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  • Musings from Molineux: why the signing of Rúben Vinagre is proof of Wolves’ ambition

    I was at Molineux last Saturday, watching Wolves defeat a full-strength Villarreal team 2-1, and I could not stop smiling. Sure, it was only a friendly, but this was different. It was an excellent performance, Wolves’ last before their Premier League campaign begins against Everton next week, one that has given me even more hope…

  • Jump Jesse, Jump

    It was a sunny afternoon in Manchester on 16th August 2014. After a fairly successful preseason, the first game of the Premier league campaign awaited Louis van Gaal, as Manchester United prepared to take on Swansea City at Old Trafford. There was a joyous buzz all around the stadium for the new season, as the…

  • N’Golo Kanté: The People’s Champion

    N’Golo Kanté. The people’s champion. The shy and humble superstar who in three years has gone from a complete nobody to a World Cup winner and a two-time Premier League champion. The man who claims to be human, yet plays like he’s got 100 Fortnite shield potion and other-worldly stamina. The man who, despite being slated for…

  • Did Gianluigi Buffon Make the Right Move?

    There was once a young Italian boy who played all over the pitch for Parma Calcio 1913. At the age of thirteen, he could play just about anywhere in the outfield. That boy, at the age of thirteen, fancied his chances as a goalkeeper. After two weeks of training to be a keeper, he was…

  • Blood is Thicker than Rivalry

    With the 2018 World Cup now in the books, we can begin to look back fondly on what was a tournament filled with magical moments from beginning to end. So many teams, players, and storylines stood out throughout the group stages all the way up to yesterday’s final, but perhaps none more than Croatia and…

  • The Story of Cho Hyun-woo

    Cho Hyun-woo entered the World Cup as South Korea’s third-choice goalkeeper, and left as one of the breakout stars of the group stage. Now, at 26, he’ll be forced to either win the Asian Cup or Asian Games, or fulfill two years of military service. Entering the 2018 World Cup as the third choice goalie…

  • Lucas Torreira: The Garra Charrúa That Arsenal Need

    Arsène Wenger believed South Americans tended to be the best forwards due to their relentless mentality in attack; “You have to be shrewd, you have to show that you are good, you have to fight. We have lost a little bit of that in football.” What Arsène missed here is that it is not just…

  • Luka Modrić: Fighting Against The Odds Since Day One

    Who would’ve thought the little boy from from the village of Modrici, a tiny suburb on the slopes of the Velebit Mountains, would go on to play for Real Madrid, win multiple Champions League titles, and be one game away from playing in a World Cup final? Luka Modrić grew up during the times of…

  • Paul Pogba’s Time To Shine

    Despite having never been embroiled in any scandals, controversies, or run-ins with the law, Paul Pogba is one of the most polarizing players in world football. Some love him and praise him as one of the game’s best players. Others say he’s overrated and isn’t worth the price. There’s a mountain of expectations for a…

  • 2013 Azzurini: Where Are They Now?

    In the song ‘The Greatest Love of All,’ which was originally recorded by George Benson and then made famous by Whitney Houston, the opening verse is, “I believe the children are our future.” It is such a simple yet understated line, and it can be applied to jobs, situations, or circumstances in which one generation…