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Video: Tromso fan talks about wearing an Arsenal shirt at Spurs

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The Tromso fan who donned an Arsenal shirt at White Hart Lane during her side's Europa League defeat to Tottenham has been talking about becoming an internet sensation. Lena Mari Edvardsen said she is also a Gunners supporter and took her shirt to the match so that she could restore a bit of pride if, [.

A frustrated Arsenal Member’s letter to Wenger and Kroenke

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Yesterday we put this guest post from William Patey about Pride and Profit on Just Arsenal and the topics raised mirrored a letter from another reader and Arsenal member, Derek Burt, who also sent a letter to the club. This is his reply to William.....

Dear William,
I don't hold out much hope of Mr Wenger's office replying, but my mail to Ask@arsenal.

Arsenal players need to stand up says Wenger

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Arsene Wenger is well respected and admired by the Arsenal players, partly for what he has done for the club over the years, and partly for the way he treats his players. Jack Wilshere spoke about this just last week, saying that the manager takes a lot of the problems on to his own shoulders. Wenger never publicly criticises individuals, even though he must be furious with them sometimes.

Arsenal have lost their pride and dignity

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IT HURTS !!! by Vinay

The subject line shouldnt be dismissed as an over the top reaction after the last few results we have had, this is an heart felt pain dwelling upon from some time.

When in 1996, the premier league was just about getting broadcast in India and satellite tv was taking shape, me as a precocious teenager who lived in a cricket crazy country and played cricket as well, saw Arsenal play for the first time.

Arsenal: A cohesive unit

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After watching Arsenal's performance against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday I was trying to think of a word that best summed up their performance. The word that fit the best for me was cohesive. What I saw on the pitch was a cohesive squad that attacked and defended as a unit. And they did it very well I might add.

Footballing Mercenaries: The Uglier Side to the Beautiful Game

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In modern times we all suspect that money and pride are two separate entities when it comes to the world of football with the former taking undoubted precedent over the latter. Middle Eastern and American billionaire investors have revolutionized...

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Arsenal Player Grades: 2011-2012 Part II

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Perry here. So its my turn to finish up the player reviews with this post, so we can quickly move into the silly season rumors and gossip mill shortly. We'll also take some time to highlight our players on international duty and how they fare (honestly could careless if they do well, just praying they come back minus injuries).

Spain

EURO U - 21 | SPAIN 6 CROATIA 0

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SPAIN U-21 TEAM defeated CROATIA 6 - 0 in their PRE-EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS match. The Spanish U-21 squad wishes to forget the London Olympic Games failure as soon as possible & looks forward to the upcoming U-21 Euros to win back some pride. Spain U-21 Details: SPAIN 6: Mariño; Montoya (Bartra, m.

Nani: Ronaldo Demanded To Take Last Pen

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The semi-final between Spain and Portugal ended in a draw meaning a penalty shoot-out decided who would be in the final.

The Portuguese side seemingly forgot their order, with Bruno Alves almost reaching the penalty spot before Nani caught up with him to take his place. Nani took an excellent penalty but Alves missed his and Spain won.

Italy prepare for crucial match against Republic of Ireland

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Only three points will do for Italy, as they prepare to take on the Republic of Ireland in the final round of Group C games on Monday in Poznan.

1-1 draws with Spain and Croatia have left Cesare Prandelli's men needing a win against the already eliminated Irish to stand any chance of progression to the last eight in Poland and Ukraine.

English Premier League

The Tumblr FC Fantasy Premier League, presented by AFR. We...

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The Tumblr FC Fantasy Premier League, presented by AFR.

We couldn't pull a van Persie and leave you with nothing... After 550 of you joined us in last year's Tumblr x AFR Fantasy Premier League, we couldn't resist bringing it back. The 2012/13 Premier League is upon us, and we've seized the moment once again.

Adam Johnson & Stacey Flounders: Supermarket Sweethearts

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Short but necessary style poll, dear readers. Do you Ugg with pride in the summer time like Adam Johnson's girlfriend, Stacey? Or do you cringe, judge and shudder at the thought, let alone the wooly foldover adornment?

Dynamo rosters since 2008 shaped Cameron into EPL talent

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Now that Geoff Cameron has been granted a United Kingdom work permit to move to Stoke City of the EPL, the entire Dynamo roster since 2008 can take pride. Now all he needs to do is return home to fill out all the proper paperwork and head back to rejoin the Potters. As the last [...]

Match Of The Past: Newcastle United

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It is now forty-three years since Newcastle United last won a major trophy, but last season saw Alan Pardew restore a little pride to the club with a fifth place finish in the Premier League which brought with it the return of European football to St James Park next season. On todays match of the past, though, we are going back to when silverware was just part of life for the supporters of this club, starting with a compilation of highlights from their FA Cup final appearances of 1951, 1952 and 1955.

