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Video: Robin Van Persie wrongly told he’s man of the match, forced to hand trophy to Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney

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Robin Van Persie ended his Manchester United goal drought from the penalty spot during today's victory against Stoke. He obviously thought his neat spot-kick had earned him some plaudits when Geoff Shreeves oversaw the presentation of the man of the match award during his post-game interview. The only problem being that Sky Sports viewers knew [.

2011-12, in review: Goal of the season

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I said it last year. Why not say it again? Cue the screamers.


Damn, William

Our review of the season continues. Today, the second day of poll week, we feast on some rather scrumptious fare the season's finest goals.

Goal of the season always seems to draw plenty of attention, and for good reason.

World Cup qualifying: An underwhelming USA beat a game Antigua, 3-1

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Three points on the board as USA starts its 2014 qualifying. How those three points were achieved is debatable. For those who see the cup as half full, the USA created chances at a phenomenal rate. For those more pessimistic, they just could not score and the scoreline should have been doubled.

Fulham

GIF It: Mark Clattenburg’s dummy (Fulham 1-1 Wigan)

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Fulham midfielder Georgios Karagounis took all the plaudits for this great strike against Wigan, but what about the role referee Mark Clattenburg played in the goal? He threw the sort of dummy that Cristiano Ronaldo would be proud of in order to put the chance on a plate for Karagounis.

Oh Andy….

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Today, Andy Johnson officially signed for QPR on a two year contract, leaving Fulham after four seasons of patchy service. Tim has a great run down of Andy's impact at Fulham from earlier this year here, albeit with some not particularly glowing conclusions.

So what will we remember of Andy's time at Fulham?

Oh Andy….

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Today, Andy Johnson officially signed for QPR on a two year contract, leaving Fulham after four seasons of patchy service. Tim has a great run down of Andy's impact at Fulham from earlier this year here, albeit with some not particularly glowing conclusions.

So what will we remember of Andy's time at Fulham?

English Premier League

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 10-11 November

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1. It was the weekend of the supersub (just whisper it quietly around Edin Dzeko). Both Manchester clubs grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat courtesy of their respective prolific benchwarmers. 2. Chelsea vs Liverpool featured the most racist scoresheet since Nick Griffin scored a golazo in the Fascists Five-A-Side League.

Six Quick Thoughts on Liverpool 0 Arsenal 2

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Most of the main points from yesterday's game have already been covered, so here are five quick thoughts to chew on:

* The defence remains brilliant, and it's a team effort. Mertesacker made several impeccable interceptions, and continued to disprove the notion that you need huge amounts of pace to be a top defender in the Premier League.

Liverpool v Arsenal Preview : Pass and Pass

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Unleash the Ox

Anfield. Arsenal do have plenty of memories at this ground. As with many things in this world, there are good memories and bad memories. Whether we were old enough to remember the 1989 game or know about it via watching old videos or reading articles about it, that last game of the season has to go down as one of the best moments in Arsenal's history.

Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle - Meireles takes the plaudits for me!.

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I have to say I really thought we played well. Considering Newcastle will be up there challenging for the top four positions this season, Chelsea put in a great performance and were worthy winners.

I think if you are a Newcastle fan, you would agree that you really missed Tiote in midfield and the new boy Anita struggled to bridge the gap.

Belgian attracting the plaudits

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Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard once again put in a brilliant shift for his new club over the weekend, and in addition to scoring his first goal for the Blues he tallied yet another assist. The Belgian midfielder has so far been the sensation of the season, and is attracting plaudits from both within Stamford Bridge and from opposing managers.

Liverpool Can Play Exciting Football Under Rodgers Insists Club Legend

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Liverpool legend Kevin Keegan has hailed the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as new boss, insisting that the former Swansea manager can bring exciting football to Anfield this season.
Rodgers was appointed as Kenny Dalglish's replacement at the start of the summer, and has already stamped his authority on the club as he looks to instill a similar system to that which earned him plaudits at the Liberty Stadium last year.

Solbakken’s Ethos Fit for Wolves

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New Wolves boss, Ståle Solbakken's, claims that there is a ‘dictatorship' culture in English football should come as a welcome sign for fans of the Championship club.

