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Former Everton man Andy Van Der Meyde told his wife he was going to a hotel to rest his injury, was actually living with another woman

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Ex-Everton flop Andy Van Der Meyde has lifted the lid on how his life spiralled out of control during his time on Merseyside. In a candid interview with BBC Radio Five Live, the Dutchman speaks openly about a number of problems in his personal life. Perhaps the most bizarre example of this is the story [.

Loyalty schmoyalty

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A day after two managers have left their clubs to go to bigger and supposedly better ones, can we really expect anyone in the game to show loyalty? Or what we'd define as loyalty?

Brendan Rodgers has had a great season at Swansea but when the plaintive Scouse cry was directed towards him, he was up and out the door.

TORRES: "I cannot score!"

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Fernando Torres has become the subject of discussion for Chelsea fans, the press and the media because of his inability to hit the back of the net since his £50m move to Chelsea just over a year ago.

Speaking of the year here so far, Torres has given an open and frank interview.

Terry sailed calmly through the storm… if only it was as easy off the pitch: Oliver Holt opinion

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Terry sailed calmly through the storm... if only it was as easy off the pitch: Oliver Holt opinion

The last time it was like this for John Terry, the last time he knew all the cameras were on him and only him as he walked out at Wembley, was 18 months ago. He stood in the tunnel before that game against Egypt, not at the head of the team but reduced to the ranks, shifting nervously in the England line-up.


Christian Vieri gets €1million damages over Inter Milan phone-tapping

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Former Inter Milan striker Christian Vieri has been awarded €1million in damages after the club allegedly spied on him during his six-year stint at the San Siro. The ex-Italy international was granted the payout after Inter and Italian communications firm Telecom Italia were found to have conspired to keep tabs on Vieri's personal life.

Christian Vieri Awarded €1m Damages After Having Phone Tapped By Inter Milan

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By Chris Wright

Italy's former battering ram of a striker, Christian Vieri has been awarded €1 million (£800,000) in damages after it was found that former employers Inter Milan and Italian communications company Telecom Italia conspired to tap the player's phone during his six years at the club.

England striker Jermain Defoe flies home from Euro 2012 after father’s death

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Tottenham forward Jermain Defoe is returning to London from England's Euro 2012 base in Krakow following the tragic death of his dad. Jimmy Defoe, aged 49, passed away last night. He is believed to have been ill for some time. A statement from the Football Association read: "England striker Jermain Defoe has returned home to [.

Nile Ranger Just Loving Life At Barnsley

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It seems that Nile Ranger is starting to see how he has messed up big time in his personal life since the summer. Nile Ranger - England U19 striker on loan at Barnsley It's been well documented that Nile has been in trouble with the police for drink related incidents since the summer, with  Ranger being arrested for [.

David Villa Linked With Liverpool

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David Villa Linked With Liverpool

Liverpool have been linked with a shock move for Spanish International David Villa by Spanish radio station Cadena SER,the rumors suggest that Liverpool made contact with Villa's agent after the striker reportedly fell out with Lionel Messi.

Tottenham Hotspur

Is Jermain Defoe up to the Task?

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There is always much debate surrounding the merits of Jermain Defoe. Twitter is awash with comments about him being a flat track bully and is nothing more than an impact sub. While I agree with some of the criticism levelled at him, I don't think Defoe has had enough opportunities at Tottenham to judge him without some level of doubt.

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The logical choice as England's next captain took the armband last night as Scott Parker became the latest in a long line of Spurs players to captain their country. Scott made his usual solid contribution and although inexplicably overlooked as TV man of the match in favour of Daniel Sturridge, he looks to be the prime candidate to lead England through Euro 2012.

Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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Carlo Ancelotti and his possible new mystery girlfriend in Venice. Image Credit:

- He's 52-years-old and hails from Italy, was unceremoniously sacked from Chelsea after winning the double and his personal life rivals a good daytime soap opera. But we still love us some Carlo Ancelotti, despite his new unidentified Jerry Hall look-alike-from-afar new gal pal that he was papped all around Venice with.


