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
From loanee in the non-league to England debut goalscorer, the story of Aston Villa and England striker Ollie Watkins is nothing short of miraculous. Six years after a career-changing loan … Continue Reading The inside story of Ollie Watkins: Super-Mare to superstar
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?
Liberato Cacace is one of few young New Zealanders flying the flag in Europe. The Sint-Truiden left-back speaks exclusively to FTF about overcoming rejection, playing next to Winston Reid and … Continue Reading Liberato Cacace Interview: “I thought my dream was crushed”
FTF explores the current state of the Poland national team, analysing the country’s rising stars and pondering on life after Robert Lewandowski. There were high hopes for Poland when the … Continue Reading Rising Nations: Poland and the new generation after Robert Lewandowski
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
Many might have worried when Christopher Nkunku left hometown club PSG in 2019. Since then however he has emerged as one of Europe’s brightest talents. FTF spoke to his former trainer Franck Plaine, who was there at the start of the journey.
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.
Florian Wirtz could become Germany’s youngest player since the 1950s. FTF spoke to former FC Köln and current Bayer Leverkusen coach, Markus Daun. At 17 years of age Florian Wirtz … Continue Reading The inside story of Florian Wirtz: Bayer Leverkusen’s teenage sensation
The twenty-year old has made the switch to Europe’s most exciting young team and is set to fight Christian Pulisic for his position in the USMNT. Once ridiculed as the … Continue Reading The inside story of Brenden Aaronson: From USA to Europe
The names to emerge from the Arsenal youth ranks rival those of any academy. But why have these names found success away from the club?
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
The twenty-one year old is the latest from Sporting’s academy, now enhancing his reputation at Milan, following in the footsteps of some legendary names. The halls of Sporting CP’s youth … Continue Reading The inside story of Rafael Leão: Made in Lisbon, thriving in Milan
Angelino has become RB Leipzig’s leading figure this season. FTF spoke to his ex-coach at NAC Breda where the Spaniard first blossomed into life. RB Leipzig’s bald headed dynamo, Angeliño, … Continue Reading The inside story of Angeliño: From Manchester City to RB Leipzig