The Intriguing Acquisitions of Internazionale

As published on Football Italia This summer has been witness to some of the most interesting transfer developments in the history of the game. In England, 12 out of 20 Premier League clubs have broken their club transfer records, from Manchester United to Burnley. On the continent, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG and Juventus have continued to pick pocket their domestic rivals to maintain … Continue reading The Intriguing Acquisitions of Internazionale

The Ignorant Fan’s Premier League Predictions

As featured on the Huffington Post One of the Ignorant Fan’s many musings Football is back! It’s finally back! As such, its time to dive into some predictions that will be completely forgotten after the first set of results prove them to be completely meaningless. Unless they are somehow accurate at the end of the season, in which case I will be retiring from football … Continue reading The Ignorant Fan’s Premier League Predictions

How Kante’s Departure Could Sink Leicester City

As featured on the Huffington Post We’ve all heard every version and aspect of Leicester’s fairytale by now. How Nigel Pearson dragged them back from the brink. How Ranieri pushed them beyond all limits. How Mahrez took them to the next level. How Leicester are going to fail next season because no one can do it twice. How Leicester are going to retain their title … Continue reading How Kante’s Departure Could Sink Leicester City

Sebastian Giovinco and the Conundrum of the Backwater League

In August 2015, Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo were called up to the Italian national team for their Euro 2016 qualifiers against Malta and Bulgaria the following month. They were set to become Italy’s first representatives from the MLS in North America. While Giovinco was subsequently injured and only Pirlo could play, the forward was finally granted his bow against Azerbaijan and Norway in November. … Continue reading Sebastian Giovinco and the Conundrum of the Backwater League

Manchester United’s Odd Man Out

When Mourinho came to town in May, Manchester United had just won the FA Cup courtesy of Jesse Lingard. As possibly the least talented of a crop of youngsters that were given sustained opportunities during Louis Van Gaal’s last few months, his contribution was supposed to be forgotten to time. Theoretically, Lingard is in the worst possible situation, considering Jose Mourinho’s track record with youth. … Continue reading Manchester United’s Odd Man Out

The Unmistakable Genius of Pep Guardiola

As featured on the Huffington Post One of the Ignorant Fan’s many musings. Pep Guardiola is truly the genius the Premier League has been missing. But we’ve known that for a while, haven’t we? He first came to prominence as the little known manager who managed to change the landscape of the Champions League in 2009. Before him, it was practically an all-English affair. After all, … Continue reading The Unmistakable Genius of Pep Guardiola

The Future of Football

When Manchester United’s friendly against their city rivals in Beijing was cancelled last month, the critics claimed that it was karma for placing their off-field branding over their on-field training. Never mind that these international pre-season tours are so saturated that even Leicester City are participating in them, this one isolated incident clearly proved that global expansion was hurting English clubs. Whether you agree with … Continue reading The Future of Football