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The 16 biggest footballing incidents, and stories of 2016 – Part 1

Outside90 editors Chris Hearn and Joel Fruci count down their hand-picked biggest stories and incidents of 2016.

Part one counts down from 16 to 9, with part two taking care of the top eight. (more…)

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Is a club’s transfer policy now all (too) powerful?

Carrying on from the recent piece on managerial dynasties,

We look at whether club’s transfer policies now have far more impact on the success of a team than the input of the manager. (more…)

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Toni Kroos and Real Madrid, a match made in heaven?

With Toni Kroos having agreed to join Real Madrid from Bayern Munich for €24 million right after the German World Cup triumph.

Many have questioned which side will benefit the most. (more…)

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Gareth Bale – The making of a Galactico

“…and Bale is in space again here and Lennon has picked him out.”

“Oh this is incredible!” (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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UEFA Financial Fair Play legislation a complete farce

Tom Rushton analyses UEFA Financial Fair Play and the complete incompetence of the governing body to investigate some of the big clubs violating the regulations.

In September 2009, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) agreed a set of principles that have come to be known as ‘Financial Fair Play’. (more…)

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UEFA – Where’s your head at?

Let me direct you to a wonderful yet disturbing music video from 2001..

It’s from British electronic dance sensation Basement Jaxx ‘Where’s your head at?’ (more…)

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What if..?

Sometimes particular things happen in football that can change history; those moments that define a career, or the destiny of a club.

‘What if he hadn’t missed that penalty?’ or ‘what if he’d signed for us instead’. As many dreamers will believe, everything happens for a reason. But you can’t help but sometimes wonder what may or may not have happened had events transpired slightly differently. (more…)

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