A team which has an infinitive tradition towards maximizing the quality football, Arsenal has become one of the most consistent teams over the years and have been playing Champions League football for quite a while now. They've produced stunning performances in the recent past and their academy is one the best in England. The year 1996 saw a marked change in Arsenal's footballing history as it was the first time a Non-British person was in charge of the team. It was the beginning of an era. Arsene Wenger slowly but steadily put together his team and they were soon title contenders. He built a team that was full of conspicuous talent. It was a team which played an intricate brand of football with Dennis Bergkamp at the helm of affairs. He completed his jigsaw by adding Thierry Henry, Sol Campbell and Patrick Viera. These three along with their legendary captain Tony Adams, Dennis Bergkamp, Mark Overmars, Freddie Ljungberg and Robert Pires changed the complexion of the Gunners in the turn of the millennia. 2003-04 was a landmark season for the Gunners as they went a whole season unbeaten. Highbury was a fort unconquered by even the best at that point of time. Henry had proved to be a world class player and along with the able support of his team mates, they formed quite a team. The title was won with a goal by Tony Adams. It was a spectacular end to a season which was dominated by the Gunners. 10 years later, Wenger is still there. He has steered them into a Champions League final among others but they've not been able to reach the success they did a decade back. This season got off to the worst possible start with a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa. But they came back in some fashion and were in the reckoning for the race to the title. B... ... middle of paper ... ...nal on the contrary have no real strikers and their midfield has been plagued by injuries. And their lack of bench strength has hit them back. They don't have enough support in their defensive department. Except Thomas Vermaelen, they don't have any notable figure in their bench. Yes, most of their midfielders have been injured but the bench strength should've been increased. This is again an area where Arsenal should plan on next year. Arsenal have been very consistent over the past few years but silverware has eluded them. Arsenal are a case for very close to winning a title but they end up on the wrong side. If the Gunners actually end up without winning a title for the next couple of years, it would be a sour ending to one of the greatest managerial spells in Europe. And for football fans around the world it would be disappointing to see him go out like that.
Maurice was angered by this but chose to perform his duties completely and even though he used to arrive late, angry and tired for the game, he transformed his aggression into motivation and scored the winning goals that clinched the victory over their only unbeaten team.
From September 11, 1924 (Moritz 270), through the late 1960’s, Tom Landry accomplished a lot of things in his life, and set new trends for many years to come. Whether it be high school football star, or flying combat missions with the United States Air Force. Whether it be playing collegiate football, and really excelling, or actually moving on to a professional football career. Whether it be transforming from player to coach, and leading way for years to come and different programs; Tom Landry had experienced it all. Tom Landry was a great coach and player, whose leadership made him a hero, and a prestigious name in the football world.
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On February 28, 2005, I experienced one of the most exciting events that anyone could ever experience – winning a State Championship. The day my soccer team made history is a day I’ll never forget. However it is not just that day we won the title, but the whole experience of the preceding season that got us there. From start to finish, my team’s 2004-2005 season taught me that the platitude is true. You can do anything you set your mind to.
After four years of a new team every season, I went into my first practice of my fifth soccer season expecting the same to be true. Play on this team for one year and then be randomly placed on a different one the following year. Little did I know this team, especially the coaches, would leave a lasting impact on my life. I gained an invaluable support system that has stuck by my side for an upwards of nine years.
In the long history, the club has won most trophies for First Division (prior 1992) and England Premier League (EPL) with 20 trophies in total. For FA Cup, Manchester United shared record for most cups with Arsenal with 12 times. The team has also been crowned 3 times the European Cup / UEFA Champions League. (Manchester United Trophy Room) The most successful season was the 1998-1999 when they won “The Treble” (EPL, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League in one season) “thanks to the emergence of some special home grown talent, namely Gary Neville, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt joining Giggs in the mix.” (Smith par.2) In that unforgettable season, the team managed to score 128 goals in 63 games, averaged 2 goals per contest. “Manchester United also become the first English team to head the International Federation of Football History and Statistics ' top 100 teams thanks to their amazing 1998/99 season.” (“Manchester United 1999 the Treble”
Currently, FC Barcelona is one of the most elite clubs in the world, and it is almost impossible to imagine a world where FC Barcelona is not considered the gold standard of a soccer team. They may seem unstoppable right now, but in 2003, Barcelona looked like it was about to fall apart.