Manchester United & The Importance of Business Acumen in Football

Manchester United & The Importance of Business Acumen in Football

“You don’t spend £50 million on someone that you’re never going to play” remarked Julien Laurens when speaking on The Totally Football Show about Fabinho’s gradual integration into Liverpool’s first team. “Unless you’re Man United” quipped James Richardson in reply, to which the panel sniggered and jeered in agreement. How the mighty have fallen. The days of Sir Alex Ferguson posing an ominous figure on the touchline tapping away at his watch with sweeping attacking football and visiting teams fearing the …
Five Potential Landing Spots for Wilfried Zaha

Five Potential Landing Spots for Wilfried Zaha

Wilf Zaha is a player who divides opinion. Some think he's a top level player, a player capable of playing for any club at any level. Others see him as all sizzle, no steak. An immensely talented player who's fun to watch but doesn't produce enough. Four goals and five assists this past season is a poor return for a player of his talents, especially given everything runs through him at Palace. There are extenuating circumstances to that disappointing season, …
Should Wout Weghorst Be Arsenal's Next Big Signing?

Should Wout Weghorst Be Arsenal's Next Big Signing?

The future of star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is up in the air. In response, the rumour mill is working overtime. Recently, the German outlet BILD linked Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst with a move to the Emirates. So, should the Gunners hierarchy consider the Dutch striker this transfer window? Weghorst spent his early career at three different Dutch clubs, before earning a move to Wolfsburg in 2018 at the age of 25. He scored 17 goals and assisted seven more in …
Do Not Expect Bundesliga Starlets To Hit Ground Running

Do Not Expect Bundesliga Starlets To Hit Ground Running

In the middle of May, football returned to Germany with a surreal Rivierderby. In a match estimated to be the most-watched league fixture in the country’s history, Borussia Dortmund thumped Schalke 04 in playing conditions without precedent. It also provided the larger world with more glimpses of Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho, two players heavily linked with moves to the Premier League in the near future. The performances since of these two players, along with Timo Werner of RB Leipzig …
Liverpool should pursue Timo Werner without hesitation

Liverpool should pursue Timo Werner without hesitation

Despite the break in Premier League football, the saga involving Timo Werner and Liverpool continues to rumble on. Several media outlets, including the Mirror, report that the German striker has held a virtual meeting with Jurgen Klopp. This would show that the interest from the current European champions is genuine. There is a release clause in the RB Leipzig forward's contract, currently standing at £52 million, per Sky Sports. The amount of noise in the media regarding this potential transfer …
Arsenal Sign Bernd Leno: An Improvement Over Ospina?

Arsenal Sign Bernd Leno: An Improvement Over Ospina?

It is a World Cup summer, so the transfer window is going to show slow progress while the premier national competition is on. Indeed, most big clubs seem to be biding their time and evaluating their options as the World Cup enters the knockout stages this weekend. Most, but not all. Arsenal seem to be going about their transfer business without getting too distracted by the spectacle in Russia. While, they did change their manager long before and they did …
Tottenham's Champions League Group Preview

Tottenham's Champions League Group Preview

After years in the Europa League, Tottenham are in the Champions League in back-to-back seasons for the first time in club history.  Tottenham's second place finish, their highest finish since 1963, was more than enough to launch them back into Europe's top competition. Spurs fans will be expecting a trip to the round of 16 at the minimum after their disappointing third place finish in their group last season.  However, considering their group consists of Spanish champions Real Madrid, German …
Hoffenheim Vs Liverpool Playoff Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Hoffenheim Vs Liverpool Playoff Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

When Liverpool ended the last season in fourth position, the fans were overjoyed. Champions League nights at Anfield and in other hallowed European stadia awaited them. But there was a small detail to be ironed out. The Reds have a playoff to negotiate before they can actually participate in the Champions League group stage and compete for later stages. On 4th August, they found out that their opponents are going to be European debutants Hoffenheim, who ended their Bundesliga season in …
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