Capital One Cup Semi-Final ties decided!

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Liverpool, Chelsea, Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur are the four clubs who will be making up the Capital One Cup Semi-Finals when they take place in January. The two legged fixtures could see League One club Sheffield United reach a major Wembley final against either Liverpool or Chelsea. On Tuesday evening, Derby hosted Chelsea as the Championship high flyers took …

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Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry retires

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Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has retired from professional football today. The Frenchman was said to be mulling over his next career decision and it seems he has chosen it. Arsenal’s all time leading goalscorer ended his career at MLS club, New York Red Bulls at the age of 37-years-old. Henry’s glistening career maybe over, but he has left some wonderful …

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Who is first in the Christmas sack race? Which managers are under threat?

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This Premier League campaign is unlike most others because thus far, no top flight manager has received the sack. However the Christmas period is the traditional time when managers get the boot and clubs seek new direction or a turn around in fortunes. Santa will be bringing children presents across the UK come 25 December but will he be bringing …

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FIFA Ballon d’Or final three announced, who made the cut?

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FIFA have announced the final three players in their Ballon d’Or award shortlist. The players who made the cut to be credited as the best in the world for 2014 are: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer. FIFA host the awards each year and of course Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are featured annually but for Manuel Neuer it …

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Liverpool – Jurgen Klopp lined up as Rodgers replacement?

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Liverpool were humiliated again yesterday as they tasted another defeat. Crystal Palace saw them off 3-1 and we reported how Brendan Rodgers admitted he was responsible for the failure. Should Rodgers get the sack and if so… could Jurgen Klopp replace him?! Liverpool have won just 2 of their last 9 Premier League fixtures, losing their last three games. The …

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Football Blogging Awards results announced!

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On Thursday 13 November, hundreds of fans, bloggers and journalists headed to Manchester’s National Football Museum to take in the 2014 Football Blogging Awards. The annual event honours football writers from across the globe in 11 different categories meaning 110 sites in total were up for recognition. The Football Blogging Awards have grown from something small started by founder Anthony …

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England – Does QPR’s Charlie Austin deserve a call?

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In July I labelled QPR striker Charlie Austin as one of my players to watch moving up to the Premier League from the Championship this season. Well so far he has done a pretty good job of it with 6 goals in 10 Premier League games, something that his teammate Joey Barton thinks, deserves a call up to Roy Hodgson’s England …

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England manager Roy Hodgson fuming with the FA!

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England manager Roy Hodgson has admitted today that he is raging at the Football Association following the scheduling of the visit of the American football to Wembley Stadium. BBC Sport carry his quotes where he address concerns over the state of the pitch for their home Euro 2016 qualifier. Wembley Stadium, home of the England national team, cost over £700m …

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Former Liverpool man Dossena joins Leyton Orient!

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Former Liverpool, Sunderland and Napoli defender, Andrea Dossena, has made the shock switch to League One side Leyton Orient. The club announced the capturing of the free agent on their official website and twitter today. Andrea Dossena, now 33-years-old, began his career with Verona in Italy and played for Treviso and Udinese before joining Liverpool in July 2008 for around …

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Five players you want in your Fantasy Premier League team!

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Season on season the addiction of the sporting world to fantasy teams grows and grows. A number of different organisations run a fantasy team, offering various prizes and incentives to join and the best way to win one is by finding that hidden gem on the cheap who turns out to have a fantastic Premier League campaign. Here is 5 …

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Luis Suarez to make Barcelona debut in El Clasico

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When Luis Suarez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil this summer he received a long 4 month ban from football, now at long last it is time for him to make his competitive debut with Catalan giants Barcelona. As football goes there is perhaps no bigger publicised derby than the famous El Clasico clash between …

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Bayern Munich meet the Pope following 7-1 win!

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Bayern Munich were today rewarded for their phenomenal dismantling of AS Roma last night by meeting the Pope in the Italian capital. Bayern Munich tore apart Roma 7-1 away from home to send out a strong message to the rest of Europe whose attention may have previously been focused on Barcelona or Real Madrid. Pope Francis, known as the Bishop …

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Champions League: Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool & Arsenal in action!

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The Champions League is back this week! Following the international break we saw a fantastic weekend in the Premier League but now comes the greatest club competition on the planet with match-day 3 of the UEFA Champions League. Let’s have a look at some of the games that face the British club’s representing the Premier League across Europe. CSKA Moscow …

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The football writing ‘Oscars’ finalists announced

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Everyone loves to trawl Twitter and Facebook for the best articles around about the great sport that we love, football! Well to acknowledge the best out there, The Football Blogging Awards was set up covering a number of categories like best new blog, best established blog, best football podcast, best video blog and best football forum to name a few. …

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Should Raheem Sterling be criticised for “feeling tired”?

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There has been a lot of criticism falling on the shoulders on teenager Raheem Sterling after it was discovered that the Liverpool winger asked not to start as he said he was feeling tired. Sterling was complying with the warm-up just before the game and turned to the managing staff and asked to be rested. England manager, Roy Hodgson revealed …

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Is the “39th game” in the Premier League madness?

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The Premier League is the most watched football division in the World. The official website give stats of 4.7 billion viewers in a season across 212 territories and shown in 643m homes. The money made from broadcasting rights amount to £1.2 billion over a three-year cycle as the Premier League is now more lucrative then any other. However one issue that has …

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Arsenal fans – Will you miss the injured Mesut Ozil?

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Arsenal were today dealt a potential blow when their German international Mesut Ozil was ruled out up to 12 weeks. The injury adds to Arsenal’s current concerns in the middle of the park as they are missing Welshman Aaron Ramsey and captain Mikel Arteta. The 25-year-old midfielder joined Arsenal on deadline day last summer from Real Madrid for a club record …

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Is Brendan Rodgers under pressure at Liverpool?

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Is Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers under pressure after a mixed start to the season with the Reds? Liverpool succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Basel last night in the Champions League, leaving them 3rd in the group sitting on 3 points, with Real Madrid to play twice in a row. Rodgers’ side have struggled once again defensively …

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Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck places a seed of doubt in haters heads

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Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck last night placed a seed of doubt in haters heads after he bagged a Champions League hat-trick against Galatasaray. The former Manchester United striker has been burdened with criticism from fans as they insist that Welbeck simply does not score enough. To point the finger on a, still, very young player who is yet to be …

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