Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds’ Promotion Story

They say Bielsa picks football clubs, they don’t pick him. This goes hand in hand with his love of football as he has to have things very particular for him to operate, this is alluded to later. Discounting his time between jobs, Bielsa has only taken one brake away from football which was a three-year […]

How Arsenal Can Return to The Top 4

Since Mikel Arteta’s appointment in December 2019, the 38-year-old has overseen highs and lows. The highs include beating the likes of Liverpool and Man City in the same week, but the lows include the struggles at Brighton and losing to bitter rivals Tottenham. With finances stretched, this summer will not only have to be focussing […]

Jamie Vardy: 100 Club

After being released by Sheffield Wednesday in 2002, Vardy has had a long road to the top. He made his Premier League debut aged 27 years and 232 days old. Just 2134 days later, Vardy scored his 100th Premier League goal during a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace. This is a look at the first […]

Hansi Flick’s Bayern Munich

Hans-Dieter Flick took over Bayern 10 games into the season. Since replacing Nico Kovač, he has improver Bayern Munich significantly with Bleacher Report’s Sam Tighe ranking them as the best team in Europe. Flick is a former Bayern player and was Joachim Löw’s assistant for Germany for eight years and was integral to their 2014 […]

Jude Bellingham

17-year-old sensation Jude Bellingham has recently joined European giant Borussia Dortmund for a reported £20.7 million. Despite his age, he was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United after impressive performances with boyhood club Birmingham City. Many have been questioning Dortmund’s decision to spend over £20 million on a player that has made only […]

How Barcelona Can Return to Dominating Football

Barcelona’s fall from the top has been well documented. After winning the treble in 2015, things at the Camp Nou just haven’t been the same. They’re reportedly in debt of over 850 million euros and costly signings like Coutinho, Dembelé and Griezmann haven’t worked out despite being bought for a combined 403 million euros. Between […]

Have Loan Deals Shaped Modern Football?

Loan deals are becoming more common in football as it is a cheaper alternative to buying the player and they can return the player if they are unsatisfied with their output. Top clubs typically have a squad of 30 with some extras out on loan all over the world. The hope is that their market […]

What Werner and Ziyech Can Bring to Chelsea

For around £90m Chelsea are bringing in two players who have contributed a combined 42 goals and 28 assists in 63 league and Champions League games during 2019/20. Their talent is clear but what will they bring to Stamford Bridge? Timo Werner: Under Julian Nagelsmann Timo Werner has taken his game to the next level. […]

Bargains In The Transfer Market

Ibrahim Sangaré, £20m The 22-year-old is coming off an impressive season despite Toulouse struggling. He has already won five caps for the Ivory Coast and has 78 appearances for his club, a huge amount in a top league considering his young age. The 6’3” defensive midfielder won the ball back 5.1 times per 90 and […]

Blackburn Rovers 1-3 Leeds United

Tony Mowbray set Blackburn up in their regular 4-3-3 and had made 3 changes from their defeat at the Oakwell Stadium. Charlie Mulgrew, Stewart Downing and Dominic Samuel were all dropped in favour of Darragh Lenihan, Lewis Travis and Sam Gallagher. The league leaders made two changes from their draw with Luton. Stuart Dallas and […]

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