Opinion

Football Index Player watch – A player from every top 5 league who could explode this season

(All data updated till 12th September) Plenty of Football Index players have been rebuilding their portfolios after selling up earlier this year. While there are plenty

Ominous signs for West Ham United

The atmosphere surrounding East London has often been poisonous and has continuously spilt over to the football pitch of West Ham United Football Club. But

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2.0le: Manchester United’s Needed Software Update

Cutting an exhausted figure after Untied's 2-1 loss to Sevilla, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bookended the longest season in the club's history with a facile and

Could 20/21 be the most difficult Premier League ever?

Could 20/21 be the most difficult Premier League ever?

With Liverpool's stunning runaway victory of the Premier League title last season, some pundits and fans wondered if England had become more like France or

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Neymar and the power of choice – Deconstructing the PSG star’s psyche (and career) in an interview with Money Heist’s Denver

In an October 2019 interview with Money Heist actor Jaime Lorente, who played Denver, Neymar Jr. ended their conversation with the following words: “Choosing is

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Analysing what the future could hold for the big three London clubs

There is new hope, enthusiasm and anticipation about proceedings at Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. The Blues over-achieved in Frank Lampard's first season and their

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Could COVID-19 Jeopardise Bayern Munich & PSG’s UCL Chances?

The grand return of UEFA’s Champions League is now less than a month away, with the remaining legs from the round of sixteen being played

Manchester United & Chelsea could challenge for the title next season

Manchester United & Chelsea could challenge for the title next season

The next Premier League season will likely begin around the 12th of September this year, and it could be a time for the two teams

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Life after Leo

Doomsday. The day it ends—the day when the little man hangs up his boots. The day no one wants to see. For the past decade

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It all started going very wrong for Arsenal five years ago

Take a deep breath Arsenal fans; it's panning out just like it was supposed to. And it could get even worse. Any last hope of Champions

Two sides to every coin – Football and the case of perspective

By Jake Sandy | This article was published on Football Chronicle on December 19, 2019 Whether it’s looking back at an old matchday program to remind

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Embracing the ‘new normal’ will take time

The lockdown, due to the pandemic, has brought about the true sentiment behind the well-known axiom, 'you don't know what you have until it's gone'. While

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Solving the Pogba and Fernandes puzzle – A welcome headache for Solskjær

There is much to look forward to when the Premier League returns. On the 19th of June, Tottenham Hotspur will be facing Manchester United in

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Sarri’s last chance; The return of Serie A

With the return of Serie A set for June 20th, we are set for perhaps one of Europe's tightest title races. Just a single point

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The cost of winning – Athletes as role models

With the world of professional sports teetering on the edge due to the coronavirus crisis, Netflix's 10-part documentary series-The Last Dance, chronicling sporting icon Michael

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Why is there a lack of British Asians in the professional set-up?

It was a typical cold winter sunset in East London with a beautiful twilight over the Mile End Stadium, home of Sporting Bengal United FC.

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Change for Newcastle United – The Beautiful Game off; The ugly criminals on

 April 29, 2020: Thanks to Saudi Arabia’s poor track record of preserving human rights, multiple influential parties including Amnesty International-UK, PSG’s Qatari owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi,

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Not for the faint hearted – Growing up as a Liverpool fan in the 2010s

For Liverpool FC, this past decade has been nothing short of a frantic roller-coaster ride full of ups and downs. But as a fan, I

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Bruno Fernandes’ discernible impact on United hinges on more than just direct goal contributions

The ball’s gone out for a corner and there’s 75,000 thousand fans in OT eagerly awaiting for some magic in anticipation. They are in ruptures

Should referees give post match interviews?

In today’s world, post-match press conferences are something all of us, as fans look forward to after a game. It is only natural that some

Player Profiles

Iván de la Peña – The misunderstood genius with a revered status in Barcelona

By Enzo Del Llano | This article was first published on Football Chronicle in December, 2019. It was the end of the 1994-5 season, and in

Looking back at the career & life of one Africa’s most divisive players - Emmanuel Adebayor

Looking back at the career & life of one Africa’s most divisive players – Emmanuel Adebayor

For many, Emmanuel Adebayor represents the epitome of a modern-day mercenary in the world of football. And maybe that is understandable, considering the Togolese 36-year

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Le Professeur’s last impactful signing

The human brain is designed to work in a way where we associate certain people with certain words, based on our exposure and experience with

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Ronaldo – The story of a starry-eyed boy from Madeira

In 2004, a devastating Tsunami destroyed millions of homes and killed innumerable people all-over South-East Asia. World Television footage of the tsunami focused on the

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An overview of Karim Benzema’s most impactful season with Madrid

Real Madrid have done it. After two years of settling for second best in La Liga, Los Blancos have finally restored their position as Champions

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Arrivederci Daniel De Rossi – An ode to the Prince of Rome

By Andrea Agostinelli | This article was first published on Football Chronicle on January 23, 2020 It’s the summer of 2012 in Rome, Italy. Late one

Never say die – The inspiring tale of Danny Ings

Liverpool have done it. After 30 long years, the Reds have finally won their maiden Premier League title with seven games left, outclassing the rest

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The making of Ronaldo – Leaving School, Impressing in Portugal and the 1994 World Cup

By Karan Tejwani | This article was first published on Football Chronicle on January 28, 2020 When you think of Brazil’s Ronaldo, you think of the

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Potential bargain of the summer – Malang Sarr

A name that has glittered the articles and lists for the world’s next best players, 21-year-old Malang Sarr will leave the club he has been

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The unfullfilled potential of Rodrigo Possebon

By James Young | This article was first published on Football Chronicle on February 20, 2020 Manchester United’s Brazil-based scout, John Calvert-Toulmin is best known for

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Arturo Vidal – Powerhouse of the Catalan midfield

FC Barcelona have been known for having a plethora of quality midfielders over the years. Having produced elite players like Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Sergio

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Who will replace Leroy Sane?

We have all read the news report from Sport Bild earlier this month where they claimed that Leroy Sane had reached an agreement over personal terms with

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Dani Olmo – Following the footsteps of great Spanish playmakers

In the modern-day football world, teenagers and youth players seeking to deviate from their academies to foreign leagues for first-team chances seem to be the

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Bastian Schweinsteiger – A career drenched in glory

By Karan Tejwani | This article was first published on Football Chronicle on November 7, 2019. 19 May 2012. Munich, Germany. Bayern Munich, playing at their prestigious

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[EADF Shorts] Michael Owen – English Football’s Most Underappreciated Superstar?

Contrary to belief, at the peak of his career, Owen was a once-in-a-lifetime player. Moreover, throughout the modern era of English football, few players have

Aritz Aduriz – The lion retires without the swansong he deserved

At the beginning of the 2019-20 La Liga campaign, veteran striker Aritz Aduriz announced that he would hang up his boots come the end of

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Florian Niederlechner – FC Augsburg’s late-blooming talisman

With the return of the first and second tiers of German football injecting a breath of fresh air in these extraordinary yet unprecedented circumstances, we

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Michael Ballack – The unluckiest player to ever grace the field?

Written by Yuri Vasilyev As the Bundesliga returned to action this past weekend, it seems only suitable to remember one of the best players in the

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Wes Brown – More Than A Mere Passenger

Role players who feature for perennial contenders often do not receive their just due. Our obsession with superstars has conditioned us to think of these

Eden Hazard – The journey so far

These days the term 'generational' is bandied about a bit too often. There are several players, who with all due respect, on the basis of

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