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  • The Troubling Demise of Borussia Mönchengladbach

    Enjoy Bundesliga Content & want it delivered straight to your inbox every Friday? Sign up for Adam Khan’s free German Football Newsletter!   Having taken just 1 draw out of their final 5 matches before the winter break, Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Christmas holiday should have been the wake-up call for manager Adi Hütter, and his out-of-form…

  • Manchester United’s Midfield: Problems and Solutions

    It would probably be fair to describe Ralf Rangnick’s start to life at Manchester United as ‘mixed’.   While his tenure began with a promising performance against Crystal Palace, followed by a less impressive but equally important 1-0 versus Norwich, cohesive and consistent displays have been hard to come by for his United team since.…

  • A Cruzeiro Story

    Debt. Problems. Phone calls engraved into Brazil football folklore and relegation that haunts the club to this day – but how did it come to this? And will Ronaldo turn the tide?   Cruzeiro was founded in 1921 and is one of the traditional Brazilian clubs and a member of the G-12 [the 12 best…

  • Don’t Stop Them Now: How Rayo Vallecano’s Feel-Good Tale Has Made a Neighborhood Dream

    Wherever you look in La Liga, there is a new story unfolding; Real Madrid are recovering from a Super League, debt-laden malaise to top the division by a distance, while city rivals and current champions Atléti are struggling to keep pace in 4th.   Andalusia is thriving, with Sevilla and Real Betis storming the league…

  • Konyaspor: Who Are the Turkish Süper Lig’s European Hopefuls?

    It’s tough to remember a time where the big three clubs in Turkey have been so disappointing as a collective in the first half of a season. Galatasaray in particular have been woeful domestically this season.   Fatih Terim’s side have been routinely outclassed by their opponents this season and have only amassed one point…

  • Golden Oldies, Notable Nomads and Brazil’s Management Godfather: How Atlético Mineiro Ended 50 Years of Hurt

    There were jubilant celebrations on the streets of Belo Horizonte last week, as Atlético Mineiro ended their 50-year wait for a league title with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Bahia, clinching the title with two games to spare. While Mineiro seemed destined to win the league for many weeks, after half a century of near…

  • The Moyesian Revolution at West Ham

    David Moyes took over West Ham for the second time in 2019, during a difficult period for the club. Languishing in 17th place in the table almost halfway through the season, the club was only one point above the drop zone. The Scotsman’s job was simple: Save the club from relegation. Nearly two years on,…

  • Luis Enrique’s La Roja: Lean, Mean and Serene

    Luis Enrique is a stern man. He says what he means and means what he says, and he doesn’t suffer fools gladly. He doesn’t read the press because he knows more about football than they do, and wears cargo pants because they’re both stylish and comfortable. Born and raised in the Asturias, he defies convention…

  • A Guide to the 2021/22 Süper Lig Season

    Merely three months after Beşiktaş snatched the league title from Galatasaray’s grasp on the final day of the season, the Süper Lig is already back and ready for action. The defending champions opened the 2021/22 campaign with a 3-0 victory over Çaykur Rizespor, and the league, one that is consistently teeming with young talents and…

  • What’s Next for West Brom, Fulham and Sheffield United

    Last season Fulham, Sheffield United, and West Brom were relegated from the Premier League. It was a tough season for all three teams as they struggled to compete and stay up. All three teams are now in the Championship with new managers at the helm. Their goal is clearly to get back into the Premier…