Previewing The Upcoming Manchester Derby

The Manchester derby is always a big occasion, especially since Manchester City were elevated to the level of regular Premier League contenders when Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan – better known as Sheikh Mansour – took over the club in 2008, investing heavily in the first-team squad and club’s infrastructure. And the battle for Mancunian[…]

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[…]

Future Stars – Mexico’s Hirving Lozano

Players from all around the world have played in the Premier League since it’s inception in 1992.  Mexico has, like many others, provided a fair few players most notably Giovanni dos Santos, Javier Hernández and Carlos Vela. However, none of them managed to really establish themselves bar Javier Hernández and even then it was as a impact substitute.[…]

Adam Ounas – The Bordeaux Wonderkid

In France, prior to PSG’s 4 consecutive league titles and after OL’s 7-years domination, there were some different teams competing for and winning the Ligue 1 title: Bordeaux, Marseille, Lille and the outsiders Montpellier who won their first title (it was reminiscent of Leicester winning the Premier League this year!). Those teams have not been[…]

Mourinho At Manchester United – 3 Players on The Chopping Block And Their Replacements

So the axe has finally fallen on Louis Van Gaal’s reign at Manchester United. The veteran Dutch tactician has cut a disgruntled and cantankerous figure in recent months, as he put up a defiant front against the growing reports suggesting his job was in jeopardy. Van Gaal can point the finger of blame at the[…]

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[…]

The Transfer Plans For Last Seasons Top Four

To varying degrees, each of the clubs from last season’s Premier League top four have experienced a disappointing 2015-16 campaign. Champions Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United have all fallen short of pre-season expectations, which means we can expect change this summer. Managerial changes have already been confirmed for Chelsea and City, with the[…]

A Summer Move Suits Ronaldo, Real Madrid AND Florentino Perez Down to the Ground

After an embarrassing result, rumours of further discontent are going to come out once more. In the aftermath of Real Madrid’s humiliating home capitulation against arch rivals Barcelona, a distinctly off-colour Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly confronted Los Blancos president Florentino Perez and demanded Rafael Benitez be removed as head coach, or he would walk. An event[…]

Adnan Januzaj – Make or Break at Borussia Dortmund

Adnan Januzaj’s loan move from Manchester United to Borussia Dortmund during the summer transfer window was one of the biggest surprises on the transfer market. Manchester United fans in particular felt that Januzaj was ready to contribute to Manchester United’s first team, but United’s manager, the Dutchman Louis van Gaal believed that Januzaj would benefit[…]