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I'm a 20 year-old student from England with a bit of a football obsession looking to make my way as a freelance journalist and writer. I'm a big Southampton and England fan and write a daily blog on the travails of following the Saints (http://www.oleole.com/blogs/saints-blog). Please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Procrastinator’s Paradise – The Best Online Football Games

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Feel like partaking in a good old fashioned spot of football-based procrastination at work? You’ll be able to while away the hours at your...

The World’s Most Violent Football Rivalries

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Every league in the world has its derby matches, those entrenched local, political or social rivalries which give added fervour to the average game....

The Five Most Famous Goal Celebrations of All-Time

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Soccerlens takes time out to reflect on the most glorious and visceral expression of footballing joy...

The 10 Largest Football Stadiums In The World

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In this article we look at ten of the world’s largest football stadiums, some perhaps better known than others, and assess their legacies and...

The Oldest Clubs in World Football

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Although football today is a multi-billion dollar globalised industry which has spread its commercial influence to all corners of the planet, sometimes it pays...

Football’s Greatest Clubs

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How does one go about measuring greatness in football? I mean real, obvious, blatant greatness; that rarest of qualities. Today "greatness" is such a...

La Liga 09/10 Preview: Will Real Madrid and Barcelona live up to expectations?

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Last season Pep Guardiola's Barcelona thrilled Europe with their fluid, vivacious, irrepressible brand of football. Led by the combined talents of Xavi, Iniesta, Henry,...

Serie A 09/10 Preview: Can anyone stop Inter?

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Italian football has been blighted by a series of exposing scandals in recent years; Calciopoli in 2006, the Plusvalenze scandal and the murder of...

Liverpool to finish third behind Manchester United as Tottenham and City make case for...

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This is part two of the 09/10 season preview - find part one of the 09/10 premier league season here. Liverpool After pushing Manchester United all...

Chelsea to win the title, Arsenal back in 4th and Aston Villa to slide...

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Will Manchester City break into the top four? Will Carlo Ancelotti make a triumphant start to life at Stamford Bridge? Will Michael Owen rediscover...

Can Johnson, Gomez and Zamora shine in the Premier League?

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Each and every season throws up a number of players who seemingly come from nowhere or break the shackles of mediocrity to make a...

The Greatest Brazilian Players of All Time – 90s & 00s

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In this third and final part of my look at some of the finest players to have ever been produced by football’s most successful...