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Manchester United

The best Manchester United formation to fit Shinji Kagawa!

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Discussing which formation is best suited to Shinji Kagawa

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Missing a World class defensive midfielder?!

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Patrice Evra said after the Tottenham Hotspur defeat "It was like we stayed in the hotel! United deserved to lose after the poor first half show. The first 45 minutes had no speed, no focus, we...

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Spain

Top five conclusions: Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund (3-4 on agg.)

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1. Another Champions League side has proved that its whole is greater than the some of its parts. Well done to Borussia, who were assembled on a shoestring budget in comparison to Real. 2. The first 70 minutes was essentially watching 11 men in white shirts gradually run out of ideas against the Germans.

Euro 2012: The Final – Spain 4-0 Italy

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Football writers the world over will be frantically thumbing through their thesaureses this evening, desperately searching for new superlatives for a performance from Spain that we may well one day look back upon as the definitive of our age. Over the last few days a frankly tedious circular debate has been raging on the subject of whether Spain are "boring" or not.

More Blancs and it’s Au Revoir my froggy friends

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France V Spain

Another blinder in the 3rd tie of the of the quarters awaits on Saturday night and I for one will be breaking out the San Miguels and jumping aboard The La Furia Rosa bandwagon. They take on France and from what we are hearing in the media, it could be a walkover.

Jelavic states Spain win essential

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Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic has insisted his team will go out to secure all three points against Spain in their final Group C game. He says that playing for a draw is a dangerous tactic, and he thinks the quality of his team can go out and get a good result against the reigning world and European champions.

Arsenal

It is not so much the transfer fees, it is the salaries that are the problem in football

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Making the Arsenal "That could suggest something closer to £1m a game it has cost Tottenham to have Bentley on the books."

By Tony Attwood

It is a common tactic for anyone who wants to knock a club and its management to [.

Stoke 0 – 0 Arsenal: Match Thoughts And Individual Analysis

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One point at Stoke is not a bad result on its own. Few visitors will return from the Britannia with three points and that makes it tough to criticize the Arsenal performance. The irony here is that this was probably the Gunners' best defensive display at Stoke but by the end the hosts, having realized their single attacking tactic had failed to generate any threat, just wanted to hang on for a point.

Thoughts On Tactics And Starting Eleven Against Stoke

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So it's Stoke on a warm Sunday afternoon. Will it be any different? The scenario might not match the cliche but the football most certainly will. This is a classic battle between two diametrically opposite philosophies where both sides understand the strengths and weaknesses of the opposition. It just boils down to the execution on a given day.

Transfer deadline mind games

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Check out any newspaper, or football website, and it's the time of year when the transfer rumours reach fever pitch. I'm sure I read somewhere that Charlie George was being considered by a number of Championship clubs.

Looking at Arsenal, there are still many persistent rumours, mostly involving Nuri Sahin and Yann M'Vila, although there are others.

Usmanov’s attempts to polarise outdo Van Persie for transparency

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It has been quite an eventful 24 hours for Arsenal Football Club. First, Robin van Persie announced on his personal website that he would not be signing another contract. That alone is perfectly reasonable a man approaching 29 who has one big contract left in him is entitled not to sign a new one with his current employer.

RVP statement: take your pick

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The news that Robin van Persie has rejected a new contract at Arsenal has everyone up in arms. And, as always, there are thousands of opinions floating around in cyberspace and beyond.

Obviously, there are two trains of thought here. Good riddance RVP, we're fine without you, and on the other side of the argument, Arsenal are doomed.

Parking the bus – why does it work?

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We've seen it so many times in recent years – inferior teams go to difficult games (at Barcelona and Arsenal in particular) with the sole intention of ‘parking the bus' in front of their goal. Ironically, this term was coined by the master of this tactic, Jose Mourinho, when Spurs came to Stamford Bridge and played in this fashion for a 0-0 draw.

Euro 2012

THREE SPANISH FOOTBALL PLAYERS WITH GOLDEN BALL AWARD ODDS

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The talk about the "Golden Ball Award" candidates & favourites at this time of the year is obviously premature. However, it is inevitable after we have been blessed with the recently finished Euro 2012 tournament along with all the World star players on stage. In recent days, France Football has done its marketing strategy-tactic aimed at the Spanish Market, announcing that Spanish Goalkeeper &

Italia, Psicologia, e la finale di Euro 2012

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A pre-match message from a long-standing member of the Cult Football family:

Ciao a tutti !!!

Italy has already won by reaching the final. Having said that, we still have a chance but Spain is by any means the favorite, for many reasons: experience, talent and luck (luck they didn't have in the past 30 years.

Attacking football’s back….at least for the moment

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It seems that attacking football's the in thing again and in fact, it's so popular at the moment that even the Italians are joining in on the fun. It's actually becoming hard to stereotype footballing nations these days because of all the changes in playing style. Germany is no longer robotic and it seems England and Italy have reversed roles.

EURO 2012 SEMI-FINAL | SPAIN WINS PORTUGAL IN PENALTY SHOOT-OUT

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A cliff hanger, the first semi-final of the EURO 2012 went into extra-time & ended going into a penalty shoot-out that SPAIN won 0 (4) - PORTUGAL 0 (2) & thus qualifies itself for the next Sunday Final were they will defend their European title won back in 2008. Negredo Spain again surprised everyone with a Centre Forward that was not Torres, but ALVARO NEGREDO from the start.

