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Blackburn inflict fresh FA Cup misery on Arsenal

Julian Guyer Arsenal's hopes of ending their eight-year trophy drought suffered a huge setback after they were dumped out of the FA Cup at home to second-tier Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Gunners out as Blackburn score smash and grab win

Wilshere

Gerry Cox COLIN KAZIM-RICHARDS, an Arsenal fan and former trainee, caused one of the great cup upsets of modern times by scoring the goal for Blackburn Rovers that put Arsenal out of the FA Cup.

Football

Osieck sticks with Socceroos old guard

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 01:  Manager / Head trainer,  Holger Osieck looks on during the Australian Socceroos Training Session at Parken Stadium on June 1, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett Australia's coach Holger Osieck has shied away from picking a host of new names for the friendly against Scotland in Edinburgh - but has still decided not to call up Tim Cahill and Harry Kewell.

A-League

Sky Blues will live up to hype, says Emerton

Brett Emerton

Sebastian Hassett WITH the biggest home crowd in Sydney FC history set to converge on Allianz Stadium this Saturday, Brett Emerton has assured Sky Blues fans there will be no repeat of their disappointing first-up...

Six degrees of sackeration

Rafa

Shane Brady This season of football's favourite soap opera, "WestEnders", will be hard to top.

Jedinak leads Palace revolt

Mile Jedinak

Mile Jedinak does not remember the first time he heard a coach urge him to ''never retreat, never surrender'' as he learned his trade in Sydney's west.

Football

Grella calls time on career

Vince Grella.

Michael Lynch Former Socceroo Vince Grella’s bid to make a comeback through the A-League is over, the midfielder announcing his retirement from the game on Monday afternoon.

Liverpool red-faced as Oldham strike another lowly blow

Brendan Rodgers

LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers castigated his players after they crashed to a sensational defeat at third-tier Oldham Athletic on Sunday in the FA Cup fourth round.

Football

Premier League big guns to the four in FA Cup

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City.

The FA Cup produced a flurry of goals rather than any shocks on Sunday as Chelsea, Manchester City and Wigan all scored four times to knock out lower-league opposition.

Wenger to respond to Arsenal slump with off-season spending spree

Arsene Wenger.

Jeremy Wilson Arsene Wenger is facing a defining off-season at Arsenal, with the club planning to entrust him with their largest ever transfer budget -regardless of whether they secure Champions League...

Heavyweights step up to inflict knockout blows

Aguero

London: The FA Cup produced a flurry of goals rather than any shocks on Sunday as Chelsea, Manchester City and Wigan all scored four times to knock out lower-league opposition.

Football

Arsenal need a hero like Vieira

Henry Winter

Henry Winter Arsene Wenger has brought in graceful ball-users but insufficient gritty winners. They've lost that winning feeling.

Football

Bayern blacken Arsenal's nightmare

Jack Wilshere.

Tom Williams Bayern Munich loaded fresh misery onto beleaguered Arsenal with a 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday that left them with one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Football

United go 15 points clear, Arsenal win

Tom Williams A thunderbolt from Rafael da Silva set Manchester United on the way to a 2-0 win at bottom club Queens Park Rangers on Saturday that sent Alex Ferguson's side 15 points clear in the Premier League.

Animosity is vintage Ferguson

Alex Ferguson.

The form for visiting managers at Old Trafford is to bring a bottle of something decent for their host.

Football

Tevez hat-trick steers Man City to FA Cup semis

Carlos Tevez.

Tom Williams Carlos Tevez made light of his arrest for a driving offence to lead Manchester City into the FA Cup semi-finals with a hat-trick in a leisurely 5-0 win at home to second-tier Barnsley on Saturday.

FA Cup

Wigan keep the romance alive, but there's no love left for Mancini

Wigan

For an FA Cup final threatened to be overshadowed by the retirement of one manager, in Alex Ferguson, and the impending dismissal of another, in Roberto Mancini, the football and the fairytale won...

Football

The truth about Becks

David Beckham

Henry Winter DAVID Beckham was a good footballer, very good at times, but he will not be remembered as a great footballer.

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Football

Young guns primed to take the baton from old guard in Brazil

David Sygall From the dining hall of their hotel in the Black Sea port city of Trabzon in north-eastern Turkey, Australia's young hotshot footballers cheered on Dad's Army as they muscled their way into next...

Football

Emerton pins future on more central role

Brett Emerton

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC marquee Brett Emerton wants to reinvent himself as a central midfielder in a bid to boost his output for the Sky Blues and restore his hopes of going to the 2014 World Cup.

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