A Brief History of Gooner News and Arsenal FC

Arsenal is a team with a long history and a deep connection to their roots. Now that Arsenal have balanced the books and operated to a budget over the past few years in order to pay for their new stadium, Arsene Wenger looks set to make a lot of transfer news this summer as he loosens the purse strings and adopts a much more aggressive transfer policy in Arsenal’s business as evidenced by his recent purchase of Koln’s Lukas Podolski who looks like he will form a formidable partnership with Robin Van Persie in Arsenal’s attack. Arsenal FC are one of the most successful clubs in English football having won 13 First Division and Premier League titles plus 10 FA Cups. They got their name from the company the players worked at, the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, south-east London and the team was renamed to Royal Arsenal shortly afterwards. GoonerNews.com is the original website for Arsenal news ever since its launch at Highbury in 2004 where a team of 12 beautiful models handed out flyers promoting the internet’s new Arsenal News service Gooner News. Today, Arsenal fans can access the best Arsenal news all in one place by visiting Gooner News to see the many featured blogs and websites that are dedicated to bringing you all of the latest and greatest in Arsenal news when it happens. GoonerNews.com has watched the growth of Arsenal News on the internet over the past 8 years and seen it reach record levels with Arsenal being far and away the most written about, searched for and read about football team on the internet. GoonerNews.com is proud to announce that it has been providing the latest Arsenal Newssourced from the very best British and international news sites and fan blogs to Gooners everywhere around the world for eight long years now. It has been easy to see how so many people have become avid fans of Britain’s famous Arsenal football club, because of the beautiful way they play under the stewardship of Arsene Wenger and with players like club legends Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Tony Adams, Patrick Viera, Emmanuel Petit, Lee Dixon, and David Seaman and more recently and now Robin Van Persie, Cesc Fabregas Thomas Vermalen, Alex Song and Theo Walcott. Way bigger than Manchester United, Barcelona, Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan. The site is entrenched in Arsenal history because of its innovative and memorable launch and has recently updated its service to now also include a mobile device optimized version of Gooner News providing the same cutting edge Arsenal news. The same applies to their rivalry with other London teams like Chelsea, Fulham and QPR plus the big North Western teams like Manchester United and Liverpool. Any fans of The Gunners know that their long standing rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur is always making plenty of news. Also, the Gunners are only the second side ever to finish an English top division season unbeaten (they did it in the 2003-04 season) becoming known as “the invincibles” in the process.. When you become a fan of the Arsenal, seemingly you want to know everything about them as soon after the news has happened as is humanly possible seemingly. Follow this and all the other Arsenal news as it happens at GoonerNews.com – the internet’s legendary Arsenal news site.

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When it comes to Arsenal FC, fans are easy to please so long as they have access to the right information at the right time. The team is based in Holloway, North London and they are affectionately referred to by their fans as “The Gunners”. Fans of “The Gunners” are affectionately known as “Gooners” hence the site name – Gooner News. Before you view the website for your next dose of Arsenal news however, carry on reading here to find out a brief history of your favorite football team.

Arsenal is a professional football club in Great Britain and is considered among the elite of European teams. Now you can use ipads, ipods, iphones and any other tablet or phone to view the optimized version and enjoy Arsenal news in a simple, easy-to-use format. The club changed its name from the Royal Arsenal Football Club to Woolwich Arsenal Football And Athletic Company Limited when it became a limited liability company in May 1893 and then dropped the “Woolwich” a year later. Initially the team was based out of Woolwich where they were founded, but as the team grew, they moved in 1913 to the new Arsenal Stadium in Highbury. Following that they would move to the stadium currently referred to as their home stadium, The Emirates, which can hold over sixty thousand fans. Hopefully Podolski’s signing will encourage the Dutchman to resign for the Gunners as his signature is vital if Arsene Wenger hopes to attract more top talent to The Emirates and stop the exodus of stars like Thierry Henry, Emmanuel Adebayor, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri as in past off- seasons. The team colours are red and white, and the cannon is their symbol even still today. The cannon is the team’s symbol from when the team originally arose from the armament factory, as is their nickname, The Gunners. Eight years of cutting edge Arsenal News always served up in the simple, intuitive user friendly format. The Gunners began as Dial Square and were founded in 1886

PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Manchester City v Newcastle, Everton v Wolves, Stoke v QPR, Sunderland v Fulham, West Brom v Bolton, Wigan v Blackburn

thre’s six minutes added on at the DW, though… they could do with a win today after that 5-0 mauling at Bolton.

