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English Premier League

Who Are Ya? Aly Cissokho (Liverpool)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Aly Cissokho Age: 25 Position: Left-back Signed from: Valencia Fee: Season-long loan Did you know? A dentist pulled the plug on Cissokho's big money move to AC Milan in 2009. An examination of the then Porto man's gnashers suggested that he would be prone to [.

Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland: Unbeaten this season!

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Good morning from sweltering London. So the new season kicked off and it all felt a bit familiar. Arsenal struggled to break down a team which showed about as much attacking ambition as something which shows no attacking ambition, fluffed a good chance to win the game and ended up dropping two points at home to a team we really should beat.

Rodgers - I've Lots To Prove

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Brendan Rodgers is pleased with the start he has made to his Liverpool career, but is determined to keep fighting to prove he is good enough to be in the job.
Liverpool plumped for Rodgers to replace Kenny Dalglish earlier in the summer and the former Swansea manager has enjoyed a winning start to his tenure.

German Soccer Girls Love to Show Their Tits

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The Olympics have wrapped, the women's soccer gold handed to Team USA several days ago now. For a short time (literally, for about two hours yesterday), I was a little nervous about what comes next for this blog. Then, on Sunday morning, there was the Community Shield match awaiting me and my tea. Although I do love all those flaming queens in the EPL, and I do love football because it's football (really, any football is good, minus the MLS—Christ almighty, minus the MLS!

Benchwarmers to Gamechangers

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One of the most difficult things for Arsène Wenger over the last couple of seasons has been looking over at his bench and asking himself just who he could bring on to change the game.

To be fair to Arsène this wasn't a problem in the early days of his reign he had a first eleven so much better than the rest of the Premier League that when he turned to his bench he was looking to give a rest to the players who had already put the game out of sight.

Benchwarmers to Gamechangers

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One of the most difficult things for Arsène Wenger over the last couple of seasons has been looking over at his bench and asking himself just who he could bring on to change the game.

To be fair to Arsène this wasn't a problem in the early days of his reign he had a first eleven so much better than the rest of the Premier League that when he turned to his bench he was looking to give a rest to the players who had already put the game out of sight.

Forward “fortunate” to play with Suarez

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Team GB star Craig Bellamy is looking forward to squaring off against Luis Suarez and Uruguay in tonight's highly anticipated Olympics meeting between the two nations but more importantly, the Welshman feels fortunate that both players are teammates at club level.

Bellamy, who is one of Team GB's three overage stars, would only need to help his side earn a draw for progression to the quarterfinals but knowing Suarez very well, the 33-year old knows the task won't be easy.

Real Madrid

Top five conclusions: Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund (3-4 on agg.)

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1. Another Champions League side has proved that its whole is greater than the some of its parts. Well done to Borussia, who were assembled on a shoestring budget in comparison to Real. 2. The first 70 minutes was essentially watching 11 men in white shirts gradually run out of ideas against the Germans.

Cristiano Ronaldo nutmegs the goalkeeper to score from a difficult angle

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first two goals of the new season in Real Madrid's 3-0 win against Granada. His first of the day was one that Granada keeper Tono might find difficult to forget.

In the 26th minute, Ronaldo received a pass in the box as he made a run towards the endline, giving him a difficult angle for a shot.

Barca Clear Favourites To Beat Real Madrid On Thursday

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The first title of the 2012-13 season is up for contention and both Barcelona and Real Madrid are looking to make a dramatic entrance by lifting the Spanish Super Cup. The first leg, which will be played on Thursday at the Camp Nou, already has a clear favourite for the bookies: Barça.

A triumph by Vilanova's team is the favoured outcome and therefore the worst paid: €1.

Chelsea

GIF It: Fernando Torres gets kicked in the face, bleeds everywhere (Chelsea vs Steaua Bucharest)

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Fernando Torres is back! It turns out all the Chelsea striker needed to get back to his best was a shot to sneak through a defender's legs into the corner of the goal followed a swift kick to the nose. The bloodied Nando promptly ran around in an enthusiastic fashion that the Stamford Bridge crowd [.

