Premier League
Does Clyne deserve Reds return after injury woes?

One wonders what Nathaniel Clyne was thinking on Thursday night. There was Callum Wilson, once of non-league obscurity, pointing to a bright England future alongside Jadon Sancho. As has been well-documented, Wilson’s rise into the England ranks has come after great suffering. His time in the Premier League with Bournemouth has been ravaged by injury, two separate instances of rupturing his...

3 days ago
Spurs and Arsenal can profit from Bailly's United nightmare

Life at Manchester United started sweetly for Eric Bailly. The first signing of the José Mourinho era – joining in a £30million deal from Villarreal – he wasted no time making an impression at the club. Of course, he was far from being United’s highest-profile recruit that summer. During an impressive window, the Red Devils re-signed Paul Pogba from Juventus for a then world-record £89millio...

3 days ago
Dani Olmo: The La Masia graduate Barça want back

For young footballers, playing for Barcelona’s La Masia academy is akin to a budding tech entrepreneur getting a big break in Silicon Valley. La Masia is the fabled farmhouse turned football talent factory which produced players like Xavi, Andrés Iniesta and Lionel Messi. It teaches future stars not just about the beautiful game, but about life. It’s as comprehensive as education gets...

4 days ago
England 3-0 USA: 5 things we learned

Wayne Rooney‘s international swansong was always going to be the dominant theme as England saw off the USA 3-0 in Thursday night’s Wembley friendly, and the Three Lions’ record scorer looked impressively sharp in his 35-or-so minutes on the pitch. But the enduring story of this game should be the emergence of a new England hero. Jadon Sancho, who started for the first time at sen...

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