1. Mitchell Langerak: Will Borussia Dortmund Backup Ever Become No. 1?

    Mitchell Langerak is in his fifth season at Borussia Dortmund , but his path to the No. 1 spot at goalkeeper continues to be impeded by seasoned veteran Roman Weidenfeller. The last two days are a reminder of Langerak being at a career crossroads.

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 5 months ago 8,284 reads 14 comments

  2. Lukas Podolski: A Square Peg in a Round Hole at Arsenal and Bayern Munich

    A benchwarmer at Arsenal , it is deja vu for Lukas Podolski , as he was also a misfit at Bayern Munich. His passive-aggressive behaviour is why he has become a square peg in a round hole at his second major European club...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 5 months ago 11,605 reads 12 comments

  3. Ranking the Week's 25 Hottest Transfer Rumours: Mario Balotelli Leaving?

    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 5 months ago 33,313 reads 38 comments

  4. 30 Lower-League Players Top-Flight Teams Should Target in January

    Here are 30 footballers from the lower leagues who should be January transfer window targets for top-flight European teams...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 5 months ago 7,725 reads 8 comments

  5. Marvin Bakalorz: The Ex-Borussia Dortmund Hopeful Who Injured Marco Reus

    Paderborn central midfielder Marvin Bakalorz, a former Borussia Dortmund hopeful, certainly wishes he could take back his brutal tackle on Marco Reus , which caused a lateral ankle ligament rupture ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 5 months ago 4,354 reads 25 comments

  6. Mitchell Weiser: Bayern Munich Ostracising Forgotten Prodigy

    Mitchell Weiser is blessed with speed, he can play two positions and possesses high upside and was one of the most highly rated players of his age group when he joined Bayern Munich...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 5 months ago 6,610 reads 5 comments

  7. Ranking the Week's 25 Hottest Transfer Rumours: Sami Khedira to Bayern Munich

    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 5 months ago 9,549 reads 24 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 6,968 reads 6 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 11,364 reads 14 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 18,079 reads 9 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 1,636 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 8,550 reads 16 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 2,617 reads 9 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 10,094 reads 19 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 2,149 reads 5 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 20,838 reads 62 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 16,596 reads 20 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 1,381 reads 2 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 17,156 reads 27 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 20,456 reads 19 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 3,868 reads 6 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 5,785 reads 2 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 11,266 reads 5 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 6,514 reads 6 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 5,005 reads 0 comments