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  • The Roy Keane faces that have inspired Aston Villa's impressive start

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle2 hrs ago

    Roy Keane is terror. But he is apparently the kind of terror that Aston Villa needed because since he's joined the club as Paul Lambert's assistant manager, they've started the season undefeated with three wins and a draw, putting them second behind Chelsea after finishing 15th last season. And the players have been praising his influence.

    Said Alan Hutton (via the Daily Mail):

    Joe Cole echoed that sentiment. From the Irish Independent:

    Keane has a variety of looks that convey his volcanic aura in a number of subtle but fiery ways. The following is a collection of the ones he's used thus far to spur Villa on to an undefeated start. (Waring: You'll notice that as Roy Keane's beard grows menacingly thicker, your control over your bowels will lessen significantly.)

    The "I can see you, I know what you've done, and you better fix it right now."

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  • Coritiba striker celebrates goal by falling into a tunnel

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle23 hrs ago

    Coritiba beat Sao Paulo 3-1 with on-loan Cameroonian striker Joel scoring the two goals that sealed the victory. He scored his second goal after rounding the keeper with a lovely stepover and celebrated by jumping over the advertising hoarding, but what he couldn't see was that a tunnel to the dressing rooms was hidden on the other side. So he ended up jumping right into it.

    Security staff rushed to help him out of the tunnel and though he was a bit shaken, he was able to complete his celebration and finish the match.

    The incident was reminiscent of Ponte Preta's Guilherme sliding down the stairs of a pitchside tunnel a few years ago.

    The lesson here is that Brazil needs to stop putting tunnels (hidden or otherwise) next to the pitch and subjecting players to Wile E. Coyote type scenarios.

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    Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter! Follow @BrooksDT

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  • Jurgen Klopp's guide to enjoying a Champions League match from beginning to end

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle1 day ago

    Borussia Dortmund started the Champions League group stage by beating Arsenal 2-0 and Jurgen Klopp couldn't have been happier. "We did what we had to do to win this game and for us, it was near perfection," he said afterwards. "I enjoyed this game from the first second to the last. It’s hard work all the time but when you see games like this, it’s the best job in the world.”

    This degree of pure bliss is rare in life, let alone in football. So how was Klopp able to achieve it for 90 whole minutes? By following these steps...

    1. Dress comfortably

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