Real Madrid v Manchester United Preview: UEFA Super Cup 2017

Real Madrid v Manchester United Preview: UEFA Super Cup 2017

On the 8th of August 2017, two of the most widely supported football clubs in the world in Real Madrid and Manchester United will lock horns for the first piece of silverware on offer as current holders of the two European trophies - the Champions League and Europa League, respectively. Real Madrid have had a disappointing pre-season, in complete contrast to their double-winning 2016/17 campaign - in the preparatory International Champions Cup 2017 - where the reigning European Champions were …
The Premier League influence on Spain

The Premier League influence on Spain

Ever since Rafa Benitez took over as Liverpool manager in 2004 and brought the likes of Xabi Alonso and Luis Garcia with him, there has been a steady stream of Spanish players plying their trade in the Premier League. Whilst Barcelona and Real Madrid caught most attention as Spain enjoyed their golden period that saw them win the 2008 and 2012 Euros, along with the 2010 World Cup, the Premier League also contributed towards those squads. Whilst many of the …
Branislav Ivanovic: The Unappreciated Man of Big Moments

Branislav Ivanovic: The Unappreciated Man of Big Moments

Almost 6 years ago, Chelsea pushed through a £9.7 million deal that brought a relatively unknown 24 year old Serbian defender from Lokomotiv Moscow to Stamford Bridge. His name was Branislav Ivanovic. No one knew back then, but the young defender would develop into one of the best right-backs in world football and some of the best transfer business Chelsea have ever done. Strong and as powerful as they come, never shying away from a duel and not afraid of …