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Dylan Tombides, West Ham Striker, Dies Aged 20 From Cancer

(0) Comments | Posted 18 April 2014 | (14:36)

Dylan Tombides, the West Ham United striker, has died from cancer at the tragically young age of 20.

Tombides was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011 but fought courageously, representing Australia at youth and Under-23 level and making his Hammers debut last season.

The Australian passed away on Friday with...

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Liverpool Dominate PFA Player Of The Year Shortlist

(0) Comments | Posted 18 April 2014 | (12:13)

Luis Suárez, Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard have been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award in a Liverpool-heavy list.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touré are also included, along with the surprise inclusion of Southampton man...

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How Lomana LuaLua Changed The Premier League Loan System

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2014 | (14:57)

The loan system is one of the more curious topics of debate in English football this season. Clubs have loaned players for decades yet, suddenly, it has emerged as one of the ills of the game and is a particularly sore topic of conversation for Arsenal manager

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Do You Want Liverpool To Win The Premier League? (QUIZ)

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2014 | (13:52)

With just four games of the Barclays Premier League season remaining, Liverpool have not had a better chance to win the title since their last championship triumph in 1990.

Do Neutrals Really Want Liverpool To Win The Premier League Title?

Liverpool Could...

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Liverpool Could Learn From Manchester United's 1992 Title Collapse

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2014 | (10:06)

Top of the Barclays Premier League table with just four games remaining, if Liverpool are to claim their first championship since 1990 then they can do a lot worse than drawing on the experiences of their rivals down the East Lancs Road.

Do You Want Liverpool...

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Marco Reus Wants Manchester United Move - Transfer Talk

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2014 | (08:08)

Manchester United manager David Moyes was in Portugal last night on another scouting trip but also has an eye for German talent. A known admirer of Toni Kroos, another name cropping up in the gossip columns is Marco Reus, and his former teammate Mario Götze has...

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Gareth Bale's Goal In Copa Del Rey Final V Barcelona (VIDEO)

(26) Comments | Posted 17 April 2014 | (00:10)

Gareth Bale won the first trophy of his career and Real Madrid's first in nearly two years, and the club are so happy about him vanquishing Barcelona they have released the video of his astonishing Copa del Rey final winner.

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Barcelona V Real Madrid: Copa Del Rey Clásico Live

(0) Comments | Posted 16 April 2014 | (20:02)

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Luke Shaw Could Be The Start Of Manchester United's New Order

(0) Comments | Posted 16 April 2014 | (13:55)

Patrice Evra will likely bring down the curtain on his Manchester United career in the summer after just a second trophyless season with the club. Evra has regressed steadfastly since the 2010 World Cup and Arjen Robben's humiliation of him in Munich last week was not...

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2014 Fifa World Cup Game Review (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted 16 April 2014 | (10:59)

Fifa World Cup games have an even shorter shelf life than football shirts, but their appeal is enduring. Think back to the seminal FIFA: Road to World Cup 98, when Blur's "Song 2" blared out during a jaw-droppingly mesmerising intro. Gameplay, never mind football gameplay, had...

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İlkay Gündoğan, Manchester United Transfer Target, Signs Borussia Dortmund Contract Extension

(0) Comments | Posted 15 April 2014 | (19:31)

İlkay Gündoğan has dealt Manchester United an early transfer blow by signing a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund until 2016.

Gündoğan, 23, was one of United's prime targets in the summer and representatives of the Germany midfielder were believed to have met United officials in January.

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Arsenal 3-1 West Ham: Gunners Regain Belief

(0) Comments | Posted 15 April 2014 | (16:24)

Sam Allardyce has come to represent everything Arsenal have feared during their barren run. He has managed inferior teams against Arsène Wenger yet his artisans have a tendency to embarrass the aesthetes. Although West Ham United have recorded only four wins on the road this season...

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Andrea Pirlo Autobiography: Roy Hodgson, Ji-Sung Park And More Great Quotes

(0) Comments | Posted 15 April 2014 | (07:59)

Andrea Pirlo, one of the most revered footballers of his generation, has released his autobiography and the extracts are promising.

In I Think Therefore I Play, the 34-year-old World Cup winner offers his pearls of wisdom on everything from the PlayStation to the "first nuclear powered South Korean in history"....

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Liverpool Premier League Title Challenge: Brendan Rodgers' Side Could Emulate Everton's 1985 Heroes

(0) Comments | Posted 14 April 2014 | (15:24)

Their season has veered from good to great to potentially magical, and Liverpool's rise under Brendan Rodgers is all the more remarkable considering where they were just a year ago.

Before he indulged Spanish-speaking...

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Hillsborough Disaster: Match Of The Day's 1989 Report (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted 14 April 2014 | (12:28)

Unlike Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest, Marc-Vivien Foé's death and other unbelievably traumatic events at a football match, the Hillsborough disaster did not unfold live on television 25 years ago.

The initial confusion over what was happening at Sheffield was heightened as events were relayed from the scene to...

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Wes Brown's 7 Own Goals (PICTURES/VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted 14 April 2014 | (10:04)

Struggling for a breakthrough? In need of a helping hand? If Wes Brown is an opponent, you can often rely on him to put through his own net.

Brown registered the seventh own goal of his career on Saturday to gift Everton three valuable points at Sunderland in...

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Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City: Lucky Reds Go Five Points Clear

(5) Comments | Posted 13 April 2014 | (14:59)

Liverpool surged five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League table with a fortuitous 3-2 win against Manchester City as a first title in 24 years became ever more tangible.

The Reds overwhelmed City in the opening 30 minutes thanks to...

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Arsenal 1-1 Wigan: Gunners Reach FA Cup Final After Penalty Shootout

(2) Comments | Posted 12 April 2014 | (16:15)

A penalty shootout against a lower league side with possible question marks about the direction of the club is a scenario Arsenal fans are familiar with. Sixteen months on from Arsenal's defeat at Bradford City's Valley Parade, they almost experienced another dosage of that humbling medicine but eventually...

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Manchester United Deny Officials Met Holland Coach Louis Van Gaal

(3) Comments | Posted 12 April 2014 | (11:33)

Manchester United have dismissed reports club officials met with Holland coach Louis van Gaal this week.

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claimed United representatives, including a member of the Glazer family owners, rendezvoused with the former...

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Chelsea Draw Atlético Madrid And Real Madrid Face Bayern Munich In Champions League Semi-Finals

(3) Comments | Posted 11 April 2014 | (11:34)

Chelsea will face Atlético Madrid in the Champions League semi-final while Real Madrid will meet Bayern Munich in two grudge ties.

José Mourinho's last match as Real Madrid manager was defeat to Atlético in a fraught Copa del Rey final, when he...

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