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  • In Which Position Do Lazio Need a Reinforcement the Most?

    Near the conclusion of the January Transfer Window, David Amoyal – Editor of Gianluca Di Marzio’s English Website – asked: “As it stands, in which department would Lazio be best in reinforcing?”. A question that took some time to answer, after reviewing Simone Inzaghi’s squad, four alternatives became visible. In priority, these choices are to…

  • How will the rest of the season pan out for Chelsea following January transfer duck?

    Chelsea fans would have been feeling confident heading into the January window with their transfer ban lifted early. However, Frank Lampard has failed to add any strength to his inexperienced side – leaving him and the Blues’ fans frustrated.  The former England international made it clear he was on the hunt for a striker to…

  • Tactical Analysis: O Clássico

    The Clássico between FC Porto and Benfica is by far the biggest game of the country. The two teams have been almost the only contenders for the Portuguese title in the past 10 years and are not only the best teams on the pitch, put also in terms of their club administration and structure. The…

  • BTL’s Championship Team of the Decade

    GK: Kasper Schmeichel   Kasper Schmeichel is undoubtedly one of the best Championship goalkeepers of the past decade. His career got off to a slow start as he struggled for game time at Manchester City and had to move to Notts County, in League Two, to play regularly. Schmeichel did well at Notts and earned…

  • Austria’s 1978 Odyssey: Chapter 3 – The Miracle of Córdoba

    The second group stage ratcheted the step up in opponents for Austria. Group A was an all European affair, as the Austrians faced Italy, the Netherlands and West Germany. Only the winners of the group would progress to the World Cup final and finishing second meant a trip to the 3rd place playoff. There was…

  • Austria’s 1978 Odyssey: Chapter 2 – Delightful Shocks

    It took just nine minutes for the deadlock to be broken in Austria’s opening World Cup fixture against Spain in Buenos Aires. Centre back Bruno Pezzey’s anticipation helped quickly snuff out a pass that was intended for Spain’s full back Antonio De La Cruz. Pezzey then sprayed the ball to Walter Schachner near the touchline…

  • Austria’s 1978 Odyssey: Chapter 1 – Road to Argentina

    Austrian football has a rich history that goes back decades – from the Wunderteam of the 1930s to finishing third at the 1954 World Cup. Yet the 1978 World Cup in Argentina is fondly etched into the hearts of Austrian fans – a last hurrah where they made their mark on the world stage. Their…

  • Jude Bellingham’s rapid rise to stardom

    Since the start of the season, Jude Bellingham has emerged as one of the best young prospects in English football. Despite only being 16-years-old, Bellingham has made 25 appearances in the Championship for Birmingham City, smashing a plethora of records in the process. Unsurprisingly, his performances have attracted the attention of European giants such as…

  • No matter what, Kobe’s legacy lives on

    There are too many words to describe NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant. The ex-Los Angeles Lakers player this past Sunday passed away along with his daughter Gianna, who was 13 years old.  Kobe, also known as the Black Mamba, had an impact on many people throughout the sports world.  People took the time on Sunday to…

  • Serie A Power Rankings: Top 10

    As we get ready for match day 21, find out which teams are looking the most competitive in Italy’s top flight.   January 23, 2020 – This year’s Serie A has been more engaging than what most fans would have expected. Now that the second half of the season has just started, here is which…