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Author Archives: Josh Pedley

Will Arsenal Fans Finally See The Best Of Tomas Rosicky?

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Theo Walcott’s hat-trick against Blackpool on Saturday assured that the young winger would grab the majority of the headlines, and rightly so, but Arsenal’s demolition of Blackpool was far from a one-man show. Pulling the strings quietly and with an … Continue reading

England 3 Mexico 1: More Questions Than Answers

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<a href="“> If England could pass the ball they would be dangerous. Not for the first time under Fabio Capello, or any other manager for that fact, England were outclassed by a so-called “lesser” nation, only to come through with … Continue reading

Why James Milner Should Resist Man City

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<a href="“> The rise and rise of James Milner has been one of the great domestic stories in recent years and, with Manchester City loitering outside Villa Park with a rumoured £24 million, it seems that the Leeds-born midfielder could … Continue reading

Sigi Schmid Interview: Exclusive

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Editor’s note: MLS Talk writer Josh Pedley recently sat down with Sigi Schmid to reflect on the 2009 season, to take stock of Seattle’s successful season and to look ahead to 2010. Here is the transcript of that interview: Before … Continue reading

Wenger Hoping To Shift The Power Back Arsenal’s Way

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The Old Trafford clock showed 55 minutes had gone when Freddie Ljungberg’a shot was spilled by Fabien Barthez. The first player to react was Sylvain Wiltord, Arsenal’s then record signing, to slot the ball home with minimum fuss to put … Continue reading

Should Tony Pulis Be Manager Of The Year?

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Stoke City’s victory at home to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday all but confirmed their place in the Premier League for a second season. After being written off by the media from the start and with bookmakers Paddy Power paying out … Continue reading

Transfer Window: The Good, The Bad and The Strange

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With only a week left of the January transfer window, this week has seen a flurry of transfers go through as clubs look to add some quality to their squads for the vital second half of the season. The problem … Continue reading

Tottenham Need A Fit Ledley King

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When Ledley King limped off for Tottenham after just 44 minutes during their 1-1 draw with Portsmouth on Sunday it wasn’t so much a case of Déjà vu, as Déjà vu – Déjà vu. Another failed comeback for the Spurs … Continue reading

Why Stoke City Should Play Their Own Game

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Anti-football, 1890′s tactics, cheating, dirty Stokies. That seemed to be the general consensus from the debate on The Times ‘The Game’ blog when Oliver Kay posed the question: Are Stoke City the least popular top-flight club since Wimbledon? Fans from … Continue reading

Arsenal Win But Still Unconvincing

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Arsenal got three more valuable points today but their display was far from convincing and they struggled to break down a depleted, if resilient, Bolton. We know that the injuries to Cesc Fabregas, Theo Walcott, Eduardo and Tomas Rosicky leave … Continue reading

Gallas Stripped Of The Arsenal Captaincy

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The rumor’s flying around the soccer world are that William Gallas has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy and dropped from the squad to play Manchester City tomorrow following the Frenchman’s outspoken comments about his teammates this week. While away … Continue reading

An Interview With Arseblogger

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Standing out in the blog-world is not easy but, as in most walks of life, true quality will always shine through. So I thought it would be a good idea to get two of the best soccer blogs around, EPL … Continue reading

EPL Week 13: Liverpool, Heurelho Gomes and The Future Of The England National Team

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Alonso and Kuyt Key To Liverpool Success Despite sitting joint top of the Premier League after 13 games, Liverpool’s summer recruit’s, Albert Riera apart, have yet to justify Rafa Benitez’s decision to bring them to the club. Robbie Keane has … Continue reading

Football Manager Back To Ruin Your (Social) Life

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Football Manager ruins lives. It doesn’t care whether it’s your marriage, your grades, your health or your job. It doesn’t care if it’s your best friend’s birthday or even your own. It’s the cheating girlfriend or the 12-inch meat feast … Continue reading

Three Points From The Weekend

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• Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Manchester United at the weekend was one of the games of the season so far and Arsene Wenger’s side proved a lot of people wrong. Not only did they show their outstanding technical ability but … Continue reading

Redknapp Must Resist Overhaul

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Harry Redknapp’s arrival at Tottenham has been seen as a chance for Spurs to start again and get back on track, something that is becoming an annual event at White Hart Lane. But back in 2004 Tottenham were again on … Continue reading

Almunia Proving His Worth

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Out of the first choice goalkeepers of the top four clubs in England, Manuel Almunia has always been cast as the ugly duckling. But that may be about to change. After seeing off his bitter rival Jens Lehmann last year, … Continue reading

Redknapp New Spurs Manager after Ramos Sent Packing

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Harry Redknapp is set to become the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur after the club sensationally sacked Spanish Head Coach Juande Ramos late on Saturday night. Tottenham will pay Portsmouth a £5m compensation fee for Redknapp and the deal is … Continue reading