1. Borussia Dortmund's Young Core Needs to Start Delivering Under Peter Stoger

    In the end, the climax of Peter Bosz 's tenure at Borussia Dortmund was little surprise. Given his reign lasted a mere 15 Bundesliga games, it's remarkable to think his removal ...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 23 hours ago 1 reads 0 comments

  2. What PSG Need to Fix to Make Themselves Real Champions League Contenders

    For a match that didn't affect anything materially, the repercussions of Paris Saint-Germain's Tuesday night loss at Bayern Munich in the Champions League are shaping up to be long and jarring...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 6 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. Did Transfer-Market Kings Monaco Make a Mistake by Keeping Fabinho?

    The scoreline suggested a struggle, but in reality, it was a Sunday night stroll for Paris Saint-Germain in the Principality as they swept aside AS Monaco 2-1 to move nine points clear at the top of Ligue 1...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 15 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  4. Besiktas' Journey from Istanbul's Third Club to Europe's Cult Favourites

    There are many who continue to insist that the group stages of the Champions League are uncompetitive, pallid viewing. Fuel for those opinions is in short supply this term, with less celebrated names grabbing the tournament bull by the horns...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 22 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  5. Remembering the Night Zlatan Destroyed England 5 Years on

    As Sweden's Friends Arena celebrates its fifth birthday, it has already crammed plenty of drama into its relatively short life as an international venue...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 30 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  6. Ederson; Born in Brazil, but Made in Portugal to Succeed in England

    Benfica have surpassed their arch rivals FC Porto in many ways in recent years; at least, until the men from the Dragao began to fight back under new coach Sergio Conceicao this season...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  7. Gonzalo Higuain, an Indestructible of European Football

    It was an evening of vindication. Yes, another one. On a day when Gonzalo Higuain reached the 100-goal mark in Serie A having already done so in La Liga (as Marca in English notes, ...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  8. Kylian Mbappe, the Golden Boy Getting Used to Unreasonable Expectations

    It would be, Kylian Mbappe suggested , "a match like any other." Those words, as per L'Equipe (in French), uttered after Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League demolition of ...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  9. What's Your Strategy When Paris Saint-Germain Completely Distort the League?

    On Sunday night, as the clock gets ready to strike 9 p.m. local time, the 22 elected starters of Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain will take the field at Stade Velodrome...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  10. Is Naby Keita Living Up to the Hype in His 2nd Bundesliga Season?

    It was the moment that got it all started. With time running out, substitute Oliver Burke sped down the right, and with Marcel Schmelzer retreating, he fired in a fizzing, low cross...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 2 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  11. Bayern Munich Face Vital Decision in How to Replace Carlo Ancelotti

    The response was emphatic, exactly as we had expected. When the news came through on Thursday afternoon that Bayern Munich had fired their coach Carlo Ancelotti ...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 2 months ago 5,496 reads 0 comments

  12. Radamel Falcao and Why He's Back to his Best After the Premier League Lost Years

    On a clear Friday night in Nord -Pas-de-Calais, it was almost as if the summer never happened. Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco swept aside Marcelo Bielsa 's Lille OSC with ...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 3 months ago 11,552 reads 0 comments

  13. Has The Neymar Era Killed the Development of Young Players at PSG?

    The Neymar effect is being fully felt at Paris Saint-Germain, and while nobody would argue the excitement is dying down yet, there has been the dawning of a realisation. Stars don't arrive unconditionally...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 3 months ago 10,296 reads 0 comments

  14. Is This the Year That Bayern Munich's Domination in Germany Comes to an End?

    The sight of Mats Hummels striving, struggling and ultimately failing to provide an explanation for Bayern Munich's weekend loss at TSG Hoffenheim was an arresting one...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 3 months ago 14,402 reads 0 comments

  15. Should Liverpool or Arsenal Spend over £90M on Thomas Lemar in January?

    All over the continent, they call deadline day the longest day, and for one man in particular in the France camp, it should have felt every inch that...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 3 months ago 11,548 reads 0 comments

  16. Kylian Mbappe Is Moving, but Who Is Next in Line to Dazzle Ligue 1 and Europe?

    At the beginning of the summer, an edition of L'Equipe begged Kylian Mbappe for just "one more year" in Ligue 1 before he went off to fulfil his destiny at one of Europe's giants, with Real Madrid widely assumed to be the destination...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 3 months ago 9,977 reads 0 comments

  17. Wesley Sneijder Eyes His Indian Summer at Nice, the Resurrector of Reputations

    It might have been a picturesque Saturday on the Cote d'Azur , with the sun taking its time to go down over the Prealpes behind the Allianz Riviera, but it probably wasn't the ...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 4 months ago 2,645 reads 0 comments

  18. Monaco Search for Clarity Knowing Fabinho Exit Would Hurt More Than Mbappe Loss

    DIJON, France — Throughout what must seem like an interminable transfer window to AS Monaco and their supporters, every single move of Kylian Mbappe has been subject to forensic examination...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 4 months ago 5,972 reads 0 comments

  19. Is Ousmane Dembele Ready to Fill a Neymar-Sized Hole at Barcelona?

    Before Saturday's DFB Super Cup match with Bayern Munich at Signal Iduna Park, Borussia Dortmund 's Ousmane Dembele received the Rookie of the Season award from the governing body's president, Christian Seifert ...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 4 months ago 13,384 reads 0 comments

  20. Premier League Target Jean Michael Seri Would Be Well Worth £35 Million-Plus

    "He has a release clause of €40 million," Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere said to RMC (article in French) back in May. "Everyone laughed when we put that clause in, two years ago...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 4 months ago 14,453 reads 0 comments

  21. Nelson Semedo's Slow-Burn Route to Heady Heights of Barcelona

    As Barcelona finally filled their problem spot at right-back, the man signed and tasked with the job talked about what his new club meant to him, ahead of a season in which he and ...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 5 months ago 10,960 reads 0 comments

  22. 6 European Clubs Set for Much-Improved 2017-18 Seasons

    New season, new hope. With the new campaign around a month away, Europe's most prestigious clubs have to start all over again, and there are a few who have scores to settle...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 5 months ago 21,560 reads 0 comments

  23. Monaco Struggle to Hold on to Kylian Mbappe Amid Star Exodus

    After the party, the morning clear-up has begun fairly swiftly. AS Monaco's 2016-17 season was a dazzling one, with snatching the title from Paris Saint-Germain, reaching a cup final and the last four of the Champions League all done in some style...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 5 months ago 9,336 reads 0 comments

  24. Is RB Leipzig's Naby Keita Worth a £70M Gamble for Liverpool?

    Better than anyone apart from Robert Lewandowski : In Bundesliga terms, that is not too bad a title to be given at the end of a first season in Germany...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 6 months ago 17,275 reads 0 comments

  25. Keeping Marco Verratti Is Bigger Than Buying Cristiano Ronaldo for PSG

    There was simply no contest for the biggest transfer news—or potential transfer news—of the weekend after Portuguese daily A Bola 's Friday cover (in Portuguese) describing Cristiano Ronaldo's bid to leave Real Madrid ...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 6 months ago 6,071 reads 0 comments