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Andre Villas Boas: ‘Spurs players’ careers are at risk’

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas says his players are being forced to jeopardise their careers by the scheduling of this season's Capital One Cup. Following tomorrow night's Europa League clash with Tromso, Spurs face Cardiff City in the Premier League on Sunday just two days before their Capital One Cup third round clash with Aston [.

Video: Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini wary of Stoke’s aerial threat

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is getting into the swing of Premier League stereotypes by claiming he is concerned about Stoke's aerial threat ahead of today's match. The Chilean's side face the Potters at the Britannia Stadium today. City have looked vulnerable from set-pieces this season, so Pellegrini seems to be in no doubt as [.

Gunners’ Goalscoring Problem Solved?

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So far Arsenal have failed to score in only two thirds of our Premier League games this season.

That would be wrist-slitting form if it was now late November but it's less alarming when you take into account that we have played only three games and that we remain unbeaten.

Nevertheless, after scoreless draws against Sunderland and Stoke the media weren't the only ones asking whether finding the back of the net would be our biggest challenge this year.

Arsenal midfielder targets revenge

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Injuries form a brutal reality of football that every player hopes to avoid as much as possible but for Arsenal's Abou Diaby, a background plagued by injuries is now only powering a redemption mission.

The 26-year old Diaby has featured minimally for the Gunners over the last two seasons and recently admitted that an extended period on the sidelines sometimes led him to the shocking lows of depression.

Liverpool

Jamie Carragher on his centre-back partnership with Liverpool new boy Mamadou Sakho

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No, Jamie Carragher's not out of retirement. But the Liverpool great has been talking about the time he partnered the Reds' new signing Mamadou Sakho in defence. The pair was teamed up during a charity match in Corsica 18 months ago, so he has seen the former PSG man at close quarters. He told the [.

Liverpool striker Iago Aspas would recommend the Premier League to anyone

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Contento x el debut la victoria y el golito!!sera el primero de muchos #YNWA pic.twitter.com/K8rSJ5Gakw Iago Aspas Juncal (@aspas10) July 13, 2013 Liverpool's summer signing Iago Aspas says he is loving life at the club and would recommend a move to the Premier League to any player. The 26-year-old feels he is adapting well [.

To Boo Or Not To Boo? Why There Is A Time & Place For Dissent

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Three games into the Premier League season, the distinctive sound of burning pitchforks is in the air. Without a win from the six matches that they have played between them, both Andre Villa Boas and Brendan Rodgers are already being cast into a familiar mould that of the hapless managerial failure.

Arsenal v. Liverpool: Match Review & Player Grades

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Well, three games into the season and still not a single goal. Not a single goal conceded that is! For the third straight game Arsenal has held its opponent goalless. At this point last season, we had conceded ten I believe. Okay, so maybe we don't really need Alex Song in the midfield. I must say, I was impressed by how solid the team looked against what should have been a tougher opponent in Liverpool.

Seven conclusions from Liverpool 0 Arsenal 2

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Liverpool 0 Arsenal 2

1) If we insist - rightly - on giving new signings a chance, then it's pretty inconsistent to jump to extensive conclusions too quickly. Have Arsenal looked better defensively in the first three games of the season? Yeah, absolutely.

But to argue that this mean we now have the best defence in the League is not so much over-egging the point as scrambling it (if you'll forgive the terrible metaphor).

Why Giroud WILL score goals for Arsenal

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One of the few negatives for Arsenal in yesterday's victory over Liverpool came from Olivier Giroud. Despite getting in to good positions and working hard, the French international striker has so far failed to open his goal scoring account at the Emirates. He has had a decent chance in all three games so far and [.

Liverpool Supporters Need to Back Their Club During Transitional Season

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Three games into the new season, and Liverpool is already in a state. It's hardly a shocking revelation. In fact it'll be easier to reflect over the past few years and pinpoint a time when they were not in crisis. ...

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Arsenal’s best signing this summer? Step forward Steve Bould!

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The BOULD effect at Arsenal by TS Three games, two draws, one victory, two goals but most importantly, no goals conceded. Early in the season to be talking about defensive stats but being the only team in all four divisions not to have conceded, it goes without say that something is going right. The pessimists [.

Santi strike seals points

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Santi Cazorla (Photo: Ronnie Macdonald)

Liverpool 0 – 2 Arsenal

A determined counter-attacking Arsenal side produced occasional flashes of brilliance to steal three points at Anfield and extend their run of not having conceded a goal this season to three games.

Liverpool 0-2 Arsenal – Feeble Reds Out-Gunned At Anfield (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Liverpool 0-2 Arsenal Premier League 2nd September 2012

Three games played and three clean sheets will no doubt please Arsenal coach Steve Bould, as the Gunners once again produced a disciplined and defensively solid performance against Liverpool, this time with added goals too.