Robin Van Persie Departs, “But Life Still Goes On…”

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Robin van Persie released his statement for the fans on the USA's independence day. His transfer was announced on India's. The dates surely must be a coincidence but it's not too difficult to imagine the Dutchman performing his version of the Queen's I want to break free to persuade Wenger into selling him all through the summer.

Freddie Ljungberg reveals the nightmare of women grabbing his junk in nightclubs

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Former Arsenal and Sweden midfielder is patiently waiting for the transfer window to reopen after a premature end to his stint in Japan with Shimizu S-Pulse. While the 35-year-old waits, he's taken the time to conduct a lengthy interview where he reveals the unexpected consequences of modeling underpants for Calvin Klein.

Freddie Ljungberg Pays The Price Of Bikini Fame

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Freddie's lived the dreams of every professional footballer. Well, he got to play for Arsenal for a long time anyway what follows thereafter is a world tour of twilight and glancing eyes on catwalks.

But still, the man got to be a Calvin Klein model, ascending to a plateau well below Becks levels of fame, but notoriety well beyond his playing level.

Pique Accepts Any Decisions from Guardiola

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Barcelona players have continuously shouted their hope over Pep Guardiola's future, stating their hope that the Catalan tactician would eventually sign an extension with the club when the time arrives, but still in the end everything depends a lot on the tactician's wish.

This is also something that Gerard Pique acknowledged as he leaves everything in Guardiola's thought since no one from Barca should be forcing their will towards the former midfielder.


Welcome To The Club: Alexandra Burke Dating Spurs’ Jermain Defoe

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In the grand tradition of pop singers dating footballers, 2008 X Factor winner and actual talented singer Alexandra Burke seems to be well and truly shacked up with Tottenham Hotspur forward and dubious dater, Jermain Defoe.

Defoe's previous conquests include "models" Charlotte Mears, serial WAG Danielle Lloyd, and Chantelle Houghton (who, if you squint hard, looks like a cheaper version of Alex Gerrard).

Sara Carbonero: Happy, Healthy & Not Going There

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Work. It. Out. Sara looked stunning as she donned a Herve Leger dress (Spring 2012) at a promo event for Pantene  in Madrid last week. We love everything about this, except maybe her shoes. Image via Divinity.

When a woman describes her personal life as "very satisfying," you probably roll your eyes in disbelief, right?


Fernando Torres is just as confused about why he can’t score as we are

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Since Chelsea bought Fernando Torres for a British record £50 million a little over a year ago. his complete inability to score goals with any semblance of regularity has gone from the hope of Liverpool fans to the jokes of all fans and, finally, to the befuddling expectation of everyone, including Fernando himself.

Rapids And Jeff Plush Part Ways

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Colorado announced this afternoon that Managing Director Jeff Plush is leaving the club. Depending on which report or rumor you believe Plush either resigned (ESPN), amicably split (press release), or was fired (poster's inside sources). Regardless the Rapids will now need to find a new Managing Director and a new Head Coach.

University of Denver

Lara Campbell

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Junior goalkeeper Lara Campbell on Oct. 7, 2011 during the South Alabama match @ CIBER Field

The University of Denver's women's soccer team has had an amazing season, and finished with 16 wins and only five losses.

Junior goalkeeper Lara Campbell made an astounding 43 saves this season even after suffering a, high ankle sprain injury early on in the season.

Kristen Hamilton

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Hamilton during the Oct. 7, 2011 match versus South Alabama @ CIBER Field.

This year's University of Denver's women's soccer team has been winning games left and right, after 21 games, they have come out victorious in 16 of them. Sophomore forward Kristen Hamilton made a large contribution to those statistics.

