The High Line: It Wasn’t Born In 2010
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The High Line: It Wasn’t Born In 2010

Evolution is a fact of life. There is no escaping change, no matter the subject, no matter the environment. Everything changes. Everyone and every object or subject strives to improve and grow to a higher level, and football is no different. It’s changed since the past, our great old sport. There’s no denying that. Full-backs…

Manchester United’s Transition-Ball: A Visionary Approach Or a Tactical Disaster?
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Manchester United’s Transition-Ball: A Visionary Approach Or a Tactical Disaster?

Eric ten Hag, during Manchester United’s pre-season tour in the United States, declared, ‘We want to be the best transition team in the world.‘ The Dutchman has set his sights on transforming the team into a dynamic, quick, and aggressive unit, aligning this vision with the ‘United Way.’ Yet, seven months into the 2023-24 season,…

Mohamed Aboutrika from Egyptian Icon to Egyptian ‘Terror List’
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Mohamed Aboutrika from Egyptian Icon to Egyptian ‘Terror List’

Aboutrika’s name frequently stands out as the most obvious figure when talking about Egyptian football legends. Mohamed Aboutrika was more than just a football player; he was considered a hero in Egypt, admired for his skill on the pitch and his meaningful actions outside of it. His path took an unexpected turn when he became…

The 5 Weirdest Tactical Decisions In Premier League History
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The 5 Weirdest Tactical Decisions In Premier League History

Over the 32 Premier League seasons since the breakaway in 1992, there have been some genius tactical decisions made by some of the world’s greatest managers. We’ve seen some of the greatest performances the football world has had to offer, but we’ve also seen some of the craziest things too. Today we are going to…

FC Schalke 04: One of Germany’s Biggest Club’s Are Under The Threat Of Extinction
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FC Schalke 04: One of Germany’s Biggest Club’s Are Under The Threat Of Extinction

FC Schalke 04 are facing the possibility of losing their club as they know it if they are relegated to the third division of German football. They wouldn’t qualify to be granted a licence for this division due to the extreme financial crisis within the club, with debts amounting to around 165 million euros. It…

League of Ireland First Division Five to Watch in 2024
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League of Ireland First Division Five to Watch in 2024

For those who do know me, my name is Bill, and I’m the founder and owner of the Irish Football Blog and “Owner” of the Republic of Ireland Player Tracker. Football in Ireland is well and truly on the rise, and if you haven’t joined the revolution already, I suggest you do it, and you…

Preki: The Player Everton Signed From An Indoor Football League
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Preki: The Player Everton Signed From An Indoor Football League

In modern-day football, scouting departments of professional clubs have a knowledge that spans six continents and nearly 200 countries. We have seen Premier League clubs sign players from Africa, Asia, North America, South America, and even Oceania who have become important players. However, not many teams decide to scout in a different sport, but this was the case with Everton in 1992.
Predrag Radosavljević, more commonly known as Preki, was signed one month before the start of the inaugural Premier League season for £100,000.

Nick Cox: The Man Behind Manchester United’s Academy Revamp
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Nick Cox: The Man Behind Manchester United’s Academy Revamp

Nick Cox was named Manchester United’s Head of Academy in 2019, and since then things have changed dramatically behind the scenes at the club regarding the talent coming through at the youth level. This resulted in Cox being promoted to the role of Director of Academy in October 2022. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also has to…

Al Ahly: How They Became Africa’s Most Successful Club
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Al Ahly: How They Became Africa’s Most Successful Club

Founded in 1907 in Egypt, Al Ahly Football Club has entrenched itself as the most successful football club in African and Egyptian Football history, but this success took a lot of time to materialize and did not come without controversy between Africa’s most successful club and its federation: CAF. A History Filled With Trophies Al…