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Haaland, Ronaldo, Streltsov and the Miracle of Simplicity

Haaland, Ronaldo, Streltsov and the Miracle of Simplicity

Of course it was Erling Braut Haaland who scored the first Bundesliga goal after the resumption. Who else could it have been? Nobody else in the modern game seems to play with such a disregard for complication.

John McGinn: We Need to Keep Villa in this League, No Matter What

John McGinn: We Need to Keep Villa in this League, No Matter What

John McGinn scored the goal that secured Aston Villa’s promotion last season, then he opened their account in the Premier League and now, after recovering from a broken ankle, he says he is raring to save Villa from relegation when the season restarts. He was due to return to action against Chels

Premier League Must Finally Share its Riches to Save English Football

Even before football was plunged into crisis by the COVID-19 pandemic, influential people in the game were discussing the need for the Premier League’s improbable fortunes to be shared more equally.

Bundesliga's Quiet Return Hints at a Silent Threat to Home Advantage

Bundesliga's Quiet Return Hints at a Silent Threat to Home Advantage

So this is what football looks like for the foreseeable future. No handshakes, spitting or fans. Balls doused in disinfectant before kick-off. Masked substitutes physically distancing in stands. Mandatory temperature checks for the lucky few allowed into stadiums.

Jonjoe Kenny: I Came to the Bundesliga to Push My Comfort Zone

Jonjoe Kenny: I Came to the Bundesliga to Push My Comfort Zone

As Jonjoe Kenny remembers the sights and smells that defined his childhood it is tempting, more so at a time such as this, to close your eyes and travel back with him.

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