1. 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 5 hours ago 7,707 reads 36 comments

  2. 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 1 day ago 18,306 reads 32 comments

  3. 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 4 days ago 50,038 reads 173 comments

  4. Eliaquim Mangala Is a Risk, Breaks from Manuel Pellegrini's Transfer Policy

    Eliaquim Mangala is said to be closing in on his long-awaited move to Manchester City , with the player being shown on film giving a message to fans during a pre-season social media exercise...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 4 days ago 31,988 reads 67 comments

  5. Ranking 20 Incoming Managers Most Likely to Fail This Season

    Across Europe's Top 5 leagues (measured by Opta), there were 27 managerial switches this summer as clubs sought new direction and flavour in their approach...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 4 days ago 28,016 reads 67 comments

  6. 10 Premier League Players Who Must Secure Transfers This Summer

    The transfer window is in full swing, but there are still swathes of players who need to move on from their current clubs and use the summer to their personal advantage...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 5 days ago 29,631 reads 42 comments

  7. How Louis van Gaal's Proposed Manchester United 3-4-1-2 Might Look

    Louis van Gaal has confirmed, via the Daily Mail , that he's set to persist with a three-man defence with Manchester United this season after using it with the Netherlands during the FIFA World Cup 2014...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 5 days ago 44,647 reads 136 comments

  8. Early European Power Rankings: Arsenal and Barcelona Threaten Status Quo

    Earlier this week we brought you an early look at some Premier League team rankings , and now we're diving in headfirst to bring you a full European perspective...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 5 days ago 260,484 reads 452 comments

  9. For Man Utd, There's No Player Available Worth Breaking the Transfer Record for

    Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has spoken bullishly to The Guardian about his club's financial power in the transfer market, insisting Louis van Gaal ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 6 days ago 20,482 reads 105 comments

  10. Louis van Gaal Continues to Shape Man Utd Perception with Preseason Criticism

    Louis van Gaal continued to steal the Manchester United headlines this week by lambasting the club's pre-arranged preseason tour to the USA...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 6 days ago 20,602 reads 25 comments

  11. Ranking the 20 Best No. 10s in World Football Right Now

    Who are the 20 best No. 10s in world football right now? In part anticipation of the new season and in part reminiscence of the FIFA World Cup 2014, we've taken a look at the best ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 6 days ago 142,290 reads 416 comments

  12. Juan Cuadrado Would Be an Ideal Fit for Louis van Gaal's Manchester United

    According to Spanish daily newspaper Sport ( h/t Phil Dawkes of the Daily Mirror ), Manchester United have lodged a £27.7 million bid for Fiorentina winger Juan Guillermo Cuadrado...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 7 days ago 10,443 reads 25 comments

  13. Are Real Madrid & Florentino Perez Making the Same Galactico Mistakes Again?

    There's something awfully familiar—and awfully concerning—about Real Madrid 's transfer rampage to sign classy, silky No. 10s...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 7 days ago 17,752 reads 131 comments

  14. Early Premier League Power Rankings: Manchester United Primed to Rebound

    We're only just into preseason, but that hasn't stopped us from having a stab at some early Premier League power rankings to get an early gauge on our 20 teams...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 7 days ago 82,165 reads 386 comments

  15. What Can Southampton Fans Expect from Summer Signing Graziano Pelle?

    Graziano Pelle has become the latest striker to tread the dangerous, highly scrutinised path from Eredivisie to the Premier League, and Southampton fans are understandably wary of what £9 million has bought them...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 8 days ago 3,025 reads 8 comments

  16. 6 Clubs Who Could End Isco's Real Madrid Nightmare

    Isco 's move to Real Madrid has not panned out as planned. With Carlo Ancelotti switching from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3 within weeks of La Liga's season kicking off, the Spanish playmaker became marginalised due to the disappearing of his favoured No...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 8 days ago 49,299 reads 175 comments

  17. 15 Transfers Who Don't Fit Tactically with Their New Clubs

    Every summer we see a flurry of transfer activity from clubs across the world, and that flurry intensifies further after a FIFA World Cup campaign...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 8 days ago 99,368 reads 152 comments

  18. 8 Transfer Targets to Avoid Despite Eye-Catching FIFA World Cup 2014

    The FIFA World Cup 2014 gave more than 650 players a chance to showcase their footballing talents, and each and every one of them knows there's no better stage to attract new suitors...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 9 days ago 62,696 reads 84 comments

  19. Is Mathieu Debuchy Really the Right-Back Arsenal Needed This Summer?

    Arsenal lost defensive stalwart Bacary Sagna to Manchester City this summer, opening up a gargantuan hole at right-back coming into the 2014-15 season...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 9 days ago 16,640 reads 66 comments

  20. USA Need Development, Coaching and a Culture Change Before They Win a World Cup

    The USA's 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign was a wild success, and focus has inevitably turned to grading the team's performance in comparison to those of editions past...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 11 days ago 10,821 reads 57 comments

  21. Replacing Philipp Lahm: 6 Possible Long-Term Successors at Right-Back

    Philipp Lahm has retired from international football following Germany's 2014 FIFA World Cup victory in Brazil this month. The news, confirmed by Bild (h/t talkSPORT ), has resonated across the footballing community and left fans in shock...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 11 days ago 35,075 reads 104 comments

  22. Why Real Madrid Would Be Mad to Sign a Galactico Centre-Forward This Summer

    It's all change at Real Madrid this summer despite finally hauling in their 10th UEFA Champions League—"La Decima, " as they so obsessively referred to it...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 11 days ago 27,791 reads 209 comments

  23. Matthias Ginter a Shrewd Pickup for Dortmund, but It's Not Without Risks

    Borussia Dortmund have confirmed, via their official website , the signing of Matthias Ginter from Freiburg on a five-year deal...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 12 days ago 6,437 reads 47 comments

  24. 6 Reasons Why Germany Won't Defend World Cup Successfully in 2018

    Germany lifted the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Maracana last week after defeating Argentina 1-0 after extra time...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 12 days ago 7,076 reads 50 comments

  25. 20 Unknown Players Who Could Star at the 2018 World Cup

    With the 2014 FIFA World Cup barely in the books, we turn our attention to the future. Russia are due to host the next tournament—a far-cry from the warm climates, sunny ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 12 days ago 55,209 reads 75 comments