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Ahmed Bilal

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The next Chelsea manager should be … John Terry

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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

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"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

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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’?

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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+

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