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  • Tanguy Ndombele: Tottenham’s Midfield Maestro

    One of the most significant signings of the 2019/20 summer transfer window was made by a team in white. And no, this is not the story of Eden Hazard finally realising his dream by moving to Real Madrid to play under his idol Zinedine Zidane. This is the story of the transfer that should never…

  • Megan Rapinoe’s perennial defiance of flawed societal norms can inspire the next generation

    As the Star-Spangled Banner bellowed out at Stade de Lyon, the cameras panned across the faces of the United States Women’s National Team as they geared up to take on the Netherlands in the 2019 World Cup final. The players roared out their country’s anthem, beaming with pride and anticipation, but at the end of…

  • Antoine Griezmann’s House of Cards

    Antoine Griezmann is undoubtedly one of the best football players in the world right now. He’s taken Atletico Madrid to new heights globally, leaving as the fifth highest goal scorer in the club’s history after five seasons but still no one seems to care that he’s leaving. It‘s almost surreal that the fans feel utter…

  • What Che Adams can offer Southampton

    On Monday 1st July, Che Adams joined Southampton from Birmingham City for a fee in the region of £15M. The ruthless striker scored 22 goals for Birmingham last season and had attracted the attention of many other Premier League clubs such as Everton, Tottenham and Manchester United. This is a smart signing for Southampton and…

  • Why Manuel Lazzari will be a great signing for Lazio

    The mission to bring Manuel Lazzari to Rome has been on the minds of Lazio’s management for well over a year. 25 years of age and an Italian international, the Vicenza born footballer has played for SPAL since the summer of 2013 following AC Giacomense’s sale to Gli Estensi. Flying under the radar for quite some time, since…

  • Dani Alves rolled back the years with a faultless display against Argentina

    Copa América has arguably failed to live up to expectations this summer. While some games have encapsulated more than others, there have been few classics. There has been no shortage of the customary enthusiasm from the participating nations, but moments of genuine quality have seldom transpired. Until Brazil locked horns with Argentina in the first…

  • Erick Pulgar: Chile’s young mediocentro

    For about a decade, Chile has witnessed a golden generation of footballers representing the country and achieving historical results in the process. Some of these players have been together since the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup and have been fundamental in La Roja winning consecutive Copa America titles in 2015 and 2016 as well as…

  • Player Analysis: Paxton Pomykal

    Paxton Pomykal. Heralded as the “American Frenkie de Jong”, Pomykal is a special talent for FC Dallas and the United States. As almost every major team in Europe makes the shift to attacking, possession-based football, Pomykal is the poster boy for the continuation of the trend on American soil. One of Pomykal’s best talents is…

  • New era at Boro: Jonathan Woodgate promises change

    On June 14th, Jonathan Woodgate was appointed as Middlesbrough’s head coach. Woodgate will be joined by his ex-teammate, Robbie Keane, Leo Percovich and Danny Coyne. This appointment symbolises the start of a new era for Boro as they look to regain their Premier League status.  In Woodgate’s first press conference, three main points were emphasised…

  • Jiro Barriga Toyama: The Man Who Scored a Hat Trick Without a Contract

    It’s January 29th, 2019, and you’ve just scored a hat trick. Your name is splashed across twitter, supporters declaring you, both seriously and humorously, to be the club’s greatest prospect in years. There’s one problem; you don’t actually play for the club you just scored your hat trick for. Your name is Jiro Barriga Toyama.…