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Ashley Cole thanks Drogba for Golden gift | Premier League

Ashley Cole used his twitter account to send his thanks to Didier Drogba for hosting an £800,000 celebratory dinner to commemorate Chelsea’s Champions League win this year, presenting his former team-mates with rings to symbolise their victory over Bayern Munich.


Drogba said at the dinner: “I wanted to give something to the team so we can all look back and remember that achievement.” He then singled out club captain John Terry, who was in attendance. “You’re my hero and everyone at Chelsea loves you.”




Chelsea continue Brazilian revolution | Premier League | Transfers

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea have agreed terms with Brazil’s Fluminense for the transfer of 18-year-old defender Wallace, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Wallace, a Brazil under-20 international, was part of the under-17 team that won the South American championship last year and were fourth at the World Cup at the same level.

He made his senior debut at 17 and helped Fluminense win the Brazilian league championship, the Rio State League and the Guanabara Cup.

He will officially join Chelsea in the January transfer window but will remain with Fluminense until the end of the season.

Brazil – Denmark, FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 2011: Though their opener had some luck about it, Brazil’s second and third, scored by Ademilson and Wallace, were delightful.

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood recovering in hospital after heart attack | Premier League


Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has suffered a heart attack and is recovering in hospital.

The 76-year-old’s heart attack followed a bout of pneumonia, the club said.

A statement from the club read: “Peter was taken ill at home on Friday and is currently being treated in hospital. He is making a good recovery.

“The club wishes Peter a full and speedy return to health and our thoughts are with him and his family at this time.”

Hill-Wood has been chairman of the club since 1982, and is a former vice-chairman of the Hambros Bank.

He is the third member of his family to serve as Arsenal chairman, following on from his father Denis (1962-1982) and his grandfather Samuel, who had two separate spells in the role between 1929 and 1936 and from 1946 to 1949.


adidas Cafusa launched at Brazil 2013 draw




The name and design of the Official Match Ball for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 was unveiled on Saturday at the Draw in Sao Paulo. This is only the second time that a specifically-designed ball has been launched for the so-called ‘Festival of Champions’.

The Cafusa name combines three symbols which are at the core of Brazilian culture – carnival, football and samba. Together with the vibrant colour scheme, the ball is a true reflection of the Brazilian national identity, with a particular focus on the southern cross constellation represented in the Brazilian flag.


“Unveiling the Official Ball of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 is a big moment for us” said Rodrigo Messias, Director of the Project 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. “Brazilians are passionate about football and we wanted to deliver an inspirational ball for this competition. We are very pleased with the adidas Cafusa, the final product has strong Brazilian elements in place throughout the design.”

To showcase the new football to all Brazilians there will be an exhibition of ten giant balls, each two metres in diameter, which will travel across the country until the end of June 2013. The balls will begin their journey in Rio de Janeiro before heading on to the other Host Cities of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 – Recife, Fortaleza, Salvador, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte.

The adidas Cafusa will make its on pitch debut at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012, which takes place between 6 and 16 December.

Football: Top footballers urge rethink on U21 finals venue

(PARIS) – Dozens of professional footballers, including Didier Drogba, have written to UEFA in protest at a decision to award Israel the under-21 European championships next year in the wake of fresh conflict with Palestinians.

In a letter to the European game’s ruling body, which organises the tournament, the players said that allowing the Jewish nation to host the competition would condone its recent offensive against Gaza-based militants.

The players, among them a number of top players from the English, French, Italian and Spanish top flight, said they expressed solidarity with Gazans who were “living under siege and denied basic human dignity and freedom”.

“The latest Israeli bombardment of Gaza, resulting in the death of over a hundred civilians, was yet another stain on the world’s conscience,” they added in the letter, which was widely published on the Internet.

The players also highlighted the Israeli bombardment of a football stadium in Gaza on November 10 that killed four teenagers and the plight of a number of Palestinian footballers detained by Israel since February this year.

“It is unacceptable that children are killed while they play football. Israel hosting the UEFA Under-21 European Championship, in these circumstances, will be seen as a reward for actions that are contrary to sporting values,” the letter said.

“Despite the recent ceasefire, Palestinians are still forced to endure a desperate existence under occupation, they must be protected by the international community.

“All people have the right to a life of dignity, freedom and security. We hope that a just settlement will finally emerge.”

The eight-day confrontation ended with a November 21 ceasefire deal. Some 175 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and six Israelis, two of them soldiers, were killed in the conflict, according to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights.

Signatories of the letter included five members of English side Newcastle United, among them Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and Yohan Cabaye, Eden Hazard of Chelsea and the former Stamford Bridge star Drogba, who now plays in China.

The draw for the eight-team competition, which runs from June 5-18, was made this week in Tel Aviv.

A number of international pro-Palestinian groups and the Palestine Football Association itself have previously written to UEFA president Michel Platini, urging him to move the competition elsewhere

Arsenal Win Their first Trophy The Year | Premier League | Awards

Zylom chosen as Website of the Year 2012

The winners of the 2012 edition of the Website of the Year award – Britain’s most important people’s choice award for websites – were revealed during the festive Award Night at The Brewery in London.

Zylom is chosen as ‘Website of the Year 2012’ in the United Kingdom because of its content, navigation, design and recommendation intention.

