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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. Fernando Torres: The New Shevchenko?

    How manager Carlo Ancelotti will re-configure his system to incorporate Torres remains to be seen, though it’s worth nothing that there will be an ominous spectre hovering over his head when it comes to bedding in his new superstar – an ominous spectre that has perhaps come to characterise Abramovich’s oil-soaked tenure in West London, the £30 million signing of Andriy Shevchenko.


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  2. Transfer Deadline Round-Up: Torres And Carroll Smash Records

    For the first time in a long time, the transfer deadline day actually lived up to it’s monstrous, gossip-driven hype.

    Over the course of 24 hours of prime pantomime, we witnessed both the fourth and the eighth most expensive transfers of all time take place, with Chelsea bagging themselves a new number nine and Liverpool taking 35 million steps to fill the void left thereafter.


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  3. Fabio Capello Saddles Jack Wilshere With The ‘F’ Bomb

    The nation mourned when Emile Heskey retired from international football last year, and rightly so -for England knew that what stretched out before them was what adulterous husbands tend to refer to as a ‘transitional period’ when the kids finally ask why Mummy hasn’t been home in nearly three weeks.

    England needed, and still need, a new hero. Step forward, 19-year-old Jack Wilshere.


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  4. Van Der Sar Confirms Retirement: How Do United Replace A Legend?

    As the venerable Paul Scholes remains undecided as to whether his sainted, 36-year-old legs have another year at the top left in them, a fellow member of Manchester United’s veteran old guard has broken ranks and revealed that he intends to call time on his career at the end of the current season.

    Upon the culmination of 21 years of unbridled professionalism and excellence, ‘keeper Edwin van der Sar has confirmed that he will hang up his gloves this summer.


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  5. Sky Sports Wield The Axe As ‘Sexism’ Witch Hunt Rumbles On

    The sanctimonious ‘sexist’ witch hunt that is currently permeating the glossy facade English football coverage is showing no signs of abating today, with fresh clips of otherwise-vidicated Sky anchor Richard Keys hee-hawing about colleague Jamie Redknapp’s sexual conquests now doing the rounds – and, such is my remit here on Soccerlens, I’m afraid that I’m duty-bound to tell you poor sods all about it.


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