Mattia De Sciglio

Scouting isn’t rocket science! Every time a Premier League side signs a good foreign player the nation goes crazy. Who is this mystery guy? Where did he come from? Anyone with a decent knowledge of the game outside the UK would have known that the likes of Santi Cazorla, Oscar and Papisse Demba Cissé were … More Mattia De Sciglio

Last Chance To See: Mark Van Bommel (PSV Eindhoven & Holland)

Their remaining time on the pitch is running out: some bewitched us and are embarking on a final lap of honour; others won’t be missed until they’re gone. It’s time to raise our hats to the players who won’t be around forever. Okay, I admit it’s not all that easy to love Mark Van Bommel. … More Last Chance To See: Mark Van Bommel (PSV Eindhoven & Holland)

The Sudden Vulnerability of Juventus Throws Serie A Open

Here’s a piece I wrote for Soccerlens Winning is a habit, we’re told. Juventus are finding that losing is too. While the emphatic victory over Chelsea has raised hopes of a Serie A renaissance in the Champions League, domestically Juve are experiencing an uncharacteristic slump. After a record-breaking run of forty-eight unbeaten, suddenly they’ve lost … More The Sudden Vulnerability of Juventus Throws Serie A Open