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COMMENTSam Wallace: Diving is a problem the game is unwilling to tackle – as he has shown in the past
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Adel Taraabt in action for QPR against West Ham earlier this month
REACTIONThe Morroco international was not happy with Harry Redknapp's decision to leave him out of the squad for the game against Liverpool
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Adel Taarabt hugs Harry Redknapp in 2013
Taarabt takes aim at QPR manager after 'overweight' jibe
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Emile Hesky (left) and Mario Balotelli
ANALYSISWho made the better start to Liverpool career?
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Manchester City train ahead of their game against CSKA
CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City: Fernandinho admits playing behind closed doors will be difficult as Manuel Pellegrini’s side know they cannot afford to lose to CSKA
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POLL RESULTSAccording to readers of The Independent, the former England captain is better than the likes of Tony Adams and Jamie Carragher
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Arsene Wenger looks on during the 2-2 draw with Hull
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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: So who is he?
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Jonathan Walters of Stoke City (R) is congratulated by team mates on scoring their second goal against Swansea
MATCH REPORTStoke City 2 Swansea City 1: The Swansea manager risks landing himself with a hefty fine from the FA
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CSKA Moscow fans light flares during the Russian Premier League match between PFC CSKA Moscow and FC Terek Grozny
Manchester City play behind closed doors against CSKA tonight because of racism issues
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Dynamo Moscow defender Christopher Samba was fined for responding to racist abuse with a one-fingered gesture
COMMENTIt is a country that will not even acknowledge the word
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Ched Evans could have used his experiences to educate young men in matters of sexual content
COMMENTIAN HERBERT: It’s treacherous when we decide which criminals are entitled to start again
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Peter Biaksangzuala died from his injuries in hospital on Sunday after landing on his neck when celebrating a goal
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Lee Clark has parted company with Birmingham after just two wins in their opening 12 matches
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Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi during Barcelona training in August
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Terry Venables
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