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'.
  • Is Kyle Walker-Peters Really The New Kyle Walker?

    “What…?! Kyle Walker is evolving… Kyle Walker evolved into Kyle Walker-Peters!” From that Pokémon joke to the Spiderman---meets-Spiderman meme, everyone had something to say about the fact that Tottenham were able to slot Kyle Walker-Peters in at right-back against Newcastle last Sunday, just weeks after his near-namesake had departed for Manchester City. It was quite incredible and comparisons were quickly made between the two players, but just how similar are they? Is Kyle Walker-Peters really the new Kyle Walker? ...

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  • Alan Ruschel, The Inspiring Chapecoense Survivor

    Alan Ruschel is not a lucky man, even if he’s so often referred to as such. The horror he experienced on November 28, 2016, is the kind that nobody with any amount of luck or good fortune should go through, even if he did miraculously survive the plane crash that shocked the world. As a left-back for Chapecoense, Ruschel was on board LaMia Flight 2933 when it crashed into the Colombian mountainside just outside Medellín, but he was one of the six survivors. 71 sadly didn’t make it out alive. ...

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  • Granit Xhaka Is Ready To Quieten The Critics

    “Last year was a transition year, but now he’s ready to dominate the Premier League.” That point of view has been heard a lot this summer, usually referring to Paul Pogba, but it could just as equally apply to Granit Xhaka. The Swiss international had a tough first year in England following last summer’s £35m move from Borussia Mönchengladbach to Arsenal, failing to properly make his mark on matches, other than in leaving stud marks on his opposition to the tune of two red cards and 12 bookings. Now, though, there are signs that this is to be his year. ...

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  • Why Does Jose Mourinho Want To Keep Marouane Fellaini?

    Despite reports linking him with a move away from Manchester United, Marouane Fellaini is staying put this summer. Why? Because Jose Mourinho still considers him a vital member of his squad. “It is easier for Galatasaray to get me than to get Marouane,” he said of the Turkish club’s reported interest in the Belgian. “He is too important to me.” But what exactly does Mourinho see in Fellaini to consider him such a vital part of his plans, especially with the more reliable Nemanja Matic having arrived from Chelsea? Well, despite the Serbian’s move north, United’s cupboard of central midfielders remains little more stocked than Old Mother Hubbard’s. While Matic, Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera are the likely starters in the middle of the park, the only other natural backups are Michael Carrick and Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who can both expect their playing time to be limited by their years of birth, with the former now too old to play every match and the latter still inexperienced at his raw age of 19. Throw an injury and suspension or two into the mix, or the need to rotate ahead of Champions League nights, and Mourinho’s options would all of a sudden be very limited. While it’s true that he has defenders he could shift forward or attacking midfielders he could ask to drop deeper, there is a clear benefit to keeping Fellaini as one further central option. ...

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  • Andrew Robertson Needs Time, But Should Shine For Liverpool In 2018/19

    Within one month the summer transfer window will be closed over and locked for another year, but it would be useful for Liverpool to keep whistling the song of the summer long after deadline day, especially when evaluating £10m signing Andrew Robertson. Expect him to go despacito. Expect him to go slowly. ...

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