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  • Mattéo Guendouzi and Marseille: A Match Made in Heaven

    Despite such obvious talent, there was little complaint when Mattéo Guendouzi left Arsenal for Marseille in July 2021. With a reported obligation to buy for £12 million, the former PSG academy player had all but destroyed his reputation with the Arsenal faithful.   Following problems at a pre-season camp in Dubai and the infamous altercation…

  • Vinícius Júnior: How to Develop a Galáctico

    When Vinícius Júnior was introduced to the Real Madrid faithful at the Bernabeu in 2018, he brought with him an unspoken change to Real’s typical “Galáctico” approach to success. At 18, he was not the typical Real transfer target, he didn’t come after sustained success abroad such as Cristiano Ronaldo or Zinedine Zidane who defined…

  • Moments of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: Part 6: Paris Saint-Germain 1995/96

    Say the letters PSG and immediately people think of the several superstars they, currently have in their squad – Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé, Neymar, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi and Sergio Ramos to name but a few. Under Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) since 2011, European glory has been the main objective of the owners irrespective of…

  • Felipe Anderson’s Renaissance at Lazio

    Felipe Anderson undoubtedly played his best football in a European league when he played for Italian club Lazio in the mid-2010s. The Brazilian midfielder spent five seasons with the Serie A team before English club West Ham United purchased him for £36 million in the summer of 2018. After three seasons away from the Italian…

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the Brink at Manchester United

    Manchester United are in danger of falling in a cycle they will struggle to come out of for a long time. A 5-0 loss to fierce rivals Liverpool has left plenty of room for speculation as to whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure at Old Trafford is over. With every press conference, with every game, you…

  • Player Analysis: Julián Álvarez

    Argentine football has always exported great figures to the most important leagues in Europe, after having shown sufficient qualities to shine among the world elite. The last jewel to emigrate, after having made a huge difference, was Lautaro Martinez, to Inter Milan, in 2018.   In the same position, but with different characteristics, the great…

  • Player Analysis: Pablo Fornals

    West Ham manager David Moyes has developed a habit of slowly introducing new signings into his starting line-up. The Scotsman, well-known for slow-balling recruitment processes at his clubs, tends to take a while to warm to unfamiliar personnel. Pablo Fornals – now a full international – was not an exception to the rule.   Although…

  • Why FPL Is One of the Fastest Growing Games in the World

    The new English Premier League season started back in August and, with that, over seven million players registered to play the ultimate fantasy football game – Fantasy Premier League (FPL). If you have friends who partake in FPL, chances are you’re already aware of how it can dominate conversations from one end of the day…

  • Perennially Maligned but Ever-Present: What Next for Steve Bruce?

    Since 1979, football simply has not known life without Steve Bruce. From the moment he kicked his first ball for Gillingham against Luton, to the moment he trudged his way out into the dugout for his 1,000th game in management against Tottenham on Sunday, Bruce has featured in every single season that English football has…

  • Tactical Analysis: Ajax 4-0 Borussia Dortmund

    On Tuesday night in matchday three of this season’s UEFA Champions League, Ajax picked Borussia Dortmund apart at the Johan Cruyff Arena, winning 4-0 against the German outfit. A Marco Reus own goal opened the scoring in the 11th minute before a beautiful strike from Daley Blind doubled the home side’s lead. In the second…