WEST HAM UNITED

Rafa Benitez Will Not Stay with Chelsea, Blames Fans and Owner

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To the delight of Chelsea fans the world over, the Blues' interim manager, Rafa Benitez, has announced that <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21611064">he will not remain with the club</a> when his contract expires in May.

WAGS

Don’t Worry, Mario Balotelli – Nobody Will Ever Know That You’re In That Bentley

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Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli is only 22-years old, and as the face and presumable future of Manchester City and the Italian National Team, it’s safe to say that he has a long career ahead of him.

Wigan Athletic

Your Saturday English Premier League x College Football Preview

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Fall Saturdays are synonymous with two things: English Premier League soccer and college football.

VIDEOS

Champions League: Has the Rest of Europe Caught Up To The Top Teams?

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Upsets are common in world football but when so many top clubs fall simultaneously, its no fluke.

VIDEOS

EPL’s Big Names Brought Suspense & Controversy To Rivalry Weekend

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Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and new kids Manchester City names preceded all others in the Premier League this past weekend.

VIDEOS

Javi Garcia Heads A Soccer Ball Really F*cking Well, Stoke Defends Really F*cking Poorly

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There’s nothing more frustrating for soccer fans than watching an opposing team’s player go unmarked on a free kick.

VIDEOS

Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel Heads A Soccer Ball Really F*cking Well

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Let's all go James Agee and now praise famous men.

urine

Mario Balotelli Is An Ape, Says Totally Not Racist Italian Newspaper

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Soccer racism is something we rarely talk about at With Leather, because 1) it's one of those ridiculous, inexcusable traditions hanging on as "part of the sport" because people in Europe never officially got a Civil Rights movement, and 2) <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/tag/soccer" target="_blank">we never write about soccer</a>.

VIDEOS

Manchester City’s Prodigal Son Carlos Tevez Assists Winning Goal

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Carlos Tevez, the former face of the City franchise and <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/feb/21/carlos-tevez-apology-manchester-city">thorn in the side</a> of manager Roberto Mancini returned from exile, providing the assist to secure the win against surging Chelsea.

Wojciech Szczesny

EPL Wrap-Up: Chelsea Manager Axed, Gunners Over Liverpool, Manchester United Steal One From Spurs

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They say death comes in threes and for Chelsea Football Club it came with a loss to WBA, dropping out of a Champions League spot and the firing of their coach Andre Villas Boas.

VIDEOS

Champions League Recap 11.23: FC Barcelona Rolls AC Milan, Chelsea Falls

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Soccer fans don't have NBA withdrawal; we have the Champions League.

VIDEOS

Mario Balotelli & Manchester City Destroy Manchester United 6-1

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In the "Subway Series of Soccer," Manchester City trampled Manchester United 6-1 on Sunday to prove they weren't pretenders but contenders for the Premier League Crown.

TRICK SHOTS

Mario Is Missing

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Soccer is extremely bipolar.

Yoann Gourcuff

The 6 Game-Changing Summer Soccer Transfers

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=131608"> The European domestic leagues may have already begun but the post-World Cup malaise—a hangover for the winning Spanish—is finally over. With the close of the transfer window and thus the end of the associated player movement, players, managers, fans, and everyone in between must accept their fates for the next four crucial months. For some, prospects are especially brighter than others, adeptly wheeling and dealing in a financial climate during which few have dared to venture. And for an even smaller number of clubs, fortunes will look up for years to come with moves like the six listed below. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/the-transfer-season-begins-villa-to-barca-aguero-to-chelsea"> 1. David Villa to Barcelona for 40 million euros Announced <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/the-transfer-season-begins-villa-to-barca-aguero-to-chelsea">prior to the World Cup</a>, its impact was overshadowed by the impending summer showcase.

SOCCER

CHUNKY BRITS GET EXCITED OVER FOOTBALL

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When Manchester City and Manchester United squared off on the pitch last weekend, not only were the teams going at it, but so were the fans.

MANCHESTER UNITED

CRAIG BELLAMY HATES YOUR FACE

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Seriously, I love British people.

SNEAKERS

“Loyalty Pays…”

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English soccer team Manchester City offered Italian club AC Milan 107-million British pounds for player Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, better known as Kaká.

SOCCER

PIMPED OUT RIDE, IRISH SOCCER EDITION

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There's some soccer-related news about Man City midfielder Stephen Ireland possibly returning to the pitch for the national team of his eponymous home country.

SOCCER

MAN CITY OWNER HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATOR?

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From 2001-06, Thaksin Shinawatra was prime minister of Thailand.


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