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Alan Hansen Makes Strike Duo Michael Owen and Jason Roberts Wince During Match of the Day

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Legendary Liverpool defender Alan Hansen pulled no punches as he was joined by strike duo Michael Owen and Jason Roberts after the pair commented on Edin Dzeko's goals from the bench ratio, Hansen asked both have they came off the bench this season and scored before giving it the old one-two with have either of you's scored a goal this season!

Michael Owen and Jason Roberts get burned by Alan Hansen on live TV

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Stoke striker Michael Owen and Reading's Jason Roberts had to run to the BBC canteen to fetch ice and bandages straight after Sunday night's MOTD2 recording, as pundit Alan Hansen burned them both so hard.

Roberts has managed just one assist from three substitute appearances this season, while Owen has been too busy trying to get into the South Carolina Police Department with his Movember horseshoe mustache to muster more than one shot in four appearances from the bench.


Video: Alan Hansen teaches Michael Owen and Jason Roberts the dangers of being a pundit while you’re still playing

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Those dangers being that the advice you offer to the players you're analysing is probably also applicable to you. After Match of the Day 2 guest Michael Owen spoke about the ease of coming off the bench to score goals, Alan Hansen decided to subject Owen and fellow pundit Jason Roberts' current scoring record to [.

Arsenal-Reading: Some of the Best Photos From Last Night’s Capital One Cup Match

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With Arsenal's incredible 7-5 comeback still fresh in the minds of soccer fans around the world, we decided to scour Twitter for some of the best photos that helped tell the story. By now there are plenty of stories out there describing exactly what happened, but the emotion seen in some of the pictures below helps better explain just how crazy of a night it really was.

Reading v Arsenal Review – Agony and Ecstasy!

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Reading 5 7 Arsenal, being an Arsenal fan isn't easy. by KJ

Wow. What a game! I'm still in shock at what just happened in front of me. I've never taken the League cup seriously but when we went 4-0 down, it was despicable. Arsenal as a football club should never ever lose a game 4-0, regardless of the competition.

Capital One Cup: Reading FIVE-SEVEN Arsenal – Gunners Stage Uber-Comeback In 12 Goal Madness At The Madejski (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Reading 5-7 Arsenal Capital One Cup 30th October 2012

That there is pretty much one of the most bizarre games of football you are ever likely to see, a game which echoes the words of the great poet Ronan Keating, who sung Life Is A Rollercoaster.

Jason Roberts will not wear ‘Kick It Out’ T-shirt this weekend

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Reading striker Jason Roberts has announced that he will not be wearing the customary 'Kick It Out' this weekend, after revealing his anger and disappointment at the lack of action from all quarters in tackling racism recently. The Grenadan striker spoke about his frustration that Kick It Out, despite promising much, have not shown the [.

Reading’s Jason Roberts Kicks ‘Kick It Out’ Into Touch, Refuses To Wear Anti-Racism T-Shirt At Weekend

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By Alan Duffy

Reading striker Jason Roberts is in no mood for gimmicky anti-racist gestures, with the former Blackburn hitman planning to refuse to wear a Kick It Out top this weekend ahead of the organisation's annual week of action.

According to the 34-year-old Roberts, organisations such as Kick It Out have done far too little to combat racism in football, particularly in the past year when the Luis Suarez and John Terry controversies soiled the national game once more.

Does Third Place Flatter Reading FC?

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On Thursday, I remarked to several friends that I thought Reading FC's position of seventh in the Championship was a flattering one. Now, after a 1-0 win over Burnley, the club has ascended to third and, having kept a fourth consecutive clean sheet and seen new acquisition Jason Roberts maintain a hundred per cent record of scoring in home games, the Royals are insisting they be taken seriously.

English Premier League

Heroic Gunners progress in thrilling finish

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Arsenal came from four goals down to produce one of the most dramatic comebacks of all time by eliminating Reading from the Capital One League Cup with a 7-5 win following extra time.

Jason Roberts, Mikele Leigertwood, and Noel Hunt all scored in a fantastic first half for the Royals at the Madejski Stadium, with a Laurent Koscielny own goal also frustrating the shaky Damian Martinez.

Match Preview: Reading vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Reading vs Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday 16th September 2012, Majeski Stadium, 4pm kick off, SS1 & HD plus Sky3D After a disappointing team display against Norwich we now get back to business with a tough visit to Reading after the International break. Kenny Palmer gives us his preview: The visit to the Madejski Stadium against promoted [.

British MP Calls For Terry To Step Down As England Captain

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Chelsea and England captain John Terry's problems are not about to end any time soon after fellow players and anti-racist campaigners called on Fabio Capello to exclude him from his squad for the European championships.

