Football

Timo Werner shortcomings aren’t just down to Frank Lampard

When a club is going through a tough time, the attention almost always switches to the manager. That is the case at Chelsea right now, with the Blues having lost five of their last seven Premier League games. Part of the criticism heading Lampard’s way has been his use over the club’s two big summer […]

Luke Shaw’s form shows growth in Manchester United squad

It was all the way back in 2014 when Manchester United spent £30m, a then record for a teenager, on young defender Luke Shaw from Southampton. He was seen as the next big prospect for the national team and the Red Devils moved to stay in-keeping with their tradition of snapping up the countries best […]

Serie A XI vs Premier League XI: 1992 – Present

*DISCLAIMER* Before we get too far into it, “all-time” is defined by the life span of the Premier League in this instance to try and keep it as fair as possible. Anyone who played in Serie A or the Premier League between August 1992 and today was eligible to be selected, but I selected the […]

Emile Smith Rowe is the Mesut Ozil replacement Arsenal needed

When a football club produces a special talent in their academy and they break into the first team, it’s always a proud moment for fans. When Manchester United’s ‘class of 92’ came through together, there was excitement about what a group of academy lads could achieve together in the men’s game. Something similar is happening […]

My Perfect Footballer #2 – Micah Fanimo

WORDS BY MICAH FANIMO The beautiful game has enabled us to see so many different footballers, who have and still are taking us through so many different emotions. Football is a game where we have seen tears of joy, heartbreak and sorrow, all which can happen within 90 minutes. In my almost three decades of […]

Mesut Ozil joins Fenerbahce: Flop or not?

Mesut Ozil’s time in the Premier League is finally over, as Fenerbahce confirmed that they are to sign him. The German World Cup winner had entered the final six months of his contract with Arsenal, having been left out of the club’s Premier League and Europa League squads for the first half of the season. […]

Manchester United real contenders but probably just short for title

Manchester United and Liverpool battled to a 0-0 draw at Anfield on Sunday evening, in a game that told plenty about the title credentials of the visitors. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side came with the game plan that has become almost expected of them against the top teams, with a double pivot of Scott McTominay and […]

Wayne Rooney retires – Top 5 goals he ever scored

The career of the greatest English player of all-time has come to an end, as Wayne Rooney officially retired from playing to become the permanent manager of Derby County. Rooney has been in caretaker charge of the Rams since mid-Novemeber when Philip Cocu was sacked, but he’s now signed a new two-and-a-half year contract to […]

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea vs Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid

One of the greatest managers in the history of the sport, Jose Mourinho has managed some of the greatest players the game has ever seen. He also managed two of the best teams we’ve seen, during two separate eras and for two different reasons. When Mourinho joined Chelsea as ‘The Special One’, he built one […]

Tariq Lamptey to renew contract with Brighton

Tariq Lamptey is on the verge of extending his contract at Brighton, putting an end to speculation around his future at the club. The right back has been a revelation at the AMEX Community Stadium since signing from Chelsea in January 2020, exploding onto the scene and into the first-team picture. Playing mostly as a […]

Manchester City aren’t dark horses, they’re favourites

Another win and another clean sheet on the board for Manchester City as they beat Brighton 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night to move into the top three. Pep Guardiola’s side made it seven wins on the trot in all competitions thanks to Phil Foden’s first half strike, putting them four points behind […]

Harry Winks should jump at the chance of a La Liga move

If there’s one thing the current England generation lacks, it’s genuine quality in central midfield. Jordan Henderson is the best of a bad bunch, but his partners always seem to struggle immensely with one side of the game and can never really get going enough to give England a chance. Harry Winks though, has the […]

Why Sergio Ramos will be staying at Real Madrid beyond 2021

When a top player enters the final six months of their contract at a top club, it’s usually for one of two reasons. Either the player wants out, or the club don’t want the player anymore. Neither of these are the case at Real Madrid right now though, as Sergio Ramos enters the final stretch […]

What’s behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s poor form?

Not many fans would have argued with you during the summer off-season if you’d said that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was one of the best strikers in the world. Two goals in each of the FA Cup semi-final and final fixtures saw Arsenal lift the trophy, with the Gabon international looking keen to extend his stay at […]

Manchester United – Sell, loan or keep?

