Homecoming loan for Jenas

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JERMAINE Jenas is moving back to Nottingham Forest from Spurs on loan.
The midfielder was born in the city and started a career which took in England, Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Forest.
And today a club source told Goaltastic: “Nottingham Forest can confirm Jermaine Jenas is to return to the Club on an emergency loan from Tottenham Hotspur.
“The 29 year old year midfielder started his career at The City Ground, scoring four goals in 33 appearances as a Red.”

Take on Premiership stars at FIFA 13 tonight

FIFA 13 fans can take on real life footballers to mark the game’s release.
Newcastle’s Metro Centre Game store will play host to Premiership star Ryan Taylor this evening, while West Ham skipper Kevin Nolan will take to the virtual field at the Game store at Westfield Stratford tonight.
Anna-Marie Mason, Marketing Director at Game, said: “FIFA 13 is going to be a smash hit with fans.
“The features are completely revolutionary and make this installment bigger, better and more intuitive than ever before!
“294 Game stores will be opening at midnight for the launch and we’ve put our best squad forward to kick off the FIFA 13 season in style.”

Goaltastic Fantasy Football League – Gameweek Five

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THE top two teams in the Goaltastic League – Beats Chess (1) and Whisky Business (2) – keep their places this week, under pressure from climbers Can’t Touch This (3), LookMumNoHands (5) and Rochester United (6).
The Chaser (19) top scored this week with 75 points.

Terry retires from England duties

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FORMER England captain John Terry has announced he is to retire from international football.
The Chelsea skipper, set to face an FA hearing into the charges of racism against QPR’s Anton Ferdinand he was cleared of in court, has been reported as saying: “I feel The FA, have made my position with the national team untenable.
“Representing and captaining my country is what I dreamed of as a boy and it has been a truly great honour.
“I have always given my all & it breaks my heart to make this decision. I wish Roy and the team every success for the future.”

‘Fat Ronaldo’ in bid to become known as ‘Old Ronaldo’

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BRAZIL’S Ronaldo, a footballing superstar oft-distinguished from Cristiano Ronaldo with the word ‘Fat’, is to take part in a weight-loss reality TV show.
The programme, Medid Certa, will be screened in his homeland, and show Ronaldo’s struggles to get fit over three months in order to take part in a charity match alongside former teammate Zinedine Zidane.
Ronaldo said: “Maybe if I didn’t have the pressure of everybody watching me trying to lose weight then I wouldn’t be able to do it.
“All I can say is that I will work hard, be persistent and not give up until I reach my recommended weight.”
But let’s hope that doesn’t happen, right – how would we tell them apart?

Adebayor offers to refund shirty fans

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SPURS striker Emmanuel Adebayor has offered to pick up the tab for fans who bought a replica shirt with his name and number before he changed it.
Adebayor had been listed as number 25 in lists submitted to the Premier League – but he then changed to the vacant 10.
He said: “I am very proud that Spurs fans want to have my name and number on their shirt and I didn’t want them to be inconvenienced by this change.
“Therefore, I’m very happy to cover the cost to enable those fans to exchange their shirts – for an Adebayor 10!”

Goaltastic Fantasy Football League – Gameweek Four

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SCORES in the sixties saw teams climbing the table in what was a relatively-low scoring Gameweek – including new league leader Beats Chess.
Beats Chess currently beats everyone, while the third, fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth placed teams all dropped down the rankings – Aside from the top team, only Just Pass It! (6) and LookMumNoHands (10) climb in the top 10.
Overal top scorer this week was AFC Walton (60) who notched 64 points.