Meet company bringing £51m Erling Haaland to Man City and moving ex-Real Madrid man Gareth Bale

The summer transfer window is in full swing, but it is not only agents and club owners who are working full tilt – behind the scenes the removal men who ship the star players’ belongings across the globe are flat out, too. Elite footballers are crisscrossing the world this month as squads worth hundreds of … Read more

When players go back, like Lukaku to Inter, it doesn’t always work: Drogba, Henry, Pogba and more

Romelu Lukaku‘s loan move to Inter Milan has not only seen him end his Chelsea nightmare but also heralds the 29-year-old Belgian striker returning to one of his former clubs. It comes just one year after Chelsea signed him for £97.5m, marking a return to Stamford Bridge for Lukaku after an initial spell between 2011 … Read more

What happened when England last hosted the Women’s European Championship?

Germany celebrate winning the 2005 Women’s European Championship after defeating Norway 3-1 in the final at Blackburn in front of 21,105 people Host country: England Dates: 6-31 July Venues: Old Trafford, Manchester; St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton; Amex Stadium, Brighton; Stadium MK, Milton Keynes; Brentford Community Stadium; Leigh Sports Village; Bramall Lane, Sheffield; Academy Stadium, Manchester; … Read more

Israel U19 1-3 England U19 (AET): Young Lions come from behind to win European Championship | Football News

England U19s are two-time European Championship winners after coming from behind to beat Israel 3-1 in Slovakia. The Young Lions roared back after a poor first half which saw them trail through Israel midfielder Oscar Gloukh’s brilliant solo strike (40). But Callum Doyle (52) equalised for England in the second period to take the game … Read more

Cathcart impressed with how Watford boss treats people

As one of the longest-serving Watford players, Craig Cathcart has done more than his fair share of meeting new head coaches. However, this time around, it was a reunion rather than an introduction. The Northern Ireland international defender was in the same Blackpool squad with Rob Edwards during the 2010/11 season, and saw back then … Read more

FSG and Liverpool FC into 2022/23: What has gone right and what could improve – Liverpool FC

The off-season can be a time for reflection, a time for a more measured assessment of the previous season, and above all a time for unsubstantiated transfer rumours and related gossip. This inevitably includes criticism, praise, or something in between, of a club’s ownership. For example, Man United’s owners, the Glazer family, who are up … Read more

Paul Pogba, Angel Di Maria, Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez: Meet 16 free agents

June 30 is always a big day in the footballing calendar, not least for agents that are fielding calls from all over the world for their free agent clients.  As well as being the end of the financial year when clubs submit their accounts, it is also the expiration date for many contracts.  Paul Pogba, … Read more

The Friday Mailbox brings reasons for optimism for every Prem club. Except four…

Friday brings a rush of optimism into the Mailbox, unless you happen to be a Leeds, Everton, Wolves or Southampton supporter. Also: how do you reconcile with your side signing a player you previously despised?  Get your views in to…   Reasons for optimismI write in as a Newcastle fan, and our fanbase is … Read more

Long Reads: Stefan Johansen

DISAPPOINTING. In the first of our Long Reads series, club captain Stefan Johansen wasn’t shy when choosing the adjective he’d use to ultimately describe Queens Park Rangers’ season of 2021/22. While financial fair play rules now dictate that the R’s cannot compete with the division’s big hitters in terms of financial muscle, it was a … Read more