Arsenal – A Brief History
Arsenal is one of the leading English clubs and plays the kind of football most teams can only dream about. Nicknamed the Gunners, they’re a North London team with a huge fan base. They’re closest rivals are Tottenham Hotspur but like most clubs these days seem to enjoy locking horns with Manchester United.6 Amazing Soccer Moves
The Robinho pullback move is generally executed when you have little room between you and the opponent. This move is usually performed by Real Madrid master Robinho. If performed right, this move will be a great weapon in your skill arsenal.Is Cristiano Ronaldo Becoming Like Thierry Henry?
Thierry Henry is probably the best ever foreigner to have plied his trade in the premiership and is definitely the most exciting. He scored a lot of great goals and even more crucial goals for Arsenal as went on to become the club’s highest ever goalscorer.How to Get a Soccer Referee to Like You on the Field?
How can you be a friend with soccer referees. Find out more in this article.Arsenal Latest News
Mathieu Flamini refuses to blame the pitch for Arsenal’s draw at Wigan on Sunday. There was plenty of ‘surface tension’ at the JJB Stadium over the weekend as Arsene Wenger’s side saw their title hopes hit by a goalless game played out in difficult conditions. However Flamini’s words afterwards were as no-nonsense as his performance.A Tale Of 2 Football Cultures
It is amazing how 2 similar incidents can be taken so differently in 2 different countries. I am talking about how reckless tackles leading to serious injuries were treated in Spain and England. 2 weeks ago in the game between Recreativo Huelva and Real Madrid, Recreativo defender, Quique Alvarez was guilty of a crude tackle on Real’s Arjen Robben as he caught him on his Achilles putting him out for 4 to 5 weeks.Referees Under the Spotlight
This has not been a good season for the referees as in almost every country, there seems to be widespread criticisms of their performances. Over the weekend in the England, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was very scathing of the performance of the referee in the game against Portsmouth as he felt too many decisions went against his team and it was reported that he complained to the designator, Keith Hackett that this brand of young referees are not just good enough.Is Kevin Keegan Overcompensating For His Past with Michael Owen?
It has been almost 3 months since Keegan made his much trumpeted return to his beloved Newcastle but he is yet to win a game in all the games his team have played. The fans thought they were heading back to the dizzying heights of his 1st spell as manager but times have changed and he had better players then.Magic and Romance of the FA Cup
The English have always prided themselves in having the best domestic cup competition in the world but until this season there has been very little evidence of that claim. But this season alone we have seen a non-league side like Havant and Waterlooville go to Anfield and take the lead against the mighty Liverpool before eventually losing gallantly by 5-2.Champions League Wednesday 2nd Leg Review
Real Madrid came into this game with a lot of injuries to key players like Ruud Van Nistlerooy, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder and suspension to Sergio Ramos. They were however boosted by the return of Robinho and Pepe but ultimately paid for the lack of creativity in the middle of the park and for the lack of physical presence upfront. Roma on the other hand had a full complement to pick from and played a very smart game denying Real any space whatsoever and causing problems of their own with Alberto Aquilani being outstanding in the first half.South Africa and the 2010 Soccer World Cup – The Challenges
South Africa will be the host of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. The country is facing some major challenges they need to overcome in order to be a successful host.Soccer’s Celebrity Culture
There can be little doubt that modern football is big business, and that modern footballers are big news. The world of celebrity has changed to such an extent that you are almost as likely to see a football player on the front page of the daily newspapers as on the back, and millions of children no longer aspire to become the next rich actor or poster, but the next millionaire footballer. With England a relatively underachieving national side considering the huge sums of money being ploughed in to the game, could the hunger have gone?