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Golden Boy 2017: Top picks to win the award

The favorites for the Golden Boy award.

The Golden Boy award is awarded to the best young player (under the age of 21)  in Europe on the basis of the performances in the calendar year. A combination of top journalists from all over Europe vote for what they think is the best young player. And it is that time of the year again! Read More »

Hero to Zero? Renato Sanches Joins Swansea City

Portuguese starlet Renato Sanches has somewhat fallen from grace after a dismal season at Bayern Munich. The young midfielder was hot property in 2016 and the Bavarian giants put up €35 million to secure his services, with the deal potentially rising to €80 million with target based add-ons, but it looks like a pot load wasted as Swansea City have loaned Sanches ... Read More »

Who is Crystal Palace target Oliver Burke?

Frank de Boer’s pre-match briefing ahead of Crystal Palace’s trip to Anfield was centred around the club’s injury crisis and potential additions before the end of the transfer window. One player, the Dutchman couldn’t resist talking about on Friday was RB Leipzig starlet, Oliver Burke. Read More »

Where should Timo Werner go after RB Leipzig?

There aren’t too many top quality German forwards around these days. So the meteoric rise of the youngster, Timo Werner, has somewhat come as a relief for the entire nation. In order to sustain his improbable progress as Deutschland’s biggest and brightest stock, Werner may have to ditch RB Leipzig sometime soon. Read More »

Dom Dwyer: a West Sussex Brit in Uncle Sam’s Connecticut court

Hank Morgan travelled back in time to make himself right at home in Mark Twain’s version of Arthurian England, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Sporting KC forward and Cuckfield native son Dom Dwyer has done the same in reverse, committing his footballing future to the United States by attaining citizenship, then scoring the opening goal in a Gold ... Read More »

Three kinds of clubs: The Premier League middle class

There are three types of clubs: ones in the hunt for a top four place, facing the drop, and those discussed here, the comfy Premier League middle class.

There’s a new t-shirt making the rounds. It says “there are two kinds of people in the world: those who can extrapolate data.” This might help if you don’t get the joke. There are many ‘two kinds of people’ classifications out there but I like to think there are three types of clubs in England’s top flight: those competing for ... Read More »

Three kinds of Premier League clubs: the relegation zone

As noted in the first of this three-part series, there’s a new t-shirt making the rounds. It says “there are two kinds of people in the world: those who can extrapolate data.” If you don’t get the joke, you’re going to need a mirror. There are many ‘two kinds of people’ classifications out there. In the Premier League, I like ... Read More »

Barcelona was wrong to let youngster Jordi Mboula go

Jordi Mboula

In case you’ve never come across the name Jordi Mboula, then kindly permit us to school you a little. Mboula was that exciting and electrifying youngster, who shone the brightest in last season’s U19 UEFA Youth League. That’s why we can’t help but query Barcelona’s resolve in allowing such player leave. Read More »

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