1. Scouting Gabriel Jesus: Everything You Need to Know About Man City's New Striker

    Manchester City fans have had to wait patiently, but the moment Gabriel Jesus is unleashed in sky blue is now spine-tinglingly close...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 4 months ago 5,443 reads 9 comments

  2. Picking the Star Man in Every 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Side

    The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off Saturday in Gabon. Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lead his nation out to take on Guinea-Bissau in the tournament's curtain-raiser...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 4 months ago 5,554 reads 3 comments

  3. European Club Rankings: Good News for Real Madrid; Bad News for Barcelona

    Welcome to the latest edition of the European Club Rankings, which is returning to written format for 2017. You can watch the video version here...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 4 months ago 13,733 reads 50 comments

  4. Franck Kessie Fits Chelsea's Style Perfectly but Doesn't Upgrade the XI...Yet

    One of the reasons it can be difficult to project who the next big stars in football will be is that many of them shoot from nowhere...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 5 months ago 9,548 reads 11 comments

  5. Premier League Player Rankings: Ander Herrera Rises, N'Golo Kante Falls

    The Premier League player rankings return to written form for 2017. This year we're running a rolling, weekly top 50, detailing the finest performers in the division after every round of games...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 5 months ago 5,904 reads 11 comments

  6. Ranking Most Coveted Young Players in the January Transfer Window

    January is, as you will likely have been informed numerous times, a notoriously difficult month to do business in. Everyone's buying, but nobody's selling; the demand is present, but the supply is dry...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 5 months ago 21,433 reads 13 comments

  7. How on Earth Will Manchester City's Defence Stop the Rampant Alexis Sanchez?

    The Premier League's headline offering this weekend is undoubtedly the tussle between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 5 months ago 5,115 reads 13 comments

  8. Barcelona Prodigy Oriol Busquets Has the Tools to Be the New Sergio Busquets

    Sometimes names can weigh heavy in football. Those adorned with a surname that has already made a mark in football—via family relation or coincidence — carry expectations beyond usual levels...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 5 months ago 19,978 reads 7 comments

  9. How Alderweireld & Mkhitaryan Will Decide Manchester United vs. Tottenham

    Tottenham Hotspur face a Premier League challenge they rarely pass this weekend: prising three points away from a trip to face Manchester United...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 5 months ago 5,000 reads 13 comments

  10. Is Andreas Pereira's New Positional Versatility the Key to Man Utd Breakthrough?

    The week ending December 4, 2016, was an important one for Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira. Not only did Granada , the club he’s spending 2016-17 with, secure their ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 6 months ago 8,225 reads 4 comments

  11. Midfield Selections and Battleground Will Shape Clasico Outcome

    The biggest club match in the world’s fixture calendar is upon us: El Clasico. Barcelona and Real Madrid will duel for the 233rd time on Saturday and bring us the latest installment of Luis Enrique vs...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 6 months ago 3,654 reads 30 comments

  12. Scouting the Unsung Hotshots of the UEFA Youth League This Season

    The UEFA Youth League gives us the opportunity to watch elite clubs' "next generation" in action. The tournament, which pits the 32 Champions League teams' under-19s against one ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 6 months ago 1,382 reads 0 comments

  13. Harry Kane's Hold-Up Play Is the Key to Tottenham's Chances Against Chelsea

    This weekend, the Premier League’s biggest clash pits two teams in starkly different form against one another. Chelsea, the hosts, have won six on the bounce in the league by a combined score of 17-0...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 6 months ago 1,753 reads 7 comments

  14. Barcelona's Carles Alena: The Long-Awaited Heir Apparent to Andres Iniesta?

    In the footballing world, Barcelona are famous for two ideals: the execution of slick, pass-first football that dazzles opponents, and the prolific production of youth talent from inside their famed La Masia academy...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 6 months ago 10,064 reads 13 comments

  15. Manchester City's Win over Crystal Palace Was a Throwback to the Crossing Era

    SELHURST PARK, London — Manchester City ’s 2-1 Premier League victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon was a game unremarkable for many, many reasons, but ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 6 months ago 7,125 reads 8 comments

  16. Will Mourinho Unleash Pogba Against Arsenal or Shut Up the Man Utd Shop?

    Following a monotonous international break, even a mundane slate of domestic football is enough to get fans of football excited. The games don't have to be good. They just need to be contested by two club sides...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 6 months ago 4,712 reads 8 comments

  17. Juventus' Moise Kean: A Carbon Copy of Everton's Romelu Lukaku

    When a young player skips up the age groups in order to play with those several years his senior, it rarely escapes notice...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 6 months ago 5,603 reads 2 comments

  18. Ethan Horvath Is the Solution to USMNT's Goalkeeping Issues

    Over the last few years, the position of goalkeeper has been an uncharacteristic weakness for the United States...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 6 months ago 2,490 reads 1 comments

  19. Gabriel Jesus Faces Big Test of Character as Brazil Look to Knock Down Argentina

    Amid the monotony that is international football, certain games stick out like diamonds in the rough. There aren ’t many, as very little can lift the stupor that descends ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 6 months ago 4,044 reads 4 comments

  20. Arsenal Can Use Athletic Advantage to Press and Harry Tottenham

    This weekend’s headline game in the Premier League is, without doubt, the north London derby. It’s always a special occasion, a game even the most neutral of fans hate to miss...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 7 months ago 6,007 reads 8 comments

  21. Jittery, Nervous Tottenham Dispensed with by Pressing Machine Bayer Leverkusen

    WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON — For the second time in as many weeks, Tottenham Hotspur failed to overcome Bayer Leverkusen’s press-heavy play, falling 1-0 to Roger Schmidt’s men at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 7 months ago 5,480 reads 14 comments

  22. Scouting Angel Gomes: Manchester United's David Silva-Esque Midfield Talent

    Angel Gomes ' fledgling career this week took another step toward the limelight. The 16-year-old, who is excelling for both England's and Manchester United 's youth setups, was ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 7 months ago 7,541 reads 6 comments

  23. Liverpool Must Combat Christian Benteke Threat to Prosper vs. Crystal Palace

    On Saturday, a fixture that has traditionally promised goals in gluts looks set to deliver once again. Crystal Palace entertain Liverpool at Selhurst Park in a game that hosts intriguing tactical duels and players taking on their former club...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 7 months ago 2,522 reads 10 comments

  24. Manchester City's Jadon Sancho: An Exceptional Talent Showing Guardiola Traits

    Often forgotten amid  Manchester City ’s attempt to crack Europe’s elite is the success of their youth system in recent years...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 7 months ago 3,214 reads 1 comments

  25. Chelsea's 3-Man Defence Is the Perfect Antidote to Leicester and Jamie Vardy

    This weekend the Premier League returns with a battle of two Italian tacticians, as Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City travel to Stamford Bridge to square off against Antonio Conte’s Chelsea ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 7 months ago 4,199 reads 3 comments