Football

Champions League Group Stage Predictions – Liverpool

After reaching back-to-back Champions League finals, winning it in 2019, the six time European champions return to the premier club competition in football. Liverpool come into this campaign following a record-breaking Premier League season which saw them lift the league title for the first time since 1990, but they suffered a disappointing European outing last […]

Champions League Group Stage Predictions – Manchester United

The three time European champions return to the Champions League for the first time since 2018/19. After an awful start to their Premier League campaign saw them beaten by both Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford with wins over Brighton and Newcastle, Ole Gunnar Solskjær declared that their season starts now after Saturday’s […]

Champions League Group Stage Predictions – Chelsea

The 2012 European champions enter the 2020/21 Champions League with a clear run at topping their group. Last year the Blues made it to the Round of 16 before clashing with eventual winners Bayern Munich, where they were beaten home and away in a humbling 7-1 aggregate defeat. This year though, Frank Lampard will expect […]

Virgil Van Dijk To Miss The Rest Of 2020/21 Season

Liverpool have been deal a huge blow in their pursuit to retain the Premier League title after Virgil Van Dijk was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. The Holland defender, 29, has been influential in the dominance Liverpool have shown over the last two-and-a-half years and is widely regarded […]

Allan Saint-Maximin: Tyneside Saviour Ready To Explode

Over the last year and a bit, Newcastle United fans haven’t had the most to cheer about. They managed to survive in the Premier League despite struggling for goals, with manager Steve Bruce opting for defence-first tactics. They had a big win over Manchester United during the campaign too and have started this season relatively […]

England Facade Beginning To Slip Away With Defeat To Denmark

The international break is over and England ended it with a 1-0 defeat to Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday night. Gareth Southgate named an experimental line-up for the game as they looked to carry on the momentum of beating Belgium on Sunday night in the UEFA Nations League. But after an early red card for […]

Is Richarlison Brazil’s Next Big Thing?

As soon as he came over from South America and donned the yellow and black of Watford FC, there was something about Richarlison. Marco Silva brought over a rough diamond from Fluminese for £11.2 million, a steal for the highly-rated 20 year old at the time. Since then, he has followed Silva to Everton for […]

Said Benrahma: What’s His Best Move?

Even though the transfer window closed for Europe last week, Said Benrahma is still hopeful of a move this summer. The Brentford winger was in inspired form last season as he led the West London side to the playoff final, where they were beaten by Fulham. He was linked with a move away all summer, […]

Portugal: Don’t Fear The Big Boys Anymore – You’re One Of Them

For years and years, Portugal have been considered to be in the second tier of international football. The giants like France, Germany, Brazil and Argentina have always been considered the better teams at international level, with the best talent always seemingly having one of those passports to their name. Portugal have been grouped with the […]

Premier League ‘Pay Per View’ Plan Is Greedy and Stupid

The Premier League have announced a new pay-per-view plan for non televised games to help clubs generate some sort of match-day income during this pandemic. Announced on Friday, the Premier League revealed that in partnership with Sky Sports and BT Sports that any game not initially picked for television coverage as part of the rights […]

Why Does Gareth Southgate Dislike Praising Jack Grealish?

The international break is among us once again and England kicked it off with a handsome 3-0 win over Wales at Wembley on Thursday night. In a completely changed side, Gareth Southgate opted for a 343 formation from the start. Nick Pope started in goal with a back three of Joe Gomez, Conor Coady and […]

Olivier Giroud – Underrated Legend?

When the name Olivier Giroud is mentioned in a football conversation, it’s usually the same things that are said. He’s got a great first touch, his link-up play is fantastic, he’s the ideal target man – but he doesn’t score enough goals for the top clubs. Looking at his numbers at club level, you could […]

England 02-06 vs Current England Squad

England’s ‘golden generation’ is said to be from World Cup 2002 up until their failure to qualify for Euro 2008. Some world class footballers represented their nation during that period of time, but they failed to make it past a quarter-final stage of any major tournament during that time under Sven-Goran Eriksson and Steve McClaren. […]

What is Arsenal’s Strongest XI?

Arsenal wrapped up an impressive transfer window with the shock signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid for £45million, giving Mikel Arteta the midfield reinforcements he was desperate for. After an on-and-off campaign last year that saw the Gunners finish in their lowest league position since 1994 but win the FA Cup, a very strong […]

Transfer Window: Winners and Losers

The international transfer window has closed and everyone is talking about who has boosted their position the most during the ‘off-season’. After a delayed start to the season and an extra long transfer window, Premier League clubs spent over £1.2bn throughout but some clubs were far more successful than others. At the top end of […]

How Is Ole Gunnar Solskjær Manchester United Manager?

