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Raphaël Varane - The Lowdown

Raphaël Varane - The Lowdown

Raphaël Varane - The Lowdown Its difficult to decipher what and where Manchester United need to improve upon, with this summers spending. Nemanja Matić is now well past his best, making the recruitment of an elected level holding midfielder logical. There was also the right wing dilemma, and who best to occupy that spot. With neither Marcus Rashford or Mason Greenwood ideally suited there, Jadon Sancho was signed for a huge fee, and the attack looks well stocked. At right …
All Time Premier League XI

All Time Premier League XI

Harry Kane & Man City - The Lowdown

Harry Kane & Man City - The Lowdown

To look at any recent incoming Manchester City player, there is often the case of trying not to be extravagant with individual fees paid. The idea of financial doping and maintaining financial fair play regulations is always dismissed, and little judgement was brought upon them upon their recent sanctions. It would appear with the mild fine and easing of FFP through COVID-19, clubs of certain wealth will now proceed with heavy spending. Last summer saw Chelsea splurge around £250 million, …
Nuno Espírito Santo - The Lowdown

Nuno Espírito Santo - The Lowdown

The last few years, (even decades) have been a turbulent ride of both emotion and promise for Spurs fans. From the moment Mauricio Pochettino’s side lost their Champions League final to Liverpool, they have been in a continued state of transition. When Poch was building a team to compete at the highest level, they always seemed just that final step away from a trophy. With Leicester winning the league in 2015/16, it must be looked upon as the biggest opportunity …
Jack Grealish - Where Next…

Jack Grealish - Where Next…

England v Italy | Match Preview | The Final

England v Italy | Match Preview | The Final

For starters, Monday should be a national holiday.  The European Championship Final at Wembley will have the nation gripped until late Sunday evening, and either utter jubilation or remorse will follow, Monday morning. The amount of people not in for work the next day will far exceed those attending Wembley, probably. England have not won a major competition since the Wold Cup in 1966. The years of hurt, the thousands of caps given & endless failures of teams could end …
Southgate’s In Game Management

Southgate’s In Game Management

International management is no longer the lure of years ago. The greatest coaches in world football wish to remain on the training ground day to day, not sat in the stands watching football. As Gareth Southgate leads his teams final preparations before heading to Wembley on Sunday, he deserves massive praise for his management. In a strange period of time, and indeed football, this competition has lived up to expectations, and some. We have seen fallen giants, remarkable goals & …
Euro 2020 Player Of The Tournament, So Far…

Euro 2020 Player Of The Tournament, So Far…

The final is set, the crowds are expectant & Wembley awaits… But before delving into ‘that’ game, it’s important to look at the players that have helped make this tournament a success. With France, Germany, Belgium, Portugal & the Netherlands all failing to make the last 4, it’s a tough ask to identify too many players that should be considered. There are some players that have indeed shone, that did not make the semi finals, and they still deserve mention. …
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