Career Watch #4) Luca Gagliano

Luca Gagliano scored and assisted on his full debut against Juventus at the tail end of last season and has been rewarded with… a loan move to Serie C! Judging by online images, it looks like there are worse places to be loaned to than Sardinian side Olbia. It seems a bit extreme though toContinue reading “Career Watch #4) Luca Gagliano”

Serie A Starts Again!

Following on from similar posts featuring players from other leagues, here are three players to watch out for as Serie A (Italy’s not Brazil’s) kicks off once again… Samuel di Carmine – Hellas Verona Di Carmine came into his own post lockdown and having finished the 2019-20 campaign with 8 goals in 22 appearances, willContinue reading “Serie A Starts Again!”

The Premier League Returns!

Following on from similar posts featuring players from other leagues, here are three players to watch out for as the English Premier League kicks off once again… Sam Johnstone – West Bromwich Albion Johnstone is a former England youth international who progressed through the ranks at Manchester United. There were plenty of loan spells includingContinue reading “The Premier League Returns!”

La Liga is Back!

Following on from similar posts featuring players from other leagues, here are three players to watch out for as La Liga kicks off once again… Shinji Okazaki – Huesca Okazaki wasn’t prolific in front of goal when helping Leicester City to a sensational Premier League title but his indefatigable work rate helps tire opposition defendersContinue reading “La Liga is Back!”

Dream Team: My Team for 2020-21

Hi followers Above is my Dream Team for the 2020-21 season. For those of you that aren’t in the know, in Dream Team players accrue points via performances not only in the Premier League but in the FA Cup and League Cup as well as the Europa League and Champions League. I’ve mixed it upContinue reading “Dream Team: My Team for 2020-21”

Boredeaux!

FC Nantes commenced the new season with a woeful 0-0 draw away against 10-man Bordeaux last night. Mehdi Zerkane was harshly sent off on his professional debut for the home club who had inexplicably installed their new manager only eleven days ago. Bordeaux hadn’t even been able to play under their new boss due toContinue reading “Boredeaux!”

Premier League 2020-21 Table Prediction

Hi followers Below is my prediction for how the Premier League table will look at the end of next season: Manchester City Manchester United Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur Chelsea Leeds United Arsenal Southampton Wolverhampton Wanderers Leicester City Newcastle United Burnley Everton Aston Villa Brighton & Hove Albion West Bromwich Albion Fulham West Ham United Sheffield UnitedContinue reading “Premier League 2020-21 Table Prediction”

Soul Sellers!

In England, fans and club directors crave and pay extortionate sums of money for the world’s premier football talent. Should a player move in the opposite direction and transfer to a historical big league (Namely a European one) then that seems to be okay. However, if a player moves to China or the USA forContinue reading “Soul Sellers!”

Susan Gardiner: The Wanderer – The Story of Frank Soo Book Review

The story of Frank Soo needed to be told and credit to Susan Gardiner for doing so. Gardiner clearly researched her subject exhaustively and provides great thoroughness regarding Soo’s career. We’re provided with extreme detail regarding goings on behind the scenes, specifically in relation to transfer dealings as well as plenty of newspaper articles. IContinue reading “Susan Gardiner: The Wanderer – The Story of Frank Soo Book Review”

One to Watch: #10) Runar Runarsson

Just the mention of an Icelandic player is enough to send shivers down the spine of England fans. To their relief however, it’s more likely to be French football fans witnessing Dijon goalkeeper Runar Runarsson in action. The 5-cap Icelander finished the curtailed campaign between the sticks in Ligue 1 but faces serious competition fromContinue reading “One to Watch: #10) Runar Runarsson”