How Benfica became a global figurehead in player development

The concept of aggregation by marginal gains was first championed…
2017-05-16/by Charlie Carmichael

Mindgames, mavericks and a clash of tactics

It was late summer on the coast of Catalonia, 1996. Englishman…
2017-05-04/by Charlie Carmichael

How Surinamese migrants revolutionised Dutch football

Suriname is a country located on the north-eastern Atlantic coast…
2017-05-04/by Charlie Carmichael

The divergent path and uncertain future of the Ox

The 2nd March 2010 marked the professional debut of a baby-faced…
2017-04-23/by Charlie Carmichael

Atlético Madrid vs Leicester City: How the Foxes can do the unthinkable

Tonight the Vicente Calderón plays host to a Champions League…
2017-04-12/by Charlie Carmichael

Why the target man will always have a place to thrive in modern football

Football is a game forever in a state of flux. Methods are under…
2017-04-04/by Charlie Carmichael

Ndidi and Gray prove there’s life at Leicester post-Kante and Mahrez

Saturday marked five consecutive wins for the revitalised Foxes.…
2017-04-04/by Charlie Carmichael

Blood, War and Total Football

"Professional football is something like war. Whoever behaves…
2017-03-24/by Charlie Carmichael

Radja Nainggolan: Rome’s modern day warrior

Rome is a city steeped in ancient history. The Italian capital…
2017-03-16/by Charlie Carmichael

Ricardo Quaresma and the storied journey of an enigmatic prodigy

Portuguese football is embedded with a rich heritage of sublime…
2017-03-02/by Charlie Carmichael

Grazie Claudio

As Andrea Bocelli sang the iconic Nessun Dorma, I wiped a tear…
2017-02-24/by Charlie Carmichael

El Tigre to El Fénix: The Resurgence of Radamel Falcao

It’s Wednesday night, 22nd January 2014. The Monaco…
2017-02-21/by Charlie Carmichael