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Arsenal

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski gets flirty with Rihanna

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Arsenal's Lukas Podolski has posed for a photograph with music star Rihanna. Poldi cuddled up to the Umbrella singer for a photo after her gig in Cologne at the weekend, before putting the picture on his Twitter account. Referring to one of her songs, the Germany international posted the slightly flirty message: "How can someone [.

Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah!

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The words 'You never know what you have got until it's gone' couldn't be truer.

I don't use these words for a bereavement, nor do I use them for Samir Nasri's loyalty.

I use them for T'internet.

To not be able to go on online after several years being able to do to so was a shock to the system.

England

The England Dynasty

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Admittedly a little bit of an oxymoron in football, that, considering England's only ever hauled in one trophy over the two major competitions, and never even reached the final of the Euros. But a little bit of fiction and child-like imaginantion never hurt anyone, so ITV has gone on to remind everyone what could've been.

What are the odds Roy Keane is asked to lead Forest out of the woods? Derek McGovern’s Bets of the Day

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What are the odds Roy Keane is asked to lead Forest out of the woods? Derek McGovern's Bets of the Day

The first inkling Nottingham Forest owner Nigel Doughty had that Steve McClaren might quit was when he walked into his office clutching a cappuccino and an umbrella.

International Friendly Preparation: The Truth

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No Sergio, you haven't got away with it. Our verdict on your hairdo is coming soon. Image: Getty Images/Daylife.

The controversy surrounding international friendlies during the season has raged on for so long now, we would have got bored of it if we had cared in the first place. We have no space in our lives for debates on whether players are tired, whether the the games are unnecessary and the criticism of team managers for making too many substitutions, not enough substitutions, playing the wrong formation or using an umbrella.

Premiership Talk visits Manchester

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Premiership Talk is hitting the streets of England, and in the build up to this Sunday's FA Cup clash between Manchester United and Liverpool, Prem Talk's Boian Filev was running through the city with just a scarf, an umbrella, and a camera. Click the image to the right for a glimpse into his Manchester and Old Trafford photos, and be sure to head over Premiership Talk's official Facebook page for a link to the full gallery.

Kitman: Fabio Capello and his baseball cap

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64-year-old man can't pull off teenage accessory Fabio Capello might have made a few misjudgements as England manager in recent months, but even he knows that you cannot use an umbrella on a rainy night at Wembley. Steve McClaren saw to that. But the Italian still needed some protection from the elements.

Kitman: Fabio Capello and his baseball cap

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64-year-old man can't pull off teenage accessory Fabio Capello might have made a few misjudgements as England manager in recent months, but even he knows that you cannot use an umbrella on a rainy night at Wembley. Steve McClaren saw to that. But the Italian still needed some protection from the elements.

Major League Soccer

U.S. Soccer, MLS create new referee program

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Photo by Howard C. Smith/ISIphotos.com

The quality of officiating in MLS has consistently come into the limelight over the years, and the league and U.S. Soccer are taking a step to try and rectify that issue.

The two organizations have teamed to create and fund the Professional Referee Organization (PRO), which will begin its operations next month.

Texian Army crafts a response to the MLS sanctions

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This morning the Texian Army issued the following response to the sanctions MLS levied against Houston Dynamo supporters' groups earlier this week. I've been clear about what I think about the sanctions. What do you think about the TA's response?

On Monday, Major League Soccer (MLS) announced the suspension of supporters privileges (flags, banners, drums, etc.

Sporting KC Soccer Camps

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Sporting Kansas City will again offer a series of youth soccer camps in 2012 for boys and girls of all ages. Camps will be offered to the experienced player ready to take it to the next level as well as the player who is newly developing their skills. Campers who attend sessions at our training center in Swope Park will have the opportunity to observe the Pros at practice.

MLS Opts for Headliners

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By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 29, 2011) US Soccer Players -- There are at least a couple of ways to look at yesterday's announcement that a revamped World Football Challenge will now feature Major League Soccer clubs. The first is obvious. A tour featuring only international clubs that had nothing to do with MLS or their marketing arm is now at least partly under that umbrella.

South America

Snapshot: Chucky Just Wants To Play…In The Copa Libertadores

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By Chris Wright

Seen here is an Emelec (of Ecuador) fan wearing a huge and really rather unsettling 'Chucky' head assuming it's not some terrible affliction in the crowd as his side takes on Paraguay's Olimpia in Guayaquil in the Copa Libertadores, putting the guy in front's feeble Janet Street-Porter mask, quite literally, in the shade.

Snapshot: Chucky Just Wants To Play…In The Copa Libertadores

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By Chris Wright

Seen here is an Emelec (of Ecuador) fan wearing a huge and really rather unsettling 'Chucky' head assuming it's not some terrible affliction in the crowd as his side takes on Paraguay's Olimpia in Guayaquil in the Copa Libertadores, putting the guy in front's feeble Janet Street-Porter mask, quite literally, in the shade.

The Shadiest Pitch In Colombia

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This is what looks to be just any half-football/half-other sports (heavily football, they say) pitch in any neighborhood in the world, lacking all of the requisite quality for anything but a casual game. It is remarkable only in its unremarkability.

And then it got an umbrella.

Liverpool

Trading Places: Time to Reform the Football League’s Loan System?

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To look closely at the associated regulations is to acknowledge the Football League's existing loan system as nothing less than a free for all. ‘Temporary loan transfer' is the umbrella heading which comprises the following three types of move permissible under the current system: • ‘Standard Loans' (half or full season in length and arranged during the two transfer windows); • ‘Emergency Loans' (28-93 days in length and arranged both within the two transfer windows and during fixed periods outside these dates); • ‘Youth Loans' (identical to ‘Emergency Loans' but applies to scholars or new professionals on a work experience-type.

