Stories By Gareth McKnight
Bayern Munich/ 7 years ago
Mats Hummels and a saddening continuation of Dortmund stars destined for Munich
[dropcap]B[/dropcap]orussia Dortmund appear to be the victims of their own success, with the Ruhr Valley outfit continuing to excel – but...
The deterioration of Víctor Valdés: From Barcelona hero to Manchester United outcast
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen thinking back and recalling Pep Guardiola’s legendary Barcelona side of 2008-2012, star names are obviously commonplace. From arguably the best...
Uncategorized/ 7 years ago
The new-look West Ham, progressive widemen and the need for three at the back
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter a progressive campaign under Slaven Bilić and the promise of a bright immediate future, it is an exciting time to...
Barcelona’s Plan B – what to do when Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez misfire
[dropcap]A[/dropcap] couple of weeks ago, there seemed to be a grim inevitability about Barcelona claiming an historic treble for the second...
Arsenal/ 7 years ago
Transfer market perils, continuity and Wenger’s reasons not to buy Arsenal a striker
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he number of column inches dedicated to football players potentially changing clubs depends on the publication you read, but there is...
France/ 7 years ago
France’s Euro 2016 attack and why they need Karim Benzema
[dropcap]G[/dropcap]oing into the Euro 2016 tournament in France this summer, the hosts look to be in an enviable position to potentially...
Real Betis/ 7 years ago
Leandro Damião – From Tottenham and Napoli to Real Betis
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here was a time not so long ago that the name Leandro Damião was a household name in European football, despite...
Liverpool/ 7 years ago
Kasper Schmeichel and living up to his Manchester United legend father
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith Leicester City within seven games of a momentous Premier League title victory, a host of Foxes players are being hailed...
France/ 7 years ago
Hatem Ben Arfa, the up side of being a troubled genius and Euro 2016
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t times, the most creative, gifted and mercurial footballers can come with a considerable amount of baggage. Some won’t work back...
Pep Guardiola and a growing track record of moving players to new positions
[dropcap]M[/dropcap]odern-day football has become analysed and studied to such a fine degree that even the armchair fan is passing him or...