Boring, Boring Chelsea!

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I am referring to the Atletico Madrid nightmare the other night of course. Now if you are not a regular on my blog you wouldn't know that I had to miss the game (as I explained here) and now have had the chance to watch it in full and my god, Chelsea were so predictable and in a word "boring!

European Super Cup: Atletico tears Chelsea a new one, 4-1

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If you every hypothesized that the Europa Cup last season was the competition with the talent, the passion, and the more compelling matches, then you had your proof today. It was Atletico at the end looking as if it could have played another 90 minutes while Chelsea looked like it wanted back those 90 minutes, each minute more painful than the one before.

Arsenal

GIF It: Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker’s 360-degree knee-slide celebration

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When your legs are as long as Per Mertesacker's even very basic activities can become tricky. The giant German tried to follow in the tracks of his Arsenal team-mates led by goalscorer Laurent Koscielny by sliding on his knees to celebrate their equaliser against Manchester City. But for Mertesacker, a knee-slide is a [.

Robin van Persie’s ‘statement’ after completing United transfer

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This is an update to the update for the Arsenal supporting knobs fans that I hold so dearly to my heart. All this while, I remained silent out of respect and loyalty to the Arsenal (heh!). Oh and I was also busy mentally spending the additional 145,000 pounds I will be getting from signing for United.

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Game 26 Chicago vs Houston: That was Positive

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So last night was fun wasn't it? When I started writing this I thought the only thing I'd be able to say was "and then that was awesome". So prepare yourselves. Everything below the jump is going to a giant thing of positivity. Well almost everything. The negativity isn't even really that bad.

Not Pretty But We'll Take It

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Last night in Montreal wasn't the prettiest game that KC has ever played, on the other hand it wasn't the worst one either. KC played poorly in the first half, performed better in the second half, and for the first time in what seems like a long while, KC got some close calls to actually go their way as referee Sorin Stoica gave KC two PKs for fouls in the box by the Impact.

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DTotD: Trying to kick the ball through an opponent’s crotch

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During the first leg of a cup semifinal between Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United, Pirates defender Rooi Mahamutsa decided the best way to reach the ball was through his opponent's. He delivered a kick directly between Thabiso Nkoana's legs and was then shown a red card.

The best part, however, is Mahamutsa's astonishment upon being sent off.

DTotD: Monterrey’s Angel Reyna celebrates goal with acrobatic WWE move on teammate

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Monterrey beat Chorrillo 5-0 in a CONCACAF Champions League match on Tuesday night thanks, in part, to a hat trick from 27-year-old Angel Reyna. After Reyna scored his third goal and his team's fifth in the 87th minute, he celebrated by executing a luchador-inspired move by hopping up on teammate Abraham Dario Carreno, wrapping his legs around his neck and snapping him to the ground with a tilt-a-whirl headscissor takedown.

Liverpool

Football GIF: Lukaku Puts Carragher On His Arse Again, And Again, And Again…

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By Chris Wright

Simple. Beautiful...

Love how Carra even attempts to wipe Lukaku out with a despairing shoulder charge as he falls but his knackered little legs can't muster the gumption.

GIF: SB Nation

Football GIF: Lukaku Puts Carragher On His Arse Again, And Again, And Again…

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By Chris Wright

Simple. Beautiful...

Love how Carra even attempts to wipe Lukaku out with a despairing shoulder charge as he falls but his knackered little legs can't muster the gumption.

GIF: SB Nation

Excitement Building For Gerrard

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Steven Gerrard is looking forward to the start of 'an exciting new era' at Liverpool and claims he is raring to go ahead of the 2012/13 campaign.
The Reds skipper has linked up with the rest of his team-mates in Boston after being granted extended leave on the back of his efforts at Euro 2012 with England.

DIEGO FORLAN RELEASED BY INTER MILAN

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Uruguyan veteran, Diego Forlán is available as a free-transfer as he has been released by his club Inter Milan after a year.

