preseason friendly


AEK 2-0 Korona Kielce

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Second pre-season friendly and a second win for AEK. I managed to watch the game this time but to be honest, what I saw from the team was very mediocre. We weren't bad by any means, but we certainly weren't anything special either.

Anestis and Barkas both did well when they were forced to make any saves, though that wasn't all that often to be honest.

Bolton on Friday

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O'Brien has promised a better start for his club that last year. So far the club is undefeated in their preseason. O'Brien says they have to "get it right" against AEK Friday night. But so do we. This is going to be about as good a match as possible for a [...]

Pre-Season Friendly: AEK vs. Arminia Bielefeld

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This kind of snuck up on us, didn't it? Last season finished, there was a bit of transfer news, then the Euro 2008 tournament, then very little, just the long-expected departure of Lyberopoulos. So we searched for match reports of the U-19s to get a glimpse of Pavlis or Papastathopoulos, clicked over to footballshirtculture.

Shola Ameobi

Why tomorrow’s Chemnitzer friendly may not be so friendly

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Dear reader, I realise that I'm probably setting myself up for a fall with this piece. Actually, I sincerely hope that I am, just as the BBCs "Panorama" programme did when they screened a documentary about racism in Polish and Ukrainian football on the eve of the recent European Championships. However, I feel that even [.

Orlando City 1 – 0 Newcastle United: A dismal performance.

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Heat problems, turf issues and a collection of cartoon characters stood in the way of today's game. Undeterred, Newcastle United went to watch a game of football and that's about all they did. Immediately after kick off, the lads were forced to defend as Orlando City threw everything they had at us.


Barnet v Arsenal highlights – Simpson gets two in easy win for Gunners

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Arsenal's pre-season got off to an easy start with a 4-0 win at Underhill against Barnet in the annual fixture before the Gunners fly off to Austria for a ten day tour. Although, to be fair, Barnet's defending left a lot to be desired, but Arsenal certainly looked comfortable right from the start when the little [.

Arsenal v Valencia Game Thread

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Today's friendly against Valencia (8:30 PM local, 3:30 PM EST) should be an interesting one. There's plenty of news as we get closer and closer to this season's kickoff. Make this your destination for comments before, during, and after the game. I'll try and post lineups and streams here as well.

Enjoy the match.

The Rest

Barcelona Lose 4-1 to Chivas

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Marco Fabián was the star of the night as Chivas de Guadalajara handed European champions FC Barcelona a shocking 4-1 defeat in an Herbalife World Football Challenge match on Wednesday night. The game was played in front of a record crowd for soccer Florida.

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This is a guest article from one of our roving reporters who kindly reported back on his findings as he watched the Tottenham XI play MK Dons last night.

His name is Charlie Keeler and he is in his late 20′s.  This is his first blog article.

He saw the 1987 FA Cup Final Squad on Blue Peter and decided that Spurs were the team for him.

Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Chelsea Highlights-Pre-season friendly

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New York Red Bull Beat Man City

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Thierry Henry and his New York Red bulls team defeated Man City today in the Barclays New York Challenge by a scoreline of 2-1 today.

Big spending Man City were matched by their MLS opponents for the full 90 minutes and fell to an absolute cracker of a goal scored by right winger Dane Richards.

Everton Silly Season Updates & Preseason Begins Today

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Everton opens the preseason campaign today (in a bit over 4 hours actually) against Bury at Gigg Lane.


Sheffield United has reportedly accepted an as yet undisclosed fee (rumored to be in the area of £5 million) from Everton for 20-year old full back Kyle Naughton. Naughton has made 11 appearances for the Blades and earned his first England U-21 call-up in November.