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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants ‘two, three or more’ new signings

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Boss in the first press conference of the season. #AFCvAVFC #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/C7t2N41oeO Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) August 16, 2013 Arsene Wenger says he wants to bring two, three or more players to Arsenal before the end of the transfer window but he wants quality not quantity. Speaking at his press conference ahead of tomorrow's Premier [.

Video: Man Utd boss David Moyes admits he’s nervous as new season looms

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New Manchester United manager David Moyes had admitted to feeling "nervousness and trepidation" as he prepares to start his first Premier League season in charge of the club. But the former Everton boss says he is also looking forward to the new campaign and starting his new job in earnest. Speaking at a Premier League [.

Cardiff sign Tottenham defender Steven Caulker

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Premier League new boys Cardiff City have completed the signing of Spurs centre-back Steven Caulker. The England international has moved a club record fee of more than £8m. Caulker, aged 21, said: He said: "I'm delighted to be here and excited for this fresh challenge. "You get the sense of excitement from everybody at the [.

It’s not only racism; it’s about professionalism

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It's not only racism; it's about professionalism

A Game Weekend ought to be filled with excitement and quality. Nevertheless, the exciting fixtures lately were completely overshadowed by non-football related issues. The media's intervention has definitely irritated matters, but unfortunately the players themselves have not helped in resolving the disputes either.

Podolski: Special connection with teammate

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Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski admits that the connection he has established both on and off the field with fellow summer signing Santi Cazorla is a special one.

The general feeling emanating from the Gunners squad is that there is a strong chemistry within the entire team, but the partnership struck by Podolski and Cazorla seems to stand out.

Everton Stun Man United

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Well that is not what Manchester United fans expected. After the excitement of signing Robin van Persie, United went out and were second best to an Everton side that won every 50-50 challenge all over the pitch.

United had no answer to Marouane Fellaini all night, am it was Fellaini who was finally rewarded for an outstanding display with the winning goal in the 57th minute.

Having Sides Is Better

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This is how we do it

Continuing our look at the team for the upcoming season, it's the turn of the full backs.

First choice on the right should be none other than Bacary Sagna. The French defender took to English football like a duck to water, ever since he joined us and has gone from strength to strength.

Chelsea 2:3 Manchester City – League Champs Prevail

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The excitement of a new season is merely days away, as the friendlies are nearly complete, and the Barclay's Premier League season will kickoff on Saturday. Today, the yearly tradition of the Community Shield took place at Villa Park, displaced...

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Forward explains Reds celebration

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Fabio Borini has explained that the tremendous excitement he felt following his first Liverpool goal last night was the reason behind his dramatic celebration.

Former Roma forward Borini latched on to a poorly cleared ball from the Gomel defense and clinically steered home from the top of the box to open the scoring in yesterday evening's 3-0 win at Anfield.

New Gunner integrating well

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Lukas Podolski has told Arsenal fans that he is integrating well with his new surroundings and hopes for a strong start to his Premier League career when the Gunners face Sunderland in their season opener on August 18.

Podolski missed Arsenal's pre-season tour of Asia due to arriving late to training following Euro 2012 duty but the Germany international has had two weeks of solid preparation to bolster his confidence.

Good news – but one more please

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Santi Cazorla. (Wikipedia)

If, as is widely being reported, Santi Cazorla is the latest high-profile signing for Arsenal in the off season, it does signal an intent to make some quality signings of international players with undoubted skills that complement the squad. Cazorla should be able to make the transition to the Premier League, and should allow the new look forward line to flourish.

Midfielders, Lots of Them

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Staying and moving, mixed in one picture

Hello and I hope to find you well on this fine Friday. If my powers of prediction are up to the task today, there will be a twitter breakdown somewhere between 5pm to 12am (Malaysian time) and 10am to 5pm (GMT). We know how Arsenal fans loves new signing and if all stories/rumours are right, it's pointing out today to be the day the transfer of one Santi Cazorla will be announced.

Gunners boss defiant after City loss

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has dismissed any apprehensions regarding his squad's potential following a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in Beijing yesterday.

The Gunners appeared to be in control during the first half before goals from Pablo Zabaleta and Yaya Toure condemned them to a two-goal deficit at the interval.

Arsenal in Malaysia 2012 : Day 1

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A smile goes a long way

Hello all. It's been a long, hectic and draining day but it's only the first day of Arsenal's arrival for 2012 version of their tour to Asia. Early morning showers did not dampen the spirits of Arsenal fans here in Kuala Lumpur as they all came out in droves to welcome the team.

