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Arsenal

Arsenal vs Tottenham best bets – The derby that’s always a classic

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Tottenham Hotspur make the short trip across north London to the Emirates this Saturday lunchtime for what is recognised as one of the fiercest local rivalries worldwide, and this will be the first selection I make on the Betfred Goals Galore coupon this Saturday, for reasons I'll explain... We have been treated to some spectacular [.

Touch and go for Theo

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Theo Walcott could be in danger of missing this summer's European Championships, after picking up a season-ending hamstring injury in Arsenal's goalless draw against Chelsea.

The winger is now expected to miss the rest of The Gunners' domestic campaign. However, Arsene Wenger has played down fears that Walcott could miss this summer's Euros, easing the minds of fans discussing the development on Betfair.

Touch and go for Theo

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Theo Walcott could be in danger of missing this summer's European Championships, after picking up a season-ending hamstring injury in Arsenal's goalless draw against Chelsea.

The winger is now expected to miss the rest of The Gunners' domestic campaign. However, Arsene Wenger has played down fears that Walcott could miss this summer's Euros, easing the minds of fans discussing the development on Betfair.

Liverpool vs Arsenal : Key Battles

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Luis Suarez vs Thomas Vermaelen

Both technically strong,this would be one big battle worth watching.The No 7's ability to charge through defenses, hold the ball up to set his teammates up and to dribble past defenders, simply is a nightmare for any defender.Although Suarez scored 2 goals in in his last three outings for the reds, there has been a significant dip in form of his overall game.

The Champions League – AC Milan’s reclaim for glory?

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Looking back at AC Milan's game with Arsenal earlier this month, I was amazed how easily they managed to pick apart a team. They played like an opponent always one trick ahead.

The majority of moves Arsenal conjured together were thwarted by the AC players and left the away fans frustrated and the home crowd delighted.

Wigan 0 Arsenal 4 : Fo(u)rtified

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Even Gervinho can't miss this one

December is here but Arsenal continued where they left off. Four goals victory at the DW Stadium. Four different players added goals to their statistics for the season and we're now up to just one place behind fourth spot (until Liverpool's match against Fulham tonight at least).

Blackburn v Arsenal Preview : Continuing The Good Work

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Much will be depended on the duo today

Match day today. A trip is Ewood Park it is. Coming on the back of a recent mini-revival, it is absolutely vital that we continue our progression and improvement. Pat Rice will have to continue his unbeaten run at the helm another day as Arsene Wenger returns to the bench.

Blackburn v Arsenal Preview : Continuing The Good Work

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Much will be depended on the duo today

Match day today. A trip is Ewood Park it is. Coming on the back of a recent mini-revival, it is absolutely vital that we continue our progression and improvement. Pat Rice will have to continue his unbeaten run at the helm another day as Arsene Wenger returns to the bench.

Why Arsenal fans should be excited by Oxo kid

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The signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Southampton this summer was met acrimoniously by many sectors of the Emirates faithful. Over the international break, Chamberlain went some way to justifying the money that Arsene Wenger paid for the talented teen and giving Arsenal fans a taste of what is to come.

Liverpool

Reds agree deal for Heerenveen winger Oussama Assaidi

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Liverpool Football Club today reached an agreement to sign 24-year-old Moroccan international winger Oussama Assaidi from Dutch club Heerenveen for a fee believed to be around £3 million.

Assaidi scored 20 goals in 68 appearances for the Dutch club and has 22 caps for Morocco making his international debut in February 2011.

Borini Scores In Liverpool Win

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I hope to see more of this celebration this season...
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It was of complete contrast to the game out in Belarus as Liverpool easily put 3 goals past Gomel and sealed their place in a play off against Hearts. It's a nice draw for the Reds and will also provide a good atmosphere as fans make the short hop to Scotland.

LEAVING BELLAMY AND ADAM OUT WAS A MISTAKE

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King Kenny got his team selection and tactics wrong on Saturday afternoon against Man Utd.

He oped for a cautious, defensive line-up with Luis Suarez up-front as Kuyt lined up on the right wing and youngsters Spearing and Henderson were in midfield, bizarrely at the expence of Charlie Adam.

Have You Seen Youssef "Messi" Msakni, Comolli?

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We have seen how Liverpool suffered this season without any pace and creativity from midfield. Dalglish's preferred midfield foursome of Downing, Adam, Gerrard and Lucas will pass the ball to death but neither is comfortable to run with the ball.
Against teams that park the bus, especially teams that come to Anfield, the lack of unpredictability in the Liverpool play has caused the mighty Reds dearly.

Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool: Bellamy Stars in Reds’ Stroll

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Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool: Bellamy Stars in Reds' Stroll

First-half goals from Craig Bellamy and Martin Skrtel gave Liverpool a comfortable victory over a lacklustre Aston Villa at Villa Park. The Reds were two-up within 15 minutes and, but for the woodwork denying them yet again, they could have racked up more against a Villa side which offered nothing in response.

Stick or Twist: Kenny’s Dilemma…

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Stick or Twist: Kenny's Dilemma...

So everyone's fit. Which way will Kenny turn? It's not as impossible as picking a Rafa selection but here goes... Pepe will distribute like Beckenbauer from the back. Ahem. Right back is a big, big call. Dalglish considers his best right full to be Glen Johnson but Martin Kelly is the man in possession and has done little wrong.

Why complacency is as big a threat to England than Wales on Tuesday

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Why complacency is as big a threat to England than Wales on Tuesday

The danger for England on Tuesday is that the memory of such an easy victory at the Millennium Stadium in March could still be floating around the minds of the squad as it prepares for the penultimate Euro 2012 qualifier.

Euro 2012

Watch Portugal vs Czech Republic Online Free

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In the first of 4 Quarter Finals set to take place over the next few days Portugal find themselves facing a Czech Republic side who are probably still grateful to have progressed past the group stage after some hairy moments involving Poland, Russia and Greece. The Czech side have leaked some pretty awful goals at times, with the normally ever-reliable and occasionally unbeatable Petr Cech looking a different keeper when compared to his brilliant performances in a Chelsea shirt last season.

EURO 2012: An Accommodations Overview, Sweden NT

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The Platium Hotel near Kiev is the next location to highlight on our EURO 2012 Stalker's Map, Kickettes. This delightful hotel is where the Sweden NT are rumoured to be resting between their group games vs. England, Ukraine and France.

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English Premier League

Euro 2012: France v England – five talking points

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This article titled "Euro 2012: France v England – five talking points" was written by Dominic Fifield at Donbass Arena, Donetsk, for The Guardian on Monday 11th June 2012 18.23 UTC

1 A solid start for England

England's wait to begin a European Championship with a win has been prolonged though, once he had retreated from the steamy heat of the Donbass Arena, Roy Hodgson might have been satisfied with this opening.

Sir Alex Ferguson attended Lyon v Lille, but who was he watching?

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Sir Alex Ferguson attended Lyon v Lille, but who was he watching? is a post from: Just Football

As was widely reported in France this past weekend, Sir Alex Ferguson was at the Stade Gerland to watch the big Ligue 1 game between Olympique Lyonnais and champions Lille, which the hosts won 2-1.

Dynamo, Part II: Baffling Bobby Zamora

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Remember that vid we posted a few weeks ago featuring British magician Dynamo freaking Nemanja Vidic out so badly with his playing card based trickery that the Hot Robot almost blew a gasket?

Well, mesmerising footballers has become something of a hobby for the crafty conjurer and this edition features him baffling the hell out of, among others, Jermain Defoe, Jermaine Jenas and Bobby Zamora.

Half Time

Denmark Beat Sweden 2-0 With N.B-52 Bagging His 16th International Goal For The Danes *N.B-52′s Goal Here*

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Even though tonights game was a International Friendly, It was never gunna be a friendly with all the pre-match hype, Denmark and Sweden have obviously got a big history + rivalry both from being from Scandinavia. Nicklas Bendtner had hit 3 goals and an assist in his last 3 games for Denmark, so he was on fire going into tonight's game.

Denmark Beat Sweden 2-0 With N.B-52 Bagging His 16th International Goal For The Danes *N.B-52′s Goal Here*

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Even though tonights game was a International Friendly, It was never gunna be a friendly with all the pre-match hype, Denmark and Sweden have obviously got a big history + rivalry both from being from Scandinavia. Nicklas Bendtner had hit 3 goals and an assist in his last 3 games for Denmark, so he was on fire going into tonight's game.

Choose Your Own Match Report!

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An exciting new service from TOMM to you, dear reader! Choose a match report from the two options available! No need to argue or comment, just read the one you agree with and carry on with your day happy in the knowledge that you were right all along!!!

