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Odsonne Edouard – A prodigious talent at just 22

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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

Patrick Roberts – Still hope for a player once lost in the ruthless loan system

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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

Ukraine – Flying under the radar on Europe’s biggest stage

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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

Kieran Tierney – Worth the wait

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.

Squad depth supreme – Manchester City and their staggering bench strength

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,

Where Virgil van Dijk first made a real impression

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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

Declan Rice – The fulcrum of West Ham’s revival

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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

The transformation of Liverpool’s Defence

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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 – From humble Beginnings to League of Ireland Stardom

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

Bright Future For Young Stars From Ireland & Northern Ireland

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  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

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