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  • Keep or Sell: Analyzing Paris Saint-Germain’s Squad Ahead of the Summer Transfer Window

    Okay, it’s finally happened. Almost a year after having to resort to intervention from Emmanuel Macron to get him to stay in Paris, Kylian Mbappe has finally left the French capital and moved to Madrid. For PSG bosses, it was the worst possible outcome. While losing your best-ever player, the greatest French player since Zinedine…

  • John Bleasdale Discusses New Book About Scotland’s Euro 96 Journey

    With Scotland set to kick off Euro 2024 with a match against tournament hosts Germany, Callum McFadden spoke to author John Bleasdale about his new book focusing on Scotland’s Euro 96 journey. You are the co-author of ‘We’re Going to Wembley: Scotland’s Euro 96 Journey.’ What was your inspiration behind writing this book?   The…

  • Francesco Camarda: Milan’s Teenage Phenom

    Club: AC Milan Nationality: Italy Position: ST Preferred Foot: Right Height: 6’0”/184cm Age: 16 Strengths: finishing, movement, positioning, composure, athleticism, link-up play, weak-foot, instincts Areas for Development: physical maturity   It has been quite the meteoric rise for Francesco Camarda. Having joined AC Milan’s academy in 2015, Camarda soared through the ranks with ease, scoring…

  • Rebuilding the Red Wall: Assessing United’s Defensive Transfer Targets 

    Manchester United’s defence is in desperate need of an overhaul. The Red Devils’ 2023/24 season was plagued with injuries across the pitch, but no area was more affected by absentees than the back four.     Already Raphael Varane and Jonny Evans have departed, and either Harry Maguire or Victor Lindelof will likely be saying…

  • The Miracle of Frank Schmidt’s Heidenheim

    The Bundesliga scriptwriters have had a field day this season. From Bayer Leverkusen’s unbeaten title win to Stuttgart pulling themselves from the depths of a relegation fight to Champions League football.  It’s been hard to ignore the storylines in German football this season, and yet, perhaps the most remarkable narrative of them all continues to…

  • Lee Kang-In: PSG’s Korean Playmaker

    Talent development is a fascinating facet of football, one that feels a lot like a dice game with any possible outcomes regardless of the skillset and talent the player possesses. Many great talents have fallen by the wayside, not because they weren’t actually legitimately talented – even though some might reach that conclusion – but…

  • Cândido de Oliveira: Portuguese Football’s James Bond?

    If you’re a fan of Portuguese football or have just taken a look at their Super Cup results on your score app, you might have noticed that the Portuguese Super Cup is called the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira. Apart from being one of the only tournaments in world football to bear the name of a…

  • Ángel Di María: The Quintessential Big Game Player

    The largest city in the province of Santa Fe, Rosario has bore witness to a treasure trove of world-class footballers ranging from Lionel Messi to Mauro Icardi to Éver Banega to Ángel Correa. One of the many names who has emerged from the cradle of Argentine football is none other than Ángel Di María.  …

  • Wilfried Singo: Monaco’s Ivorian Right Back

    Club: AS Monaco Nationality: Ivory Coast Position: RCB, RWB, RB,  Preferred Foot: Right/Left Height: 6’3”/190cm Age: 23 Strengths: Pace, power, tackling, dribbling, strength, dynamism, passing, stamina, aerial duels Areas for Development: weak-foot, decision-making   It has been a stellar campaign for AS Monaco. One year after finishing sixth and missing out on European football, Monaco…

  • Ayoze Pérez’s Rebirth at Real Betis

    Ayoze Pérez is a Spanish footballer whose journey in professional football has taken him from the Canary Islands to some of Europe’s biggest stadiums. Known for his versatility and scoring ability, Ayoze has significantly impacted every team he has played for, including his recent stint with Real Betis and his involvement with the Spanish national…