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April 28, 2011
Posted by Dom Raynor on 04/28/2011

Soccernet's Correspondents pages have provided opinionated football fans with the chance to publish articles to a massive global audience since the year 2000 and although that tradition continues unabated our Soccernet FC section continues to evolve.

During the 2010/11 season we are expanding our exisiting fan-driven coverage of the Premier League to include some of Europe's biggest clubs and we are looking to recruit enthusiastic new talent to help fill all our pages with fresh ideas.

Soccernet is always interested in hearing from energetic writers and we are looking for motivated people to boost the ranks of our team of Correspondents.

If you have an obsession for your club and want to share your passion and knowledge with million's of readers on your very own page on Soccernet then apply to be a Correspondent on the world's site for the world game.

Available now:

• Click here to apply for Arsenal

• Click here to apply for Blackpool

• Click here to apply for Bolton

As part of Soccernet FC you will have your work published online on one of the world's leading football websites and gain experience in the field of football journalism - with a written reference available on request.

You must be able to write in English, to a good level, and convey your ideas and arguments in a cohesive way to fans from all over the globe.

So, if you want to volunteer to represent your club, or just make a name for yourself, click on the relevent link above and tell us what makes you a prime candidate for Soccernet FC - include your writing experience and methods used to gather information - and send us a 250-word (maximum, please) sample of your writing. It could be a match report, or, if your team aren't playing, a news story or opinion piece based on the latest news or your fantasy scoop.

As a Correspondent you will be required to tell Soccernet's readers what you made of each result, plus club rumours as well as keeping us up to date with team news, speculation and looking ahead to forthcoming fixtures.

These positions are unpaid, but the Correspondents pages provide all you zealots with the opportunity to write about your club's journey through the season. Our readers can follow your rollercoaster ride of emotions through post-match euphoria and dejection, then debate all the bias that comes with football.

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April 4, 2011
Posted by David Young on 04/04/2011

It's been a good while since an Arsenal team has been boo-ed off after a home performance. Though the chorus of dissent that greeted the final whistle of Saturday’s goalless draw against Blackburn wasn’t a unanimous outpouring of disgust, it was loud enough to let both the manager and the players know that what they had produced during the match fell well short of what is expected from a team who, up until that point, still had the title in their own hands.

Things started well enough. In the opening exchanges, the Gunners looked lively and had their visitors up against the wall. However, the longer the game went on, the slower the tempo became and the less likely any sort of break-through seemed. By the middle of the second half, the match resembled something more akin to an end-of-season stroll rather than a game which had a bearing on Arsenal chances to win the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger - In Danger of Losing the Faith of the Fans©Getty Images
David Young Sam Limbert: My retirement as a football player came at the age of 14 due to being rubbish, it's fair to say I was more Kaba Diawara than Thierry Henry, so I turned my focus to writing about the game. I'm a lifelong Arsenal fan and have been lucky enough to watch the team across England and Europe. My favourite Gunner of all time is Dennis Bergkamp, and the 2004 Invincibles is the greatest side I've ever seen in English football. I try to be positive about the Arsenal as it's the hope that keeps us going! Follow me on twitter @SamsMatchReport.

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