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Arsenal old boy Emmanuel Eboue hoping to party at the Emirates

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Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue is looking forward to a party upon his return to his old stomping ground. The Ivory Coast international is back in north London to play in the Emirates Cup with current club Galatasaray and it sounds like he's going to make that cause for celebration. He said: "To be [.

Video: Nigeria keeper Vincent Enyeama tries to celebrate African Cup of Nations win by picking up the ref

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Winning a major international tournament should always be a cause of celebration. But Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama did his best to get himself in trouble in the aftermath of his side's African Cup of Nations win by trying to pick up the referee. Perhaps he was struggling to contain his excitement at the prospect of [.

Danish goalkeeper scores greatest ever keeper goal

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A keeper going up for a corner in the last minute of a game is always a recipe for excitement, but when Jakob Kohler charged up for Frem in the Danish Second Division East, no-one could have guessed what would happen. After the initial corner was cleared, Kohler hung round in the area, and when [...]


Memory lane: Dwayne De Rosario's winner against Chelsea

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Today, the MLS All Stars take on Chelsea. And yes, the All Stars beat the Blues, 1-0 in 2006. The Blues were not too shabby then coached under the Special One and boasting the likes of Didier Drogba but Dwayne De Rosario had other plans in store for them. The Canadian midfielder is this year's All Stars captain and he heads a line up with David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Jay De Merit, and Landon Donovan who have had experience playing against some of Chelsea's squad.

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Manchester United Bring In Sound Experts To Help Improve Old Trafford Atmosphere

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Over the years football fans have found many things to jibe Manchester United about supposed 'glory hunter' fans and 'Fergie time' for starters. But sitting atop the list is the mocking of Old Trafford's meek atmosphere despite their enormous 76,000-seater capacity. With sections of the crowd claiming they are screaming their hearts out at [.

Left Footed Excitement

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Lukas and Jack, with Emmanuel

Hello everyone, hope to find you well. A Saturday to just enjoy the football action before The Arsenal takes on reigning league champions, Manchester City, at the Eithad Stadium. Lots to talk about but best to just pick on two particular players to focus on. One new signing as well as one like a new signing.

Cazorla signing brings a much-needed buzz

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When the club finally confirmed on Tuesday after weeks of rumours the signing of Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla, it brought about an excitement in me, and seemingly Arsenal fans everywhere, that hasn't been felt for a long time.

Perhaps it is simply because he joins other exciting players, Podolski and Giroud, and because we have not yet sold a big player (emphasis on the 'yet'), in what has been a refreshingly enjoyable summer transfer window.

David Downs

Upside: The bottom line Their Words "But the bottom line is that we believe this

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Upside: The bottom line Their Words "But the bottom line is that we believe this new competitive format will bring more excitement and meaning to each of our regular season matches for all of our teams throughout the year." NASL Commissioner David Downs. Other Sources The Future of U.S. Soccer: The Unlikely Rise of Clint Dempsey - from Grantland's Andrew Lewellen: But Dempsey has two traits that have been instrumental in his success.

NASL moves to split-season schedule

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Starting next season, the NASL is making a radical change to its schedule and competition format, one along the lines of something that some have been calling for MLS to adopt as its own.

NASL announced Wednesday that in 2013, as opposed to the current format in which the regular season is followed by a typical playoff set-up, the league will be played in a split-season, Apertura-Clausura style.

Liverpool

Del Piero Surprised By Late Liverpool Interest

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Alessandro Del Piero has admitted he was "surprised" by Liverpool's interest in signing him this summer, after being unveiled by Sydney FC on Wednesday.
The forward saw his 19-year allegiance with Juventus severed earlier in the summer, but will now continue his career with the A-League club, where he has agreed a two-year deal worth around €2 million [£1.

Suarez Goal Secures Liverpool Progress

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Liverpool secured their progress to the group stages of the Europa League last night after a 1-1 draw with Hearts. The Reds were supposed to go through with ease but a rather dire majority of the game was only livened up when Hearts found a goal late on, luckily for Liverpool Luis Suarez managed to find a return.

Bellamy Joins Cardiff City

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Cardiff City has signed forward Craig Bellamy from Liverpool on a two-year contract.
Sky Sports revealed earlier on Friday that the Bluebirds were in negotiations with the Wales international, and discussions have now come to fruition.
Bellamy officially put pen to paper on Friday after having successfully undergone a medical on Thursday.

