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QPR’s Harry Redknapp Slams Young “Spoilt” Players In Premiership

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One of the more candid managers in the Premier League, Harry Redknapp, has controversially spoken out about spoilt young players in England. Well, he's done it several times and meshed it up with other sports info previously, but this new bit takes the cake!

With new photographs emerging of Jack Wilshere enjoying a "spliff" (cigarette) on his post-tournament holiday and reports of Sunderland's striker Connor Wickham allegedly splashing £17,500 on a bottle of champagne during his holidays, the QPR boss had clearly had enough.

George's Premiership Predictions 3 May 2014

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The big game in this weekend's round of Premier League fixtures sees Liverpool host Chelsea at Anfield in a game that could confirm Liverpool's first title since 1990. At the bottom Norwich visit Old Trafford to face Manchester United, now under the new management of Ryan Giggs after the sacking of David Moyes earlier this week.

George's Premiership Predictions April 26 2014

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The big game in this weekend's round of Premier League fixtures sees Liverpool host Chelsea at Anfield in a game that could confirm Liverpool's first title since 1990. At the bottom Norwich visit Old Trafford to face Manchester United, now under the new management of Ryan Giggs after the sacking of David Moyes earlier this week.

George's Premiership Predictions April 19 2014

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Of the three teams with a realistic chance of winning the Premier League, Manchester City play an in-form Southampton at home, Liverpool travel to east London to face West Ham, Chelsea play Stoke at Stamford Bridge hoping to put their poor display away to PSG in the Champions League.

Saturday 19 April 2014

Tottenham 1 v Fulham 1
Cardiff City 1 v Stoke City 0
West Ham 2 v Crystal Palace 1
Newcastle 0 v Swansea City 0
Aston Villa 1 v Southampton 3

Sunday 20 April 2014

Chelsea 3 v Sunderland 1
Norwich City 1 v Liverpool 1
Hull City 2 v Arsenal 2

Monday April 21 2014

Everton 1 v Man Utd 2

Tuesday April 22 2014

Man City 2 v West Brom 0

Man City 11/8 For A Trophy-Less 2014/15

One point from two games means that Manchester City will do well to add to their Capital One Cup success this season with bet365 now betting on their trophy haul for 2014/15.

George's Premiership Predictions April 12

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Of the three teams with a realistic chance of winning the Premier League, Manchester City play an in-form Southampton at home, Liverpool travel to east London to face West Ham, Chelsea play Stoke at Stamford Bridge hoping to put their poor display away to PSG in the Champions League.

Saturday 12 April 2014

Sunderland 1 v Everton 2
Stoke City 2 v Newcastle 0
Fulham 2 v Norwich City 0
Crystal Palace 1 v Aston Villa 1
West Brom 1 v Tottenham 0
Southampton 3 v Cardiff City 1
Sunday 13 April 2014

Liverpool 1 v Man City 1
Monday April 14 2014

Swansea City 0 v Chelsea 2

Man Utd 6/4 To Miss Top 4 – 14/1 To Win Europa League!

Manchester United

Van Gaal To Order Man United Players To Dine Together For Greater Team Bonding

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New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal hopes to create greater unity within the squad by ordering his players to eat together every day after training. That means spaghetti all-round the table... what a great team bonding session!

According to a team report, it is now compulsory for the United stars to dine with the club's youth players and coaching staff at Carrington at 1pm.

Man Utd New Home Shirt 2014/15 | MU New Nike Jersey 2014-2015 With Chevrolet sponsor

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Video- Ryan Giggs speech at Hull City 2014 game Old Trafford final home game of the season

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Liverpool

Liverpool’s new 3rd Shirt 2014-2015 by Warrior Football- Europe Champions League

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On Liverpool's 2014-15 Fixtures

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See the full fixture list here. The Premier League threatens to sue me if I actually publish the whole list on my blog.

On first glance, August and February are the cruellest months.

Unlike in 2013-14, Liverpool don't have the luxury of an "easy" start: they host Southampton, a team that's given them fits in the past, swiftly followed by trips to City and Tottenham.

Liverpool 2-1 Newcastle

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Goals:
Skrtel OG 20'
Agger 63'
Sturridge 65'

Well, at least it didn't end how it looked like ending after an hour.

