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  • A Theoretical Analysis of the 4-4-2

      By: Russell Pope Featured Image: @GabFoligno / Neal Simpson – EMPICS / PA

  • Four January Swap Deals Capable of Changing Both Clubs’ Seasons

    The financial ramifications of the global pandemic have devastated European football, leaving countless clubs in precarious situations as we close in on almost a year since the ball temporarily stopped rolling. Although many of Europe’s elite clubs aren’t affected in the same devastating ways that sides in the lower breaches of football are, the lack…

  • Gracias Negrito: Defending Football against Political Correctness

    Edinson Cavani has been the most recent victim of Manichaeism by the Football Association. He scored twice (the winning goal just two minutes before the final whistle) to give an in-extremis win at St. Mary’s Stadium against Southampton on November 29. One friend lauded him privately at Instagram DM, and his answer was “Gracias, Negrito.”…

  • Where Do Chelsea Go Next?

    Chelsea capitulated, again, against Manchester City to find themselves 0-3 down in 35 minutes in their recent Premier League clash. This followed the other disaster against Arsenal in which they were 0-3 in under an hour against a team who were in extremely poor form.   As imagined, fans, both rival and Blues fans, have…

  • How Do You Solve a Problem Like Kai Havertz?

    When Kai Havertz made the move from Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea for a fee of £72 million, it seemed Chelsea had bagged themselves a superstar in the making. Having recorded more goals and assists than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi had at a similar age, Havertz looked set to take the Premier League by storm…

  • Footballers and their Academic Backgrounds

    Football is the most renowned sport in the world. But while many football fans think that footballers are overpaid individuals who are undereducated, footballers, just like other people, are professionals, only that their prowess in the field is louder than their academic area of specialization. Some are continuing with the studies while others have already…

  • How the Pandemic Has Changed the Sports Industry

    The COVID-19 pandemic inevitably changed the modern world. It significantly affected everyday life, including the parts we considered vital: education, work, transport, and relationships. However, it also considerably modified fields that are seemingly trivial but, in the long run, significantly define our well-being, such as sports.   People consider sports valuable in their life, serving…

  • Football, a Force for Good or Evil?

    There are usually two sides to every story. Football is proof of that, and not just because it takes two teams to play the game. It offers a backdrop which allows the concerns and views of the general population to seep through in a very visible way. Often the result is a shining force for…

  • The Top Five Canadian Footballers in the World

    It’s always a challenge to determine the best players of a specific demographic. But the following five soccer players are unquestionably five of the best Canadian footballers on the planet in 2020.   Samuel Piette   Born in Le Gardeur, Quebec, defensive midfielder Samuel Piette has been one of Montreal Impact’s most consistent performers over…

  • Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner: The Vilification and the Vindication

    In Nicolas Anelka’s recent Netflix documentary, titled Misunderstood, there’s a suggestion from Henry Winter of the Times that the wayfaring Frenchman felt at home in the West London surroundings. In a career spanning nearly two decades and donning the colours of 12 clubs, it is peculiar that he spent more time at Chelsea than any…