One more set of links looking back on last week in the Premier League, before we transition to our looks forward.
But even before that, let's congratulate the LA Galaxy on their MLS Cup victory. It is hard to believe that it was eight years ago that I saw Landon Donovan win the Cup with a brace for San Jose. Now it's a different team, but the same results. Surely with four titles to his name, he's locked up the vote for best MLS player ever.
Oh, and that English guy, what's his name... Beck-something... he played well too.
Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 Houston Dynamo: Donovan moves upfront to score the winner | Zonal Marking
LA Galaxy dominated for almost the entire game, but had to wait until the 71st minute to go ahead through Landon Donovan. Galaxy coach Bruce Arena made on...
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Scout Scribbles- Pardew Hails Ben Arfa Return @ Fantasy Football Tips, News and Views from Fantasy Football Scout
Alan Pardew is full of praise for Hatem Ben Arfa. Steve Bruce worries Nicklas Bendtner might be targeted by other clubs, while Per Mertesacker is defended by Arsene Wenger after another suspect display at Norwich...
Premier League chalkboard analysis | Michael Cox | Football | guardian.co.uk
Michael Cox: Norwich's shift in formation, Wayne Rooney and Leon Britton's passing, Everton's fouling, and Stoke and QPR's lack of passing
Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2: Two Mistakes Too Many - We Ain't Got No History
Shape, pressing and individual mistakes the same old story in a fascinating tactical battle at Stamford Bridge.