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English Premier League

Borussia Dortmund Are A Formidable Proposition Given Their Killer Instinct And Supreme Talent

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Borussia Dortmund ended Arsenal's perfect European record with a 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium in week 3 of the Champions League. Jurgen Klopp's side were not at their best throughout the contest, but showcased a clinical, killer instinct far surpassing that of their comparatively wasteful opponents.

Liverpool’s transfer window: Lack of deadline day action overshadows quartet of signings

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After a massively-disappointing end to 2011-12, Brendan Rodgers has been handed the considerable task of restoring Liverpool to their former glories and challenging for a top-four finish this term.

Liverpool’s New Away Kit, and Other Monday Notes

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England looked poor for much of their final Euro 2012 warm-up and were for long stretches badly outplayed by a Belgium side that couldn't find any kind of killer instinct in the final third, but Roy Hodgson's Lions still managed to hold on to a 1-0 win and so head into the tournament on a high and with the nation expecting glory.

Are we becoming less reliant on Robin?

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Robin's performance on Monday night, together with the rest of the team, left us all on a high. RvP, as our captain, had written very complimentary words about the home fans in the match programme for the game against Toon: ‘Our bond with the supporters is special and has been there a long time, but in the last few games I feel that it has reached a new level.

Are we becoming less reliant on Robin?

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Robin's performance on Monday night, together with the rest of the team, left us all on a high. RvP, as our captain, had written very complimentary words about the home fans in the match programme for the game against Toon: ‘Our bond with the supporters is special and has been there a long time, but in the last few games I feel that it has reached a new level.

Juventus, Milan & Inter Compete for Serie A Title

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The current table shows Inter in 5th place yet the Nerazzurri have a greater chance of competing for the league title than Udinese or Lazio who are currently above them in the standings. Inter's players have the necessary experience and the quality players to challenge for titles while both Udinese and Lazio are lacking in terms of experience and the killer instinct needed to win difficult matches.

Betting Preview: Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and United to catch up with City

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Betting Preview: Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and United to catch up with City - originally posted on

This weekend, the big teams have a chance to catch up with the Premier League leaders Manchester City, and you can get great betting odds for United, Arsenal and co.

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Center Backs Key In Shutout

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Stephen McCarthy played a key role in Wednesday's shutout. (Photo: Kari Heistad/

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Revolution's defense has been leaky, which is putting it lightly. But, on Wednesday, for the second game in a row the Revolution's defense kept a clean sheet.

Baltimore Blast vs. Missouri Comets Preview 12/16/2011

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By Joel GreenwaldtBaltimore Blast (5-3) vs. Missouri Comets (7-3)
Game Time: 12/16/2011 7:35PM

What needs to go right for the Blast:

  • Play a full 60 minutes at home: In their two losses last weekend to the Missouri Comets and Syracuse Silver Knights respectively, the Baltimore Blast seemed to lack the focus to finish off their opponents.

Wenger Admits Benching Van Persie Was A Mistake

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Arsene Wenger has admitted that his decision to start Robin Van Persie on the bench in last night's Champions League fixture against Marseille did not pay off. The Gunners resulting barren draw means that they will have to win their last 2 matches if they are to qualify for the knockout stages without a hitch.

Manchester City

Man City dig deep to overcome a spirited Saints side, 3-2

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szólj hozzá: Man City vs Southampton 3:2 HIGHLIGHTS

What an absolutely engrossing match. City showing the fortitude and strength to dig deep to come back to equalize and then score the winner gives an indication of how hard it will be to stop them from repeating as Premiership winners. This was on a continuum from the last match of last season with the title on the line against QPR and then Sergio Aguero producing that immortal moment in the very last minute.

The week that wasn’t in pictures

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This week in pictures:

Another week of dramatic English football. So much drama , so much that I'm actually lost for words and hence this post will be a pictorial representation of the week that was, so here it goes...

Also find a small prayer to Sparky and his QPR

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Galaxy Notebook: Poor home form dooms LA, youth star Mendiola returns & more

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During the Los Angeles Galaxy's run to the 2011 MLS Cup title, the Home Depot Center was a fortress, but in 2012, the results have been completely different for the defending MLS Cup champions.

Fabregas Reveals That He Would Like To Return To Arsenal

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So a few months after leaving Arsenal, Cesc Fabregas is already starting to talk about his desire to one day return and play for the Gunners. The midfielder who is in amazing form for Barcelona has had a great start to the La Liga season scoring 8 goals in 12 appearances.

Is it just me or was Arsenal holding down Fabregas from his real abilities?

LA Galaxy

Misfiring Timbers not helping Spencer

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Portland Timbers continued their dismal MLS campaign with a 1-0 defeat to fellow strugglers LA Galaxy, heaping further pressure on under-fire manager John Spencer.

The result defied soccer betting tips and saw the Timbers once again fail to score a goal, continuing a theme that has been running throughout the team all season.

USA versus Scotland – SNAP JUDGMENTS

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USMNT celebrating first half goal

Wow. When was the last time a US men's soccer match provided so many positive talking points? The win over Spain at the 2009 Confederations Cup?

