1. 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 10,092 reads 19 comments

  2. 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 2,080 reads 5 comments

  3. 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 20,775 reads 62 comments

  4. 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 16,595 reads 20 comments

  5. 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 1,374 reads 2 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 16,312 reads 26 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 20,410 reads 19 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 3,830 reads 6 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 5,735 reads 2 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 11,265 reads 5 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 6,407 reads 6 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 4,992 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 16,397 reads 15 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 2,545 reads 2 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 8,824 reads 5 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 2,510 reads 9 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 26,430 reads 26 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 2,526 reads 6 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 6,029 reads 8 comments

  20. 25 Most Disappointing Young Guns Failing to Live Up to the Hype

    Not every young gun develops into a world-class player like Paul Pogba , so here are the 25 most disappointing prospects in world football, who are failing to live up to the hype...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 5 months ago 15,798 reads 20 comments

  21. Does Adel Taarabt Deserve Being Humiliated by Harry Redknapp?

    Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp publicly shaming Adel Taarabt did not just burn the bridge of their trust, it obliterated it...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 5 months ago 5,393 reads 16 comments

  22. How William Gallas Weirdly Ended His Career at Perth Glory

    William Gallas , one of the greatest defenders of his generation, has called time on his career. Unless you live in Australia or chair the Gallas fan club, you probably have an abstract view of his last hurrah...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 6 months ago 6,050 reads 3 comments

  23. Is Italian-Argentine Prodigy Jose Mauri a Goldmine for Parma?

    As the footballing world reflects back on Lionel Messi making his La Liga debut for Barcelona 10 years ago , Jose Mauri is in the infancy of his professional career...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 6 months ago 1,933 reads 1 comments

  24. 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 with a weekly ranking of the 25 hottest transfer rumours in one slideshow...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 6 months ago 37,018 reads 48 comments

  25. Former Liverpool Prospect Martin Hansen Now ADO Den Haag's Hero

    Former Liverpool goalkeeper Martin Hansen is rebuilding his career at Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag and showcasing how great he is...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 6 months ago 5,660 reads 0 comments