England Get Draw Against France While Ukraine Beats Sweden

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England battled to a 1-1 draw with group favorites France today while Andrei Shevchenko rolled back the years as his second-half double inspired the Euro 2012 co-hosts to a come from behind 2-1 win over Sweden.

England, playing their first competitive match under new manager Roy Hodgson, set up in their expected defensive formation, looking to hit the French on the counter attack.

England Get Draw Against France

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England battled to a 1-1 draw with group favorites France today while Andrei Shevchenko rolled back the years as his second-half double inspired the Euro 2012 co-hosts to a come from behind 2-1 win over Sweden.

England, playing their first competitive match under new manager Roy Hodgson, set up in their expected defensive formation, looking to hit the French on the counter attack.

15 minutes

DC United finds rhythm to win 3-1

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Flexibility wins games and the best way to get it is to blend energy with savvy. DC United Coach Ben Olsen put out a nicely blended squad against Toronto and its savvy members made the exact right adjustments to a hard working opposing side which had clogged the middle and kept the game mostly in United's end.

DC United finds rhythm to win 3-1

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Flexibility wins games and the best way to get it is to blend energy with savvy. DC United Coach Ben Olsen put out a nicely blended squad against Toronto and its savvy members made the exact right adjustments to a hard working opposing side which had clogged the middle and kept the game mostly in United's end.

DC United finds rhythm to win 3-1

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Flexibility wins games and the best way to get it is to blend energy with savvy. DC United Coach Ben Olsen put out a nicely blended squad against Toronto and its savvy members made the exact right adjustments to a hard working opposing side which had clogged the middle and kept the game mostly in United's end.

DC United finds rhythm to win 3-1

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Flexibility wins games and the best way to get it is to blend energy with savvy. DC United Coach Ben Olsen put out a nicely blended squad against Toronto and its savvy members made the exact right adjustments to a hard working opposing side which had clogged the middle and kept the game mostly in United's end.

The Rest

Fulham furious at Clint Dempsey Liverpool "tap up"

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Well, cue Ashley Cole like shenanigans at work over here. Fulham launched a complaint with the Premier League accusing Liverpool of making an unofficial approach for Clint Dempsey with the wantaway striker now poised to miss his second match in a row. The PL has now launched an investigation looking into comments made by Liverpool officials.

New Rules For College Soccer This Fall

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This season, a card repository system in men's and women's soccer will provide an official record of players in all three divisions who are required to miss games because of disciplinary action. The new process is primarily intended to improve efficiencies in tracking soccer's card system, which until now has been done only on an ad hoc basis or provided in year-end reports.

Learning From Open Cup Failure

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Seattle Sounders FC failed to generate many chances in the run of play in their loss to Sporting Kansas City. This wasn't because of poor form, or a lack of confidence. It was because of how Sporting defended.

There were three basic elements to what KC did that are most notable. First, was the high pressure from the three forwards (yes, Graham Zusi was a forward on the night).

Five Things We Learned: Revolution vs. Sporting K.C.

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Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe walks off the pitch after Saturday's 1-0 loss to Sporting K.C. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)

So much for starting off the post-Shalrie Era on the right foot.

In a game that the Revolution looked mildly-interested at best, Sporting Kansas City threw their weight around, stole a goal, and pounded their opponent into submission on Saturday night.

Rapinoe Named Bud Light Player of the Match

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Megan Rapinoe had yet another great game in the 2012 Olympics. She had one assist and one goal in the match against Colombia today. In a match that was chippy and uneven, Rapinoe was able to focus and carry the match. It seemed as if the Colombian's game plan was to disrupt and slow the game any chance they got.

DTotD: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is already hurting his much weaker PSG teammates

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Like the truly dominant creature that he is, Zlatan Ibrahimovic does not waste time in exerting his superiority over whatever herd he finds himself leading. So even though he has only been training with his new PSG teammates for a few days, he has already decided to instill the fear of Zlatan in them by inflicting pain upon several of them in one training session.

Tactical Preview – Fire vs Vancouver Whitecaps

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1. Are we too predictable? Time for a formation change?

When asked about whether fatigue was a factor in last Sunday's loss to the LA Galaxy, Frank Klopas was having none of it. "They have four days to recover, if you can't recover in four days then maybe you should retire," stated Klopas.

DAVID SILVA SENDS SIGNALS TO REAL MADRID ?

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Could it be really true? Can one really interpret that Spanish International & MANCHESTER CITY 26 year old midfielder DAVID SILVA is making signs to REAL MADRID? Apparently this is the "in-between the lines" speculation by English newspaper "Daily Mirror", which says that the refusal by Silva to renew his contract with City maybe a tactic to pressure his Club.

Flexibility, depth key for Bavarians

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Andreas Davi is excited about the possibilities for the Milwaukee Bavarians this season.

He's assembled a versatile 24-man roster for his National Premier Soccer League side, leading to all those possibilities.

"I'm standing here in front of my whiteboard, and I have three different tactic schemes," said Davi, who is heading into his third season in charge of the Under-23 team.

TFC changes course TFC 2 Impacted 0

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TFC showed up last night. I am not going to say it was "Hollywood" to have the team turn around just in time to dominate Montreal. I would have liked this team to have shown itself during the second half down in Mexico and throughout the eight lost MLS games in 2012, but you embrace turnarounds even if they are incredibly overdue.