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Arsenal

Gervinho relieved to leave ‘ups and downs’ at Arsenal

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Former Arsenal striker Gervinho has admitted he is pleased to be able to put the 'ups and downs' of his Gunners career behind him and make a fresh start at Roma. The Ivory Coach international joined the Serie A side for £8m earlier this summer. He had failed to make a decent impression at the [...]

Cesc Fabregas pokes fun at former Arsenal team-mate Johan Djourou

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Barcelona midfield Cesc Fabregas had a laugh at the expense of former Arsenal team-mate Johan Djourou by posting a video of a famous Djourou cock-up on Instagram. The Swiss defender's skills FAIL happened in a match between Arsenal and Reading a few years ago. It went viral at the time, but apparently it bypassed Fabregas.

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski gets flirty with Rihanna

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Arsenal's Lukas Podolski has posed for a photograph with music star Rihanna. Poldi cuddled up to the Umbrella singer for a photo after her gig in Cologne at the weekend, before putting the picture on his Twitter account. Referring to one of her songs, the Germany international posted the slightly flirty message: "How can someone [.

Who Are Ya? Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Yaya Sanogo Age: 20 Position: Striker Current club: Auxerre Fee: Free (with compensation) Did you know? Sanogo already has a cult following due to his propensity to turn into a virtual world-beater in the Football Manager computer game series.

Football as a series of cock-ups – and what this means for the future of RVP

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By Tony Attwood

In the dim and distant past I was told by the best historian I ever had the pleasure to meet (Arthur Hicks, Head of History Poole Grammar School), that there were three approaches to understanding what happened in history. These three approaches, he added, were also a good way of understanding what [.

More Serious Work Ahead

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Crowded out

So, that's goodbye and thank you from Asia to Arsenal. Another pre season tour to this continent done and many more fans have the pleasure to be up close and personal with the club that they support. No doubt, there will also be plenty who were enthralled by this visits and have pledge their allegiance to the club mast.

Robin Van Persie: Should he Stay or Should he Go?

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Tweetfor the pleasure of ITS,  John-James Grice investigates the proverbial short-plank that Robin Van Persie now stands on... Much of Arsenal's achievements last season were all down to one man, Robin Van Persie. The Dutch forward enjoyed an outstanding season last year, scoring 30 goals in what turned out to be his best ever domestic [.

evolution

The Bent Musket Presents....A New Chapter (With The Right Logo This Time)

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It's with great pleasure that I unveil the first step in the next evolution of The Bent Musket. In the next month SB Nation will be undergoing a dramatic upgrade to our platform and our editorial process. There will be much more detail to come but for now, the new logo below is just a first taste of what is coming for The Bent Musket.

Hot Time In Old Town on SB Nation United: The Next Evolution

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It's with great pleasure that I unveil the first step in the next evolution of Hot Time In Old Town. In the next month SB Nation will be undergoing a dramatic upgrade to our platform and our editorial process. There will be much more detail to come but for now, the new logo below is just a first taste of what is coming for Hot Time In Old Town.

Sneak Peek at the Future of tBG And SB Nation

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It's with great pleasure that I unveil the first step in the next evolution of the Brotherly Game. In the next month SB Nation will be undergoing a dramatic upgrade to our platform and our editorial process. There will be much more detail to come but for now, the new logo below is just a first taste of what is coming for the Brotherly Game.

Changes Coming To Sounder At Heart - A Tale In Three Parts | Part One: The Logo

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The entire network is undergoing changes. Most of these are happening in two parts. The first will be a set of unified logos. This will help SB Nation become a more unified set of blogs, portals, regional sites and straight up news.

It does not mean that the old logo was bad. Honestly sum anon did a damn fine job.

Introducing SB Nation United and the First Look at the New Stumptown Footy

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It's been an exciting past few months for those of us who write for SB Nation as we've been keeping quite a big secret under our hats. It shouldn't come as a surprise that our current design is a bit dated, to say the least, and as of today we can officially unveil that this tired old design won't be around for too much longer.

The Next Step in the Evolution of Dynamo Theory

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It's with great pleasure that I unveil the first step in the next evolution of Dynamo Theory. We've of course added our new co-managing editor Stephen Eastepp, but there's more coming! SB Nation is on the verge of something very cool and since we here at DT are part of SB Nation, we're going to be a part of the coming transition.

The Bent Musket Presents...A New Chapter

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It's with great pleasure that I unveil the first step in the next evolution of The Bent Musket. In the next month SB Nation will be undergoing a dramatic upgrade to our platform and our editorial process. There will be much more detail to come but for now, the new logo below is just a first taste of what is coming for The Bent Musket:


This is a small, but important sample of what is coming when our network undergoes its most exciting and radical transformation in the eight-year history of the company.

Honour

U-20 Women’s World Cup: Germany And USA To Meet In Final After Superb Wins Over Japan, Nigeria

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Sunday's U-20 Women's World Cup Final clash has been set and after their splendid semi-final wins yesterday, Germany and USA perennial 'elites' in the women's game will meet in the final. To celebrate their 3-0 win over Japan in Tokyo last night, the German girls took off their socks and boots, went barefoot and did a lap of honour for the supportive Japanese fans.

Upside: Important changes

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Their Words "I'd like to place on record just how much I've enjoyed working at The FA over the past 18 months. It really has been an honour and a pleasure. Hopefully, I have been able to play some part in delivering important changes to the way children play at the youngest levels." Gareth Southgate, announcing he's stepping down as the Football Association's head of elite development.

World Cup

Introducing Fantasy Football Competitions

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As a 1st post I'd just like to show you what this blog is all about. I'll let my profile description speak for me, and post again to further explain what's to come. I was conceived in readiness of the 2006 World Cup as an Excel file. I was created for the pleasure of football fans [...]

Happy Together

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On July 20th, someone tweeting as Pia Sundhage - and I do think it might actually be Sundhage - wrote the following:
Happy Players have a tendency to make good decisions on the field - together.

Something shifted about 18 months ago. The USWNT looked very shaky.

money

Mousa Dembele is good

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Whoscored.com tells us that Mousa Dembele had a game for the ages against United. Thus:

  • 53 passes, 96% accuracy
  • 9 completed dribbles (he beat someone)
  • 8 tackles
  • 3 key passes

Oof.

Also, he's just a pleasure to watch.

I'd bet money that Sir Alex will buy him this week.

Mousa Dembele is good

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Whoscored.com tells us that Mousa Dembele had a game for the ages against United. Thus:

  • 53 passes, 96% accuracy
  • 9 completed dribbles (he beat someone)
  • 8 tackles
  • 3 key passes

Oof.

Also, he's just a pleasure to watch.

I'd bet money that Sir Alex will buy him this week.

Gylfi’s choice

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Ask any Liverpool or Swansea fan why Gylfi Sigurdsson chose Tottenham ahead of their own teams and you'll get a predictable answer. However, our new Icelandic international spoke with the media yesterday and underlined the ambition at White Hart Lane that persuaded him to sign.

"I enjoyed playing under Brendan and I am grateful for everything he has done for me, but after careful consideration I liked Spurs best," Sigurdsson said back in his native Iceland.

FC Barcelona

Marouane Fellaini Shines With Physical and Technical Combination

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Barcelona's influence in the soccer world is not just about the aesthetic quality produced by the La Masia nurtured technicians. They have reopened the eternal debate of how the game should be played. Their mystical football has given us pleasure,...

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11 Year Old With No Feet Excels at Barcelona

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11 year old Brazilian kid Gabrial showcases all his skill despite being born without feet which gained him a trial at his beloved Barcelona.

And this brave kid even went one further by passind all the clubs criteria with Dr. Maurice Smith, a member of the club's sports science department, telling Globo:

"He passed all the test we give the children.

11-Year-Old Boy Born Without Feet Fulfills Lifelong Dream, Invited To Train With Barcelona (Video)

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By Chris Wright

After a story in a local paper about 11-year old Brazilian Barcelona fan Gabriel a boy born with unformed feet who was still managing to rip it up for his school football team despite the obvious setback caught the eye of someone within the Catalan club's youth ranks, the wee chap was invited to come along on Barca's summer training camp, meaning young Gabriel scored himself a week-long training course with Barcelona in the sunny climes of Rio de Janeiro.

