Europa League preview: all pressure on Manchester United

May 24, 2017

It has come down to Manchester United and Ajax for the Europa League title. The pressure is on the team from Manchester since they need to lift the title in order to qualify for Champions League next season. Ajax has no such worries because they finished 2nd in the Eredivisie and will probably start from the third round of Champions League qualifying.     Stats to keep in mind Pass…

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Sutton United’s dream comes to an end

February 21, 2017

Sutton United had its magical run in the FA Cup ended last night at the hands of Premier League side Arsenal, 2-0. As you can tell by the score line, it was not easy for the Gooners to crack a very stingy Sutton side. The two Arsenal goals were scored by Lucas Perez and Theo Walcott, the latter of the two notched his 100th goal as an Arsenal man. Congrats,…

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Under the Radar in Africa

January 14, 2017

One of the most underrated football tournaments gets underway today-African Cup of Nations. This year, like many others in the past, features some of the best African talent from around the planet. The usually suspects are all there-Aubameyang, Mahrez, Mane, Aurier-but the supporting cast, or the “less known” players are also very important.   Here are five I think you should keep your eye on     Guelor Kanga, Red…

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One for the future: Manuel Locatelli

December 11, 2016

While most 18-20 year olds spend time on loan at various smaller clubs, so to say, AC Milan’s Manuel Locatelli has been given a chance with the first team and he has not disappointed.   Locatelli got his first start for Milan in the final match of the 2015/2016 season. Milan lost 3:1 on that day, but it was a big moment for the 18 year old wonderkid. Milan currently…

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Looking for a new home

November 27, 2016

Branislava Ivanovic, Chelsea-Ivanovic has been one of the most heavily relied upon right backs in the world for the last eight years, but it looks like his days are numbered in London. Due to a formation change under new boss Antonio Conte, Ivanovic has not seen much of the pitch in the last two months. Even though he lacks the speed he once had, Ivanovic is still a serviceable back…

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Goodbye Stevie G, the most complete midfielder of our generation

November 25, 2016

  Steven Gerrard has just retired, and if you never hated Liverpool, this should be a gloomy day for you.  They don’t really make’em like Stevie G anymore.  He had everything you could ever ask out of a midfielder, not to mention his loyalty and leadership.  Other names that come to mind are Iniesta, Xavi, and Paul Scholes to name a few, but it is very difficult to find another…

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Another major tournament for Serbia’s youth

November 24, 2016

  Serbia is off to the U-21 Euros which will be held in Poland in 2017. The Young Eagles continue Serbia’s impressive run at the U-21 level, as they have qualified for six of the last eight Euros to take place. It was a hard fought battle through two legs versus a solid Norwegian side that gave Serbia all that they can handle in the two matches. Serbia ended up…

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Champions League: Leicester’s time to shine?

September 12, 2016

Leicester shocked the world last year by winning the EPL title and now it is time to see what they can do in European competition against some of the best teams from the continent. Leicester has done a great job of keeping their best players-Vardy and Mahrez-with the club and not giving into the temptation of selling them. The sale of Kante, however; could potentially hurt The Foxes because he…

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Champions League: Bale, Benz & Ronaldo will be too much

September 12, 2016

The reigning champions will of course be looking to repeat, as any team of Real Madrid’s stature would. Madrid’s main man, Ronaldo is back, like the team will actually need him with the talent that they can put out. Bale and Benzema will be relied on heavily to carry the workload as CR7 gets back into shape. Also look out for youngster Marco Asensio, who is making a name for…

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Champions League: An even race between four quality teams

September 12, 2016

CSKA Moscow has become a regular participant in the Champions League group phase, having made the last four in a row. In terms of bringing in big name players this summer, CSKA has not done much, however; they did lose one of their best players from the last four years in Ahmed Musa, who signed for the English champions, Leicester City. Seydou Doumbia, who has been a very serviceable player…

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