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Total Football Scout - Adem Ljajic

1 Mar 2012

Following Erik Lamela in Total Football Scout is another Serie A potential star. Adem Ljajic, the Serbian winger playing for Fiorentina. Once set for a dream move to Manchester United only for his hopes to be dashed. Ljajic is striving for the...
 

Total Football Scout - Erik Lamela

29 Feb 2012

After a request on the Total Football forum, Erik Lamela is next on my list. The young Argentine has earned rave reviews and was courted by Europes elite. The former River Plate attacker is playing his trade in Serie A with Luis Enrique's Roma and...
 

From player to poker star - Roberto Romanello

28 Feb 2012

Roberto Romanello was an aspiring footballer when injury sidelined him in 2005. While recovering from injury, he discovered the game of poker and began to play online. Soon, he started to have mild success and soon he discovered he had...
 

Total Football Scout - Luc Castaignos

28 Feb 2012

Marcus Banks continues his Total Football Scout series by running the rule over Inter Milan's Luc Castaignos. Like nearly every Dutch youngster, much has already been written about the former Feyenoord man, but along with most of his compatriots,...
 

Total Football Scout - Marc-Andre ter Stegen

27 Feb 2012

This Total Football Scout draws attention to the sensational young German goalkeeper, Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The confident star of Borussia Monchengladbach's surprise push for the Bundesliga title has conceded just 14 goals in 23 games this...
 

Total Football Scout - Gerard Deulofeu

26 Feb 2012

Total Football Scout continues with a look at one of Barcelona's latest crop of youngsters, Gerard Deulofeu. As a lightweight attacker with fantastic dribbling ability, the young Spaniard can learn from the best at the Nou Camp. ...
 

Total Football Scout - Georginio Wijnaldum

25 Feb 2012

Total Football's Marcus Banks is fast becoming our eyes and ears around the globe as he scopes out the latest up-and-coming footballing talent. This time he looks at PSV's Georginio Wijnaldum who is the latest in a long-line of hot...
 

Total Football Scout - Alexandre Lacazette

24 Feb 2012

Total Football's Marcus Banks continues his series in which he gives the rest of us a heads-up on the latest emerging superstars in world football. In this Total Football Scout, Marcus looks at the prodigious French attacker Alexandre Lacazette who...
 

Total Football Scout - Neymar

23 Feb 2012

In the latest Total Football Scout, Marcus Banks takes a look at Brazil's most exciting prospect, Neymar. If you haven't been watching this guy's goals on YouTube, then you must at least have heard the endless transfer rumours linking him with a...
 

Total Football Scout - Bojan Krkic

22 Feb 2012

In this Total Football Scout, Marcus Banks takes a closer look at Roma's Bojan Krkic. The Serbian born striker was once the jewel in the crown of the Barcelona youth setup but after finding himself behind the likes of Messi, Ronaldinho, Eto'o,...
 

Should Mourinho stay or go?

22 Feb 2012

There is no doubt about it, managing a Real Madrid is like no other job in football. Even though the team has had a successful season up until now: first in La Liga, a Champions League group stage points total, and a ten point league advantage...
 

Why managing the USA national team is more appealing than the England manager's job

22 Feb 2012

I happened to be in London when Fabio Capello resigned from the England national team. This situation has been nothing short of a debacle. I was in Los Angeles when Jurgen Klinsmann succeeded Bob Bradley as the USA national team...
 

Time to address prejudice in football

22 Feb 2012

As I flew out to Scandinavia in June 2009, I read a preview of England's European Under 21 Championship final against Germany in Malmo. It talked of the great new era in English football. Theo Walcott was the next big thing. But it...
 

A League round-up - Newcastle seal important win

1 Feb 2012

With the Gold Coast United and Central Coast Mariners game suspended due to bad weather, only three matches took place at the weekend. Brisbane Roar 0-1 Newcastle Jets Newcastle Jets earned an important three points to move...
 

Hong Kong FC - Looking to grow on the global stage

27 Jan 2012

Hong Kong Football Club has a history that stretches back more than 100 years. The club promotes itself as one of the top sports clubs in Asia - and it's not difficult to see why. Hong Kong FC can boast the type of facilities that...
 

A League round-up - Former Stag stars for Phoenix

27 Jan 2012

Newcastle Jets 0-1 Wellington Phoenix Wellington Phoenix made it two away wins in a row after beating Newcastle Jets 1-0 at Carrington Park on Friday evening. Ex-Mansfield Town striker Chris Greenacre (pictured) almost put the...
 

Healing the pain of a nation

24 Jan 2012

With the 2012 edition of the African Cup of Nations underway, Matt Youngs looks at whether this tournament could provide a platform for a country ravaged by civil conflict to give its people a source of inspiration for the long road ahead. ...
 

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview - Group A

23 Jan 2012

The 2012 African Cup of Nations has been eagerly anticipated throughout the continent as, for the first time since Egypt were crowned champions in 2006, there will be a new winner. The more recent Nations Cup tournaments have been...
 

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview - Group B

23 Jan 2012

Cote D’Ivoire, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Angola In the absence of Egypt, Cote D’Ivoire are widely regarded as the favourites to lift the African Cup of Nations trophy. The form of The Elephants in qualification lends...
 

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview - Group C

23 Jan 2012

Gabon, Niger, Morocco, Tunisia Akin to Equatorial Guinea, Gabon qualified automatically for the African Nations by virtue of being co-hosts for the competition. Therefore, having been exempt from the qualifiers coach...