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[…]

Cristiano And Myths Have Distorted His Legacy, But There Is Only One Ronaldo

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a phenomenon is defined as “a remarkable person or thing”. In the footballing world, superlatives are all too often worn out and overused, diluting their meaning when used correctly. When it comes to Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima, the Brazilian striker nicknamed “the phenomenon”, though, nothing is more fitting.[…]

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[…]

Four Young La Liga Talents To Look Out For Next Season

Last season was very competitive for talent in La Liga, as we saw several young attacking players compete in their debut seasons for their respective clubs. Individuals such as Antonio Sanabria and Paco Alcacer were the standout names from 2015/16 who will be expected to make an even bigger impact during the forthcoming campaign.  It’s[…]

Future Stars – Paraguayan Gem Sergio Díaz

Last year the new gem of South American football, Sergio Díaz, had an oustanding U20 South American Championship. The then 16-year-old was already well known to European scouts but his performance prompted Liverpool and Manchester United to make inquiries about his availability with Cerro Porteño president Juan José Zapag. Zapag made it clear that Sergio Díaz would stay for at[…]

Sevilla Extend Spanish Dominance

Sevilla won the Europa League for the third time in as many years after beating Liverpool 3-1 in Basel. This was the fifth time they have lifted the trophy in the past eleven seasons. The Andalusians title means that with Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid clashing in the Champions League final in Milan, Spanish clubs will have won[…]

Assessing This Summer’s Transfer Plans For Barcelona and Real Madrid

With the end of the season almost upon us, talk is beginning to turn to the transfer market. Rumors of big-money transfers, star signings and moves for the brightest young talents are already starting to fill column inches. And rumblings from those who claim to be an ‘insider’ who is ‘in the know’ are doing[…]

Match Preview – El Clásico

Barcelona go into the second Clásico of the season in incredible form. The Catalans are unbeaten in 39 games in all competitions, a run which included the 4-0 thrashing of Madrid at the Bernabéu in November. Los Blancos are in decent form themselves, winning 5 in a row since they lost the Madrid derby at the[…]