Jonny Ball

A farewell to Il Professore: Josip Iličić leaves Atalanta a legend

After five outstanding years in Bergamo, Josip Iličić has had his contract terminated by mutual consent as he desires a new challenge. After joining the club in 2017, the Slovenian forward has been a standout player in the Italian first division alongside putting in some glistening performances in Europe. The...
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Posted Sep. 7, 2022

What is going wrong at Manchester United?

After another predictable loss and their worst start under new management in Premier League history, the scenario at Britain’s most successful club just seems to be becoming more and more dire as the weeks go on. With Liverpool next week, how bad can the situation get for the Red Devils?...
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Posted Aug. 18, 2022

Is the League Cup worth saving?

With the introduction of five subs across England and a contentious winter world cup, fixture congestion has become one of the most common talking points among football’s elite. Among their complaints has been the numerous cup competitions that exist within England, and with other major footballing nations like France removing...
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Posted Aug. 16, 2022

Has Matthijs de Ligt lived up to his potential?

One of the hottest Centre Back prospects for a generation, Matthijs de Ligt was wanted by all of Europe’s top clubs when he departed Ajax in 2019. Following on from winning the prestigious Golden Boy and captaining Ajax to an iconic Champions League Semi Final run, many believed that he...
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Posted Jul. 26, 2022

Will Darwin Nunez be a success at Liverpool?

The year is 2016, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is asked about the recent acquisition of Paul Pogba by eternal rivals Manchester United. Jurgen responds with his fears that “if you bring one player in for €100m and he gets injured, then it all goes up the chimney”. After the untold...
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Posted Jun. 19, 2022