The Touchline

Celebrity Ownership is BOOMING

Published 4 days ago

More and more celebrities are buying football clubs, what's that about?

Is There a NEW LOOK Barcelona Coming?

Published 1 week ago

After a disappointing season, Barcelona has a new coach and are looking to upgrade their squad.

The SPECIAL ONE Joins Fenerbahce

Published 1 week ago

Jose Mourinho is back on the touchline, this time for Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

What HAPPENED to the Spanish National Team?

Published 2 weeks ago

By winning the 2012 Euros, Spain took their third consecutive championship win. Since then, they've never made it past the RO16. What happened?

LEGENDS Of The Game are Retiring in 2024

Published 2 weeks ago

There are few players that have achieved what Toni Kroos has achieved and with one club at that. Now, he's hanging up his boots.

After Losing 1 in 15, Chelsea is PARTING WAYS with Pochettino

Published 3 weeks ago

Chelsea had a, comparatively, great second half to the season, but now the mastermind of their resurgence is leaving the club. What's going on?

Lyons INCREDIBLE Turn Around

Published 3 weeks ago

After 15 games, former European giant Olympique Lyon were bottom of the table, now they've qualified for European football. Let's have a look at what happened.

Henry and Fabregas’ Como 1907 Just Got PROMOTED

Published 4 weeks ago

From one of Europes most beautiful areas comes the newest addition to the Serie A, Como 1907, part owned by Henry and Fabregas.

Are 777 Partners FIT and PROPER?

Published 1 month ago

777 Partners own multiple football clubs but are not paying their dues, all while trying to buy Everton football club. What's going on?

The HORRIBLE, WONDERFUL Story of Portsmouth FC

Published 1 month ago

Portsmouth FC are back in the Premier League after surviving a Russian arms dealer, a fake Saudi businessman, three relegations and two bouts of administration. This is the story.

The INCREDIBLE Story of Will Still

Published 1 month ago

At just 30 years old, Will Still became a manager in the French league, the youngest in the top five leagues. This is his story.

It’s been an INTERESTING Season In Italy

Published 1 month ago

The Serie A has been dominated by Inter this season but the race behind them has been anything but boring. Let's have a look!

There’s a CIRCUS Around Bayern and Tuchel

Published 1 month ago

Bayern Munich's winning streak in the Bundesliga has been broken and the circus around the club has only gotten worse. Let's have a look.

Bayer Leverkusen has THICK Plot Armour

Published 1 month ago

Is there a scale for how historic a season can get? Because if there is, Leverkusen is at 11. Let's have a look at why!

Aston Villa is the ONLY ENGLISH Team Left in Europe

Published 1 month ago

In a season where European football has extra importance, all but one English teams have been knocked out. It's up to Aston Villa now!

Carlo Ancelotti – The COOLEST Man In Football?

Published 1 month ago

Carlo Ancelotti is the manager with the most Champions League wins ever. Let's have a look at what makes him so good.

The ULTIMATE Guide To The New Champions League

Published 1 month ago

Next season, the Champions League will have a new format, let's have a look at what to expect from the biggest club competition in the world!

Brest Is On An INCREDIBLE Run In Ligue 1

Published 2 months ago

With a hundredth of PSGs budget, little Brest is currently second in Ligue 1, let's have a closer look!

What ON EARTH Is Happening In Turkish Football?

Published 2 months ago

Turkish football is going through a tough time, on Sunday, Fenerbahce refused to play the Supercup final against Galatasary. Here's what's going on.

Newcastle are TERRIBLE Away From Home

Published 2 months ago

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Aged 20, Xavi Simons’ Career has been a ROLLECOASTER

Published 2 months ago

Despite being just 20 years old, Xavi Simons has already been at Barcelona, PSG, PSV and Leipzig and his career has had some controversy. Let's have a closer look!

Spain is DOMINATING 21st Century European Club Competitions

Published 2 months ago

Spanish teams have won almost half of all European club competitions since the start of the millennia - why is that?

Is Aurelio De Laurentiis the Most INTERESTING Owner In Italian Football?

Published 2 months ago

In a league where there's been no shortage of characters, the owner of SSC Napoli, Aurelio De Laurentiis, might be the most interesting one right now. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Sporting are Having an AMAZING Season in the Portuguese League

Published 2 months ago

Sporting CP is the perennial little brother of the Portuguese league. This year, however, they're favourites to win it.

Is A NATIONAL TEAM Next for The Special One?

Published 2 months ago

Jose Mourinho, one of the best managers of his generation, is currently out of a job — could a national team be next for The Special One?

APOEL Nicosias UNBELIEVABLE Run in The Champions League

Published 3 months ago

In the 2011/12 Champions League, APOEL Nicosia had one of the greatest underdog runs in the history of the competition.

The CRAZY SCRAP to Stay in The Championship

Published 3 months ago

The bottom of the Championship is very crowded as seven teams duke it out to stay in the league.