The man who made up Hazard’s mind

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Chelsea fans are busy rejoicing the signing of Belgian sensation Eden Hazard, but it's a former Blues winger that they should be thanking. Hazard has revealed that Joe Cole helped him make up his mind as the midfielder faced a difficult decision between Manchester United and the defending Champions League winners.

Mexico

Mexico Olympics Gold Medal Resonates for Their Fans

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When the final whistle blew at Wembley Stadium Saturday afternoon, a wide range of emotions quickly came and went. First was relief, Oscar's header went wide. Then came incredulity – did I really just see what I just saw? Euphoria followed. Is one allowed to cry when in a euphoric state? I hope so, because I was blubbering – what Oprah calls the "ugly cry.

"Off The Bench" Episode 20: Guest Eric Wynalda, Alan Gordon on the National Team and More

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In this episode Luke and Pedro break down the US Men's National Team roster for their friendly against Mexico, including the debate over who was snubbed. Guest Eric Wynalda joins us to reflect on his time with the Atlanta Silverbacks, the pride he takes in his work and where he believes the USMNT should go in the future.

Brazil

Real Madrid To Sell Kaka For €10 million

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Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez is reportedly willing to swallow his pride and offer Brazilian midfielder, Kaka for a reduced price of roughly €10 million, a €55 million loss after buying the player from AC Milan in 2009 for €65 million.

Manager Jose Mourinho spoke to the player and told the Brazilian that he will not be featured in the club's plans for next season, as they continue to look for a possible suitor, while at the same time continue negotiations with his successor, Tottenham's Luka Modric.

Oceania: Tahiti win maiden OFC Nations Cup title

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Tahiti are the champions of the OFC Nations Cup for the very first time following an exciting final against New Caledonia. Tahiti, whose previous tournament best had been three second placings in 1973, 1980 and 1996, finally scribed their name on the trophy following Sunday's 1-0 triumph and claimed a place in next year's FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.

Euro 2012

Portugal's Euro 2012 Epitaph: 'Injustica'

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My sorrows have officially been drowned, and it's now time to write the epitaph on Portugal's Euro 2012 run to the semifinals, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo's place in football history.

Where to begin?

Pride of Portugal -- from A Bola CR7. Someone on Twitter posted a great GIF of Ronaldo incredulous after the final Spain penalty kick clanged off the post to Rui Patricio's right and went in.

Sweden try to restore pride after England defeat

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Sweden head coach Erik Hamren says he's learnt a lot about his side, despite crashing out of Euro 2012 following a 3-2 defeat to England.

The Swedes lost both of their opening Group D fixtures from winning positions and have to settle for an early exit from Poland and Ukraine.

Two goals at the start of the second half put Sweden in front on Friday before strikes from Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck gave England a dramatic victory.

Money-spinning Euro 2012 begins Friday

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Soccer pride: Polish lawmaker Robert Biedron holds Euro 2012 soccer championships mascots during a gay rights parade last weekend in the Euro 2012 cohost nation (AP Photo). I have returned from vacation (thanks to those of you who noticed the lack of blogging) just in time for my favorite soccer

England Go To Luton, Get On A Plane And Fly To Euros! (Photos)

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By Alan Duffy

Michael Carrick, Micah Richards, Rio Ferdinand and Aaron Lennon (the little one) watch England depart.

What excitement today at Luton Airport as the England squad departed for yet another major tournament failure. However, before they boarded the plane, the players did a PR thingy with Vauxhall.

United target happy to play backup

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England international Leighton Baines has told reporters of his pride at making Roy Hodgson's final squad for Euro 2012, and insists he's happy to fill whatever role is required to help the team. Baines admits that he'll likely play second fiddle to Chelsea left back Ashley Cole, but relishes the opportunity to appear in this summer's tournament.

The Rest

Norwich City Slap Down Haughty Facebook Commenter With Brilliant Reply To LGBT Pride Quip

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By Joseph Viney (@jjviney)

Football is shadowed by a bad reputation for its reception and treatment of the LGBT community.

Indeed, much has been made of the almost total lack of publicly gay footballers at all levels for fear of reprisals and abuse from fans, other players and even colleagues.

Romelu Lukaku films Chelsea team-mate Kevin De Bruyne sleeping

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After spending a season on-loan at West Brom, Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has now signed for Team No Sleep. Whatever that is. The young Belgian seems to pride himself on his ability to stay awake during pre-season bus trips. Not like compatriot Kevin De Bruyne, who was nodding off. Lukaku captured the moment in a [.

Five Questions: Revolution vs. Red Bulls

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With the postseason no longer a possibility, players like Kevin Alston and Clyde Simms will be playing for pride during these final five games. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)

The calendar may not read "2013″ yet,but for the Revolution, next year is already here.

Yes, there may be five games remaining on the schedule.

Development Academy Touts New Logo Heading into 2012-13 Season

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With the 2012-13 Development Academy season on the horizon, the program has a fresh look as the Academy has designed a new logo heading into its sixth campaign.

