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Newcastle-Based Journalist In Flaming Row With McClaren

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The Mirror is reporting that Steve McClaren was involved in an angry exchange with a journalist after his press conference finished this afternoon as he was followed by a reporter (unnamed) who shouted at the former England manager, Having lost four of the last five game even after Mike Ashley has spent over £82M on [.

Video: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp alerts journalist that his dictaphone is full

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"Empty!" A journalist's recorder makes the dreaded bleep during Jürgen Klopp's press conference...

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Video: Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal tells journalist he is getting sacked after Chelsea game

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal attempted to turn the tables on a journalist by announced that the reporter was getting sacked tomorrow. Van...

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Video: Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal calls a journalist ‘fat man’

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal called a journalist "fat man" in his press conference after Tuesday's 3-3 draw at...

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Video: Genoa president Enrico Preziosi kicks a journalist in the shins, smashes his camera

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Enrico Preziosi, president of Serie A side Genoa, is not particularly happy with media speculation that he's about to sell the club. So much so that, confronted with those suggestions by a journalist from local newspaper Il Secolo XIX, Preziosi kicked the reporter in the shins, snatched his camera and smashed it on the ground.

Wenger Loses The Plot With Journalist

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Arsene Wenger went into today's customary Champions League Press Conference with a chip on his shoulder and came out with a giant sized boulder upon it as he lost the plot with just about anyone who even dared look at him as the clip above shows.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon answers the phone to journalist’s wife during press conference

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Neil Lennon reduced a press conference to fits of laughter after answering the phone to a journalist's wife. The phone, which was sitting in front of the Bhoys' boss recording his comments, rang twice as Lennon answered questions. Each time Lennon picked up the phone, belonging to a journalist called 'Michael', only for the woman [.

Video: Journalists empty a Euro 2012 media centre beer fridge in three minutes

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Why do football journalists love their jobs? They get paid to write about football, they get paid to go to watch football matches and, most importantly, they get free beer. Like greedy kids visiting a Pizza Hut ice cream factory for the first time, the journos at this Euro 2012 media centre couldn't believe their [.

Spanish Pundit Tomas Roncero Bursts Into Tears Attempting To Describe Spain Performance (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Where on English terrestrial television we get ponderous golf club chatter and wibble-wobble Brummie slurring, in Spain it would appear that post-match punditry is an altogether more visceral affair case in point being AS journalist Tomas Roncero's attempts to sum up Spain's performance in Wednesday night's Euro 2012 semi against the Portuguese.

English Premier League

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson calls journalist a prick [VIDEO]

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Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has had a 2014/15 Premier League season to forget. This is the same man who told a Leicester City supporter to "f*** off and die," put an Crystal Palacefootballer into a chokehold, was fired and then re-hired a couple of hours later, and has now called a journalist a "prick" during his post-match press conference after his team could only draw 0-0 against Hull City.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson calls journalist a prick [VIDEO]

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Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has had a 2014/15 Premier League season to forget. This is the same man who told a Leicester City supporter to "f*** off and die," put an Crystal Palacefootballer into a chokehold, was fired and then re-hired a couple of hours later, and has now called a journalist a "prick" during his post-match press conference after his team could only draw 0-0 against Hull City.

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway tells a journalist he’s dropped after Southampton defeat

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Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway sidestepped some searching questions after his side slipped to another Premier League defeat in comical fashion. The Eagles boss refused to be drawn on what he would say to his players after the 2-0 defeat to Southampton. Instead, he opted to turn the tables on the reporter posing the questions.

Liverpool favourites to beat Spurs and Man Utd to Willian

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Liverpool are in the box-seat to sign Anzhi midfielder Willian, ahead of Spurs and Manchester United. The Brazil international, voted Most Likely To Be Assumed To Be The Victim Of A Typing Error by his high school classmates, is set for a move to Anfield, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph. Financially stricken Russian [.

Iniesta beats Messi and CR7 for award

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Andres Iniesta earned more journalist votes than Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi to become the UEFA Best Player in Europe for the 2011-12 season.

Iniesta propelled Barca to Copa Del Rey glory at the end of last season and merely weeks later, he was celebrating a third successive international title with Spain.

Manchester United

Reliable journalist says man Utd ‘look certain’ to sign Di María

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Reliable Spanish football journalist Guillem Balagué says Manchester United 'look certain' to sign Real Madrid left winger Ángel Di María next week.

Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, Balagué said:

"At long last there is significant movement in the seemingly never ending, ‘Will he stay or will he go' saga of Ángel Di María.

Fergie: We’ll always remember the ‘Welcome to Hell’ banners

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Sir Alex Ferguson has tonight reacted to our Champions League draw, with United being handed a relatively easy group.

