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  • Pascal Struijk: Leeds’ Impressive Youngster Tipped for International Success

    Leeds United’s first season back in the Premier League has been as exciting and swashbuckling as many who have followed Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites over the past two years expected it to be. High intensity pressing and marking coupled with rapid transitions into attack have laid the groundworks for the Argentine’s organised chaos approach to hit…

  • Player Analysis: Bryan Gil

    Ever since becoming the first player born in the 21st century to score a goal in LaLiga, Bryan Gil has been much talked about as a potential superstar, but it wasn’t until this season that he displayed his potential at the highest level. In his first loan stint at Leganés, he played for just 558…

  • The Reality Show That Triggered the Afghan Football League

    ښې چارې! ته څنګه يې؟ (Khe chare! Ta tsanga ye?) This is how we greet in Pashto, one of the two official languages in Afghanistan (the other one is Dari, actually a version of Persian). I hope you are fine. Let’s go to Central Asia, in this theme of February, with football topics starting with…

  • Tactical Analysis: RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach

    The top clash in the Bundesliga this weekend saw RB Leipzig take on Borussia Mönchengladbach, with the game seeing Julian Nagelsmann take on Marco Rose once again. Clashes between the two managers are always tactically interesting, with Rose’s pressing concepts usually making a strong opponent for Nagelsmann’s flexible structures. Mönchengladbach got off to an early…

  • Vladimír Coufal: West Ham’s Czech Warrior

    When West Ham lost their first 2 games of the season, many fans feared for the worst. With increasingly difficult fixtures to come, many expected the team to drop into the relegation zone by Christmas. So, massive credit has to be given to David Moyes who has exceeded expectations and led the Hammers to 4th…

  • Bernardo Silva: The All-Purpose Midfielder

    Manchester City are quite simply on fire. 20 wins in a row, a 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League table, a spot in the Carabao Cup final and a two-goal first-leg lead in the UEFA Champions League’s Round of 16 represent a brilliant time at the club after a slow start to…

  • Player Analysis: Daichi Kamada

    Despite taking seven points from their first three Bundesliga matches this season, Eintracht Frankfurt’s form nosedived as they subsequently failed to win their next nine matches (seven draws, two losses). However, the situation has improved since their trip to Augsburg in December. Following the 2-0 win at the WWK Arena, the Eagles have amassed 28…

  • Amine Gouiri: Nice’s Savior

    The one true spark in an otherwise bleak Nice attack is a young gun firing on all cylinders. His name? Amine Gouiri. With 14 goals and 6 assists in all competitions, Gouiri has spearheaded Les Aiglons to 12th in the Ligue 1 table — just six points off of sixth-placed Metz.   It takes immense…

  • For Every Samuel Eto’o, There Are Hundreds Who Are Left Abandoned: Player Trafficking in Football

    There are millions of young boys and girls all over the world who dream of becoming professional footballers. They want to play the sport they love, and they want to earn the wages that being a footballer brings so they can provide for their families.    Some people see those dreams as a money-making opportunity.…

  • Player Analysis: Ianis Hagi

    In Romania, this is the order: God, Sarmales, Hagi. Many know too well the experience of collapsing under the pressure of a legendary father. Marcus couldn’t scratch the surface of Michael’s legacy, and Enzo, Luca, and Theo have miles to go to before they’re considered alongside Zizou. However, pressure can make diamonds, Steph with years…