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The number 9 is reborn

The EFL cup final between Manchester United and Southampton was a neutrals dream, a 3-2 score-line, a late winner, and a fight back from a losing team to boot. But despite the thrills and spills, a cup final brings one thing was resoundingly clear. The traditional number 9 striker has made a stunning comeback. Read More »

Major League Soccer opening day: What if you threw a party and nobody came?

Joseph Haydn isn’t a player from Rapid Wien or RB Salzburg whom your favorite MLS club signed this winter while you were distracted by Paris Saint-Germain knocking the stuffing out of Barcelona. He was an eighteenth century Austrian composer whose ninety-first symphony was known as “The Surprise” because a booming chord would unexpectedly intrude on quiet passages, rudely waking sleepy audience ... Read More »

Luis Enrique set to leave Barcelona at the end of the season.

Last night after Barcelona’s 6-1 win over Sporting Gijon, Luis Enrique made an earth shattering announcement. The Spaniard confirmed that the rumours were true and that he would indeed be stepping down as the head coach of Barcelona. Read More »

Three signings that could revolutionise Arsenal

Arsenal won’t win much this season – the FA Cup remains their only hope of silverware. The Arsenal board haven’t won the affection of the fans; a lack of spending and investment has been blamed for the Gunners’ failings.The Arsenal players haven’t won themselves any plaudits, except for Alexis Sanchez, although he has come under some criticism recently. Read More »

FC Seoul must bounce back in the K-League Classic opener

The Soul of Seoul, haven’t been at the races at all so far. Two matches in the AFC Champions League, two consecutive losses. The South Korean champions need to start their domestic campaign in better fashion; if they want to succeed this season. Read More »

What we learnt from Real Madrid’s 3-3 draw with Las Palmas.

On Wednesday night, the La Liga race took another dramatic turn. 12th place Las Palmas stunned the world and the 75,000 in attendance by holding Los Blancos to a 3-3 draw. This happened on the same night that Barcelona disposed of Sporting Gijon 5-1, all of a sudden the title race has become open again. Read More »

Would a move back to Everton work for Wayne Rooney?

Wayne Rooney’s future has been one of the most hotly contested topics of debate this season, with the versatile forward having lost his place in the first team of late. If Rooney is needed at all, it is usually as a substitute and, with the abundance of talent Manchester United now have in their forward roles, it has put his ... Read More »

The rise of Salford City and the Class of 92

In March 2014, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butts, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes bought Evo-Stik Division One North side Salford City with the intention of taking the club to the Football League. Read More »

Rotherham United are in big, big trouble

After every match day towards the final half of the season, we always check who could possibly go down and who could possibly get promoted from each of the leagues. One team that looks to be in danger of that is Rotherham United in the Championship. Read More »

Real Madrid in grave danger of throwing away the La Liga title

For the second game running, it took a late show from Real Madrid to salvage a result from the jaws of defeat. This time, they overturned a 3-1 deficit to finish 3-3 at home to a Las Palmas side who had suffered four defeats on the bounce prior to Wednesday’s meeting. Read More »

Costa and Batshuayi out, Morata and Sanchez in at Chelsea?

There has been a lot of talk surrounding the future of Spanish International Diego Costa and the last few days have seen these rumours amped up, with various news outlets reporting that the Chelsea Striker is still very much considering his future. Read More »

The race to reach the Championship playoffs

Reaching the promise land of the Premier League through the playoffs is apparently the richest prize in English football. With an estimated £90million is prize money, television rights, sponsorship and other various revenue streams, it certainly is a desirable goal.  Read More »

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