1. Film Focus: Analysing Dortmund's German Super Cup Destruction of Bayern Munich

    For the second year running, Pep Guardiola began Bayern Munich's season with a DFL Supercup loss to Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 5,792 reads 25 comments

  2. B/R Premier League 100: Top 100 Players Ahead of the 2014-15 Season

    Welcome to B/R's pre-season ranking of the Top 100 Premier League players ahead of the big August 16 kick-off. As usual, we've delved into the film and assessed the summer performances to bring you our century of top performers...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 214,219 reads 513 comments

  3. Film Focus: Analysing Real Madrid's New Galactico Era in the European Super Cup

    Real Madrid debuted their modern-era Galactico setup in Cardiff on Tuesday, thrashing Sevilla 2-0 to lift the European Super Cup...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 13,809 reads 28 comments

  4. Power Ranking the Top 25 European Clubs After Matches from August 9-11

    Welcome to the latest edition of our European club power rankings, where we order the top teams on the continent based on pre-season form and transfer negotiations. Last time out we had Real Madrid at No...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 79,074 reads 270 comments

  5. Real Madrid vs. Sevilla: Tactical Preview of the European Super Cup

    European football returns to our screens this week via the traditional seasonal kick-off: The European Super Cup...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 17,978 reads 38 comments

  6. Arsenal vs. Manchester City: Film Focus on Community Shield Tactics

    Arsenal bested Manchester City, 3-0, in the traditional curtain-raiser for the new season on Sunday, seeing Santi Cazorla , Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud all find the net...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 12,281 reads 39 comments

  7. Ferencvaros vs. Chelsea: Score, Grades and Post-Match Reaction from Budapest

    Chelsea rounded off their mini-European pre-season tour with a 2-1 win against Hungarian heavyweights Ferencvaros...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 19,558 reads 39 comments

  8. Arsenal vs. Manchester City: Winners and Losers from Community Shield

    Arsenal beat Manchester City convincingly to lift the Community Shield on Sunday, netting three and keeping a clean sheet while starting three of their new summer signings...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 55,484 reads 150 comments

  9. Ferencvaros vs. Chelsea: Live Score, Highlights for Pre-Season Friendly

    Chelsea Pre-Season Live Ferencvaros 1-2 Chelsea Scorers: Gera (17'), Ramires (52'), Cesc (83') Ferencvaros XI Dibusz, Nalepa, Mateos, Pavlovic, Bönig, Nagy D...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 22,648 reads 8 comments

  10. Arsenal vs. Manchester City: Live Score, Highlights for Community Shield

    Community Shield—Wembley Stadium, London. Arsenal 3-0 Manchester City Scorers: Cazorla (22'), Ramsey (43'), Giroud (60') Arsenal XI Szczesny, Debuchy, ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 45,546 reads 101 comments

  11. Film Focus: Previewing Arsenal vs. Manchester City in the Community Shield

    Competitive English football returns to our screens on Saturday in the form of the Football League, but Sunday gives us the chance to watch two Premier League sides go head-to-head at Wembley Stadium...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 12,467 reads 12 comments

  12. Ashley Young's Remarkable Pre-Season Will Guarantee Him a Role Under Van Gaal

    The upheaval of managerial and coaching staff can often have a profound effect on players, but of all people, Ashley Young appeared the least likely to prosper from Manchester United 's appointment of Louis van Gaal in May...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 5,804 reads 11 comments

  13. 5 Manchester United Players Whose Futures Are on the Line Against Liverpool

    Louis van Gaal is ready to chop his side up, and following the final of the International Champions Cup, he will inform several players that their futures lay elsewhere...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 22,143 reads 58 comments

  14. Werder Bremen vs. Chelsea: Score, Grades and Reaction for Pre-Season Match

    Chelsea continued their Premier League pre -season preparations with a shock 3-0 loss to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen on Sunday afternoon...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 24,905 reads 82 comments

  15. B/R Gossip Roundup: Vidal to Man Utd Stalls, Hummels Remains Tough to Land

    With pre-season in full swing and the Community Shield just seven days away, European clubs are in the thick of the summer transfer business. This means myriad links between players and clubs, with some appearing strong fits and others...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 90,598 reads 36 comments

  16. Werder Bremen vs. Chelsea: Live Score, Highlights for Pre-Season Match

    Chelsea Pre-Season Live Werder Bremen 3-0 Chelsea Scorers: Elia (20'), Obraniak (38'), Kroos (89') Bremen XI Wolf, Fritz, Lukimya, Caldirola, Garcia, Galvez, Bartels, Obraniak, Junuzovic, Di Santo, Elia...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 30,812 reads 20 comments

  17. Yaya Sanogo's 4-Goal Display Steals Alexis Sanchez's Debut Thunder

    LONDON — A watching Alexis Sanchez will have settled into his chair at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday aware of the challenge Olivier Giroud poses to his place in the 2014-15 Arsenal XI...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 30,091 reads 55 comments

  18. Why 2014-15 Will Be the Premier League Season of the Left-Back

    In 2012-13 the No. 10s shone; in 2013-14 it was the wingers. We're used to seeing the attacking positions steal the limelight and glory away from the others, but 2014-15 will be a different story...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 2 months ago 75,863 reads 192 comments

  19. Liverpool vs. Manchester City: Score, Grades and Reaction for Pre-Season Match

    Liverpool exacted a mini-revenge on last year's title spoilers, Manchester City, at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, drawing 2-2 after 90 minutes and prevailing on spot-kicks...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 2 months ago 19,371 reads 111 comments

  20. Liverpool vs. Manchester City: Live Score, Highlights for Pre-Season Match

    Guinness International Champions Cup —New York, USA. Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City Scorers: Jovetic (53'), Henderson (59'), Jovetic (67'), Sterling (85') ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 2 months ago 29,470 reads 174 comments

  21. Vitesse Arnhem vs. Chelsea: Score, Grades & Reaction for Pre-Season Match

    Chelsea stepped up their 2014-15 Premier League preparations with a convincing 3-1 victory over Vitesse Arnhem at the GelreDome in the Netherlands...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 2 months ago 10,939 reads 15 comments

  22. Vitesse Arnhem vs. Chelsea: Live Score, Highlights for Pre-Season Match

    Chelsea Pre-Season Live—GelreDome, Netherlands. Vitesse Arnhem 0-3 Chelsea Scorers: Salah (4'), Cesc (23'), Matic (77') Chelsea Starting XI Cech (c); ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 2 months ago 21,629 reads 19 comments

  23. Luke Shaw Is Fit, Just Not Fit Enough for Louis Van Gaal's Demanding 3-4-1-2

    Manchester United 's perfect 2014-15 preseason under Louis van Gaal has hit its first road bump in the form of Luke Shaw 's "questionable" fitness...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 2 months ago 24,724 reads 95 comments

  24. Liverpool Overpaid for Dejan Lovren, but He's Mamadou Sakho's Ideal Partner

    Liverpool have confirmed, via their official website , the signing of Dejan Lovren from Southampton for a supposed £20 million fee...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 2 months ago 22,934 reads 32 comments

  25. Roma and 9 Other European Teams You Simply Have to Watch This Season

    The new domestic seasons are between a month and just seven days away, so we've taken a look at 10 European teams—obvious or not—that you simply need to watch this year...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 2 months ago 52,198 reads 174 comments