Lionel Messi

Rifts Emerge In Barcelona Camp Ahead Of Tough Bilbao Fixture

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Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has slammed reports that forwards Messi and Villa do not see eye to eye. These latest reports are emerging on the backdrop of former Barcelona player Zlatan Ibrahimovic's public rants and displeasure with the treatment he received while he was a Barca player.

Spanish newspaper Superdeporte claims that there is a trouble brewing at the Nou Camp between 2 of the clubs top players.

Rifts Emerge In Barcelona Camp Ahead Of Bilbao Trip

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Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has slammed reports that forwards Messi and Villa do not see eye to eye. These latest reports are emerging on the backdrop of former Barcelona player Zlatan Ibrahimovic's public rants and displeasure with the treatment he received while he was a Barca player.

Spanish newspaper Superdeporte claims that there is a trouble brewing at the Nou Camp between 2 of the clubs top players.

The Rest

Spanish press analyze Cristiano Ronaldo’s handwriting, learn obvious things

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Cristiano Ronaldo has The Sad. Aside from a tweet explaining that it is a professional matter that has nothing to do with money, it is quite unclear what The Sad is.

The Spanish press are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to discovering the source of The Sad, and have little option but to resort to the pseudoscience of graphology — or handwriting analysis — to give an explanation.

Gerrard To Skipper Three Lions

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Roy Hodgson has confirmed Steven Gerrard will be England's captain at the finals of Euro 2012.
The Liverpool skipper, who briefly worked under his new international boss at Anfield between July 2010 and January 2011, will regain the armband having led his country at the 2010 World Cup.
John Terry had returned to the role as captain under Fabio Capello after the finals in South Africa two years ago, having previously lost the role as a result of revelations about his personal life.

A thinking man's review of FIFA Street

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The end of my personal life FIFA video games have not been the solar center of my life since the late 90's, but it is fair to say they've been a prominent planet orbiting in my solar system. I found the series through FIFA '98: Road to the World Cup, and I can still hear Blur's Song 2 echoing through the chambers of my memory, see the 32-bit engine attempting to carve out a decent facsimile of

GIF It: The crying Manchester City fan

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OTP can only assume that this bloke had suffered some sort of trauma in his personal life over the last few days, because bawling your eyes out at being 1-0 down to Swansea with six minutes to play seems a bit over the top.

Dean Windass reveals suicide attempts

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Hull legend Dean Windass has attempted suicide twice in recent days, he has revealed. The Tigers' Wembley hero confessed he had tried to end his life as booze and depression took their grip after a series of problems in his personal life. The Soccer Saturday reporter said: "People have this image of me as this [.

Leonardo downplays Beckham to PSG

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Most reports have been making David Beckham's signing with Paris-St. Germain a matter of "when" and not "if," but PSG sporting director Leonardo offered a far less convincing take on the potential signing on Friday.

At a press conference where the club introduced Carlo Ancelotti as the club's new coach, Leonardo told reporters that Beckham's move to Paris was "not done yet, and it might not happen.

Does Kobe Team Up with Dwight in Orlando?

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His team is getting a divorce and so is his wife. The might Los Angeles Lakers are in transition and so is Kobe Bryant's personal life.

The Lakers could be supplanted by the Los Angeles Clippers this season for best team in Hollywood.

Happy Thanksgiving To All

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Happy Thanksgiving to you. Today I'm going to do something I tend to steer away from more often than not; I'm going to get personal and tell you what I am thankful for. You've been warned.

I started this website out of some extremely trying personal circumstances. At the beginning of the year, my professional life was derailed due to state budget cuts.

Chicharito: Unbelievable Fergie Will Never Get Bored Of Winning

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In the week that marks Sir Alex Ferguson's 25th year in charge of Manchester United, Javier Hernandez has spoken of his respect and admiration for the manager.

"He's completely different," Hernandez told Inside United. "You can't compare him to anybody else. What's impressed me most about him, and this is something I noticed from the first day I met him, is that he's a very simple person.