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Champions League Football

Are we nearly there yet? The ongoing journey of Tottenham Hotspur

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For all the excitement surrounding Tottenham in the last three or four years, in some aspects they've really not made much progress. A go at the title in 2011/12, along with what now seems a souvenir appearance in the Champions League, is little to shout about in the long term. And when they were pipped [.

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Chelsea fan on JT’s ban, sacking the manager and Torres

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Last season, Chelsea became one of the worst teams in the history of Champions League football, rivalled by Liverpool, to win the competition. After being outplayed in pretty much every single game, somehow they managed to drag themselves to a penalty shoot-out in the final which they won.

For all their success in the cup competitions, Chelsea fell some way short, finishing 6th, 25 points behind us and City.

Harry Redknapp thinks the Champions League is overrated

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Despite finishing fourth in the Premier League, Spurs had their return to the Champions League taken away when fifth-place Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties in the Champions League final. You might think that this would be painful for the club and manager Harry Redknapp, but it just so happens ol' 'Arry has decided the competition he was overjoyed to qualifying for two years ago is no longer that big a deal.

Arsene Wenger

Oriol Romeu – Will He Get a Chance To Prove His Worth?

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"If you're good enough, you're old enough..." The expression that a certain Arsene Wenger lives by, he hasn't done so badly when it comes to developing young talented players, right?

With all the young talent currently stockpiled at the Bridge, this could prove to be a very beneficial concept for the club to adopt.

Wenger: I did the right thing – Buying is not a quality…………

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Yet again Arsenal fans have been extremely disappointed at the end of a transfer window, and despite buying three promising talented players the Gunners have ended up this morning with £10 million from their summer dealings. Arsene Wenger said yesterday that we just have to trust him and the Board to do the right thing [.

Confirmed – Arsenal lose hot young starlet to Besiktas

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What The Hell Is Arsene Wenger Thinking? (F#%K!!!) by AM We all know that Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger lauds himself for being one who loves getting very talented players when they are small and no other huge team like Arsenal would give them a second look, and turns them into talented footballers who prove their [.

Chelsea

Will AVB surpass his Chelsea blip and blossom?

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By Ajay Rose, writing from London

Flip your calendar back about 365 days. Andre Villas-Boas's Chelsea were beginning to look ready to poise a genuine threat to the two Manchester clubs for the title, lying in second place. However, this was the highest position Villa-Boas would experience as sergeant of the Stamford Bridge army.

NextGen Series 2012/13 Guide: The teams, the players to watch – all you need to know

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The second season of the pioneering continental European youth tournament the NextGen Series kicks off this week. After a look at the story so far in Part I, in Part II we present to you a guide with everything you need to know about NextGen 2012/2013 including the teams, expectations and top five players to watch:

by Joe Krishnan

After a magnificent opening season, the NextGen Series' reputation soared to such a high level that clubs were applying to get involved, with organisers then having to choose who to accept and reject.

NextGen Series 2012/13 Guide: The teams, the players to watch – all you need to know

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NextGen Series 2012/13 Guide: The teams, the players to watch all you need to know is a post from: Just Football

The second season of the pioneering continental European youth tournament the NextGen Series kicks off this week. After a look at the story so far in Part I, in Part II we present to you a guide with everything you need to know about NextGen 2012/2013 including the teams, expectations and top five players to watch:

by Joe Krishnan

After a magnificent opening season, the NextGen Series' reputation soared to such a high level that clubs were applying to get involved, with organisers then having to choose who to accept and reject.

Supporters await Saturday’s big kickoff

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After weeks of build-up, which has been overshadowed to some degree by the London 2012 Olympics, the Premier League gets underway this weekend and it should be another enthralling season of top flight English football.

Taking a lot of the headlines will of course be the race for the title, with Manchester City looking to secure first position once again and their local rivals Manchester United eyeing up revenge over the next few months.

