35 things to look out for in the new Premier League season

Morocco’s Hakim Ziyech Mo Salah might be the Arab world’s biggest footballing star, but Hakim Ziyech of Ajax and Morocco is right up there in terms of performance. In the 90 league games he’s played so far for Ajax he’s recorded 39 assists and scored 32 goals, which for a midfielder is a phenomenal return.…

Messi: The best of all time?

So when can we say he’s the best player of all time? How about now? There was a moment in April 2007, amid the ongoing debate over how close Messi was to the playing level of Maradona, when something brilliant happened. In a Copa del Rey game against Getafe, the famously non-communicative Messi scored a…

Backing Black

Do referees favour bigger clubs? Patrick Vieira, who is on the Manchester City staff, thinks officials are biased in favour of certain big Premiership teams. He recently stated that, “When [Man] United play at home they get some advantages that other teams don’t get.” His comments came after Fulham were controversially denied what appeared to…