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I love all things football. The tactics, the drama, the goals and White Hart Lane. Follow my weekly blogs here at soccer lens or my daily thoughts on twitter @arlombardi

What’s In a Name: England’s Greatest Football Surnames

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On Tuesday night Tottenham’s youngster, Kyle Walker, who made his debut on Saturday started his first England game. The promising defender is the 4th...

England: John Terry no longer needed

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England face Sweden at Wembley on Tuesday as Fabio Capello looks to sign off 2011 in a flourish. On Saturday England claimed a deserved...

England Triumphant as Spain’s Weakness is Revealed

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England’s victory over World Champions Spain at Wembley, doesn’t signify and end of an era, but it does give hope to the rest of...

Fulham v Tottenham: A Familiar Face Awaits Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur travel across Londonto face Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday, but the Cottagers are not the only familiar face they will...

The Top Footballing Feuds

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It seems that footballers have been at each other throats for the past 10 days. We have had handbags, abusive comments, slaps and theatrics...

England: Be Careful What You Wish For

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Preparations for the Euro 2012 Championships can begin as a 2-2 draw against Montenegro sent England through as group winners for this summer's tournament....

Tottenham Hotspur: Dancing with Wolves

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Tottenham Hotspur face a serious test of their Champions League aspirations, away at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Having yet to collect a single point Harry Redknapp’s...

Transfer Window Helps Tottenham to Mature

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The transfer window closed with Tottenham Hotspur making only two significant deals, but perhaps the North London club has finally grown up. The signings of...

Realisations Come Home to Roost at Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur were ripped apart at White Hart Lane as Roberto Mancini finally removed the shackles from his multi-million pound Manchester City team. The 5-1...

Chelsea Enjoy the Sun as Arsenal’s Summer of Pain Continues

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The English weather summed up Saturday's football in its own unique style. Grey clouds and torrential rain for Arsenal, whilst Chelsea enjoyed late afternoon...

Five Things We Learnt This Weekend

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After three months of feigning interest in golf, cycling and cricket the Premier League football season finally returned and here are my “Five Things We...

Can Chelsea and Arsenal close the gap to Manchester?

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Last season saw domestic dominance return to the north of England, with Manchester’s top clubs claiming the two biggest pieces of domestic silverware. With...