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Fixing the Union - Defensive Edition

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In this portion of our new series Fixing the Union, we look at what is going wrong with the defense and goalkeeper positions

Inspired by a mailbag question, this series is going to look at ways the Union could theoretically become a winning side again.

To put this season's start in proportion, the Union have started on a historically bad stretch.

Dan Warren’s ‘England Will Win Euro 2008′ revisited in 2012

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TweetSo to the old. Today, I have decided to revisit Dan Warren's England's Euro 2008 winning side 9 years after the piece was first written (find it here) Tactics: A 5-1-2-2 Do me a favour Warren! Goalkeeper Prediction's: "Chris Kirkland, 21 now, will be the world's finest goalkeeper by 2008″ in 2012: He's slumming it at [.

DTotD: 12 red cards in kick-happy Brazilian brawl

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Votuporanguense beat Fernandopolis 2-1 in a Brazilian fourth division match that ended with a brawl and 12 red cards. The unrest began when the winning side's striker was taken down by Fernandopolis' goalkeeper on a one v one. The keeper was shown the first red, then the everyone got angry.

Montreal acquires Ricketts from LA for allocation

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The Montreal Impact came away from last week's expansion draft without a proven goalkeeper, but that void was filled in a major way on Monday after the Impact acquired Jamaican national team goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts from the Impact for allocation money.

Ricketts had been one of the best goalkeepers in the league before a broken arm sidelined him and paved the way for Josh Saunders to take the starting job away from Ricketts.

Videos

Match Of The Past: Burnley FC

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We continue our series of historical videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship League One and League Two are to follow this afternoon with Burnley FC, and six videos spanning the years from 1960 to 1994. The greatest period in the history of this club was largely hidden from the view of television cameras autocratic owner Bob Lord didn't allow Match Of The Day cameras into Turf Moor until 1968 but we do kick off with a short film made for the BBC on the subject of their league title-winning side of 1960, before skipping forward twelve years to follow the Clarets to Craven Cottage for an away league match against Fulham from the start of the 1972/73 season

By the middle of the 1980s, the decline of English football was more than apparent.

Everton Champions Rare footage 1985

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Very rare footage from the Championship winning side of 1985. Apologies for poor quality in parts but these have been taken from original club footage from the Main Stand camera and VHS recordings. A lot of the goals have never been released before.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Arsenal

Arsenal set to sign Spanish International?

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Arsenal may sign a Euro 2012 winner! Yesterday, @AFCAMDEN announced on Twitter that Arsenal were looking to sign a player from the Euro 2012 winning side, Spain. Here is the exact tweet(s): Listen with caution A Spanish European Cup winning player is "likely" to sign for Arsenal. Haven't got anything else yet.

Arsenal appoint Terry Burton as new reserve boss

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By Tony Attwood

It seems that 59 year old Terry Burton is going to be the new Arsenal Reserve coach.

Terry has been first team coach at Sheffield Wednesday for the last few months, but has a history with Arsenal, as he was the captain of Arsenal's FA Youth Cup winning side in 1971, and [.

Wenger talks up new attacking ‘dimension’

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Arsene Wenger has revealed his excitement at adding France international striker Olivier Giroud to his Arsenal (no pun intended), explaining that the acquisition adds an additional dimension to his side's attack.

Given that the Gunners recently also signed German star Lukas Podolski, all eyes are now on Wenger to see if he can convince prolific skipper Robin van Persie to commit long-term and form a threatening trio up front.

Arsenal Officially Confirm Olivier Giroud Signing

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Arsenal have officially confirmed the signing of France international Olivier Giroud from Montpellier for a reported £13million.

The 25-year old striker completed a medical before agreeing terms at Arsemal's training ground on Monday evening. The completion of the transfer is now just the subject of formal processes.

Arsenal Officially Confirm Olivier Giroud Signing

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Arsenal have officially confirmed the signing of France international Olivier Giroud from Montpellier for a reported £13million.

The 25-year old striker completed a medical before agreeing terms at Arsemal's training ground on Monday evening. The completion of the transfer is now just the subject of formal processes.

