Bayern Munich go into the international break sixth in the Bundesliga and Real Madrid are on their longest goal drought since 1985. On our latest podcast, Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss their woes and heap praise on the teams that are taking advantage across Europe.
This week Musa, Michael and Ryan talk about the struggles at Manchester United, Aaron Ramsey’s future amid a changing landscape at Arsenal, and a thrilling weekend in the Bundesliga, where Bayern Munich were displaced at the top after a stunning defeat in Berlin.
In an era of escalating transfer fees and the prospect of games abroad, Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss the future of the game. The also look back on the weekend's action in the Premier League and across Europe.
As club football returns after the international break, Musa, Michael and Ryan take a look at the teams in Europe finding their rhythm, plus those who might have cause for concern.
On this week's podcast, Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss the UEFA Nations League. There's also the first edition of a new segment, Rabona Rewinds, where they take a trip down memory lane and talk about Ronaldo, Keane versus Vieira and the Ajax side of 1995.
Following Jose Mourinho’s extraordinary press conference after Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur, Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss where United and Mourinho go from here. They are joined by Miguel Delaney, the Independent’s chief football writer, who witnessed the meltdown in Manchester.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey looks increasingly likely to leave the Emirates in January after 10 years at the club. But as Ryan Hunn writes, it could be a rare case where it makes sense for all parties.
There is value in the magician. The tricks that deceive the eye and confound logic. That slight of foot or the drop of the shoulder can and do make the difference.
All things considered, it was fitting that the goal of the 2018 World Cup was scored by France’s Benjamin Pavard. His dramatic intervention could be seen as the crowning moment in what we might call “The Age of the Full-Back”.
In Sir Alex Ferguson’s final days as Manchester United coach, he recommended that the club keep faith in one of their academy kids. English football’s greatest ever coach talked of a player with searing pace, a strong work ethic and fantastic skill, even though he was considered too small and weak to rub shoulders with the big boys during the Scot's reign. The player he was talking about was Jesse Lingard.
Leon Bailey is hard to hold on to. Bundesliga defences have struggled all season, and on Matchday 20 in the Bundesliga Mainz were no different.
One of Deli Alli’s perceived weaknesses is a lack of a fixed position. But it's also one of his greatest assets.
The Chinese Super League has made headlines with insane offers for some of the world’s top players. But what happens when the players finally arrive at their new clubs? Get a behind the scenes look at the growing football culture in China and see how the players are handling this new challenge.
With one of the smallest stadiums in Ligue 1, Monaco still has trouble filling its seats. The fans of Les Monégasques live and support the team from all over France. Hot prospects Kylian Mbappé, Thomas Lemar, and Tiemoué Bakayoko are the talk of the footballing world and alongside seasoned veteran Radamel Falcao, they are leading the club on the road to domestic and European success. In a collaboration with KICK, we explore what it’s like being a supporter of the club in this incredibly unique principality.
Everybody is talking about the Chinese Super League. Among the flurry of big-name stars now plying their trade in the world's fastest-growing league is Oscar. A bonafide world class talent approaching his best years at Chelsea, his move shocked football. So does he regret it? And is China's football revolution the real deal or just hype? We also have an interview with PSG & Germany star Julian Draxler, we take a look at 1860 Munich's restart in the fourth tier of German football and the campaign to save Millwall's Den stadium.
Derbies are the games us football fans live for. There's nothing quite like the tribalistic battle for local supremacy and, for fans, it doesn't matter if you're fighting for a league title or against relegation – you just need to win that derby. In this issue, we explore 5 derbies in depth: River Plate vs Boca Juniors, Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke, Roma vs Lazio, Galatasaray vs Fenerbahce and the lesser known Brazilian derby, Sport vs Santa Cruz. There is also a cover interview with Paris Saint-Germain and France star Blaise Matuidu, and his French team-mates Raphael Varane and Mamadou Sakho, plus we talk exclusively to Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino, England women's coach Mark Sampson and go behind-the-scenes at Raul's final game as a professional for New York Cosmos.
265 x 200mm, 148 pages