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David Moyes: ‘I’m still learning at Man Utd’

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David Moyes says he is still learning what it takes to be Manchester United manager but he thinks predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson was still learning until the moment he retired from the job. The Scot says he has learnt something new every week since taking over at Old Trafford. He said: "I've been learning [.

Update-Arsenal player Walcott has bruised lung

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The latest update on the Theo Walcott injury is that the Arsenal man is suffering from a bruised lung and he is likely to miss around three weeks, which will rule him out of the Premier league games against Norwich and QPR, the champion's league game against Schalke and the Capital One Cup game against Reading.

We’ll Attempt A Victory At Everton – But It’s Very Difficult

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Everton beat Manchester United 1-0 at home in their first league game and then followed that with a 3-1 win at Villa Park, before they succumbed to West Brom 2-0 at The Hawthorns in their last league game. David Moyes good start to the season for Everton Tha 2-0 defeat by West Brom ended [...]

Celebrate Sir Alex’s 1000th League game with this EXCLUSIVE t-shirt

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To celebrate the leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson by completing 1000 league games as manager of Manchester United, a special limited-edition t-shirt has been designed. The tee costs £16.49 or $26.5 or Rs. 1470 plus shipping charges will apply depending upon your location. There are only 1000 pieces of this awesome tee available.

Robin van Perfect Fit

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When Robin Van Persie completed his hat-trick on Sunday not only did he ensure that his manager would celebrate his 1000th league game in charge of Manchester United with a win, he also confirmed that Sir Alex Ferguson has still an eye for a good transfer coup. Since the Dutchman signed from Arsenal less than [.

The Tactics Board- MUFC 3-2 Southampton: Robin to the Rescue

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After another close game against Fulham, Manchester United travelled to St. Mary's Stadium for Sir Alex Ferguson's 1000th league game against newly promoted Southampton. Nigel Adkin's side came into the game without any points but they had a close affair to open the season against champions Manchester City at the Etihad.

Sir Alex Ferguson at 1000

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Saturday's 3 Sept 2012 Barclays Premier League fixture between Southampton and Manchester United at St. Mary's was the thousandth league game in charge for Alex Ferguson.

Now 70 years old - he was born in 1941 in Govan - he scored on his debut at the age of 16 for Scottish team Queen's Park.

“They was Robbed!”

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Ok, with a match as dramatic as Utd vs Southampton yesterday, the most important thing in a review is to focus on the real key issues, the elements of the occasion that held the most influence. So it is impossible not to mention the presence of new signing Nick Powell on the bench. Could he possibly make his League debut?

Fergie: We never give up

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Sir Alex Ferguson watched his team secure victory in his 1000th league game as Manchester United manager in typical fashion for us, leaving it until the last few minutes to turn a 2-1 defeat in to a 3-2 win.

"We never give up," he told MUTV. "Of course, it's in the history books.

Van Persie hat-trick seals late win for Manchester United

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Robin van Persie gave Sir Alex Ferguson an extraordinary game to witness as the Manchester United manager's 1000th English league game with a 3-2 victory over Southampton. The home team struck the first blood when Rickie Lambert scored the first goal with a powerful header to beat Anders Lindegaard.

Southampton 2-3 Man Utd – Hat-Trick Hero Van Persie Saves Red Devils In Fergie Time (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Southampton 2-3 Manchester United Premier League 2nd September 2012

On Sir Alex Ferguson's 1,000th league game in charge of Manchester United, summer-signing Robin Van Persie conjured up a fine gift for his boss in the shape of a crucial hat-trick.

2016-17: The Season in Review

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The term ‘Landmark Agreement' is sorely overused but Tuesday's High County judgement to promote Tottenham Hotspur into the Champions League qualifying stages at the expense of Everton has resonated throughout the game. Pity the poor Toffees, also at the heart of a legal wrangle back in 2005 that saw their Merseyside neighbours Liverpool favoured ahead of them after winning the previous season's trophy.

Match Of The Week: The FA Cup – AFC Sudbury 5-0 Ilford

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The earliest rounds of the FA Cup could, for those participating, be considered to have a small amount of nuisance value about them. Clubs seeking to build a little rhythm to their league seasons find that the cup interjects every two or three weeks or so, and those that are successful can find themselves with a backlog of cancelled fixtures that can cause major headaches later on in the season.

English Premier League

Everton’s Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku: ‘I watch every minute of every Premier League game’

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Romelu Lukaku says he watches every minute of every Premier League game in an effort to improve his own game. The Belgium international, currently on loan at Everton from Chelsea, wants to become the best striker in the league, so he likes to see what the competition are up to. The 20-year-old conducts his marathon [.