4.20pm: What is going on at Stoke? The wheels seem to have well an truly come off after a strong start to the season. Subs: Begovic, Whelan, Jones, Fuller, Wilson, Upson, Palacios.

QPR: Kenny, Young, Ferdinand, Gabbidon, Hill, Wright-Phillips, Barton, Faurlin, Traore, Mackie, Helguson. You get the feeling there may be more goals in that one.

GOAL! Everton 2 Wolves 1: Baines (pen), 83 mins

GOAL! West Brom 1 Bolton 0: Thomas, 16 mins

Game on! And it’s a set-piece, unsurprisingly… Shock of the day will go to QPR if they can hang on at the Britannia.

Lancashire hot pot: Gary Caldwell celebrates his strikeLancashire hot pot: Gary Caldwell celebrates his strike

GOAL! Stoke 1 QPR 2: Young, 44 mins

Wolves take a surprise lead at Goodison after a dubious-looking penalty is awarded and Stephen Hunt drills it home down the middle.

4.10pm: It’s hard to see how Blackburn are going to turn this one around with 10 men… Subs: De Vries, Elokobi, Craddock, Ebanks-Blake, Fletcher, Jarvis, Guedioura.

Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)

Man City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Nasri, De Jong, Toure Yaya, Milner, Balotelli, Aguero. What a week it’s been for Phil Jagielka, who makes amends for that abysmal penalty decision at Goodison to head home a deserved equaliser… Man City look to have ended Newcastle’s unbeaten run but there’s plenty to play for in all the other games… Five of our six games are in the balance going into the final stages.

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FT: Everton 2 Wolves 1

3.26pm: It was the man who scored West Brom’s opener – Jerome Thomas – who gave away the penalty to allow Bolton to equalise.

GOAL! West Brom 1 Bolton 1: Klasnic (pen), 21 mins

Paul Robinson won the penalty, going up for a corner… Great drama!

2.50pm: No Adel Taarabt in QPR’s squad despite the fact they have only named six subs, you can’t help but feel his QPR career is as good as over.

GOAL! Man City 1 Newcastle 0: Balotelli (pen), 41 mins

Opener: Mario Balotelli slots home a penaltyOpener: Mario Balotelli slots home a penalty

4.53pm: The full times are starting to come in… 12 goals in our six games already and the woodwork has been hit twice in our only 0-0 so far at the Stadium of Light. Subs: Elliot, Santon, Lovenkrands, Perch, Gosling, Smith, Shola Ameobi.

Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

GOAL! Wigan 3 Blackburn 2: Crusat, 88 mins

Everton v Wolves

West Brom: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Shorey, Brunt, Mulumbu, Morrison, Thomas, Gera, Long. Portsmouth are 1-0 down on Michael Appleton’s managerial debut at Vicarage Road and Cardiff lead at Reading.

GOAL! Stoke 2 QPR 3: Shawcross, 64 mins

2.40pm: The team news is in… Crouch nods down and Shawcross bundles home. Elsewhere it’s Everton v Wolves, Stoke v QPR, Sunderland v Fulham, West Brom v Bolton and Wigan v Blackburn.

GOAL! Wigan 2 Blackburn 1: Caldwell, 31 mins

GOAL! Stoke 1 QPR 1: Helguson, 22 mins

GOAL! Wigan 1 Blackburn 1: Gomez, 7 mins

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Updated: 17:01 GMT, 19 November 2011

HALF-TIME: Stoke 1 QPR 2, West Brom 1 Bolton 1, Wigan 2 Blackburn 1, Man City 2 Newcastle 0, Everton 1 Wolves 1

GOAL! Stoke 1 QPR 3: Helguson, 54 mins

Wigan: Al Habsi, Stam, Gohouri, Caldwell, Figueroa, Moses, McCarthy, Gomez, Jones, Diame, Sammon. Subs: Etheridge, Johnson, Kasami, Ruiz, Gecov, Briggs, Kacaniklic.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

3.29pm: City still knocking on the door at Eastlands as Krul pulls off a good stop to prevent Mario Balotelli from scoring the opener.