Looking to start afresh, after their dismal Premier League relegation last term, Wolves Chief Executive, Jez Moxey, was swift in his appointment of Solbakken, paving the way for a new era at Molineux.

Barnes Backing For Rodgers

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Former Liverpool midfielder John Barnes has urged the club's fans to put their faith in new manager Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers was last month unveiled as the man chosen by Reds owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) to take the Anfield outfit forward, succeeding the sacked Kenny Dalglish, under whom the team had finished the 2011-12 season in eighth place in the Barclays Premier League.

SWANSEA CITY SEASON REVIEW 2011/2012

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The below word cloud was generated using all of Wigan Athletic's match reports from the BBC website from the 2011/2012 season. The more frequently a word is used, the larger it appears on screen. The image was generated using the wonderful wordle.net.

Interestingly the words "possession", "pass" and "tiki-taffa" do not feature heavily on Swansea City's word cloud for the 2011/2012 season.

Werner - Rodgers Is Perfect Fit

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Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has branded new manager Brendan Rodgers the 'perfect person' to take the club forward.
The Reds officially unveiled Rodgers as Kenny Dalglish's successor on Friday morning after securing the manager from Swansea.
The Northern Irish boss impressed while at the helm of the Swans; guiding them into the Premier League and earning plaudits for establishing a brand of attractive attacking football.

Swapping a Swan for the Liver Bird: Brendan Rodgers Becomes Liverpool Manager

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Following weeks of speculation, the Liverpool managerial saga has now ended with Swansea City's Brendan Rodgers being given the job on a three-year deal. This comes fresh from speculation, which had Wigan Athletic's Roberto Martinez seemingly on the brink of taking the role. However the Northern Irishman proved to be the man that owner FSG felt could take the club forward.

blessing in disguise

Any positives for Chelsea from last night ?

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Ok people I will be honest, I never actually got to see the game as I am in Suffolk this weekend for a wedding. I had admitted defeat and had set my SKY+ to record it, hope to catch some highlights this morning and write a quick post about the goals etc.

To my delight after we all had been out for a per wedding dinner, it was agreed to get to a pub down the road to watch the second half.

TORRES: "The confidence is back because I'm playing more."

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After three goals in four games this season already (including the Community Shield), Fernando Torres has begun to receive plaudits from the press compared to the "battering" they have given him ever since he signed for Chelsea.

I have been saying ever since he signed for Chelsea, all he needs is the right service and we will literally see him fly in a Chelsea shirt.

Arsenal

Reasons for Optimism; Reasons for Concern: 11 Thoughts on Stoke 0 Arsenal 0

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Note to self - don't stay up until 3 AM the night before an Arsenal game, if said AFC game starts at 8.30 AM. Thank you Motorola, and your ridiculously aggressive phone alarm. Anyway, thoughts as follows:

* If there was one name that stuck out on the team sheet, it was Mannone. I feared the worst, but we actually defended pretty well, leaving Vito with relatively little to do.

Arsenal v. Sunderland Match Preview – The New Season Begins…

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Arsenal v Sunderland
Emirates Stadium
Kick-off: 10:00 AM EST.
TV (stateside): ESPN, ESPN3

Last Meeting: Arsenal 2 – Sunderland 1 (Feb 10, 2012)

Lineup Prediction:

Arsenal
Starting: Szczesny; Djourou, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Gibbs; Song, Ramsey, Arteta; Walcott, Podolski; Giroud.

Team GB

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.

Superb GB can only get better

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They may not be in a position to defy Betfair Premier League tips, but Team GB's women's football team could be on course to a medal finish after a convincing victory over New Zealand in their first match of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Steph Horton's superb curling free kick was enough to confirm victory and surely propel GB to the quarter-final stage.

Euro 2012

Euro 2012: Spain 4-0 Italy – Rampant La Roja Make History In Kiev (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Questioned and criticised for a perceived over-passing of the ball without an end product throughout Euro 2012, Spain produced an outstanding, vital performance in the final against Italy which more than silenced their growing army of critics.

