Aston Villa: From Relegation to Adoration

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In the 2019/20 season, Aston Villa avoided relegation by a single point. If that was not already dramatic enough, this single point can be chalked up to be being the beneficiaries of a Hawkeye error against Sheffield United. In the 2020/21 season, Aston Villa find themselves with different concerns than relegation. With a promising squad, […] READ MORE


Mauricio Pochettino and the Definition of Success

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Top of the league and a trophy now under his belt – life at Paris Saint-Germain has started well for Mauricio Pochettino. So well, in fact, that he’s already rebutted a common criticism levelled at him: his lack of silverware. This poses two interesting questions. How high can PSG fly under Pochettino, and is the […] READ MORE



Mesut Özil: A Modern Icon of the Emirates Era

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Since joining Arsenal in September 2013, Mesut Özil has staked his claim as one of, if not the very best, players of the Emirates era. Despite having been met with criticism from some quarters in the media on work rate and big-match influence, history will likely side with Özil when the dust settles. Mesut Özil […] READ MORE