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ESPN – Newcastle fans right to boycott Spurs with club failing to show ambition

Newcastle boss John Carver says his side do not get the decisions they deserve in the Premier League, having been denied what looked a clear penalty in their defeat at Liverpool. Here is an astonishing statistic for you: In the past three seasons, Newcastle have won only four of the games they've played in March and April. They've played 22 Premier League games in those six months of football, and they've lost an incredible 17 times. Even worse, they've managed to find the net only 12 times while their long-suffering fans have seen opposing players score a whopping 46 goals. That's almost four goals conceded for every one scored. Alan Pardew presided over the vast majority…

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ESPN – The greatest ever FA Cup semifinals?

UEFA Champions League qualification looks impossible now for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool, so their attention turns to the FA Cup. Sports fans take considerable pride in their ability to recall the most pointless minutiae, yet they are some things even they are not wired to recall. Great matches are easily recalled; great days less so. Even if there are two of three memorable contests on a certain day or weekend, we are more likely to remember them individually than as part of an extended session during which we became one with our couch. The occasional exceptions prove the rule and one of the most powerful has its 25th anniversary…

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