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Jose Mourinho

Mourinho Slams Manchester United Players After Basel Win

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Jose Mourinho accused his Manchester United stars of disrespecting Basle on Tuesday, claiming they were more interested in fancy flicks and 'PlayStation football' than killing the tie off.

United were cruising to victory thanks to goals from Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku but Mourinho was left angry at a lack of professionalism before Marcus Rashford's third.

Karanka Hints At Real Madrid Exit For Kaka

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Real Madrid assistant Aitor Karanka appeared to suggest that Kaka could be on his way out of the Bernabeu following his omission from Jose Mourinho's squad for a pre-season friendly against Oviedo.

Kaka has been regularly linked with a move away from Real over the past 12 months, after struggling to justify the then-world record fee of £50.

Noticias: Aguero Says Injury Not ‘Plot Of Intrigue’, Barcelona’s Knives & Maradona ‘In Dubai’ Song

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Man City's Kun Aguero (seen here with his son, Benjie, at the 2010 Super Cup Final between Inter and Atletico) has rubbished reports that his alleged "stupid leg injury" is one that is, well, stupid. All of you Sherlock Holmes-types better hide your microscopes because Kun doesn't like the idea of snooping around.

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Australian women footballers take step towards professionalism

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s women footballers took a step towards professionalism Monday with pay rises and better employment conditions agreed as the nation works to build on the success of the Matildas national team.

Until now, many players in the domestic W-League were considered amateur and received only reimbursement of expenses.

Rodgers salutes record-equalling Celtic

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Glasgow (AFP) Brendan Rodgers praised his Celtic players for their professionalism as they equalled a club record run of 26 domestic games unbeaten at the start of a season.

Belgium defender Dedryck Boyata's 72nd minute header helped the current crop of Celtic stars defeat St Johnstone 1-0 at Celtic Park on Wednesday to match the record originally set by the legendary 'Lisbon Lions' side in their European Cup winning season of 1966-67.

Rodgers salutes record-equalling Celtic

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Glasgow (AFP) Brendan Rodgers praised his Celtic players for their professionalism as they equalled a club record run of 26 domestic games unbeaten at the start of a season.

Belgium defender Dedryck Boyata's 72nd minute header helped the current crop of Celtic stars defeat St Johnstone 1-0 at Celtic Park on Wednesday to match the record originally set by the legendary 'Lisbon Lions' side in their European Cup winning season of 1966-67.

English Premier League

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Juan Mata has impressed him, might start against Spurs

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Juan Mata could start for Chelsea against Spurs today after manager Jose Mourinho praised his determination to alter his game to suit Chelsea's new tactics. The Portuguese boss said the Spain international had "come in my direction" and that he was impressed by Mata's attempts to adapt to his style of football.

Harry Redknapp wants ‘absolute class’ David Beckham to join QPR

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Both Londoners, media darlings and wrapped in St George patriotism, Harry Redknapp and David Beckham are a super-bromance just waiting to happen.Despiteperceivedwisdom that the former England skipper would be out of his depth in the top tier of football, he has always been backed by a splurge of superlatives from good ol' Harry.

It’s not only racism; it’s also professionalism

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It's not only racism; it's also professionalism

A Game Weekend is ought to be filled with excitement and quality. Nevertheless, the exciting fixtures lately were completely overshadowed by non-football related issues. The media's intervention has definitely irritated the matters, but unfortunately the players themselves have not helped in resolving the disputes either.

It’s not only racism; it’s about professionalism

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It's not only racism; it's about professionalism

A Game Weekend ought to be filled with excitement and quality. Nevertheless, the exciting fixtures lately were completely overshadowed by non-football related issues. The media's intervention has definitely irritated matters, but unfortunately the players themselves have not helped in resolving the disputes either.

Man Utd’s Young: Winger has “everything”

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Ashley Young believes that his Manchester United teammate Antonio Valencia is the closest one can get to becoming a complete footballer, praising the Ecuador international's intelligence, discipline, and professionalism. Valencia, 27, was voted as United's Player of the Year last season and Young feels that the winger's success can be attributed to a rare combination [.

Striker: Fergie has lost my respect

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Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov has slammed former boss Sir Alex Ferguson for treating him poorly at Manchester United and finally admits that he should have considered leaving Old Trafford in 2011.

Berbatov was United's stand-out striker in the 2010-11 season, scoring 21 goals in all competitions, only to see himself snubbed for a place in Fergie's UEFA Champions League final match-day squad.

Under no illusions - Marko Marin

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When the news broke that Chelsea had signed Marko Marin, I will be honest, I have never heard of him. Bearing in mind I do not really have the time to follow the other major leagues around the world and due to hardly being able to play Football Manager as religiously as I used to, Marin was someone I was unaware of.

