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Spanish Super Cup: Real beat Barca to the title on away goals, 2-1 (4-4 agg)

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Nothing went right for Barcelona in the first 30 minutes. Real were rampant running all over Barca not allowing them a whiff of the ball. It took two defensive errors to turn things around at the Bernabeu as Pepe who made his return in this leg volleyed deep into the Barca defense.

One doesn't quite know what Mascherano was thinking but he completely misjudges the trajectory and a lurking Gonzalo Higuain latches onto the ball and clear onto the goal making no mistake.

Spanish Super Cup: Real beat Barca to the title on away goals, 2-1 (4-4 agg)

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Nothing went right for Barcelona in the first 30 minutes. Real were rampant running all over Barca not allowing them a whiff of the ball. It took two defensive errors to turn things around at the Bernabeu as Pepe who made his return in this leg volleyed deep into the Barca defense.

One doesn't quite know what Mascherano was thinking but he completely misjudges the trajectory and a lurking Gonzalo Higuain latches onto the ball and clear onto the goal making no mistake.

Terry Venables Makes Shock Return To Management, Answers Wembley Call

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By Chris Wright

"Ah, Mr Savage, how are things?"

Out of the clear blue yonder, former England and Barcelona honcho Terry Venables has made an unexpected return to football management (his first managerial job since providing assistance for England manager Steve McClaren back in 2007) today, formally taking over as the new technical advisor 'coach' in proper, non-ridiculous words at Wembley.

El Clasico: Barca once again has Real's number and it is 3-1

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szólj hozzá: Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona

There are fewer joys in the world than the spectacle of seeing Barca coming to the Santiago Bernabeu and beat the crap out of Jose Mourinho's brownshirts. Which they proceeded to do summarily in the first edition of this year's El Clasico.

Real is considered favorites to win La Liga and the Champions League this season but they need to solve the riddle that Barca poses them.

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Liverpool Agree £13.5m Fee For Swansea Pass Merchant Joe Allen

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By Chris Wright

Liverpool have reportedly agreed a whopping £13.5 million fee with Swansea over the transfer of Joe Allen, with former Swans manager Brendan Rodgers keen to cherry pick one of his leading lights from last season by invoking a release clause written into Allen's labyrinthine contract.

Liverpool Agree £13.5m Fee For Swansea Pass Merchant Joe Allen

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By Chris Wright

Liverpool have reportedly agreed a whopping £13.5 million fee with Swansea over the transfer of Joe Allen, with former Swans manager Brendan Rodgers keen to cherry pick one of his leading lights from last season by invoking a release clause written into Allen's labyrinthine contract.

No Shield for Alex

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International recognition

Good morning/afternoon to you. Believe me I've tried, but up to this point in time, there's not a single picture available from yesterday's first training session back with all the big boys. Perhaps it will be up on the official website later, who knows. But I'm sure we'll like to see how Nicklas Bendtner reacts to the presence of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud at the training ground.

Bye ‘Eck – McLeish Out At Aston Villa

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There is something rather appropriate about the fact that the first post-season managerial casualty in the Premier League should have turned out to be Aston Villa's Alex McLeish. It was, after all, McLeish's arrival at Villa Park last summer that was one of the most perplexing seen anywhere in recent times, and has been one of the most bitterly opposed by supporters of the club at which the appointment was made.

Shift of Power in North London? Dream On

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single journalist in possession of an empty page must be in want of a story.

And in the absence of a story, he'll make one up to suit his agenda.

No pride, but plenty of prejudice.

And when nearly all the journalists are in the same predicament, the wave of spurious content will hit us like a tsunami.

Shift of Power in North London? Dream On

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single journalist in possession of an empty page must be in want of a story.

And in the absence of a story, he'll make one up to suit his agenda.

No pride, but plenty of prejudice.

And when nearly all the journalists are in the same predicament, the wave of spurious content will hit us like a tsunami.

On Returning Heroes and the Visit of Everton

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First Paul Scholes and now bearded volleyball whizz, Terry Henry. Two mammoths of the game busting open the crypts of their Premiership careers for one last undignified waltz under the lights; with every possibility of coughing up something unsavoury into the laps of their adoring fans and making a mess of everything that was once good.

