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Petr Cech: Helmet Saved Him and Zouma From Serious Injury for Chelsea

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Petr Cech insists his padded helmet saved him and Chelsea team-mate Kurt Zouma from serious injury.

The pair clashed heads in the Blues' 3-1 Capital One Cup quarter final win at Derby on Tuesday, forcing Zouma to be carried off.

The defender should be available for Chelsea's trip to Stoke on Monday, though, after being assessed at the iPro Stadium.

Petr Cech: Helmet Saved Him and Zouma From Serious Injury for Chelsea

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Petr Cech insists his padded helmet saved him and Chelsea team-mate Kurt Zouma from serious injury.

The pair clashed heads in the Blues' 3-1 Capital One Cup quarter final win at Derby on Tuesday, forcing Zouma to be carried off.

The defender should be available for Chelsea's trip to Stoke on Monday, though, after being assessed at the iPro Stadium.

Match Preview: Liverpool v. Wolves, 01.31.12

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Back down to Earth for Liverpool, as they travel to the West Midlands to face 19th-place Wolverhampton. It's a stark contrast from the action of the past week, facing opposition at the bottom of the table, away from Anfield, and with nothing immediately at stake. And if you've paid attention to Liverpool at all this season, it's cause for concern, with form against the mid- and lower-table sides worlds apart from the displays we've seen the last two times out.

Liverpool 2-1 Wolves | Premier League match report

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Liverpool 2-1 Wolves | Premier League match report

His achievements have given Kenny Dalglish a line of credit not available to the likes of UBS or Northern Rock. He could have survived an early exit from the Carling Cup and a home defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers, which so bankrupted Roy Hodgson's regime.

Premier League chalkboard analysis | Michael Cox

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Premier League chalkboard analysis | Michael Cox

Manchester City allow Samir Nasri to roam, Mick McCarthy uses his bench to good effect and Charlie Adam keeps it simple City allow Nasri to roam Samir Nasri made a wonderful start to his Manchester City career with a great performance in the 5-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur .

Euro 2012

Trap Door for Ireland Greats

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Ireland's manager, Giovanni Trapattoni, made a huge decision this week, in announcing his squad for the nation's upcoming friendly match against Serbia in August, which excludes Ireland legends, Shay Given and Robbie Keane.

Accompanying the felled duo out of the national set-up are Richard Dunne – the hero of Ireland's qualifying campaign – and Stephen Hunt.

Top 10 Euro 2012 conclusions: Greece 1-2 Czech Republic

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1. Greece look set to be out of the Euros before they're out of the Euro (if you took advantage of that novelty bet). 2. After their lethargic start, Greece were left with a deficit that not even Germany could write a Czech for. 3. Football is all about relativity. The Czech Republic looked like [...

The road to Euro 12 series – Doing the Poznan (Part 2)

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Continuing on from our first part of the Euro previews, here were are with a look into another group

Group B is just too glamorous to be analyzed this early in the process and so in today's edition of "Doing the Poznan" we will be invoking the Carlton Palmer in me and analyzing Group C.

Stephen Hunt confident ahead of Euro campaign

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Stephen Hunt has spoken of his excitement and the ‘buzz' surrounding the build up to Ireland's trip to the Euro 2012 finals in Poland next month.

Speaking to Ciarán Ó Raghallaigh on the Over The Line podcast Hunt spoke of his ‘unbelievable memories' of watching Ireland during the 1990 World Cup in Italy and the 2002 world Cup in Japan, and his hope of emulating the player s of previous campaigns.

Ireland secure qualification

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Ireland confirmed their place at next summer's European Championships with a 1-1 draw against Estonia in the second leg of their Euro 2012 play-off.

Already four up from the first leg, Ireland looked to be coasting when Stephen Ward fired home the opener after keeper Pavel Londak failed to hold Kevin Doyle's header.

O'Shea and Doyle back for Ireland

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John O'Shea and Kevin Doyle are back in the Ireland team for tomorrow night's Euro 2012 play-off second leg against Estonia in Lansdowne Road.

Stephen Kelly at right back and Jon Walters in attack are the players that make way for the returning duo.

O'Shea comes back into the side following a hamstring injury, while Doyle returns from suspension to partner Robbie Keane in the Irish attack.

