1. Fabio Borini Staying at Liverpool Could Ultimately Benefit Reds

    Liverpool were not hugely active on transfer deadline day, having done all their incoming business earlier in the summer, but the protracted chase of striker Fabio Borini by several ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 13,007 reads 32 comments

  2. Why Juventus Star Andrea Pirlo Must Remain Focal Point for Antonio Conte's Italy

    Italy's sudden and subdued exit at the 2014 World Cup seemed to herald the end of an era for the national team, with the likes of Andrea Pirlo set to retire and goalkeeper and captain ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 3,055 reads 5 comments

  3. Hot Seat Watch for World Football Players, Coaches After Weekend August 29-31

    Welcome to our usual roundup of the coaches and players around the game who are under intense public scrutiny at present, following another week of action in the 2014-15 season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 7,846 reads 8 comments

  4. La Liga Player Rankings After Week of August 29-31

    Week 2 of La Liga has come and gone, with an international break already upon us to halt the flow of domestic action over in Spain...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 9,987 reads 31 comments

  5. Radamel Falcao Exit Is Final Nail in Doomed Monaco Project

    A year ago, preparing for their first season back in Ligue 1 and spending money in a manner to almost rival reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain, AS Monaco were posing genuine questions over whether they could be the next European superpower...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 8,242 reads 16 comments

  6. La Liga Team of the Week for August 29-31

    The second weekend of La Liga action—and last before the upcoming international break—threw out some very interesting results and a whole batch of excellent individual performances...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 2,486 reads 1 comments

  7. Top 10 Performances from Around the World on Weekend of August 29-31

    Starting the season with a big victory over a tough rival can send out a message to the rest of the league: a statement of intent is the usual expression that goes with such a win...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 1,101 reads 9 comments

  8. Manchester United's Radamel Falcao Loan Deal Brings More Questions Than Answers

    Transfer deadline day is always dull and boring, right? Noon wasn't even remotely close when perhaps the biggest deal of the entire day was announced as a very real possibility: ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 51,890 reads 168 comments

  9. Who Is Hot and Who Is Not in World Football After Weekend of August 29-31

    The usual weekend of mixed action around the game saw outstanding results and performances in some quarters, both on the team and individual level, but a number of below-par displays from others...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 9,656 reads 13 comments

  10. Tracking Performances of Real Madrid, Barcelona Superstars After Weekend Aug. 30

    La Liga's 2014-15 season is underway, and along with our usual team-focused aspects and analysis of the campaign, we're going to be taking a close look at how the biggest stars in the division get on...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 15,524 reads 57 comments

  11. 5 Biggest Blunders in World Football This Weekend with Hart, Ruffier, Artur

    We've had another weekend full of incredible action, but once more, the games around the globe have been littered with plenty of howlers and mistakes...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 350 reads 0 comments

  12. Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid: Winners and Losers from La Liga Clash

    Real Sociedad produced a fantastic and thrilling four-goal comeback to win their first La Liga match of the new season, beating European champions Real Madrid 4-2 at Anoeta on Sunday night...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 1,922 reads 14 comments

  13. Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid: Live Score, Highlights from La Liga Clash

    Estadio Anoeta, La Liga Real Sociedad 4-2 Real Madrid (FT) Sergio Ramos 5'; Gareth Bale 11'; Inigo Martinez 34'; David Zurutuza 41'; David Zurutuza 64', Carlos Vela 75'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 25,145 reads 211 comments

  14. Hottest Deadline-Day Transfer Rumour for Every Premier League Club

    The transfer window is almost over and done with and deadline day is just about upon us. Despite a summer of transfers totalling hundreds of millions of pounds in the Premier League, ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 85,298 reads 30 comments

  15. Villarreal vs. Barcelona: Live Score, Highlights from La Liga Clash

    El Madrigal, La Liga Villarreal 0-1 Barcelona (FT) Sandro 81'. Lineups: VILLARREAL—Asenjo, Mario, Musacchio, V. Ruiz, J. Costa; Pina, Bruno, Trigueros, Cani; Cheryshev, Giovani...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 15,973 reads 48 comments

  16. Film Focus: How Would Chelsea Cope Without Diego Costa vs. Everton?

    Chelsea have had an impressive start to the new 2014-15 Premier League season, taking two wins from two and scoring five goals along the way...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 20,910 reads 34 comments

  17. 10 Players to Watch in World Football for Weekend of August 29-31

    We've given you our matches to watch for this coming weekend—now it's the turn of the players to be focused on, looking at who might be worth keeping an eye on over the next few days...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 11,513 reads 15 comments

  18. 11 Key Battles in World Football for Weekend of August 29-31

    With midweek European competition and weekend domestic action, the matches are coming thick and fast around the continent at the beginning of the 2014-15 season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 10,937 reads 18 comments

  19. Brendan Rodgers' Diamond Should Be Liverpool's 1st-Choice Tactical System

    Liverpool enjoyed sustained success in their offensive style of play over the second half of last season, as manager Brendan Rodgers altered his team lineups with regularity to feature his most potent attacking players...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 13,903 reads 48 comments

  20. Real Madrid's Falcao Move Shows Difficulty for Ancelotti to Sustain Club Success

    Real Madrid , for many the biggest club in the world, are involved in a continual battle to prove that this is in fact the absolute, unshakeable , inarguable truth...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 18,554 reads 32 comments

  21. Hot Seat Watch for World Football Players, Coaches Ahead of Weekend August 29-31

    As the 2014-15 season really cranks into gear, some familiar faces are already getting questions asked of them based on their performances in the new campaign...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 6,877 reads 23 comments

  22. Angel Di Maria Transfer Fits Manchester United's Needs but Won't Fix All Issues

    Manchester United have broken the British transfer record for a new signing with the acquisition of Argentinian midfielder Angel Di Maria, who could move from Real Madrid for up to £75 million...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 30,885 reads 86 comments

  23. Mehdi Benatia Signing a Must for Bayern Munich with Pep Guardiola's New System

    Bayern Munich opened their new Bundesliga season and the defence of their league crown with a 2-1 home win over Wolfsburg on Friday, but the squad is not yet complete and should have a new addition within days...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 12,616 reads 20 comments

  24. La Liga Player Rankings After Weekend of August 22-25

    It's back: La Liga got underway this weekend for the 2014-15 season, with all of the summer signings, promoted sides and big-name players back on the big stage...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 11,596 reads 20 comments

  25. La Liga Team of the Weekend of August 22-25

    The 2014-15 La Liga season got underway at the weekend, with all its usual fanfare and expectation. Atletico Madrid began their defence of the title with a draw at Rayo Vallecano, ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 7,547 reads 27 comments