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Haunted by Euro woes, Conte eyes redemption

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London (AFP) – Frustrated by his past failures in the Champions League, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has set his sights on a mission of redemption as he returns to the competition after a four-year absence.

Conte still bears the scars from a snowy night in Istanbul in 2013 when Juventus suffered a shock defeat against Galatasaray that sent the Italian giants crashing out of Europe’s elite club competition.

Haunted by Euro woes, Conte eyes redemption

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London (AFP) – Frustrated by his past failures in the Champions League, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has set his sights on a mission of redemption as he returns to the competition after a four-year absence.

Conte still bears the scars from a snowy night in Istanbul in 2013 when Juventus suffered a shock defeat against Galatasaray that sent the Italian giants crashing out of Europe’s elite club competition.

Stoke’s Arnautovic set for West Ham move

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London (AFP) – Austrian international forward Marko Arnautovic is to undergo a medical at West Ham United on Wednesday after the London club agreed a £24 million ($31 million, 27 million euros) fee with Stoke City.

West Ham had two previous bids rejected for the 28-year-old, but Stoke have decided to cash in after the Austrian expressed a desire to leave the Midlands club.

Arsenal

Sanchez has mentality to deliver for Arsenal, says Wenger

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger says his star forward Alexis Sanchez has the mentality to deliver for Arsenal despite suffering the disappointment of an aborted transfer to Manchester City.

The London club reportedly agreed a fee for the Chilean forward on transfer deadline day, only for the deal to collapse after Wenger was unable to complete a move for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

Arsenal Rumours Roundup Oct 14th – Arshavin, Wellington Nem, Djourou and Llorente

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With the dreaded interlull still boring everyone to death, Arsenal fans have little to do but wait around for the latest international injury to hit the club. So with things so quiet then the papers obviously have nothing better to do than fill the back pages with dubious Arsenal transfer rumours!

Arsenal squad looks strong with or without Van Persie

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No matter if Robin van Persie stays with Arsenal or pulls another club's shirt over his head this season, the London club looks to be a pretty strong side. The team will eventually have last year's long-term injured players back, such as Jack Wilshere and the new signings are all pretty much world-class players.

London Club Attendances

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Next we have a look at attendances over the years for London clubs, an analysis by b+w_geezer. Fascinating stuff...

London Club  Playing Rank (of 96) Attendance Rank (of 96) Average Attendance  Playing Rank Minus Attendance Rank Arsenal 5.8 4.6 38,776 +1.2 Tottenham 9.5 6.2 35,880 +3.

London Club Attendances

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Next we have a look at attendances over the years for London clubs, an analysis by b+w_geezer. Fascinating stuff...

London Club  Playing Rank (of 96) Attendance Rank (of 96) Average Attendance  Playing Rank Minus Attendance Rank Arsenal 5.8 4.6 38,776 +1.2 Tottenham 9.5 6.2 35,880 +3.

Premier League News Ticker: Arsenal Scout Admits Giroud Was Signed to Replace Robin van Persie

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Worrying news this morning for Arsenal fans... Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi admitted that Olivier Giroud was signed as a back-up plan in case Robin van Persie left the London club. How a player like Giroud, while gifted, is supposed to be ...

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More Reports That Arsenal Want Hatem Ben Arfa

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There are reports  suggesting today that Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa could be on his way to Arsenal this summer, if Theo Walcott decides to leave the London club. Ben Arfa in action for France recently It is thought that Theo may become disenchanted if Arsenal cannot keep hold of their top Dutch striker, Robin [.

English Premier League

Disillusioned Premier League referees consider ‘boycotting Chelsea games’

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That's according to ex-Premier League referee Clive Wilkes anyway. Drawing on chats he has had with the current crop of officials, Wilkes believes that Chelsea's complaint against Mark Clattenberg could irrevocably damage referees relationship with the West London club and have a devastating knock-on effect for the top-tier itself.

QPR could clinch Brazilian keeper

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Premier League minnows Queens Park Rangers could be set to complete an unlikely swoop for Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar. The Brazilian is one of the most experienced goalkeepers around Europe, and his experience would give QPR a strong duo of goalkeepers following the summer signing of former England international Robert Green.

