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The rise of Chris Wood

New Zealand hitman Chris Wood has had a magnificent rise in form this season, banging in 14 goals domestically in the Championship and helping Leeds United climb up the table to 3rd place and are firmly knocking on the door for an automatic promotion place and a well overdue return to the top flight of English football. Read More »

Justin Kluivert: Wonderkid or not?

The Dutch Eredivisie doesn’t receive anywhere near as much attention as it deserves these days but the limelight has swung in Ajax’s direction over the last 48 hours. A news story broke on Saturday if you were paying attention, that a very familiar name would be on the bench for Ajax as they took on PEC Zwolle. Read More »

The rise of AC Milan youngster Gianluigi Donnarumma

AC Milan supporters haven’t had much to celebrate over the last several seasons, but the emergence of Gianluigi Donnarumma is something all associated with the club should feel proud of. The 17-year-old has the potential to become one of the best goalkeepers in world football. Read More »

How far can Dele Alli’s potential take him?

Dele Alli’s brace at White Hart Lane on Wednesday helped Tottenham to a 2-0 win over Chelsea. The victory also ended their London rivals’ 13 game winning streak in the Premier League and meant Spurs jumped to third in the table. The 20-year-old’s performance on the night epitomised his form of late and has people wondering what heights this young ... Read More »

How likely is Simon Kuper’s prediction for a football dystopia ruled by analytics and technology?

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Simon Kuper’s place in football journalism was secured when Soccernomics, co-written with Stefan Symanski, was published in 2006. He’d written other books previously, and more since, but Soccernomics forever equated him with the growing analytics movement sweeping across athletics. Because writers are criminally underpaid, the Ugandan-born Dutchman frequently contributes to ESPNFC to keep the lights on. Thursday last, he posted one of ... Read More »

Who is Juventus’ history maker Moise Kean?

Teenage sensation Moise Kean made history this past week, not once, but twice. At just 16-years-old, Kean is already showing signs of potential and he has a promising future ahead of him. Here is everything you need to know about the Juventus youngster. Read More »

10 of the best footballing academies in the world in recent years

“The foundation of every football club is in its youth.” With all the Financial Fair Play rules coming in, it is now very important for all the football clubs to produce players from their own academies to compete in the modern footballing era. While there are many academies producing great young players. Read More »

The Scottish wonderkid who is set to lead them back to success

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Scotland’s recent performances in International Competitions has been abysmal, with Euro 2016 being the 9th successive major tournament they have failed to qualify for, having to watch every other nation from Britain compete. Read More »

The Rise to stardom of Alex Iwobi!

Alex Iwobi is proving himself a boy wonder this year. The young Nigerian has already solidified himself in the starting lineup for both club and country. The performances of the youngster this season has attracted nothing but accolades from the media. Read More »

Liverpool’s summer signings rated

As a fan of Liverpool football club, I am always excited when the summer transfer window gets underway. I always like to think that we have a chance to sign world-class players and with Jurgen Klopp now taking the club forward, I was more than optimistic in regards to our summer business. Read More »

Scout Watch: Five players to watch out for

All around the globe, there is always a fresh wave of new football talent. From academy members to first team players, talent in the game is everywhere. This article will focus on 5 players around Europe who could be the next big thing this season. Some of them are well known, whereas others not so much. But, whoever they are ... Read More »

Stars of the Under 19 Euros

On the back of what was a successful European tournament for the senior players in France, their junior counterparts had their own competition, taking place in Germany. Not only was there the title of Under 19 European Champions on the line but also places for the Under 20 World Cup, which will take place in South Korea next summer. Unlike ... 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 »

England U19’s avoiding senior trend

It was another disastrous campaign for England at a major tournament. Euro 2016 saw one of the most embarrassing defeats the nation has seen as Roy Hodgson and his men fell to unlikely Iceland. However, in Germany, as you read this the Under-19s championships are under way and England are showing how it’s done. Read More »

The four hottest prospects in the Premier League

We take a look at four of the best young prospects in the Premier League. Each of them are still teenagers and have already made their full debut for their club sides. All four have shown signs of promise both domestically and internationally, proving they have what it takes to make it to the very top of the game.  Read More »

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