With the January transfer window in full flow, there are plenty of rumours flying around about the Manchester United squad right now. There’s never a day that goes by that a player isn’t linked with a Manchester United transfer, whether it be incomings or outgoings but so often many of the deals don’t make any […]

Cristiano Ronaldo – Timeless G.O.A.T

As Cristiano Ronaldo reaches the half way point of his 19th season in first-team men’s football, he continues to somehow shock everyone. The Portuguese forward made it 11 goals in his last 11 appearances for Juventus as they beat Sassuolo 3-1 on Sunday night, to move level with legendary Czech striker Josef Bican as the […]

Fikayo Tomori will make Chelsea regret letting him go

As Chelsea progressed into the FA Cup fourth round with a 4-0 win over Morecambe at Stamford Bridge, it was Frank Lampard’s team selection that got most of the attention. The club’s all-time top goalscorer and manager opted for a very strong lineup against League Two opposition, with all of Kurt Zouma, Mason Mount, Kai […]

Amad Diallo – Manchester United’s great expectation

After months of waiting, Manchester United have finally announced the signing of teenager Amad Diallo from Atalanta has been completed. The Ivorian winger has signed on a four-and-a-half-year contract, with the option for an extra season for an initial fee of £18.2m, which could rise to £37m. The deal was initially reached on deadline day […]

Who can West Ham sign to replace Sebastian Haller?

After spending £45m on a brand new, shiny striker in the summer of 2019, Sebastian Haller’s time at West Ham has come to an end. The French born Ivory Coast striker has scored just ten league goals since his move from Eintracht Frankfurt and is now on the move to the Eredivisie, with Ajax agreeing […]

John Stones has seen form resurrected for Manchester City

In the summer of 2020, it seemed almost certain that John Stones was going to be heading out of the exit doors at the Etihad Stadium. But following a goal and yet another clean sheet in the Carabao Cup semi-final win against Manchester United, the 26-year-old is among the best central defenders in England this […]

Dele Alli to reunite with Mauricio Pochettino at PSG?

After taking over in Paris, Mauricio Pochettino is already working on strengthening his squad during his first transfer window in Ligue 1. The former Spurs boss took over from Thomas Tuchel during the winter break on an 18-month contract, returning to the club where he was once captain during his playing days. Reports suggest that […]

Is Emiliano Buendia the answer to Arsenal’s creative problems?

Even a recent good upturn in form for Arsenal hasn’t been enough to paper over the cracks in their squad currently. After earning just one win in ten Premier League games, the Gunners are now on a run of three wins in a row following victory against Chelsea, Brighton and West Brom. They’ve scored eight […]

Manchester United need semi-final win to show real progress

It’s been an interesting season for Manchester United so far this year, with many ups and downs plotted throughout. They started the Premier League season, but currently sit in second place behind Liverpool only on goal difference having played a game less. They started their Champions League campaign with three wins from four games, needing […]

Time to give Romelu Lukaku his flowers

Romelu Lukaku is one of those footballers who regularly falls between the cracks when it comes to conversations about who the best strikers in the world are. The Belgian has got flaws in his game, that is undeniable. His touch isn’t the greatest, his hold up play often gets him in trouble against the top […]

Is the Carabao Cup enough for Tottenham and Jose Mourinho?

It’s been 13 years since Tottenham Hotspur won a trophy, when they beat Avram Grant’s Chelsea side 2-1 after extra-time at Wembley Stadium. It was supposed to be the start of something fruitful and successful, but instead it turned into a one and done. The special era that consisted of players such as Robbie Keane, […]

Rodri struggling to replace Fernandinho at Manchester City

While Manchester City quietly charge towards a title challenge, it’s easy to forget they’re going through a transitional period. Pep Guardiola has largely relied on a core including Fernandinho in midfield, Kevin De Bruyne as the chief creator and Sergio Aguero as the head honcho in front of goal. Aguero’s goalscoring has dried up, with […]

Who should Chelsea replace Frank Lampard with?

Another defeat for the London Blues as Frank Lampard’s side were comfortably beaten by Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne saw Pep Guardiola’s side cruise into a 3-0 lead before half-time, as they took their foot off the gas in the second half and claimed three […]

Are Manchester United really in a title race?

