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Ruud van Nistelrooy

Former Manchester United and Holland striker

The Best Football Ads – featuring David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, and Ronaldo

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Football isn't always played on a length of grass, with eleven players, in a stadium full of packed supporters. Football, in the minds of...

Top 10 Premier League Strikers Of All Time

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When stripped to its foundations, getting goals is the aim of the beautiful game, and strikers are generally charged with providing the goods. The...

Memo to David Moyes – Drop van Persie and save your job!

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Having one of your key players criticising your tactical acumen after a particularly difficult defeat, and you're in trouble. Having it as  common knowledge...
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Beginning of the end! Why Manchester United should prepare for life beyond Wayne Rooney

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Already a week into the new season, it is clear that a decision must be made soon about Wayne Rooney’s future. David Moyes repeatedly insists...
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Sir Alex Ferguson’s Greatest XI

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Before Sir Alex Ferguson takes charge of his last game as Manchester United manager, here is his all-time greatest XI in his time at Old Trafford.

Ryan Giggs: slightly overrated?

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Ryan Giggs made his Manchester United debut in 1991, and 21 years later he is still an integral part of Sir Alex Ferguson's squad....

10 of the best Dutch footballers in recent years

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The Netherlands international team go into this summer's Euro 2012 tournament as one of the favourites and frontrunners, with quality throughout Bert van Marwijk's...

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.

Werder Bremen Finally Up And Running

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Werder Bremen looked set for a dismal season. Not only had their star of last season left for Real Madrid, but they had numerous...

Can Hamburg Win The Bundesliga?

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Before the international break Kaiserslautern gave a massive boost to everyone hoping for a more competitive Bundesliga this season with their 2-0 win over Bayern...

Transfer Rumours: Real Madrid Enter The Race For Cesc Fabregas?

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Monday Monday, can't trust that day. The new week has brought with it a flurry of fresh transfer rumours, some perfectly feasible, some a little...

Neville, Scholes and Giggs: Death By A Thousand Cuts

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It is with some distain, if not total consternation, that I observe the clichéd comments of the media, rival fans, and (most of all)...

Real Madrid Rejects poised for Champions League Glory

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Like so many of you out there I’ve long since lost all respect for Real Madrid and how they conduct their affairs. The malaise...

Nistelrooy? Spurs? Arsenal? Why not?

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If you believe all the rumors out there, Ruud van Nistelrooy alone is the target of every other Premier League club. Wages are pretty...

Why United fans should keep the faith

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Talk of a looming crisis at Old Trafford is rife across the media today, following yesterday's 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Fulham. It's...

Tuesdays have never been so exciting in football

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Tuesdays have never been so exciting. Even the institution that is the UEFA Champions League and the subsequent “Champions Tuesdays” fanfare it precipitated hasn’t...

Ligue 1 Transfer Roundup: Nistelrooy to Lyon, Vierra to PSG, Bangoura to Rennes and...

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Here's a look at the latest transfer rumours surrounding Ligue 1: Where do Lyon go from here? With the recent departures of Juninho, Karim Benzema and...

Summer Transfer Frenzy: Are Strikers Worth Their Weight in Goals?

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The summer transfer market just went off with a couple of high powered Exocet missiles from central Spain, leaving some of us thinking that...

Soccerlens Podcast – El Casico, Chelsea’s anti-football and all about La Liga

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On episode nine of the Soccerlens Podcast, Stephen Darwin is joined by FourFourTwo's man in Madrid, Tim Stannard, to talk about Spanish football and...

The 2008 Soccerlens All-Star XI – The Best Footballers of 2008

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For those of us who are consumed by football every year brings new thrills and disappointments, a million what ifs and if onlys and...

Manchester City Can’t Have Chelsea Defenders, Everton want Newcastle striker, Spurs want West Ham...

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There are some interesting rumors floating out there today. Is Lukas Podolski staying or going? Are Everton looking for a new striker?...

Spurs Spending Spree, Podolski to Arsenal, Everton or Manchester City, Owen to Liverpool and...

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Tottenham are linked with more reinforcements (no central midfielders though), Podolski is linked with a move to England, the Owen to Liverpool and Arshavin...

Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid: Amauri + Del Piero Wondergoal Return Pride in Turin (Champions...

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Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, Juventus was reborn Tuesday. With two majestic strokes of the paintbrush, one by Del Piero to erase...

Ian Blanchard, Head of National Referee Development at the FA, Discusses Law 11 and...

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Images courtesy of Ian Blanchard and the English Football Association. In February 2008, I had the pleasure and privilege to interview Mr. Ian Blanchard, who...

The 7 Most Popular Players going to Euro 2008

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Looking at the world of football through the eyes of the press can give you a perverted and totally false view of what's actually...

2007/2008 Champions League Top Scorers – Ronaldo, Messi and Gerrard lead the way

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Here's a list of the top scorers in this year's Champions League (so far), plus their career stats for the Champions League: Top scorers 2007/2008...

Liverpool striker nearing Manchester United record

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While Manchester United keep closing the gap between themselves and rivals Liverpool in terms of league titles, a debutant playing at Anfield is close...

Real Madrid promise £100m for Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United cash in

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The article below is an April Fools Joke. The real story of Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Madrid is here. In the most expensive transfer in...

Top 20 Ugliest Footballers

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Wayne Rooney has just been elected the ugliest player in the world, at least according to 33% of the 2,500 women polled by www.thepeoplesclub.com....