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Cannon Fodder News and Links: Tuesday

News and links for Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Arsenal v Manchester City: Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Nils Petter Nilsson/Ombrello/Getty Images

Naughty or Nice: will either help les Aiglons this season? - Unusual Efforts
Nice exceeded expectations in Ligue 1 last season, but their coach is gone and their squad dismantled. It's time for two opposing personalities to step up.

The Resting BitchFace Narrative: We See Them Hatin', We Scorin' - Unusual Efforts
“They say I’m fat? It’s best if they keep on saying that, then I’ll score goals in every game.”

A look at Mario Mandžukić reveals footballers have hidden depths
The brutish, rough, brash caricature created around Mario Mandžukić is just that - a fiction. At Juventus, his true personality is finally peeking through.

The Big Analysis: Juventus versus Fiorentina
Analyst Lee Scott break down this season's key tactical battles. In part two, he examines the Serie A battle between Juventus and Fiorentina in week two.

Vitalijs Astafjevs: The most famous player you've never heard of - The Set Pieces
Unless you were one of a handful of spectators at the Við Djúpumýrar Stadium in Klaksvik, Faroe Islands on the evening of August 19th 1992 then this description is the closest you are going to get to a piece of genuine European football history.

Inaki Williams targeted by racist chants, ref halts game |
Athletic Bilbao’s Inaki Williams was the target of racist chants by Sporting Gijon fans.

Robbie Rogers pens emotional note after homophobic abuse in USL game |
LA Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers made a return to action on Saturday after a two-and-a-half month injury layoff, appearing for LA Galaxy II in a USL match against the Orange County Blues. Unfortunately, the return was marred by a barrage of homophobic abuse from an opposing player, Rogers wrote in a social media post on Sunday.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp "can't wait" for end of transfer window - Mirror Online