Features

Below is a full list of the feature pieces that I’ve written across all platforms in a month-by-month format, enjoy!

NOTE – This will continue to update over time!

2020

July

Five burning questions and storylines to watch as NBA season returns tonight

June

Talking points and compelling storylines to watch, as Italian football set to return

Emre Can shows why he deserves more respect, after display vs Hertha Berlin

Sergio Aguero at 32: Time & chances no longer a guarantee, with incomplete Euro dream

May

Would the deal work? 5 reasons for and against Philippe Coutinho joining Arsenal

Der Klassiker: Dortmund cannot afford to fall short in their season-defining game

History revisited: Who are the youngest goalscorers in Premier League history?

5 talking points to watch as Spanish PM confirms La Liga will return next month

Five subtle observations as Premier League clubs continue training return

Rewind: Ranking Cristiano Ronaldo’s top 5 teammates during his career

I don’t want to see it, but Vettel’s Ferrari departure should prompt him to retire

Carmelo Anthony: What does the future hold for the 10-time All-Star?

Justin Kluivert at 21: What’s next for the talented Roma winger?

April

History revisited: Groves beats Eubank Jr on points after a thrilling finish

LaMelo Ball in DC? Learning from star guard duo could work

Why Bayer Leverkusen are right to stay firm with their stance on Kai Havertz

Dana’s determination was admirable, but this was inevitable from the first bell

March

Maria Sharapova’s retirement: Her lasting legacy, memories and controversy

Reiss Nelson: Balancing his potential with competition, expectations and Arteta’s faith

100 days on from his nightmare in Saudi Arabia: What’s next for Andy Ruiz Jr?

Coronavirus intensifies across sport with events, matches cancelled or postponed

LA Clippers view Q&A: Kobe’s legacy, Zion watch, Embiid-Simmons future and more

Max Whitlock interview: Experiences, sporting heroes, dreams of Paris 2024 and more

February

Maguire, Batshuayi experience contrasting displays at Stamford Bridge as VAR intrudes

3 possible replacements for Ousmane Dembele at Barcelona

NEW YEAR, DECADE – January 2020

3 Barcelona players who could benefit from Quique Setién’s appointment

Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United: 5 players who impressed for the Gunners

Best of 2019 content

December

2019 in review: A year packed with shocks, surprises and new champions

View from the LA Clippers: Assessing title chances, Christmas overview and more

Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham: Who will be Kings of London once the season ends?

Barcelona, Real or Atletico: Which side has the best chance of UCL success this season?

OKC unlikely to trade Chris Paul before February deadline, but is that so bad?

November

5 players who could benefit from Jose Mourinho’s arrival in north London

Thierry Henry named Montreal Impact manager: A necessary means to progress

NBA’s injury bug: DeAaron Fox, Khris Middleton and Gordon Hayward among those out

Dele Alli and football’s fickleness personified

3 players who have disappointed for Tottenham so far this season

September-October

Jaylen Brown: Assessing his Celtics contract situation, what lies ahead

Lonzo and Zion among an exciting core for new-look Pelicans

Three reasons why Chelsea beat Southampton 4-1

3 reasons why Bayern Munich lost 2-1 against Hoffenheim

Swansea away next, Nathan Jones’ uncertain future continues

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: 3 reasons why England beat Kosovo 5-3

3 reasons why Arsenal drew 2-2 with Tottenham

August

Three reasons why Bayern Munich beat Mainz 6-1

How the La Liga table can change this weekend

Premier League 2019/20: 3 reasons why Liverpool beat Arsenal 3-1

VAR and a selective problem that needs resolving

Why Brighton’s £20m Neal Maupay move makes perfect sense

Draymond Green’s $100m max contract a long time coming

July

Why Watford’s pursuit of Ismaila Sarr makes sense

Top 10 football clubs with highest wage bills

Who is Ismael Bennacer? Forgotten Arsenal talent, Algeria hero set for AC Milan move

Ravel Morrison: A welcome Premier League return awaits with Sheffield United

Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic retains title in five-set classic win over Roger Federer

5 Chelsea youngsters that can breakthrough under Lampard

After her Wimbledon success, what’s next for 15-year-old Cori Gauff?

AFCON 2019 – Nigeria 3-2 Cameroon: Alex Iwobi steps up when needed most

Tanguy Ndombele: Why Tottenham’s new signing is a signal of their intent

June

Vincent Kompany: A colossus, model pro and future City boss

Why Manchester United’s Wan-Bissaka pursuit makes perfect sense

3 reasons PSG should sell Neymar this summer

3 reasons why Frank Lampard should not be Chelsea’s next manager

3 players Barcelona should sign this summer

5 players Liverpool should sell this summer

Oleksandr Zinchenko’s extension a reward for steely determination

Jadon Sancho: England emergence, what’s next after Bundesliga frustration?