Chelsea Have Grounds For Optimism

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Chelsea have had a summer almost as extraordinary as their amazing Champions League triumph in May. It's been an extraordinary summer because they have spent upwards of £63m, revolutionised their squad, signed two of the hottest young talents in world football yet managed to do this completely under the radar.

Rodgers to speak to Joe Cole and Aquilani

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Brendan Rodgers has confirmed he will speak with both Joe Cole and Alberto Aquilani about their futures at the club.

England international Cole enjoyed a successful loan in France with Lille last season while Italian international Aquilani spent the campaign with AC Milan.

The pair are due back at Melwood for pre-season training and the new boss is well aware of their qualities.

Why Chelsea Will Blow the Premier League to Pieces Next Season

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Why Chelsea will blow the Premier League to pieces.

For the foundations of why Chelsea will win the Premier League this season it is important to analyse what their starting line up next season could potentially be:

P Cech (30), A Cole (31), G Cahill (26), J Terry (31), G van der Wiel (24), F Lampard (33), M Essien (29), J Mata (24), E Hazard (21), M Marin (23), F Torres (28)

This team would have an average age of 27.

Rodgers Keen On Loan Stars

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Brendan Rodgers has indicated he will speak to Liverpool's forgotten stars Joe Cole and Alberto Aquilani before deciding on their future.
Rodgers was appointed as the Reds' new manager on Friday and is already running the rule over the talent at his disposal at Anfield.
Cole spent the season on loan at French club Lille, while Aquilani returned to his native Italy with AC Milan.

LA Galaxy

USSDA Adds U13/14 Age Group

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In what is news to fans, but not necessarily to the teams and clubs active in the United States Soccer Development Academy system, US Soccer announced today that they adding the U13/14 age group to the competition for the 2013-14. United States National Team Coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in the announcement;

"I am very excited to see this important next step in the process of developing young players in this country.

Forced Narratives

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Steve Kelley is a soccer friendly mainstream writer. He's at US Open Cup games. He travels to CCL matches. He is often at regular season games. He occasionally goes to practice, has broken a story or two and his feature on Carrasco/Morgan was well done. He can also be dramatically wrong, as he was in his column about the Sounders needing someone to "light a fire under whiny Sounders.

head coach

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.

Michael Farfan Added To MLS All-Star Team Game Day Roster

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Major League Soccer and the Philadelphia Union announced today that Michael Farfan was added to the All-Star team game day roster, bringing the total number of players to 20 to face Chelsea.

All-Star team head coach Ben Olsen selected Farfan, along with San Jose left back Justin Morrow - added as a replacement for New York Red Bulls defender Heath Pearce, to extend the squad's roster to 20 players.

USMNT aim to fine-tune things against Canada before qualifying begins

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By FRANCO PANIZO

If this summer's slate of matches were indeed meant to replicate a tournament, the U.S. men's national team would be in must-win territory.

Fortunately for the Americans, this is not a tournament and their visit to BMO Field in Toronto to take on Canada on Sunday is not a win-or-go-home scenario.

English Premier League

West Ham Make £15m-Plus Bid For Andy Carroll

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West Ham have stepped up their interest in Liverpool striker Andy Carroll by making a £15m-plus bid that would break the Hammer's transfer record.

The offer would see England forward Carroll initially move on loan for a season with a commitment to buy the England striker next summer, which is not something that I see Liverpool going for as they have already dismissed a similar offer from Newcastle.

Hammers linked with Real legend

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West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce is looking to strengthen his recently promoted side by reportedly pursuing former Real Madrid veteran Jose Maria Guti.

Guti, 35, was released by Turkish outfit Besiktas at the end of last season and if a deal is agreed in the coming days, the player will be able to join the Hammers' pre-season in Austria as a free agent.

Tim Cahill

Cahill move is official

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The New York Red Bulls announced on Thursday that Tim Cahill is now a member of the club. "I am very happy to start a new chapter of my career with the New York Red Bulls," Cahill said in a press statement. "As we have seen over the past few years, MLS has developed into a very competitive league with many talented players.

