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Chris Wright (b.1984 -) Regular contributor for Soccerlens and news editor over on Who Ate All The Pies. Lifelong Nottingham Forest fan, so therefore I have no idea what real football looks like.

10 Possible Football Stoners

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Today, as you may or mayn't be aware, is 4/20 - The International Day of the Stoner. With that in mind, we thought we'd turn...

Football Identity – The Social Football Game

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"Take on the role of Footballer, Manager or Journalist in a world where teamwork, strategy and people matters!" Footballidentity is an online football game in...

Chelsea Have Left It Too Late, And Why Arsenal Can Beat Manchester United

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The games seem to be fizzing by our eyes as we hurtle headlong toward the nub-end of the season though, mercifully, this weekend (5-7th...

Scoreboard Review – When Football Predictions And Facebook Collide

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"SCOREBOARD is a football predictions game and show on Facebook. It's unique selling points are: Play against the pro pundits First interactive football show...

Arsenal v Birmingham Preview – Carling Cup Final

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Arsenal vs Birmingham Carling Cup Final Wembley Stadium, London Sunday 27th February, 2011 15:00 BST By kick-off on Sunday afternoon, five years, 9 months and 6 days will have...

GGOAL – Where Football Meets Chess

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"GGOAL is a tactical/strategic browser game, where different players can experience a real challenge on a soccer chessboard of sorts. The main feature of GGOAL...

Soccerlens’ Top Five Strikers Of The Last 20 Years

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As the footballing sphere bids farewell to one of it's greatest ever patrons, legendary Brazilian forward Ronaldo, we at Soccerlens thought it high time to compile a concise list of our top five 'strikers in world football' - with the only stipulation being that any nominee must have played 'up top' and have had been in their prime at some point during the last two decades.

Ten Overhead Kicks That Put Rooney’s Derby Shinner To Shame

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After Wayne Rooney reminded us all that he used to be a fairly decent professional footballer with his derby day belter against Manchester City last Saturday, the received (Sky Sports-infused) wisdom seems to be that the decidedly off-colour striker's effort was, without need for second thought, the greatest overhead kick ever scored by anyone, anywhere, ever. However, that's not quite the case - as the following, ten-strong video essay will hopefully attest to.

Fernando Torres: The New Shevchenko?

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How manager Carlo Ancelotti will re-configure his system to incorporate Torres remains to be seen, though it's worth nothing that there will be an ominous spectre hovering over his head when it comes to bedding in his new superstar - an ominous spectre that has perhaps come to characterise Abramovich's oil-soaked tenure in West London, the £30 million signing of Andriy Shevchenko.

Transfer Deadline Round-Up: Torres And Carroll Smash Records

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For the first time in a long time, the transfer deadline day actually lived up to it's monstrous, gossip-driven hype. Over the course of 24 hours of prime pantomime, we witnessed both the fourth and the eighth most expensive transfers of all time take place, with Chelsea bagging themselves a new number nine and Liverpool taking 35 million steps to fill the void left thereafter.

The Round-Up: Torres Exit Request Rejected, Man Utd To Go Dutch

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Liverpool have confirmed that striker Fernando Torres made an official transfer request yesterday afternoon amidst interest from Chelsea, and that the club have also turned it down - telling the Spaniard that they expect him to honour his long-term contract at Anfield.

Fabio Capello Saddles Jack Wilshere With The ‘F’ Bomb

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The nation mourned when Emile Heskey retired from international football last year, and rightly so -for England knew that what stretched out before them was what adulterous husbands tend to refer to as a 'transitional period' when the kids finally ask why Mummy hasn't been home in nearly three weeks. England needed, and still need, a new hero. Step forward, 19-year-old Jack Wilshere.

The Round-Up: Liverpool Snub Torres Bid, Inter After Bale…Again

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Liverpool have rejected a £35 million bid from Chelsea for striker Fernando Torres, according to a report in the Times. The newspaper are claiming that the club contacted them immediately after rebuffing the offer, though no official word has been released by the Anfield PR department yet.

Van Der Sar Confirms Retirement: How Do United Replace A Legend?

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As the venerable Paul Scholes remains undecided as to whether his sainted, 36-year-old legs have another year at the top left in them, a fellow member of Manchester United's veteran old guard has broken ranks and revealed that he intends to call time on his career at the end of the current season. Upon the culmination of 21 years of unbridled professionalism and excellence, 'keeper Edwin van der Sar has confirmed that he will hang up his gloves this summer.

