Can Neymar win the Ballon d’Or?

It’s an unshakable duopoly at the very top of the game. Messi and Ronaldo have had a rivalry that is unparalleled, each pushing the other to an ever higher standard. It’s easy to forget that the Ballon d’Or has a 23 man shortlist, especially when we have had just two players winning the prize for the last seven years. You have to go all the way back to 2007 when a different player (Kaka) won the biggest individual prize in football. Continue reading “Can Neymar win the Ballon d’Or?”

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Why Arsenal must keep Sanchez and Özil

There has been talk recently that will come as music to Arsenal fans ears. Two of their star performers this year – Özil and Sanchez – are likely to sign new contracts. The message it sends out is clear, Arsenal are not a selling club. They’re here to challenge for trophies and get out of the cycle of flogging their top stars like Nasri, Adeybyour, Clichy, Fabregas, Song, Toure, Sagna, Hleb (OK, forget about Hleb!) Continue reading “Why Arsenal must keep Sanchez and Özil”