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Champions League

Wolves Set To Appoint Former Wimbledon Midfielder Ståle Solbakken As New Boss

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By Alan Duffy

The Wolverhampton Wanderers board have moved swiftly to replace poor old Terry Connor in the Wolves' hot-seat.  Connor, in his role as caretaker boss failed to win a game and with the club already relegated, the powers-that-be at Molineux have started the rebuilding job, with former Wimbledon player Ståle Solbakken getting the nod.

UEFA Champions League Group B Fact-Files

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UEFA Champions League Group B challengers consists of Benfica, Schalke,Lyon and Hapoel Tel-Aviv, below are some interesting facts about the clubs.

Full Name: Benfica

Nickname: The Eagles

Founded: 1904

Ground: Estadio Da Luz

Capacity: 65,647

Manager: Jorge Jesus

Nation: Portugal

Home Colours: Red

Dangerman:Javier Saviola

Winners: 1960/61, 1961/62

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Full Name:Hapoel Tel-Aviv

Nickname: The Red Demons

Founded: 1927

Ground: Bloomfield Stadium

Capacity: 17,500

Manager: Eli Guttman

Nation: Israel

Home Colours: Red and White Stripes

Dangerman: Eran Zahavi

Winners: Never

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Full Name: Olympique Lyonnais

Nickname: The Kids

Founded: 1950

Ground: Stade de Gerland

Capacity: 40,494

Manager:Claude Puel

Nation: France

Home Colours: White

Dangerman:Lisandro Lopez

Winners: Never

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Full Name: Schalke 04

Nickname: The Royal Blues

Founded: 1904

Ground: Veltins Arena

Capacity: 61,673

Manager: Felix Magath

Nation: Germany

Home Colours: Blue

Dangerman:Klaas Jan- Huntelaar

Winners: Never

Manchester United

Maldini’s Losing Streak, Rivelino’s Disturbing Lack Of Faith: Five Brilliant Football Facts

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By Chris Wright

It's been a few days now since Mike Jones screwed up the vast majority of football betting markets up and down the length and breadth of the internet by awarding Newcastle that dodgy penalty at Old Trafford a penalty many saw as overdue punishment for a team that 'never concede penalties'.

Maldini’s Losing Streak, Rivelino’s Disturbing Lack Of Faith: Five Brilliant Football Facts

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By Chris Wright

It's been a few days now since Mike Jones screwed up the vast majority of football betting markets up and down the length and breadth of the internet by awarding Newcastle that dodgy penalty at Old Trafford a penalty many saw as overdue punishment for a team that 'never concede penalties'.

UEFA Champions League Group C Fact-Files

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The Group C contenders are as follows, Manchester United, Rangers, Valencia and Bursaspor,below are some interesting facts of all four clubs.

Full Name: Manchester United

Nickname: The Red Devils

Founded: 1878

Ground: Old Trafford

Capacity: 75,957

Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Nation: England

Home Colours: Red

Dangerman: Wayne Rooney

Winners: 1967/68, 1998/99, 2007/08

Full Name: Valencia

Nickname: The Orange

Founded: 1919

Ground: Mestalla

Capacity: 55,000

Manager: Unai Emery

Nation: Spain

Home Colours: White

Dangerman: Juan Manuel Mata

Winners: Never

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Full Name: Glasgow Rangers

Nickname:The Gers

Founded: 1873

Ground:Ibrox

Capacity: 51,082

Manager: Walter Smith

Nation: Scotland

Home Colours: Blue

Dangerman: Kenny Miller

Winners: Never

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Full Name:Bursaspor

Nickname: Green Crocodiles

Founded: 1963

Ground: Bursa Ataturk Stadium

Capacity: 25,213

Manager:Â Ertugrul Sagiam

Nation: Turkey

Home Colours: Green

Dangerman: Sercan Yildirim

Winners: Never

Around The Grounds

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Around the Grounds is an excellently researched book which looks at every club in the English Football League in detail. Interesting facts, good stories, moments to forget, heroes, zeroes and much more. It's written in great detail and really is an interesting read. Even better, author Chris Nelson is clearly a man of taste, with a link to RoM in their 'The Last Word' section for United and my view on a few topics.

England

Efficiency Ratios: The Premier League Does It Differently

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The blog has been quiet for a few days, and for a reason. I´ve been busy working on a little side project. Before too long, I´ll tell you more about that, but one of the things that have come of out of it has been a more detailed look at various performance indicators across leagues with better and more recent data.

