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Flashback: 2016 – A year of surprises

As we have entered into the final week of 2016, and before we bid adieu to the year, I would like to take you to a short memory ride of the football events that left the world shell-shocked at times, and these stories and situations are why we all love the beautiful game so much. Read More »

The top 5 most influential transfers in the Bundesliga so far

With the Premier League being easily the richest league in the world, other major European clubs have found it difficult to bring in new talent. The TV deal in the Premier League gives all 20 clubs a hefty sum of money to spend on transfers and this can have an effect on clubs all around Europe. However, it doesn’t mean ... Read More »

Five teams that exceeded expectations at Euro 2016

Euro 2016 produced some spectacular moments that will live long in the memories of all football fans. We witnessed during the tournament numerous: Incredible individual displays, stunning goals, and thrilling games. We also saw a few surprise packages emerge; teams that delivered beyond our expectations. We take a look at five of those nations. Read More »

Euro 2016 : The year where no team was safe

Once upon a time there was a football team called France. France was a football team who were hosting a football tournament called Euro 2016, France won Euro 2016 because the tournament was played in their country and they were the best team, the end. Read More »

Five things we learned from Euro 2016

It’s all done and dusted now and we have to wait until 2020 for the next bout of Euro’s but here’s a look at five things that we have learned from the 2016 outing. Read More »

Euro 2016 Team of the Tournament

As the dust settled on Euro 2016 following Portugal’s surprise victory over France in the final, it is time to see which eleven players were the best at this summer’s tournament in France. Winners Portugal unsurprisingly, have a strong presence in the XI, as do runners up France, whilst the presence of Roy Hodgson’s English players are predictably scarce. Let’s ... Read More »

Arsenal should look to Germany’s Joachim Low to be Arsene Wenger’s eventual replacement

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has just one-year left on his deal ahead of the 2016/17 season. The London club are desperately seeking his natural successor to ensure Arsenal can continue their participation in the Champions League while remaining competitive on all fronts. Read More »

Portugal triumph to bring the curtain down on Euro 2016

After over four weeks of action, and 50 games played, it was time for the final of Euro 2016. France went into the game as the favourites; recent performances had earned them that title. Portugal also found themselves in the final; however, they had failed to set the tournament alight. Could they spoil the party by claiming the trophy? Read More »

Rampant Ronaldo takes centre stage rivals falter both on and off-field.

For Cristiano Ronaldo, you’d imagine that bad days- or even mildly disappointing ones- tend to be fairly few and far between. As one of the greatest and most recognisable sportsmen, not only of this era but of all time, it is likely the good times probably outweigh the bad. Even for Ronaldo, a man whom life has dealt a considerably ... Read More »

Euro 2016: The story of the Semi-Finals

The four remaining teams in the competition played their semi-finals on Wednesday and Thursday night, both games were tense affairs, only separated by great individual performances from two of the best players in world football. Here’s a recap of the events from both of the semi-finals. Read More »

Euro 2016: Four reasons why France can prevail on home soil

France claimed their place in the last four of the competition with victory over Iceland on Sunday night; Didier Deschamps side impressed as they brushed aside their opponents on their way to a 5-2 victory. France have improved as the tournament has progressed, but can they win their two remaining games to triumph on home soil? Read More »

The Welsh dragons fire on

Wales continue to defy the odds after a convincing 3-1 win over one of the pre-tournament favourites, Belgium. The Welsh who are in their first major tournament since 1950, just keeps on exceeding expectations. Read More »

Chelsea bound Conte’s Italy bow out, but can hold their heads high following credential boosting Euro 2016.

While Italy’s Euro 2016 tournament may have ended in the most heart-breaking fashion imaginable in a game of football- on penalties- The Azzurri and departing coach Antonio Conte can hold their heads high, coming away with their reputations enhanced as one of the standout teams on show at the tournament. Read More »

Euro 2016: The story of the Quarter-Finals

The eight remaining teams in the competition went head-to-head for a place in the semi-finals of Euro 2016 over the course of four days. The quarter-finals produced some unforgettable moments as four sides claimed their place in the next round and kept alive their dream of lifting the trophy. Here’s a roundup of the events. Read More »

Euro 2016: Four reasons why Germany look the strongest team

Germany have eased through to the quarter-finals, they are still undefeated and are yet to concede a goal, the team is getting stronger as the tournament progresses, an ominous sign for all the other sides that remain in the competition. The Germans have demonstrated over the past three weeks that they have what it takes to go all the way in ... Read More »

Euro 2016 : The year that David beats Goliath

This footballing year has been one of the most ‘bizarre’ in living memory. All footballing logic has gone ‘out of the window’. It started with rank outsiders Leicester City winning the Premier League title and now the ‘upsets’ have carried on at Euro 2016 after Iceland’s stunning win over England. Read More »

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