Category - Quick Reads

Kemar Roofe: Marcelo Bielsa’s Line Leader

When a forward is given the brand of ‘line leader’, the usual assumption is that they’re some kind of target man. They dominate aerially, hold the ball...

Arjen Robben: The Flying Dutchman on the Wing

When Arjen Robben announced that the current season would be his last with Bayern Munich, it suggested an appropriate time to evaluate the career of the Dutch...

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – The Palace Prince

Crystal Palace have long been associated with a rich, proud history of developing talented youngsters through their esteemed academy. Names such as Victor...

Life After Football – What Will They Do?

The life of a professional footballer is a blessed one. They play the sport they love, get paid millions to do so, and if they’re good enough, get the...

Ryan Sessegnon: Fulham’s Prized Asset

Since bursting onto the scene in 2016 as a sixteen-year-old, Ryan Sessegnon’s progress, as well as his impact on the game, has been both startling and...

Phil Foden: Man City’s Homegrown Prodigy

Amongst the international flavour present in the expansive array of talent at the Etihad Stadium, it’s hard not to be drawn to the homegrown prodigy just on...

Matthijs De Ligt: Ajax’s Defensive Prodigy

Few football youth systems have been quite as impressive as the AFC Ajax Youth Academy. From legendary goalscorers like Johan Cruyff and Dennis Bergkamp to...

Crouchinho – The legend of Peter Crouch

When confronted with a survey question enquiring what he would be if he wasn’t a footballer, Peter Crouch delivered the quippiest of ‘one-liner’ answers...

The Strange Story of Joseph Minala

Usually, when we read about a young footballer, it’s because of their high levels of potential or exciting style of play, but when 17-year-old Joseph Minala...

Ethan Ampadu: Chelsea’s Welsh Wonder

Ethan Ampadu is a highly regarded prospect at Chelsea alongside talents including Hudson-Odoi, Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah. Sporting eye-catching...

Nile Ranger: Football’s Bad Boy

From promising England wonderkid to lower league reject, what on earth happened to Nile Ranger? Well, while some players struggle with the odd social media...