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Premier League
Everton's Oumar Niasse mistreatment set to cost Blues dearly
09:02 Monday 13th January 2020

Oumar Niasse is expected to leave Everton either in January or July as he’s deemed surplus to requirements. The 28-year-old has struggled for playing time under Marco Silva, Duncan Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti this season - so it’s…

Premier League
Cenk Tosun must leave Everton in January
09:00 Sunday 5th January 2020

Cenk Tosun could finally be on his way out of Everton as he finds himself out of favour under Carlo Ancelotti and can’t afford to waste the season on the bench. The 28-year-old hasn’t managed to nail down a starting place since…

European Football
Can Sivasspor upset the Super Lig dynamic?
16:00 Saturday 7th December 2019

There’s been a moving of the tectonic plates in Turkey. Sivasspor drives the force to end a four-team Super Lig hegemony. Top of the standings with 27 points from 13 matches, Yigidos is gathering serious momentum. Can Rıza Çalımbay's…

European Football
It's now or never for Istanbul BK
12:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

Super Lig is dominated by Istanbul, Turkey's largest city. Like Edinburgh to Glasgow in Scotland, capital city Ankara takes a back seat. Whereas the English Premier League top four became a top six recently, the Big Three in Istanbul…

Premier League
At a crossroads in his career, does Istanbul suit Mourinho?
18:40 Friday 28th December 2018

Jose Mourinho is a water bottle filled with contradiction, shaken, kicked about, spilled on your best shirt and yet still drunk with gusto. If you lined up a hundred psychoanalysts all experienced in profiling the most twisted minds, none would…

Rest Of The World
Alvaro Negredo heads to the Middle East
17:00 Saturday 22nd September 2018

We all know some players decide in to move to a foreign country in their later years. Alvaro Negredo becomes the latest example. The Spanish forward completed a free transfer from Turkish side Besiktas to Al-Nasr in the United Arab Emirates.…

European Football
Loris Karius' two-year temporary move to Turkey
17:00 Tuesday 28th August 2018

Who can forget the Champions League final last season? Lorus Karius drew the brunt of criticism for Liverpool's defeat, spared the full treatment by those with an eye for Sergio Ramos's villainy. Ever since, the German keeper's…

European Football
Istanbul giants bunch together at the top of the Super Lig
18:00 Wednesday 18th April 2018

Everyone loves the excitement of a title race and followers of Turkey's Super Lig are currently witnessing what might just be one of the most exciting ones ever. With five games remaining, four teams are within three points and what is…

Premier League
Cenk Tosun finally showing killer instinct at Everton
10:00 Saturday 24th March 2018

Top-class poachers like to be clinical with every touch, flaunting an uncommon knack for being at the right place at the right time. They bury all kind of opportunities: headers, tap-ins, follow-ups, long-range volleys, set pieces…

Champions League
3 Players to watch during Tuesday's UEFA Champions League action
09:00 Tuesday 20th February 2018

The UEFA Champions League's Round of 16 will continue this Tuesday with two exciting games. Besiktas will visit Bayern Munich. Chelsea will host Barcelona. The latter pairing has a distinct history in semifinal meetings. John Terry…

Champions League
On Besiktas and donuts
08:00 Tuesday 13th February 2018

Twitter can get you in trouble. Everyone knows this. Everyone forgets. For instance, @EliotRothwell. Eliot has been writing on football for nearly a decade as far as I know. At first, for whatever obscure blog would have him. Then ESPN, Sports…

European Football
Will Cyle Larin have a successful transition from MLS to Besiktas?
17:30 Thursday 1st February 2018

Cyle Larin has made a huge jump in his career. The former first-overall pick in the 2015 MLS Draft spent the last three years terrorizing opposing defences for Orlando City. He will now have his chance to play in Europe.    After…

Cenk Tosun not exactly the missing piece in Everton's attack
15:00 Thursday 11th January 2018

After around six months of extreme hardship, toil and agony, Everton can claim to have a striker-in-waiting capable of filling the huge void left by Romelu Lukaku. Cenk Tosun is the man saddled with that truckload task. But in reality, can…

Champions League
3 games to watch during Tuesday's UEFA Champions League action
08:30 Tuesday 21st November 2017

Week five of the UEFA Champions League Group Stage is here. And as it has been the case all season long, here we have three games you shouldn't miss during Tuesday's slate of matches. Besiktas vs FC Porto Besiktas have been one of the…

European Football
Besiktas and Shakhtar Donetsk surprise packages in this season's UEFA Champions League
09:30 Friday 3rd November 2017

The reigning Turkish and Ukrainian title holders began their respective Champions League campaigns without much hype. Four games in, however, Besiktas and Shakhtar Donetsk are close to securing a berth in knockout stages. With only two matches…