1. Manchester City End Chelsea's Run

    It was a night when records were broken: A record attendance at the City of Manchester Stadium, Chelsea conceded their first goal in nine hours of play, Frank Lampard missed his second ever ...

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  2. Manchester City-Arsenal: Man City Easily Overcome Arsene's Youngsters

    Manchester City 3, Arsenal 0 The Carling Cup could prove the perfect outlet for Mark Hughes this season. City have clattered a few hurdles in recent weeks—seven to be exact—with consecutive league draws hampering their pursuit of European football...

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  3. Manchester United Marches Towards Carling Cup Semis

    The chants of "Keano, Keano" reverberated around the Theatre of Dreams tonight. A touch of nostalgia from the Manchester United fans as they paid tribute to a former club legend...

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  4. Chelsea Stuns Arsenal at the Emirates

    Arsenal 0 - 3 Chelsea The news of Robin van Persie’s prolonged absence from the Arsenal starting lineup overshadowed the clubs recent progression into the knockout stages of the Champions League...

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  5. Michael Dawson Rescues a Well-Earned Point For Spurs

    Aston Villa 1 – 1 Tottenham It was the clash of the great pretenders at Villa Park. Both Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur harbour ambitions of a top four finish this campaign after several seasons of flirtation with a Champions League spot...

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  6. Liverpool Dumped Out of the Champions League

    It was a torrid 90 minutes of football, by the end of which Liverpool tamely limped out of the Champions League in much the same manner as they had begun it...

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  7. The Battle For Fourth Place?

    Six-hour flights to Doha, 15,000 riot police marshaling stadia, and the hand of Henry sending the Irish dancing back to Dublin were just some of the main talking points of a frenetic and controversial, international break...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about over 4 years ago 87 reads 1 comments

  8. France-Ireland: William Gallas Snatches a French Victory in World Cup Qualifier

    France 1-1 Republic of Ireland (agg 2-1) ‘Belief’ was the buzzword resounding around the emerald island in the aftermath of the first leg defeat to Les Blues...

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  9. Sir Alex Ferguson Forced to End BBC Silent Treatment

    Sir Alex Ferguson has endured a week of toil after being handed an unprecedented £20,000 fine for his controversial comments over the fitness of Premier League referee Alan Wiley...

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  10. Rest in Peace, Robert Enke: Bidding Farewell to a True Professional

    The world of football was rocked on Tuesday as the devastating news of the death of German national keeper Robert Enke emerged. The 32-year-old committed suicide at around 6 pm at a level crossing just north of Hanover...

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  11. David Haye Crowned WBA Heavyweight Champ

    We were subjected to weeks of trash talking — an unrelenting barrage of insulting words that trickled from the tongue of David Haye as he sought to get under the skin of his opponent, Nikolai Valuev...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 188 reads 1 comments

  12. Spain Set to Axe "Beckham Act"

    The Spanish government announced proposals last Tuesday to axe the "Beckham Act" which currently affords tax relief for foreign stars who are plying their trade in La Liga and earning over a €600,000 a year...

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  13. Lisandro Lopez Denies Liverpool Crucial Win

    Lyon 1 – 1 Liverpool On a night where three points were simply a must for Liverpool, they were denied a crucial victory by a late Lisandro equaliser, crushing the spirits of the previously jubilant travelling supporters...

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  14. Marlon King Doesn't Deserve Another Chance

    Today’s footballers are the beneficiaries of inordinate salaries; they enjoy lavish lifestyles along with a life of fame...

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  15. Torres and N'Gog Steer Liverpool to Superb Win

    Liverpool 2 - 0 Manchester United The Manchester United fans brought the Eric Cantona face masks. They brought the goading banners. They brought the beach balls. Someone forgot to bring the team...

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  16. Michael Owen Can Expect Frosty Anfield Reception

    The recent media whirlwind surrounding the ailing fortunes of Liverpool have somewhat overshadowed the imminent return of Michael Owen to Anfield. The issue has almost slipped completely under the radar...

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  17. Last Gasp Equaliser Crushes Craven Cottage

      When the bigwigs in UEFA decided to reshuffle the format of the old UEFA Cup, it was met by the inevitable chorus of criticism. The introduction of group stages was the first step in the movement towards the Europa League...

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  18. Chelsea 4, Atletico Madrid 0: Match Report

      Chelsea 4  Atletico Madrid 0 Atletico Madrid made the trip to Stamford Bridge hopelessly out of form. The Spanish side are languishing in 15th position in La Liga...

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  19. Liverpool 1, Lyon 2: Match Report

    Liverpool 1, Olympique Lyonnais 2 There is saying in French: Il n’y a pas de petit chez soi. There is no place like home...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 139 reads 1 comments

  20. England End on a Positive Note Against Belarus

      England 3 – 0 Belarus Earlier in the week Frank Lampard had lamented the absence of the ‘effervescent presence’ of Wayne Rooney but it was the ever-reliable Peter Crouch who stole the headlines against Belarus...

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  21. Italy Qualify For The World Cup After Tying Ireland at Croke Park

    Republic of Ireland 2 – 2 Italy The Republic of Ireland were just moments away from beating the World champions on Saturday night...

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  22. FIFA Plot the Death of International Football

    “The procedure for the draw for the play-offs in the European zone, scheduled for Oct. 19 in Zurich, [has been] approved. Teams will be seeded on the basis of the next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, which will be published on Oct...

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  23. Rafa Benitez Commands Respect at Anfield

    “Rafa Benitez must keep Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher on his side at Liverpool.” This was the suggestion of one football analyst in the wake of Liverpool’s loss at Stamford Bridge last Sunday...

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  24. The Best Premiership Signings of 2009

    Here are my choices for the five best Premiership signings of 2009.    1. Andrei Arshavin (Zenit St. Petersburg > Arsenal, £16.9 million) The Russian arrived in London in January having missed out on a switch to Spurs in the summer of 2008...

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  25. Chelsea Send Liverpool Crashing

      It was billed as the first real test of the Carlo Ancelotti era. The champions elect, Chelsea, were looking to dispel any doubters of their title credentials. This was the hurdle upon which the Blues stumbled last season...

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