The New Generation of GALACTICOS is Here!

Published 3 months ago

Real Madrid are going for a new generation of Galacticos, having added Bellingham last summer and signing Mbappe and Davies this summer. How's it going to work?

Arsenals INSANE 2024 (League) Form

Published 3 months ago

Since the new years Arsenal have been in some incredible form in the league - what's going on?

Can Beckham RECREATE the Barca MAGIC?

Published 3 months ago

David Beckam has been hard at work bringing high profile Barca legends to Inter Miami - but can they recreate that magic?

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is Already TRANSFORMING Manchester United

Published 3 months ago

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is confirmed as part owner of Manchester United and is wasting no time fixing the mess made by the Glazers.

Bayern Munich are STRUGGLING

Published 3 months ago

The 11 straight Bundesliga winners are now eight points behind Leverkusen, behind in the Champions League and out of the German Cup. What's happened?

Almería is the WORST TEAM In Europe this Season

Published 3 months ago

Almería have yet to win a single game in the league this season and are currently on the longest winless streak in La Liga history. Here's what's going on.

English Clubs are CRUMBLING Under FFP

Published 4 months ago

Everton and Nottingham Forest are facing sanctions, Manchester City has 115 charges against them and teams are struggling to make signings while staying within the rules. Here's what's going on.

The Champions League is BACK - Can the Underdogs SURPRISE?

Published 4 months ago

The Champions League is back from its winter break and the knockout stage is starting. Copenhagen and Real Sociedad are the underdogs set to take on City and PSG.

Why is Rodri SO IMPORTANT to Manchester City?

Published 4 months ago

Manchester City are catching up in the title race and one player has now not lost in a full calendar year - Rodri. Why is he so important to the team?

What HAPPENED to Schalke 04?

Published 4 months ago

Schalke 04 is one of the biggest clubs in Germany. Until 5 years ago they were competing in Europe, now they're involved in a relegation battle. In the second tier. What happened?

AFCON Is the CRAZIEST International Competition in a Long Time

Published 4 months ago

Afcon is heading into the quarter finals and it's been a crazy tournament so far with surprises and drama.

Can ANYONE Replace Klopp?

Published 4 months ago

Klopp has announced that he's stepping down as Liverpool manager in the summer. He leaves a huge legacy at the club - can anyone fill those shoes?

Players want to GET OUT of Saudi Arabia

Published 4 months ago

Only six months after the Saudi Pro League went all in on their sports washing project by signing world class players, those same players want to leave. What's going on?

PSV Won 17 Games STRAIGHT

Published 4 months ago

PSV has had an incredible start to the season, winning 17 in a row and scoring for fun.

The Most DOMINANT National Team in the World?

Published 4 months ago

The Japanese national team has gone 13 games unbeaten and are the favorites to win the Asian Cup, by a good margin.

Reading FC Fans Have Had ENOUGH

Published 4 months ago

The fans of Reading FC have had enough of the clubs owner after years of mismanagement, relegations and points deductions.

Napoli are BOMBING After Winning the Scudetto

Published 5 months ago

Last season Napoli won their first league title in more than 30 years but so far this season, they have failed to play like a title winning team - they currently sit 9th in Serie A. What happened?

This City Of Three Thousand Are On The BRINK OF EUROPEAN FOOTBALL… Again

Published 5 months ago

The rise of the club in the tiny village of Hoffenheim from the very bottom of the German league system to competing for European football.

Wrexham Are Pushing For ANOTHER PROMOTION

Published 5 months ago

Wrexham AFC got a lot of attention last season thanks to superstar owners and an incredibly tight run in of the season. How are they doing after their promotion to the English Football League?

Leicester Are Playing PREMIER LEAGUE Football

Published 5 months ago

Leicester City are breezing through the Championship and look ready to take o then Premier League again.

Is the Glazer REIGN OF TERROR Over? Sir Jim Buys 25% of Manchester United

Published 5 months ago

In 2005 the Glazers bought Manchester United and since then the American brothers have taken more than a billion pounds out of the club. Just before Christmas it was announced that Sir Jim Ratcliffe was buying 25% of the club and given control of sporting operations, will this mean change?

Xabi Alonso is Working Wonders With Bayer Leverkusen

Published 5 months ago

After 25 games, Bayer Leverkusen still haven't lost this season. How are they doing it?

The Premier League Is COMPETITIVE This Year

Published 5 months ago

Almost half way through the season the Premier League looks wide open. At least 5 teams have a chance at the title and there's a new leader practically every week.

Thiago Motta's Bologna Are SURPRISING Everyone

Published 6 months ago

Thiago Motta had a mixed start to his coaching career, but after a full transfer window and pre-season with Bologna they are flying in the Serie A.

The Group of Death is Still UNDECIDED

Published 6 months ago

The Group of Death has done the name justice, all teams still have a possibility to make it through, it all gets this week..

