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.[…]

The Young Stars Taking Germany’s Most Hated Club To The Top

They may be the most hated team in Germany for the way they were converted from humble fifth division SSV Markranstädt into big-spending RB Leipzig by their Red Bull owners – changing the colour of the kit and moving to a new purpose built stadium — but the Bundesliga newcomers could yet win a few[…]

Analysing The 5 La Liga Signings Who Could Have The Biggest Impact This Season

There may not have been a new Galáctico superstar signing at Real Madrid this summer, and Barcelona have focussed more on bringing in young, versatile players to add balance and competition for places within their squad, rather than splash €80 million in another Neymar or Luis Suárez. But there has still been plenty of interesting[…]

Samuel Umtiti – Barcelona’s New Defensive Rock

It has been confirmed by both parties: a €25 million fee will see French defender Samuel Umtiti move from Lyon to FC Barcelona this summer. But what exactly are Barcelona getting for their money? Well, given their current financial constraints, the Blaugrana are getting just about the best centre-back that €25 million can buy. It[…]

6 Serie A Based Players Set To Break Out Internationally At Euro 2016

Serie A has, in recent times, become an increasingly multinational league. For the first time in the league’s history, the 2015-16 season saw a match without Italian players in the starting lineups when Inter Milan took on Udinese in April. It comes as no surprise then that, despite the growth of this summer’s European Championships[…]

Predicting the Breakout Stars of Euro 2016 – Part 3

Part 3 of Tom Curren’s “Predicting the Breakout Stars of Euro 2016” series, and he highlights three more players to watch. If you’ve not read Part 1 or Part 2 then we recommend reading them. Aleksandr Golovin (Russia) Russia are no strangers to showcasing talented youngsters at the European Championships; four years ago, a 21-year-old Alan[…]

Predicting the Breakout Stars of Euro 2016 – Part 2

Part 2 of Tom Curren’s “Predicting the Breakout Stars of Euro 2016” series, and he highlights three more players to watch. If you’ve not read Part 1 then we recommend reading it. Jonathan Tah (Germany) Jonathan Tah has been labelled many things during his short career, but perhaps the most eccentric title he’s attracted is[…]