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Arsene Wenger And Robin Van Persie Enter Dramatic Crisis Talks! (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Complete with 100% accurate Rotterdam accent, here's a dramatic reconstruction of the crisis talks which have been cracking off between Arsene Wenger and Robin van Persie over the past few weeks...

(Warning: There's a bit of fruity language in this one, so turn the speakers down if you happen to work in a monastery, etc)

Probably not a million miles wide of the mark.

Cesc Going – Campbell No Show – Ribery to Arsenal?

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The pre-season tour to the Far East is over and we are entering the transfer season. Wenger told us that clubs will wait until the end of the month to make their moves and Wenger will be one of those. Ivan Gazidis said he spent the week in the Far East to discuss Arsenal's transfer strategy with the boss.

Is Fabregas’s heart really at Arsenal?

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Barcelona's defeat of Arsenal last night was of little surprise to the football world, especially with Arsenal being reduced to 10 men with over half an hour to go.

What did shock was the lacklustre performance of Arsenal's key player and captain, Cesc Fabregas. The stage was set, his first competitive game at the Camp Nou, a stadium where he stood in the terraces 15 years earlier cheering on his idol, the now Barca manager, Pep Guardiola.

The Monday Profile: Ryan Garry

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It's difficult to clarify under which exact terms a football club can be classified as 'unfortunate'. Indeed, there's a million miles between outfits such as Morecambe and, say, Nottingham Forest, yet we still group them together under one, all-encompassing umbrella on this site. Part of that is to try to foster some sense of community and common interest across this disparate group of 72, but

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LeBron James’ new Liverpool FC sneakers celebrate trophies they haven’t won

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Liverpool minority shareholder LeBron James has already attempted to demonstrate his love for the Merseyside club via self-produced merchandise with his custom-made headphones, and now the Miami Heat 'baller has gone a step further with the Liverpool Edition of the Nike Lebron 9 Low sneaker.

QPR Report Wednesday: Liverpool Crunch Game ...QPR Could Go Down...QPR Could Stay Up!

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Is Claudio Ranieri on the brink?

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Claudio Ranieri came into a club on the road to ruin. They had started the season disastrously under a manager appointed, when no fans wanted him, and then sacked, when many fans insisted he ought to be given a proper chance. Since Jose Mourinho even Rafael Benitez had come, tried, and failed.

Will Mark Hughes rescue QPR?

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Queens Park Rangers were heading only one way under the stewardship of Neil Warnock. The team had not won in several matches and were perilously close to the relegation places. In fact the only reason the team were not already in the relegation places was because the team had somehow, against all the odds, and not without immense fortune, managed to achieve victories earlier in the season despite not playing well, for example when they defeated Chelsea at Loftus Road.

Cahill: What's going on? Is he being greedy?

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I think there is one question we are all asking at the moment and that's the situation with the Gary Cahill transfer from Bolton.

We know the fee was agreed last week and the player and his representatives were discussing personal terms with Chelsea but then we heard from AVB that both sides were "a million miles apart" when it came to finalising a deal for the young international centre back.

The Languorous Silence

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One week in and already the close season is slowly imposing its languorous silence on West Ham related news. The footballing world becomes an abandoned chateau this time of year with its inhabitants scattering for a change of scene. The football fan is left to stroll through the echoing salon, the immense panelled dining room and numberless bedrooms; none sealed or closed but all kept in a state of suspended life, the beds made, the floors not exactly clean but swept occasionally, the decorations faded but intact.

Wenger Should Go – And Here’s Where To…

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Yes, that's right: a quiet beach a million miles away from the hurly burly of Premiership football and the unforgiving scrutiny of the media.

A blue sky, a blazing sun and a long, golden beach as empty as Abou Diaby's head.

Obviously Arsene shouldn't go there right now that would be rude.

A Lack Of Harmony At The Bridge?

