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09:53 AM ET 01.24 | Sir Alex Ferguson has written to Manchester United's supporters and urged to behave themselves at Liverpool on Saturday and ensure they back his team in the correct manner. Improved behavior by United fans at this season's Premier League encounter between the rivals has led to a large increase in the percentage of their ticket allocation being released for Saturday's FA Cup tie at Anfield.

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January 24, 2012  10:03 AM ET

First!

January 24, 2012  10:04 AM ET

On-Topic:

Geez, TLVG.... you've been put on notice.

January 24, 2012  10:05 AM ET

From keirradnedge.com:

24 Jan 12, MUNICH: Munich mayor Christian Ude has dismissed as "absurd" an assertion from FIFA president Sepp Blatter about his city's defeat in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games bid race.

Blatter, in a major set-piece interview earlier this week with the European Sports Magazines group, had suggested that Munich lost because of negative comments about Africa from Bayern Munich boss Uli Hoeness.

Those comments, said Blatter, meant that Munich did not pick up any of the 12 African votes in the International Olympic Committee and opened the way for the South Korean resort of Pyeong Chang to win in the first round of voting at the IOC Session in Durban last year.

Ude has not always been onside with Hoeness who is now president of Bayern and was formerly a World Cup-winning (and Olympic) footballer.

However, asked for his reaction to Blatter's comment, Ude said:

"I think that is a very misleading suggestion. FC Bayern were deeply committed to out Olympics bid. The same applied to TSV 1860Munich and the entire German league ??? and Uli Hoeness brought was very committed and involved on a personal level. That was clear during the visit of the evaluation commission of the IOC which they could not fail to have noted. Certainly Hoeness did make one little undiplomatic statement about which we were not very happy. Yet to link his comment about the staging of the World Cup in South Africa to our voting defeat in Durban by Pyeongchang would be incorrectly: an absurd accusation. You only need look at only the voting result [PyeongChang 63, Munich 25]. Even if we would have picked up all 12 African votes, Pyeongchang would still have been a clear winner. For me this is just a battle between football officials, using the Olympic bid as a weapon."

January 24, 2012  10:05 AM ET

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66 - Everton are the only Premier League side to use all three subs in all 22 games this season. Modify.

January 24, 2012  10:09 AM ET

Mario Gotze out for 2 months.

January 24, 2012  10:09 AM ET

SoccerInsider Steven Goff
Michael Ballack update: I'm hearing Montreal Impact has discussed a 2-year contract with the German MF. Will it happen? We'll see.

January 24, 2012  10:13 AM ET

Any news about Messi LP2?

January 24, 2012  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Any news about Messi LP2?

About what?

I haven't seen anything on Messi today.

January 24, 2012  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

SoccerInsider Steven Goff Michael Ballack update: I'm hearing Montreal Impact has discussed a 2-year contract with the German MF. Will it happen? We'll see.

adidas must really want Ballack in MLS.

January 24, 2012  10:35 AM ET

Word is that the transfer fee for Bilynatidinov has gone up to 5 mil GBP, from the originally stated 2 mil. Talks still ongoing between Everton and Spartak Moscow.

January 24, 2012  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

adidas must really want Ballack in MLS.

Montreal is going to be tough.... no pushover.

DC United is primed for a let-down type of season. They need to get their **** together.

January 24, 2012  10:38 AM ET

@SebastienLeToux I spent a great week at BWFC.Great club with great people.Now back in Philly.

Sounds like this will make the DOOPers happy....

January 24, 2012  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

adidas must really want Ballack in MLS.

just an educated guess, but with Lampard also being an MLS target my feeling is that adidas definitely has a mission to get guys under the 3 stripes over to America.

January 24, 2012  10:48 AM ET

@GingeFC Mario Gotze has a "stress fracture of the pubic bone"...that sounds horribly unpleasant.


****!!!

January 24, 2012  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

just an educated guess, but with Lampard also being an MLS target my feeling is that adidas definitely has a mission to get guys under the 3 stripes over to America.

Geez, I just don't get it. You really think Adidas is going to stress about bringing aging former-stars over to America.... when 19 out of 20 Americans have no idea who they are?

January 24, 2012  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Word is that the transfer fee for Bilynatidinov has gone up to 5 mil GBP, from the originally stated 2 mil. Talks still ongoing between Everton and Spartak Moscow.

Sell! Sell now!

January 24, 2012  11:00 AM ET

I always hear you guys and others saying oh Nike this, Addidas that, and how much they influence the market. I think it is rather overstated.

January 24, 2012  11:03 AM ET

MLS All Star Game: 25 July

This will rule out any MLSer's taking part in the Olympics.

January 24, 2012  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Sell! Sell now!

Word.

 
January 24, 2012  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I always hear you guys and others saying oh Nike this, Addidas that, and how much they influence the market. I think it is rather overstated.

+1

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