Is Kevin De Bruyne The Player Jose Mourinho Thought He Was Signing In Paul Pogba

In the space of three years, Kevin de Bruyne swapped London for Manchester, via Germany. Brought to Chelsea under André Villas-Boas, it was Jose Mourinho who deemed him not good enough to play in the Premier League after a loan spell at Werder Bremen which was soon followed by a permanent move to Wolfsburg. Not[…]

Taking A Look Europe’s Forgotten Men

By this point, the 2016-17 season is ramping up into full gear. Title races are beginning to formulate across Europe, while it is becoming evident which clubs are going to struggle to stay afloat in their respective divisions. There have been spectacular goals, thrilling matches and wonderful skills; underdog success stories, bitter rivalries and managerial[…]

Future Stars – Tammy Abraham, Bristol City Ace and Chelsea Loanee

The last Chelsea player to graduate from their academy and become a first team regular was John Terry. Terry made his debut on 28 October 1998 as a substitute against Aston Villa in the League Cup. However, it wasn’t until the 2000/01 season that he began to establish himself in the Chelsea first team. Chelsea have[…]

Title Pretenders – Who Will Win?

Last season was the seventh time in a row that the champions failed to successfully defend their title and it was 5000/1 shot Leicester City that became the sixth different winner of the premier league. Due to this the 2016/2017 Premier League season is arguably going to be the most exciting and debated about season[…]

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[…]

The 5 Stars Of The U19 European Championships

The France under-19s managed to go one better than their senior counterparts last week, by winning the European Championships. Ludovic Batelli’s youngsters trounced Italy 4-0 in the final, claiming a third European title at this level for France. In doing so, they demonstrated that there is plenty more young talent coming through for Les Bleus,[…]

The 5 Youngsters Set To Take The Premier League By Storm Next Season

The 2015/16 season was, again, a very good season for youngsters. Players such as Demarai Gray, Marcus Rashford, Tim Fosu-Mensah, Kelechi Iheanacho and Dele Alli impressed the world, with the latter in particular creating an incredible impression for a then-nineteen year old. Now, with the new season beckoning, I have identified 5 young talents who[…]

Italy’s Future Under Giampiero Ventura

Italy delivered the first truly stunning performance of Euro 2016, upsetting the odds to secure a well-worked 2-0 victory over Belgium on Group E’s opening night. Few, including Italian pundits and fans, saw the result coming. Antonio Conte had selected an ageing squad with little by way of star names but, despite widespread criticism of[…]

Future Stars – Zamalek Prodigy Mostafa Fathi

The first player to emerge from Egypt this millennium and make his mark on Europe was Ahmed Hossam Hussein Abdelhamid, better known as Mido. He is probably the most famous Egyptian export of the noughties. He played his trade in the Pro League, Eredivisie, Ligue 1, La Liga, Serie A and the Premier League. Despite playing[…]