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Manchester United

Man Utd manager David Moyes will only sign ‘the right players’, Arsenal fans nod knowingly

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Manchester United manager David Moyes says he would rather rely on the club's young players than buy players for the sake of it this summer. Offering United fans a unique insight into life as an Arsenal fan, Moyes said he would only be spending if the right players were available at the right price. Asked [.

La Liga: Just Football’s Team of the Season 2011-12 (minus Messi and Ronaldo)

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La Liga: Just Football's Team of the Season 2011-12 (minus Messi and Ronaldo) is a post from: Just Football

by Ashley Escobar

The subjective nature of football is never more obvious than when a "team of the season" is composed. There are often a few obvious names who demand inclusion whilst other names are thrown in due to the way the composer of the team enjoys his or her football.

Keane: United Still The Best Club On The Planet

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Roy Keane is refusing to buy in to the doom and gloom talk surrounding Manchester United at the moment, claiming even if we don't win the title this season, we will bounce back.

"They'll be disappointed, not necessarily just because of the result, but because of the performance," said Keane.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs demanding £125m from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is demanding Real Madrid smash the world transfer record if they want to sign Gareth Bale. The Welshman's price tag is now £125m, with Levy hoping to scare the Spanish giants off once and for all. Reports in The Sun suggests that Levy has rejected Real's proposals of using players such [.

Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant announces signing of Tottenham’s Tom Huddlestone via his Twitter

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Stoke winger/press officer Jermaine Pennant has announced the signing of Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone on a season-long loan. Pennant's morning greeting contained an observation that Huddlestone was at Stoke's training ground. And for the sake of ease, he also confirmed the terms of the deal. He tweeted: "I walked in training and got a shock [.

Videos

Video: Builder hides Portsmouth shirt inside Southampton’s training ground

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Video has emerged of a Portsmouth-supporting builder hiding a Portsmouth shirt and scarf within the walls of Southampton's new training ground. The multi-million pound training complex is currently being built at Staplewood. But despite the painstaking attention to detail that has gone into the project, it appears that Saints or Scum as they're known [.

Luis Figo Erupts After Cristiano Ronaldo’s Goal vs Czech Republic, Excitedly Manhandles Eusebio! (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which Luis Figo blows his beans all over the shop after Ronaldo's goal against the Czech Republic put Portugal in the semis, and almost poleaxes Eusebio into the bargain...

Steady on Luis, the man's a septuagenarian for Christ's sake!

Brazilian Linesman Gets Ideas Above Station, Goes Doolally With Spray Paint (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Why it was ever considered a good idea is beyond us, but down Brazil way the linesmen come equipped with a little can of temporary spray paint to mark the pitch in the event of of a foul. The paint is most commonly used to mark out 'yards' on the turf so players have a clear indication as to where the wall should line up if a free-kick is given, as counting out ten strides is obviously considered a bit 'old hat'.

Brazilian Linesman Gets Ideas Above Station, Goes Doolally With Spray Paint (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Why it was ever considered a good idea is beyond us, but down Brazil way the linesmen come equipped with a little can of temporary spray paint to mark the pitch in the event of of a foul. The paint is most commonly used to mark out 'yards' on the turf so players have a clear indication as to where the wall should line up if a free-kick is given, as counting out ten strides is obviously considered a bit 'old hat'.

AIK Defender Alexander Milosevic Sticks One In Top Corner From Bloody Miles Out vs IFK Norrköping (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which AIK centre-half Alexander Milosevic takes aim from the edge of the semi-circle and crashes an absolute exocet into the top corner from 45 metres out...

Who shoots from there for Christ's sake?

Arsenal

U19 international joins Gunners

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Arsene Wenger said there would be no new signings on deadline day just for the sake of it, unless there were some top players available at the right price.

Clearly, that didn't happen, but Gunners fans may have missed the one signing that did take place on August 30, that of 17-year-old goalkeeper Dejan Iliev.

Arsenal Will Be The Surprise Of 2012/13

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There are many people out there spitting feathers over Arsene Wenger not bringing in some 'super, super quality' players yesterday.

Or any players. I even saw some Gooners so desperate for Arsenal to get someone in they wanted Micheal Owen. Even Emile Heskey's name was bandied about.

While I can understand the frustration brewing there's not a lot we can do about the fact we didn't make any signings.

Stoke 0-0 Arsenal – Gunners Still Goalless After Mediocre Draw At The Britannia (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Stoke City 0-0 Arsenal Premier League 26 August 2012

Arsenal made it two goalless draws out of two this season after failing to find a way past Stoke's defence at the Britannia Stadium.

