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End Of An Era: Coventry City Terminate Yakubu’s Contract After 51 Long, Action-Packed Days

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Proving that some things are just to perfect to last, Coventry City have today agreed to mulch the remainder of Yakubu's contract.

The Nigerian legend signed for the Sky Blues on 13th February on a deal that supposed to run until the end of the season.

However, having made just three appearances (69 minutes in total; zero starts, zero goals) since then, the League Two side have decided to release the Yak back into the wild.

Official: Yakubu Signs For Coventry City On Short-Term Contract

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It's official. The Yak is back and there ain't a gosh darn thing y'all can do about it.

After impressing on triallast week, Coventry City have taken up the option to sign ex-Everton, Portsmouth and Nigeria striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni on a short-term contract until the end of the season...

SIGNING: #CCFC complete the signing of striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni until end of the current season.

The Yak Is Back: Coventry City Take Premier League Legend Yakubu On Trial

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The huge news emanating from League One today is that Coventry City have welcomed a bona fide Premier League legend into their fold.

Indeed, the Sky Blues have taken former Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Blackburn and Everton hero Yakubu 'The Yak' Aiyegbeni on trial...

Yakubu is on trial at Coventry City.

English Premier League

Typical Yakubu Winning Goal v Derby

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Much travelled Nigerian striker Yakubu scored this goal which he so often scored when playing in the Premier League, he may have lost a little pace but his finishing seem's to be as good as ever as he helped Reading to a 2-1 away win against 10 man Derby to book their place in the FA Cup quarter-Finals!

'Ipswich will be a tough nut to crack': match preview with Blackburn Rovers fan Mike

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My earliest memory of Blackburn Rovers goes back to 1995.
I was in my last year at primary school and a classmate of mine was a huge fan. We used to tease each other about results and argued over who's team was better, of course he eventually won that argument: Rovers became Champions of England while town were relegated to the second tier.

BLACKBURN ROVERS 2011/2012 SEASON REVIEW

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It's been a tough year for Blackburn Rovers. Steve Kean has led the side to a relegation back to the second flight and the halcyon days of Stuart Ripley, Jason Wilcox and Nick Marker must feel as far away as they've ever been.

The below word cloud was generated using all of Blackburn Rovers' match reports from the BBC website.

Chelsea 2-1 Blackburn: A good, not great, opening act

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It was very interesting to watch the game.
-Roberto Di Matteo

Rob was, of course, talking about the German Cup final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, not Sunday's largely irrelevant bout of monkeyshines at Stamford Bridge. We finished sixth in the Premier League somebody call my mama.

Chelsea 2-1 Blackburn – Under-Strength Blues Warm Up For Munich With Win At The Bridge (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Chelsea 2-1 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 20th May 2012

With nothing really to play for in this game for either side, Chelsea fielded a rather under-strength side against Blackburn with the Champions League final on the horizon.

Robin van Persie wins EPL Golden Boot with 30 goals

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Arsenal's Robin van Persie has won the English Premier League's Golden Boot which is awarded to the top goalscorer. For the 2011-12 season, the striker had 30 goals which is three above second place Wayne Rooney. It's the first Golden Boot for van Persie who many argue has been one of the best strikers in Europe this season.

Rant Box: Chelsea v. Blackburn

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PL Preview: Chelsea v. Blackburn

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Ah, the final day of the Premier League season. Chelsea in recent years have become used to having a massive say at the last, but not this term. A season that has produced little inspiration from a league perspective will end with little well, nothing to play for.

Dead rubber this match with relegated Blackburn is.

Chicken At Ewood Park: A Take On Twitter Reactions

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Shorty got loose, prompting Yakubu of Blackburn and Ali Al Habsi of Wigan Athletic to corral the thing into the goalie's net before forcefully removing it from the pitch during Monday's match. Image: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe.

A chicken on the run at Ewood Park last night definitely did not go unnoticed especially by football's Twitteratti.

Where did it all go wrong for Kean and Blackburn?

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Yesterday's defeat against Wigan confirmed that the 1995 Premier League champions have once again been relegated to the second tier of English football, after 11 years back in the top flight.

So where did it all go wrong for Rovers? I think it is fair to say that neither the owners Venky's nor manager Steve Kean have been fans' favourites since they took over at the end of 2010 and the plight has been clear for all to see.

Match Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs Blackburn Rovers

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Blackburn Rovers, Sunday 29th April, White Hart Lane, 4pm kick off, SSHD1 & SS1

4 games left, 4 wins required. Kenny Palmer steps up to the mike to preview the match.

