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The 3 best free signings of the last 17 years

After Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s match winning performance in the EFL Cup, it just goes to show that a free signing can have a massive impact on any club, even one the size of Manchester United.  We have taken a look at a number of the best free transfers over the last 17 years and compiled a list of the top three transfers ... Read More »

Is Kylian Mbappé the next Thierry Henry?

On Tuesday night a young, world-class talent introduced himself to the world football in the most emphatic of ways. Not only did he score a crucial away goal at the Etihad, he also embarrassed the highly-rated Otamendi time after time. Kylian Mbappé is a name that has been circulating the net for a number of months now but on Tuesday ... Read More »

What’s the Story with Barcelona?

A longstanding debate in literary circles argues there is a finite number of stories to be told. Some say that number has long since been reached. Every newly published novel, film, or other fictional work simply retells a pre-existing tale. There is nothing original remaining to be contributed. Read More »

This season’s overachieving clubs in the top European Leagues

We have become accustomed to the same teams, which possess the strongest squads and greatest financial backing, winning their domestic title, year-on-year. The league success of an underdog is increasingly rare, but across Europe this season, certain clubs are threatening to break the dominance held by the usual suspects. Read More »

The Bundesliga halftime report – Part One

Part one of the Bundesliga half time report. I will be dealing with the strugglers first, reverse order. Based on my preseason expectations I will also award a grade for each side. Once the transfer window is over I will wrap up the in’s and out’s and offer a prediction for the rest of the season! Read More »

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 »

Who is Manchester United target Victor Lindelof?

Manchester United are being heavily linked with a January move for a relatively unknown 22-year old Swedish Centre-Back called Victor Lindelof, who’s currently plying his trade in the top tier of Portuguese football with Benfica. Read More »

The Bundesliga Wrap Up – Topsy Turvy Gameweek 15

Hoffenheim remains unbeaten and Leipzig set up a barnstorming mid-week clash with Bayern for the “Winter Champions” title. It’s time for our Bundesliga Gameweek 15 wrap up from Mark Dannell. Read More »

The European Golden Shoe standings

The Golden Shoe is awarded to the best goalscorer, at the end of every season, competing in a top division European League. Between the three of them, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Luis Suarez have won the accolade on the last eight occasions. Here is how things stand this season. Read More »

Best reactions as Ronaldo clinches fourth Ballon d’Or

It’s been an absolutely improbable year for Cristiano Ronaldo. The 31-year-old capped a fabulous 2016 by winning the Ballon d’Or award on Monday night in Paris, which for the first time in six years was handled separately from FIFA by France Football magazine.  Read More »

Five key observations from Champions League last 16 draw

All roads led to Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday for the knockout draw of Europe’s elite club competition. Sixteen teams from six different countries took part in the Champions League draft, which produced a couple of blockbuster matches. Read More »

Champions League: Down to the last 16 teams

The Champions League group stages have come to a conclusion; the draw for the next round takes place on Monday. We assess the remaining 16 teams and their chances of being crowned 2016/17 champions of Europe. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo set to pip Lionel Messi to Ballon d’Or award

Reports in Spain are doing the rounds that Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be announced as this year’s Ballon d’Or winner on Monday the 12th of December. Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo are claiming that Ronaldo has secured more votes than Lionel Messi, and will officially be crowned the World’s Best player next week. Read More »

Festive month begins with a fantastic weekend with some mouthwatering clashes

Fasten your seat belts and get ready for an ecstatic ride as we have entered the festive month. This month is filled with excitement and action particularly for Premier League fans because where other major European leagues are bound to take the festive break, as the Premier League continues to thrill us. So, here we have a list of games ... Read More »

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