One to Watch: #1) Victor Mollejo

Welcome to the first post in what I intend to be a regular series highlighting lesser known upcoming talent to keep an eye out for. This series will primarily focus on youth prospects but that’s not to say some more experienced pros (Possible late bloomers) won’t feature from time to time. I can only apologiseContinue reading “One to Watch: #1) Victor Mollejo”

Remembering Roberto… but not Forgetting Giuseppe!

The lasting image of the 1994 World Cup in USA is that of a forlorn Roberto Baggio having just blazed his penalty high over the bar in Pasadena to hand Brazil their fourth world crown. That it’s the tragic failure of Baggio that is remembered above the goal scoring exploits of Brazil’s Romario and BebetoContinue reading “Remembering Roberto… but not Forgetting Giuseppe!”

Chirivella a Canary?

Liverpool midfielder Pedro Chirivella looks set to sign for FC Nantes on a three-year-contract in what would be a fantastic coup for Les Canaris. Chirivella, who spent nearly a decade in hometown Valencia‚Äôs youth set-up winning 15 Spain under-17 caps for good measure, would add significant quality to an at best mediocre Nantes team. ChirivellaContinue reading “Chirivella a Canary?”

Bundesliga is Back!

One week today the Bundesliga will be back. If Belarus hasn’t been sufficient for your European football fix then the Bundesliga should quench your thirst. The big names will be there, the likes of Jadon Sancho, Serge Gnabry and Brit Erling Haaland but here Left Back Footy takes a look at some alternative players toContinue reading “Bundesliga is Back!”

Ravel Morrison – Your Time is Now!

Ravel Morrison has a history of failing to deliver on the pitch. In fact, he has a history of failing to get on the pitch. He has however scored three goals in each of the Premier League and Liga MX so must possess some of the quality that so many would have us believe. Ex-teammatesContinue reading “Ravel Morrison – Your Time is Now!”

World Cup History – Modern Monopoly!

At the first ever World Cup in Uruguay in 1930 thirteen teams participated, seven from South America, four from Europe and two from North America. At the 2026 World Cup, nearly a century since the first World Cup footballers graced the field, little has changed in regards to the monopoly of allocated places that football’sContinue reading “World Cup History – Modern Monopoly!”

Taking to the Field

Welcome to Left Back Footy. After a few years scripting and sharing my thoughts on the game of cricket @ http://www.sillypointcricket.com it’s time to talk football… So what can you expect to discover at Left Back Arena. Articles currently in training and knocking the manager’s door down for a debut soon will showcase skills suchContinue reading “Taking to the Field”