3 reasons why PSG must go all out and sign Matthijs de Ligt

Women’s World Cup 2019: France Squad, Preview and Predictions

April-May

3 reasons Raphael Varane is right to stay at Real Madrid

3 reasons Barcelona should not sign Antoine Griezmann

Arsenal 3-1 Valencia: Five things we learned

Emile Smith-Rowe: Life at Leipzig, Arsenal future and what awaits the talented teen

All things considered, should Pochettino take the AC Milan job?

Malcom’s display at El Madrigal presents selection headache for Ernesto Valverde

February-March

How Angel di Maria went from Manchester United flop to key PSG man

3 France players who deserved national team call-ups

Best footballers in the world by assists this season

Nick Pope’s Burnley future: What’s next?

3 reasons why Alvaro Morata can resurrect his career at Atletico Madrid

After a great 2018, why Dillian Whyte must choose his next fight wisely

Analysis: City 3-1 Arsenal – Fernandinho impresses in new role, Emery’s bench issues

NEW YEAR – January 2019

5 winners and losers following Gonzalo Higuain’s Chelsea move

Why Bayern’s pursuit of Callum Hudson-Odoi makes sense

Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Five things we learned

Best of 2018 content

October-December

3 reasons why Liverpool will not win the Premier League this season

Walsall grab surprise win at pivotal time with tough fixtures to come

3 reasons why Chelsea should not sign Christian Pulisic

The Ousmane Dembele conundrum

Agnieszka Radwanska retires from tennis: Analysis

Will Hoffenheim prove why they’re becoming one of Germany’s top sides?

Ruben Loftus-Cheek set to remain at Chelsea: is that another positive sign?

Barca display proves hype over Mauro Icardi is too early

5 Ligue 1 youngsters destined for big future transfers

Gylfi Sigurdsson leading Everton by example

Scout report: Who is Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele?

Why Mason Mount’s England call-up is no surprise

September

Stan Kroenke’s Arsenal takeover complete: What now?

Sevilla and Quincy Promes: A partnership destined to blossom?

Premier League 2018/19: 3 reasons why Liverpool beat Tottenham

Why Jack Grealish’s failed Tottenham move is a blessing in disguise

3 Manchester United players who can be Juan Mata’s long-term replacement

DBU’s embarrassing dispute ends: Wales to face full-strength Denmark

Hoffenheim a bold but valuable move for Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson

August

Another English prospect abroad: Juventus sign Arsenal’s Stephy Mavididi, but why?

Who is PSG’s €37m signing Thilo Kehrer?

Bakayoko loaned to Milan, but what happened to Chelsea’s £40m signing?

Was Mesut Özil right to extend his Arsenal stay?

Kalidou Koulibaly signs new five-year deal at Napoli, but will this last?

Another loan or permanent move? Where next for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham?

5 Premier League players who need to leave their teams before the window closes

July

Why now is decision time for PSG’s Adrien Rabiot

Aleksandar Mitrovic at Fulham: Will it be third time lucky?

5 low points in Jose Mourinho’s managerial career

5 players PSG should look to sell this summer

Tottenham’s Mousa Dembele must consider his next career move carefully

Why is Karim Benzema still at Real Madrid?

Does a Premier League return beckon for Steven N’Zonzi?

World Cup 2018: 3 players who let Brazil down

What next for Middlesbrough’s sought-after Adama Traore?

England are through Group G, but can Three Lions roar in the knockout rounds?

June

World Cup 2018: 5 best players from the group stage

Who is West Ham’s new record signing Issa Diop?

Injuries, frustration yet still promise: What’s next in store for Mario Gotze?

Who is Brighton and Everton target Ezri Konsa?

5 Bundesliga players that would improve Barcelona

FIFA World Cup 2018: 5 keys to success for France

Liverpool lurking: Nabil Fekir, his evolution at Lyon and France

April-May

5 most improved players from Europe’s top leagues in 2017/18

Yaya Touré: What does the future hold for City’s legendary midfielder?

Why Real Madrid and Mateo Kovacic face big decisions

What’s happening with Watford’s club-record signing Andre Gray?

Why Jonjo Shelvey deserves an England selection for this summer’s World Cup

Juventus 0-3 Real Madrid: Analysis as hosts wilt when it matters most

Why is West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic such a divisive player?