4.38pm: Nothing to report from the Stadium of Light… Stay with Sportsmail for coverage of Swansea v Man United, kick-off 5.30pm.

Sunderland: Westwood, O’Shea, Turner, Brown, Bardsley, Elmohamady, Colback, Cattermole, Richardson, Bendtner, Sessegnon. Looks like the makings of an epic up in Wigan…

Stoke: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Higginbotham, Pennant, Whitehead, Delap, Etherington, Walters, Crouch.

Follow Sportsmail’s coverage of the Barclays Premier League with six games kicking off at 3pm including the battle between two unbeaten sides when Manchester City host Newcastle. Subs: Carson, Gardner, Vaughan, Ji, Meyler, Noble, Egan.

Fulham: Schwarzer, Hughes, Hangeland, Baird, Senderos, Dempsey, Murphy, Etuhu, Duff, Zamora, Dembele. Subs: Bogdan, Petrov, Sanli, Knight, Pratley, Ngog, Kakuta.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

3.47pm: What’s going on?! A flurry of goals… there will be delay before it’s taken… Surely they’ll be made to rue those misses when Mancini wheels out the cavalry in the second half… City are without Silva, Dzeko and Barry, all of whom start on the bench.

GOAL! Man City 2 Newcastle 0: Richards, 44 mins

Yakubu breaks the deadlock in the Lancashire derby at the DW Stadium after just 67 seconds…

Wigan have turned it round! Blinding game at the DW, and it’s skipper Gary Caldwell with the goal. What price on Steve Kean being sacked this weekend?

GOAL! Wigan 2 Blackburn 2: Hoilett, 60 mins

GOAL! Man City 3 Newcastle 0: Aguero (pen), 72 mins

Wigan v Blackburn

4.48pm: Yet again the goals come in a flurry! Crucial, crucial strike for Wigan and for Blackburn boss Steve Kean, you feel.

FT: Sunderland 0 Fulham 0

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Osman, Drenthe, Cahill, Saha. Peter Crouch has just missed a sitter for Stoke.

4.30pm: City are hammering nails in Newcastle’s coffin now, and they’ve brought Silva on now, too. Substitutes: Forimca, Petrovic, Blackman, Roberts, Goodwillie, Henley, Bunn.

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

3.05pm: Early goals in the Championship too… Subs: Mucha, Bilyaletdinov, Stracqualursi, Gueye, Barkley, Vellios, Mustafi.

Wolves: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Edwards, Henry, Milijas, Hunt, O’Hara, Doyle. Subs: Fulop, Tchoyi, Dorrans, Dawson, Jones, Cox, Fortune.

Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Riley, Cahill, Wheater, Robinson, Eagles, Muamba, Reo-Coker, Mark Davies, Klasnic, Kevin Davies. Subs: Murphy, Orr, Derry, Buzsaky, Smith, Hewitt.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

Newcastle's star man, Ba none: Demba Ba (right) has been in fine scoring form for the ToonNewcastle’s star man, Ba none: Demba Ba (right) has been in fine scoring form for the Toon

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GOAL! Man City 3 Newcastle 1: Gosling, 89 mins

FT: Stoke 2 QPR 3

FT: Wigan 3 Blackburn 3

Man City v Newcastle

3.50pm: Time to pause for breath after those four goals before half time…

Wigan hit back immediately through their Spanish midfielder Jordi Gomez.

Crucial strike for Everton.

3.15pm: It’s all Man City at the Etihad, but as they have done all season, Newcastle are defending resolutely… 5.00pm: What a thrilling day of action in the Premier League, who said the 3pm Saturday kick-off was dead?! A shock at the Britannia and surely one of the games of the season at the DW Stadium, where Yakubu equalised in the 99th minute of the match. It was a bit of a soft penalty again… Newcastle will be regretting those two misses at 0-0 and it looks to be all over at the Etihad now… What’s most surprising is that it’s at the back it all seems to be going wrong.

GOAL! Everton 0 Wolves 1: Hunt (pen), 37 mins

Blackburn are back in it!