Australia versus Japan is a battle for the ages

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Japan has the highest proportion of elderly citizens of any country in the world. The irony is when the Samurai Blue takes to the pitch against Australia tonight, it's the Socceroos who'll attract all the attention for their age.
The Australian team which drew 0-0 in its opening fourth round World Cup qualifier against Oman had a combined average age of almost 32.

saturday night

A Stern Test

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Stephen McCarthy (concussive-like symptoms) was upgraded to probable in Friday's injury report.

The New England Revolution will be facing a team that is eerily similar to them when they play Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night. Both teams have veteran goalkeepers, capable defenses, and a variety of players that handle the scoring burden.

Agger Shines In Denmark Win

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Daniel Agger skippered Denmark to an unexpected victory in their Group B opener against one of the tournament's favourites Netherlands on Saturday night.
The Dutch side boasted an attacking line-up that featured some of the most talented players in European football, like Arsenal's Robin van Persie, Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder and Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben.

Euro 2012

Fabregas recalls Spain’s turn-around moment

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Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed that his national team's unmatched confidence on and off the pitch was not nearly as strong before Euro 2008.

Along with England, the Spaniards were considered to be an under-achieving football nation and despite a plethora of talented players in their squad, Fabregas admits that Spain's players doubting their credentials heading into that tournament four years ago.

Euro Futbolitas : Italy and England Futbolita Discuss Quarter-Final Predictions, Antonio Cassano and Wayne Rooney

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Italian and English Futbolitas Verdiana and Laura share their thoughts and predictions before tonight's Euro 2012 Quarterfinal encounter between England and France! HOME SUPPORTÂ

ITALIAN FUTBOLITA VERDIANA : "Italian people are very excited about the Euro 2012.

Euro 2012: The experts predict… (aka come back and laugh at us all in 3 weeks) Part I

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Winner: Germany Youth, experience, more youth, team cohesion, an impeccable record in qualifying (10 games, 10 wins), tournament know-how and players of the sheer frighteningly precocious ability of Mario Götze and Marco Reus hovering around the fringes of the team.

The Rest

Know Your Enemy

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We'll be facing a lineup of talented players in the US Open Cup final, known as much by the roles they're committed to as by their names. Let's take a closer look at those roles and how they influence the game.

The Sharpshooter

The Sharpshooter is deadly accurate from any angle, any range.

As big names pour into Brazil, is it time to change the Brasileiro's foreigner rule?

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By Stefan Kelly

Pablo Guiñazu, Andrés D'Alessandro, Mario Bolatti, Jesus Datolo and now Diego Forlán. These are the five non-Brazilians Porto Alegre club Internacional now have on their books in what is an extremely strong squad, including Brazilian internationals Oscar and Leandro Damião.

MMCB: Let's Talk About Defense and Theoretical Future Things

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Good morning Dynamo fans!...ok, it's the afternoon, I apologize, it's been a busy Monday. On this edition of Monday Morning Centre Back I want to talk about defense, but not in the way you might think.

As of this moment, the Dynamo have the following defenders on the roster: Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Andre Hainault, Jermaine Taylor, Corey Ashe, Warren Creavalle, Oscar Recio and Kofi Sarkodie.

Pappa gives Fire first win over Sporting KC at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. - To call Marco Pappa an enigmatic player at times might be an understatement.

The Chicago Fire midfielder joined the Fire on a loan during the 2008 season, which was later extended into a permanent move. At times, he's been one of the league's most talented players. At other times though, he's been criticized for not putting forth a complete effort.

Euro 2012: The Runners & Riders – The Republic Of Ireland

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It's almost a quarter of a century since the Republic of Ireland made their debut in international tournament football, when a first round exit in the European Championships was ameliorated somewhat by the pleasure of beating England in the group stages. Since then Ireland have reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup finals twice, but 1988 has proved to be the country's sole appearance in the finals of the European Championships until this time around.