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Renato Sanches in action

Renato Sanches must deliver for Swansea and prove he is worth the hype

Even by the high standards of what was a mind-boggling summer transfer window, the arrival of Renato Sanches at Swansea City was particularly remarkable, catching more than a few off guard. The Euro 2016 champion and current ‘Golden Boy’ winner...

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...
Everton attacker Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney an inspired Everton signing – but not a replacement for Romelu Lukaku

After a summer of upheaval at Goodison Park, Everton fans are rightly excited about the new campaign and have high hopes that their side can challenge for a place in the Premier League top six in 2017-18. For the Toffees...
New Chinese Taipei Head Coach Gary White

In the shadow of the Red Dragon: How a British coach could help little...

The small island of Taiwan is easy to overlook. Located just 180 kilometres to the south-east of mainland China, it has limited global influence under the constant political and fiscal shadow of its big and brash neighbour across the...
Everton manager Ronald Koeman

Koeman must justify Everton’s spending spree – but what constitutes success?

Just over 12 months ago, Ronald Koeman left Southampton to take over the reins at Everton, leaving many wondering whether the Dutchman was taking a backwards step in his managerial career. After all, he had just led the Saints to...
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...
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte

What do Chelsea need to do to remain on top in 2017/18?

With the arrival of Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea went on to win the Premier League for a second time in three seasons, following 2015-16's disastrous attempt to retain it. Many of the Blues faithful were expectant with the...
Former England, West Ham and Chelsea playmaker Joe Cole

Joe Cole: An England superstar that came along at just the wrong time

If you were to pinpoint the moment when Joe Cole’s career reached its apex, you would have to return to a warm night in Cologne back in June of 2006. It was a World Cup and England were playing Sweden...
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