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

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

Appreciating the players to win the Champions League and Euros in the same year

Italy’s victorious Euro 2020 campaign has capped a stellar season for midfielder Jorginho, with the Chelsea star completing a rare European double for club and country. Jorginho followed Champions League success at club level by winning the European Championship with the Azzurri this summer, becoming just the tenth player to win both competitions in the … 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

World Cup 2018: Remembering the England XI that suffered semi-final heartbreak against Croatia

As England prepare for their Euro 2020 semi-final clash with Denmark, the nation will hoping that the Three Lions can go one better than they did at the World Cup in Russia three years ago. Having gone into the tournament with little expectation following a succession of dismal major tournament displays under Roy Hodgson, Gareth … Read more

Picking a best XI from the Euro 2020 quarter-final games

The feast of football that is Euro 2020 conjured up another batch of riveting encounters and eyecatching displays in the quarter-final’s, with England arguably the pick of the bunch as they ruthlessly saw off Ukraine. Having vanquished World Cup winners France in the last-16, Switzerland’s underdog story came to an agonising end after they were … Read more

Euro 2000 – Zidane’s zenith as France reign supreme

Zinedine Zidane was more than just a fantastic footballing talent, he was a player whose most memorable moments defined an era and for many remains the greatest of his generation. Zidane’s career is one of storied success and no shortage of genuine magic, be it his inspiring of France to World Cup success on home … Read more

Euro Classics: The Czechs and Holland serve up an epic attacking encounter in 2004

The Netherlands and Czech Republic meet in the knockout stages of Euro 2020 this evening, with both sides hoping to replicate memorable performances from previous European Championships. Tonight’s meeting in Budapest will see the two nations compete for a place in the quarter-finals and evokes back nostalgia from an all-time classic European Championship encounter between … Read more

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