The 2017-18 campaign has been ongoing for months for some of Europe’s top-flights, meaning the race for the European Golden Shoe has already started.
While Cork City’s Sean Maguire and Albert Prosa of Estonian side FCI Thallinn are currently leading the pack with 20 and 19 goals respectively, they are unlikely to remain there for long as the continent’s big-guns prepare for their big kick-off. Read the rest of this entry
The Portuguese has not played in pre-season thus far, but could feature against his former club, though he only returned to training last weekend.
Ronaldo’s summer has been overshadowed by a trial in Spain, after allegations of tax evasion. Read the rest of this entry
It all started with a brilliant Brazilian and a transfer involving Paris Saint-Germain. Joan Laporta won the elections to take over as Barcelona president in 2003 and brought in Ronaldinho to spearhead an ambitious sporting project on the pitch. Today, rocked by the acrimonious departure of another Brazilian, Neymar, to PSG, the Catalan club is far removed from the one he left when his mandate ended in 2010. Read the rest of this entry
Brute strength, powerful running and unrivalled work ethic, Sead Kolasinac has immediately taken to life at Arsenal with consummate ease. The 23-year-old scored an equaliser in the Community Shield match against Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday to announce himself to those who didn’t know him previously. Read the rest of this entry
The Real Madrid star has been accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7 million (£13m/$16.4m) in earnings from image rights. Like Lionel Messi before him, the 32-year-old could face a prison sentence and heavy fines if found guilty, though he strongly denies the charges. Read the rest of this entry
We take a look back through the archives to put together the worst XI in the history of the Premier League… Read the rest of this entry
He was always the smallest player on the pitch. Lacking in stature and strength, he was not one for a physical battle. But with the ball at his feet, Leandro Depetris soon made it clear to anyone watching that he was not only a good player, but one destined for greatness.
Or so it seemed. Blessed with a wonderful left foot, the youngster would often beat three or four players at will. That was his game – and it all came so naturally on the pitch at the age of 10, 11 and 12. Read the rest of this entry