February-March

5 reasons why Marcus Rashford should leave Manchester United to develop

James Maddison’s progression is too good to ignore

5 reasons why Neymar will never win the Ballon d’Or

Ryan Sessegnon helping fuel Fulham’s promotion push

5 best goalkeeping prospects in the Premier League right now

Critics should let Paulo Dybala progress in peace

Mahrez misses training again, on strike after failed D-Day City move – What’s next?

New Year – January 2018

Feature: Adam Peaty – The swimming sensation, with more yet to come

Abdoulaye Doucoure continues to emerge in Watford’s time of need

England’s youth level success raises questions regarding senior development

Why are Europe’s top five leagues bar Serie A so uncompetitive this season?

Chelsea move complete, it’s time for Ross Barkley to flourish

Coutinho completes £142m Barcelona switch – So what’s next? Did Barça overpay?

Joe Gomez: The talented youngster Liverpool must build around

October-December

How Victor Moses has gone from laughing stock to indispensable

Chelsea ‘tempt’ Courtois with new contract offer: rightly so

u17 World Cup 2017 Tactical Player Report: Brazil 2-1 Germany

Scout report: Achraf Hakimi – Real Madrid’s encouraging teenage fullback

Opinion: Christian Pulisic improving but should continue to ignore European interest

Marco Asensio’s new Real Madrid deal causes justifiable unrest

Reece Oxford’s failed spell at Gladbach a cautionary tale

David Luiz: Not good enough or another media over-reaction?

September

Watford will miss Chalobah, but it’s an opportunity for Will Hughes to shine

Presnel Kimpembe: Here’s why the PSG talent has a big career decision to make

Scout report: François Kamano | Bordeaux’s gifted attacker

Is Leicester City’s Demarai Gray actually worth the hype?

Nigeria’s pursuit of Tammy Abraham is futile: Here’s why

Analysed: Carlo Ancelotti’s eventful spell as a player

What can Borussia Dortmund fans expect from wonderkid Jadon Sancho?

Who would win in a five-a-side match: Dele Alli or Arjen Robben?

August

The FA’s silence on Eniola Aluko’s situation speaks to bigger problem

In defence of Jack Wilshere: Here’s why

Why a Juventus move for Blaise Matuidi is a potential masterstroke

Eredivisie’s 10 Young Breakthrough Players to Watch in 2017-18

Scout Report: Ainsley Maitland-Niles | Arsenal’s versatile prospect

Tammy Abraham eager to prove his worth – all over again with Swansea

June-July

Remembering Benito Carbone’s moment of magic

Five Premier League youngsters who need a loan spell this summer

Scout report: Keita Balde | Lazio’s talented forward

What’s next for Ismael Bennacer, following his successful loan spell in France?

Kelechi Nwakali – The Nigerian teen hoping for Gunners breakthrough

Why Arsenal did, but shouldn’t have signed Lucas Perez

Progress report: Krystian Bielik

What next for Chuba Akpom?

Arsenal: 10 youth players to keep an eye on next term

Profile: Arsenal’s Youth Player of the Season – Reiss Nelson

May

Xhaka, Mustafi, Holding and Lucas: Arsenal’s 2016/17 transfers rated

Best goal, player and loanee: Arsenal Youth Awards 2016/17

Edward Nketiah: Season review

Xhaka impresses with midfield display against Man Utd

Player focus: Özil quietly effective, momentarily silencing critics

April – Scout reports galore

Player focus: Walcott’s decision-making frustrates despite promising vs Leicester

Alexandre Lacazette – Prolific forward linked with PL move

Youri Tielemans – Highly-coveted young Belgian midfielder

Tactical Philosophy: Sean Dyche

Andre Silva – Porto’s highly-coveted forward

Saúl Ñíguez – Atletico’s tenacious ball-winner

Radja Nainggolan – Energetic midfielder linked with various clubs

Nice’s highly-rated fullback Ricardo Pereira

Paulo Dybala & his impressive progression at Juventus

£85m bid submitted: Why do Arsenal want Mbappé – Scout report

Analysis: Why do Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool want Roma’s Kostas Manolas so badly?

February-March

Is Alexis really part of the problem at Arsenal as stats suggest?

Progress report: Jack Wilshere at Bournemouth

Analysis: How did Arsenal’s backline perform against Hull?

Player focus: Iwobi’s disappointing decision-making prominent during nervy Hull win

Feature – Danny Welbeck’s patient return to first-team action

2017, new year

100 Best Young Players to Watch in 2017: Josip Posavec (Palermo), Davide Calabria and Manuel Locatelli (AC Milan), Gabriel Barbosa (Inter) and Christian Pulisic (Dortmund)

Loan watch: Wilshere shines again with MotM display for Bournemouth

£25-30m? How much is Olivier Giroud worth?

