1. A 5-Point Plan to Secure Premier League Glory for Arsenal

    Don’t worry Arsene, we’ve got you covered. As Mr Wenger and his Gunners sit five points off the top of the Premier League table with 13 games remaining, we’ve come ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 22 minutes ago 1 reads 0 comments

  2. Why Quickfire Arsenal Have Set Themselves Up Perfectly for Make-or-Break Month

    Remember Arsenal ? In among the images of a roving Riyad Mahrez , a delightful Dele Alli and a maudlin Manuel Pellegrini sit the Gunners, the one-time darlings of this bizarre ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 23 hours ago 6,219 reads 31 comments

  3. Atletico Madrid vs. Eibar: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    The 2-1 defeat at Barcelona on Jan. 30 will still be playing on the minds of Atletico Madrid’s players when they host Eibar on Saturday, but the fact that they are playing almost ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 4 days ago 2,703 reads 2 comments

  4. Is Manchester United's Anthony Martial Good Enough to Play for Real Madrid?

    The career trajectory of the very best players in the world often follows a similar script. Look at Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez , Gareth Bale , Luka Modric and more...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 5 days ago 14,424 reads 65 comments

  5. January Transfer Window 2016: Ranking the Top 5 Deals

    That’s it. The transfer window has shut and Premier League clubs are left with the players at their disposal for the remainder of the 2015/16 campaign...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 6 days ago 6,814 reads 5 comments

  6. An A to Z of the 2016 January Transfer Window

    So that was it, then. It wasn't really very memorable, was it? The January 2016 transfer window has, as the cliches demand it, "slammed" shut, with clubs now stuck with what they've ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 7 days ago 11,257 reads 13 comments

  7. Areas Where Atletico Madrid Are Worse Than Last Season

    They may have lost at Barcelona on Saturday to slip three points behind the Catalans at the top of La Liga, but Atletico Madrid can be proud of the effort that they put in...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 8 days ago 1,789 reads 5 comments

  8. 10 Players Who Will Not Move on 2016 January Transfer Deadline Day

    It's transfer deadline day on Monday, and while for many that means monitoring airports, training grounds and club car parks for any movement, the whole thing invariably ends up being something of an anticlimax...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 9 days ago 5,406 reads 6 comments

  9. Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream, TV Info

    They are the top two teams in La Liga, and on Saturday both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will be playing for the right to go three points clear at the summit of the table...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 10 days ago 7,830 reads 14 comments

  10. Picking an Ultimate Barcelona XI Since 2000

    Barcelona have had some terrific players during this century, but who would get in a best XI of it so far? The Catalans have enjoyed one of the most successful periods in their glorious ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 days ago 9,824 reads 42 comments

  11. Why Arsene Wenger Is Right Not to Sign a Striker for Arsenal in January

    If you’re an elite-level forward and you’ ve never been linked with Arsenal in your career, then you probably need to get a better agent...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 days ago 12,798 reads 37 comments

  12. Atletico Madrid vs. Celta Vigo: Winners and Losers from Copa Del Rey

    Atletico Madrid were dumped out of the Copa Del Rey by a determined Celta Vigo on Wednesday night, with the plucky visitors registering a 3-2 victory to progress to the semi-finals by the same scoreline on aggregate...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 days ago 2,897 reads 20 comments

  13. 10 Players with Much to Prove in the 2nd Half of the Season

    With the European Championships and Copa America to come in the summer, the second half of the season is going to be crucial for a large number of players who are seeking to play themselves into form...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 16 days ago 5,630 reads 7 comments

  14. Atletico Madrid vs. Sevilla: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream, TV Info

    It was the 3-0 victory at Sevilla in just the second weekend of the Liga season that convinced many that Atletico Madrid could make another sustained attempt at winning the league again in 2015/16, and 18 matches on, nothing has changed...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 17 days ago 2,099 reads 5 comments

  15. 10 Deals That Would Make Sense in Final Week of January Transfer Window

    We're into the final week of the January transfer window, and you just get the feeling that more than a handful of big deals are on the verge of being completed...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 17 days ago 40,787 reads 44 comments

  16. Why Atletico Madrid Should Be Wary of Making Diego Costa and Pedro Transfers

    The old “never go back” saying is only ever trotted out when people are about to do just that, and it seems to be becoming less and less relevant in modern football...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 18 days ago 5,153 reads 5 comments

  17. Las Palmas vs. Atletico Madrid: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Stream and TV Info

    They remain one of the most in-form sides in European football, with a run of just one defeat in 21 matches in all competitions seeing Atletico Madrid reach the top of the La Liga ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 24 days ago 2,351 reads 5 comments

  18. Why Diego Simeone Can Steer Atletico Madrid Through Their Transfer Ban Unharmed

    You get the feeling that Diego Simeone loves a challenge, and so that trademark, slightly maniacal grin probably spread across the Argentinian’s face on Thursday afternoon...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 25 days ago 3,545 reads 25 comments

  19. Picking an XI to Beat the FIFA/FIFPro World XI 2015

    Is that the best you'd got, world? The FIFA/FIFPro World XI was revealed at the Ballon d'Or gala in Zurich on Monday night (when only 10 of the 11 players showed up), but what if ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 27 days ago 19,452 reads 75 comments

  20. Ballon d'Or: 20 Candidates to Be Crowned World's Best for 2016

    So that's that, then. Lionel Messi was the best footballer in the world in 2015 and now he's got his fifth Ballon d'Or to prove it...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 28 days ago 20,310 reads 85 comments

  21. Celta Vigo vs. Atletico Madrid: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Stream and TV Info

    After securing late victories in their past two La Liga games it’ll be a buoyant Atletico Madrid who head to Vigo on Sunday night, even though Barcelona are likely to have knocked them off the top of the Liga table by then...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 6,867 reads 1 comments

  22. 10 Star Names in Danger of Missing Euro 2016

    After the draw was made in December, the Euro 2016 hype can really click into gear now that we’ ve entered the actual year of the tournament, but some big names could be set to miss out...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 10,822 reads 18 comments

  23. How Can Diego Simeone Improve Atletico Madrid Without Spending Big in January?

    Top of the Liga table and keeping the twin forces of Barcelona and a new-look Real Madrid at bay for now, Atletico Madrid have entered 2016 with a spring in their steps...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 2,650 reads 9 comments

  24. 12 Star Names Who Could Retire from International Football in 2016

    Ultimately, the end comes around for all of us. The fact that it is 2016 and time machines have yet to be invented is a source of dismay for many, and it means that our favourite international footballers have to get old and eventually stop playing...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 15,212 reads 30 comments

  25. Gareth Bale Should Stay and Fight at Real Madrid Even If They Sign Eden Hazard

    The Real Madrid revolving door hadn ’t even stopped spinning before the British press were linking Rafael Benitez’s Santiago Bernabeu exit with Gareth Bale ’s immediate future...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 6,268 reads 22 comments