The Jeers, Cheers and Tears of Ralph Hasenhüttl’s Southampton
After suffering the humiliating 9-0 loss to Leicester in 2019, many predicted the end for Ralph Hasenhüttl at Southampton. But by sticking with their man, the Saints have risen to new heights under the Austrian coach and even have their eyes on potential European qualification.
The Lost Year of Chilean Football
While many nations have struggled to cope with the global upheaval of the last 12 months, few nations have struggled to keep their head above water more than Chile. With serious national divisions only accentuated by the poor handling of COVID-19 in the country, the return national football team after a year's absence is finally providing the people of Chile with a glimmer of hope.
Gareth Bale and His Seven Complex Years in Madrid
Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013 as the heir to Ronaldo's throne, but despite a multitude of domestic and European silverware won in Madrid, he leaves as an outcast. What happened to tarnish such a successful legacy and can he hit the same heights in North London?
Five Years on the Slide: Barcelona’s Decline Explained
Fading stars, a failure to adequately replace club legends and a total lack of leadership at the top all came to a head when Lionel Messi handed in his transfer request. But how did the environment at Barcelona get so toxic that their greatest ever player was willing to walk away from the club that made him?