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English Premier League

Man Utd write to fans who complained about their transfer activity

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Letter From Philip Townsend regarding Manchester United's Summer Transfer Window !!! pic.twitter.com/GVgqxWeheZ Michael Dixon (@RetroRedDevil) September 17, 2013 Manchester United have written to fans who contacted them to express concern about the club's performance during the transfer window. Supporters who wrote to complain about the lack of summer signings have received replies defending manager [.

Builder Morgan has some subsidence to repair

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A successful relationship between a football fan and a club chairman is surely built on faith and trust.
If so, Wolverhampton Wanderers chairman Steve Morgan clearly has some ground to make up.

When Wolves avoided relegation from the Premier League on a gut-wrenching afternoon of high drama 11 months ago, Morgan took to the Molineux pitch and declared an intention that our club wouldn't be in this position again.

Builder Morgan has some subsidence to repair

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A successful relationship between a football fan and a club chairman is surely built on faith and trust? If so, Wolverhampton Wanderers chairman Steve Morgan clearly has some ground to make up.

When Wolves avoided relegation from the Premier League on a gut-wrenching afternoon of high drama 11 months ago, Morgan took to the Molineux pitch and declared an intention that our club wouldn't be in this position again.

Loans, Moves and a Goal from 100 Yards

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After finally receiving a call up to the US Men's National Team, Omar Gonzalez has backed out of camp in order to go on loan. The LA Galaxy defender is headed to Germany to play for FC Nurnberg until mid-February. The 2011 MLS Defender of the Year will be joining the team at their training camp in Belek, Turkey.

QPR Gave Up On Beckham’s Plan

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Earlier this season, ambitious newly promoted premier league side, Queens Park Rangers (QPR) didn't hide their intention in grabbing England's veteran midfielder, David Beckham, but apparently that ambition has now died out.

QPR's hands off Beckham's deal was revealed by the club's manager, Neil Warnock, who stated that at the moment his team probably needs other players instead of the flamboyant LA Galaxy midfielder.

Liverpool

On Maxi, Summer Signings, and FSG's Business Model

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Well, while waiting on pins and needles in the hopes that Liverpool have signed Fabio Borini (look, there's a picture of him in training gear!), we get news that Maxi Rodriguez's inevitable exit has finally come to pass.

Which Liverpool did an excellent job of promoting, as has become par for the course.

LFC Summer Signings Since '04-05

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Liverpool haven't signed anyone yet! Sigurðsson chose Spurs over Liverpool! Everyone freak out!

Well, maybe.



Liverpool have signed 51 first-team players since 2004-05, not counting youngsters who never played a first team game such as Németh and San José. 14 of those 51 – 27% – were signed before July 4.

Roma Reject Suarez Links

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Roma have played down speculation that they are lining up a move for Liverpool ace Luis Suarez.
Recent reports emanating from Italy have suggested Suarez was on Roma's list of summer transfer targets as they look to bolster their attacking options.
Suarez's future at Anfield has been the subject of conjecture in the wake of his eight-match ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra earlier this season.

Seven Games that will Define Arsenal's Season

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It's only mid-February but we're already perilously close to what The Flight of the Concords would call 'Business Time'. By that, I don't mean Arsenal football club are going to wine and dine our opponents, and then take them back to the Emirates for some 'business' - I apologise if this is getting a little weird - I mean that we're coming up to the real make-or-break period of the season.

Who Do You Play?

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RvP numbers shows he might crash

With the weekend's Premiership action ended, things at the top of the table remains almost status quo. Along with us; Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Newcastle all achieved similar 1-1 draws. The only benefactors in that section of the table are Chelsea and Tottenham who both won their respective fixtures.

Who Do You Play?

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RvP numbers shows he might crash

With the weekend's Premiership action ended, things at the top of the table remains almost status quo. Along with us; Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Newcastle all achieved similar 1-1 draws. The only benefactors in that section of the table are Chelsea and Tottenham who both won their respective fixtures.

Allardyce: England hampered by Champions League – Exclusive Interview

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Allardyce: England hampered by Champions League Exclusive Interview

"Playing for England is arguably third on the list of priorities for most players," says West Ham boss

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A news article on 2011-10-08 21:59:24 from: The Mirror

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Arsenal

Two statements and one letter

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Just what are we to make of the various statements that have appeared in the press lately?

First came the not so very surprising one from the want-away van Persie, the full text of which can be found on the player's website. After spending most of his eight years at the club being nurtured by Arsene Wenger and nursed by the medical staff he had a really good season and suddenly discovered that he disagreed with the direction the management was taking.

Bendtner ‘receives fan and ban’ after pants celebration

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UEFA have fined Arsenal and Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner after he whipped out his Paddy Power boxers when he celebrated after scoring against Portugal in his country's Group B match at Euro 2012.

The Dane has been fined £80,000 for improper conduct and will also be banned for one competitive international match.

Thierry Henry Plans To Fluff £250k On Ginormous 5,000 Gallon Floor-To-Ceiling Fish Tank

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By Chris Wright

Thierry's place, as is

This is the BIG news this morning people, so hold on to your pancreases. Thierry Henry is building a fish tank. Not just any fish tank mind you, no no. It's a fnarkin' enormous one bigger, in fact, than the Adriatic Sea*.

Soccer Players

Stuart Pearce explains why it didn't work for Beckham

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Stuart Pearce states its all "footballing reasons" why David Beckham was not chosen. He did his due diligence watching Becks play in the flesh and also watching DVDs of his LA Galaxy performances. It's the Olympics in London, and the least he can do is give a good account of team GB on home soil.

