High Fives: Things we learned this Premier League weekend

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Abhinav's note: After having spent a year-long hiatus from BFZ (oh yeah, writing funny stuff is unbelievably tough) lovelorn, flirting with scorn, footballing porn & popcorn, the ‘inner child in me' a.k.a. the Cynical Jerk makes a less-than-pompous return trying to make sense of things like no one else does.

Henry: Bossing Arsenal would be my dream job

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There can be little doubt that Arsene Wenger has enjoyed a love affair with Arsenal since he arrive in northLondonall those years ago.

But it is a fact of life that one day he will either move upstairs or call it a day and we must find a replacement for the Emirates hotseat. And, yes, after a seven-year trophy hiatus there are many frustrated Arsenal fans out there who have called for his head.

A Message to Arsenalinsider Readers for March 2012

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Hello Arsenalinsider Readers,

I would like to inform you that big changes are coming here. Overall the goal of the changes is to provide you with a quality experience and to raise the bar on Arsenal related content. We hope to provide you with a package that will keep you informed, thinking and encourage conversation not flame wars.

Sorry :derp:

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No, the site is not dead. It's just in a bit of a hiatus right now. See, a funny thing called "life" caught up to us here at the Arsenal Offside. Darren, Brenton, and Martin have busy work schedules. As for JG, I have a pretty packed school schedule that involves various extracurricular activities that are sapping my available time and energy- yay for realistically applying to good colleges!

Mini-hiatus, and a little something I call an asskicking

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Hi everyone,

It seems like we're on a bit of a hiatus. I'm super busy with work, a new baby girl (Arsenal onesie is ordered!), and my duties as a board member of the Vancouver supporters group, the Southsiders.

Martin has limited time because of work, Darren is too depressed because of the sad state of his other love, the Edmonton Oilers, a terrible Canadian hockey team, and JG recently announced his intention of marrying Sr.

The very best of Andrei Arshavin at Arsenal

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After three years and a recent run of poor form, Andrei Arshavin, everyone's favorite misogynistic women's clothing designer is being sent back to Zenit St. Petersburg by Arsenal. It's only a loan spell that will last until the end of the season, but it seems this could be the end of Arshavin's stay in London.

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Malaga And Sevilla Get Opening Day Wins

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Aged 16 years and 98 days, Málaga forward Fabrice Olinga became the youngest scorer in Liga history as his late goal earned the Champions League play-off contenders a 1-0 victory at promoted RCelta de Vigo.

The second-half substitute made an immediate impact, first hitting the woodwork with a stinging effort and then bundling the ball in off his thigh for an 84th-minute winner, thereby eclipsing Iker Muniain's 2009 record by 191 days.

Donovan’s Hat Trick Helps U.S. Slam Scotland

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In case anyone was wondering: Landon Donovan hasn't lost his mojo. And Saturday's performance was proof positive.

A trio of goals from the Galaxy playmaker powered the United States to a 5-1 thrashing of Scotland in an international friendly at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.

Donovan, who returned to pitch after an eight-month hiatus from the national team, opened his account in the 3rd minute, and added two more in the 60th and 65th minutes.

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TSG’s Azteca Roster: Being Klinsmann

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Few remember that three years ago, it was a trip to Azteca that was the coming out party for Stu Holden on the USMNT "A" team...

TSG usually goes the route of trying to predict what the head coach, manager, or front office of some club will do. We remove (attempt to remove) personal biases and frankly it's more important in our minds to initiate conversation with our audience on the observations seen to date.

Soccer Returns to R.I.

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The Reds hosted preseason tryouts in Seekonk, Mass. with the hope of finding players hungry to contribute during the team's inaugural season. (Photo: Rhode Island Reds FC)

After a three-year hiatus, semi-pro soccer officially returns to the Ocean State on Saturday when the expansion Rhode Island Reds FC kick off their inaugural season against the Brooklyn Italians at Cranston Stadium.

Major League Soccer

Garber issues statement on Cosmos

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The New York Cosmos made waves Thursday with the announcement that they will be participating in NASL next season, the first tangible sign that the franchise will actually field a team after being reborn in 2010 following a nearly 30-year hiatus.

Based on the Cosmos' statement from earlier in the day, the club maintains its sights on one day becoming an MLS expansion franchise, and MLS commissioner Don Garber addressed the Cosmos' integration into NASL and future aspirations, issuing the following statement:

"We welcome the Cosmos' entrance to the NASL," Garber said.

