Tag Archives: Football features

Dani Alves endured a tricky Copa Libertadores debut at 3,800 metres above sea level as he aims to add to his trophy haul

By | 10th March 2020

TWO months short of his 37th birthday and with a record 40 titles on his CV, Daniel Alves had never played a game in the Copa Libertadores until he got a harsh baptism of fire last Thursday. Last year, after over a decade and a half in Europe, Brazil’s captain went back home and joined […]

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Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko, 15, has shattered goalscoring records at U17 and U19 levels

By | 10th March 2020

IF you think Borussia Dortmund wonderkids Mario Gotze and Christian Pulisic were top drawer, wait till you see the latest kid coming through their ranks. 15-year-old sensation Youssoufa Moukoko is currently the hottest prospect in Germany, shattering Bundesliga goalscoring records at U17 and U19 levels in consecutive seasons. Forget Lewandowski, Moukoko is the real deal […]

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Real reason for ball-boys was to make Chelsea’s 23-stone, 6ft 4ins goalkeeper look even bigger

By | 10th March 2020

NOWADAYS ball-boys in football are commonplace… integral even. Youngsters, often youth team players, are tasked with fetching the ball after it’s left the field of play to keep the game moving smoothly. But, incredibly, ball-boys were NOT even invented to retrieve footballs. To learn the real origin of the humble ball-boy, you need to take […]

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Faustino Anjorin is Chelsea’s teenage midfield star who idolises Frank Lampard and was named after Asprilla

By | 8th March 2020

THE conveyor belt of talent that’s running through Stamford Bridge has unearthed another gem. Faustino Anjorin is a classic midfield powerhouse – who grew up idolising current Blues manager Frank Lampard. And the attacking midfielder is so highly-rated in West London, he is set to make his debut for the Blues in their Carabao Cup […]

How Alan Shearer and Michael Owen went from England pals to bitter rivals after disastrous Newcastle spell

By | 6th March 2020

ALAN SHEARER and Michael Owen were an England strike-force that breathed fear into the opposition. Built upon a budding friendship, their play was often telepathic as target-man Shearer offered a buffer for the live-wire Owen to pick up the pieces. But today, the pair don’t see eye-to-eye – as has been highlighted by their Twitter […]

Hashtag United: The non-league club’s remarkable rise means they’re now getting more views online than Spurs

By | 6th March 2020

FORGET Man City’s rivalry with Man United, Hashtag United are on their way to becoming Tottenham’s noisy neighbours. Initially set up as a team that lived and breathed on YouTube by vlogger Spencer Owen, they entered the ninth tier of the football pyramid this season. Playing out of Coles Park Stadium, just a stones throwaway […]

Man Utd wonderkid Shola Shoretire has been likened to Jay-Jay Okocha and played for the Under-19 team aged just 14

By | 6th March 2020

IF you’re good enough, they’re willing to throw you in at the deep end. And with exciting forward Shola Shoretire, Manchester United are hedging their bets that they’ve unearthed the next big thing. This week it was revealed that Shoretire, who only turned 16 last month, had already signed schoolboy terms, as well as a […]

The sad demise of Ronaldinho, from Barcelona’s darling of Camp Nou to £4m debt, house seizure, and passport fraud

By | 5th March 2020

RONALDINHO was one of football’s modern day geniuses. The Brazilian forward, still only 39, won two Fifa World Player of the Year Awards, as well as a Ballon d’Or at the peak of his powers. His flawless technique, tricks, feints and no-look passes graced the Nou Camp in the five years he starred at Barcelona. […]

Alphonso Davies was born in a refugee camp, fled to Canada and helped Bayern Munich destroy Chelsea in Champions League

By | 26th February 2020

FROM A refugee camp to the Champions League – Alphonso Davies has one incredible story to tell. The 17-year-old Canadian winger joined Bayern Munich for £17million last year from Vancouver Whitecaps, the biggest fee ever paid for an MLS player. And he showed it was money well spent as he starred for Bayern Munich in […]

Premier League transfers will soon be done via Bitcoin but experts warn it is a dangerous and unregulated

By | 25th February 2020

BITCOIN will be used to sign a Premier League player in the near future. That is the prediction from a major global investment platform involved in football. However, experts are warning that if it’s not careful the English game could be entering a dangerous and unregulated world – and it could suffer the consequences if […]