Young at heart: Luke Young celebrates his goal for QPRYoung at heart: Luke Young celebrates his goal for QPR

4.05pm: The second halves are under way… For Stoke, Asmir Begovic is dropped after his shocker against Bolton – Thomas Sorensen comes in.

3.35pm: Close! Demba Ba really should have put Newcastle in front at Eastlands with their first real chance of the game, but Joe Hart makes the save.

Stoke v QPR

. bit of a snore by all accounts although Sunderland did hit the woodwork twice early on in the game… Substitutes: Pollitt, Crusat, Watson, Maloney, McArthur, Rodallega, Lopez.

Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Hanley, Dann, Givet, Rochina, Nzonzi, Dunn, Pedersen, Hoilett, Yakubu. Subs: Pantilimon, Dzeko, Kolarov, Johnson, Barry, Silva, Toure.

Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Ben Arfa, Guthrie, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Ba, Sammy Ameobi. And for Newcastle there is no Best, Tiote or Obertan, but Hatem Ben Arfa makes his first start of the season.

GOAL! Everton 1 Wolves 1: Jagielka, 44 mins

GOAL! Wigan 3 Blackburn 3: Yakubu (pen), 90(+9)

Sunderland v Fulham

GOAL! Stoke 1 QPR 0: Walters, 8 mins

He was supposed to out for a few more weeks, but not only is Shane Long back for West Brom, he’s put them back in front.

FT: West Brom 2 Bolton 1

GOAL! West Brom 2 Bolton 1: Long, 56 mins

Fresh from his exploits in helping Ireland to qualify for Euro 2012, Jon Walters gives Stoke an early lead…

West Brom v Bolton

RED CARD! David Dunn has been sent off for Blackburn after picking up a second yellow card against Wigan.

FT: Man City 3 Newcastle 1

4.42pm: Stone wall penalty for Stoke at the Britannia turned down by referee Mike Jones as Joey Barton fouls Robert Huth.

Game over: Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring Man City's third goalGame over: Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring Man City’s third goal

3.40pm: Close again! Newcastle miss their second relatively easy chance of the game. Both sides are weakened today, though. Meanwhile, Tim Cahill has just missed a glorious chance to put Everton in the lead against Wolves.

3.25pm: The goals are flying in now! Six in just over 20 minutes and we’re back where we started with six draws…

GOAL! Wigan 0 Blackburn 1: Yakubu, 1 min

2.59pm: The pick of the six games on paper is undoubtedly the clash between the two undefeated sides – Man City and Newcastle. At the Etihad Stadium, David Silva starts on the bench for Man City as Sammy Ameobi is given a start for Newcastle

Bucs will interview Jets’ assistant GM

But just know one thing. The rumor mill heated up again after the Bucs got off a slow start this season, and winning five of seven down the stretch to make the playoffs didn’t stop reports predicting Dungy’s ouster.

