1. EPL Preview Part Two: Arsenal

    Long gone are the days when the media had run out of superlatives for describing the Arsenal team and its brand of football—from the Untouchables, to the Invincibles...

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  2. EPL Preview Part 1: Manchester United

    The champions head into the 2009-10 championship without Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez, players who scored 60 percent of their goals in the last two seasons...

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  3. Champions League: Chelsea Pay Price for Profligacy, not Poor Refereeing

    The unsavoury scenes at the end of the Chelsea, Barcelona clash at Stamford bridge will forever be remembered vividly by many a football fan, for a long time to come...

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  4. Champions League: Chelsea and Man Utd Win First Leg Tactical Battles

    The first leg semifinals promised to be thrilling ties of attacking football before a ball was kicked, but the neutrals would have been disappointed as the games were so much bordering on tactics rather than ingenuity and artistry...

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  5. Champions League Preview: The Road to Rome

    Barcelona vs. Chelsea The Barcelona and Chelsea matchup at Camp Nou promises to be a thrilling 90 minutes, as indicated by the recent form of both clubs...

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  6. Only the Faint-Hearted Dare Not to Dream

    I have watched football long enough to know that everything is possible, not only in football, but also in sport generally...

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  7. Manchester united: Cristiano Ronaldo is fooling no one, but himself.

    The winker from Madeira as he is popularly known, has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer, and unlike previous summers this is getting quite serious and interesting...

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  8. Manchester United: Time To Go with Youth Over Experience?

    Last season, United won the premiership in imperious fashion with Ronaldo and company surprising everyone to topple Chelsea and become champions. Scholes, Giggs, and Gary Neville played important roles in that triumph...

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  9. Soccer: Martin Taylor deserves more than just a 3 match suspension.

    In an ideal football game, two yellow cards amount to a red card and a suspension from the next two games. In the case of a straight red card it is usually 3 games suspension...

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  10. Aston Villa vs Man Utd: Player ratings

    Van der sar: Steady—especially in picking up crosses—and commanded his area well. - 7Brown: Kept Ashley Young quiet for large parts of the game—but his attacking and delivery could have been better...

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  11. International Footballers: The True Meaning of "World Class"

    In the wake of the Three Lions' failure to qualify for the European Championships in Austria and Switzerland, I’ve been forced to try and decipher the true meaning of the term "World Class...

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