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Manchester City vs. Leeds United: Championship Side Hope for a Giantkilling in the FA Cup

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Luke Varney of Leeds-Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

On January 27th, Leeds United defeated Tottenham Hotspur who featured a strong line-up that included Gareth Bale by a single goal and qualified for the fifth round of the FA Cup.

On Sunday, the Whites will face defending Premier League champions Manchester City, whose only reasonable aim this season is to win the FA Cup after an early elimination from both the Champions League and League Cup, and with Manchester United over ten points ahead at the top of the league table.

Jamaican target perfect for Warnock revolution

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Leeds United boss Neil Warnock looks set to add another midfielder to his squad with news that the Yorkshire club has tabled a bid for SK Brann midfielder Rudolph Austin.

With former Derby midfielder Paul Green already in the ranks, Warnock is searching to rebuild a new spine in order to push for Premier League promotion this season.

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The Carling Cup doesn't matter

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The selection of a child in Tottenham's lineup added fuel to the suggestion that Redknapp wasn't too bothered about the Carling CupFredi Kanoute, Michael Brown, Jermaine Jenas, Pascal Chimbonda, David Bentley, Jamie O'Hara and now Roman Pavlyuchenko and Massimo Luongo. It's just as, if not a little bit more, depressing a list as Pearce, Waddle, Southgate, Batty, Vassell, etc.

The problem with Spurs… (and how to solve it)

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Tottenham Hotspur fans have had the privilege to witness some truly outstanding football in the 2010/2011 season. The outstanding talents of Bale, Modric, and Van der Vaart now grace the Spurs line up, terrorising the opposition with their skill and ability, as opposed to the days of average players like Postiga, (Michael) Brown, and Ghaly.

Jermaine Jenas: The forgotten man

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A warm welcome once again to Tom Tainton, who has generously taken time out of his obscenely busy schedule to pen his excellent thoughts on one of the more marginalised members of the Spurs family. Those of a sensitive disposition should look away now - Tom pulls no punches.

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Steven Gerrard

VIDEO: Liverpool Thug Elbows Our Danny

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Amazingly, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was shown just a yellow card for his vicious challenge on our very own Danny Welbeck, currently on loan at Sunderland. A few months ago Gerrard intentionally elbowed Michael Brown in the head and before that should have gone down for assault.

After the referee blew the whistle for freekick and bottled sending the Liverpool legend off in front of the Anfield crowd, which was 2,000 under full capacity.

Fergie: I Didn’t Expect FA To Punish Gerrard

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Ahead of Sunday's match against Liverpool, journalists were searching for a Sir Alex Ferguson rant against the FA, asking him what he thought of Steven Gerrard getting away with two red card offences in a week.

First Gerrard stuck his fingers up at Andre Marriner and told him to "fuck off" but no action was taken.

Premier League Preview – March 20-21

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Two members of the big four clash Sunday when Liverpool visits Old Trafford for a date with Manchester United.

Manchester United will be trying to stay in first place in the league standings, with Chelsea and Arsenal in hot pursuit. Liverpool, on the other hand, is fighting to stay close to a Champions League slot as the games dwindle away.

Manchester United Angry As Liverpool's Steven Gerrard Escapes FA Probe

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Steven Gerrard has escaped disciplinary action over for the use of his forearm against Portsmouth's Michael Brown in Liverpool's 4-1 win on Monday. The decision has incensed Manchester United and led to allegations that the Football Association has employed double standards. Had he been found guilty of violent conduct, Gerrard would have been banned from Liverpool's trip to Old Trafford on Sunday.

Steven Gerrard Avoids FA Punishment After Clash With Michael Brown

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will not face action from the Football Association following his clash with Portsmouth midfielder Michael Brown.

It is understood the FA sought clarification from referee Stuart Attwell after Gerrard appeared to catch Brown with his forearm during the 4-1 win for Rafael Benitez's men at Anfield.

GIF: Stevie Me Guilty Of Yet Another Assault

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Just last week, Steven Gerrard escaped punishment from the FA after he stuck his fingers up at the referee and told him to "fuck off". Given that both Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo have both received yellow cards for sarcastically applauding a bad decision by the referee in the past, it is fairly alarming that Gerrard, who captained England the week before, was let off.

FA must act against Gerrard or risk losing all credibility

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Following Rio Ferdinand's arm swinging incident against Craig Fagan of Hull City last month, we were subjected to replays of the incident every five minutes on Sky Sports News.

The incident was quickly picked up on by the tabloids and the media was consistent in its belief that Ferdinand should be banned.


Snapshot: Stevenage 1-2 Portsmouth, League Cup – Michael Brown FTW

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By Ollie Irish

A view of Stevenage vs Portsmouth in the first round of the League Cup. Pompey won 2-1 at the Lamex Stadium, thanks to goals by youngster Nadir Ciftci and hardman (aka dirty bar steward) Michael Brown, and so progress to the second round.

Photo: Adam Davy / EMPICS

Darren Murphy scored the consolation for the home side (at the time, it was the equaliser to Ciftci's opener), a bit like this:

And he celebrated like this:

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Marc Wilson looks to retain capataincy for new season

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Ireland defender Marc Wilson revelled in his new-found responsibility at Portsmouth and insisted: I want the captaincy for keeps.

The County Antrim born Irishman was the surprise choice to lead Steve Cotterill's strongest side out for the pre-season friendly against Fulham last Saturday.

Portsmouth announces roster ahead of D.C. United friendly | D.C. United

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Portsmouth announces roster ahead of D.C. United friendlySad, sad state of affairs when Pompey's marquee names are...Danny Webber, David Nugent, Michael Brown, Tommy Smith, and wait for it...Marc Wilson.

