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How Barcelona's shift away from La Masia model hurts their foundation
12:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018

Barcelona is known not only for winning trophies but also nurturing talents that later become world stars across the world. The academy, La Masia, produced players over the years that would probably cost billions in today's market. I'm…

Spain
Why can't Barcelona keep their Brazilians?
09:00 Wednesday 29th August 2018

Barcelona's long history includes more than 30 Brazilian players turning out for the club stretching back to the 1930's.  Fausto dos Santos and Jaguare were the first, arriving on a season-long loan deal from Vasco da…

Football
The smiling legend Ronaldinho retires
09:30 Saturday 20th January 2018

There are footballers who come from a different planet. Their mission: to leave us in awe every time they step on the pitch. When these footballers quit playing, the game misses them dearly. One such footballer was Ronaldinho…

Opinion
Football's Natural Successors
14:00 Monday 14th August 2017

Journalists and experts never seem to tire of saying that a young player is destined to be the next 'whosoever' and, all too often, they're proven to be completely incorrect. Does anyone remember Adnan Januzaj being the next Ronaldo? Or Ganso…

Opinion
Transfers That Nearly Happened (But Didn't)
13:30 Saturday 24th June 2017

An open transfer window generally means three things are guaranteed to happen: players will move from one club to another, the media will have a field day linking some clubs to every player in the world and some players will use the speculation…

Opinion
The rebirth of Benteke
13:36 Monday 24th October 2016

Most of you have heard of the movie, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" no doubt, but here I want to share with you a story of another "curious case", but this is not a story in a movie theatre, rather this story is unfolding on the football…

Opinion
6 footballers who played with the best smiles
11:05 Monday 10th October 2016

Putting up a smile on the pitch of play is something very uncommon with footballers today. Many take to the pitch with only one thing on their mind - which is victory, while others just wanna have fun irrespective of the outcome of the game. …

Football
Football's Greatest What If….
01:41 Thursday 21st July 2011

As football fans across the country scour the back pages and the column inches in search for the transfer talk linking new and exciting names to their clubs, many hopeful followers will be left to rue missed opportunities and failed bids by…

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