Ruud van Nistelrooy

Former Manchester United and Holland striker

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...