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From Vertonghen to Sanchez: Tottenham’s £32.5 million hike and inequality in modern football

This summer’s transfer window has taken football to a new commercial level. From Paris Saint-Germain’s £198 million world-record signing of Neymar, doubling the previous global record, to Liverpool rejecting a £119 million offer from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho as a...

Major Stoke City signing mooted – better than Arnautovic or another Imbula?

Stoke City are reportedly poised to conclude a sensational deal for Paris Saint-Germain forward Jese Rodriguez, after a season-long loan has been agreed between the two clubs, according to The Telegraph. The agreement is a shrewd one with the Potters...
Leonardo Bonucci presented as AC Milan's latest signing

Leonardo Bonucci’s arrival could signal dawn of a new era for AC Milan

Earlier this year on May 21, Juventus were crowned Italian Serie A champions for an unprecedented sixth consecutive season, courtesy of a 3-0 home win over lowly Crotone. Their nearest challengers Roma finished just four points behind the ‘Old Lady’...
Former Aston Villa and Germany midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger

Aston Villa transfer mistakes: Three stars sold too soon

Despite being a relatively unsuccessful spell in their history, Aston Villa had a number of excellent players in the 2000s. The likes of Paul Merson, Olof Mellberg, Martin Laursen and Gareth Barry all wore the famous claret and blue during...
Antonio Cassano playing for Sampdoria

Antonio Cassano, Alessio Cerci and an exciting Serie A return for Hellas Verona

Northern Italy is famous for its footballing history and the clubs that boast pride of place, with the Milan giants and Turin’s Juventus and Torino the heavyweights of the region. However, in the city of Verona, two passionate fanbases have...
Marko Arnautovic

Arnageddon: The Arnautovic transfer saga through Stoke City eyes

Stoke City fans were hit with a bombshell recently when it was revealed that idolised star Marko Arnautovic has asked to leave the club. The 28-year-old reportedly handed in a transfer request last week, amidst strong interest from several clubs...
Liverpool in pre-season training

Liverpool’s transfer window: plenty of time left but signings need to be made

For Liverpool fans, this summer transfer window has been a frustrating one. They have watched on as their rivals have made signings and strengthened, while the Reds have brought in just one first team player. https://twitter.com/90MinsOnline/status/878523340050251779 Mohamed Salah joined the Merseyside club...
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

The three positions Newcastle United must strengthen this summer

With Newcastle United returning to the Premier League at the first time asking last season, the onus is on the club's hierarchy to bring in quality players and stay as far away from a relegation battle as possible. However, with...

Confederations Cup and competition hoodoo: Germany and Chile want World Cup statement

The final of the 2017 Confederations Cup will be played out in St Petersburg on Sunday as Chile and Germany look to add international silverware to their respective trophy cabinets. The tournament in Russia has been used by the competing...
Stoke City's impressive training ground Clayton Wood

The kids are alright: Stoke’s reluctance to delve into their academy

In April 2012, Stoke City received permission to expand the club’s training facilities and youth academy, located just a stone’s throw away from the Bet365 Stadium at Clayton Wood. To conform to the Premier League’s Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP),...
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