Keane Penalty v Estonia

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Robbie Keane's 88th minute penalty after a foul on Stephen Hunt all but ends the Rep. of Ireland's long wait to qualify for a major Championships as they beat 9 man Estonia 4-0 in Tallinn in their Euro 2012 play-off first leg.

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Ireland squad for Estonia play-off

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Giovanni Trapattoni has included Shane Long in his 26-man Ireland squad to face Estonia in the Euro 2012 play-offs next month.

West Brom ruled Long out for 'up to six weeks' after he was injured by Alan Hutton's two-footed lunge during the first half of their 2-1 Premier League win at Villa Park.

Ireland 0 Slovakia 0

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Ireland's hopes of automatic qualification for Euro 2012 are in the balance after an abject 0-0 draw with Slovakia at the Aviva Stadium.



The home side produced a nervous and sloppy display that allowed the visitors to control possession and territory.

A number of fine saves from Shay Given and a Sean St Ledger block on Marek Hamsik made sure the visitors left with just one point.

Trapattoni names provisional squad for crucial Euro qualifiers

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Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has announced a provisional 32 man squad to face Slovakia and Russia in September's crucial Euro qualifiers.

Kevin Doyle is his biggest concern, having departed the squad on Tuesday with a recurrence of a knee ligament injury suffered in the 2-1 win over Macedonia in March.

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Trapattoni names 23 man squad for Serbia friendly

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Giovanni Trapattoni has announced his squad for the upcoming friendly against Serbia.

Skipper Robbie Keane, keeper Shay Given, central defender Richard Dunne and midfielder Stephen Hunt have been left out of the squad for next month's friendly clash with Serbia in Belgrade.

Stoke's Marc Wilson, Everton's Seamus Coleman and Wigan midfielder James McCarthy all come into the squad.

Trapattoni names 24 man squad for Czech friendly in Dublin

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Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has named a 24-man squad for the upcoming international friendly against the Czech Republic in Dublin on February 29th.

Speaking after the squad announcement, the Irish boss said, "This game is the beginning of our Euro 2012 preparations.

"As we face this fixture, it is important for our players to remember the attitude and performance that brought us qualification.

Teamsheets: Aston Villa vs Wolves

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This is a big, big game for Alex Mcleish today. The last of a run of home games and a derby against an opponent that caused his predecessor so many problems. It's also something of a "top of the table" encounter and the winner, should there be one, will get boasting rights over the rest of the league for at least a while today.

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Wolverhampton v Arsenal Preview : Which Arsenal To Turn Up At Molineux?

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Being kicked a few times won't stop Sagna from playing

The last time we faced a team in the relegation zone, we lost. This time around, the gap is even bigger. It was 3rd against 18th then, today it's 3rd against 20th. Wolverhampton Wonderers are the opponent for tonight and given the form that both teams are in and the position of both clubs, this should really be nothing other than a win for Arsenal.

Wolverhampton v Arsenal Preview : Which Arsenal To Turn Up At Molineux?

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Being kicked a few times won't stop Sagna from playing

The last time we faced a team in the relegation zone, we lost. This time around, the gap is even bigger. It was 3rd against 18th then, today it's 3rd against 20th. Wolverhampton Wonderers are the opponent for tonight and given the form that both teams are in and the position of both clubs, this should really be nothing other than a win for Arsenal.

Arsenal Held by 10 Men Wolves at Emirates

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Arsenal's ambition to improve position in the league was halted again as the Gunners only picked up one point from their home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday.

A quick goal by Gervinho didn't resulted in a goal flowing result for the home team as their visitor managed to pick up an equalizer through Steven Fletcher, and hold it until the final whistle.

Arsenal v Wolverhampton Preview : Mixing It Up

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Surely he's embarrass of his own performance too

It was a good night for Arsenal last night, even though none of the games involved us. Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all dropped points in their Boxing Day fixtures. A win for us tonight will see us leapfrog over Chelsea and go level on points with Tottenham (depending on the outcomes of their own match against Norwich).

Arsenal v Wolverhampton Preview : Mixing It Up

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Surely he's embarrass of his own performance too

It was a good night for Arsenal last night, even though none of the games involved us. Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all dropped points in their Boxing Day fixtures. A win for us tonight will see us leapfrog over Chelsea and go level on points with Tottenham (depending on the outcomes of their own match against Norwich).

