mentality

Arsenal

Sanchez has mentality to deliver for Arsenal, says Wenger

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger says his star forward Alexis Sanchez has the mentality to deliver for Arsenal despite suffering the disappointment of an aborted transfer to Manchester City.

The London club reportedly agreed a fee for the Chilean forward on transfer deadline day, only for the deal to collapse after Wenger was unable to complete a move for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

Jack Wilshere: ‘Friendship is the reason for Arsenal’s away wins’

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says a burgeoning friendship among the squad is the reason for their success away from home. The Gunners star thinks the fact that the players get on with each other is helping them pick up results on the road. He said: "There was a mentality at the end of last season [.

Cazorla – Arsenal now have a winning mentality

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Arsenal have their Mojo back says Cazorla by Bob

The Spanish international Santi Cazorla doesn't seem to have any problems with his own self-confidence, as was clear as soon as he began his Arsenal career last season. Santi slotted right into the Arsenal team as if he had been playing with them for years and was soon orchestrating things from the middle of the pitch.

Wenger has changed – Where has Arsenal’s passion for winning gone?

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A call to moderate Arsenal Fans – by GW

Some thoughts on what has happened and why it has happened at Arsenal......

I first really began to support Arsenal in 1988-89. What a season. What a team. The passion and determination showed in that final game was amazing.

I watched as George Graham turned us into an effective cup side which lacked a touch of consistency and then watched as we found a man who initially appeared to be the Messiah.

Arsenal v. Liverpool: Match Review & Player Grades

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Well, three games into the season and still not a single goal. Not a single goal conceded that is! For the third straight game Arsenal has held its opponent goalless. At this point last season, we had conceded ten I believe. Okay, so maybe we don't really need Alex Song in the midfield. I must say, I was impressed by how solid the team looked against what should have been a tougher opponent in Liverpool.

Arsenal’s new confidence has come from buying experienced winners

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Experience builds confidence by Chris Over the last 7 seasons, the problem with Arsenal not winning silverware, has, in my opinion been a ‘mental' issue, a question of belief. We have been SO close to Trophy success at times since 2005, it is hard to take, that we missed out each time. In 2007 – [.

English Premier League

Pochettino promises no let-up in title race

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino insists his Tottenham Hotspur side are building a winning mentality and will be ready to pounce if Chelsea stumble in the race for the Premier League title race.

Spurs’ emphatic 4-0 victory over Watford at White Hart Lane kept the pressure on league leaders Chelsea.

Pochettino promises no let-up in title race

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino insists his Tottenham Hotspur side are building a winning mentality and will be ready to pounce if Chelsea stumble in the race for the Premier League title race.

Spurs’ emphatic 4-0 victory over Watford at White Hart Lane kept the pressure on league leaders Chelsea.

Lingard: Ibra’s winning mentality is rubbing off on the team

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Jesse Lingard has revealed that the addition of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the squad has improved the winning the mentality of the players.

The mentality of wanting to win has come into my game more. Before games, my first thought was to play well but often if you get the win, the performance will come with it.

As Long as the Share Price Goes Up, Why Worry About the Team?

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So, here we are again - another deadline day is gone, and the world of transfers is (officially) over for the next few months. How did we make out? Not quite like bandits. Analysis as follows.

The Good

* Santi Cazorla has already shown in his first two matches that he is a top quality purchase.

As Long as the Share Price Keeps Rising, Who Cares about the Team?

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So, here we are again - another deadline day is gone, and the world of transfers is (officially) over for the next few months. How did we make out? Not quite like bandits. Analysis as follows.

The Good

* Santi Cazorla has already shown in his first two matches that he is a top quality purchase.

As Long as the Share Price Keeps Rising, Who Cares about the Team? Nine Thoughts on Arsenal's 2012 Summer Transfer Window.

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So, here we are again - another deadline day is gone, and the world of transfers is (officially) over for the next few months. How did we make out? Not quite like bandits. Analysis as follows.

The Good

* Santi Cazorla has already shown in his first two matches that he is a top quality purchase.

Who Are Ya? Stephane Mbia (QPR)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Stephane Mbia Age: 26 Position: Centre-back/midfielder Signed from: Marseille Fee: Undisclosed Did you know? Mbia was at the centre of a racism row with ex-Liverpool striker Milan Baros in 2007. Baros pinched his nose and gestured to suggest that Mbia had an offensive odour.

Who Are Ya? Stephane Mbia (QPR)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Stephane Mbia Age: 26 Position: Centre-back/midfielder Signed from: Marseille Fee: Undisclosed Did you know? Mbia was at the centre of a racism row with ex-Liverpool striker Milan Baros in 2007. Baros pinched his nose and gestured to suggest that Mbia had an offensive odour.

