Mitchell Agg

Manchester United: Next Season’s First XI

on July 12 2012 6:30 AM
Manchester United: Next Season’s First XI

With recent signings Kagawa and Powell now at United, who will be in their first XI next season?

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

There's no doubting David de Gea is United's number one. He showed tremendous substance last season after an appalling start. Although you have to look through his mistakes at the start, he showed why he's one of the best 'keepers in the Premier League after some terrific performances. Even though Anders Lindegaard is on the books at United, de Gea has shown why Alex Ferguson paid £17 million for the Spaniard.

Full Backs: Rafael & Patrice Evra

London 2012: Players to Watch

on July 10 2012 6:48 AM
London 2012: Players to Watch

London 2012 promises to be an exciting Olympics. Especially the men's football tournament as it yields some very special players. Here are the players to look out for come July 26th.

Gaston Ramirez

An unknown quantity to those that take a blind eye to Serie A football. Ramirez is a star of the future for Uruguay. He currently plays his football for Italian side Bologna but he is linked with Liverpool and Manchester United week-in-week-out. Major links with the big Italian clubs have also raised their heads. He scored some spectacular goals last season and Serie A fans are hoping he decides to join a big Italian club over a club in England. A very special player that looks to make a name for himself at the Olympics.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Neymar: Exposed

on July 09 2012 7:04 AM
Neymar: Exposed

Many people take Neymar for face value. He's a slight Brazilian footballer that wants to emulate Pele. However, is Neymar just the boy that idolizes Pele or does he have a darker side that the public doesn't see?

Four years ago, nobody had heard of Neymar. But as soon as he became an internet sensation, everyone went Neymar crazy. You can see why. His goals compilation are good enough to rival Ronaldo. (The fat Brazilian one, not Cristiano.) At only 20-years-old this is extraordinary and if he's going to become the world's best, he needs to carry on scoring Brazilian wonder goals.

Neymar is starting to become known in Brazil for a celebration that he performed in 2011. He scored in the Copa Libertadores against Colo Colo and everyone in the Santos crowd put on a mask of their hero. Neymar then took one of the masks off Robinho and paraded around the pitch wearing it upside down. You can't help but think, Pele wouldn't have done this. Maradona yes, but not Pele.

Premier League: Top 5 Strikers in the EPL

on July 05 2012 7:13 AM
Premier League: Top 5 Strikers in the EPL

The Barclays Premier League is widely considered as the best league in the world. However, which team can boast the best striker in the league? Here is an unbiased top-five list of the Premier League's top five strikers.

5) Fernando Torres may have had a bumpy few years. However the old cliché has never more true than when speaking about Torres. Form is temporary but class is permanent. It's a phrase that everyone associates with El Nino but it's completely true and Torres shows little glimpses of his ability from time to time.

Many blame his confidence for his poor form but that surely can't be the only reason. Whatever the reason for his form at Chelsea, he did show his class at Euro 2012 and in the later part of last season. Torres is a truly great Premier League striker that only needs to win the league title to have won everything worth winning.

Bundesliga: Who Are The Top German Goalkeepers?

on July 03 2012 9:13 AM
Bundesliga: Who Are The Top German Goalkeepers?

Many observers will tell you that the top German keeper of the 21st century is Oliver Kahn. They'd also tell you that Jens Lehman wasn't too shabby either. Germany's goalkeeping talent of today is truly remarkable. They stand head and shoulders above the rest of the world and can only be matched by the world champions Spain.

Manuel Neuer joined Bayern Munich at the start of last season after being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford. However, his debut for Bayern was one of the worst games of his career. However, it was a sign of things to come. Some critics now say the 27-year-old has a touch of Kahn about him. This quite simply means, he's a brilliant keeper with a mistake or two in him. On the other hand these mistakes come once in a blue moon and Neuer remains as number one for club and country.

Thirty-year-old Tim Wiese has a lot of critics as an understudy to Manuel Neuer, Wiese doesn't get a lot of game time for his country, however, some critics don't know understand why he's Germany's No. 2 as he makes error after error during his club games. Even Werder Bremen has stopped wanting his services as they have shipped him off to Hoffenheim.