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Explained: What is GBE & how will Brexit impact the Premier League transfer market?

'Brexit' has become a reality following negotiations that almost took four years. When the Premier League transfer window opened, it was one like never before as players coming from European Union member countries will face restrictions and qualifying system that was alien to the football world before. Here is everything Premier League fans should know about the impact of Brexit on their favourite league.  

published on : 2nd January 2021

These football stars are in a 'complicated relationship' with their family... | Depay, Van Dijk, Adebayor and others

We know how much Cristiano Ronaldo loves his mom and sister. We have also heard how Harry Maguire got into the infamous bar fight for his sister. Tales of family support and surviving tough times together have always been told by many footballers. However, there are a few who aren't vocal about their personal relationships for obvious reasons. Here are a few who don't even want their surnames on the back of the shirts for several reasons...

published on : 31st October 2020

Gareth Bale who Real Madrid fans adored: A brief trip down the memory lane as the Welshman leaves Bernabeau on loan

Gareth Bale ended his seven seasons at Madrid on Saturday when he returned on a season-long loan to Tottenham, the club he left in 2013 to come to Spain. When he arrived in Madrid for a then-record 100 million euros, his new fans knew Bale as the tall Welshman who could single-handedly win games.

published on : 21st September 2020

Where will Lionel Messi go from Barcelona? Here are top clubs who can afford the Argentina captain

According to multiple European media, Messi's father recently bought multiple properties in Italy. Is it time for another direct contest between Messi and Ronaldo? Is it true that Manchester City is most likely to sign the talismanic Argentine? As rumours around Leo's Barcelona career coming to an end intensifies, here are top contenders likely to bring him home. 

published on : 26th August 2020

How is football a political sport? 9 Left-wing clubs to whose fans you don't want to ask this question!

The Beautiful game's global appeal is used by several fan groups to question oppression, corruption, and different phobias. For them, their beloved team's legacy is preserved in the ideology they uphold. At time racism and far-right politics cause a headache for UEFA, here are a few clubs where one will feel exactly the opposite as red banners fly high and proletariat slogans echo.

published on : 21st August 2020

O Captain my Captain!: Seven facts about birthday boy Sunil Chhetri that make every Indian proud

India's talismanic skipper, who has been iconic in the recent rise of football's popularity in the subcontinent, turns 36 today. The Bengaluru FC spearhead scaled heights that no other Indian footballer could dream of over a career lasting more than 15 years. Here are some facts about India's 'Captain Fantastic.' 

published on : 3rd August 2020

Football kits 2020-21 revealed: Juventus to Arsenal, these 10 jersey designs are among Europe's best for coming season

While some majors like Real Madrid and Liverpool are yet to release their kit for the 2020-21 season, some like Chelsea have already tried it on the pitch while yet others including Barcelona and Juventus have published them for fans online.

published on : 31st July 2020

Summer Transfer Window 2020 explained: How will signings happen as pandemic-hit season concludes

Surviving the fear of premature conclusion due to the coronavirus pandemic, top European leagues are slowly nearing conclusion despite running behind the usual timeline. The summer transfer window also got delayed in the process but governing bodies seem to have figured out how "business" will happen prior to 2020-21. TNIE explains how things will happen in the virus-struck European transfer market.

published on : 6th July 2020

Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona for Manchester City: What are the odds?

Lionel Messi has won everything with Barcelona. Arguably the finest footballer in the world, Messi is now 33-years-old his current contract with the Catalan powerhouse runs out next year. Loyal fans dream of a poetic end to the Messiah's career - where he dons no other colours but that of Barcelona's. But Manchester City seem to show the potential to spoil their plans as rumours of Messi leaving Nou Camp for England becoming stronger day by day. Is it possible that Messi is truly fed up of his time in Spain and wish to have an outing at Etihad before hanging his boots? 

published on : 5th July 2020

YNWA: 8 images from Anfield that show what it means to Liverpool fans to finally win the Premier League!

Liverpool fans ignored social distancing rules to gather outside Anfield in celebration of their team's first English title in 30 years on Thursday.

published on : 26th June 2020

Lionel Messi evidently better than Cristiano Ronaldo in return fixture. Best pictures of Barcelona superstar against Mallorca 

Lionel Messi returned without a beard and with a goal and two assists as Barcelona resumed their La Liga title challenge on Saturday with a thumping 4-0 victory over Real Mallorca. 

published on : 14th June 2020

We kneel: Footballers to COVID warriors, 10 iconic photos of people kneeling in solidarity to George Floyd protests

From the Bundesliga venues of Deutschland to the churches of Britain, from police officers to local teenagers... here are a few images of support and solidarity as the people of USA wages on the war against racism, police brutality and white supremacy.

published on : 8th June 2020

#BlackLivesMatter: Kylian Mbappe to Jadon Sancho, football fraternity rally behind George Floyd protests on Twitter

This is why we love the game! Bundesliga stars used the empty stadiums while others who are yet to resume their matches used social media to extend their solidarity to the American protestors who are fighting back racism and police brutality following the murder of Geroge Floyd, a restaurant worker in Minneapolis. 

published on : 1st June 2020

Football is back, but: 8 pictures from Bundesliga that can hurt fans of 'the beautiful game'

Wild celebrations and happy hugs are not part of the 'beautiful game' anymore as fan roars and rhythmic chants have become a thing of the past in the top-tier German league - the first to return after the pandemic suspension.

published on : 18th May 2020

Empty stadiums to regular COVID-19 tests: Bundesliga's masterplan to resume football amid lockdown revealed

When German football returns to the pitch this weekend, it will have to follow a draconian set of guidelines. From players asked to isolate family members to substitutes asked to wear masks, find out the key aspects of the plan here.

published on : 14th May 2020
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