Player Focus – Gabriel Jesus

Ronaldo. Ronaldinho. Rivaldo. Kaka. Carlos. The list goes on. The Brazilians of yesteryear dominated world football for decades and in fact the history books as being the holders of five world cup triumphs and eight Copa America titles as well as being ingrained in history as a country rich in world-class country and flair. Brazil…

Tactic Analysis – Pep Guardiola and Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has come to Manchester and Manchester welcomed him with open arms. Well the blue side anyway. The red side of Manchester watched with gritted teeth as the Spaniard was confirmed as the successor to Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City manager in January as his contract ran down at Bayern Munich. This was met with…

Ballon D’or 2015: Who Should Win It?

What a year 2015 was for football. Countless broken records and new heights reached by both clubs and players who all strived to achieve the best.2015 saw the craziest and wonderfully crazy things happen such as Chelsea’s implosion, Barcelona beating Real Madrid 4-0 at the Bernabeu and Messi’s delicious goal against Bayern Munich in which he…

Player Focus – Matteo Darmian

Giorgio Chellini. Alessandro Nesta. Paolo Maldini. Some of the world’s greatest defenders have been from the beautiful country of Italia. The Italians are renowned for being great defenders as well as having attacking flair, but are classy defenders, not ones to make many rash challenges and good on the ball. Manchester United have recently recruited…

Champions League Semi-Final – Preview

Today the draw for the Champions League and my word is it mouth-watering. With each team having their own incentive to win the most prized trophy in European football, expect some good matches and plenty of drama. With two of the last Champions League winners from the last 3 years, we could potentially see a…

Champions League Quarter Final – Preview

With the Champions League now in the 2nd round of knockout stages, this is where the Champions League really hots up. With each team agonising close to final in Lisbon, each minute, each shot, each block and each goal counts. Yesterday was the draw for Quarter final and I felt like I could hear the…

Player Comparison: Neymar and Gareth Bale

The Welsh Wizard or the Brazilian Brilliance? Both Neymar and Bale made switches to La liga last summer for staggering price tags, Neymar’s transfer however has recently been put under scrutiny and has slightly tainted the whole transfer and the controversy seemed to have got to Neymar, maybe the reason for his recent dip in…

Can an English Team Win the Champions League This Season?

The last English team to win the Champions League was London club Chelsea back in the 2011/12 season although it was an unconvincing run, somehow beating favourites Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate in the semi finals to reach the final against Bayern Munich which ended 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in 90 mins and extra…

2013/14 Summer Transfer Window: Thoughts

It’s over. As the summer comes to a close, so does the transfer window and what a 2 months it has been. From the new world record signing from Real Madrid (obviously) to Arsene Wenger shocking the footballing world by actually spending money, this window has been spectacular. I will write about the biggest and…