"We have the experience of playing against Galatasaray in the past and we will always remember the 'Welcome to Hell' banners," he told the official site. "So it's always a difficult type of match.

Chicago Fire

Der gekaufte Selfie als Jubel

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Der gekaufte Selfie als Jubel

Als Dom Dwyer für seinen Klub Chicago Fire seinen 12. Saisontreffer markierte, dachte noch niemand, dass nun eine Lehrstunde des modernen Marketings folgen würde. Dom Dwyer jubelte erst mal nicht mit seinen Teamkollegen, sondern holte sich von einem schon wartenden Journalisten ein Smartphone ab, mit der ein Selfie mit den.

"Off The Bench" Episode 27: Guest Grant Wahl (SI), Daniel Paladini (Chicago Fire), the new NASL season and our MLS Predictions

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In this episode Luke is joined by Sports Illustrated journalist Grant Wahl to discuss the state of US Soccer in both the men's and women's game. Wahl shares his views on Donovan, Dempsey, Solo and the possibilities of a fourth DP in Major League Soccer. Daniel Paladini of the Chicago Fire also drops in to talk about his resurgence in the line up, battling for a playing spot and the team aspirations for the year.

Sebastian Grazzini reports link him as signee of Atlético de Rafaela

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Reports from online articles and journalist Twitter accounts have Chicago Fire midfielder Sebastian Grazzini joining Argentine club Atlético de Rafaela. The Argentine playmaker has not played a game for Chicago since June 23rd against the Columbus Crew. As he was subbed off in that match, Grazzini infamously lifted up his jersey to reveal a t-shirt that said "Thanks Chicago".

Cesar A Londoño: Rafael Robayo esta listo para Millonarios. Regresa del Chicago Fire

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Rafael Robayo esta listo para Millonarios. Regresa del Chicago Fire

- Cesar A Londoño (@cesaralo) July 15, 2012

@VozMillonarios @r8robayo verdad total

- Cesar A Londoño (@cesaralo) July 15, 2012

Cesar Augusto Londono is saying that Rafael Robayo is ready for his old Colombian club Millonarios and is returning from the Chicago Fire.


Video: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger jokes about not spending money

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Having splashed the cash to bring Mesut Ozil to Arsenal, Arsene Wenger is now quite happy to joke about his lack of spending it seems. In yesterday's press conference, journalist Amy Lawrence was asking Ozil about the pressure of his £42.4m price tag. She said: "This club has never spent that kind of money before.

Report: Alex Oxlade Chamberlain warms Arsenal’s bench to avoid £10,000 bill from Southampton

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A bizarre report in today's Daily Mail suggests that Arsenal starlet Alex Oxlade Chamberlain only makes late substitute appearances to keep the club's accountants happy. In his piece, journalist Neil Ashton claims that a clause in the England international's contract means the Gunners have to pay his former club Southampton £10,000 every time he plays [.

From A Fan To A Staff [Part I]

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JJ is not in the picture, just wanted to show a picture of staffs at work

Today I've got something special for you. An insight into the life and duty of an Arsenal journalist. During Arsenal's visit to Kuala Lumpur, I managed to meet up with Josh James and have a short chat with him. Josh was kind enough to spare some to with me and this is what we talked about.

Arsenal’s game against Nigeria in Abuja unlikely to go ahead

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There was a great fanfare this week as Arsenal, along with the promoters, announced officially that the Gunners were set to take on the Super Eagles at the Nigerian National Stadium at Abuja on August the 4th, but it now seems very unlikely that the pitch will be ready to host the game. A journalist [.

Young Arsenal star feels settled into the England team – and NOT thinking of his holidays!

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The Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may have only made his full England debut a couple of weeks ago, but he now feels like a fully-fledged member after helping Roy Hodgson's side get through to tonight's European Championship quarter-final against Italy. You would think that any self-respecting journalist would want to pump him about how excited [.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger so confident of keeping Robin Van Persie that he bets a chocolate bar on it

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Arsene Wenger is adamant that Robin Van Persie will stay at Arsenal and he's willing to stake a chocolate bar on it. The Gunners boss dismissed reports linking RVP with a move to Juventus during an interview with an Italian newspaper. In fact, he told the journalist that he would purchase a Caramello bar [.

Italians think Van Persie WILL join Juventus

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There is a strange interview with the respected Italian football journalist Nicola Gallo on Italian TV yesterday, where he was asked if there were any big names expected to arrive at the Juventus Stadium this summer, and he seems quite confident that Van Persie is expected to be Antonio Conte's marquee signing.

Two hot Arsenal transfers that are exciting quite a few commentators today

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by Tony Attwood

Since the season ended every journalist who can lift a drink and find a keyboard (preferably simultaneously and without spilling the drink) has been telling us about this that and everyone else who is going to sign for Arsenal.

