After The Ninety

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Ronaldo 1-0 Neymar

The Champions League just is Cristiano Ronaldo’s competition. 100 Champions League goals for Real Madrid, plus another 16 for Manchester United. Ronaldo’s record breaking goals were not the most technically impressive, rather an indication of his natural goalscoring instincts. A penalty and a lucky bounce off his knee helped Real Madrid defeat PSG 3-1 at […]

Federico Chiesa Leads Fiorentina’s New Generation

Failure to qualify to this year’s World Cup in Russia, the Italian Football Federation was a mess. The sacking of Gian Piero Ventura was inevitable and more than welcomed by all Italians. Problems behind the scenes were mounting but the problems on the pitch were obvious. A lack of creativity and an ageing squad meant […]

Manchester United Collapse at Wembley

THFC 2-0 MUFC – Manchester United’s worst performance of the season, maybe under José Mourinho, will lead to an inquest that may not provide many answers. Eleven seconds was all it took for Christian Eriksen to give Spurs the lead at Wembley. Straight from kick off, a long ball wasn’t defended with Ashley Young, Phil […]

Coutinho Signing Signals New Era at Barcelona

Football’s worst kept secret finally became official. Philippe Coutinho completed his move to Barcelona from Liverpool to become the Catalan’s most expensive ever singing. Depending on which paper you read the fee is anywhere between €140-€150 million (plus add-ons). Liverpool did everything they could to hold on to their star player, even asking Barcelona to […]