Book Review - Football Inc.: How Soccer Fans are Losing the Game

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After a brief "hiatus" from book reviewing, where I wrote about a lovely evening spent at Toyota Park, I'm back with an interesting one titled "Football Inc.: How Soccer Fans are Losing the Game" by Craig McGill.

In contrast with the other more analytically-minded soccer books I've reviewed so far, Football Inc.

Wednesday Kickoff: Bentley eyeing MLS, USA improves in rankings and more

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Tottenham winger David Bentley could be the next Premier League player on his way to MLS.

According to reports, Bentley is seeking a loan move to MLS. The 27-year-old midfielder spent the last half of last season on loan with Birmingham City and the first portion of this season on loan at West Ham before suffering a knee injury in mid-October.

World Cup

Friday kicks: Chivas USA's Agudelo cut from U.S. WCQ Roster & more

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Good news for Chivas USA, perhaps, if they had wanted Juan Agudelo to settle in with the team as quickly as possible after his trade from New York. Now he will have ample opportunity to do so with the lengthy MLS hiatus because of the international fixtures helping, too, after

Blog on the Move

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The WNT Blog will be taking a hiatus from daily postings as it is traveling south to Guatemala to cover the quest for the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team for a berth to the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijain. You can follow all the news and happenings of the U-17s on the WNT Blog.

Announcing XI Quarterly, a North American Soccer Magazine

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It's been a while since I last posted. A long while. I originally started this website shortly after the 2006 World Cup when blogs were relatively new things and soccer coverage, particularly from North America, was just beginning to explode. I kept Culture of Soccer going for close to 2 years continually and loved every minute of it.

You Write the Caption: The Donovan Interview Edition

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It has been almost a year since SBI's last installment of You Write the Caption, and that one came after a two-year hiatus for one of the site's original and most popular series. We plan on changing that after feedback from readers who told us we should bring the series back.

For those of you unfamiliar, You Write the Caption is when we post a funny photo and allow our readers to take their cracks at writing a caption to go with the photo.

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Poll: Liverpool’s Next Manager

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From the outside, at least, Liverpool Football Club is in a holding pattern, a theoretical construct that may or may not field a "squad" to compete in various English and European footballing "competitions" in the coming season and that at present exists primarily as a vehicle for endless whisper, rumour, and speculation.

Champions League : Dani Alves Admits Barcelona’s Mood Is ‘Unusual’, Messi & Co Ready For Leverkusen

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It's Champions League week again, and what else can you really say apart from "Bienvenidos, Barca?!" Nothing like European football after that two month hiatus.... gracias a Deus!

Messi and co' landed in Leverkusen yesterday and went straight into a training session ahead of tonight's match against Bayer.

Home opener

Fire Overpowers Union

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Chicago was just too much for the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night. In the fog and mist Toyota Park was buzzing with excitement for the home opener of 2012. And the Fire didn't fail.
From the first whistle Chicago dictated play on the field. The team seemed to have complete control of the game with very good ball movement.

Fire Overpowers Union

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Chicago was just too much for the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night. In the fog and mist Toyota Park was buzzing with excitement for the home opener of 2012. And the Fire didn't fail.
From the first whistle Chicago dictated play on the field. The team seemed to have complete control of the game with very good ball movement.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Danny Mwanga & Amy Rodriguez

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Photos: Paul Rudderow

The Philadelphia Union will try to shake off a tough season opener loss in Portland when they face Colorado Rapids in their home opener this Sunday at 4pm (NBC Sports), and the KYW Philly Soccer Show has a preview.

In part one, KYW's Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch talk with Union forward Danny Mwanga, who entered Monday night's 3–1 loss as a sub in the second half.

The Rest

A small hiatus

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You may have noticed (or may not have, in which case... meh) that I've become slightly more scarce around NSC the last week or two. There's a reason. A week from Sunday, I'll be getting hitched. This is exciting. This is also draining. The planning phase of this thing is a raging bear that requires no small amount of time and some delicacy as well.

100 Percent Soccer blog on temporary hiatus

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While we switch over to WordPress, which could take 48 hours or so when the process begins Tuesday morning. We are switching almost 200 blogs on various Los Angeles News Group properties, so bear with us. I was whisked to Las Vegas over the weekend for a surprise celebration (so

Butt’s Brain: Wednesday

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The international break is here, so the news cycle slows, and we take a bit of a hiatus from our Fantasy Premier League teams. That said, here's a bit of news to hold you over: New Tottenham GK Hugo Lloris ... Continue reading →

The Week That Was In Major League Soccer: Round 26

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After having everything last weekend go the Chicago Fire's way playoff wise, it'd be pretty unlikely for the same thing to happen twice in a row. Indeed, not everything went the Fire's way, but it wasn't necessary. The Fire got the job done this weekend and are totally in control of their own destiny.