Option 1 Gritty Spurs Rearguard Action Sees Us Through

In the old days, stretching back as far as, oh, 6 or even 7 months ago, Spurs would have let this one slip.

The Rest

It turns out David Moyes, Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini don’t hang out that much at Everton

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That's the only reason we can think of that would make sense of The Sun's bizarre dodgy Photoshop work this morning. There must be no photos of the three of them together for this to be the best option. The story to accompany this fine digital trickery is that David Moyes plans to raid Everton [...]

Video: Best of Soccer AM Showboat 2012

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There's been a feast ofsumptuousskills gracing the global game this year and happily Soccer Am have packaged a fantastic little video of some of the tastiest choice cuts. Like any good box of Christmas chocolates there's some of your classic treats to sample once more, including Phillipe Mexès melting a stunning bicycle kick and [.

Video: Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho isn’t talking about what you know he is talking about

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Jose Mourinho used a bit of Jedi mind trickery to complain about refereeing decisions during last night's Super Cup clash with Barcelona. The Only One has decided that it's a bit too early in the season to be picking up touchline bans, even for him. So, instead of talking about the decisions that had annoyed [.

Blues Record Opening Round Knockout

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It wasn't perfect, and there's still plenty of work to be done. But for the moment, Chelsea appear to be on the verge of identifying themselves as a new-look counter-attacking side with plenty of pace and trickery. More, after the jump:

Flair

Preseason friendlies are hard to judge.

Jan Vertonghen Gets All Tricksy In Ajax Training (Video)

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He's been on the cusp of joining Tottenham for what seems like eons now, but here's Belgian centre-half Jan Vertonghen  - still of Ajax busting out a lovely bit of trickery during a training session the other day. Just watch his face light up when he realises it's been caught on camera.

The world’s best football celebrations just got even better

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For far too long special effects have been the preserve of ropey Hollywood blockbusters. Thankfully, the excess of computer generated explosions, fire-breathing and walking dinosaurs has made it's way to the football pitch. In what has to be one of the most head-shakingly brilliant video we have seen for some time, we see some classic [.

DTotD: Defenders can’t stop Neymar without getting booked

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Santos beat The Strongest 2-0 with two goals in the final five minutes of the Copa Libertadores group stage on Thursday. And though Neymar provided the second goal, he once again took his knocks earlier in the match. In the 20th minute, Leonel Reyes was booked for his aggressive way of preventing Neymar from giving him a sombrero, which seems to be the preferred way for defenders to stop his trickery.

Champions League Observations, Pt I: Repetitive Strain Injury

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Broken records, hot hip-dips and excessive German nudity. But haven't we seen it all before?

Barcelona 3-1 AC Milan (agg)

The Mexes: Offering generous accommodation space for a family of five. Image: LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images.

Bulls Back in Familiar Form to Start New Season

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Fresh hopes for a new start, coupled with memories of postseason success last year at Dallas, may have inspired confidence with the kickoff to our seventeenth season. But such hopes were quickly dashed as the season starts with a road loss that suggests little has changed since last year.

Germany 1, France 2 – Casual Friendly – Germany Poor

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It was great to see France back in action, and it was great to get a couple goals away from home, but there's no escaping that this was a friendly played at 3/4 speed.

I had the impression that Germany were more poor than France were good, but a victory away to Germany is always welcome.

Here's how we lined up:

Giroud
Ribery Nasri Valbuena
M'Vila Cabaye
Abidal Mexes Rami Debuchy
Lloris (C)

Lloris is the full-time captain now, which is no surprise, and he did well to keep Germany out at least a couple times.

The Football Life

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This is a most excellent short on a man unknown to the masses, but can still inspire a moving expose the life he's dedicated to football. Even rarer is that it can be done with what is mostly the spoken word and a sequence of photographs set to a subtle, moving soundtrack. It's hardly the type of film you expect from the internet, with a blaring background at hyperspeed set to the trickery of the world's biggest stars, and it's all the better for it.

The Interview: Just Football meets Jonathan Pitroipa

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The Interview: Just Football meets Jonathan Pitroipa is a post from: Just Football

Jonathan Pitroipa's transfer to Rennes in Summer 2011 immediately looked a very shrewd piece of business when the Burkina Faso international took to Ligue 1 like a duck to water, instantly endearing himself to supporters with his dazzling pace and trickery down both flanks and a hugely welcome, late, point-rescuing goal against Paris-Saint Germain in a 1-1 draw early in the season.