Remembering ten players who lasted a matter of weeks at their new clubs

Summer’s here and the transfer rumour merry-go-round is well and truly underway. We all know about the world’s most expensive players, the best bargain deals and the worst moves ever – but what about swaps that were so short-lived...

How Maurizio Sarri forged his philosophy during three entertaining Empoli years

Empoli avoided relegation from Serie B in rather fortuitous circumstances during the 2011/12 season. The Tuscan outfit found themselves in the pressurising palaver of the relegation playoff after finishing 18th. Dropping down to the third tier of Italian football...

“Incremental change is not enough”: women’s football and the battle against the authorities

She can deftly flick the ball like Lionel Messi; she can astutely dribble past defenders like Messi; she even wears the number 10 jersey for Argentina, like Messi. But whatever you do, don’t call her Lionel Messi. “I really...

The ghosts of Pripyat: how the Chernobyl disaster ended the progress of a promising...

On 26 April 1986, an incident occurred at a nuclear power plant near the little-known city of Pripyat in Ukraine that would result in global ramifications in the approach towards nuclear energy. During a routine safety test, a nuclear...

UEFA and their plans to run the world of football

Gianni Infantino’s unopposed re-election as the president of FIFA breezed by recently, an occurrence that passed with fewer eyebrows being raised than there were when social media footage emerged of him taking one of the poorest corner kicks you...

Inside Coverciano, the thinkers’ factory producing world-class coaches

On the outskirts of Florence, near the foot of the beautiful Fiesole hills, there is a regular assembly of several aspiring minds. Every year, these aspiring coaches get together at the Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano in the hope...

Rory Delap and the rocket throws that made him one of the Premier League’s...

It is the summer of 2008: young football zealots the world over are attempting to strike free-kicks akin to Cristiano Ronaldo, turn and volley as if they are Didier Drogba, and score from as far out as possible before...

Remembering Stig Tøfting: the tragic enforcer largely underrated throughout his career

July 30, 1983, was like any other Saturday in Denmark’s second-largest city. Located on Jutland’s east coast, Aarhus, originally an important Viking trading settlement, is a cultural and commercial hub in Scandinavia and was home at the time to...

Arsenal don’t have enough money to sign Yannick Carrasco & links to PSG’s Presnel...

Home » Top stories » Arsenal don’t have enough money to sign Yannick Carrasco & links to PSG’s Presnel Kimpembe By Benjamin Newman Last Updated: June 16, 2019 11:31 am Arsenal miss out on Yannick Carrasco If the Sun...

Real Madrid target Paul Pogba drops Man United exit hint

Home » News » Social » Real Madrid target Paul Pogba drops Man United exit hint By Benjamin Newman Last Updated: June 16, 2019 12:29 pm Paul Pogba drops Man United exit hint Are these the quotes Man United...