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  • Are Everton Heading In The Right Direction Under Marco Silva?

    It was a rough start to 2018 for Everton Football Club. An absolutely horrid January featured losses to Manchester United and Tottenham in the league, along with a FA Cup loss to rivals Liverpool. The summer signings which Everton paid good fees for weren’t working out either. Things were teetering at Goodison, to the extent…

  • Jan Bednarek: One Manager’s Trash Is Another Manager’s Treasure

    Jan Bednarek has been resurgent since the arrival of Ralph Hasenhüttl at Southampton. The 22-year-old Polish international has flourished over the Christmas period, establishing himself as not just a first choice defender, but a fan favourite too. The Polish international was out of favour at the club under the previous regime, with Mark Hughes at…

  • Scouting The Best Youngsters At The Sudamericano U-20

    The South American Youth Football Championship is the South American qualifiers for the Under-20 World Cup – this year to take place in Poland. Only South American and African nations have yet to qualify , and it’s time for a hopefully brilliant tournament as usual. While there will be tons of revelations in this year’s…

  • What’s Wrong With Gabriel Jesus?

    It’s not easy leading the line for Brazil when your predecessors are Pelé, Romário, and Ronaldo Fenômeno. Just ask Fred, Luís Fabiano and even Robinho; anything other than bringing home the Copa do Mundo is regarded as a failure. So you could imagine the pressure on a 21-year-old Gabriel Jesus’ shoulders knowing that an entire nation was…

  • Why Gregg Berhalter Is The Right Choice For The USMNT

    In my last article, I was highly critical of the quality, or lack thereof, regarding coaching football in the United States. I wrote about how youth coaches in America prioritize speed over intelligence, how seriously European nations have taken coaching education, and the fact that the U.S. Soccer Foundation (USSF) still hadn’t hired a new…

  • Why Chelsea Cannot Sell Callum Hudson-Odoi

    Callum Hudson-Odoi is undoubtedly one of the hottest prospects in Europe right now, with Bayern Munich increasing their bids for the English winger, and with the Germans inching closer to the reported £40 million asking fee, it is possible that Hudson-Odoi will become the latest English winger, after Jadon Sancho, Ademola Lookman, and Reiss Nelson, to…

  • The Curious Case of Christian Pulisic

    History was made on Wednesday as Christian Pulisic joined Chelsea for a fee of $73 million. The transfer fee is a record for American players, and while Pulisic has bags of potential, excitement and expectations should be tempered. Two years ago, the hype surrounding the young American was astronomical. He had finally broken into the…

  • Marcelo Brozović: The Comeback Kid

    Frustratingly inconsistent and more than capable of alienating anyone with his sloppy performances, Marcelo Brozović was a persona non grata among Inter supporters in the first three years of his time in Italy due to his hot-and-cold form and arrogant attitude. His relationship with the Nerazzurri fanbase was at an all-time low when he was…

  • Analyzing Roberto Firmino’s Importance In Liverpool’s 4-2-3-1

    Individual talent can make a big difference in any sport, especially in football. Big talents can make the unexpected happen, pull something out of nowhere, and carry the team on their back. However, it is always teamwork that wins trophies. The great Michael Jordan once said: “talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”…

  • The African Football Slaves of the 21st Century

    In the last few years, countless African talents have achieved superstardom in European club football. Not that there weren’t any earlier, but the sheer number of African players in the top five European leagues is currently higher than ever. Through their individual talent and hard work, several of these African players have attained world-class status.…