Congratulations US fans. You just witnessed the red and white stripes romp over a not-that-bad Scotland team.

Euro 2012

Greece skipper aims for KO effect

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Kostas Katsouranis, the 33-year old captain of the Greece national team, has reminded his teammates that seizing every single moment is important if they are to beat Germany in a one-off situation this evening.

The Greeks triumphed against all odds to win the European Championship in 2004 and they accomplished that massive feat by staying focused on one win at a time.

Germany v Greece – Match Preview – Euro 2012 – 22 June 2012

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UEFA Euro 2012 favorites Germany begin the knockout stage with a quarterfinal match against Group A runner-up Greece. The match will take place at the Arena Gdansk in Gdansk, Poland with kickoff scheduled for 20:45 local time.

Germany manager Joachim Low

"Playing Greece will be akin to colliding with a rock.

Euro 2012: Germany’s Thomas Mueller Plays ‘Chef For The Day’ and Greece Game A Show Of Political Differences

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Germany vs Greece
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Gdansk | 20:45

It rained at the PDE arena in Gdansk yesterday, which made it rather tricky for both the Germans and the Greeks to conduct their obligatory open training sessions. Luckily, for Thomas Mueller, the weather didn't get in the way of his special risotto-making session with German national team chef, Holger Stromberg.

Thursday Morning Miscellaneous Ramblings

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Ok everyone, first I want to apologize for the quiet period here on HTIOT lately. With the extra off week things have been pretty slow for the Fire and MLS in general. For us international soccer fans, we have had USMNT WCQ games and Euro 2012 to keep us busy. The good news is that there is finally Fire action again this weekend vs.

Euro 2012: The Strikers To Watch

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Euro 2012 is only a matter of months away, and excitement is growing in fans and players alike. The tournament in Poland and Ukraine is set to be one of the most open of recent times, with holders Spain sure to be challenged by the likes of Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and England.

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Dalglish Wants Results Over Style

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Kenny Dalglish is prepared to see his side sacrifice their style for the sake of some results as they search for a winning formula.
Liverpool has struggled to secure victories this season as their expensively assembled attack has continually malfunctioned.
A familiar pattern was witnessed again last week against West Brom at Anfield, where the Reds dominated the game, but failed to find the decisive goals.

Manager Kenny Dalglish calls for Liverpool to apply the killer touch

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Manager Kenny Dalglish calls for Liverpool to apply the killer touch

Kenny Dalglish has demanded his players discover their killer instinct after admitting Liverpool's lack of goals has become a cause for concern.

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The Rest

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.

Match Report: Union 2-3 Red Bulls

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Played at a breathless pace from whistle to whistle, New York Red Bulls made the most of a questionable officiating decision to steal a 3-2 victory at PPL Park despite being comfortable outplayed by the Union. Joel Lindpere was the first on the score sheet, putting the visitors ahead against the run of play before Lionard Pajoy equalized in the 31st minute.

Kobe Bryant Shakes Off Slow Start, Beats Hornets

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We all know that Kobe Bryant has a killer instinct. That fact was on full display on Saturday against the New Orleans Hornets. Even though Kobe Bryant missed his first 15 shots, he came up big at the end to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 88-85 victory.

Even though Kobe Bryant was only 2-for-20 from the field, he had the confidence to take a three-pointer with the Lakers down by two points with less than 24 seconds remaining.

Chelsea 1-1 Birmingham - What did you make of the game?

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It was disappointing to say the least wasn't it. We were looking for a positive reaction after a traumatic week and being honest we never got what we were looking for. It's been a long time since I heard the amount of boos around the ground as Chelsea walked off at half time. To be fair, they were exactly right and were well deserved.

Tiger Woods Chokes in Abu Dhabi

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That Tiger Woods killer instinct from his prime? That seems to be lost forever. During the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, Tiger collapsed during the final round to finish a disappointing third. Robert Rock ended up winning, while Rory McIlroy finished second.

In the first three rounds, Woods got better and better posting a 70, 69 and a 66.

Development key as US senior squad defeats U-23s in scrimmage

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CARSON, Calif. -- There were plenty of lessons learned on Friday as the United States senior squad soundly defeated the U.S. Under-23's 4-0 in a scrimmage that took place on the Mooch Myernick Field at the Home Depot Center complex.

Betting Preview: United To Bounce Back With Thumping Win

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Manchester United have endured a catastrophic week, crashing out of the Champions League and then losing Vidic for the rest of the season due a knee ligament injury. They need to bounce back, and the visit of Wolves to Old Trafford this weekend gives them a glorious opportunity of doing just that. Bookmakers make than a best priced 1.

Milan Ready To Offer Allegri Two Year Contract Extension

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AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is confident that he will get a new contract extension with the club as his current deal is set to expire in the summer of 2012. According To Allegri, the club is set to offer him a two year extension that will see him stay with the Rossonerri for two more years.

Portugal 6 - 2 Bosnia! Better pitch, better results!!

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Well, my bags are packed!! If 6 goals wasn't a wake up call to the rest of Europe, then I don't know what is. Where has that killer instinct been throughout qualifying? Each and every one of our players rose their game to a new level for [read more]