This year, 193 websites were nominated in 22 categories. More than 87700 votes were cast between the 1st of October and the 9th of November.

In each category there are two prizes to win: The title ‘Best Website of the Year’ is provided to the website with the highest average score on content, navigation, design and recommendation likelihood. The title ‘Most Popular Website’ is provided to the website with the highest number of votes.

The following websites are the winners of the 2012 Website of the Year award:

Category Best Website Most Popular Website
Automotive BMW Toyota
Career CV-Library.co.uk Monster
Communities & Social networks WAYN WAYN
Dating Match.com Match.com
Educational University of Oxford University of Oxford
Entertainment YouTube YouTube
Finance MoneySavingExpert.com MoneySavingExpert.com
Games Zylom Zylom
Health & Well being WebMD NHS Direct
Charities Body & Soul Unicef
Housing & Interior Laura Ashley IKEA
News & Information CNN BBC News
Government Transport For London Transport For London
Leisure & Travel British Airways TripAdvisor
Shopping Go wild deals Amazon
Sports Arsenal.com BBC Sports
Telecom Vodafone Vodafone
TV & Radio Discovery Channel Discovery Channel
Comparison MoneySupermarket.com MoneySupermarket.com
Weather & Traffic Google Maps Google Maps
Search & Find Google UK Google UK
Mobile Website Yahoo Mobile Facebook Mobile

THIRD ROUND DRAW NUMBERS | FA Cup | Chelsea Draw Lucky 13

Premier League and Championship teams enter the hat on Sunday afternoon

The FA Cup with Budweiser

Third Round Proper draw
2.40pm, Sunday 2 December 2012
Wembley Stadium
Live on TheFA.com and ITV1
Ties to be played over the weekend of 5 & 6 January 2013
Winning clubs will receive £67,500 from The FA prize fund

The draw for the Third Round of The FA Cup remains a special event in the football calendar.

Lower league and non-League teams dream of being paired with a Premier League giant, while the bigger clubs will all be looking to avoid a potential Cup upset.

The most notable Third Round tie from last season was the Manchester derby, which United won 3-2 at the home of their local rivals, while Swindon Town, then of League Two, came from behind to knock out Premier League Wigan.

The draw will be conducted by former Tottenham captain Ledley King and former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba and the draw numbers are listed below:











Aston Villa












Birmingham City






Blackburn Rovers












Bolton Wanderers






Brighton & Hove Albion






Bristol City












Cardiff City






Charlton Athletic












Crystal Palace






Derby County


















Huddersfield Town






Hull City






Ipswich Town






Leeds United






Leicester City












Manchester City






Manchester United


















Newcastle United






Norwich City






Nottingham Forest






Peterborough United






Queens Park Rangers












Sheffield Wednesday












Stoke City












Swansea City






Tottenham Hotspur












West Bromwich Albion






West Ham United






Wigan Athletic






Wolverhampton Wanderers






Preston North End or Gillingham






Bury or Southend United






Sheffield United or Port Vale






Carlisle United or AFC Bournemouth






Crewe Alexandra or Burton Albion






Bradford City or Brentford






Luton Town or Dorchester Town






Alfreton Town or Leyton Orient






Oldham Athletic or Doncaster Rovers






Tranmere Rovers or Chesterfield






Rotherham United or Notts County






Cheltenham Town or Hereford United






Barrow or Macclesfield Town






Accrington Stanley or Oxford United






Lincoln City or Mansfield Town






Harrogate Town or Hastings United






Coventry City v Morecambe






Milton Keynes Dons or AFC Wimbledon






Crawley Town or Chelmsford City






Fleetwood Town or Aldershot Town

Is this the worst dive ever ? | Alen Halilovic | Dinamo Zagreb

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Not quite sure why Liverpool’s Jose Enrique posted this picture on twitter !

Liverpool’s Jose Enrique Posted this via his Twitter account.

Im not sure why are you ?



Its Not Just The UK that has issues with Football | Tank Carder | Twitter

According to the Huffington PostAn NFL linebacker is feeling the heat in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) blogosphere after a series of controversial tweets which some have deemed anti-gay.

As Outsports’ Cyd Zeigler Jr. first reported, Tank Carder of the Cleveland Browns got into a heated exchange on Twitter before labeling one user a “faggot.”

Though that original tweet has since been deleted, Carder — who was selected in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills and signed with the Browns in September — faced a barrage of criticism from other users, after which he responded:

@craigcraiglife I don’t agree with being gay or lesbian at all, but saying faggot doesn’t make me a homophobe, it’s just a word

@DJive19 faggot is actually a bundle of twigs….there’s your research

he Cleveland Browns quickly distanced themselves from Carder’s remarks in a brief statement. “These comments are certainly not reflective of the Cleveland Browns organization, nor do we condone them in any fashion,” Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis is quoted by CBS as saying. “We have spoken with Tank and have made this very clear to him.”

Outsports is calling on the NFL to suspend Carder for a game for using the slur. Meanwhile, Carder has since apologized for his remarks on Twitter:

Tank Carder

I was not bashing the gay community in any way…if you knew me you would know I wouldn’t do that. Again I’m sorry if you were offended

I want to sincerely apologize for the word I used! I did not in anyway mean to offend anyone! That tweet doesn’t define me as a person!


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