Arsenal complete signing of Olivier Giroud

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As expected, Arsenal have completed the signing of Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud for a fee of £12million. The Frenchman scored 21 goals for the French side as they won their first Ligue 1 title.

"We are delighted to have secured the signing of Olivier Giroud," said Arsene Wenger said.

FA Cup Preview: United to finally beat Liverpool at Anfield

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FA Cup Preview: United to finally beat Liverpool at Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Here's a look ahead at the biggest matches in the FA Cup fourth round this weekend, along with top betting tips for each game.

Liverpool v Manchester United

No doubting the big game of this weekend's FA Cup fourth round action as Liverpool play host to arch rivals Manchester united in what promises to be an action packed and explosive encounter.

Hot Prospects: 13 English young players to watch in 2012

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Hot Prospects: 13 English young players to watch in 2012 is a post from: Just Football

Who says there's a dearth of English talent coming through at youth level? After disappointment for England's youngsters at international level in 2011 here are 13 youngsters tipped for great things in 2012 and beyond courtesy of Aidan R, editor of England Football Blog.

Liverpool & Arsenal Consider Shock Move For Chelsea Forward

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It appears as though there could be a major overhaul at Stamford Bridge with three strikers all out of contract at the end of the season as Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Salomon Kalou are all linked with moves away fro Chelsea.
One forward who could remain in the Premier League is Ivory Coast star Kalou who despite never managing to become a first team regular for Chelsea is reportedly being linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool.

Manchester United

Forgotten Man Wayne Bridge Heads To Brighton To Kick-Start Career

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By Alan Duffy

Bridge practising his 'sitting on the bench' technique

More famous in recent seasons for the whole sorry John Terry shagging-his-ex palavar than his performances on the pitch, ex-England full-back Wayne Bridge has left Manchester City in a loan deal with bright young things of the Championship, Brighton & Hove Albion.

John Terry won’t be allowed to lift the Champions League trophy if Chelsea win

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If you don't like John Terry, then prepare to root for Chelsea in the Champions League final. The Chelsea captain was shown a straight red card after giving Alexis Sanchez a knee to the backside in the 37th minute of their Champions League semifinal second leg match against Barcelona. Though it pushed Chelsea towards certain doom, the rest of the team kept their focus and beat Barcelona to earn a place in the final.

Blogathon: SPL Foreign Imports

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It's post two of 24. Read, enjoy, debate, donate.

Massive thanks to @BarcelonaNil for the suggestion here.

Foreigners have ruined our game coming across here with their wage demands, their dislike of wet Wednesday nights at Central Park, their blatterish ways.

Nonsense.

Liverpool

Juventus Keep Liverpool Off Paratici

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There are reports Juventus have shot down Liverpool's attempts to poach technical director Fabio Paratici.
The Sun suggested this week that they were looking at Paratici as a replacement for director of sport Damien Comolli.
According to the Italian media, there was some truth in this approach, but Juventus slammed the door on any potential departure.

Spurs Legend admits: Liverpool FC are "serious contenders..."

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As a player, former Spurs and Newcastle winger Chris Waddle was on the winning side at Anfield only once during his entire playing career. The winger - nicknamed 'Magic Chris' by Marseille fans during his stint in France - hopes that Harry Redknapp's Spurs team can do the business in tonight's hotly anticipated game at Anfield, but irrespective of the result, Waddle believes Liverpool are moving

‘I snubbed Kenny for Reds move’

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'I snubbed Kenny for Reds move'

If Kenny Dalglish had got his way, John Scales may well have been a fixture in Blackburn's Premiership title-winning side back in 1995.

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Harry Redknapp

FA insist England manager search is being done ‘urgently’

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Former England captain Terry Butcher has already labelled it a farce, the rest of us, tired of the false dawns, over-inflated egos and annuals disappointment of anything to do with the England team, are waiting for it to descend into one.

More conflicting messages are leaking from out of the FA as they continue their hunt for Fabio Capello's successor.