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Norwich City: Wolves Twice Come From Behind To Snatch Vital Point At Molineux (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Norwich City Premier League 19th December 2011

A hard-working Wolves came back twice against Norwich City At Molineux to secure a vital point which inches Mick McCarthy's men another few steps away from the drop-zone.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Stoke City: Potters Climb To Eighth After Second-Half Comeback At Molineux (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Stoke City Premier League 17th December 2011

You have to hand it to Tony Pulis, you really do. For all the (often justified) criticism of his team's tactics and style of play, Stoke continue to ground out decent results season after season, never looking like getting themselves embroiled in a relegation dogfight.

Wolves vs Stoke 1-2 Highlights 2011 Video Goals Hunt Doyle OG Crouch

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Wolves vs Stoke 1-2 Highlights 2011 Video Goals Hunt Doyle OG Crouch is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Wolves vs Stoke 2011 ( Wolverhampton vs Stoke video below) Final score and result:- Wolves vs Stoke 1-2 ( Stephen Hunt/ Doyle own goal, Crouch) Molineux, Wolverhampton- 17 December, 2011- 15.

PL Preview: Chelsea v. Wolverhampton

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Whatever the hell you think is going on at Chelsea right now, whatever you think the club is mired in A Carlo-esque bad moment, crisis, et al. it doesn't matter. What we all can agree on is that anything less than a win this weekend at home to Wolves is going to see the shit hit the proverbial fan.

Everton 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Late Baines’ Penalty The Difference At Goodison (Photos)

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By Alan Duffy

Everton 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League 19th November 2011


Both sides benefited from penalty kicks in this rather dour encounter at Goodison Park.

Wolves' Stephen Hunt opened the scoring from the penalty spot on 37 minutes after Marouane Fellaini fouled David Edwards in the Toffees' box.

Everton v Wolves Highlights

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Everton came from behind to beat Wolves 2-1 at Goodison Park today, Stephen Hunt gave Wolves the lead slamming home a controversial penalty, before Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines made sure the home side won all three points having dominated with most of the possesion.

Wigan Woes Continue in ’6-Pointer’ Clash

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Halloween may have come and gone, but Wigan Athletic's form remains scary. After the Latics' 3-1 away loss to fellow strugglers Wolverhampton Wanderers, the losing streak has stretched to eight Premier League games.

Manchester City 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Nervy City Stay Five Points Clear (Photos)

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By Alan Duffy

Manchester City 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League 29th October 2011


Roberto Mancini's star-studded squad had to dig deep to secure yet another league victory, this time at Molineux.

2-0 up, courtesy of strikes from Bosnian Edin Dzeko and Serb Alexander Kolarov, the Citizens then saw captain Vincent Kompany sent off for a last-man challenge on Kevin Doyle in the box after a shaky-looking Joe Hart had spilled the ball.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-3 Queens Park Rangers

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By Alan Duffy

The ubiquitous Joey Barton netted his first goal for QPR before getting involved in a fracas as only the former Newcastle man can.

Additional goals from Alejandro Faurlin and DJ Campbell secured the comfortable victory against a dismal Wolves side.

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Wolves Fan On Relegation Battles, O’Hara and McCarthy

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In our final View from the Enemy preview, David Johnston from the Wolves Offside blog has talked to us about his hopes for Wolves this season.

Scott the Red: Were you happy with your team's performance last season?

David Johnston: I think in the first two seasons in the top flight the target has to be survival.

Season Preview - Wolves

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Quick Reminder, Real Life Despite a load of money spent on transfer window signings, Wolves found themselves in the relegation zone on the last day of the season but miraculously survived - finishing the season with 40 points - only one more than both Birmingham and Blackpool. Despite a -20 goal difference on the season, Wolves had some memorable wins at home (they beat Manchester United and


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How Stephen Hunt ended up in a row over GAA players’ commitment

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FORMER IRELAND INTERNATIONAL Stephen Hunt came in for some stinging criticism after suggesting that GAA players could not handle the lifestyle of a professional footballer.

via How Stephen Hunt ended up in a row over GAA players' commitment.

Aston Villa 0 Wolves 0: Herd the Man of the Match in bore draw

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The fans who stayed away from this dirge fest in droves were the lucky ones; only surprise inclusion Chris Herd and Gabby Agbonlahor provided anything worth getting excited about. The ~12k empty seats generated more talking points during the game than the "action" on it.

There's nothing to say about the first half, it was truly awful.