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Wayne Rooney thanks Man Utd fans

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Wayne Rooney has thanked Manchester United's supporters for the reception he got after scoring his 200th goal for the club. The striker netted twice in last night's Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen to become only the fourth player in United's history to hit the 200 goals mark. Supporters showed their appreciation when he was [.

Spurs to be re-united with old boys on US tour

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Spurs have announced plans to tour the United States this summer and the club's itinerary will see them cross the path of former striker Robbie Keane. Tottenham will be playing Keane's new club LA Galaxy in a trip that also includes a fixture with New York Red Bulls.

Galaxy are of course home to David Beckham who had a stint at Spurs Lodge last year as he prepared for the 2011 MLS season.

Is there a better alternative to Pav?

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When Aaron Lennon limped out of yesterday's action on 27 minutes, it must have been tempting for manager Harry Redknapp to look at the midfield alternatives he had waiting on the bench.

Either Niko Kranjcar or Steven Pienaar could have been a more obvious choice but Harry's positive move of putting Roman Pavlyuchenko on the pitch was to eventually pay off.

Manchester City

Chelsea’s Gary Cahill defends Man City keeper Joe Hart

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Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has praised his under-fire England colleague Joe Hart, saying he is "top drawer". Manchester City keeper Hart's form over the past 12 months has been questioned by many critics, not least his new club boss Manuel Pellegrini, who suggested that reserve keeper Costel Pantilimon could challenge for his first-team spot.

The Bolton problem: the Jol question

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The problem with football is that issues that would ordinarily go away of their own accord tend to get magnified and therefore linger. Martin Jol's Fulham side have attracted more off-field press than any other in memory, but on the pitch there are signs that things aren't all bad. Results have not been from the top drawer, but nor have they been terrible: we're well within the bounds of reasonableness.

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The 2013 MLS SuperDraft Story Stream

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All the news, mock drafts, opinions and editorials concerning the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

With the NCAA tournament starting today and no Generation Adidas signings yet announced, it might seem premature to to be forecasting the upcoming draft. However, the Top Drawer Soccer guys have been at this for a while now, so it is always interesting to check out their predictions.

The 2013 MLS Mock Draft Predictions Have Begun

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With the NCAA tournament starting today and no Generation Adidas signings yet announced, it might seem premature to to be forecasting the upcoming draft. However, the Top Drawer Soccer guys have been at this for a while now, so it is always interesting to check out their predictions.

Top Drawer's prediction:

3 Mikey Lopez * North Carolina MF 5-8 160
Caleb Porter could not ask for a better player with his first pick in charge of the Timbers.

English Premier League

Money Makes the Ball Go Round

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You play professional in one of the big three sports. Your real estate footprint is large and your fancy car is marvelous. Valet park every time. Your plate is the most expensive on the menu. When you get old and tottery it is unlikely you'll be wandering around penniless on city streets. Investments will soften your end.

Tottenham Hotspur Announce 2012 Pre-season USA Tour

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English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur will return to the United States for a pre-season tour. Spurs announced plans to play the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 24th and New York Red Bulls on July 31st. It's unknown at this time if another match will be schedule during the tour.

Specific details such as match times or television details have will be announced later.

Spurs To Play LA Galaxy And NY Red Bulls This Summer

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Tottenham announced today that they will play the Los Angeles Galaxy and the New York Red Bulls in a pre-season tour of the United States this summer.

The game against the Galaxy on July 24 will hold a particular significance for the club as former Spurs skipper Robbie Keane and ex-England captain David Beckham play for the MLS side.

Stability Will Prevent the Sinking of the Good Ship Arsenal

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A great deal has been written about the perceived troubles at our beloved club, almost seven years without a trophy, the inability to retain our best players, the difficulty in signing top drawer talent and moving on the under-performing squad members.

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All of the above are valid reasons for some fans to feel aggrieved and to call for change or in some cases even revolution.

Stability Will Prevent the Sinking of the Good Ship Arsenal

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A great deal has been written about the perceived troubles at our beloved club, almost seven years without a trophy, the inability to retain our best players, the difficulty in signing top drawer talent and moving on the under-performing squad members.

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All of the above are valid reasons for some fans to feel aggrieved and to call for change or in some cases even revolution.

Black Country derby epitomizes Wolves season

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I don't get excited about many Premier League fixtures but the Black Country derby certainly gets my heart racing. It's even more special when it takes place in the Premier League – todays match only the fourth in Premier League history.

So as Wolves slumped to what turned out to be an embarrassing defeat my major interest in Premier League football for this season ends in disappointment as West Brom triumphed for their eighth time to Wolves three wins since I first went to Molineux in 1999.

Reactions to Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United.

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1. It's a strange one to take, I think if you had asked me before hand I would have said that it was important Chelsea didn't lose the game. Saying that, to play well for the first ten minutes of the second half and find ourselves 3-0 up was a bonus!. To throw it all away is tough to take.

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STURRIDGE: Why wasn't he called up for England??

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I for one was very surprised that Danny Sturridge wasn't called up to the full England squad for the recent game against Montenegro last Friday. OK, Sturridge had been out with an injury but he came back and started against Bolton, scored two goals and created one for Frank Lampard!.

