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English Premier League

Missing Piece? Five strikers Arsenal should consider signing for next season

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by Benjamin Darvill Arsenal's striking conundrum has been one of the most hotly debated topics in the Premier League this season. The Gunners lacka reliable goalscorer, so the story goes, and that...

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5 strikers set to make Premier League moves this January

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5 strikers set to make Premier League moves this January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As the January transfer window gets off and running,expect to hear a vast amount ofrumours surrounding big name strikers who are on the move. I've decided to put together a listof fiveforwards who are almost guaranteed to be making a switch this winter.

Kane? Walcott? Benteke? Who will be the Premier League top goalscorer in 2015/16?

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Eight players Aston Villa could spend the £32.5m Christian Benteke money on

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Is Divock Origi the answer to Liverpool’s problems in attack?

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5 strikers Roy Hodgson needs to decide between to bring into the England set up

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5 strikers Roy Hodgson needs to decide between to bring into the England set up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The first international break of 2015 comes at the end of March, but the England manager, Roy Hodgson, must currently be contemplating on which strikers to call up to the squad, if all are fit.

Five players Chelsea could spend the £28m Romelu Lukaku money on

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Romelu Lukaku's Chelsea nightmare is finally over after completing a£28 million move to Everton, who he scored 15 goals for last season. Reaction from Chelsea fans is mixed: some mourning that head coach Jose Mourinho decided to sell one of the most promising young forwards in the game, some delighted at getting rid of a player with a perceived attitude.

Top Flop Five Premier League Strikers of All Time!

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There's been many strikers who have come and gone in the Premier League era but none have been quite as bad for value at least, as these 5 strikers who have cost over £2m per Premier League Goal and that's been generous to quite a few and none more so than our first flop up, who cost £9m and scored just one bloody goal!

Everton’s Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku: ‘I watch every minute of every Premier League game’

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Romelu Lukaku says he watches every minute of every Premier League game in an effort to improve his own game. The Belgium international, currently on loan at Everton from Chelsea, wants to become the best striker in the league, so he likes to see what the competition are up to. The 20-year-old conducts his marathon [.

Liverpool

Smalling: I want to dominate Liverpool’s strikers

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Chris Smalling, who may captain Manchester United in our Europa League game against Liverpool, has claimed he's looking to dominate the opposite at Anfield. He wants to get in an early challenge on their strikers to show them who is boss.

United have won all four of the games they have played against Liverpool since Van Gaal joined the club.

Brendan Rodgers: Luis Suarez is no longer Liverpool’s main man

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez cannot expect to be the club's "main man" when he returns from his 10-match ban. The Reds have been flying in Suarez's absence and Rodgers has made it clear that in-form striker Daniel Sturridge is very much on level pegging with the Uruguayan. He told the Sunday Mirror: [.

Arsenal

Arsenal v Hull – How Frustrating was that???

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I dread to think what all the Arsenal strikers are feeling like this morning after yesterday's unbelievable 0-0 draw against Hull, as I posted earlier, ALL of our strikers failed to get past a reserve side from the Championship, and now we have to go to the KC Stadium for a replay at some point [...]

Another striker in January?….Do we need to be careful?

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The need for Arsenal to add an additional striker in January seems to be a hot topic in the media and generally across the net on the Arsenal related sites. This is a topic I have thought about putting up for greater discussion for some time now, and as there have been increasingly more official comments on the site recently about whether we need an addition to the striker department in January, I thought now would be a good time to bring up the topic as an official discussion point.

Another striker in January?….Do we need to be careful?

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The need for Arsenal to add an additional striker in January seems to be a hot topic in the media and generally across the net on the Arsenal related sites. This is a topic I have thought about putting up for greater discussion for some time now, and as there have been increasingly more official comments on the site recently about whether we need an addition to the striker department in January, I thought now would be a good time to bring up the topic as an official discussion point.

Arsenal’s Greatest Forwards – Day 7

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Continuing our Summer series of articles in search of Arsenal's greatest ever team, this week we will end our quest for the greatest forwards to include in our team.Don't forget totake the opportunity to choose your personal favourite striker, this weeks posts will bring us bang up to date and there will be a vote on Saturday.

