1. Liverpool Must Return to Basic Ideals of Passing, Pressing to Emerge from Slump

    Liverpool 's drop in form at the start of the current season shows no signs of abating after a 1-0 defeat in the Champions League at Basel on Wednesday night...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 7,966 reads 31 comments

  2. 10 Players to Watch in World Football This Weekend of October 3-5

    Star names can often decide big fixtures one way or another, whether that is protecting their own team's goal or trying to ensure their side can breach the opposition defence at the other end of the pitch...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 1,525 reads 0 comments

  3. 10 Key Battles in World Football for Weekend of October 3-5

    The midweek European exertions of teams around the continent make for fantastic viewing, but the weekend heralds the return of another bout of competitive domestic action—the staple diet of any football fan...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 5,538 reads 4 comments

  4. Arsene Wenger's 'Best' Arsenal Squad in 18-Year Reign Face Defining Period

    Arsenal might still be unbeaten in the 2014-15 Premier League season, but that hasn't stopped the same old questions being aimed the way of their manager Arsene Wenger , who celebrates 18 years in charge of the club on Wednesday...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 5,179 reads 10 comments

  5. Francesco Totti and the Champions League's 10 Evergreen Players

    Francesco Totti made European history on Tuesday night with a 23rd-minute goal against Manchester City, in so doing becoming the oldest goalscorer in the history of the UEFA Champions League...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 3,581 reads 9 comments

  6. Hot Seat Watch for World Football Players, Coaches After Weekend September 26-28

    As we head into October, the third month of the 2014-15 season for most leagues, it's fair to say that divisions around the globe are really shaping up now and fans are getting an idea of who may be in for a season of struggle...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 9,183 reads 7 comments

  7. Brazil Star Neymar Maturing into Integral Role with Barcelona

    A hat-trick for Neymar at the weekend proved just one of the highlights for Barcelona as they thumped Granada 6-0 and stayed top of La Liga for another week...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 10,641 reads 24 comments

  8. La Liga Player Rankings After Weekend of September 26-28

    The most recent La Liga weekend fixture list saw plenty of big performers once more, but there was also a midweek round of games to take into account since our last player rankings from Spain...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 8,451 reads 54 comments

  9. La Liga Team of the Week After Weekend of September 26-28

    This past weekend in Spain's top flight saw the big guns take impressive victories, with Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona all picking up another three points...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 6,944 reads 24 comments

  10. Top 10 Performances from Around the World for Weekend of Sept. 26-28

    Another weekend, another glut of impressive performances from teams around the globe. Our regular worldwide watch brings you all the best displays once again, with a selection of ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 8,408 reads 19 comments

  11. World Football's Monday Morning Hangover: Wins for Every Major League Favourite

    Welcome to world football's Monday Morning Hangover, an homage to the NFL section’s own Monday Morning Hangover , where we round up the key stories and important points from the last weekend in world football...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 3,841 reads 1 comments

  12. Liverpool Seeking Leadership and Defensive Consistency with Dejan Lovren

    Liverpool finished as Premier League runners-up last season and in their quest to improve for the 2014-15 season, opted to splash out more than £30 million on defensive reinforcements over the summer...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 5,194 reads 7 comments

  13. Who Is Hot and Who Is Not in World Football After Weekend of Sept. 26-28

    Another weekend of entertaining matches has gone by around the football world, with plenty of stars on the pitch once again showing their class in telling performances or becoming the villains of their respective pieces...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 72,926 reads 32 comments

  14. Tracking Performances of Real Madrid, Barcelona Superstars After Weekend Sept 28

    La Liga's biggest two clubs both clocked up comfortable wins on Saturday, with Real Madrid winning 2-0 at Villarreal before Barcelona smashed Granada by a 6-0 scoreline...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 2,994 reads 16 comments

  15. Barcelona vs. Granada: Score, Grades and Reaction from La Liga Game

    Barcelona picked up a straightforward win at home against Granada on Saturday afternoon, taking victory by a 6-0 scoreline at Camp Nou ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 23,570 reads 175 comments

  16. 30 of Lionel Messi's Best Goals for Barcelona and Argentina

    Lionel Messi : For some, the greatest footballer on the planet. For others, the greatest there has maybe ever been...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 27,892 reads 62 comments

  17. Barcelona vs. Granada: Live Score, Highlights from La Liga game

    Camp Nou, La Liga Barcelona 6-0 Granada (FT) Neymar 26', Rakitic 43', Neymar 44', Messi 62', Neymar 66', Messi 81'. Lineups: FCB—Bravo, Alves, Mascherano, Mathieu, Adriano, Sergio, Rakitic, Xavi, Munir, Neymar, Messi...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 23,298 reads 106 comments

  18. Villarreal vs. Real Madrid: Live Score, Highlights from La Liga Game

    El Madrigal, La Liga Villarreal 0-2 Real Madrid (FT) Luka Modric, 32', Cristiano Ronaldo 40'. Lineups: VIL— Asenjo, Mario, Musacchio, V.Ruiz, Gabriel; Bruno, Trigueros, Cani, Moi Gomez; Vietto, Uche...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 20,524 reads 63 comments

  19. Liverpool vs. Everton: Live Score, Highlights from Merseyside Derby Game

    Anfield, Premier League Liverpool 1-1 Everton (FT) Steven Gerrard 64', Phil Jagielka 90+2' Lineups: LFC— Mignolet, Manquillo, Moreno, Lovren, Skrtel, Gerrard, Henderson, Markovic, Lallana, Sterling, Balotelli...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 14,501 reads 51 comments

  20. Why This Season's Merseyside Derby Is Made for Liverpool Striker Mario Balotelli

    Rewind the tape from the current day back to the second half of last season. The Merseyside derby at Anfield was not just seen as important for Liverpool and Everton but also ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 8,676 reads 6 comments

  21. 10 Players to Watch in World Football for Weekend of September 26-28

    Midweek football is always a welcome distraction, but the weekend is a full-on 48-hour festival of matches and magic, with several players looking as though they could stand out among the excitement...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 10,750 reads 7 comments

  22. 50 Football Writers to Follow on Twitter

    Twitter could have been made specifically for the world of football: instant reaction, instant interaction and a network of thousands of viewers, players and writers at your fingertips...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 12,148 reads 24 comments

  23. Hot Seat Watch for World Football Players, Coaches After Weekend September 19-21

    With another week of football having passed by, more managers and players find themselves under the relentless spotlight of onlookers to the industry as a result of below-par performances, substandard results and poor league positioning...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 8,358 reads 7 comments

  24. PSG Boss Laurent Blanc Shouldn't Be Under Pressure but Results Must Improve Fast

    Having won Ligue 1 last season and guided Paris Saint-Germain to within three minutes of the Champions League semi-finals, you could reasonably assume there would be much scrutiny ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 697 reads 1 comments

  25. La Liga Player Rankings After Weekend of September 19-22

    La Liga produced another fantastic weekend of action in Jornada 4, with important victories gained for both teams expected to challenge for the title and fighting to avoid relegation...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 12,917 reads 57 comments