. Speculation about Parcells during the season bothered Tampa Bay players, who questioned why the Glazers would not break their silence and give Dungy an indication of where he stood. Sexton did not immediately return a telephone message from The Associated Press. Tannenbaum will be interviewed on Wednesday for the Bucs’ general manager position, ESPN.com has confirmed. That’s fine. Ever since then, he has been considered a Parcells protg and a rising star in the league. “There’s never an easy way to do it. The Bucs are believed to be close to agreeing to terms with Parcells to succeed the winningest coach in franchise history. Parcells brought Tannenbaum to the Jets in 1997 after he had served the previous season with the New Orleans Saints. Tannenbaum, 32, has done extensive research on sports management and negotiations and the University of Massachusetts graduate has authored three published works on those subjects. ET on Tuesday, about 90 minutes after the Glazer family announced it had officially opened talks with Parcells’ agent, the Bucs sent a fax to the Jets requesting permission to interview assistant general manager Mike Tannenbaum. This is not pleasant. Barring unforseen circumstances, Tannenbaum will be named general manager. The owners also handled the firing clumsily, drawing more criticism that the Glazer brothers shrugged off. We’re in this to win championships and we’re going to do what we feel is in the best interest of the franchise.” Information from The Associated Press and ESPN.com senior NFL writer Len Pasquarelli was used in this report. It’s just a sense of where this franchise is at, a sense as to how our team was doing on the field and where we thought was the best direction to go.” General manager Rich McKay, whose job also could be affected if Parcells is hired, lobbied unsuccessfully to retain Dungy, who transformed the Bucs from perennial doormats into Super Bowl contenders. TAMPA, Fla. Tannenbaum, who has long been linked to Parcells, is acknowledged as one of the NFL’s top salary cap experts. The Bucs fired Tony Dungy, the only winning coach in the franchise’s 26-year history, on Monday night and are believed to be close to an agreement with Parcells. It was granted, the Daily News reported on Wednesday. “This is the ugly side of this business,” Joel Glazer said, addressing the firing of Dungy, whose 56-42 record with four playoff appearances in six seasons is by far the best of any Tampa Bay coach. “Criticize how it happened, what happened. Jets officials couldn’t be reached Tuesday night to comment on Tannenbaum. And because it was Tony Dungy, it was downright miserable,” Joel Glazer said. Tampa Bay advanced to the NFC championship game two years ago. Contacted by The New York Times on Monday, Parcells denied he had reached a deal with the Bucs. Parcells is expected to sign a four-year deal worth between $16 million and $17 million and will be introduced early next week. But Dungy’s inability to get past the first round of the playoffs since then left a sour taste in the mouths of the owners. The pending addition of Tannenbaum is the most public signal yet that Parcells is headed to the Bucs. The Bucs’ interest in Tannenbaum is a strong indication that Parcells is headed to Tampa Bay to resume his coaching career. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that they are pursuing Bill Parcells. At 5:30 p.m. Rumors that Tannenbaum would be a part of Parcells’ management and support staff have been rampant for weeks. “It wasn’t one thing or another. After denying during a news conference that the team had ever had discussions with the former Giants, Patriots and Jets coach or his representative about coming to Tampa Bay, the sons of owner Malcolm Glazer issued a statement saying talks began with agent Jimmy Sexton late Tuesday afternoon. The Bucs spent generously the past two offseasons to bolster an anemic offense, yet the addition of receiver Keyshawn Johnson, quarterback Brad Johnson and offensive linemen Jeff Christie and Randall McDaniel didn’t produce the desired results. On Monday, GM Terry Bradway told the New York Daily News: “Id hate to lose Mike, but if he has the opportunity to get a better job, we wouldnt stand in his way.” Speculation about Dungy’s future and the possibility that Parcells would return to the NFL with the Bucs began during the Super Bowl in Tampa last January

Ramsey – Football can learn from rugby | News Archive | News

Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Rob Kelly 25 Aug 2015 . But the linesman thought it was offside. Those things happen.

On another day, we would have been 1-0 up. Football can learn something from that.

Copyright 2015 The Arsenal Football Club plc. To look at a video for 20 seconds would maybe have changed the outcome of the game.

I think we can take a leaf out of rugbys book. You see on the screens, they go up there for 20 seconds and they get the decision right in the end. They do it really well.

Aaron Ramsey says football can learn from rugby when it comes to the use of video technology.

The Wales international had a goal chalked off for offside against Liverpool on Monday night, despite replays indicating that he was onside.

Ramsey was frustrated with the call, and says other sports have shown how quickly they can get these decisions right.

The replays suggest I was onside so it should have stood, he said

South African soccer news — Iker Casillas & Andres Iniesta Hit Back At Pique-Boo Boys

Iker Casillas and Andres Iniesta have pleaded with Spanish fans to stop booing FC Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, whenever the national side play.

Read:Spain Top Group C With 2-0 Win Over Slovakia

Pique has been at the heart of a lot criticism in Spain, following comments he made about Cristiano Ronaldo’s birthday party last year.

The Barcelona has since been booed wherever he travels with the Spanish national side, which included their 2-0 win over Slovakia on Saturday and two senior La Roja players have asked the fans stop with the booing.

Id like for the whistles to stop because they affect us all,” Iniesta told reporters.

”We all have to pull in the same direction. Everything will work better if they stop.”

Casillas, meanwhile, echoed the sentiments from his Spanish teammate, following the win in Oviedo on Saturday night.

