All posts by Sam France

17-year-old aspiring sports journalist and Middlesbrough fan. Writing for and among others, check out my personal football blog at! *warning* Some posts may include mild sarcasm.

World Cup 2014: Guide to Group F

One of the favorites to lift the trophy in Rio this year are Argentina, and they have found themselves in an eminently winnable group alongside Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nigeria and Iran. Many see this tournament as a chance for Lionel Messi to retake the title of the best player on the planet from Cristiano Ronaldo, and if… Read More »


Barcelona Look to Sign Marquinhos in Player-Plus-Cash Deal

Having missed out on the signing of rumored defensive target David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain, rumors are increasing that Barcelona could instead turn to the French club’s Brazilian youngster Marquinhos in a deal supposedly worth €20million and full-back Dani Alves, whose contract expires next year. Following the purchase of Luiz from Chelsea, the 20-year-old has found… Read More »

Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid Win Historic Tenth Champions League Title with Victory over Atletico

Real Madrid finally brought twelve years of hurt to a dramatic conclusion to lift La Decima, the club’s tenth European Cup, with an extra-time victory over neighbors and La Liga winners Atlético. Captain Diego Godín had given Atleti a first half lead following a mistake from Iker Casillas, but Sergio Ramos’ last-gasp header took the game into… Read More »

Arsenal 3-2 Hull City

Arsenal Reopen Trophy Cabinet after FA Cup Final Victory over Hull City

Arsenal finally brought their well-documented trophy drought to an overdue conclusion with an FA Cup Final victory over a spirited Hull City team. The underdogs were two goals up after only eight minutes following set piece goals from defenders James Chester and Curtis Davies, but goals from Santi Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey saw… Read More »

PFA Awards Ceremony

Suarez and Hazard Scoop Awards at Annual PFA Winners’ Ceremony

Liverpool’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez took home the PFA Players’ Player of the Year Award on Sunday night, beating Chelsea’s Eden Hazard - who took the Young Player of the Year Award - and Manchester City’s Yaya Toure into first place with a majority of the votes. The trophy will be a welcome addition to… Read More »