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 club. Some names that instantly spring to mind are those of Iker Casillas at Real Madrid,
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 in October till today, United have named one or more academy graduates in their squad. That is a mind-numbing
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 in a bigger league can sometimes overwhelm. Using the likes of Memphis Depay and going as far back as Ryan Babel as examples who have
Written by Anaamaya Mishra
Competition – Premier League; Game week 24
Venue – St. James’ Park, Referee – Paul Tierney
Timings – Wednesday, 30th January, 20;00 PM GST;1:30 AM IST
Title challengers Manchester City travel to St. James’ Park to salvage three valuable points against 17th placed Newcastle United. It is the first time
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 after the opening group phase threw up plenty of tense games and quite a few surprises along the way.
In Group 1, which looked
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 such as Gary Lineker, Steve McManaman and David Beckham instantly spring to mind, it is important to note that each
The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup provided some tantalising fixtures, with the potential for lower league clubs to upset their supposedly superior opposition. While the likes of Chelsea, Derby, and Swansea City managed to avoid being the subject of an upset, others weren’t so lucky.
Plagued with claims of the national team underperforming at the highest level for decades despite the hype, England have recently been rejuvenated by winning competitions in the lower age groups over the last two years. And when discussing about England's latest set of football prodigies coming through, it'd be hard
"Ademola Lookman is the present and future of Everton Football Club" - Marco Silva
Not something you’d hear from a Premier League Manager talking about a 21-year old youngster, especially if he’s just made 4 starts for Everton at that
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 home nation to the capital of Italy, the underrated striker is scoring goals and still enjoying his football in Serie A.
Girona vs Barcelona
Competition - La Liga, Matchday 21
Venue - Estadio Montilivi
Timings: Sunday, 27th January 2019, 16:15 pm BST/WAT (UK and Nigeria), 10:15 am EST, 7:15 am PT (USA), 20:45 pm IST (India)
Barcelona travel to Estadio Montilivi today for the Catalan Derby against Girona.
The Blaugrana have been successful in maintaining their
Manchester City’s unbeaten start to 2019 has continued with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley in the FA Cup Fourth Round. Pep Guardiola’s sharp shooters extended their goal tally to 29 goals in their previous 8 outings since they last conceded a goal. Goals from Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De
Written by Srinivas Sadhanand & Varun Purty
“He played in every youth national team from under-17s to under-15s. He’s improving, thanks to his work in the Arsenal academy, and he’s close to impressing his quality with the first team. He’s 17 so I think this is the moment of Emile Smith Rowe
"Ole's at the wheel, tell me how good does it feel!" crooned Manchester United's fans, seated beside the Clock End at the Emirates Stadium. Right now, no United fan can really measure just how good they feel. From it all seeming bleak and a long way away from joy, United
Written by Anaamaya Mishra
Competition - FA Cup - 4th Round
Venue - Emirates Stadium
Referee - Craig Pawson
Timings - 19:55 GMT (25th January), 01:25 IST (26th January)
The FA cup lights up early as the record holders, Arsenal welcome Manchester United to the Emirates for the 4th round tie. The side from North
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 United's opponents. He had admitted sending a club employee to spy over Derby County and made a presentation of his analysis of rival teams.
“Arsenal are my boyhood club, I’ve been with them since I was eight, so that’s 10 years. I just want to go back there stronger because at the time I was at Arsenal I was 16, 17 and I didn’t feel confident. I didn’t think I was a man, but
“You grow up quickly. I learned a lot in Holland, and I am learning even more playing in the Championship under someone like Frank ... but Chelsea is still the ultimate goal. When the time comes, I want to go back and secure my place there.”
A young man from Portsmouth,
We are kick off our first series -'Young Lions - The Future of English Football' with an in-depth look into Manchester City's Phil Foden, one of England 's brightest midfield talents. Resident writer Udhav Arora gives us a lowdown on the "Stockport Iniesta".
