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30+ Footballers; Where Age is a Burden and Where it Succeeds

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We have come a long way in football analysis. The average fan is now capable of picking out more complex tactical structures. We are far better at pin-pointing young talent. Brands have been built around the hunt for the next Mbappe; ScoutedFTBL, Jacek Kulig and Football Daily are all great

2.0le: Manchester United’s Needed Software Update

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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 tired sigh. Three semi-final appearances and a 3rd place league finish have, in all honesty, proved to be an overperformance from the Norwegian. From being

Podcast Epsiode 8 – Manchester United Season review (Part 2)

In part two of the Manchester United season review, Devesh and Suwaid join Anubhav to discuss the Europa League semi-final defeat and the expectations from the transfer market. They also reflect on the young crop of talented youngsters in the academy and finish with what they expect from the Reddevils

Podcast Episode 7 – FPL 20/21 launch – Initial pricing reactions

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FPL's new player price values have been released for the upcoming Premier League season and our in-house FPL experts Anirudh Shenoy and Samson Baretto shared their first reactions to the newly released figures. Listen in as they crunch the numbers and give their predictions for the forthcoming season! Club rundown - Arsenal

Podcast Episode 6 – Young and Emerging players in the Premier League

Kicking off with EADF ❗ NEW ❗ Ep 6 Emerging players in the PL | Guests - Anubhav Sarker & Rohit Suresh 1.57: Mount, 3.52 Lamptey, 6:42 Neto, 8:30 Cantwell, 12: 15 Foden, 15.40 Greenwood, 20:05 Tomori, 23:36 Douglas Luiz, 27: 00 Sakalicous, 31: 17 Eric Garcia, 35:48 Obafemi, 38:08 Vroom Vroom, 42:38 CHO. 45:13 Captain America, 48:57 Connolly, 51:43 SARR, 56: Reece James, 59:01 Brandon Williams, 1:02:24 Ramsdale, 1:07:51 Gabrieeeeeel, Join

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 Germany. Were we now seeing a separation between the league's best teams and those around them? The gap between 2nd placed Manchester City, and 6th placed

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

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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 image of a seven-year-old survivor named Martunis wearing 'Rui Costa' 'Number 10' Portuguese football jersey. He had been stranded for 19 days after watching his

‘Finished’ they said, Clueless.

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There are very few players in the world that generate a deluge of emotions from the fans and pundits quite like Wayne Rooney. Often considered as the 'guy who never fulfilled his potential' Wayne has gone through a lot. The top scorer for both United and England returned to Everton following a

Embracing the ‘new normal’ will take time

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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 people are subconsciously aware of life and its sudden and frail nature, the virus has seemingly brought these feelings of trepidation to reality. People from

FPL Scout Report 26 – Which teams to target?

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FPL is back in less than 36 hours and given that we've had a 3-month hiatus, form and stats essentially go out of the window. As a result, we've tried to compile a set of teams to target based on their fixtures and motivation. First off, teams returning from a 3-month

FPL Scout Report 24 – Players to consider for double-gameweek 30

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With just two days remaining for the GW30+ deadline following Project Restart, we start off with a Double Gameweek with rearranged fixtures for Manchester City, Arsenal, Sheffield United and Aston Villa. The fixtures in GW 30 for these teams are as follows – Manchester City – Arsenal (H) Burnley (H) Arsenal – Manchester

The unfullfilled potential of Rodrigo Possebon

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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 bringing Fábio and Rafael da Silva to Old Trafford. The twins made a combined total of 131 appearances for United and have both gone on

Can England’s Young Lions lead them to victory at Euro 2021?

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The time is around 22:00 on Wednesday, July 11th 2018. England have just been defeated in the semi-finals of the World Cup to Croatia, after an extra-time goal from Mario Mandžukić. In the weeks prior, the nation had been swept by an incredible spirit which saw undying patriotism championed. It

Bastian Schweinsteiger – A career drenched in glory

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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 home, the Allianz Arena, were aiming to beat Chelsea and win the Champions League for the first time since 2001. After a one-sided affair that

The Carousel Keeps Turning

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It has been two years since Arsene Wenger stepped down after two decades in charge of Arsenal. A shining light of longevity amongst Premier League's increasingly dwindling managerial tenures, Wenger's departure arguably signalled the end of an era for the Premier League. However, the Frenchman's departure was widely touted as

