Donyell Malen has already played at clubs of special striker pedigree. Yet rather than buckle under the legacies of van Basten, Henry and Ronaldo, he is making his own name in the game.
Can a club made up of entirely academy players and U23 stars compete at senior level? This is the story of MŠK Žilina and how a pandemic began an experiment. … Continue Reading The story of MŠK Žilina: A club back from the COVID-19 brink
The disastrous MediaPro deal fiasco has left Ligue 1 clubs starving for capital, and a talent migration is likely. Jack Walton scouts five young talents likely to move.
The Italian second division has never been in short supply of talent. In fact, the players coming through are growing year in, year out. There have been some legendary teams … Continue Reading Scouting by the numbers – Finding the next Insigne, Bonucci and Immobile from Serie B
The UEFA Europa Conference League launches in 2021-22, FTF takes a look at the potential line-up for the competition and how it will function. There have been many murmurs about … Continue Reading What is the UEFA Europa Conference League and who could play in it?
Scotland’s top flight is currently awash with young talent that could make for smart buys across Europe. Patrick Caskie scouts five such players going under the radar.
Diego Simeone is Atletico, and Atletico is he. However who would be the best candidates to succeed his reign when he eventually leaves?
Many of the current and past stars in the French national team setup can proudly claim to have made their first steps in France’s second division. It has been nothing … Continue Reading Scouting by the numbers – Finding the next Ndombele, Mahrez and Kanté from Ligue 2
Gian Piero Gasperini has changed the landscape for Atalanta in his five years at the club. But who would make the appropriate candidate to take over when he leaves. These three young coaches could make the perfect successors.
From Lewandowski to Modric, Eastern European talent are currently thriving on the world-stage, these seven players will be hoping to follow suit. Eastern European football is enjoying a renaissance. From … Continue Reading Scouting Eastern European talent: Seven players to watch
PSG announced themselves under new coach Mauricio Pochettino with a breath-taking 4-1 win away at Barcelona last month. Key to this were the roles of two midfield talents.
The Zweite Bundesliga has always been a source of great talents for the Bundesliga and the rest of Europe – this summer shall be no different. One of the most … Continue Reading Scouting by the numbers – Five underrated youngsters from 2.Bundesliga
The South American continent has always been a hot-bed for footballing talent. These five teenagers are worth keeping an eye on. Whether it is on the streets of Buenos Aires, … Continue Reading Five underrated teenagers from the South American continent
Much is made of the midfield options available to England for the forthcoming Euros, but how best to fit them all in? Tom Cross explores the merits of the 4-2-3-1 to do so.
The Serbian’s contributions at Stamford Bridge were pivotal in European success in consecutive years. Branislav Ivanovic and Chelsea were fighting what was the battle of their lives. The venue was … Continue Reading Remembering Branislav Ivanović’s epic 2011/12 season
The MENA region is a largely unmined land for talent. Mohamed Salah, Hakim Ziyech and Achraf Hakimi have shown that great players lie within it, as David Cohen finds out.