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English Premier League

Tim Howard: He Scorez, He Sadz

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We weren't sure whether we could love Timmy Howard any more. Just to recap, we know that he looks like this naked and is clearly an 'all-round top bloke' if our recent convo with him was anything to go by. But his response to scoring a wind-assisted wonder goal vs.

Who is the biggest Zero to Hero?

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Some pundits have been calling it the season that makes no sense. Chelsea and United have both stumbled at separate times and neither have truly capitalised leaving it all down to the final weekend. Arsenal have finally faded away despite being written off on countless occasions. The fight for fourth is going right to the wire.

Chelsea Team News

MotM Poll: Blackburn 0-1 Chelsea

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They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words. Case in point:


Road warrior

Battered, bloodied, and fairly rubbish. No matter. Chelsea still manage to hold on for a much-needed win at Ewood Park, 1-0, over a Blackburn Rovers side that probably deserved a point.

Caption This! Drogba, Mad Jens and lederhosen

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Old friends link up at Oktoberfest. The weirdness.


Where the white women at?

Let's see what you got, people.

MotM Poll: Fulham 0-0 Chelsea

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Hey, at least this kid looks like a bargain, right? Right?


Bob.

More disappointment at Craven Cottage as Chelsea fail to breakdown a resolute Fulham side in somewhat drab 0-0 fare on Valentine's Day evening. Well, drab up until added time.

That's when Petr Cech saved our collective blushes, denying Clint Dempsey from the spot after Mike Dean more inept than our play on this day awarded the hosts an ultra-late penalty for the slightest of nicks on Deuce from David Luiz.

World Cup

Germany NT: Training Report

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Next up in the German NT training regime? Lawn bowls. Image: AP Photos/Daylife

Why change a plan when it's working? The German NT's training methods for the World Cup last year may have raised one or two eyebrows, but despite a knockout in the semi-finals (by eventual winners Spain) it is generally agreed that the young squad were a force to be reckoned with in the tournament.

The End of the Energy Age

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The winds are howling and the world's shaking itself loose; at least it feels that way. The night scratches its back against our houses, the heat of the day falls away like a dream; and then the cycle reverses, unpredictably, tapping out weird rhythms of hot-cold that upset our animal patterns over the days of this tense spring.

Norway

Tippeliga round 16: Relentless Rosenborg, the mysterious Mr. Huseklepp and laughable Lyn fans

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This recent bout of hot weather has made Norwegians hit the beaches like dyslexic gangsta rappers, but like busses in the Stavanger-area the Tippeliga waits for no one, and so here is a quick roundup of the latest batch of games from the top tier of Norwegian football.

By now you really must be getting tired of reading this phrase, but it continues to be the case and we're too hot to figure out a more clever way of wording it: Unless Rosenborg sell their entire midfield in the summer, they'll win the league.

The Tippeliga Preview that’s unsinkable

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Today is in fact the 98th anniversary of the Titanic being launched, and NFN is acknowledging this by publishing this unsinkable preview, which will no doubt hit a metaphorical iceberg at the earliest possible opportunity.Â

Monday

Fredrikstad (13th) - Start (2nd)

FFK's bright idea of going into the season with eight players in their first team squad on the last year of their contracts was always going to end up creating some sort of a stink, and their chief executive's bright idea of telling Norway's biggest tabloid that the situation was like "winning the lottery" didn't really help.

Tippeliga, round 9: Brann’s party well and truly pooped, while Rosenborg recover to stay on top

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The annual May 16th round of the Tippeliga attracts big crowds of people ready for a party, as people look to kick off the May 17th constitutional day celebrations a few hours early.

No place typifies the May 16th phenomenon like Brann Stadion. Now Brann-fans are a fickle bunch, but when they're all out and up for it there are few grounds in the Tippeliga that generates a better atmosphere, and May 16th is usually one of those occasions.

Brann vs Lillestrøm preview

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Brann (12th - 1-3-2, 6 points, goal-difference -2) vs Lillestrøm (16th - 0-3-3, 3 points, goal-difference -4)

In a televised one-off midweek fixture, two of the most highly rated young Norwegian managers will pit their wits against each other. And both Henning Berg and Steinar Nilsen find themselves in sticky situation, because as it turns out reputation alone doesn't get you points.

Adecco Update

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Step right this way ladies and gentlemen, at least if you need further proof that the Adeccoliga is a weird and wildly unpredictable competition..Â

Yes, because in the result of the round, if not the season, everyone's favorite Northern minnows Alta shrugged off their 7-0 televised tonking at the hands of HamKam last week and went away to much-fancied Moss and gave them, to quote the man, "one hell of a beating" (the utter lack of famous people hailing from Moss makes it impossible to copy the rest of Lillelien's legendary rant) .

Adecco Update

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Step right this way ladies and gentlemen, at least if you need further proof that the Adeccoliga is a weird and wildly unpredictable competition..Â

Yes, because in the result of the round, if not the season, everyone's favorite Northern minnows Alta shrugged off their 7-0 televised tonking at the hands of HamKam last week and went away to much-fancied Moss and gave them, to quote the man, "one hell of a beating" (the utter lack of famous people hailing from Moss makes it impossible to copy the rest of Lillelien's legendary rant) .

Adecco Update

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Step right this way ladies and gentlemen, at least if you need further proof that the Adeccoliga is a weird and wildly unpredictable competition..Â

Yes, because in the result of the round, if not the season, everyone's favorite Northern minnows Alta shrugged off their 7-0 televised tonking at the hands of HamKam last week and went away to much-fancied Moss and gave them, to quote the man, "one hell of a beating" (the utter lack of famous people hailing from Moss makes it impossible to copy the rest of Lillelien's legendary rant) .

The Rest

MLS Western Conference Week 6 - The End of the Beginning

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The beginning of the 2012 season is over. A full month has officially passed, and with it nearly all of the odd-ball mini-statistics about this or that team going so and so minutes with doing such and such since the start of the year. The one outlier is our next opponent.

The only team left with any early season weirdness is Kansas City, which rolls into Portland this weekend to try to extend their winning streak.

Match #27 Preview: Philadelphia Union Vs. Portland Timbers

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Setting: Saturday, September 10 at PPL Park in Chester; kickoff scheduled for 7:36:30 PM Eastern

Broadcast Information: The Comcast Network (JP Dellacamera, Taylor Twellman, Bob Rigby), coverage beginning at 7:00 PM Eastern with a pre-game show / ROOT Sports Northwest (Glenn Davis, Robbie Earle), NewsRadio 101.

MLS Horror Playoff Show

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EDIT - BREAKING NEWS! Preki re-nominated for Hall of Fame! Feel free to factor in his performance over the weekend. (Yes, I know you're not supposed to.)

Now that I've got my head out of the oven, let's warm up with some trivia.

Depending on what happens Friday night, one bit of statistical weirdness will fall.

It’s Not September Yet!

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Okay -- so we've gone from monsoon season to beautiful, crisp, fall weather in the span of a week or so. I hate to be a whiner, but let's just say that I'm still hoping for a smidgeon of summer before Fantasy Football season gets underway! And no -- I really am not complaining. Today ChristopherCornblog is going to be taking down some ice-storm-damaged trees .