Wigan Accept Chelsea Bid For Moses

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Looks like Moses is on his way to Chelsea finally with Wigan Athletic announcing that they've accepted a bid from the West London club at the fourth time of asking. Victor Moses will now sit down with Chelsea to discuss personal terms.

Personally I feel he could have done with a few more years at the club in order to develop, I can't see him featuring too heavily with Chelsea and when playing at his age you need as many games as possible to develop further.

Di Matteo’s striker woes: Is Cavani the answer?

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Di Matteo's striker woes: Is Cavani the answer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Roberto Di Matteo's Chelsea currently has the luxury of only two forwards: Daniel Sturridge and Fernando Torres and the top priority of the club in the transfer window seems to be acquiring a striker. Although they have already splashed the cash of three midfielders.

Queens Park Rangers Lotto 2012/13 Home, Away and Third Kits

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Popular London club Queens Park Rangers (usually called QPR) returned to the English Premier League for the first time since the 1995/96 season last season after topping the English Football...

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Liverpool Striker Emerges As Surprise Target For QPR

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Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes is hoping that he will be reunited with striker Craig Bellamy after deciding to approach Liverpool about a potential permanent deal.
The west London club has reportedly lost on signing Junior Hoilett and Hughes has now turned his attention to trying to sign Bellamy who has just one-year left on his contract at Anfield.

Tottenham take a step back in hiring Andres Villas Boas to replace Harry Redknapp…or do they?

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Many of us in life are frequently tempted by the old ruse of "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence", only to find after a while that things were not what they appeared. This seems to occur often in the soccer world as clubs constantly strive to improve only to find later that the change was for the worse rather than the better.

Liverpool Show An Interest As Kalou Becomes Free Agent

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Liverpool are believed to be interested in securing the services of Salomon Kalou after the attacker became a free agent on July 1.
Chelsea did not offer the forward a new contract and he was eventually allowed to leave the club as he looks for a new challenge after six successful years with the west London club.

West Ham United Macron 2012/13 Home Kit

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West Ham United FC are back in the English Premier League for the 2012/13 season after triumphing in May's English Football League Championship Playoffs. As the popular London club looks...

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Mid-Day Ticker: Iniesta wins UEFA Best Player award, Defoe re-signs and more

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Standing on a stage next to the two most prolific goal scorers in the world, Andres Iniesta finally received his due.

Iniesta was chosen as the 2011-12 UEFA Best Player in Europe, beating out Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo to take home the individual honors that were voted on by a panel of 53 European journalists at the UEFA Champions League draw in Monaco on Thursday.

Tottenham Hotspur

Dempsey gets back to work as USMNT continues preparations for qualifiers

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Preparations for two World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica continue for the U.S. men's national team, and according to U.S. Soccer, all 23 players had arrived in Miami (Nick Rimando will replace Sean Johnson in camp after the first match) ahead of Tuesday's training session.

Tottenham Hotspur step up interest in Leandro Damião

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According to Globoesporte, Spurs have representatives in Porto Alegre hoping to clinch a deal with Internacional over Leandro Damião.
Tottenham have already had previous bids turned down but the London club are confident of getting their man this time round.
Inter president, Giovanni Luigi, said that the Beira-Rio side will only sell the striker if the price is right.

DT Exclusive: Andre Villas-Boas informs Spurs players of his ways

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Following his failed stint at Chelsea, Andre Villas-Boas has been appointed as Harry Redknapp's replacement at Spurs. His failed strategy of hurriedly ushering out the old guard at Chelsea that would go on to win the Champions League after his dismissal was a harsh learning experience for Villas-Boas and one that he will have the chance to prove he's overcome at another London club.

West London

QPR Report Monday: Mackie Exits Scotland...Premiership Previews and Predictions...Seven Year Flashback "Gun in the Boardroom...Police and Arrests"...Y

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Fulham Deny Report of Clint Dempsey Joining Liverpool; Plus More EPL Headlines

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It's been a hectic 24 hours in the world of Premier League football. Our top story today is that Fulham has come out and denied reports that Clint Dempsey is joining Liverpool. In fact, the west London club says that ...

