Archive for October, 2012

Chelsea Announce Capital One Cup Starting XI against Manchester United

Chelsea has announced the official first team for tonight’s match against Manchester United. Daniel Sturridge makes his first start of the season in any competition. The central defensive unit of David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Petr Cech remains the same, but youngsters Cesar Azpilicueta and Ryan Bertrand are the difference on the sides. Oriol Romeu [...]

Arsenal-Reading: Some of the Best Photos From Last Night’s Capital One Cup Match

With Arsenal’s incredible 7-5 comeback still fresh in the minds of soccer fans around the world, we decided to scour Twitter for some of the best photos that helped tell the story. By now there are plenty of stories out there describing exactly what happened, but the emotion seen in some of the pictures below [...]

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USWNT strikers Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux dress as US Gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas for Halloween

Chelsea Target Falcao Discusses His Future, Ronaldo, and More

[View the story "Falcao: \"I'm not thinking to leave now, but it's not up to me. \"\"" on Storify] Chelsea News

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Stadium Experience: An American Journey to Juventus Stadium

Stadium Experience: An American Journey to Juventus Stadium

When I received the news that I’d be attending the Juventus-Napoli match in Turin a few months before the fixture, my heart started pounding and my palms began to sweat like a high school freshman being asked out by the prom queen. In my 15 years of being a Juventus supporter, I’ve seen my team [...]

Projected Tottenham lineup against Norwich City in Capital One Cup

Andre Villas-Boas will lead Tottenham into another round of the Capital One Cup tonight as he hopes to continue his quest for a first piece of English silverware. His club has looked equally as impressive as disappointing at times this season, but he will hope that the former is the case in tonight’s Oct 31, [...]

Projected Manchester United lineup against Chelsea in Capital One Cup

Manchester United secured a needed three points this past weekend in dramatic fashion over current English Premier League table toppers Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Red Devils will be looking to do so again tonight on Oct. 31 2012 as they face the Blues a second time in four days in a Capital One Cup [...]

Projected Chelsea lineup against Manchester United in Capital One Cup

Still reeling from a massively disappointing and controversial loss this past weekend against Manchester United, Chelsea have the chance to make amends tonight on Oct. 31 2012 in a Capital One Cup clash. Fernando Torres will be ruled out for his red card over the weekend while John Terry continues his four match suspension. Frank [...]

Projected Liverpool lineup against Swansea City in Capital One Cup

Brendan Rodgers will face his former club Swansea City for the first time this evening when the Welsh club travel to Anfield. The Reds will be looking for their third straight win at home and another chance at defending their League Cup title. Joe Allen is not scheduled to be in the first team to [...]

Chelsea Seeking Manchester United Revenge in Capital One Cup Clash

Following on from the controversy that unfolded at Stamford Bridge over the weekend, spectators can now look forward to another clash between Chelsea and Manchester United in the League Cup proceedings this week. In the Premier League encounter, it was United that emerged as eventual 3-2 victors, although some refereeing decisions have characteristically been frowned [...]

Talking Tactics: Imagine Arsenal’s Formation if Everyone Had Stayed. We Did.

Take a second and think…what if no one had left Arsenal? What if all the players that are still influencing their new teams (or would still have a place in the Arsenal team) were still at Arsenal? Guys like van Persie, Nasri, and Fabregas. Or how about Cole, Toure, and Hleb? Though the names of [...]

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Chelsea gaffer Roberto Di Matteo vs. Spanish manager Vincente Del Bosque for Coach of the Year

On Nov. 29 a shortlist of three coaches will be revealed and the best Coach of the Year will be announced. Although who will make No. 3 is not obvious, No. 1 and 2 should be. In a European Cup year, the coach of the current European champion’s, Spain, must be one of the two. [...]

Reading 5-7 Arsenal Instant Reaction: Gunners Dig Deep to Overcome Huge Deficit in Extra Time at the Majeski

No, that is not a typo in the headline. Arsenal did indeed win in a twelve goal thriller over Reading, 7-5. And what a match it was! There was everything! You had the hero’s downfall as Arsenal conceded four times before responding right before halftime. There was the comeback, as Giroud, Koscielny and Walcott all [...]

By October 30, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Reading v Arsenal: How the 5-7 played out on Twitter

Reading v Arsenal: How the 5-7 played out on Twitter

If you weren’t by a television today to see the Arsenal-Reading match, then you really missed something special. After conceding four goals in the first half, Arsenal completed their comeback in stoppage time of the second half to send the Capital One Cup tie into extra time. Marouane Chamakh thought he’d won the game for [...]

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Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona Battling to Sign Highly-rated Marseille Defender

Over the past few seasons, we’ve been treated to some fascinating contests involving each of these three giants of world soccer. But if recent speculation is anything to go by, we could be set to see some fierce off-the-field competition between Arsenal, Barcelona, and European Champions Chelsea in the coming months. Metro reports that Barcelona [...]

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Arsenal Announce Capital One Cup Starting XI to face Reading FC

Arsenal has just released the first team for tonight’s Capital One Cup match at the Madejski Stadium against Reading FC as listed below. Manager Arsene Wenger has made 11 changes to the Arsenal Starting XI: Martinez, Jenkinson, Djourou, Koscielny, Miquel, Coquelin, Frimpong, Walcott, Arshavin, Gnabry, Chamakh The Gunners opted for a mixture of youth and [...]