The rise of Edin Džeko from besieged Sarajevo to breaking records across Europe

As originally featured on This Football Times, Lewis Steele charts the rise of Edin Džeko from the war-torn Sarajevo to the top of the footballing ladder. The story of most world-class footballers starts on a local park, where the future star would spend hours a day kicking a ball around with friends from an early age. […]

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 […]

Opinion: Pep Guardiola’s all time XI

Pep Guardiola is the man at the forefront of the Manchester City side that is quite literally tearing up the record books and re-writing them. The Catalan is seen by a large majority of football fans as the best coach in world football, having brought success to Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now Manchester City. You […]

Opinion: The reasons for Germany’s downfall and early exit in Russia

In England, football supporters around the country rejoiced at the news that spread. “Germany are out of the World Cup”, said the commentator on the television coverage. The country collectively punched the air screaming with joy as South Korea won by two goals to nil to send the tournament giants home. This was the textbook […]