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Manchester United

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez admits diving against Stoke, says Manchester United control the media

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Luis Suarez has admitted he dived to try and win a penalty against Stoke in October. The spot-kick was not awarded and the match ended 0-0, but Potters boss Tony Pulis called for retrospective action to be taken against the Liverpool striker. He's now admitted that he did dive. The Uruguayan said: "I don't listen [.

Day 1 in Oslo

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The journey started at 4.30am which is earlier than anyone should ever be made to get up at. After a quick enough flight from Manchester to Amsterdam for the connecting flight to Norway, we finally paid attention to the fact our destination airport was Sandefjord, not Oslo. It was fine, there were shuttle buses outside.

Robin van Stapleton? I doubt it.

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So here we are of a Thursday, most of the working week gone already, and we don't appear to be any closer to a resolution to our most pressing summer saga: What's going to happen to Nicklas Bendtner? Will anyone buy Squillaci? Is Arshavin going to stay? Are Chamakh and Park willing to leave football to set up a novelty cup cake business?

Suarez Opens Race Row… Again

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Luis Suarez admitted to calling Patrice Evra a "negro" during an argument in last season's game between Manchester United and Liverpool at Anfield. After kicking Evra in the knee, pinching him, and smacking him round the back of the head, Suarez wanted the FA to believe that he was calling Evra a "negro" in a friendly way, like he would call his black friends back in Uruguay.

English Premier League

Brazilian coach demands to be handcuffed rather than sent to the stands, soon changes his mind

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You get plenty of drama in the Premier League, but you just don't get amateur theatrics on this level. Walter Knario, coach of Brazilian club Cambre, decided to go all pantomime after being sent to the stands for abusing the ref. Rather than take the dismissal on the chin and head off to find a [...]


John Terry Finally Innocent Of Something

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John Terry: excellent defender, questionable dude. Innocent (currently), but questionable.

As an important story necessary to keep journos busy from making up too much nonsense in the summer, the Terry-Ferdinand/Terry-Ferdinand race/Three Lions battles provided ample juice. Alas, it's over and John has been acquitted of his charges, despite using the Luis Suarez Defense.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR SEASON REVIEW 2011/2012

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Tottenham Hotspur joined the long list of clubs that will be looking for a new manager before the start of next season. After a successful period at the club Harry Redknapp was sacked as manager of Spurs. His car window interviews will be missed by the press who loved his "no-nonsense" style. His popularity with the press is evident from the BBC Match Reports.

Holland

Turkey against Estonia

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TURKISH NATIONAL TEAM COACH ABDULLAH AVCI . (photo by TFF )



After losing first match in the group against Holland on Friday, Turkish National team will face Estonia in Istanbul,Turkey on Tuesday, September 11th,2012 at 21.00 local Turkey time(2:00 PM
At the press conference today, Turkish National team coach Abdullah Avci said, they respect Estonia team but they want to win against Estonia.

Breaking – Hodgson’s Shoddy Rio Excuse

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Following Holland's defeat to Denmark, an interview with Roy Hodgson was showing on BBC1 with him trying to explain the reasons behind leaving Rio out of his squad.

"No, I don't think it's surprised me," he said. "It's just a pit that the real story behind it hasn't been told. I picked twenty three players and left Rio out.

Arsenal

The Arsenal Laundry Service Cancelled.

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That win was too good to just let go after a couple of days; we have been waiting all summer long for that feeling so this post is unashamedly designed to prolong the crowing.

Yes indeed and why you may ask has the Arsenal laundry service has been cancelled? Because of all the clean sheets, of course.

The Arsenal Laundry Service Cancelled.

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That win was too good to just let go after a couple of days; we have been waiting all summer long for that feeling so this post is unashamedly designed to prolong the crowing.

Yes indeed and why you may ask has the Arsenal laundry service has been cancelled? Because of all the clean sheets, of course.

Jaded, but optimistic

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Another summer, another saga. Football off-seasons are getting a little tiresome, with the constant cycle of nonsense speculation, agent-planted seeds, and the oil rich moneybags flashing their cleavage at their chosen prey of the year. Talk of ambition, talk of 'a new challenge' it is all just a load of transparent posturing.

Splunday Blound-rup

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My goodness. Who knew that drinking shitloads of rum and bourbon and beer could result in a *boilk*.

This is certainly new territory for me, I have to say. Anyway, it doesn't matter too much because it's Sunday and really nobdy should care too much about anything on Sunday other than to find a place which has slow roasted a beast from the forest, or a field even, and then eating the living crap out of it.

Sheik, rattle and roll

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Oil. It's marvelous stuff, isn't it? Look at JR Ewing. Where would he have been without oil? And Bobby. He'd probably still have been swimming like a spasticated seal under the water with his webbed hands and stuff.

It drives the world, literally, and now it's driving football. The investments in football clubs from people who have made bazillions from oil and the like continue apace.

R.I.P. to the Man you used to be

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So we finally had some news about where we are with regards to the club's contract negotiations for RvP. Van Persie said: "I've thought long and hard about it, but I have decided not to extend my contract."

Well, that is fine with me, I can live with that.

R.I.P. to the Man you used to be

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So we finally had some news about where we are with regards to the club's contract negotiations for RvP. Van Persie said: "I've thought long and hard about it, but I have decided not to extend my contract."

Well, that is fine with me, I can live with that.

Referees are the fall guys

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Yesterdays excellent post by weedonald prompted many good comments. One of our overseas bloggers shard sent this in as a response to that post and he includes his ideas for how the problem could be addressed.

The question to ask is, why do referees not enforce the laws properly, and if they don't, why don't their associations sort it out?

Arsenal Debate: What Question Would YOU ask Ivan Gazidis?

