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  1. Riquelme’s class sends Columbia home

    It appears as if Argentina has got into this habit of giving everyone a reason to celebrate. Today, it was Columbia at the other end. How long the festivities lasted, however, is a different story altogether.

  2. Newcastle News – July 2nd – 2007

    Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority. The good news is that it looks like we’ve signed Geremi for ₤2M from Chelsea and the deal will be …


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  3. How high can Newcastle get?

    Every summer it’s the same story. Fans turn from pessimistic sods at the end of the season into blindly over-optimistic slobbering fools by the start of the season. For some clubs the transformation starts earlier – the signing of a …


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  4. Newcastle’s Big Sam is a budget manager

    Sam Allardyce has made his career by maximising meagre resources. As a result, he’s developed an extensive network of contacts that help him pick up obscure talents. Unable to compete for star power, he’s gone after experience. Unable to compete …


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  5. How will Arsenal replace Henry?

    Ed’s note – discuss this in the Soccerlens forum. Now that all the dust has finally settled, it is time for Arsenal fans to start thinking about the future. Aliadiere has departed for Middlesborough, and though I always felt bad …


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  6. Club Loyalty vs Player Ambition

    One of the remaining romanticisms of football is the notion of a player’s loyalty to a particular club. Like other such ideals (sportsmanship, for example), this too, shall pass. Football players are not necessarily greedy or heartless. However, their first …


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  7. Soccerlens Forum

    Welcome to the new Soccerlens Forum. The forum is for SL readers to rant about football with minimal editorial control. In other words, as long as you’re nice to each other and you’re talking about football, anything goes. Head over …


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  8. Abidal moves to Bracelona

    Football Club Barcelona today completed their third signing of the summer. Eric Abidal passed his medical examination and has signed for the next four seasons.