Leicester City Grounds Staff Outdo Themselves With Tremendous ‘Club Crest’ Pitch Design For Final Game Of The Season (Photos)

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Sure enough, Leicester City's artistically-mindedgrounds staff have outdone themselves ahead of their team's final match of the season.

As was teased last week, the Foxes have gone all out with their pitch preparations for today's game against Bournemouth at the King Power, snipping a giant version of their club crest into the turf.

Norway: Tromsdalen Play First Match Of Season With 20ft High Wall Of Snow Encircling Their Pitch (Photos)

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The 2017Norwegian Division 1 campaignkicked off in earnest of the weekend, withTromsdalen playing host to Asanein their very first match of the new season.

The game was played to completion as the home side ran out 2-0 winners this despite there beinga 20-foot high wall of snow around the entire pitch.

Leicester City’s Artistic Grounds Staff Mow Special Remembrance Day Poppies Into King Power Pitch (Photos)

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Withthe Premier League's internal contestto commemorate Armistice Day becomingmore and more competitive every year, Leicester City pulled out all the stops for their 11th November fixture against West Brom.

Along with a pre-match wreath laying, the Foxes' team of artisan groundstaffonce again used their canvas (i.

Welcome Home As another summer winds to a close, club football...

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Welcome Home

As another summer winds to a close, club football returns to English cities and towns. And while much of what makes that significant happens on the pitch, the signs of the beautiful game's return can be seen even more poignantly in the elements that surround the match.

Tottenham Hotspur

Looks Like Leicester City’s Grounds Staff Are Preparing A True Masterpiece For Next Week’s Game Against Tottenham (Photo)

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Over the course of the last two years, Leicester City's grounds staff have garnered a reputation for going above and beyond in their pitch preparations.

Not only do they provide their side with an absolute carpet to hoik themselves around on, they also take the time and effort to create some truly dazzling designs in the grass.

Spurs boss AVB: ‘Knowing Mourinho is no advantage for Chelsea match’

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas says his previous work on Jose Mourinho's backroom staff will not give him any advantage as he prepares his side to face Chelsea this weekend. The two managers previously worked together at Stamford Bridge, but Villas Boas doesn't think that will have any impact on what happens on the pitch [.

Gareth Bale could play at left-back for Real Madrid, Spurs fans smirk

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Tottenham fans will allow themselves a wry smile this morning at the news that Gareth Bale could be deployed at left-back by Real Madrid. Spurs played the Welshman as a full-back at the start of his White Hart Lane career, before realising they had one of the world's best wingers on their hands. And the [.

Video: Dinamo Tbilisi 0-5 Tottenham

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Tottenham overcame some seriously underhand tactics by Dinamo Tbilisi to secure an easy Europa League away win last night. The Georgians turned up in what appeared to be a France replica kit with a goalkeeper who, from the length of a pitch, looked very much like Hugo Lloris and whose name Loria was [.

Video: Spurs star Mousa Dembele gives a guided tour of Crystal Palace’s pitch

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Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has been giving a video tour of the Selhurst Park pitch ahead of today's Premier League opener against Crystal Palace. He stopped short of sticking his car keys into the ground, Richie Benaud-style, but he does comment that it looks "very good".

Wales boss Chris Coleman says Gareth Bale would adapt well to life at Real Madrid

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Gareth Bale would have no problems coping with a move to Spain if he joins Real Madrid this summer, according to Wales boss Chris Coleman. The Tottenham star has been linked with Real all summer and his national team manager, who spent half-a-season in Spain managing Real Sociedad, thinks Bale would be able to adapt [.


Simon Mignolet: ‘Friendship and French are the reason for the solid Liverpool defence’

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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says he burgeoning friendship with Kolo Toure and the fact that they both speak French as their first language is behind the Reds' solid defensive record so far this season. Brendan Rodgers' side have conceded just three goals in the league so far this season and two of [.

Photo: Liverpool’s shameful 9/11 Twitter image

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The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with those affected by the events of 9/11. YNWA pic.twitter.com/YgHuKsRp1h LFC USA (@LFCUSA) September 11, 2013 Liverpool's PR team were supposed to be getting a better handle on things this season after some disastrous work by the communications department in recent years.

Liverpool striker Iago Aspas would recommend the Premier League to anyone

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Contento x el debut la victoria y el golito!!sera el primero de muchos #YNWA pic.twitter.com/K8rSJ5Gakw Iago Aspas Juncal (@aspas10) July 13, 2013 Liverpool's summer signing Iago Aspas says he is loving life at the club and would recommend a move to the Premier League to any player. The 26-year-old feels he is adapting well [.

