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Who could replace Michael Carrick at Manchester United?

Manchester United have had one of the finest midfielders on their books for well over a decade now, in the form of Michael Carrick. The Englishman has been truly outstanding for the Red Devils, and the Northerner has won absolutely everything there is to win at Old Trafford; but unfortunately, his career is winding down to a close. Read More »

Could Neymar to Man United really happen?

A seemingly ridiculous transfer rumour with surprising staying power has been Neymar to Man United.

Nowadays, a major feature in football is rumours and hearsay regarding possible transfers. Throughout the year, we’re bombarded with reports from different media sources about this potential big money move or that, and all the factors linking the two parties. It can actually become very tiresome. So few come true. If they did, every big team in Europe would spend £500 million each summer, ... Read More »

No ROI in Wales Setback Against Republic of Ireland

The final score was a Wales setback in its qualification hopes for Russia 2018

It was another Wales setback in the country’s quest for World Cup qualification after a frustrating goalless draw against a resolute Ireland side in Dublin. The Welsh side entered the game with a near enough full strength starting 11. The visitors seemed favourites to beat an Irish side hit with a spate of injuries. However, in what could be politely described as ... Read More »

Carlos Queiroz Finds Enemies On All Sides With Iran

As a rule, all successful football managers do one thing. They follow the money. The Premier and Chinese Super Leagues prove that. Of course, there is an exception to every rule. In this case, it’s Carlos Queiroz. The Portuguese, actually born in Mozambique, has managed on four continents, from Real Madrid to NY/NJ Metro Stars, from Portugal to Bafana Bafana, ... Read More »

Harry Kane vs Romelu Lukaku – who is a better striker?

It’s been a long-standing debate in the Premier League, and one that doesn’t look like ending anytime soon. Arguably two of the most prolific strikers in the Premier League are Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku – parallels can be drawn between them in many ways, but which is the better striker? Read More »

Managers, Don’t Let Your Players Go Out To Be Injured On International Duty

Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were both injured on international duty

Imagine there’s no countries–It isn’t hard to do–No crocked players to cry for–No seasons down the loo. John Lennon never actually wrote that lyric. Yet, had he been more into football, he might have. Inevitably players come back from international duty injured with clubs having little recourse to address their loss. International football is the neighbor who, with little more than ... Read More »

Will Netherlands’ woes see it miss another major tournament?

Danny Blind paid the ultimate price for the Netherlands' woes

The Dutch national team used to be feared. These days, it is a side in disarray, one in serious danger of missing out on yet another major international tournament. A 2-0 defeat away to Bulgaria on Saturday highlights the Netherlands’ woes. L’Oranje sit fourth in its group, five points off top spot. To win the group is virtually impossible. All that remains ... Read More »

Thousandth appearance for truly great Gianluigi Buffon

On Friday night, Italy defeated Albania 2-0. It was the great Gianluigi Buffon’s 1000th career appearance, raising his stock even further among the greatest players in his or any generation. The World Cup-winning shot stopper made his debut for country at the tender age of eighteen, way back in 1997. Since, he has grown into one of the greatest leaders imaginable, at the highest ... Read More »

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