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LOL!!! POLICE ARREST GERMAN GOAL KEEPER AFTER CONCEDING 43 GOAL IN ONE MATCH

Sometimes, a performance on the field is so bad that it’s criminal. That may quite literally be the case for a goalkeeper in the lower leagues of Germany.

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In a recent league game, SV Vonderort broke an undesirable record when it lost 43-0 to rival PSV Oberhausen.

According to German newspaper Express, SV Vonderort was down 35-0 at halftime – that must have been a fun team talk in the interval! – and at one point it was only able to field eight players. PSV Oberhausen was so embarrassed by its lead that it made the sporting gesture of removing three of its own players to even up the numbers.

After conceding a goal nearly every two minutes, goalkeeper Marco Kwiotek may have wanted to completely forget about the performance.

However, five days later at a training session, two police cars arrived at Vonderort’s training ground in Bottrop (around 30 miles west of Dortmund). The 25-year-old keeper was escorted from the training field by armed officers and brought to the local police station for questioning.

Kwiotek called out to players as he was led from pitch by cops at the club’s base in Bottrop, western Germany: “They just want to clear some things up.”
He has not been seen since and police have refused to comment on why he was taken into custody.

The circumstances of the police inquiry are unclear and Kwiotek has since failed to answer his phone.

Club managing director Christian Schröer told Express that he hopes the shot stopper will be available for selection in Vonderort’s next game. Hopefully, he won’t have to reach into the net quite so often in that one.

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MANCHESTER UNITED BECAME THE FIRST CLUB TO EARN £500M IN A YEAR

Manchester United has recorded record revenues of £515.3m for the 2016 financial year, the first UK football club to do so.

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 In a year when it won the FA Cup, the Old Trafford club also signed 14 sponsorship deals, and saw commercial, matchday and TV revenues all rise.

It is now predicting 2017 revenues of up to £540m, even though it is not in the Champions League this season.

Under new boss Jose Mourinho they are currently third in the Premier League.

According to a BBC report, here’s how Manchester United became first UK football club to earn £500m in a year.

‘Invest in squad’

The club’s accounts up until 30 June 2016 confirm that the Premier League club was the first British team to break the half-billion mark, but the figure is short of Barcelona’s €679m (£570m) revenue revealed in July.

“Our record fiscal 2016 financial performance reflects the continued underlying strength of the business and the club is on target to achieve record revenues in 2017, even without a contribution from the Champions League,” said executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

“This strong financial performance has enabled us to invest in our squad, team management and facilities to position us to challenge for, and win, trophies in the coming years.”

Analysis

Big figures for Manchester United, slightly exceeding their own expectations of £510m revenues for the year to 30 June 2016.

As has been the case for a number of years now, commercial income is roaring ahead, with a 36.3% increase in that sector alone to £268.3m.

To put it into context, that figure would have put United 11th in the latest Deloitte Rich List, ahead of Tottenham, both Milan clubs and Roma.

The only slight downer is that United cannot claim to be the first football club to generate annual revenue in excess of £500m.

That claim belongs to Barcelona, who benefited from a stronger Euro against the pound post-Brexit.

Cup run

On the commercial front during the 2015-16 season, the club activated its new kit sponsor and supply deal with Adidas, which it says “was a very successful launch”.

In addition it brought the management of Old Trafford Megastore in-house, and signed several licensing deals including with Sbenu, New Era and Columbia.

Commercial revenue for the year was £268.3m, an increase of £71.4m, or 36.3%, over the previous year.

Meanwhile, broadcasting revenue for the year was £140.4m, an increase of £32.7m, or 30.4%, on the previous year, which the club says was “primarily due to participation in Uefa competitions”.

And matchday revenue was £106.6m, an increase of £16.0m, or 17.7%,on 2014-15, thanks to that European participation and the club’s run to the FA Cup final.

Source: BBC

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REVIEW: 5 LESSONS FROM THE MANCHESTER DERBY

Here’s five things we learned:

1. City show depth of attacking options

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Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates scoring City’s second goal

The enforced absence of star striker Sergio Aguero, serving the first of a three-game ban for violent conduct, was seen as a major disadvantage for City.

But Pep Guardiola showed the range of attacking options he has at his disposal by picking young forward Kelechi Iheanacho to lead the line.

The teenager justified his manager’s decision with an assist and a goal, before coming off early in the second half for tactical reasons. City proved they are not reliant on Aguero.

2. Mourinho got his team selection wrong

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Jose Mourinho reacts as his side toiled

With only 24 minutes gone, and United trailing 1-0, Mourinho instructed Martial, Mata, Rashford and later Herrera to warm up, knowing he had picked the wrong starting-line up and change was needed.

Selecting Mkhitaryan and Lingard for their first competitive starts under him backfired, the former looking like he was still feeling the effects of a rib injury, while Lingard, making his return after injury, was also off the pace, although they were by no means alone, with none of United’s players justifying their selection.