Any time in the past when a club is three points off the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand, they’re in a title race. But as we enter the new year, that’s exactly the position that Manchester United find themselves in. Yet there are plenty of question marks around whether […]

Liverpool stutter to another draw as 2020 comes to an end

As the Premier League draws to a close for 2020, Liverpool have stuttered once again after being held to a 0-0 draw by Newcastle. The champions travelled to St James’ Park looking to move five points clear at the top of the Premier League heading into 2021, but an strong performance from Karl Darlow in […]

Mauricio Pochettino Takes Paris Saint-Germain Job to Settle Glory Debates

He’s baaaaaaack! Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed as the new manager of Paris Saint-Germain, after German Thomas Tuchel was sacked during the winter break by the French club. Tuchel had led PSG into the knockout stages of the Champions League, finishing top of a group that included Manchester United and RB Leipzig too. Despite that […]

Diego Costa to leave Atletico Madrid in January – Where next?

Diego Costa’s second spell in Madrid is to come to an end in January after it was revealed that Atletico Madrid will not be offering him a new contract. The Brazilian-born Spain international striker is due to become a free agent in June 2021, with the contract he signed upon returning to Atletico Madrid in […]

Callum Hudson-Odoi Deserves a Chance To Shine For Chelsea

Chelsea fell to a third defeat in four games in their clash against Arsenal on Boxing Day, with the Gunners landing only their second Premier League win in 11 games. Goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka saw Mikel Arteta’s side cruising at the Emirates Stadium. Tammy Abraham scored a late consolation goal, […]

Manchester City’s New Slow Approach is Deliberate and Effective

It wasn’t long ago that I wrote about how Manchester City looked stale and bored of Pep Guardiola’s style and constant meticulous tactics. Always praised for his attention to detail and the tweaks he makes so often depending on the opposition, this season has seen a much more reserved version of ‘Pep Ball’. Manchester City […]

Pedro Neto – Wolves Winger Is One To Watch

When Wolves agreed to sell Portuguese winger Diogo Jota to Liverpool in the summer, questions were immediately raised about who could replace him. Fans wondered if someone would be brought in, while media questioned the decision to sell him without already having a replacement brought in prior to letting him go. When the lineup was […]

Manchester United Leave It Late To Progress To Carabao Cup Semi-Final

Manchester United left it late but came away with a hugely impressive 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park to set up a Carabao Cup semi-final clash with Manchester City. United dominated early on but couldn’t find the net, before both teams cancelled each other out for most of the second half. It took until […]

What’s The Deal With Mohamed Salah and Liverpool?

It’s not often the most important player in arguably the best team in the world starts talking about leaving the club, but that’s what seems to be happening at Anfield right now. After three stunning seasons at Liverpool Mohamed Salah has begun flirting with a move to Spain’s La Liga, with Barcelona and Real Madrid […]

Manchester City Cruise Into Carabao Cup Semi-Finals After Giving Phil Foden The Keys To The Midfield

Manchester City strolled into the Carabao Cup semi-finals with a routine 4-1 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night. City took the lead after just three minutes when Gabriel Jesus headed home ahead of goalkeeper Alex Runarsson following a Oleksandr Zinchenko cross. The Citizens dominated throughout the first half but Arsenal snatched […]

Renato Sanches Up For Grabs as Lille Hit Financial Trouble

A European champion is about to hit the market as French football enters a financial crisis heading into 2021. Lille are on the verge of losing their star players thanks to a huge debt issue, which has seen the club owner have to give up control of the team to the companies he owes money […]

Is Declan Rice Good Enough For a ‘Big Six’ Club?

For the last 18 months the biggest question coming out of east London has been when, not if, will Declan Rice be leaving the club? Vice-captain at just 21 years old, Rice has come through the West Ham academy and been their shining light during a tough period where relegation seemed like a genuine possibility […]

Who Can Replace Mikel Arteta As Arsenal Manager?

46 years later and Arsenal have officially got a new worst start ever to a season. Mikel Arteta has led Arsenal to just 14 points from their opening 14 league games, with eight defeats and just 12 goals scored so far. The performances and form of the Gunners have seen the pressure mount on their […]

James Maddison Back To His Best & Ready For England Contention

It’s been a long road back to fitness for Leicester midfielder James Maddison in recent months. The former Norwich man was a key figure in the Foxes side that pushed for a top four place for the majority of last season, until a hip injury saw him miss the majority of the post-lockdown season and […]

FIFA Awards Leave Fans Scratching Their Heads

FIFA’s annual ‘The Best’ awards took place on Thursday night, with the winner of some awards leaving fans scratching their heads in confusion. Robert Lewandowksi was rightly crowned as the winner of the Men’s ‘The Best’ award, given to the best male player in the world. The Polish striker scored and assisted a remarkable 72 […]

