August 22nd, 2010

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Mikel Arteta, future England Player? (Apologises to ontd_liverpool)

Everton's Mikel Arteta would consider England place 'very seriously'
• Spanish playmaker gained British citizenship this year
• Has never played at full international level for Spain

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Thoughts? Personally I really rate Arteta and wouldn't be opposed to him changing national sides (always thought it was a shame he's never got the chance to play for Spain at senior level) but I can also see the fact he's not English would make him an unpopular choice.
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Real Madrid Turn Sights Towards Edin Dzeko

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Although only a few days ago Jorge Valdano himself confirmed that Real Madrid will not make any more additions for the forthcoming season, Jose Mourinho continues to have the intention to strengthen the team with a new striker.

In a report published by Marca today, Real Madrid appear to have turned their sights towards Edin Dzeko of Wolfsburg.

Although the Germans have no intention of letting go of their man for a fee less than 40 million euros, it is believed that their interest in Rafael Van Der Vaart could see that figure decrease significantly.

Dzeko was a vital part of Wolfsburg’s campaign last season, as he scored 29 goals from 45 matches.

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Vanessa Perroncel in the Guardian: Victim of the tabloids

Interview: Vanessa Perroncel

In January, it was "revealed" that the England captain John Terry had had an affair with a team-mate's ex-girlfriend. But nothing was heard from the woman at the centre of the scandal, Vanessa Perroncel. Here, the 34-year-old mother finally sets out her (very different) side of the story

Vanessa Perroncel – the woman at the centre of the sex scandal that lost footballer John Terry the captaincy of the England team and kick-started a bumper year of celebrity infidelity splashes – has always denied the affair.

In September 2009, the 34-year-old, routinely described as "glamorous brunette French lingerie model Vanessa Perroncel", says that a long-standing friendship with Chelsea defender Terry did not develop into a sexual relationship. This would suggest that Terry (who was, and who remains, married to Toni Poole) and Perroncel (who at the time of the alleged affair had recently split from fellow England footballer Wayne Bridge, father of her three-year-old son Jaydon and former team-mate of Terry's) did not meet twice a week for sex at Perroncel's £2m, five-bedroom mock Georgian house in Oxshott, Surrey (as was breathlessly reported in the News of the World on 31 January this year). It would also mean that Perroncel did not become pregnant and did not have an abortion at a private London clinic, arranged and paid for by Terry. It would mean that Terry didn't give Perroncel £20,000 after the procedure so that she might "cheer herself up".

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(A/N: I have nothing to say - no judgments, no conclusions - about Vanessa or Terry. Just thought this would be an interesting read.)
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Oh my god move to France already!

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Sevilla FC and Arsenal English have reached an agreement for the transfer of French defender Sebastien Squillaci, who tonight will travel to London to undergo a medical with the English club.
If there's no last-minute setback, Squillaci, 30 years old France international presence in the World Cup in South Africa, signed a three-year contract with the London entity.
The central Gaul came two summers ago at Sevilla, who paid to Olympique Lyon for 6.5 million euros for his transfer, and in June was proclaimed champion of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday but refused to play the first leg of the tie after the Champions League against Sporting Braga.
The waiver to play Squillaci, who claimed not to be mentally prepared for the clash because of the importance of Arsenal's offer, a confrontation between the player and Antonio Alvarez on the team bus, in the presence of remaining staff .

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ETA: Official Sevilla website confirms he will be in London for his medical tomorrow

PARTY TIME!!!!!!!!! We got a new CB!!!!
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not enough Gernando lately so..

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Iniesta: Torres always raving about Liverpool pal Gerrard

Barcelona ace Andres Iniesta says Liverpool star Fernando Torres cannot stop raving about clubmate Steven Gerrard.

Iniesta was shacked up with Torres as Spain won the World Cup in South ­Africa last month.

And the Barcelona man also thinks Torres’ love of Liverpool is the reason he pledged his future to the club.

Iniesta told the Daily Star Sunday  most reliable source that ever sourced: “I was speaking with Nando during the World Cup.

“Even though he is happy at Liverpool in the sense he loves the club, he is clearly not happy with the results on the pitch. Liverpool ran Manchester United so close for the ­Premier League the season before last.

“The reason it happened is because Nando and Steven Gerrard were strike partners, with ­Gerrard playing just behind. Nando will tell you himself that his best-ever strike partner is Steven Gerrard.

“In his words they had a telepathic understanding when it came to making runs and the right pass. I hope the new Liverpool coach has the sense to play them as a strike ­partnership again.

“If he does it could be a really successful season for them.”

As requested by miettemiette this can now be a bromance post :P

It's been a slow-ish weekend.

Have you ever wondered about the most mundane aspects of your favourite footballer's lives? WELL LUCKY FOR YOU THE TIME HAS COME TO LEARN TRIVIAL THINGS ABOUT YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYER!!

Is Lampard smart? Who's afraid of mushrooms? How many people have suffered from life threatening accidents? Who hates women? Who's added a word to the Oxford Dictionary? What is Xavi's favourite movie?

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Prankster targets Chelsea pants

CHELSEA are looking wide open at the back - because someone is slashing HOLES in their undies.
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A prankster keeps creeping into the changing room at their training ground to cut up their designer pants. That's a turn-up for some of the players - who at times have had trouble keeping their pants ON.

The mystery assailant strikes up to twice a week while the Blues train at Cobham, Surrey. His cheeky attacks have threatened the players' ball control and could easily lead to some ugly tackle being seen in the penalty box.

England star Frank Lampard said: "It's gone on for about a year. We get in to find the bum cheeks cut out of our underpants. It has to be one of the players. They are the only ones with access. You might get two hits in a week, then he won't attack for a month or so."

Lamps, 32, added: "I've a good idea who it is but wouldn't dream of making accusations until I have proof. I hope it's soon - it's costing a fortune in designer underwear!"

A club insider said: "It was a bit of a laugh but now the lads are a bit cheesed off. There's hardly any holes in our defence - so it's a shame the same can't be said of our underpants."

It's not the first time the boys have experienced trouble in the underwear department. Ashley Cole got dumped by wife Cheryl this year after sending photos of himself in his Y-fronts to a topless model.
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