The Round-Up: Mourinho Wants Out, Liverpool Face Suarez Stand-Off

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A batch of interesting quotes have emanated from the Real Madrid camp, in which coach Jose Mourinho, just days after refusing to commit to Los Blancos past the summer, tells of his hankering for a return to the last bastion of the fair and the just - the English Premier League.

Sky Sports Wield The Axe As ‘Sexism’ Witch Hunt Rumbles On

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The sanctimonious 'sexist' witch hunt that is currently permeating the glossy facade English football coverage is showing no signs of abating today, with fresh clips of otherwise-vidicated Sky anchor Richard Keys hee-hawing about colleague Jamie Redknapp's sexual conquests now doing the rounds - and, such is my remit here on Soccerlens, I'm afraid that I'm duty-bound to tell you poor sods all about it.

The Round-Up: Chelsea Debunk Atletico €60m ‘Double Bid’ Claims

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Reports in the Spanish press yesterday were carrying quotes supposedly attributed to Miguel Angel Gil, in which Atletico Madrid's majority shareholder claimed that Chelsea had made a €60 million double bid for striker Sergio Aguero and centre-back Diego Godin. Though it seems Senor Gil may have been telling porkies...

Andy Gray Teeters As Second Sexist Tirade Leaked

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Just when it looked like Sky Sports pundit-in-chief Andy Gray (along with presenter Richard Keys) was going to worm his way out of having to face any tangible punishment for his overtly chauvinistic guffawing, a second denigrating video has been leaked - by Sky News, no less - that may just cost the gittish Scot his lucrative 'job for life'.

The Round-Up: Wenger Aware Of Hazard, Chelsea Luiz Control

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is interested in bringing Lille prodigy Eden Hazard to the Emirates, but will only make a move for the 20-year-old starlet if and when he becomes 'available'

Sky Sports Cavemen Suspended Over Sexist Remarks

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The observant amongst you may have noticed that a female human being by the name of Sian Massey ran the line during Saturday's Premier...

The Round-Up: Didier’s Drog Days Are Over, Liverpool Ramp Up Suarez Hunt

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There's a bit of a rip-snorter doing the rounds in this morning's gossip columns, in which Chelsea's misfiring heavyweight Didier Drogba is the latest name being linked with the vacant striker's position over at Real Madrid.

The Round-Up: Chelsea Chase Kjaer, West Ham Scrape The Barrel

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Danish defender Simon Kjaer has only been at Bundesliga side Wolfsburg for a few months, but if today's gossip columns are to be believed (I know, I know), then he could be set for a premature departure - to Chelsea, no less.

Catalan Press Explode As Mourinho Refuses To Commit

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As far as the Spanish sporting press goes, a good rule of thumb to abide by is that, if the twin Catalan-based newspapers Sport...

The Round-Up: Man City Target One Last Winter Splurge

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Manchester City are hoping to prise highly-rated Dutch right-back Gregory van der Wiel from Ajax's clutches before the transfer window shuts in around a week's time, after sending a four-man delegation to monitor the 22-year-old defender during the Amsterdam club's 2-0 win over Feyenoord on Wednesday.

Barca And Inter Dominate UEFA ‘Team Of The Year’ 2010

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UEFA have taken the time and good grace to bestow upon us their Team of the Year, and it should come as scant surprise that both Barcelona and Inter Milan dominate proceedings - with 8 of the final 11 slots being occupied by their employees, along with a further 7 of the 44 'unsuccessful' nominees.

The Round-Up: Jose Mourinho Is Too Old For This Sh*t!

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According to the Daily Mirror, coach Jose Mourinho is 'prepared to quit' Real Madrid at the end of the season, after reaching the end of his tether with sporting director Jorge Valdano - whom our Portuguese protagonist deems to not be doing his job entirely efficiently.

Darren Bent: Avid Mercenary Or Victim Of English Hypocrisy?

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As you've probably been made aware by now, a footballer who essentially only excels at one very basic aspect of the game, i.e. kicking...

The Round-Up: West Ham Need Bendtner Like A Hole In The Head

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In a bid to steady the particularly tumultuous ship at Upton Park, it looks like the West Ham board are keen on bringing in a few level-headed, calming influences in the next few weeks, namely Arsenal's ego-drenched, donkey-in-residence Nicklas Bendtner.

Blabbering Babel Reveals ‘Secret’ Suarez Swap Deal

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Comments made to a Dutch newspaper by Liverpool's Ryan Babel have sparked speculation that the surplus winger may be about to seal a loan...