1. Italy vs. Malta, Euro 2016 Qualifier: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    One of the most local of local derbies among this week’s Euro 2016 qualifiers takes place in Florence on Thursday, when Italy will expect to keep up their challenge to qualify from Group H by beating a winless Malta...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 day ago 1,976 reads 3 comments

  2. A Complete A to Z of the 2015 Summer Transfer Window

    So that's it! The transfer window has, in its best traditions, "slammed" shut until January, with the considerable frame of David De Gea ending up getting stuck in it...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 day ago 21,610 reads 38 comments

  3. Lionel Messi's Unwanted Barcelona Record Is Just a Reminder of All He's Achieved

    Do not adjust your screens. You’re about to be told something that Lionel Messi has FAILED to do...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 days ago 85,383 reads 40 comments

  4. Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid, La Liga: Team News, Lineups, Live Stream, TV Info

    The first meeting of two of Spain’s five Champions League competitors this season comes on Sunday night at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, where Sevilla and Atletico Madrid ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 5 days ago 1,717 reads 6 comments

  5. Arsenal's Best All-British Premier League XI vs. Arsenal's Best Overseas XI

    The recent win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park was the 137th time Arsenal had sent out a Premier League starting XI featuring no Englishmen, according to the folks at Infostrada ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 6 days ago 15,823 reads 21 comments

  6. As Rafael Benitez Fulfils a Dream, He Also Faces a Real Madrid Nightmare

    Seven injury-interrupted years as a midfielder at Real Madrid Castilla, the retirement from playing at 26-years-old to turn to coaching, the two years at the helm of Real’s ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 7 days ago 14,554 reads 56 comments

  7. 10 Major Talking Points Heading into Final Week of 2015 Summer Transfer Window

    It's nearly over, and when it is, we'll all have to just focus on the actual football. The summer transfer window for the Premier League will, in one of its best traditions, "slam" shut at 6 p...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 8 days ago 15,168 reads 29 comments

  8. Why Alexis Sanchez Is the Arsenal Player Liverpool Would Have Loved to Sign

    It’s almost a Sliding Doors moment. On the one side of the divide, there is the Liverpool that signed Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona last summer, replacing the optimism ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 days ago 22,542 reads 36 comments

  9. 5 Questions Barcelona Fans Would Love to Ask Luis Enrique

    As they begin the defence of their La Liga crown on Sunday, Barcelona are doing so under something of a cloud...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 days ago 19,437 reads 41 comments

  10. Real Madrid: Player-by-Player Guide to Their 2015/16 Liga Squad

    Second in La Liga, beaten semi-finalists in the Champions League and losing in the last 16 of the Copa Del Rey—it's safe to say that 2014/15 wasn't a vintage year in the storied history of Real Madrid ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 13 days ago 18,689 reads 28 comments

  11. How Many Years Does Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon Have Left at the Top Level?

    His is a transfer record that remains unbroken, and for many that is a fitting accolade for one of the modern legends of the game. Gianluigi Buffon is still the most expensive goalkeeper in world football history following his £32...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 13 days ago 8,814 reads 63 comments

  12. Who Can Step Up to Replace the Chelsea-Bound Pedro in Barcelona's Squad?

    He’ll soon be wearing blue and not the red which many expected to see him in, but as Pedro leaves Barcelona he does so with plenty of happy memories and leaving behind a pretty big gap in the squad to fill...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 14 days ago 15,801 reads 34 comments

  13. 5 Key Games for Juventus in the 1st Half of 2015-16 Serie A Season

    Serie A swings back into action this weekend, and the prospect of a fifth straight title for Juventus is a very real one...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 14 days ago 2,953 reads 7 comments

  14. Why Alex Sandro Is the Perfect Replacement for Patrice Evra at Juventus

    If Patrice Evra’s move to Juventus was supposed to be the perfect opportunity for the left-back to quietly wind down his career as he entered his mid-30s, then no one told his new team-mates...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 15 days ago 9,208 reads 14 comments

  15. Barcelona 'Crisis' Talk Inevitable, but They Are Still La Liga Favourites

    Nine goals conceded in three games, a daft red card for one of the club’s stalwarts and the opportunity to win a trophy carelessly thrown away...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 16 days ago 9,730 reads 91 comments

  16. Why Jesus Navas' Manchester City Place Is Under Most Threat from Raheem Sterling

    Raheem Sterling is used to making vital contributions against Chelsea , but if another comes at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, then it is unlikely to be similar to his previous one...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 19 days ago 7,358 reads 26 comments

  17. Cadiz vs. Atletico Madrid: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    Atletico Madrid ’s final pre-season friendly of the summer sees them make the familiar trip to the port city of Cadiz, who host Diego Simeone’s men for the second year in a row...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 20 days ago 2,326 reads 7 comments

  18. Why Manchester City's Vincent Kompany Will Return to His Very Best in 2015/16

    As he leapt onto an advertising hoarding and screamed with delight at the visiting supporters in the Smethwick End of The Hawthorns on Monday night, Vincent Kompany was reacting to a lot more than putting his side 3-0 up at West Bromwich Albion.

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 22 days ago 4,788 reads 27 comments

  19. Yaya Toure and David Silva's Form Makes Manchester City Favourites vs. Chelsea

    If they arrived at The Hawthorns talking about Raheem Sterling, then they left discussing Yaya Toure and David Silva ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 23 days ago 7,336 reads 34 comments

  20. West Brom v Manchester City: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream, TV Info

    A lot of the summer attention might have been on the Premier League title aspirations of the other main contenders, but as Manchester City become the last of that bunch to start their season, they’ll do so with a remarkable statistic in mind...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 24 days ago 12,589 reads 10 comments

  21. Edin Dzeko Served Manchester City Well, but Roma Transfer Suits All Parties

    Title-winning seasons always have their moment—the one instance that gets replayed again and again and is held up as the symbol of when dream became reality...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 27 days ago 9,030 reads 15 comments

  22. Comparing Manchester City's 2015 Summer Transfer Moves to Premier League Rivals

    If to stand still is to go backward, then to not sign vast amounts of players every transfer window is often considered to be the same thing...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 28 days ago 6,023 reads 13 comments

  23. Complete A to Z of the 2015/16 Premier League Season

    A new season brings the same hopes, expectations and fears. Another thing that never changes is the A to Z...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 28 days ago 61,948 reads 72 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 7,160 reads 25 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 12,090 reads 40 comments