Sunday's game against Blackburn is the first of the four matches which will ultimately define Harry Redknapps four year tenure as Tottenham manager.

Brad Jones promises to keep Liverpool safe

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Brad Jones made his unexpected Premier League debut for Liverpool, after Alexander Doni was sent off in the 3-2 win at Blackburn on Tuesday. The Aussie has not played in the FA Cup since conceding two in ­Middlesbrough's sixth-round defeat at Goodison during ­Everton's run to the final in 2009.

Kenny Tight-Lipped On Doni Red

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish refused to discuss goalkeeper Alexander Doni's red card after his 10-man side edged out Blackburn on Tuesday night.
Reds shot-stopper Doni, in for the suspended Jose Reina, was dismissed for a foul on Junior Hoilett and was replaced by Brad Jones who saved Yakubu's penalty.

Brad Jones dedicates Liverpool’s win over Blackburn Rovers to late son – The Guardian

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Brad Jones dedicates Liverpool's win over Blackburn Rovers to late son | Football | The Guardian.

Football sure is a funny old game as tonight's Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool presents Australian goalkeeper Brad Jones with a dream opportunity to play in Saturday's FA Cup Semi Final epic between Liverpool and Everton.

Terrible Yakubu Penalty v Liverpool

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Blackburn striker Yakubu takes one of the worst penalties in the EPL as substitute keeper Brad Jones keeps Liverpool 2-0 to the good following Doni's red card.

Doni Sending Off v Blackburn

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Liverpool lose another goalkeeper to a sending off as Doni see's red for his challenge on Blackburn striker Junior Hoilett, however sub keeper Brad Jones saved Yakubu's terrible penalty to keep the visitors 2-0 up before going down 3-2 to an injury time winner from Andy Carroll.

Bolton 2-1 Blackburn – Wheater Fires Trotters To Big Win Against Rovers (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 24th March 2012


In their first game since Fabrice Muamba collapsed at White Hart Lane, Bolton registered a vital victory over fellow relegation candidates Blackburn at the Reebok.

Premier League: Yakubu, Fletcher, Bent and the value of goalscorers in avoiding relegation

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Yakubu's 100th league goal secured Blackburn Rovers a 2-0 victory over Sunderland on Tuesday to push them five points clear of the relegation zone and highlight the importance of how goals can keep sides up.

Another Big Win For Kean And Blackburn

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For all the abuse that Steve Kean has had hurled at him by Rovers fans this season, the Blackburn manager has his side 6 points above the drop zone, albeit with a game more played than their rivals.

Tuesday nights 2-0 win at home against Sunderland was the first time Blackburn have clinched back-to-back victories for the first time since November 2010 and it was also Rovers' first successive clean sheets since August that year.

Premier League: Manchester City 3 Blackburn Rovers 0.

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25.02.2012 - Con goles de Balotelli (´29), Aguero (´51) y Dzeko (´80), Manchester City venció (3-0) al Blackburn Rovers como local por la 26º jornada de la Premier League.

Tercer partido sin recibir goles (3-0 a Fulham, 1-0 a Aston Villa) y 67 sobre 69 puntos posibles jugados en casa desde la última vez que cediera puntos (hace un año), la aplastante marcha del City deja a todos (incluso al Manchester United) bajo su sombra de (único) líder inglés.

Fantasy Football: Bloggers’ top tips for managing your team

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1. Caught Offside

Be a sheep. Whilst it is always good to locate the 'next big thing' and follow the trend of a cheap player hitting a strong patch of form, do not attempt to adhere to the theory that buying the most obvious players is pointless as everyone has them.

Match report – The fantastic story of Theo, The Ox and the Fox in the Box

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How long have we been hoping for a result like this? We said for a long time that somebody will get a hiding from Arsenal sooner or later and today Blackburn – together with a handful of wasted bin bags, filled with nothing but hot air were taken to the Bin-Bangers.

Match report – The fantastic story of Theo, The Ox and the Fox in the Box

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How long have we been hoping for a result like this? We said for a long time that somebody will get a hiding from Arsenal sooner or later and today Blackburn – together with a handful of wasted bin bags, filled with nothing but hot air were taken to the Bin-Bangers.

White Hart Lane

Mid-Day Ticker: Spurs sign Adebayor, De Rossi stays put at Roma and more

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Emmanuel Adebayor is returning to White Hart Lane to inject some much-needed life into Tottenham's attack.

