simeone.

Song and van Persie waiting for green

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Despite speculation about all kinds of Arsenal players packing their bags and heading for the exit door this summer, the departure lounge is still quite full.

A couple of loan moves have been sorted out but the futures of those who matter a bit more are still up in the air. Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott have contract issues.

Post-Match Chalkboard: They Don't Call It San Hoe For Nothing

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One of the more insignificant downsides of Saturday's draw, I was a mere seconds away from being able to make a Tony Robbins reference in the headline of this post. I actually saw them preparing the coals for this. They were burning them on a bridge downtown. That's what you get for being stupid enough to listen to Tony Robbins, San Jose.

10 Brilliant Photos Of Filippo Inzaghi – Arrivederci Super Pippo!

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By Chris Wright

At the grand old age of 38 and after almost 20 years and hundreds upon hundreds of goals, Pippo Inzaghi has officially retired from football this morning in order to become the new youth team Coach at Milan. It was either that or spend a final year at Watford.

Bradley notches assist as AS Roma roll Zaglebie Lubin in International Friendly at Wrigley Field

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CHICAGO - Despite the change in scenery, it appears Michael Bradley won't have too much trouble adjusting to life at AS Roma. The American midfielder, who signed with the club last week from Serie A rival Chievo Verona in a $4.6 million transfer, picked up an assist in Roma's 4-0 win over Polish club Zaglebie Lubin in front of 22,181 at Wrigley Field.

Die Stadien der EM 2012

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Endlich ist es soweit, die EM 2012 in Polen und Ukraine ist gestartet. Deutschland und 15 weitere Nationalmannschaften kämpfen um den Einzug ins Finale. Doch wo spielen sie eigentlich, auf welchen Stadien finden die Spiele statt? In den Ausbau der Stadien wurde viel Geld gesteckt, mit dem Ausbau der Stadien wurde viel getan, um die [.

Straw Poll: Are Liverpool Better Off Without Saint Steven Gerrard?

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By Alan Duffy


Once the undisputed King of Anfield, Steven Gerrard hasn't been able to inspire his ailing Liverpool side to a run of good form since his return from injury this season.

A man of undoubted ability and influence, Gerrard is by no means the perfect player, with his penchant for Hollywood balls one weakness in particular.