West Brom’s Decision to Hire Sam Allardyce is The Right One

As news broke on Tuesday night that Slaven Bilic was going to be sacked by West Bromwich Albion, many reacted to the news with shock. The Baggies had just put in arguably the best performance of their season so far, holding Manchester City to a well earned draw at the Etihad Stadium. That couldn’t save […]

Premier League XI vs La Liga XI

The two best leagues in the world, with some of the best footballers on planet Earth. The Premier League and La Liga have consistently been the home to Europe’s biggest clubs and best players, garnering interest from around the world from fans and media alike. So could you imagine an all-star game between the two […]

Kai Havertz Continues to Struggle as Chelsea Fail to Beat Top Half Side Again

Chelsea slipped to consecutive defeats in the Premier League against Wolves on Tuesday night, with record signing Kai Havertz once again struggling to make any sort of impresison. A competitive first half ended goalless before French striker Olivier Giroud put the Blues ahead in the second half, when his volley was fumbled into the net […]

Paulo Dybala: Deal or No Deal at Juventus?

Turin’s golden boy is coming to a crossroads in his career with Juventus as Paulo Dybala nears the end of his contract. The Argentine playmaker has been at Juventus since 2015, when he joined the club from Palermo. Since then he has been a fan favourite of the club, with his wand of a left […]

Champions League Round of 16 Draw – First Thoughts

The Champions League round of 16 draw has taken place and it has thrown up eight intriguing fixtures for the next round of the competition. Following the conclusion of the group stages last week, the 16 teams consisting of three from the Premier League, three from Serie A, four from La Liga, four from the […]

Gerard Houllier Passes Away

Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has passed away aged 73. The Frenchman was in charge of the Anfield club between 1998 and 2004 where he won the FA Cup, two League Cups, a UEFA Cup and a UEFA Super Cup. He was also manager of PSG as the club won their first ever league title […]

Granit Xhaka Red Card Sums Up Arsenal as They Lose at Home to Burnley

Arsenal suffered their fourth consecutive defeat at the Emirates Stadium as they were beaten 1-0 by Burnley, with Granit Xhaka’s red card summing up everything wrong with the club right now. The Gunners came into the game having not scored from open play in the league since October 17th, and that streak continued as a […]

General Knowledge Football Quiz

We all love a football quiz, right? I’ve put together a short general knowledge quiz to test your skills and see just how much you really know about the beautiful game. Let us know your results either in the comments section or on Twitter!

King Karim Benzema Saves The Season For Real Madrid

Real Madrid saved their Champions League campaign and maybe their entire season thanks to their main man Karim Benzema once again. The Frenchman scored twice on the night to bring Madrid back from the brink of elimination to win their group, and maintain their 100% record of progressing from the group stages. Two fine headers […]

Where Next For Christian Eriksen?

Transfer season is upon us and one of the biggest questions of the upcoming January window is surrounding the future of Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen. The Denmark international signed for Antonio Conte’s side last January in a €20m deal from Tottenham, after he made it clear to the club that he wouldn’t be signing […]

Yves Bissouma Appreciation Post

Whenever a Premier League team is on the brink of a relegation battle, there’s always one player who is clearly too good to be in that side. Last year for Aston Villa it was Jack Grealish, for Norwich it was Emi Buendia and for Bournemouth it was Callum Wilson. This year, as Brighton sit in […]

Paul Pogba: The Time Has Come to Say Goodbye

Mino Raiola is at it again with talk about Paul Pogba’s future, or lack thereof, at Manchester United. The French midfielder has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford for years now, since a public fallout with then manager Jose Mourinho after he won the World Cup with France in 2018. Pogba has […]

Jesse Lingard Likely to Leave Manchester United in January On Loan

Jesse Lingard is likely to leave Manchester United on loan this January, with his representatives already holding informal talks with clubs around Europe. The attacking midfielder has fallen out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes at the club in January and this season has barely featured. Lingard was linked […]

Mikel Arteta Out of Ideas as Arsenal Well Beaten by Tottenham

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admitted he didn’t know what to do as the Gunners were well beaten by North London rivals Tottenham on Sunday afternoon. Spurs’ sparkling duo of Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son exchanged goals and assists with each other, as Jose Mourinho’s side scored two fine counter-attacking goals in the first half in […]

Brazil Greatest XI vs Italy Greatest XI

When you think football, you almost certainly will think of the Brazilian national team and it’s glittering history. The famous yellow shirts are linked heavily with some of the greatest attacking players in the history of football, while defensively they’ve probably never been blessed with the best options. They’ve had a few stand outs but […]

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