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
Konrad de la Fuente could be the next US national to make his break at a top club. In uncertain times for Barcelona, he could be the sensation to rejuvenate them.
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?
In Enis Bardhi North Macedonia have a midfield jewel. A dynamo who will be crucial in the nation’s historic appearance at the Euros this summer. Surrounded by brick fences, in … Continue Reading Enis Bardhi: Macedonia’s midfield gem at EURO 2020
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
Amidst the cataclysmic climate of the newly proposed European Super League, FTF have attempted to find some optimism within the sad reality of the game. In the reeling aftermath of … Continue Reading Who should you support after the European Super League?
From the US to Italy to the UK to Spain, Valencia winger Yunus Musah has had a remarkable and unique journey. FTF interviewed his former coaches as part of an … Continue Reading The inside story of Yunus Musah: Through the chaos
From being coached by Steven Gerrard at Liverpool to carrying the legacy of his forefathers at FK Sarajevo. This is the story of Dal Varešanovič. In a new country, away … Continue Reading Dal Varešanovič talks Liverpool, working with Gerrard and FK Sarajevo
The arrival of Brenner has created a seismic shift in Major League Soccer. FTF explores five new MLS stars to watch. America is no longer just for Europe’s ageing stars … Continue Reading Beyond Brenner: Five exciting MLS transfers to watch in 2021
The highs and lows of Ralph Hasenhüttl and Southampton’s marriage have made it anything but dull. Were he to leave St Mary’s in the coming years, who should replace his work and character?
The 1978 World Cup is a murky topic, beset with allegations of fixing and government inteference. Alan McKenzie looks back at this infamous event, and the politics affecting in.
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