Future Stars – Swedish Gem Alexander Isak

Alexander Isak recently celebrated his seventh birthday by scoring two goals in the Stockholm derby as AIK’s beat city rivals Djurgården 3-0. His performance was greeted, at the end of the game, by a chorus of happy birthday from 8,000 travelling fans. This isn’t the first time that the fans have sang his name, and[…]

Top Ten Big Money Failures

Whenever a superstar footballer is involved in a transfer, the deal is usually a costly one. As football has developed, the market has too, meaning the more money in the game, the higher the value of a player. Every summer, it seems to keep increasing, and ‘value’ is relative. Perspective is the most important factor[…]

A Weekend of Cup Finals

Reschedule everything that you have planned for this weekend as we have five domestic cup finals to look forward to. England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, are all giving us a very good reason to settle down in front of the TV and enjoy some fantastic games. FA Cup Final – Crystal Palace v Manchester[…]

What Does The Mats Hummels Saga Say For German Football?

World Champions, a team in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the seventh consecutive season, and some of the best young players in Europe. It is pretty hard to argue that German football is anything other than beautifully healthy right now. However, the news today is that Mats Hummels will join Bayern for €32M at the[…]

A Perfect Weekend For The Football Lovers

Reschedule everything you have planned for this weekend; it has some of the best matches of this season so far. Germany, Italy, England and Portugal, all of those countries are giving us the perfect reason to sit back on our couches and enjoy some titanic clashes amongst great footballing rivals. But which teams are we[…]

Master and Protégé: How Thiago Alcântara is Painting Pep’s Legacy

Thiago Alcântara fidgets uncomfortably in his chair. It’s late March 2015 and there’s a camera in the young man’s face. It’s been a long time since Thiago played football, which means it’s been a long time since he last spoke to a lens; the unfamiliar experience of the interview is probably slightly uncomfortable for him.[…]

Brilliant Bayern too Good for the Bundesliga – And That Could Have Consequences

A quarter of the way through the 2015/16 Bundesliga season, the destination of the title already looks to have been decided. Bayern Munich’s 1-0 victory over Werder Bremen on Saturday afternoon was their ninth in nine top-flight encounters – another Bundesliga record set by the Bavarians – with Pep Guardiola’s outfit already seven points clear[…]

Bayern Munich – At the Centre of the Battle between Nike and Adidas

The dust has settled and FC Bayern Munich are the clear and deserved winner of the German Klassiker. While Bayern fans and players are ecstatic about Sunday’s 5-1 win over their closest rival, the large majority of German football fans lament the possibility of another boring title race in Germany’s Bundesliga. Of course Bayern players[…]