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Benjamin Mendy

Premier League – Defending Champion & Main Contender Start Off on the Right Foot

Posted on 12 Aug, 2018, by in Soccer

The opening weekend of the Premier League included very little surprises, and the same went for the preseason favorites to battle for the title, Liverpool and defending champions Manchester City, comfortably clinching their first 3 points of the campaign. More

Ruben Neves

Premier League: How Did the Newly Promoted Teams Do

Posted on 11 Aug, 2018, by in Soccer

A lot is expected of the newcomers to the Premier League this season, especially Wolves and Fulham; less so of Cardiff. However, only one point from a possible 9 was achieved in the Premier League’s opening weekend. More

Mourinho, Pochettino

Premier League: The Curious Summer of Manchester United & Tottenham

Posted on 10 Aug, 2018, by in Soccer

One team finished in second place last season, but is heading into the 2018-2019 Premier League campaign shrouded by negativity. The other has finally established itself as a immovable top 4 side, yet their lack of transfer activity puts everything into doubt. More

Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea FC – Maurizio Sarri Needs Patience & Time

Posted on 6 Aug, 2018, by in Soccer

The oh-so-easy to press panic button at Chelsea still hasn’t been called into action, but worried minds are contagious. Still, it’s hard to expect Maurizio Sarri to conjure magic, especially when his football philosophy is very different than what Antonio Conte implemented in two years at Stamford Bridge. More

Adrien Rabiot, Arturo Vidal

Transfer Rumors 2018: FC Barcelona Pressuring Adrien Rabiot via Arturo Vidal

Posted on 2 Aug, 2018, by in Soccer

Is Barcelona about to snatch up Arturo Vidal right from the jaws of Inter, thus making it 2-for-2 when going for South American players about to sign for Italian clubs, or are the rumors regarding the Chilean midfielder all about putting pressure on Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain? More

Manchester United: Jose Mourinho Excuses & Rants Rising to New Levels

Posted on 29 Jul, 2018, by in Soccer

As he ventures into his third season as the manager of Manchester United without any meaningful achievement (by his lofty standards), Jose Mourinho is mostly busy trash talking other managers while criticizing his own players and board. More

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo Puts Juventus in a Forgotten Position – Champions League Favorites

Posted on 28 Jul, 2018, by in Soccer

Not since the early 2000’s has Juventus been regarded as one of the early favorites to win the competition, not even following the finals of 2015 and 2017. The club lost on both occasions, with their biggest signing of the summer, Cristiano Ronaldo, playing a huge part in their downfall in the second loss. More

Monchi, James Pallotta

AS Roma Still Trying to Recover From Barcelona-Malcom Transfer Saga

Posted on 26 Jul, 2018, by in Soccer

President and co-owner of AS Roma, James Pallotta, is either joking in his comments about Barcelona following the Malcom transfer saga, or simply way too naive when it comes to understanding what a dirty business European football is. More

Malcom

Malcom, Hellas Verona, Jorge Mendes and the Direction of European Football

Posted on 24 Jul, 2018, by in Soccer

Two stories made me sit down and write these words. The first, a contemporary one. Roma on the verge of signing Brazilian standout Malcom, only to see him snatched away at the last moment by Barcelona, with Bordeaux being the real villains in the story. More

Klopp

Liverpool FC – The Unfamiliar Burden of Being Favorites

Posted on 22 Jul, 2018, by in Soccer

With just under £175 million spent on new players this summer by Liverpool comes the unusual, at least in the Premier League era, labeling of title favorites. More