Thursday, September 24, 2020

Let’s Say Sanchez Leaves Arsenal, Where Would He Go?

In the countdown to the second batch of UEFA Champions League Round of 16 clashes earlier this week, our focus was to be on a rather interesting development at one of the competition’s most famous teams. On Friday last week, it had been widely reported that there was a training ground bust-up between Arsene Wenger and his talismanic attacker...

Transfers: Top 10 loan moves in the modern era

Loans are very important for players. fringe players can get game time, less financially buoyant clubs  get quality and cost-effective first team players or squad members and young stars who needed a run of games are born. While thousands of loan deals have been made in the modern era, only a few have worked out well with great results. As the January...

Wanted: Which Fancy Forward Will Pop Up Next For Atletico?

Diego Forlan. Sergio Aguero. Radamel Falcao. Diego Costa. Antoine Griezmann. These players all have something in common. Yes, if your guess was that they were all superb Atletico Madrid forwards always destined to leave, you are right. Los Colchoneros have always somehow been able to replace these magnificent strikers. With Manchester United ready to splash the cash for Greizmann...

9 Players Desperate For A Winter Transfer

The New Year is meant to usher in new hope for a new beginning. More so for footballers who have been strapped to the benches beside their coaches all season long. This is where a switch of clubs in the winter transfer window becomes such a desperate need. While some players pine after kick starting stalling careers, others need...

Players who should have moved on

The transfer window closed some days ago, and it was a weird one. It is being called the year of the comebacks with players going back to their previous employers. Today, we examine players who should have moved but decided otherwise unfortunately.   Bastian Schweinsteiger You may look at it from the angle of the allure of staying in a team rich...

Transfers 2016: The Weird Ones

Here is a short list of transfers that had me and probably you too rubbing your eyes in disbelief.   JOE HART TO TORINO We know you needed to go out Joe and no disrespect to Torino but really?! Englishmen are not really known to play outside England but this one is especially strange despite the circumstances surrounding the deal JACK WILSHERE TO...

Spend Spend Spend: Does Money Win Teams Trophies?

Here’s a poser. What wins trophies for teams, big spending or financial discipline? We suddenly have the most extravagant spending spree witnessed in the Premier League. Paul Pogba, Gonzalo Higuain, John Stones, Leroy Sane & Samuel Umtiti have all made big money moves. Does that mean the team which spends the most will win the league or most trophies? For starters,...

Dear Joe, How Could Guardiola Be So Hartless?

“Josep Guardiola can be intense, quixotic and hard to please – pesado they say in Spain.” Graham Hunter the British Spanish based journalist said of the current Manchester City manager. “Pesado” when translated from Spanish literally means heavy but in the context of describing a person means difficult, extremely annoying. Guardiola is a brilliant coach and has results to back...
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