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There has been yet more off-field drama at Stamford Bridge with the announcement that Chelsea's director of football Frank Arnesen will leave the club at the end of the season. That makes it two big name departures from the Chelsea backroom team in a matter of weeks, following the sacking of assistant manager Ray Wilkins earlier this month.

Why are Chelsea linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge?

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Chelsea Football Club, historically associated with Stamford Bridge – their stadium even when the club was only a small size compared to what it is now, are planning, or at least trying, to move away from their traditional home and develop a new 60,000 seater stadium.

Liverpool Improve, But Why The Changes?

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Liverpool produced an improved display to gain a well earned 0-0 draw against Napoli. Reds boss Roy Hodgson opted to make a whole host of changes for the game, but his fringe players certainly impressed with notable performances from Jay Spearing and Jonjo Shelvey.

While I don't want to take anything away from the Liverpool display you have to question the Liverpool side that Hodgson put out.

Wayne Rooney, Alex Ferguson, Manchester Dis-United, and Texas Hold’em

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The news that Wayne Rooney has told Manchester United that he wants to leave seems to have hit the club like a bolt out of the blue. However, this has been coming for a long time as his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson has somewhat soured over the last seven months or so.

Amidst growing rumours over the weekend, United Chief Executive, David Gill, spoke tersely to the press stating that the very idea of Rooney leaving the club was nothing short of "nonsense.

Manchester United

What Athletic Bilbao Defeat Means

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For the first time since the 2001-2002 season, Manchester United will not play in a cup final, after losing to Athletic Bilbao over both legs.

The Spaniards were just better than us. Much better than us in fact. It makes a mockery of Sir Alex Ferguson's comments last month about how good this current squad is.

What Athletic Bilbao Defeat Means

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For the first time since the 2001-2002 season, Manchester United will not play in a cup final, after losing to Athletic Bilbao over both legs.

The Spaniards were just better than us. Much better than us in fact. It makes a mockery of Sir Alex Ferguson's comments last month about how good this current squad is.

Bale could feature this weekend

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It was reported yesterday that Spurs injury crisis had deepened and the news could hardly have been worse ahead of Sunday's match with Manchester United. In addition to the club's existing concerns, influential winger Gareth Bale was said to have been ruled out for up to three weeks with a hamstring problem.

Man Utd Poised To Sign £7m German U21 Prospect

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By Chris Wright

FC Nurnberg have revealed that they are resigned to losing £7 million-rated midfielder Ilkay Gundogan in the summer, with Manchester United set to take advantage of the Bundesliga side's 'economic considerations' after sending several scouts to watch the 20-year-old in action.

Opinion

STURRIDGE WRITTEN OFF!!

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It beggars belief really doesn't it. Danny Sturridge has been (when fit) a regular first team starter under AVB and has scored five goals in nine games. He has received his first call up to the full England squad that is preparing to play Spain tomorrow and there is a good chance that he is going to start the game too.

Video Review: The Referee

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In 2009, film-maker Mattias Löw decided to follow the Swedish referee Martin Hansson on his journey to the 2010 World Cup. It was supposed to be a film focusing on the extraordinary pressures facing an ordinary man. It turned out to be so much more. The unassuming Swede found himself at the eye of a media shitstorm of epic proportions.

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Gremlins

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sorry, seemed to be some gremlins. Apologies if this is the second time this has appeared for you.

Further to yesterday's waffle, it occurred to me that I was unduly harsh on Julian Barnes. I think he's tarred by the Amis/McEwan brush, and while they write perfectly good books, they seem to be writing for and about other people.

More waffle: some Julian Barnes but no Dickson Etuhu this time

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Further to yesterday's waffle, here is some more waffle, building on the same thoughts. It occurred to me that I was unduly harsh on Julian Barnes. I think he's tarred by the Amis/McEwan brush, and while they write perfectly good books, they seem to be writing for and about other people. A central tenet of fiction writing seems to be that your characters should be drawn in a way that makes readers take an interest in them, perhaps even want to be them.

