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It would have been hard enough to pull off if he was facing goal with the ball sitting up nicely for him to hit. To lob Joe Hart with an overhead kick executed with his back to goal did rather put the ribbons on it.

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Capello was 'unfair' in not playing Green

Avram Grant yesterday criticised Fabio Capello for failing to give Robert Green a minute of action during England's two internationals last week and praised his goalkeeper's fine form during West Ham United's attempt to avoid relegation.

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After pioneering goalline technology with a twist in his first Carling Cup final, Ben Foster will do it again if Birmingham City's tussle with Arsenal today ends in a shoot-out. But the image of a goalkeeping geek is at odds with a laid-back approach to his trade and an aversion to the "win-at-all-costs" regime he experienced at Manchester United.

Balotelli says 'stupid' Italian racists must be stamped out

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Joe Hart ruled out for England

Joe Hart has been sent back to Manchester City for treatment on the back spasm he suffered during training yesterday ahead of England's friendly with France.

Ian Herbert: De Jong bares teeth to win his battle with Scholes

One of the most absorbing scenes in the wonderful Blue Moon Rising film which chronicles Manchester City's journey to the brink of last season's top four captures the dressing room scenes seconds before the players ran out for that vital and decisive spring encounter with Tottenham. "This is the only game they'll remember," Craig Bellamy bellows at the players. "No one cares about the rest. It's all for nothing if we lose this."

Carson 'devastated' by England oversight

West Brom goalkeeper Scott Carson admits he is "devastated" to be left out of the England squad for next Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifier with Montenegro.

Foster can challenge Hart claims Clemence

Ben Foster is being tipped by England goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence to push Joe Hart for his country's number one position now he is playing regular first-team football.

Johnson seizes share of spoils after Juventus punish Hart slip

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When I was supporting Ray La Montagne I was six months pregnant. He had been touring for a year and he was exhausted and full of the cold. I was feeling motherly, so I would leave presents for him and his band: Tunnock's Tea Cakes, cold remedies and proper tea. Ray seemed painfully shy. He hardly spoke, hardly looked at you in the face. I felt like a dick speaking to him, but said "hi" every day. </p>
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He was being courted by the same record company who had signed me and subsequently let me go, and I wanted him to know that there were people around who didn't want anything from him. At the Shepherds Bush Empire in London, on the last night of the tour, Ray stopped in his set to thank me for doing the support. He said I was a really good songwriter and people should buy my stuff. I was taken aback and felt emotionally overwhelmed. Later that year, just before I had my boy Louis, I was l asleep in bed with Radio 4 on when Louis moved around in my belly and woke me up. Ray was doing a session on the World Service. </p>
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