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23 March 2012
Much like Timbuktu, Vladivostok is one of those places whose name conjures up evocative images of some distant outpost at the world’s end.“Vladivostok is far away,” Lenin once opined. “But it’s ours.” The Soviet Union’s founding father never gazed out upon the Pacific coast, unlike the statue of him outside the city's grandiose train station does.
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23 March 2012
The England wide-man hasn't enjoyed the most productive first season at Anfield, and Back of the Net's John Foster knows why...
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23 March 2012
When is a run-of-the-mill 1-1 draw away from home not a run-of-the-mill 1-1 draw away from home? When Real Madrid are involved, that’s when.
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23 March 2012
ESPN's man with the mic Jon Champion looks ahead to the weekend's Premier League action. Watch exclusive coverage of Stoke City vs Manchester United live on ESPN from 4.30pm on Saturday...
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23 March 2012
“They didn’t just save my dream, they saved my life.” That’s how Sebastián Velásquez perceives Real Salt Lake’s decision to select him during the MLS Superdraft in January.
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23 March 2012
ZonalMarking.net's Michael Cox uses the StatsZone app – from FFT and Opta, available now – to preview the weekend's Premier League action...
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22 March 2012
Not being the miserable types who snipe and sneer without reason, we at FourFourTwo are bang up for the Olympics. Not least because it represents a chance for immediate salvation after inevitable disappointment at the Euros. Dammit! 
"I come from a family of Villa fans: only my uncle was Birmingham City, just to p*ss off my grandad!"
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22 March 2012
You could have been forgiven for thinking it was the opening ceremony to an Olympic Games, such was the spectacular opulence surrounding the gala event Shakhtar Donetsk held to celebrate the club’s 75th anniversary last year.
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21 March 2012
The moment Lionel Messi and his supporters had long been waiting for finally arrived on Tuesday evening. But for those paid good money and under threat of the sack unless gushing things are written about him, it was probably a match they had been dreading for some time. How do you raise the already justifiably stratospheric level of praise into something beyond the outer reaches of our galaxy?

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