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Failure to Beat Sunderland: We’re All Doomed (and Player Ratings)

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Well, all those hoping for quick and easy answers to what our season holds will be disappointed.

There were not enough positives in our 0-0 with Sunderland to have the optimists planning their outfits for the Champions Parade, nor enough negatives for the pessimists to start slashing their wrists.

Failure to Beat Sunderland: We’re All Doomed (and Player Ratings)

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Well, all those hoping for quick and easy answers to what our season holds will be disappointed.

There were not enough positives in our 0-0 with Sunderland to have the optimists planning their outfits for the Champions Parade, nor enough negatives for the pessimists to start slashing their wrists.

Tottenham Players Demand Heart Checks As Muamba Shows Signs Of Improvement

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After Saturday's harrowing experience, Tottenham Hotspur players have demanded for heart checks for assurance on their health this is according to top cardiologist Sanjay Sharma.

Speaking to Sky News, Sharma a leading cardiologist revealed that players had demanded for screening on Monday.

Thoughts On Tactics And Starting Eleven Against Sunderland

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Firstly, please accept my apologies for this mini-hiatus. Â I appreciate the emails and higher expectations. Indeed, I wanted to write a lot more frequently but a couple of factors kept me away. The current run of form has been disheartening to say the least and while I dearly wished to look back and analyze some games and stats, the heart just wasn't up to it.

Match Preview: Everton vs Liverpool

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Match Preview: Everton vs Liverpool

Liverpool meet Everton at Goodison Park in the derby tomorrow, eager to secure victory over their L4 rivals for the first time since February 2010. The Reds went without victory over Everton last season, losing 2-0 at Goodison in the first game after FSG's takeover before a Dirk Kuyt penalty secured a 2-2 draw at Anfield in January.

Wenger on why Ignasi Miquel is not yet ready and Ramsey’s return

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes young Ignasi Miquel is not yet ready to feature in the English Premier League and Champions League but showed positive signs ahead of the future. Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, the ...

Kuyt Eager To Stay At Liverpool, Confirms Contract Renewal Talks

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Being linked to be moving away from Liverpool in the summer, Dirk Kuyt, done simply the opposite as not only the player prove his loyalty by staying this season, Kuyt reportedly already planned to extend his adventure at Anfield.

According to the Dutchman himself, instead of looking for a new adventure next season, he looked determined in staying with the Reds as talks for his contract renewal has already begun and showing positive signs.

Chelsea back in with a shout of league glory

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Chelsea may not have fully overcome the chinks in their armour that threatened to derail their assault on multiple trophies and titles this season, with defensive lapses still a feature of their game against Sunderland earlier this week, but the signs are that the Blues' slump is coming to a timely end.

Liverpool

Henderson eyes Reds improvement

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The 21-year-old is proud to have started in three Wembley outings in the space of just four months in 2012 and is delighted that the Reds were able to end a six-year wait for silverware by winning the Carling Cup in February this year.

However, the youngster also knows he and his teammates are capable of performing to higher standards in the league and insists there has been ample evidence throughout this year's campaign to indicate the team's potential to climb the table next year.

Kenny Eyes End To Seven-Year Jinx

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Kenny Dalglish is confident his Liverpool side can break a seven-year jinx on Saturday by beating Birmingham City in the league.
Rafael Benitez failed to gain three points against the midlanders during his Anfield tenure - while Roy Hodgson could only manage a goalless draw at St Andrew's earlier this season.

Arsenal

Arsenal’s new tactical approach bodes well for the near future

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By 1970's Gooner There were many positive signs that emerged from last night's encounter with Milan. Firstly the Ox gave a performance that was absolutely fantastic. For an 18 year old to have performed at such a high level of quality means that he along with Wilshere, Szczeny, Walcott and Song contain Arsenal's hopes for a very bright future indeed.

New signings gave us grit, we are now prepared to win ugly

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Arsenal assistant Pat Rice, who, as a result of Arsene Wenger's two match touchline ban, was the man in charge for the Gunners last evening, has said that he saw many positive signs from the ...

