On Saturday, Lyon suffered a 2-1 loss to Montpellier. It would be the type of game where they are kicking themselves that they were not able to win. It was a game Lyon dominated in. They had 24 shots to Montpellier’s 12, but poorly only 8 were on target with a further 9 being blocked […]
Read More Are Lyon out of the title race?
In the first of my weekly column series, I am going to look at what has actually gone right for Borussia Dortmund this season. On Saturday, Dortmund lost to Freiburg 2-1 in a very dire performance from Die Schwarzgelben. This meant Dortmund have only won one game in their previous five and this adds to […]
Read More What is actually going right at Dortmund
On the 30th of June in the first round of 16 games of the 2018 World Cup, 1-time winner France, faced off against 2-time winners Argentina. It was a clash of titans between France, a young team full of potential who qualified with easy through their group, while Argentina had to leave it to a […]
Read More My Favourite Games: France vs Argentina 2018 World Cup (No.1)
This season Erling Braut Haaland has burst onto the scene as one of the most prolific goalscorers in world football. For RB Salzburg this season he scored 16 goals in 14 games in the Austrian Bundesliga, while for Borussia Dortmund in his 3 games in the Bundeliga he has scored 8 goals in 5 games, […]
Read More Who is: Erling Braut Haaland
As stated in the latest Athletic article, until recently Rennes were considered a club for losers as they had always been so close yet so far to achieving something. But there has been change in the water in Brittany. In 2019, after 2 final defeats to rivals Guingamp in 2009 and 2014, they won the […]
Read More Rennes: ‘Un club de losers’ turning into un club de gagnants
Borussia Monchengladbach have experienced a rollercoaster of a season. Up until the middle of December they topped the Bundesliga and pushing for their first title since 1977, but a period of decline just before the break in play put their Champions League hopes at risk with the rise of Bayer Leverkusen, led by Kai Havertz. […]
Read More Borussia Monchengladbach the suprise package in Germany
Tuesday night, March 5th, 2019. Ajax’s eleven walked out into the bright white Bernabeu floodlights. A few weeks prior, the iconic dutch side had played their first match in the Champions League knockouts in 13 years, where they fell 2-1 at home to the current title holders, serial european winners Real Madrid. However, this match was different and the cool, confident spaniards found themselves conceding 4 goals from a scintillating side studded with young stars.
Read More Throwback Matchday – Ajax’s return to glory
The seemingly unstopable Champions of Europe returned to the stadium where they had won their crown, this time to face off against an Atletico Madrid which appeared to be struggling to find it’s way. Fourth in the league and knocked out of the Copa del Rey by a third tier team, the demoralised Colchoneros were about to play a huge match, once again, as the underdogs. Despite this, once the 90 minutes were up, the spanish side had shown their stubborn face in an unexpected 1-0 victory.
Read More Liverpool – Locked Out
As Round 3 of the FA Cup draws to a close, questions have arisen about whether the FA Cup still has its magic. The phrase ‘magic of the cup’ relates to lower league opposition causing an upset and beating a team of a signficantly higher league position. But as the top 6 get strong and […]
Read More Has the FA Cup lost its magic
With the ending of the Champions League group stage there were 2 key stories from it. RB Leipzig finishing top of their group and securing a round of 16 tie against Tottenham, and RB Salzburg, who pushed Liverpool and Napoli all the way while playing fun attacking football. But, it can be argued that this […]
Read More The Red Bull Model: Why are RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig so successful