1. Biggest Issues Facing Manchester City in Final Month of 2015 Transfer Window

    Modern pre-season friendlies for the bigger clubs are almost no-win affairs—except for those counting the pennies, of course...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 days ago 6,417 reads 25 comments

  2. Why 4-2-3-1 Should Be the Go-to Formation for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in 2015/16

    If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, right? It is a mantra that has long been repeated from the King’s Road to further afield and certainly in the four corners of the world where you can find Chelsea fans these days...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 4 days ago 11,208 reads 39 comments

  3. Ranking the Top 16 1-Season Premier League Wonders

    It is better to shine briefly and brightly than not to shine at all, and for the players on this list, that certainly proved to be the case...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 4 days ago 69,848 reads 85 comments

  4. How Jose Mourinho Will Get the Best out of Radamel Falcao in 2015/16

    Invent a time machine? Get him a new body? Pray? There are likely to be all forms of comical answers to the question above in the comments section, largely because a healthy portion ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 5 days ago 17,375 reads 30 comments

  5. Mario Mandzukic Will Score Goals for Juventus, He Just Needs the Service

    As a way to make friends and influence people, scoring a classy last-minute winner in your club’s second pre-season friendly of the summer is a pretty good way to do it...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 6 days ago 5,029 reads 14 comments

  6. Eden Hazard Isn't Better Than Cristiano Ronaldo, but Jose Mourinho Knows That

    In the modern game, we love nothing more than a comparison. Games, goals, medals, passing completion rates, touches inside the penalty area: Nothing is off-limits...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 8 days ago 12,740 reads 68 comments

  7. How Juan Cuadrado Can Revive His Chelsea Career in 2015/16

    Cuadrado means "square" in Spanish, and as far as Juan Cuadrado’s Chelsea career has gone so far that would seem to be entirely apt. His is the face that doesn’t fit, he’s the odd man out, the square peg in the round hole...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 days ago 13,862 reads 28 comments

  8. Strengths and Weaknesses of Chelsea Transfer Target John Stones

    The latest Sky Sports reports indicate that Chelsea have not yet made a second bid for the Everton centre-back John Stones , but it is clear the Premier League champions retain ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 days ago 10,269 reads 20 comments

  9. After Losing Tevez and Pirlo, How Will Arturo Vidal's Departure Affect Juventus?

    Italy’s Serie A used to be the place to be. According to MyFootballFacts.com , the world football transfer record was broken 21 times between 1952 and 2000, and on 17 of those occasions it was an Italian team splashing the cash...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 13 days ago 8,523 reads 67 comments

  10. 1 Reason to Be Worried for Every Premier League Team Going into 2015/16 Season

    We looked at the positives , but now let's switch to the negatives. Some football fans are natural pessimists, and no matter how well things are going for their clubs they'll always ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 14 days ago 49,529 reads 70 comments

  11. Where Did It All Go Wrong for Filipe Luis at Chelsea?

    As Diego Costa arrived kicking, screaming and stamping his way into Chelsea supporters’ lives last summer, he did so with a friend by his side: Filipe Luis...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 15 days ago 8,203 reads 11 comments

  12. Ranking the Top 16 Premier League Signings of the 2015 Summer Transfer Window

    The squads are taking shape for the new Premier League season, and some signings have been more impressive than others...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 17 days ago 95,382 reads 156 comments

  13. 1 Reason to Be Positive for Every Premier League Team Going into 2015/16 Season

    Let's forget the acrimonious transfers, refusals to go into training and disappointing signings—the Premier League season is less than a month away now, and we're looking for positives...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 19 days ago 81,268 reads 104 comments

  14. Angel Di Maria Could Rediscover His Old Form at Paris Saint-Germain

    The 110th minute of the 2014 Champions League final would prove to be a pivotal one in the recent history of Real Madrid , as well as one that underlined just what the club are all about...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 21 days ago 8,405 reads 9 comments

  15. Is Arsenal's Defence Strong Enough to Sustain a Premier League Title Challenge?

    In the coming weeks, you’d forgive Petr Cech for punching the address to Chelsea ’s Cobham training base into his car’s sat nav instead of Arsenal ’s at London Colney ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 24 days ago 31,808 reads 67 comments

  16. 1 Year on from Barcelona Transfer, Liverpool Have to Move on from Luis Suarez

    It’s pretty clear who won the breakup. As Luis Suarez was parading the Champions League trophy around Berlin in June, Liverpool were still licking their wounds from a 6-1 ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 25 days ago 13,577 reads 43 comments

  17. Strengths and Weaknesses of AC Milan Transfer Target Axel Witsel

    Reports such as this one in the Daily Express featuring AC Milan's name next to the Zenit St Petersburg and Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel have been doing the rounds for ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 29 days ago 12,308 reads 20 comments

  18. 20 of the Most Stunning Deals in World Football History

    Six years ago on July 6, the Bernabeu was full to capacity for the unveiling of the one and only Cristiano Ronaldo as a Real Madrid player...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 30 days ago 67,072 reads 23 comments

  19. 12 Premier League Players in Dire Need of a Change of Scenery

    Most clubs seem to have them—those players who have seemingly faded into the background so much that you kind of forget they're still there...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 56,989 reads 44 comments

  20. Barcelona's Claudio Bravo Stands in the Way of Lionel Messi's Argentina Dream

    When you look down Lionel Messi ’s long list of honours, you can’t help but be struck by the difference between the club and country sections...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 20,917 reads 60 comments

  21. 10 of the Biggest Pre-Season Friendlies to Look Forward To

    The transfers are being made and the excitement is building, but before we get to start the 2015/16 season in Europe, we've got to get through pre-season...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 6,228 reads 4 comments

  22. Atletico Madrid Should Trust in Jose Gimenez Following Miranda's Inter Transfer

    In among the Luis Suarez -led chaos that was Uruguay’s World Cup campaign last summer, there were the calm, composed performances of one of the youngest players at the tournament...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 2,301 reads 15 comments

  23. Which French Players Could Paris Saint-Germain Target in the Transfer Window?

    You might argue that it’s really none of his business what a Qatari-owned club with a heavy South American presence and a Swedish icon upfront do, but comments from the president ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 2,625 reads 3 comments

  24. Why Carlos Tevez Should Have Stayed at Juventus for Another Season

    In Europe, we’re spoilt with most of the very best talents in the world game, but that doesn’t make it any less disappointing when we lose one...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 5,051 reads 9 comments

  25. Ranking Barcelona's 2014 Transfer Window Signings on Last Season's Efforts

    The 2014/15 season was a truly memorable one for Barcelona, who did the treble of the Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey for the second time in their history thanks to their multi-talented squad...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 16,189 reads 27 comments