1. Hot Seat Watch for World Football Players, Coaches After Weekend of Jan. 24-26

    It's time for our regular roundup of the players and managers around the world game who have come under scrutiny or pressure of late, through results, occurrences or performances...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 8,053 reads 5 comments

  2. La Liga Player Rankings After Gameweek 20, January 24-26

    Into the second half of the season we go in Spain, with the most recent round of fixtures giving us Matchweek 20. Even the two sides having a game in hand—Real Madrid and Sevilla—have now completed half of their seasonal fixtures...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 11,869 reads 51 comments

  3. Diego Simeone Must Finally Beat Barcelona for Atletico's Trophy Surge to Go on

    Diego Simeone took over as Atletico Madrid boss in the winter break of 2011-12 season, with the capital-city club ambling around pointlessly in midtable at the time...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 7,083 reads 24 comments

  4. Capital One Cup Success Would Give Brendan Rodgers More Power at Liverpool

    Brendan Rodgers is preparing to take his Liverpool team into a Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Chelsea on Tuesday night, claiming his side is ready for the challenge...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 3,058 reads 2 comments

  5. La Liga Team of the Week for Jan. 24-26: Neymar and Messi Shine for Barcelona

    Another match week has passed in Spain, with the form guide staying true to itself this time around: mainly wins at the top, mainly defeats at the bottom of the league table...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 7,253 reads 41 comments

  6. Jose Mourinho Has No Credible Reason to Claim "Lack of Depth" at Chelsea

    An FA Cup defeat for Chelsea to League One side Bradford City at the weekend was a thrilling example of the enduring ludicrous nature of cup competitions, but it was hardly a ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 6,795 reads 39 comments

  7. La Liga Winners and Losers from Game Week 20, January 24-26

    Into the second half of the 2014-15 La Liga campaign in Spain, another full game week in the top flight brought the usual glut of goals and glorious performances—but also a host of exciting matches, unexpected scenes and late changes of fortune...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 8,209 reads 48 comments

  8. Top 10 Performances from Around the World After Weekend of Jan. 23-25

    Another fantastic weekend of world football action came to a close on Sunday night with big games in Italy and Spain, but even before then we had seen our fill of surprising results, ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 14,267 reads 20 comments

  9. 5 Biggest Blunders in World Football This Weekend of Jan. 24-25

    Our regular blunders feature is back this weekend, as we take in some of the biggest mistakes, errors and moments of madness around the game over the past couple of days...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 6,185 reads 9 comments

  10. Eric Cantona and 20 Crazy Red Cards in World Football History

    Sunday marks the anniversary of a moment that many in football would rather forget and others argue over the rights or wrongs of the situation: Eric Cantona's red card and subsequent kung-fu kick attack on a Crystal Palace supporter...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 5,406 reads 6 comments

  11. Elche vs. Barcelona: Winners and Losers from La Liga Game

    Barcelona survived a tough opening period of the match to run out more-than-comfortable winners at Elche in La Liga on Saturday, eventually crushing their opponents 6-0...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 15,097 reads 111 comments

  12. Cordoba vs. Real Madrid: Winners and Losers from La Liga Game

    Real Madrid left it late but eventually overcame a determined Cordoba team by a 2-1 scoreline in La Liga on Saturday. The game had incidents throughout, starting in the second minute when Sergio Ramos handled inside the area...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 5,169 reads 6 comments

  13. Elche vs. Barcelona: Live Score, Highlights from La Liga Game

    Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, La Liga Elche 0-6 Barcelona (FT) Gerard Pique 35', Lionel Messi pen 55', 87' Neymar 68' 71', Pedro 90'. Sent-off: Faycal Fajr (ELC)...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 25,409 reads 183 comments

  14. Cordoba vs. Real Madrid: Live Score, Highlights from La Liga Game

    Estadio Nuevo Arcangel, La Liga Cordoba 1-2 Real Madrid (FT) Nabil Ghilas pen 2', Karim Benzema 27', Gareth Bale pen 87'. Sent-off: Cristiano Ronaldo (RMA), Fede Cartabia (COR)...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 20,082 reads 140 comments

  15. Players to Watch in World Football This Weekend of Jan. 23-26

    The weekend is fast approaching once more, and a whole host of matches at both club and country level await viewers' adoring and anxious gazes...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 53,393 reads 25 comments

  16. World Football Winners and Losers from Latest Deloitte Rich List Money League

    Each year, finance company Deloitte publishes a world football rich list — or a Money League, as it terms the list — ranking the biggest clubs in the game by the revenue they generated over the previous season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 22,721 reads 43 comments

  17. 6 Storylines to Follow in La Liga for Weekend of January 23-26

    As we have crossed the halfway point in La Liga for the 2014-15 season, clubs are now officially heading toward the home straight, where objectives and aims for the campaign can be realised—or missed...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 1,788 reads 5 comments

  18. Why Lyon Forward Alexandre Lacazette Is Transfer Target for Europe's Top Clubs

    The January transfer window might not have seen too many big deals between Europe's top clubs just yet, but things could yet pick up in the final week, if media reports are to be believed...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 9,348 reads 45 comments

  19. La Liga Player Rankings After Game Week 19, January, 16-18

    Welcome back to our latest edition of La Liga's player rankings, as we update our standings following the latest round of top flight games in Spain—which marked the halfway point of the 2014-15 season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 16,737 reads 79 comments

  20. Hot Seat Watch for World Football Players, Coaches After Weekend of Jan. 17-18

    After another weekend of intense action in the football world, we have our usual run-down of the underachievers and the under-pressure individuals to get through, both those in the dugout and those on the pitch...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 3,042 reads 2 comments

  21. Italian Legend Gennaro Gattuso Hopes Scotland Stint Can Boost Managerial Profile

    One of the most recognisable sights in European football in the 2000s was Italian midfield general Gennaro Gattuso sprinting, snarling and shouting his way into challenges and referees' notebooks...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 5,989 reads 2 comments

  22. La Liga Team of the Week: Lionel Messi Hat-Trick Secures a Spot

    La Liga is now halfway through the 2014-15 season after the weekend's matches saw almost every side reach the 19 tally—just Real Madrid and Sevilla have a game in hand...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 2,242 reads 5 comments

  23. Daniel Sturridge Can Fit into Liverpool's 3-4-3 Alongside Other Key Attackers

    Daniel Sturridge is back from his rehab work in America and, now in the final stages of recovering from his long injury lay-off, is expected to make an appearance for Liverpool some time in January...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 16,362 reads 11 comments

  24. Bigger Clubs Who Might Be Tempted by Bojan Krkic's Return to Form

    One of the more eyebrow-raising transfers of the summer window was that of Stoke City signing former Barcelona prodigy Bojan Krkic , with the one-cap starlet falling severely off the radar after failed spells at Roma, AC Milan and Ajax...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 10,465 reads 14 comments

  25. Top 10 Performances from Around the World After Weekend of Jan. 16-18

    Another weekend of top-level football action has come and gone, with a number of quality performances yielding big, impressive or unexpected results in the various competitions taking place...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 24,135 reads 27 comments