Meanwhile the Anti-Arsenal Arsenal (AAA) collective with their multifarious web sites have [.


Real Madrid offer Spurs £73m plus Fabio Coentrao for Gareth Bale

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Real Madrid have bid £73m plus left-back Fabio Coentrao as they attempt to sign Gareth Bale, according to reports in Spain. AS's frontpage splash today claims that an offer totalling €110m (£94m), including Coentrao's valuation, is now on the table. Marco Ruiz, a journalist who has been following Bale around during his international duty with [.

Nasri's confrontation with journalist after Spain loss stakes a claim as talking point

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With all the poor play on the pitch, there should be plenty to discuss, but coverage of Nasri's confrontation with a journalist after the Spain loss is making a decent claim for attention:

Link: Nasri saga - A storm in a tea cup, but interesting reading [read more]

Samir Nasri curses at French journalist after loss against Spain

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Following news of a dressing-room argument with journalist-shusher Samir Nasri at the center, France manager Laurent Blanc made a few changes for his side's quarterfinal match against Spain. Namely, he left Nasri on the bench and didn't bring him into the match until the 65th minute. Spain went on to sleepwalk to a 2-0 win and after the match, Nasri once again expressed his displeasure with his country's journalists, who have been critical of his manner of existing.

The Realignment Of Great Expectations: On England In Ukraine

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When England take to the field in Kiev this evening to play Ukraine in their final group match at this years European Championships, the task ahead of them will be simple enough, mathematically, at least. A draw will be enough to take the team through to the quarter-finals of the competition, while a win may, depending on any margin of victory and what happens in this evenings other match between France and Sweden, be enough for them to win their group.

Major League Soccer

David Beckham to bring MLS to Miami?

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Last night on Telefutura's Contacto Deportivo, Ivan Kasanzew (Twitter: @elcondek)asked David Beckham if he will bring Major League Soccer (MLS) to Miami!
There has been a constant rumors that Marcelo Claure, CEO of Brightstar and owner of Bolivia's most popular team Bolivar has contacted David Beckham in hopes of bringing a team to Miami.

Corner: Coach Comments

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If you've watched your share of Premier League soccer, you've seen the manager stand in front of a backdrop with a blend of club and sponsor logos trying to say as little as possible. If the referee had a bad game, we'll hear all about that. There will likely be a nod along with a sympathetic journalist allowing the great man more than enough room to belabor the fate of his team.

Euro 2012

Samir Nasri: Foot In Mouth Means No Foot

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International suspensions in the wake of a disappointing major tournament exit are becoming something of a national pastime for Les Bleus. After the clusterfuck that was South Africa 2010, Laurent Blanc seemed to right the ship, losing to Spain in the quarters, but that's nothing to cry about. (On a double by Xabi Alonso?

Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli: “I didn’t put my arse in the nutella”

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Although the Manchester City forward has refused to give interviews in English during Euro 2012, that hasn't stopped him from providing the quote of the tournament so far. Speaking in front of the Italian press, the mesmerising maverick swerved from a rather touching sentiment, to a reference that left Italian boss Cesare Prandelli and journalists totally [.

Oleg Blokhin’s Lookin’ To Rumble

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No, these certainly weren't the most fearsome host countries in history, but it is a bit strange to see a second straight knockout series without some good old fashioned home cookin'. (The onus now falls on France.) And Oleg Blokhin is rather upset about this, overreacting to a question from a journalist by challenging him to a fight outside.

The Rest

Arsene Wenger asks journalist why he is looking at him during bizarre press conference

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Ahead of Bayern Munich's trip to the Emirates on Tuesday, Arsene Wenger held a press conference in which he was hilariously vexed by almost every single question.

Firstly, a journalist asks if rumors of a two-year extension on his contract are accurate. Rather than saying "no," the Frenchman launches into a lengthy diatribe about being insulted by "wrong information," apparently assuming the journalist had personally told the world he had already signed the deal in puppy blood, while repeatedly stamping on Jack Wilshere's ankle.

Neil Lennon: The Journalist’s Middle Man

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A journalist's phone begins going off on the table at a press conference (why it was sitting on the table is a good question), and Neil Lennon decides to answer it. The rest is how every single press conference in sport should go lots of good laughs and an blushed wife on the other end.

Though the journalist will probably disagree once he gets home.

RVP: I think we can keep him if ambition is shown

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An extremely interesting article has been published in the FT, written by a journalist, Henk Spaan, who reportedly knows RVP well, it highlights several of the key issues surrounding the future of our Dutch talisman. Â The big question is how much to read into this piece? Â I would say the general theme is worth our attention but some of the smaller details may well be just the author's