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Chelsea staff suspended for snapping off Champions League trophy handle

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Traditionally, football trophies are dropped and damaged by talented football professionals, who can expect nothing more than a clip around the ear and a viral video for their cumbersome calamity. Unfortunately, that judicial system clearly doesn't extend to more modest club employees after the Daily Mail reported that three members of Chelsea's staff have been [.

Manchester United

Fulham find novel way to avoid losing Moussa Dembele

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There are rumours that Manchester United have begun sniffing around Fulham's Belgian star Moussa Dembele, and will commence a process to sign the midfielder for around £15million. Clearly Fulham will be loathed to lose Dembele as he has given the West London club some impressive performances over the last two seasons, and OTP can exclusively [.

Coming to the Red Bulls: An aerial threat par excellence

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Tim Cahill plays much, much larger than his 5' 8" frame

The Red Bulls get a shot in the arm with Tim Cahill's move to the MLS on a £1m transfer. At Everton and as a Socceroo, Cahill is best known for some outrageous goals emerging through a thicket of tall defenders to score via one of the hardest noggin in the business.

Coming to the Red Bulls: An aerial threat par excellence

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Tim Cahill plays much, much larger than his 5' 8" frame

The Red Bulls get a shot in the arm with Tim Cahill's move to the MLS on a £1m transfer. At Everton and as a Socceroo, Cahill is best known for some outrageous goals emerging through a thicket of tall defenders to score via one of the hardest noggin in the business.

QPR Report Sunday: Alan McDonald (RIP)

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QPR Official Site - ALAN MCDONALD - R.I.P

Queens Park Rangers Football Club is desperately saddened to learn of the passing of former Captain and Assistant Manager Alan McDonald.

Eden

Sounders, Chelsea Entertain In Six Goal Friendly

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A first half that showed spark and offensive flow as Chelsea beat the Seattle Sounders 4-2. All six goals were finished in that half, while the second half was full of waves of subs for both sides. Both Fredy Montero and Romelu Lukaku slotted two home, while Marko Marin earned a goal and assist. Chelsea's other goal was from signee Eden Hazard.

Sounders v Chelsea FC Friendly - Three Questions

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Chelsea FC arrived in Seattle over the weekend. Some of the world's greatest players will face the Seattle Sounders on a overlaid grass field at CenturyLink. For both teams this is as much about brand extension as anything else. The London club could prepare anywhere, but they chose here through some combination of factors that includes, but isn't limited to, monetary payout, relationship with league, relationship with sponsors, liking Seattle from their last visit, wanting somewhere a bit cool, etc.

The Rest

Leyton Orient sign player after Twitter approach

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Leyton Orient have signed Shaun Batt after opening discussions about a possible transfer on Twitter. Former O's loanee Batt tweeted some polite well wishes to his former team-mates for their forthcoming campaign. But Orient owner Barry Hearn jumped in to ask the striker to return to the club on a permanent basis.

Thursday Kickoff: Pots set for Champions League draw, Berbatov to Fulham & more

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The roadmap for the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League group stage will be set on Thursday, with one of the ultimate groups of death lingering as a possibility. The champions of England, Germany, Italy and Spain could all be drawn into the same group, with Real Madrid, Manchester City, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund put in pots 1-4, respectively.

Sports Alliance add QPR to impressive Premier League Portfolio

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Marketing services provider, Sports Alliance has added an eighth Premier League football club to its increasing client list after engagement by Queens Park Rangers to manage the London club's complete data-focused marketing output.

Newcastle To Get Andy Carroll For £10M?

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There are a number of reports out today that Kevin Nolan is trying to get his big pal, Andy Carroll, to join West Ham on a season-long loan deal at the newly promoted London club, and that might just happen. Andy Carroll after signing for Liverpool in February of 2011 Kevin and Andy formed a tight friendship at Newcastle , and of course West Ham [.

RIP Alan McDonald

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BBC - Former Northern Ireland captain Alan McDonald dies suddenly

Former Northern Ireland and Queen's Park Rangers captain Alan McDonald has died suddenly at the age of 48.