Kenny Dalglish

Carra Eyes A Bright Future

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Liverpool veteran Jamie Carragher has praised the new management team for the way they have transformed them into a formidable outfit.
Under Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli Liverpool have brought in some stellar signings to add some significant quality and depth to their squad, with seven players alone coming in this summer.

'Our Test Of Strength'

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Alan Hansen has pin-pointed the up-coming games against Manchester City and Arsenal as a way of measuring the squad's strength in depth.
City visit Anfield on Monday night, with the Reds travelling to the Emirates six days later to face Arsene Wenger's men.
The Kop legend believes the two games will give manager Kenny Dalglish a good evaluation of his current squad's capabilities.

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Ireland U21 squad announced for Austria Friendly

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Ireland U21 manager Noel King has confirmed his Ireland Under 21 squad for the friendly international with Austria in the Showgrounds, Sligo on Tuesday the 9th August. Leeds United full back Aiden White is a new addition to the squad, while goalkeeper Aaron McCarey links up at this level for the first time, following his performances at the UEFA Under 19 Finals in Romania last week.

Hodges – Doncaster vs Scunthorpe – 2001

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Carl MacDonald writes at his blog A Journalist in the Making. Carl doesn't have a video to capture his magic moment - and he doesn't need one. Here he vividly describes his favourite goal ...

17th November 2001. There was an air of tension hanging over Doncaster Rover's Belle Vue stadium.

The Rest

Newcastle’s Good Name Restored Over Last Three Years

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Newcastle are now almost  in the same place they were, back when Bobby Robson was sacked in late August of 2004. Graham Carr helped bring in some top players At that time Newcastle had been positioned 4th, 3rd and 5th in successive seasons, and Newcastle are now back in the Europa League, after finishing in 5th place last season.

Euro 2012 Kitman: Denmark

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Home: Not a million miles away from their successful Euro 92 kit, but this is the work of Adidas rather than Hummel. It's reminiscent of something you might have caught Bayern Munich wearing in the 1990s. Away: Much more 'football-kit-by-numbers' than the home shirt. Not much to report here.


Reds hit the big four-oh with a decent draw at Leicester..

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A draw ain't too shabby really, considering, is it? It gets us to the forty point mark which, whilst not by any stretch is a watermark of safety, it's something that seemed a million miles away not all that long ago. It means now with all teams around us having notched 39 games so far this season we know we're now five points clear of the drop zone in our own right, we're level on points with Millwall and just four behind Peterborough [.

Sydney FC on Sunday. Football at it's best - watch and learn with Terry Antonis

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Sydney FC are playing decent football - hooray.

Strong defence - a key to their Championship win under Lavicka - and now a feature in Season 7. Jamie Coyne...who would have thought. Liam Reddy - surely he won't survive on the form of last season.

But wait - we love attacking football and Sydney have oodles of it just now.

Time to go fourth - Premier League fantasy football continues

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Wow, what a gameweek! Don't you just love soccer! My comment from last week about this season being evenly matched jumped out of the window. Both teams from Manchester dominated their opponents, and showed just how you play football. And how about that Dzeko! Not to mention Young or Rooney. Hopefully you captained one of the them.

How To Get Fernando Torres Back In Form

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Roy Hodgson finally saw his Liverpool side climb out of the bottom three with a hard-fought win at Bolton. It certainly wasn't easy for the Hodgson's men as the hosts frustrated Liverpool for long periods only to be undone by some Fernando Torres magic late on.

Torres' delightful flick in to the path of an on-running Maxi Rodriguez demonstrated that while he is still lacking in form he can still be a match winner for Hodgson.

Open Letter #4, To: My Fellow Supporters

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My first 3 open letter posts have been full of anger and attack, but this fourth and final one is quite different. This one's addressed not to those who have done me wrong, but to those, near and far, who are victims along with me.

My message is as short as it is predictable: thanks. Thanks for the good times, thanks for the beer, thanks for the hilarious chants, thanks for welcoming me in.