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  • Player Analysis: James Garner

    James Garner, the Manchester United prodigy, the player they managed to bring to their youth academy having being brought up in Birkenhead, Merseyside. Garner is signed to Manchester United until 2022 with the club holding an option of another year. In the 2019/20 season, Garner was promoted to the first team starting eleven for Europa League group…

  • Player Analysis: André Silva

    After becoming the latest promising talent coming through the FC Porto academy, André Silva stagnated after moving to AC Milan in June 2017 for €38 million. He was unable to get going for the Rossoneri and was shipped off to Sevilla on loan in 2018/19. Another disappointing spell saw him sent out on a second…

  • Player Analysis: Sérgio Oliveira

    Throughout Futebol Clube do Porto’s history there has been a lot of memorable and heroic moments, from Rabah Madjer’s backheel against Bayern in 1987, to Costinha’s goal against Manchester United in 2004, to Kelvin’s 92th minute goal against Benfica in 2013, to name a few, and most recently Sérgio Oliveira’s free-kick goal against Juventus, which…

  • Daniel Sakari: Kenya’s Marauding Right Back

    Daniel Sakari was born in Mathare North a district of the Kenyan capital Nairobi on 23 May 1999. He has an impressive academic background having attained a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, based in Nairobi.   In early 2018, while at university, Sakari trialed at Kenyan National Super…

  • The Revival of Rachid Ghezzal

    Rachid Ghezzal ended his 2018/19 season with Leicester City on a disappointing note. He failed to impress when the season started under Claude Puel and in February, when Brendan Rodgers arrived, he barely played. He had the odd good performance; at home to Burnley he created five chances, but his maiden season in England was…

  • Player Analysis: Jonson Clarke-Harris

    On 27 August 2020, Jonson Clarke-Harris re-joined Peterborough United, a team that HE had been a part of in 2012 but never managed to make a first-team appearance. The return was made due to Ivan Toney’s departure to Brentford. Toney scored 49 goals in 94 appearances in all competitions for Peterborough, so Clarke-Harris had quite…

  • Player Analysis: Michael Olunga

    As the Portuguese Jesuits broke new ground in South Japan, they brought not only the faith of Christianity but also a human marvel who consumed the interest of the locals. At the height of the Sengoku Jidai, a man of east African origin became somewhat of a fairground attraction.   That interest eventually developed into…

  • Player Analysis: Yacine Adli

    With the billions at their disposal, there’s one thing that Paris Saint-Germain neglect, their youth. The capital of France, and its outskirts, is quite frankly a hub of footballing activity, the talent pool is exceptional, but it’s not utilised. The Île-de-France region has produced the likes of: Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappé, Anthony Martial, and N’Golo…

  • Player Analysis: Renato Tapia

    As Celta de Vigo slumped to an uninspiring 4-1 defeat to Real Sociedad last November, there was an all too familiar feeling around the club. Their fourth defeat in five, the Galicians were in the relegation zone. Again. And, as the rain began to pour onto the bright blue, empty seats of Balaídos, it was…

  • Player Analysis: Nacho Fernández

    The past decade has seen Real Madrid dominate European football, winning an unprecedented three Champions League trophies in a row as well as three league titles and two Copa del Rey trophies, but one area in which they have paled in comparison to other major European giants is their youth production rate.   Whilst Real…