Premier League

Ander Herrera, Vincent Kompany, Xherdan Shaqiri… Names of the Premier League week 33

After a thrilling Premier League weekend it looks as though we might have a title race after all. With the top of the table enlivened and the relegation battle still intriguingly poised, which players helped their teams collect vital points and made it into Names of the Premier League? Ander Herrera (Manchester United) Embed from […]

West Ham United take promising Swedish striker on trial

West Ham United have taken 16-year-old striker Alexander Alp on trial for a week. The Swedish youngster plays for AIK in his home country, but after impressing scouts he has been handed a chance to impress the Premier League outfit with a view to earning a contract at the east London club.  16 year old Swedish […]

Premier League

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Son Heung-Min, Mignolet… Names of the Premier League, week 32

After the addition of a midweek round of fixtures last week that provided vexing selection problems for some managers, Premier League teams were back in action again at the weekend. Still, plenty of players fought through the fatigue to impress and make it into our latest edition of star Names of the Premier League… Kevin Mirallas […]

Premier League

Eden Hazard, Mesut Ozil, Coutinho… Names of the Premier League weeks 30 and 31

It’s been a hectic few days in the Premier League. After the weekend fixtures the teams were back in action in a packed midweek and play again this weekend. As such, this round of Names of the Premier League is extended – featuring those who impressed on the weekend and during the week. First, the midweek […]

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Buy low, sell high: 14 of transfer guru Monchi’s best deals for Sevilla

For almost two decades, one man has been synonymous with modern day Sevilla. Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo – commonly known as Monchi – has led Sevilla to success both on and off the field. Monchi’s remit as sporting director saw him oversee the youth setup and install a vast scouting network across the globe. Sevilla were […]

7 Non-League talents who could make it big in 2017

There is little doubt that non-league football is on the up. The rise of Jamie Vardy last season and the fairytale FA Cup stories of Sutton United and Lincoln City this year have rejuvenated England’s semi-professional leagues. Non-league clubs are looking up and the communities that support them, often voluntarily and from the goodness of […]

Jose Mourinho needs to trust Luke Shaw at Manchester United or risk losing him

It’s not been plain sailing for Luke Shaw under Jose Mourinho. But if United’s manager doesn’t want to risk losing the England international it’s time to start trusting him… Manchester United have always had great full-backs. Whether it be Roger Byrne, the captain of the great Busby Babes side, or more recently Manchester’s own Gary Neville. […]

Premier League

Wasteful Zlatan, unlucky Wilshere and clinical Chelsea: The Premier League season so far – in stats

An international break is often time for the domestic club game to stop, pause and reflect. Managers will be taking those players not meeting up with their national setups on now-traditional warm weather training breaks in the sunshine, and trigger-happy owners of struggling clubs might be considering if now isn’t the best time to get […]

Best Spain La Liga young talents to watch

Everton keep tabs on exciting young defender tracked by Barcelona

Mauricio Lemos is the subject of renewed transfer interest from both Spanish and Premier League clubs, with FC Barcelona and Everton named among the most eager suitors to date. The Uruguayan centre-back is highly-rated in Spain after impressing for current club Las Palmas, and has been the subject of close monitoring by scouts around Europe […]

France Ligue 1 young talents to watch in 2016/17

AS Roma, Monaco and Manchester City starlets shine in our #JF70 young talents of week 15

Bored of the international break? Never fear, dear reader: occupy yourself with a look at how our #JF70 best young players around Europe got on this week. After Kylian Mbappé won our #JF70 young talent of the week last week, Deji Faremi reviews the stars of this most recent round of action… The votes are in and […]