UEFA Euro 2020 is just around the corner. With history to be written and stars to be born. First Time Finish previews the tournament ahead of June 11th. ‘Euro 2020, … Continue Reading FTF’s comprehensive guide to UEFA Euro 2020 in 2021
After a rocky first few years, Franck Kessié has emerged as AC Milan’s dependable and all-round midfielder. It is no coincidence that this has brought their change in fortunes writes Saif Habboub.
Ukraine are one of Euro 2020’s lesser known sides. In Ruslan Malinovskyi however, they possess Europe’s in form midfielder, and a lethal dangerman.
Andreas Skov Olsen was not supposed to be a winger. In fact, he was not even supposed to be a footballer, but this year he can be a star at … Continue Reading Andreas Skov Olsen: The Danish Dynamo made in Nordsjælland
Soccer continues to rise in USA with a growing influence from Barcelona and the club’s ancient La Masia traditions. 9,000 kilometres west of La Masia, Barcelona are cultivating another crop … Continue Reading The American Barcelona: Inside the Barca Residency programme
Italian football has always been associated with great defensive talent. Here we profile three exceptional centre backs, and their claim to the Serie A throne.
Brennan Johnson has set League One alight this season, FTF spoke to Lincoln City boss Michael Appleton about the talented Welsh sensation. FA Cup third round ties, barring the odd … Continue Reading Brennan Johnson: The Nottingham Forest star in Dele Alli’s footsteps
Borna Sosa sent shockwaves around Croatia and Germany with his recent Die Mannschaft debacle. FTF delves into his unique talent and potential. Former Dinamo Zagreb and Croatian technical director, Romeo … Continue Reading Borna Sosa: The ‘new David Beckham’ from Dinamo Zagreb
Crotone may be thirteen points adrift of safety at the bottom of Serie A, but the combination of manager Serse Cosmi and Simy Nwankwo has proven joyous, writes Wilf MacDonnell.
The Balkan regions has a great proficiency when it comes to producing elite talent on a regular basis, FTF explored eleven players worth keeping an eye on. For decades they … Continue Reading Scouting the Balkans: Finding the next Vidic, Modric and Dzeko
Villarreal set their priorities straight in hiring Unai Emery. They were now keen to trouble European competition, and have proven to do so this yea in a fascinating maiden campaign together.
When it comes to player development, Dinamo Zagreb are among Europe’s elite. FTF spoke to Dinamo’s former technical director Romeo Jozak to find out why. To Romeo’s left, to Romeo’s … Continue Reading Inside GNK Dinamo Zagreb: The club of Modric, Kovacic and Olmo
Andre Silva is a man in demand. Firing on all cylinders for Frankfurt this season, the Portuguese international is ready to be unleashed at the Euros. Andre Silva was enjoying … Continue Reading Andre Silva: Portugal’s EURO 2020 wildcard and a man in demand
Having parted ways with ‘the special one’, Tottenham are now searching for their next manager. Will they turn to another marquee name, or think more towards the long term?
Pedri has taken to life as a Barcelona player in an exceptional way. His performances beg the question of what impact he could have at the Euros this summer.
Spain’s underrated second division continues producing excellent talent year in year out. By the time that Borussia Dortmund had decided to pick up Mikel Merino from the Segunda Division, he … Continue Reading Scouting by the numbers – Finding the next Morata, Pedri, and Merino in the Segunda Division