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The Football Pulse - August 2012

VIDEO (28/08): Referees have been accused for years of 'changing the game' with crucial penalty decisions or red cards. Greek whistle-blower Anastasios Kakos nearly had a direct impact on a league game with this killer through ball.

VIDEO (24/08): CSKA Moscow's players were given an early wake-up call by a cluster of rowdy AIK fans on the eve of their Europa League tie. The Swedish supporters, armed with fireworks and whistles, surrounded CSKA's hotel at 4am and you can guess what happened next. Their 'masterplan' didn't have any effect though as the Russian side ran out 1-0 winners in the first leg.

VIDEO (23/08): How do Manchester City relax off the pitch? By playing, erm, more football. Here's Kolo Toure and Dedryck Boyata taking on Sergio Aguero and Adam Johnson on the computer during their pre-season tour of Malaysia.

VIDEO (21/08): Manchester City prankster Mario Balotelli is up to his old tricks as he swipes the lens off a photographer's camera. Why always him?

VIDEO (21/08): Chris Kamara is caught sleeping on the job. Literally. We wouldn't mind getting paid for that kind of reporting.

VIDEO (17/08): Team GB coach Stuart Pearce bolsters his acting CV with a performance in the latest Go Compare ad. You might be familiar with his previous efforts for Pizza Hut and Carlsberg.

VIDEO (17/08): Saying that, we'd rather watch Pearce's wooden acting than Chris Kamara in the shower.

VIDEO (17/08): Torsten Frings won 79 caps for Germany and played in two World Cups. But that means diddly-squat to the people of Toronto.

VIDEO (14/08): The football season has barely even started in this country, but already Jonathan Soriano is a strong contender for the worst penalty miss of the season anywhere on the planet. Not a great effort for Red Bull Salzburg, unless of course, you're a rugby player attempting to clear the uprights.

VIDEO (14/08): A debate about Olympics v football soon turned into Talksport presenter Andy Goldstein v The Sun reporter Rob Beasley after the conversation got a little heated. It's fair to say they won't be going to a game together any time soon.

VIDEO (10/08): Tony Hibbert scores his first goal for 11 years for Everton in his testimonial match. As a result, Toffees fans go absolutely barmy.