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    Sepp Blatter considers scrapping extra-time or reintroducing the failed 'golden goal'

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter is considering scrapping extra-time or reintroducing the failed 'golden goal' in attempt to promote attacking football. This summer's World Cup was criticised for its negative tactics, with many teams deploying two holding midfielders and just one striker. That led...
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    Forgotten Owen targets England recall

    Manchester United striker Michael Owen still harbours hopes of once again pulling on an England shirt, despite being overlooked by manager Fabio Capello for more than two years. Owen, 30, last featured for England in March 2008, three months after Capello took charge, and he has slipped behind...
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    Villa to appoint Houllier

    Gerard Houllier is set to be confirmed as the new manager of Aston Villa this week. After spells managing Liverpool and Lyon, Houllier is currently the technical director for the French national team, but he has scheduled a meeting with French Football Federation president Fernando Duchaussoy...
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    Trequartista or Advanced Playmaker

    Need tactical advice, i'm barcelona and i'm going to play Ibrahimovic as a Trequarista but when i do that the AI choses him as playmaker but i want Xavi as my main playmaker i know i can overwrite the comp's decision, but does the Trequarista have to be the playmaker to play well?
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    Why is there so much buzz about Van der Vaart!?

    I've been lokking through the forum and I can't help notice spurs going on and on and about VDV and having him as their avatar or signature... he's not even THAT good he just very good as set pieces. Spurs have already got a far better attacking midfielder in Luka Modric. So please explain why...
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    FA believes Arteta is ineligible for England

    The FA believes Mikel Arteta will not be eligible to represent England despite spending five years in the country. There has been much discussion about Arteta taking UK citizenship and becoming eligible to play for England, with the player admitting last month that he would "consider it very...
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    You're Set Piece Tactic?

    I was wondering what your most successful tactics for set pieces are. Because I need help scoring more goals from them, I’m Tottenham and I’ve got some good tall headers and some talented set pieces takers but I don’t seem to score enough goals from them. So if you could share your tactics it...
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    Ivory Coast midfielder Cheik Tiote joins Newcastle from Twente

    Newcastle United have completed the signing of Ivory Coast international Cheik Tiote from Dutch side FC Twente Enschede . The right midfielder penned a four-year contract and was granted a work permit. Newcastle are believed to have paid Twente €3.5 million for the 24-year-old’s services. "I'm...
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    Download a remake of season 1995/96 for FM2010

    Released: 18 Aug 2010 See the original thread on the official SI forums. The original author said: "We are three enthusiasts of CM2 who have cooperated on this db, eager to recreate the spirit of 1995. By using the db we hereby present, the game will still start in July 2009, but the football...
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    Montolivo agent dismisses Arsenal reports

    Riccardo Montolivo's agent has dismissed reports that the Fiorentina captain is on the verge of a move to Arsenal. The midfielder has been one of Italy's most consistent performers in a thus far disappointing World Cup campaign for the Azzurri, and it was reported that Gunners coach Arsene...
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    Yossi Benayoun seals Chelsea switch

    According to reports on the Jewish Chronicle website on Monday, the Liverpool star and Israel captain has agreed a four-year contract with Chelsea after the two clubs agreed a fee of around £7 million. When news first broke of Cole's departure and the anticipated move to replace him with...
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    Inter Milan president maintains Capello interest

    Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti is seeking a coach with Champions League experience to replace Jose Mourinho and has confirmed current England boss Fabio Capello is in his thoughts. Mourinho's departure from Inter to Real Madrid is currently at a stalemate as the Nerazzurri and the...
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