18 months later and we still don’t have a clear and obvious answer that makes sense. How is Ole Gunnar Solskjær the permanent manager of Manchester United Football Club? When Jose Mourinho was sacked in December 2018, there were no obvious appointments to be made to replace him. The club brought in a club legend […]

Edinson Cavani and Manchester United: It Makes Sense

The cat is out of the bag and Manchester United have made their move for attacking depth as Edinson Cavani has agreed a two-year deal with the club. Reports materialised on Saturday night that the PSG all-time top goalscorer will travel to England overnight and undergo medicals with the club before signing a one-year contract […]

Antonio Rudiger: Chelsea Show Ruthless Side Of Football

Chelsea are known for being one of the more ruthless clubs in Europe when it comes to parting ways with managers or selling players. This summer, they have backed their man Frank Lampard with £250million worth of talent including two German internationals in Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. Both men credited the influence of their […]

Rhian Brewster to Sheffield United – Deal Of The Summer?

Sheffield United have completed the signing of Rhian Brewster from Liverpool, with the selling club potentially able to claim deal of the summer for incomings and outgoings now. The England youth international was set to leave the club on loan earlier this summer, with several Premier League clubs interested. However as Liverpool signed Diogo Jota […]

England Squad Announced – Best XI?

Another international break is due to be upon us and Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for the upcoming games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark. Harry Maguire has been recalled in defence following his withdrawal from the squad after being arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer in Greece last time around, while […]

Ross Barkley: Aston Villa Move Is Win-Win For Everyone

It was announced officially on Wednesday morning that Ross Barkley has joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan, sparking confusion at a deal that came completely out of the blue. After being named on the bench on Tuesday night for Chelsea’s Carabao Cup tie against Tottenham, the fact a deal was completed so soon afterwards […]

Racism Has No Place In Football – Kick It Out

When Paris Saint-Germain hosted Marseille at the Stade de France back on September 13th, the game of football that took place was secondary in the news. Despite Marseille taking 3 points for the first time since 2011 and PSG’s defeat meaning they’d lost their opening two league games for the first time since 1984/85, Florian […]

Manchester United Interested In Edinson Cavani

Manchester United have begun a pursuit for a striker before the end of the transfer window, with Edinson Cavani a prime target. After being linked with several players throughout the summer, the prime positions for strengthening were deemed to be right-wing, central midfield, centre-back and left-back. After signing Donny Van De Beek, Jadon Sancho has […]

Manchester United Focused On Exits

With a week to go in the transfer window, Manchester United have finally begun working on exits from the playing squad. The Red Devils have been strongly linked with several players across the summer window but so far have only managed to sign Donny Van De Beek from Ajax for around £35 million. Their pursuit […]

Football Quiz #2 2020/21

Another weekend of football comes to a close with more controversies and goals. Penalties have been the main talking point in the Premier League this weekend but across Europe there were some big performances and results also. How much of the weekend’s football do you remember though? Let me know your results from this short […]

Tottenham Must Prioritise With Ridiculous Schedule

So I realise I’m probably late to the party with this, but Tottenham’ playing schedule is absolutely mental. After getting a big win over Southampton last weekend, Spurs were due to travel to Leyton Orient in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday. The game was cancelled after several positive COVID-19 tests for the home side and […]

Is Ruben Dias The Answer To Manchester City Centre Back Issue?

After Vincent Kompany left the club back in the summer of 2019, Manchester City were always short in central defence. Not just in numbers, but in quality. The Belgian left after a 10 year spell in Manchester, meaning Aymeric Laporte, Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones and Eric Garcia were the only recognised centre-backs at the club. […]

Southampton Looking To Ruben Loftus-Cheek For Midfield Reinforcements

After two defeats in the opening two games of the Premier League season, Ralph Hassenhutl has identified a gaping hole in his Southampton side. Having lost Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to Tottenham in the summer and letting Mario Lemina leave the club on loan, the Saints are short in central midfield. It’s now been revealed that the […]

Luis Suarez: Can History Repeat Itself for Atletico Madrid?

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Luis Suarez from Barcelona for around £5million, meaning many fans around the world are getting a feeling of deja vu. The manner of the deal, with Barcelona deeming the legendary striker as surplus to requirements, has seen many revisit the summer of 2013 where Atleti completed the signing […]

Mesut Özil – What Now?

It was the summer of 2013 and the Sky Sports cameras were outside the Arsenal training ground, surrounded by a crowd of Arsenal fans. There were cheers, songs, smiles and joy as it was announced that on deadline day the Gunners had completed the signing of world-class attacking midfielder Mesut Özil from Real Madrid for […]

Callum Hudson-Odoi Needs To Play But Is Bayern Munich The Right Choice?

