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Author: Sammy Fromberg

One Season Later, Joao Felix Is Still A Star To Watch

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt has been one season since Portuguese attacker Joao Felix left his home club Benfica for a challenge abroad for Atletico Madrid. Little did he know, this campaign would bring about many hardships that would kill a bit of the hype around his name. Despite this, the hype is very much still there, deadened by a few obstacles the 20-year-old faced. The first of the main challenges was injury. Joao missed part of the season due to a main injury and few minor ones. This left him with a few starting appearances, some while still recovering....

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Barcelona Have Hit Rock Bottom: The Steep Road

Reading Time: 2 minutesLast Friday, Spanish-side Barcelona have finally reached rock bottom, conceding eight goals in 90 minutes to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter finals.  This leaves manager Quique Setien to suffer from the same fate Ernesto Valverde did only in January: a sacking. Despite Valverde winning a few trophies, neither carried on the Barcelona name.  To the trained eye, it has been a long time coming. There have been a few tell-tale moments in Barca’s downfall within the past two years. One of the first moments was the horrendous loss to Roma in the second leg...

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What The Manchester City Ruling Means For European Football

Reading Time: 2 minutesRecently, Manchester City had their two-year Champions league ban reversed. Originally, the ban came as Manchester City was accused, and largely thought to be guilty, of breaching UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules. The main rule in question was the mandate that all teams must break even on the season. Man City was said to have manipulated contracts and agents to reduce their said spending, allowing them to spend more and still “break-even”.  Upon receiving their ban, they almost immediately appealed, hiring very skilled lawyers in the process. The final outcome was $12.5 million dollars in fines,...

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How The NFL Should Move Forward Regarding DeSean Jackson’s Anti-Semitic Comments

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn Tuesday of this week, DeSean Jackson made a surprising post, to say the least. He shared an image on Instagram that was blatantly anti-Semitic. The quote it depicted, falsely attributed to Hitler, explained that white Jews have a plot to extort America and that they plan for world domination.  This post has obviously been seen as offensive by many people. At the forefront of the commotion, is the Jewish community demanding Jackson be reprimanded for his actions. However, in stark contrast to the Drew Brees incident, players in the NFL have largely been silent.  The...

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Breaking Down the Race for the Top Premier League Table Slots

Reading Time: 2 minutesAfter a one-hundred day hiatus, arguably soccer’s most popular league is back. The English Premier league has returned right where it left off. Each year, the league is deemed the most exciting due to its competitive nature throughout the table. This year is no exception. For the 2019/’20 season, many fans were disheartened with the top-table title race. By Christmas, Liverpool was on track to win the title in March, the quickest in history. Though in February, they suffered a shock defeat from bottom-table Watford. From this game on, fans were reminded just how notoriously unpredictable...

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