uMAXit Recommends: Football Reading
Football is a wonderfully various and complex subject and a wide variety of writers have tried to tackle it. Here, uMAXit’s resident tactics expert Alex Stewart suggests 12 must-read books on the beautiful game, ranging from over-arching histories to the use of data, and from personal accounts to national narratives. ...
Morning Editorial: Davinson Sanchez Has The Tools To Excel In English Fooball
Tottenham are closing in on their first signing of the transfer window after they agreed a club record fee of up to £42m with Ajax for centre-half Davinson Sánchez, with the Colombia defender now expected to compete his move in the coming days. Mauricio Pochettino made the 21-year-old his primary defensive target after an impressive debut season in European football in which Ajax reached the Europa League final, when they were beaten by Manchester United. ...
Morning Editorial: Barcelona, Marco Asensio and What Could’ve Been
Twice in six days, Barcelona suffered embarrassing defeats to their fiercest rivals Real Madrid, but nothing hurt quite as much as the sight of Marco Asensio skipping clear of Gerard Pique and smashing the third goal of the night into the roof of Marc Andre ter Stegen’s net. There is no question that Asensio is destined to go on to be the Spanish player of his generation, and had the Catalan club not dealt so poorly with his potential signing in 2014, he would be playing for them now and not Madrid.
Morning Editorial: Trent Alexander-Arnold Shines Brightest For Liverpool In Hoffenheim
The road from academy prospect to first-team regular is one that only a select few complete. The 'big clubs' in particular simply do not have the patience to wait for a raw teenager to make the grade. What's at stake is too great, the choices in an increasingly heated transfer market too tantalising. So when one does make a breakthrough, it feels only right to take notice and especially when he is curling in free-kicks on his Champions League debut. ...
Morning Editorial: Southampton Can Look Forward To The Future Under Jisheng Gao
Some interesting news broke from St.Mary's Stadium on Monday afternoon, that a Chinese businessman by the name of Jisheng Gao became the new majority owner of Southampton in a £210million deal. The conclusion of Gao's challenging 12-month attempt to buy an 80 per cent share of the club will bring his daughter and only child, Nelly Gao, into play as a major figure in the St Mary's set-up. Mrs Gao has formed a strong relationship with Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr during sales negotiations, and it's believed that she will join the board and become the 'key Chinese representative'.