Liverpool won, but so did Manchester City, so Liverpool's win meant little more than confirming second. Liverpool finish second, and the overriding emotion is disappointment.

Liverpool v Newcastle 05.11.14

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10am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
2-2 (a) 10.19.13
6-0 Liverpool (a) 04.27.13
1-1 (h) 11.04.12
0-2 Newcastle (a) 04.01.12

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 3-3 Palace (a); 0-2 Chelsea (h); 3-2 Norwich (a)
Newcastle: 3-0 Cardiff (h); 0-3 Arsenal (a); 1-2 Swansea (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Suarez 31; Sturridge 20; Gerrard 13; Sterling 9; Skrtel 7; Coutinho 5; Henderson 4; Agger, Allen, Flanagan, Moses, Sakho 1
Newcastle: Remy 14; Cabaye 7; Gouffran 6; Ben Arfa, Sissoko 3; Sh Ameobi, Cisse 2; Anita, Debuchy, Dummett, Taylor 1

Referee:

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Johnson Skrtel Sakho Flanagan
Gerrard
Henderson Allen
Sterling
Sturridge Suarez

No matter what happens, at Anfield or any other ground, make no mistake.

Video Suarez crying after Crystal Palace game | Luis Suarez cries at the end of Liverpool Palace game May 5 2014

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Liverpool 3-3 Crystal Palace

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Goals:
Allen 18'
Sturridge 53'
Suarez 55'
Delaney 79'
Gayle 81' 88'

That was amazing. Indescribably, unbelievably amazing. But in the worst possible way.

A brilliant, beautiful disaster that you couldn't script. This was beyond naïve. I should be angry.

Liverpool at Crystal Palace 05.05.14

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3pm ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
3-1 Liverpool (h) 10.05.13
1-2 Palace (a; League Cup) 10.25.05
0-1 Palace (a) 04.23.05
3-2 Liverpool (h) 11.13.04

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 0-2 Chelsea (h); 3-2 Norwich (a); 3-2 City (h)
Palace: 0-2 City (h); 1-0 West Ham (a); 3-2 Everton (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Suarez 30; Sturridge 20; Gerrard 13; Sterling 9; Skrtel 7; Coutinho 5; Henderson 4; Agger, Flanagan, Moses, Sakho 1
Palace: Puncheon 7; Chamakh 5; Gayle 3; Jerome, Ledley 2; Bannan, Dann, Gabbidon, Ince, Jedinak, Mariappa, Murray, O'Keefe 1

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Johnson Skrtel Sakho Flanagan
Gerrard
Allen Coutinho
Sterling
Sturridge Suarez

Bus Parkin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Video- Steven Gerrard slip vs Chelsea costs Liverpool- Demba Ba goal April 2014

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Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea

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Goals:
Ba 45+3'
Willian 90+4'

As if you ever needed more evidence that there is no justice in this universe. Once again, it's always the hope that kills you.

Today was Mourinho's Big Book of Crimes Against Football, chapter by chapter. Time-wasting, bus parking, taking the ball to the corner flag in attack, sly kicks at ankles after the play's gone.

Liverpool v Chelsea 04.27.14

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9:05am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
1-2 Chelsea (a) 12.29.13
2-2 (h) 04.21.13
1-1 (a) 11.11.12
4-1 Liverpool (h) 05.08.12

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 3-2 Norwich (a); 3-2 City (h); 2-1 West Ham (a)
Chelsea: 0-0 Atletico (a); 1-2 Sunderland (h); 1-0 Swansea (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Suarez 30; Sturridge 20; Gerrard 13; Sterling 9; Skrtel 7; Coutinho 5; Henderson 4; Agger, Flanagan, Moses, Sakho 1
Chelsea: Hazard 14; Eto'o 9; Oscar 8; Schürrle 7; Lampard 6; Ba, Torres 4; Ivanovic, Willian 3; Salah, Terry 2; Cahill, Mikel, Ramires 1

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Johnson Skrtel Agger Flanagan
Gerrard
Allen Coutinho
Sterling
Sturridge Suarez

Repent, sinners, for the end is near.

Liverpool 3-2 Norwich

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Goals:
Sterling 4' 62'
Suarez 11'
Hooper 54'
Snodgrass 77'

"You didn't think it was gonna be that easy, did you?" "For a second there, yeah I kinda did..."

Again.

When Gerrard shouted, "We go to Norwich. Exactly the same. We go again.

Liverpool at Norwich 04.20.14

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7am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
5-1 Liverpool (h) 12.04.13
5-0 Liverpool (h) 01.19.13
5-2 Liverpool (a) 09.29.12
3-0 Liverpool (a) 04.28.12

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 3-2 City (h); 2-1 West Ham (a); 4-0 Tottenham (h)
Norwich: 0-1 Fulham (a); 0-1 West Brom (h); 0-3 Swansea (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Suarez 29; Sturridge 20; Gerrard 13; Skrtel, Sterling 7; Coutinho 5; Henderson 4; Agger, Flanagan, Moses, Sakho 1
Norwich: Hooper, Snodgrass 5; Fer, Johnson 3; Howson 2; R Bennett, Elmander, Hoolahan, Pilkington, Redmond, Tettey, Whittaker, van Wolfswinkel 1

Referee: Andre Marriner

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Johnson Skrtel Sakho Flanagan
Gerrard
Lucas Allen
Sterling Suarez Coutinho

Will Sturridge be available and who replaces the suspended Henderson?

Lucky Liverpool Remind Us Why The Premiership Race is Far From Over

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Liverpool got a lucky winner at Anfield today to defeat Manchester City 3-2 and inch closer to their first league championship in 24 years. It was a spirited victory for Brendan Rodgers' men on an emotional day when Anfield marked the quarter century anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. If...

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Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City

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Goals:
Sterling 6'
Skrtel 26'
Silva 57'
Johnson OG 62'
Coutinho 78'

Football. Sometimes it's impossible to describe.

Today saw every possible emotion. Anxiety to hopefulness to ecstasy to fear to resignation to utter jubilation to relief.

Steven Gerrard tells Geoff Shreeves “None of your business” in post-match interview

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Liverpool v Manchester City 04.13.14

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8:37am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
1-2 City (a) 12.26.13
2-2 (a) 02.03.13
2-2 (h) 08.26.12
2-2 (h; League Cup) 01.25.12

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-1 West Ham (a); 4-0 Tottenham (h); 2-1 Sunderland (h)
Manchester City: 4-1 Southampton (h); 1-1 Arsenal (a); 3-0 United (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Suarez 29; Sturridge 20; Gerrard 13; Skrtel, Sterling 6; Coutinho, Henderson 4; Agger, Flanagan, Moses, Sakho 1
Manchester City: Y Toure 18; Agüero 15; Dzeko 11; Negredo 9; Silva 6; Nasri 5; Fernandinho, Navas 4; Kompany 3; Jovetic 2; Demichelis, Kolarov, Milner 1

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Johnson Skrtel Sakho Flanagan
Gerrard
Lucas Henderson
Coutinho
Sturridge Suarez

There seem to be more questions about Liverpool's starting XI and formation than usual this week.

Liverpool 2-1 West Ham

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Goals:
Gerrard 44' (pen) 71' (pen)
Demel 45+1'

Sometimes, the universe tries to trick me into believing that karma actually exists.

West Ham were able to impose their style on the game, to drag Liverpool down to its subterranean level. But, aside from one moment of madness from Anthony Taylor, Liverpool wrestled in the mud just as well as West Ham.

Liverpool at West Ham 04.06.14

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Last four head-to-head:
4-1 Liverpool (h) 12.07.13
0-0 (h) 04.07.13
3-2 Liverpool (a) 12.09.12
1-3 West Ham (a) 02.27.11

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 4-0 Tottenham (h); 2-1 Sunderland (h); 6-3 Cardiff (a)
West Ham: 2-1 Sunderland (a); 2-1 Hull (h); 0-2 United (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Suarez 29; Sturridge 20; Gerrard 11; Sterling 7; Skrtel 6; Coutinho, Henderson 4; Agger, Flanagan, Moses, Sakho 1
West Ham: Nolan 7; C Cole 6; Diame 4; J Cole, Morrison, Noble 3, Carroll, Vaz Te 2; Collins, Jarvis, Maïga, Reid 1

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Johnson Skrtel Agger Flanagan
Gerrard
Henderson Coutinho
Sterling Sturridge Suarez

You don't want to concede the flanks to West Ham.

