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  • Future News: Arsenal physio admits his fear of being alone is behind club's injury problems

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle21 hrs ago

    Arsenal physio Terry Sminter has admitted that the club's ongoing injury crisis is down to his crippling fear of being alone. Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere all suffered injuries during Arsenal's 1-1 draw against Tottenham, continuing a problem that has plagued the club for years. And now Sminter has confessed to his part in the matter.

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  • Jose Mourino attempts premature handshake with Paul Lambert and Roy Keane, gets snubbed

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle1 day ago

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has made a habit of going back to the dressing room before the halftime and full time whistles sound, which means that if he's going to shake hands with opposing coaches, he tries to do it while the match is still going on. Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert did not appreciate this on Saturday as his side was losing 3-0 to Chelsea.

    When Mourinho gave Lambert a pat on the shoulder and extended his hand for a shake, the Villa manager instinctively went for it before retracting and pointing to his watch. He then went back to watching his team lose by three goals.

    Mourinho took it in stride though, instead giving both Lambert and his assistant, Roy Keane, who was too busy having the scariest beard on the planet to move, a gentle pat before going on his way.

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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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  • Brazilian goalkeeper scores own goal too bizarre to be upset about

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle2 days ago

    No one likes to score own goals, but sometimes they happen in such strange ways that all you can do is laugh at them. And the own goal scored by Boa Esporte keeper Joao Carlos during his side's Brazilian Serie B match against Avai on Saturday is definitely the kind you have to laugh at.

    Avai launched a counter attack after a failed Boa Esporte corner kick and Joao Carlos decided to come charging off his line to try and intercept a cross into the box. He dove for the ball, but didn't reach it and instead it went right to the Avai player behind him, who got off a quick shot. The Boa Esporte defender covering for Joao Carlos instinctively cleared it, but in doing so he banked the ball off of his downed keeper's head and back in for the own goal.

    Avai were already up 1-0 when this happened, so the own goal put the match out of reach for Boa Esporte, who lost 2-0. Joao Carlos might not have found the humor in his own goal at the time, but he can take comfort in knowing that the rest of us did. Thank you, Joao Carlos.

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