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Romelu Lukaku reveals forwards he admired; says Didier Drogba is like his brother
Romelu Lukaku reveals forwards he admired; says Didier Drogba is like his brother

Lukaku has been in stunning form for Everton this seasonRomelu Lukaku has scored 16 goals for Everton in the Premier League already and when asked which strikers he admired while growing up, the Belgian revealed his admiration for Dutchman Robin Van Persie.“At the time, it was [Robert] Lewandowski when he was coming up at Dortmund. I used to watch [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic a lot. Adriano, at his prime at Inter Milan, that was frightening,”

Feb 10 2016
5 players who could sign for Barcelona now that the transfer ban has been lifted
5 players who could sign for Barcelona now that the transfer ban has been lifted

It’s been a long time coming for FC Barcelona. The seemingly endless but in fact just 18-month long FIFA-imposed transfer ban is now over. Aside from Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal being able to make their debuts after six months of twiddling their thumbs on the sidelines, the Catalan club are once again able to dip their toes back into the transfer market. The temptation is to act like kids in a candy shop and 77 new signings this month alre

Jan 7 2016
Manchester United star Memphis Depay and Van Persie bust-up may have cost Netherlands their Euro 2016 qualification
Manchester United star Memphis Depay and Van Persie bust-up may have cost Netherlands their Euro 2016 qualification

Van Persie and Depay having a ‘friendly disagreement’ in trainingEarlier in October, former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie had a training ground bust-up with teammate and United winger Memphis Depay. The reasons behind the row were not revealed and coach Danny Blind referred it to as a normal ‘disagreement’ while training ahead of Netherlands’ Euro qualifier against Kazakhstan. The pair s

Dec 29 2015
6 footballers who are in their team based on reputation more than form
6 footballers who are in their team based on reputation more than form

Building a formidable reputation in football takes time. In a field where superstars are the life and soul of the modern day game, standing out from the crowd is a notorious challenge to achieve, but getting to the top is generally the goal for most driven football stars. Maintaining and adding to that hard-fought status is an equally testing endeavour and it is not one to be ignored lightly. When footballers take their foot off the ga

Dec 13 2015
5 PFA Team of the Year players who struggled the next season
5 PFA Team of the Year players who struggled the next season

Chelsea’s horrendous title defence and the collective drop in performance levels of their star players have attracted a lot of column inches over the past few weeks.  Much of the criticism has been focused on Eden Hazard- last year’s PFA player of the year- who has now gone 25 games without a goal. Hazard also made it to the PFA Team of the Year last season along with 5 other Chelsea players. In this context, we focus on players

Why Liverpool need to be patient with Daniel Sturridge
Why Liverpool need to be patient with Daniel Sturridge

Sturridge is yet to play a game under Jurgen Klopp From European giants to a club struggling to finish in the top four in their domestic league, Liverpool’s fall from grace has been catastrophic. Despite their struggles, one thing the club has always had during the Premier League era is a world class striker. Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez are all some of the best players to have played the game

Nov 30 2015
Transfer News and Rumours of the day: 18 November 2015
Transfer News and Rumours of the day: 18 November 2015

Oscar’s situation at Chelsea is being closely monitored by  Football clubs around the world are keeping a close tab on their respective transfer targets as we fast-approach the opening of January transfer window. The clubs are steadily getting aware of the players who could add more quality to the existing squad.  With the gradual progression of the 2015/16 campaign, the rumours are also coming thick and fast.€‹ Here a

Nov 18 2015
7 worst receptions fans given to returning players by fans
7 worst receptions fans given to returning players by fans

Jerry Seinfeld once mused about the highly temporal nature of professional sport, focusing specifically on the relationship the fans have with individual players. These athletes are, most of the time, not built to last at a particular sporting institution. They know it, and the fans know it. These fans, however, develop attachments with them despite this knowledge, and waste no time in booing their former heroes once the inevitable happens. At

Nov 12 2015
Memphis Depay has been dropped from the Netherlands squad
Memphis Depay has been dropped from the Netherlands squad

Netherlands manager Danny Blind talks about his decision to drop Memphis Depay from the squad Memphis Depay received some criticism from his manager Danny Blind after he was dropped from the Netherlands squad ahead for friendlies against Wales and Germany, according to Mirror. Netherlands who managed to win a bronze medal in the Brazil World Cup were not even able to qualify for the Euro 2016 to be held in France. According to the Ora

Nov 3 2015
10 players who are better on FIFA 16 than in real life
10 players who are better on FIFA 16 than in real life

Let's face it, the FIFA series, especially its latest instalment, will go down in history as one of the greatest, most iconic game franchises of all time. Ever since its inception in 1993, developers EA have constantly strived to outdo themselves with each game and, as a result created, by far, one of the most addictive games known to man. However, what FIFA cannot™ do, despite all its greatness, is predict the form of players during

Nov 2 2015
5 players who should probably retire from international football soon
5 players who should probably retire from international football soon

Representing one’s country on the international stage in any sporting event is a dream for many individuals. Many footballers work hard to realise this dream and some are talented enough to make the dream come true.  However, there comes a time when players have to quit international football for varied reasons. In some cases, it may be because age is catching up with them, in others it is to make way for the younger generation to slo

Oct 20 2015
5 high-profile football teams that failed to qualify for major competitions
5 high-profile football teams that failed to qualify for major competitions

The likes of Robben & RvP couldnt anchor Holland to Euro 2016 In lieu of Netherlands disastrous EURO qualifying campaign, we accumualted a list of teams which failed to qualify for major international tourneys in the past. Argentina | 1970 World Cup The footballing giants from South America were not able to make to Mexico in 1970. The side filled with footballing geniuses could not spark even through the qualifications

Oct 17 2015
Highlights: Netherlands fail to qualify for Euro 2016 after losing 3-2 to 10-man Czech Republic
Highlights: Netherlands fail to qualify for Euro 2016 after losing 3-2 to 10-man Czech Republic

Robin van Persie scored an own goal and a goal on a forgetful night for the Oranje Netherlands have failed to qualify for Euro 2016 after a 2-3 loss to Czech Republic at the Amsterdam Arena on Tuesday night. The Dutch needed a win and other results going in their favour but the loss confirmed a fourth place finish and failure to qualify even through a possible playoff. Turkey beat Iceland 1-0 to confirm third place with 18 points while

Oct 14 2015
Danny Blind plays down reports of bust up involving Robin van Persie and Memphis Depay
Danny Blind plays down reports of bust up involving Robin van Persie and Memphis Depay

Both players played big roles in Netherlands’ 2014 World Cup campaign Holland coach Danny Blind has played down reports of a training ground bust up involving Manchester United midfielder Memphis Depay and ex – Arsenal striker Robin van Persie. Reports in De Telegraaf suggested that the pair were involved in a disagreement during a training session before Holland's 2-1 triumph over Kazakhstan on Saturday. Georginio Wijn

Oct 13 2015
7 pairs of former teammates we wish played together again
7 pairs of former teammates we wish played together again

As much as football fans love to feast their eyes on fine individual play, they also relish the opportunity to see teammates combine to entertain them with brilliant teamwork. Over the course of history, time and again, fans all over have witnessed unforgettable partnerships among pairs of teammates that sometimes make us think they are inseparable: a case of two artists coming together to create a single collaborati

Oct 7 2015
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