Real Madrid

Napoli v Chelsea – Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds – Champions League – 21 February 2012

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Napoli v Chelsea Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds Champions League 21 February 2012 - The 90th Minute Soccer Blog

Chelsea open the UEFA Champions League round of 16 with a first leg away fixture against Italian Serie A side Napoli. The match will take place at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

Real Madrid vs Olympique Lyonnais : End or beginning ?

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25 or 7 ?
25% vs 7 times. That pretty much sums up the whole uncertainty around this game. Statistically, Lyon only have a 25% chance to qualify after the draw (1-1) conceded at home, three weeks ago. But this small percentage is opposed to the record of confrontations between the two teams, largely in favor of OL : 7 games against Real, 0 loss.

Seattle Sounders

Major League Soccer TV Ratings With Positive Local/National Trends

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With surging national attendance numbers (strongly supported here in Seattle) the indication would be that at least one aspect of Major League Soccer's business model is strong. Positive signs go deeper as the rivalries in Cascadia and elsewhere help build relevance of the local teams in their markets local TV ratings are up as well.

Quick Recap: Seattle Sounders End Preseason On Winning Note

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Not quite sure how to feel about this one. There were some obviously positive signs, namely Fredy Montero absolutely dominating the middle stretch of the game. Our newest Designated Player got the scoring started by assisting on a Jhon Kennedy Hurtado goal and the scored two of his own. It was exactly the kind of game we were hoping to see after a relatively lackluster preseason.

Reviews

Aston Villa 0 Chelsea 2: Chelsea cruise to victory in Hong Kong

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The game was only 32 second old when Josh McEachran thumped the ball into the roof of the net from two yards out. Shay Given stretched out a desperate arm, but wasn't able to prevent Chelsea taking the lead inside the first minute. Not the ideal start to the Asia Cup final on a pitch that would provide almost as big a challenge as the oppressive heat.

Aston Villa 1 Blackburn 0: Positive signs continue

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Yes, it's just pre-season. Yes, it's still early days, there's much to be done. Nevertheless, the positive signs continue. The green shoots of recovery are quite possibly poking their heads through the soil.

Darren Bent (who else?) got the only goal of the game in typically oppressive conditions in Hong Kong, but there were encouraging performances all around the pitch.

The Rest

Op-Ed: A Soccer State of The Union from Hipster Central

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Matthew Biggerstaff doesn't dubstep around Generation Y Soccer in America

Good evening.

The Evil Empire?

As one of TSG's youngest contributors (Matt has lovely and legitimate conversations about car seats and strollers with our men's league teammates) it is my duty to keep you informed on the social status of the game we all love so dearly with the most important generation (that being my own, of course).

Congrats Dave And Thanks!

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I hope you'll let me divert for a bit to this wonderful article from MLB.com. Dave Cameron was diagnosed with leukemia last July and while he won't be considered cured for another 5 years he's turned a major corner and is seeing very positive signs.

Dave's a few years younger than me but we both grew up in the Seattle area listening to Dave Niehaus (RIP) calling many bad (and a few good) Mariners seasons.

Match Report: AC Milan 3-0 Palermo

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Match Day – 6 – Milan Vs Palermo – San Siro – 15th Oct 2011 With the slowest start to the season in the last 21 years the defending Serie A Champions entered match day six needing a win. There were positive signs heading into the match with Palermo. Robinho was making his first appearance [..

Another road battle - New England 0 Toronto 0

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Toronto FC showed up in New England and played with some of the fire that was on display late Saturday night in Los Angeles. Not enough fire to score against the Revolution, but I give them credit for some ignition.
There seemed to be signs of cohesion from Toronto. Players seemed to know each other that much more.

Venezuela 0, Spain 3, Or, Hiding Behind the Result

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I said on the preview that I wasn't expecting much of this match, but even I expected something better than what we got. While the scoreline points to an easy superiority, in reality the match was a stumbling affair full of fouls, missed passes and an overall sense of 'let's just kick the ball about for a bit and hope we don't die of heat-stroke'.