The best goals from Johan Cruyff’s Barcelona ‘Dream Team’

Johan Cruyff oversaw an unforgettable era in charge of former club Barcelona, a period of unprecedented success that remains part of footballing folklore in Catalonia. Cruyff inherited a side with just one league title in the previous 14 seasons, before masterminding a period of success that saw Barcelona oust arch-rivals Real Madrid during an unforgettable … Read more

Five of the Premier League’s worst kits in 2021/22

Another new season is nearly upon us, with the summer months having seen a host of new kits enter the market as fans get a first glimpse of their teams new colours. Football kits are big business and supporters are always hopeful over the latest number, with the latest Premier League releases containing the usual … Read more

Jurgen Klinsmann’s best goals for Inter Milan

Jurgen Klinsmann proved a fans’ favourite at several clubs throughout his career, including during a prolific spell at Inter Milan. An Inter Milan side in desperate need of rejuvenation turned to three of Germany’s greatest players during the early nineties, signing Klinsmann one summer after the arrivals of compatriots Lothar Matthäus and Andreas Brehme. 90’s … Read more

Smith Rowe pens new deal and inherits Arsenal number 10 shirt

Emile Smith Rowe has put pen to paper on a new deal to keep him at Arsenal for the long-term, while he has also been handed the club’s famous number 10 shirt. The youngster enjoyed a breakthrough campaign for the Gunners last season, establishing himself as an integral part of the first team along with … Read more

Can Gilmour walk in Wilshere’s footsteps by rapidly developing on loan?

Slightly-built but fearless. Inexperienced, yet splendidly intuitive. Comparisons between Billy Gilmour and a young Jack Wilshere have been drawn since the talented Scotsman emerged two years ago. As the Chelsea starlet embarks on his season-long loan, it seems their career paths are also entwined. In January 2010 an 18-year-old Wilshere, having been restricted to a … Read more

Player Analysis: Ben White is an excellent fit for Arsenal, but did they need him?

Few newly promoted players from the Championship were as highly sought after as Ben White, who attracted significant interest from Manchester United and Liverpool after his impressive loan spell with Leeds United. Rather than rushing to one of the league’s powerhouses, White continued his development under the auspices of Graham Potter at Brighton & Hove … Read more

Eight notable Premier League players whose contracts expire next summer

The transfer window is open and as attentions centre around summer signings for Premier League clubs, a host of leading names face uncertain futures after entering the final year of their deals. This summer has already seen names such as Georginio Wijnaldum and Sergio Aguero secure free transfer moves and this list of players will … Read more

Michael Laudrup’s superb solo goal in the Madrid derby

Michael Laudrup famously crossed the El Clasico divide in the mid-nineties, leaving Barcelona’s fabled ‘Dream Team’ to sign for arch-rivals Real Madrid. Laudrup became one of the finest players in Barcelona’s history after winning four consecutive league titles and the European Cup at the Camp Nou, before helping Real Madrid wrestle back Spanish dominance from … Read more

Euro 2016: Five of the best players

Over the course of this summer’s rescheduled tournament, we’ve looked back at past editions, remembering some of the best players and performances from previous European Championship finals. Our latest look back revisits the 2016 tournament as the Portuguese claimed a first-ever major tournament success, defeating the hosts after extra time in the final. Elsewhere Wales … Read more

Forza: How Mancini’s archetypal Italians have rekindled my love for the Azzurri

When did you first fall hopelessly in love with Italy, its national football team, and its players who cannot help but be very, very Italian? For me it was early July 1982 as Paolo Rossi ruthlessly shot down a sumptuous Brazil under a blazing Catalonian sun. Twice the arch-assassin struck only for the Seleção to … Read more

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