Lilywhite & Blue

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During international week I tend to dig out some old DVDs of greatest spurs moments, great FA Cup wins, the best 100 goals or one of the many simple league wins the club so embarrassingly release (and I buy) just to get me through the boredom of no league football. Don't get me wrong I watch the England matches but I also watch the other international games if there's a spurs player involved.

UEFA Champions League Group F Fact-Files

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Chelsea will be favourites for this Group but the other three contenders will be fighting it out to confirm second spot and there will be little between the three in Group F. Below are some interesting facts you might want to know about the Group F contenders.

Full Name: Chelsea

Nickname: The Blues

Founded: 1905

Ground: Stamford Bridge

Capacity: 41,841

Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

Nation: England

Home Colours: Blue

Dangerman: Didier Drogba

Winners: Never

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Full Name: Olympique Marseille

Nickname: Marseille

Founded: 1899

Ground: Stade Velodrome

Capacity: 60,031

Manager:Didier Deschamps

Nation: France

Home Colours: White and Blue trim

Dangerman: Loic Remy

Winners: 1992/93

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Full Name: Spartak Moscow

Nickname: The Peoples Team

Founded: 1922

Ground: Luzhniki Stadium

Capacity: 78,360

Manager: Valery Karpin

Nation: Russia

Home Colours: Red and White

Dangerman: Aiden McGeady

Winners: Never

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Full Name: MSK Zilina

Nickname:Sosoni

Founded: 1908

Ground: Stadio Pod Dubnom

Capacity: 11,181

Manager:Pavel Hapal

Nation: Slovakia

Home Colours: Yellow

Dangerman: Babatounde Bello

Winners: Never

Liverpool

Jose Enrique in 10 facts

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Jose Enrique in 10 facts

Liverpool have agreed a fee with Newcastle United for the transfer of Jose Enrique but how much do you know about the defender? We attempt to bring you up to speed with 10 interesting facts.

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Who are Valerenga?

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Who are Valerenga?

Liverpool are set to play Valerenga in a pre-season friendly on Monday night but how much do you know about our opponents? We attempt to bring you up to speed with 10 interesting facts...

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Who are Galatasaray?

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Who are Galatasaray?

Liverpool take on Galatasaray in a prestigious pre-season friendly in Istanbul tonight but how much do you know about our opponents? Liverpoolfc.tv attempts to bring you up to speed with 10 interesting facts...

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Stewart Downing in 10 facts

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Stewart Downing in 10 facts

How much do you know about our new boy? Liverpoolfc.tv attempts to bring you up to speed with 10 interesting facts...

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Jonjo Shelvey- Liverpool’s and England’s New Steven Gerrard

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Steven Gerrard turned 30 in May this year. Therefore, it can be said that he has entered the twilight of his illustrious career. The reign of captain Stevie G is almost over. But alas, Liverpool fans, there is no need to fear or fret, because Rafael Benitez, before he left, made what I'm sure will prove to be one of the best ever signings in English football.

Show Me The Money: The Richest Clubs in the World

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Don't know if you've seen this, but here's a nifty graph of the richest clubs, defined in terms of revenue (not bottom line, mind you). It's pretty! But it also contains some useful information. While there are no real surprises - most of this information is available elsewhere - there are a couple of noteworthy things:

Revenues
It's interesting to see that Chelsea is among the losers in the revenue game, essentially holding steady over the previous year while other teams have prospered.

Arsenal

Bale V Walcott: Have You Been Conned By The Pundits?

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Anyone who's been following the Premiership this year will undoubtedly have heard rave reviews about Bale. Many players divide opinions but it seems to be that the Tiny Tott winger has been universally lauded. Some have gone so far as to compare him with Messi!

Speaking of players dividing opinions while talking of Bale the name Theo Walcott comes to mind.

Secret Unveiled: Is Xavi a DNAsaur!?

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Catalan C*nts

"..I do however have some interesting facts for you, which for some reason oblivious to me; have been hidden from the public domain. These facts include the following.."

Over the past month or so, we Gooners, have been at utter loss of words given the very nature of scathing verbose showered at Cesc, courtesy the courtesy-less Catalans (read: C*nts).

Carlos Vela Snubs Depor To Stay At Ashburton Grove

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Young prolific Arsenal striker Carlos Vela has snubbed Deportivo La Coruna's interest to continue playing for Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side.

The young Mexican has been linked in the last 48 hours with a switch to the Riazor stadium along with his friend and Tottenham hitman Giovani Dos Santos, but Vela's agent Eduardo Hernandez made all clear that his client is staying with the north London outfit.

FA Cup

All Time League Table – by average league position

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If you search online you'll find a few different versions of the all time league table. This one for example gives a table sorted by points won in the football league throughout history. It's interesting to a point, however it's flawed in that it rewards sides who score a large amount of points in winning Division Four or Division Three and penalises those who spend time at the bottom end of the top flight.

