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Euro 2020 Group F: Who will survive the Group of Death?

Group F is easily the toughest of the six first-round groups at Euro 2020. It features France (the reigning World Cup champions), Germany (four-time...

European Super League threatens to shake up the beautiful game

The Super League is a long-discussed idea for a closed competition that would feature Europe's biggest clubs. Over the years, there have been many...

Cristiano Ronaldo’s time at Juventus could be coming to an end

Observers think CR7 is unhappy at Juventus after seeing the Portuguese forward looking increasingly frustrated in recent weeks. The latest "temper tantrum" took place...

How the sports world reacted to death of Prince Philip

Throughout his life, Philip had his associations with sports — he and the queen apparently met on a tennis court. He was a two-term president...

Top 10 most famous players to move to the Chinese Super League

Ever since the financial explosion in the league in the mid-2010s, the Chinese Super League has become a prime destination for a handful of...

Europe’s most in-form Defensive Forward Jamie Vardy, is apparently having a party!

He can run, he can tackle and he can score. Yo don't see that every day, do you? The English version of Dirk Kuyt...

The Secrets Behind Chelsea’s 2014/15 Premier League Success

Many think that Diego Costa is the main reason for Chelsea's improved campaign last season. But in the end, he only finished as being...

Arsenal’s worst defeats and ties under Arsene Wenger

Arsenal's 1-3 loss at the Emirates last night on the back of recent good form was as much of a shock to the system...

To dive, or not to dive? 10 worst diving footballer GIFs

Diving still seems to be a skill that's much harder to master than football itself. So we've put together a few examples, only to...

The 10 weirdest haircuts in football

Football's long and unfortunate history with hair won't be changing any soon. While anyone may have or not have taken inspiration from these unique hairstyles,...

Why Cristiano Ronaldo will never be on Robinho’s Christmas list

While the number of players CR7 has given a torrid afternoon rivals the number of women he's given slightly more pleasurable evenings, there is one...

Top 10 best football documentaries of all time

Holidays, what better time to watch some great football documentaries. We've set up a list to keep you busy for a while, with the...

The Good, The Bad and The Unplayable: Deconstructing West Ham’s Change in Fortunes This Season

The bubbles blew around the Boleyn Ground as Swansea kicked off their last ever game at the venue, and lingered in the seasonally optimistic air...

How to get into the Champions League with a few million quid: The story of Unirea Urziceni

Contrary to popular belief, taking over a club and transforming it into one capable of reaching the Champions League group stages doesn't necessarily require...

VIDEO: Romanian First League Football Craziest Moments

We wanted to share some of the craziest moments of Romanian First League Football in the typical Raumdeuter fashion, and we couldn't think of...

Half Bielsa, Half Sherwood: Deconstructing Spurs Performance v Everton

Where did Spurs' desire and relatively solid defence come from on Sunday, having largely deserted them this season? While the performances of the enthusiastic Harry...

Who Was Manchester United’s Engine?

Most coaching course teachers use Sir Alex Ferguson's era at Manchester United as an example of an excellent managerial career. You could say it's...

The most influential person in a footballer’s life (not Jorge Mendes)

Agents are often accused of being the driving forces behind controversial transfers that the onlooker can't explain. As we know well, more than a quarter...

Matej Vydra: Udinese’s new Alexis Sanchez?

Most of you will know twenty-two-year-old Udinese attacker Matej Vydra from his first season at Watford two years ago. His speed, off the ball movement...

Chelsea visit Strømsgodset, but not for Martin Ødegaard?

Former Godset manager Ronny Delia was working with such limited resources in 2009 that he promised to strip on the pitch if they stayed...

Why Taylor Swift And Russell Brand Are Right: A Case Against Football Agents

I know you're a bloke and all that but I'm sure you already noticed last week Taylor Swift removed her music from Spotify. Now...

What’s Going On At Watford? – Management Upheaval and Foreign Ownership

The Championship season is now two months old and the contenders for promotion from the famously turbulent division are starting to present themselves. Amongst...

How To Make Money And Influence Football: Betting Syndicate Stories Part 2

We've already discussed Romania a few times, but corruption in the country is so rife that it never fails to produce interesting and innovative...

How To Make Money And Influence Football: Betting Syndicate Stories Part 1

Betting syndicates are ruthless and rich. Very rich. The amount of income they generate through match-fixing is many times greater than that of the...

Martin Ødegaard – Scandinavia’s Newest Superstar

It’s Thursday 17th December 1998. Four months ago a Zinedine Zidane brace in Paris led France to their first-ever World Cup title and in...

Will performance stats replace traditional football scouts?

The statistical revolution has not only been triggered but introduced to all major clubs in European football. Strange or not, most of the companies and...

Michael Owen’s 8 Films

The footballer tweeted that he has only watched 8 films in his life to his 2.97 million followers, after watching his eighth on a...

Iceland’s Golden Generation

Last October, the small yet spectacular island of Iceland came within ninety minutes of World Cup finals football. Only a 2-0 defeat in Zagreb...

Raumdeuter Meaning: Definition, Etymology, Style & History

Thomas, who wears number 13 for the all-conquering Nationalmannschaft akin to his legendary goalscoring namesake Gerd Muller, has played in almost all offensive positions...

The Death of International Football

Has the Champions League made international football pointless? Is the Week of Football a terrible idea? Let's have a look at the bleak future...

Introducing Steaua’s owner, Gigi Becali

Gigi Becali, arguably European football's most sociopathic figure, has been owner of Steaua Bucharest since 2003, and in jail since 2013. He is known as:...

Ever wondered how the football commentators know all those random facts?

After something important happens during a football match, the commentator mentions a key stat which makes you wonder how does he know all this. How...

Will Dele Alli finish the season at MK Dons?

Don’t get me wrong, I loved the Crazy Gang. Peter Fear, Oyvind Leonhardsen, John Scales, the list could go on. But they are doing...

Why most Romanian footballers are having a rough time abroad

There's been many promising Romanian players leaving the country in the last decade, most of them without much luck. But is it down to luck...

The moneyball concept in football, is it possible?

I'm sure many of you out there thought about this after seeing the movie. Some of you might have known about it before, if you...