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Written on 11 Jul 2016 | No Comments

Alfredo Di Stefano’s legacy is so legendary, that anyone who represents Real Madrid tries to emulate the benchmark set by this man. By the end of his career, he held every scoring record and is the main reason behind the club’s obsession with the UEFA Champions League. He was the leader and the main man responsible for the 5 consecutive titles the club between 1955-59.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Di Stefano played club football in Argntina and Colombia before moving to Spain after being spotted by both FC Barcelona and …

Written on 6 Jul 2016 | No Comments

It was the biggest transfer of the window so far, so what do we know about Michy Batshuayi – the striker they recently signed?
While most are just wondering how the hell you pronounce his name, others are just keen for him to get stuck in at a club that has struggled to fill Didier Drogba’s boots in recent seasons.
The Belgian striker is an excellent prospect, with 26 goals across the last two seasons for former side Marseille. He has also made six appearances and scored three goals for Belgium.
In some …

Written on 5 Jul 2016 | No Comments

A Hector penalty in sudden death gave his side a shootout win and saw Germany into the semi-finals of the 2016 European Championship, at the expense of Italy at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, setting up a tasty encounter against either hosts France or England-demolishing Iceland. For a side that had beat Germany on 8 separate occasions at major tournaments, the Azzurri didn’t pile on too much pressure and it seemed like Germany were the better side, despite the fact that it took 65 minutes to break the deadlock.
Former England international Martin …

Written on 7 Jun 2016 | No Comments

Current situation of Barcelona’s defence has gone from bad to worse for now with the rumours linking their long serving right back Dani Alves to Juventus as per Daily Mail.  With the financial situation of the European Giants on the fringes, Valencia’s Portuguese  full-back Joao Cancelo could prove to be a good replacement over the La Masia graduate Hector Bellerin who plays his trade at Arsenal having a price tag of around €40m as per Diario Sport.
Sport said that Joao Cancelo would prove to be a much cheaper alternative for …

Written on 29 May 2016 | No Comments

This season’s manager of the year is obviously Claudio Ranieri after leading Leicester City to the most unlikely of Premiership crowns, something that would not have gone amiss in an episode of ‘Roy of the Rovers’. Along with Ranieri though, Slaven Bilic did a great job at West Ham, who deservedly qualified for the Europa Cup after Manchester United’s FA Cup defeat of Crystal Palace. Today though we look at another person who has done an outstanding job and clearly exceeded expectation; Bournemouth Manager Eddie Howe, a man whose job …

Written on 23 May 2016 | No Comments

Arsenal are currently very close to completing the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Mönchengladbach for £30 million and the Swiss international has arrived in London for a medical which will be completed this weekend. The big question on everyone’s lips is whether Granit Xhaka is the answer to Arsenal’s holding midfielder problems. In my opinion the answer is yes.
The signing of Mohamed Elneny in January was a masterstroke from Arsene Wenger and Granit Xhaka would solve all of Arsenal’s problems in central midfield. Arsenal’s problems in the centre of …

Written on 1 May 2016 | No Comments

Performance not good enough, conduct not good enough – Aston Villa’s captain apologises to fans and quits as team captain.
After years of decline, Gabby Agbonlahor has been praised for doing something right. The Aston Villa striker resigned as club captain on Thursday, after an investigation into his off-the-field conduct. Agbonlahor asked fans for their forgiveness saying “I do not deserve to carry out such a role anymore.”
The 29-year old player was pictured partying in Dubai last month causing anger amongst loyal fans. Photos of him smoking a shisha pipe spread …

Written on 27 Apr 2016 | No Comments

 
This season, more than any other in my recollection there has been so many brilliant signings made by so many teams. I think this may have been due to the potential money on offer for simply being in the Premier League next season, to earn £100 million for simply finishing bottom next season made it so important for teams to be there next season. Therefore the new teams and already existing teams, had to scour the UK, Europe and the World for the best talent to bring into the Premier …

Written on 12 Apr 2016 | No Comments

With the Premier League season almost coming to an end, we see that Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur have so far outclassed the rest of the competition. At the beginning of the season no one would have predicted that this would have been the outcome after 30+ weeks of play. This season has been a very odd one indeed as Southampton and West Ham are still very much in the top four.
Many EPL expert tips had the winner of Premier League as one of the teams that made the top four …

Written on 10 Apr 2016 | No Comments

On April 2, the emergency loan window closed for the final time. It has long been viewed by many as one of the factors that keeps lower-league clubs afloat, and capable of remaining in a healthy financial position. But now, FIFA is of the opinion that transfers – regardless of the circumstances – should only take place within its designated transfer windows, in a bid to ensure greater legislative consistency across the board.
It is clear as to what this will mean to clubs below the Premier League, where the decision …