1. Move to Holding Midfield Could Help Arsenal and Wilshere If He Shows Improvement

    Arsenal have been linked with several big-name central midfielders this summer, but the latest reports surround boss Arsene Wenger having a different idea if none of the proposed moves come off...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 29 days ago 12,814 reads 75 comments

  2. What Each Major European Club Will Have Learned from the World Cup

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup might be over and finished with, but the lessons and the conclusions that fans, players and clubs can draw from the tournament will go on for a while yet...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 29 days ago 121,871 reads 183 comments

  3. Liverpool Pre-Season Focus: Brendan Rodgers' Tactics, Martin Kelly and Joe Allen

    Liverpool continued their pre-season preparations with a late 1-0 defeat to Serie A runners-up AS Roma at Fenway Park in Boston...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 5,030 reads 4 comments

  4. Southampton Transfer Bid for Fraser Forster Could Pressure Joe Hart to Perform

    Southampton's ability to spend money in the transfer market has been significantly improved by the sales of Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert this summer, and new manager ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 2,676 reads 0 comments

  5. Stoke City Signing Bojan Krkic a Sign of Club Progression and of Bojan's Fall

    Somewhere around the middle of 2008, Bojan Krkic was playing an impressive squad role as Barcelona's revamped team saw Lionel Messi take centre stage and Ronaldinho play out his final days as their No...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 2,898 reads 2 comments

  6. Grading 20 New Managers in European Football on Their Chances of Succeeding

    While plenty of football clubs search for continuity and consistency as they look to improve and build the team year on year, a fact of life in most major European leagues is that ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 38,548 reads 44 comments

  7. Liverpool Need to Finalise Defensive Transfer Work Fast, in and out of the Club

    Liverpool 's transfer dealings this summer have so far largely revolved around the attacking third of the pitch, with Emre Can the only incoming signing to even vaguely resemble a defensive addition to the squad...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 10,562 reads 15 comments

  8. James Rodriguez Can Succeed as Real Madrid No.10 Where Isco, Ozil Struggled

    Real Madrid have completed their second high-profile signing of the past week with the news that AS Monaco attacking midfielder James Rodriguez has officially completed his move...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 54,889 reads 260 comments

  9. Worst 20 Signings in European Football so Far This Summer

    Plenty of clubs have hit the ground running in the summer transfer market, looking to make additions to their squad ahead of the 2014-15 season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 53,379 reads 68 comments

  10. What Steven Gerrard Brought to England and How National Side Must Now Move on

    England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has opted to bring down the curtain on his international career, retiring from duty for his nation at the age of 34 and after winning 114 caps, reports Liverpool's official website ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 5,920 reads 20 comments

  11. Ranking the Top 20 New Faces in the Premier League so Far This Summer

    Only a few short weeks into the summer transfer window, a whole host of new arrivals have put their name to deals with clubs to play in the 2014-15 Premier League season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 12,142 reads 27 comments

  12. Is Real Madrid's Isco the Right Transfer Target for Liverpool?

    Liverpool 's transfer business continues apace as Brendan Rodgers looks to restructure his team for a renewed assault on the Premier League title and also compete in the Champions League in 2014-15...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 23,746 reads 103 comments

  13. Pre-Season Friendly Round-Up: Liverpool, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund All Win

    As we move into the second half of July, many major European club sides are already gearing up their 2014-15 preseason preparations in earnest, preparing for tours abroad or playing local sides in friendly matches...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 46,212 reads 25 comments

  14. Liverpool Preseason Focus: Brendan Rodgers' Tactics, Emre Can and Rickie Lambert

    Liverpool 's second pre-season friendly of the summer ended in a 2-1 win over Preston North End , following a comeback from a goal down at Deepdale...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 17,629 reads 14 comments

  15. Is Loic Remy Enough to Cover the Departures of Luis Suarez, Borini and Aspas?

    Liverpool have been extremely busy in the first weeks of the transfer window, with almost all their major business revolving around players in the final third of the pitch...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 12,155 reads 54 comments

  16. 15 Clubs That Have to Get Moving Fast in the 2014 Transfer Window

    There might still be plenty of time left in the summer transfer window for clubs to get their main business done—but others are cranking up the heat nice and early and bringing ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 218,226 reads 497 comments

  17. 10 Clubs Whose 2014 Transfer Window Is Already a Success

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup might barely be finished and the dust settling on the celebrations and recriminations, but club football is already back on the horizon, with transfers aplenty happening and preseason already kicking off for most...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 277,535 reads 136 comments

  18. Louis Van Gaal Comments Leave No Doubt That Wayne Rooney Needs Work to Impress

    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was officially unveiled in a press conference on Thursday afternoon, where the British game's media got their first chance to ask the Dutch ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 12,675 reads 34 comments

  19. Russia World Cup 2018: Complete Guide to the Stadiums and Venues

    Even as the dust settles on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, thoughts and plans will turn for some to the next hosting of the world's biggest tournament: the 2018 World Cup in Russia...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 15,298 reads 34 comments

  20. 10 Reasons Why Germany Will Defend World Cup Successfully in 2018

    Germany emerged victorious from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, their first triumph as a unified nation and since they won as West Germany at Italia '90...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 11,553 reads 58 comments

  21. Power Ranking Lionel Messi and Previous World Cup Golden Ball Winners

    Lionel Messi might not have won the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but there was some small consolation for him in the shape of the Golden Ball award for the best player at the tournament...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 10,111 reads 27 comments

  22. Liverpool Preseason Focus: Brendan Rodgers' Tactics, Suso and Jordon Ibe

    Liverpool got their preseason for 2014-15 underway with a defeat in Denmark against Brondby IF on Wednesday evening, losing 2-1 after an injury-time goal for the home side...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 15,011 reads 24 comments

  23. Power Ranking James Rodriguez and Past World Cup Golden Boot Winners

    James Rodriguez sealed the Golden Boot—or the adidas Golden Shoe, if you prefer—at the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a haul of six goals for Colombia, as his team exited at the quarter-final stage...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 18,142 reads 28 comments

  24. Liverpool with Plenty of Work Remaining in Big Summer for League, European Hopes

    Liverpool rounded off a season of terrific progression in 2013-14 by finishing second in the Premier League, just missing out on the championship title, and secured themselves a ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 11,296 reads 25 comments

  25. Power Ranking Top 30 Clubs by World Cup Performance

    Club football is largely put on the back burner over the summer when international tournaments take place, with the 2014 World Cup occupying the attentions of almost everybody with a mind toward football over the past five or six weeks...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 213,711 reads 56 comments