Simon the Fans’ Favourite!

Moses Simon has been recognised by FC Nantes fans by being awarded the Player of the Season award for the 2019-20 campaign. Simon said “I dedicate this moment to by beloved wife…”. The Nigerian born Levante loanee contributed 8 goals and 5 assists in 28 appearances across league and cup competitions before Ligue 1 reachedContinue reading “Simon the Fans’ Favourite!”

One to Watch: #5) Ronaldo Vieira

With a name like Ronaldo Vieira you kind of have to make an impression. 21-year-old Guinea Bissau born Vieira did just that during his time at Leeds United so it was a surprise to many when the Elland Road club let him leave Yorkshire and join Serie A side Sampdoria. Well, if they were goodContinue reading “One to Watch: #5) Ronaldo Vieira”

One to Watch: #4) Ayoze Perez

Ayoze Perez is unlikely to be an unfamiliar name to avid football followers. The Tenerife born Spaniard appeared 179 times for Newcastle United in the Premier League before joining Leicester City last summer. Perez is easily dismissed as a decent player but a striker who doesn’t quite score enough goals. To do so though isContinue reading “One to Watch: #4) Ayoze Perez”

A Tale of Two Scuffed Kicks!

At Euro ‘96, France midfielder Reynald Pedros missed a penalty. It was a moment that would completely alter the trajectory of his career. He had progressed through the ranks at FC Nantes and made it into the national team. Following his penalty miss however, he would wear the French shirt on only a few moreContinue reading “A Tale of Two Scuffed Kicks!”

World Football’s Dark Horses?

Canada’s footballers have only ever graced the World Cup on one occasion. That was back in 1986 in Mexico when they failed to score or register a point. They by no means disgraced themselves however, narrowly losing 1-0 to France in their opening game before suffering 2-0 defeats against both Hungary and Soviet Union. FortyContinue reading “World Football’s Dark Horses?”

One to Watch: #3) Jorge Mere

The first two One to Watch posts have exclusively featured Spanish based players. This time however we’re going to Germany… to feature a Spaniard! 23-year-old centre-back Jorge Mere plays for FC Koln having transferred from Sporting Gijon for a chunky €9 million in 2017. Prior to linking up with Gijon, Mere had progressed through theContinue reading “One to Watch: #3) Jorge Mere”

Bamford’s Burning Ambition!

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has come in for some criticism today after suggesting that he would like to remain at the club for “… the next five years…”. Admittedly five years is a long time in football but you’d like to think that the Elland Road faithful would welcome some commitment and loyalty fromContinue reading “Bamford’s Burning Ambition!”

One to Watch: #2) Moussa Wague

In the second ever One to Watch, we take a look at a 21-year-old right back on the books of the mighty Barcelona with eighteen international caps already to his name. Moussa Wague gained experience by clocking up 23 first team appearances at Belgian side Eupen before a €5 million move to Spain. Having gotContinue reading “One to Watch: #2) Moussa Wague”

Young Gun!

Eredivisie outfit Ado Den Haag, the team saved from possible relegation by a combination of Alan Pardew and Coronavirus, have signed Emilio Estevez… no not that one! Emilio Estevez Tsai is a 21-year-old Canadian born Chinese Taipei international midfielder. He’s joined the Dutch side from Ontario based Canadian club York 9. I can’t actually sourceContinue reading “Young Gun!”

Euro 2021?

What was Euro 2020 has been rescheduled for next summer but there must be serious doubts as to whether or not the competition will take place at all. In a novel approach the tournament is due to be held in twelve cities across Europe. Immediately that rings alarm bells and if the competition is likelyContinue reading “Euro 2021?”