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,[…]

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[…]

THE REGENERATION OF LIGUE 1

Champions League fanatics will remember the times when Olympique Lyonnais became a main stay of the latter stages of the knockout rounds. A team filled with household names, a young Karim Benzema introducing himself to the world, Lisandro Lopez turning in performances that would endear him to Lyon fans forever and finally the mercurial Juninho[…]