Sgt_Kickaxe - 3:49 am on Mar 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
At the same time, it seems that a lot more sites lost rankings (in a penalty-style fashion) for too much matching anchor text. It's like a new wave of "over optimization penalties."
Some sites use an automated "similar posts" or "other links of interest" section that leads to other pages. If you're right I wonder if internal links always repeating the same text is a problem. I can't see Google ignoring that fact.