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La Liga: Tony Adams Puts His Visionary Coaching Techniques Into Action With Granada 2-0 Down In The 90th Minute (Video)

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Unlikely as it may seem, Granada have not enjoyed the industry standard 'managerial bounce' sinceappointing Tony Adams as their new head coach earlier in the month.

The struggling side have sufferedtwo straight defeats under the tutelage of the former Arsenal defender, albeit against decentopposition in the shape of Celta Vigo and Sevilla respectively.

Adams slumps to heavy home defeat on Granada bow

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Madrid (AFP) – Granada’s slim hopes of launching a bid for La Liga survival under Tony Adams were further diminished as an under-strength Celta Vigo ran out 3-0 away winners on Sunday.

Former Arsenal and England captain Adams took temporary charge until the end of the season earlier this week having previously worked at Granada as an adviser to Chinese owner Jiang Lizhang.

Granada: Hilarious Footage Emerges Of Tony Adams’ First Training Session With La Liga Stragglers (Video)

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Having taken over as head coach just a fewdays ago, Tony Adams has wasted absolutelyzero timemaking his inimitable presence felt at Granada.

Firstly, the ex-Arsenal skipper added a bit of grittyBritish backbone to the Spanish side's struggling squad in the shape of Kieran Richardson and Nigel Reo-Coker, who hasn't playedany competitive footballin almost two years.

Granada: New Coach Tony Adams Ushers In Brave New Age Of Excellence By Taking Nigel Reo-Coker And Kieran Richardson On Trial (Photo)

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He's only been in the job five minutes and already Tony Adams is revolutionising things from the ground up atGranada CF.

At hisintroductory press conference, the former Arsenal defender vowed to use his "40 years of experience" (he's only 50-years old) to give the struggling squad a "kick up the arse".

Tony Adams named interim Granada boss

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Madrid (AFP) – Former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams was put in charge of La Liga strugglers Granada until the end of the season after Lucas Alcaraz was sacked on Monday.

Adams has been working as an advisor at the Spanish club as part of his role with DDMC, a Chinese football management company tied to Granada owner Jiang Lizhang.

Granada

Tony Adams says aiming to kick Granada backsides

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Madrid (AFP) – Tony Adams vowed Tuesday to give struggling Spanish side Granada’s players a “kick up the arse” a day after being named interim coach until the end of the season.

Adams was appointed on Monday after the sacking of Lucas Alcaraz with Granada second bottom of La Liga and seven points off safety with just seven games to go.

Tony Adams says aiming to kick Granada backsides

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Madrid (AFP) – Tony Adams vowed Tuesday to give struggling Spanish side Granada’s players a “kick up the arse” a day after being named interim coach until the end of the season.

Adams was appointed on Monday after the sacking of Lucas Alcaraz with Granada second bottom of La Liga and seven points off safety with just seven games to go.

Arsenal

Can Granada be stepping stone for Tony Adams into Arsenal job?

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I am not suggesting that the former Arsenal and England centre back Tony Adams is just a small step away from being ready to take on the role of Arsenal manager. Far from it to be honest, but if he could learn the skills needed and prove himself there are few people that Arsenal fans [...]

Arsenal legend appointed manager at La Liga strugglers

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Tony Adams has been appointed as the manager of La Liga strugglers, Granada for the rest of the...

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Official: Tony Adams Hired As Granada Head Coach, Wears Truly Hideous Suit For The Occasion (Photo)

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Granada have confirmed thatTony Adams has taken over as head coachfor the remainder of the season.

Earlier today, theSpanishclub sacked previous incumbent Lucas Alvarez with the team second bottom of La Liga thanks to a largely wretched run of results.

Should Wilshere choose England place over Arsenal glory?

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Jack Wilshere was considered to have taken Tony Adams old title of Mr Arsenal after his ongoing comments about Tottenham and his never-ending loyalty to the Gunners, who he joined when he was just six years old. But now he has not only just gone on loan to Bournemouth this season, but Jack has also [.

Mr Arsenal’s greatest moments

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To celebrate the 50th birthday of Arsenal legend Tony Adams, we take a look at some of the...

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Classic Moments: Steve Morrow Falls From The Summit Of Tony Adams After Winning The League Cup, 1993 (Photos & Video)

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On this very day in 1993, Arsenal wonthe Coca Cola Cup final thanks to a rare goal from Steve Morrow,the Belfast-born defender grabbing the winner in a 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley.

His68th-minute, cup-winning strike was one of just three goals Morrow scored in his entire, 13-year professional career in English football.

New Years Day

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Happy New Year to all Gooners. May your 2015 be filled with joy and silverware and may your enemies be smitten by a plague of locusts followed by an eruption of boils.

Not easy playing on NYD. I am sure Adams, Parlour and the other members of the Tuesday Club would have struggled a night on the sauce followed by a chilly trip to Southampton would have a severe test but they would have overcome both the Saints and a long night of fags and ale.