Arsenal’s Greatest Forwards – Day 7

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Continuing our Summer series of articles in search of Arsenal's greatest ever team, this week we will end our quest for the greatest forwards to include in our team.Don't forget totake the opportunity to choose your personal favourite striker, this weeks posts will bring us bang up to date and there will be a vote on Saturday.

North American Soccer League

NASL Ticker: Senna returns to Villarreal, Strikers sign UCL veteran and more

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A former NASL star has found apost-playing career job with his former club, while a UEFA Champions League veteran and MLS veteran headline the most recent batch of NASL signings. Here's a closer look at some of Monday's NASL news and notes:

Former New York Cosmos star Marcos Senna has returned to Villarreal in a role with the club'sDepartment of Institutional Relations.

NASL Ticker: Cosmos, Minnesota United, Strikers and more

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The NASL Spring Season is still months away, but a few teams continued to bolster their rosters in the meantime.

The New York Cosmos announced the signing of Venezuelan midfielder Juan Arango. The 35-year-old is the all-time leader in appearances and goals for his country, with 127 and 23, respectively.

NASL Ticker: Strikers, Rayo OKC and more

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With the start of the 2016 season already just a few months away, several NASL clubs have begun preseason preparations while others have continued to bolster their rosters ahead of the 2016 campaign. Here are some of Monday's NASL news and notes:

Rayo OKC signed Ghanaian international and two-time World Cup participant Derek Boateng.

Homegrown – May 2015

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On this month's Homegrown with our hosts, Dan and Jay: The US Department of Justice makes moves against FIFA and co., We discuss the implications for US Soccer and beyond. Interview with Evan Ream, co-host of the First Eleven podcast and writer for the Davis Enterprise, regarding the US Open..

NASL Week 6: A Look Back

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Entering Week Six, two teams had separated themselves as the NASL's top teams in a tie for first place. However, after Saturday's clash between Minnesota United FC and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, it is United that now find themselves as the league's leaders.

NASL Week 12: A Look Back

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Despite being statistically out of the NASL Soccer Bowl race, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers haven't given up on their season yet.

The Strikers ran riot on Saturday night, thrashing the Atlanta Silverbacks, 6-2, at Lockhart Stadium, which finished the chances of the Silverbacks winning the fall title.

NASL Week 10: A Look Back

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers picked a right time to secure an important victory. The Strikers took a 2-1 Florida Derby victory over cross-state rival Tampa Bay Rowdies, in front of 3,612 fans at Lockhart Stadium.

"The first half was the best from this team of the season so far," Strikers manager Gunter Kronsteiner told NASL.

NASL Week 10: A Look Ahead

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Looking to snap their four-game winless streak, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers welcome the Tampa Bay Rowdies to Lockhart Stadium on Saturday evening (7:30 p.m. WATCH HERE) in a Florida Derby with big implications.

Both sides suffered crucial away defeats last week, which may have hindered their chances of finishing as fall champions.

NASL Week 5: A Look Back

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

There's no stopping the rejuvenated Fort Lauderdale Strikers as they extended their winning streak to three games, topping the Carolina RailHawks, 1-0, on Friday evening at Lockhart Stadium.

"It was a tough match against the top team in the league, but we got the win," Strikers manager Günter Kronsteiner told the Sun Sentinel after the game.

NASL Week 5: A Look Ahead

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

After taking a second consecutive victory last week, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers are riding high in confidence as they enter week five of the North American Soccer League.

While head coach Gunter Kronsteiner's men are looking to continue their current form, they welcome the league-leading Carolina RailHawks to Lockhart Stadium on Friday.

Galaxy recall duo from Strikers, loan them to RailHawks

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By FRANCO PANIZO

In one of the stranger transactions of the year, the LA Galaxy have recalled a pair of players who were loaned out to an NASL team only to ship them to another one.

The Galaxy announced on Thursday afternoon that they have recalled defender Bryan Gaul and midfielder Kenney Walker from the Ft.

