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When Kouassi Ryan Sessegnon made his first-team debut for Fulham in August 2016 at just 16 years and 81 days old, few could have predicted what an incredible debut season it would be. In his 30 appearances, split between left-back and left-wing, Sessegnon scored an impressive seven goals, including two away at the home of […]Read More Ryan Sessegnon: Star in the making
Five times in the Bundesliga team of the season, voted the Bundesliga’s best player in 2011-12 and 2013-14, German Player of the Year in 2012, UEFA Champions League Team of the Season in 2013. Quite astonishingly, it took Marco Reus 27 years and 361 days to achieve his first major trophy. Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win […]Read More Marco Reus: Football’s Greatest Underachiever
Modern football and eccentric owners go together like Tony Pulis and white trainers, seems trendy at first but never quite feels comfortable. Nonetheless, a new type of ownership has recently emerged that is unlike any other, and it has been viciously disputed. On the 12th of May 2009, energy drink powerhouse Red Bull GMBH purchased […]Read More RB Leipzig – The rise of a franchise
Borussia Dortmund might just be the most likeable football team on the planet, but unfortunately being popular doesn’t bring trophies, the two are poles apart. Four years ago this month Borussia Dortmund won their last major title, beating Bayern Munich 5-2 in the final of the DFB Pokal. The win was hardly a shock, BVB […]Read More Yellow Submarine, why Borussia Dortmund are floating under the surface of Europe’s top clubs
In football, European competition is a rare but fantastic opportunity for any club. In 2016 all forms of it should be taken seriously. After the recent turn of events for English clubs, that we see year in year out, Chelsea and Spurs defeats in Europe leave English European hopes on the brink of failure once […]Read More Premature European exits, the English norm.