GIF It: Germany sweeper Manuel Neuer’s halfway line diving header clearance

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While Italy's players are rightly taking all the plaudits this morning after their Euro 2012 win, it was the performance of Germany's new sweeper, Manuel Neuer, that really caught OTP's eye. In the closing stages, Neuer took to playing 'rush goalie', the highlight being this diving header clearance after he was nearly caught out of [.

Acropolis Now

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By Max Grieve

Angela Merkel frowned, probably. Here was Giorgos Karagounis, a Greek man with a Greek name, taking the plaudits for something that they had both done; though not together. The Germans have kept the Greek economy alive - just - but it was Karagounis who bailed out the Greeks against Russia on Saturday.

Euro 2012: Steven Gerrard's blinder against Ukraine

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Gerrard's gaudy stats against Oleg Blokhin's blokes

Stevie G's all round performance against Ukraine earn universal plaudits. He's been the forgotten man in the build up to the Euro but this should remind us he can turn a game on its head when he's in top form. And who misses Frank Lampard and Gareth Barry now?

Euro Crush: Ludovic Obraniak

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All EURO 2012 we're going to post players that we've fallen in love with and think could actually fit in with Fulham next season. Today's installment is Poland's Ludovic Obraniak

If we are to assume we're losing Clint Dempsey, and maybe even Danny Murphy this summer, then Poland's Ludovic Obraniak might just be the perfect replacement either if not both.

Euro Crush: Ludovic Obraniak

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All EURO 2012 we're going to post players that we've fallen in love with and think could actually fit in with Fulham next season. Today's installment is Poland's Ludovic Obraniak

If we are to assume we're losing Clint Dempsey, and maybe even Danny Murphy this summer, then Poland's Ludovic Obraniak might just be the perfect replacement either if not both.

Euro 2012: Who Makes Your ‘Team Of Round One’?

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By Chris Wright

It's gone by in the wink of an eye, but with Ukraine's win over Sweden last night bought the opening round of group games at Euro 2012 to a close.

Here's our select XI from the first eight games...

GK Przemyslaw Tyton (Poland): Coming on to replace the red-carded No.

The Rest

Top 10 candidates to be the new Chelsea manager

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Roberto Di Matteo has left Stamford Bridge. Who will take over from him as Chelsea manager? OTP looks at some of the serious (and not so serious contenders). 1. Pep Guardiola Manchester City have been plumping up the Barcelona-themed cushions and waiting for a good reason to give Roberto Mancini the shove.

Revolution vs. Union II: Player Ratings and Man of the Match

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After every match this season, the staff here at The Bent Musket will be putting together player ratings. Ratings are on a 1-10 scale, with 5 representing a thoroughly average performance, and 6 a decent/capable showing. The final ratings will be averages of individual ratings from Steve Stoehr, Corey Major, and Brendan Schimmel.

Rangers get out of jail in Peterhead

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Rangers began what is billed as a stately progression through the leagues on Saturday. But, as guest blogger Robbie Devine found out, Peterhead had other ideas.

Berwick, Chesterfield, Hamilton, Kaunus, Maribor.

At 2:30 on Saturday little Peterhead were on the verge of being added to that list as a side to have ripped up the form book by humbling Rangers with a humiliating defeat.

Team GB Star Could Be On His Way Out Of Liverpool

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Cardiff City have opened talks with Liverpool over the potential transfer of striker Craig Bellamy, reports suggest.
The Welshman is earning his plaudits as Team GB continue their quest for Olympic gold, but his domestic matters remain unresolved, after failing to get reassurances from Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers over first team football next season, Metro reports.

Euro 2012: Croatia 1-1 Italy

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A good result, this for Croatia. Italy's midfield trio of Pirlo, Purlo and Pairlo, combined with the rugged centre-back pairing of Chiellini and Collini, would have presented a challenge to Spain at their best. But Croatia overcame the odds – themselves helped by defensive duo Caluka and Corluka and, after being second best for much of the first half, were worth their point in what was yet another quite entertaining encounter in a quite enjoyable tournament.