Arguably the most talented academy player to come through the ranks at Chelsea since John Terry, Callum Hudson-Odoi could be set to leave during the transfer window. After finally breaking into the first-team under Maurizio Sarri, the Italian inexplicably refused to give him regular playing time towards the end of the season before the winger […]

Who Should Manchester United Target As A Jadon Sancho Alternative?

With two weeks to go in the Premier League transfer window, it seems almost definite now that Ole Gunnar Solskjær will not be getting his No.1 target for the right wing position. Manchester United have been pursuing Jadon Sancho for almost 18 months, with the club publicly making him their prime target this summer after […]

Football Quiz #1 2020/21

As European leagues made their return this weekend, the Premier League offered up a record amount of goals for a game-week too. There were goals, red cards, disallowed goals, controversial penalty decisions and more across Europe, but how much of the weekend do you remember? Let me know your results in the comments or over […]

Dele Alli In The Mud – What Next?

Once the great white hope of the future of England’s football, Dele Alli’s future is in huge doubt now as it’s been revealed that Tottenham want to sell. Alli was left out of the match-day squad for a second consecutive game by Jose Mourinho in their 5-2 win over Southampton on Sunday, having been substituted […]

What Do People See In Scott McTominay?

Opening day of the Premier League season came a week late for Manchester United but defeat to Crystal Palace was hardly a huge shock to the world. United were well beaten at Old Trafford as former winger Wilfried Zaha scored twice in a controversial clash that was the London side leave as 3-1 winners. Andros […]

Alex Telles: All You Need To Know About The Manchester United ‘Target’

After missing out on Sergio Reguilon to Tottenham, Manchester United have reportedly set their eyes on a new left-back target in Alex Telles of Porto. After agreeing terms with Reguilon but refusing to accept any form of buy-back clause in the deal to bring him from Real Madrid to Old Trafford, Tottenham swooped in and […]

Benfica’s Champions League Curse Continues

In the uncertain times of today, dominated by the Coronavirus pandemic, few are the football clubs willing to spend as freely as other transfer windows have allowed. Curiously, irrespective of the risks and needs to safeguard against turns in the financial tide, one team appears to be spending like never before. Hiring a top-20-earning manager, […]

Kylian Mbappe: Decision Time For A Young King

It’s very rare that at 21 years old a decision you make on your career could affect the entirety of the rest of it but that is what is facing Kylian Mbappe. The French forward signed for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 on an initial year-long loan deal, followed by a permanent deal worth up to […]

Phillipe Coutinho: Back To The Future?

We all thought his career at the Camp Nou was over, but Phillipe Coutinho is back from the dead and back in the first-team picture at Barcelona for the coming season. The Brazilian looked set to be on his way out of the club following a season-long loan to Bayern Munich last year, where he […]

Gareth Bale: Spurs Deal Makes The Most Sense For Club and Player

After years of links away from Real Madrid, Gareth Bale is finally set to leave and return to Tottenham Hotspur. Following a public declaration on Sky Sports News during his most recent international break that he wants to leave, it seems Bale will now get his wish as the two clubs move closer to a […]

Jack Grealish: Does New Contract Show Blind Loyalty or Ambition?

Jack Grealish has signed a new five-year contract with Aston Villa that will see him remain at the club until 2025. The England midfielder put pen-to-paper on a lucrative £125,000 per-week contract after it became clear that a transfer away from Villa Park wouldn’t happen this summer. Grealish was linked to Manchester United, Arsenal and […]

Premier League Opening Weekend 20/21 Quiz

The Premier League is back and the opening weekend is in the bag. There were some exciting games and some not so exciting games, but how much of the weekends football do you remember? Test yourself in this short quiz and let me know what you get in the comments or on Twitter!

England: Right-Backs For Years…

As England continue to look towards the future, one position in particular continues to produce elite talent no matter the club. The nation have currently got top quality options out wide in attack, with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford backed up by Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Greenwood and Bukayo Saka. After […]

The Reason Manchester United Fans Don’t Want Gareth Bale

For as long as I can remember, Manchester United have been linked with the transfer of Gareth Bale to Old Trafford. Before his world record move to Real Madrid, it was revealed that Manchester United reportedly offered to gazump the Spanish side to get a deal done but Bale was intent on going to Madrid. […]

Leeds United: Brilliant Idiots?

