One to Watch: #9) Helder Costa

Newly promoted Leeds United have signed Portuguese midfielder Helder Costa on a permanent deal from Wolverhampton Wanderers following an encouraging loan spell. £14m is no small sum but aged 26, Costa, who has been capped at various youth levels for Portugal (61 caps!) and scored on his only outing for the full national side, hasContinue reading “One to Watch: #9) Helder Costa”

One to Watch: #7) Marcus Ingvartsen

The latest edition of One to Watch features Denmark’s all-time record goalscorer at under-21 level but aged 24, he remains uncapped at full international level. Farum-born Marcus Ingvartsen struck 30 goals in 74 league appearances for Danish side FC Nordsjaelland. In 2016-17 he even outscored Norwich City’s flying Fin Teemo Pukki to finish as theContinue reading “One to Watch: #7) Marcus Ingvartsen”

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!”

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?”