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  • Milan Badelj to Fiorentina: The Return

    Marginally missing out on a top four spot in the 2017-18 Serie A season, Lazio were eager to make their goal of Champions League football become reality the following year. To ensure their success, the Biancocelesti invested heavily, making several acquisitions in the summer transfer window to reinforce their squad. One of those new additions,…

  • Joelinton and the art of jumping ship

    Imagine a scenario: you’re on board a boat that has started letting water in and your captain has jet-skied off into the sunset. It’s not sinking, but without proper attention it will do. You’re ready to start trying to mend the boat, but on the water you see a dingy calling for you, saying that…

  • One of our own: Could Flo Balogun be Arsenal’s next iconic striker?

    Perhaps Yaya Sanogo and a few others aside, Arsenal’s history with strikers is one unparalleled by most clubs. According to the chant after all, Highbury boasted Thierry Henry as its king: a man who sauntered through a Galactico defence at his pompous best as if they were training cones and put just about every Premier…

  • How Jhon Chancellor rose up from Dagestan and Qatar to Serie A

    By the time Jhon Chancellor was called up for Venezuela’s 2019 Copa America squad, a call up largely expected having played a roll in numerous matches since the last burst of World Cup 2018 Qualifiers, the center back had had what can only be described as a purely tumultuous 365 days of professional football. To…

  • Start of a new chapter: Daniele De Rossi joins Boca Juniors

    Being a homegrown player to a football club is a special feeling. Idolizing the team, you grew up watching and loving. Becoming a part of that team is a greater feeling for anyone. Daniele De Rossi was one of the fortunate people who was able to fulfill that dream. The Roma player was born on…

  • Milan fans will have to be patient to celebrate again

    It’s been 12 years since their last European Cup win and eight since the last Serie A title, and Milan fans are wondering if this long trophy drought will end anything soon. For those who have followed the Rossoneri during the Berlusconi era, success was almost a given, as between 1988 and 2011, the club…

  • Why Joe Willock can be an ideal Aaron Ramsey replacement for Arsenal

    At the end of last season, Arsenal lost their star midfielder Aaron Ramsey when he joined Juventus on a free after spending 11 years in North London. The Welshman has been one of the most influential midfielders for the Gunners since the departure of Patrick Vieira in 2005. Ramsey brought a unique blend of box-to-box…

  • Huddersfield can make a swift return to the Premier League

    Huddersfield Town are back in the Championship after their relegation back to the second tier of English was confirmed at the end of March. The Terriers ended their two-year stay in the Premier League as one of the teams in the Premier League era to be relegated with six games of the season remaining.   If the…

  • O Especial — The Tale Of The Special One

    Few partnerships have such bond, glamour, bitterness, love, and duality such as the one with Jose Mourinho and Chelsea FC. Jose Mourinho has visited The Pensioners five teams. Each visit has been nothing short of fireworks and an English novela. Today I look at the hidden tales of O Especial’s first visit at Chelsea. Old…

  • Salomon Rondón: How the Venezuelan Made History and Why There’s Plenty More to Come

    As of July 26, 2019, Salomón Rondón is a Dalian Yifang player. The Chinese Super League club, formed in 2019, brought in the Venezuelan as the first step of a rebuild via Rafa Benitez, who joined the club as manager on July 2nd. The move, which reunited Rondón with his former-Newcastle boss, marked the end…