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Andre Villas-Boas was turned down by Burnley as they didn’t understand his job application

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Before he touchline-crouched his way to domestic and European success with Porto — and even longer before he flexed his knees on the side of the pitch at Stamford Bridge — Andre Villas-Boas was lined up to make his Premiership managerial debut in Lancashire.

In his upcoming autobiography, Burnley chief executive Paul Fletcher reveals that the current Tottenham manager was interviewed for the vacant position at Turf Moor when Owen Coyle departed in 2010.

Spurs are a semi. Fruitlessly poking around the box with no end product

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Spurs make Redknapp mad On the way home from the game last night I was struggling to explain or come to terms with the blip slump we're having. I struggled, until I overheard a drunken mickey taking session between a group of lads about how one of them couldn't "get up for the occasion" or "completely raise his flagpole".


Andre Villas-Boas Almost Got The Burnley Job in 2010, Jargon-Filled CV Blew His Chances

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By Alan Duffy

It all could have been so different for Andre Villas-Boas. Instead of walking a path which took in Euro-success with Porto, lack-of-success with Chelsea and not-sure-yet-if-he'll-have-any-success with Tottenham, the Portuguese tactician could have been the main man at none other than Burnley FC.

A bid for Victor Moses rejected, what next?

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Rumors linking Victor Moses with Chelsea had been bubbling for close to a month. It was an intriguing but unsubstantiated claim. However, thanks to Wigan chairman Dave Whelan, we now know that the club actually has taken a liking to the player. Interesting.

Good value?

Manchester United

Stoked! Michael Owen Finally Gets A New Gig, Joins The Potters In 12-Month Deal

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By Alan Duffy

Pint-sized horse-lover Michael Owen has finally found himself a new team after spending the summer on the mooch for some football.

Since leaving Man Utd, the 32-year-old striker had even been linked with a move back to Anfield. However, rather than get a chance to join Brendan Rodgers' tiki-taka revolution on Merseyside, Owen has signed up for the far more prosaic tactics of Tony Pulis and co.

Manchester United striker Michael Owen begs for hair gel on Twitter

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Millionaire benchwarmer Michael Owen is shamelessly begging for free hair products on Twitter. The Manchester United star revealed he had been sent some freebies of the range and enjoyed them so much that he now wants to be sent more for free. Rather than splashing out some loose change on his new favourite product, Owen [.

The Rest

Fredi Bobic sieht nur Mickey Mäuse

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Da laufen lauter Micky Mäuse hinter der Außenlinie herum und gucken dumm zu. Das Geld kann sich die Uefa sparen.

Fredi Bobic, Manager beim VfB Stuttgart, ist nach dem 0:0 in der Europa-Leage gegen Kopenhagen sauer auf Schiedsrichter Artur Soares und den Rest der Welt.

Sean Payton to Appeal Suspension

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Sean Payton for the 2012 season due to a bounty system that paid players to injure opponents. However, the head coach of the New Orleans Saints has decided to appeal the suspension. While the appeal is being listened to, Payton will remain head coach.

That said, expect Goodell to expedite the appeal.

Friday Crackovia Club : Real Madrid Joins Spanish Labour Strike, Karanka’s Shouting Match & Barcelona Get Kicked Off Set

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Welcome to the Friday Crackovia Club, your weekly special on the best football sketch show from Catalonia! This week, Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos tries to convince his teammates to go on strike with the rest of Spain. The 29th of March marked the country's labour strike, where factories had to be closed while people demonstrated on the streets.

Glory Glory Leeds #226 now available @ CSRN

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The Mathematically Impossible Glory Glory Leeds Show! Please listen to find out why! Following the disasters of the W.Ham and Forest games, a remarkably upbeat show this week! Twiggster takes the positives (and the mickey) out of recent events and looks forward to the Millwall game. Some excellent listener emails cheer the show up and make your host laugh!

Champions League Observations: Comments On Comebacks

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Arsenal fans? Allow us to distract you with a bulge/bottom/belly related three-fer!

Two football matches, four teams, 22 players, five goals on the night, fourteen across the fixtures.

Holy smokes! We can't believe we got that right on the first attempt!

Arsenal 3-0 AC Milan (3-4 agg)

Image:Â ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images.

POTD : Luis Suarez Has Evil Mask-Wearing Supporters In Uruguay

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If no one is willing to stand up for you, remember that your home fans will take the mickey! Just ask these hardcore fans of Luis Suarez's former club in Uruguay, Nacional ! / via Daylife

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USA vs Venezuela Official Watch Party at Mickey Byrnes in Hollywood

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Soccer fans! This Saturday come out to Mickey Byrnes in Hollywood to check out USA vs Venezuela at 9PM. Come join the American Outlaws South Florida for a great night of fun and prizes, starting with a PS3 FIFA '12 championship prior to the game. (Starting at 7 pm)
During half time of the USA vs Venezuela game the Ultras, South Florida's premiere soccer supporters group, will be giving away 4 tickets to the Mexico vs Colombia game scheduled for February 29, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.