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Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet play down spat

Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet both attempted to downplay their touchline spat after an ill-tempered 1-1 draw between Hull and Sunderland. The rival managers clashed after Poyet was sent to the stands in the first half for reacting to Jack Rodwell's caution for diving by angrily kicking a container of water bottles. The Uruguayan made a beeline for Bruce before making his way and â€...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Watch Aston Villa 2-1 WBA match highlights

Tim Sherwood insists Aston Villa are back "alive and kicking" after their last-gasp derby win over West Brom. Christian Benteke's injury-time penalty, after Ben Foster brought down Matt Lowton, clinched Sherwood's first success as Villa boss. The 2-1 result also ended a seven-game losing run for Villa and lifted them out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Sherwood felt...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Anfield favourite Jamie Carragher tells striker to leave Liverpool

Anfield favourite Jamie Carragher tells striker to leave Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has advised youngster Jerome Sinclair to leave the Merseyside club on-loan for his development. The 18-year-old scored a wonder goal during the Reds Under 21′s 2-0 win over Chelsea on Monday night. Harry Wilson converted from the spot kick after...
Via Soccerlens
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Ukranian soccer player shamelessly overacts with worst dive ever (Video)

In Ukranian Premiere League soccer action, Metalurg Donetsk midfielder Oleksandr Noyok made his case for worst flop ever with some incredibly shameless overacting during stoppage time in the closing moments of Sunday's match against Karpaty Lviv.It started when Noyok was scraped in the knee by an opposing player's shoe. Noyok threw himself backwards as if he was hit in the face...
Via Holdout Sports
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Chelsea FC: League Cup just the first step

It was a stormy Sunday afternoon in England’s famous Wembley Stadium when Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur squared off for the Capital One Cup. It was the culmination of manager Jose Mourinho’s two-year mission to restore Chelsea to the trophy-winning ways it so enjoyed during his first stint at the club. Throughout the course of last season, Mourinho continually insisted that...
Via isportsweb.com
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Brendan Rodgers: Philippe Coutinho Deserves Player Of The Year Consideration

Brendan Rodgers informally has nominated Philippe Coutinho for the most prestigious individual awards English soccer has to offer. Rodgers said Monday that Coutinho has a strong case to win both England’s Players’ Player of the Year Award and the Football Writers Association Player of the Year Award in 2014-15, according to the Liverpool Echo. â€...
Via NESN.com
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Stats show John Terry is 10 times better this season than last

Stats show John Terry is 10 times better this season than last - originally posted on Soccerlens.com John Terry is showing exactly why he deserves a contract extension at Chelsea, analysis from Opta-powered fantasy football game Oulala has shown. The 34-year-old put in a man of the match performance on Sunday and helped Chelsea claim the club’s fifth League Cup title after their...
Via Soccerlens
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Criticism of Manuel Pellegrini unfair following defeats to Barcelona and Liverpool

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini’s tactics are once again being called in to question after his side suffered back-to-back defeats to Barcelona and Liverpool. Fans and pundits have dissected the Chilean boss’ formation choices against his past two opponents, with most agreeing the 61-year-old manager got his tactics wrong during both contests. Manchester City now face...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Messi reprieve may only be temporary for City

An incredible double miss by Lionel Messi gave Manchester City an unexpected lifeline in their Champions League last sixteen tie with Barcelona. … [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via Football or Soccer
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MLS 2015 season preview

The 20th season of Major League Soccer kicks off this Friday, with the Chicago Fire traveling to Los Angeles to play the defending champion LA Galaxy.  Starting their inaugural season with ten teams, the MLS now finds itself with twice as many teams nearly two decades ago, including newcomers New York City FC and Orlando City SC, with former MLS club Chivas USA calling it quits...
Via The Sports Daily
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Manuel Pellegrini: There is much we must analyse to improve

