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Ahmed Bilal

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The next Chelsea manager should be … John Terry

Regardless of whether Chelsea beat Napoli tonight, and regardless of whether Chelsea qualify for the Champions League or not this season, the signs are...

Five things Liverpool can improve on – apart from points

"What other areas are there to improve on – apart from points?" From any other manager, these would their famous last words. From Kenny Dalglish,...

Chelsea fire Andre Villas Boas as Abramovich backs player power

Roman Abramovich has sacked André Villas-Boas after a string of poor results that has left Chelsea fifth in the league table. Saturday's 1-0 defeat...

Should football introduce the ‘Vanishing Spray’?

The 'vanishing spray' is used by the referee to mark 10 yards between the ball and the wall at free-kicks. This line is a...

John Terry – Good Or Bad For England’s Euro 2012 Campaign?

The extraordinary delays in a resolution to the Terry-Ferdinand affair have already resulted in the wholly unnecessary cop-out by the FA and the Premier...

adidas is all in – and why you should be too

We may be going into 2012 but with PR agencies it still feels like 2006 at times. I started Soccerlens.com way back in April 2006...

The Global Game: Watching The Premier League In Pakistan

Earlier this week I came across the 'Global Game' initiative launched by Nick Harris (Mail on Sunday, Sporting Intelligence). It's a great idea, hopefully...

Lionel Messi’s 202 Goals For Barcelona – In 12 Minutes

All of Messi's 202 goals scored for Barcelona (2005-2011), in a simple, no-frills video. After the constant adulation, it is still ridiculous how good...

English Football Wages: 1984 to 2010

Football wages are a ridiculously easy target - whether it's the high wages paid by Chelsea and then Manchester City, the astronomical wage bills...

Review: Why Football Manager 2012 Will Rock Your World

The first impression you get while playing Football Manager 2012 is how it's improved as an imitation of the real thing - a genuine...

Sunderland Q&A: Transfers, Fans and Footballing Identity

Earlier this month Roker Report (Sunderland blog) editor Simon Walsh asked us if we'd like to do a Q&A on Sunderland - and here...

Football Manager: Advanced Stats, Live Odds and Scouting+

Football Manager will be released on 21 October 20112 - here's a look at how Miles Jacobson and co. can make the game even...