The Twohundredpercent Review Of 2011: The Ascent Of The Blue Sky Thinkers

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That 2011 should have seen a trickle of new ideas on the subject of how to reorganise English and European club football should come as no great surprise. Last year saw an unprecedented undermining in the authority of FIFA, following the flawed process for determining the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, whilst UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations were always likely to cause a fluster in England, which long ago submitted its professional game to the rigours and inherent inequalities of neo-capitalism with such gusto that it sometimes feels as if an accountancy qualification is of almost as much use to a supporter as a working knowledge of the office law.

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Magician Dynamo Correctly Predicts Spain’s Euro 2012 Route, Wins £10,000 Bet, Donates It All To Charity

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By Chris Wright

Dynamo, the magician that we've seen successfully reduce Nemanja Vidic (among several other footballers) to a bubbling puddle of bamboozle juice, has won a 10,000/1 bet by correctly predicting Spain's run from the Euro 2012 quarter-finals through to the winners' podium.

‘Crouch On The Couch’ – Peter Crouch TV Chat Show In The Pipeline?

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By Chris Wright

It's got the distinct whiff of 'spurious bullhonky' about it, but The Sun (among others) are claiming today that Peter Crouch is to be handed his very own TV chat show, tentative title: 'Crouch on the Couch', with Sky planning to produce a pilot episode later in the year with growling six-toed troglodyte Liam Gallagher the preferred inaugural guest.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer All But Certain To Be Appointed Aston Villa Manager

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By Chris Wright

'Ello Ole

It would appear for all the world like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is about to be appointed as the new Aston Villa manager this morning. It's all still a bit 2+2=∑ at the moment, but according to Sky Sports News, Randy Lerner's private jet has been spotted in Norway and Solskjaer himself wasn't present at Molde training this morning.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer All But Certain To Be Appointed Aston Villa Manager

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By Chris Wright

'Ello Ole

It would appear for all the world like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is about to be appointed as the new Aston Villa manager this morning. It's all still a bit 2+2=∑ at the moment, but according to Sky Sports News, Randy Lerner's private jet has been spotted in Norway and Solskjaer himself wasn't present at Molde training this morning.

10 Premier League Footballers It’s Impossible To Hate

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By Chris Wright

It's been a heavy few days on Pies and in football generally, so we thought we'd introduce a breeze of brevity in these troubling times by focusing on the positive for a while.

In no particular order, here are 10 current Premier League players who, try as you might, are just impossible to dislike in any way, shape or form.

West Brom 1-3 Spurs: One Of Our Best - M.H.E.P.L.G.W.T.S.

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Desperately sad news about Gary Speed - RIP

Within a day or two it will inevitably be swallowed within the black hole of wondrous statistics about just how darned good the current crop are (best start to a season since the '61 Double-winners, since you ask), but the win at West Brom has muscled its way into AANP's exalted list of Most Hard-Earned and Pleasing Little Gaggle of Wins This Season, or "MHEPLGWTS" as we like to call it for ease of reference.

Chamberlain

Stale, mate

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Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

One point from six now, and yet we remain in charge of our own destiny – just about – thanks to our twelfth man, ‘results elsewhere'. God bless Results Elsewhere and all who sail in her!

That our closest rivals now – or at least, for now – are not from London but from Newcastle will perhaps be as much as surprise to them as it is to everyone else.

Calmer thoughts I have, mmm.

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So I started writing a blog the other night, canned it, and came back to it again with the intention of letting time dilute my disappointment. Why? Well the first effort was just too doom-laden, hairshirt-wearing, chest-thumping and – well it was a miserable read all round. I didn't enjoy writing it so I added one and one together, made two, and realised that nobody of a sound mental disposition would much care to read it either.

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No Sympathy for Steve Kean...

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If there is one thing we love in football, its a villain. Someone to hurl abuse at in such a fashion that it would not be out of fashion at a Pantomime at the Hippodrome in Birmingham. However, in pantomime we all know that anyone booing or hissing is merely in jest and by the end of the evening the actors and actresses all are smiling away as they accept the standing ovation which their performance (just about) deserves.

