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'.
  • Would André Gomes Suit The Premier League?

    Barcelona need to trim their squad. Although they famously lost Neymar last summer, those in the Camp Nou boardroom struggled to offload fringe players like Thomas Vermaelen and Arda Turan, so one of their main tasks this January is to move some players on. One of those players could be André Gomes, the 24-year-old Portuguese midfielder who Barcelona also reportedly tried to move on towards the end of the most recent transfer window, even after rejecting an offer of €35m at the beginning of June – a U-turn which summed up the club’s disorderly summer. While the player remained in Catalonia on deadline day, there has since been fresh speculation in Spain that he’ll be let go in January, with the Premier League the most likely landing spot. ...

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  • Joselu Is Worthy Of Hero Status At Newcastle

    Considering Newcastle United fans need more than one hand in order to count the number of sitters that Joselu has already missed this season, it’s odd that he’s still loved by so many on Tyneside. Type his name into Twitter and you’ll find fury at his haphazard finishing, but listen to those who attend St James' Park each week and they love his work ethic. And that includes his boss Rafa Benítez. ...

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  • Chelsea’s Squad Depth Is About To Be Tested

    They say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and Chelsea are about to put that proverb to the test. With seven fixtures coming up in just 22 days, the reigning English champions have a packed schedule between now and the next international break, which should prove a true litmus test of their squad depth. While Antonio Conte has the likes of Ballon d’Or candidates Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kanté in his team, success this season will also depend a lot on how satisfactorily the fringe players like Jeremie Boga and Charly Musonda perform. In football, one especially sturdy link can often compensate for the very weakest one – just look at Barcelona, where Lionel Messi and Thomas Vermaelen are in the same squad – but it’s true that one too many chinks in the armour can spell disaster. ...

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  • The Story Of Kiko Femenía, The Unsung Hero Of Watford’s Bright Start

    It’s rare for a player to have been signed by Barcelona and Real Madrid. It’s even rarer for a player to have been signed by Barcelona, Real Madrid and Watford, yet that’s exactly what has happened to Kiko Femenía. The man who had previously played for the B teams of Spain’s two giants, Barça B and Real Madrid Castilla, was playing for Alavés last season and playing so well that Watford went out and agreed a pre-contract agreement with the right-back in February. He made the move to England in the summer and has hit the ground running, helping the Hornets to eighth place in the table. ...

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  • Tottenham Are Not A Harry Kane Team, But England Should Be

    The term “world-class” may be overused, equivocal and pretty lazy, but the label has to now be applied to Harry Kane. The Tottenham talisman probably deserved to be considered an elite player a long time ago, but few wanted to jump to conclusions, instead deciding to wait to make sure he wasn’t just a three-season wonder. Now, though, it has become undeniable. In 2017, the 24-year-old has scored 36 goals across 31 games in all competitions, working out at 1.16 per appearance. That’s better than Lionel Messi. That’s better than Cristiano Ronaldo. That’s world-class. ...

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