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UEFA Champions League 2015 - Group stage predictions
UEFA Champions League 2015 - Group stage predictions

Merely a few fixtures into the domestic footballing calendar and already we’ve been treated to a feast of surprises from the best divisions across the continent. Some teams have ignited their respective campaigns with blockbuster starts, while others have stalled in their attempts to burst out of the blocks. The EPL especially has captured our imagination with an interesting start to the script, but football fans everywhere still no doubt

Aug 28 2015
Champions League fixtures: PSV Eindhoven host Manchester United on opening day
Champions League fixtures: PSV Eindhoven host Manchester United on opening day

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta returned the Champions League trophy as the competition restarts One of the things that sets the UEFA Champions League apart from the rest is its tendency to throw up clashes that will keep you at the edge of your seat. Sometimes they’re the ones between the minnows taking part in the competition but more often the focus is firmly on the big boys and this time the UCL group stage draw has not disappoint

Aug 28 2015
Transfer rumours for 27 August, 2015
Transfer rumours for 27 August, 2015

With the transfer window shutting down on September 1, all the teams across Europe are busy completing their squads for the start of the 2015-2016 season. Some of the transfer sagas are never ending such as the potential transfer of Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea from Manchester United to Real Madrid while other big name transfers have been completed in double quick time such as Mateo Kovacic’s move to Real Madrid from Inter Milan.

Aug 27 2015
Champions League group stage draw: Barcelona, Chelsea get easy starts
Champions League group stage draw: Barcelona, Chelsea get easy starts

UEFA Champions League group stage draw While every country’s league title is a big prize, the Champions League is the Holy Grail. And the draw for the 2015-16 edition of the tournament did not disappoint, as it has thrown up a slew of intriguing contests. Group D appears the toughest on paper with Juventus, Manchester City, Sevilla, and Borussia Monchengladbach being pitted against each other. The Citizens simply do not seem to

Aug 27 2015
Pots and seedings for 2015/16 Champions League Group Stage draw confirmed
Pots and seedings for 2015/16 Champions League Group Stage draw confirmed

The Champions League draw will be held on Thursday, 27 August at 21:15 IST With the UEFA Champions League playoffs to decide the final 32 teams now complete, all that is left is the draw for the Group stage matches. The new format in the 2015/16 season will see seven league champions and the defending champions in Pot 1. And the final seedings and pots were confirmed by UEFA ahead of the draw which will be held today (27 August). Of the 32

El Clasico date pushed back as La Liga announce fixture changes
El Clasico date pushed back as La Liga announce fixture changes

The El Clasico fixtures will take place on November 22 and April 10 respectively Spain’s Superior Sports Council (CSD) has approved changes to the 2015/16 season schedule, including the two El Clasico’s and the Copa Del Rey, ESPN reports. The changes were made after the CSD approved recommendations from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to move a few matches. The tentative La Liga calendar for the 2015-16 season

Aug 21 2015
Manchester United eye Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann after Pedro snub
Manchester United eye Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann after Pedro snub

Antoine Griezmann scored 25 goals across all competitions for Atletico Madrid in the 2014/15 season Manchester United look set to launch a bid for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, according to The Telegraph. As per the report, United manager Louis van Gaal has lined up the French international as replacement for Pedro whose signing was confirmed by Premier League champions Chelsea yesterday, having been linked with the Reds for mo

Aug 21 2015
10 things to look forward to in the 2015/16 La Liga season
10 things to look forward to in the 2015/16 La Liga season

Barcelona colours decorated the La Liga trophy in 2015 Excitement and drama are never far from the eye in La Liga, and the 2015/16 campaign certainly promises to be no different. Although too much of a good thing is, apparently, bad for you, the general consensus is that the domestic scene in Spain is something nobody can get enough of. Once more, the crown is set to be contested by the superpowers of Barcelona and Real Madrid bu

Aug 19 2015
The La Liga top scorers - Who leads the all-time list, and who's on top among current players?
The La Liga top scorers - Who leads the all-time list, and who's on top among current players?

The La Liga is Europe’s strongest league over the past five seasons as per UEFA’s league coefficient rankings The Spanish La Liga of Liga BBVA is the most technically skillful league in the world, boasting some of the best players who have played the game. As per UEFA’s league coefficient rankings, the La Liga is the strongest league in Europe over the past five years. It’s no surprise, then, that the league has host

Aug 18 2015
Rumour: Manchester United plotting bids for Nicolas Otamendi and Lucas Biglia
Rumour: Manchester United plotting bids for Nicolas Otamendi and Lucas Biglia

United are reportedly weighing up a bid of £35 million for Otamendi Manchester United are reportedly preparing a fresh bid for Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi and Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia, according to The Metro. The report further states that the 13-time Premier League champions will step up their pursuit of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak. With United missing out on Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, they have tu

Aug 10 2015
Report: Atletico Madrid rejected £25 million bid from Manchester United for goalkeeper Jan Oblak
Report: Atletico Madrid rejected £25 million bid from Manchester United for goalkeeper Jan Oblak

Jan Oblak made 22 appearances for Atletico Madrid last season Manchester United are interested in signing goalkeeper Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid as a replacement for David de Gea, according to Spanish Daily newspaper Marca. Atletico Madrid have rejected the £25 million bid for the young keeper, who is the club’s first choice keeper after making 22 appearances for them in the previous season. It is rep

Aug 9 2015
5 new potential 2015/16 title challengers in Europe's top leagues
5 new potential 2015/16 title challengers in Europe's top leagues

The new football season brings new hope for clubs across Europe, but in the continent’s top five leagues each country’s respective champions can often be predictable. England has the potential for the most competitive title race, with Manchester United, Arsenal, and Manchester City all in the running for a shot at Chelsea’s crown. In Spain it’s the usual two - Barcelona and Real Madrid, and in France (PSG), Germany (Bayern

Aug 9 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
5 players who need to prove themselves before Euro 2016
5 players who need to prove themselves before Euro 2016

Life in international football can be tough. You can spend 2 years qualifying for a tournament and all of a sudden you either drop out of form or an injury leaves you watching the tournament from home wondering what on earth happened?  Players need to consistently perform for their clubs to make a bid for starting positions with their national teams. Most national squads often have more than 2-3 players competing for all positions

Aug 7 2015