Veteran Michael Carrick is still Crucial to Manchester United

Carrick’s return to the fore at Old Trafford is positive news for Jose Mourinho, as the 36-year old veteran still has a lot to offer before hanging up his boots at the end of the season.

Preview: Spurs host United, enter season-defining fortnight

Tottenham Hotspur will entertain Manchester United at Wembley in the last round of January Premier League fixtures at mid-week. 5th-place Spurs are coming off back-to-back 1-1 draws in the league and FA cup against Southampton and Newport, respectively. 2nd-position United,…

Juventus defeat Chievo as two gentlemen of Verona see red

Juventus—currently second to Napoli in Serie A by one point—needed a lot of help to earn three points and keep pace as they visited Chievo Verona last Saturday (27 January).

Theo Walcott and Everton walk hand-in-hand into existential malaise

Theo Walcott has joined Everton during lean times for both the man and the club. Although he broke through on his very first match at Goodison Park, he may not prove enough to lead the Toffees to a European qualifying finish. Yet he and Everton may still be said to be perfectly suited to one another.

Is top 4 still possible for Spurs…or was I wrong?

Is top 4 still in the cards for Spurs? Between their struggles to beat lesser sides and some daunting matches looming this month, I’m not so sure.

Shadow of the Colossus: Manchester City and the new midfielder

From Iniesta, Xavi, Schweinsteiger, the new, modern midfielder has arisen. What characterizes and defines this ‘modern’ midfielder?

Mario Balotelli rumored for Napoli; is he worth the risk?

Controversy. Charisma. Consistency? The career path of Mario Balotelli has been unpredictable, much like the striker’s style of play and off field antics. He has recently made clear that he’s ready to leave his current Ligue 1 club, OCG Nice, but is he ready for a Serie A return?

Carabao Cup Preview: Alexis-less Arsenal await a much changed Chelsea

Arsenal and Chelsea shot blanks in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie, but now comes a chance for either team to advance to the final against Man City.

Dortmund fans protest: “BL-exit” for German football?

German football is full of unrest in the wake of protests against Monday night scheduling and “increasing commercialization”. But is it possible to have world class competition without a commercialized game?

How Barcelona are reinventing the 4-4-2

Who would’ve imagined that Barca, the most purist football club the world has ever seen, would play a formation as seemingly bland as a 4-4-2?