Euan McTear


Euan McTear is a Glaswegian football journalist and author, who focuses on the game in Scotland, England and Spain. He has written for the likes of Marca, CNN, The Guardian, The Herald, These Football Times and Eurosport and is the author of the book 'Eibar the Brave'.
  • Can Huddersfield’s Fiver-A-Game Season Ticket Start A Revolution?

    At most Premier League grounds £5.26 would barely get you a pie and a cup of tea, but at Huddersfield Town’s Kirklees Stadium it will get many supporters through the doors next season. That’s because chairman Dean Hoyle has kept his word and has rewarded loyal fans who took part in his ‘Premier Pledge’, an initiative launched in 2010. He promised that all those who had bought a season ticket in every year of his tenure, from the 2008/09 campaign onwards, would be rewarded with one costing just £100 if the club made it to English football’s top flight and, one penalty shoot-out and play-off final victory later, over 4,000 fans have secured it. ...

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  • Florentino Perez Can Surpass Santiago Bernabéu As Real Madrid’s Greatest President

    “Florentino, resign.” That was the sound that rang around the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on February 27th 2016 as newly appointed Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid side were falling to a 1-0 derby day defeat against Atlético. Few could have imagined that 16 months later the club president Florentino Pérez would have won re-election uncontested, but that is exactly what happened when no other candidacies were presented by last Sunday night’s deadline. Why would anyone dare to challenge him? Since that afternoon in February 2016, he’d overseen back-to-back Champions League triumphs. ...

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  • Mat Ryan’s Move To Brighton Benefits All Parties

    Mat Ryan will never forget the night of February 3rd, 2016. It was supposed to be a dream come true as he stepped out onto the Camp Nou pitch to play in one of football’s most iconic stadiums, but it quickly turned into a nightmare. Seven minutes in he’d already been beaten. By the half-hour mark it was 3-0. Lionel Messi completed a hat-trick to make it 5-0 on the 74th tick of the clock. Luis Suárez scored his third and fourth late on to round off a 7-0 victory. It was almost reaching Teletext-having-to-spell-the-score-out territory. That was the worst night of his Valencia career, but there were many others and he only played 23 times for Los Che over the course of 18 months. So why is there so much excitement at Brighton & Hove Albion over the arrival of one of the statistically worst goalkeepers in Valencia’s history? ...

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  • Villarreal: The Centre-Back Factory

    Mateo Musacchio’s recent presentation as an AC Milan player proved a couple of things. First, that the sleeping Italian giant really is planning to restock its squad with talent this summer. Second, that Villarreal truly are one of Europe’s leading exporters of centre-backs. ...

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  • Why Didn’t Europe’s Top Goalscorers Win Their Respective Leagues

    Lionel Messi. Harry Kane. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Edin Džeko. Edinson Cavani. Bas Dost. They all have two things in common. First, they were the top scorers in their respective leagues in 2016/17. Second, none of them won their league title. ...

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