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 […]
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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
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
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 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
As I it is my 18th birthday, I thought it would be time to reminisce on the football matches that I fondly remember, either from the memory they produced or the enjoyment from watching them. England vs Portugal, 2006 World Cup: Sadly this is one of the more boring games on the list due to […]
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In 1984, Napoli broke the transfer record for Diego Maradona by paying 12 million euros for his acquisition from Barcelona. This transfer changed the teams fortunes for the next 6 years. In 1986 they won the Italian double, in 1989 they won the UEFA Cup and once again in 1990 they won the Scudetto (Serie […]
Read More Napoli:The return to the Maradona era?
In 2006 Oscar Tabarez returned to Uruguay to manage the national team, this was the beginning of his 2nd spell in charge of the national team, his aim was to re-establish Uruguay as a South American powerhouse after they failed to qualify for the 2006 World Cup, and to this day he has been able […]
Read More Oscar Tabarez: An underrated manager?