Who Are Ya? Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Mamadou Sakho Age: 23 Position: Defender Signed from: Paris Saint-Germain Fee: Undisclosed (reported £16-18m) Did you know? Sakho is nicknamed Kirikou after a character in a French animated film with a similar hairstyle. What's the deal?

Video: Brendan Rodgers delighted with Liverpool players after Aston Villa win

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he is delighted with his players after a 1-0 away win at Aston Villa continued their 100 per cent start to the season. The Reds secured a second successive 1-0 win of the campaign in which Daniel Sturridge has scored the only goal of the game. Rodgers said: "Tactically we [.


Chelsea defender David Luiz: ‘I have nothing to prove’

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David Luiz insists he has nothing to prove to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. In fact, he said he respects Mourinho's rotation policy and has even adopted the Special One's tactics of talking about himself in the third person. Speaking about being left out of the squad for Saturday's win over Fulham, Luiz said: "It was [.

Video: Gareth Bale gets grabbed by two fans during half-time warm-up

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If Gareth Bale was in any doubt about his new galactico status, he was given a reminder at half-time during Wales' defeat to Macedonia yesterday. The new Real Madrid signing was an unused substitute in the game. But he was accosted by two fans who ran onto the pitch during his half-time warm-up. Celtic's Adam [.

Photo: Doncaster players attempt to clear water off Charlton’s pitch

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Here were the Doncaster players helping to take water off the pitch earlier pic.twitter.com/OKBipKIjle Faye Carruthers (@FayeCarruthers) August 24, 2013 When you're 1-3 up at half-time in a potentially tricky away match, the last thing you want is for the game to be abandoned. So when a downpour in London threatened Doncaster's Championship match [.


Chelsea striker Demba Ba was ‘ready’ to join Arsenal

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Demba Ba has admitted he came very close to joining Arsenal during the summer transfer window. But now the Senegal international has reaffirmed his commitment to fighting for a place in Chelsea's first-team after the move failed to materialise. He said: "I was ready to go and play [for Arsenal] but it didn't happen.

Yohan Cabaye issues apology to Newcastle fans over failed Arsenal move

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Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has apologised to the club's supporters for his attempts to engineer a move to Arsenal during the transfer window. The France international refused to play for the Magpies as he attempted to force through his transfer to the Gunners and has received a mixed reception since coming back into the team.

Jack Wilshere: ‘Friendship is the reason for Arsenal’s away wins’

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says a burgeoning friendship among the squad is the reason for their success away from home. The Gunners star thinks the fact that the players get on with each other is helping them pick up results on the road. He said: "There was a mentality at the end of last season [.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: ‘Mesut Ozil was like a guy who was invited to play for us’

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Mesut Ozil was like someone who had been invited to play for Arsenal for one match, says manager Arsene Wenger. Gunners fans don't need to pinch themselves the Germany international is definitely at the Emirates for keeps. But having missed training on Friday through illness, the £42.4m club record signing walked onto the pitch [.

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini says he gets better with age ‘like wine’

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Mathieu Flamini says he has got better with age, "like a wine". Full story, with video, here: http://t.co/R5npi19FRT pic.twitter.com/180jHcyQqQ Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) September 10, 2013 Mathieu Flamini says he's getting better with age like a fine wine following his return to Arsenal. The summer signing has been getting back into the Gunners' training regime [.

Injured Arsenal star Lukas Podolski posts grumpy photo

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Arsenal star Lukas Podolski is not enjoying being injured. So much so that he's felt compelled to post a photo of himself looking thoroughly miserable. Adopting a facial expression best described as 'vandalism victim poses for local newspaper photographer', Poldi sat for the photo before uploading it to his Instagram account.

Zlatan ‘would die’ for Chelsea boss Mourinho, Wenger made him feel like a boy at Arsenal

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he would be prepared to die for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who managed him at Inter Milan. But he says he rejected the chance to join Arsenal as a 20-year-old because Arsene Wenger made him feel like a boy. Writing in his autobiography, the PSG striker said: "Jose Mourinho is a [.

Mathieu Flamini says it feels like he never left Arsenal

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Arsenal signing Mathieu Flamini says he feels like he's come home after returning for a second stint with the Gunners. The Frenchman, snapped up on a free transfer this summer, made his second debut in last weekend's north London derby win over Spurs. And after Jack Wilshere's illness pushed him into the team perhaps a [.

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal fans have been ‘brainwashed’

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"I'm about doing the things well for the club I love so I'm happy that we are back on track" http://t.co/dGDT802Zyu pic.twitter.com/vEmra8kvz8 Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) August 25, 2013 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims the club's supporters have been brainwashed by the media. The Frenchman said that an over-the-top reaction to the Gunners' activities on [.

