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  • How Ronald Koeman Can Shape Up Barcelona This Season

    At the beginning of the transfer window, after bringing Memphis Depay in a free transfer from Lyon, Barcelona’s forward line became full of stars. There was a lot of talk about using Lionel Messi, Memphis Depay and Antoine Griezmann in which formation Ronald Koeman would form his lineup. But what happened instead of all the…

  • How Stoke’s Youthful Back Three Have Set the Pace for the Potters This Campaign

    Whether it’s a model central defender setting the example, a masterful midfielder to match or an expert strike partner to emulate, the growth of young players is almost always accelerated when said player is nurtured by an elder associate, with every minute on the pitch alongside such seasoned pros a different lesson in how to…

  • The Glorious Liga MX

    Liga MX is doubtlessly one of the most exciting leagues in America and of the few around the world that are unpredictable to know which team will be champion each semester. The reason is simple: the competition allows every squad to have huge chances of winning, since 12 of 18 sides can get a ticket…

  • Livorno: A City with a Proud History but an Uncertain Football Future

    The story of a city with a distinctive, strong heritage and the ups and downs of its football club; with top division years followed by relegations and financial turmoil, disintegration – and then rebirth. All of this, always with a backdrop of passionate support, loyal players and strong identity.   On Italy’s west coast in…

  • Tactical Analysis: Manchester City 6-3 RB Leipzig

    This week the Champions League season got underway and on Wednesday night Manchester City dismantled RB Leipzig in a 6-3 win.  Despite Christopher Nkuku bagging himself a hat-trick, it wasn’t even close to being enough to get anything from the game as Pep Guardiola’s City ran riot against the Germans.    Typically in a piece…

  • Player Analysis: Calvin Ramsay

    Scotland’s ability to produce world-class full backs in recent years has rightfully been well commended with Kieran Tierney and Andrew Robertson becoming two of the best in Europe. However, that has not translated to the right back position where Motherwell’s Stephen O’Donnell has tended to be the number one choice in recent years.   But…

  • Player Analysis: Franck Kessié

    Franck Kessié left his native Ivory Coast when he was 18 years old. He had already made appearances for his country at senior level before he made the move to Italy in 2015. Despite some struggles adapting to Italian football, the 24-year-old has become one of the best midfielders in the league.   Kessié came…

  • Previewing Matchday 5 of the Premier League Season

    It has been a sensational week of football that has seen the return of European club competition, a jam-packed midweek fixture that resulted in a mixed bag of results for English clubs. The reigning Champions League winners narrowly defeated Zenit at home via a late goal from Romelu Lukaku, whilst last season’s finalists defeated RB…

  • Each Premier League Side’s Signing of the Summer

    Now that the summer transfer window is shut, we can get back to strictly the business of football on the pitch. With that in mind, who was the key summer signing for each Premier League club? Before starting, a few variables were considered when choosing these picks: the price paid for the player, the age…

  • Demystifying a Legend: Didier Drogba

    Ivorian and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is widely regarded as one of the greatest African strikers of all time and is up there with the best in Premier League history. And while he did enough in his fantastic career to earn that reputation, some might argue he could have done more considering the immense talent…