As expected, the Gunners had the vast majority of the possession but their RVP-less front-line struggled to create a clear cut chance.

RoM Reaction to RvP Signing

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On Wednesday night I was writing something for Red News about the pros and cons of signing Robin van Persie. With the deal having not been done, but the conclusion likely to have been reached by the time the issue went to print, it was important that a fair summary was given.

I had come up with several reasons why the transfer wouldn't be ideal for United (and I will address these later) but my reaction last night to learning that we had agreed a fee with Arsenal gave away my true feelings about the situation.

Season preview: Important matches and formation dilemma

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Nicks' note: Here's Krish, our fast-becoming-resident Chelsea scribe, penning down some thoughts on what he expects from Chelsea's campaign, and the potential season-defining matches they'll have to go through. He has Arsenal down as title contenders, bless him. That's gone and jinxed it nice and proper.

Winger: Wenger or Wonga?

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Here's my belated tupporth on Theo, penned long after the issue's been battered around the interwebs and beaten into digital submission.

Something's likely to give this summer, one way or the other, because the run-the-contract-down option is unlikely to come to pass. Hence the stories that we are now seeing – whatever the truth in them.

Barcelona’s Under 11s Are Already Better Than You (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Here we see Barcelona's U11 side taking on Arsenal a month or two ago, playing them off the park with some lovely possession football and pretty much kicking your dreams of still being scouted by a professional club squarely in the crotch as you approach your late, late twenties.

Jack Wilshere To Undergo Another Operation – Minor Hindrance Or Worrying Development?

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By Alan Duffy

Touted as England's shiny new talisman only a year ago, Arsenal schemer Jack Wilshere has seen his whole season pass by without kicking a ball in anger. While he was expected to be ready for the start of the 2012/13 campaign, news that the youngster is to undergo yet another operation is sure to have both Arsenal and England fans worrying about the midfielder's long-term future.

Another Seven Years without a Trophy?

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How to be a happy Gooner, despite not winning any silverware for seven years and counting!

About twenty years ago, I read for the first time, the well-known ‘Management' bestseller ‘Seven habits of highly effective people' by Stephen Covey. The one bit I still remember clearly from Covey's book is ‘Habit two': ‘Begin with the end in mind'.

Another Seven Years without a Trophy?

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How to be a happy Gooner, despite not winning any silverware for seven years and counting!

About twenty years ago, I read for the first time, the well-known ‘Management' bestseller ‘Seven habits of highly effective people' by Stephen Covey. The one bit I still remember clearly from Covey's book is ‘Habit two': ‘Begin with the end in mind'.

English Premier League

Weekend Preview: Watch This, Sleep Through That

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Sometimes, it's the little things that make life worth living, isn't it? Image: AFP/Getty Images. The Bundesliga starts this weekend. Fingers crossed Mario Gotze wins his fitness battle in time. For everyone's sake. Here's our slightly irreverent list of predictions for the weekends action. What are yours, Kickettes?

Liverpool 4-1 Chelsea - What the hell was that!

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I will be honest, I don't know what to write or how to react to tonight and that's simply because one minute I am fuming angry and the next I have sympathy.

I tell you what, I am going to write whatever comes into my head at that particular moment and to just go with it so excuse me if you are reading this and it seems like just a load of waffle!

Major League Soccer

Chelsea captain John Terry’s words to opposing player caught on camera again – considerably less controversial than the last time

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Whatever the real meaning behind John Terry's abusive words to Anton Ferdinand last October, we can all agree that the Chelsea captain's verbal salvos towards opposition players are usually somewhat antagonistic to say the least. In a refreshing twist on that consistently fulfilled caricature, the England international was caught on camera (and indeed on mic) [.

Player of the Week: ?

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Photo: Nicolae Stoian

This week's Philadelphia Player of the Week is ...

Nobody.

We can't.

We tried!

We did. We really did.

The six of us scratched our heads. Ed Farnsworth pawed the air helplessly. Adam Cann looked for a sign. Greg Orlandini took the thinking man pose and got stuck there.

Pep Guardiola

A look at our rivals... Portugal!

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Willem van Hanegem, Louis van Gaal, Johan Cruyff, Pep Guardiola... they all said at some stage in their career: "I don't care who we play, what their tactics are or what they do... We play our own game. And we won't change it for the sake of our opponents..."
As if [read more]

A look at our opponents: Denmark

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Willem van Hanegem, Louis van Gaal, Johan Cruyff, Pep Guardiola... they all said at some stage in their career: "I don't care who we play, what their tactics are or what they do... We play our own game. And we won't change it for the sake of our opponents..."

