The Five Best Young Goalkeepers In Europe

It may not be the most glamorous position on the field, with strikers and attacking midfielders often stealing the glory, but no good side is complete without a top-class goalkeeper. Here are five of the best young emerging keepers in Europe… Gianluigi Donnarumma – AC Milan When given his senior debut by Sinisa Mihajlovic last[…]

Manuel Rui Costa, Eder And The Topsy-turvy Story Of Portuguese Football

If one year summed up the highs and lows of Portuguese football, it was most definitely 2004. It was one for the underdog, an anomaly in many ways, going against the grain. That theme was both a blessing and a curse in an Iberian country that has punched above its weight for a very long[…]

Andre Silva – Portugal’s Next Great Number 9

It’s safe to say that Portugese football is in good shape right now, European Championship winners in the summer, runners up in the 2015 U21 European championship, and runners up in the U19 European championships the year before. Six of the key players from those youth teams have broken into the national team now –[…]

Portuguese Prospects of the Future

The Portuguese league is full of wonderkids, and many of those are already being pursued by several European sharks. It’s a major priority amongst Portuguese football clubs to develop these youngsters, especially with the growing financial cuts in buying foreign players. And it’s not only the smaller clubs who have increased the investment in the[…]

Wolfsburg, Zenit and Benfica going strong in Champions League

With all 32 teams in the tournament having already played three times, the Champions League group stage enters its second half this week. All of Europe’s major sides are in action – from Barcelona to Bayern Munich, Manchester United to Real Madrid – but it is some of the continent’s second-tier outfits who could be[…]

Monaco Are Ligue 1’s Answer to Portuguese Transfer Masters Porto

Ten games into the Ligue 1 campaign, AS Monaco are firmly ensconced in mid-table with 14 points from a possible 30. Les Monegasques finished third in Le Championnat on the final day of last season, earning a UEFA Champions League playoff berth, but Leonardo Jardim’s men currently find themselves seven points behind Angers SCO and[…]

Blinkered Premier League Clubs Will Continue To Fail In Europe

As the final whistle sounds at the Emirates 10 blue shirts streak across the immaculate pitch to a hoard of fans jumping in sync. Olympiakos have just felled English giants Arsenal on their home turf, a David vs. Goliath triumph. On the same night Chelsea were slayed in the Dragon Stadium by FC Porto and a man[…]

Five players to watch in the 2015/16 Champions League

The 2015/16 Champions League – the 61st edition of Europe’s foremost continental club competition – gets under way next midweek, with 32 sides all dreaming of a successful campaign on the biggest stage of all. Many believe that the Champions League now represents the pinnacle of the modern game, with the concentration of quality and[…]