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5 top teams in Europe who have incredible bench-strength
5 top teams in Europe who have incredible bench-strength

Mario Gotze sits on the bench for Bayern Munich during a Bundesliga game Barcelona played a total of 63 matches last season – with a few of those leaking into this season – across a span of six competitions in Europe and the domestic scene. Barcelona won five of those tournaments and were finalists in the sixth. European football teams are allowed to register a maximum of 25 players in the A list followed a 13 ~ 14 more in the B

Jan 27 2016
5 promising footballers who have been around for long and are yet to reach their peak
5 promising footballers who have been around for long and are yet to reach their peak

Every year the media comes up with stories of new teenage sensations and wonder kids. Some are even labelled as the next Messi or the next Ronaldo. However, most of these teenage sensations fail to live up to the hype that was created and often become squad players or end up playing for mid-table or bottom end clubs. Some of the players who were labelled as future superstars often enjoy a good breakthrough season and move to top clubs and of the

Jan 19 2016
5 English footballers who would thrive in La Liga
5 English footballers who would thrive in La Liga

The Premier League has been called the toughest and most competitive league in the world, but La Liga is arguably the best and most entertaining. Over the years, we have seen quite a few players join English teams from Spain and find success, but it hardly happens the other way round. British footballers making the transition from the Premier League to Spain can face huge challenges as a few of them like Micheal Owen (Real Ma

Jan 8 2016
Gary Neville says Jack Wilshere is his favourite player to coach
Gary Neville says Jack Wilshere is his favourite player to coach

Neville thinks coaching Wilshere is a challenge In a rather surprising revelation, newly appointed Valencia boss Gary Neville has named Jack Wilshere as the player he has enjoyed coaching the most. Neville has not given up his job as England’s assistant coach even after taking the managerial job at the Mestalla, and will stay with the Three Lions till the 2016 UEFA European Championship. The 40-year old was talking at a charity event

Dec 5 2015
Top 10 youngest debutants from the biggest clubs in European football
Top 10 youngest debutants from the biggest clubs in European football

It is almost impossible to explain the flood of emotion and joy of making a debut on the grand stage of football. "It was beyond a fairy-tale,” Steve Coppel remembered his debut in 1975 for Manchester United exquisitely, talking to ESPN. “And despite winning trophies, that day was my highlight as a United player. My heart was jumping out of my chest and I've never had another experience like it. I wasn't running; I

Jack Wilshere: Another extinguished talent from world football?
Jack Wilshere: Another extinguished talent from world football?

Jack Wilshere: Prodigy  Hailed as a “wonder kid” whilst coming through the Arsenal academy, 23-year-old Jack Wilshere has failed to stay fit throughout a campaign since his breakthrough season at Arsenal in 2010/11. He was also named PFA Young Player of the Season for that campaign. Five years since and Wilshere has only managed about 100 appearances for the club. Now he is once again ruled out having sustained an injury du

Aug 23 2015
Arsenal's Gabriel receives death threats from own supporters for injuring Wilshere
Arsenal's Gabriel receives death threats from own supporters for injuring Wilshere

Jack Wilshere is set to be sidelined for 2-months following a training session injury Arsenal supporters have come in support of their defender Gabriel, whose ferocious tackle led to Jack Wilshere’s injury which will keep him out for two months, by retaliating against the bunch of fans that sent the Brazilian death threats on Twitter. The England international was forced to sit out of the Community Shield match on Sunday with an inju

Aug 6 2015
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere sidelined for up to two months with fractured ankle
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere sidelined for up to two months with fractured ankle

Jack Wilshere may not return to first team action for Arsenal until October Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is set to miss the start of the 2015/16 Premier League season after suffering a hairline fracture in his right ankle (left fibula), according to BBC. The Gunners were waiting for a diagnosis and the news comes as a huge blow to Arsenal with only two days to go for the start of the season. The 23-year-old had missed the Community Shield

Aug 6 2015
Arrested Development: How has Arsenal's spending affected their British core?
Arrested Development: How has Arsenal's spending affected their British core?

Arsenal’s renewed the contracts of players who formed the British core in 2012 On December 19, 2012, Arsenal made a quintuple contract announcement. Five young British players – Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere – had all signed to “long-term deals”. The slightly awkward accompanying press photo gave the pen-to-paper visual cliché a schoolboy complexion

Jul 31 2015
Jackson Martinez hopes to start his Atletico Madrid career well
Jackson Martinez hopes to start his Atletico Madrid career well

Martinez says he was highly motivated and raring to go at Atletico Madrid Madrid, July 22 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's Colombian striker Jackson Martinez has said that anyone who is not privy to the 2013-14 La Liga champions' prowess is unaware of the entire world of football. "Whoever does not know Atletico does not know football. It's a team that is already armed and has a game plan that has brought results," Efe quoted

Jul 22 2015
Arsenal won't regret missing out on Morgan Schneiderlin
Arsenal won't regret missing out on Morgan Schneiderlin

Schneiderlin was at one point linked heavily with Arsenal before moving to Manchester United Manchester United capturing the signature of Schneiderlin for the princely sum of £25 million has caused much consternation since it was announced as the French midfielder has long been an object of desire for many Arsenal supporters. The worry for many now is a lack of recruitment options to reinforce the defensive midfield position in the un

Jul 14 2015
No Schneiderlin, no Vidal, no Carvalho?  No worries for Arsenal
No Schneiderlin, no Vidal, no Carvalho? No worries for Arsenal

Both Vidal and Schneiderlin have been linked with moves to Arsenal I am continually involved in conversations on social media and face to face, with friends and fellow Arsenal supporters about the need or otherwise for central midfield additions. It seems to be the majority view that Arsenal must have an alternative holding midfielder/DM to share the load with Coquelin. Schneiderlin, Vidal and now Carvalho are of course the names contin

Jul 7 2015
For youngsters like Jack Grealish and Jack Wilshere, it's all about learning to grow up in public
For youngsters like Jack Grealish and Jack Wilshere, it's all about learning to grow up in public

The modern footballer is often expected to step into the public eye as a fully formed role model, regardless of age or background; sometimes it is forgotten that these are young men prone to the same mistakes as the rest of us.     It happens gradually and then all at once. There’s always whispers around training grounds discussing who the next big prospect might be. As soon as one of these young men begins to show

Jun 18 2015
Highlights: Jack Wilshere and Wayne Rooney give England 3-2 win over Slovenia in Euro 2016 qualifier
Highlights: Jack Wilshere and Wayne Rooney give England 3-2 win over Slovenia in Euro 2016 qualifier

England midfielder Jack Wilshere scores his second goal against Slovenia in their UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier A Jack Wilshere brace and a late winner from captain Wayne Rooney gave England a 3-2 win over Slovenia in their Group E Euro 2016 qualifier in Ljubljana on Sunday night. The win means that England kept their perfect record in the group intact having won all six games so far. But it was Slovenia who took the lead through Miliv

Jun 15 2015
Video: Jack Wilshere scores stunning 25-yard strike against Slovenia
Video: Jack Wilshere scores stunning 25-yard strike against Slovenia

Jack Wilshere starred for England by scoring two goals Jack Wilshere scored a brilliant long-ranger in England's 3-2 win over Slovenia. Wilshere picked up a backheel from Adam Lallana to thump in a brilliant goal.  The Arsenal midfielder scored twice in England's win and the goal of the match was the midfielder's 25-yard strike.  Former England international Gary Linekar went onto say that it could even be one of the t

Jun 15 2015
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