Written by Reshad Bahadori

Relive the goal that has completely shaken up the Premier League table. What was a comfortable lead for Chelsea has turned into a tight race between the top 4 clubs. It was all thanks to this beautiful set-up and finish by Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph. Watch, learn and feel to try it out on the field…even though you’ll probably fail.


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Written by Will Parchman

I am unsure what it is exactly about this video that’s so incredible, but when life drops a miracle in the form of a YouTube video in your lap, you very well don’t complain, do you?

You learn that some of them like tea. Some of them like Coke. SOME EVEN LIKE BEER SOMETIMES. One of the guys being interviewed tells us he doesn’t just like Bacardi and Coke. SOMETIMES HE EVEN LIKES A DOUBLE. But the funniest part is the three second clip of the dude just saying “Pineapple juice.” Like he’s pissed about it.

For whatever mid-90′s luminary came up with this video idea in between jibbing out to Ace of Base and sipping on ORANGE JUICE AND OCCASIONALLY SOMETIMES I DRINK LAGER, thank you. Thank you so much. This is incredible work.

 

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Written by Will Parchman

(goal at 3:20)

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Written by Reshad Bahadori

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Written by Dill Pickle

Here’s a simple way to tell if you’ve just made a horrible throw: when the person you’re aiming at doesn’t even notice. If your toss is so off line that it doesn’t even reach the radar of your intended target, just forget about it. Move on and pretend it didn’t happen, which is pretty much what everyone in this stadium did.

Clearly, this fan learned to throw from the guy after the jump.

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Written by Jahmal Corner

Fabrice Muamba is said to be showing small signs of improvement since he collapsed on the field the past Saturday.

The Bolton midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during a match against Tottenham and remains in intensive care.

Bolton released a joint statement with the hospital, saying:

“He is showing small signs of improvement. His heart is now beating without the help of medication and he is also moving his arms and his legs. However, his long-term prognosis will remain unclear for some time.”

Muamba has received an outpouring of support from teammates and competitors alike.

Bolton’s match against Aston Villa on Tuesday has been postponed as they are slated to continue playing this weekend.

 

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via ESPNSoccernet

Aston Villa have agreed a £9.5 million deal with Wigan for winger Charles N’Zogbia and are close to completing the move. Wigan had rejected Villa’s bid of £9 million for the former Newcastle player. But the two clubs held further discussions over the weekend and are believed to have reached a compromise figure of around £9.5 million.

New Villa boss Alex McLeish needs a new winger after the departures of Ashley Young and Stewart Downing to Manchester United and Liverpool respectively this summer. He will take nothing for granted after failing to sign N’Zogbia when Birmingham boss last summer. N’Zogbia will hold talks over personal terms in the next 24 hours and undergo a medical before signing what is expected to be a five-year deal.

He would be likely to have to wait to join up with Villa’s first-team squad. McLeish’s team are currently on a pre-season tour of Hong Hong and N’Zogbia does not have the required work visa.

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Villa sign GK Given

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via ESPNSoccernet.

Given had struggled to knock Joe Hart off his perch as first-choice goalkeeper at Eastlands and failed to make a single Premier League appearance last season. The 35-year-old Republic of Ireland international will be available for Thursday’s friendly fixture against Walsall at the Banks’s Stadium and for the club’s participation in the Barclays Asia Trophy next week.

”Aston Villa is a huge football club and I’m really excited to be joining,” Given said. “I’m looking forward to training and playing with the players here. They’re a good bunch of lads, very talented and I know several of them already which will help. Everyone knows that I didn’t play enough football last season, so I’m really pleased that I’ll be able to put that right here. Hopefully, this move will get me back to where I was before in the Premier League, which is where every player wants to be playing. Obviously, I’m also excited to be working with Alex McLeish and it’s going to be a fresh start for everybody at the club this season. It’s also a new challenge and one I’m eager to embrace. My aim is to impress the Aston Villa supporters with my performances and I can’t wait really to get started.”

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via Liverpool.

Liverpool has confirmed on its official website that it has agreed a fee with Aston Villa for winger Stewart Downing. The Anfield side was understood to have had a 15 million pound offer for the England international turned down earlier this summer, but has now come back with an increased bid to land its man.

New Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish wanted to keep Downing after losing Ashley Young to Manchester United within days of becoming manager. Apparently Arsenal tried to reel in Downing, but he wanted to head to Liverpool more, making Villa discuss his transfer with Anfield. It seems Liverpool will continue to add Englishmen to their ranks, after the arrival of Andy Carroll and the summer acquisition of Jordan Henderson.

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via ESPNSoccernet.

Aston Villa have turned down a second bid from Liverpool for England midfielder Stewart Downing, according to reports. Downing, 26, has two years left on his contract, but has told the club that he is not willing to extend his deal after watching the likes of Ashley Young leave for pastures new this summer.

Liverpool’s initial bid for the winger was £12 million, but they have returned with an offer closer to £15 million which has reportedly been rejected again by the Villa board, as they are looking for closer to £20 million in order to rebuild their squad ahead of the new season. Villa’s Player of the Year last season, Downing’s form in the Premier League has been impressive and the Reds are keen to bring him to Anfield, possibly offering David Ngog, who rejected a part-exchange role in Liverpool’s acquisition of Jordan Henderson from Sunderland, as a makeweight in any deal.

Negotiations for the transfer of Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam are also believed to be ongoing, although the Seasiders are reportedly holding out for at least £9 million.

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