The stick figure family tattoo on Lorenzo Insigne’s neck has been updated

It’s no secret that footballers love getting their bodies embellished with tattoos, so much so that it’s hard to come up with names of those who aren’t actually inked. Some of these body arts are outright bizarre, while others have interesting stories behind them. The case of Italian international Lorenzo Insigne is that of the…

Sven Botman declares intent to join Newcastle United with social media stunt

Newcastle has been reportedly looking to bolster their squad ever since a Saudi Arabia-led takeover saw them become the richest club in world football On the back of their first signing in the form of right-back Kieran Trippier since the takeover, Newcastle has now allegedly made an “improved” offer for Lille defender Sven Botman. The…

How Joao Felix showed his flair and skill against Rayo Majadahonda

Atlético Madrid edged past third-tier Rayo Majadahonda with ease in a Copy del Rey clash at Wanda Metropolitano to reach the last 16. Taking no chances, Diego Simeone fielded a strong squad that scored 5 goals from five different players on the night.  Aside from the goals galore, home supporters were treated to an entertaining…

The comedy of errors that was Real Madrid’s third goal against Alcoyano

A Copa del Rey encounter between Real Madrid and minnows Alcoyano ended in a comedy of errors with Los Blancos securing a hard-earned victory to progress further in the tournament. Madrid had to scrap against a seemingly weak opposition who put up a good fight going into the 70th minute before Carlo Ancelotti’s men scored…

What Twitter is saying about Liverpool’s possible move for Luis Diaz

Liverpool’s title chase this season was dealt a further blow after star players Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita headed off for the African Cup of Nations, leaving behind Jurgen Klopp a very thin squad to make do with. As such, Liverpool are intent on improving their squad depth, with reports emerging of a…

Twitter reacts to stunning long-range pass from Hakim Ziyech

Chelsea gained an advantage last night after beating Tottenham in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final to stake a claim for a place in the showdown encounter at Wembley. Tottenham were routed 2-0 by the Blues despite Thomas Tuchel fielding a relatively changed squad. A notable beneficiary of this reshuffle was midfielder Hakim…

The Japan national team concept kit that is bringing manga fans to their knees

Concept kits are a thing of beauty, filling up social media spaces with their resplendent images and designs. Although theoretical in nature, these fan-made kits attract so much fascination that they could well give official kits a good run for their money. That said, Twitter was recently introduced to one extremely beautiful concept kit that…

Liverpool journo James Pearce embroiled in racism row? – Here’s what we know

James Pearce appears to have landed himself in hot waters for an alleged remark on Twitter that has caught the eyes of online viewers. Writing for The Athletic, Pearce shared his article on Liverpool’s latest draw against Chelsea on his official Twitter account. The op-ed piece indicted Liverpool’s midfield for the disappointing result, considering them…

Man United fans bring back old Phil Jones chant to life during Wolves game

The Red Devils faithful were met with a pleasant surprise ahead of the team’s clash against Wolverhampton at Old Trafford last night. With a depleted squad at his disposal, Ralf Rangnick appeared without much choice other than to field a playing XI that included none other than Phil Jones, somewhat to the astonishment of unexpecting…

Twitter reacts as Inaki Williams plays 215th straight game for Athletic Bilbao

Perhaps there is nothing as common a sight in the Spanish La Liga as seeing Inaki Williams take the field for his side, Athletic Bilbao. Sturdy as oak, the 27-year-old forward hasn’t missed a single league game in over 6 years, having recently broken the record for most consecutive games in the league’s history. While…

Don Hutchinson in hot waters for using Paul Pogba slander to praise Bukayo Saka

Paul Pogba has often found himself on the receiving end of some criticism ever since making a return to Manchester United. While the French international is a world-class player, he hasn’t always consistently delivered during his second spell with the Red Devils. Understandably, some of the criticism levelled at the 28-year old midfielder are level…

Twitter reacts to unforgettable dive from Trezeguet

Aston Villa endured another defeat on the road against Brentford on Sunday to continue an abysmal run of form that has so far produced three defeats in four matches. Having shown early signs of promise under new boss Steven Gerrard, Villa have struggled of late, failing to produce an end result despite putting up decent…

Thomas Tuchel sweating through his puffer jacket was an unusual sight

A pulsating encounter at Stamford Bridge saw Chelsea share the spoils with Liverpool after either side failed to break the deadlock at 2-2. With both the teams looking to regain lost ground in the race to the title, a win was paramount, and thus ensued a riveting clash that will go down as an instant…

Spanish player makes handcuffs gesture to referee – Here’s why

Jarring scenes were on display during a Segunda División fixture between Real Oviedo vs Ponferradina as the match embroiled in controversy ended with three red cards for the visitors on the night. Despite the scoreline remaining locked at nil at halftime, there wasn’t a dearth of high points as referee Gálvez Rascón sent Edu Espiau…

Viral photo shows how closely Man City marked Bukayo Saka at the Emirates

Bukayo Saka seems to have finally come of age as the wonderkid continues to be Arsenal’s main attacking threat week in, week out under Mikel Arteta. His exploits were on display recently at Emirates against league leaders Manchester City in a pulsating encounter that ended in the visitors’ favour, despite the 20-year-old’s individual heroics.  Saka…

Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio celebrated first goal v Crystal Palace with hilarious celebration

A riveting encounter at Selhurst Park last night saw West Ham claim all three points against Crystal Palace after surviving a late comeback scare.  The Hammers were first to strike on the night via Michail Antonio, who found the net midway through the first half after gliding the ball past Vicente Guaita from Said Benrahma’s…

This moment between Cristiano Ronaldo and Aaron Lennon has fans nostalgic

Manchester United ended the year with a comfortable 3-1 win over visiting side Burnley at Old Trafford. Aside from the encounter which entailed Ralf Rangnick three wins from four in the league, fans also stood witness to one brilliant moment of camaraderie before kick-off that seemed to turn the clock back on Premier League. Seconds…