Blaise Matuidi: France’s true midfield maestro?

In recent times, Blaise Matuidi’s contributions for the national side have been slightly overshadowed, mainly by highly-touted Juventus star Paul Pogba. At this summer’s European Championship, his performances were overlooked once again as the likes of Dimitri Payet, Moussa Sissoko and Antoine Griezmann stole the show. However, not even Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante could displace Matuidi in the…

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Why Thierry Henry is the striking blueprint

Growing up as a Manchester United fan in the era of the Arsenal Invincibles, I perhaps would have been excused for despising Thierry Henry. The Frenchman was the archetypal player to strike fear into the hearts of young fans of opposing teams like myself. However, as I continued watching United and Arsenal battling for Premier League…

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When God was Bulgarian

Football folklore is replete with tales of unfancied teams fighting back in the face of seemingly overwhelming adversity, recovering from an apparently inevitable defeat to down one of the giants of the game; when a last minute goal gets a team through a difficult match that seemed to be pointing to elimination, when the opposition fails…

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