Manchester United: Van Persie let off the hook despite criticising teammates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have decided against punishing striker Robin van Persie for his comments made in the aftermath of their poor 2-0 defeat away to Olympiakos last week, where he described the struggling champions as 'lousy'.
The shadow of van Gaal continues to haunt Tim Sherwood at Tottenham. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After a disappointing and dispiriting defeat to Norwich City at the weekend, Spurs' manager Tim Sherwood will not be comforted by the returning rumours linking Holland national coach Louis van Gaal with the manger's seat at White Hart Lane.
PHOTO: Mesut Ozil meets fellow penalty sufferer, Dennis Bergkamp - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mesut Ozil may be having a tough time of it of late, but he still has plenty of time to get back on the horse, something former Gunners striker Dennis Bergkamp, an Arsenal stalwart of over 10 years, would strongly endorse.
Euro 2016 Draw: The Big Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Welcome to Soccerlens' preview and upcoming coverage of Sunday's Euro 2016 draw, which will take place at 11:00 GMT in Nice, France.
With qualification for this summer's World Cup in Brazil all sorted, we can turn our attentions to the upcoming European Championships in France, with a whole host of international heavyweights awaiting this Sunday's gala event, which will determine the fate of the 55 teams spread through six seeded pots.
Man City vs Chelsea: Between Strikers, Legend and Transformation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Living in central London has many perks, with the overwhelming rat race quietly offset by a number of extra-curricular outlets.
One of which is always having between 3-5 Premier League 'choices' every weekend, with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and Fulham all rolling out the show, as they have done since the beginning of our collective obsession.
The Transfer Lens Cabaye to Arsenal? Niguez to Man Utd? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Still no movements thus far from the Premier League big guns this month, with the January transfer window still but a beckoning siren for the likes of David Moyes and Arsene Wenger to either staunchly ignore, or tentatively engage.
Photo: Marco van Ginkel smiling again after successful operation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea youngster Marco van Ginkel has undergone a successful operation on Thursday in Barcelona. The 20-year-old, who joined in the summer from Vitesse Arnhem, will be out of action for six months after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament on his left knee.
'2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' game set for April release - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With 121 days still to go before the start of the World Cup, EA Sports have announced the impending arrival of the official '2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' video game, with fans able to get their teeth into the action as soon as April.
Place your Bets! Analysing the 2014 World Cup Betting Favourites - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The summer is fast approaching, and in true World Cup fashion, football fans everywhere have begun to browse catalogues of the latest wide-screen TVs, sound out their favourite watering holes, and pray that the old barbecue will survive in the back garden this winter.
2013 Under-21 European Championship Best XI is a post from: Just Football
The UEFAEuropean Under-21 Championships have been graced in the past by the likes of Mesut Ozil, Juan Mata, Andrea Pirlo and Luis Figo and judging from some of the action this last fortnight, some of the crop of 2013 will be added to that illustrious list in the years to come.
A year before the 2014 World Cup: Argentina are favourites - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
On Wednesday, it will officially be one year before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil gets under way. Despite a number of highly impressive sides around at the moment it is Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, who look favourites to lift the World Cup trophy on 13th July 2014.
Top 5 European Under-21 players to watch (including Manchester United and Liverpool future stars) - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Under-21 European Championship gets under way today with England playing their first match against Italy tomorrow evening. It's an exciting event which will showcase some of the best young talent Europe has to offer.
Champions League: The most successful countries and cities - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This year's Champions League will obviously go to Germany and it will be the seventh time a German club will be crowned the champions of Europe. Which makes one wonder, how many Champions League trophies have gone to the other top European football nations.
Graziano Pellè: Ladykiller, Goal Assassin is a post from: Just Football
The men in Heerenveen cheered, the women wept. The cause of this was standing on the pitch, hands to his face. When Feyenoord come to town to face local pride SC Heerenveen, Graziano Pellè won't be on the pitch.
In David Moyes' press conference yesterday he confirmed that Robin van Persie had returned to Holland to work on his thigh injury.
Last night on Twitter, someone edited a journalists tweet to say that Van Persie could be out until March, and this rumour quickly spread. Some of the papers this morning are now suggesting, similarly, that he could be out for six weeks.
In honor of Holland's 8-1 thrashing of Hungary yesterday, I present these photographs from Hans van der Meer's fantastic work "Dutch Fields". That collection, while often paling in notoriety to the scope he accomplished with his later work "European Fields", is more representative of what van der Meer knows and a more honest retelling of the game at its most basic state.
Jozy Altidore of AZ Alkmaar (Google Creative Commons)
The storyline going into the final of the Dutch Cup on Thursday in Rotterdam mirrors the one going into Saturday's FA Cup Final.
PSV Eindhoven are sitting pretty in second place in the Eredivisie table and all they have to do to confirm their spot in Europe next season is win the cup on Thursday or earn a point in their final league match on Sunday.
Arsenal are plotting a double raid on Dutch side PSV Eindhoven for Georginio Wijnaldum and Zakaria Bakkali. Reports in Holland suggest the Gunners are interested in bringing both youngsters to the Emirates. Voetbal International claims that Peter Clarke, who scouts players in whom the club has already established serious interest, watched PSV's opening league match [.
Der Name Rooie Marck ist seit einigen Tagen sehr vielen Fussballfans ein Begriff. Der Niederländer, der leider vor einigen Tagen verstorben ist, war ein großer Fan von Feyenoord Rotterdam und als er von seinen Ärzten erfuhr, dass er nur noch wenige Tage zu leben hatte, bat er seine Freunde, ihm einen letzten Wunsch zu erfüllen.
Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Wilfried Bony Age: 24 Position: Striker Signed from: Vitesse Arnhem Fee: £12m Did you know? Bony is nicknamed Daddy Cool, for obvious reasons. What's the deal? The Swans have smashed their club record transfer fee to boost their goalscoring options for next season.
Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Jozy Altidore Age: 23 Position: Striker Signed from: AZ Alkmaar Fee: Undisclosed (rumoured £6million) Did you know? Altidore's £5.7million move from New York Red Bulls to Villarreal in 2008 remains the most expensive MLS sale. What's the deal?
Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium can all pack their bags. They're going to Brazil.
The trio of nations each recorded victories on Friday that secured their automatic qualification to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, joining Italy and the Netherlands as entrants from Europe in the summer tournament.