1. Sven-Goran Eriksson: The Successful Loser

    Fourteen years after Sven-Goran Eriksson 's last major trophy, the 66-year-old Swede continues to be a successful loser having signed an unbelievable $6 million deal to manage Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 6,925 reads 6 comments

  2. 30 Players Set to Dominate the January Transfer Window Spotlight

    Here are 30 footballers set to dominate the January transfer window spotlight. Criteria The 30 European-based footballers will be subjectively ranked via a combination of: Performance this season...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 11,334 reads 14 comments

  3. Tim Wiese: From Troubled Bundesliga Star to WWE Dreamer

    Abandoning a stable career as a top-flight goalkeeper for a fleeting chance to make it in World Wrestling Entertainment, 32-year-old German Tim Wiese 's professional life continues to be erratic, strange and unconventional...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 17,929 reads 9 comments

  4. Will Genoa Loanee Maxime Lestienne Justify Qatari Investment?

    Involved in an unconventional three-team transfer, Maxime Lestienne not only has to cope with the pressure at Serie A club Genoa , but he is trying to meet the considerable expectations of his Qatari investors...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 1,234 reads 0 comments

  5. Ranking the Week's 25 Hottest Transfer Rumours: Gareth Bale Leaving Real?

    Instead of scouring the internet for the latest football transfer gossip, Bleacher Report makes your life easier by providing you with a weekly power ranking of the 25 hottest transfer rumours in one slideshow...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 8,532 reads 16 comments

  6. Will Real Sociedad Manager David Moyes Fail Like Chris Coleman?

    As David Moyes attempts to exorcise his Manchester United demons at relegation-threatened La Liga club Real Sociedad , the incomplete reign of Chris Coleman is unavoidable for the ex-United manager...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 2,576 reads 9 comments

  7. Top 30 Footballers on the Brink of Elite Status

    Here are the top 30 footballers playing in Europe on the brink of reaching elite status. Criteria Footballer needs to be playing for a European club. He has never been considered "elite...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 10,021 reads 19 comments

  8. How Koln's Jonas Hector Bolted into the Germany National Team

    What is the thought process behind Germany national team manager Joachim Low selecting Koln 's blue-collar and late-blooming left-back Jonas Hector? Here is Hector's out-of-the-ordinary ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 1,579 reads 5 comments

  9. Should Bayern Munich Sell Injured Star David Alaba?

    Bayern Munich utility player David Alaba 's career is in the balance after a knee ligament injury, which should raise questions inside Bayern 's headquarters: "Do we sell him?" ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 20,043 reads 63 comments

  10. Ranking the Week's 25 Hottest Transfer Rumours

    Instead of scouring the internet for the latest football transfer gossip, Bleacher Report makes your life easier by providing you a weekly power ranking of the 25 hottest transfer rumours in one slideshow...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 16,587 reads 20 comments

  11. Fired Bastia Manager Claude Makelele Caught in Convoluted Mess

    A once-in-a-generation, UEFA Champions League-winning midfielder, Claude Makelele 's introductory foray into management abruptly ended after being fired by struggling French club Bastia ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 1,292 reads 2 comments

  12. Top 30 Most Underrated Footballers Playing in Europe

    Here are the top 30 most underrated footballers playing in Europe. Criteria Footballer needs to be playing for a European club. He needs to be under-the-radar and his ability must be undervalued by the footballing public...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 12,204 reads 26 comments

  13. Dejan Lovren Reliving Lyon Nightmare at Liverpool

    When Dejan Lovren gesticulates frenziedly at his Liverpool team-mates, he is desperately attempting to revert back into the commanding, dominant and elite centre-back at Southampton ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 19,368 reads 18 comments

  14. Marcelo Bielsa Ruthlessly Destroying Doria's Confidence at Marseille

    Caught in the crossfire of eccentric Marseille manager Marcelo Bielsa asserting his ascendancy over upper management, Doria—a centre-back with elite upside—is having his confidence sapped...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 2,912 reads 5 comments

  15. Will Arsenal's Struggling Almeria Loanee Wellington Silva Rebuild His Career?

    Struggling to make a meaningful impact on loan at Almeria, Wellington Silva has reminded everyone he is still on the Arsenal payroll, but can he reverse his career downturn? "I ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 5,596 reads 2 comments

  16. Ranking the Week's 25 Hottest Transfer Rumours: Mario Balotelli to Napoli?

    Instead of scouring the internet for the latest football transfer gossip, Bleacher Report makes your life easier by providing you a weekly power ranking of the 25 hottest transfer rumours in one slideshow...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 11,240 reads 5 comments

  17. How Pedro Leon Became Victimised by Real Madrid and Getafe

    A verbal punching bag under former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho , Pedro Leon is once again the victim. This time, however, it's at Getafe —the club that propelled him to stardom (albeit, fleeting stardom)...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 5,855 reads 6 comments

  18. Former Arsenal Young Gun Havard Nordtveit's 2nd Chance at Gladbach

    Once a promising Arsenal up-and-comer, Havard Nordtveit is still seeking recognition at Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach , and will be afforded a second chance...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 4,892 reads 0 comments

  19. Top 25 Most Exciting Transfer Prospects Ahead of January 2015 Window

    Here are the 25 most exciting transfer prospects ahead of the January 2015 window. Criteria Prospect is 21 years old or younger and plays for a European club...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 15,240 reads 15 comments

  20. Can Yann Sommer Eclipse Marc-Andre Ter Stegen's Gladbach Legacy?

    Tasked with the difficult job of replacing Marc-Andre ter Stegen , Yann Sommer 's recent form for Borussia Monchengladbach indicates he has no plans on being a passable goalkeeper—he is striving to be elite...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 1 month ago 2,470 reads 2 comments

  21. How Chelsea Inadvertently Dodged Gokhan Tore Ordeal Thanks to Frank Arnesen

    With the unintentional help of Chelsea 's former sporting director Frank Arnesen, the Blues profited from academy player Gokhan Tore before he became entangled in controversy...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 2 months ago 8,367 reads 5 comments

  22. Why Italians Should Seek Solace in Bayer Leverkusen's Giulio Donati

    Rather than cussing a 10-letter word beginning with "v" after a face-shaming UEFA Champions League Matchday for Italian football, a consolation for Italians is compatriot Giulio Donati ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 2 months ago 2,392 reads 10 comments

  23. Ranking the 25 Hottest Transfer Rumours Week of October 20

    Instead of scouring the internet for the latest football transfer gossip, Bleacher Report makes your life easier by providing you a weekly power ranking of the 25 hottest transfer rumours in one slideshow...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 2 months ago 26,407 reads 26 comments

  24. Should Schalke Manager Roberto Di Matteo Bench Kevin-Prince Boateng?

    Kevin-Prince Boateng has no defined position at Schalke, and he is floundering through games, so should he be dropped by manager Roberto Di Matteo? Boateng was listless in Schalke's 4-3 win over Sporting Lisbon in the UEFA Champions League...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 2 months ago 2,439 reads 7 comments

  25. Did Arsenal Accurately Project Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez's Potential?

    Arsenal third-choice goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is expected to make his UEFA Champions League debut against Anderlecht, so will he vindicate manager Arsene Wenger's trust? Arsenal No...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 2 months ago 5,994 reads 8 comments