Friday Night Football: Short and Sweet?

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To Motherwell and part two of the great SPL Friday night football experiment.

Pity poor Motherwell. If you want to try something (sort of) new and attract the punters with cheap tickets it's probably essential that you get ninety minutes played.

Unfortunately this Friday night project was abbreviated.

The Rest

Salary cap or financial fair play within the league. Which clubs will vote for such moves?

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————————————————————– The club that changed football

Making the Arsenal

By Tony Attwood

When football got its first whiff of the money Sky could offer Alan Sugar apparently made a statement to the effect that the League should put aside some of the new money into a fund, the purpose of which could [.

Which Way Now For Scottish Football?

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While the European Championships have been chugging along neatly in the forefront of most peoples minds over the last couple of weeks or so, football in Scotland has reached a crossroads, the ramifications of which could be felt for many years. The saga of Rangers FC and the debate some might even say argument over where The Rangers, the club that has emerged from the ashes of perhaps the biggest financial collapse in the entire history of British football, will start next season is now set to drag into July, with the distinct possibility of reaching a conclusion that will satisfy absolutely nobody whatsoever.

The Friday Quartet | a DC United Match Reaction

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An excellent result, though you'd have been forgiven if you thought this one was going to turn sour after the break. Let's be brutally honest. FC Dallas probably should have been up a goal or two in the first fifteen minutes. United looked slow to wake up to the game, a bit disorganized, and were finding little joy in possession.

A good night for the Arsenal

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Everton 0-1 Arsenal

Immediately after snaffling all three points against Newcastle by the whiskers on our Jimmy Hill, I was full of the joys of spring and confident that we could push on.

Then came a nine-day siesta and things wore off a bit. I looked over at Stamford Bridge, sniffed the pungent whiff of a mini revival, then looked at our fixtures and started fretting.

Dreadfully Tardy Musings on Liverpool 0-0 Spurs

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It was all slightly akin to a chess game, n'est ce pas? And not one of those awesome chess games either, in which one lad loses his rag somewhat, dashes the pieces across the board and clobbers his opponent with the clock, leading to a mass brawl involving spectators and allsorts. This was one of those chess games in which white thoughtfully strokes his chin for a good seven or eight minutes, before moving his bishop a few diagonals backwards whence he came, prompting black to ponder for four minutes himself, hover his hand over his queen, retract hand, ponder some more, and then move his knight back into its starting position.

DTotD: Tackle whiff leads to ball whiff

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Some of you might argue the classification of this as a "dirty tackle" since the kid in yellow and green leaps over the attempt at a leg sweep like a grasshopper. But! Even more painful than that tackle would've been had it connected is the ensuing, body-contorting whiff from the grasshopper kid.

Snapshot: Kevin De Bruyne Joins Chelsea, Holds New Work Clothes Aloft

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By Chris Wright

Here's Chelsea's latest acquisition, promising young Belgian winger Kevin De Bruyne (who definitely has a whiff of the 'The Sherminator' about him), holding his new uniform aloft for the cameras at Cobham after signing from Genk for £6.7 million earlier today.

Jakarta FC Start To Smell The Roses

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Those who may have been caught off guard for the last several months, Indonesia boasts two leagues. One is official, one isn't. There are also two Persijas. One is official but they don't play in the official league while the other is just Jakarta FC trying to piggy back on name and brand recognition and failing to do so.

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I've watched Diego Maradona's final World Cup match (a 2-1 victory over Nigeria played in Boston) at least ten times. Nigeria pushed Argentina back early with plundering counter-attacks, one of which led to the match's first goal a sumptuous chip that had more than a whiff of offside to it. Maradona was imperious that day though, Napoleonically strutting around the confetti-flaked pitch, drawing fouls, and making key passes for both of Argentina's goals free kicks finished by Claudio Canigga.

Dirty Harry: Redknapp In The Dock To Face Tax Evasion Charges

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By Alan Duffy


There has always been an alleged whiff of alleged dodginess allegedly surrounding the alleged football manager Harry Redknapp. Well now the man touted as the next England boss will be facing actual charges in an actual courtroom rather than flimsy rumour and speculation.