1. B/R Expert Predictions for 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

    It all comes down to this —o ne more match, with two teams vying for glory. The U.S. men's national team meet Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final Wednesday evening ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 day ago 34,240 reads 0 comments

  2. Ranking the Biggest Bargains of the Transfer Window so Far

    With every passing week of the summer, Europe's top teams are spending hundreds of millions of pounds. The market is inflated, but they don't care; the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea are still paying top dollar in order to secure top talents...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 3 days ago 52,475 reads 0 comments

  3. Ranking European Clubs on Their Transfer Activity Through July 19 Deals

    The transfer madness is in full swing. The striker merry-go-round is in full force and millions of pounds are being dropped every week on new players. It's been entertaining to say the least...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 7 days ago 26,099 reads 0 comments

  4. Each Champions League Contender's Transfer Window Shopping List

    Football never sleeps, and although in some ways it feels like the summer has only just begun, the truth is competitive club football is never far away...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 10 days ago 30,969 reads 0 comments

  5. Scouting Notebook: Tottenham Target Juan Foyth Is the Argentinian John Stones

    The 2017 Under-20 FIFA World Cup was not kind to Argentina. Despite taking a strong squad, including Santiago Ascacibar, Lautaro Martinez and Tomas Conechny among others, they were ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 14 days ago 7,633 reads 0 comments

  6. Ranking European Clubs on Their Transfer Activity Through July 11 Deals

    The transfer window is officially open, and clubs have been completing deals for months. June was full of high-profile moves, while teams such as Juventus have been securing players as early as March...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 16 days ago 44,273 reads 0 comments

  7. Ranking Best Squads in Europe by Players Under 23

    What would the football landscape look like if only players aged 23 and under were allowed to participate? Who would rule the youthful roost? We've put the concept to the test, recreating ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 17 days ago 39,544 reads 0 comments

  8. Scouting Notebook: Chelsea's Tammy Abraham Is an All-Round Striking Prospect

    Chelsea 's loan-heavy, unique approach to the transfer window needs no introduction. The amount of young players they spray across the continent each summer on a temporary ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 20 days ago 8,667 reads 0 comments

  9. Ranking the Biggest Current Stars Who Flopped in the Premier League

    The Premier League is the richest league in the world, and with big transfer budgets come big-money signings. The best of the best are attracted, but not every deal pans out as planned...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 22 days ago 40,484 reads 0 comments

  10. 2017 Ballon d'Or Power Rankings Midway Through the Year

    We don't mean to alarm you, but half of the 2017 calendar year has already passed us by. Where did the time go? Plenty has happened: The 2016-17 season came to a close with Real ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 23 days ago 25,560 reads 0 comments

  11. European Under-21s Stock Watch: Whose Transfer Value Has Gone Up?

    Summers between major international tournaments can be interesting if you look in the right places. Youth football reigns supreme over the course of June, and the European Under-21 ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 24 days ago 15,152 reads 0 comments

  12. Scouting Notebook: Dani Ceballos Putting His Football to the Fore at Euro U21s

    With the notable exception of 2015, Spain have been utterly dominant in Under-21 Championships this decade...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 27 days ago 22,113 reads 0 comments

  13. Ranking European Clubs on Their Transfer Activity so Far This Summer

    The 2017 summer transfer window officially opens on July 1, but as usual, hundreds of clubs have used the fallow June period to conduct business and get ahead of the game...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 28 days ago 63,445 reads 0 comments

  14. 20 Best 'If They Weren't Sold' XIs in European Football

    Ever wondered what your favourite team might look like if they hadn't sold their star players? Ever mused about what could have been had your current defensive line been able to combine ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 29 days ago 42,158 reads 0 comments

  15. 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...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 7,507 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 37,694 reads 0 comments

  17. 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...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 24,838 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 29,211 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 21,433 reads 0 comments

  20. 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...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 48,490 reads 0 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 29,535 reads 0 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 28,100 reads 0 comments

  23. 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 2 months ago 13,381 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 2 months ago 29,206 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 2 months ago 16,473 reads 0 comments