Inter are DOMINATING Serie A This Season

Published 6 months ago

Inter are flying in the league this year and sit top of the Serie A with double the goal difference of second place.

Did Liverpool Solve Their Midfield In ONE FELL SWOOP?

Published 6 months ago

Last season Liverpool struggled in the league because of their inability for many years to replace it's ageing midfield. But this summer they signed four first team centre mids -did they solve their problems in one window?

Five Teams Are Still UNBEATEN In The League

Published 6 months ago

Even though we’re already a third of the way through the season, some teams remain unbeaten and have a chance at an invincible season, a feat only accomplished by a few clubs in the top leagues in the 20th century.

Are Manchester United Really THAT Bad?

Published 6 months ago

Manchester United have had a tough start to the season and gotten a lot of criticism, but injuries have been awful and now results are starting to look up.

Things Keep Getting WORSE For Everton

Published 6 months ago

In 2016 Everton was bought by Farhad Moshiri who's been investing heavily in the club, but thing haven't exactly panned out and Everton now finds itself in dire straits after the latest blow where they got a 10 point deduction. What's happened?

Could Ipswich Town Get SUCCESSIVE Promotions?

Published 6 months ago

Ipswich Town were promoted to the Championship last season and as of right now they're second in the league, with a pretty comfortable cushion. They look destined to achieve what only 4 teams have before - successive promotions.

Lyon Won 8 Straight League Titles, Now They're Rock Bottom

Published 6 months ago

Lyon was once an unstoppable force in the French league. They won the league for 8 straight seasons. But since 07/08 they've not won a single time, and it's not just because of PSG. This season so far, they are dead last in Ligue 1.

Chelsea Spent a BILLION Euros on Players - But Who Are They?

Published 7 months ago

Todd Boehly came into Chelsea after Roman and outspent the Russian oligarch by putting more than a billion Euros into the team, giving it an almost entirely new look. Who are the players?

Could Luton Town AVOID THE DROP?

Published 7 months ago

Tiny Luton Town were promoted to the Premier League last year but people predicted a swift return to the Championship. They've started the season just above the relegation spots - could they stay there?

What HAPPENED with Juventus?

Published 7 months ago

Juventus are the most successful team in Italy by a wide margin, but after ten straight Scudetti, they've failed to win it for three years - what happened?

Could Someone Actually CHALLENGE Manchester City This Season?

Published 7 months ago

Manchester City have won five out of the last six Premier Leagues titles. This season they sit third after ten games - could someone actually challenge them for the title?

Barca's Youth are STEPPING UP

Published 7 months ago

After years of bleeding money Barcelona have been forced to move back to the strategy that served them in the past - betting on their youth. La Masia talent is back on the pitch for Barca.

Scandinavian Attackers are SO HOT Right Now

Published 7 months ago

A trend has emerged among the top teams in the Premier League - the all have a Scandinavian attacker, why is that? Let's have a look!

Serhou Guirassy Has 14 Goals in JUST 8 GAMES

Published 7 months ago

Since the start of the season Stuttgart has been going very strong and it's in part thanks to Serhou Guirassy who's been scoring goals for fun. Let's have a little closer look at him.

Aston Villa Are Absolutely CRUSHING it This Year

Published 7 months ago

Since Unai Emery took the reins at Aston Villa in October last year and since then the Birmingham team has been flying. What's happened?

The Bundesliga Actually Looks INTERESTING This Year

Published 7 months ago

It's October and what better time of the year to go to Germany to have a little look at what's going on in the Bundesliga while the Oktoberfest is upon us?

Girona is CHOCKING everyone

Published 8 months ago

After 9 game weeks in La Liga Real Madrid are top and Barcelona are second. Sandwiched in between is a little club from the second smallest city represented in the league, with the smallest stadium. Girona. How is this little club keeping up with the giants?

Brentfords playing a different kind of game - MONEYBALL

Published 8 months ago

Brentford has quickly risen through the English footballing pyramid and established themselves as a Premier League team. They're doing it with an economy only a fraction the size of the giants in the league. Yet they compete. How is that possible?

Is Brighton the Best Run Club in The Premier League?

Published 8 months ago

Brighton is on fire this season! The club has become an established Premier League club in just a matter of season, all while selling their best players and losing their manager. How do they do it?

Is Ange Postecoglou the NICEST MAN in the Premier League?

Published 8 months ago

Tottenham has a new manager - Ange Postecoglou. Since the start of his reign at the London team he's been the new media darling. But who is the burly man in charge at Spurs?

What on Earth is Going on at Ajax?

Published 8 months ago

Ajax missed out on Champions league football last season and have started this one horribly, only winning one in six. This weekend fans started throwing burning flares onto the field and rioting in protest to the performance. What is going on in Amsterdam?

Saudi Arabia is Coming for Football

Published 8 months ago

In this issue of The Touchline we look into the latest Saudi Arabian sports washing project - the Saudi League and discusses what might be next.