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This sections hosts articles from the different competitions covered at Soccerlens – the Carling Cup, the FA Cup, the World Cup, Euros, the Champions League and the Europa League.

Also see: Football Transfers, Football Stats, Football Live Scores.

  1. What Can and Cannot be Gained From Pre-Season Friendlies

    After a summer of discussion, controversy and the dominance of Manchester City and Real Madrid in the transfer market, club football has finally returned to our lives albeit in a non-competitive format.

    Obviously after the seemingly endless summer break it is great to see your team back in action.

    However how much can we really gleam from these games, can any meaningful analysis be made into the results, players or tactics employed?

    This article looks at what we can and cannot gain from pre-season friendlies:

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  2. Panthers and Shadows at Birmingham City

    Not since Agustin Delgado and Kleber Chala were at Southampton has a Premiership side had two Ecuadorians within their ranks. Birmingham’s recent signings of Christian Benitez and Giovanny Espinoza have struck keen interest amongst blues supporters. Delgado and Chala didn’t …

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  3. To the death, Mr Cook

    The crowd are tense. The home team are losing one nil, and are pushing forward in search of an equaliser. Wave after wave of attack is repelled. Eventually the striker snaps off a shot that goes agonisingly wide. The crowd …

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