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AST Meeting With Ivan Gazidis – By JG Oh joy, the Arsenal Supporters Trust will be having their annual Q&A with Ivan Gazidis and the board this coming Wednesday at the Emirates at 7:00pm. Last years meeting turned up to be a load of nonsense, the questions Gazidis was asked were for the most part [.

Euro 2012

15 Nations Fall: The Crests Of Euro 2012

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This is way late to the party, what with Euro 2012 being over near two months and all, but better late than never and all that nonsense. Some wonderful illustrations from "Lee" on the inevitability of any major tournament, compiled into one poster. A few examples of the individual countries tumbling can be seen here.

Becoming Andres Iniesta

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Want to be like Andres Iniesta? Take a ball everywhere you go including knocking one around deplaning after a major tournament victory. (Someone's mumbling some nonsense about genetics in the back.)

After the jump, something a bit more difficult to recreate: 7 minutes of YouTube highlights of the performance against Italy which sealed his Player of the Tournament award.

Nicklas Bendtner’s Fine Again Exposes UEFA’s Hypocrisy

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The modern football fan has grown accustomed to dealing with hypocrisy and idiocracy from the governing bodies that oversee the game. FIFA, UEFA, CONCACAF, etc. regularly make poor decisions and hand out head scratching fines and decisions all the time. The real frustration for me when it comes to dealing with the chronic nonsense from the alphabet soup on governing bodies is the feeling that they never seem to learn.

UEFA: Russia’s In Trouble

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No. No it isn't. (That banner was seen at yesterday's Poland-Russia match. Turns out a great many of the fans in attendance struggle with geography.)

Russia's on the UEFA naughty list, incurring a fine of $150,000 and a suspended sentence for Euro 2016 qualifying after some fans attacked Polish stewards on the weekend.

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The 2012 Olympic Games: No-one Expected The Spanish Elimination

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Re-write the football coaching manuals, the Olympic football tournament suggests. Power leads to glory...not all that tiki-taka nonsense. The United States womens' march to Gold, and the Spanish men's march to...the airport were the key features of a mostly exciting round of Olympic football matches.

The 2012 Olympic Games: No-one Expected The Spanish Elimination

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Re-write the football coaching manuals, the Olympic football tournament suggests. Power leads to glory...not all that tiki-taka nonsense. The United States womens' march to Gold, and the Spanish men's march to...the airport were the key features of a mostly exciting round of Olympic football matches.

The 2012 Olympics Games: Womens & Mens Football – Group Matches, Round Two

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Re-write the football coaching manuals, the Olympic football tournament suggests. Power leads to glory... not all that tiki-taka nonsense. The United States womens' march to Gold, and the Spanish men's march to...the airport were the key features of a mostly exciting round of Olympic football matches.

The Rest

An old VHS held the key. It was in the basement.

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I like to think that this is the very machine that our merry gang of defenders sat down in front of the other day in a bid to fix things defensively. You see, Arshavin, when he was trying to find a copy of his contract in the basement, had stumbled upon it in the storeroom that contains, amongst other things, George Graham's old scarf, a somewhat dishevelled Glenn Helder and Paul Merson's pool cue.

Departures could add to a busy deadline day

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As we'd already seen with the proposed sale of Michael Dawson to QPR, it seems that few players are safe from AVB's clearout of Harry's men but just who will escape the deadline day cull?

Since the transfer window re-opened in June, the club has waved goodbye to Vedran Corluka, Steven Pienaar, Niko Kranjcar and Sebastien Bassong.

OW : Kaka’s Father’s Day Gift, Shakira-Pique Pregnancy Rumours and Frank Lampard’s Fiance Hates ‘WAG’ Label

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Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday, where it's all about the Ballers' and their WAGs! This week, read about Christine Bleakley (Frank Lampard's fiance) and her frustrations, Kaka's Father's Day celebrations and Gerard Pique and Shakira's reunion in Puerto Rico!

Frank Lampard's fiance, Christine Bleakley seen in a lovely photo shoot above has declared in an interview that she immensely dislikes the 'WAG' tag and would not like to be called one, if you please.

Turkey Giants Get Cold Feet!

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Sorry, nonsense headline but I wanted to get Cold and Turkey in the same sentence!

Anyway Galatasary have pulled out from the Java Cup which kicks off on Thursday. And, funnily enough, it looks like they'll be replaced by another version of the Indonesian national team which doubles the hosts chances of winning the trophy.

Photo: Some Things Never Change

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In a world where Spain has won three straight major tournaments on the trot and futuristic sci-fi nonsense will be determining goals in the coming years, it's nice to know that some things will always remain even long after death:

Carlos Valderrama's hair.

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Rotten gone Persie

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So, as you're all no doubt aware at this stage, Robin van Persie released a statement yesterday in which he revealed, after thinking 'long and hard', that he would not be extending his Arsenal contract.

And if it were just that, then I don't think anybody would be too surprised or upset this morning.

Beck Talk: Mustaches & Movies

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Whilst Romeo, Brooklyn and Cruz form some kind of open-mouthed, consonant-loving supergroup, we'd like to take a minute out of your day to talk about David Beckham's mustache. He's been growing his five, six and seven o'clock shadows out for awhile, but this handlebar nonsense is a bigger letdown than waiting months for your favourite singer's [.

Well hello …

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Good morning, after 10 days out of the saddle I'm straight back in the game and off the bench to mix my metaphors.

I am slightly browner than when we last spoke, due to the fact they have this amazing thing in Spain called summer. The sun shines, it's warm and the sea isn't as cold as a football agent's heart.

Gulati: Schmid's comments 'nonsense'

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By AVI CREDITOR

Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid's assertion that U.S. Soccer is on a calculated mission to halt the Sounders' success in the U.S. Open Cup has made its way to U.S. Soccer's highest-ranking personnel, and it was not received with open arms.