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Rough Diamonds #17- Ben Pearson (Manchester United)

Ben Pearson is what many would characterize as a classic midfield terrier. He's got good acceleration, decent passing, excellent positioning and the recognizable...

Rough Diamonds #16- Andreas Pereira (Manchester United)

Andreas Pereira is one of the most talented and skillful players that have come through the Manchester United youth system in some time (including...

Liverpool’s 10 best youth players

Harry Wilson , 17, Winger, Wales, One of Liverpool's brightest attacking players, and has made a real partnership with Ryan Kent, who we'll be talking about...

Rough Diamonds #15-Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Manchester United)

  Timothy Fosu-Mensah -This signing has a very "Paul Pogba" feel to it . One of the highest rated youngsters in the continent, lots of...

Rough Diamonds #14- Óliver Torres (Atletico Madrid)

    The conveyor belt of talented midfielders coming out of Spain feels almost endless at times. As Iniesta and Xavi move into the latter stages...

Rough Diamonds #13-Mateo Kovačić (Inter)

    One in a million talent, you say?  Try one in five million (approximately Croatia's population) talent, and you would still be far from the...

Rough Diamonds #12- Christian Eriksen (Ajax Amsterdam)

Danish people are not new to watching a technically adept, twinkle toed attacking midfielder who can unlock defences at will. So one can understand...

Rough Diamonds #11-Jean Marie Dongou (Barcelona)

La Masia may have the fortunate knack of regularly producing and nurturing supremely talented footballers, but you’d think that even they would have had...

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Manchester United’s biggest transfer mistake of last summer

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Sheffield United set to splash the cash on a new striker

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The Forgotten story of the Basque in South America

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Cruyffism through Spain

Spain has developed a unique commitment to technical football which has put them in good stead to make the past decade a period of Spanish dominance. The story to this dominance begin decades before hand when Cruyff decided that Barcelona would be the club he would next manage after his time at Ajax was over. He would create a cohesive identity for the club which kept the vision while finding success. This vision began with a number of manager who came before Cruyff but after Cruyff left, there would be many managers in Spain who would use his methods to discovery their own success.

An in-depth look at Lucien Favre’s tactics at Borussia Dortmund

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