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Looking Back: The Most Expensive Transfers of the Year

When Neymar left the Spanish club Barcelona to continue playing with the French club Paris Saint Germain, his transfer set the bar very high when it comes to the money that changed hands. The Parisian club paid the all-time world…

Three Championship Players That Could Be Premier League Bound

The Championship has become a breeding ground for young talented players that are making a name for themselves by playing top-quality football. The gap between the second tier of English football and the Premier League is narrowing. Chelsea and Manchester…

More shots than goals: Stats show Juventus have not been clinical enough in front of goal

Juventus head into game-week 10 of the Serie A against struggling Genoa and while it’s easy to simply term the game a “walkover”, the Bianconeri’s last league outing against Leece suggests it’s not exactly straight-forward all the time. Juventus maintain…

Manchester United vs Liverpool – The Fallout

The saga of North-West England’s two most successful clubs is never-ending. It is bound by history, often controversial, but never short of passion and skill. Though much of the modern-day animosity stems from United overtaking Liverpool as the English top-flight’s…

Slow and steady: Barcelona must be patient with this La Masia prospect

If you never heard the name Ansu Fati before the current season, you can be forgiven. Until a couple of weeks ago, neither had the majority of Barcelona fans. The youngster’s Barcelona career has gone better than anyone could have…

Is there hope for Tottenham this season?

Tottenham have endured a tough start to the 2019/20 Premier League season, putting Mauricio Pochettino under pressure to remain in the dugout. Spurs find themselves well off the pace of the league leaders Liverpool, dispelling the notion that they can…

Lukaku needs to lead more than just the line at Inter

Big games require big characters with huge reputations. The biggest teams sign the best players to perform on the biggest stage and Romelu Lukaku is no different. When Antonio Conte and Inter coughed out £73m for Lukaku’s services, it was…

Differences between Klopp’s and Guardiola’s gegenpressing ideas

Counter or “Gegenpressing”, in its core, is a very simple idea. This type of football expects that the team, immediately after losing the ball, tries to press against the other team to prevent a counterattack. Instead of making the transition…

Bayern weighing up options for long-term midfield role

When James Rodriguez asked Bayern Munich not to activate the option-to-buy clause in his loan deal this past summer, Bayern were left without a number 10 in their team and needed a quick fix. They got it in Philippe Coutinho who…

Wilfried Zaha’s Footballing Conundrum

When Wilfried Zaha signalled his intention to leave Crystal Palace on the eve of the trade deadline this summer, Eagles’ fans around the globe held their collective breath. Here was the man who had been the star player for much…