Manchester United

Video: Yokohama F. Marinos 3-2 Manchester United

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Manchester United lost their friendly against Japanese side Yokohama F. Marinos in a lively match. The 3-2 defeat was the second loss in David Moyes' first three games in charge. Yokohama took the lead after just 27 seconds when Marquinhos beat David De Gea at the second time of asking. United youngster Jesse Lingard equalised [.

Top five most promising youngsters in Europe

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1. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) If you hadn't heard of Raphael Varane before the double El Clasico and the Champions League tie against Manchester United then no doubt you seriously took note of his performance. Aged just 19, he looks so incredibly comfortable yet so unbelievably reassuring in defence at one of the greatest clubs [.

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UMW Women Shutout Catholic University 2-0

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The University of Mary Washington women's soccer team used the strength of two second half goals in defeating Catholic University, 2-0, on Saturday at the Battleground. The Eagles improve to 3-0 on the season.

After a scoreless first half, UMW scored at 47:54 on a penalty kick from freshman Adrian Newcomb.

Widespread calls for patience

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After just three games, Andre Villas-Boas finds himself under fire from parts of the media and this is only to be expected given the man's history in English football. However, how much of this criticism is coming from the fans and is it justified if some of us are a little impatient right now?

Club Tijuana Climbs the Table, Santos Get Big Win Over Tigres

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Another big weekend in Mexico, filled with great games, surprises, and some teams further separating themselves from the rest. After 7 weeks, Toluca (17 points) sits atop the table, followed by Club Tijuana (16), Leon (13), Cruz Azul (13), Morelia (12), Atlante (12), Santos (11), and America (10).

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Men’s National Team: Are We Overreacting?

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Friday night, things didn't go as well as had been hoped. A trip to "The Office," officially known as National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, spelled a 2-1 loss for the U.S. Men's National Team. With three games played in Group ...

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Quick kicks: State men's recap

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It was a pretty good weekend for the Marquette, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Green Bay men's soccer teams, with five wins and just one loss among the sides.

The Golden Eagles remained unbeaten, while the Panthers extended their winning streak to three games and won their own tournament. The Phoenix, meanwhile, had a thrilling double-overtime victory on Friday night, but lost a key player to injury and settled for their second straight 1-1-0 weekend after losing Sunday.

UW men strike first, draw with Portland

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For the first time this season, the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team didn't play from behind Sunday afternoon.

Junior Chris Prince gave the Badgers the lead with a 76th-minute penalty kick, but Portland equalized in the 85th and the teams played to a 1-1 tie in the finale of the Portland/Nike Invitational.

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Interlull: why clean sheets are good for Jenkinson and Mannone

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The Interlull is well and truly upon us. The first games take place tomorrow but the lullishness hangs over us like we were a chip pan fire and it were a kind of urine soaked tea-towel. No, I don't know what I mean either.

This time last year, this very day in fact, we were fretting over Thomas Vermaelen who had just undergone surgery on his Achilles.

Match Report: Liverpool 0 - 2 Arsenal

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Liverpool was condemned to their worst start to a season for half-a-century as Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla gave Arsenal victory at Anfield.
On what would have been Bill Shankly's 99th birthday, the Reds equalled the record of his newly-promoted side in 1962-63 by collecting just one point from their opening three games.

Newcastle United

It’s Official – Ben Arfa Is A Fantastic Player For Us

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The highlight of the season so far for Newcastle is the form of Hatem Ben Arfa, our French International midfielder, and if some of our other top players had shown the same form,  we could have had 9 points from our first three games rather than just four. Ben Arfa - what a goal on Sunday [...]


Newcastle vs Aston Villa – Match Preview

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All Premier League games are important and are Newcastle's number one priority this season, but the game against Aston Villa this afternoon at St. James' Park is especially important, and that's because of at least two reasons. One is that a win would give us 6 points from our first three games of the season and that would [.

Early Chelsea form promises much more

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It may be just three games into the new Premier League season - and plenty of players and teams have failed badly after a bright start in the past - but Chelsea finally look the real deal again and appear to have landed a future world star in Eden Hazard.

The Blues made it three wins out of three with a comfortable 2-0 success over Newcastle and the European champions' impressive start bodes well for not only a sustainable top-four challenge this season (bearing in mind last term's disappointing sixth-place finish) but also an all-out assault on the title.

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Earthquakes trounce Chivas USA to extend lead atop Western Conference

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The San Jose Earthquakes just keep on winning and Chivas USA just keeps on bleeding goals and squandering chances to get into the Western Conference playoff race.