Sunderland lose behind-close-doors friendly to their Under-21 side

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Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio is said to be furious with his players after they lost a behind-closed-doors friendly to the club's Under-21 side. The Italian boss organised a private practice match against the development squad to keep up the first-team's fitness levels during the international break.

Spurs skipper Michael Dawson says players have to ‘put it right’ after Arsenal defeat

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Tottenham captain Michael Dawson has called on the squad to "put it right" after last weekend's north London derby defeat to Arsenal. He wants the side to bounce-back from the loss with victory against Norwich in their next Premier League game. He said: "We know what it means to everyone and it's a tough one [.

Arsenal 6 Southampton 1 : Hammering

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Sweet left foot

It's a lovely Sunday isn't it. I doubt there's anyone who's unhappy over the results from yesterday. How can it not be enjoyable to see Chelsea only managing a draw at QPR and reigning champions Manchester City could only managed to gain 1 point from their visit to the Britannia.

QPR have little hope against Man City

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QPR have little hope against Man City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City look bankers at a general price of 1.2 to beat QPR at the Etihad.

They won the the title in this fixture last season, becoming the first team to ever be losing a Premier League game at 90 minutes and come back to win the match, and everything suggest they will come out on top once again.

Sunderland Signs Adam Johnson And Steven Fletcher

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Big day for Sunderland on Friday as they signed Manchester City winger Adam Johnson and Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.

"Adding quality players to the squad has been our main aim this summer and Adam certainly fits that bill," O'Neill said. "He has terrific ability, great delivery and I'm sure he is a player who will excite our fans.


Arsenal vs Tottenham: A Yank investigates the North London Derby

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I am in north London talking about Gareth Bale's penis. It's huge, according to the three Tottenham Hotspur supporters seated across from me. We are in a vintage clothing shop recording a football podcast, even though I'm woefully under-qualified to talk football. I appreciate the game but I'm American: tactics are lost on me.

Man City v Arsenal – The statistics don’t lie!

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Statistics from Manchester City 1-1 Arsenal by AH

On Sunday, Arsenal faced Manchester City at the Etihad which was arguably going to be the toughest league game of the season for Arsenal. The Gunners dominated in possession for a lot of the time and the statics show, that although we almost came away with nothing, we deserve much more.

Champions League

Video: Liverpool 1-0 Debrecen reported to be the ‘fixed’ Champions League game

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Liverpool's win over Debrecen in 2009 is the allegedly fixed Champions League game played in England, a Danish newspaper is reporting. Ekstra Bladet claims that the 1-0 victory at Anfield is the unnamed match referred to following a Europol investigation into match fixing across Europe. The newspaper says Debrecen goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic was bribed to [.

Backpage roundup: Vermaelen disappointed, Gunners lack confidence, no more Walcott contract talks, Kroenke’s Rams train at Arsenal and more

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Vermaelen Disappointed by Lack of Creativity

Thomas Vermaelen expressed his disappointment at Arsenal's lack of creativity after his side suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at home in their Champions League game against Schalke on Wednesday.

Post-Match Chalkboard: Dynamic Fire

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My apologies for getting this out late. I got really behind on almost everything this week, and I was going to just scrap this post all together (it's still only half finished). Since this past weekend has been quiet for the Chicago Fire and Major League Soccer in general, I figured I'd put this up on the site so people have something to read for the time being.

Galaxy Notebook: CCL action is back, Donovan injury update and more

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The LA Galaxy will take on reigning Salvadoran champion Isidro Metapan on Thursday night at the Home Depot Center in their opening CONCACAF Champions League game of this campaign.

After a weekend off, the team is recharged, refocused and ready to tackle the next ten days.

League Cup

Accentuate the postives

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Morning all,

it was a quiet one for us last night but Chelsea v United was another cracking cup tie. Although this game might have lacked the utter hypocrisy and steward flinging that was such a big part of the league game on Sunday it was pretty entertaining. United were leading 3-2 until the final seconds of injury time, then gave away a penalty which Chelsea scored bringing it to extra time.

Newcastle United vs FC Atromitos Europa League match banter!

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Venue: St James' Park, Newcastle. Date: Thusday 30th August, 2012. Kick-Off: 8:00pm. Referee: Stephen Studer‎ . UK TV: ITV 4. Hello, good evening and welcome to our latest "match banter" feature for this evening's Europa League game against FC Atromitos of Athens. With a shortage of success in the transfer window so far, Alan Pardew [.

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders Set to Break MLS Stadium Attendance Record for the Second Year in a Row

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Fans of the Seattle Sounders cheer (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The city of Seattle hosts some of the most passionate fans of any city in the United States. The Seahawks of the NFL boast the loudest stadium in the league, causing havoc and wreaking mayhem among teams who try to audible at the line of scrimmage, causing unnecessary timeouts and letting the momentum of the game shift into Seattle's favor.

