minnapple - 2:12 am on Dec 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
I had a customer that was worried about the internal footer links. They were removed, and nothing changed as far as search engine positions.
However, I have always worried about having to much repetitive content on every page of a site, especially if some of the pages are light of content.
Not really sure if this matters anymore, but it is still a nagging concern in the back of my mind.