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits Liverpool scored "two beautiful goals" as he saw his side succumb to a 2-1 defeat at Anfield. With Chelsea not involved in this weekend's Premier League action, the Citizens could have reduced the gap on the leaders to two points. But two brilliant goals from Jordan Henderson and Philippe […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
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LFC’s Philippe Coutinho Strikes Blow To Man City’s Title Chances (GIF)

Philippe Coutinho loves scoring for Liverpool against Manchester City. Coutinho scored a spectacular, long-range goal Sunday in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Manchester City. Coutinho’s strike was his second game-winning goal in as many Premier League games against Manchester City at Anfield. It also follows up the stunning goal he scored last week against Southampton. The game was...
Via NESN.com
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Filippo Inzaghi: We tried to win the game

Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi says his side tried to go for all three points against Chievo on Saturday evening. After a below-par performance in the first 45 minutes of the game, the Rossoneri were more confident and adventurous in the second half. And Inzaghi opted to replace injured midfielder Nigel de Jong with Alessio Cerci, […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
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Arsenal – Time for Ospina to be dropped and Szczesny to be reinstated

After a shocking team performance midweek versus Monaco, Arsene Wenger should be looking at rotating his team line-up for the weekend game against Everton. One such change that he should be pondering is the reinstatement of Wojciech Szczesny as goalkeeper. Should Wenger ... Read More
Via FutnSoccer
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Jose Mourinho: Lionel Messi will end his career at Barcelona

Lionel Messi will end his career at Barcelona, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes. Chelsea were among the clubs linked with a move for Messi when his relationship with Barca boss Luis Enrique was under the spotlight around the turn of the year. At the time Mourinho said UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations would scupper any move for the four-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner, and...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Gaal explains Shaw, Jones, Valdes absences

United boss Louis van Gaal reveals why Luke Shaw, Phil Jones and Victor Valdes weren’t in his squad against Sunderland. …read more Source:: Man Utd The post Van Gaal explains Shaw, Jones, Valdes absences appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
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Rooney is Man of the Match vs Sunderland

Wayne Rooney is chosen as United’s Man of the Match by fans on Twitter. …read more Source:: Man Utd The post Rooney is Man of the Match vs Sunderland appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
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Van Gaal and Young praise Januzaj display

Louis van Gaal and Ashley Young praise Adnan Januzaj’s impact as a substitute against Sunderland. …read more Source:: Man Utd The post Van Gaal and Young praise Januzaj display appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
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Borussia Dortmund celebrates goal with Batman and Robin masks (Video)

In Bundesliga soccer action, Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus put on Batman and Robin masks to celebrate a goal in the 78th minute against Schalke.The move was obviously planned in advance as the masks were conveniently stashed in a bag behind the net, making it easier to play superheroes after Aubameyang opened the scoring with his goal in the late stage...
Via Holdout Sports
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Arsene Wenger rejects claims that Giroud is to blame for Monaco defeat

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says striker Olivier Giroud is not the reason why the Gunners lost to Monaco in the Champions League. The 28-year-old came under heavy criticism for his below-par performance on Wednesday night and was replaced by Theo Walcott in the 60th minute of the game. But Wenger, who says the Frenchman will […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
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Barca's Luis Enrique accuses media of launching 'campaign' on Suarez

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has accused English media of launching a campaign against Luis Suarez after claims he bit another opponent midweek. Suarez returned to English shores for the first time since leaving Liverpool in July, scoring twice in a 2-1 win at Manchester City. Despite his goal-scoring exploits, many media outlets in the UK instead focused on images they say appeared...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS must get labor deal done before embarking on new TV era

In seven days, the new MLS season is supposed to begin with a matchup between the LA Galaxy and Chicago Fire.  Two days later, the league will embark on their first tripleheader across two networks.  MLS’s two newest franchises, New York City FC and Orlando City SC, will be showcased to the nation on ESPN2 on a Sunday afternoon.  That game will be followed by a doubleheader...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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