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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 [.

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 [...]

North American Soccer League

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.

Strikers to name Kronsteiner new head coach

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Ft. Lauderdale Strikers will have more of a European flavor to them next year. Austrian, to be exact.

The Strikers announced on Tuesday afternoon that they were set to unveil their next head coach on Wednesday morning, but sources have revealed to SBI that the man hired to right the ship in Ft.

Arsenal

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.

Brendan Rodgers: Luis Suarez “very much” a Liverpool player

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says star striker Luis Suarez is not for sale. Speaking a press conference in Jakarta during the club's tour of Asia, the Reds boss confirmed that Arsenal's bid of £30m remains the only offer for the Uruguayan and that is nowhere near the value Liverpool place on Suarez.

Arsenal’s Greatest Forwards – Day 6

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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 6

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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 – 5th Day

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AContinuing 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 – 5th Day

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AContinuing 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 4

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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 4

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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 2

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Continuing our Summer series of articles in search of Arsenal's greatest ever team, this week we begin our quest for the greatest forwards to include in our team.Don't forget totake the opportunity to choose your personal favourite striker from an earlier era by voting in the poll at the end of the week.

Arsenal’s Greatest Forwards – Day 2

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Continuing our Summer series of articles in search of Arsenal's greatest ever team, this week we begin our quest for the greatest forwards to include in our team.Don't forget totake the opportunity to choose your personal favourite striker from an earlier era by voting in the poll at the end of the week.

Arsenal’s Greatest Forwards – Day 1

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Continuing our Summer series of articles in search of Arsenal's greatest ever team, this week we begin our quest for the greatest forwards to include in our team.Don't forget totake the opportunity to choose your personal favourite striker from an earlier era by voting in the poll at the end of the week.

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 [.

Who Are Ya? Wilfried Bony (Swansea City)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Wilfried Bony Age: 24 Position: Striker Signed from: Vitesse Arnhem Fee: £12m Did you know? Bony is nicknamed Daddy Cool, for obvious reasons. What's the deal? The Swans have smashed their club record transfer fee to boost their goalscoring options for next season.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew confirms interest in Aston Villa’s Darren Bent and QPR’s Loic Remy

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Alan Pardew has revealed that he wants to sign Darren Bent and Loic Remy as he seeks to bolster Newcastle's attacking options next season. The Magpies' strikeforce looked limited towards the end of last season following the departure of Demba Ba to Chelsea. The club attempted to bring in Remy at that stage to share [.

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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: [.

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini’s xenophobic slur against English mini-bar raiders

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It's well known that Liverpool like their strikers with a hint of racism (irony detectors to the 'on' position please, irate Reds). So it's probably of no surprise that Fabio Borini has opted for a heinous xenophobic slur in his pre-season tour video diary. The attacker reckons all his English team-mates have probably raided their [.

The Rest

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.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini knows all about the Premier League… from a course at Lilleshall in 1988.

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New Manchester City boss Manuel Pellgrini says he knows all he needs to know about the Premier League after attending a course at Lilleshall in 1988 The Chilean was speaking at his first press conference as City manager. He said: "England is a different country this is the fifth country I have worked in [.