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Lionel Messi Ranked Best in the World in CIES Football Observatory Study

Lionel Messi has been ranked as the top performing forward in Europe, meriting a perfect score of 100 according to the CIES Football Observatory, which has tracked players’ performances since January 2015.  201 more words


Football Diaries - Part 1

It started out simply enough.

A trip for old friends to visit a central(ish) location to meet and catch up on life. The three friends had grown up in Harare, but the vagaries of life saw one making his way from Thailand, another inbound from South Africa and the last one from England. 1,189 more words


Is Moving To A Bigger Club Always A Better Move?

Is moving to a “bigger” club always a big move?

By “bigger” I mean clubs with a worldwide reputation, greater finances, fan base and consistently thought of being in contention of winning the league each year. 528 more words

Messi Ranks Top, Ronaldo 29th In European Striker Study

Lionel Messi has been the best performing forward in Europe’s elite leagues in 2015, according to a CIES Football Observatory study, while it ranked Cristiano Ronaldo only 29th among forwards… 396 more words

Cristiano Ronaldo

Time to write off the Germans?

Never write off the Germans, but there are those that are close to doing that this Euro qualifying campaign. Perhaps Joachim Low’s World Cup winners got vertigo from their triumph last summer, and have come down to earth so hard and so fast that they’ve fallen into a type of mental crater that they’ll need time to climb out off. 304 more words