MLS Notes: Thompson seeks trade, San Jose clinch playoff berth, and more

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Wells Thompson has seen his playing time dwindle in a big way this season, and now he's looking to move on to greener pastures.

The Colorado Rapids announced on Sunday that the midfielder has requested to be traded to another team in Major League Soccer.

Friday Five: Questions, Thoughts Going Into The Weekend

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This is something I am thinking of either doing from time to time or even on a weekly basis. Just some random thoughts, questions going into the weekend for the state of MLS and US Soccer. With a FIFA date upon us, a lot of MLS players are out with their respective countries, while some MLS teams either have games (one league game and a few friendlies are on the menu this weekend) or others are off completely hoping to get back in the swing of things for the playoff push.

Chivas USA Vs. Sounders: Highlights, Stats, Quotes

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If you were excited about the possibilities of an attack featuring Fred Montero, Mauro Rosales, Eddie Johnson and Christian Tiffert before Saturday's game, you are probably about to explode with excitement now. Sure, Montero scored his first MLS hat trick, but even beyond that the Sounders had what has to be their most efficient offensive performance in their history which resulted in a 6-2 win over Chivas USA

Fueled by those four players, the Sounders turned 12 shots into six goals.

Orlando City

Some Soccer News for Tue, Sep 4, 2012

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The USA has NEVER lost to Jamaica in 18 total games. Anywhere.
-But the USA has also never won on Jamaican soil - only tie games.


Will you look at that - Brad Guzan started a Premier League game without the teams #1 goalkeeper being out injured.

Sounders Loan Michael Tetteh To Ft. Launderdale Strikers

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For the second time in about a year, the Seattle Sounders have loaned out Michael Tetteh to a Florida-based lower-division team. This time, he's joining the Ft. Launderdale Strikers of the NASL as they head into the final stretch of their season. Last year, he played a handful of games for Orlando City of the USL-Pro.


Newcastle United vs Atromitos match highlights (and streaker!)

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Highlights of this evening's Europa League game for the Magpies against FC Atromitos of Athens. A 1-0 victory to the Magpies thanks to a deflected 21st minute goal from Haris Vučkić on his return from injury. Vučkić himself came on as an early substitute for the injured Ryan Taylor in the eleventh minute and made [.

Non-League Videos Of The Week: The FA Cup Preliminary Round

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We're already at the second round, if you will, of this years FA Cup and last weekend saw clubs join the competition from the fourth tier of the non-league game in the Preliminary Round of the competition, playing for a place in its First Qualifying Round. This afternoon, we have five matches for you from this stage of the competition, starting with a match from the north-east as Whitley Bay and Bedlington Terriers both of the Northern League played each other.

The Rest

Oh, Robin van Persie! Oh, Robin van Persie!

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There was no other way to title this post. There had been around a million home fans (or so it sounded) in full voice at the St. Mary's for 92 minutes, and yet this is the line that prevailed at the end. There have been reservations expressed about this man's move to such a direct rival, including on this very website, but now it doesn't seem too odd anymore (and that's not hypocrisy.

MLS #26 - Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo - Preview

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Sunday night our Chicago Fire return home to take on the third-place Houston Dynamo at Toyota Park as they look to improve upon the insipid 4-2 loss in the nation's capital to D.C. United from last Wednesday. Houston will be coming off a 1-1 draw in Thursday night's CONCACAF Champions League game in Honduras and will try to improve their league standing after two disappointing home draws against Columbus and Toronto.

COMPETITION: UEFA Great Goals & UEFA Great Matches

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The draw for the Champions League group stages takes place today. There is the potential for a group of death for some clubs, with the Champions of Spain in pot 1, Champions of England in pot 2, champions of Italy in pot 3 and the Champions of Germany in pot 4.

Pot One: Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Porto, AC Milan.

Match Preview: Liverpool vs Man City

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Liverpool face a tough challenge to bounce back from their defeat on the opening weekend as they welcome champions Manchester City to Anfield.
Brendan Rodgers' honeymoon period in the Anfield hot seat came to an abrupt end last Saturday when his side was put to the sword at The Hawthorns.
Daniel Agger saw red and Joe Cole pulled a hamstring again as Liverpool slid to a 3-0 defeat against the side now coached by their recently departed number two, Steve Clarke.

FC Barcelona: Assessing game one of the Tito Vilanova era

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FC Barcelona: Assessing game one of the Tito Vilanova era is a post from: Just Football

by Tom Barnett

How do you follow an act like Pep Guardiola? Simple; more of the same, please. That's what the Barcelona board were looking for when they promoted Guardiola's number two Tito Vilanova and, judging by Sunday night's 5-1 demolition of Real Sociedad, so far that's what they're getting.