1. 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 day ago 3,791 reads 4 comments

  2. 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 2 days ago 1,944 reads 14 comments

  3. 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 3 days ago 2,229 reads 3 comments

  4. 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 5 days ago 4,842 reads 9 comments

  5. 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 7 days ago 15,653 reads 27 comments

  6. Why a Laid-Back Attitude Will Help Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng Keep Improving

    Falling down a hole, being knocked out by a heavyweight boxer and comedy sound effects hooting in the background. If you’ve seen one Vine of Lionel Messi tormenting Jerome Boateng, you’ve seen them all...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 8 days ago 3,987 reads 20 comments

  7. 20 Youngsters with Best Chances of Breaking Through After Loan Moves Last Term

    It is the time of year when we want to see our clubs making new signings, but the phrase "like a new signing" can often get trotted out as well...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 9 days ago 24,590 reads 18 comments

  8. 5 Key Premier League Fixtures for Arsenal to Focus on in 2015/16 Season

    The June 17 announcement of the 2015/16 Premier League fixtures has already got supporters of all 20 clubs checking their calendars and looking up the key dates, but what are Arsenal’s ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 days ago 13,278 reads 8 comments

  9. Why Danny Welbeck Is the Arsenal Player with Most to Prove in Pre-Season

    It’s the time of year when football supporters are mentally constructing their ideal XIs for the season ahead, with new signings, exciting youngsters and established stars all being discussed and shuffled around into various formations...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 13 days ago 11,164 reads 29 comments

  10. Why Dennis Bergkamp's Impact at Arsenal Is Still Being Felt 20 Years on

    Before there was Alexis Sanchez, before there was Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira and before there was even Arsene Wenger, there was Dennis Bergkamp...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 14 days ago 11,577 reads 27 comments

  11. Picking an Ultimate 25-Man Squad in World Football

    Imagine being able to pick the best 25-man squad available in world football today—but there's a catch...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 15 days ago 39,047 reads 127 comments

  12. Is Zlatan Ibrahimovic a Viable Transfer Target for Arsenal?

    You’ ve all seen the image by now, a young Zlatan Ibrahimovic grinning for the camera sporting an Arsenal shirt with his name and a No. 9 on the back. If you haven’t, here it is again via PurelyFootball ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 17 days ago 20,914 reads 71 comments

  13. What Does the Future Hold for Olivier Giroud at Arsenal?

    During European football's close season, we fans have got our morning routines pretty much nailed down. We wake up, rub our eyes, contemplate the various challenges of the day ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 20 days ago 10,401 reads 57 comments

  14. Why Signing a Top Goalkeeper Is Vital for Arsenal in the 2015 Transfer Window

    Perception is a big thing in sport. You might not be feeling great in yourself, but if your opponents fear you because of your reputation, then you are often already halfway to beating them...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 22 days ago 9,480 reads 40 comments

  15. 5 Defenders Arsenal Should Target in the 2015 Summer Transfer Window

    Defensively, Arsenal did pretty well in 2014/15—conceding less Premier League goals than all but champions Chelsea and the impressive Southampton...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 24 days ago 17,169 reads 32 comments

  16. Ranking the 20 Worst Deals of the 2015 January Transfer Window

    Now the dust has settled and the ticker tape has been cleared, we can officially say that the 2014/15 European season has drawn to a close...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 25 days ago 9,652 reads 6 comments

  17. Barcelona vs. Juventus: Complete A-Z of the 2015 Champions League Final

    Here we go, then. Juventus face Barcelona in the Champions League final on Saturday at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, which will hope to bear witness to a classic end to the European club football season between the Italian and the Spanish champions...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 29 days ago 65,715 reads 79 comments

  18. 15 Great Players Who Need to Play in 2015/16 Champions League

    Playing in the Champions League seems to consume some footballers, with the desire to perform at the highest level something that all of them share...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 36,267 reads 16 comments

  19. 2014/15 Premier League Manager Power Rankings

    The music has stopped, and the 20 Premier League clubs have all ended the season exactly where they deserve to be over 38 games. For some clubs, the campaign has been one of unprecedented success...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 17,112 reads 67 comments

  20. 2 Positions Every Premier League Club Needs to Address Before 2015/16 Season

    Premier League football is over for another season, so now we can get on with the transfers. Wish lists are being drawn up and agents are being contacted as the summer shopping is ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 29,398 reads 71 comments

  21. Steven Gerrard and 20 Great Players Never to Win the Premier League

    He's been on the front line of Liverpool's attempts to win the Premier League for the last 17 years, but in the end, even the efforts of the great Steven Gerrard didn't prove to be enough...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 22,122 reads 25 comments

  22. Ricky Villa and 10 Amazing Solo Dribbling Goals

    On May 14, it will be 34 years to the day since one of Wembley’s most iconic moments. Back in 1981, the FA Cup final replay between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City stood level at 2-2 with 14 minutes remaining...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 26,599 reads 14 comments

  23. B/R's Under-23 Player Rankings for the 2014/15 Season

    Last week, the CIES Football Observatory —which is a centre which analyses footballers and not some sort of star-gazing society run by today's top players—hit the headlines ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 36,210 reads 72 comments

  24. Every Premier League Team's Biggest Flop of the 2014/15 Season

    With the champions determined and relegation issues likely to look a lot clearer by the weekend, the sun is beginning to set on the 2014/15 Premier League season...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 35,316 reads 53 comments

  25. 1 Player Each Premier League Team Should Go for in Summer Transfer Window

    The Premier League title has been won, the Champions League places have been pretty much decided and plenty of minds have already turned to next season, but what about the transfer ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 35,713 reads 43 comments