The Lionel Messi Barcelona Dilemma

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A fascinating soap opera is looming on the horizon. Scheduled to be released this summer, this must-see TV involves a player who has been the icon, hero and saviour of his team since his debut. That came on October 16, 2004, at the tender age of 17 years, three months and 22 days old. The […] READ MORE



Mesut Özil: An Arsenal Career of Two Halves – Part Two

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To read Part One of this article, click here. Mesut Özil: An Arsenal Career of Two Halves The Second Half In our time of plague (or at least pandemic), it can be easy to forget what life was like at the start of 2020, let alone at the start of 2018, when Arsenal faced the […] READ MORE


Mesut Özil: An Arsenal Career of Two Halves – Part One

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The Premier League returns this weekend, but of course, Mesut Özil will not. Having been left out of both Arsenal’s Premier League squad and Europa League squad, Özil is not eligible to play for Arsenal again until January at the absolute earliest, but by then he will be able to speak to foreign clubs about […] READ MORE






Manchester United: Coaching at the Heart of Defensive Woes

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Manchester United served up a disastrous defensive performance in their 6-1 mauling by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. What’s more, it was all so entirely predictable. In the club’s previous Premier League encounter, Brighton & Hove Albion hit the woodwork no fewer than five times as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side gave up chance after chance. Adding […] READ MORE