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Liverpool

Liverpool Thrashing Means Chelsea Must Now Beat Bayern Munich

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TweetLiverpool exacted revenge for their FA Cup final defeat by smashing Chelsea 4-1 at Anfield leaving the Blues in a do-or-die clash with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Form is temporary class is permanent right? For Chelsea's sake they had better hope that that most famous football axiom is true ahead of the UEFA [.

Football GIF: Luis Suarez Nails One From 45+ Yards vs Norwich

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By Chris Wright

While the two preceding goals were stunning in their own right, Luis Suarez's honker of a third against Norwich was just that little bit special-er. Here it is again on infinite loop...

Goal of the season? Crouchie's still pipping it for us.

Dalglish Wants Results Over Style

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Kenny Dalglish is prepared to see his side sacrifice their style for the sake of some results as they search for a winning formula.
Liverpool has struggled to secure victories this season as their expensively assembled attack has continually malfunctioned.
A familiar pattern was witnessed again last week against West Brom at Anfield, where the Reds dominated the game, but failed to find the decisive goals.

football fans

Could have done it better...

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I was wondering if this boy know who is this S.League footballer "in front" of himI would like to apologize for the lack of update of late due to my heavy day job workload that has been piling up in recent months (those who know me personally should know how my workplace has been under scrutiny of since last December).

Newin To The Rescue!

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Buriram United chairman Newin Chidchob has vowed to continue his bid to find out if there are financial irregularities in football management.

During a meeting of representatives of Thai Premier League clubs last month, Newin asked TPL chairman Vichit Yamboonruang about the broadcasting rights of TPL matches and other income but Vichit could not give an answer.

Finals Football Week 1 - Perth linesman gives Perth a goal that never was.

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Shane Smeltz stole the headlines as Perth put a strangely negative Melbourne Heart to the sword.

Perth aren't pretty for the neutral and with Liam Miller off his game it was dire stuff. A strange second "goal" that clearly wasn't killed the game all hats off to Smeltz for celebrating early - did he influence the Perth-based linesman who gave a goal.

The Rest

Top 10 reasons why Sunderland are mad to fire Paolo Di Canio

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1. They've just allowed this bloke to sell arguably their best two players over the summer. 2. They've also allowed him to sign more than a dozen players for whom just about the only thing they have in common at the moment is that Paolo Di Canio wanted to sign them. 3. They went to [...]

Sounder at Heart Hosting Two Viewing Parties For U.S. Open Cup Final

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Since we are here to please, Sounder at Heart has decided to host not one, but two viewing parties for next Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup final. Considering the game is on the not-exactly-widely-available GolTV, we figured there would be plenty of you looking for a place to watch. With that in mind, we're hosting one party in Seattle and another in Renton.

Post-Match Chalkboard: They Don't Call It San Hoe For Nothing

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One of the more insignificant downsides of Saturday's draw, I was a mere seconds away from being able to make a Tony Robbins reference in the headline of this post. I actually saw them preparing the coals for this. They were burning them on a bridge downtown. That's what you get for being stupid enough to listen to Tony Robbins, San Jose.

A sorry state of affairs

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Many believe that it had to be done. For the sake of the club's financial struggles and for the sake of rebuilding the squad, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago simply had to be sold. And, to a certain point, this is true. Milan's financial struggles are well-known, Adriano Galliani himself has done his best in making [.

Alves Says Time For Neymar To Move To Europe

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Barcelona defender Daniel Alves says it is time for Brazilian star Neymar to move to Europe this summer,.

The third best player in the world has been linked with moves to either Real Madrid or Barcelona in recent summers, but he has always indicated a willingness to remain at Santos until after the 2014 World Cup before moving abroad.

After Thoughts from Last Night's 2-2 game...

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Various schools of thoughts were gathered from last night's Causeway Challenge that saw the Lions drawn 2-2 against Malaysia at Jalan Besar.

"Where is my support?" Agu (11) as depicted"With no disrespect to the Malaysians who we are playing them week in and out, shouldn't we go for some stronger opponents?

Swansea City vs Newcastle United Match Banter!

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Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea. Date: Fri 6th Apr 2012. Kick-Off: 16:30. Referee: Howard Webb. Good afternoon Geordies, and welcome to our regular match banter feature for todays Swans / Magpies clash at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. This is the sixth game in a row taking place at a odd time for the sake of Rupert [.