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Arteta Sinks City’s Title Hopes

In a massive game for both Manchester City and Arsenal, City for its continued fight for a title and the Gunners for a spot in Champions League football for next year, a 20 yard blast from Mikel Arteta saw Arsenal take all three points.  In a somewhat uneventful game until the last fifteen or so minutes, Arsenal dominated much of possession, but couldn’t do more then a handful of shots on goal.  Balotelli was sent off again after two yellow cards.  On a day that saw Manchester United take 3 points against QPR City really needed to win to keep their hopes of finishing at the top of the table alive.  With 6 games each, United sit 8 points clear of Mancini’s men, while the Gunners are just two ahead of 4th place Tottenham.

RM 

Top 3 Best Captains for Your Squad

After taking to twitter to ask our followers who they would like to have as their team’s captain, we compiled all the answers into a top 3 and are happy to share them with you here. So, without further ado, here’s our top 3 best captains for your squad!

1. Ryan Giggs

Let’s face it, if Giggsy was your captain, you’d be popping bottles of champagne like you were ushering in the millennium. Class Act. Hard Worker. Winner…just a few aspects of Mr. Giggs’ career. The 38 year old started his career in 1990 and has remained loyal to the club that made him a pro. He’s recorded over 900 career appearances while tallying 163 goals. Ryan Giggs is the epitome of a leader. He’s never been sent off while wearing a Manchester United jersey and was an English Football Hall of Fame inductee in 2005…before he even finished his freaking career. How badass is that? The dude has received awards for charity work and honors to the community, while serving as the perfect role model in United red. A captain embodies the goals of the team, the attributes of the team, and puts them into play on the field. Plus…he does this (Click the jump for Giggs’ FA Cup goal against Arsenal in 1999). Whatever Giggsy wants, he gets. He’s a leader, a badass (citing his manly chest fro), and a hard working, committed player. He’d be a great captain on any squad. Boom.

2. Steven Gerrard 

Ahhh Stevie G. One of my favorite players, not only because he drops absolute bombs when I play FIFA on my PlayStation 3, but because he’s a phenomenal player, and a great leader. I’ve always thought he should be England’s full time skipper, but that’s another story. He started at Liverpool in 1998 and has been their savior ever since. Okay okay, they haven’t won a title in a while, but still, this dude is something special. At Anfield, the world revolves around this guy. And if you disagree, he’s got 149 career goals that say otherwise. And not to mention, 148 of those are amazing. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating but there’s no denying that this guy’s good. He’s had some off the field scuffles…but let’s face it, anybody that gets into bar fights and knocks out the DJ’s teeth is worthy of leading  my squad into battle any day. General Gerrard, reporting for duty…and worthy captain number 2. Check out his top ten goals (Click the jump). 

3. Nemanja Vidic

This guy just has captain written all over him. Not literally of course. But let’s face it, he’s mean, he’s scary, opponents fear him, and he plays his heart out for the name on the front of the jersey. The Red Devils have missed him suring up the back this season, and it’s evident. The guy works his tail end off and I would take him in a fight against anyone. That’s the kind of player I want backing my team. A bulldog. He’s been at United since 2005 and has over 400 appearances…those coming in under 7 full seasons with the club. I was in England a few years back and saw a shirt with Vidic’s face on it saying “The Baby Eater.” Don’t worry if you’re a Reds fan…he only eats the opponents babies. He’s a machine in the back, and you better not go into the air against him. Header? Let him have it…it’s not worth your life.
AG

Is Luis Suarez the English Premier League’s most infamous player? Watch Suarez not shake hands with Patrice Evra, giving the Manchester United Liverpool game a great start before the clock even started.

Chelsea have been big spenders in recent years in the Premier League thanks to billionaire owner Roman Abramovich. But despite their pile of riches, Chelsea hasn’t seen the fruits of their spending this campaign. Maybe this is proof that big names aren’t the key, rather pointing to names that fit into the system being more favorable signings. 
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Chelsea have been big spenders in recent years in the Premier League thanks to billionaire owner Roman Abramovich. But despite their pile of riches, Chelsea hasn’t seen the fruits of their spending this campaign. Maybe this is proof that big names aren’t the key, rather pointing to names that fit into the system being more favorable signings. 

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Great interview with Belgian first division team Gent’s new loanee, American attacking midfielder, Mikkel a.k.a. Mix Diskerud.  Great transfer for the younger US prospect.  Not sure which was the most interesting part. The fact that he answers a question about being linked to Manchester United “No comment”, or that he has absolutely NO Norweigian accent.