The Modern-Day Example: Sergio Ramos, El Capitán

The past two seasons have been defined by Liverpool’s dominance, as they won the Champions League in 2019 and were on course to win the Premier League by a landslide this year. Their hegemony has resulted in world admiration for Dutch center-half Virgil Van Dijk, who has seemingly racked up all possible personal accolades for […]

Deschamps’ Reign: What Does the Future of French Football Look Like?

National team managers don’t have an easy job. They train their squads every few months, and are judged on a very small sample of games. Despite having just won the World Cup in 2018, Didier Deschamps may be under the most scrutiny of all. The World Cup-winning side has repeatedly been attacked in the media […]

From Russia with Love: Alexsandr Golovin, The Next Russian Premier League Star?

In 2018, Russia hosted a memorable World Cup, partly because the host nation made an admirable run to the quarter-final. They lost to eventual runners-up Croatia on penalties, and made their fans fall back in love with the sport in the process. When you take a look at that 2018 squad, there aren’t many promising […]

Premier League 19/20 Season Predictions

After a seemingly endless offseason (not for some players), finally it is time to welcome back what we’ve all been waiting for. With the transfer window slamming shut, we can settle in and enjoy a 38-week season uninterrupted by pesky winter breaks (sorry, Jurgen). Storylines abound, we can expect another exciting (and now VAR filled) […]