Opinion

Why Joe Hart's Torino Move Is Good For England

I have a theory as to one reason (of many) the England National Team tends to underperform in major tournaments: the players all play in the same league. Every England international plays in the Premier League. One might argue this breeds familiarity and is therefore good for the national team, but I think it leads to a lack of stylistic variety in the team and makes the payer pool stagnant. It's basically like inbreeding, is what I'm saying.

Revealed: Which Leagues And Clubs Are Best At Developing U-21 Players?

France’s Ligue 1 has given by far the most opportunities to Under-21 players this season, while German side Borussia Dortmund are the club to have handed out most minutes to youngsters.

A review of the top-five leagues by soccer statisticians Opta showed that Under-21 players have enjoyed a collective 62,046 minutes of game time in the French top flight in 2020/21.

The German Bundesliga is second with 34,993 minutes, while England’s Premier League (29,172), Italy's Serie A (23,225) and Spain’s LaLiga (22,893) round off the list.

Zidane Se Tiene Fe Y Pide No Subestimar Al Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane cree que el Real Madrid está siendo subestimado en la previa del partido de ida de los cuartos de final de la Liga de Campeones, este martes, frente al Liverpool de Inglaterra. El Madrid ha tenido una temporada muy irregular, pero sigue vivo en el torneo continental, así como en LaLiga, donde a falta de nueve fechas se ubica tres puntos detrás del Atlético de Madrid. 

Si consigue superar al Liverpool, los merengues tendrán una semifinal contra el Chelsea o el Porto y quedará a un paso de lograr su decimocuarto triunfo europeo.

Guardiola Demands 5 Substitutions To Avoid “Killing The Players”

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola criticized the lack of rest this season and said that UEFA and FIFA are "killing the players."

"It's too much. They are human beings, not machines. I know some of them are sad because they always want to play every game, but that's not possible," said Guardiola, who made six changes to his side in Saturday's win over Leicester City.

"To be good in all competitions this year without spectators, in the shortest season in history, if you don't rotate your players you can't compete and you couldn't be in the position we're in," he added.

NBCSN Really Wanted Pulisic To Aggravate His Hamstring Injury In The Worst Way

Christian Pulisic’s latest injury setback is frustrating. It’s frustrating for Chelsea fans who want to see him recapture the form he showcased throughout “Project Restart.” It’s frustrating for USMNT fans who simply want to see him play week in, week out. And it’s supremely frustrating for Pulisic, a 22-year-old with clear leadership qualities who’s sacrificed everything in the singular pursuit of playing for one of the world's biggest clubs.

NCAA Shouldn’t Treat Women’s Soccer Equally To Men’s Soccer, Here’s Why

Watching the Final Four on Friday night I was once again struck by how poor the referees have been during the women’s NCAA basketball tournament. From the first round when Texas A&M escaped an unprecedented defeat to a No. 15 seed over a missed back-court violation to UConn’s leading scorer fouling out in the semis on a call where she didn’t even make contact, the officiating in the tournament has not been good enough.

¿De Dónde Vienen Los Abucheos A JJ Macías?

México venció a Estados Unidos 1-0 y terminó con campaña perfecta su paso por el Grupo A del Preolímpico Concacaf. Tras el partido, la alegría inundaba a los jugadores del Tri, con excepción de José Juan Macías. JJ jugó ante el USYNT, pero a los 69 minutos fue sustituido por su entrenador, Jimmy Lozano. Sí, un cambio es algo normal en el fútbol, sin embargo, el problema es que mientras JJ salía del campo fue abucheado intensamente por los propios aficionados de la selección mexicana.

Lionel Messi’s Global Lookalikes, Ranked

Lionel Messi is incomparable. Even the most ignorant of viewers — say a jury of 12 totally clueless individuals charged with determining the Man of the Match award — would undoubtedly be able to pinpoint his singularity of style and ability after watching 90 minutes. Still, the Argentine’s not without his copycats. 

After all, the sincerest form of flattery is to grow a red beard, work your hair into a short quiff and purchase a $400 Dolce & Gabbana shirt that looks like an Ed Hardy design.

Even If You Hate Arsenal, We’re All Rooting For Gunners To Beat The Shit Out Of Slavia Prague

The hero of the Europa League has yet to reveal themselves. The villain, on the other hand, is well-known and must be defeated.

Slavia Prague needs an ass-kicking. The racist Slavia Prague issues are eye-opening and infuriating.

The Czech side defeated Rangers in the Round of 16 and is under investigation after one of the club’s players allegedly racially abused Glen Kamara.

Slavia defender Ondrej Kudela could be seen covering his mouth and saying something to Kamara. A scuffle ensued afterwards and Rangers players have said Kudela used racist language.

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