The two stars represent the two Academy mixed-age groups at the U-15/16 and U-17/18 levels. The four stripes – two white and two red – represent the four pillars of the Development Academy: Excellence, Pride, Tradition and Education.

Manchester United’s Shinji Kagawa suffers fake broken leg on international duty

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Shinji Kagawa is trending on Twitter after suffering a fake broken leg playing for Japan. A false rumour that the new Manchester United player was facing six months on the sidelines spread around the social networking site, sparking panic among United fans. Anyone doing a quick check on the progress of Japan's match against UAE [.

Liverpool's biggest contribution: The Myth of Moneyball

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Liverpool's owners, die hard practitioners of Moneyball, pride themselves on the rigorous behind the numbers, value for money purchases that give them a leg up in the MLB. Entering the cash on steroids environment of the Premiership, they recruited Damien Comolli on the advice of Billy Beane, Mr Moneyball himself and ended up throwing £120m on transfers.

Sheffield United To Rename Brammall Lane Stand In Honour Of Jessica Ennis – Def Leppard Cruelly Overlooked Again

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By Chris Wright

Sheffield United have announced that they plan to name a stand at Brammall Lane in honour of Sheffield's very own Olympic heptathlon gold medalist, Jessica Ennis.

The stand in question is the Bramall Lane Stand, which the club will rechristen 'The Jessica Ennis Stand' ("two tickets in the Lower Ennis please")Â before this Saturday's League One game against Bournemouth.

£35M FOR CAVANI - CHELSEA DON'T DO IT!!

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Why are Chelsea continuing their interest in Edinson Cavani and are pushing through a deal for the player for around £35m according to reports this morning?

I posted last week about his "apparent" wage demands of £150k per week on top of the transfer fee and if you ask me he isn't worth paying that sort of money for a fee let alone wages!

WAG Tag Watch: Christine Bleakley

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Christine Bleakley joined a shortlist of footballers' partners who reject their WAG titles by claiming to be "fiercely independent" in an interview with The Mail on Sunday's Live Magazine. If you've not read the whole thing, allow us to sum it up. - Frank Lampard's fiancée says she takes pride in providing for herself, something that her [.

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas Preview and Match Thread [4:00 pm]

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Heading into tonight's match is about more than the three points that the Portland Timbers desperately need. It's about vengeance. It's about restoring the pride that a team like the Timbers should have given the city that loves them so much. With FC Dallas having outplayed Portland twice at home in embarrassing fashion (4-nil last year, 5-nil just a couple weeks ago) it's time for the Timbers to return the favor and deal Dallas the same kind of humiliating defeat.

China: Football, rivalry and identity in the Middle Kingdom

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China: Football, rivalry and identity in the Middle Kingdom is a post from: Just Football

In his article-cum-essay, ‘From the Capital To Beijing; Angry Youth On Guoan's Terraces', the always excellent blogger ‘bcheng' talks about the cultural importance that Beijing Guoan has to the natives of current home;

Getting into a top university is hard and even if one does what's needed, it's still very possible they'll graduate and enter the ranks of the unemployed or, at best, underemployed.

Game Thread for Sounders Women vs Pali Blues

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The Sounders Women face the Pali Blues today. This is the final game of the regular season for the Sounders. The Pali Blues are undefeated thus far, and hope to remain so. This is a preview of next weekend's playoff game. If the Sounders can beat Pali next weekend, then it's off to Ottawa for the four team final.

All Spurs 2012/2013 Kits Officially Revealed

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We've seen leaks of the Spurs kits in previous weeks, but the official launch of the new Under Armour Spurs kits was today.

I have to say, I've been very impressed with Under Armour so far. The kits are excellent and the way they have been interacting with fans on social media has been brilliant.

Valencia: I Humbly Accept Historic Shirt

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Antonio Valencia has given his reaction to being given the #7 shirt for next season, following on in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, Eric Cantona and George Best.

"I take the shirt with pride, but also with humility," said Valencia. "The number 7 is very special. In recent years, few players have worn it.

Quotes, Stats and Links: Rivalry Edition

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I will start with some quotes followed by 2 videos of John Spencer and Steven Smith.

Quotes

Timbers head coach John Spencer

Thoughts on the game:
"I'm very, very happy. I thought the first half was a tremendous performance. Expected Seattle to come out and do what they did in the second half.

A Stand For Hope: My Personal Story And A Plea To Donate To Alex's Lemonade Stand

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The Brotherly Game is a soccer site, but it is also where I spend a lot of time throughout the week. Due to the fact that I see this as an extension of myself, I feel it's prudent to post the following. It is post about myself a someone I was lucky to spend almost a decade around. I originally wrote it on Twitter, so I'm slightly ashamed of the lack of length in terms of how much I talked about Max, but it's from the heart and I think that's the most important thing when talking about him.