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  • Young Players to Watch Out for in the Turkish Süper Lig

    First and foremost, the disconcerting decline Turkish clubs have had on the European stage has been demoralising for many. From the Turkish national team’s woeful performance at the Euros to the habitual underperformance in European competition from club sides to the mass exodus of promising young players from Turkey to other European leagues, the lurking…

  • The Best Footballers from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

    After the Euros and Copa América, the footballing world quickly turned their heads to Tokyo for the Olympic Games, which were again delayed by a year. There was yet more controversy here too, as the venue of the Olympics was under a state of emergency with rising COVID-19 cases as the event kicked off, but…

  • The Best Performers From the 2020 European Championship

    It took a year longer than planned due to some rather unforeseen circumstances, but the 16th edition of the UEFA European Championship (adamantly titled Euro 2020 even though it’s 2021) finally got underway on the 11th of June. After precisely a month’s worth of action across Europe featuring the continent’s best national sides, Italy lifted…

  • The Best Performers From the 2021 Copa América

    It’s a shame that Amazon or Netflix were not making a documentary following the 2021 Copa América, because if they were, we would have a lot of juicy content. Not from the matches or the main tournament (which was incredibly exciting in itself), but from all the drama prior to it. Three locations, national team…

  • Scouting Report: The Best Performers of the Under-21 European Championship Knockout Stage

    About a couple of months after the end of the group stages, the 2021 Under-21 Euros were back, this time for the decisive knockouts. Spain, Croatia, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Denmark and Germany were all vying for the trophy, and after lots of drama and exciting action, Germany came home with their third European…

  • The Best Performers From the 2021 Under-21 European Championship Group Stage

    The group stage of the 2021 Under-21 European Championship has drawn to a close, with the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy, Denmark, France, Portugal, and Croatia progressing to the knockouts. Many of the world’s top talents, including the likes of Eduardo Camavinga, Jules Koundé, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Emile Smith Rowe and Francisco Trincão were featuring, but many…

  • Scouting Report: Beckham Putra Nugraha

    Whisper it softly, but Indonesian football may be in the midst of its own ‘golden generation’ at the moment. As if to underline this opinion, it even has a player called Beckham. The country has recently witnessed the emergence of a number of young, talented footballers.   Player Analysis: Syahrian Abimanyu   These include Bagus…

  • Scouting Report: Josh Dasilva

    At 19 years old, Josh Dasilva’s career had reached a crossroads. Having been offered a contract renewal by Arsenal, he decided to seek pastures new and move on from the club he had resided at since he was just 8. Deliberating his decision for seven months, Dasilva pondered about the number of first team opportunities…

  • Scouting Report: Max Aarons

    “In my eyes he is not the young Max Aarons, he is just a special player and he has an unbelievable future. Max is outstanding in many topics. I can’t praise him enough for what he has done since his first appearance. I know he has been labelled as one of the best young players…

  • Scouting Report: Valentino Livramento

    Chelsea’s world-famous academy are always producing talented youngsters, with the likes of Mason Mount, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi already cementing their place in the first team. We know those players are full of quality. However, many are interested to find out who are the next batch of players are, and one of them is…