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From Russia With Love: Rostov Player Proposes On Pitch

Defender Ivan Novoseltsev celebrated Rostov’s Russian Premier League victory over his former club Torpedo Moscow at the weekend in an unusual, and equally romantic manner.  The 23-year-old Russian international’s team won 1-0 through a penalty in the 78th minute. Following the game his girlfriend walked onto the pitch to be met by the booming sound of the announcer. Novoseltsev then drops …

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Rant Of The Week: Villa & Spurs Are Papering Over Cracks

Much fanfare has added an artificial, and purely cosmetic shine to some Premier League sides’ seasons. Certain circumstances have meant that clubs, who would otherwise be hanging on, are able to escape the fact they have under-performed, as a team, this season. The spotlight has been drawn away from teams as a whole. In some instances a sub-plot has formed around one …

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The Championship: Race For The Top Two Heats Up

Four teams and only two spots available, with just two games remaining for the Championship’s top four sides, it will be a nail biting finish. As it stands Watford are sitting at the top of the table with 85 points, only a point clear of second-placed Bournemouth and third-placed Middlesbrough, who are both two points clear of Norwich, who sit in fourth. …

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Watch The Rise & Rise Of AFC Bournemouth

In case you missed it, Soccer Saturday profile the rise and rise of AFC Bournemouth. With the club on the brink of automatic promotion, theirs is a story that has it all. Passion, drama and resurrection, thanks in no small part to Eddie Howe.   

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Video: Man United Target Martinez Fluffs An Open Goal Tap-In

Manchester United target Jackson Martinez had a ‘it would be harder to miss’ moment in Porto’s 1-0 victory over Academica on Saturday. The rumoured Manchester United target starred in Porto’s 3-1 Champions League victory over Bayern Munich recently, scoring the Portuguese club’s third goal, but if he has aspirations of ever moving to Old Trafford he will hope Louis van Gaal wasn’t …

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Pundit Arena’s Team Of The Week

After a weekend filled with FA Cup and Premier League action, here we select our best XI players from Saturday and Sunday’s games. We’ve gone with a 3-1-4-2 formation with midfielders stealing the show, for the most part, this weekend. _____ GK: Kasper Schmeichel The Leicester City stopper kept Swansea at bay, despite six shots on target, in their 2-0 win over Swansea …

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Guti Hernandez – The Creator Of The Single Greatest Assist In Footballing History

Before hipsters, there was Guti Hernandez; the most hip of them all. Guti’s career was a never-ending GIF of mesmeric, technically proficient footballing satisfaction. Five hundred games, fifteen trophies, and golden, biblical hair, Guti Hernandez was the people’s champion. If Real Madrid’s transfer policy at the time bore the characteristics of a revolving door, Guti’s time at the club was closer …

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History Says Aston Villa Will Win The FA Cup If Falkirk Beat Inverness

Aston Villa fans will undoubtedly be cheering for a Falkirk win in this year’s Scottish Cup Final if history is anything to go by. Get a RISK-FREE £25 Free Bet with Matchbook.com. No catch, just free cash. There were big upsets over the weekend in British cup competitions with Inverness beating Celtic, Aston Villa overcoming Liverpool and Falkirk beating Alan Stubbs’ …

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Fellaini’s Brother Almost Wrecked Chelsea’s Tactics vs Man Utd

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Marouane Fellaini’s brother very nearly upset Chelsea’s tactics for Saturday’s mammoth Premier League clash against Manchester United, in a case of mistaken identity. The Mirror reports of how a hotel doorman told Jose Mourinho that Fellaini would not be playing, mistaking him for his brother, who he had witnessed with no club tracksuit on and was apparently taking pictures with …

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PSV Confirm Man Utd Contact Regarding Memphis Depay

PSV have confirmed that they’ve had an inquiry from Manchester United about star player Memphis Depay.   Speaking on Dutch television, PSV technical director, Marcel  Brands said: ‘We have had a telephone call from them about him, But no talks have been held yet. There are several top clubs who have expressed an interest. It will be much higher than …

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Ireland’s Hoolahan Named In Football League’s Team Of The Decade

One of Ireland’s most technically gifted footballers  – Wes Hoolahan –  has been awarded the honour of the being selected in the Football League’s Football Manager Team of the Decade. The Football League awards, celebrating its tenth anniversary this season, decided to remember this milestone by selecting the best XI players who have featured in the last decade at their annual …

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Shay Given Became The Most Relaxed Man In FA Cup History Yesterday

For those of you living under a rock for the past 24 hours, Aston Villa crushed Steven Gerrard’s dream of an FA Cup Final farewell after they trumped Liverpool 2-1 in Sunday’s semi-final. In an entertaining game, the Villains secured a place in the Wembley showpiece with goals from Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph cancelling out Philippe Coutinho’s opener. With …

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