Image taken from the Daily Mail For Arsenal fans, the love affair between them and Yann M’Vila is a roller-coaster of on again off again intensity. One day he’s signing, the next day he’s on vacation, after that he’s had a tour of Colney, and then he realizes he left his stove on at home. Progress has
Source: From the Banks of the River Irwell The last few seasons of watching Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona dominate European football also saw a distinct change in the role of players in some positions. Namely Lionel Messi, although not solely Messi and not only players at Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo, Theo Walcott, RvP, Thomas Muller, Karim Benzema, Cesc
Taken from Ole Ole The midfield is primarily the fiercest part of the 90 minute battle players face when they cross the white lines of the pitch. It’s paramount that teams set out with a midfield capable of outsmarting, overrunning and dominating the opposition. Whether you play 2 or 3 in the middle what is certain
Taken from Vikings Bloggen Before every season of every league teams play a couple of matches to test their match fitness and the teams preparedness for the coming season. Well that’s what they say there for.Preseason friendlies have become one of the most useless things in football. Matches that are scheduled to showcase a world
Taken from Footie It is always a great pleasure to watch the young talents play football. One of the best talents around the world is the German international, the amazing and incredible Mario Götze. Götze is considered to be a potential world class player and in few years he might win the “world’s best player” award.
The start of the Serie A season is fast approaching and over the summer there has been quite a few changes to not only Inter’s squad but also to most of, if not all the top teams in Italy. We still have over a month left of the mercato to go too so there may
The year of 1993 was no ordinary one for the very small nation of Martinique. This was the year when the country secured its first ever Caribbean Cup title and it still remains their only trophy of this kind today. But what a journey it was to even be named the eventual winners of such
Taken from Transat Sports After having barely been given any time to rest from the Euros, the new, highly anticipated RPL season is upon us. And it’s going to be a season like no other. Following the slightly strange structure of last season, which stretched almost a year and a half in total, this one won’t
Obviously I could go on for days describing Spain’s new talent, including the likes of Jesé Rodriguez (Real Madrid) and Oliver Torres (Atletico Madrid) but only two players really stand out for me.Jesús Fernández Sáez, better known as Suso (17), is a young, skillful winger who is widely regarded as the new Cesc Fabregas/Gerrard amongst
One of the debatable decisions Arsene Wenger has had to face last season was who to play in left-back. Life-long Arsenal fan Kieran Gibbs fought it out with Brazilian signing Andre Santos. Both are loved by fans, for different reasons. Gibbs was thought to be 100% ready to play week-in-week-out for the Gunners, but over the
Taken from BBC Thorgan Hazard, 19, will join Champions League champions Chelsea for an undisclosed fee. He follows his brother, Eden Hazard, who joined Chelsea for a reported £32m from Lille in June.Thorgan has appeared for his native Belgium at 5 different levels, at U15 through to U19. This season he made 23 appearances for
Is Robert Lewandowski a viable replacement for Robin Van Persie? With the domestic seasons drawing nearer for European sides, transfer rumors have gone into overdrive, with one of the dominating sagas surrounding Arsenal Football Club: specifically about captain Robin van Persie. With the tabloids picking up on the uncertainty of the captain’s uncertain future at the
Taken from the Blue Champions After weeks of speculation, Chelsea have completed the signing of 20 year old Brazilian midfielder Oscar from Internacional for a fee thought to be in the region of £25 million, quite a considerable price. So is he worth it? Can he be a top player who will play a key role?
Taken from The Telegraph Sitting down to write this article on Ledley King and his decision to retire I realise that it won’t be easy. Not just for me, but for anyone else who decides to write a tribute to him. It’s going to be hard to put into words but I’ll give it a
Admittedly last season did not turn out to be their finest - despite their initial dominance domestically and in Europe, Barcelona ended the campaign without winning a respected trophy as well as losing their most successful manager in Pep Guardiola. Their Copa Del Rey win acted as little consolation.But in a generation of world football
Taken from Bettor When Harry Redknapp was sacked many pessimists and ‘Arry’s media friends predicted a mass exodus from Tottenham. In reality this hasn’t happened; quite the reverse in-fact. Bale has signed a new contract, Rafael van der Vaart has reiterated his desire to stay despite interest from Germany and Adebayor is supposed to be signing
Taken from Football Wallpaper 7 #1: Manchester City: The defending Premier League Champions have had an astonishingly quiet summer compared to the past few seasons. With very little entries and the transfer of Robin Van Persie from Arsenal looking a lot less likely, the Citizens main involvement in the transfer market looks to be in the
Taken from Eurosport As a fan there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing young players come through the ranks of your club and challenge for first team places. No team in the world does this better than Barcelona. Their highly regarded La Masia is a conveyor belt constantly pumping out brilliant footballers who more often than not
Taken from Zimbio I’m sure many of you are aware of the Robin van Persie situation by now. I won’t bore you with another blog vilifying him as I’m sure there’s many out there. The situation that’s currently taking place and escalating at Arsenal has affirmed my thoughts: Arsenal are stuck in a vicious circle.
On Wednesday night, West Bromwich Albion completed the capture of Belgian winger Yassine El Ghanassy from AA Gent on a season long loan. In his first interview for the club, he said he will ‘provide skills’, which I’m sure will prove a big hit with the Albion faithful. But from West Brom’s attacking point of