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  • The Man Spearheading Rangers’ Renaissance – Ross Wilson

    It has been over a decade since Rangers hit their lowest of lows; the club’s financial mismanagement had finally come back to haunt them and The Rangers Football Club Plc was liquidated, relegating the Gers to the fourth tier of Scottish football with seemingly no path back to the top.   Yet on the 17th…

  • A Chance for a New Dawn – The Botafogo Story

    Nilton Santos, Garincha, Jairzinho, Alemao, Didi and more. What do you think of when those names come up? Obviously Brazil, but which club did they play for? During various times throughout history, they have shone for arguably the best or at least the most decorated National Team in football history. But who did they shine…

  • Mohamed Salah’s Complex Relationship with the Egyptian FA

    Just this week, Liverpool blocked Mohamed Salah from participating in the eagerly anticipated Olympic games in Tokyo, leaving the Egyptian FA frustrated. Despite Shawky Gharib, the Egyptian national team manager, claiming that Salah wanted to play but it was just Liverpool who refused. “Salah was a key player in my plans but the club refused…

  • Allegations, Autocrats and the ACL: FC Istiklol & Tajikistan’s Footballing Powerhouse

    On Friday, April 30, 2021, FC Istiklol became the first-ever Tajik club to reach the knockout stages of the Asian Champions League. This capped off a dream debut in the competition for the Dushanbe-based side on a night of confusing and conflicting emotions; Istiklol were beaten on the night by Uzbekistan’s AGMK in a frustrating…

  • Asante Kotoko and Veo Technologies: Bringing Analytics to the Ghanaian Game

    In the last couple of years, Ghanaian football has endured a challenging rebuilding process. Local football structures are being closely examined and changes are being made in order to ensure a more robust footballing ecosystem for the future. Although a majority of the restructure has occurred at the national federation level, there have been quite…

  • 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.…

  • Génération Foot: Senegal’s Footballing Factory

    “Personally, I didn’t think he’d make it with us because he was too shy. It was as if he didn’t want to play”, recalled scout, Abdou Diatta to The Straits Times, when Sadio Mané’s showed up at Génération Foot with battered boots and shorts unsuitable for football. But after just 15 minutes of watching the…

  • FC Barcelona’s Presidential Elections: How the Blaugrana Reached the Current Crisis and Who the Candidates Are

    FC Barcelona is one of the premier clubs in Spanish and European football. With 5 UEFA Champions League trophies; 26 La Liga trophies and 30 Copa del Rey triumphs in its history, it’s clear to see that the Catalan club have earned the right to be considered one of the biggest clubs in the world.…

  • Wrexham A.F.C. in the 21st Century and the Path To Its Acquisition by Ryan Reynolds and Rob Mcelhenney: Part 2

    This article is Part 2 of a series about Wrexham Association Football Club; you can read the first part of this series here.   The Approach   Preliminary discussions regarding the sale of the club began in May 2020. By this time, the club had been owned and run by The Wrexham Supporters Trust for…

  • Wrexham AFC in the 21st Century and the Path to Its Acquisition by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney: Part 1

    This article is Part 1 of a series about Wrexham Association Football Club; you can read the second part of this series here.   Wrexham Association Football Club was formed in October 1864. This makes the football club the oldest in Wales; and the third oldest professional club in the World (after Notts County and…