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Arsenal need to make teams fear them again!

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CONSISTENCY: NEEDED MORE THAN EVER by WAC

What does it take to have a good run? I guess the players who made up the invincibles. Unfortunately, there will never be such a team ever again in the history of the premier league. The best a team can hope for right now is a great winning or unbeaten run spanning several games.

Liverpool v Arsenal preview

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Anfield - still a fortress or an opportunity for three valuable away points? (Photo: Not forgotten)

Liverpool v Arsenal   Anfield, Sunday, September 2 1:30 p.m.

Liverpool won't be including Clint Dempsey in their side to face Arsenal on Sunday, mainly because they drew the wrath of their fans more than Arsenal did after the debacle that saw him end up at Spurs.

Reina Wants Home Wins

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Pepe Reina has called on his Liverpool team-mates to turn Anfield into a fortress as they prepare for a tough run of home games.
Liverpool will play host to Manchester City, Arsenal and then Manchester United before the end of September and, although it is not possible for a team to win a championship in the first two months of a season, Reina knows it is possible to lose it.

Arsene Wenger and Arsenal: A Beautiful Relationship in Need of Change

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‘One nil to the Arsenal' was the famous song that emanated from fortress Highbury during the lengthy and successful tenure of the pragmatic George Graham. They were the team that were the very antithesis of Kenny Dalglish's latest incarnation of...

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Home Sweet Home

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Crew Stadium has been a great home for the U.S. Men's National Team

A sold-out crowd will pack Columbus Crew Stadium on Tuesday night, which has proved to be a fortress for the U.S. Men's National Team. The United States has posted an unbeaten 5-0-3 record there since 2000, including a 4-0-2 record in World Cup qualifying.

Persisam's Poor Home Form

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When Persisam Samarinda signed Christian Gonzales and Yongki Aribowo ahead of the current Indonesia Super League you could not help but think the club from East Kalimantan were sending out a big message. They wanted to be in the mix when it came to dishing out the trophies and with the aging Gonzales combing with the youthful Aribowo there was no reason for Persisam fans not to be optimistic.

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Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo - MLS #26 - Gamethread - 6:00 PM CST - Galavision/NBC Nonstop (Chicago 5.2)

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It's been far too long since the Fire last played a soccer match. Given the fact it was a disappointing loss to DC United, that has made the wait even worse. The Fire are back in action tonight with a lot on the line. Houston is a big, physical team, and the Men in Red will have to battle it out to get 3 points tonight.

Arrieta double leads Crew past Sporting KC

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Livestrong Sporting Park used to be a fortress where visiting team couldn't realistically think about escaping with a point, let alone three.

That has changed quite a bit in the past month, with Sporting Kansas City suddenly finding victories at home difficult to come by.

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Chantaburi Heading For The Drop

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I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that Chantaburi are favourites to get relegated from Division One in Thailand. I know, it's not often I go out on a limb like that but I just get that feeling that their days are numbered in Thailand's second tier.

Never seen them play so can't say I have any special insight.

New strategy to turn Anfield into fortress

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping that introducing his strategy of pressing aggressive football at Anfield will turn the stadium into a fortress for the Reds.

While Rodgers was at Swansea impressing the rest of the Premier League with his entertaining brand of football, Liverpool struggled with a below-par home record, dropping many shocking points en route to a disappointing eighth place finish.

Was Arsenal leaving Highbury a mistake?

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In the 1940's many of us Avenell Road boys used to play football using the Avenell Road gate into Highbury as a goal.

We played with rag footballs (made by my Mum) and each of us took on the name of one of our heroes (I was Jimmy Logie), it was a great time in my life, we were so very poor monetarily but so very rich in friends, family and of course – football.

Was Arsenal leaving Highbury a mistake?

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In the 1940's many of us Avenell Road boys used to play football using the Avenell Road gate into Highbury as a goal.

We played with rag footballs (made by my Mum) and each of us took on the name of one of our heroes (I was Jimmy Logie), it was a great time in my life, we were so very poor monetarily but so very rich in friends, family and of course – football.

Midfielder thrilled with Liverpool training

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Liverpool youngster Jonjo Shelvey has expressed his delight at the manner in which new manager Brendan Rodgers runs his training sessions.

Shelvey, 20, recently signed a new long-term deal at the club and having worked with Rodgers in training for almost a week now, he is convinced that the boss has the right vision to turn Anfield into a fortress of strong attacking football.

Beware of Fire

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Revolution defender Kevin Alston will likely be kept busy against the Chicago's stealth attack. (Photo: Chris Aduama/aduama.com)

When the Revolution open up their three-game season series with the Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night, a rivalry will be renewed.

Playing in tight and high emotion matches throughout the years in both the regular season and playoffs, there may be no greater and more classic rivalry in Major League Soccer than that between the Revolution and the Fire.

Is this the end of Barton’s PL stint?

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Premier League bad boy Joey Barton was recently handed a lengthy 12-match ban by the FA for his violent antics during the denouement of last season.

Manchester City became champions of the English top flight, for the first time in 44 years, after overcoming a struggling QPR side at the Etihad Stadium following the dismissal of Rangers skipper Barton.

Minimum Qualifications to Make 2012/13 Liverpool FC Season Considered a Success

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Posted by Alisha Weiss: Guest Writer on Friends of Liverpool


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As the 2011/2012 Premier League, FA Cup, and Carling Cup season comes to a close a lot of Reds fans will be looking to next season to see what's next.
We'll have a new kit sponsor in Warrior Sports, new signings, the Europa League, and best of all, hope for a better season.