SLeague's Blankety Blank Return

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After a month's hiatus, when the League Cup and the League Plate took centre stage, the real action returned to Singapore last night with a couple of games.

Leaders Albirex Niigata were held 0-0 by Home United while Balestier Khalsa and Geylang United emulated that score at Toa Payoh.

1 - Albirex Niigata 18 11 4 3 28-16 37
2 - Tampines Rovers 16 11 2 3 33-15 35
3 - DPMM Brunei 16 10 2 4 33-17 32
4 - Home United 18 9 5 4 36-23 32

17 - Frederic Mendy (Home United)
9 - Shotara Ihata (Home United), Jordan Webb (Hougang United), Mislav Karoglan (SAFFC)
8 - Shahrezan Said (DPMM), Jozef Kaplan (Geylang United), Aleksander Duric (Tampines Rovers)

Letters from Shanghai: The Madness of chairman Zhu

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By Andrew Crawford, writing from Shanghai. View all letters.

The Chinese Super League is on a brief hiatus whilst the national team tries diligently to work its way up the international rankings. It also gives Shenhua fans the chance to reflect on a season that saw expectations soar and hopeful ambitions aggressively massaged into the anticipation of a victory procession.

TTU Awards 2011-12

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It's awards time again. Leading up to a Euro 2012-induced hiatus for The Two Unfortunates, we'll be proclaiming our gongs for 2011-12 based on the opinions of our writers; watchers of football in all three divisions of the Football League. It's fitting to note then, that our Best Manager of a year ago was Paul Lambert, now poised to take the next possibly upward step in his coaching career, while Brighton and Hove Albion nabbed our Best Team award and Adel Taarabt won the Best Player Accolade.

Legates Named Interim Mutiny HC

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The Mutiny announced on Tuesday that head coach Tony Horta has taken a leave of absence and will be replaced by assistant coach Chris Legates.

According to a statement issued by the team, Horta has decided to leave for "personal reasons." He guided the club from 2007-09 (25-11-3 overall) before returning to the team prior to the 2012 season.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary, introducing Hex, and officially closing the blog

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I put this blog on hiatus shortly before Christmas last year with the promise of being back in the new year with a clearer idea for the future. This might not be what anyone thinks of as "the new year", but here I am and it's not last year.

I've written and re-written this post countless times, but it always degenerates into a verbose, self-indulgent trip down memory lane.

Albion Road

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After a hiatus caused by nothing more serious than my own predilection for procrastination, I'm delighted to be writing for the fantastic Albion Road again.

We're starting off with a look back at the SPL title race and the contrasting fortunes of Celtic and Rangers in this strange season:
So this has been a season like no other for Rangers and, by extension, for a Scottish game that has been dominated by Glasgow's big two for so long.

Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: Freezing My Arse Off Edition

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Do y'all realize it snowed this morning? Crazy. Actually, as a Minnesota native, I would have preferred snow to 38 degrees and windy rain. But there's soccer to be practiced, and practice to be reported on. That's the sacrifice I make.

It was a closed practice today, so oregonlive's Kip Kesgard and I talked over the news and absences before hanging out in the conference room for an hour.

The Lumberyard: Triumphant Return Edition

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Image courtesy of Brian Ironside

Aaaand we're back! After a few months hiatus I am officially bringing back the Lumberyard. In case many of you guys haven't noticed, we've been getting quite a few new commenters lately. As such, I feel like it might be time to revive the old off-topic, discuss whatever you like thread.

Great Football League Teams 29: Blackburn Rovers 2000-1

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After a two month hiatus, our Great Teams series is up and running again with this account of Blackburn Rovers' return to the top echelon in 2001, a third Lancastrian study in a row after Fiona Martin and myself considered matters Blackpool and Bolton in turn. You can follow Phil on twitter here - and look out for further entries in the series throughout February.

Errr… I’m Still Here

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Man, where do I even start? First, let me apologize for such a long hiatus. These past few months have been pretty crazy for me for a number of reasons, but I'm back now. If there's anyone out there that actually still reads this blog, thank you for your patience. This hasn't been a fun time for me, but things are starting to look up.