Video: Olivier Giroud’s awesome kneeslide (Fulham vs Arsenal)

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01 by Samusleep The heavens opened at Craven Cottage during the first-half of Arsenal's 3-1 win over Fulham today. Olivier Giroud used the drenched pitch to aid him in a typically stylish kneeslide. The Frenchman elegantly slid across the pitch, halted himself neatly at the edge of the grass and managed a smooth dismount.

Video: Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa

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Chelsea continued their winning start under Jose Mourinho with victory over Aston Villa in a spiky encounter. The Blues took an early lead when Villa's Antonio Luna was unfortunate to deflect Eden Hazard's effort in to his own net. The Spanish defender had scored a debut goal against Arsenal on Saturday, but scored at the [.

Tony Adams makes bizarre pitch to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager

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Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has thrown his hat into the ring to be the club's next manager and indicated that he thinks Arsene Wenger's days are numbered. The ex-England international might have done Wenger a favour by pointing out to his critics within the club's supporters that the grass might not necessarily be [.

Arsene Wenger confirms Per Mertesacker will captain Arsenal

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Boss in the first press conference of the season. #AFCvAVFC #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/C7t2N41oeO Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) August 16, 2013 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Per Mertesacker will captain the club for the start of the new season. Club captain Thomas Vermaelen is a long-term injury absentee, while vice-captain Mikel Arteta has been ruled out [.

Manchester United

Video: Man Utd striker Danny Welbeck hogs Tunnelcam

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The Tunnelcam from last night's match between England and Moldova features Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck returning to the dressing room from the pitch twice in different states of undress. Possible explanations: - Some sort of evil twin scenario - A revolving door at the other end of the dressing room that confused him - [.

Alan Pardew bids to bring Chelsea striker Demba Ba back to Newcastle

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is trying to bring Demba Ba back to the club just seven months after he left to join Chelsea for £7m. The Senegal international a Tyneside favourite before he started pushing for his transfer does not appear to be part of Jose Mourinho's plans at Stamford Bridge. He [..

Man Utd striker Javier Hernandez rejects Valencia move, agent claims

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The agent of Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez says his client has rejected the chance to join Spanish side Valencia. The Mexican forward found himself on the fringes at Old Trafford last season but has turned down a move to La Liga in a bid to win a regular place in David Moyes' starting line-up, [.

The Rest

Crowd Funding: MK Dons Fans Raise £1,350 To Help Pay For Damage Caused To Hyde’s Pitch During FA Cup Match

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Photo: @MKDonsFC/Twitter

As you may recall, MK Dons fans recently clubbed together to help non-league Hyde United pay for the damage done to their pitch during a recent FA Cup first round tie between the two sides.

A flare, incidentally let off by a Hyde fan, burned a hole in the club's artificial pitchliterally minutes before the game at Ewen Fields was due to kick off.

Fighting Insidious Evil On All Fronts: Premier League Take Action To Ban Groundsmen From Creating Elaborate Pitch Designs

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"Boo. Down with this sort of thing"

The Premier League have leapt into action to tackle the most insidious evil facing their product today: elaborate pitch designs.

Thankfully, as of the publication of the League's new influx of rules for 2017/18, the frightful displays of grassy decadence we were regularly confronted with last season Leicester City being prime offenders will be a thing of the past.

An Ode to Wembley Wembley may be the crown jewel of English...

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An Ode to Wembley

Wembley may be the crown jewel of English football, but its real soul resides further east in London.

In the shadow of the Olympic Stadium — England's other, beaming and gleaming monument to sport — lies Hackney Marshes.

Goalposts We play the game in all places, at all times of day....

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We play the game in all places, at all times of day. The Big Picture gathered a small collection of goalposts from around the world; there is no hierarchy, just the instant recognition of the shape of goal.

Video: Paolo Di Canio conducts long-distance on-pitch conversation with angry Sunderland fans

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It's safe to say that Sunderland supporters are not pleased with what they've seen from Paolo Di Canio's side so far this season. A 3-0 defeat at West Brom yesterday prompted an angry reaction from some supporters. The Black Cats boss went onto the pitch at the Hawthorns and tried to engage the fans in [.

Man City car washers gutted to lose big tipper Gareth Barry to Everton

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Gareth Barry at carrington pic.twitter.com/ROWFvmbL jackie allen (@TOJMCFC) June 23, 2012 Gareth Barry's departure from Manchester City has not exactly been mourned by the club's supporters except those responsible for washing the players' cars. While his on-pitch exploits were not always appreciated at City, his tipping certainly was.