How Bernardo Silva has become virtually irreplaceable in Pep's starting XI
Why the Portuguese star is now City’s main man:
Another day, another trophy, another easy 90 minutes for Bernardo Silva. Scratch that, it was
Troy Deeney: 'I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith'
Football. On the surface of it, just a game involving twenty-two men chasing a ball for ninety minutes. Yet at the same time, an emotionally charged commodity
The underappreciated genius of Edin Džeko
The 'Bosanski dijamant' or the 'Bosnian Diamond' for those who reside outside of Sarajevo, Bosnia where serial goalscorer Edin Džeko was born in 1986. From the capital of his
Virgil van Dijk: The formative years
What a season it’s been for Virgil van Dijk. The colossal center-back has been outstanding for Liverpool ever since his arrival from Southampton just over a year ago and, along with
Frenkie de Jong - An in depth tactical profile
The Dutch Eredivisie has always been renowned for producing highly talented individuals over the years. It has acted as a feeder league for most of the other big European
Young Lions - Jadon Sancho
History suggests that the notion of English footballers departing to greener pastures abroad in the pursuit of blossoming on the biggest stages is somewhat of an anomaly. While sizeable names
Nicolas Pépé - Only a matter of time
2017/2018 - A false dawn
The rapid ascent of Nicolas Pépé from relative anonymity to Ligue 1’s most sought-after prospect is a reality that even the most ardent of Lille supporters
Declan Rice - The fulcrum of West Ham's revival
Academy graduate, fan favourite, most wanted international and now Premier League goalscorer. What a start to life in football for Declan Rice. Oh, and he’s just 20 years
Carlos Kaiser: The Greatest Conman in the History of Football
There would be many different opinions if someone asks who's the greatest footballer ever to have played the game. But imagine taking a sip of your morning
Arsene Wenger - Lights Will Guide You Home
He did not seem at ease accepting a bespoke gong from his erstwhile nemesis. Nor was he comfortable in receiving kindness and what seemed like genuine ‘respect’ from Jose. There
George Weah - The President who is moving the goalposts

"Football has been good to me. Everyone has their destiny, but you have to make use of the opportunities. I have spent 15 years at the top of my game. It makes
Pep Guardiola – The Conductor
A detailed look into Pep Guardiola’s journey from a footballer to a genius manager empowering every team that was fortunate enough to be managed by him.
It is difficult to quantify force.
Manchester City's Mahrez conundrum - Stats masking a genuine problem. Can Riyad Mahrez turn it around?

"You have to respect the choices of the manager. We are professionals and if the manager thinks [the other wingers]
Azkals in Dreamland
Sivan John's first exclusive for EADF
The Azkals have qualified for the Asian Cup! Yes, the Philippines have qualified as one of the teams to compete for the continent's biggest prize in the United
From Benchwarmer to Title Winner: The Rise of Zinchenko
“Zinchenko is talented, but he must be realistic. He can only play for Manchester City on his PlayStation.”
Andriy Voronin exhibited a ruthlessness in his early
VfL Wolfsburg 08/09 : The Felix Factor.

The 2008-09 season had a surprise in store for Bundesliga watchers. VfL Wolfsburg were managed by Felix Magath, a manager who knew his ways around the Bundesliga. Yet, no one imagined
Lucas Torreira: Sampdoria’s pea sized dynamite.
At 5’6, Lucas Torreira isn’t exactly the most imposing of figures at the heart of midfield. In a position generally dominated by bigger, more physical players, the young
Steven Bergwijn - The skilful young winger taking Eredivisie by storm
Ever since the Eredivisie started to produce great young wingers, the general hype and expectations of these players when they move to a bigger club
Monchi, the man behind Sevilla’s success and Roma’s ongoing youth revolution

Written by Aman Sridhar

How did Sevilla, one of the lesser known Spanish sides win 3 Europa Leagues in a row, and in the process
Greed and Glory: The Glazers at Manchester United
Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Football Club was formed by railway workers from these counties in 1878. 140 years later, that idea to create a working-class
The Oystons – The Villains of the Fylde Coast
Blackpool Football Club, the perfect metaphor for “How low can you go?” Let’s go back a few years, back to when Chelsea acquired the services of Fernando Torres from rivals,
The Legacy Of Ronaldo de Assis Moreira.

