1. Scouting Notebook: Gelson Martins a Rare Athlete but Still Lacks Cutting Edge

    An easy way for viewers to cut through a Confederations Cup competition that is yet to start simmering is to search for unfamiliar talents...

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  2. Ranking the Best Goalkeepers in World Football

    Goalkeepers have been in the news recently. Have you noticed? From Gianluigi Donnarumma's "betrayal" of Milan through Manchester City's dropping of £35 million on Ederson Moraes ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 2 days ago 32,774 reads 0 comments

  3. World Cup Power Rankings After Latest Round of Qualifiers

    Welcome to the latest edition of the World Cup power rankings, a dedicated look at which nation appears the most likely to lift the trophy in Russia in 2018 at this moment in time...

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  4. European Club Rankings: Real Madrid Are Crowned Kings of Europe

    Saturday night's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus brought the curtain down on yet another magnificent season of European football...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 18 days ago 29,107 reads 0 comments

  5. Scouting Notebook: Liverpool's Dominic Solanke Proving He's More Than a Finisher

    Reports of how much Jurgen Klopp has to spend at Liverpool this summer have varied wildly, ranging from £100 million to a whopping £250 million, depending on the source ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 21 days ago 21,231 reads 0 comments

  6. Ranking Premier League Managers by Job Security After 2016/17 Season

    Monday's Championship playoff final, in which Huddersfield Town triumphed over Reading on penalties, rubber-stamped the Premier League's 2017-18 participants...

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  7. European Football's Rookie of the Year Rankings

    You'd have to be made of stone to fail to appreciate what has been an incredible season for rookies and breakthrough stars. Across Europe's top leagues, many have made their bows in style, bursting on to the scene and looking right at home...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 24 days ago 29,424 reads 0 comments

  8. European Club Rankings: Arsenal, Dortmund, PSG and Barcelona Enjoy Cup Success

    This is your penultimate edition of the European Club Rankings for the 2016-17 season. You have been warned; make peace with the announcement and prepare for a barren summer...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 25 days ago 28,033 reads 0 comments

  9. Scouting Notebook: U-20 World Cup Star Marcus Thuram a Rare Kind of Player

    Family connections within football are always intriguing — particularly so when it comes to sons carrying on their father's name in the sport, and especially so if the father is a former elite player...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 28 days ago 13,315 reads 0 comments

  10. Premier League's MVP of Every Age Group

    With the 2016-17 Premier League season in the books, we here at B/R have decided to take an alternative slant in reflecting on what unfolded. We've separated every player by age and chosen the most valuable player (MVP) of each group...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 29,191 reads 0 comments

  11. End-of-Season Premier League Player Rankings: Hazard, Kante, Kane Top the Lot

    That's it. It's over. The Premier League has finished for another season, with the final day of the 2016-17 campaign providing goals, thrashings, excitement and, for some, finality...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 16,153 reads 0 comments

  12. Expectations High for Manchester United's 16-Year-Old Debutant Angel Gomes

    Angel Gomes, Manchester United 's youngest-ever Young Player of the Year, made an impressive, albeit brief, first-team debut for the club on Sunday against Crystal Palace ...

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  13. European Club Rankings: Real Madrid, Chelsea, Bayern Munich & Monaco Seal Titles

    Premier League? Check. Ligue 1? Check. Bundesliga? Check. La Liga? Check! Four of Europe's top five leagues finished for the season this past weekend, with Chelsea, AS Monaco, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid all celebrating victories in style...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 18,513 reads 0 comments

  14. Scouting Notebook: Germany U17 Star Jann-Fiete Arp Plays Exactly Like Harry Kane

    While no sure thing, a series of bright performances at the Under-17 European Championship can open a lot of doors for young players — particularly in the modern era, given the interest devoted to and importance placed on "the next big thing...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 5,356 reads 0 comments

  15. Ranking the Hottest Young Stars at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup

    The FIFA Under-20 World Cup kicks off May 20 in South Korea, and it is an event steeped in history. The likes of Lionel Messi , Sergio Aguero, Paul Pogba and Diego Maradona, to name but four, have strutted their stuff on its stage...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 37,173 reads 0 comments

  16. Premier League Player Rankings: Azpilicueta and Alexis Sanchez Finish Strongly

    After the Premier League's penultimate week, our player rankings bring big risers and big fallers. With some clubs playing twice inside the grading window, those who clocked 180 ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 14,843 reads 0 comments

  17. European Club Rankings: Real Madrid Pass the Test; Roma Crack Serie A Open

    Did Real Madrid just finish off La Liga's title race? Their tussle with Sevilla on Sunday seemed the most likely chance of them dropping points, but they emerged with a 4-1 win that all but killed Barcelona's slim hopes of a third straight championship...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 11,039 reads 0 comments

  18. Ranking the 8 Best Teams Never to Win the Premier League

    Chelsea are the 2016/17 Premier League champions, bringing Antonio Conte his first piece of silverware in England less than a year after taking over at Stamford Bridge...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 13,832 reads 0 comments

  19. Scouting Notebook: Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard Is Fizzling Out...Again!

    The whirlwind story of Martin Odegaard 's short career so far has been a difficult one to keep abreast of...

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  20. Premier League Player Rankings: Chelsea and Manchester City Stars on the Rise

    Particularly in the higher reaches, this edition of the Premier League player rankings is packed with movement...

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  21. European Club Rankings: Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Roma on the Up

    It was a weekend in which big games were played out across Europe. Arsenal met Manchester United in a match that reshaped the race for the Premier League top four; Borussia Dortmund ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 13,904 reads 0 comments

  22. Scouting Notebook: Ajax's Dolberg, Sanchez, De Ligt & Kluivert on Path to Glory

    Anyone who watched Ajax take Lyon apart at the seams on Wednesday, securing a 4-1 lead in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final, will have found it an incredibly rewarding experience no matter their angle or age...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 11,460 reads 0 comments

  23. Biggest Hole Every Premier League Team Must Fill in Transfer Window

    The transfer rumour mill recently juddered back into action after a well-earned period of rest, recommencing the linking of star players to top clubs worldwide...

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  24. Premier League Player Rankings: Alli & Eriksen Rise, Sanchez Falls Again

    The finish line is in sight for Chelsea. No matter how hard Tottenham Hotspur push, and no matter how many wins they rack up in a row, the Blues refuse to falter enough to make this a title race; they are cantering toward the Premier League title...

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  25. European Club Rankings: Chelsea Rise, PSG Fall, New No. 1 Is Crowned Again

    Double gameweeks in the Premier League and La Liga, Coupe de France semi-final action and, of course, a full slate of weekend action across Europe gave us a tremendous amount of football to sink our teeth into...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 14,745 reads 0 comments