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Revealed: Top 10 big chances missed in Europe's big five

Missing chances is as big a part of being a forward as scoring them. While there is no greater feeling than watching the ball hit the back of the net, failure makes elite-level player stronger; it forces them to improve and spend those few extra hours on the training pitch. And, as you well know, we love stats here at Football Whispers.  So, with that, we decided to trawl through our Lab to see w...

4 days ago
Tony Pulis: the man that time and football forgot

The announcement was so popular that in the immediate aftermath Middlesbrough’s website crashed. There were jubilant responses on Twitter. Fans made clear their relief at the news most felt had been a long time coming. Tony Pulis had been sacked. After a season of turgid, dismal football at the Riverside, a season in which Middlesbrough missed out on the playoffs having been ensconced in the top s...

6 days ago
Dutch colossus has the tools to become next Virgil van Dijk

There are some comparisons that you can’t help but make. A colossus Dutch centre-back being linked with a move to Celtic just screams Virgil van Dijk. But for Xavier Mbuyamba, the similarities to the 2018/19 PFA Player of the Year go beyond that. The 17-year-old MVV Maastricht defender had an eye-catching debut in the Eerste Divisie. So much so that the 6ft 5ins centre-back was on trial with Chel...

May 14th
Why Premier League's elite are tracking the 'next Fabio Cannavaro'

Serie A is a league famed for its defenders. Kalidou Koulibaly, Alessio Romagnoli, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini all boss the defensive third nowadays and in the past, it was a league dominated by Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Nesta, Franco Baresi and Alessandro Costacurta. Star names playing for big clubs. However, this season, one of the defensive standouts has been Torino’s Armando Izzo....

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