Cash Is So Last Millennium – Class Is So Permanent: Match Report

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Written by TotalArsenal

Today, Arsenal had a chance to make a statement of where it stands in the current hierarchy of English football. This was not just a game we needed to win to keep us in contention for a top-four finish – no, this was also a game in which we needed to demonstrate to ourselves again how good we really are.

Cash Is So Last Millennium – Class Is So Permanent: Match Report

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Written by TotalArsenal

Today, Arsenal had a chance to make a statement of where it stands in the current hierarchy of English football. This was not just a game we needed to win to keep us in contention for a top-four finish – no, this was also a game in which we needed to demonstrate to ourselves again how good we really are.

Chelsea v Tottenham Preview

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Saturday's live lunchtime kick off on Sky Sports is the match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. With both sides in the running for a Champions League place this season, this could be a very important result as far as a top four finish is concerned. The upcoming European Championships could be in the backs of some players minds and could be having a negative affect on some while encouraging others to play well to try and force their way into the final squads.

Lampard Admitted Chelsea’s Decline, Remain Confident Over Fourth Place Finish

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Chelsea's difficulties in breaking into the Champions League spot this season is obviously a worrying scene and one of their player, Frank Lampard admitted that the tough situation occurred simply because they're declining compared to previous seasons.

Lampard mainly laments on the Blues' recent dip in their home form, but the midfielder remain optimistic about their chance in finishing fourth by the end of season.

Toon defender: Arsenal worthy of CL

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Newcastle United right-back Ryan Taylor believes that Arsenal deserved to progress to the Champions League quarterfinals on the merits of their second leg performance at home last week and admits that winning at the Emirates Stadium won't be easy for the Magpies tonight.

In the build-up to this evening's rematch of the season-opening goalless draw between the two sides, Gunners captain Robin van Persie praised Newcastle's consistency this season but also warned the visitors about the fortress that the Emirates has recently turned into.

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Five Things We Learned: Revolution vs. Sporting K.C.

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Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe walks off the pitch after Saturday's 1-0 loss to Sporting K.C. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)

So much for starting off the post-Shalrie Era on the right foot.

In a game that the Revolution looked mildly-interested at best, Sporting Kansas City threw their weight around, stole a goal, and pounded their opponent into submission on Saturday night.

Do you agree with Lampard that we aren't as good?

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I cannot believe all the fuss about what Frank Lampard said the other day and the fact that the press are really focusing on it ahead of our crunch game tonight in Lisbon. At the end of the day, Lampard has said just what we all have been thinking so what's wrong with that?. This is what Lampard said on Chelsea TV:
"The fixtures and where we are in the table doesn't lie - we're not as good as we used to be.

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Sounders, Toronto FC look for wins in CCL openers

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With Real Salt Lake losing in their 2012-2013 CONCACAF Champions League opener, the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC will aim to pick up MLS's first victories in the competition when they kick off their respective campaigns on Wednesday night.

The Sounders begin their quest for a Champions League title in the fortress that is CenturyLink Field, as they host Trinidad and Tobago outfit Caledonia AIA in the Group 4 opener.

THE MATCHUP: The Miracle Workers

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SANTOS LAGUNA vs TORONTO
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - 2ND LEG

Estadio Corona, Torreon - 8pm ET

THE KICKABOUT:
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Dynamo at Chicago Fire: Time to make a statement

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Often the phrase "must win" gets thrown around when talking about an important match. To be honest, a must win can happen at numerous parts of a season when a team is on the verge of going one way or the other. Tomorrow's match in Toyota Park against the streaking Chicago Fire is as close to a must win as you get for the Houston Dynamo.

TTU Awards 2011-12: Crimes against Football

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Of course ‘crime' is an emotive word – not least in the current climate where ‘innocent ‘til proven guilty' is, perhaps rightly, followed to the nth degree as a principle. Hence, events of February 8 proved that a certain Serb is by no means a tax evader although he'll be grateful that no members of our judging panel were called to jury service that day.

MacMath! Union payroll! US Open Cup! Alligators!

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Vote MacMath for Save of the Week!

Zac MacMath is ranked at No. 10 on the latest Castrol Weekly Top 20. In the Full Castrol Index, MacMath comes in at No. 29, followed by Sheanon Williams at No. 70 and Brian Carroll at No. 78. The previous highest ranked Union player was (I think) Danny Califf at No.

Courageous Chelsea Eliminated Barcelona at Camp Nou

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Roberto Di Matteo's Chelsea continue to surprise everyone as they managed to overcome Barcelon'a attacking wave and grabbing a ticket into the final without picking up any defeat in two leg of Champions League semifinal.

After beating the defending champions 1-0 at Stamford Bridge, the Blues' bravery was displayed again at Camp Nou as they successfully held Pep Guardiola's men into a 2-2 draw, despite playing with 10 men for a large part of the game.

United Look for Bilbao Bounce-Back Against Baggies

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Last season, all that stood between Manchester United and a perfect season at home was a 2-2 draw against West Brom. That nearly unblemished home mark was a necessity too, given that United didn't fare all that well away from home last season. Old Trafford hasn't been the same fortress this season, as United have [.

2012 Season Preview: Part 1 - park and intangibles

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In the first part of our 2012 season preview, we take a look first at the fortress that is JELD-WEN Field. The park is gaining legendary status amongst MLS clubs and supporters, and with the addition of 2,000 seats for each match day, the atmosphere and game day experience should only gain in noteriety.

Home Games Relocated

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One of the great bane's of Indonesian football is that some teams face big problems find a place to play their home games. Persija are a case in point. They will play Persiwa and Persipura in Yogyakarta while their normal home base, the Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, is being renovated.
Meanwhile the West Java Derby between Pelita Jaya and Persib will be played at the Jalak Harapat Stadium in Soreang making it in effect a Persib home game.