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  • The Liverpool Defenders Who Can Step up in the Club’s Injury Crisis

    The news from the England international camp that Joe Gomez had suffered a serious injury came as a hammer blow to everyone associated with Liverpool FC. After all, the last thing the club needed was another defensive injury, with Virgil Van Dijk, Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold already sidelined.    Manager Jürgen Klopp made the decision…

  • Three U-20 Championship Players to Keep an Eye On

    Every year it seems like a new young striker emerges out of the shadows to set the Championship alight. In 2019/20 it was the turn of Ollie Watkins – he grabbed 26 goals, subsequently earning himself a £25 million move to Aston Villa and he announced his arrival by netting a hat trick vs Liverpool. …

  • Jospin Nshimirimana: Burundi’s best kept secret

    Jospin Nshimirimana was born in Mutimbuzi, a commune in the west of Burundi, on 12 December 2001. He joined local club New Regime when he was very young and played there for a number of seasons prior to joining Delta Star who, at the time, were in the lower divisions of the Burundian football league…

  • Scouting Report: Burak İnce

    It is the 87th minute in a game in 1. Lig, Turkey’s second division, between Boluspor and Altınordu. The two teams are drawing 1-1, when a ball is played up field on the counterattack. Altınordu winger Ahmet Dereli runs onto the loose pass, squaring a perfect ball to the supporting midfielder.   He takes one…

  • Scouting Report: Teden Mengi

      The Manchester United youth academy serves as a source of great pride for its fans, both local and global. With an unbelievable run of 4000+ consecutive games over 90 years with a youth academy graduate being named in the matchday squad, United have truly earned their reputation as a club that gives youth a…

  • How Declan Rice Has Become West Ham’s Key Man

    West Ham United’s English starlet, Declan Rice continues to be linked to Frank Lampard’s free-spending Chelsea for a fee north of £70 million although David Moyes is looking to keep hold of the ex-Ireland international if the Hammers are to stand any chance of staying in the Premier League and improving on their underwhelming 2019/20…

  • Player Analysis: Wesley Fofana

    After bouncing around several clubs in the suburbs of Marseille, Wesley Fofana joined Saint-Étienne’s academy in 2015, before signing his first professional contract on May 15, 2018 at the age of 17. Fofana would have to wait a whole year to make his debut, coming on as a substitute for Pierre-Yves Polomat in a 3-0…

  • Scouting Report: Mark McKenzie

    While Brenden Aaronson has received plenty of hype with the Philadelphia Union this summer, his teammate Mark McKenzie has been making headlines of his own in the City of Brotherly Love. The 21-year-old center back has had an impressive 2020 campaign so far and was a crucial part in the Philadelphia Union’s semi-final run in…

  • Scouting Report: Édouard Mendy

    There are a few examples of a meteoric rise and late bloomer more compelling than that of Édouard Mendy – a goalkeeper who signed his first professional contract at 24, in the second tier of French football, and who is set to play Champions League football at 28. Whether he remains at Rennes or moves…

  • Scouting Report: Donny van de Beek

    Donny van de Beek may have played his final game for Ajax after he was absent from Erik ten Hag’s squad for Saturday’s friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt and absent against Union Berlin.   The midfielder has been heavily linked with a summer exit and former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, currently Ajax’s CEO,…