Jorge Sampaoli – Bielsa’s protegee surpasses his master

FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique announced, this week, his decision to step down as manager and, naturally, the rumours about his succession started swirling in, with a lot of renowned names being linked with this dream job. One of those was the name of the Sevilla manager, the Argentinian Jorge Sampaoli. And it’s easy to […]

Who is the best striker on the planet right now?

Costa? Benzema? Falcao? These imperious forwards aren’t even in the top ten for goals scored in the top five European leagues from 2014/15 onwards, so who really is the greatest goal scorer in the world at this moment in time? Looking at goals scored since the 2014/15 season, it is a very difficult task in […]

Euro Roundup

Zlatan’s heroics helped United towards a possible road to success, but what happened across the top European leagues this weekend? The Spanish League was threatened to be blown wide open when Sevilla went joint top with a win at Betis, however Real Madrid and Barcelona showed their determination to regain the top two spots with […]

Do you know how the name Pichichi came to Pichichi award?

Pichichi is a nickname given to Rafael Moreno Aranzadi (23 May 1892 – 1 March 1922), known as Pichichi who played for Athletic Bilbao during the year 1910s and 1920s. He was also Spanish forward. The reason for his nickname because of his frail build. Pichichi was always easily identifiable on the pitch due to […]

Are Liverpool a one Mané team?

It’s a familiar refrain heard in football conversations around the world – ‘you’re just a one-man team!’ Ironically football is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball made out of leather, enjoyed by millions, made in England, but transcends gender, race, religion and locality. Football is arguably the […]

What Do Real Madrid Need to Do to Win the Champions League this Year?

Listening to Zinedine Zidane, the Real Madrid manager, it seems they are really determined to defend their title this year. Looking at the past statistics, elite European teams can bag consecutive national titles, win premium knockout trophies or win the Europa League consistently, but it’s not characteristic. Surprisingly, retaining the Champions League title has been […]

The Euro Roundup

The English Premier League reached an extremely interesting stage as several teams picked up vital wins, but how did their European counterparts fare? Barcelona now find themselves just a point off Real Madrid at the top after thumping Alaves 6-0, who they play in the Copa Del Ray final in a few weeks’ time. Suarez […]

Bogle’s on fire, is your defence terrified?

Omar Bogle aims to be the new hero at Wigan Athletic after bagging a brace on his first start for the club. Times really are bad for the former Premier League side, especially as the most popular player in the world looks set for a spell on the bench for the near future. Fan favourite […]

Frank Lampard OFFICIALLY Retires

On the 2nd of February, Frank Lampard took to Instagram to announce his retirement from professional football. Many people will say that he retired as soon as he signed a contract with New York City, but only now is his retirement official. At the start of his career, who could’ve predicted that the teenager sporting […]

Who are the five most underrated Premier League players?

Football seems to be turning more and more into an individual sport. With individual votes such as the Ballon D’or growing each year, and now the introduction of “the best FIFA” awards. Even Spain seemed to become more Ronaldo v Messi than Real v Barca at one point. Football still holds similar rules and regulations […]

How would the greatest Premier League players be valued in today’s market

The Premier League is so named for a reason. It’s not just the best league in English football; it’s arguably the best league in the world. Some of the greatest players in the game have played in the Premier League, many while at the top of their game. In recent seasons, the amount of money […]

Diving is Back in the News, and Something Needs to Be Done

Professional football has been in the news once more this past week, as Chelsea succumbed to a poor judgment call as a result of a dive last weekend. This isn’t the first time diving has been in the news, professional football has been plagued by diving for years. With the spotlight on professional diving once […]

Former Manchester United star had Arsenal #9 shirt

Arsene Wenger has revealed just how close Cristiano Ronaldo was to signing for Arsenal before United stepped in at the last minute to sign him. “He was very close to coming here,” said Wenger. “He has a number nine shirt with Ronaldo on the back from Arsenal Football Club. What happened was that Carlos Queiroz […]

Manchester United – A Seven Aside

For the first time since Michael Owen, Manchester United are starting a season without a player wearing the number 7 shirt. In the end it took a neat side-step from Antonio Valencia (which is funny, ‘cus he doesn’t do that anymore) to consign the shirt to Albert Morgan’s sewing box for the foreseeable future. There […]

The cars Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona stars drive

It’s no secret that the lads in the top flight of football are earning an absolute fortune, but once they have finished buying women, houses with swimming pools, pedicures for their wives’ Chihuahuas and more women, believe it or not, but they often still have enough left over for some pretty fancy cars. British used […]

VIDEO: Ronaldo – Manchester United will always be in my heart

Cristiano Ronaldo has today spoken openly about his feelings for his former club, Manchester United, claiming they will always have a place in his heart. However, after plenty of speculation linking him with a move to United, Ronaldo is keen to insist that he is very happy in Spain playing for the “best club in […]

Their troubled history – Chelsea boss and former Manchester United star

When Jose Mourinho was manager of Chelsea the first time around he blamed his side’s failure to keep up with Manchester United in 2006-2007 on the referees, particularly in light to a penalty Cristiano Ronaldo won against Middlesbrough. “The whole world knows how Mourinho is,” Ronaldo responded, when asked about Mourinho’s comments. “He always has […]

Former Manchester United man – The boy who will never be king

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. The ‘second’ greatest player in the world and of his generation. Lionel Messi must haunt him on a daily basis as he goes about his business being the best player Real Madrid currently have past, present and future. Comparison after comparison, record after broken record. If you were to feel […]

Ronaldo – A Manchester United perspective: Loving him, to loathing him, to…?

It seems strange to think now but when I heard that Manchester United had sold Cristiano Ronaldo for ÂŁ80m I was glad. He had stropped his way through that last season, but still amassed an impressive 26 goals, and was a crucial element in us winning that record equalling 18th title. Following the heights we […]

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