Chelsea

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho maintains Romelu Lukaku is better off at Everton

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Jose currently addressing the media here at Cobham...#CFC pic.twitter.com/kIQX3qrng5 Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) September 20, 2013 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has defended his decision to let young striker Romelu Lukaku go out on loan. He also confirmed that the Blues are unable to recall the Belgium international in January.

Video: Jose Mourinho takes responsibility for Chelsea defeat

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho refused to blame his players for last night's defeat to Basel. The Blues fell to a 1-2 home defeat in their Champions League opener, but Mourinho would not single anyone out for criticism. He said: "When we lose, I don't speak about players, I don't speak about individuals, I speak about [.

Top five conclusions: Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea

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1. You can play no strikers or three strikers and be equally bereft of any attacking potency. 2. It's not a great game if the highlight of it is the visiting manager looking for a pen. Try to find anything to top it in the video above you'll struggle. 3. The award for most [...]

Transfer Talk

Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Sunderland all want Burnley’s Danny Ings

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Burnley are bracing themselves for January transfer bids for star striker Danny Ings. Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Sunderland are reported to be among a host of Premier League clubs looking very closely at the Championship forward. The 21-year-old has seven goals in nine games so far this season as Sean Dyche's side find [.

Tottenham ‘plot transfer swoop’ for AC Milan’s Stephan El Shaarawy

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Tottenham are planning to bring AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy to White Hart Lane in January, according to reports in the Sunday People. Andre Villas Boas is said to want to invest a large chunk of Gareth Bale's transfer fee in the 20-year-old Italy international. Spurs want extra firepower following the arrival of Roberto [.

Alan Pardew bids to bring Chelsea striker Demba Ba back to Newcastle

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is trying to bring Demba Ba back to the club just seven months after he left to join Chelsea for £7m. The Senegal international a Tyneside favourite before he started pushing for his transfer does not appear to be part of Jose Mourinho's plans at Stamford Bridge. He [..

Stoke target Manchester City striker John Guidetti

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Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is planning to raid former club Manchester City to sign striker John Guidetti. The Potters are being linked with a £5.5m bid for the Swedish youngster. The 21-year-old was, and perhaps still is, considered one of City's brightest talents. But now into his early twenties and yet to play for [.

Real Madrid offer Spurs £73m plus Fabio Coentrao for Gareth Bale

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Real Madrid have bid £73m plus left-back Fabio Coentrao as they attempt to sign Gareth Bale, according to reports in Spain. AS's frontpage splash today claims that an offer totalling €110m (£94m), including Coentrao's valuation, is now on the table. Marco Ruiz, a journalist who has been following Bale around during his international duty with [.

The Rest

D.C. United to play Kickers/Strikers winner in first Open Cup Match

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D.C. United will play their first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game on June 15, presumably at the Maryland Soccerplex, as they will host the winner of a June 1 match between the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Richmond Kickers.

D.C. defeated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in last year's fourth round match before falling to the Philadelphia Union in the Round of 16.

Report Newcastle Bid Big For Bundesliga Striker

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Newcastle have been linked with a lot of strikers over the last few days, and they include QPR's 25 year-old Charlie Austin, West Brom's 21 year-old Saido Berahino, 21 year-old Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford and 22 year-old Malaga striker Juanmi. Charlie Austin seems to be Newcastle's number one striker target, but it's hard to know [.

How do you scout a Striker? A good Striker might be worth his...

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How do you scout a Striker?

A good Striker might be worth his weight in gold, but a recent study by 11tegen11 seems to indicate that judging forwards strictly by their goal tally might be more than a bit deluded.

Goals scored is an easy statistic to default to when considering the merits of any player, but it's also one that can be unreliable.

Spurs striking options – who could make a difference?

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Tottenham invested heavily over the summer as they tried to fill the void left by Gareth Bale, and while they have filled his place in midfield they are seriously missing his goal scoring exploits.
Although new signing Roberto Soldado has been more than promising, the side do at times look short of a striker.

Ft. Lauderdale Strikers New Manager Looks to Right the Ship

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The Ft. Lauderdale Strikers aren't a team in shambles but they are a team that seems to have lost its way. However, they may be out of the woods. Manager Daryl Shore was fired just before the end of the NASL's Apertura and it wasn't long before the organization took decisive action to right the ship.