Wolves need a new Alpha to lead the pack, and they may have just uncovered one

If Wolves’ first team is described as a wolf pack, then Raul Jimenez would certainly be one of the alphas of the group, spearheading attacks and constantly harassing opposition defenders with his strength and pace as a complete forward. The Mexican contributed with 43 league goals in his first two season, helping Wolves to consecutive 7th place finishes since their Premier League baptism.

Jimenez’s contribution goes further than the goals he scores. Take away the goal contributions, and you would still have a brilliant focal point for the team, bringing players like Adama Traore and Diogo Jota into the fold…

An analysis on one of the world’s most sought after center back, and no its not Phil Jones.

Not many players are privileged to play for their hometown club, many youth players may not be good enough to make the grade and hence, released once their youth contract expires. The demands of a footballer are high, especially in Europe where money can be spent seamlessly to fill a hole in the team. …

An analysis on the Bundesliga’s next teenage sensation, and no it’s not Jude Bellingham or Jamal Musiala

Football is a commitment. A commitment to a never-ending journey that sees the highs and lows of the sport. From the excitement from scoring a goal, to the agony of conceding a last-minute penalty, and to the euphoria of winning trophies, football is a roller coaster ride that just can’t seem to stop. Amongst those highs, is witnessing the career progression of a youth prospect to a world beater. Fans would feel almost entitled to the achievements of these young players, claiming to be the ones who uncovered their talents, arguing that if not for them, the young players would…

An analysis on Lucas Hernandez’s brother

Coaches from Atletico Madrid always saw the potential in Lucas Hernandez ever since he stepped foot into the academy. He had everything you’d want in a center half — physique, anticipation, quality and most importantly, aggression. He was known as “Jefazo”, which translates to Big Boss. He made his debut in 2015, but it wasn’t until the 2016 Champions League quarterfinal against defending champions Barcelona, when people started to take note of him. Lucas never looked flustered, instead dropping a defensive masterclass alongside Diego Godin, nullifying the Messi-Suarez-Neymar trio, as Atletico beat Barcelona to progress.

Subsequently, he became a mainstay…

An analysis on Lyon’s most promising youngster, and no its not Cherki, not yet at least

Ligue 1 this season has been box office, which is ironic considering the collapsed TV deals with Mediapro. For a first time in a while, we are witnessing a proper title race with Lille leading the front with 3 games to go. PSG are only a point behind, whilst AS Monaco are 5 points behind with a game in hand. It looks like the title race will go down to the wires with Christophe Galtier hoping to lead Lille to their first Ligue 1 title since 2010. Right behind them is Rudi Garcia’s Lyon, who unfortunately dropped out of the…

The maverick who rejected Pep

Not many players would turn down the opportunity to play under the best managers in the world. So often we hear in interviews where new signings credit the managers’ reputation for their decision to join the club, expressing their desire to learn from the very best of the game. This certainly makes Jadon Sancho an outlier, when he rejected a contract to work with Pep Guardiola in search of first team football. When you consider he would’ve been competing against the likes of Sterling, Sane and Bernado Silva, perhaps moving for more guaranteed minutes isn’t a bad idea after all.

Introducing Bundesliga’s next flying wingback

With 21 league titles since the league’s induction, Dinamo Zagreb has undoubtedly been Croatia’s best team. In the European stages, although less dominant compared to teams from other leagues, they have proved to be dark horses in multiple occasions, causing upsets in numerous occasions. Most recently, they have knocked Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham out of the Europa League.

Unfortunately, TV revenues of the Croatian league cannot compete with top European Leagues like the Premier League. This meant that income was insignificant, and thus unable to purchase top players from different leagues to bolster their squads. Instead…

France's got a new young defensive midfielder with immense potential, and no he is not Eduardo Camavinga.

The title win in the 2016/17 season was a massive blessing but what followed through could be more of a curse to Monaco. The team led by Leonardo Jardim was perhaps the best Monaco fans have witnessed in sometime, it featured a brilliant young core with experienced professionals guiding them to their first league title since the 1999/2000 season. That season also saw the French outfit reached the Semi-Finals of the Champions League, beating Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund in the process. Fans…

If Eric Dier can get into the England team, why can’t James Tarkowski?

When Southgate announced the latest squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, many questioned the decision to include Eric Dier. The player has neither played much for Mourinho’s side recently nor played well when called upon, which begs the question to his inclusion over the likes of Erzi Konsa or Phil Jones (just a joke). But nobody could be more aggrieved to the decision than Burnley’s James Tarkowski, who last received a cap in 2018. Tarkowski has formed an impeccable partnership with Ben Mee ever since the departure of Michael Keane to Everton in 2017. The pair has been integral…

An Analysis on Leeds’s signing of the season. And no, it’s not Rodrigo

When Bielsa led Leeds United to promotion after 16 years of trying, they did so with such conviction in the attack, registering the most shots in the Championship (754) and scoring 77 times. That also coincided with their immense work rate in all areas of the pitch, as Bielsa prioritizes man-marking opponents for the whole game. Failure to do so would often result in berates from their manager whilst squatting down, holding a cup of coffee. Their work rate and defensive qualities rewarded the Yorkshire side with the best defensive record in the division, conceding only 35.

Chun Hang

Aspiring Football Analyst

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