The new adidas adiZero F50 miCoach - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Is it a football boot? Is it a football boot with a brain? Or is it just adidas finally putting
a microchip in their adiZero F50s?
Yes, no and of course. The new adidas adiZero F50 miCoach (165g, retails price starts at Â£200,
out in November), thanks to a built-in microchip and tracking software available for your
smartphone as well as an online portal, promises to enable both professional and amateur
footballers to analyse their personal speed, distance and work rate.
Gasperini lastest victim of "Mourinho's Curse" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With Gian Piero Gasperini's dismissal as Inter Milan manager, the Mourinho's Curse has claimed
it's latest victim. Since his appointment at FC Porto, full-time successors have struggled to cope
with the expectations of a Mourinho coached side.
A Football Initiation in London - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Writer's Note: This is not a "My First Football Match" type article.
The world has been through enough "football revolutions" to know that it is not everyone's
thing. Nothing is. Sure, I can get swept away in the furore and bluntness of the X Factor final but
only for that night (that hasn't happened yet.
The Importance of Juan Mata - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Juan Mata's Â£23.5million transfer seemed to happen on a breeze. With the perpetual summer
transfer saga of Luka Modric, hype was outwardly reserved. However, now with the foliage on the
floor and the Premier League blooming, Mata's importance to the Chelsea team has been keenly
Weekend Bets: Back United to beat Chelsea and Liverpool to beat Tottenham - originally posted on
After a midweek that saw only one British side win in Europe, we're back to a fantastic weekend
of Premier League action, with the headline matches on Sunday as Manchester United take on Chelsea
at Old Trafford and Liverpool travel to White Hart Lane to meet Tottenham.
The Need For Advanced Football Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As a sports fan living in America, you're bombarded with statistics of increasing complexity
across every sport except football (or soccer, as the US calls it). Media analysis of football
still relies on the same statistics we've seen for years, which are generally cumulative
Champions League Preview: Manchester Plots European Domination - originally posted on
Manchester City get the chance to finally definitively emerge from the shadow of their
cross-town Red rivals as this year's UEFA Champions League commences. They'll do so with a team
which, while not having ever competed in the the Champions' League as a unit, possesses a
significant amount of top-flight continental experience.
Champions League Preview: Real and Barca the teams to beat - originally posted on
It seems that in almost every aspect of the game, two clubs dominate the footballing world. They
are Spanish super heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona. Any team boasting multiple stars is said
to echo Real's Galactico era, while teams from League Two to the K-League are said to be a
RIP Spanish football? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Spanish football is dying.
In 2007 La Liga had one of the most exciting title races in living memory as four teams had the
possibility of winning the title, even with four rounds of matches still to play. Valencia fell
away towards the end and Sevilla ran out of steam en route to winning the UEFA Cup (in an
all-Spanish final against Espanyol) and Copa del Rey that year.
Stat Attack: The Relentless Cristiano Ronaldo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Just how 'good' is Cristiano Ronaldo? Earlier we shared news on the 'Cristiano Ronaldo: Tested
to the Limit' documentary which subjects CR to a series of innovate tests to measure his
performances. But that's still lab testing, off the pitch, not a true measure of a footballer's
Cristiano Ronaldo: Tested To The Limit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In an innovative documentary, Castrol pushed Cristiano Ronaldo to the limit in a series of
tests designed to measure Ronaldo's footballing skills, strength, agility and mental
It is arguably the most rigourous scientific examination of a football player ever taken as
Ronaldo (a Castrol global ambassador) is literally tested to the limit our inside sources told us
of how, after several hours of grueling tests, Ronaldo was almost ready to collapse from fatigue
but still managed to put in 110% in every single test he was presented with.
Is It Time To Bench Jamie Carragher? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Carragher without a doubt has been one of the most reliable and consistent players for Liverpool
over the past decade. The veteran defender even now is brilliant with his abilities, however the
major concern is that with his age the errors are increasing as well.
Just Play Football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
If ever there is a time to push football it is when the dark nights draw in and the
jackets go on. Push football? I know, we all watch it; comment; log on; and couch surf our way
through hundreds of hours of football.
Soccerlens Interviews Robbie Savage - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Soccerlens caught up with Robbie Savage late last month to talk about the Just Play campaign by
the FA and Mars, as well as chat about his career and lots more. Transcript of the interview is
below the video:
Golden Generation or Fool's Gold? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Barring an almighty flop, England will qualify for Euro 2012. They'll do so in marginally
convincing fashion, maybe even topping a group which while not robust, provided more challenging
than first thought. Now, England manager Fabio Capello said he knew Tuesday's performance against
Wales would be sub-par from watching the players warm up.
Europa League Preview: Tottenham, Fulham, Stoke and Birmingham in a confusing European adventure
- originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The draw for the group stages of this season's Europa League has thrown up a number of difficult
and interesting challenges for England's representatives, with qualification through to the
knock-out stages far from assured.
Brazil v Ghana All eyes on the Selecao - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It is the nature of modern football that in any match involving Brazil, the spotlight rests
solely on their ambitions for their next title.
This time, as hosts of the next World Cup, they have only friendlies (and the Confederations
Cup) to fine-tune their preparations in the next 3 years and as such, every friendly will be an
examination of Brazil's credentials to lift the World Cup on their home soil.
Liverpool FC: The Reds Will Finish in the Top 4 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Before culling through their players ahead of the August 31 transfer deadline in the game of
divide and conquer, Liverpool FC had exhibited more diligence than any other club to pull
themselves together and prove they still subsisted since the start of last year's 2010 â€“ 2011
Premier League season.
Rooney and Young A Promising Partnership For United and England - originally posted on
Rooney and Young, Young and Rooney. The two seemingly go hand in hand. Both have starred in
Manchester United's exceptional start in the quest for a 20thPremier League title. Sir Alex
Ferguson's newly devised weapon is as electrifying as it is frightening.
John Aloisi: helping or hurting? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With A-League clubs beginning to convince the younger and fitter members of Australia's golden
generation to return to antipodean shores, the moves come with a warning from the country's
favourite penalty-taker, John Aloisi.
Troubling Times Ahead for Everton? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Everton's summer has been a downpour of disappointment. The tale of the club's financial
hardship may be legendary, but, after the recent transcript publication of their perilous
situation, the reality is stark. The club has stagnated; the future forecast is bleak.
The Best and Worst deals of the Transfer Window - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As the summer transfer window has now finally closed and viewing figures of Sky Sports News go
back to normal levels, I think it's time to look back at the best and worst of the deals done
involving English Premier League sides.
Interview with Manchester United's Tom Cleverley and Phil Jones - originally posted on
Manchester United's Tom Cleverley and Phil Jones sat down to speak with FA TV ahead of the
Bulgaria v England Euro 2012 qualifier this week, chatting about Manchester United, Alex Ferguson,
Wayne Rooney and joining the England squad.
Transfer Rumors: Last-Minute Deals Galore On Deadline Day - originally posted on
So, we've made it to the end of yet another wild summer transfer window. Here's hoping that your
favorite side made the additions that you hoped they would, or just as importantly, didn't subtract
anyone of great importance without failing to find a proper replacement.
Football Tickets Online Goldmine or Minefield? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
So that big cup draw has been made, your team has got the tie that they were praying for. A home
tie as well. "All you can ask for is a home tie" apparently. It is going to be the game of the
season, make no mistake.