“Balance and a left foot you can’t believe” is
Not only is it the oldest club competition in the world, but the FA Cup has also served up some of English football’s most iconic moments the game has ever seen. From third round giant killings to some damn right outrageous scorelines, the FA Cup has witnessed it all and
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 watertight defence that has been impenetrable at times against almost all the Premier League teams. They have conceded a measly 13
27th December 2018, the Serie A clash between Internazionale and Napoli at the San Siro finished with the hosts grabbing a late winner for a 1-0 victory. However, the high profile matchup between two Serie A contenders made news for all the wrong reasons. The game was marred with racist
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, Liverpool. It’s 2010, Blackpool find themselves in the top flight for the first time in 39 years, after a thrilling
Six wins in six and Manchester United have sprung into life under Ole Gunnar Solskjær. José Mourinho’s sacking took place a bit too late if anything, but it was absolutely the right decision. In fact, irrespective of how United do this season under Solskjær, the call to bring him in
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 of age.
Is he destined for the top?
Born in London to English parents, you could be forgiven to feel somewhat angered by his pending
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. But at the same time, they've had great moments of courage and standing defiantly in the face of adversity. United have had some of
Barcelona vs Eibar
Competition: La Liga, Matchday 19
Venue: Camp Nou
Timings: Sunday, 13th January 2019, 06:30 BST/WAT (UK and Nigeria), 12:30 am EST, 21:30 PT (USA), 23:00 IST (India)
Barcelona are set to host Eibar at the Camp Nou on Matchday 19, as they look forward to increasing their lead at the top
Competition - Premier League, matchday 22.
Venue - Wembley
Referee - Mike Dean.
Timings - Sunday, 13th January, 5:30PM CET (Madrid), 5:30PM BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 12:30PM ET, 9.30AM PT (USA), 10pm IST (India)
The fixtures come hard and fast in the Premier League as we see an in-form Manchester United travel to North
EADF presents another installment of the Premier League monthly recap. Here is your one-stop review of all 20 teams for the month of December.
Liverpool - Can they actually do it?
22 goals scored. 7 wins from 7 games. 3 goals conceded. Top of the Premier League table. December was pure perfection
As interest in the Premier League’s brightest starlets intensifies from across the Channel, more British prodigies appear open to moving abroad. Managers, players and fans alike are all asking the same question. Why?
Why would they go?
As any 18 year old will attest to, it’s hard to know which step to
To find out how we have been doing with our predictions this season, head over to our FPL archive
With the Christmas fixtures done and out of the way, we can now finally take a step back and take a look at the state of things in FPL. Most managers have
Santiago Cazorla González or “Santi” completed his comeback into the world of football by scoring a brace for his club, Villarreal, against Club World Cup Champions Real Madrid. It bookended a happy few months for Santi at his boyhood club after a horrific two years plagued by surgeries, injuries, and
Let's see what the papers are saying -
- "Gonzalo Higuaín has already said yes to the offer presented by Chelsea and in the coming hours could be finalized his transfer to the English club from Milan." - [Marca]
- BVB have started negotiating with Gladbach over Thorgan Hazard. He would cost
At just 19 years of age, Abdülkadir Ömür may not be a name known to many, but perhaps he will be soon. Very soon. The Turkish wonderkid has rapidly made a name for himself in his hometown of Trabzon, where he has now played an incredible 56 games for the
Getafe vs Barcelona
Competition: La Liga, Matchday 18
Venue: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
Timings: Sunday, 6th January 2019, 19:45pm BST/WAT (UK and Nigeria), 14:45pm EST, 11:45am PT (USA), 01:15am IST (India)
La Liga fixtures come thick and fast after the winter break, as FC Barcelona make a trip to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in the
Manchester City vs Liverpool promises to be an exciting affair and one that could determine the fortunes of both clubs in the Premier League this season. A truly season-defining game in every sense of the word, it promises to be an ultimate clash between the two best sides of the
31 May 2018, Zinedine Zidane’s call for a surprise press conference that evening sent alarm bells ringing through the Spanish capital. A few hours later, the Los Merengues’ fan's worst fears were confirmed. After almost 3 seasons at the helm of the European champions, Zizou had decided to step down