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  • Why Youcef Atal is the perfect Kieran Trippier replacement for Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham Hotspur have enjoyed a successful transfer window so far. They wrapped up the double signing of Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke at the start of July for a combined £65 million and have good reason to feel optimistic ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.   The two acquisitions the club have made are shrewd both…

  • Tanguy Ndombele: Tottenham’s Midfield Maestro

    One of the most significant signings of the 2019/20 summer transfer window was made by a team in white. And no, this is not the story of Eden Hazard finally realising his dream by moving to Real Madrid to play under his idol Zinedine Zidane. This is the story of the transfer that should never…

  • Thank you, Mr. Wembley

    On July 4th, 2019, Arjen Robben announced his retirement from professional football. This article is very special piece to me, as the Dutch winger is my favorite footballer of all time, and among my greatest athletic inspirations. As an amateur footballer myself, I cannot speak on how much Robben’s game and character has influenced the…

  • The USWNT won the World Cup – With Considerable Style

    With their 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the final, the United States Women’s National Team took home the country’s fourth ever World Cup. Whilst the American men showed the still gaping gulf of talent separating them from the elite footballing nations like France and Spain, Jill Ellis’ squad dispatched of 7 opponents throughout the…

  • How the USWNT won their 4th World Cup

    The USWNT conquered the World Cup for the fourth time after beating the Netherlands in a tactical and emotional battle. Scoreless in the first half against a really organized team that focused entirely in retiring space to the US build-up and controlling the inner space of their block, the USWNT came back with more option…

  • In Uniform – How the Police Use the Pitch to Connect and Grow

    For as long as football has existed, clubs have formed around professions, careers, and ideals. Churches, armies, factories, and schools have all provided the core of the original waves of club football, providing most of the talent along the way. Yet another profession interlocked with the beautiful game from its early days is that of…

  • Megan Rapinoe’s perennial defiance of flawed societal norms can inspire the next generation

    As the Star-Spangled Banner bellowed out at Stade de Lyon, the cameras panned across the faces of the United States Women’s National Team as they geared up to take on the Netherlands in the 2019 World Cup final. The players roared out their country’s anthem, beaming with pride and anticipation, but at the end of…

  • Antoine Griezmann’s House of Cards

    Antoine Griezmann is undoubtedly one of the best football players in the world right now. He’s taken Atletico Madrid to new heights globally, leaving as the fifth highest goal scorer in the club’s history after five seasons but still no one seems to care that he’s leaving. It‘s almost surreal that the fans feel utter…

  • What Che Adams can offer Southampton

    On Monday 1st July, Che Adams joined Southampton from Birmingham City for a fee in the region of £15M. The ruthless striker scored 22 goals for Birmingham last season and had attracted the attention of many other Premier League clubs such as Everton, Tottenham and Manchester United. This is a smart signing for Southampton and…

  • Why Manuel Lazzari will be a great signing for Lazio

    The mission to bring Manuel Lazzari to Rome has been on the minds of Lazio’s management for well over a year. 25 years of age and an Italian international, the Vicenza born footballer has played for SPAL since the summer of 2013 following AC Giacomense’s sale to Gli Estensi. Flying under the radar for quite some time, since…