1. Arsenal's Dreary Summer: What Beating Portsmouth Means for Arsenal Fans

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  2. Arsenal's Motivational Memorandum

    After the draw in Kiev and before the game against Bolton at the Reebok, Arsenal players were reportedly given the memo below...

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  3. The High and the Low: The Weekend's Best and Worst in the Premiership

    The High Denilson: Arsenal’s young defensive (and sometimes attacking) midfielder is slipping nicely into the support role for Cesc Fabregas, in much the same way that Mathieu Flamini did last season...

    Brad Simkulet Written by Brad Simkulet about almost 6 years ago 213 reads 9 comments

  4. William Gallas: How the French Defender Is Turning into a Respectable Captain

    I am not suggesting that William Gallas is anywhere near a great captain. Specifically, he is no Tony Adams or Patrick Vieira. But he is a decent captain, and he is getting better...

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  5. Fabio Capello: What Makes England's Boss Great?

    After England’s typically lackluster performances against a fading Czech Republic side and an abysmal Andorra side, it may seem a bit of a stretch to call Fabio Capello one of the world’s managerial greats...

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  6. Fixing Liverpool: The Rafalution Must Come to an End

    Surely it is time for Liverpool to part company with Rafa Benitez. I don’t want to take anything away from Standard Liege’s performance at Anfield on Wednesday night. It was impressive, and they were strong in every area of the pitch...

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  7. Performance Enhancement: Drop The Guilt and Bring It On.

    I have no problem with performance enhancing substances in sports. Any sports. There. I’ve said it, and boy does it feel good to have that off my chest...

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  8. José Mourinho: What Makes the Special One Great?

    Few attributes are more important to success than arrogance. Arrogance can translate into confidence in one’s self, can breed confidence in one’s followers, and can give one the psychological edge over one’s foes...

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  9. Sir Alex Ferguson: What Makes Manchester United's Manager Truly Great?

    There can be no denying that Sir Alex Ferguson is a great manager. During his career, which stretches from St. Mirren to Manchester United, he has won 14 domestic titles, 20 domestic cups (including ...

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  10. Arsenal's All-Time Lineup: It Happened One Season.

    I’ve been wracking my brain for my all-time Arsenal line up, adding players dropping others, then remembering someone I’d forgotten and throwing them on. It’s all been very frustrating...

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  11. Vieira: My Autobiography: Packed Full Of Anger and Honor

    Autobiographies are the bad first dates of the literary world.You’re stuck in your chair listening to her talk about herself, and talk about herself, and talk about herself, and the best ...

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  12. West Ham Termination: Fredrik Ljungberg Out of Upton Park

    After only one season and 25 starts with the Hammers, Fredrik Ljungberg has been released by the London Club...

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  13. Arsenal Experience: Do The Young Gunners Need It Or Are They Making It?

    There’s much talk floating around about what Arsenal needs in the transfer market to succeed in the upcoming season...

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  14. Carling Cup Glory: It's Time For Arsenal To Win This Year's Competition

    After watching Arsenal's young Gunners manhandle Stuttgart today, I am heading down to my nearest betting office and putting money on the Arsenal, right now, to win this year’s Carling Cup...

    Brad Simkulet Written by Brad Simkulet about almost 6 years ago 745 reads 10 comments

  15. Water, Sand, and Babes: The Sports To Watch at The Summer Olympics

    I am not a fan of the Summer Olympics. I grew up in Calgary and lived there when they hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988...

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  16. Arsene Wenger's Baby Gunners: Carlos Vela and Aaron Ramsey Are Ones To Watch

    Arsene Wenger's skill for nurturing talent is legendary, and two new members of Arsenal’s first team squad look likely to be the next boys that the Frenchman turns into men...

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  17. Arsenal's Greatest: Offering an Alternative Top Five

    Recently a www.arsenal.com poll asked their readers to vote for the creation of the Gunners’ Greatest 50 Players List, and as fan voted lists go, it was pretty fair. But, of course, I couldn’t help but disagree...

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  18. Should We Care About the MLS All-Star Game? You Bet We Should

    World Football may not be familiar with names like Pat Onstad, Dwayne De Rosario or David Beckham (sorry...couldn’t resist that one), but that doesn’t make their appearance in our All-Star game any less impressive...

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  19. Hating Alexander Hleb, or Why Want-Away Players Should Shut Their Mouths.

    I try to hold myself above being angry at footballers who leave my team, and usually I succeed. When Thierry Henry left Arsenal, even after he said he would be a Gunner for life, I quickly forgave him and moved on...

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  20. Arsenal: Why We Don't Need Any More Transfers

    Two midfielders in, three midfielders out, and rumors of more moves on the horizon seem to be making it a nervy summer for Arsenal fans. But are the nerves really necessary? The answer is definitely not...

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  21. Brokeback Montanha: One Man's Love-Hate Relationship with Gilberto Silva

    Gilberto Silva has rarely done anything other than frustrate me, yet I find myself misty eyed at his departure. Why? Easy...

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  22. England Will Win

    This is England’s year. Like many squads in Europe, they have the quality. Unlike many squads in Europe they are nearly injury free, and that will make them unstoppable in Euro 2008...

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  23. Dear Theo Walcott: An Arsenal Teammate Offers Advice

    RE: David Bentley’s Comments Dear Theo, So old David thinks you should leave Arsenal to get field time, does he? Well, it’s worked out pretty well for him over there at Blackburn, no doubt about it...

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  24. San Siro Surprise: Arsenal Continue to Fight

    Now that Arsenal fans have spent the superlatives and the bile has poured forth from the dissenters, it is time to make a reasonable assessment of what happened at the San Siro.There can be little argument that Arsenal were great...

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  25. Arsenal is Done

    I saw the end of Arsenal’s season today, and I don’t feel as bad about it as I thought I would.In fact, I feel shockingly okay about what I saw today...

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