These sentiments come after Wednesday's landmark ruling where the FA announced that Terry would only face trial for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand until after the tournament.

Hopefully the final trip to Blackburn – preview.

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Let me start by stating the views held below are entirely my own and in no way represent the views of the site.

Anyone who has read my pre-matches over the seasons will know that I am not a huge fan of Blackburn, I will go further and say that for many seasons they have represented all that is reprehensible in football from top to bottom.

Rovers sign Goodwillie

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As Steve Kean looks to hold on to his best players, he has today added young Scottish striker David Goodwillie to his squad for the new campaign.

Goodwillie signs from Dundee United having played five seasons in their tangerine colours. The youngster netted 29 goals in his time their and bolsters the attacking options for Blackburn this season.

Roberts hopeful of Samba stay

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Jason Roberts admits it would be a huge blow if Christopher Samba left Blackburn this summer.

Why Mark Schwarzer and Jason Roberts might have questions about Mark Hughes’ Fulham exit

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Hughpocrite Some of Mark Hughes' former players might have raised their eyebrows at the ease with which their ex-boss quit Fulham this week. Hughes resigned from Craven Cottage and is now widely tipped to take up a new position at a 'bigger' Premier League club. His matter-of-fact departure to further his career could have the [.

Top 10 Flops of the Season

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It's been a pretty good year for spendaholics in the Premier Leauge. Manchester City have made the Champions League, therefore robbing fans of meeker sides of ridicule. Job done, but will City's stars escape ridicule?

Here are my top 10 flops of the season.

1. Fernando Torres: £50 million.

Timeline final day Premier League

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Timeline of the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday (all times local): 4.00pm (1500GMT) At kickoff time Blackpool and Wigan Athletic filled the remaining two relegation places alongside doomed West Ham United. Blackpool, Wigan and Birmingham City were all on 39 points and with only two goals difference between them.

Birmingham and Blackpool down

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MANCHESTER, England  Blackpool and Birmingham were relegated from the Premier League on Sunday as Wigan and Wolves scrambled to safety in a thrilling finale to the English season. Blackpool's fairytale debut season in the top-flight came to an end at Old Trafford where they were beaten 4-2 by champions Manchester United while Birmingham were [.

The end of the road (a timeline)

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Wigan started shakily, Blackpool should have scored early at Old Trafford and Birmingham started quietly. At the start of the day Wigan and Blackpool occupied the two remaining relegation places after West Ham went down last weekend. At the Molineux both Wolves and Blackburn remained involved, and Blackburn had the better of the early stages.

Wigan fighting for their lives on Survival Sunday.

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This town is a rugby town. The red and white horizontal stripes of the Warriors have always been the biggest team in the Greater Manchester town of Wigan, dominating the Rugby Super League with names such as Martin Offiah, Jason Robinson and Andy Farrell standing tall as the sons of Wigan. The blue and white vertical stripes, those that share the DW Stadium with their rugby league brothers, are represented as the lesser sibling of the Warriors in a town that is synonmous pie eating and harsh North Western living conditions.

Barton Faces Ban for Punch

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Newcastle influential midfielder Joey Barton faces a trial by TV from the FA after punching Blackburn winger Gamst Pedersen in the Chest during the Geordie's 2-1 defeat last night.

Barton was seen trying to explain to both referee Michael Jones and Pedersen that it was just an open hand push which it wasn't, had Jones seen the incident Barton would surely have seen red and deservedly so.

Fantasy League Tips Game Week 12

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Barely have you had chance to draw breath and it's time to do it all again. There's a full midweek programme of Premier League fixtures, game week 12 is upon us already, and it's going to be tricky selection wise as several managers may opt to shuffle their packs.

Tie of the week has to be the Manchester derby.


The ‘Kick It Out’ Campaign And The Trouble With T-Shirts

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By Chris Wright

Over the course of the weekend's Premier League games, more than 30 players from eight different clubs refused to carry the logo of the Kick It Out campaign across their chests during their respective warm-ups in protest at a perceived lack of action on the anti-racism charity's behalf following another stormy footballing fortnight with racial taunting at the fore once again.

Why ‘Toxic’ John Terry Shouldn’t Be Made To Hand In His England Armband

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By Chris Wright


It can't have escaped your attention that John Terry is due to stand trial on charges of racial abuse for shouting 'you know what' at 'you know who' on July 9th, i.

Ferdinand makes mockery of ‘race row’ with Telegraph interview

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John Terry is facing consequences of a substantial nature as the FA begin their investigation into whether or not the England and Chelsea captain racially abused Anton Ferdinand during Chelsea's 1-0 loss to QPR last weekend. His captaincy is on the line. His reputation with Chelsea supporters such as myself is as well.

