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  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi: Two Legends at a Crossroads

    Sporting rivalries define generations. Athletes at the peak of their powers grip the world as it watches intently to see who is victorious as they collide. In years gone by generations have bore witness to Mohammed Ali-Joe Frazier, Aytron Senna-Alain Prost, Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal telling story after story of the great matchups of the past. …

  • Lucas Moura’s Path to Tottenham and His Importance to the Lilywhites

    If Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva did nothing else in his Tottenham Hotspur career except for that Champions League semifinal hat-trick in Amsterdam vs Ajax, he would still be considered a legend by the Spurs faithful. Thankfully for Lucas and the Tottenham community, the Brazilian has incessantly proven his value to the team, even (or…

  • The Struggles of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal

    On the 15th of September 2020, fans who clicked onto Arsenal’s Instagram live page were greeted by a Black Panther helmet, a sand timer, the flag of Gabon, a captain’s armband and a contract. To any non-football fan, this assortment of objects would be strange, to say the least, but for Arsenal fans worldwide, it…

  • Why Frank Lampard Should Be England’s Next U-21 Manager

    In the wake of their second straight disastrous U-21 European Championships campaign, England manager Aidy Boothroyd is facing stern criticism from the football world. With a youth squad containing an embarrassment of riches and players featuring in the Premier League on the regular basis, it was simply not good enough for England not to advance…

  • A New Dawn in Milan

    Following months of speculation and ambivalence, the new ‘I’ and ‘M’ graced the Inter Milan crest in what can be seen as a radical logo rebrand. There was speculation this change won’t happen until the club was about to mark its 113th anniversary in March and Nerazzurri hierarchy duly delivered with this new revamp being…

  • The Daily Mail’s Coverage of Amad Diallo’s Trafficking Plight Points To a Worrying Trend

    Professional footballers, no matter their age, are subjected to extreme levels of scrutiny. Every element of their performance is analysed not only by professionals who want to help them, but by fans on social media who are potentially very ill-informed.   That can be hard enough to deal with on its own but realistically it’s…

  • Can Thomas Tuchel Lead Chelsea to Glory?

    In reality, this isn’t Thomas Tuchel’s club. He didn’t bring aboard any of those who are performing for him as manager of Chelsea. He wasn’t involved in any of the transfer decisions, didn’t recommend or recruit a single one of their high-priced signings. And yet, with each passing week, every mounting result, Chelsea is becoming…

  • Javi Gracia’s Culpability on Top of Peter Lim’s Rubbish

    Valencia’s season has been largely uninspiring, but that has come as a surprise to no one at all. After a scarcely believable summer in which the club completely sabotaged itself by selling off – more like, giving away – a bunch of key players without signing anyone at all, many predicted a painful season for…

  • The Old Lady Is Broken – Where Do Juventus Go From Here?

    As former Juventus legend and these days, club director Pavel Nedvêd kicked the advertisement boardings in disgust at the end of extra time in Porto, Juventus crashed out of the last 16 of the Uefa Champions League for the second year in a row.    Juve played against ten men for 36 minutes of normal…

  • How Thomas Tuchel Turned Things Around at Chelsea

    When Thomas Tuchel arrived at Chelsea on January 26, he took charge of a club lacking direction, having lost 5 of their last 8 Premier League games under Frank Lampard and sitting 10th on the table, the general perception was that this season was already written off.   Nobody expected the German tactician to have…