1. World Cup Qualifying 2014: Charting Iran's Journey to Brazil

    Japan, South Korea and Australia, for various different reasons, have each received extensive coverage since ensuring their qualification from the Asian World Cup Qualifying programme...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 11 months ago 5,089 reads 2 comments

  2. Ranking the Top 8 Contenders for Champions League Glory

    Here at the half-way point of Champions League competition, the tournament’s top teams are beginning to purr, and the group stage outcomes are becoming clearer...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 11 months ago 38,314 reads 272 comments

  3. Ranking the 10 Best Central Defenders in World Football on Form

    This article profiles the top 10 central defenders in World Football based on form. That means that this piece will consider the players only on their performances during the course of the season so far, rather than their reputation and status...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 11 months ago 24,467 reads 30 comments

  4. 20 Best Asian Players in the World Right Now

    This article profiles the 20 finest Asian players in the world today. Although only a handful of the continent’s stars feature in the Champions League, Asia still possesses ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 11 months ago 20,523 reads 25 comments

  5. Falcao May Dismiss Real Move, but Could Madrid Be Back in His Future?

    When Radamel Falcao agreed to sign for Monaco in the summer, his decision was greeted with shock and not a little scepticism...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 11 months ago 4,137 reads 15 comments

  6. Areas for Improvement Following Africa's WC Qualifying Play-Offs

    This article looks at areas of improvement, or areas of change, for five African nations following the first leg of CAF ’s World Cup play-offs...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 11 months ago 2,752 reads 2 comments

  7. African World Cup Qualifiers: Five Outstanding Players

    The first leg of Africa’s World Cup qualifying play-offs provided us with five excellent contests and numerous moments of high drama...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 11 months ago 3,707 reads 2 comments

  8. African WC Qualification: Nigeria Beat Ethiopia as Cameroon & Tunisia Draw

    Africa’s second day of World Cup Qualifying play-offs passed with much less drama than the first , but for four of the continent’s finest sides, the day of destiny drew a step closer following high-intensity contests...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 11 months ago 1,879 reads 1 comments

  9. African WC Qualification: Cote D'Ivoire and Burkina Faso Step Closer to Brazil

    The first day of Africa’s World Cup Qualifying play-offs provided nine goals, high drama and two excellent, intense encounters. In Ouagadougou, in the earlier of the two fixtures, Burkina Faso beat Algeria 3-2  in a pulsating contest ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 11 months ago 4,068 reads 6 comments

  10. Analysing the African Play-Offs in 2014 World Cup Qualification

    Five of Africa’s 10 remaining nations will move a step closer to World Cup qualification this weekend as the CAF Third Round play-offs get underway across the continent...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 11 months ago 8,808 reads 10 comments

  11. World Football's 10 Greatest Dynasties of All Time

    This article profiles the 10 greatest football dynasties of all time. The history of the game is littered with wonderful teams that have enjoyed glorious periods of extended success and established themselves as truly dominant forces...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 11 months ago 11,573 reads 40 comments

  12. Striker Solution Sought for Super Eagles Ahead of World Cup Qualifiers

    Africa’s World Cup qualifying changes gear this weekend as the 10 group winners go head-to-head in a series of highly anticipated play-offs ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 12 months ago 4,189 reads 7 comments

  13. The 10 Young African Players the Top Clubs Should Be Targeting in January

    This article profiles 10 Young African Players that the top clubs should be targeting in January. Not all of these players would be able to make an instant impact, but all at least have potential to be nurtured into top-level competitors...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 12 months ago 2,098 reads 8 comments

  14. 5 Reasons Shinji Kagawa Should Leave Manchester United

    Recently, Bleacher Report has published a glut of articles looking at Shinji Kagawa, exploring what the Japanese playmaker needs to do to realise his potential or ways that Manchester United can finally unlock his limitless potential ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 12 months ago 12,063 reads 59 comments

  15. Power Ranking Top 10 Ligue 1 Strikers

    The recent moneyed additions to Ligue 1, as well as the splurge of unlikely but thoroughly enchanting champions, have revived the image of the French top flight and renewed interest in its clubs and characters...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 12 months ago 1,364 reads 3 comments

  16. 10 African Unknowns Who Should Be January Transfer Targets

    This article profiles 10 African players who should be January transfer targets for Premier League sides. “When the winter’s in full swing and your dreams just aren’t coming true, ain’t it funny what you’ll do...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 12 months ago 3,982 reads 11 comments

  17. Japan's Shinji Okazaki Can Be a Surprise Star at World Cup 2014

    The World Cup has an endearing habit for throwing up surprises and for hurling new and unexpected stars into our living rooms and into the communal global footballing psyche...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 12 months ago 3,416 reads 10 comments

  18. 25 Best Managers in World Football Right Now

    This list runs down the 25 best managers in world football right now. In compiling this piece, I have considered past achievements, current status and overall reputation to collect ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 12 months ago 106,261 reads 131 comments

  19. The 50 Greatest African Players of All Time

    This article profiles the 50 greatest African players in history. In compiling into this list I have considered players from the last 100 years, both those who represented African ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 12 months ago 30,813 reads 119 comments

  20. Team-by-Team Guide to the African World Cup Play-Offs

    The second round of African World Cup Qualifying has come to an end and the 10 group winners have progressed to the playoffs...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 4,696 reads 6 comments

  21. Bordeaux vs. PSG: 6 Things We Learned

    French giants Paris Saint-Germain beat Bordeaux 2-0 to go to the top of Ligue 1, one point ahead of rivals Monaco...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 1,325 reads 4 comments

  22. 20 Greatest World Cup Goals

    This article explores the 20 greatest World Cup goals in history. There are many pieces out there that present the most wondrous goals on a purely aesthetic basis, based on technique, finesse, power or unpredictability...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 39,708 reads 64 comments

  23. Imagining the Impact of an African Team's World Cup Win

    Earlier this month my colleague Joe Tansey wrote a feature, Imagining the Impact of a United States World Cup Win ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 6,911 reads 36 comments

  24. Quotes of the Week

    From a derby weekend to a whole batch of World Cup qualifiers, it has been another relentless week in world football...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 5,043 reads 1 comments

  25. Ranking the Top 20 Young African Talents in the World Right Now

    This article ranks the top 20 young African talents in the world right now. The continent’s football is coming under the spotlight once again, with seven of the 10 CAF World ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 1 year ago 17,743 reads 41 comments