It is hard to fawn over people who are stuck somewhere between your near and far memory. Your first crush – Sure. Everyone fondly remembers it. Your last relationship which was
Willian Borges - Sinking into insignificance

There comes a time when one must move on from something or someone to enable themselves to progress and continue to grow in life. No, I’m not talking about your childhood
Young Lions - Mason Greenwood
30th October 1938, a seemingly routine day in the life of Manchester United. That day onwards the club has never compromised on its tradition of blooding youth footballers. From that matchday
The evolution of the 4-3-3 and its impact on wide players
Just like any other sport the game of football has evolved massively over the years. On a strictly tactical level, one such noticeable area of evolution in football
Mourinho at Manchester United - Where did it all go wrong for the Special One?
Manchester United, a brand synonymous with winning. Jose Mourinho, the biggest winning coach in the sport. When the pair was combined, everyone
Chelsea need to buck the trend and back Maurizio Sarri for long term stability

It is imperative that Maurizio Sarri is given full backing at Chelsea - Letting go of the Italian will change nothing at a club in dire
Wolves - Breaking down Nuno Espirito Santo's tactical nuances
It is fair to say that Wolves have been simply excellent this season. With 2 wins and 3 draws in 8 matches against the top 6 six this season, the West Midlands
Lucien Favre and Michael Zorc leading Dortmund's youthful charge
There’s a reason we cannot go more than a day without hearing the name-Jadon Sancho. And there is also a reason why the former Manchester City winger’s
Drained by the new stadium deal can Madrid compete with the world's richest in the post Ronaldo era?
31 May 2018, Zinedine Zidane’s call for a surprise press conference that evening sent alarm bells ringing through the
The 4v4+3 Rondo - The most effective training drill for positional football

Positional football has evolved at an astounding rate over the years. Most teams have adopted positional football as the pivot around which
The tragic but inspiring tale of Santi Cazorla - Romance in football isn't dead yet
Santiago Cazorla González or “Santi” completed his comeback into the world of football by scoring a brace for his club, Villarreal, against
David De Gea - Old Trafford's eagle-eyed guardian
When you ask a Manchester United fan why they love their club, most might reply, they've always stood for playing thrilling football with a certain unabashed swagger.
Racism in football - An on going problem that needs to be dealt with a zero tolerance approach

27th December 2018, the Serie A clash between Internazionale and Napoli at the San Siro finished with the hosts grabbing
Liverpool's defensive framework - An in depth analysis
Liverpool have been in imperious form this season leading the premier league table by 4 points. A large portion of their success this season has to do with their
The Marcelo Bielsa Conundrum - Reminiscent of the ‘Last Envoy’
Marcelo Bielsa was moving his hands furiously, not in anger or nervousness - he was explaining a power point presentation showing hours of analysis on Leeds
The Partnership We Couldn't Get Enough Of: Roberto Carlos Y Zinedine Zidane

Football at it’s purest is an art form. It parallels life in more ways than one like every other art form. Mere professionalism would make
Will 2019 finally be the silverware year for England?
Whilst it may be a competition that still has football fans around Europe scratching their heads, the UEFA Nations League has been nothing short of interesting, particularly
Young Lions -Trent Alexander-Arnold
Every great side in football needs that one player. The player who eats, breathes and sleeps for their team. The player who has no greater goal in their career than to win with their
Wilfried Zaha - Crystal Palace's indispensable Ivorian Maverick

“Zaha is full of confidence and he is untouchable on his day, absolutely untouchable. "

Pace, power, skill, trickery and a penchant for the



Manchester United Season Report | 2018/2019

Season Summary In one of the most forgettable FA Cup Finals in recent years, Antonio Conte parted ways with Chelsea. He delivered them a trophy, courtesy

Manchester City

The blue moon shines bright over Manchester – Can City pass the final hurdle?

The last few years have been a rather interesting era in the Premier League. We’ve had our fair share of drama, slip-ups and last minute


The Romance of Football: Ajax Amsterdam

As they sit, singing Three Little Birds, the heart of every AFC Ajax supporter swells with pride. Not since the great van Gaal team of


Troy Deeney: ‘I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith’

Football. On the surface of it, just a game involving twenty-two men chasing a ball for ninety minutes. Yet at the same time, an emotionally


The best young talent on loan in the Championship

It has been another thrilling season in the Championship and with just a couple of games left to play, we already know that Norwich City

The Resurrection Of The Oranje under Ronald Koeman

The Dutch National side have been one that has been feared and revered for generations, with the likes of Gullit, van Basten, Seedorf and Bergkamp

Player Profiles


David Turnbull – Scotland’s saviour?

It's been a phenomenal campaign for David Turnbull. The Motherwell midfielder has shone brightest for the Scottish outfit this season, in what has proven to

João Félix – So much, in such less time

Breakthrough Season It is no secret that the Portuguese Liga NOS has been the breeding league for many a player to earn a big move to

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Matthijs de Ligt Transfer Column – A momentous summer ahead for the Dutch wonderkid

The 90s are making a comeback - from chunky sneakers to denim overalls, from Captain Marvel to talks of a Spice Girls reunion - throwbacks


Hakim Ziyech Transfer Column | Part Two

Giving credence to the idea that the prospect of signing a player of the ilk of Hakim Ziyech is an anomaly is not far-fetched, considering

Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech Transfer Column | Part One

Romanticism and realism are two sides of the same coin that cloud the judgment of any zealous fanbase witnessing their club in the midst of


Yaya Toure -“Putting Manchester United ‘in the shadow’ is my greatest Manchester City achievement”

Fans of Manchester City and the Premier League were incredibly disheartened at the sight of one of its greatest ever midfielders retiring. It had been