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Matthew Walsh

STORIES BY Matthew Walsh

Leagues: EPL

/ 16 days ago

Premier League 2-horse race one of several interesting storylines

For the first time in its history, the Premier league took an extended pause and sat dormant while international soccer took the focus for the World Cup. How would teams and managers navigate the start to a second mini-season? What impact would this enforced break have on the teams around the county? Turns out, very […]

England

/ 50 days ago

England must focus on more than Kylian Mbappé to beat France

As soon as their quarterfinal clash with France was confirmed, there was one question that dominated the discussion in England: how do you stop Mbappé? The game against Senegal hadn’t even finished before the commentators had turned their thoughts. England gave away the ball against the Lions of Teranga, acted sloppy in possession and was […]

Cristiano Ronaldo

/ 54 days ago

Ronaldo exit from Man United is good for all

That’s all folks. It’s over. For the second time in his career, Cristiano Ronaldo has left Manchester United. Yet, unlike the first time, this won’t be for a record-breaking transfer fee. Nor does it come with the good will of the club, fans and teammates. Instead, this time, one of the greatest players of all […]

France

/ 55 days ago

France squad isn't as deep as the world first feared

The good news for France was that they were already through to the Round of 16. The less comforting news was that their much-fancied squad appeared to lack the depth that many had believed it possessed. In France's defeat to Tunisia, the reigning champions changed nine of their eleven players from the previous match, lining […]

France

/ 71 days ago

France looks to defend World Cup despite mounting injuries

Entering the 2022 World Cup, France looks a team beyond set to repeat. Not only is the side the reigning champion, but it brings in abundant talent. The newly crowned Ballon d'Or winner and a striker on the cusp of breaking his country’s all time goal-scoring record. Plus, there is Kylian Mbappé. There’s plenty in […]