Adebayor, who scored 17 goals last season while on loan with Tottenham from Manchester City, has completed a permanent transfer to the club after a drawn-out transfer saga has finally concluded with his departure from Etihad Stadium for a reported £5 million fee.

Potential deals this summer

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There will once again be plenty of ins and outs in this summer before the live football action in the Premier League resumes, as clubs hope to close the gap on Manchester City, who themselves will be looking to stay on top.

Both City and Manchester United have been linked with a move for the talented Belgium youngster Eden Hazard, who looks set to leave Lille this summer.

Blackburn Rovers

Yakubu bids farewell to Blackburn with amazing backhanded compliment

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Blackburn striker Yakubu has quit the club to join Chinese outfit Guangzhou Fuli but not before inadvertently wading in on the Ewood Park soap opera. He said: "I thank Blackburn Rovers, the fans, fellow players for making my one season there seem like a decade." OTP thinks Yakubu was attempting to say that he'd [.

TEN MAN LIVERPOOL FIGHTBACK TO WIN AT BLACKBURN

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I suppose I better eat my words, at least for this game where Liverpool's ten men beat Blackburn Rovers 3-2 thanks to an injury-time header from Andy Carroll.

Without further ado, Liverpool's second-string raced into a 2-0 lead after 15 mins thanks to two goals from prolific midfielder Maxi Rodrigues.

Blackburn vs Liverpool 2-3 Highlights 2012 Maxi Rodriguez Yakubu Carroll Goals Doni Red Card Video

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Blackburn Rovers vs. Liverpool : Probable Starting Line-up and Predictions

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Venue Ewood Park,Blackburn

Date 10/04/2012

Kick off - 8.00pm

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Blackburn boss Steve Kean will be hoping for a change in fortune as his side look to bounce back from three consecutive defeats.

Blackburn vs Sunderland 2012 Highlights 2-0 Hoilett Yakubu Goals Video

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Blackburn vs Sunderland 2012 Highlights 2-0 Hoilett Yakubu Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Blackburn vs Sunderland 2012 ( Rovers Sunderland Video BELOW) Final score and result:- Blackburn vs Sunderland 2-0 ( Hoilett, Yakubu) Ewood Park, Blackburn- 20 March, 2012- 19.

Bolton vs Arsenal 2012 Highlights 0-0 Video February BWFC AFC

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Bolton vs Arsenal 2012 Highlights 0-0 Video February BWFC AFC is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Bolton vs Arsenal 2012 ( Bolton Arsenal video below) Final score:- Bolton vs Arsenal 0-0 Reebok Stadium, Bolton- 1 February, 2012- 20.

FA Cup

Reds To Recall Gulacsi

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Liverpool are to recall Peter Gulacsi from his loan at Hull City in order to solve their goalkeeping crisis.
Hull have announced the Hungarian will later on Wednesday return to his parent club to provide cover for the suspended Jose Reina and Alexander Doni.
Liverpool have been plunged into a shortage of goalkeepers for this weekend's FA Cup semi-final against Everton at Wembley.

Match Report: Blackburn 2 - 3 Liverpool

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Liverpool's third-choice goalkeeper Brad Jones found himself thrust into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons but Andy Carroll ensured he was not alone as the £35million striker snatched a stoppage-time winner at Blackburn.
Alexander Doni, deputizing for the suspended Jose Reina, was sent off midway through the first half, meaning Jones had to make his Premier League debut just four days before the club's FA Cup semi-final against Everton.

The Rest

Blasts From The Past: 20 Former Premier League Footballers You Probably Won’t Believe Are Still Playing

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With the shock news today that Alex Manninger has been training with Liverpool with a permanent deal on the cards, we thought we'd scout around and cobble together a list of some of the other ageing ex-Premier League pros that you assumed retired years ago but are in fact still plugging away out there.

Adventures in Fantasy Premier League Gameweeks 29 and 30

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Feed the Yak- Along with Danny Graham and Grant Holt, Yakubu is one of the top three value-for-money forwards in the Fantasy Premier League. Available at £5.9 million, he has scored more league goals than either Balotelli or Dzeko. He ...

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Chelsea v Manchester United: A Battle Of Widths

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Chelsea v Manchester United: A Battle Of Widths - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Castrol EDGE Performance analysis, both Manchester United and Chelsea's wingers have been key to both club's positive play this season, with Antonio Valencia, Nani, Juan Mata and Daniel Sturridge all enjoying impressive campaigns.