Liverpool 4-0 Tottenham

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Goals:
Kaboul OG 2'
Suarez 25'
Coutinho 55'
Henderson 75'

So, December's 5-0 win at White Hart Lane wasn't a fluke. But, then again, after 4-0 Everton, 5-1 Arsenal, and 3-0 United, maybe that shouldn't have been a concern.

Once again, Liverpool reverted to the 4-3-3, with Sterling in place of Allen, a fluid front three looking to annihilate Spurs' high line, mistake prone defense.

Arsenal

Is The New Chelsea Squad Too Good To Lose?

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Whilst the World Cup has been going on, Jose Mourinho has been busy adding new players to his already expansive Chelsea squad. You feel that this season the Blues have the most complete squad in the Premier League. Anything bar John Terry lifting that title aloft come May has to be considered a gross failure.

Arsenal Wins FA Cup : Lukas Podolski’s Hilarious Snaps And Bus Parade Celebrations

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Lukas Podolski has cemented his reputation as the Sneaky Sam of the Arsenal squad, after posting up hilarious photos of his teammates dozing off in the team bus after apparently too much 'partying'.

Thomas Vermaelen, Jack Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain were several of the players captured by the German midfielder on the team bus sleeping.

Premier League Best Goal of the Season 2013/2014- Jack Wilshere v Norwich

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Video- Aaron Ramsey goal vs Norwich 2014- Ramsey volley Norwich City Arsenal

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It was 20 years ago today ……..

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Firstly let's honour the boss and the team for avoiding Spursday for yet another season and allowing Didit and I an opportunity to continue our gastronomic tour of Europe.

I know all the arguments about 4th not being a trophy etc etc, we have done them to death in the blogs. I just ask this would Everton, Spurs, MU etc like to swap with us?

It was 20 years ago today ……..

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Firstly let's honour the boss and the team for avoiding Spursday for yet another season and allowing Didit and I an opportunity to continue our gastronomic tour of Europe.

I know all the arguments about 4th not being a trophy etc etc, we have done them to death in the blogs. I just ask this would Everton, Spurs, MU etc like to swap with us?

Christian Eriksen

Spurs 3-0 Villa: Final Thoughts on a Forgettable Season

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Where was this lickety-split brand of football when we needed it earlier in the season? Throughout the first half, and even at 0-0, the one-touch interplay was slicker than a young bounder rolling into the office in braces and a shiny pair of cufflinks. Admittedly it was against a Villa side that looked suspiciously like it had been plucked from their mob of (rather mischievously entertaining) supporters, but nevertheless.

West Ham 2-0 Spurs: Two More Entries for the Comedy Catalogue

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Credit to our heroes for their ingenuity. In a season in which sacrificial slaughters seem to have taken place on a monthly basis, as well as half a dozen transfer failures and an off-the-pitch approach to running a club that would leave a team of monkeys red-faced, it did not seem possible to reach a new low in a game against a West Ham team hated by their own and at a point in the season in which there was next to nothing at stake.

Spurs 3-1 Fulham: Lennon’s Left Foot & Other Marvels

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So with the Top Four a fast-disappearing speck in the distance, the guillotine hovering over Tim and envious glances at Liverpool gently convincing the denizens of AANP Towers that a seventh-placed finish and quiet avoidance of Europa 2014-15 would probably do us the world of good, our heroes have decided to buck up their ideas and consolidate sixth.

The Rest

Derby County vs QPR 2014 Highlights 0-1 Championship Playoff Final Zamora Goal O’Neil Red Card

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Man City Win Premiership Title As Players Praise ‘Cool Cat’ Pellegrini – Plus Candid Photos

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There were some marvelous scenes at the Etihad from Manchester City's Premier League win yesterday, especially for manager Manuel Pellegrini.And indeed, the Chilean deserves all the praise after achieving a remarkable feat during his first season in England. Simply Increíble!

Premiership : Suarez Wins PFA Player Of The Year & Man United’s Class Of 92 Fans Celebrate Giggs

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Man United's 'Class of 92′ fanboys/gals have been thrilled about the return of Ryan Giggs as the new interim manager of the club, after David Moyes' sacking last week. And they have much of a reason to be enthusiastic particularly after Giggsy led them to a 4-0 rout of Norwich City.

Video- Jose Mourinho to time wasting Crystal Palace Ball Boy “You could be punched by a player”

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