5 Players Arsenal Should Consider to Replace Thomas Vermaelen

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Former Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has finally left the Gunners after making 150 appearances and scoring 15 goals. However, the writing has been on the wall for a very long time when it comes to the Belgian leaving and no-one is really surprised.

Despite the loss that comes with it, Wenger has admitted that signing another center back before the end of the transfer window is a priority for the Gunners.

Is Mr Arsenal being too harsh on young Jack Wilshere?

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Wilshere's role in the team isn't important right now by KJ Today, The Sun have published an article by Mr. Arsenal himself, Tony Adams, criticising Wilshere's lack of progression. The media are out to destroy the talented youngster and now it seems Arsenal legends are adding to that pressure – but why?

Mr. Arsenal says Wenger is building a Champions League winning squad

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One of the greatest Arsenal legends of all time, Tony Adams, says that Arsene Wenger not only believes that his current squad can win today's FA Cup Final, but thinks they can go on and win the one trophy that has eluded him in his career, The Champions League. Adams, also known as Mr Arsenal [...]

An Arsenal Blast from the Past No. 12 …… Players with the most club appearances. No. 1

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Lets have a look at the only four players who have each made over Six Hundred appearances for Arsenal.

We start off with the only player to have played in over Seven Hundred games, David O'Leary; he is also the only player to have played for Arsenal in Twenty consecutive seasons. He appeared in an amazing Seven Hundred and Twenty Two games, from 1973 to 1993, a record that will be extremely difficult to exceed.

An Arsenal Blast from the Past No. 12 …… Players with the most club appearances. No. 1

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Lets have a look at the only four players who have each made over Six Hundred appearances for Arsenal.

We start off with the only player to have played in over Seven Hundred games, David O'Leary; he is also the only player to have played for Arsenal in Twenty consecutive seasons. He appeared in an amazing Seven Hundred and Twenty Two games, from 1973 to 1993, a record that will be extremely difficult to exceed.

Quotes of the Year: Arsenal New Year(ish) Quiz

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What a fine year 2013 was. We were the best team in England during the past twelvemonth, confounding the doom sayers and the "experts" who make a living from sitting on TV studio couches with too-tight trousers and bad haircuts. Now 2014 is a few days old and Gunners everywhere will be hoping for more of the same.

Quotes of the Year: Arsenal New Year(ish) Quiz

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What a fine year 2013 was. We were the best team in England during the past twelvemonth, confounding the doom sayers and the "experts" who make a living from sitting on TV studio couches with too-tight trousers and bad haircuts. Now 2014 is a few days old and Gunners everywhere will be hoping for more of the same.

The return of the prodigal son… yeah, but which one ?

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While we (still) sit pretty on top of the league, between two fixtures against sides that more than one Nostradamus-wanna-be pundit would have seen ahead of us by the end of the year, many attribute this success to the managerial consistency/continuity. But if the recent rumors of Arsène Wenger finally putting pen to a new three year contract in January will have fans rejoice about the stability ahead, the fact that Le Professeur will be 67 by the end of it has people start to consider a successor to the Frenchman (some started a while ago but they obviously have poor judgement so we won't pay attention to them).

The return of the prodigal son… yeah, but which one ?

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While we (still) sit pretty on top of the league, between two fixtures against sides that more than one Nostradamus-wanna-be pundit would have seen ahead of us by the end of the year, many attribute this success to the managerial consistency/continuity. But if the recent rumors of Arsène Wenger finally putting pen to a new three year contract in January will have fans rejoice about the stability ahead, the fact that Le Professeur will be 67 by the end of it has people start to consider a successor to the Frenchman (some started a while ago but they obviously have poor judgement so we won't pay attention to them).

Vote for the Next Arsenal Manager

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Having a few minutes free I start as I often do to consider life after Mr Wenger. Who doesn't?

The man has been a stalwart but even he will have to let go at some point. SAF was approaching his dotage when he retired and my hope is that Mr Wenger will retire in time to enjoy the evening of his life.

Vote for the Next Arsenal Manager

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Having a few minutes free I start as I often do to consider life after Mr Wenger. Who doesn't?

The man has been a stalwart but even he will have to let go at some point. SAF was approaching his dotage when he retired and my hope is that Mr Wenger will retire in time to enjoy the evening of his life.

Do Players Need To Like Each Other?

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Bear with me... this is, indeed, a Post about the current Arsenal team (it will get there eventually).

Way back in the early 1990s an ex Arsenal lad who had moved to pastures new was tearing up the Premier League, scoring goals for fun.

I refer to one Andrew Cole, who had two great seasons at Newcastle from 1993 to 1995.

