Football legend Pele stands up for under-fire Kylian Mbappe

The higher you go, the harder you fall. Kylian Mbappe has endured a pretty perfect career so far, becoming one of the greatest of the modern game. At such a young age, he has starred in a FIFA World Cup Final, scoring and becoming the first teenager since the great Pele himself to do so. However, he has also endured a stellar club career, exploding onto the scene with AS Monaco and then joining Paris Saint-Germain. With a year left on his PSG deal and an impasse on his contract, as well as middling form in the UEFA Champions League, the 2021 season has been one of the few times in his career Mbappe has been questioned.

09.07.2021 Read More >

Sander Berge set for likely Premier League return

While Sheffield United were relegated with a relative whimper, some players were able to show their class during a challenging season. One player who emerged from the campaign with strong credit in the bank was Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge. He only took part in 15 games for the team thanks to injury, but was relatively impressive in the way he handled the midfield. Given the relative breakdown for the Blades in the middle of the park, Berge was often the lone player to leave the pitch with praise from the centre of the park.

18.06.2021 Read More >

Everton eye Manuel Pellegrini in Premier League return

Under the Farhad Moshiri reign, Everton have spent significant sums of money with little return. Their first run of signings came after Moshiri first arrived, with the Iranian opening up on massive spending for new players. Many names arrived at huge fees, and Everton soon built a squad that was littered with Premier League regulars and punts from abroad. However, ill-managed managerial hires like Ronald Koeman soon left Everton with an eye-watering wage bill and precious little to show for it.

11.06.2021 Read More >

UEFA considering ‘Final Four’ format from COVID bubble for UEFA Champions League

Having just endured one of the most confusing periods in living memory, UEFA have fought off the ‘Dirty Dozen’. As many of the biggest clubs in Europe melded together to form a European Super League, UEFA was blindsided. They were caught trying to find a solution for all of Europe whilst the top clubs wished for a solution for themselves. As such, there was talk that the UEFA Champions League would no longer exist. However, with much of Europe on their side, UEFA won out and instead things will stay the same. Or will they?

28.05.2021 Read More >

Liverpool considering fan representation on club board amid European Super League fallout

Having been one of the most successful clubs of the last three years, you would assume that Liverpool owners FSG could walk on water. However, numerous mis-steps over the years have left many fans with a weary approach when it comes to club ownership. Part of this stems from their early decision to hire – and then unceremoniously sack – club legend Kenny Dalglish. Others remain bitter about the mistake with ticket pricing which led to a walkout. Other issues have existed in recent years which have driven some fans to turn against Fenway. However, the most recent issue was the European Super League.

07.05.2021 Read More >

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich ‘furious’ after European Super League defeat

As one of the most powerful people in English football, Roman Abramovich has a history of making his voice heard when it matters. Despite lacking a desire for a major media profile, the Russian has been clear in recent times that, when he thinks it matters, he will speak out. This was clearest when speaking about the racism issues facing English football, as he spoke with clarity and fairness on the issue.

24.04.2021 Read More >

Jujhar Khaira knocked out in mid-match fisticuffs

The National Hockey League (NHL) has long been one of the best team sports in the world. Part of what makes it so spectacular, though, is the fact that players have no problem with trash talk. If someone gets too rude, they can rough it out on the floor and deal with person-to-person. And while today the NHL looks to limit such showdowns on the ice, it has become a major part of what makes the sport so appealing to so many. However, we have recently seen a pretty nasty mid-match fight that ended in some poor scenes.

17.03.2021 Read More >

Lionel Messi unlikely to join Paris Saint-Germain, FFP a factor

For years, there has been talking around the way that Paris Saint-Germain plays to the rules of European football. Under the UEFA Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, teams have to manage their spending accordingly. Thanks to the way that PSG is run, though, some believe they do some pretty spectacular work in dodging the regulations and working around them. However, it looks like those fears are often unfounded – if they weren’t, would they really allow FFP to get in the way of signing Lionel Messi?

15.02.2021 Read More >

Wolves introduce new striker to first team to compete with Raul Jimenez

Having seen their season derailed from the moment Raul Jimenez fractured his skull, Wolverhampton Wanderers have been searching for an alternative. The young striker signed in the summer, Fabio Silva, has been deemed too young and too ‘green’ a player to contribute week-in, week-out just yet. One for the future, the club needed an experienced striker with the physicality to handle the English game. And in Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose, they might just have signed the perfect striker for the club.

29.01.2021 Read More >

Real Madrid risked flying past the playoffs – but ended as the group stage winner. Madrid is qualifying for a playoff for 25th time in a row.

Real Madrid risked flying past the playoffs – but ended as the group stage winner. Madrid is qualifying for a playoff for 25th time in a row.

10.12.2020 Read More >