Jurgen Klopp and the Curse of the Runner Up

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been brilliant this season, impressing both in England and on the European stage. Even with a world class level of performance throughout this season, Liverpool might have nothing to show for it ultimately. The reason: Barcelona and Messi, Manchester City and their pile of cash. Klopp might yet again end up as the manager who dazzles but too often ends up … Continue reading Jurgen Klopp and the Curse of the Runner Up

Implications after Zidane return

Real Madrid did not even make it one year without Zinedine Zidane. After Lopetegui and Solari could not weave the same magic the frenchman did for almost 3 years, Madrid went back for their talismanic manager. This could have serious ramifications in the Madrid team but also elsewhere in Europe. See also: The downfall of Julen Lopetegui There is no doubt that if Zidane, a … Continue reading Implications after Zidane return

Mr. Atletico extends till 2022

In line with their recent push to keep prized assets at the club, Atletico Madrid have extended coach Simeone’s contract till 2022. See also: See You Soon, Mou Having been coy on his long term future at the club for the past few years, while worrying fans with flirtacious Inter Milan comments from his camp, Simeone finally put ink to paper, allowing Athleti fans to breathe … Continue reading Mr. Atletico extends till 2022

Why is Arsenal signing a Barca fringe player on a short term loan?

Arsenal have brought in ex-Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on loan till the end of the season. The Spaniard extended his contract with the Blaugrana until 2021 before making the move to North London. Arsenal have an option to make the transfer permanent at the end of the season. Is this a good deal for the Gunners? See also: The Champions League draw ! Suarez has only … Continue reading Why is Arsenal signing a Barca fringe player on a short term loan?

The Champions League draw !

Manchester United v PSG*: This one could quickly turn ugly for Manchester United, especially if they do not fix their leaky defence. PSG are clear favorites. The second leg at home even gives them a slight advantage. There’s still time until February so maybe United can surprise the French champions. Will that be with or without Mourinho? Only time will tell. See also: Ronaldo’s Excellence in … Continue reading The Champions League draw !