Top 5 Youngsters In La Liga

Spanish football has got a reputation of clubs nurturing young players who have came through the ranks at their respective clubs. The most high profile club for doing so is Barcelona, leading by example and willing to give their young players a chance. Other clubs have jumped on the bandwagon and now are looking to … Continue reading

Refereeing in the Eredivisie – should the Premier League follow their example?

Today, I am going to talk about referees, and in particular, referees in the Netherlands – in the Eredivisie. You all know how it works. Life as a ref is very tough, particularly in the Premier League. You can have a great game, spot every foul, every offside position, and then just give away a penalty that wasn’t one, or … Continue reading

@FootballDNA’s European Underrated XI

People seem to love underrated players for some weird reason. I guess it’s because they feel that these players deserve more recognition, but here’s my underrated XI.

Real Madrid need a miracle to win La Liga

Real Madrid, last seasons Liga BBVA champions, return from the traditional winter break finding themselves sixteen points off the pace of league leaders, Barcelona. Can they claw it back in the second half of the season? Honestly, I can’t see it.

Can Liverpool and Everton reign supreme once again?

In the Premier League today, the general view is that Manchester United and Manchester City are the “best teams”. Some will try and say that Chelsea match these team’s, but that’s simply not true. The 1980’s was the Merseyside decade. During time from the 1980-81 season up to 1989-90 season; Liverpool won 5 titles and … Continue reading


Newcastle United failed to adequately add to the squad in the summer and have suffered as a result. After a superb campaign last season which saw them finish 5th, there were high expectations from the Magpies again this season. In the summer Vurnon Anita was the only major signing, whereas all other European contenders were … Continue reading