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  • Istanbul Basaksehir: A Club in Free Fall or A Team Simply Underperforming?

    The public conversation surrounding ‘bad champions’, what makes a ‘bad champion’ has circled clubs like Liverpool this season, following them around and arguably adding external pressure. The label is pejoratively aimed to incite fans, diminish past achievements and enhance panic over current performance.   It is a term typically met with a roll of the…

  • Daryl Dike and Barnsley Chasing History

    The Championship is a division swamped with clubs hemorrhaging millions of pounds in pursuit of promotion. Derby County and Birmingham City are examples of teams who have loosened their purse strings recently without much success. Neither side has achieved promotion, and both are currently entangled in a relegation scrap. Financial negligence and mismanagement are rife…

  • Player Analysis: Joe Aribo

    Joe Aribo has proved himself to be a key component for Rangers during a season in which Steven Gerrard’s Scottish Premiership winners have stopped their bitter rivals Celtic from winning ‘10-in-a -row’. While his talent may be obvious now, the midfielder’s route to the Glasgow giants has been anything but with the 24-year-old taking a…

  • Harry Kane’s Career at a Crossroads

    Tottenham surrendered a 1-0 lead at half time to Manchester United on Sunday, eventually losing out by three goals to one. It was a poor second half and it saw Spurs go from having control of the game in the first half to completely sitting back in the second. It has drew criticism from the…

  • Player Analysis: Erling Haaland

    Very few players have burst onto the scene quite like Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland, and he has since become one of the hottest commodities in world football. His combination of freakish athleticism and incredible finishing are assets that any team would love to have and at 20 years old, he has the potential to…

  • Player Analysis: Sven Botman

    Ligue 1’s recent script has been written all around Paris Saint-Germain’s dominance, with the Parisians winning the past three titles and seven of the past eight, but this year, Lille have torn said script to pieces in their bid to return to the top step of French football for the first time since 2011. With…

  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi: Two Legends at a Crossroads

    Sporting rivalries define generations. Athletes at the peak of their powers grip the world as it watches intently to see who is victorious as they collide. In years gone by generations have bore witness to Mohammed Ali-Joe Frazier, Aytron Senna-Alain Prost, Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal telling story after story of the great matchups of the past. …

  • Player Analysis: Hugo Souza

    It has been a roller-coaster year for Hugo de Souza Nogueira, or Hugo Souza. The 22-year-old goalkeeper made the transition from Flamengo’s academy to the first team, suffered familial tragedy and found himself in the fringe of the manager’s plans before being thrown into the deep end amid a crisis. Souza locked down a starting…

  • Filip Kostić – The Soaring Serbian Eagle

    Eintracht Frankfurt are flying quite high right now. The Eagles’ 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund has put them seven points clear in 4th spot in the Bundesliga, so they are quite handily placed to qualify for Champions League football next season.   If they were to do so, it would only be their second entry…

  • Is Maduka Okoye the Answer to Nigeria’s Goalkeeping Predicament?

    The Super Eagles of Nigeria are easily one of the biggest football brands in Africa, blessed with some incredibly talented players in different positions over the years, not least in the goalkeeping position. However, since the legendary Vincent Enyeama quit national team duties in 2015 after over 100 caps, he’s left the nation with some…