Defoe’s strike earns praise from Redknapp

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After his winning goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over West Brom, manager Harry Redknapp was quick to heap praise on the striker. JD only broke into this winning side after an injury to Rafael van der Vaart but he resumed his potent pairing with Emmanuel Adebayor and rounded off the performance with the crucial goal on 81 minutes.

Opinion

Alex to QPR for £2m?

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News has broken this morning as the now the transfer window is open, that Alex will speak to QPR about a possible move to Loftus Road as early as today.

Some people have questioned with all our injury problems lately, as to why Alex has been frozen out and not called back into the squad but you have to give credit to AVB for sticking to his guns.

What’s your priority?

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It's not a particularly new question but in the light of recent Spurs results it's one that's worth asking once again.

Unless you're lucky enough to remember the great double winning side of 1960/61, you'll probably recall the trophy winning teams of the last forty years: Four league cups, 3 FA Cups and 2 UEFA wins with sadly no league triumphs mixed in.

The Rest

Fixing the Union - Striker Edition

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In this portion of Fixing the Union, we look at what is going wrong at the striker position.

Inspired by a mailbag question, this series looks at ways the Union could theoretically become a winning side again.

Long term, this one is an easy one. The Union need to spend the money on a Designated Player striker.

Fixing the Union: Midfield Edition

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In this portion of Fixing the Union, we look at what is going wrong with the midfield.

Inspired by a mailbag question, this series looks at ways the Union could theoretically become a winning side again.

Let's not mince any words: The Union's midfield is one giant unadulterated mess, with multiple players who make too much money to be benched for poor play.

West Ham squad goes rowing, Mark Noble among those to take a dip

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Not content with being award the Olympic Stadium as their new ground, West Ham have now taken over the London 2012 rowing lake. The Hammers took to Dorney Lake for a team-building rowing session with Olympic silver medalist Mark Hunter. As you might expect with a Sam Allardyce team-building session, the water-based fun was not [.

The Wee Man Rules in Football

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I grew up in Scotland. The wee man was ubiquitous. And he could be dangerous. The big man was wary. Don't annoy the wee man. His punch reached above his stature. You didn't see it coming. He was down there. And you couldn't catch him. He was fast. It was the same on the soccer field.

One of Scotland's most famous clubs, Glasgow Celtic, fielded a player named Jimmy "Jinky" Johnstone (pictured).

Spain Names Preliminary Olympics Squad

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Spain has named its preliminary squad for this summer's London Olympics and it includes two members of Spain's Euro 2012 winning side; Juan Mata and Jordi Alba

Mata's involvement is not a surprise after he agreed his commitment to Spain's Olympic plans with Chelsea earlier this summer:

"I have confirmed with Chelsea that I can play the Olympics" said Mata.

Training starts from small-side game and court

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This year's venue is at Clarke Quay The brilliance of the Brazilian futsal team ADC Florianopolis at the Tiger Street Football 2012 should once again throw us the question how football should be played.

Never mind the fact that the Brazilian side was up against a makeshift squad in a friendly match amid the intensity of the ongoing regional tournament that will see the winning side represent the Republic in the Grand Finals in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam in late September.

Keane's brace powers Galaxy over DC United

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BY ADAM SERRANO

CARSON, Calif. -- During the first two weeks of their season, the Los Angeles Galaxy struggled to score goals, but against DC United, the goals finally came--and in bunches.Â

Robbie Keane scored two goals and Marcelo Sarvas added a third as the Galaxy defeated DC United 3-1.

At least 74 dead after mass pitch invasion at Egyptian match

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A massive pitch invasion in Port Said, Egypt, following a match between defending champions Al Ahly and fourth-place Al Masry has, according to state television, led to at least 74 deaths and more than 1,000 injured in one of the most horrific and large-scale instances of football stadium violence in recent memory.

Covering the Coverage: MLS Conference Championship Edition

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Still no power, so here is a quick survey of how the local newsapers are covering their team's win or loss in Sunday's compelling Conference Final matchup. We'll start in Utah, where RSL continues to enjoy strong local coverage from both the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News. The Trib sports section included a hard news report on the 3-1 defeat as well as an array of stories in the days leading up to the match.