La Liga match abandoned after linesman hit by umbrella (video)

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La Liga match abandoned after linesman hit by umbrella (video)

Coach says it was an "an act of bad luck:

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A news article on 2011-11-21 17:44:21 from: The Mirror

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home games

Taking Attendance: Indoors 1/3/2012

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Back after a hiatus, I present you the latest attendance figures from the Major Indoor Soccer League. As you may or may not know, United Soccer Leagues took over the MISL this season and brought it under their umbrella along with its nascent I-League. The result is a seven-team league that's averaging right about what the old one was through the same number of games a year ago.

A Familiar Gripe

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Persija are one of the biggest teams in the country without a doubt. They have some of the biggest names in Indonesian football. Their Jakmania supporters club is one of the most active in the country. Their orange shirts are one of the most identifiable in the country. They are, in short, a footballing brand worth a shit load of money.

Videos

Granada v Real Mallorca abandoned after linesman gets hit by umbrella

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Brolly bad luck The La Liga match between Granada and Real Mallorca was called off after an assistant referee was struck by an umbrella. The linesman was left with a deep cut to his cheek after being hit by the stray accessory. After spotting his bleeding colleague, the referee immediately took all the match officials [.

Video: The shambolic Wolfsburg penalty that sparked Steve McClaren’s sacking

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And not an umbrella in sight The childish scenes in the video above have led to Wolfsburg sacking Steve McClaren. When Brazilian midfielder Diego was awarded a penalty during the match against Hannover, he decided he had earned the right to take the spot-kick. That was despite the fact that new signing Patrick Helmes had [.

La Liga

Faulty Umberella Causes La Liga Abondonment

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A faulty umberella has been blamed for the abandonment of Sunday's La Liga fixture between Granada and Real Mallorca.

Granada had just taken a 2-1 lead with about half an hour on the clock when the game was stopped after a linesman was hit with a flying object in the face drawing blood.

Granada vs Mallorca Abandoned After Linesman Hit By Umbrella (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Last night's La Liga tie between Granada and Mallorca was called off after an hour or so after one of the linesman, Aguilar Rodriguez, had his face busted open (he suffered a suspected fractured cheek bone) by an umbrella thrown from the stands...

With Granada 2-1 up at the time after coming from behind and looking on course for a much-needed win considering how pap they've been this season, referee Clos Gomez stopped play after seeing his colleague getting brollied over in the corner of the ground, immediately marching from the field taking his assistants and Granada's three points with him.

16 Would Be Perfect

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Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has joined the bandwagon of people who are calling for the number of clubs playing in top flight Spanish, Italian and English leagues to be cut down to 16.

According to Rosell, La Liga is too big and needs to be cut down to 16 teams. Rosell who also doubles up as the European Club Association Vice President, said that UEFA is in danger of witnessing a mass walk out of some of its biggest club's if the association refused to consider the demands made by the ECA.

Rosell Fires Shots At FIFA And UEFA

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Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was in a pretty combative mood Tuesday at a conference in Doha as he took aim at both FIFA and UEFA.

Rosell was asked whether clubs would ask FIFA and UEFA to pay players during the World Cup or European Championship and he replied:

"This is what we are discussing with both institutions.

The Rest

Book Review: How Soccer Explains the World

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What I enjoy about following soccer is not limited to the actual, physical sport. I find the social, political, and emotional facets of the sport fascinating as well. Franklin Foer covers those aspects in his book, How Soccer Explains the World, under an umbrella of a discussion on globalization.

Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux Join Sounders Women

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There couldn't be a stronger signal that the state of women's soccer in America is in flux than to have Hope Solo and Sydney Leroux join the Seattle Sounders Women. With WPS faltering, WPSL forming a limited elite division and adding a team in Issaquah, it was already clear that there would be some change.

Whether is he a "Birch" or "Low"?

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It's not fair to tag him now with either one of the two colonial characters whom I opined the new S.League CEO would be and define the direction the league is heading to under his leadership.

The announcement of former ex-SAFFC chairman Lim Chin came as no surprise with talks of the former Chief of Artillery being named as the man on the hot seat following several news reports of him suggested he would.

Thoughts on a European Super League

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I really just thought of writing about this topic this morning, as I came across an article with some recent quotes from Sandro Rosell from Barcelona. He's apparently sad that Barca can't make enough money under the current structures of La Liga and the Champions League. From his quotes, I believe what he wants is for the major domestic leagues to reduce their number of clubs.

Shahril Miisses Maldives Friendly

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Tomorrow sees Singapore take on The Maldives in a friendly that both will use as vial preparation ahead of World Cup preparations.
One player missing from the squad, despite having been called up initially, is Medan Chiefs Shahril Ishak. The Medan Chiefs play in the breakaway Liga Primer Indonesia which, under the old PSSO regime, was not recognised and was effectively an illegal league not recognised by PSSI, AFC and them doyens of transparency and fairness, FIFA.

Let's divorce S.LEAGUE from FAS!

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Having seen for the past few weeks of all kinds of solutions, remedy put up by various concerned parties on whichever means to lift the local from the slumps.

With much due respect, most of which we heard, read and seen are mere "recycled" suggestions that always brought to attention in any kind of mis-happenings.

When Headlines Attack: Galactic Groans

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FC Saturn is so poor they've been forced to relinquish their top-flight status for the upcoming 2011-12 Russian Premier League season. Terrible for them, but one which sent headline writers the world over into a heat.

Options were plentiful, including the space race (FC Saturn Lose Race For Space In RPL, etc), the Cold War umbrella (FC Saturn Frozen Out Of Top Flight, etc) and something about 'succumbing to the moons'.