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Talent 2010: The sportsman, Jack Wilshere

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2009 by The Independent

Not the least remarkable fact about Jack Wilshere is that his first name is not Jacques or Juan. This is because the 17-year-old is not only a rare English football talent but is also seen as potentially a vital force in the future of Arsenal, the club who frequently send out a team minus a single native-born player. Club manager Arsène Wenger has already displayed extreme enthusiasm for...Full Story »

Wenger relishing Gunners title challenge

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2009 by FIFA.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who has been at the Gunners helm for 13 years, believes his side is in great shape for a Premier League title challenge despite a trophyless four years. Arsenal have not won anything since the 2005 FA Cup triumph against Manchester United, by far the longest barren spell since the Frenchman arrived in 1996. "The last four years have been the most challenging," adm...Full Story »

Mancini: City lack winners' mentality

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2009 by The Independent

Robinho singled out as key to club's success as new manager echoes targets set by Hughes and attitude of Eriksson "For the amount of time they've been in the top tier of football they [Manchester City]should have won more trophies. We are trying to change the mentality of everyone here and that takes time." Mark Hughes. March 12, 2009 "We want to arrive on top – because of this we mu...Full Story »

Football: The top 20 European January transfer targets

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2009 by theguardian.com

1/20Sergio Aguero (Atlético Madrid)Interested Chelsea, Man City, Man UtdPotential fee £50mLinked with a move to Stamford Bridge in January, the Argentinian staked his claim for a Premier League move by scoring twice against Chelsea in November Photograph:Getty Images 2 / 20Klaas Jan Huntelaar (AC Milan)Interesting Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd, Birmingham, TottenhamPotential f...Full Story »

Houston demands Dundee Utd focus

Posted Friday, December 25, 2009 by BBC.com

With Levein gone, Houston will be calling the shots now at Dundee United Dundee United caretaker manager Peter Houston insists that his players do not allow the departure of Craig Levein to affect their match against Kilmarnock. Levein was installed as Scotland boss on Wednesday, leaving Houston in charge for the Boxing Day game, one of five in the Scottish Premier League that day. "Time mov...Full Story »

Levein eyes big picture with Scotland

Posted Friday, December 25, 2009 by

Craig Levein insists his remit as Scotland manager goes beyond qualifying for Euro 2012. The Scottish Football Association's search for a successor to George Burley ended on Wednesday when, after protracted negotiations to conclude his departure from Dundee United, Levein signed a four-and-a-half-year deal to become national team manager. Scotland have dropped to 46th in FIFA's rankings and ...Full Story »

Strachan: I'll get Boro back on track

Posted Friday, December 25, 2009 by teamtalk.com

Gordon Strachan insists he will "get things right" at struggling Middlesbrough after a miserable start to his spell in charge of the club. Strachan: Determined to put things right Strachan has won just one game since taking charge of the club at the end of October and has seen them sink to 14th in the Championship. Strachan insists things will improve at The Riverside as he has full belief i...Full Story »

Ki Sung-yueng begins training with new club Celtic

Posted Friday, December 25, 2009 by AP

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP)—South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has begun training with Celtic even though he cannot play for his new club until next month. Ki trained with his new teammates for the first time in snow and ice on Thursday and says he expects to be playing in the Scottish Premier League by the middle of January. The 20-year-old Ki is eligible to make his debut in the Jan. 3 ma...Full Story »

Drogba and Anelka leave striker crisis for Chelsea

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2009 by The Independent

Frenchman’s injury and Ivorian’s early call to international duty thrusts novices into spotlight The Christmas period began badly for Chelsea yesterday with the news that Nicolas Anelka has suffered a torn hamstring and will be missing for two to three weeks, while Didier Drogba must leave for the African Nations Cup a day earlier than the club had thought and will miss the match w...Full Story »

The Question: How will football tactics develop over the next decade?

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2009 by theguardian.com

Could we see the death of the classic goal poacher in the next 10 years? It is hugely difficult to imagine the future as a radically different place, which is probably why so many visions of the future in the past century have stuck to three basic templates: silver suits and hover-boots; totalitarian nightmare; apocalyptic wasteland. Still, given the way football has evolved in the 146 years s...Full Story »

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