In a result that should have been inevitable considering the form of the Earthquakes attack and the sad state of the Chivas USA defense, the Earthquakes rolled to a 4-0 victory at Buck Shaw Stadium on Sunday night.

Joseph scores twice in N.E. return to help Chivas complete 3-goal comeback

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Shalrie Joseph made himself feel quite at home at Gillette Stadium Wednesday night.

In his return to the place he called home since 2003 until a trade sent him across the country to Chivas USA, Joseph scored two goals to spark a three-goal comeback and help the Goats salvage a 3-3 draw against the Revolution to keep their faint playoff hopes alive.

Revolution vs. Chivas: Live Game Thread

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Hey there and welcome to the New England Revolution vs. Chivas USA live game thread! Let's get down to the nitty gritty here: this is a match that even the struggling Revolution should win. Chivas can't score - like, literally can't buy a bucket - and in the last three games they've conceded a whopping eleven goals.

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Of Murky futures and smirking keepers

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Lyon vs. Valenciennes

Stade Municipal de Gerland, Week 4, Ligue 1

Yep, Hugo Lloris has left for Tottenham. I couldn't help going back three years in time when a friend said Lyon is better than Tottenham. "Tottenham?!", I cried, "Why would you even mention the two teams in the same sentence?

Gyau on trial with St. Pauli

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Joe Gyau's quest for first-team playing time may involve a drop down to the 2. Bundesliga.

According to second-division German side St. Pauli, Gyau trained with the club Tuesday ahead of a potential move from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. It is unclear whether that move would be a loan or permanent, but either way it would provide Gyau for a chance at first-team minutes that he is not receiving at Hoffenheim.

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SPL: Celtic v Hibs

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After they both enjoyed SPL wins last Saturday the week rather diverged for Celtic and Hibs.

Celtic progressed to the Champions League group stage, that promised land where the streets are paved with gold and the couches upholstered with £50 notes.

24 hours earlier Hibs were dumped out of the League Cup by Queen of the South in a display that seems to have flitted between pathetic and miserable.

U20 US Women Face N Korea In World Cup Quarterfinals Friday

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Via US Soccer Despite dropping its final Group D match in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup with a 3-0 loss to defending champion Germany, the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Video highlights can be seen below.

In Monday's other Group D match, China PR defeated Ghana 1-0 to finish the group stage with four points alongside the USA.

The Rest

Transfer Window Review – is our team better than previous years?

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Due to the fact that for the close of the transfer window we had a game following up a few short days later, we didn't get much of a chance to have a good look at what Arsenal achieved during the window. Sure, at the moment the team is looking pretty solid defensively, and that just goes to show that the key to success does not revolve around signing expensive, world-class players whenever we lose some games.

NASL Week 22 Redux

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Article by Doak Gips

Well, it only took a week longer than I had expected. The NASL playoff picture became a little clearer this week, as the Rowdies and Islanders both clinched a playoff spot. The Islanders even managed to do it while playing completely terrible this week, which I'm told, is not something that's easy to do.

With Porter In, Kris Boyd Cedes Starring Role to Darlington Nagbe

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Late in the Portland Timbers' match at Toronto FC, Darlington Nagbe, playing on the right wing in place of subbed-out Sal Zizzo, saw the chance to do something he hadn't done in five months. He snuck in behind the Toronto defense and got himself on the end of a perfectly chipped cross from Steven Smith.

2012 MLS, Week 26: What To Watch For

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Don't look now but here come the Columbus Crew. (Getty Images)

Major League Soccer rolls into the Labor Day weekend here. Yeah, September is here folks, crazy huh? Nine games are spread out across three days for the holiday weekend.

Last night got Week 26 off to a very fast and crazy start.

In the Garden of Eden! – The Chelsea Football FanCast #213

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Stamford Chidge is joined by ChelTel, the Celery Terrorist, Ross, Pablo, Dazza, Lauren and ‘the Benches' to discuss Chelsea's wins against Reading and Newcastle, Eden Hazard, Fannies robanos...and Muffins!

Chelsea came back from 2-1 down to beat a determined Reading side 4-2 in mid-week, and then turned on the ‘new' style on Saturday to lead Newcastle 2-0 before going in to cruise control for the second half.

Osvaldo Alonso Named U.S. Open Cup's 'Player Of The Tournament'

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Osvaldo Alonso's lasting memory of the 2012 U.S. Open Cup may not be a great one, but he can at least take solace in being named the "Player of the Tournament" by theCup.US. Alonso was one of three Seattle Sounders players not to convert his attempt in the decisive penalty shootout, but he was undeniably a major reason they were even there to begin with.