Saúl Ñíguez is the heartbeat of Enrique’s new-look Spain side

From being carried off the pitch at the BayArena in Leverkusen with devastating kidney problems, to being tipped as a mainstay in the new look Spanish midfield for years to come, Saúl Ñíguez is proving he is more than just a name easily made into a ‘Better Call Saul’ pun for tabloid newspapers, but a top class […]

EFL Weekly: Gameweek Roundup 09 September

With the Championship taking its early season international break, you’d be forgiven for thinking this weekend’s EFL action could be a quiet one; but you couldn’t be any further from the truth. League One took centre stage and provided all the thrills and spills we’re used to seeing with goals galore and late drama, as […]

Alastair Cook: An ode to the England cricket legend who found beauty in the simplicity

It was announced on Monday that English Test legend Alastair Cook will retire from international cricket after the the final Test in the series against India, starting this Friday. Lewis Steele takes a look back at the illustrious Test career of the ex-England captain: The first ball Alastair Cook ever faced in Test cricket was short and wide, […]

Talking Tactics: Javi Gracia’s Watford

Javi Gracia’s Watford are flying in the Premier League as we enter the first international break of the season, with four wins of a possible four to their name. Some say it may be a fluke, but you can only beat what is in front of you. Lewis Steele takes a look at Watford’s 4-2-2-2 and […]

Reasons behind Leroy Sané’s omission: interview for Focus Online (translated)

Lewis Steele had a chat with German outlet Focus Online to discuss Leroy Sané and the reasons for his omission from the Manchester City squad. Here is the translated version of the feature that was published on Focus Online Only 30 minutes in four games: That’s the record of Leroy Sané in the new Premier […]

Phil Neville’s Lionesses can extend World Cup fever in England

England Women earned qualification to the 2019 World Cup with victory over Wales on Friday, inspired by the meticulous manager Phil Neville who wants to learn from Gareth Southgate’s summer successes and capture the imagination of the nation.  When ex-Manchester United and Everton star Phil Neville was appointed as England Women manager, many eyebrows were […]