”Let’s see if together we can redirect the feelings of the fans towards Pique,” Casillas said..

”We want fans to continue clapping for everyone.”

The 2010 World Cup winners travel to theNacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski on Tuesday, where they will take onMacedonia in their nextEuro 2016 qualifier.

Read:Perez: I Never Saw Ramos Leaving Real

Does Gerard Pique deserve the all the boos? Let us know in the comment section below.

Liverpool and Martin Skrtel contract spat mirrors Fenway Sports Group Red Sox baseball drama

Skrtel’s comments suggest he, despite starting 48 of 58 of Liverpool’s matches last season, has been offered something akin to a pay-as-you play deal. But in 2014, he reached free agency status, something a player is only eligible for after at least six years of major league baseball on their CV.

Since day one, FSG and John W Henry have been eager to implement the same models and principles in the Premier League side that they used with US baseball team the Red Sox. After a season where Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho struggled with form and fitness respectively, he remains their best option at centre half.

Lester was integral to the Red Sox’ 2013 World Series triumph and had spent his entire professional career with the franchise. Is a similar situation unfolding with Skrtel? At 30 (he turns 31 in December) he is at the peak of his powers and having made 220 appearances since his arrival at Merseyside in 2008, has been a loyal servant to the Anfield cause.

Neither of those things afflict the centre half, so why the raw deal? Given the acrimonious circumstances behind the club’s contract talks with Raheem Sterling, the club can ill-afford to get another one wrong.

Just prior to confirmation of James Milner’s agreement to join Liverpool on Thursday (4 June), another story of contract talks at Anfield emerged; this one on a slightly less positive note.. Henry at the time cited a study on the enormous physical strain pitchers put on their arm to reflect his position before the Red Sox went out and offered a four-year contract worth 82m to 26-year-old Rick Porcello.

IBTimes UK has sought clarification from Liverpool and Martin Skrtel over the comments which appeared in Aktualne, but received no response.

While Liverpool and the Red Sox operate in different worlds, the ways in which business is done would seem to be growing remarkably similar.

Both Arsenal and Chelsea adopt policies where players over the age of 30 will only be offered one-year deals. In an interview credited to Slovakian outlet Aktualne, Martin Skrtel revealed he has rejected an offer of a new contract from the club, describing the terms of the deal as “unacceptable”.

FSG and Henry would appear to have adopted a philosophy whereby an ageing player, particularly one as prominent as a pitcher, should not be offered a long-term deal even if their current market value demands one.

The Red Sox offer fell below Lester’s revised demands, reportedly a deal over four years worth between 70m and 80m, and the man regarded as the franchise’s best pitcher in a long time left.

Jon LesterJon Lester, former stalwart of the Red Sox – until he turned 30.Getty

What was behind the decision to reduce Lester’s offer? Journalists dedicated to all things Red Sox tell IBTimes UK that owner Henry, who plays a commanding role at the MLB side, is a firm believer that pitchers over the age of 30 are bad investments. While the dynamics of baseball and football differ, the blueprint has been adapted so parallels remain between the two, namely a focus on the development of youth, careful investment and a sustainable business model with hope of delivering long-term success.

John W HenryLiverpool owner John Henry.Getty

That draft inevitably calls for big decisions along the way, as we may now being seeing with Skrtel. But Liverpool’s latest offer would appear to drop a notch lower than that. To put that in perspective, Arsene Wenger suggested in April the perennially injury-stricken Abou Diaby may be in line for such a deal.

While Skrtel’s performances fluctuate routinely, it seems a radical step to take. FSG and the Red Sox have made similar calls, namely with pitcher Jon Lester.

Driving those talks and everything else Liverpool do is Fenway Sports Group, the club’s owners who last week sat down with Brendan Rodgers to discuss the club’s strategies heading into the 2015-16 season.

In January 2014, Lester was ready to stay with the Red Sox and suggested he was even prepared to accept an offer lower than his market value, which at the time was approximately 100m.

In the interview, Skrtel explained the offer put forward was one dependant on playing a high percentage of matches next season, a deal the centre half dismissed as one for “players who are much older than me or to players who have some health complications.”

