Expect Manchester United’s highway, not the hard way dealing with Mason Greenwood
Remember how being innocent before being legally found guilty was a “debate over” thing? Ah, those were the days. Nowadays, it’s more like you can get a nail out of the board, but a hole remains no matter what materials you put in to fix it.
This is why footballers get substituted despite being among the best on the pitch
This is not a story of how football players score a hat-trick and are substituted right before the end in order to get standing ovations. It’s also not a story of injury getting in their way. It’s a story of how managers sometimes have to take difficult decisions by withdrawing some of their best players in order to try and tactically outsmart the opposition. One of the purest examples was once again performed by one and only José Mourinho.
Why footballers should sometimes cross the line
Last time, we explained why footballers’ self-pride is priceless but in the case of Edouard Mendy should be treated differently with possible exceptions. This time, we’ll look further but also touch on some things on a personal level. We’ll see why always humble and honest footballers should sometimes cross the line. The story is inspired by and explained in detail with the help of France and Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris.
Footballers’ self-pride is priceless, unless …
Ever since Graham Potter took over Chelsea he opted for Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal instead of long-time number one Edouard Mendy. His decision was interrupted before the world cup when the Spaniard got injured. That gave Edouard Mendy a chance to regain his status. With a new contract as well. Despite rightly standing behind his self-pride, he made a real mess of everything and handled the whole situation poorly.
Is James Ward-Prowse the most underrated free-kick taker of all time?
Premier League and league football, in general, are back. There were the first matches played after the world cup. A strange feeling since a major competition was held in the middle of the season. Nonetheless, that didn’t stop Southampton’s star James Ward-Prowse from producing another magic against Fulham that needs investigating and rightly puts forward a question from the title.
Why FIFA World Cup in Qatar was in fact the best ever
Before the tournament, I made a brave call. I predicted the world cup to be one of the best ever. I was wrong. It was the best ever. But not because of FIFA. They have tried to and are still eagerly trying to ruin everything. Luckily, there were things that made the tournament stand out and we should all be proud of it.
FIFA World Cup Qatar — end of semi-final talking points
Lionel Messi has a date with destiny. The most common headline I have probably ever read in media. Will he do it and become immortal by lifting the missing cup? We’ll see. In the other case, we’ll talk of crowning the sublime French era, reaching 4 finals in the last 7 tournaments. First, let’s see what we have learned from the semi-finals.
Argentinian and Netherlands football players forgot how to behave properly— FIFA World Cup Qatar end of a quarter-final talking point
A match between Argentina and Netherlands was promised to be an exciting thriller. In the end, it was. But unfortunately overshadowed by something that was not appropriate for a football match on that level. Players from both teams forgot how to behave themselves. They have set the badest example possible. Even the greatest of them all Lionel Messi.
FIFA World Cup Qatar — end of the round of 16 talking points
Only eight teams remain in the race to win the World Cup title. Deservedly so. They have shown the most quality. There are a lot of scenarios possible. England is flying, France and Brazil look astonishing and there is a possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi meeting in the final. But let us first take a step back and explore what we have learned.
FIFA world cup Qatar — end of group stage talking points
There we have it. The end of group stage matches. After the first two stories of talking points, we’ll look at the interesting things that stood out in the final group stage matches. Hope you enjoyed it because such all-or-nothing football is not expected to come in the knockout phase.
World cup Qatar — the second round of talking points
1. “They all are hatin’, but I like rotating” For me still one of the most amusing lines from José Mourinho’s technical overcoat song comes in very handy. A lot of managers decided to rest some of the players or simply rotate them.
First 6 talking points of Fifa World Cup in Qatar
As days quickly pass, we can enjoy a festival of football games that occur every day. Cheering for our favourites makes us forget about the troubles we face in real life for at least a short period of time. Despite not being able to attend a world cup (once again) there are quite a lot of interesting details I was able to notice.