Visions Of Capitalism: Twenty-First Century Football, The Premier League & Manchester

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By tomorrow evening, half of Manchester a phrase that in itself provokes so much debate that it is worth pointing out that it is being used for the purposes of simplicity alone will be celebrating a Premier League championship victory. Either Manchester City or Manchester United will be crowned as the champions of England.

Fabrice Muamba: Back In Business

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Fabrice Muamba with Dr Andrew Deaner (l) and Dr Sam Mohiddin. Image: Reuters.

Fabrice Muamba has been released from hospital, barely a month after he collapsed on the pitch during Bolton's FA Cup tie vs. Spurs. The midfielder was "technically dead" for 78 minutes after suffering a cardiac arrest and thanked medical staff for the prompt action that aided his recovery.

Muamba Discharged From Hospital

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After spending more than a month at the London Chest Hospital recuperating from a serious cardiac arrest suffered during a FA Cup match against Tottenham in March, Bolton Wanderers 24 year old midfielder Fabrice Muamba was released from yesterday to continue his treatment at his family home in Chesire.

Bruce: Giggs and Scholes Stand Out From All The Rest

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Steve Bruce has claimed that of all the players to have graced the Premier League, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes stand out from the rest.

"The achievement of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, to play 900 and 700-odd games respectively for Manchester United is remarkable," he said. "To still have the hunger and desire to be as good as they are is remarkable.

Steamy Pics of 19th & 20th Century Footy Flappers (NSFW)

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So, you-know-who took a look at my site. I asked ever so politely for a few basic tips to get more eyeballs to the site. The Good Doctor glanced. The Good Doctor perused. Then the Good Doctor dissected. Overall, he liked that the headlines were SEO friendly. However, editorial direction aside, a large, gaping hole existed at the center of my content: misogynist pictures only tangentially related to soccer.

Lionel Messi

Video: Linesman requests half-time photo with Lionel Messi

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You expect certain levels of professionalism from match officials and posing for a photo with a player midway through the match probably falls short of those levels. But this enterprising assistant referee was not going to pass-up the opportunity to grab a picture of him and Lionel Messi. He chose half-time during yesterday's match between [.

Bayer Leverkusen Teammates Fight Over Messi

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It's like the schoolyard all over again.

Except for the teeny tiny detail that these gentleman are making massive wages and playing in the Champions League knockout for a reputable club from one of the world's biggest leagues.

Bayer teammates Michael Kadlec and Manuel Friedrich fought over Lionel Messi's match shirt in the tunnel at halftime of their Champions League bend on Tuesday.

Portland Timbers

Jorge Perlaza Appreciation Thread

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Today we say good bye to another polarizing figure in the Portland Timbers' MLS history, striker Jorge Perlaza.

Signed on March 7, 2011, Jorge Perlaza was the first of many Colombian acquisitions for General Manager Gavin Wilkinson. His previous campaign with Deportes Tolima gave Timbers fans hope that they'd have a goal scoring machine on the pitch, having scored 15 goals in 31 matches.

Professionalism, MLS and "Europe"

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Professionalism is an odd topic. It can be as simple as "Does one get paid?" The NCAA has hundreds of pages and dozens of people dedicated to codifying the differences between amateur and pro status. Yesterday, after the Portland Timbers debuted their new dedicated training facility some on Twitter were claiming that the Timbers are still not a fully professional organization because they play on artificial turf.

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Ayre Slams Whelan Antics

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Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has branded Wigan chairman Dave Whelan a 'comedian' for his actions during the Reds' manager hunt.
Whelan gave regular updates to the media during the period in which the Latics' manager Roberto Martinez was approached and subsequently interviewed for the vacant Liverpool job.

‘He’s A Comedian’ – Liverpool MD Dismisses Wigan Owner Dave Whelan Over Martinez Comments

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By Alan Duffy

"My mother-in-law is so fat....."

Liverpool's Managing Director Ian Ayre has had a pop at Dave Whelan, after the Wigan Athletic owner claimed that the Reds had offered Latics manager Roberto Martinez the top job at Anfield. In response to those comments, Ayre said:

"I always thought John Bishop was the biggest comedian in the north west, but Dave Whelan seems to have taken that mantle over in the last couple of weeks.

Major League Soccer

Ronaldinho ends contract with Flamengo over unpaid wages

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Ronaldinho has gotten his contract with Flamengo terminated by a Brazilian labor court over almost $20 million in unpaid wages. He is now free to sign with another club after scoring 29 goals in 72 matches for Flamengo since singing in January 2011.

From Sambafoot:

The reasons for the termination were four months of unpaid wages, a justification accepted by the judge.

Professionalism, MLS and "Europe"

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Professionalism, MLS and "Europe"

A nice article by Dave Clark of Sounder at Heart on what it means to be a professional in Major League Soccer and around the world. A little heavy on the Leveque but he starts things off with a defense of the Timbers, which can't have been easy.