Sometimes it pays to think ahead but the risks loom large. After Lucas Leiva, the former Zenit St Petersburg defender will be the club’s second longest serving player next season

Juventus Want Nani, Hernandez in Vidal Deal.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Italian club want Nani and Hernandez as replacements for Vidal in exchange with Manchester United.

Juventus appear resigned to losing Arturo Vidal with Manchester United having offered EeAu40 million for the Chilean, and having missed out on Juan Iturbe already, the Italian champions will also ask for Nani and Javier Hernandez in exchange, Corriere dello Sport reported. Last week, El Mercurio said Vidal has informed United he wants to join them this summer and it’s now up to the fallen English giants to negotiate a fee with Juve. All rights reserved Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. Ee Ee Ee Ee

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A Brief History of Gooner News and Arsenal FC

The club changed its name from the Royal Arsenal Football Club to Woolwich Arsenal Football And Athletic Company Limited when it became a limited liability company in May 1893 and then dropped the “Woolwich” a year later. Now you can use ipads, ipods, iphones and any other tablet or phone to view the optimized version and enjoy Arsenal news in a simple, easy-to-use format. The cannon is the team’s symbol from when the team originally arose from the armament factory, as is their nickname, The Gunners. They got their name from the company the players worked at, the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, south-east London and the team was renamed to Royal Arsenal shortly afterwards. The same applies to their rivalry with other London teams like Chelsea, Fulham and QPR plus the big North Western teams like Manchester United and Liverpool. GoonerNews.com has watched the growth of Arsenal News on the internet over the past 8 years and seen it reach record levels with Arsenal being far and away the most written about, searched for and read about football team on the internet. Hopefully Podolski’s signing will encourage the Dutchman to resign for the Gunners as his signature is vital if Arsene Wenger hopes to attract more top talent to The Emirates and stop the exodus of stars like Thierry Henry, Emmanuel Adebayor, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri as in past off- seasons. It has been easy to see how so many people have become avid fans of Britain’s famous Arsenal football club, because of the beautiful way they play under the stewardship of Arsene Wenger and with players like club legends Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Tony Adams, Patrick Viera, Emmanuel Petit, Lee Dixon, and David Seaman and more recently and now Robin Van Persie, Cesc Fabregas Thomas Vermalen, Alex Song and Theo Walcott. Eight years of cutting edge Arsenal News always served up in the simple, intuitive user friendly format. Now that Arsenal have balanced the books and operated to a budget over the past few years in order to pay for their new stadium, Arsene Wenger looks set to make a lot of transfer news this summer as he loosens the purse strings and adopts a much more aggressive transfer policy in Arsenal’s business as evidenced by his recent purchase of Koln’s Lukas Podolski who looks like he will form a formidable partnership with Robin Van Persie in Arsenal’s attack. The team colours are red and white, and the cannon is their symbol even still today.

When it comes to Arsenal FC, fans are easy to please so long as they have access to the right information at the right time. The team is based in Holloway, North London and they are affectionately referred to by their fans as “The Gunners”. Arsenal is a team with a long history and a deep connection to their roots. GoonerNews.com is proud to announce that it has been providing the latest Arsenal Newssourced from the very best British and international news sites and fan blogs to Gooners everywhere around the world for eight long years now. Before you view the website for your next dose of Arsenal news however, carry on reading here to find out a brief history of your favorite football team.

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Evoking memories of Zinedine Zidane

Where Zidane used the pace of opposition players against them, Iniesta used his own mobile body to the same effect.

Where Zizouemployed the roulette as a trademark move to shield the ball, Iniesta made La Croqueta move his own.

They may have been born in different bodies, but in spirit, Zidane and Iniesta are identical footballers midfielders with flair. The roulette against Slovakia, however, will help me sleep safe in the knowledge that the spirit of Zidane still exists.

. He makes it worthwhile going to the stadium he’s one of the best I have ever seen. Over the past 10 years, there’s been no-one like him, he has been the best player in the world. The casual shirking off of defenders and expert manipulation of the ball while standing still would be replaced with a low centre of gravity and agility to evade opposition. While Zidane led Les Bleus to a Euro win in 2000, LaIllusionistabecame European champion with Spain in 2012. Alfredo Di Stefano

Zidane is unique. The whole affair seemed monotonously cruel for Hamsik and co, and tired from watching such a boring version of injustice, I was about to fall asleep in my chair.