Did You know ?? - Carl Baker

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Every week on stockportinsider we are going to do a Did You Know ?? post and to start us off is some interesting facts on county's number 10 Carl Baker.

On 21 August 2006, Baker pleaded guilty at Southport Magistrats Court to failing to provide a specimen for analysis, after he had been stopped by police on 13 August who suspected Baker had been drink driving.

World Cup

Espanyol Barcelona Tries To Lure Vela Away From Emirates

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La Liga outfit Espanyol Barcelona will make a last attempt to lure young Mexican Carlos Vela away from the Gunners to bolster their strike force.

According to reliable sources in Spain is Espanyol's Director Deportiva Ramón Planes a long time admirer of the 21 years old and hopes to agree terms with the Arsenal management in the next week.

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Major Boost For El-Tri As Vela Is Back On The Ball

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Young Mexican Carlos Vela has returned to full training this evening at Waterstone College, the World Cup training ground of the Mexican national side. Vela was involved in light passing tasks, which is really good news for "El Bombardero" as he got back in contact with the ball.

Quick Facts Going into the US v Algeria Game

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Per US Soccer, here's some interesting facts that you may enjoy before tomorrow's big huge monstrous game.

Fact, facts and more facts:

·       Tournament rules provide that all 23 players will dress for FIFA World Cup matches. Drawn as Team ‘A' for the game, the U.

Carlos Vela Supports South African “Vuvuzela”

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Arsenal striker Carlos Vela has shown support for the South African instrument "Vuvuzela", which is a critic point by many officials as well as supporters.

The Vuvuzela brings the same noise always into the match and suppress all the fan songs and audience, which is going on the nerves of the players as well as the communication on the pitch between the players  is really complicated, but Vela thinks the Vuvuzela is for the South African peoples very important and it brings a good vibe into the stadiums.

Mexican Vela Trains With Medical Staff At Waterstone College

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Young Mexican forward Carlos Vela has trained in the with the medical staff of the Mexican national team in the morning at Waterstone College in Johannesburg. He was not able to train with the Mexican Squad and had just a little walking/jogging program with the physical staff.

"El Bombardero" has suffered a muscle injury in his right leg on last Thursday against France, as Mexico head coach Javier Aguirre replaced him with winger Pablo Barrera after 31 minutes.

MLS vs. the World

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Beginning Friday there will be 736 of the world's best athletes hanging out in South Africa. Here are some interesting facts regarding these soccer players and where they spend their time between international competitions:

A whopping 16% kick it around in the English Premier League.

Video: Flip Shirt Fantasy World Cup 2010 Style

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With less that 48 hours to go until this year's World Cup down in South Africa anticipation is high and rising. Some interesting facts arriving via email include; - Italy are not taking any...

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Chiappetta signs off from Buenos Aires

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Joey Chiappetta, a New Berlin native who played at Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School, prepared for his junior season at Lipscomb (Tenn.) by spending eight weeks training with Chacarita Juniors in San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It was the second straight year Chiappetta wrote a journal for Wisconsin Soccer Central about his experiences playing in Argentina.

Jurgen Klinsmann Introduced As New Head Coach of US Men’s National Team

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On Monday at Nike Town in New York City, US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati officially introduced the new Head Coach of the US Men's National Team in Jurgen Klinsmann. It looked to be a happy day as both men came to the make shift stage and presented ideas to the media who were eager to hear their thoughts.

Weekly WAG: Caroline Celico

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Welcome to the first edition of Premiership Talk's new weekly feature, Weekly WAG. This week's chosen WAG is Brazilian superstar Kaka's stunning wife, Caroline Celico. Let's find out some interesting facts about this beauty right away!

Age: 23

Occupation: Before her marriage to Kaka in 2005, she made it a point to complete her high school education.

Domino’s Football Frenzy

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Since pizza is one of England's favourite meals to eat while watching football, Domino's Pizza will follow the game together with all British fans. To coincide with England's campaign in South Africa, Domino's Pizza is hosting two competitions with delicious prizes.

Domino's Pizza has launched a competition on Facebook to find the current squad's best lookalikes.

Watch Party at America's Backyard. Wednesday as Miami FC faces PR Islanders

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Time to support your local team!
South Florida's only professional Soccer team Miami FC travels to Puerto Rico to take on the Islanders this Wednesday at 8 pm. As always the party is at America's Backyard located at 200 East Broward Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1963 T:(954) 727-0950
What will we get for attending the watch party at Americas Backyard?