200 up – How Koscielny grew into one of the world’s best for Arsenal

Profile: Ismael Bennacer

Freddie Ljungberg feature: Double glory, heartbreak in Paris and retired life

Willie Young feature: I wasn’t ex-Spurs anymore, I was an Arsenal man

Rob Holding feature: Settling in, channelling aggression and winning mentality

Youth profile: Jordi Osei-Tutu

Profile: Cohen Bramall – all you need to know

Progress report: Krystian Bielik

Loan watch: Wilshere sparkles as Bournemouth bully Swansea

Analysis: Chambers impresses despite Middlesbrough’s late collapse at Man Utd

Best 2016 content

November-December

Top 3 young Arsenal players of 2016

Ademola Lookman: Arsenal’s loss, Everton’s gain

Player focus: Gibbs performs well once more when called upon

Wilshere continues to impress for Bournemouth, this time against rivals Southampton

Loan watch: Analysing Wilshere’s display against Liverpool

Player focus: Alexis Sanchez superb and influential as usual against West Ham

Scout Report: Vincent Koziello | Nice’s talented midfielder

Analysis: Jack Wilshere fantastic as Bournemouth earn narrow win on away trip to Stoke

Why Chelsea’s days of stockpiling players are coming to an end

Theo Walcott feature: A changed man?

Ben Sheaf: Iwobi inspiration, youth progress and first-team aspirations

September-October

Ainsley Maitland-Niles makes leap towards senior breakthrough against Reading

Arsenal should be interested in wantaway midfielder Draxler – here’s why

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s smashing win over Chelsea

Alexis Sanchez delivers razor-sharp display to dismantle Conte’s Blues

July-August

Scout Report: Kylian Mbappé | Monaco’s prized asset ready to burst onto the scene

Analysis: Mesut Özil returns with silky display against Watford

Tactics: Avoiding formation predictability

Laurent Koscielny shows Gunners exactly what they were missing against Leicester

Analysis: Liverpool win seven-goal thriller, but Holding shows massive potential

Hipster Guide 2016-17: Everton’s tactics, key players, and emerging talents

Pep’s right: here’s why the Premier League’s packed schedule is damaging

Paul Pogba and the weight of expectations

Why Germany can keep their heads held high, despite Euro semi-final frustration

April-June

There’s more than meets the eye as Hungary face Portugal on Wednesday

Analysis: Granit Xhaka excels against Albania – tenacious, influential and convincing

Gedion Zelalem: What’s next for injury-hit midfielder?

Analysis: Olivier Giroud silences critics as France open Euro 2016 with narrow win

Scout Report: Christian Pulisic | Borussia Dortmund’s emerging prodigy 

Analysis: Gabriel Paulista shows signs of gradual growth in central defence vs Tottenham

January-March

Analysis: Alex Iwobi excels on first PL start against Everton, wins MOTM

U21s – Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal: Three things we learned

Analysis: Kieran Gibbs shines, as Watford dump Arsenal out of the FA Cup

Player focus: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on an encouraging, productive showing

What does the future hold for Arsenal’s goalkeepers?

Opinion: Afobe might hurt Arsenal, but they were right to sell him

What’s next for Serge Gnabry?

Scout report – Jadon Sancho: City and England’s next rising star

Analysis: Chambers’ perfect chance to assert first-team credentials

Best 2015 content

October-December

Southampton’s 2015: An unpredictable twelve months for the Saints

Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool: The story so far 

Analysis: A look at three of Arsenal’s most talented schoolboys

Patrick Bamford: What’s going wrong?

Petr Cech’s importance to Arsenal is understated

Nathaniel Clyne’s progression: From an aspiring teen to Liverpool regular

July-August

Interview: Adam Ryan Dawson on his youth, career aspirations and much more

Five things we learned from the Emirates Cup

Analysis: The rapid, unexpected emergence of Francis Coquelin

Serena Williams: A resilient, elegant champion

March-June

Nick Kyrgios – a fascinating, exciting enigma

Could Jordon Ibe be a regular starter for Liverpool next term?

Carlo Ancelotti’s sacking highlights cut-throat nature of football

Arsenal’s ever-changing right-back predicament

The 17-year-old Chelsea talent with the world at his feet

Brandon Barker – Manchester City’s rising talent

February

Rising star – The young, talented midfield dynamo at Spurs

January

Chelsea’s talented youth system – and the problems attached to it

Should Emre Can be used in midfield or a defensive three?

Best 2014 content

December

Magic Meyer – Schalke’s next midfield gem

November

Lack of upgrades cost Vettel a solid title charge

The 20-year-old Barca wonderkid who has coaches purring

July

Chelsea will regret selling Romelu Lukaku and here’s why