Marcus Rashford should have started, his introduction after the break bringing fresh impetus to United’s play.

3. De Bruyne comes back to haunt Mourinho

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Troublesome: De Bruyne had an excellent first half, scoring and making another

Not deemed good enough by Mourinho at Chelsea, De Bruyne came back to haunt his former boss, scoring City’s opener and having a hand in their second, after his angled shot came back off a a post, into the path of Iheanacho for the simplest of finishes.

De Bruyne was afforded so much freedom by United and took full advantage, punishing United for their slack defending and lack of focus at the back.

De Bruyne should have claimed his second goal and made it 3-1 deep into the second-half, but his low shot struck the inside of David De Gea’s near post in a let-off for United.

4. Blind and Bailly defensive partnership exposed

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David Silva rides a challenge from Eric Bailly

Mourinho kept faith with Bailly and Blind in central defence, after their impressive start to the season and the understanding they had developed as a pairing.

But both endured afternoons they will want to forget, particularly Blind, who let De Bruyne through for City’s opener, then played Iheanacho onside for the visitors’ second goal.

Bailly was also at fault for the first goal, failing to jump with Iheanacho, whose glancing header found De Bruyne. Blind has always been a temporary solution in defence for United and showed why United need to bring in another centre-half of stature.

5. Bravo fails to justify his inclusion

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Wayne Rooney down after a challenge with Claudio Bravo

Having jettisoned Hart, Guardiola handed his replacement, Bravo, his City debut, but the former Barcelona keeper was at fault for United’s first goal, clashing with John Stones and dropping the ball, allowing Ibrahimovic to pull one back with an exquisite finish.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores for Manchester United after Bravo’s mistake

It was a big call to hand Bravo his debut in a game of such significance and intensity, and the Chilean was lucky to escape a red card for a reckless lunge on Rooney when he mis-controlled the ball inside his own area.

Wonder what Hart would have made of such an error-strewn debut by his replacement?

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PHOTOS: 20 HD PICTURES FROM THE MANCHESTER DERBY

Pep Guardiola came out on top in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford as he renewed hostilities with managerial nemesis Jose Mourinho.

City threatened to humiliate United in a dominant first-half display, racing to a 2-0 lead through goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho.

But a mistake by City keeper Claudio Bravo, making his debut following his move from Barcelona, allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to pull a goal back for United.

Mourinho threw on young striker Marcus Rashford after the break, and the 18-year-old had the ball in the net, but the goal was disallowed after coming off Ibrahimovic, who was offside.

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VIDEO:”FAKE” IBRAHIMOVIC FOOLS UNITED FAN

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Ahead of the Manchester derby this weekend, Sky Sports employed a Zlatan Ibrahimovic lookalike to roam the streets of Manchester in a replica United jersey, and several members of the public were coned into believing the guy was the Swedish superstar. Manchester United fans then stopped to take pictures with the fake Ibrahimovich, before they found out the man was just a body double. Watch the video below

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MESSI REVEALS WHY HE DECIDED TO GO BLONDE

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Lionel Messi has finally revealed why he choose to go blonde 

The Barcelona star was first spotted with his new hair do in late July, turning heads with a platinum blonde look after his partner Antonella Roccuzzo posted an Instagram picture.

Lionel Messi addressed the question of why he choose a new hair color on a local Argentina TV

“I made a change to start from zero,” he said.

“I was emerging from a lot of controversies, of things that had happened to me and I said to myself: ‘You’ve got to break this and start again.’”

Referring to his short-lived retirement, Messi added:

“It was just what I felt in that moment.

“Everything was falling around me.

“I had felt like that was going to be our time, because of the way the team was playing and how we got to the final.

“It was a huge disappointment.”

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VIDEO : JAY JAY DRIBBLE IS STILL AFFECTING ME AFTER 23YEARS – OLIVER KHAN

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Oliver Kahn has disclosed that he is yet to recover from the wonder goal he conceded against Nigeria’s Austin Jay Jay Okocha in a Bundesliga fixture between Eintracht Frankfurt  and Karlsruhe in 1993.

Okocha who came on as a second half substitute for Eintracht Frankfurt provided an assist and scored his wonder goal, by dribbling the entire back-line of Karlsruhe before slotting the ball past Kahn to secure a 3-1 win.

The former Bayern Munich skipper paid a tribute to the Nigerian legend as he recalled the encounter exactly 23 years after on his Twitter page.

“Exactly 23 years is the sensational goal from Jay-Jay Okocha today ago – and I’m still dizzy …,” kahn tweeted.

The goal was voted as 1993 Goal of the year by viewers of Sportschau (an ARD German TV sports programme).

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VIDEO: “ONE INCH” -THE MOST INSPIRING SPORT SPEECH EVER!!

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I was surfing  the net and i came across this motivational speech about 3months ago, and each time i want to quit i watch this video again and it inspires so much desire to succeed in me.. watch this and share