Opinion: Leeds must show they have bouncebackability after first defeat

For Football League World, Lewis Steele looks at how Leeds United need to recover from their first league defeat.  Leeds suffered their first league defeat of the season last weekend as ex-manager Garry Monk led his Birmingham side to a 2-1 victory at Elland Road. It was far from disastrous, with Leeds playing satisfactory on […]

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. […]

Opinion: Jack Grealish must prove his worth following new deal

For Football League World, Lewis Steele calls for Jack Grealish to step up to the next level whereby he starts ‘winning games on his own’.  Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish penned a new big-money deal on Monday, keeping him in contract at Villa Park until 2023. The intricacies of the contract were not disclosed however, […]

Opinion: 5 things Manchester City need to change if they are to win the Champions League

Humans are habitual, they get a sense of pride and fulfilment by collecting things. Often, they are tangible items, things of little monetary value, yet of huge sentimental value. For most people, their hobby could be collecting antiques or empty bottles. I am not one of those people, as my biggest passion is in sport. […]

Opinion: Bernardo Silva proves City will be in good hands when his namesake retires

When Manchester City announced the signing of Portuguese winger Bernardo Silva from AS Monaco in the summer of 2016, eyebrows were raised at the £43m price tag. Rival fans criticised Pep Guardiola and City for spending big money on a player who only really had one top season under his belt, and wasn’t even a […]

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 […]