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Stats: Spanish clubs most dominant in UEFA Champions League era
Stats: Spanish clubs most dominant in UEFA Champions League era

Barcelona won their 5th Champions League title in 2015 The Champions League action is back on the football timeline with all the 8 groups confirmed after the group stage draw took place in Monaco on Thursday. Reigning champions Barcelona and the returning three-time European winners Manchester United were handed favourable draws in the competition. The Blaugranas plan to become the first team to win the prestigious tournament in two c

Aug 28 2015
Balotelli blames Brendan Rodgers' tactics for his poor form
Balotelli blames Brendan Rodgers' tactics for his poor form

Mario Balotelli blames Rodgers’ tactics for his poor form The 25-year-old Italian striker Mario Balotelli, has made a return to AC Milan on a season-long loan. Balotelli signed for Liverpool in 2014 and has failed to impress the Kopites. He blames the Reds’ boss Brendan Rodgers for his poor form, as reported by ESPN FC. Balotelli made 28 appearances for Liverpool and managed to score just four goals in his first seaso

Aug 28 2015
Mario Balotelli set for Italian air force style treatment in AC Milan
Mario Balotelli set for Italian air force style treatment in AC Milan

Mario Balotelli set for Italian air force style behaviour clause in Milan contract The Italian striker, Mario Balotelli has often made newspaper headlines for all the wrong reasons. The most notable incident being his time with Manchester City when he set fire to his house after letting off fireworks in the bathroom and luckily escaped unhurt. AC Milan is keen to revive Balotelli’s career by re-signi

Aug 26 2015
AC Milan sign Mario Balotelli on a season-long loan from Liverpool
AC Milan sign Mario Balotelli on a season-long loan from Liverpool

50 percent of Balotelli’s £80,000 wages will be paid by Liverpool AC Milan have officially announced the signing of Mario Balotelli on a season-long loan from Liverpool, according to BBC. The 25-year-old Italian striker will return to the San Siro after departing from the club for Anfield costing the Reds £16 million in 2014 and has reportedly agreed to take a pay-cut to his current wages, with the Mers

Aug 25 2015
Rating the performance of 10 club legends who switched teams
Rating the performance of 10 club legends who switched teams

Attaining the status of a club legend is a daunting task. Any player who achieves this has to stay with a particular club for a significant period of time and also has to perform on a level that matches the expectations of fans. For this reason, it becomes even more difficult to be a club legend at some of the best clubs across Europe because of the immense pressure to perform at the very highest level. However despite this, many notable players

Top 5 transfers in the modern era that failed to click
Top 5 transfers in the modern era that failed to click

When Angel di Maria left Manchester United for Paris Saint-Germain a fortnight ago, United fans were angered and took to social media to express their disappointment about how the transfer affected the club, its fans and also the famous number 7 jersey. It was a transfer that many thought will bring laurels back to United. But it wasn't meant to be. In recent times, we have seen many deals that didn’t meet the initial expectations of t

Aug 21 2015
10 most popular comparisons in modern football
10 most popular comparisons in modern football

“Beatles or Pink Floyd?”. “Seinfeld or Friends?”. “The Godfather or Goodfellas?”. “Sachin Tendulkar or Don Bradman?”. “Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal?”. And of course, “Pele or Maradona?”. The list of this versus that could go on and on and on, right from teabags to fighter jets. I mean, what is popular culture, or indeed, life in itself, without knowing who’s bette

Aug 14 2015
AC Milan's Andrea Bertolacci - Giacomo Bonaventura conundrum
AC Milan's Andrea Bertolacci - Giacomo Bonaventura conundrum

Andrea Bertolacci’s €20m price tag makes him an automatic starter. But, where does Sinisa Mihajlovic play him? Logic rarely prevails at AC Milan, when the management seeks to reinforce the squad. Players are purchased prior to understanding the squad requirements. Let’s take Giacomo Bonaventura, for instance. The former Atalanta midfielder was signed after Milan failed to secure Jonathan Biabiany. Bonaventura, primarily, i

Aug 12 2015
Footballers who have won the most trophies in club football
Footballers who have won the most trophies in club football

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta have now won 25 trophies in club football – tied with Xavi When FC Barcelona beat Sevilla 5-4 to win the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday night, the Catalan club won its fourth trophy of the year – on course for a sextuple last won under Pep Guardiola in 2009. In doing so, both Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta joined Xavi as the most decorated players in Spanish football.  The Supe

Aug 12 2015
5 midfielders who were never replaced by their clubs
5 midfielders who were never replaced by their clubs

When a world class player leaves a club it is obviously a big loss for the club, but they are also left with a herculean task of replacing the player. And more often than not, most clubs fail to replace such high profile players in just one transfer window.  The process might take several years and in some instances it is never done. Take for example the impact the departures of Gareth Bale from Tottenham and Luis Suarez from Liverpool had

Aug 12 2015
2015 summer transfer window: Ins & Outs
2015 summer transfer window: Ins & Outs

The Red Devils confirmed the signings of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Matteo Darmian Premier League transfer spending has increased practically every season with more money being pumped into the league through sponsors, TV deals and partnerships. Teams have access to bigger coffers of money which makes for higher spending in hopes of raising the level of quality of their team. The spending this year by EPL teams in

Aug 8 2015
10 most expensive footballers based on cumulative transfer spending
10 most expensive footballers based on cumulative transfer spending

With Argentinian international Angel di Maria officially completing his £44-million move from Manchester United to Paris Saint-Germain, he became the world’s most expensive footballer in terms of money spent by various clubs to secure his services. The cumulative transfer amount spent on Di Maria by Benfica, Real Madrid, United and now PSG comes up to £132.7m which trumps any other footballer on the planet. The top 10 lis

Aug 6 2015
Sporting Lisbon withdraws from deal to sign Kevin-Prince Boateng
Sporting Lisbon withdraws from deal to sign Kevin-Prince Boateng

Kevin Prince-Boateng Lisbon, Aug 6  Sporting Lisbon has withdrawn from the deal to sign Ghanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng at the last minute over a disagreement about the distribution of the player's image rights. The Portuguese club explained its decision through social networking sites on Wednesday, while it also wished the Ghanaian international its best wishes on a professional and personal level, reports Efe. Sporti

Aug 6 2015
11 Superstar footballers who later played for obscure teams
11 Superstar footballers who later played for obscure teams

It is that time of the year again, almost. The time when our favourite stars hit the turf and the European season well and truly kicks off. As the giants of the continent as well as the minnows do battle over the coming months, the onus is on the superstars of the game to provide us with gripping narratives and compelling entertainment. And needless to say, the new signings will face more scrutiny than ever – after all, the pressure t

Aug 6 2015