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The biggest disappointments of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup competitions tend to produce fairy tale scenarios,

But there are almost always shocking outcomes as well; (more…)

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FIFA FIFPro World XI

Organised by FIFPro, the body that represents players’ associations from 69 countries.

The world 11 is picked by fellow professional footballers, with 26,516 votes cast this year. (more…)

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Will another goalkeeper win the Ballon d’Or?

The Ballon d’Or is a prestigious award which illustrates the greatest player of the past 12 months.

Surely an award any football player wants to win, this year’s Ballon d’Or is judged solely by a panel of journalists after FIFA and France football parted ways. (more…)

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What’s the best way to develop young footballers?

Chelsea’s large number of youth and squad players has caused uproar amongst the assorted press.

The reality is that Chelsea are not doing anything that other clubs are not doing other than it being highly organised and effective financially. (more…)

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Is another tactical switch about to move through football?

4-3-3, 4-4-2, 3-5-2, these are all tactical formations we are familiar with,

But right now in the Premier League in particular, 4-2-3-1 is ‘de rigour’. (more…)

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10 best Premier League Summer signings

We’ve had the 10 worst Premier League signings.

Now here are the 10 best Premier League signings from last summer’s transfer window. They are in no particular order. (more…)

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The Ballon d’Or – Ecstasy, rage and everything in between

The FIFA Ballon d’Or has passed after months of lobbying and debate,

With Cristiano Ronaldo as expected taking home the greatest individual prize in world football. (more…)

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Could Barcelona countenance selling Lionel Messi?

We all love a transfer story.

And which one could possibly be bigger than Barcelona selling an unhappy Lionel Messi? (more…)

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The case for Manuel Neuer to win the Ballon d’Or

With FIFA having announced the final three-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or.

Given to the best player in world football for a given year, debate has raged over who should win the award this time around. (more…)

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Eden Hazard: Overrated or one of a kind?

“I am not here to be a star, to show off.”

“I am here to play for the others. I am not the new Messi. I am Eden Hazard.” Eden Hazard, Chelsea. (more…)

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World Cup 2014: Group B preview

Without a shadow of a doubt, Group B is poised to be packed with thrilling matches considering the quality of the teams included.

With both Spain and Netherlands set to battle it out to finish first in the group. (more…)

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Is Ronaldo truly better than Messi?

The Ballon d’Or is meant to settle the argument as to who is the best in the world.

In recent years Lionel Messi had dominated and he was widely regarded as the best player on the planet. (more…)

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The future’s bright, the future’s foreign

The standard of English football has dropped severely in the last twenty years,

and this once-great footballing nation has no chance of breaking their 47-year-wait for a trophy anytime soon. (more…)

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Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona – much more than just clubs

Barcelona is a team that are known the world over.

Over their history some of the greatest players in the game have appeared for Barça from Johan Cruyff and Diego Maradona to Gary Lineker and Rivaldo. (more…)

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The best team of the past decade

Over the past ten years, the football world has been blessed with an overwhelming array of world-class talent.

I have decided to take on the highly debated topic which many of us may never agree on; who is the best XI from the past decade? (more…)

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