Forlán, now 33, has had an impressive career, especially with Athletico Madrid where he scored 74 goals including two against Liverpool in the Europa League semi-final of 2009/10.

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Revolution Vs. Impact: Postgame Quotes And Highlights

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Last night's loss made it six games in a row without a win, and four defeats running. The New England Revolution are having some serious trouble right now, and honestly should have put away a Montreal Impact side that's not particularly bad, but not as good as the Revs should be, either. Here are the postgame quotes, with a little extra that didn't show up on the Revolution website.

Portland Timbers To Scrimmage Oregon State Today

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The Timbers reserves will be taking on Oregon State this afternoon in a bid to find more playing time for the team's reserves while giving the Beavers some high level competition as they prepare for the fall season. The scrimmage is closed to the public, but I will be there to take in the proceedings.

The Rest

Schellas Hyndman: Brek Shea Came off Early Because We Needed Some Fresh Legs

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When FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman brought Brek Shea off the field in the 86th minute of Sunday's 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders FC, many of those in attendance at FC Dallas Stadium and watching on TV were a bit perplexed. They wondered why Hyndman would bring off one of his top attacking players in what was still a 1-1 tie but a match where the final outcome remained very much in doubt.

The next great football manager?

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I think I've seen the next great football manager. He didn't stop moving, gesticulating or encouraging from the first whistle to the last. He had a strange semi-crouch, as if he was watching just the legs and the feet and ... Continue reading →

Espinoza to Wigan?

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The first I saw of this rumor was reading The Daily Wiz, which linked to an article from The Mirror in the UK. Needless to say I took it with a large grain of salt, even though it does make some sense. Wigan has in the past brought in other Hondurans, like Wilson Palacios and currently has Maynor Figueroa in their squad as well.

Post-Match Chalkboard: Spoke Too Soon?

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Want some good news? Chicago is still ahead of D.C. United in the standings. Want some better news? D.C. United have to travel to Saputo Stadium to play Impact de Montreal on Saturday. Montreal have been unbelievable at home this year and near Portland Timbers level awful on the road. If Montreal can maintain their home dominance against D.

Strollin' Shukkeien

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The USA has taken a few team walks so far in Japan, not only to get the players out of the hotel, but to stretch the legs, get some sun and help acclimate to the time difference here in Japan (13 hours head of the East Coast, 16 ahead of California).

It is clear that among the many things that the Japanese do well, gardens is certainly one of them.

Carles Puyol: The Less You Wear, The More You Need Nair

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Sorry Carles, but our tests show that Leo's legs are 32% smoother than yours. Another bucket of depilatory cream over here, please!

Europa League: Stabaek exits

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Ricardo Clark's Stabaek are out of the Europa league in the first qualifying round after losing their series with Finland's JJK. Stabaek lost the opening game on July 5th 2-0 and won the home leg 2-1 on Thursday to lose 3-2 on aggregate. Clark played in both legs, leaving last night's game in the 42nd minute due to injury.

Touch down in England

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The U.S. Olympic Women's Soccer has arrived in England for its pre-tournament training camp and the excitement is building. It was a long (especially for the West Coasters) but smooth trip for the U.S. team (just a five hour flight from Newark! Hello tailwind!), which flew into Manchester before hopping a bus north for a three-hour bus ride to its training base in Darlington.

Euro 2012: Last Day, Last Call

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After their national team won its second straight Euro cup, we assumed Spain fans drunkenly flew home to shave their legs before hitting up Cibeles for the parade. Hmph! In any event, take a look back at Euro 2012 through the adidas football tumblr. Video: adidas football.

Diego Maradona gets the boot from Al Wasl

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Al Wasl did not reap the benefits as expected under Diego Maradona's tutelage. The Saudi Arabian club finished eighth in a 12 team league and the final straw was when Al Muharaq, a Bahraini club beat Al Wasl on penalties after both clubs tied on aggregate over both legs of a local tournament.