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Parcells Factor Influences Payton's Appeal

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Sean Payton will not have his suspension reduced for many reasons. But, the single most influential reason may have more to do with the most quotable head coach of all time, Bill Parcells.

For Roger Goodell and the NFL, the opportunity to have Parcells coach one more season is reason enough not to touch the decision.

Mutiny Add Five More

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Carrie Patterson (in white uniform) is one of five players that signed on with the Mutiny for the upcoming season.

With spring rapidly approaching, the New England Mutiny added five more players to its roster as it prepares for its first season in WPSL Elite.

Defender/midfielder Kelsey Hood, defender Ciara McCormack, forward Carrie Patterson, defender Ella Stephan and midfielder Kate McCarthy were announced as the team's latest additions on Tuesday.

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Sacking By Inter Milan Proves Claudio Ranieri Is A Loser

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TweetInter Milan have sacked coach Claudio Ranieri after just 6 months in charge following a 2-0 loss to Juventus. Although sympathetic, In The Stands' Rolly Pelovangu argues that the Italian is just a loser. "President Moratti and all of Inter would like to thank Claudio Ranieri and his staff for the professionalism and the commitment [.

Manchester United continue to win 'Cup finals'

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The use of a 'Cup final' as a cliche in soccer make sense.

A 'Cup final' is a match that is a championship game in a tournament - one where there can only be a winner and a loser, and one where the loser is eliminated. The NBA on TNT uses this phrase for their commercials during their tournament-style playoffs: WIN OR GO HOME.

The Rest

I Hate Professional Football

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Tell you what I dislike most about the modern game. Professionalism.

Yes, all the money in the game has brought exciting foreign players to these shores to brighten the gloomy winter days, but all the loot has had a very nasty side effect. We've killed the characters in the game.

Prime example close to home is the case of Jack Wilshere.

Where Are They Now? Australia Under 16 Squad, AFF Cup 2008

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Back in 2008 I attended much of the ASEAN Football Federation Youth Championships here in Jakarta. Five teams competed, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Bahrain. The Aussies won, beating Bahrain in the final.

But what of the players four years on. Back then they were under 16.

Paolo Di Canio calls his goalkeeper ‘one of the worst players I have ever seen’

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Less than a week after literally kicking his players up the backside and pulling off the upset of the Capital One Cup second round with a 4-3 extra-time win over Stoke, Paolo Di Canio and Swindon Town returned to League One player and lost 4-1 to Preston North End. Preston scored twice in the first 10 minutes, with the first goal coming off a goalkeeper error, prompting Di Canio to take 21-year-old goalkeeper Wes Foderingham off in just the 21st minute.

Italy v Ireland – Match Preview – Euro 2012 – 18 June 2012

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Italy need a win to make it to the quarterfinals as they face the Republic of Ireland in the last round of Euro 2012 Group C fixtures. The match will take place at the Poznan Municipal Stadium in Poznan, Poland with kickoff scheduled for 20:45 local time.

Italy manager Cesare Prandelli

"I'm sure we have the means at our disposal to go and win it.

Nicklas Bendtner: Precious Things

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Image:Â AP Photo/Michael Probst. Usually we love us some Nicky Bendtner you know we do. Usually, we have love for Nicky "No Pants" for the obvious reasons (general hotness, thighs of thunder, etc) and not so obvious reasons (tabloid consistency, designer gear and all around drinking professionalism).

UKFF Academy make final of the Academy Cup

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The UKFF academy side almost made history by becoming the first team to win the Academy Cup on their first attempt.

Made up exclusively from the website the squad showed tremendous spirit by reaching the final after a stunning comeback in the semi final to seal a dramatic win on penalties.

Upside: Fabrice

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Their Words "I am naturally very pleased to be discharged from hospital and would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to every single member of staff at The London Chest Hospital who have played a part in my care. Their dedication, professionalism and expertise is simply amazing and I will forever be in their debt.

European Championship Stories: 1988 – Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold

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There can be few things more tiresome in international football than war analogies. Sometimes, however, they are inescapable and this can be no more true than in the case of European nations which once pitched up against each other on battlefields, only to find themselves facing off against their former allies or rivals for decades afterwards.

Determined Frank Lampard trains on his own.

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Alot is always written and said about Frank Lampard during the course of a season, some good and some bad and there is divided opinion at the moment on whether or not Lampard should be playing week in, week out or if the manager should continue with his rotation policy this season.

Indonesia's High Profile Friendly

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The new leadership at the Indonesian Football Association, PSSI, promised they would change the game when they took over. They promised a new era of openness and professionalism and they would do their best to improve Indonesia's standing in the world game.
Gone are the days of tedious months long preparations for international tournaments interspersed with promises of friendlies against Argentina and Ivory Coast, delivering friendlies against Pelita Jaya Under 23s or the Army team.