Seattle Sounders

Chivas USA Vs. Sounders: Highlights, Stats, Quotes

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If you were excited about the possibilities of an attack featuring Fred Montero, Mauro Rosales, Eddie Johnson and Christian Tiffert before Saturday's game, you are probably about to explode with excitement now. Sure, Montero scored his first MLS hat trick, but even beyond that the Sounders had what has to be their most efficient offensive performance in their history which resulted in a 6-2 win over Chivas USA

Fueled by those four players, the Sounders turned 12 shots into six goals.

Sporting KC Ends Seattle’s Run, Wins U.S. Open Cup On Penalties

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The 99th final of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup had fireworks, excitement and after a long delay to start the game due to a thunderstorm with lightning, heavy rain, and hail, Livestrong Sporting Park finally got underway. After a ...

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2012 Summer Olympics

Olympic Men’s Soccer: Quarterfinals

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After a rather staid third matchday to finish the group stages, the quarterfinal round of the men's Olympic tournament had a surplus of excitement.

Women’s Soccer Games at 2012 Summer Olympics: US TV and Internet Listings

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The 2012 Summer Olympics will feature over 10,000 athletes from 204 countries. Out of all of the different sporting events, there's a lot of excitement and anticipation built around the soccer matches, for both the men and women. For viewers ...

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Men’s Soccer Games at 2012 Summer Olympics: US TV and Internet Listings

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The 2012 Summer Olympics will feature over 10,000 athletes from 204 countries. Out of all of the different sporting events, there's a lot of excitement and anticipation built around the soccer matches, for both the men and women. For viewers ...

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A pensive photoshoot with Aston Villa signing Joe Bennett

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Aston Villa completed the transfer of 22-year-old defender Joe Bennett from Middlesbrough and instead of a standardly joyous and exuberant photoshoot of the England U-21 international at his new home, the club opted for a more restrained and thoughtful portrayal.

This is how it was produced.

Six (more) things we learnt from the Fulham game

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While we have already gone over the Fulham game in quite some exhausting detail, there were some finer points that I felt got missed in the general excitement of the 'Ohmigood RvP, ohmigoood Kagawa, ohmigoood, Rooneeey, not funnyyy, blood-uh' moments that the match is primarily remembered for. So here is your dose of the more nuanced, previously-unnoticed points from the game on Saturday:

Ashley Young falls in every penalty box

I am getting really pissed with Ashley Young.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-0 Real Salt Lake

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The Union played Real Salt Lake to a 0-0 draw on Friday night in a cagey match that failed to deliver offensive excitement on either end.

AC Milan Season Preview: New Beginnings Bring New Faces

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AC Milan Season Preview: New Beginnings Bring New Faces is a post from: Serie A Weekly AC Milan Season Preview: New Beginnings Bring New Faces is a post from: Serie A Weekly With every new Serie A campaign comes great excitement. New signings arrive, last season's key performers return with another year of experience under their belt, and hopes are high your club has what it takes to lift the.

USMNT: The Good German Part 2 – Scratching Records

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"We can now concentrate completely on the football." Jurgen Klinsmann's introduction to the USMNT was simultaneously long in coming and unexpectedly sudden. He was faced with his first match at the helm of the Yankee clipper a mere ten days after being hired, and his thrown-together side managed to eke out a draw with Mexico.

WITNESS OLYMPIC HISTORY AT OFFICIAL U.S. SOCCER BARS

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For U.S. Soccer fans, the Olympic Gold Medal Match between the United States and Japan (Thursday, 2:45 p.m. ET) promises to be a "where were you?" moment in our lifetimes. The drama that the U.S. Women have produced throughout this tournament have kept fans on the edge of their seats, and this historic run reaches its climax an the epic rematch of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Hard Tackle: US women’s national team grope each other to celebrate victory over Canada

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USA booked a place in the Olympic women's football final last night with a 4-3 extra-time win over Canada. With excitement running high among the US squad, TV viewers witnessed the most boob-groping and bum-squeezing seen on a pitch since a matchball was lost somewhere in Neville Southall's fat-rolls during a 1993 pre-season friendly and [.

MLS Week 21: Wishing every night was wig night

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Before we head to the results, let's start with another round of designated player excitement. Late Friday, Columbus announced that Federico Higuain had signed. In a press statement Columbus president and GM Mark McCullers thanked both Crew and MLS staff "for their expertise and diligence in seeing this complicated and lengthy negotiation to fruition.

LAMPARD RE-ITERATES THAT NO ONE IS SAFE.

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He's been there, done it and seen it all before but Frank Lampard comes into every single pre season the same, knowing that he has to work hard to impress the manager just like anyone else.

At 34 now, Lampard has been a mainstay of our Chelsea side and if you think about it, he has seen the revolution of our club and of the playing staff.