Questions: Hannover, Everton, Houston, Rapids, Cannon

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By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Jan 19, 2012) US Soccer Players -- In today's edition, Tony asks about Everton's tactics and upcoming schedule, looks at Steve Cherundolo's Hannover '96 back in action in Germany, wonders about the Rapids' priorities going into the season, and asks Joe Cannon not to quit his day job.

Claudio Ranieri unconvinced by Carlos Tevez

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Inter has tabled a £20.7m bid for the serial wantaway but Claudio Ranieri's statements show he remains unconvinced of Tevez's value to the team.

"There is balance now and the team has become solid. So we need to understand how much this lad can give and how much he can take away.

Zero tolerance for Joey Barton under Mark Hughes

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There is a big laundry list of things new manager Mark Hughes needs to get QPR off and running. The London side have scored just 19 goals, one more than Wigan's output, the worst in the Premiership. Apart from the scoring woes, one of Hughes's biggest priorities will be to get Barton to act like the senior citizen he should be at 29 years of age.

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Doing The Business

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Let's say you ran a small business. It doesn't matter what industry, just a small business, a start-up, still young. You're still trying to make it work, still losing money, still hoping you can find a committed local investor who will put some money into the thing.

So you work on this one project for a week or so, while doing all the other things you do on a regular basis to try to keep the lights on and the staff paid.

Gareth Bale models new GB Olympic Football Shirt

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There is some debate about whether football should have a place in the Olympics, given that it should be the height of any competitor's career. Does a footballer have too many higher priorities? Well who cares, the clobber looks decent. Despite the Welsh FA already revealing that they would be less than happy if their [.

Gareth Bale models new GB Olympic Football Shirt

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There is some debate about whether football should have a place in the Olympics, given that it should be the height of any competitor's career. Does a footballer have too many higher priorities? Well who cares, the clobber looks decent. Despite the Welsh FA already revealing that they would be less than happy if their [.

Bolton

Fabrice Muamba reminds us that Football/Soccer is just a game

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Fabrice Muamba reminds us that Football/Soccer is just a game - The 90th Minute Soccer Blog

It was only a few minutes before halftime at White Hart Lane when Fabrice Muamba fell to the ground. At first, it was unclear what happened as Muamba was not near any other player. Only minutes later, paramedics rushed onto the pitch to give the Bolton player CPR.

Our team to face Bolton what’s yours?

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The big team news from yesterday's press conference was that Aaron Lennon is definitely ruled out of this evening's sixth round cup tie while Emmanuel Adebayor is an additional doubt with a hamstring strain. There is a juggling of priorities to be done here and if there is any concern over Ade then maybe he should be sitting this one out.

The Rest

Heerenveen striker Alfred Finnbogason in Newcastle’s sights

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Newcastle are aiming to draw a line under their disastrous summer transfer window by starting to plan for their January targets. High on the list of priorities is Iceland international Alfred Finnbogason. The Heerenveen striker, who scored 24 goals in last season's Eredivisie, was reportedly offered to the Magpies for around £5m over the summer.

Euro 2012: Nicklas Bendtner Given Ludicrous £80k Fine For ‘Paddy Power’ Pants Plug

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By Chris Wright

Both the cheapest and most effective advert Paddy Power have ever taken out

UEFA have announced this afternoon that Nicklas Bendtner has been fined a ludicrous €100,000 (£80,000) and will also be banned for one match after exposing the waistband on his 'Paddy Power' pants after scoring against Holland.

Seattle it is, and we couldn’t be more proud. Montero, Alonso, Rosales, and the league’s biggest...

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Seattle it is, and we couldn't be more proud. Montero, Alonso, Rosales, and the league's biggest fan base? This isn't a desperation pick. This is destiny.
And if we're wrong – if you show us up, Seattle – there are 18 other teams more than willing to carry this flag. We'll change this up as needed (accuracy is our prime value).

Kenny Dalglish Tells FA To Show Fans More Respect

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Kenny Dalglish, the Liverpool manager, has accused the Football Association of showing a lack of respect to supporters craving tickets for the FA Cup final.
An allocation of just 25,000 each for Liverpool and Chelsea, allied to more travel chaos for Merseyside fans trying to get to and from London on May 5, has once more brought ticketing policies and kick-off times into focus.

3,900 Saturdays

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I love this story from Mac Anderson's 'Charging the Human Battery', and it really puts into perspective how I plan to spend my Saturday.

The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday morning. Perhaps it's the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it's the unbounded joy of not having to be at work.

Reds get back with their Ecks

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Ecks-iting news!Well that was surprisingly fast! After hearing about the "99% certainty" of Richard Eckersley's return to Toronto FC since late November, it took less than a day after his "Ecks'ual release" from Burnley to finalize a permanent move to Toronto.
 
The Reds officially announced the deal just hours prior to their big media day event, no doubt steering the news of the day onto the English defender.

Guti & Romina: Playful In Paw Prints

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Image via lavozlibre.com.

Tattooist Leo Millares (above left) is a man who spends too much time with his hands on footballer flesh for our liking. His latest work, posted on Twitter before the ink had even dried, is a set of replica pooch prints on the tummies of Guti and his lady love Romina Belluscio.

Dear Revolution: A 2012 Request

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In the spirit of honesty, I can let you know that I've been writing the same Revolution-focused blog post for well over a week. It's a long winding tale of where the team stands and what you might do differently from a business and marketing perspective. Goodness knows, I didn't have the heart to also tackle on-field possibilities in the same post.

We can concentrate on the league

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For fans of American Sports, even at the college level, there is usually only one prize.

The players and teams in the major leagues may win their division and their conference but it means nothing if they don't win the ultimate prize and lift the Championship trophy. In England the phrase 'We can concentrate on the league' is a very familiar one and can be used in one of two ways.