Obviously Fabio Capello thinks that we have better options in his position at the moment and didn't select him.

YouTube

The Malaysian Bizarro Neymar

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If you're going to pull out the bag of tricks, don't dump it in a heap on the ground. Or fumble it when trying to extract something with precision. Or go to the top drawer when you don't yet have a handle on the basics.

Or be this guy.

Without the context of the game itself feel free to roll through Malaysian fixtures for an answer it's hard to know what exactly happened.

Viennese Smoke & Mirrors

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The YouTube is full of audacious shows of individual talent and athleticism and scammers promising links to game highlights but redirecting you to some blogspot site where you may or may not enjoy binding matrimonial contract with an Eastern European female simply by clicking on the link.

This free kick routine from Rapid Vienna is much simpler, requiring far less top-drawer talent, and just as aesthetic.

Wayne Rooney

Neville will Pull no Punches

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Having recently been named as part of Roy Hodgson's back room team, Gary Neville has insisted that he will be frank and honest with the players, promising not to shirk difficult discussions, if they are needed.

The former Manchester United and England right back, who retired from playing in February 2011, said: "I believe in honesty and, if a football player makes a mistake, he has potentially a billion people watching it around the world, depending on what game it is.

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Spurs Announces US Pre-Season Tour

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Tottenham announced today that they will play the Los Angeles Galaxy and the New York Red Bulls in a pre-season tour of the United States this summer.

The game against the Galaxy on July 24 will hold a particular significance for the club as former Spurs skipper Robbie Keane and ex-England captain David Beckham play for the MLS side.

Scousers Skewered: Thoughts on a Rather Good Win Against Liverpool

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Four to us, none to them. That's the long and short of it. A dazzling afternoon of football from the chaps in Lilywhite yesterday; one in which numerical advantage might've provided the opposition with reasonable excuse, had we not been utterly dominant in every minute before Charlie Adam's second yellow and every minute after.

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

The Reds boss pays tribute to the Argentine's consistently fine displays but admits much work remains to be done if the club is to win the race for a top four finish

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

The Reds boss pays tribute to the Argentine's consistently fine displays but admits much work remains to be done if the club is to win the race for a top four finish

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

The Reds boss pays tribute to the Argentine's consistently fine displays but admits much work remains to be done if the club is to win the race for a top four finish

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

The Reds boss pays tribute to the Argentine's consistently fine displays but admits much work remains to be done if the club is to win the race for a top four finish

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

The Reds boss pays tribute to the Argentine's consistently fine displays but admits much work remains to be done if the club is to win the race for a top four finish

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

The Reds boss pays tribute to the Argentine's consistently fine displays but admits much work remains to be done if the club is to win the race for a top four finish

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

The Reds boss pays tribute to the Argentine's consistently fine displays but admits much work remains to be done if the club is to win the race for a top four finish

View the full story here: Goal

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish hails Maxi Rodriguez but says he will not play every game: If he was younger he would be top drawer

The Reds boss pays tribute to the Argentine's consistently fine displays but admits much work remains to be done if the club is to win the race for a top four finish

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Tony Pulis Hails Luis Suarez

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Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has expressed his satisfaction at stopping Liverpool from playing after his side beat the Reds 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium.
The win came courtesy of a contentious penalty after Jamie Carragher was deemed to have illegally brought down Jonathan Walters, incurring the wrath of Kenny Dalglish after the game, with the Scot displeased that his side had seen several appeals fall on deaf ears.

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Early Chelsea form promises much more

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It may be just three games into the new Premier League season - and plenty of players and teams have failed badly after a bright start in the past - but Chelsea finally look the real deal again and appear to have landed a future world star in Eden Hazard.

The Blues made it three wins out of three with a comfortable 2-0 success over Newcastle and the European champions' impressive start bodes well for not only a sustainable top-four challenge this season (bearing in mind last term's disappointing sixth-place finish) but also an all-out assault on the title.

TFC continues to lose ties - TFC 1 New England 1

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The aircraft carrying the defending skills for the second half arriving two hours late


Today was the first TFC home game with the new manager in charge. Paul Mariner was probably hoping, as most of us were hoping, that he could bring to the home field all the energy of the first half the other night in Houston without the collapse at the end of the second half.

Some Soccer News for Wed Mar 21, 2012

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At age 24 Lionel Messi has already become the top goal scorer in Barcelona history. His three yesterday takes him to 234!
-And to me even more amazing is that in this 2011-12 season he has already scored 54 goals in all competitions!

dN

That didn't take long - Head coach Juan Pablo Osorio has worn out his welcome at Puebla and resigned before they fired him.

Furniture Footballers – Football’s All-Furniture XI

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Furniture Footballers Football's All-Furniture XI - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Furniture Footballers? Soccerlens.com senior writer Eddie Griffin looks at football names that sound like your average household furniture.

One could fill a book or three on all of the reasons to love sports, but one of the greatest things about sports, from baseball to football, to the other football, the other football, the other football, and the other football, is that they give us so many conversation topics and lasting memories.