Defender: New Gunner is a champion

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Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has hailed the club's summer signing Olivier Giroud as a player who brings the much needed championship mentality to a Gunners side that has endured seven consecutive seasons without winning a trophy.

Giroud arrived from Montpellier and linked up with his new teammates last month amid speculation that his transfer is manager Arsene Wenger's contingency plan for the probable departure of want-away skipper Robin van Persie.

Real Madrid

Ronaldo under fire, Hungary pinching themselves at Euro 2016

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Paris (AFP) Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo came under fire Wednesday for describing Iceland as having a "small mentality" after the minnows grabbed a 1-1 draw against his Portugal side.

Bidding to become the first player to score in four European Championship finals, Ronaldowas frustrated in Saint Etienne on Tuesday by a country with a population of just 333,000.

Ronaldo under fire, Hungary pinching themselves at Euro 2016

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Paris (AFP) Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo came under fire Wednesday for describing Iceland as having a "small mentality" after the minnows grabbed a 1-1 draw against his Portugal side.

Bidding to become the first player to score in four European Championship finals, Ronaldowas frustrated in Saint Etienne on Tuesday by a country with a population of just 333,000.

Cristiano Ronaldo: five of his most famous rants

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Paris (AFP) Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo infuriated minnows Iceland, claiming they had a "small mentality" after their 1-1 Euro 2016 draw on Tuesday.

Here are five of Ronaldo's finest rants over his career:

Lucky Iceland will "do nothing"

A glorious night for Iceland on their first ever appearance at a major international tournament was soured by Ronaldo's jibe that the island of 330,000 people will do nothing at the tournament despite holding the Group F favourites.

Cristiano Ronaldo: five of his most famous rants

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Paris (AFP) Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo infuriated minnows Iceland, claiming they had a "small mentality" after their 1-1 Euro 2016 draw on Tuesday.

Here are five of Ronaldo's finest rants over his career:

Lucky Iceland will "do nothing"

A glorious night for Iceland on their first ever appearance at a major international tournament was soured by Ronaldo's jibe that the island of 330,000 people will do nothing at the tournament despite holding the Group F favourites.

“United can win the league”

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Darren Fletcher believes Manchester United can win the league this season and claimed the team is getting stronger and more confident under Louis Van Gaal's tutelage, with the Dutchman having already gone some distance into bringing back the club's "winning mentality" in the dressing room.

United booked a spot in tonight's International Champions Cup final after a 3-1 win over Real Madrid on Saturday, their third win in four games on their US tour (United required penalties to get the better of Inter Milan) and Fletcher insisted the players are relishing the opportunity to face Liverpool and are in a confident mood have some good displays.

Wales boss Chris Coleman says Gareth Bale would adapt well to life at Real Madrid

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Gareth Bale would have no problems coping with a move to Spain if he joins Real Madrid this summer, according to Wales boss Chris Coleman. The Tottenham star has been linked with Real all summer and his national team manager, who spent half-a-season in Spain managing Real Sociedad, thinks Bale would be able to adapt [.

Champions League

Serie A Clubs in Europe: A Matter of Mentality

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Serie A Clubs in Europe: A Matter of Mentality - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

From a corner of the near-empty Arena Khimki, scattered shouts of a few CSKA Moscow supporters echoed around the ground. Leonid Sklutsky bobbed back and forth on the bench in angst, his side less than a minute from falling to Roma at home.

TORRES: "It was not the Champions League I wanted to win, not like that!"

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Fernando Torres has given another interview while away with Spain and this time with Spanish daily newspaper La Razon. In the most revealing interview I think we have heard from Torres, he opens up about the success Chelsea had last season but, from HIS point of view.

It's surprising and very honest!

Downing Out To Change Opinions

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Stewart Downing is determined to dispel the notion that he is a "confidence player" after his form divided opinion amongst Liverpool fans.
Downing, 28, was an £18million arrival at Anfield last year after Kenny Dalglish lured him to the club from Aston Villa.
From such a lavish acquisition, fans expected more than the two goals and no assists that he returned.

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Rodgers In Transfers Admission

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has conceded the club's transfer plans did not go as they would have liked in the summer window.
The transfer window closed last Friday with Liverpool failing to bring in a replacement for Andy Carroll after allowing the England international to join West Ham on loan.

Quotes, stats, and links: FC Dallas Edition

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Quotes

Portland Timbers Quotes

Timbers general manager/interim head coach Gavin Wilkinson

Thoughts on the match:
"I thought we deserved to win it. I said that in the last game against Chivas USA. I'll give a lot of credit to the guys. We went down 1-0. It feels that every mistake that we make at the moment we get punished for, and I think that's a valuable lesson for us.

Manchester United

Dimitar Berbatov – The Manchester United Eulogy

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There will be plenty of people who are relieved that Dimitar Berbatov has now left United, myself included, but there will be varying reasons behind this feeling. Relieved because he wasn't good enough, relieved because he deserved to play week in week out, relieved not to have to hear the same moronic criticisms or relieved because he was already on borrowed time.

