Erling Haaland is on the move in the next 12 months – this is the story of striker's rapid rise, his astonishing exploits and what the future holds for Mino Raiola's prized asset
Premier League Ahead of Saturday's watchalong of the first Guardiola/Mourinho Clasico, we look at where it all went wrong for them: close during their early days together at Barcelona, but somewhere down the line, warmth became friction and a great rivalry was born
Barcelona The Barcelona superstar has filled many different roles over the years, but it’s only recently that he’s taken on the position many expected him to play from the start – and become even better. Why did it take so long?
Thierry Henry Kevin De Bruyne is trying to record the most assists in a Premier League season, but the current record-holder was playing a whole different ball game...
Arsenal Setting up defensively won’t offset the Gunners’ weakness at the back. As dangerous as it sounds, Unai Emery must set his side up to attack
Year Zero Once, he was an unknown kid suffering relegation – then became the hottest young striker in Europe. This is how the 2002/03 season changed the life of this young Spaniard forever
Women's World Cup Her ongoing dispute with the Norwegian Football Federation continues, as she misses yet another major competition for her country. Thore Haugstad explains why
Manchester United The Norwegian is unlikely to win three straight Champions League titles at Old Trafford, but there are plenty of legitimate parallels between Zizou's work and his own so far, writes Thore Haugstad
Chelsea Roman Abramovich isn't exactly renowned for his patience, but Thore Haugstad explains why the Blues owner should finally take a longer-term view with his latest manager
FFT100 Had it not been for Luka Modric steering Croatia to a World Cup final, CR7 would surely have taken his sixth Ballon d'Or title. He turns 34 in February – not that it seems to make a blind bit of difference...
FFT100 He was man of the match in Europa League and World Cup finals, and refuses to hide his disappointment at the lack of Ballon d'Or recognition. Better win that Champions League in 2019, then...
FFT100 The all-time record for goals in a Premier League season; a starring role as Liverpool reached the Champions League final. In 2018, Salah has been the man with the Midas touch
FFT100 Chuckles were barely stifled when Liverpool spent £75m on the Dutchman in January. Now he's arguably the best centre-back on the planet – and nobody's laughing any more
Tottenham Hotspur No signings, injuries to large swathes of his squad, major stadium delays and more. Unlike Jose Mourinho, the Argentine has battled through it all to break more records at Spurs
Manchester United Wait, what? It may not be what the fans want, but as Thore Haugstad explains, the Portuguese would be best served shunning entertainment for the football he knows best
Real Madrid Los Blancos’ three consecutive Champions League titles are doing nothing for them in a dreadful season so far – but why such a miserable slide? Thore Haugstad investigates
Barcelona They were once the finest club in the world for developing talent, but now Barça's brightest hopes are leaving for better opportunities elsewhere. The tables have turned with Real Madrid, writes Thore Haugstad
Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo are gone, and with no obvious replacement for the latter in sight, there’s a gaping void to fill at Real Madrid. The crown is there to take, writes Thore Haugstad
Real Madrid Real Madrid now face life without their greatest ever goalscorer, but do they splash out on a direct replacement or is there another solution? Thore Haugstad explores the Liga giant's options
Leeds United He’s influenced some of the best managers in football, yet his revolutionary methods have divided opinion. Thore Haugstad on the highs and lows of a maverick manager
Sir Alex Ferguson On this day in 1978, Fergie was told to clear his desk at Love Street. He lost his fight in court, with an industrial tribunal ruling he had "neither by experience nor talent, any managerial ability at all". Showed them, didn't he?
Zinedine Zidane The enigma of Zizou has outsiders puzzled. As he takes aim at a hat-trick of Champions League titles as a coach, Thore Haugstad explores the ‘Zidane effect’
Real Madrid It's been a wretched season for Real Madrid, but Thore Haugstad explains that all is not lost - providing Cristiano Ronaldo has his shooting boots on for a crunch Champions League tie against PSG
Chelsea The Blues boss is facing calls for his head, but Thore Haugstad argues that the Italian is a victim of his own success at Stamford Bridge
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