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

Not Nineteen Forever – A magical end to an era

May 13, 2012, The Stadium of Light - A rare and limited window of time when the English weather is pristine and beautiful. The sunshine and warmth are perfect for many of the nation's favourite sporting pastimes, including cricket and football. It is a special time in the football calendar. Emotions

The FPL revolution which changed perspective all around

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Oh, Fantasy Premier League! You can’t bear the stress it brings every week. But you can’t live without it! Ever since coming into prominence, the FPL frenzie has collided with the social media boom to result in an addictive combination. Currently, more than 2 million users are registered, including certain Premier

Transfer rumours making the headlines this week

We are bang in the middle of the winter transfer window, and there have already been some interesting transfer rumors making the rounds and giving fans hope or despair depending on which side of the transfer story they are in. The likes of Zlatan and have already made their blockbuster

FPL Scout Report 18 – The watchlist ahead of GW 14

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Evening folks! We’re back again with the players To watch Article ahead of the festive schedule. In this piece, we’ll try and solve your dilemma regarding which players to get having great points potential and at the same time, being nailed for the next three gameweeks , i.e, gameweeks 14-16,

Ed Woodward – The irredeemable one

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There are only a select number of sports teams, whose influence and recognition go beyond the sports that they inhabit. They become institutions. We’re talking about the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Dallas Cowboys. In the world of football, we have 3 in Real Madrid, F.C

FPL Scout Report 17- Gameweek 13 Review (Part 2)

We're back with Part 2 of The Review Series for Gameweek 13, analyzing the remaining five games of the weekend. You can read part 1 of the review here. Arsenal vs Southampton - It was a tale of two atrocious defenses when Arsenal welcomed Southampton to the Emirates as the two struggling

FPL Scout Report 15 – Captaincy options for Gameweek 13

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We’re back with the Captaincy Article ahead of Gameweek 13. We’ve picked three players and a differential who we expect to do well and do justice to their owners as captaincy options this week. Sadio Mane Sadio Mane enters gameweek 13 as a strong captaincy candidate as Liverpool travel to a struggling

Scott McTominay – Here to stay

When Barcelona visited Old Trafford to compete for a place in the Champions League semi-final on the 10th of April, all the headlines before the match were dominated by the stars headlining the clash. Every paper in town was talking about the superstars, the Paul Pogbas, the David de Geas,

FPL 2019/20 Scout Report 12 – The Watchlist

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We're back with the weekly Players to Watch article ahead of Gameweek 10 where we'll provide you with a list of players who we expect to do well in the upcoming gameweeks along with a differential pick to help you climb up the overall rankings. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (DEF: MUN 5.4m) Upcoming fixtures:

FPL 2019/20 Scout Report 11 – Captaincy options for Gameweek 9

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We’re back with an article looking at the potential big-hitting captains ahead of Gameweek 9. This week there are quite a few good options available but we'll keep it simple and give our top choices. We've picked 4 players that we believe have the best probability of returning a double-digit

Roy Keane – Irate, Insane, irreplaceable

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"Pass the fu*king ball forward, take risks, you're not at Leeds or West Ham now, you're at Manchester United!'  As Rio Ferdinand recalls the antics of his captain in his first training session there is less an air of fear and trepidation, and more a collective sense of respect. Whether he

FPL 2019/20 Scout Report 9 – Captain bonanza

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) Written by Samson Baretto Sergio Aguero The Argentine has been in red hot

FPL 2019/20 Scout Report 7 – Downsizing at the back?

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Andrew Robertson of Liverpool battles for the ball with Marcos Alonso of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images) Written by Anirudh Shenoy It's been an

FPL 2019/20 Scout Report 5 – The Watchlist

Differential Pick of the week - Callum Wilson

Written by Samson Baretto We're back this week with a 'Players to Watch' shortlist ahead of Gameweek 6 where we talk about a player from each position (Defence, midfield, and attack) who we expect to do well in the upcoming gameweeks along with a differential pick to help you climb up

The curse of the high wage

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(Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images) | Written by Abheek Dasgupta In the last decade, there has been massive inflation in the football market. A hundred million pounds, which was very recently considered exorbitant for any footballer, is now merely an erstwhile barrier that is broken every summer, even for wunderkinds who

A deep dive into football’s affinity with versatility

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Written by Srinivas Sadhanand Not many would be better attested to paying an ode to the power of versatility in football than Ryan Bertrand. In the wake of the seasoned Florent Malouda’s hamstring strain against Blackburn Rovers, the then Chelsea sensation was thrown in at the deep end of debuting in

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