Blackburn Rovers

Luis Suarez stance risks Liverpool reputation – Jason Roberts

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Luis Suarez stance risks Liverpool reputation Jason Roberts

Blackburn striker Jason Roberts says Liverpool could damage their reputation if they continue to insist Luis Suarez is not guilty of racist abuse.

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Luis Suarez defence damages Liverpool reputation – Jason Roberts

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Luis Suarez defence damages Liverpool reputation Jason Roberts

Liverpool could damage their reputation if they continue to insist Luis Suarez is not guilty of racist abuse, says Blackburn striker Jason Roberts.

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Backlash after Liverpool players wear T-shirts supporting Luis Suárez

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Backlash after Liverpool players wear T-shirts supporting Luis Suárez

• Squad and manager wore shirts to show support for Suárez • Critics say gesture conflicted with zero tolerance on racism Liverpool's manager Kenny Dalglish and his players have been criticised for reacting to Luis Suárez's eight-game ban by wearing T-shirts showing their support for the striker.

Teamsheets: Aston Villa vs Blackburn

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Guess who's coming to Villa Park... again!! I'm sure their fans are as sick of the sight of us as we are of them. Fortunately, if we can avoid being drawn against them in both of the cups, we won't have to see them again until the reverse of this fixture in March next year.

So, here's how the two Glaswegian managers are sending their sides out today in what will be Alex McLeish's first home game since taking over at Aston Villa.

Blackburn Rovers Players Star In Venkys Chicken Advert!

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Blackburn Rovers have gone clucking mad as they showcase their brand new shirt sponsor 'Venkys' with the cheesiest football advert since Gary Lineker did those Walkers promotions a few years back. Resembling something straight out of an American-styled marketing project, the 30 second clip sees the likes of captain David Dunn, striker Jason Roberts and [.

Transfermations – Blackburn

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Another Transfermations, this time, Blackburn...

Where that stand:

Avoiding relegation was the priority last season, but Blackburn are a thinning squad with Phil Jones gone and Christopher Samba on his way. It's obvious that The Venkys need to strengthen somewhat to avoid a repeat.

Ronaldinho bad move for Blackburn

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The new owners of Blackburn Rovers, the India-based Venky's group, have not done much to endear themselves to the supporters since their take-over last November.

They started by sacking Sam Allardyce, citing a desire to compete in the top six rather than at the bottom (despite Allardyce leading them to 10th on a meagre budget last season).

Newcastle United

Suarez T-Shirts Spark Angry Response

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Liverpool's decision to wear t-shirts in support of Luis Suarez before their game at Wigan Athletic on Wednesday has been criticized by some prominent black footballers.
Former Manchester United and Aston Villa centre-back Paul McGrath was one of the first to react, and he was disappointed that the club have chosen to support a player found guilty of using racist language in such a way.

Newcastle United 1 Blackburn Rovers 2

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Newcastle United went into yesterday's game against Blackburn in confident mood after defeating West Ham, thrashing Sunderland, and performing very well against a full strength Arsenal side. NUFC's winning run though was brought to an end after Jason Roberts capitalised on defensive errors which meant that Sam Allardyce left St.

England: Premier League Midweek Review & Reports

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Chelsea are four points clear at the top of the table after a 1-0 win to Fulham while the Manchester derby ended goalless. Arsenal moved to within a point of second-placed United thanks to Marouane Chamakh's double in a 2-0 win at Wolves. West Ham remain bottom of the table after West Brom came back to earn a 2-2 draw at Upton Park.

Reports That Spurs After Newcastle’s Mike Williamson

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There are reports that Spurs are looking very closely at Newcastle's new center-back Mike Williamson. Mike Williamson challenges Jason Roberts last night Newcastle bought Williamson for just £1M last January from Portsmouth, and he has been in outstanding form for the Magpies ever since, and has been able to hold down a first team [.

The Rest

Top 10 League Cup Photos: Shrews, Wolves, Eagles And Windswept Sheep

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By Chris Wright

Pies pick of the photos from last night's League Cup third round action...

The sun sets dramatically behind Elland Road before kick-off of Leeds' game against Manchester United

Wolves' Richard Stearman and Millwall's John Marquis do battle in the air over Molineux.

Premier League Preview: Blackburn vs Liverpool

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Since the shock sacking of Sam Allardyce, Rovers have averaged one point per game. The previous regime had a healthy 1.5 points per game average; a tally that would safely stave off relegation.
This has seen owners Venky's discard an expected 57 points finish for the new - far less comfortable - target of just 43 points.

QPR Report Sunday: Compilation of Leeds Reports and (New Grandfather) Neil Warnock Comments...Ron Hunt Turns Sixty-Five

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