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  • Dele Alli’s Brief and Futile Everton Spell

    Dele Alli, once dubbed ‘the next Ronaldinho’, spent the last two years at Tottenham Hotspur under three separate managers, failing to impress none of the trio. Alli shone under Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino, most notably scoring on 22 occasions over 50 games during the 2016/17 campaign.   Alli contributed 30 goals thereafter until the decision…

  • Jill Scott, Thank You

    Every so often a player retires from football, and it hits you just how much they have impacted your love and enjoyment of the game. This happened to me very recently…   As the final whistle went at Wembley Stadium, the crowd erupted in sheer relief, it was over. England were European Champions! There is…

  • Zidane Iqbal: A Young Pioneer for South Asian Footballers

    Whatever Zidane Iqbal does for the rest of his professional career, he will forever be cemented as a legend within the South Asian community. By being the first player of South Asian descent to sign and play for Manchester United, arguably England’s biggest club, he has shown the abundance of footballing talent within this community.…

  • Watch Out Europe, Ada Hegerberg Is Back

    Football is weirdly intertwined with sound. Not readily at the fore of a fan’s mind are the various sounds without which the game would be completely different. The ‘clang’ of the ball hitting the post, the ‘buff’ of the boot hitting the ball, the ‘pop’ of a star player’s cruciate ligament being ruptured.    At…

  • Romelu Lukaku’s Chance for Redemption at Inter Milan

    After taking charge of Chelsea on an 18-month contract on January 26, 2021, Thomas Tuchel led the Blues to their first Champions League title in nine years after eliminating Atlético Madrid, Porto and Real Madrid before beating Manchester City 1-0 in the Final in Porto, as a first-half goal from Kai Havertz saw Chelsea come…

  • Where Did It All Go Wrong for Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea?

    At the time of his second signing, Romelu Lukaku had scored 113 Premier League goals and recorded 35 assists, but none of those numbers had come in a Chelsea shirt. His last known memory in the colors of Chelsea blue was a missed penalty in the 2013 UEFA Super Cup against Bayern Munich. But he…

  • Mohamed Salah’s Best Moments Wearing the Liverpool Jersey

    Since Jurgen Klopp joined in 2015, the rise of Liverpool has been phenomenal. The addition of Mohamed Salah in 2017 to the Liverpool team has cemented the Klopp era into the history books. Salah has been in electric form for his club ever since joining. Here are his best moments with them.    Winning the…

  • Mario Götze’s Spell at PSV Eindhoven

    It’s the transfer deadline day in the summer of 2020. Whilst everyone was counting down the last few hours of the 31st of August, something popped up on Twitter. A picture, of a person in a big, black car. A local person in Eindhoven quickly took a picture because he was wondering if it could…

  • Dele Alli & Marcus Rashford – English Equifinality

    When Robert Frost spoke about those two roads diverging at a yellow wood, its beauty was in its simplicity of comparing a road to the journey that is life. The road less traveled by made all the difference, a difference that we would assume was the better destination.   Roads don’t always lead to destinations…

  • John Lundstram: Bred a Scouser, Forged in Steel and Thriving in Scotland

    As Vicente Guaita parried a Luke Freeman shot for Crystal Palace in August of 2019, he set up a moment which John Lundstram had been striving towards ever since he could walk.    With the goal somewhat unguarded, the big centre midfielder buried the rebound from eight yards out, announcing himself as a Premier League…