The Premier League returned with a contender for game of the season on the opening day as Liverpool beat Leeds at Anfield in a seven-goal-thriller. Mo Salah got a hat-trick and Virgil Van Dijk scored too as Leeds came from behind three times on the day but ultimately fell just short of a famous result. […]

Premier League Predictions: Relegation

After 48 days away, the Premier League is back! At the top end of the table, Liverpool were crowned champions while Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea filled up the Champions League places with Leicester and Tottenham securing Europa League places. At the bottom end, we said goodbye to Premier League regulars Watford and Bournemouth […]

Premier League Predictions: Top 6

After 48 days away, the Premier League is officially back! Last time out, Liverpool were crowned champions for the first time since 1990 after a record-breaking season saw Jurgen Klopp’s side mathematically secure the title with seven games to spare. Manchester City were their closest challengers but finished 18 points behind, while Manchester United pipped […]

England Letting History Repeat Itself With Treatment of Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden

England’s latest international break was once again marred by the bad behaviour of some players off the pitch. Following the 1-0 win over Iceland, reports emerged that youngsters Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood broke the ‘social bubble’ by inviting two local girls back to their hotel room, breaking COVID-19 regulations. After the reports came out […]

Crystal Palace: Are Michy Batshuayi and Ebere Eze Enough To Keep Wilfried Zaha?

At the start of the summer, it was a familiar story for Crystal Palace fans. They had survived relegation, they needed to strengthen the squad and talisman Wilfried Zaha wanted to leave. Zaha was linked with several clubs including Everton, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain with Palace valuing the Ivorian at around £70million. With […]

Has Axel Tuanzebe Missed His Manchester United Chance Already?

After Ole Gunnar Solskjær was appointed as manager of Manchester United, he earmarked a handful of academy players as the future of the club. Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong, James Garner, Brandon Williams and Axel Tuanzebe were the names picked out by the United legend and he’s lived up to the task on the […]

Memphis Depay: Are Barcelona Completely Mad?

I know how the headline might look, but hear me out. I’m a big fan of Memphis and as a Manchester United fan, I wish he was given more of a chance at the club before he was sold off to Lyon. Since joining Lyon, he’s been brilliant for them. Goals, assists, leadership and a […]

Transfer Window 20/21 Quiz

As the Premier League season is set to begin, with other European leagues set to follow soon thereafter, the transfer window has been the talk of the town. Clubs want to offload deadwood and then bring in talent to improve their squad but with COVID-19 still as much of a thing as it was when […]

Ollie Watkins Joins Aston Villa In Club Record £33M Deal

Aston Villa have completed their striker search after signing Brentford’s Ollie Watkins for a club record fee. The 24 year old was one of Brentford’s best performers in the Championship last season as the West London side fell at the final hurdle, being beaten by Fulham in the playoff final. Watkins scored 26 goals in […]

England Performances Draw Questions About Gareth Southgate

Another international break is over and England have disappointed their fans with two well below par performances. First off they scraped past Iceland with a 1-0 win, thanks to a 90th minute Raheem Sterling penalty before Iceland themselves missed a 92nd minute penalty of their own. Then on Tuesday night they were held to a […]

Danny Rose Said Nothing Wrong In Talk With Jose Mourinho

As Amazon Prime released the latest episodes of the new Tottenham: All or Nothing documentary, one scene in particular seemed to grab everyone’s attention. Danny Rose is Tottenham’s longest serving player currently, about to enter his 13th season at the club. However after manager Jose Mourinho’s arrival at the club, he found himself on the […]

Callum Wilson Takes Newcastle No.9 Shirt

Newcastle United have completed the signing of Callum Wilson and handed him Joelinton’s No.9 shirt. Wilson has signed from Bournemouth on a four-year deal after a £20million fee was agreed between the two clubs over the weekend. There was interest from Aston Villa too, but Wilson only had eyes for the Magipies. After signing, it […]

Matteo Guendouzi: Always A Zero, Never A Hero

After Unai Emery made it his priority to sign a young French midfielder named Matteo Guendouzi, Arsenal fans seemed to fall in love with him. His bouncing ‘fro along with his age and the fact the club reportedly beat clubs like PSG to his signing meant he was an image that fans looked to as […]

West Ham Players Publicly Speak Out Against Board

West Ham’s owners are under increasing pressure to sell the club after a group of players publicly spoke out against the sale of youngster Grady Diangana. The young Congolese winger spent last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion and was expected to be welcomed back into the fold at West Ham this season, with […]

Who is Sergio Reguilon and Why Does Everyone Want Him?

As domestic seasons edge closer to starting up once again, the transfer market seems to be picking up steam. Sergio Reguilon spent last season on loan from Real Madrid to Sevilla, where he helped secure a top four position and a Europa League win with 37 appearances in all competitions. Now back at his parent […]

Lionel Messi Stays!

Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona for the 2020/21 season it has been confirmed. The Argentine sought to leave the club following a fall-out with the club’s board about the direction the club was heading in but the situation turned ugly when following Messi trying to rescind his contract, Barcelona refused and insisted that they […]

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