As ever, it’s an exciting time in Scottish football. Despite a lack of action on the pitch, there is plenty going on off it, and the controversy looks set to continue in the coming weeks. The current situation in Scotland perhaps epitomises another topsy-turvy campaign, one with the customary ups
The Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo debate will go on for eternity, and rightly so, but one player who has refused to sit back and watch the duo battle it out in Europe is Robert Lewandowski. The Bayern Munich man has adopted the title of the world’s greatest striker for
Loan deals certainly don’t always work out the way they are supposed to in football. When they do come off, it not only benefits the parent club, who are comforted in the knowledge that one of their young talents is out playing regular football and gaining valuable experience, but also
From playing League One football with MK Dons one year, to lining up for Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League the next, it’s important to remember just how rapidly Dele Alli has risen to fame on the football pitch.
It was a crazy couple of months for the England youngster, whose
Not many nations made it through a long and drawn-out European Championship qualifying campaign unscathed, with only big-hitters Italy and Belgium easing through their respective groups with ten wins from their ten games. Tournament regulars Spain and Denmark also qualified for Euro 2020 without any major hiccups, but it was
You could be forgiven for not even knowing who he was just a couple of years ago, but it’s safe to say that John McGinn is now a household name in the world of football. And even if he isn’t quite there yet, he will be soon. It’s been a
Football is back, and more importantly, so is the Champions League. Liverpool’s loss at Napoli and Chelsea’s Valencia setback have already given the English sides plenty to think about, with the likes of PSG hosting Real Madrid and Juventus travelling to Atletico sure to provide yet another warm welcome back
Several summer signings have already made an impact at their new clubs, with the likes of Sebastian Haller, Daniel James, and Tyrone Mings already more than proving their worth in the Premier League this season, while Chelsea’s returning youngster Mason Mount almost represents a brand new recruit for the Blues.
Written by Peter Lynch
It’s a well-known fact that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City boast the strongest squad in the Premier League, with perhaps only Real Madrid and Barcelona only slightly ahead of them in the entirety of European football. The Spanish giants both invested heavily in a busy summer of restructuring,
What a couple of seasons it’s been for Virgil van Dijk. The colossal center-back has been outstanding for Liverpool ever since his arrival from Southampton in January 2018 and, along with Alisson, is the main reason why the Reds have become a formidable defensive unit over the past year. Van
By Peter Lynch
Utterly disrespectful or just the way it goes? Whatever side of the Gareth Bale divide you’re on, only he will know exactly what is going on behind the scenes in his rollercoaster ride in Madrid, and only he knows what will happen next.
His Real future looks bleaker by
By Peter Lynch
Another immensely talented footballer, another wasted career. Every now and then a maverick comes along and upsets the status quo. But instead of lighting up stadiums year after year, these wonderfully gifted players often fall short, and disappointingly fail to live up to expectations. Adel Taarabt is one
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 be a truly remarkable year for not only him but the North Lanarkshire club as a whole. The local lad has stepped up time and
We’re nervously edging towards the business end of another exciting campaign in the top division of Spanish football, where it is looking more and more likely that the La Liga trophy is heading back to Barcelona.
The Catalan club have quite simply stormed their way to the top of the table,
As the 2016/17 Ligue 1 campaign draws to a close, it's the red and white of Monaco that has taken the country by storm. The champions lift the trophy high, winning their first title since 1999/2000 and their first since the 'Ligue 1' came into effect. Perhaps even more importantly,
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.
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
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
There is a long, long list of successful Portuguese players to have hit the highs of the Premier League throughout the years. The names of Nani, Ricardo Carvalho, Deco and Paulo Ferreira spring to mind, with a youthful yet precocious Cristiano Ronaldo not to be forgotten about. Manchester City’s Bernardo
Composure. Structure. Stability. Words that certainly haven’t been associated with Liverpool Football Club in recent seasons, never mind their defence. But, fortunately for the Anfield faithful, that has all changed, and what a transformation it has been.
Jurgen Klopp arrived at the club in October 2015 and began his tenure
Patrick McEleney may not be a name known to many outside the proud island of Ireland, but those who are familiar with the Derry-born playmaker are fully aware of just how special he is.
Born in the heart of Derry city, McEleney followed any young player’s dream by representing his local
Born in Ballymena in 1985, it wasn’t until 2002 that the world of football was first introduced to the talents of Steven Davis. After making the brave journey from St Andrews Boys Club to Premier League outfit Aston Villa, the 17-year-old midfielder hit immediate success, lifting the FA Youth Cup
Four league games played; zero wins, zero draws, four losses. Two goals scored, ten conceded. Rock bottom of the table. Safe to say it wasn’t going well for West Ham United at the beginning of the season.
Much like it is unfair to judge those teams at the top of the
Northern Ireland don’t just have to rely on their main men anymore, despite the fact that they really are on top form already this season. The national team forwards have simply been unstoppable just a few games into the season, whether it be in England or indeed north of the