Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Step Aside Ronaldo, These Are The Stars Of The Future: Mbappe, Dembele and The 2017 Golden Boy Award Nominees – Part 5

Our final post on the nominees for the golden boy award is here. The winner of the 15th edition will be later announced this October by Italian newspaper outfit, Tuttosport. Who will win the award this year? Mbappe. You can read the other parts of the series here. Jean-Kevin Augustin (PSG/ RB Leipzig) The impressive Frenchman is an academy graduate of French...

Step Aside Ronaldo, These Are The Stars Of The Future: Mbappe, Dembele and The 2017 Golden Boy Award Nominees – Part 4

We continue our look at the golden boy nominees with the 4thh installment of the series. You can read the rest of the series here. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) He's an English footballer who plays for Everton FC as a forward.  The 20-year-old is 1.87m tall; one youngster who can win headers against most people (he has averaged 2 aerial duels per...

Step Aside Ronaldo, These Are The Stars Of The Future: Mbappe, Dembele and The 2017 Golden Boy Award Nominees – Part 3

The Golden boy is an award given by sports journalist to the best U-21 player for the calendar year playing in Europe. It is one of the most prestigious awards in European football and can usually be a pointer to the potential that a player has and just how well his career would go. The award which was started...

Step Aside Ronaldo, These Are The Stars Of The Future: Mbappe, Dembele and The 2017 Golden Boy Award Nominees – Part 2

The Golden boy is an award given by sports journalist to the best U-21 player for the calendar year playing in Europe. It is one of the most prestigious awards in European football and can usually be a pointer to the potential that a player has and just how well his career would go. The award which was started...

Step Aside Ronaldo, These Are The Stars Of The Future: Mbappe, Dembele and The 2017 Golden Boy Award Nominees

The Golden boy is an award given by sports journalist to the best U-21 player for the calendar year playing in Europe. It is one of the most prestigious awards in European football and can usually be a pointer to the potential that a player has and just how well his career would go. The award which was started...

The Curious Case of Theo Walcott

Signed in the January of 2006 by Arsenal for €5m, Walcott was heralded as one of the best young talents in world football. He was named the BBC young sports personality of the year for 2006 and also earned a surprise call up to the England squad for the 2006 World Cup finals, though he didn't make an appearance. When...

The English Premier Game Week 3: Team Of The Week

After another exhilarating weekend of football, we bring you the EPL's top performers. As you would expect, it is made up mostly of Liverpool players after their convincing route of fellow tilte aspirants Arsenal. GOAL KEEPER: KASPER SCHMIECHEL Did his absolute best to keep his team in the game but despite a record-denying save from Lukaku's penalty and other desperate saves, he...

Who Makes Your Combined Manchester United/Real Madrid XI?

Manchester United and Real Madrid; certainly two of the greatest teams in world football. The former dominated England for a long time under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson. Despite the little decline they’ve experienced since the change in 2013, they clinched 3 trophies last season. Some respite after being mocked for failing to grab a Top Four finish. Madrid...

LET US NOT DEVALUE THE GREATNESS OF THIS CLASICO COUPLE

After reading Carlo Garganese’s coy attempt at reducing what Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have given to the footballing universe blessed enough to witness them in full flow to a number of ‘lucky’ coincidences and luck of the draw as regards the era that they find themselves playing in. I thought I might take a crack at correcting the...

Slake’s Soliloquy: Debunking Myths About Raul’s National Team Career

There’s a popular myth that Raul Gonzalez never had good enough players around him in his time. This has been given as a comfortable excuse for so many things. From the fact that he never won any international trophy to things as ludicrous as the reasons he scored ‘only’ 44 international goals in 102 games, compared to the ratio...
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