And then, it happened.

As the ball bounced off into no mans land from a Slovakian free kick, Andres Iniesta received it. Every dribble he made would be elegant yet effective. I don’t think anyone can match him when it comes to controlling or receiving the ball.-Michel Platini

On a football pitch, Zidane was a heavenly union between beauty and functionality in the shape of a human. The true measure of his stature in football can be taken from the fact that at Real Madridhe was the focal point of a team loaded with Galacticos and constantly drewoohs and aahsfrom the normally-unforgiving Santiago Bernabeu crowd, some of whom assembled pre-matchjust to watch him warm up.

Iniesta is perhaps what Zidane would have been in a 5 7frame. The Spanish magician instead opted to do a roulette, run into empty spaces abound and nonchalantly pass the ball into the wings to spring an attack out of nowhere.

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Now, I was awake.

Not because Iniesta had proved elusive to yet another defender or because he had so effortlessly converted a defensive situation to his teams advantage we are all pretty used to that, even though its a sight to behold every single time.

Its all about the style

Zidane is the master. La Roja were bossing the game, making the Slovakians run around in circles while they played Total Football (yes, the left back Jordi Alba scored from a cross provided by midfielder David Silva). Every trick to beat a defender was graceful yet purposeful. Every seemingly-trivial body feint or cheeky pass aesthetically pleasing yet deadly for the opposition.

His gameplay would raise the football fan above the action of merely watching 22 men running around on grass and gave a grand, meaningful view of the football being played. He is more like a dancer than a football player.

It was the usual Euro qualifier involving Spain. Pel

He dominates the ball, he is a walking spectacle and he plays as if he had silk gloves on each foot. For starters, both of them, aged 26, were instrumental in winning the World Cup by scoring defining goals in the final to secure the ultimate honour for their national team.

They followed it up by winning the Euros two years later. Alright, I thought, pass it back to a free teammate so that he can resume tiki-taka and I can go to sleep. But then, Im no Iniesta. They rely on more than just pace to beat defenders, they can change games through their intelligence and mastery of the ball and they are a joy to watch for fans and managers alike.

Zidane and Iniesta have similar career trajectories

Its remarkable how similarly their careers have panned out as well. This was evident in two of Barcelonas recent matches- the UEFA Super Cup final where, after Iniestas substitution, the Catalans squandered a 4-1 lead, and the Supercopa de Espana in which Iniesta did not start in the first leg, resulting in a 4-0 loss for the Blaugrana.

This was reminiscent of the French national team in the early 2000s, which looked lost on its way to a first round exit in the 2002 World Cup without Zidane, but immediately looked a force to reckon with in the 2006 edition, when their talismanic midfielder put his retirement on hold to lead his team to the World Cup final in Germany.

At this rate, it might be safe to assume that Iniesta too will remain a pivotal player for club and country right up till his retirement, and though he is unlikely to end his career with a headbutt, there is a mighty good chance he signs off in a World Cup final.

The breathtaking ability of Andres Iniesta, respectfully nicknamed El Cerebro, is often overshadowed by the goalscoring brilliance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The ball flows with him. Franz Beckenbauer

Technically, I think he is the king of what’s fundamental in the game control and passing. No, it was the roulette a move which, a decade ago, had been the trademark of another supreme footballer, whose stature at club and country was possibly epitomised by Iniesta now.

Has Don Andres really been the Zinedine Zidane of the past 10 years? The question was enough to keep me sleepless all night. Both of them beat Italy in the final and, sure enough, both of them were adjudged UEFA Player of the Tournament.

Even at club level, Zidane scored one of the best goals in a Champions League final and in history generally: that volley against Bayer Leverkusen in the 2002 final at Hampden.

But equally so, Iniestas volleyed strike against Chelsea in the 2009 semi-finals at Stamford Bridge to tie the game 1-1, right on the edge of the penalty area (the same position from which Zidane beatHans-JorgButt), wasnt only superb, but also pivotal in helping Barcelona to the title in 2009.

The players are big, the men are bigger

More importantly, Iniestas influence and stature at Barcelona has assumed almost irreplaceable proportions, much like Zizou