Mitchell Ryan

Juventus: Where do they go from here?

As correctly predicted by yours truly, Juventus were felled by the hands of Porto in the Champions League round of 16. It was yet another disappointment and another setback in what has been a dismal season by Juventus’ lofty standards. They not only exited the Champions League once more, but...
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Posted Mar. 24, 2021

Should England be the sole host of the Euros?

Euro 2020 has already been delayed to the summer of 2021; there were fears that the competition could be delayed further or called off altogether due to the ongoing pandemic, but a solution may have been found. The European Championships were meant to celebrate their 60th anniversary by being held...
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Posted Mar. 10, 2021

Reaction: referee Darren Drysdale locks heads with Ipswich star

Referee Darren Drysdale butted heads, quite literally, with Ipswich midfielder Alan Judge whilst officiating Ipswich and Northampton’s 0-0 draw in League One on 16 February. The FA charged the referee with improper conduct and was replaced for Southend’s clash with Bolton that weekend. Clashes between players have always been commonplace...
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Posted Mar. 4, 2021

Phil Foden: how good is he?

For the first time since 2003, Manchester City won a game of football at Anfield. Following a few blunders from Alisson, City were essentially gifted a 4-1 win to put them ten points clear of their opponents, and defending champions of England, Liverpool. They now sit five points clear of...
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Posted Feb. 20, 2021

Leaked: what does Lionel Messi’s contract mean for Barcelona?

As per a leak from Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Lionel Messi’s four-year contract with Barcelona is worth over €555 million (£486 million); it expires on 30 June 2021. This means the Argentine has been receiving up to £123 million per season since signing the deal. The leaking of this information...
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Posted Feb. 13, 2021

Listed: top ten performers in the Premier League 2020/21

It’s been a rollercoaster ride of a season in the Premier League. Some clubs have fallen while others have reached new heights. The same can be said of players, so I’m going to take a look at those who, in my opinion, have been the top ten performers in the...
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Posted Feb. 10, 2021

FIFA makes the case against a European Super League

One of the many and varied impacts of Covid-19 is that it has brought the discussion of a possible European Super League back to the table. Top clubs in Europe’s top five leagues, including Liverpool and Manchester United, have been considering the idea of a league containing only the biggest...
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Posted Feb. 3, 2021

A mid-season review of the German and French title races

At the time of writing, we have just passed the halfway point of this ridiculous season of football. In the Premier League alone, there have been goals galore, upsets, miraculous performances, and drastic drop-offs from all teams in England’s top division.  United are fighting for the title for the first...
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Posted Jan. 28, 2021

A mid-season review of the Italian and Spanish title races

At the time of writing, we have just passed the halfway point of this ridiculous season of football. In the Premier League alone, there have been goals galore, upsets, miraculous performances and drastic drop offs from all teams in England’s top division. Manchester United are fighting for the title for...
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Posted Jan. 27, 2021