1. 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 3 days ago 12,498 reads 0 comments

  2. 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 6 days ago 29,022 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 7 days ago 15,937 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 7 days ago 9,986 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 7 days ago 18,390 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 11 days ago 5,210 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 11 days ago 35,152 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 12 days ago 14,787 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 14 days ago 10,997 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 14 days ago 13,695 reads 0 comments

  11. 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...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 16 days ago 24,818 reads 0 comments

  12. 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...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 19 days ago 8,542 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 21 days ago 13,876 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 24 days ago 11,384 reads 0 comments

  15. 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...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 25 days ago 40,238 reads 0 comments

  16. 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...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 26 days ago 20,739 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 28 days ago 14,634 reads 0 comments

  18. Premier League Player Rankings: Alexis Struggles Again, Vertonghen Rises High

    Putting together the Premier League player rankings was a strange task this week. With some clubs playing one game, some playing two and West Bromwich Albion, for some reason, playing ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 10,622 reads 0 comments

  19. Scouting Notebook: Juventus' Rodrigo Bentancur Is a Nemanja Matic-Like Prospect

    As Aprils go, Juventus have enjoyed a pretty damn good one. In this month alone, they secured passage to the Coppa Italia final by overcoming Napoli over two ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 4,092 reads 0 comments

  20. Picking World Football's Ultimate Alphabet Squad

    We've selected a 26-man squad to represent the world, but with a twist: You can only select one player per letter of the alphabet...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 16,396 reads 0 comments

  21. European Club Rankings: Bayern Fall, Monaco Rise, a New No. 1 Is Crowned Again

    It's all change at the top in our European Club Rankings; gone are the days when one club holds onto the No. 1 slot for weeks on end...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 20,878 reads 0 comments

  22. Scouting Notebook: Marco Asensio's Brilliance Hands Real Madrid a Conundrum

    Zinedine Zidane, or whomever is manager of Real Madrid come the the end of the season (you never know!), has an extremely difficult decision to make with regard to one particular section of his squad this summer...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 8,641 reads 0 comments

  23. Ranking Every Winner of the PFA Player of the Year Award

    The 2016-17 PFA Player of the Year award is set to be announced on Sunday. The shortlist of six is generally believed to be headed by two truly outstanding performers— N'Golo ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 21,524 reads 0 comments

  24. Chelsea Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic Reveals His PFA Team of the Year

    It's that time of the year when the PFA Premier League Team of the Season and PFA Player of the Year are decided. It's the hottest of subjects on social media; it's all anyone's talking about when it comes to Premier League football right now...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 4,335 reads 0 comments

  25. Premier League Player Rankings: Spurs Players on the Rise, Chelsea Stars Falling

    We know you might be sinking your teeth into some incredibly exciting Champions League action right now, but be sure you find time to check the latest edition of our Premier League player rankings right here...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 15,099 reads 0 comments