Sao Paulo’s Lucas Moura Works Out At Gym, Possibly Over-thinking Man United Medical

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It's that time of the year again when transfer gossip heats up faster than an Oprah-written telenovela episode! Brazil's Lucas Moura, who was furiously working out at the gym yesterday, is one of the better-balanced and geekier Brazilian players in the squad (think Kaka's mentality, love for Morrissey and a little bit of Neymar's Pagode influence).

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Rumor Confirmed: Porter to Coach Portland Next Year

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The waiting is over! I can't tell you why but i really think this could be a great hire. Porter turned down an MLS head coaching position once before in 2009 but this time Caleb felt if was a better fit and a much better situation. Hopefully his instincts are correct. This also explains why Portland has gone to a 4-3-3 and has started using Darlington Nagbe differently.

Fascinating Happy Hour With Rapids Executives

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Tonight I was invited along with other bloggers and press to a happy hour with Rapids President Tim Hinchey, Rapids General Manager Paul Bravo, Rapids Head Coach Oscar Pareja. Rapids Director of Media Relations David Lindholm organized the event and was also present. There were 8-10 of us talking with the Rapids leadership trio.

Cameron

Union Freekicks - Thursday, August 16th

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USA makes history, beats rival Mexico

USA beats Mexico 1-0, in Mexico for the first time ever. I don't care if it was just a friendly.

Soumare focused on road ahead

Soumare puts his debut loss behind him, and looks to move forward hoping to make the Union one of the best defenses in the league again.

US to debut new center back duo against El Tri

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With many of the US national team regulars left off the roster for the friendly on Wednesday against Mexico, Klinsmann was left with the difficult task of compiling a back line from a list of inexperienced and unfamiliar faces.

As the last line of defense in front of keeper Tim Howard, Klinsmann has opted to go with the duo of Geoff Cameron and Maurice Edu as the two center backs.

The Rest

Delamea: "No more time for excuses" after latest Revolution collapse

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The defender called for a mentality change on Wednesday.

During Sunday's match against NYCFC, the Revolution left its fans at the alter. Up 1-0 after 75 minutes of play, the club conceded twice in the final 15 minutes en route to a 2-1 loss.

But Sunday wasn't the only time the team failed to follow through this season.

What Cazorla said should be embraced, not criticised

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A lot was made yesterday of some quotes from Santi Cazorla in which he questioned the team's mentality and suggested that better recruitment of players was crucial to any success we might have.

What's odd to me is that he echoed the thoughts of many, yet for some the initial reaction was 'Well, shut up, you're part of the problem.

"If you don't play for Chelsea, you don't know what these trophies mean to this club."

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John Obi Mikel, fresh from scoring his second of the season against Derby at the weekend has spoken of how the players have embraced Jose Mourinho's winning mentality.

He said:
"If you don't play for Chelsea, you don't know what these trophies mean to this club. It's not a team where if you come second, third or fourth, it doesn't matter.

Strictly incredible: Fabrice Muamba delivers stunning performance on dancing show

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10! 10! 10! Fabrice Muamba received top marks on Christmas Day for making another huge and rather glittery step in his recovery from the cardiac arrest he suffered on the pitch in March. Just nine months on from being seconds from death and being told he can never play football again, the former [.

Everton manager David Moyes plots Germany move

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David Moyes has revealed he would like to manager abroad one day and has singled out Germany as a possible destination. The Everton manager said he was 'fascinated' by the Bundesliga and suggested that he and German football would be a great match for each other. Moyes told France Football, home of the slightly controversial [.

Scotland v Serbia: A winning start?

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Finally we're ready to start.

Just as well. Given the rate we've been careering through the English divisions looking for fit defenders, Craig Levein's next call would have been to the reserve left back in Wallsend's under-11 squad.

He can step away from the phone now.

Levein's squad might not have room for the player that grabs the most headlines and maybe there is abundant talent missing for reasons both sensible and inane.

Mark Ogden on signing RvP, imploding and conspiracy theories

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Mark Ogden, Daily Telegraph Northern Football Correspondent, looks ahead to United's 2012-2013 season.

Scott the Red: United never implode at the end of the season. What do you think happened?

Mark Ogden: United have had a few wobbles during the run-in in the past, so it wasn't totally unusual that it happened last season.

This Must Be Unprecedented! Not One … Not Two … but all 3 Surf Cup Titles!

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A clean sweep is what it was.

All three academy teams U10, U11, and U12 which Brian overseas, took home the hardware at the prestigious Surf Cup. Not a bad start to the new season.

  • The 10s are beginning to show some signs of keeping the ball and combination play.
  • The 11s have their spells of good possession where regular 5-touch sequences pop up, but that team needs a ton of work.