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Shearer gets Newcastle job, Barcelona star Eto’o in Liverpool link, Crouch needs to deliver against Ukraine, and more



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While you plan out your April Fool’s jokes (if you haven’t executed them already) and wonder why youth soccer has no sense of humor, catch up on all that you’ve missed around the soccer blogosphere.

Shearer Gets Newcastle Job

With times being all sorts of desperate, Alan Shearer has finally decided to stop dodging the managerial reins at Newcastle and will take on the task of trying to steer the club away from the drop.

The Joys of Football Management

In football management, you can be a star one day, and just as quickly, you could be a nobody. Just ask Alan Pardew and about 3,000,000 other former rising managers.

Picking a Winner in the UEFA Champions League

Trying to decide who to put your money on to win the Champions League? We’ve got a guide to help you out.

What FSC Needs to Do to Ace Its Champions League Coverage

As mentioned the other day, Fox Soccer Channel will now be broadcasting the UEFA Champions League in the U.S., and here’s what they need to do to make it top notch.

Do Liverpool Really Want Samuel Eto’o?

Liverpool are being linked with Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o, who is in the form of his life this season, but would he be a good signing for the club?

Can Crouch Deliver Against Top International Sides?

Peter Crouch has a solid scoring record for England, but he’s lacking goals against. Can he step up tonight against Ukraine?

Merthyr Tydfil On the Brink of Extinction

Gary Andrews’ latest lower-league tale gives us the story of in-debt Welsh club Merthyr Tydfil, who are facing some potentially fatal financial woes.

Win a Manchester United Home Shirt

Want to win a Manchester United home shirt? All you have to do is be a little creative. That’s easy, right?

Linesman Pulls Out Gun to Protect Self From Fans

You can imagine this guy isn’t the first referee to have wanted to do this, but don’t get any ideas, Howard Webb.