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Gary Andrews works as a web publicist in London and writes on football and media issues in his spare time. Before that he worked in journalism covering, among other things, non-league football. He is a long-suffering Exeter City and Wales fan.

Togo, Angola, and the World Cup

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Get a map of Africa and study the west coast of the continent. You'll notice that between Angola and South Africa is the country...

10 Football League youngsters to watch in 2010

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With the January football sales fast approaching, it's time for every manager to start compiling their transfer window wish list. With plenty of young...

A transat-latic love affair

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Sara Mathew and Amber Allen spent over £9,000 to watch one Oldham Athletic game, despite know nothing about football or Oldham. And now they're...

Welcome to the future of football

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Rio Ferdinand is perhaps one of the more unlikely of digital ambassadors. Before yesterday's online-only broadcast of Ukraine v England, the defender offered his...

England qualify in style but let’s not assume the trophy’s coming home just yet

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England qualifications are not used to happen this way. Where was the last-gasp heroic goal, the nervous, stuttering qualification that went down to the...

West Ham and Millwall remind us that hooliganism is still alive and well

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The only surprising thing about the violence at Upton Park in the Carling Cup tie between West Ham and Millwall was that anybody was...

The Championship 2009/10 Season Preview

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Soccerlens' Football League preview reaches its climax ahead of the big kick-off this weekend, with The Championship playing a starring role. There's plenty of...

League One 2009/2010 Season Preview

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We're now over halfway through Soccerlens' full season preview ahead of the big League kickoff this weekend. Today we're up to League 1, which...

League Two 2009/2010 Season Preview

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Soccerlens continues its full season preview of the English Football League, as we move up from the Conference to League Two, which promises to...

Blue Square Premier – 2009/10 Season Preview

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All this week Soccerlens will be preparing for the big kick-off on August 8th with a full preview of the English leagues from Championship...

Bobby Robson 1933 – 2009

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Former England manager Sir Bobby Robson has died of cancer aged 76. He had been battling the disease in various forms since 1992. Robson...

To the death, Mr Cook

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The crowd are tense. The home team are losing one nil, and are pushing forward in search of an equaliser. Wave after wave of...

John Hartson: Get well soon

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News today that makes you realise there’s more to life than just football. Former Arsenal, West Ham and Celtic striker John Hartson will undergo...

Celtic search for salvation and a league to play in

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What is it with teams from Leeds overstretching themselves in pursuit of glory? First there was Leeds United, the club that was one of...

When the King of Pop met Exeter City

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When it comes to discussing Michael Jackson's legacy, it's fair to say the King of Pop had much more influence on music than he...

Eight Future Stars In English Football

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As we move closer to the start of the season, it's at this stage that fans start analysing the squad list, namely which players...

Football “Franchises” – Right or Wrong?

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In a summer bereft of football, the release of fixture lists this week provide some form of respite for fans starved of action. Away...

Ebbsfleet and MyFC vote to stay alive

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Never say the British public, and indeed the world, can't be persuaded to vote when the matter at hand is football. While the rest...

My cup runneth over: how to save the sanctity of the silverware

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As Chelsea reigned triumphant at Wembley on Saturday, David Moyes cut a disconsolate figure, as you would expect the manager of a losing team...

Two Toon tales as both teams in Newcastle face a bleak future

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As of 6pm on Sunday, the moratorium around Newcastle United FC started. Over the coming days expect to see the words "big club" and...

Torquay end their two year exile

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As Paul Buckle beckoned his staff and squad pitchside in the dying few seconds of the Conference playoff final, you could forgive the Torquay...

Fulham’s Bobby Zamora sits down for a chat with Soccerlens

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The Fulham striker tells Gary Andrews how Roy Hodgson's organisation has the Cottagers flying high, and why he's unconcerned by his lack of goals. When...

Surviving the summer in the football league

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Calculators and collection buckets look to be the order of the day this summer as at least three football league clubs - Southampton, Stockport...

Devon-sent promotion for Exeter to League One

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Writing about Exeter City gaining promotion is starting to become an annual occurrence. This, perhaps, isn't a sentence that I expected to write for...

The business end of the business end of the season in the Football League

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There are several ways to win a Championship. You can swashbuckle your way to the top playing good football and conquering all that come...

AFC Wimbledon quest for league football grows ever closer

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As AFC Wimbledon fans took in a post-match pint on Saturday, it's unlikely the hands raising the pint glass had many fingernails left. But...

The Legacy of Hillsborough

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Twenty years ago ninety-six people left home to go to a football match. They never returned, crushed to death in one of the biggest...

Saints Pray For Divine Intervention

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When Lord Mawhinney last week voiced his fears that a big name club could go out of business if football's worst excesses weren't reigned...

Merthyr Tydfil: Footballing Martyrs living on the brink of extinction

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A few days before England coasted to victory against Slovakia in World Cup qualification, Cardiff City cruised to a 3-0 mid-season friendly against Merthyr...