Arsenal Arsenal’s Friday News Roundup

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Saturday:

The news broke that Jack Wilshere had been photographed with a cigarette in his mouth, naturally the anti Arsenal media jumped all over the story, they haven't had much to moan about recently, Arsene Wenger "fumed" at the news, oh aren't these journos funny, and claimed that the player was risking his health as well as his reputation, he went on to say that he would be "speaking" to the 21 year old about it.

Arsenal Arsenal’s Friday News Roundup

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Saturday:

The news broke that Jack Wilshere had been photographed with a cigarette in his mouth, naturally the anti Arsenal media jumped all over the story, they haven't had much to moan about recently, Arsene Wenger "fumed" at the news, oh aren't these journos funny, and claimed that the player was risking his health as well as his reputation, he went on to say that he would be "speaking" to the 21 year old about it.

Gunners legend worried about Spurs

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Arsenal legend Tony Adams has admitted that he is "very worried" ahead of this Sunday's north London derby. The former defender highlighted the influence of Mousa Dembele in Tottenham's midfield as a big problem for Arsene Wenger's side, explaining how the Belgian midfielder can find holes in Arsenal's setup.

Gunners legend calls for new Gilberto

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Arsenal legend Tony Adams has called on manager Arsene Wenger to bring in a proper replacement for Brazilian midfielder Gilberto Silva, who left the club in 2008. The Brazilian often acted as a perfect foil for the Gunners' attacking options, shielding the back four during his six year rein at Highbury.

VIDEO: Charity Shield 1993 – United vs Arsenal

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United: Peter Schmeichel, Paul Parker, Gary Pallister, Steve Bruce (c), Denis Irwin, Andrei Kanchelskis, Paul Ince, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Mark Hughes and Eric Cantona.
United substitutes: Les Sealey, Lee Sharpe, Bryan Robson, Darren Ferguson and Brian McClair.

Arsenal: David Seaman, Lee Dixon, Andy Linighan, Tony Adams, Nigel Winterburn, John Jensen, Paul Davis, Paul Merson, Anders Limpar, Ian Wright and Kevin Campbell.

Arsenal’s new shirt a tribute to the Invincibles?

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Everybody seems to be discussing the new Arsenal Away Shirt for next season, and although it is not due to be officially released until tomorrow, here is a sneak preview of the yellow shirt with a collar for change....

Now if i remember correctly, this is extremely similar to the one that the Invincibles wore on that fantastic season ten years ago when the Gunners went the whole season unbeaten.

Tony Adams and Santi Cazorla at Loggerheads

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There have been two important Arsenal-related statements this week – one from a club legend and one from a legend-in-the-making.

The interesting thing is that the two statements are diametrically opposed to each other.

The established legend – Tony Adams – says Arsenal are "miles off" winning the Premiership title.

Everton

Everton: Legendary Hardnut Duncan Ferguson Names Three Toughest Defenders He Played Against

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Having attained legendary status at Everton by pummelling his way to the top, Duncan Ferguson has now settled into a more sedate coachingrole at the club.

During a chat with The Times about his new, mellower professionalpersona, Big Dunc (a self-confessed "big softie" these days) was asked to namethe three toughest opponentshe came up against during his playing days.

7 contenders for 2015/16 Premier League Young Player of the Year

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There are currently a multitude of very talented contenders for the PFA Young Player of the Year award given at the end of the season. Narrowing down the list to seven players was tough, and some highly-rated players were left out. To be qualified to win the prestigious award, the player must be aged 23 or under at the start of the season.

7 contenders for 2015/16 Premier League Young Player of the Year

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There are currently a multitude of very talented contenders for the PFA Young Player of the Year award given at the end of the season. Narrowing down the list to seven players was tough, and some highly-rated players were left out. To be qualified to win the prestigious award, the player must be aged 23 or under at the start of the season.

Columnists

Seasons in the sun

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It's understandable that nostalgia is such a popular phenomenon. The past is always a safe place. Preserved in sepia, the sun always shines, music and clothes were much more agreeable and politicians more honest. The past cannot hurt us, we can filter out the bad parts and cryogenically freeze the good in our mind's eye.

Transfer hay fever

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noun

1.acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition: knowledge of many things.

2.familiarity or conversance, as with a particular subject or branch of learning: A knowledge of accounting was necessary for the job.

The Rest

Better Days?

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The Old Days. We always think they were better ...

Would you exchange the better standard of football we see every season at The Emirates for the mud and passion of Highbury?

Why do I long for a TA/Steve Bould tackle which would "let the player know you are there" as opposed to the Guardiola idea of staying on your feet?

On This Day In 1987: ‘Relentless’ Gary Lineker Scores Four As England Trounce Spain In The Bernabeu (Photos & Video)

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One evening in Madrid, almost exactly 29 years ago, Gary Lineker inspired England to a stunning 4-2 win over Spain at the Bernabeu.

Lineker finished his evening's work with less than an hour on the clock. In fact, all four goals came in a frenzied 33-minute burst, two before half-time and two after the restart.