Arteta admits Arsenal lacked ‘composure’ as Lacazette rescues a point with 95th minute equaliser

Alexandre Lacazette came off the bench to grab a 95th minute equaliser as Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw by Patrick Vieira’s, Crystal Palace. Having seen his side struggle for goals in the Premier League this season, Mikel Arteta seemingly threw caution to the wind as he sent out a very attacking lineup for … Read more

Southgate says FIFA’s World Cup proposals are ‘hard to keep up with’ and ‘doesn’t make sense’

England boss Gareth Southgate has questioned FIFA’s new World Cup proposals, as he insisted that the plan to shake-up the international calendar ‘doesn’t make sense’. The world governing body’s idea – which is spearheaded by former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger – is to rip up the current international schedule by introducing a biennial World Cup, … Read more

Five times Premier League teams regretted letting players join rival clubs

Tribalism is very much prevalent in football with supporters always keen to express their allegiances and place huge importance on togetherness, unity and – above all – loyalty. The concept of any player leaving their club for a rival side is unthinkable in the eyes of most fans, but throughout the Premier League’s history we’ve … Read more

Five of the best Barcelona goals scored by Portuguese players

Barcelona have had some fine Portuguese footballers throughout the years, the Spanish side having enjoyed much success when recruiting from across the border. Those to have crossed from Portugal and adorned the club’s colours have tended to be attacking talents, from skilful wingers to midfield magicians capable of both glorious goals and defence-splitting passes. Luis … Read more

Iconic Performances: When R9 destroyed Man United and got clapped off at Old Trafford

The UEFA Champions League has delivered some special nights throughout the course of its illustrious history, a stage in which the world’s finest footballers exhibit their extraordinary talents. There is something so utterly alluring about watching the titans of European football compete, stellar names across the continent drawn together under the bright lights of the … Read more

A tribute to Ricardo Quaresma, the Trivela King

Ricardo Quaresma once had the world at his mercurial feet, a fleet-footed footballing superstar-in-waiting with the richest of promise and potential. Unearthed in the Portuguese capital as a precociously gifted talent, he signed for Sporting Lisbon and soon began to turn heads and widen eyes as he progressed through the club’s academy system. Sporting have … Read more

Ranking the five favorites to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or

The Ballon d’Or ranks as the most prestigious individual accolade in world football, the coronation of a player as the planet’s finest talent. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the award across the past decade, with just one other player – Luka Modric in 2018 – having interrupted the pair’s duopoly of the accolade … Read more

Man City’s best home goals against Arsenal

Manchester City thrashed Arsenal during last weekend’s Premier League action, scoring five without reply against a Gunners side that had been reduced to 10 men in the first half. City have dominated meetings between the duo in recent seasons, winning 11 of the past 12 encounters against the north London side in all competitions – … Read more

Premier League transfer window best XI

Premier League clubs have once again splashed the cash to strengthen their squads, with a host of marquee arrivals having made the move to English football during the summer transfer window. An unforgettable transfer period has reached its conclusion following the passing of the deadline, the summer spending including record-breaking deals and the arrival of … Read more

David Villa’s top five goals for Barcelona

David Villa’s phenomenal goalscoring record earned the forward a dream move to Barcelona, where he formed part of arguably the greatest side club football has seen. Villa’s prolific exploits at Real Zaragoza and Valencia attracted the interest of Barcelona in 2010, who spent around €40m to prise the Spain international from the Mestalla. The forward … Read more

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