Cantona Reacts to Final Day Misery With Another Kung Fu Attack

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Eric Cantona's son Raphael gave an account of his Dad's reaction to Sergio Aguero's dramatic final day goal which gave Manchester City their first title since 1968 while out having a ciggie break outside a nightclub in Barcelona to an unsuspecting United fan Jonathon Cruise.

Raphael explained: My dad was angry and upset.

Inter Milan

Mourinho: I Am Not The Special One I Am The Only One

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Real Madrid manager José Mourinho said in an interview with the Portuguese TV channel SIC that the nickname he was known by in English football, the "Special One", should be changed to the "Only One", after having won the English, Italian and Spanish leagues.

"In England I was referred to as the Special One".

Mourinho: They Should Call Me The Only One

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Real Madrid manager José Mourinho said in an interview with the Portuguese TV channel SIC that the nickname he was known by in English football, the "Special One", should be changed to the "Only One", after having won the English, Italian and Spanish leagues.

"In England I was referred to as the Special One".

Jose Mourinho thinks you should now call him the ‘Only One’ instead of the ‘Special One’

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Jose Mourinho has achieved something no other manager ever has: winning titles in three of the top leagues (four if you include Portugal) in Europe. He won La Liga last season with current club Real Madrid, he won Serie A twice with Inter, the Premier League twice with Chelsea and the Portuguese Liga twice with Porto.

half a dozen

Carlos Tevez Caddies For Golfer Andres Romero At The Open, Guides His Man To Last Place (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Carlos Tevez: Calippo man

Dressed like one of the feral kids who swarm around park benches to worship at the alter of Smirnoff Ice of a night round our way, Carlos Tevez was on caddying duties for fellow Argentinian Andres Romero during the final round of the The Open golf thing yesterday.

Carlos Tevez Caddies For Golfer Andres Romero At The Open, Guides His Man To Last Place (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Carlos Tevez: Calippo man

Dressed like one of the feral kids who swarm around park benches to worship at the alter of Smirnoff Ice of a night round our way, Carlos Tevez was on caddying duties for fellow Argentinian Andres Romero during the final round of the The Open golf thing yesterday.

Carlos Tevez Caddies For Golfer Andres Romero At The Open, Guides His Man To Last Place (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Carlos Tevez: Calippo man

Dressed like one of the feral kids who swarm around park benches to worship at the alter of Smirnoff Ice of a night round our way, Carlos Tevez was on caddying duties for fellow Argentinian Andres Romero during the final round of the The Open golf thing yesterday.

The Rest

An Entrepreneurial Hull City?

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Regular contributor Phil Ascough recently had the pleasure of spending some time with Hull City owner Assem Allam. Allam is a former Ernst & Young UK Entrepreneur of the Year and has been a highly visible presence on the East Riding business scene for some time now. Phil's newest book is The Armchair Olympian, published by Bloomsbury.

WTF Files: Playboy Model Pursuing Player Agent License

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Nina went to Hollywood and now she's going back to school. Kind of. Here's a storyline we don't have the pleasure of reading everyday: a German Playboy model is currently working to obtain the necessary Bundesliga license to be a registered Players' Agent. Even more admirable is Nina Kristin's reasons for pursuing this career path [.

Thursday Orange Slices: Cameron Out, Clark In

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Dynamo News

  • "With Cameron's permit issue resolved , Clark steps in vs. NY" (MLS Soccer)
  • POLL: The biggest move abroad since 2010? Two Dynamo players are included. (MLS Soccer)
  • "Cameron secures UK work permit, ready to play for Stoke" (MLS Soccer)
  • Brad Davis is part of the MLS Team of the Week, with Corey Ashe, Macoumba Kandji, and Jermaine Taylor as honorable mentions.

In the Academy: PA Classics head coach Steve Klein

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During the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs in late June, I had the pleasure of sitting down with PA Classics head coach and former Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Steve Klein.

And here is Jonathan Kaplan and Eddie "Johnny Rocco" Robinson on even more topics for your viewing...

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And here is Jonathan Kaplan and Eddie "Johnny Rocco" Robinson on even more topics for your viewing pleasure.