FA Cup Final recap: An historic day at Wembley

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What a day. What a day.

Now, on to more pressing matters then. Who will we field against ourselves come August in the Community Shield?

A lone goal, from The Mighty Drogs, of course, secured the first ever league and FA Cup Double for our Chelsea Football Club.

Chelsea 1-0 Portsmouth FA Cup Final 2010 Highlights (Video)

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After hitting the woodwork five times in the first half Chelsea finally took the lead when Didier Drogba guided an excellent free-kick past David James to give the Stamford Bridge outfit the lead.

Kevin Prince Boateng, who had earlier kicked Michael Ballack out of the game, fluffed a Portsmouth spot kick when his tame effort was easily saved by Petr Cech.

Portsmouth 3-1 Wolves Premier League Highlights (Video)

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Portsmouth triumphed over Wolves at Fratton Park thanks to goals from John Utaka, Aruna Dindane and Michael Brown.

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Wilson tipped for big future

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Portsmouth midfielder Michael Brown is tipping surprise-package Marc Wilson for big, big things after his impressive maiden Pompey campaign.

The 22-year-old was thrown into Paul Hart's side at the start of the season following a flood of top-name departures.

No player has started more Premier League games for the Blues this season than Wilson.

A Game of One Half

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Not quite the goal plundering masterpiece we'd set our hopes on- more like a few tawdry brushstrokes in the general direction of the canvas with aims to get the job done as swiftly and as casualty-free as possible. Yes, at times it was lacklustre; at others it was downright dreary.

Dress rehearsal goes to plan

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If it's as easy as that at Wembley in two weeks time then this blog will be a very happy URL indeed.

As routine a victory as you will ever see, the overriding feeling is possibly one of disappointment that we didn't rack up a cricket score ala Wigan in November. But three points is three points is three points and with the race for the top four set to become excruciatingly tight in the coming weeks, we'll take a victory in any shape or form.

Ferguson labels FA “Dysfunctional”

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was deemed to be free to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday after avoiding a suspension for violent conduct following his clash with Michael Brown...

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What's Eating Fergie's Grape

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Recently Sir Alex Ferguson has come out and expressed his disappointment with the fact that Steven Gerrard was not punished for what looked like an intentional elbow on Michael Brown of Portsmouth. Now this is the second accusation against Gerrard in recent weeks. The first came when he held up what appeared to be a 'V' sign in the direction of the referee.

Giggs in fitness fight to face Liverpool

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Ryan Giggs is fighting to be fit for Sunday's eagerly awaited Premier League showdown with Liverpool at Old Trafford. United's 11 times title winner has been out of Sir Alex Ferguson's squad since...

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FA show their incompetence by failing to punish Gerrard

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The Football Association lost even more credibility today after deciding against charging Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard with violent conduct.

The Phil Collins fan committed what was dubbed a 'forearm smash' on Portsmouth's Michael Brown last night, sending the midfielder crashing to the floor.

Punch-up at Portsmouth

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O'Hara turning the other cheek. Portsmouth's troubles boiled over on to the training ground on Monday when a practice match erupted into fisticuffs between midfielders Michael Brown and Jamie O'Hara. With the cash-strapped club's future hanging in the balance this week, the tension was palpable at their Eastleigh training complex and Brown was making his presence known with over-zealous tackles

Rafa Benitez Isolated By Liverpool Fans

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Two thousand Liverpool fans who left home in the early hours and braved icy roads or frozen rails to follow their team delivered a damning silent verdict.

Followers of almost any other club would have booed and chanted for the manager's head. But they are slow to turn on their own on Merseyside.

Rafa Benitez: Javier Mascherano Dismissal Cost Liverpool FC Dear At Portsmouth

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Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez believes the first-half dismissal of Javier Mascherano signalled the beginning of the end for his side as they fell to a 2-0 loss at Portsmouth today.

The Argentinian midfielder saw red shortly before the interval after recklessly crashing into Tal Ben Haim, although his feet did not leave the ground.

The Rest

Asian Cup legacy for Canberra football - I want to hear the plan

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"We're building a platform," Michael Brown says. "We want to leave a legacy – we often talk about how good it's going to be – but what is it? How do we define it?
"We'll see other legacies in the fact that we need to upgrade some stadia and venues, and they will be local football facilities.

Championship Snapshot: Michael Brown Ends Jem Karacan’s Season Using Nothing But His Gooch

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By Chris Wright

Skip back to Friday afternoon and Reading kept their timely streak going, beating Leeds 2-0 to temporarily yomp to the top of the Championship thanks to Adam Le Fondre's late double.

As expected, there were a few choice tackles over the course of the game (Leeds' Zac Thompson was sent-off after 13 minutes) with Reading's Jem Karacan finding himself on the receiving end of several 'robust' tackles before Michael Brown's flying gooch-first lunge finally caused the Turkish-ish midfielder to limp off with the 23-year old eventually leaving the Madjeski on crutches.

Oh Captain, My Captain: I'm Glad Ballack is Gone

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Must have been pretty cold temperatures at game time
I got an e-mail this morning from Blogger 1-1-8. "As much as I think that he is a fine German player, I'm done with Ballack." [Or something along those lines. Expletives removed for our classy audience.]
And I couldn't agree more.

New Zealand Soccer In Crisis

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A bullying, selfish FIFA Confederation President pursuing his own agenda to the detriment of the development of the beautiful game? Â No, not Jack Warner, but AFC boss Mohamed Bin Hammam.

That, at least, is the perspective of much of New Zealand's soccer media this week, following the AFC's ultimatum to New Zealand's Wellington Phoenix, who play in Australia's A-League: become a lot more Australian, or else.