A Big 2021 Ahead: Eight Players We Believe Will Explode This Year

Think back to the beginning of 2020. Fans were in stadiums, Erling Haaland hadn’t yet played a game at Dortmund, Bruno Fernandes was still in Portugal, Liverpool were completely running away with the Premier League, and you had no idea Tariq Lamptey was THIS good. A lot can change in a year, especially in football. …

Silas Wamangituka: Stuttgart’s Congolese Star

VfB Stuttgart are quickly developing a reputation as one of the most promising sides in Europe. Under the leadership of technical director Sven Mislintat, the German club have a host of exciting young prospects, and 21-year-old Silas Wamangituka may be the best of the lot. Signed from Paris FC for €8m in 2019, Silas helped …

Yves Bissouma – A Scouting Report

After securing their Premier League status in their first season back in the top flight, Brighton signed then 21-year-old Yves Bissouma from Lille for a £15m fee. Viewed as a highly promising, combative, technically adept midfielder, the Malian’s progress since has been tremendous. Encouraging but inconsistent initially, Bissouma has really blossomed under Graham Potter, and …

Dominik Szoboszlai: The first piece of Arsenal’s creative puzzle?

By Max Taylor and Philippe Stengel (Graphics: Greg McNeer) In recent months, Dominik Szoboszlai has announced himself to the world of football with some excellent displays for both club and country. These performances have sparked interest from a number of sides, including Arsenal. This article provides an in-depth analysis of the Hungarian star. In Wenger’s …

Top Bins Predicts: Premier League Gameweek 31+

And just like that, another Premier League gameweek is upon us. We could get used to this. Here are the standings after the first Premier League gameweek back: (To recap, we get four points for predicting the correct winner, ten points for predicting correct score and winner, and zero points for doing neither). TABLECorrect score …

The Premier League Restart Preview

100 days. Just before Sheffield United vs. Aston Villa begins tomorrow afternoon, it will have been over three months since the last kick of a football in a Premier League match. Unlike past years, the long pause in domestic competition is not because of the end of one season and the beginning of another, but …

Top Bins Predicts: Bundesliga Matchday 28 Predictions

And just like that, another round of Bundesliga matches is upon us. After so long without football, it feels somewhat odd to have such a large amount of games in such a short period of time. But we’re not complaining. After storming ahead in the prediction table in Matchday 26, Max did not fare as …

The Maitland-Niles Conundrum: Why His Arsenal Future Rests in His Own Hands

The date is January 18th, 2020. Ainsley Maitland-Niles has just completed yet another mature 90 minutes for Arsenal at right-back, highlighting both his importance to and improvement under Mikel Arteta since his arrival at the helm in December. It was Maitland-Niles’ 5th Premier League start in a row with his new manager on the touchline. …

From The Fans – Aston Villa

Top Bins Talk is excited to announce our new column “From The Fans,” a dialogue between ourselves and the most passionate of supporters from teams around the globe. We ask them a whole host of questions regarding the current state of their side, their favorite memories as a fan, and their hopes for the future …

If Messi and Ronaldo Are The Best… Who’s Third?

In This Week’s Podcast Episode, we decide who we believe is the 3rd best player in world football, assuming Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo make up the top two. To do so, we create a 32 man bracket — and eliminate players until we find our winner…. Links Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1MEhLaGsSwtSpCHTi8uM9j?si=5UvDuLFiTOyybWYRg4Q4VA Apple Podcasts: