Reflecting on Nike’s 25 years as the Premier League’s ball supplier
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Reflecting on Nike’s 25 years as the Premier League’s ball supplier

Puma are set to become the Premier League’s official ball provider from the 2025/2026 season onwards. This development will bring the curtain down on the Premier League’s 25-year partnership with Nike, the previous supplier of match balls to the English top flight.  Why are the Premier League and Nike parting ways? The Premier League failed to…

How Attacking Left Backs Are Redefining Traditional Roles

How Attacking Left Backs Are Redefining Traditional Roles

Long gone are the days of soccer’s traditional full backs.  Those defensive players lining up either side of a centre-back partnership whose main priority is to nullify the opposing winger.  Yet with the demise of the rigid 4-4-2 formation, modern soccer has seen the classic wideman almost disappear from the game. As a result, the…

Luton Town Suffer Sickening – and Historic – Defeat as Premier League Relegation Beckons
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Luton Town Suffer Sickening – and Historic – Defeat as Premier League Relegation Beckons

Bournemouth away. A pretty tough Premier League assignment these days, with Andoni Iraola turning the Cherries into a decent outfit. So when Luton Town found themselves 3-0 up in a vital relegation scrap at the Vitality Stadium earlier in March, they must have been over the moon with the first half of the game. Did…

Man United face massive underdog test in FA Cup clash with Liverpool ahead of Premier League reverse

Man United face massive underdog test in FA Cup clash with Liverpool ahead of Premier League reverse

Taking on Liverpool for the first time this weekend ahead of a monumental Premier League clash next month, Manchester United look to keep their fleeting search for silverware alive this weekend in a high-stakes FA Cup clash with Jurgen Klopp’s side.  United, who replied from a dominant 3-1 loss to defending Premier League champions, Manchester…

Liverpool Could Look To Premier League Rivals For Klopp’s Replacement
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Liverpool Could Look To Premier League Rivals For Klopp’s Replacement

The biggest story in world football right now is Jurgen Klopp’s decision to call it a day as Liverpool manager at the end of the current season. The German’s decision caught everyone off guard when it was announced recently by the club, and attention has already turned to who will succeed the man who finally…

Detailing the Ever-Increasing Popularity of Soccer in Canada

Detailing the Ever-Increasing Popularity of Soccer in Canada

Every town in Canada is a hockey town. Hockey’s popularity among Canadians is very evident by the fact that the TV presentation of “Hockey Night in Canada” is one of the longest-running TV shows in world history. Since 1952, Hockey Night in Canada has been presented by the CBC network. It’s noteworthy that the brand…

What Changes Will Adidas Make to the World Cup Ball From Qatar 2022?
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What Changes Will Adidas Make to the World Cup Ball From Qatar 2022?

Exploring the evolution of Adidas’ soccer balls, this article scrutinizes the issues faced in the past, particularly during the 2010 South Africa World Cup, and anticipates the technological advancements for the upcoming 2026 World Cup.  Adidas Jabulani: The 2010 South Africa World Cup Ball’s Issues and Criticisms The Adidas Jabulani, used in the 2010 World…

Stick or twist? Do Manchester United need to roll goalkeeper transfer dice already?
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Stick or twist? Do Manchester United need to roll goalkeeper transfer dice already?

While eyebrows were raised when Manchester United took the decision to move on from David de Gea, plenty came back down once his successor was identified. Having been crying out for a goalkeeper that is good with his feet for several years, Andre Onana looked to be the perfect fit for an ambitious outfit at…

What a Difference a Year Has Made for High-Flying Tottenham
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What a Difference a Year Has Made for High-Flying Tottenham

Rewind to the start of 2023 and you’ll remember Tottenham Hotspur were completely in the doldrums. They didn’t have a permanent manager, with Christian Stellini and Ryan Mason sharing the honor on an interim basis, and started the new year with three defeats in four games – conceding eight goals into the bargain. By May,…