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  • The Zweite Bundesliga: Europe’s Most Entertaining League Next Season

    The footballing world has barely recovered from the European Championships, and yet the domestic season is already here, with Germany’s second division starting today. Another 38 gameweeks of gut-wrenching drama is upon us, impossible to call, yet still certain to end with Hamburg failing in the most spectacular of fashions at getting promoted.   Whilst…

  • Did the Old Trafford Protests and ESL Debacle Force the Glazers to Wake Up?

    In all the bucket load of chaos that was football in 20-21, the biggest game in English football was postponed due to fan protests spilling over. In extraordinary scenes at Old Trafford before they were scheduled to play Liverpool, a large group of protestors painted the sky red with flares and bellowed chants making their…

  • Jogi Löw: The Despairing End of a 17-year Saga in Black & White

    On August 18, 2004, Joachim ‘Jogi’ Löw was first spotted on the DFB team bench, an animated 44-year old with his hair well-kempt and face full of life. 17 years later, that same man made his final exit; grayed and weary from what felt like an eternity straddling between triumph & disappointment.   Following a…

  • A Novice’s Guide to Soccer

    Soccer is one of the most popular sports to bet on, but if you want to have any success, you’ll need to at least have a basic understanding of how it works. After that, the second most important thing is to learn how betting odds work, and you can stay up to date with the latest…

  • Here’s to You, Raheem Sterling

    To play in a European Final is a moment most players can only dream of. For England and Italy on Sunday, that dream will become a reality as they walk out onto the Wembley pitch for the Euro 2020 Final. It’ll be the important moment of most of these players’ careers, but none more so…

  • Toronto FC’s Ongoing Crisis: Armas Fired, What’s Next?

    In the wake of an embarrassing 7-1 trouncing at the hands of DC United, Toronto FC brass fire Chris Armas and hand the reins to Javier Perez. Rocco Fasano looks at Armas’ short reign and what’s in the cards for the Reds.   In the middle of a sunny and hot Sunday afternoon, the news…

  • Can Patrik Schick Emulate Milan Baroš’ Golden Boot Heroics?

    Fans of the Czech Republic will have nothing but fond memories of Euro 2004, where their nation topped a tough Group D, which contained the Netherlands, Germany and Latvia, before going all the way to the semi-finals of the tournament, and now Euro 2020 is shaping up to be another European Championships to remember for…

  • Who Are the Breakout Stars of Euro 2020?

    We’ve waited a long time for the European Championships to come around what with the 12 month delay but, boy oh boy, have they been worth the wait. Here we take a look at five of the breakout stars of Euro 2020.   Before we throw the five names out, what constitutes a breakout star?…

  • Analyzing Italy’s Euro 2020 Campaign under Roberto Mancini

    After losing the World Cup in 2018, Italy is back with a bang with strong team play and better tactics. The improvement is observed in the team with several changes in the attacking, defense, and formation of the team.  Till now, Italy has been unstoppable and won 30 matches with 11 clean sheets.   Along…

  • Arise O’ Compatriot: A Plea to Tosin Adarabioyo

    Despite playing in a Fulham side that got relegated from the Premier League, Tosin Adarabioyo was one of the few shining lights in an otherwise grim 2020/21 season. The towering centre-back was a regular for The Cottagers, starting 33 out of the 34 Premier League games he was available for. However, as he approaches his…